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Every individual wants to feel comfortable while he or she is at their own home. But it is more important that one feel comfortable while walking inside their potential home. That is why first time appearance is the opening door inside everything. Interior painting of a home is vital, so what is the goal…go neutral.

Neutral colors such as beige, white, black, or gray sure will light up the room. How so? By painting with neutral colors, allows one to bring more life inside the room when decorating with other fun colors, such as blue, green, red, etc. While neutral colors go with almost any other bright color, it allows the homebuyer to enjoy the current potential of the room. Also, according to the

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in B/CS.Get in the spirit of the season with any of these joyful Brazos Valley holiday events!

Santa’s Wonderland
November 14th through January 4th at 18898 HWY 6 South
Recommended to purchase tickets online
Over a million lights to enjoy via hayride or your own vehicle

Lights On
November 21st at 6pm in Downtown Bryan
Witness the lighting of Downtown Bryan’s Christmas lights

Central Park Lights
November 28th to January 1st at Stephen C. Beachy Park
47 acres filled with Christmas lights to enjoy

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 4th at 7pm at the George

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This lot is a rare gem nestled among lovely estates in well established neighborhood and located on a quiet, peaceful cul-de-sac!

The front half of the lot is cleared and the back half is wooded. There is a creek located at the back edge of the property. A wood privacy fence is on one side of the property and a decorative split-rail fence is on the other side as well as the front.

 A small floored sitting area is on the side, perfect for a picnic, your morning coffee, and visiting with friends and family. 

Get ready to build your very own dream home on this wonderful 0.62 acres lot! 

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Not sure what to do the weekend of November 21st and 22nd? Why not go to Brazos Valley Worldfest?

Brazos Valley Worldfest promotes diversity and heritage within the Brazos County. The City of College Station and Texas A&M University are teaming up for this community-wide festival. The festival will be held in the City of College Station’s Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater.

The Brazos Valley Worldfest offers demonstrations, cultural displays, international cuisine, children’s crafts, performances, education competitions and much more!

This festival is free and open to the public.
Free parking at the Post Oak Mall.

You can learn about a variety of cultures through all the activities available. The event also features performances on three

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Stephen is known around the office and by everyone as Catfish.

He was born August 3 . Catfish was born and raised in Smithville, Arkansas.

Catfish has been in the real estate business for 9 years. He knew he wanted to be in this business because he liked the ability to set his own schedule. His favorite part about his career is the people!

When asked to describe himself in three words, he said happy, friendly, and fisherman!

He is married to another one of our agents Vicki Thomas. He has two sons named Scotty and Nelson. Both married and have two children each. He also has two step children, Audrey and Nathan. Audrey has two children, a boy and a girl. He says that they all LOVE to fish!

He says that he collects fish, which should not

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Home ownership is one of the biggest components to the American Dream, but to make the most out of the opportunity, you need to be proactive and think towards the future and the day that you will eventually sell your home and move to a new one. With this in mind, many home owners look for ways to improve their homes, adding both to the beauty and ambiance as well as the home value.


Often considered the most popular room in the house, kitchens are a great place to start when looking to do home improvements with a good return on investment (ROI) value.

Unfortunately, many people get discouraged thinking that they need to completely remodel the kitchen in order to make it worthwhile. Many things like appliances can be replaced with newer

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                     Purchase offer is accepted, now what?                                                          

Most homebuyers get excited when their real estate agent tells them there purchase offer has been accepted. But that is only Step 1.

Once your purchase offer has been accepted, do not change or alter your financial situation. So going out and buying yourself a new car to celebrate your purchase offer acceptance is a big NO NO.

  • Do not add more debt to your credit cards, make any major purchases, or quit your job.  

  • Do not change your finances at all.

  • Do not change or alter your personal situation neither. If you are trying to close on a house it would not be a good idea to go on vacation, or get

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Add a bit of tender loving care and make this the home of your dreams!
This home has two master bedrooms and master baths along with two bedrooms and a full hall bath. The convenient location makes this home even more ideal. A roof that is only two years old sits atop this home. The driveway to the garage is located in the rear of the home and backs up to Briarcrest. The home includes a remote controlled, solar panel gate. 
Check out this home today and call it yours before it is too late!
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Thanksgiving is day filled with love, laughter, food, and tradition. The house is buzzing with conversation and laughter. Each room is filled with an aroma of turkey and pumpkin. The table is set with nicely lit candles and a gorgeous centerpiece Once everyone rounds the table, we get the chance to say what we are truly thankful for. 

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Here at Cortiers, we want to help make your Thanksgiving as special as possible by
sharing some of our favorite traditions and recipes.

If this is your first Thanksgiving, let us guide you to a smooth and fun day. Betty Crocker has planned out the perfect menu for you! The best advice is be prepared and plan ahead.  Check out this 9 course meal. Along with the recipes are some

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Veteran’s Day originated as “Armistice Day” back in 1919. Veteran’s Day pays tribute to all American veterans (living or passed). This is our way of giving thanks to those that risked their lives for us and our country. There are approximately 23.2 million veterans in the United States.

There are plenty of activities going on for this wonderful annual celebration. The Veteran’s Park here in College Station is a great way to enjoy this day!

This memorial was chartered as a non-profit corporation on July 17, 2000. The purpose of this park is to honor and recognize the sacrifices and service of all American veterans: past, present and future. This memorial was developed with the help and financial support of organizations and individuals along with

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