September 2014

There are 24 blog entries for September 2014.

You don't have to own a wiener dog to enjoy the fun that the College Station Wienerfest 2014 brings with races, music, vendors and much more.For most people in the Bryan-College Station community, pets are more than a four legged companions.  They truly are a valuable member of our families.  Studies show that kids who grow up with pets are more compassionate and responsible than those that don't.  Celebrate these crazy canines at the College Station Wienerfest 2014 this Saturday, October 4, 2014.

What: College Station Wienerfest 2014
Where: Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater (1015 Colgate St)
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 
Contact: Aggieland Humane Society (979) 775-5755

The College Station Wienerfest 2014 is the biggest fundraiser Aggieland Humane Society puts on every year.  It is also one of the most fun you will ever be a part of.  The day begins with a 5K run/walk at 7:30am.  Registration

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 It is game time. There are two decisions, stay seated on the bench or get in the game. Are you renting or are you buying?  Buying a home can be an intimidating process, especially when you are so comfortable sitting on the renting bench. But all over the place, reasons and statistics are showing that buying is the way to win.

There are several reasons why buying now is better than renting:
You are giving yourself freedom. You eliminate the landlord figure who tells what you can and cannot do.
You can customize your home to what you want and need. You can redo your bathroom or add another bedroom and never fear the loss of a security deposit. While you are making decorative differences to your…
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Who is eligible for the program?

First-time homebuyers looking to reduce their mortgage insurance fees have the opportunity to do so through the FHA’s Pilot HAWK Program.

What is HAWK?
HAWK stands for Homeowners Armed With Knowledge, a three-part program allowing first-time homebuyers to shrink the size of their FHA mortgage insurance by participating in housing counseling and education programs. Educating homeowners on their mortgage will involve pre-contract education, counseling and post purchase counseling.

Where can homebuyers partake in the program?
The program can be completed through a group, classroom or web-based session that will be customized to accommodate each homebuyer.

When will the pilot program be available to the public?

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Great investment property!

Unique four bedroom two bath home that has a "Rustic Charmer" feel.

This cottage has had ample repairs and updates.

You will enjoy the cozy kitchen and dining area within the home - perfect for family gatherings and meals.

There is an eating area that would be great for game day entertainment.

This would make a great rental or game day get away! The home is just minutes from Kyle Field in College Station!

For more information on this great listing - click here!

 
       
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Location

       Once bought, you can not change the home’s location, so make sure that you are perfectly happy with the area surrounding your home. Some things to think about when considering location are proximity to work, what school district you are in, who is your water and power provider, what parks and amenities are available, and how close are the necessities such as gas stations and grocery stores.

Neighborhood

       I’ve often heard the bit of advice that you should buy the smallest home in the nicest neighborhood you can afford. If you love the home, but detest your neighborhood, the home will eventually lose its appeal. Look for a neighborhood with a sense of community. You want to be in a place where you feel safe going out for a

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Bryan-College Station residents should take a fun Saturday Orchard Tour of the Royalty Pecan Farm anytime between now and October 25th to see how it works.Today is officially the first day of Autumn.  It is the perfect time for members of the Bryan-College Station community to go for a drive through the countryside.  If you do that this weekend, take a Saturday Orchard Tour in Caldwell TX.

What: Saturday Orchard Tour
Where: Royalty Pecan Farm (10600 Hwy 21 E, Caldwell, TX)
When: Every Saturday through October 25, 2014 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Cost: $3 (Kids 4 and under get in FREE)
Contact: Royalty Pecan Farm (979) 272-3904

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For just $3, guests can take a Saturday Orchard Tour in Caldwell TX every single Saturday through October 25th.  Guests will learn about the history of this working farm while touring the grounds in a horse-drawn wagon.  You will also see a close-up view of how Royalty's pecans go from

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     Focusing on small projects around the home is important for sellers who are looking to place their home on the market. Many home sellers focus on large projects such as installing and upgrading entire kitchen areas or bathrooms.

     In order to maximize desirable characteristics for home buyers, renovating one or two rooms does not always do the trick. While upgrades are necessary in some cases, not every home seller must resort to such expensive and grandiose measures.

     Simple projects that are easy and affordable can improve the outlook of your home. The first impression is important and comes from outside the front of the home.

     In order to boost curb-appeal on your home without it getting too expensive, you can do the following:

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Pending home sales dipped 1.1 percent in June, and they're down 7.3 percent from one year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. Yelena Shulyatyeva, of investment bank BNP Paribas, told Bloomberg News this trend is likely to continue until wages increase and credit becomes more available to average borrowers.

The Federal Reserve announced it would continue the tapering of QE3, as it will buy only $10 billion in mortgage-backed securities and $15 billion in long-term Treasurys, for a total of $25 billion in monetary stimulus in August. This is down from $85 billion per month the Fed had been purchasing from September 2012 through this past January.

Though mortgage rates have remained relatively steady since May, the contraction of

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Welcome to your dream home!
Breathtaking 3 spacious bedroom home with 3 full baths & half bath.

This driveway enables easy parking with the over sized side entry, 2 car garage, and circle drive way.
Entering this home you will be dazzled by the gorgeous fixtures and natural light throughout the home

This custom home has an open floor between the 2 living rooms and a gourmet kitchen.
There is a large eating bar that could easily fit the whole family plus friends.

This amazing home is located in one of the top rated subdivisions and schools.
This house is located on a cul de sac this gives a very private feeling to the 1.122 acre lot.

.Relax & unwind in your pool & hot tub.


    To view the full listing, click here.
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