January 2015

There are 23 blog entries for January 2015.

The stresses of getting your loan approved, the overwhelming online searches looking through list after list of homes, the excitement of finding your perfect home, the nail-biting of waiting for your offer to be accepted—all of these things can make for a stress-filled emotional ride.If you take a moment and plan ahead, however, you can incorporate some organizational tips into searching for your new home so that you don’t feel overwhelmed on a daily basis.

Resources

There's a lot of information out there, make sure you are taking full advantage of your resources. Neighborhood Scout, a branch of Location Inc, can give you detailed data about specific neighborhoods, from demographics to crime statistics to school ratings and comparisons so that you

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This exceptional home offers plenty of space, high quality finishes,
and an amazing back yard. 

With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, this is hard to find. There is a separate office
with built in desks and cabinets. Don’t miss out on the spacious and
open kitchen – perfect for preparing family meals. 

This homes also has a fully finished out sunroom but you will enjoy the
beautiful gazebo in the backyard. Perfect for evening the cool mornings
or when you have friendly get together. 

Come see it today!

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Good Bull BBQ Cook-off and Vendor Fair is a free and exciting fundraiser that will be hosted by the Friends of Brazos Valley Heroes, Inc., a non-profit organization that honors heroes through fundraising and donations.

The Cook-Off proceeds will benefit local Brazos Valley veterans and emergency responders.

Date: Feb 27th & 28th 2015

Location: Kurten Community Center, Kurten, Texas

Friday, Feb.27th (12-10pm) activities include:

·        Catfish plates with $10 donation (limited supply)
·        Open Margarita Competition, shaken or stirred!
·        Live music & dancing; some vendor booths may be open

Saturday, Feb.28th (8am-10pm) activities include:

·       Flag Raising
·       BBQ cook-off including brisket, pork spare ribs, and

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The 2015 Brazos Valley Senior Games are open to all Bryan-College Station residents ages 50+. This year, there will be a Kids Division for 45-49 year olds.If you don't move it, you'll lose it.  Staying active keeps our joints limber, our bodies healthy and our minds clear.  This is especially important as we get older.  The City of College Station believes this to be true as well.  That is why they are hosting the 2015 Brazos Valley Senior Games from February 19-22.

What: 2015 Brazos Valley Senior Games
Where: All around College Station
When: February 19 to 22, 2015
Deadline to Register: February 9, 2015
Registration Fee: $30 (some events require additional fees)
Contact: College Station Parks & Rec Dept (979) 764-3486 or via email

Senior games in the past were limited to those residents ages 50 and older.  However, for the 2015 Brazos Valley Senior Games, the Parks & Rec Dept is allowing a "Kids Division"

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Are you and your family looking to buy a new home?  
Before any action is taken, you must begin taking inventory of the needs for you and your family in making your next home choice. Being specific with your desires is a must. Preparing a checklist for yourself is always a great start.

Some things you need to be weary of when listing out what you want in a house are:

  • Location

  • Size of the home

  • School district

  • Price range

  • Personal or Community pool

  • Gated community

  • Gated yard

  • Distance from school

  • Yard size

  • Double or single front door

  • Square footage


It’s important that you and your family note what amenities may make or break a deal. 

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When it came to cleaning my room, my mother always told me to clean it as if the Queen of England was stopping by. The same goes for selling your home.

Treat your potential home buyers like royalty and make sure your home has been deep cleaned from top to bottom.

We’ve compiled a list of the big cleaning jobs to be done before you put your home on the market:

  • Power wash your driveway, sidewalks and home exterior

  • Wash all the windows

  • Replace the carpet or have it steam cleaned

  • Clean tiles and re-caulk if necessary

  • Dust, dust. dust

  • Declutter and organize your garage

  • Replace broken and outdated hardware

And if life has you tied up,

  • Hire a cleaning service to come by and

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Charm Plus Individuality!

Shinning with many updates, this impeccably well-loved home offers an impressive Texas sized lot! Situated on just under half an acre of expansive tree shaded yard space lends ample room for parking, entertainment, & play time.

A worry free condition with both a clean & comfortable atmosphere highlighted by attractive features such as granite counters, stainless steel appliances, newer paint & carpet, high efficiency HVAC, wood burning brick fireplace, French doors, 2 relaxing covered patio areas & more.

Flexible study could be used as an extra bedroom for accommodating additional roommates. Excellent location for that quick trip to A&M Campus. Sneak a peek today!
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enlarge the entryway by installing a door with windows on either side or above. This will add a sense of grandeur to the front of the house and create a more pleasant atmosphere inside, thanks to the added natural light.

With the holiday season at our finger-tips, decorating is a common seasonal tradition that reminds us of first appearances when walking into the front doors of our relatives and close friend’s homes.

Front doors especially highlight a sense of style and mood to your home, which is why decorating them has become so popular. Whether it’s decorating, replacing, or lighting up your front door, it is indeed a part of the holiday spirit.

Make your front door entryway a warm welcome this season with these rewarding ideas:

Decorating

  • Paint a different color on your front doorway
  • Hang a wreath in the middle of your door
  • Add a dramatic house number to your home
  • Add a specialty decorative door knocker for guests to marvel
  • Install long
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On Thursday, January 29, 2015, Barbara Bush reads to College Station students in grades 3-8 live via video conference at the Annenburg Conference Center.Reading is an important building block in a child's education.  Approximately 36 million American adults only read at a 3rd grade level or below.  That should be a crime.  Do not let this happen with your children.  If they are in grades three through eight and live in the College Station community, they are invited to join in with other students across the country as Barbara Bush reads to College Station students.

What: Barbara Bush Reads to College Station Students
Where: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center (1002 George Bush Dr W)
When: January 29, 2015 10am to 11:15am
Cost: FREE for Grades 3 to 8
Contact: George Bush Presidential Library & Museum (979) 691-4006 or via email

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush reads to College Station students on

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