February 2015

There are 25 blog entries for February 2015.

 

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Historic homes are intrinsically beautiful and uniquely designed.  Although historic homes are elegant, buyers are often unaware of the steps that need to be taken before considering purchasing a historic home.  Because historic homes require time and dedication, a buyer should be aware of the time investment made when purchasing a historic home.   

  •  Check the Paperwork

A home is considered historic if the national Register of Historic Places deems the architectural style as historic. Because the purpose of buying a historic home is its historic aspect, make sure you check registries and paperwork to find out whether your future home is actually historic.

  • Have the Home Inspected
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Gorgeous home in coveted Edelweiss Gartens.

The house includes a huge living room, a nice dining area, three good-sized bedrooms, as well as a separate computer nook. There are exquisite custom antique cabinets and you will find granite counters throughout the home.

The house contains stainless kitchen appliances, fireplace with gas logs, lots of architectural details, and a wonderful screened porch in back. The attractive landscaping adds to the home's great curb appeal.

Seller to offer $2,500 for closing costs or allowances. 

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Have you been thinking about buying your own home, but you aren’t quite sure it’s the right time? Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. To help you figure out if you are ready, here are some factors to take into consideration when you are thinking about buying your first home. 

You are financially stable
Purchasing a home is a big investment. Proper financing is perhaps the biggest testament to your home-buying readiness. There are a couple of important things to consider:

  • You have a sizeable down-payment you can put on your house (around 15-20 percent of the property’s value) 
  • You can comfortably make your monthly mortgage payments (should be less
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1198 Jones Butler #506

College Station, TX 77840

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 5 ( 4 full, 1 half )

List Price: $222,500

Living Area Approx : 1856

       

With lake view!!

Captivating, luxurious living offers an abundance of elite amenities & upgrades. Situated in a gated community on the A&M Bus route, plus a beach entry swimming pool, hot tubs, basketball

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The 2015 Bryan TX Lunar New Year Celebration is a free family-friendly festival celebrating the Year of the Goat in Downtown Bryan.Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year, began last Thursday, February 19th.  Each year is associated with a different animal on the Zodiac.  These animals rotate every 12 years.  This year is known as the "Year of the Goat".  Everyone in the Bryan-College Station community is invited to the 2015 Bryan TX Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 28th.

What: 2015 Bryan TX Lunar New Year Celebration
Where: 216 W 26th St, Bryan, TX
When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 10am to 5pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Downtown Bryan Association (979) 845-3525

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The 2015 Bryan TX Lunar New Year Celebration is an entire day of Chinese entertainment.  The live entertainment scheduled includes performances by the Texas A&M China Hong Dance Society in the morning at The

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The Bottom Line

There is no reason to renovate a home when it can be updated for a lot less money. In addition to the options mentioned above, there are many other possibilities—be creative!

Molding

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One last way to update your home without a major overhaul is to have baseboards and any crown moldings replaced. Replacements can be purchased at home improvement stores already painted or stained and then cut to size.

See the other 8 ways here

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Buying your first home can cause excitement and anxiety. Sometimes this leads to home buyers not thinking through proper steps to find the home they love at the price they can afford. Prepare yourself with these five tips that every new home buyer should know before purchasing their first home.
 

1. Location
Know which locations fit best for what you want in a home and your surrounding environment. Location can change the price of houses and the space available. There could be a time where you have to decide which is the most important. Knowing this before you go into the buying process can save you time and money.

2. Home inspections
Making sure you are “free and clear” by getting a home inspection will benefit your wallet tremendously. There could be

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In our everyday lives, it is far too simple to forget about the struggles of others.  With the convenience of grocery stores and restaurants, it is easy to overlook impoverished families where food insecurities and hunger are an everyday struggle.  According to national statistics, over 50.1 million Americans, children as well as adults, struggle to provide food for themselves.  As human beings, we must ask ourselves, “How can we stop this?”  

Date: Saturday, February 28th

Time: 10:30am - 2pm

Location: Crystal Park Plaza
2700 Earl Rudder Freeway South, COLLEGE STATION, TX 77845

Purpose:
Raise awareness of child hunger, and help children learn the power of art to benefit the community.  
Donation of $10, you can help fight hunger, as well as receive a

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More than 20,000 Texas A&M students have volunteered for the 2015 Bryan-College Station Big Event. The deadline to sign up your service request is Feb 20thEvery year, Texas A&M students give back to the community through what they call the "Big Event".  The "big event" is made up of several different projects, both large and small, that members of the Bryan-College Station community request from the students.  The 2015 Bryan-College Station Big Event takes place on March 28th.  If you have a project that you would like the students to help you with, the deadline to register your request is tomorrow, February 20th.

What: 2015 Bryan-College Station Big Event
Where: All over Bryan-College Station
When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 
Cost: FREE
Contact: The Big Event Online Services website

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More than 20,000 Texas A&M students have committed to the 2015 Bryan-College Station Big Event.  This is their way of

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