February 2016

There are 16 blog entries for February 2016.

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As we impatiently wait for the fresh, warm air to arrive, we begin to prepare our homes for spring. Here are a few tips to help you better prepare your home for the new season!

Yard

With winter season coming to an end, an easy way to start preparing your yard for the spring season is to rake areas that have excess leaves and remains. You also want to ensure that your lawn mower is working correctly in case you need to make any repairs before you begin cleaning up your yard. 

If weather permits, you can also begin to water your yard. Remember water only once a week, but water deep.

Landscape 

Landscape cleaning has finally arrived for gardeners! If your lawn was healthy prior to winter season, the

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Are you a dog owner who will be making the move soon to a new home? Well, don't forget that moving will be a stressful experience for your furry friend as well! Dogs by nature are territorial animals so moving to a new environment can be overwhelming for them. Fortunately, there are steps you can take before, during, and after the move to help your dog adjust. In the following infographic by Moving FC, you can get some quick tips on what to do for your dog.

Moving with Dogs Infographic

Before the Big Move

Research is an important step to making a seamless move to the new home. Even if you do hire a real estate agent to find a new home, you should still spend some of your own time to research things like pet ownership regulations and new vet hospitals. Once you have located

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A home burglary is an unsettling event. Make sure you know what steps you must take after a break-in occurs. Certain steps are very important for your police report, reclaiming your property and for your insurance claims. After you have dealt with the post-burglary logistics, enforce a new security standard that will enhance the safety of your home. Here's what to do immediately after a burglary:

Contact the Police

As soon as you detect a burglary, call the police. This first step is a priority, as the longer you wait, the harder it will be for the authorities to track down the burglars. If you caught a glimpse of the individuals who broke into your home, write down all the visual things you remember about them. Make sure you include the number

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Help those less fortunate in our community by raising money for the St Vincent De Paul Society at the 2016 College Station Stampede for Need 5K.Did you know that approximately 47 million US citizens live below the poverty line?  Over 20% of US children are part of that statistic.  These families struggle every day to make ends meet.  Money raised from the 2016 College Station Stampede for Need 5K will help alleviate some of their issues.  And you'll have a fun time helping.

What: 2016 College Station Stampede for Need 5K
Where: Central Park (1000 Krenek Tap Rd)
When: Saturday, February 27th, Registration: 8am, Race Begins: 9am
Cost: $20/person before the race, $25/person the day of, $15/person for groups of 4 or more people
Contact: St Mary's Catholic Center (979) 846-5717

2016 College Station Stampede for Need 5K

Click here to search homes for sale in Bryan-College StationThe St Mary's Advocates for Christ Today (ACT) group has organized the 2016

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Homeowners put hundreds of thousands of dollars into the perfect family home. Without a doubt, the house as a whole is a major investment, but rarely do homeowners understand each piece that makes up this investment — especially the roof.

From sheathing to shingles and fascia to flashing, there are many things to consider when talking about the roof. It’s importance to the home structure is unrivaled as it protects the house from severe weather conditions. The most common and dangerous threats against the roof include wind, rain, snow and ice, condensation, trees, algae and moss, and yes, even the sun.

So how can you protect your roof so that it can keep protecting you?

The roof for any given home usually needs to be replaced every 20 or 30

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Are you looking to purchase a new home that is currently under construction? home construction
Buying a new construction home is the perfect opportunity to make sure that you get the home of your dreams.

Check out these tips to make sure that there are no surprises during the process. 

Do Your Research on the Builder

When purchasing a new construction home, it is important to meet with many developers and current homeowners. Be sure to look online at reviews, while keeping in mind that there will always be negative and positive ones. Look for trends in the reviews, and make sure that you have specific concerns in writing.

Get an Inspection

Yes, it is possible for new homes to have problems too! Get a professional inspector to conduct an assessment. The

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College graduate moving to a new city?
Recently married and looking to settle down?

Whatever your situation, saving for your first home can be a financially stressful situation!
Here are a few things to consider when making the transition to first-time home buyer. 

Educate yourself on finances

While it seems obvious, understanding the state of your finances is extremely important before you can begin effectively saving. In addition to knowing how to properly budget, make sure your debts are under control and that your income is steady and reliable. Being knowledgeable and comfortable with the state of your finances can lift a huge weight off your shoulders when beginning this process.

Check your

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Looking for somewhere to take your better half to let them know they are appreciated this Valentine’s Day? Check out these local events going on in Bryan-College Station!

Valentine's Tea & Fashion Show

Date: Thursday, February 11, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Location: Southwood Community Center 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. College Station, Tx 77845
Cost: Free
Ages 55 and over are invited to come out to enjoy an afternoon tee that includes bingo, and a fashion show from Burlap and Pearls Boutique. For more information click here, or to RSVP call (979) 764-6351!

Painting with a Twist

Date: Saturday, February 13, all day
Location: 1643 Texas Ave S, College Station, TX 77840
Cost: $25-$30/person
Sign up for a

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Real Estate Market Stats for Bryan/College Station

January 2016 

Sales Closed: 152
Total Sales Amount: $31,271,000
Average Sales Price: $205,724
New Listings Taken: 357
Average Days on Market: 96

Would you like a better understanding of our market statistics? 

We would be happy to consult with you on how these numbers effect your buying and selling experience! 

Call us @ 979-846-TEAM (8326)


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