August 2016

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Home buying can be a confusing and intimidating process if you don’t know where to start. There are many opportunities for things to go bad; however, with a little help from the 3 P’s you can walk into home buying feeling confident and educated.

 Preparation

Like any important task it is necessary for a home buyer to be prepared before they enter into the market of searching for a house. You wouldn’t go into your important presentation unprepared, would you? With this considered, you should view buying a home as a lengthy process in order for it to be completed in the most efficient way possible with you out on top. The first thing any potential home buyer should look at is their credit. Monitoring and inspecting this ahead of time can help

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Being a new home buyer can be scary and intimidating. You go into the process thinking you know what you need to know, but you come out of it realizing there was so much more to it than what you thought. 

Here are a few things to most people don’t tell you when starting your home buying process.

  • Don’t rush

According to the National Association of Realtors, it takes an average of 12 weeks to find a home. So don’t set an unattainable timeline. Be patient so you can better find a house that is perfect for you.

  • Hire a home inspector

The inspector will be able to catch little things that went unnoticed by yourself. This can save you loads in the future and let you know what you are

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Cream Cheese Sausage Balls, YUM!

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  • 1 lb hot sausage, uncooked
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups Bisquick
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400F.

Mix all ingredients until well combined. (I use my KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook attachment)  Roll into 1-inch balls.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brown.

Sausage balls may be frozen uncooked.  If baking frozen, add a few minutes to the baking time.

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Impossible Pumpkin Pie

 

Ingredients:

Pie filling-

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Whipped cream-

1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tbsp vanilla instant pudding powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter and set aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices into a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, gently beat together the sugar, butter, and eggs. Mix in the pumpkin, evaporated
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Home buying can be a confusing and intimidating process if you don’t know where to start. There are many opportunities for things to go bad; however, with a little help from the 3 P’s you can walk into home buying feeling confident and educated.

Preparation

Like any important task it is necessary for a home buyer to be prepared before they enter into the market of searching for a house. You wouldn’t go into your important presentation unprepared, would you? With this considered, you should view buying a home as a lengthy process in order for it to be completed in the most efficient way possible with you out on top. The first thing any potential home buyer should look at is their credit. Monitoring and

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Real Estate Market Stats for Bryan/College Station

July Final Statistics (2016)
Average Days on the Market: 83
Units Sold: 313

Amount Sold: $76,878,000
Average Sales Price: $245,616

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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Buying your first home is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life! This experience can be wonderfully positive, yet also stressful. Here are some tips to reduce your stress and help your home buying experience be as positive and smooth as possible.

Choose an Agent

Some may ask, why do I need a buyer’s agent? Well the answer is simple, they live and breath real estate! Agents will help you every step of the way, and eliminate the excessive stress of doing it on your own. An agent’s job is to find you your dream home. So sit back, relax and let them take care of everything so you don’t have to.

Know the Financial Commitment

Take the time to figure out your down payment,

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Event Name: Tarzan: Myth & Mystery

Date: July 12th- October 29th

Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

Time: 10 a.m-5 p.m


This exclusive exhibit showcases items from an extensive collection of Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs memorabilia. Early publications, beautiful original artwork, rare books, and rarely seen film posters will be shown alongside stunning taxidermy animals from central Africa. Through this colorful and exciting exhibit, visitors can explore the natural settings of the Tarzan books, the life of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the bold world of pulp art, Tarzan's international appeal, and other related topics.


For more information about this event visit: www.visitaggieland.com

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The garage attached to your home doesn’t have to be a dull, dark and cluttered unusable space. Instead, modernize it by creating some space for added functionality, storage or even entertainment purposes.

But if your garage is littered with boxes that should be in storage, dusty with spiderwebs and generally a space where you don’t like to spend time, use these tips to transform that dingy area of your home into a garage that’s organized and accessible with these how-to tips.

 

Tidy Up the Joint

The first step in any home project starts with a little organization. If your garage is home to piled-high boxes, junk and clutter, it’s time to get organized. Choose a day where you can dedicate a few hours to this organizational project, like a

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Stay cool in this Texas heat by enjoying this deliciously refreshing treat!

Ice Cream Pizza

For this recipe, you’llneed:

  • 16.5 oz roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • vanilla ice cream
  • pink food dye
  • strawberries, sliced horizontally
  • apples, peeled and shredded
  • M&M’s® Red, White, & Blue Peanut
  • M&M’s® Red, White & Blue Milk Chocolate
  • (Optional) Skittles® Red, White, & Blue

Let the vanilla ice cream sit on the counter for 30 minutes to soften up.  Once soft, transfer to a large bowl and add food dye until you love the color.  This will be the “pizza sauce” however don’t feel like it needs to be a dark red.  I made mine a light pink. 

Transfer the ice cream back to the container and place back in the freezer to

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