March 2017

There are 15 blog entries for March 2017.

Inspection day is a big day during your home buying process. It’s your opportunity to understand the true condition of your home and pinpoint any issues before you buy. It can be a fun yet exhausting day so to make things easier, here are a few key things you should look at when inspecting your home.   Foundation
Look around the interior walls and ceilings of each room. Are there apparent cracks or shifts in the foundation? Do the same around the outside. Does the foundation appear straight? Walk the perimeter of the home to inspect if there are any trees that may be encroaching on the structure of the foundation.   Exterior
Take a look outside at the exterior of the home. Are the gutters firmly attached? Are there any loose wires or boards…
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Real Estate Marketing Stats for Bryan/College Station

February 2017
Sales Closed: 175
Total Sales Amount: $38,788,000
Average Sales Price: $221,647
Average Days on the Market: 94


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We would be happy to consult with you on how these numbers affect your buying and selling experience!
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Whether you're designing for yourself or staging a house to put on the market, decorating a small space presents a challenge. The goal is to maximize a small living space without sacrificing comfort, functionality or visual appeal. You want to design the space so the last thing people notice about the home is the petite size. Before you tackle your small house project, check out these seven design tips.

1. Take advantage of wall-mounted technology.

Anything you can move off of counters and onto the walls will help de-clutter a small space. There is no need to forgo modern technology, you just need to seek compact or wall-mounted versions of the technology you want. Most flat screen televisions come with a wall-mount option; you can also mount

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10618 Steep Hollow Rd
Bryan, Texas 77808

 

Horse Lover's Dream  Horse Lover's Saddle up & ride out to the rural outdoors to find this peaceful property suited for animal & nature lovers.

Whispering trees line the road frontage catching the wind for a cool breeze & open land beyond for fresh air & sunshine. Two gated entrances to access the property, one leading to the arena, the other leading to the barndominium.

Combined workspace & living quarters in the unique home hidden under the gorgeous shade trees.

Cedar beams covering the front patio capture your attention as you enter to find a wide-open floorplan inside.

Spacious bedrooms, eating bar in the kitchen, lots of additional closet storage & large attached garage/workshop.

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Buying a house in 2017 will feel kind of like you’ve jumped onto the subway just as the doors were closing. Your heart’s pounding and you’re winded from the race, but you made it—just in time.

OK, so maybe that’s a little exaggerated. But here’s the thing: Interest rates have begun to rise and will likely climb higher. Inventory is low and could shrink more. And home prices? Well, home prices are increasing—and they’re not predicted to fall any time soon. 

If you don’t jump aboard the real estate train now, you might be too late.

1. Rates are rising

In 1981, when mortgage rates hit 18% and seemed to rise every day, single-digit rates seemed like an impossible dream.

Last August, however,

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1702 Austin Avenue
College Station, Texas 77845

Invest in Location!  

Just a few blocks from the Texas A&M bus route and CSISD.

Neat features throughout!

Living room accented by a cedar wall and beams, plus a cozy fireplace.

Built-in bench seating in the kitchen with additional storage. All Bedrooms offer plenty of space. 

Enjoy the second living room for a movie watching or game night.

Relax in the tile surround hot tub in its own private enclosed room for ultimate privacy.

Don't let this buy get away!

Leased until 7/31/2017, $1,700 / mo


$199,900

4 Bed / 2 Bath / Two Family rooms / Hot Tub /1959 Sq Ft
Lot Size 0.20 Acres / Built-In 1975 / CSISD /
View the Full Listing
MLS# 17002633 

Aggieland Realtors
Cortiers

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1416 Harpers Ferry Rd
College Station, Texas 77845

A rare & beautiful estate designed for entertainers & nature lovers. Surrounded by woods for ultimate privacy & peace plus a convenient circle drive entrance & solid brick exterior. A stunning departure from the ordinary as you enter featuring an open stair well, high ceilings,

LOTS of space & scenic views from every window. Generous living room highlighting the striking floor to ceiling fireplace & built ins.

Formal dining with buffet area just off the large studio/media room with more built-ins, ceiling accented beams & private backyard access.

Fabulous kitchen that makes cooking a pleasure, granite counters, oodles of storage, double oven, warmer & wet bar just around the corner

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15 Tips for Breaking into Real Estate Investing

Real estate investing may seem like a risky business, and it can be, but just about anyone who works hard enough and smart enough can use real estate investing as a lucrative way to increase their net worth.

Retirement based on cash flow streams from rental income properties is a very real possibility. 

Before you get started in investing, though, there are several things you will want to take into consideration, to determine which property would be the best investment for your personal financial situation.

If you’re considering getting started with real estate investing, consider these fifteen tips for breaking into real estate investing.

 

1) Look for a good investment

So what is a good real estate investment? A good real

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money house photo.jpgSetting back enough money is a crucial part of buying a new home. Below is a summation of the costs associated with closing a deal.

Earnest Money Deposit

Earnest money deposits are used to ensure the seller that the prospective homebuyer is serious about their offer. The deposit amounts vary, but are usually around 1-3% of the home’s purchase price. If the sale goes through, the deposit is added toward your downpayment. In the case that you back out unexpectedly, the money is lost to the seller.

Down Payment

Down payments are the most expensive up front costs when buying a home. Some lenders will allow you to go as low as 5 or 3.5% on your down payment, but the ideal rate is around 10-20%. The higher your downpayment, the lower your future

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17515 Lariat Lane
College Station, Texas

5 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,480 sq. ft. | 1.14 Acres | $579,900 | MLS # 16002881

         

Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 3 bath Saddle Creek home on 1.14 acres features a split floor plan with an open concept. A great floor plan for gatherings. The living room has an impressive limestone fireplace with beautiful rustic mantel. The kitchen boast with granite surfaces, stainless steel appliances, prep island, gas stove & large pantry. You'll find granite double vanities in the master suite as well as a jetted tub, separate shower, walk in closet & a sitting area. The downstairs is covered in a beautiful rich brown hard wood flooring and tile. The home also has a desirable study with a window overlooking the front of the

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