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Check Out These Outstanding Homes in Bryan- College Station

by Kathy Scott

If you're looking for a fantastic home to lease in Bryan - College Station, then you've come to the right place!  These homes for lease offer outstanding features in ideal locations in Bryan and College Station.  Take a look at all they have to offer!

2900 Camelot Drive, Bryan

This stylish home offers plenty of space, with 4 beds and 3 baths.  You'll marvel at the attention to detail in the recent renovation.  The striking cathedral ceilings add even more to the spaciousness of the large living room and adjoining kitchen. And this kitchen is perfect for entertaining, with all new granite countertops, custom cabinets, and shiny new stainless steel appliances. Add to that being located in the beautiful neighborhood Briarcreek Forest, and you can't loose with this fantastic home.

Visit the property detail page for more info and photos!

1758 Heath Drive, College Station

This is your chance to live in a brand new home! This new townhome offers over 1500 sq feet of living space with 3 beds and 3 baths.  Beautiful details such as granite, tile, and wood add to the appeal of this great home. There's plenty of space for the cars in the 2-car garage.  And you can entertain your guests on the private back patio.  Then go for a dip in the pool! Construction is expected to be complete by May 1.

Visit the property detail page for more info and photos!

 

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Enjoy the Beauty and Fun of College Station Parks

by Kathy Scott

Spring is here and it’s time to get out and enjoy all that the parks in College Station have to offer. There are 50 developed parks to satisfy your recreational needs, whether you want to swim, jog on a trail, or join a sports or community program. Here’s a few parks you might want to check out soon in College Station.

Lick Creek Park

Bring your dog to this leash-free park that features 3.5 miles of nature and bike trails.  It’s a perfect spot for taking in nature’s beauty or horse riding.

Bee Creek Park & D.A. "Andy" Anderson Arboretum

This park features the first swimming pool in College Station, Adamson Lagoon Pool.  The pool is a 50-meter pool with a separate wading pool, perfect for the whole family. Or enjoy a walk through the 17-acre D.A. “Andy” Anderson Arboretum.

Fishing Parks

College Station has 5 ponds where you can go fishing.  They are Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, Brothers Pond Park, Cy Miller Park, Gabbard Park, and John Crompton Park. The Stephen C. Beachy Central Park pond is stocked with catfish every two weeks from April to November.

There are many more outstanding parks and programs to explore, so get out there and have fun this spring in College Station!  

Take a Look at These Outstanding Featured Homes

by Kathy Scott

These featured homes for sale in Bryan and College Station offer convenient locations and amenities that make these homes ideal investment properties, or for your own use. Take a look at what they have to offer.

2603 Wayside Drive, Bryan

This classic home is set on a nice lot in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by large shade trees.  You’ll be just minutes away from shopping and dining such as The Theatre Company, Starbucks, McDonald's, and more. Lots of space with 3 beds, 2 baths and over 1600 sq ft.

Check out the property detail page for more info and photos!


1313 Airline, College Station

This outstanding investment opportunity gives you the option of buying one or both buildings for sale.  Located just 3 miles from TAMU, its perfect for students.  Private back yards feature newly-built privacy fences.

Check out the property detail page for more info and photos!

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Have Fun This Easter in Bryan-College Station!

by Kathy Scott

Easter has arrived to Bryan-College Station and it’s time to have fun with the family as the Easter bunny makes his way through the area.  Here’s a few local events that you can enjoy with the kids as you celebrate the Easter season in Bryan-College Station.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
4/14/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | W.A. Tarrow Park

Come to the Lincoln Recreation Center fort this Annual Easter Egg Hunt at W.A. Tarrow Park.  It’s free and there will be food, face painting, coloring and more! Children under age 10 can participate in the egg hunt.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Sat, April 15, 2017 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | The Ranch Harley-Davidson

Join the Easter fun at this free event for the whole family.  The kids get to hunt for eggs at 1PM.  Then the adult get their turn at 2PM where you can enter to win the Ultimate Harley-Davidson Easter Basket!

Declaration Church Easter Lunch
Sun, April 16, 2017 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Phillips Event Center at Briarcrest

There will be 2 Easter services at Phillips Event Center at 9AM and 11Am.  Stay for a buffet style lunch after the 11AM service.

Have a fun and hoppy Easter in Bryan-College Station!

Millennials - Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

by Kathy Scott

Millennials – is it time for you start thinking about buying a home?  Many young people feel that owning a home is beyond their reach.  But with the turning real estate market and lowering interest rates and property prices, many millennials are realizing that owning a home is a goal within their reach.

If you’re a first time home buyer thinking about buying a home in Bryan-College Station, here are a few things to think about to see if you’re ready to buy your first home.

Figure It Out

First of all, you need to make sure you can actually afford a home.  This means you need to crunch some numbers.  Typically lenders go with what they call the 28/36 rule.  This means your mortgage payment, insurance, and property taxes should be less than 28% of your gross monthly income. Then add any debts, including and especially college loans. After all this your numbers should be below 36%.  Anything more and you could be at risk of losing your new home.

Organize Your Paperwork

Make sure you have all of your important documents in order, like W-2s, tax returns, and bank statements.  This will make the process easier for you and your realtor.

Down Payment

The more you put down on your home, the lower your monthly payment and length of mortgage will be. And the more you put down, the lower your interest rate may be.

This isn’t everything to consider.  But if you start with these important steps, you’ll be on your way to buying your first home.  Feel free to call me at (979) 695-3300 for more ways to get ready to buy your first home.

The Best Public Schools in College Station

by Kathy Scott

Do you have children in school and are looking to buy a home in College Station?   Then there’s great news! Greatschools.org rates the top schools in the country according to reviews and test scores.  Of the 56 schools in College Station, 8 public schools rated at least an 8 out of 10 on their scale!

Here’s the short list of the 3 schools that rated a 10, along with nearby homes for sale:

Rock Prairie Elementary School
3400 Welsh Avenue College Station, TX 77845
School website
(979) 764-5570
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Pebble Creek Elementary School
200 Parkview Dr College Station, TX 77845-8956
School website
(979) 764-5595
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Forest Ridge
1950 Greens Prairie Road West College Station, TX 77845
School website
(979) 694-5801
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Come Live in Bryan-College Station

by Kathy Scott

Home of the Aggies, Bryan- College Station is the perfect place to buy a home in Texas.  As a mid-sized metropolitan area, Bryan- College Station offers the all the conveniences you can think of, and at the same time keep that feel of a smaller community, where a familiar and friendly face is often found.

Bryan-College Station is a combination of two great American cities, each with its own distinct qualities. Bryan has many great places to eat, like Fuego Tortilla Grill, The Republic, and Fish Daddy's Grill House.  But what makes Bryan stand out is the employment opportunities, as there are four major employers in Bryan that provide work for thousands of residents.

Of course College Station stands out for its namesake, Texas A&M University, home to over 60,000 students.  A&M stands out as the largest student body an all of the great state of Texas, as well as being one of the premier research universities un the nation. There are also great shopping opportunities in Historic Downtown Bryan as well as Post Oak Mall which features popular retailers.

If Bryan-College Station sounds like your ideal place to buy or rent a home, then visit our Brazos County Real Estate And Information page for more information and to search for your dream home today!

Our Top Featured Properties in College Station

by Kathy Scott

These great featured properties are in a great location near Texas A&M and College Station Medical Center.  Take a look at all they have to offer.

1012 Madera, College Station

This charming home sits nestled in the trees at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, with a nearly half acre yard for added privacy. Plenty of room with over 2200 sq ft, 4 large bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  The outside has updated hardi plank siding with fresh paint and new windows.

Visit the property detail page for more information and photos!


3628 Hollyhock Street, College Station

This is a great duplex investment opportunity in the Sun Meadow subdivision.  It’s close proximity to the College Station Medical Center and the new Scott & White Hospital make it an ideal location. Each side has 2 beds and 2 baths.

Visit the property detail page for more information and photos!

Get Your Home Ready to Sell

by Kathy Scott

Spring is almost here, and so is the rush to sell homes during the spring season. Are you getting ready to sell your home in Bryan or College Station? Here’s a few things to consider that you can do right now to help sell your home faster and get more money.

Curb Appeal

First impressions are lasting impressions, and that definitely is the case with your home. Don’t sour the deal with a messy yard. So pull the weeds and trim the shrubs. Hire a landscaper if needed. Paint the exterior, or at least the trim. Neutral colors are best when painting to make your home look brighter and more appealing.

Rearrange and Pack Things Up

Try to move the furniture in such a way as to allow better traffic flow. You need to create a purpose for each room. If you have too much furniture, rent storage space to keep it for a few months. Try to remove as many personal items as you can. Make it easier for buyers to imagine a home as their home.

Make Repairs

Replace old screens and fix any leaky faucets and sticky cabinets. Little repairs go a long way as even little things can affect the perception of your home.

Remember, little things go a long way in selling a home. Get your home ready to sell now!

The Best Places to Eat in College Station

by Kathy Scott

If you’re thinking about buying a home in College Station, certainly you’ll be interested in where the best places are to eat out. There are a lot of great restaurants in College Station just waiting for your arrival.  So here’s a short list of some of the top restaurants in College Station according to TripAdvisor.com.

Fuego Tortilla Grill

This is the place for the best tacos in town, with all your tex-mex favorites.  Along with amazing service, they even offer catering for your next tailgate or party. As you can imagine, it’s certainly the hot spot for local students.

Grub Burger Bar

If you love burgers with all the options, then Grub Burger Bar has you covered. You can make them as unusual or plain as you want. They offer alternative meats like wild Alaskan Salmon, pulled pork, turkey, and just about any cheese and topping you can think of.

The Republic

Serving up steak, wine, and whiskey along with live music, The Republic is the place for a great night out with friends.  They also feature oysters, soups and salads, along with a number of steakhouse entrées. And customers rave about the great service as well as the relaxed atmosphere.

There are plenty of other great places to eat and things to do in College Station.  Check back on our blog every week for more great reasons to buy a home here.

 

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