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Dear readers, One of the great things I love about real estate is that you never know where the market is gong to go, next. Today's market has taken me to Wood Brook Condominiums, near the Wolf Pen Creek Entertainment District in College Station, Tx. Wood Brook is a great example of how a good homeowners association, along with city development, can breathe life into an older complex. Wood Brook was built in 1982 near the intersection of Harvey Road and Darthmouth. Although it wasn't "country," there wasn't a lot out there when they broke ground. Post Oak Mall was (1 comments)
Dear readers, What happens when one of our area's best photographers, who happens to have a love of wine, decides to make a 90 degree turn in his life? We win! Bryan College Station residents have known Chandler Arden for years as one of the area's best photographers. Reliable and beautiful, his photos have made brides and business owners all over the Brazos Valley smile. So, last fall I was surprised when construction began in his downtown Bryan studio, located next to another of my favorite places, Village Cafe,What's Chandler up to? Oh, he's decided to open a wine bar. (0 comments)
Dear readers, Downtown Bryan was rocking last night. It's not unusual to have 3,000-4,000 folks visit downtown on First Friday or Art Step, but yesterday's crowd was a combination on the beginning of spring (traffic was heavy throughout BCS yesterday), a concert at the Palace Theater and the grand re-opening of the LaSalle Hotel. Originally opened in 1928, the hotel was a social gathering place for friends, family and people doing business in the bustling downtown area of Bryan. Located yards from a major railroad line, the hotel saw decades of activity before becoming a retirement/boarding hotel, and finally falling (0 comments)
Dear readers,After getting new life from Aggie investors in 2009, the six-year-old Traditions Club is preparing for the long-awaited opening of their new 21,000 square-foot clubhouse this fall. After an official ground breaking in October 2009, and despite a wet winter that has caused construction delays throughout the Brazos Valley, the new clubhouse is on schedule for opening during the 2010 Texas A&M Football season. Progress on the men's and women's locker rooms, golf pro shop, bar restaurant and banquet facilities can be seen on the Web cam overlooking the construction site.
Originally owned and developed by the Melrose (0 comments)
Dear readers,Just a quick note to promote World Down Syndrome Day. Our local group, the Down Syndrome Association of the Brazos Valley, will be having a county fair today at Sue Haswell Park in Bryan, Texas from noon to 4pm. Bring your kids and enjoy an afternoon of games, food and other activities, including snow cones, hair painting, cotton candy and hot dogs. This is a fund raiser for our local organization, and admission is only $10 per person. I know it's a bit chilly this morning, but the sun is shining and the weather should be brisk and (1 comments)
Spring Staging Tips for your Bryan College Station Home - 03/20/10 09:31 AM
Dear readers,It's spring, and many folks are getting ready to put properties on the market. I spent some time with our team's staging expert yesterday and walked away with these tips: Learn from others - Visit model homes and open houses that are professionally staged in your community. No reason to re-invent the wheel. Walk through your home as a buyer might. Begin at the curb and follow a typical route for buyers. Pay careful attention to the area around the front door, where buyers will wait while the selling agent gets the door unlocked. De-clutter, declutter, declutter. Remove at least (1 comments)
Spring Break in College Station, Texas - 03/12/10 02:16 PM
Hi Everyone,Zuni, the Real Estate Dog, and I just made a run to Whataburger and discovered the 2010 Spring Break exodus from College Station has begun. Texas & University is backed-up several blocks and there are a long line of cars on SH-6 (going both ways).Back in my day, the mid-1980's, we'd usually stay in town over spring break, knowing the beach was still cold and the mountains too crowded. We'd spend our days at Coulter Field, jumping out of airplanes and our evenings at La Taqueria and Fajita Rita's. Bryan College Station is a more relaxing place with part of (0 comments)
Tune-UP Time - Get Your Mower Ready for Summer - 03/06/10 07:59 AM
Happy Saturday, A couple of times per year the Texas A&M University American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers hold a lawnmower tune-up in the Sear's parking lot at Post Oak Mall. Today's event is from 8am - 4pm. Push mowers or small riding mowes are welcome. All lawnmowers will have their blades sharpened, air filters blown out, spark plugs replaced, and oil changed for a donation of $35 for push mowers and $50 for riding mowers. Donations support ASABE activities as well as trips to conventions and industry sites.It was great to see so many friends at First Friday Downtown (6 comments)
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