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Art Step is coming up this weekend in Downtown Bryan, and it's already getting some good publicity on facebook and twitter. This year, we are celebrating the 5th anniversary of Art Step. Most locals already know about First Friday in Downtown Bryan. Art Step is bigger, with more of an emphasis on the arts. I also saw this morning that the Brazos Valley Farmers Market is going to set up in the church parking lot across the street from The Village and Downtown Uncorked. There is plenty of information on the Web and facebook. In addition, here are a couple (2 comments)
Happy Wednesday, I had the opportunity recently to meet the director of the Keller Williams Commercial Group in Conroe. Tommy Cummings, CCIM, recently founded the Cummings Realty Group, specializing in commercial, golf course and farm & ranch properties in the Conroe, Lake Conroe and Huntsville area. Joining Tommy is his wife Vickie, who handles both commercial and residential properties in the area. Tommy comes to Keller Williams Conroe with a wealth of experience, even serving with the Resolution Trust Corporation in its day. Tommy's complete biography is avail on his golf course Website. You can also find them on the (2 comments)
Good morning, Below, please find this week's real estate news from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Noteworthy, are this links to the Real Estate Center's podcast and the ability to subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of the post. Texan's are fortunate to have such a wealth of information available to them. --------- RECON Real Estate Center Online News May 21, 2010 Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Material herein is published according to the fair-use doctrine of U.S. copyright laws related to non-profit, educational institutions. Items attributed to sources other than the Real Estate Center at (0 comments)
Happy Friday! I'm pleased to report that we've brought a new Website on-line, with enhanced search functions and an automated comparative market analysis tool. The enhanced search functions featured on BrazosValleyPremierHomes.com allows clients and prospective clients to save searches for Brazos Valley real estate, as well as have current and new listings emailed to them. The functions are completely automated, so browsers don't have to speak to an agent. The site also features several Quick Searches, allowing clients to search major real estate categories, such as Premier Homes, Single-Family Homes under $150,000 or Condominiums with just one click. Another neat (2 comments)
Good afternoon, I spent my morning leading a Social Media Best Practices class for a large state agency headquartered here in the Brazos Valley. The agency is unique, with several distinctly different divisions, each with their own competitive client base. It was a good time. My emphasis today was on owning a toolkit, with several different tools (platforms) in the kit. Different businesses will use these tools in different ways. Twitter is a perfect platform for some businesses. For others it may be lost time. By having all the platforms in the kit, or at least a working knowledge (1 comments)
Hi everyone, Every year we have an internal meeting to review the best properties for folks who are limited to $120,000 or less. One property type I always watch for is something around $100,000 that I would feel comfortable putting my mother or child in. In houses, those are few and far between, although we usually score a couple every summer. The real answer lies in condos. There are currently several complexes in Bryan and College Station priced at $100k or less. Most were built in the early 1980's and some are showing some wear. The best of them anticipated (1 comments)
Dear readers, It's graduation time in College Station again, as a record class of seniors prepare to graduate this weekend and go out into the world. This is the end of a tunnel that parents saved for, and kids anticipate almost as much as the parents. For locals, graduation is sometimes a bit bitter-sweet. Yes, as permanent residents of the Brazos Valley there is no way we can do without the money that students and parents bring to Bryan and College Station. Texas A&M is the machine that makes our community go. But more than that, we'll miss many of (3 comments)
Brazos Valley Farmer's Market - 05/08/10 10:28 AM
Dear readers, One of the small blessings of our Bryan College Station community is the Farmer's Market, typically every Saturday in Downtown Bryan. It's great to see the same vendors, week after week, proud of their products and happy to talk about them. Today is a special market, with their "Market to Menu Celebration" from 8:00am until noon. "Learn how to transform your fresh local veggies from the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market into a spectacular meal your whole family will love! Chef Rachel from the Village Cafe will be demonstrating food preparation techniques from 9:30 to 11:30. In addition to the (2 comments)
Dear readers, It is a happy time of year in College Station, as thousands of young adults receive their diplomas from Texas A&M University. It's also a great time to be in real estate, as thousands of parents are in town, selling and buying properties on behalf of their kids. For visitors and locals alike, here is this May's graduation schedule: May 2010 Commencement ceremonies on the College Station campus for the spring semester of 2010 will be held May 14 and 15. The ceremonies will be conducted in Reed Arena unless otherwise noted. Commencement Convocation Thursday, May 13, 5:30 (1 comments)
Dear readers, The economic impact of Texas A&M and other local members of the Texas A&M University System expanded by almost $250 million in 2009, climbing to surpass $3.5 billion annually, according to Texas A&M's Division of Finance. The direct local impact of Texas A&M and system affiliates was $1.4 billion. The "multiplier effect," how many times a dollar is spent and re-spent, raises the number to $3.5 billion. The rise was attributed to current construction, research, an increased visitor presence, and a record student enrollment of 48,702 in 2009. According to a press release, "The annualized average payroll for (1 comments)
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