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College Station Entertainment Choices Expanding! - 07/30/07 08:53 PM
Mike Logan, an area developer, has announced plans to take our woefully inadequate Wolf Pen Bowl and Skate and convert it into a entertainment center. The renamed complex will be called Grand Station and will feature bowling, laser tag (multi level) and indoor putt-putt golf. Logan is the former developer of Boonville Station which was put on hold just after Logan found out about Wolf Pen being on the market. Lost will be our little skating rink. However, this is a huge step in the right direction for College Station and the surrounding areas. Finally, some nice entertainment that doesn't focus on (11 comments)
Traffic Conditions for August 27th in Brazos Valley....AWFUL!!! - 07/25/07 02:01 PM
After one of the longest summers in recent Brazos Valley history the new school year is only a little more than a month away. Both Bryan and College Station ISD's, as well as most of the private schools, begin their school year August 27th. In past years school typically began around mid August with more breaks during the year. Plan on the kids hitting the books hot and heavy this year, with a more intense and crammed in schedule for the school year. To make things even more intense this year Texas A&M University as well as Blinn College open their semester on (12 comments)
Copperfield Subdivision, Bryan, Texas - 07/20/07 10:48 PM
Copperfield is a beautiful subdivision located in Bryan, Texas. Sam Houston Elementary School, an awesome K-5 school, is located at the entrance and Sam Rayburn is the middle school for 6-8th grades. A six acre park is located along Canterbury Drive and offers pavillions and picnic spots.
Currently there are seventeen homes active in this subdivision with prices ranging from $144,900 to $489,000. Heated square footages range from 1,708 to 3,940. A mix of older homes built in the 1980's to recently built homes await you depending on the section of this fantastic subdivision. Restrictions and covenants can be found here. Click here for more information (13 comments)
Miramont Subdivision, Luxury Living - 07/20/07 10:16 PM
Miramont subdivision is a premier golf course community situated on 1,000 of the most beautifully landscaped acres you've ever seen, located in Bryan, Texas. Fine homes line the beautiful streets and amenities are abundant. This community is located at the corner of FM 1179 (also known as Briarcrest) and FM 158. Allen Academy, a K-12 private school, is tucked into one corner, capable of handling any schooling needs. Miramont Country Club. From the minute you enter the subdivision with it's beautiful brick entryways and fountains you know you are in a very special subdivision. Extreme care was taken in integrating the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (9 comments)
Bryan/College Station Market Report for June 2007 - 07/18/07 09:36 PM
The Bryan/College Station housing market had good activity in June with a median sales price of $180,096. Only 4 homes sold over $500,000. There were 56 active listings in this price range (7.1% absorption rate). $400K-$499K range saw sales of 7 homes compared to the 46 active on the market (15.2% absorption rate). $300K-$399K range saw sales of 8 for the 82 homes active (9.7% absorption rate). In the $250K-$299K range 17 were sold for the 77 active on the market (22% absorption rate). For homes priced $200K-$250K 29 sales occurred whereas there were 116 listed (25% absorption rate). Homes priced $160K-$199K (14 comments)
All Come Out for First Yell! August 31st, 2007 - 07/18/07 01:01 AM
College Station's Texas A&M is a school rich with traditions. One of the newest, but best, in my opinion, is First Yell. First Yell is for the new students, returning students and the community to get acquainted. It's the start of football season with the promise of fall right around the corner. We lack the crisp apple weather, but not the crisp apple mentality! Yell is by no means new. According to custom in 1907 when A&M was a military college restricted to males only, a little company from the ladies was welcome. Aggies would invite ladies from Texas Women's University to (15 comments)
Silence in the Negotiation - 07/14/07 11:37 PM
Don't underrate the pregnant pause when you are negotiating a deal! Many times what isn't said can be much more powerful than what is said. Sometimes just throwing a nugget out there, and letting it soak in, can be worth more than pontificating for the next half hour, and produce immediate results! I've seen "tough as nails" agents reduced to stutterers in the face of silence. Today in the midst of negotiating an amendment, the buyers agent was pushing and pushing to get each line item taken care of despite the fact that my client was unwilling to deal with some of the issues. (9 comments)
Loving Your Job - 07/14/07 09:34 AM
Yesterday I took a trip to, A&M's arch rival, University of Texas to pick my son up from computer camp. It's a beautiful campus that offers quite a bit of fun, as well as an overabundance of burnt orange (their colors). I have to say at the Texas Student Union Center I was quite impressed by one gentleman. There is a Wendy's in the building and we, interested in a quick snack, went up there. A gentleman in an orange shirt rushed up to the register and asked us what we would like. He, with great enthusiasm, punched the keys on the register and told (10 comments)
Bait and Switch, or Just Plain Bad Advertising? - 07/14/07 08:35 AM
I trudge out to get the mail yesterday and there are 2 envelopes with absolutely no identification on the exterior to tell me what company they originated from except a small print line in the "U.S. Postage Paid" box that says "Reader's Digest". On one, in large type on the inside of the envelope it states "Rate Adjustment". You definitely notice this before you notice who it's from... Inside I find, that from their family of magazines, basically I'm eligible to get the same rate at which I initially got the magazine at. It doesn't, by the way, tell me when my (4 comments)
Small Cities, Large Presence - 07/13/07 10:24 PM
On a beautiful day last week in my bright and sunny office in my favorite area of the world a prospective client and I were talking and she mentioned that moving here from Atlanta she would be giving up cultural events and all the excitement of a large town and didn't know if she could do it. I was immediately shocked at her suggestion and rose to the defense of my city! To give you some background, Bryan and College Station, Texas are twin cities smack in the center of most of the larger cities in Texas. Dallas is around 3 hours (9 comments)
Christopher's World Grille - 07/10/07 10:38 PM
Celebrating a big event, or just want a quiet night on the town? Ready for some world class cuisine and excellent presentation? Head out to Christopher's World Grille located on the east side of Bryan off Booneville Road. Lunch is served rom 11-2 and offers such selections as the Beef Tenderloin Enchiladas with ancho chili sauce, lime sour cream and salsa for $13.95. Whatever you do, don't forget to try some of the delicious soup! Dinner offers fish dihes, steak and ranges from $18.95 to $29.95. Desserts are awesome and their selection of wine is incredible, so save some room! Weekend Brunch is (12 comments)
Wedding Bells - 07/03/07 07:26 PM
I rarely blog about anything besides real estate. After all this is a real estate forum and it's purpose is to spread information about real estate. That being said, I've become addicted to blogging and need an outlet. 23 years and 7 months ago I had a baby boy. It seems like yesterday!!! I remember very well how his little bald head shined when we were in the pool together and how his smile melted my heart. Saturday my baby boy is getting married. It's hard to see someone that you feel you still need to nurture and protect making adult decisions (30 comments)
Villages of Indian Lakes Subdivision, College Station Market Report - 07/02/07 01:13 AM
The Villages of Indian Lakes is a great subdivision with rolling acreage lots located in the south part of College Station. The netrance to the subdivision isn't the best, going past the back part of Nantucket as well as several relatively unkept rural properties. Once you pull in the subdivision,however, you know you've made it to a very special place! Horseback riding trails dot the subdivision along with rolling hills and rustic looking signs. Attendance in the highly desirable Forest Ridge Elementary, College Station's newest elementary campus, is a definate plus. Ten homes are currently for sale. They range in square footage (0 comments)
College Station Planning for New Elementary School - 07/01/07 09:58 PM
College Station is now planning for it's 7th elementary campus, the new Creek View Elementary. Plans currently are to locate it on Graham Road, presumably where the newest elementary school, just opened last year was initially slated to be. Forest Ridge, the newest elemntary, is the fastest growing school in the district, but officials are taking no chances and commissioning a high priced, no doubt, study on where the growth lies. According to current data most students live in the central part of the city. In most Realtors experience true growth that would support our younger citizens occurs at the southern (0 comments)
4th of July in Bryan-College Station - 07/01/07 09:47 PM
Backyard BBQ's and family gatherings aside, there are lots of things to do in Bryan and College Station for the 4th of July. Two of the events are fairly longstanding, and either would provide enough entertainment for the family to talk about for ages! Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site (If you don't know about this fantastic park stay tuned because I will be blogging later on it). The park is located between Brenham and Navasota off Texas State Highway 105 on FM 1155. The day starts early in Washington on the Brazos. Food vendors will be on the site 10 (0 comments)
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