College Station Real Estate

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cortiers Real Estate
About Bryan College Station real estate, the local market, buying and selling homes, etc.



I've spent my fair share of time in that tiny bathroom, bedroom, actually entire apartment. The biggest problem is generally storage.This also presents the problem of creating uncluttered spaces that give the illusion of a larger area. Where do you store all those bathroom supplies that nobody wa...
Have you ever forgotten to go pick up that gift for the shower, birthday party, wedding, or what have you until the last moment and then realized that you don't have any wrapping paper? I have found myself in that situation countless times. I have a couple ideas that can maybe help you in that la...
This past weekend I went on a bike ride with my 8 year old nephew. He was a chatterbox, like usual, and commented on random things during our ride. One of the things he said to me was "I like the culture of butterflies." This comment caught me off guard, as it is slightly humorous coming out of t...
Remember when email used to be fun, exciting and new? Now it's more of a bother than anything. It's just another thing to keep up with and try to keep organized. Sometimes you just have to sit down and do the dirty work. Here are a couple ideas to clean up your inbox in 20 minutes.  Start with de...
Color is a tricky thing. Too much is TOO much. But too little can get boring. My favorite way to add color to rooms is in punches. For example, add some floating shelves and have items that provide bright punches of color on them. Not everything on the shelf, just the occasional red piece for ins...
It always astounds me at how fast breaking news like the disaster in Haiti goes in and out of the news. For a few days at least, Haiti was heavy on everyone's hearts. It was all over the news, celebrities were donating to the cause....then magically, the problem essentially becomes solved to us o...
As a photographer, I'm always looking for places to get great quality and professional looking prints. I'd like to share a couple of my finds with you that can bring your prints up from looking like amateur prints to professional quality!  One of my favorites is MPiX. This place is great! You can...
So if you've been following this blog at all, you probably could guess that I'm a huge HGTV fan. Having watched many an episode of House Hunters, Property Virgins, and other shows that show people looking for their dream houses, on a budget (most of the time), I have come to a few conclusions. My...
Many have taken advantage of the wonderful home buyer tax credit, and with good reason! Some have questioned whether or not it will be extended again. It already has been for some! For some members of the military, foreign service and intelligence communities, the credit is extended for another y...
11. Dump the sack. As tempting as it may be to throw things into those extralarge sized shopping bags, boxes are much easier to fit more in, and in the long run a better idea.    12. Prioritize. You don't have to unpack everything within the first day. Use some sort of marking system to prioritiz...

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