bryan real estate: Bryan & College Station Real Estate Recognized as Being Undervalued - 07/21/09 02:38 PM
For the second time in the last five years Bryan and College Station have been recognized as places where real estate is selling for under what the values should be. This means that there are definate bargains here in Aggieland.  Houston was the only other city in Texas that got this designation.  With the prospects of tremendous job growth and undervalued real estate it's a wonderful market to be in.  The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M believe that our appreciation rates will be higher than ever in the next few years.
With higher than ever appreciation values will you make … (2 comments)

bryan real estate: Market Value is Not a One Size Fits All - 07/06/08 12:42 PM
You've seen the web sites.  Find your market value from here!  Know what your home is worth today!  If only it were that easy!  Relying on these mechanisms can make you give up huge amounts of equity or have you market your home for too much money which results in longer market time and typically a lower price.
Market value depends on many parts to an equation.  Square footage, finish out, location, existing roadways, floorplan of your home and the effective age of the property all figure into the analysis.  Even appraisals can be off, so anyone promising you a "instant … (2 comments)

bryan real estate: Bryan, Texas Sales for June, 2008 - 07/04/08 03:24 PM
Bryan showed a steady 93 sales in single family homes, patio homes and new builder homes in June, 2008.  During the same timeframe last year 109 sales were made.  This last month sales ranged from a property listed for 585,000 to a property listed for 32,500.
The 585,000 property was a 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home active on the market for 87 days.  It sold for the asking price (which had been lowered during the 87 days).  It was 4,105 square feet.
The 32,500 property was a 2 bedroom/1 bath that was on the market 8 active days. It sold for 25K.

bryan real estate: Awesome Bryan Home $229,900 - 07/03/08 04:53 PM
Want a location close to A&M yet not right next to your neighbors?  Dreaming of a sun dappled home with gleaming wood floors and wide open spaces?  This home located in Beverly Estates is your dream come true!  This four bedroom/three bath home has cedar lined closets and built in chest and is minutes to A&M, Blinn, or St. Joseph Hospital.  Over 2000 square feet awaits with a tiled porch waiting for you and a glass of lemonaide.  This 1939 home situated on a more than one acre is sure to please.

A seperate entrance for the fourth bedroom paired with the … (5 comments)

bryan real estate: Look What You Can Buy In Bryan Texas For Under $155K - 06/25/08 02:49 PM
This gorgeous property is a property that I helped some gracious clients buy last month.  It's a beautiful 4 beroom home across from a park in Bryan, Texas.  For those of you that are unaware of what great properties can be had for under $160K in our area this will be a real eye opener!

The gorgeous front porch alone is a welcome sight!

The yard is inviting and the house is well maintained!
The house is over 2000 square feet and on a small, manageable lot near a golf course.  The rooms are large with the master downstairs and … (8 comments)

bryan real estate: Buyer Beware! - 06/15/08 03:30 PM
Prospective buyers in Bryan and College Station need to take several things into consideration when looking at homes.  Focusing on resale value from the very start will definately put you in the drivers seat when selling later down the road.  Many buyers come into the market not looking at their purchase from this perspective and suffer later down the road.
Things to consider:
1)  How long do you plan on living in this particular home?  Obviously, plans change frequently, but this is the first thing to consider.  If you are planning on a stay two years or less you may want to rethink … (1 comments)

bryan real estate: Wonderful Country Home In Bryan - 05/18/08 06:30 AM
Come home to the country!  Beautiful 3,440 square foot home on 9.5 acres in Camp Arrowmoon area.  Five bedrooms, 3 baths and a 1.5 acre pond.  Builders own personal home that he hates to leave!  This gorgeous home can be yours for $439,900.  Not listed until 5/24/08 get a jump on it now by making an appointment to see!
This property is secluded and looks much smaller from the exterior, but has excellent room sizes.

What a beautiful porch!  Looks out to the private pond.

Get ready to fall in love!  More pictures coming soon!  For more information … (0 comments)

bryan real estate: Bryan, Texas Data Shows Sales Climbing - 05/04/08 02:28 AM
Bryan shows a modest increase in single family housing sales from April 2007, to April 2008.  In April 2007 eighty one homes were sold in Bryan.  In April 2008 eighty six Bryan homes sold.
April of 2007 showed sales from list prices of $595,900 for a 2,752 square foot home on almost thirty eight acres that sold for $490,000.  (Much beyond the normal reduction.....and typically shows quite a bit of problems with the home or an inflated list price initially).  The lowest sale was a one bedroom/one bath condo of 611 square feet that listed for $39,000 and sold for full list price.
April … (6 comments)

bryan real estate: Great Bryan Home in Established Neighborhood - 03/01/08 01:19 PM
This awesome little 3 bedroom/1 bath home is ready for your family.  Priced at only $84,900 this great little place is complete with new light fixtures, new bathroom sink, tub and toilet and many other updates.  A small studio in back is in need of extensive renovations, but possibly could be rehabbed. 
Call today for more information about this great home!

bryan real estate: Bryan real estate market - 11/30/07 05:20 AM
Our market in Bryan, Texas still isn't as healthy as College Station in our "off-season".   Bryan currently has 431 properties active.  This does not include the 84 properties currently under contract, or the 3 that are under contingency contract.
Market Price                     Active                           Under Contract                Buyers Market/Sellers Market
100K and under                 130                                 31                              Sellers
101-125K                           67                                  16                              Buyers
126-150K                           57                                  16                              Sellers
151-175K                           32                                    6                              Buyers
176-200K                           31                                    4                              Buyers
201-225K                           18                                    1                              Buyers
226-250K                           16                                    3                              Buyers
251-275K                            8                                     3                              Sellers
276-300K                           22                                     1                             Buyers
301-400K                           23                                     1                             Buyers
401-500K                           12                                     2                             Buyers
501K and up                       22                                     0                             Buyers
Bryan isn't selling as robustly during this fall/winter season as College Station, but still, overall isn't doing badly for it being the slow season.
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bryan real estate: Bryan real estate with pools - 09/06/07 03:18 PM
It's always been a question of mine as to why pools haven't taken off here at the same rate that they did when I lived in Houston.  I've been here nine years now and, I believe, I've answered my question.  Our typical ages for homeownership are very different than the rest of the United States are.  We, basically, have three groups.  We have the folks coming back here for retirement.  Mostly they don't want pools.  For them it's a liability.
We have the college crowd. (whether graduate student, professor,associate professor, etc..)  These folks have a wealth of opportunity at their fingertips.  Want a great … (9 comments)

bryan real estate: Bryan real estate with pools - 09/06/07 03:18 PM
It's always been a question of mine as to why pools haven't taken off here at the same rate that they did when I lived in Houston.  I've been here nine years now and, I believe, I've answered my question.  Our typical ages for homeownership are very different than the rest of the United States are.  We, basically, have three groups.  We have the folks coming back here for retirement.  Mostly they don't want pools.  For them it's a liability.
We have the college crowd. (whether graduate student, professor,associate professor, etc..)  These folks have a wealth of opportunity at their fingertips.  Want a great … (2 comments)

bryan real estate: Pending Sales in Bryan, Texas - 09/01/07 12:31 PM
Pending sales in Bryan appear to be in great shape and leave no doubt behind our market being a robust one!
Currently there are 118 sales (not including contingency contracts) in Bryan pending.  These are offer pending signature, under contract, option contract, and under contract with backup.  There are currently 467 active listings in Bryan.  This showcases our healthy market currently.
Of the pending sales in Bryan we have the most expensive being a $885K home with 4,300 square feet and four bedrooms/three and a half baths in Traditions subdivision.  Three of these pending contracts are over 500K.  Nine of these 118 are over 300K.  … (1 comments)

bryan real estate: Bryan Luxury Real Estate - 2502 River Forest Court - 08/25/07 11:15 AM
Come home to this elegant listing.  Positioned on 1/2 acre lot, this 4026 square foot home features five bedrooms four and one half baths.  Updated tile and hardwood floors, lots of storage including a cedar lined closet.  This well maintained home is a true delight.  Three car garage and lots of trees.  This house, in the prestigous Bryan neighborhood, Memorial Forest, is presented at $374,000.


bryan real estate: Bryan real estate recently reduced - 08/25/07 11:00 AM
Parents, want a four bedroom house close to campus that won't break the budget?  Come home to 601 Olive.  This four bedroom house sits on a large lot and has 1,988 square feet of living space.  The cooktop, oven, microwave and water heater have recently been updated.  The bedrooms and closets are oversized.  Low maintenance exterior with brick and vinyl siding. 
Price is reduced from $149,900 to $129,900 for a quick sale!  This is only $65.34 per square foot.

bryan real estate: Bryan's Floodplains Extended - 08/11/07 10:36 AM
Bryan City Engineers recently revamped outdated floodplain maps.  FEMA requires flood maps to be revised periodically.  Approximately 10% of Bryan (around 2700 acres) now lies in floodplain.  180 homeowners were notified that their homes lie within the 100 year floodplain, the area that has a 1% or better chance of being flooded each year. 
Help is on the way for residents newly identified as living in the floodplain as Bryan is part of a FEMA incentive program that will give 5% discounts for flood insurance.
Though I don't know of anyone happy about being identified as in the floodplain, these residents can sleep a  bit better at night … (6 comments)

bryan real estate: Bryan & College Station Market Report for July 2007 - 08/08/07 05:32 PM
The Bryan/College Station housing market had good activity in July with a median sales price of $166,023 (down from $180,096 last month).  Only 7 homes sold over $500,000.  There were 52 active listings in this price range (7.42 month supply).   $400K-$499K range saw sales of 5 homes compared to the 45 active on the market (9 month supply).  $300K-$399K range saw sales of 15 for the 89 homes active (5.93 month supply).  In the $250K-$299K range 13 were sold for the 78 active on the market (6 month supply).  For homes priced $200K-$250K 18 sales occurred whereas there were 112 listed ( 6.2 month supply).  … (9 comments)

bryan real estate: Awesome Home in Bryan, Texas - 08/02/07 01:07 PM
Need a great home on a budget?  Look no further!  This beautiful home has been updated extensively and is beautifully landscaped with large trees and deck!  Featuring 3 bedrooms and two baths with a large formal living room and utility room with extra storage!  Directly across from the award winning Johnson Elementary School! Priced right at $129,990.  Open house held August 19th from 2-5 pm. Stop by and get cold drinks and brownies!!! Get more great College Station Homes or Bryan Homes! … (11 comments)

bryan real estate: Copperfield Subdivision, Bryan, Texas - 07/20/07 03:48 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)

bryan real estate: Miramont Subdivision, Luxury Living - 07/20/07 03:16 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)

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