college station condominiums: College Station Condos and Townhomes Vs College Station homes - 07/16/09 08:54 AM
Many parents, wanting to buy a College Station home for their students, visit the idea of a condo or townhome.  As with anything there are some very positive points to consider and some other negative points on these issues.
First let's talk about what the difference is between condos and townhomes.  The major difference is that condos always have associations and the homeowner doesn't actually own the land beneath the condo, the association does and you typically only own from the studs in.  The exterior is owned and maintained by the association.  Townhomes may, or may not have associations formed to maintain community … (2 comments)

college station condominiums: Condominium and Patio, Townhome Sales Strong in College Station - 07/04/08 03:00 PM
June 2008 showed sales of 30 condominiums patio homes and town homes in College Station, Texas.  The previous years thirty day period showed sales of 32.  This month the sales went from a high list price of 169,900 to a low of 58,900.  The statistics are a bit low because several of the Cripple Creek Condos were bundled onto one listing. 
For the list price of 169,900 this 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit was on the market for 81 active days and sold for 175,750.  Typically when properties sell for more than their list price improvements were made or closing costs were paid.

college station condominiums: New Condo Project Almost Sold Out - 06/28/08 02:43 PM
One of our newest condo projects in College Station is almost sold out in Phase One currently.  Phase two should be ready for fall of 2009 and will signal the completion of this 98 unit complex complete with clubhouse and pool.
The townhomes are quality built and have many features that aren't typical with other condos around.  These three and four bedroom condos are in Wolf Pen Creek area and back up to Harvey Road being connected by walking paths to Johnny Carinos, Sonic and several other local restaurants.  Close to the mall and the excellent Wolf Pen Ampitheatre they are … (3 comments)

college station condominiums: Condos Are Only As Good as Their Association - 06/27/08 03:18 PM
In buying a condo remember that your condo value is only as good as its association.  There are luxury student condo projects in town that offers amenities such as a car wash, fitness coordinator and activities planner.  This is, of course, during their original selling phase of the project.  What happens if the fitness coordinator goes away?  Is the car wash going to be working four years from now when you want to sell?  There is nothing in the documentations that describes services such as these and guarantees them long term.
What's the take away lesson in this?  Remember that with a … (4 comments)

college station condominiums: Non Warrantable Condos - 06/26/08 10:00 AM
In buying a condo in Bryan or College Station, whether for students or singles, there are some things that you need to know to get the best deal possible.  Potential issues come up for condos, typically only in the lower priced ones, but you, as a potential buyer, need to be aware and prepared for them.
Non-Warrantable Condos-one of the first things we do with a condominium purchase is to have a condo questionaire filled out.  In this questionaire there are several items that can have a big impact on your purchase.  These are to determine whether the property is eligable for … (3 comments)

college station condominiums: Fox Run Condos, Luxury and Location! - 02/20/07 12:53 PM
Parents wanting a condo in a gated community with many amenities about one mile from campus would do well to consider this awesome complex!  Both two and three bedroom units are available, and the complex offers a resort style pool, volleyball court and shuttle route availability.  The association fees are $160/month and cover the maintenance of all common areas, insurance on the building.  The two bedrooms are 1228 square feet and typically sell for under 130K.  There are currently two active three bedrooms, one listed at $154,900, the other at $157,900.  These are 1600 square feet with two different floorplans.  Please … (6 comments)

college station condominiums: Woodlands of College Station - 01/31/07 05:20 AM
The Woodlands of College Station is coming into the area with a bang!
Picture above taken at model home on Wellborn Road & Southwest Parkway
The Dovetail Companies have created The Woodlands with the utmost care in planning, building and maintaning a first-class development. Because this community is not like many others in the area, it brings a country club feel to student living that has not been experimented with in the College Station area. 
The Woodlands prides itself in bringing a sense of neighborhood connection to its residents by embracing the traits of a true neighborhood. Tree preservation and detailed landscaping allow mature trees as … (4 comments)

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