college station homes for sale: College Station Relocation - 12/06/10 07:45 AM
Thinking about moving to Bryan or College Station, TX?  You're not alone!!!  The area is attracting attention from a number of companies and individuals.  Regardless of whether you are looking for a smaller community, a new career, or a different lifestyle, College Station has a lot to offer.
College Station Home Prices
Home prices are moderate and well positioned to rise.  In the last 5-7 years we've had a steady appreciation of 3-5% per year.  Not bad, but not enough for a "crash".  We've seen a bit of a tougher market just recently but even then the prices didn't dive like they did in many areas.  For … (7 comments)

college station homes for sale: 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)

college station homes for sale: 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 homes for sale: College Station Home on Acreage - 01/15/08 06:51 PM
Bryan and College Station are filled with both city lots and wide open spaces.  Moving here you will need to make a decision about how you want to live.  Is a small city lot for you?  Would an acre or more be right?  What about a property you can have horses on?  Easily found in certain price ranges here (typically 250K and up, but sometimes lower, pricing will go up to over 1 million).  Things to consider are land upkeep, and costs associated as well as garbage pickup, septic system costs (a contract with a reputable maintenance company is required by … (4 comments)

college station homes for sale: College Station Market Trends - 11/30/07 04:44 AM
Our market in College Station still is going strong, despite it being the "off-season".  Our more expensive listings, those 500 and up have been getting overall more showings than typical.
College Station currently has 453 properties active.  This does not include the 97 properties currently under contract, or the 3 that are under contingency contract.
Market Price                     Active                           Under Contract                Buyers Market/Sellers Market
100K and under                  16                                     7                            Sellers
101-125K                           18                                     8                            Sellers
126-150K                           96                                    25                           Sellers
151-175K                           83                                    11                           Buyers
176-200K                           43                                    11                           Sellers
201-225K                           35                                     4                            Buyers
226-250K                           25                                     6                            Sellers
251-275K                           17                                     3                            Buyers
276-300K                           18                                     3                            Buyers
301-325K                           15                                     2                            Buyers
326-350K                             8                                     4                            Sellers
351-375K                            15                                    1                            Buyers
376-400K                            15                                    2                            Buyers
401-425K                            10                                    0                            Buyers
426-450K                             9                                     2                            Sellers
451-475K                             5                                     2                            Sellers
476-500K                             6                                     1                            Buyers
500K and up                        18                                    3                            Buyers
Obviously some of our properties … (1 comments)

college station homes for sale: College Station First Time Buyer Opportunities - 09/10/07 03:06 PM

college station homes for sale: Market Report for B/CS August 2007 - 09/07/07 01:15 PM
In August the Bryan-College Station MLS reported 318 closed sales.
539 new listings came on the market for a total of 1217 active residential listings.
The average sales price was $163,637 and the average days on the market were 109.
The greatest concentration of closed homes occurred in the 120K-139Kprice range.  A range I've been watching for months.  We had 54 single family and 7 condominiums or town-homes close in August for a total of 61 closings.  There are 173 active listings in this category.  35% of our active listings sold in August in this price range!  Even a better percentage closed if you … (4 comments)

college station homes for sale: Wolf Pen Village Townhomes - 06/12/07 02:41 PM
A little known townhouse community is directly across from the University Golf Course and easy walking or biking distance to classes.  Oakwood Intermediate and A&M Consolidated Middle School are quite handy as well to these units.  Not many come up for sale each year, but when they do they easily sell as they appeal to professors, students and people wanting a second home to watch games.  These units were built in the 70's, but many have been updated with appealing items such as granite countertops, new flooring choices and energy efficient appliances.
A community pool is yours for the taking and mature … (2 comments)

college station homes for sale: 3000 Longleaf Lane College Station Texas Home for Sale - 04/11/07 10:14 AM
Here is your chance to own a home in College Station for under 125K!  This 1472 square foot home is in immaculate condition and is sure to please!  Three large bedrooms and an open floorplan with the kitchen and dining areas looking out to a nicely landscaped backyard and mature trees.  This home offers a newer roof, replaced in 2005 and newer tile surrounds for tubs that look fantastic!  Visit my website for more information at

college station homes for sale: Bryan-College Station MLS 2006 Report - 04/04/07 02:33 PM
For those of you that would like a month by month report of what's selling in the area, here is the overview for 2006.  I will attempt to publish the information for 2007 as it comes out.
Overall in 2006 there were 2,586 residential listings sold in the Bryan-College Station MLS.  Keep in mind that surrounding areas are included.  This would be primarily Navasota, Hearne, Snook, North Zulch, Anderson and Calvert.   The 2,585 listings sold for a total of $395,568,530.  The average sales price for a home was overall $153,025.
January 2006
62 single family homes sold, 8 condos, 4 mobile homes with land, 2 patio homes … (0 comments)

college station homes for sale: How to Negotiate the Best Price - 12/30/06 03:03 PM
When I'm working with a buyer I like to be able to get them the best price and terms possible for them.  Many buyers are concerned about how to get the best price possible.  There are several ways to achieve the lowest possible price.
1) Be preapproved and have your loan in place subject to the property.
2) Be flexible on the closing date.  Some sellers will want to close as soon as possible (especially on vacant homes) while others want to wait until the end of the school year or another fixed time.  If you can accomodate their needs they are much … (0 comments)

college station homes for sale: Why You Don't Want to Write a Contingency Offer - 12/30/06 02:32 PM
You searched for the perfect home and found it!  Slight problem, you can't buy without your current home selling.  Is it time to write a contingency offer?
Think hard about whether or not you want to write that contingency.  There are things you need to know about a contingency offer before you even start.
1) The house will continue to get shown to other people and they will be able to write offers on it.
2) If an offer comes in while you are under contingency you will have a one or two day (typically) time frame in which to waive the contingency, meaning … (1 comments)

college station homes for sale: Your Home "Warranty" - 12/27/06 12:27 PM
A home protection plan, or what we manytimes call a warranty is a policy that typically costs less than $500 a year in our market.  With one of these plans in place if the buyers air conditioning breaks down, or their dishwasher dies they pay a deductable (usually about $60) and the item is repaired or replaced.
When I take listings I inform the sellers that they will probably be paying for a home warranty on the property.  They aren't marketed as warranties anymore, they are called protection plans.  When I represent the buyer I tell them that we will be asking … (3 comments)

Chris Tesch, College Station, Texas Real Estate (RE/MAX Bryan-College Station)

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College Station, Texas Real Estate

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