college station real estate: College Station Real Estate Already on the Rebound - 10/29/10 01:51 PM
It's been a tough few months, no doubt.  At the end of April the buyer incentives went away and showings slowed radically.  Sellers were compromising fairly heavily on their prices gladly.  Interestingly enough it's picking up quickly here.  Lot's of speculation revolves around the upcoming election giving Bryan/College Station residents a ray of hope.  In addition all one has to do here is to look at the commercial building, which is absolutely exploding, and see that we are doing well here.  Several of my listings are receiving multiple looks and we're in the middle of negotiating on one currently.
I never … (3 comments)

college station real estate: Open House! 6942 River Place Ct. - 05/21/10 06:31 AM
Sunday, May 23 2 P.M.-4 P.M. 6942 River Place Ct. College Station, Tx 778405

Fabulous 5K built home ready for your family!Tuscan finished walls, art niches, gleaming granite counter tops and beautiful wood floor in living room are just a few of the amenities in this beautiful home. True gourmet kitchen with an island,five burner gas cooktop,and stainless steel convection oven.Study, gameroom, and four large bedrooms.Soaring ceilings in living, expansive master suite. MIL suite downstairs with high ceilings. Sitting on a beautiful, 1.76 acre lot in College Station ISD.

Gorgeous living room looking out onto the open … (6 comments)

college station real estate: Interviewing Agents to Sell Your Home? Essential Knowledge - 05/08/10 03:50 AM
Do you want to know how to maximize your money at the closing table?  It's easy to lose when you list your home!  Picking an agent will either make you money or loose you money at the closing table.
You've decided to sell your home and it's time to pick a Real Estate Agent to list it with.  How exactly are you going to choose?  Everyone, including your neighbor, and your great Aunt Thelma has their license so who do you pick?  I've seen some very creative ways that people pick.  One woman recently sent an email out to a bunch … (2 comments)

college station 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)

college station real estate: 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 real estate: Pebble Creek Market Report, June 2008 College Station real estate - 07/09/08 04:18 PM
Pebble Creek is a golf course subdivision in south College Station.  Nestled within Pebble Creek boundries are an elementary school,  Pebble Creek Elementary and the attendant park/playground.  This neighborhood has homes priced from the low 200's to over one million.
14 homes sold in Pebble Creek in June.  These homes were priced from $254,900 to $929,900 and sold for $250,000 to $929,900.  This brings total solds so far this year in Pebble Creek to 50.  41 Pebblecreek homes are active on the market and range from listing prices of $219,900 to $1,300,000.
There are currently 8 pending sales in Pebble Creek.

college station real estate: Alexandria and Shenandoah Market Report, June 2008 College Station real estate - 07/09/08 03:45 PM
Alexandria and Shenandoah are in south College Station off Barron Road and Highway 6.  These neighborhoods show great value for the money with homes ranging from the low 100's (not common) to 200K. 
Eight homes sold in Shenandoah and Alexandria in June.  These ranged for a list price of 105K to $154,900 and sold for 108K to $154,900.  The lower priced home was a 3/2 that was 1189 square feet and was active on the market for 56 days total.  The higher price home was 1,655 square feet and was a 3/2 that was on the market 55 days total.
Year to date 51 … (0 comments)

college station real estate: Raintree Market Report, June 2008 College Station real estate - 07/09/08 03:32 PM
Raintree subdivision is located off Hwy 6 and Southwest Parkway in College Station.  Raintree is prized for being close to everywhere you want to be in College Station and has an awesome wooded park.  Most of the homes were built in the early 1980's and offer good values for your money.
There are currently 4 homes on the market in Raintree.  These range from $134,900 to $164,900.
Four sold in June as well and these were listed from $129,900 to $172,500.  They sold for $129,400 (1679 square foot patio home) to $165,000, which bought a 2331 square foot home.  Year to date … (1 comments)

college station real estate: Emerald Forest Market Report, June 2008 College Station real estate - 07/09/08 03:21 PM
Emerald Forest, a charming subdivision central to Bryan and College Station right off Highway 6 and minutes away from the University currently has 4 homes for sale.  These homes range from $269,900 to $575,900, though homes in this great sudvision range from around 140K to 600K.
The neighborhood has older sections as well as newer sections and offers a pool ad community center as well as walking trails and Sandstone Park right nearby.  New neighborhoods are being built nearby currently as well.
In June Emerald Forest only had one sale and that was a home that was built in 2005 and … (1 comments)

college station 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)

college station real estate: College Station Single Family and New Builder Home Sales for June 2008 - 07/04/08 02:42 PM
College Station again showed good numbers in sales of single family and new builder homes for June, 2008.  147 sales occured during this time in College Station.  Last year during this one month period 179 sales occured.  Obviously numbers are down a bit, but the sales were strong with some of our more expensive properties sold this month.  Total actives in these categories in College Station currently are 427.  This shows less than a four month supply of homes currently on the market.
The least expensive home sold in College Station in June was listed for 86K and was a 2 … (0 comments)

college station real estate: Selling Your Home? Look for Experience and Great Marketing! - 06/21/08 12:35 PM
You open up the mailbox and you see a beautiful full color mail out with Realtor X showing what a wonderful job they do with the marketing of properties.  You're thinking of selling your property, do you a)rush to the phone and call him? or b)check out the agents that you know are steady and dependable in your market and advertises well? 
Hopefully your answer is "b".  What you may not realize when you hire an agent is that you are also hiring their reputation.  As a listing agent I only sell your home about 10% of the time.  My job … (0 comments)

college station real estate: Staging Your Home for Success...And Enjoying It! - 06/19/08 02:46 PM
Staging your home is a very important component for a successful home sale.  The right colors on the walls, the right features and your home will sell faster and for more money.  It's pretty obvious in going through photos of different condos that I've had throughout the years.  With these conforming properties staging is the only difference to make.  You definately can figure out which unit would be chosen over another.
Here is an example of a vanity area in a one bedroom, one bath condo unit that sells for under 50K

Unfortunately I couldn't find pictures of the "normal" ones.  … (3 comments)

college station real estate: Another Excellent Buyer Off Active Rain - 06/15/08 04:16 PM
Had an excellent buyer call me on Thursday.  She had tried to hook up with the agent that her new department at the university had recommended but didn't receive a call back.  She read my profile on AR and was very happy with our match.  When writing your profile remember to include trivial things about yourself, sometimes it builds a repoire with your new client. In this case the fact that we both grew up in Michigan and are both Virgos was the clincher. 
She's found a great house, in an awesome neighborhood and we've each found a new friend!  New … (38 comments)

college station 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)

college station real estate: Landscaping Your Home For Sale - 05/24/08 03:15 PM
It was love at first sight. The Realtor pulled up in front of a house that was landscaped beautifully, flowers blooming, wood door gleaming and sunlight filtering through leafy trees. As we walked up to the front door the key glided effortlessly in the lock and we stepped into the hallway.
That was my second home. The exterior was far better than the interior, but I wasn't concerned. The minute I saw it I loved it. I still miss that home.
Do you have your home for sale? Then evaluate it from that standpoint. The exterior is a homebuyers first glimpse … (3 comments)

college station real estate: Staging Your Home For Sale - 05/24/08 03:12 PM
Hiring a stager can be a great step to selling your home quickly and for more money. If you choose not to hire someone there are ways to maximize your sale by yourself.  None will be quite as effective as hiring an excellent stager, but will definately help.
Declutter! 1). Get into your closets and pack away anything that you won't be using for the next few months. 2). Take everything possible off your kitchen counters to make the countertop look large. 3). Take magnets and mess off the refrigerator as well. 4). Pack up knick nacks and unnecessary items unless … (2 comments)

college station real estate: Home On the Market? Staging is Smelling Too! - 05/18/08 07:01 AM
As a real estate agent I can't tell you how many times I've walked into a home with prospective buyers only to turn around and walk right back out again because of offensive odors.  Whether it's cooking odors, pet odors, or even the odor of intense candles buyers aren't pleased! 
Its amazing how easy it is to alienate someone from looking at your home.  Case in point, yesterday I came home from a long day of work and my husband had generously started dinner.  From a standpoint of walking in the house without that knowledge, however, I walked in to an … (8 comments)

college station real estate: College Station Duplex $209,900 - 05/15/08 04:35 AM
Want an excellent investment?  Try this College Station condo on for size!  2566 total square feet with three bedrooms and three baths on each side.  Built in 2004 this duplex is all brick and features a large kitchen and extensive laminate wood floors.  Utility room with cupboards and folding area and cathedral ceiling in the living rooms.
Excellent Sunmeadows subdivision close to schools, shopping, parks and the hospital.  This is a must see property!
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college station real estate: College Station Market Continues to Climb - 05/04/08 02:05 AM
The single family home market in College Station, Texas is alive and well with home sales in April up from last year.  One hundred forty two (142) homes or units sold in April of this year compared to one hundred thirty seven in April of 2007.  Not a huge increase, by any means, but certainly not an indication that our market is suffering, by any means.
April 2007 found sales of 137 College Station homes, from lowest to highest, with a list price of $44,500, a one bedroom, one bathroom condo that is 688 square feet, older but in an excellent area that … (2 comments)

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