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Musings about life and real estate in College Station and the Brazos Valley. Subjects include College Station and Aggieland real estate, Brazos Valley and College Station real estate market conditions, College Station and Bryan events, and comments and stories about flying and sailing.
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Dear readers,Texas A&M University has announced scheduling changes to this December's commencement to allow President George W. Bush to address the graduating class and their guests.President Bush will address ALL graduates at 1030am December 12 in Reed Arena. Separately, two small "degree-granti...
11/17/2008
Dear readers, Our national media bombards us daily with news of significant reductions in home values, waves of foreclosures and frozen credit markets. Because the Brazos Valley isn't following the national pattern, it is important that homeowners keep abreast of LOCAL market information. For ove...
11/14/2008
Dear readers,Yes, its November, and that means Carnival time in the Brazos Valley.This year's carnival is from Century 21 Shows, and is set up in a slightly different location near Post Oak Mall in College Station.Instead of looking in the mall parking lot, look in the lot directly behind Cavenda...
11/13/2008
Dear readers,According to Texas A&M University officials, record fall semester enrollment has neared 48,000 students. Preliminary data released from the University this week puts fall enrollment at 47,925, again making Texas A&M the sixth largest university in the United States.Texas A&M is also ...
08/28/2008
Dear readers,First, I admit I'm a Mexican food snob. I grew up in a Spanish river valley in New Mexico, and have taken scores, probably hundreds of meals within blocks of the plaza in Santa Fe. I recognize that Mexican food means different things in different regions. Northern New Mexico will dif...
07/26/2008
Dear readers,I was in The Republic last week. It shares a wall with our Keller Williams Market Center and I've always liked the deep atmosphere of the place. There was my friend Nathan, one of the co-owners, working at the bar with his laptop.I got a little nosy and he showed me a letter from the...
07/23/2008
Dear readers,Living in a college town has advantages and disadvantages. The advantage - an unbelievable money machine (kids and parents) that keeps our market humming alongThe disadvantage - 45,000 teens and 20's, and all that entailsBryan and College Station have come at the problem two ways. Br...
03/17/2008
Dear readers,Market conditions in the Brazos Valley continue their usual march forward as Texas A&M University reported record spring enrollment. University officials said that 43,827 students enrolled for the spring 2008 semester, an addition of 1,453 students when compared with the spring 2007 ...
02/01/2008
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Dear readers,I know we all have reasons to be in this business...providing for our families first and foremost. But yesterday was one of those moments when you confirm there are other reasons.I was approached in the office by a four-year-old boy, who was entertaining himself while his parents wor...
01/13/2008
Dear readers,It quiet here in College Station, Texas as the last of our Texas A&M University students have left town for homes around the world. Truly, the peace is nice....no more waiting for our favorite restaurants. But with the kids, go the money.I was in the McDonald's on University Drive ye...
12/22/2007
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Musings about life, homes and real estate in College Station and the Brazos Valley. Subjects include College Station and Aggieland real estate, Brazos Valley and College Station real estate market reports, College Station and Bryan events, and comments and stories about flying and sailing.