College Station, TX Real Estate News

By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Can you believe it is December already?  Just 30 more days until 2016.  That's crazy.  Are you ready for the holidays yet?  Get things started in style at the 2015 College Station Christmas in the Park.What: 2015 College Station Christmas in the ParkWhere: Stephen C Beachy Central Park (1000 Krenek Tap Rd)When: Dec 4th to 6th, 6pm to 10pm Fri & Sun, 12pm to 9pm SatCost: FREEContact: Gerry Logan, City of College Station (979) 764-3408 or via email2015 College Station Christmas in the ParkThe City of College Station has listened to the people.  Christmas at the Creek is no longer.  The park is where it's at!  The 2015 College Station Christmas in the Park celebration makes its way back to Stephen C Beachy Central Park this entire weekend.  That is three days of holiday-filled fun for the ...
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
College Station is going to the dogs.  And it's wonderful!  Dachshunds aren't the only pooches welcome at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater on November 15th.  The College Station Wiener Fest 2015 is for everyone.What: College Station Wiener Fest 2015Where: Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater (1015 Colgate)When: Sunday, November 15th 7:45amContact: Aggieland Humane Society (979) 775-5755 or via emailCollege Station Wiener Fest 2015Originally, the College Station Wiener Fest 2015 was supposed to take place on October 24th.  However, it had to be rescheduled to November 15th.  So, if you were already signed up to participate last month, you are still good to go this month.The College Station Wiener Fest 2015 begins with a 5K Run/Walk at 11am.  You can register for this fun run as late as 10:45am on the ...
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
When is a wolf pen not a wolf pen?  When it's a werewolf pen.  At least, that's what is happening to Wolf Pen Creek this Friday.  For one night only, Wolf Pen will be transformed into a Halloween haven.  That is when the public is invited to the 2015 College Station Trick or Treat at Werewolf Creek event.What: 2015 College Station Trick or Treat at Werewolf CreekWhere: Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater (1015 Colgate)When: Friday, October 30th 5pm to 9pmAdmission: FREEContact: City of College Station, Parks & Recreation Dept (979) 764-34862015 College Station Trick or Treat at Werewolf CreekConsider 2015 College Station Trick or Treat at Werewolf Creek to be a rehearsal of sorts for the real thing on Saturday night.  Even so, this is definitely not a sub-par Halloween event.  Sure, your kids a...
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
It's October.  Halloween is still three and a half weeks away.  But you can kick start the season at the 2015 College Station Pumpkin Palooza Weekend.  For the third year in a row, the Millican Reserve is hosting this fun, family-friendly event for the public.  If this doesn't get you into the Halloween spirit, nothing will!What: 2015 College Station Pumpkin Palooza WeekendWhere: Millican Reserve (19851 FM 2154)When: October 9-11, 2015Contact: Millican Alliance email info@millicanalliance.org2015 College Station Pumpkin Palooza WeekendAre you ready for pumpkins galore?  The 2015 College Station Pumpkin Palooza Weekend has it all.  On Friday, October 9th, the Millican Reserve will be hosting a special Autumn Reserve dinner from 6pm to 8pm.  Ronin Cooking's own Chef Brian Light has put to...
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Do you often look up at the night sky in amazement?  Have you ever wanted to get a closer look at the stars?  Are you interested in learning more about them?  Join one of the 2015 College Station Star Parties at Texas A&M and you'll become a celestial bodies expert in no time!What: 2015 College Station Star PartiesWhere: Sbisa Dining Hall, Texas A&M's North CampusWhen: Tuesday, September 29th 8pm to 10pmCost: FREEContact: Dr Jennifer Marshall, Mitchell Institute, Texas A&M (979) 862-2782 or via email2015 College Station Star PartiesThere are six 2015 College Star Parties left this year.  These may be cut down to an even smaller number, though.  Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate with us mere mortals.  If it's cloudy, stargazing will have to be put off until the next scheduled event....
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
This Friday marks the 14th anniversary of September 11th, 2001.  The events that transpired on that day will live on in our nation's hearts and minds for decades to come.  We are still feeling the aftershocks in our College Station community to this day.  If you feel the need to do something to honor those we lost, you may want to sign up for the 2015 College Station 9/11 Moving Tribute.What: 2015 College Station 9/11 Moving TributeWhere: Military Depot Parking Lot (105 Walton Dr)When: Friday, September 11th, 2015 7am to 8:30pmAdmission: FREEContact: Natalie, Team RWB Brazos Valley (832) 795-6925What is the 2015 College Station 9/11 Moving Tribute?At the 2015 College Station 9/11 Moving Tribute, members of our community will be walking a specified route carrying our flag from sun up to ...
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
August 2015 College Station Movies by the PondMovies are fun.  They can be educational.  They can be entertaining.  They can be a nice way to spend time with your family.  Take them to the August 2015 College Station Movies by the Pond.  You'll get to see a fun movie with only the stars in the sky above you.  What: August 2015 College Station Movies by the Pond Where: The Pond at George Bush Presidential Library When: Friday, August 21st 7pm Contact: George Bush Presidential Library Reservations (979) 691-4068 or via email  August 2015 College Station Movies by the Pond Do you remember President Bush's dog Millie?  She was a beautiful English Springer Spaniel that accompanied President Bush just about everywhere on the White House grounds.  In her honor, the movie selection of the eveni...
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
There are numerous things sellers need to know about selling their home. A big question is: do you know what not to do when selling your home? Though this may seem like an obvious question, but many home sellers make these common mistakes. One thing can make or break the selling of the house, so be sure to avoid problems by following these tips!Click here for the full article.                             
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
The 2015 College Station Market on the Green takes place once a month at the Millican Reserve.  June was its inaugural event.  They are still in their infancy.  But they get better every month.What: 2015 College Station Market on the GreenWhere: Millican Reserve (19851 FM 2154)When: Sunday, August 16, 2015 10am to 2pmCost: FREEContact: Millican Alliance2015 College Station Market on the GreenYou have probably been to one or two farmer's markets in your life.  They are great places to meet with local farmers and artisans.  It is also a wonderful place to catch up on local news.  But I don't think you've seen anything like the 2015 College Station Market on the Green.First of all, it takes place at the Millican Reserve.  The Millican Reserve operates on more than 1,000 acres of beautiful ...
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
                                 Buyers want beautiful backyards. According to a survey by Better Homes and Gardens, 53 percent of luxury homebuyers want a garden oasis, 50 percent want an outdoor fireplace or fire pit and 47 percent want a separate guest house outside the main home.You may not be able to pull off the guest house, but there are plenty of ways to give buyers what they want in their outdoor space. Stage your next sale with some portable luxury pieces that transform the backyard into a great selling feature.Read the full article here.
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
 Don't miss out on this terrific family home with a great location! This home is a large 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom located in William's Court. The property offers both a formal living and dining areas that were recently updated with bamboo flooring!The large master suite includes dual vanities, a garden tub, a separate shower, and roomy walk-in closets. Also, this home boasts a backyard deck with built-in seating.Enjoy being near parks and schools, convenient for your family!See more about this home here  
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
                           On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015,  six local businesses participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for The Real Estate Gallery, located at 4121 Hwy 6 South in College Station.The 14,000 square foot Real Estate Gallery will house the following local companies: Cortiers Real Estate, Aggieland Title, Spring Insurance, Legacy Mutual Mortgage, GrantCaffey Construction, and Black Box Coffee. This building will be unique in the fact that it will hold all of these companies under one roof, making it convenient for locals, and out of towners who are searching for real estate services. Click here to read the full article: http://www.cortiersrealestate.com/blog/the-real-estate-gallery-groundbreaking-news.html 
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By Tom and Stephanie Hansson, Hansson and Hansson Real Estate Team
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Anyone who has lived in the College Station community knows how humid we get in the summer.  July and August are peak times for air conditioner usage.  If you recently replaced your old AC unit with a more energy-efficient model, good for you!  You may even be eligible for some money back via the Energy Back II Rebate Program.  Here are some College Station AC care tips to help beat the heat and extend the life of your unit.College Station AC Care Tips Air Filters - Replace regularly.  Dust accumulates quickly.  This can inhibit the functionality of your AC.  It is highly recommended that you change your filters every one to two months to keep your AC unit running efficiently and effectively. Keep it Clear - Outdoor units are exposed to the elements.  You don't want grass, mud or other ...
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Trying to sell your home? Follow these great suggestions that will surely catch the attention of potential buyers!Pre-Viewing  Chances are potential buyers have already viewed pictures of your home before visiting. This is the very first impression of your house, next to your front yard. This is the deciding factor for almost every potential buyer. Of course your home has the right amount of bedrooms, bathrooms, and even a bonus game room for the kiddos, but what do these pictures tell a viewer about your house? Are the pictures bright and inviting? Have the angles of the pictures truly shown how spacious the kitchen is? Do these pictures do your house justice? These are all questions a seller should ask themselves. Click here for the full article: http://www.cortiersrealestate.com/blog...
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By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Property Manager
(McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC)
Moving day in Aggieland!  It is officially our "turn" season as we move out our last group of students and prepare our rental locations for the next group. This is a very stressful time for students, parents, management and vendors as we are all on very tight schedules.  It is definitely a test of patience on some days.To avoid some of the pressures and stress it is wise to be organized, have your plan of action and meet with vendors to ensure that they are on task with the make-ready scheduling.Tenants moving out should schedule an appointment to do the move out walk thru with management, provide a forwarding address and return all keys and garage door openers.  Most of the time when you issue your notice to vacate, you are given a move out cleaning checklist which spells out exactly w...
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
This listing is perfect for first-time home buyers or anyone looking for an upgrade! This listing is move-in ready with fresh paint and brand new carpet! The living room includes a fire place perfect for winter evenings. Located on a beautiful lot in a quiet neighborhood - can't beat that!This listing is located Just around the corner from schools, shopping, and medical buildings!MOVE FAST! This listing is priced to sell!For more information on this listing, click here! 
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
A contingency gives the buyer/seller the right to back out of a sale due to specific circumstances without any penalty. Found within contracts, there may be a list of several conditions that need to be met in order to close the sale. Read the full article here: http://www.cortiersrealestate.com/blog/what-are-contingencies.html
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Vacant homes are often a challenge to realtors in today’s market. People tend to buy houses that appear more attractive and welcoming.  A large empty house can seem overwhelming to potential buyers and the flaws of the house are magnified. With these tips, your vacant home will become more enticing to buyers. Click here to view full article: http://www.cortiersrealestate.com/blog/tips-for-selling-a-vacant-home.html
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By James Murr, www.cortiersrealestate.com
(Cortiers Real Estate)
Homeowners Insurance typically covers at least some of the stuff in your storage unit. Although, there are certain situations in which your storage may be only partially covered or not covered at all.When you put your assets in storage make sure they are insuredIt is easy to make the mistake of putting your property into storage assuming it's covered. Most Homeowners Insurance do cover off premises properties from fires, theft, damages, and things like that. There are some Homeowners Insurances that don't cover your stored assets and you need to double check with your Insurance company and make sure that your property is covered before you put it into storage.Click here for the full article: http://www.cortiersrealestate.com/blog/does-your-homeowners-insurance-cover-all-the-stuff-in-you...
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