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Angelica P, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Tue Sep 6, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Paula Harding, Home Owner in Lubbock, TX
Fri Jul 22, 2016
Paula Harding answered:
This is interesting, and disappointing. My husband & I are retired looking for a small home to rent in Brenham. Our granddaughter & grandson-in-law are buying a home there and we so much want to be near our two great-grandbabies. I realize Brenham is a small town and rentals may not be abundant, so when I found this cute little house for rent I was sooo excited. This home we're looking for will be our last. And yes...we are in the same boat as too many Americans: Trying to live on a fixed income that our Congress thinks belongs to them. Under any other circumstances taking money from a trust account that you have no legal right to would be a crime. Oh Lord...don't get me started. LOL!

Anyway, for some reason...maybe desperation...when I first read the rental ad it said $750. Exactly the amount we were trying to stay at. I couldn't believe it! I quickly went to Google Earth, put in the address and swooped down to look all around the neighborhood. It just kept getting better...the other homes were about the same size and seemed to be maintained and looking neat & clean.

WOW!! We have been looking non-stop for 2 months, and there it is right in front of me on Google Earth. I reached over to grab the mouse to go back and find the phone number to call and get this ball rolling. I had to take one more quick look at the Google image of "MY" house...that's when I saw it. How could I have missed it? I went back to the ad looking for some reference to what I'd just seen. Nothing. I went back to Google Earth.'s still there. Directly across the street from this really cute little house were railroad tracks. But I still didn't give up. I went back to the ad to get the ph# so I could call the owner of the house to ask if these tracks were still used. That's when I stumbled across these messages, and it appears those tracks are VERY active. Then to add insult to injury I see that the rent amount isn't $750, as I thought it read...IT'S $950. HOLY SMOKES! So much for my happy Friday morning...{*_*}
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Paul, Both Buyer and Seller in 11968
Sun Apr 3, 2016
Paul answered:
Let help you answer the Rent v Buy v Invest question for yourself and your unique situation re: Your monthly rent expense option v house purchase price You would like to buy + all its associated costs like closing/title/mortgage interest/RE taxes/HO insurance/utilities + maintenance costs/broker selling commission/capital gains taxes/and more! is educational, in-depth, and easy to understand for first-time homebuyers. ... more
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jboydtxpower, Home Buyer in Brenham, TX
Tue Aug 11, 2015
jboydtxpower asked:
My Question / Major Concern is the railroad tracks located 1 block away. How often do the trains travel during the day / night, and is Brenham working on the whistle blowing thru town. My…
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ksevern, Other/Just Looking in Caldwell, TX
Wed Jan 14, 2015
ksevern asked:
My mother has an option on a home in Burleson County and I would like to hire an inspector from Brenham or BCS. My mother contracted the purchase with the listing agent for the sale. While…
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Jack Whilden, Home Buyer in Brenham, TX
Mon Apr 21, 2014
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Stephen McCl…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, TX
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Stephen McClain answered:
Hi Viv,

As my peer mentioned unfortunately crime is a part of our world everywhere today. I would suggest doing some REAL research. Really did in to the stats/ information you have to determine what types of crime are occurring and how often. Remember that Brenham is not a large city. The populous is much lower so the stats can be skewed relative to the population size overall. Find out how many reports/ filings actually have occurred I the last year. The local Brenham police depart. is a great place to start.

I would also suggest the use of a professional Realtor to guide your process. We know Brenham. Our Realtors are local and have lived there their whole lives. We can put our expertise and knowledge of the market to work for you and find the perfect home for you and your family. Feel free to visit us at www. Our Brenham specialist, Bridget Garner is ready to help you find your dream home today.

Best Regards,

Stephen B. McClain, Broker Owner
Cornerstone New Home Solutions

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Linda Niehuus, Real Estate Pro in Brenham, TX
Thu Oct 3, 2013
Linda Niehuus answered:
It would be helpful to know specifically the area you were inquiring about, as well as the supply source. If you are asking about Brenham city utilities, then there is plenty of water for homes served by the city. If you are asking about areas served by community water services, then again, I would say all is well. Those wells are deep and access water from deep-laying aquifers. For indiviual wells on rural property, there have been a few issues with shallow wells that are the result of the extended and cyclical drought. Some shallow wells have gone dry, but it is very few and nearly all can simply drill to a deeper depth to get "flowing" again. We all need to be responsible with our water usage. It is the new "liquid gold" -- with water rights being reserved and sold commercially. If you would more specific information, feel free to contact me. ... more
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Fritz Walter, Real Estate Pro in Milford, CT
Wed Jul 31, 2013
Fritz Walter answered:
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Donna Hobbs, Real Estate Pro in Brenham, TX
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Donna Hobbs answered:

Well, in both neighborhoods homes are built by different builders. I am happy to research homes for you if you are not currently working with a realtor. Brenham is a wonderful place to retire, easy to navigate, good hospitals, great downtown and they are currently enlarging our HEB!

Please do contact me at your convenience. I have lived in the area over thirty years and love getting folks moved to town!

Thank you,
Donna Hobbs
Heritage Texas Country Properties
Cell: 979-203-0815
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
William "Boo" Christensen answered:
Sales prices have remained fairly steady in the entire City of Brenham over the past year. In fact we are seeing a shortage of quality, well priced homes on the market at this time. Competetively priced homes are selling pretty quickly. ... more
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Lindi Braddo…, Real Estate Pro in Brenham, TX
Thu Sep 6, 2012
Lindi Braddock answered:
Hi Lyette, I agree with Ginger - John Kelly is very good.
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Chris Tesch, Real Estate Pro in College Station, TX
Fri Aug 24, 2012
Chris Tesch answered:
Hi Nancy,

I think for your workshop purposes it probably would be better to have a "ranchette". As far as being a better investment it truly isn't a situation where one is better than the other. The key to it is the right subdivision, whether a rural property or city property. Certain subdivisions sell better than others and, as usual, the mantra for real estate...location, location, location. ... more
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Pam Green, Real Estate Pro in Brenham, TX
Fri Jan 9, 2009
Pam Green answered:

If you haven't already received any information on this, I'd love to help you out. I actually live and work in Brenham as a Realtor Associate for Coldwell Banker Properties Unlimited. While we deal mostly with selling/buying of property we do also list rental property. The rental market in Brenham is pretty tight and there is not a huge amount of inventory. Even apartments fill up pretty quickly.

If you are still interested in checking out some listings, let me know. I'd like to get more specifics from you such as number of bedrooms, baths, garage, price range and that sort of thing so we can narrow it down.

Look forward to working with you.

Pam Green
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