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Home Buying in College Station : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Dec 26, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Fri Oct 14, 2016
Unityjeffery asked:
The value in our potential home is in the land, but the lender needs it insured for the full cost of the loan (which is more than replacement cost)
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Bruce Lynn answered:
Just a note to check in with you and see if you were able to get the mineral rights in your purchase?
Some properties have them, some don't.
Is there drilling in your area?
For a long time in organized developments we often thought the owners did not have the mineral rights. We always thought either the farmer kept them, or if not the developer got them.
But that is not always true.
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
It depends where. Call your local building dept and ask.
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Kevin Richey answered:
Yes as explained by the agents below. Before trying to sell it on your own, you may want to meet with a few agents to sew what they can do for you. Selling a home is not like selling a car, or any other household item. The transaction can be pretty complex. ... more
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Fri Oct 10, 2014
Jeffrey Leatherwood answered:
Investment properties are my forte. I sell more investment properties than anyone in town...for a reason! I know the model. With that said, there is never a perfect time to buy a condo or town home. Generally during the summer our market gets saturated with single family homes, townhomes and condos so you might be able to get a better deal then. Let me know if I can help you! ... more
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Mon Feb 17, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If making a purchase/selling why focus on average listing price, rather review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area.
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Raina Gibson answered:
Texas A&M is the major employer in Bryan/College Station. If you are looking for employment outside of education the Chamber of Commerce may be a good place to start.

Best of Luck!

Raina Gibson
Realty Associates
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Victoria Ramirez answered:
Hi Stephanie,
I moved from Houston over 22 years ago just to attend Texas A&M and I never went back. I am raising my family in a great, friendly and prosperous town. It has all the amenities of a big city without the high crime and traffic. Great University, Friendly community and now with the addition of the new Scott & White hospital, I think you will enjoy living here too. I am a REALTOR and I would love to help you find your home. My email address is ... more
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
Bruce Lynn answered:
I have a couple of lenders who work with my international clients.

Drop me an email and we can have them check.

I think you should be fine as long as you are working and have income. ... more
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Chris Tesch answered:
I believe you will be fine with the $1100 but it will strictly be up to the property managers or owners individually. Make sure that you will be comfortable with the payment. That is the most important part! Eating soup can get old :) ... more
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Chris Tesch answered:
There are several subdivisions close but nothing within walking distance at this point. Autumn Lake, Traditions, and Oak Meadow are a few of the subdivisions that are very close. Currently the prices are ranging widely because of the subdivisions involved with a modest home on Kimmy going for 138K to a stately 1.2 million dollar home in Traditions that is over 5000 square feet.

If you would like any more information don't hesitate to call or email.

Thank you,
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Chris Tesch answered:
At one time there were many duplexes available in the Oldenburg area but currently there is a shortage of duplexes and they have all been snapped up. In general the location is not as close in as some like but it's not too bad. Here location, location, location quickly transitions into A&M, A&M, A&M and the closer the better. In general, however, there are advantages to buying a bit further out. For the price you get properties with quite a few more amentities and much newer typically. Oldenburg isn't on shuttle and that can hurt a bit but realistically it typically isn't much of a problem.

Let me know if I can be of further help.


Chris Tesch
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
bcsgibson answered:
Ashlin: absolutely, right now is not too late to start looking and possibly making an offer. Homes go super quickly in our market, demand is just too high and so many parents do the math and buy rather than rent for 4+ years while their kid is in school.

Our house sold in 5 days in May without actually going on the MLS or listing with an agent. It was just fluke that the buyers knew a broker who knew us and knew we were thinking about selling. So they got a fair deal right where they wanted to be and the kind of house they were looking for. WE ended up living with the inlaws while we looked for a house to move in to. In June, but immediately after accepting the offer in May we had all our papers in with our lender so we could start looking. By July we were moving in to our new house.

So if you really want to move in in July you Need to start yesterday. And check with your landlord if he'll let you go month to month in the meantime as it's entirely possibly the closing won't be right when you need it or there will be some hiccough that slows things down or something.
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
bcsgibson answered:
Of course you can and as long as it's properly installed it will work great at keeping YOUR dog ON your property. What doesn't exist is an invisible fence that will keep other animals or people OUT of your yard or away from your dog. If you have a dog or a pool or some other hazard, you should really also have a physical fence. But out in the country with acres of yard or pasture, no, you wouldn't "have" to put up a real fence unless you are also keeping livestock or cattle. You have a duty to prevent your livestock from being a hazard or causing damage to others' property (eating their landscaping, digging up yards, etc.) So check with your code enforcement area which could be the county or city depending on your location and your HOA rules.

Now this is assuming that: your home is not covered by HOA rules that require an actual fence for the back yard. That would override any invisible fence you want to have. You can still have one but you'd also need a board fence. Most HOA's restrict the type of fence you can put up, ie. no chain link. And I'm not aware of any HOA's in the area that require a front yard fence and that's often the most common location for an invisible fence - you want to keep the dog in the front yard with you without putting up an actual fence.

But, again, there isn't a fence that will keep others out that's invisible.
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
bcsgibson answered:
The FSBO two doors down in Emerald Forest just was listed with an agent after 6 months with no appreciable traffic. In this market with this population, FSBO just aren't going to be adequately visible and family buyers are NOT going to want to get a FSBO flipped house. Do it right, clean, stage and list with a reputable agent. ... more
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Steve Santos answered:
That would be the New College Station High School.
Call me if you have any other questions.
Steve Santos
Keller Williams Realty
979-324-2340 cell
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