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FSBO, Is this the way to go?

Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 5:30pm. 599 Views, 0 Comments.

For sell by owner is a popular way to go when selling a home.  "Properties are selling like hot cakes," as Terrence Murphy would say.  With properties selling in a few days with multiple offers, who needs to pay a Realor a possible 6% commission?  

If you feel confident you can get the job done and sell your property yourself, STOP and ask your self these few questions:

  • Do you have the extra time between working and family activities to sell your property?
  • Can you get the price right?
  • Can you market your property on several platforms in a timely manner with an eye catching marketing scheme? 
  • How will you market to a mass of buyers without access to the MLS?
  • Are you ready to work with buyers' agents?

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Your time is

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Tips for Searching For and Finding the Right Rental Property

Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 10:12am. 748 Views, 0 Comments.

Looking for a rental property can be tiresome. It can be especially difficult in a market where houses are leased within days sometimes hours of coming onto the market. Luckily, there is a much easier way to find a rental property fit for you than driving around looking for signs on the road.

Taking your search online can make the process much smoother, but if you are not careful, you can come across a scam. Having the information right at your fingertips can be both a blessing and a curse. Learn how to safely and easily look for a rental property online with these few simple tips.

Know what you want in a rental property

Before you start searching, take some time to really think about what you are wanting in a rental. Are you wanting a townhome?

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Investors - Two Key Action Items to Protect your Profit

Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 9:56pm. 670 Views, 0 Comments.

Let TM5 Rental Locators be your turn key service when it comes to marketing, showings, screenings, bringing you qualified tenants, and completing all paperwork. We will also keep you informed of market trends and data so that you can get the best rent for your property, while still being able to secure qualified tenants. 

As the property owner, there are two key action items that will help insure your property is rented and therefore protect your profit.

1. Give ample time to market your property. The highest rate of success comes from marketing EARLY. If you are pre-leasing for a Fall move in, we should be marketing many months before the lease start date. If you wait too long to put your property on the market, your key audience may have

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Southside Historic Area has become one of the most desired communities in Bryan/College Station, TX

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 1:59pm. 924 Views, 0 Comments.

Southside Historic Area has become one of the most desired communities in Bryan/College Station. Southside Historic Area boundary streets are George Bush, Wellborn, Holleman and Glade. Some of the better known interior streets are Welsh, Pershing, Lee, Park Place, Fairview, Montclair, Highland, and Suffolk, just to name a few.

Even though there are many historic sites throughout the area, it mainly refers to the homes on Dexter, Pershing, Lee, and Park Place. Around 2006-2008 is when the remodels transformed into homeowners and investors tearing down the older properties and replacing them with newly constructed homes. From South Dexter to Glade (on streets like Pershing and Lee Ave) there are bigger, more luxurious homes. S. Dexter to Wellborn is

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Northgate Implosion Update

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 1:57pm. 1,888 Views, 0 Comments.

On Monday, November 19, I met with Jason Schubert with the City of College Station. I wanted to get a better understanding of what the future plans are for the old Plaza Hotel and Suites site at Texas and University Drive. As most of you know, that was the location of our famous implosion! I learned that the site will be transformed into multi-level student housing with the surrounding area being retail and commercial spaces. As an investor myself, my prediction is that this unique development will increase the home values in the nearby areas making the north side of campus an even better area to invest in. The project is expected to begin next spring with the first phase taking approximately a year. Take a look at our interview by clicking on the

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Southside Historic Area

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 1:50pm. 1,017 Views, 0 Comments.

Here at TM5 properties, we talk a lot about Southside Historic District and how it’s a desirable community to live in. All the talk about this community got me thinking. What makes a community a historic district? Why are historical districts desirable to live in? Historic districts require better upkeep of homes and yards which leads to better home values, community unity, neighborhood pride, and a spike in local tourism. These qualities drive people to want to live in historic districts, and Southside is no exception. Historic districts possess a concentration of sites, objects, buildings, and structures that are aesthetically or historically pleasing.  Historic districts are traditionally residential areas that have several buildings constructed in the

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New Apartment Student Housing Near Texas A&M University

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 1:46pm. 3,667 Views, 0 Comments.

 John Sharp, Texas A&M University System Chancellor, announced that the annual economic impact of the A&M System in the Bryan/College Station area is more than $4 billion per year. This number has almost doubled over the last decade and is a first for the system at Texas A&M. The reason for the increase was the involvement of students and visitors attending sporting events and other campus activities.

The Rise

The students of Texas A&M have contributed $470.5 million to the local economy because there are a record number of students on campus this year. Fall 2012 had an enrollment of 50,227 compared to the 49,861 from 2011. Student’s expenditures include school supplies, food, housing, recreation and much more. With the record number of students at A&M

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Northgate Area Close to Texas A&M Campus making big changes for Students

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 1:32pm. 1,200 Views, 0 Comments.

The Northgate that most College Station residents know and love is not the same Northgate of the past. After the turn of the 20th century, a post office, tailor, and a shoemaker were spread around the northern entrance to Texas A&M. These shops were separated from campus by a gate, the north gate.  Northgate has been changing ever since, with improvements every so often. The Northgate that most residents are familiar with came about in the 1970s. Entertainment replaced shops and local businesses.

In the last twelve years the city of College Station has invested over $25 million to improve the Northgate District.  Recently the city wants the Northgate district to go back to its roots. They have a vision for the district to become a downtown of sorts

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