October 2016

There are 6 blog entries for October 2016.

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We all know how much the curb appeal of your home matter when you are buying or selling a home. It is the first impression that is given and could be the ultimate factor when deciding whether to buy/sell a home. Many people do not realize how easily you can enhance their curb appeal. Try these awesomely easy tips and see for yourself how your homes curb appeal can transform!

Paint your front door

A fresh coat of paint on your front door can dramatically make your home look newer and also well kept. Don’t go crazy with the color, but try a bright yet soft color so that it stands out, but not too much. Also repaint the house numbers, you’ll be surprised the difference it will make!


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Investing in real estate can have huge payoffs, especially if you are looking to better your financial position in the future. It may be a lot of work at first, but once you get your foot in the door the process becomes much easier.

The major advantage of investing is the cash flow. People who invest in rental properties have a constant and consistent flow of money from their renters. The best thing about rental payments is that you have a stable source of income. Not only is cash flow a major advantage but also, “the government offers tax benefits including depreciation and significantly lower tax-rates for long-term profits. The appreciation of a property will dramatically increase over a period of time,

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The 3 D’s are important when considering buyers viewing your home. In many cases, it will be necessary to remove items that you love about the home. When De-Cluttering your home, it will further maximize the space. Multiple trinkets and boxes should be removed so that the home appears larger and storage seems more abundant. De-Personalizing will work in the De-Home process. The wallpaper you put up in the dining area or the hot pink paint in the 2nd bedroom might be a major turn off to the buyer. This step will create less work for the buyer and make the home more visually appealing. De-Homing makes your home seem like just a house. Buyers are in a market to buy a house to turn into their home and it is

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Blinn College-Bryan Campus Theatre Presents "The Mousetrap"

Date: October 13-16

Location: 2423 Blinn Blvd, Bryan Tx 77802

Blinn College invites audiences to identify the murderer in Monkswell Manor when it opens its 2016-17 Bryan campus theatre season with Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap. Blinn will present the play Oct. 13-16 in the Blinn-Bryan campus Student Center Theatre. The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-15 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.. Tickets can be purchased at www.blinn.edu/vpa/bryan_schedule.html and will be available at the door. For questions regarding ticket reservations, call 979-209-8100 or email bryanboxoffice@blinn.edu.

Texas A&M vs Missouri Soccer

Date: October 6th, 2016
Location: Ellis Field - Aggie

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Finally! The search is over, and you have found your dream home. You can begin to breathe a sigh of relief, but don’t get too carried away because it’s definitely not time to pop the champagne yet. While the house may be on the market, ready to be sold and in seemingly tip-top condition, there is still plenty of housekeeping to be done (pun intended).

So first things first, be absolutely sure that the house fits your criteria. Are you looking for a home that is ready to live in and needs little to no work? Or maybe you want to get your hands dirty with a quaint fixer upper. Whatever the case may be, just make sure that before you begin to move through the steps of purchasing a home that the home is

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Pumpkin bars with brown sugar frosting


For the bars:

1 1/2 cups (6.75 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (7.5 ounces) pumpkin puree

For the frosting:

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk, plus more if needed


To make the bars:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 8 by 8-inch baking pan with foil or parchment

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