November 2016

There are 9 blog entries for November 2016.

 Your Homeowners Insurance May Cover Only Part of What You’d Pay to Replace High-Value Items

Standard homeowners and renters insurance policies include some coverage for jewelry and other precious items such as watches and furs. Like other belongings, high value items are covered for losses caused by all the perils included in your policy such as fire, windstorm, theft and vandalism.

However, there are special limits of liability for certain items, meaning that the insurer will not pay more than the amount specified in the policy. One important limit is for the theft of jewelry. To keep coverage affordable, because jewelry can be easily stolen, standard policies have a relatively low limit for theft coverage, generally

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Would you be able to remember all the possessions you have accumulated over the years if they were destroyed by a fire or other disaster?

Having an up-to-date home inventory will help you get your insurance claim settled faster, verify losses for your income tax return and help you purchase the correct amount of insurance.   Start by making a list of your possessions, describing each item and noting where you bought it and its make and model. Clip to your list any sales receipts, purchase contracts, and appraisals you have. For clothing, count the items you own by category (pants, coats, shoes, for example), making notes about those that are especially valuable. For major appliances and electronic equipment, record the…
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  Event Title: Milk & Cookies with Santa

Date: Sunday, December 11th 2:00-4:00pm

Details: Get into the holiday spirit with FREE milk/hot chocolate and cookies with Santa Claus! 
Bring the whole family on December 11th from 2-4 PM for a fun-filled afternoon of holiday activities! 
Kids can take a FREE Complimentary photo with Santa while enjoying a glass of cold milk and warm cookies on us.

Happy Holidays from all of us at The Real Estate Gallery! We hope to see you there!
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  • 10 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Milk or cream, as needed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add chopped potatoes and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Add the butter, cream cheese and garlic.
  3. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until they reach the desired consistency and texture, adding milk or cream, as needed. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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Real estate agents are considered the gatekeepers to everything you need to know when selling or buying a home. You want to make sure that your home buying/selling experience is as smooth and stress free as possible, which can be extremely difficult without the assistance of a real estate agent. An agent will help you with all of the ins and outs of real estate while also prepping you on how to go about the home buying process. Because let’s face it, everyone could use the extra help!

An agent is essential to the home buying/selling process because they will be your trustworthy guide during your real estate journey. Most of us don’t have enough time in the day to devote to searching for your dream

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Pie filling
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Whipped cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tbsp vanilla instant pudding powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter and set aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices into a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, gently beat together the sugar, butter, and eggs. Mix in the pumpkin, evaporated milk, and vanilla.
  5. Mix in the flour
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Texas A&M Vs. Alabama Volleyball

Date: November 3, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Reed Arena

Come help cheer on Texas A&M volleyball against Alabama!


Brazos Valley Worldfest

Date: November 5, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00PM Location: Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater   Brazos Valley Worldfest, held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater in College Station, TX, is a community-wide international festival to promote and celebrate the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley. Parking is available at Post Oak Mall. The festival includes culture displays, demonstrations, performances on multiple stages,…
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A home warranty is a separate contract covering repairs and replacements on systems in your home, most usually last up to a year.

Home warranties cover many but not all of your home's appliances and systems. Contract costs and coverage can vary widely, so always compare before purchasing. Before purchasing one you should review your contract and have a full understanding of what exactly is being covered. When you buy a home warranty, consider premium and optional coverage and what is not covered. When a home warranty is understood and utilized for its intended purposes, it can be the easiest way to save on home repairs and reduce the extra stress that comes with buying or selling a home.

 Warranties vary from company to company but in general

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Are you wanting to build your next home, but don’t really know where to start? It seems like there a millions things to consider before you can make any progress. Don’t stress, here are some tips to help you start!

  • Look at various floor plans. Are you wanting a one story or two story? How many bedrooms? Open kitchen? Homes nowadays consist of lavish floor plans which you may not even thought of! It is important to choose a floor plan that will work best for you.
  • Find an experienced agent. It is important to connect with an agent that has experience with home builders. An agent will be crucial in teaching you how to structure your offer to a home builder. They will have the experience to know what will be the best incentives to the builder
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