April 2017

There are 5 blog entries for April 2017.

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I’ve chosen real estate investing as a vehicle for wealth creation, but I’ve never really taken the time to explain why I’ve chosen real estate investing and why I believe it is (one of the) great ways of achieving financial freedom. Hopefully, this article will explain why I like real estate investing so much, and why I believe that real estate is a great wealth creator for everyone.

I imagine many of you have read articles (like this one) that talks all about how saving money and investing it wisely over a long period of time can generate large sums of cash. The conventional wisdom is that, if you start saving early enough in your life, you contribute periodically to that savings and you invest

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Inspection day is a big day during your home buying process. It’s your opportunity to understand the true condition of your home and pinpoint any issues before you buy. It can be a fun yet exhausting day so to make things easier, here are a few key things you should look at when inspecting your home.

Foundation

Look around the interior walls and ceilings of each room. Are there apparent cracks or shifts in the foundation? Do the same around the outside. Does the foundation appear straight? Walk the perimeter of the home to inspect if there are any trees that may be encroaching on the structure of the foundation.

Exterior

Take a look outside at the exterior of the home. Are the gutters firmly attached? Are there any loose wires or

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Date: 4/3/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cost: Free Location: Lincoln Recreation Center
1000 Eleanor Street
College Station, Texas 77840   The Lincoln Recreation Center will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m. This free event will include food, face painting, jupiter jumps, coloring, live entertainment and more! The egg hunt is open to all children ages 10 and under. 

Co-Sponsored by Pi Omicron Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity, Inc., and Concerned Black Men of the Brazos Valley.

For more information, contact the Lincoln Recreation Center at 979.764.3779.

Bravos Valley Earth Day

Brazos Valley Earth Day is held each April…
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Easter egg fruit pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 pouch (1lb 1.5oz) sugar cookie mix (or your favorite "from scratch" recipe)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz (1/2 brick) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup strawberries, chopped
  • approx. 3 cups fruit cut into pieces (I used strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries) 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 13″ pizza pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the cookie mix, melted butter, and egg and mix with a spoon until a soft dough forms.
  3. Press the dough evenly onto the pan.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool completely, about 45 minutes. Cut into
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About eight percent of houses sold a year are homes sold by the owner. If you want to save time and money, there will be some things you’ll need to avoid. Even with a real estate agent, some of these tips will help a sale run a little bit smoother.

 Not investing in your home

Your house probably needs some repairs here and there. It is understandable that you aren’t wanting to invest more money into the home you are about to sell. If you want to sell your home in a decent time span and get the most out of your house, investing in it is your best bet. Be sure to clean up the house for showings, maybe even splurge on professional carpet cleaning. A big problem with house showings is the smell. Stains on the carpet and bad odor from pets can be a

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