Clay Lee's (rclaylee) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Beal, Inc.



Once in a great while, a Realtor gets the distinct pleasure of listing a truly breathtaking home.  I am proud to say I have listed and sold many unique, beautiful homes in College Station and Bryan during my 10+ years as a Realtor in this area.  But today I am beyond thrilled to present my newest...
Home inspections have always been important for and requested by the smart buyer; now more than ever, an inspection is becoming an absolute necessity.  Whether you are looking to purchase a luxury home, a mid-priced home, or a low-priced home, an inspection is equally important.  And if you are o...
As cited in yesterday's article, almost 60 homes in College Station and Bryan have had their asking prices slashed in the recent months since the Homebuyer Tax Credit expired.  Though we are certainly seeing the effects in our own community,  this is a national trend that continues to grow with t...
Home shoppers who missed the April 30 deadline for the Homebuyer Tax Credit ($8,000 tax refund for first time buyers) may be getting the better end of the deal after all.  For a variety of reasons, home buyers could now save much more than the $8,000 tax refund. For starters, in some neighborhood...
Fewer Americans own homes in the first quarter of 2010 than in any quarter since the beginning of 2000, according to data from the Census Bureau.  The seasonally adjusted homeownership rate fell from 67.3 percent to 67.2 percent.  It is the lowest rate in almost a decade, and the effects are movi...
One of the most beautiful spots for real estate in the College Station area is nestled away in a quiet corner of the Southside of the city. The Historic District falls within the square of Anderson, Welsh, George Bush, and Holleman. And though there are many historic sites all throughout that are...
Newsweek issues a yearly feature wherein they rank America's Best High Schools.  Just over 1600 schools - only six percent of all public schools in the U.S. - made the list. For the fifth consecutive year, A&M Consolidated High School has made this prestigious list.  This year, they are ranked at...
A big question I get, especially currently as people are trying to save money, is: "Should I buy or rent a home?"  Whether it is more financially sound to buy or rent a home varies greatly across the nation.  For example, in a place like Omaha, Nebraska it is better to rent as a result of the hug...
When building a new home, in College Station or anywhere, there are many important things to look for in your construction agreement.  There are so many areas where pitfalls may occur that it is essential to make sure they are all addressed in your contract. First and foremost, there is the compl...
Helping my clients to buy and sell homes in College Station is an art I have been perfecting for the past 15 years. It is a never-ending education, as I am constantly working on learning and doing more.  One important lesson I have learned during this time is what I like to call the art of the de...

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