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Local Dojo holds Retreat 2013 – Montoya’s Shorin Kempo Karate

 

Karate

Raymond Montoya's 2013 Retreat

February 8-10, 2013

Hanshi Raymond L. Montoya was an active police officer in Bryan, Texas, for 27 years.  He was involved in training and recruiting and was a Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) instructor.  Currently, he holds the following martial arts ranks:

Hanshi Raymond L. Montoya
9th dan:  American Shorin Kempo Karate
under Hanshi Terry L. Bryan, 9th dan

6th dan:  Shaolin Kempo/Mu Ying Tao
under Dr. Harold Mayle, 10th degree
(through Terry L. Bryan)

3rd dan: U.S. Kempo Kobujitsu
under Hanshi Dan B. Kennedy, 9th dan 16

2nd degree:  (Lakan Dalawa) Modern Arnis
under the late Prof. Remy A. Presas, 10th degree

 

Hanshi Montoya Recognized by Masters

 

Why did I choose Montoya?


I was at an impasse trying to find an activity my son, Hunter, would enjoy.  I tried the usual sports and scouts with no sign on light in his eye.  He came home one day from school with a flyer and was very excited about taking a Karate class.  As I do with just about everything my kids want to do, I researched.  I called a few schools and found that they offered classes similar to each other and I wasn’t impressed.  I even ended up in an argument with a Black Belt from one of the schools.  I asked a friend and he recommended that I go to this seemingly unknown building in Bryan behind the Municipal Golf Course.  It actually only said Karate on the building.  As many passers by do, I judged the book by the cover, but we went in because I had to, he saw the sign!!

The welcome we received was far above what I expected.  We were exposed to a class that was well disciplined and motivated.  Instructors with belt levels of all different ages training others.  I felt at home and very comfortable.  My son was bouncing off the walls with excitement!

Time has gone by since that day and nothing has changed!  Hunter is promoting up and we both attended this past weekend’s Retreat, I saw so much respect for Hanshi Montoya’s abilities and not to mention rank!!  As of Monday, I am now one of his students!

If you are looking for a place to take your kids or want to learn REAL Martial Arts, I recommend coming by and taking a look.  The price is the lowest in town, not due to lack of training, Hanshi Montoya teaches from the HEART not pocket book!

Buying a home in Bryan or College Station, it is great to have a place to relieve stress, have a place for your kids to go and learn something they can use for the rest of their lives.  Aggieland is blessed to have such a place like Montoya’s.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wind Turbine Blades passing through the Brazos Valley

Have you seen the size of those blades?

Traveling through Robertson County I saw a site I think you would enjoy seeing!!  Wind Turbine Blades parked on the rail road tracks just north of Hearne.  If you have never seen one of these in person here is a picture that may give you an idea of the immense size of these wondrous machines.

Turbine Blades

Holy Moly!

Living in the Brazos Valley in College Station, I never get to see these gigantic machines, but if you live in West Texas, it is just a part of the horizon.  I found this video, take a look!

Texas A&M University and Wind Power

Did you know that our home town university has a large influence on green energy?  West Texas A&M University, part of the Texas A&M University Systems in College Station, is located in the city of Canyon in west Texas.  It is the first University in Texas to start wind energy research.  The research began in 1970 and led to the formation of the AEI (Alternative Energy Institute) in 1977.

 

Wind Farms:

West Texas is one of the best sites on the planet for wind farms.  It is the largest supplier in the US followed by Iowa.  6.9% of the electricity in Texas during 2011 was generated by the use of wind turbines.  There are 5 large wind farms in Texas that combined produce over 2900MegaWatts of electricity.  That is enough energy to power more than 920,000 average Texas homes.

Transporting huge turbine blades on the rail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wind Power Benefits (www.whywind.org)

  1. It Provides Sustainable Income: Local Farmers receive substantial Royalty Income for hosting wind turbines on their property
  2. It Contributes to Local Taxes: Municipality receives both Municipal and School taxes from the Wind Project
  3. It Creates Jobs: Permanent full-time jobs are created in the community from the wind project
  4. It Provides Opportunities: Jobs are created and money is spent locally to procure material and services during construction
  5. It Boosts Local Economy: Annual local expenditure is undertaken during operation and maintenance
  6. It Improves Infrastructure: Local Infrastructure like Roads, Power, Transportation etc. is upgraded and improved
  7.  It is Clean Power: Wind Power displaces the need to ramp up coal, oil and gas powered generation thus improving air quality and reducing green house gases
  8. It is Affordable: It saves money for ratepayers by offsetting oil, gas fired generation and expensive power imports.
  9. It Spurs Economic Growth: Created jobs regionally and nationaly in steel, composite, manufacturing, and power devices
  10. It Encourages Tourism: Encourages eco-tourism and promotes local hospitality enterprises like bed and breakfast, tours etc.
  11. It is Abundant & Reliable: Diversifies regional power sources, local economy, and enhances sustainability.
  12. It Contributes to Community Funding: It Contributes and Sponsors Local Community Initiatives
  13. It is Compatible with Agriculture: Wind Power has a smaller footprints, can be build in modular increments, can be easily decommissioned, and provides the best guarantee of preserving natural rural landscape
  14. It Works: Currently Denmark gets 21% of its power from wind, Ontario is planning to achieve a 10% target of its power from wind.
  15. It is Popular: Majority of surveys undertaken to date show almost 84% support for wind power. Wind is growing annually 30-35% around the World
  16. It Reduces Power Losses: Distributed generation like wind projects near point of consumption help reduce transmission losses. As found in a study done for Hydro One networks by Navigant Consulting in June 2005, and title “Avoided Cost Analysis for the Evaluation of CDM Measures”

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Electricity is a great way to go green and save money.   Here are some tips that will help you save money by using less electricity.

 

 

PS – Joey Condon is a Bryan College Station,Texas Real Estate Professional.  If you need help with buying or selling, just give me a call – 979-218-4091

 

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Renting around Texas A&M!

Rental Community and BVPM

The rental community in the Bryan/College Station area is massive.  Between investors, agents, agent-owners, apartment complexes, student communities, and the free locator services; it is hard to figure out the best place to live.  Being a Realtor, I am very familiar with a number of “Locator” companies in the area.  Some I have used in the past are still in business and some are not.  I have to give my compliments to Century 21 Brazos Valley Property Management (BVPM).

As an Agent

As an agent, they offer better pay than other companies with less hassle getting keys.  Calling tenants of occupied properties to schedule appointments for my clients is very easy and I am not escorted by one of the office staff.  That alone, gives me the feeling that I am appreciated and trusted as a professional.  I have never had to worry about being paid because their staff is on the ball!!  I have always received my pay, even if I forgot I was owed a commission.  The check is always sent to me!  It is great to have a check from a property I pre-leased in May for an August move-in, arrive in my box in September.  Great for school clothes for the kids!!

Renters

Texas A&M students, my clients, are promptly taken care of if they have a maintenance issue with the 24hr hotline, and can pay their rent online even if they are splitting it between 4 tenants.  People looking for a house visiting BVPM, are met with a professional staff and prompt agents that know their market.

Property Owners who use BVPM

Property owners have access to all their investment information through a portal on the internet they can access from anywhere on the planet.  BVPM staff uploads all invoices, rents, debits, credits, everything associated with their property or properties into the database so owners know how their property is working for them!!  That is one great benefit!

 

Brazos Valley Propery Management

 

Call me, Joey Condon, for any of your Real Estate needs!

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Saving Energy with Nansulate

I found a great Home Improvement Idea that won’t break the bank!!

Your first question when you read the title is probably; “What is Nansulate® ?”  Here is the simple definition from the manufacturer….”Nansulate® Crystal is a patented, one-of-a-kind, clear thermal insulation coating for concrete or clay tile roofs, slate roofs and asphalt or wood shingle sloped roofs that lowers your energy bill and keeps your roof looking beautiful and new.”

I ran across this website while looking for a roofing product to seal roofs that have a small hole or something simple.  This is what I found.  At approx. $85/gal, the initial cost is a little hard to swallow, but the end benefit is reported to be great!

 

Zoom in on the shingle….can you see the difference?  It seals all the granules and makes the roof able to withstand high winds and hard rain.

The manufacture states that the average energy savings after 3 years is 46%.  Click here for the case study.

 

We are in Central Texas, Brazos Valley, College Station/Bryan.  What affect would it have here?  I found a case study in Dallas!!!!

Look at the Attic Temps!!!

It is a totally Green product that falls in line with Aggie values and what everyone should be thinking about when looking to the future!!

This would be a great opportunity for home owners to make their house more energy efficient and if you have your house listed, it would definitely be more appealing to buyers. I know my buyers would be definitely move faster on a house that is more energy efficient.

If you have any questions about this or any questions on the market here in Aggieland, feel free to contact me!

 

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Record Mortgage Rate….WOW!!!

Do you want to miss out on a great opportunity to actually save money?  Mortgage Interest Rates are at a record low and refinancing your home could save you millions of pennies!!  Now is a GREAT time to buy a new home also!!  Buying Real Estate is the largest most expensive investment most people have in their lifetime.  Why are some buyers and borrowers on the fence?  The main reason is that buyers and borrowers don’t think they qualify.   Do you know if you qualify for a mortgage or for re-financing?  Here at Century 21 Beal, Inc. in College Station, Tx., also know as Aggieland, we have an in-house lender that is ready and willing to help any and all buyers and borrowers looking to re-finance!  Century 21 Mortgage has provided Bryan/College Station with a wonderful representative, Gwen Fay, to provide top notch service to all who apply for financing!  Don’t be left in the dark not knowing if you qualify for that new home or if you qualify for saving hundreds of $$$ every month from refinancing your current home.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to save money from refinancing or  by having the ability to get a higher priced house that fits within your budget from the lower interest rate!  We are ready for your calls and if you are in the area, just stop by Century 21 Beal, Inc. the #1 Real Estate company in Bryan and College Station at 404 University Dr. East in College Station, Tx. across from The Fox and Hound Sports Bar.  My name is Joey Condon and I am ready to help you find a new home, sell your existing home, or help your friends and family with any of their real estate needs.  Call me!  979-218-4091

 

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Aggie land getting wet!!!

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Can you believe it?!?!?!?

Yes it is real!  The Brazos valley is getting wet.  Driving around Bryan/College Station, I see lots of cracks appearing around houses, vegetation and landscaping struggling to survive, and livestock searching and searching for relief from the record highs and lack of water.  It’s a good feeling to see the shy light up, hear thunder rumble in the distance and feel the cold drizzle of precipitation on my face and then realizing, “Crap my phone is getting wet….run!!”

The sounds of rain sends my 8 and 10 yr old kids into a hyped up excitement I am sure will result in grumpy wake ups in the morning…but I think it is worth it!

Hopefully home owners with houses For Sale in Bryan and College Station will see landscaping perk up and maybe buyers will feel the desire to get out once the weather cools off.  I hope we all are preparing to capture all the runoff from our roofs and store it if possible.  Unfortunately, the rain gutters on my house run into the ground and I can’t find where they come out, if they even do!!

For any other tips or interests in Real Estate, buying or selling, call Joey Condon with Century 21 Beal, Inc. 

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Home in Bryan needs new owner!

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Map to the property – CLICK HERE!

 

There are a lot of reasons to buy a home in Bryan, Tx.  I have a great reason, this house!!!

4207 Woody Ln, Bryan, Tx. 77803

Features:

 

Call me to set up a time to go look on the inside and see what you are missing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Century 21 Beal, Inc. Easter Egg Hunt Preperation!!

 

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This is how my family is preparing for the Annual Century 21 Beal, Inc. Easter Egg Hunt.  The hunt is held at the College Station City Park and we have a blast every year.  Being one of the agents working at Century 21 Beal, Inc., my first year I was volunteered to be the Easter Bunny!!  Every year a new agent seems to be volunteered, I really don’t know how they pick the participants!!

If you are interested in moving to the Brazos Valley into the Bryan/College Station area, also know as “Aggieland”, give me a call!

Rock Solid Real Estate!
Joey Condon, REALTOR ®
The Gold Standard!

Century 21 Beal, Inc.
(979) 218 — 4091 Cell

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Bryan, College Station – Property Virtual Tours

Please click the specific link below to view the property!

2431 Pintail, College Station, Tx.

Great location on bus route!

Great location on bus route!

E-Properties Website

Virtual Tour

2816 Horseback, College Station, Tx.

Lots of upgrades!

Lots of upgrades!

YouTube

E-Properties

Virtual Tour

4505 Carter Creek, Bryan, Tx.

Great condo location!

Great condo location!

YouTube Video

E-Properties

Virtual Tour

 

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Easterwood Airport and Cub Scout Troop 802

Local Cub Scout Troop 802 had a wonderful experience this past Saturday at Easterwood’s own Fire Station!  I am the proud father of one of the scouts, Hunter Condon, and we had a blast at the Fire Station for Easterwood Airport.  The event started with a tour of the trucks and equipment firefighters use when fighting fires and ended with a display of the firefighting capabilities of one of their trucks.

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Thanks to the College Station, Easterwood Fire Station for their service and for making scouting fun!

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