What should I expect at the closing table?

In recent years it has become customary for all parties to come to the closing, be seated in a conference room and for each party to listen as the attorney reviews the documents needing signatures.  Personally I’m not a fan of this format.  For buyers and sellers that I represent, it is a preferred practice … Continue reading

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Home inspection

Home inspections are intended to discover defects with the home you are purchasing. Obviously you will want to know everything you can about this important purchase. Hiring a professional licensed home inspector is the first step. Keep in mind that any information you receive from the seller is a treasure. In this market filled with … Continue reading

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Researching the Perfect Neighborhood

There’s an episode of the hit TV series “How I Met Your Mother” where the characters of Marshall and Lily decide to buy a home in a neighborhood they are unfamiliar with, only to learn later that it sits downwind from a sewer plant. The message is obvious: A buyer must do his or her … Continue reading

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Buyers…do you really want an agent?

stereotypes: to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same People tend to be familiar with certain stereotypes; attorney, car salesman, real estate agent, etc.  The representation that you need from an experienced and professional party in a potentially highly emotional and great financial transaction is priceless.  The days … Continue reading

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Lenora Park – Free Fun for Everyone [Snellville, GA]

Lenora Park is an asset for Gwinnett, Rockdale and Walton county residents.   The 178 acres has something for everyone.  Multiple opportunities for free fun and minimal costs for pool/water park. There is a football / multi-purpose field with lighted walking track, six baseball / softball fields, a dog park area, gym, pavilion, playground, lake,  18-hole … Continue reading

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5 Tips for a Successful Move

1. Make sure that your moving quote is based upon a visual survey. One of the biggest mistakes that people make when booking a move is assuming that a phone quote is guaranteed. The only way to obtain a binding quote is to have your household goods visually surveyed by a moving company. 2. Use … Continue reading

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Northampton [Conyers, GA]

Northampton is a Conyers, GA Subdivision – located in North Rockdale directly off GA Hwy 138.  This neighborhood consists of approximately 90 homes with an average construction date of 1994.  Some home sites are in excess of 3 acres; the average lot size is 1.5 acres.  These homes vary in size, style and condition.  Frame, brick, stone … Continue reading

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What is Earnest Money?

Earnest money A deposit made by a purchaser of real estate to evidence good faith. Example – it is customary for the buyer to give the seller earnest money at the time a sales contract is signed. The earnest money generally is credited to the down payment at closing. Until closing a broker must hold … Continue reading

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A Buyers’ and Sellers’ Guide to Multiple Offer Negotiations

Your representative will explain the pros and cons of these (and possibly other) negotiating strategies. The decisions, however, are yours to make.

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Martha’s Vineyard [Conyers, GA]

Martha’s Vineyard is an established neighborhood located in Conyers, GA.  There are approximately 100 homes in this neighborhood located just 2 miles south of I-20.  Homes in the subdivision are constructed of brick, stucco and frame exteriors with a wide variety of styles, sizes and amenities.  The average year built for homes in Martha’s Vineyard is 1981. At an average age … Continue reading

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