Setting the Stage for a Home Sale

“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” This saying strikes a chord in the real estate industry, where many buyers are quick to jump to a conclusion about a potential home after just one glance. That’s why an increasing number of homeowners are employing professional home stagers to prepare their … 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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Sellers…You Have an Opportunity to Share

Sellers….Tell the whole story. In this market flooded with foreclosures, short sales, and other non-traditional sale types you truly have an opportunity to set your home apart. Corporate sellers typically do not provide any type of disclosure. Buyers are subject to an as-is property with no insight to repaired items, any history of the property, … Continue reading

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How to Use the EnergyGuide Label

Energy Guidance: Appliance Shopping With the EnergyGuide Label If you’ve shopped for appliances, you’ve seen the bright yellow EnergyGuide label. Recently revised so it’s easier to use, the label tells you how much energy an appliance uses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know that the EnergyGuide label … Continue reading

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Weather the Storm

Summer storms are here, and no matter the age of your home or your location, there are steps you can and should take to protect your home from thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash flooding and hail. Evaluate your roof Shingles, gabled roofs and other roof materials and types can be retrofitted with trusses, sheathing and other solutions … Continue reading

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Diggers, Jumpers & Safety…Is Your Dog on the Move?

If you are looking for a new home that includes perks for the pup, keep this in mind: Is the subdivision or immediate neighborhood doggie friendly? Are there sidewalks, green space and an atmosphere conducive to play time? Are there designated dog parks nearby? Have you interviewed or asked for referrals to local veterinarians? Visited … Continue reading

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What to Expect from…Your Insurance Agent

You are buying a home and have the property selected. You’ve been instructed by your REALTOR® or mortgage consultant to investigate homeowner’s insurance. What should you expect from your Insurance Agent? You want people on your team that work for you. Providers and consultants that take the time to explain coverage options, benefits and costs … Continue reading

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As a potential home buyer what is the first thing I should do?

CHAPTER 1 – Would you go to the grocery store and spend the time and energy to fill your cart without knowing that you had the money to pay for it at checkout?  Most likely, not.  It is the same concept when you are buying a home.  It’s important to know how much you can … Continue reading

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The Purchase Contract

Most real estate agents use standard pre-printed purchase contract forms, filling in the details specific to your purchase terms. These legally-binding documents are used to: Set forth the terms of the sale Establish the rights and obligations of the parties involved Specify what actions will be taken in order to close the sale, and Establish … Continue reading

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