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Posted on 09/29/2020
New Homebuyers: Quick Guide to Finding Exactly What You Want
Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself: Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan....
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Posted on 09/22/2020
Open House - Basic Home Staging Strategies
Photo by ProgrammingIBC via Pixabay One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a...
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Posted on 09/15/2020
Maximizing Your Galley Kitchen
Photo by House Method on Unsplash The size of your kitchen does not necessarily determine its functionality. What matters more is how you utilize the space you have. With long aisles and parallel counter spaces, galley kitchens are a great and efficient option. This design provides plenty of room for storage and preparation. Galley kitchens feature a central...
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Posted on 09/08/2020
Have You Fallen in Love With a Foreclosed Property? Here's What You Need to Know
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you're like many prospective homeowners who've been looking at listings lately in preparation for moving forward with purchasing property, you've noticed listings for foreclosures. Some people in your position are attracted by the idea of saving money on foreclosures, while others may simply have fallen in love with a home that...
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Posted on 09/01/2020
Home Financing Options
Image by Credit Commerce from Pixabay Finding financing for a home could be as simple as applying for a conforming FHA loan or it could be as difficult as having to locate a portfolio loan or even a combo loan. What you need depends on the real estate you are buying. Most people buying a primary residence get...
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Posted on 08/25/2020
How To Make Flat-Pack Furniture Seem Built In
Photo by Melinda Nagy via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting, and your dream-book is full of magazine cutouts and interior design sketches. But many entry-level or starter homes do not come with the built-in shelving of your designer-inspired visions. What do you do on a budget? Use your imagination, a little ingenuity and flat-pack furnishings. What...
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Posted on 08/18/2020
So You're Interested in Buying a Foreclosed Home
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayIf a home is in foreclosure, you can buy it for less. Great deal, right? It can be, but there are pitfalls, and you need even more caution than in a regular real estate transaction. Stages of Foreclosure Foreclosure can take months or even years depending on the regulations of the specific state,...
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Posted on 08/11/2020
Luxury Homes: Buying vs. Building
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Now that you decided to move into a luxury home, you need to determine whether you are going to build one or buy a luxury home that already exists. There are pros and cons to both sides of the coin. Also, in most cases, building is going to be more expensive. Still,...
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Posted on 08/04/2020
How to Host a Housewarming Party on a Budget
Image by Craig Adderley from Pexels What better way to unwind after all the stress of moving and settling into a new house than to have a housewarming party? It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be a large shindig or small party, a fancy dinner or a casual barbecue. Whatever the plan, a housewarming party is a...
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Posted on 07/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 1079 Wiley Bridge Road, Woodstock, GA 30188
You are going to fall in love with this home! Very private on 1 acre, picturesque rural feel and tons of character. Beautiful front fence welcomes you to gravel driveway with turnaround, loft over the two car garage, metal roofs, gorgeous sunroom retreat allows the exterior beauty to come in the home. Large but cozy living room for entertaining. Master bedroom at front entry level. House freshly painted throughout. Close to downtown Roswell, downtown Woodstock and East Cobb for tons of...
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Posted on 07/28/2020
Buyers: How to Avoid Hindsight Frustrations
Photo by GaudiLab via Shutterstock In the rush and excitement to find the perfect home and make it yours, there are some things best learned beforehand rather than through hindsight. Here are some suggestions from first-time homebuyers that would have made the entire process less challenging. Know where you stand. If you plan to buy a home, even...
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Posted on 07/21/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a Home Inspector?
If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her residence, it now may be time to schedule a house inspection. And if you have an expert home inspector at your side, you can get the information you need to determine whether to proceed with a house purchase. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you evaluate...
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