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Q. Why should I have a home inspection?

A: There are several reasons. Buying a home is a significant financial obligation that should involve careful consideration. Among the important factors of location, crime rate, schools, proximity to work, taxes and so forth, the physical conditions and operational states of the systems and components must be evaluated. This is where an independent inspector can offer critical information that can either validate everything is okay or repairs are needed that can possibly be negotiated. It’s a known fact consumers routinely make decisions based on emotion. We offer technical information (independent of emotion) that can position clients to make a sound decision. The American Society of Home Inspectors Association

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In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly.

In the mind of the homeowner, annual home price appreciation over 6% has become the new normal. This becomes a challenge when a homeowner looks to refinance or sell their home, as the expectation of what the homeowner believes the home should be worth does not always line up with the bank’s appraisal.

Every month, the Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) measures the disparity between what a homeowner seeking to refinance their home believes their house is worth and what an

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Comparative Market Analysis

The proper balance of these factors will expedite your sale;

PRICE - Pricing your home properly from the start is the deciding factor on how long it will take to sell.

TIMING - Property values are affected by the current real estate market. Because we can't control the market, we'll collaborate on a price & marketing strategy that will take advantage of the first 30 days your property is listed.

CONDITION - The condition of the property affects the price & the speed of the sale. As buyers often make purchases based on emotion, first impressions are so important.

LOCATION - The location is the single most important factor in determining the value of your property.

COMPETITION - Buyers are going to compare

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Excellent credit has many benefits while poor credit has absolutely none! In fact, poor credit can negatively impact your day to day life and prevent you from achieving your goals, such as becoming a homeowner. So if your credit score is below 800 you’ll want to work on improving it. Sure you may qualify for a mortgage, auto loan or credit cards with a lower credit score, but the higher the score the more benefits, like lower interest rates.

1. Review Credit
First and foremost you’ll want to review your entire credit report line by line to make sure it’s accurate. If you find information that’s not correct make sure to take the proper steps to get it corrected. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an easy process and can take time to see items

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You always hear about how staging your home will net you more & that your home will sell approximately 73% faster than non-staged homes. Hard facts are always great, but a visual typically makes more of an impact. 

Watch the videos below to see a non-staged home vs a staged home and let us know how we can help you with your real estate needs! 678.775.2787

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$815K | 4br/4.5ba | 4,266 sq ft | 2 car garage | You won't believe the transformation this marvellous home has undergone! From outdated flooring, finishes & features to modern glam, this gorgeous 4,000+ sq ft home is an entertainer's dream in the Powers Ferry Estates subdivision.

  

Bottom Left: Exterior back patio area transformed into a relaxing, functional space.

Bottom Right: Man made walking path from finished basement to fire pit area!

  

Bottom Left: Previously, this home was uninviting, after the transformation, the front entry is a dream!

Bottom Right: Step into the new foyer! Those gorgeous doors make this entire space...

    

Bottom Left & Right: Kitchen transformation! What a difference a few simple changes can

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I've been working in the Real Estate world for many years. I started out managing over 330 rental properties for a small realty company, then moved on to an office manager position for a different brokerage and eventually worked my way into the marketing department about 5 years ago. 

I have an immense amount of respect for real estate agents and the many hats they wear throughout a single transaction and I can honestly say, this job path is not for the weak! While there are MANY scenarios that I could discuss, I'd like to share with you one of the most prominent issues that the real estate industry consistently contends with. 

Outsiders to the industry envision the life of a realtor much like the "Million Dollar Listing" agents. They get a one hour

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If you’re ready to take the next step in your retirement planning by choosing a new place to live, you should be researching Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta offers retirees a perfect blend of small-town charm and the hustle and bustle of city life. There are great dining and nightlife scenes, as well as plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Atlanta is the most densely-forested major city in the U.S., with 47.9% of the city covered in tree canopy, hence the city’s affectionate nickname: “the city in a forest.” There’s something for everyone in Atlanta, and the great weather in Atlanta means you can enjoy your favorite activities virtually year-round.  

Thinking of moving into a retirement community in Atlanta? Here’s what you need to know:

What is a Retirement

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