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In 2018, there were 8 more sales with an average sales price increase of $533, compared to 2017. Homes did not stay on the market long in 2018, as a matter of fact the total days on market dropped 24 days!   Other interesting facts: Highest priced sale in 2017 - $800,000 Highest priced sale in 2018 - $649,500   Most Affordable in 2017 - $215,000 Most Affordable in 2018 - $235,000   Sales Price to List Price in 2017 - 96.18% Sales Price to List Price in 2017 - 96.66%   What does this mean? Sales increased by just over 5% year over year, while prices increased less than half percent between 2017-2018.   The Hermes Realty Group was once again the leading real estate team in sales & volume in 2018, in Hamilton…
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Let the festivities begin! In 7 days, the biggest football game of the year will be here and it's all happening in our fabulous city of Atlanta. If you're in town specifically for the big game or if you're an Atlanta native looking to get involved in all of the exciting activities happening downtown, you'll want to be sure to hit up some of the city's all-time favorite hotspots!

Where to Go

Visit Centennial Park in the center of town

Ride the Skyview Atlanta & get a view of the whole city!

Take a tour of the World of Coca Cola and sample over 100 options!

Explore the most magical aquarium in the World at the Georgia Aquarium

Need more football in your life? Head over to the College Football Hall of Fame

Get educated while you're in

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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to

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top 10 christmas Light displays in georgia

 

Below are 10 of the biggest and brightest holiday light displays in Georgia. Load everyone in the car, turn on the Christmas tunes and hit the road for these beautiful sights! 

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens

Bundle up for a Jolly Trolley ride, or drive your own car through more than 8 million lights at Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens. Named one of the "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" by National Geographic Traveler, Callaway Resort & Gardens glistens with custom-built scenes. Inside the Christmas Village, shop for gifts from Georgia crafters and

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You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, and that counts for your home, too! Buyers might be less likely to check out the rest of a house if the outside is unappealing—even if the interior is stunning.

If you’re looking to sell your house, a few inexpensive changes to your home’s exterior could help make the process smoother. From being able to sell faster to add greater value to the asking price.  

 

1. Add a fresh coat of paint

Depending on what your budget is, painting can give you a lot of bang for your buck. When painting don’t forget picket fences around your yard, trimming around the eaves of the roof, and replacing old gutters and downspouts may catapult the appeal of the exterior of your home.

 

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Heating your home in the colder months can put a strain on your budget. Follow these tips to help reduce your heating bill and keep your home nice and cozy. These simple but effective solutions can help shave off some money on your electric or gas bill.

Window leaks

Place your hand around the frame of your window and see if you feel any leaks. You can also do this with a lighted candle to see if the flame flickers. If you find that you have leaks in your windows, re-caulk them; you can also add a “draft snake” along the bottom of the window for added protection.

Heat temperature

Instead of having your home set at a cozy 74, consider dropping it to say 70 or even 68 degrees. It might be a bit cool in your home, but it will save you money when

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3 Seller Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make

Selling your home is an emotional part of life. We want you to be as prepared as possible. We'll make sure you won't make these 3 mistakes sellers most commonly make.

1. Attachment Issues 

Problem: You love your home, and expect buyers to see all the irreplaceable memories that you shared in it. This attachment often leads to failing to make proper repairs that can dramatically increase the home’s value and think professional staging is unnecessary. 

Solution: Make sure you’re truly ready to sell. This can be a very emotional process and you need to be fully committed to selling. Once you’ve decided you’re all in, start thinking of your home as a business transaction. 

We understand how important

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6 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many home buyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place.

To ensure a hassle-free process, here are 6 tips to keep in mind if you are considering new construction:

  1.      Use a Realtor to protect your interests

Purchasing new construction is usually more complicated and intimidating than buying a resale home. It is important with a new-home purchase that a buyer hire a real estate agent to represent them in this process. This agent should be a local expert and have experience with newly constructed homes. Builder contracts and the

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6 Ways To Prep Your Home For The Holidays

 

The holidays are right around the corner, which means entertaining is a must. Sometimes a little interior design help may be necessary when hosting your loved ones. Don’t prep for your holiday gatherings without reading this first. These are what the experts are saying!

Arrange Your Food In A Tasteful Way.  

Carry your holiday theme on to the culinary display. Try using color-coordinated serving dishes, decorative figures or dimensional platters. This will be sure to catch the eye of your guests! 

Use Noticeable Yet, Elegant, Dining Settings.

An assortment of table decoratives, in different sizes, creates a sense of elegance without interrupting the communication of your guests. By placing

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Halloween Staging Tips

   

 

You need to choose what you are looking for this Halloween season.  Decide what kind of theme you want and stick with it. Do you want to make it kid friendly? (In that case you can bypass dangly any severed limbs or propping up any skeletons.)  If so, decorations that are more towards "cute" or playful are where you want to go. Do you want  creepy? Really creepy? This is your free pass to do just that! Into decorating your home each season but don't like Halloween? We have some options for you too.  In this blog, we are going to look at 3 key areas to jump start your home staging for the season; Front Door, Lights, Walls.

 

Front Door

 

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