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Wondering if it's 'about that time' to replace some of your appliances or larger home ticket items?

We've pulled together some information for you to best determine when you'll need to replace these items throughout the life of your home including; your roof, siding, windows, appliances, HVAC & more.

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One of my favorite things about the New Year is to see what professional interior designers will predict to be the 'hottest trends' in the coming year. They look at colors, finishes, fixtures, furniture styles...and they ALL have a different opinion!

What one designer says is "so over in 2019" another may say "it's still hot and heavy in our market!"

Conclusion: go with what YOU love!

My background is in interior design and I've never allowed another designer, magazine, website or any outside influences affect my design choices. Your style is your style and your home should be a reflection of all the things that you love, not what someone else tells you is 'in or out.'

My husband and I just purchased our first home together and I kept seeing

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Mid seventies and sunshine is on the books for this weekend and there's plenty to do!

1. Grab your tickets to the Atlanta Home Show @ the Cobb Galleria for some design inspiration!

2. Get involved in the March Madness Discdogathon in Dacula! 

3. Clean Comedy Night is back at Tradewinds Coffee Co!

4. Checkout international music, dance, games, food & crafts at the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival 

5. Grab your friends, your favorite wine, some snacks & Paint Your Pet!

Check back with us every Friday for a list of fun things to do each weekend!

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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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