We have sold quite a few homes in the past 15 years in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In recent years, we have come across more homes that have come up with high levels of the gas Radon during their inspections. According to The UGA Consumer Sciences web site, radon is an odorless and colorless gas […]
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Programs helping distressed homeowners ending in 2016
Programs helping struggling homeowners set to end in 2106 Many homeowners are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments on a monthly basis, and it can often seem like there are limited options for remedying the situation. If you haven’t heard of HARP refinancing and you’re a homeowner who’s looking for a lower interest […]
Purchase year vs equity earned
The average home seller nets about a 23 percent gain in equity from the time they purchase their property – or about $40,000, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. But a closer look at the data reveals that sellers who purchased their home during certain volatile years tend to fare worse than others. Home owners who purchased […]
5 No cost tricks to sell your home faster.
5 No-Cost Tricks to Sell Your Home Faster You decided to sell your home, and you can’t wait to buy a new place. There’s just one thing standing in your way: You’ve got to close the deal on your current one first. You just hope it doesn’t take too long to get an offer.Well, there’s […]
Tips to moving to Gwinnett County with kids
Because I assist hundreds of clients each year with their move to Gwinnett County, I know how difficult it can be. Especially on the little ones. Sure they adjust, but it’s seldom easy. Because of my experience I’ve learned a thing or two about what you can do for your children to make those transitions […]
Interest rates and affordability. Have you been sitting on the fence too long as a buyer?
In a recent Forbes blog post, multimillionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson declared that today’s record-low interest rates made this the best time to buy homes in fifty years. “If you don’t own a home, buy one,” Paulson said. Historically low interest rates are the key here and will not last forever. A one percent […]
Does the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Market Mimic the New HGTV Shows?
HGTV recently announced it’s new lineup of reality real estate made for TV shows for 2009. Four new shows debut this week and ironically, a couple actually mirror the state of the Atlanta Metro real estate market. The line up includes:
Marketing My Atlanta Metro Home – Should I Avoid the Holidays?
It never fails that my phone will ring or an email will hit my inbox with the question, “is the holiday season a bad time to attempt to sell my Atlanta Metro home?” I always answer by saying it depends! If you are relocating to Houston, TX and must report to your new job January […]
Metro Atlanta Selected to List of Best Cities
In case you missed it, Forbes.com recently compiled a “Best List” for affordable retirement cities and Atlanta was listed as the number 9 city. Not only is Atlanta a vibrant, hip city for young professionals and families, it’s also a migration magnet for those over the age of 65. So Why Include Atlanta in this […]
Creative Ways to Save for Your Next Metro Atlanta Home
We all know that consumer confidence is low and the Metro Atlanta real estate market is sluggish at best but there are great home buying deals to be had out there. If you’ve thought about buying a Metro Atlanta home but are worried you don’t have sufficient funds for a down payment and the closing […]