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From Fixtures to Appliances - Designing Your New Home
Posted on 02/16/2020
From Fixtures to Appliances - Designing Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Do I qualify for a conventional mortgage?
Posted on 02/09/2020
Do I qualify for a conventional mortgage?
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
Posted on 02/02/2020
Factors to Consider Before You Buy a Second House
The decision to purchase a second home may be one of the biggest choices you will make in your lifetime. As such, it is important to consider all of the factors associated with a house purchase before you embark on a quest to acquire a second residence. Now, let's take a look at three key factors to evaluate as...
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How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Posted on 01/26/2020
How to Build Credit While Renting An Apartment
Having a high credit score is one of the most important and helpful things you can achieve before buying a home. A solid credit history will give you a better chance of being approved for the home loan you want and getting a lower interest rate so that you know you’re getting a good deal on your first home....
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 Before Selling Your Home, Assess Your Equity
Posted on 01/19/2020
Before Selling Your Home, Assess Your Equity
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Posted on 01/12/2020
Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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Another Property Sold - 4000 Orchard Lake Court Se, Atlanta, GA 30339
Posted on 01/08/2020
Another Property Sold - 4000 Orchard Lake Court Se, Atlanta, GA 30339
Rare opportunity for Orchard Lake living in Vinings. Only 14 homes enjoy this uniquely sought-after location! An exceptional home positioned at the end of a long, private, residents-only drive. Featuring picturesque lake views, it is perfect for entertaining with a walk-out veranda, pool and lots of private, green park-like space. It’s like living on your very own lake! Mediterranean-style with a Contemporary...
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Benefits of Vinyl Siding
Posted on 01/05/2020
Benefits of Vinyl Siding
Image by Marina Pousheva from Shutterstock One of the clear benefits of siding is to protect both the exterior and interior of the home. This protection is mainly against harsh elements. There are many siding options from which to choose, but the standard siding choice is vinyl siding. Homeowners looking to add this feature to their home will...
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Homebuying Tips: Enter the Real Estate Market with a Strategy
Posted on 12/29/2019
Homebuying Tips: Enter the Real Estate Market with a Strategy
If you intend to find your dream house, it helps to establish a homebuying strategy. That way, you can enter the real estate market with a plan in place to accomplish your desired goals. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an effective homebuying strategy. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria If you know where you...
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Avoid a Home Selling Crisis
Posted on 12/22/2019
Avoid a Home Selling Crisis
Selling a house may prove to be problematic, particularly for individuals who fail to allocate time and resources to learn about the real estate market. Lucky for you, we're here to help you navigate the housing sector and ensure you can avoid home selling crises. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you list your residence...
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Another Property Sold - 3334 Ebenezer Farm Road, Marietta, GA 30066
Posted on 12/20/2019
Another Property Sold - 3334 Ebenezer Farm Road, Marietta, GA 30066
Stunning Updated Home w/ Expansive Back Yard. Large Open Floor Plan w/ 10 Foot Ceilings. Light & Bright w/ Walls of Windows. Updated Kitchen w/ New Quartz Countertops, Tiled Backsplash, Grey Cabinets w/ Extra Storage & SS Appliances w/ Views to the Family Room/Breakfast Room/Keeping Room. Guest Bedroom on Main. Master Suite w/ Trey Ceiling, Sitting Room & Master Bath w/ Dual Vanities & Walk-In Closet. The Finished Terrace level includes a Bedroom, a full Bathroom, Media Room & Rec Room. Community Amenities include Swimming Pool, Tennis, Walking Trails and a...
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Top Green Features Buyers Want in a Home
Posted on 12/15/2019
Top Green Features Buyers Want in a Home
Photo by Sumanley xulx via Pixabay Homeowners looking to get top dollar for their house often invest in improvements to make their home more appealing to prospective buyers. Sure, they can slap up a coat of paint and make other minor cosmetic improvements, but these won’t necessarily increase their home’s value. In a survey conducted by the National...
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