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Posted on 03/15/2020
What To Do If Your Home Doesn’t Have A Playroom
If you don’t have a dedicated playroom space in your home, you may feel as though toys and children have taken over. Toys, games, stuffed animals, coloring books, and crayons may be all over the house if children don’t have their own space to play. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are a few options that...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
Don’t Let Laundry Consume Your Life
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Leaving the laundry to build up all week means you might spend all Saturday washing, drying and folding. Organization experts offer these tips for keeping your dirty clothes under control throughout the week so that you can spend your weekends enjoying life. Get the Right Containers Invest in a pair of laundry...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second House?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
HOA vs. Non-HOA Communities
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay When you’re looking into buying a new home, one of the decision you’ll need to make is if you want to live in an HOA community or not. Homeowners association (HOA) communities offer certain advantages and disadvantages compared to non-HOA communities. Knowing more about these pros and cons can help you make the...
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Posted on 02/22/2020
500 Park Gate Court, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 now has a new price of $1,225,000!
This is a gem! Light and airy, the Main level has hardwood floors, office, dining room, great room with fireplace. The spacious Chef's kitchen with oodles of counter and cabinet space is open to the Keeping room with fireplace, a Mud Room with plenty of storage off the 3 car garage with Tesla charge station. Double doors open to decks overlooking the saline pool. Upper Level has large Master, separate large walk-in closets, and the secondary Bed Rooms are very roomy. Terrace level has high ceilings featuring a Rec Room with built-in bookcases (perfect media...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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