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What You Need To Know About Fall Home Sales

Good for you if you deliberately sat out the summer madness that is inherent in the current housing market. If you’re serious about buying a home, you’re hopefully about to save a huge gob of

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Disaster Assistance For Homeowners What You Need To Know

Atlantic hurricane season: June 1 through November 30. Wildfire seasons vary, depending on region. Earthquakes have no season – they strike without warning.Depending on where you live, natural

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A Millennials Guide To Buying A Home

That moment when you just can’t stand writing one more check to your landlord so that he can pay his mortgage payment. That is the moment you are emotionally ready to buy your own home, at

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6 Reasons Your Competitors Are Beating You In The Bidding Wars

It’s Sunday evening and John and Mary Homeseller and Anita Deal, their real estate agent, are sitting at the dining room table, ready to confront a pile of purchase agreements. The Homesellers

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5 Ways To Keep Your Home Cool And Save Big Bucks This Summer

The weather folks are saying that residents of the eastern U.S. can look forward to warmer-than-average early-summer temperatures, while those in the west will have “well-above average”

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The Top 5 Value Boosting Upgrades And Characteristics For A Home

Of the many questions we field from homeowners thinking of selling their homes, the most frequent starts with “What’s it worth?” Of course they’re referring to their home’s value, but

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SOME TIPS ON DOWN PAYMENT SAVINGS

I suppose that being a renter does have some advantages. No paying off the mortgage, no property taxes, and the landlord takes care of any maintenance and repair costs. However, renting your

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BUYING A CONDO WITH AN FHA LOAN

Most home sales go through without a hitch but there is always a chance that one will hit a snag somewhere along the line. Many of these are minor irritants, some are downright disappointments.Few

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What You Need To Know About The FHA Home Appraisal

It’s safe to say anyone who was in the market to buy a home last year knows that 2016 was a hot and heavy sellers’ market across the country. We saw far more buyers than homes on the market to

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Put Canton Georgia On Your List

 Looking for a great place to live? Be sure to check out Canton Ga!!  Located in the northwest corner of metro Atlanta and sitting at the foothills of the north Georgia mountains, Canton

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How To Determine Whether That House You Have Your Eye On Will Increase In Value

Impulse buying. Think it only applies to the grocery store? Sadly, folks who have a tendency to live for today often choose even financial investments impulsively. We see it frequently in the real

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5 Tips For Choosing A Closing Date

One of the decisions you’ll need to make when you make an offer to purchase a home is the closing date. Yes, it goes into the contract and all efforts from the time the contract is accepted by

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Upgrade Your Bathroom On A Shoestring

Kitchens and bathrooms are the workhorses of the house. Every member of the family spends time in each room, numerous times a day and, over the years, both can become worn and drab. Sure, they

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3 Things To Know About Buying New Construction

When home builders stop building, inventories of homes for sale dwindle and we end up in a tight sellers’ market. While there are many reasons for the recent slowdown in new home construction

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Top 3 Reasons To Have Your Home Inspected BEFORE You Put It On The Market

Picture this: You find the perfect buyer for your home. The offer is clean, the buyer is making few demands and the transaction begins humming along. Then, the home inspection results come in. To

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5 Things You Need To Know About Home Warranties

One of the biggest fears of most home buyers is that there is something wrong with the home and it’s waiting until after the move-in to rear its ugly head. It is this fear that brought about the

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Use Spring Fever To Turn Your Home Into A Money Maker

February, in many parts of the country, is that month when spring fever starts to set in. The phenomenon is no old wive’s tale, either, Sanford Auerbach, M.D., director of the Sleep Disorders

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5 Tips To Get Financially Ready To Buy A Home

The ability to pay your bills on time and still have money left over at the end of the month makes you financially solvent, important when considering the future purchase of a home. Being able to

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If You Miss Out On That Perfect Home Be Sure To Make A Backup Offer

In a sellers’ real estate market when there are few homes available and a large pool of ready and willing buyers, many of those buyers get left in the dust. It’s aggravating to fall in love

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How To Choose Between Two Perfect Houses

Sometimes, it’s feast or famine in the house-hunting game. Depending on the market, you may find few, if any, suitable homes in your price range. Then there are times when you may find several

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The Pros And Cons Of The USDA Guaranteed Loan

If you can’t pay cash for your new home you’ll need a mortgage and, if you’re not in the market for a luxury home, you’ll need a mortgage created for those with a more modest income

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What To Expect In The Housing Market For 2017

As we head into the new year, one of the questions I hear most frequently is where I think the real estate market is headed in 2017. Buyers, especially, want to know if the market will morph into

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The One Cost Of Purchasing A Home That Often Shocks Firsttime Buyers

OK, so you know you need a big chunk of cash to pay the lender for a down payment on that house you want to buy. You may even know about the earnest money deposit; that smaller chunk of money that

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How To Get Get A Mortgage If You Are Self Employed

From how we’re expected to file our taxes, to a lack of paycheck stubs, to sometimes wild swings in income, the self-employed are a different breed. Applying for a mortgage when you lack W-2s

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The Appraisal And The Home Buying Experience

The seller of that home you are about to purchase no doubt thought long and hard about how much to ask for it. She consulted with her real estate agent who spent some time poring over statistics

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Guide To Great Deals On Canton Homes

Nice Renovation on this 5br/3ba home in Forest Creek subdivision near Canton. $50k in upgrades! Vacant and move in ready. Great value at 299k! Learn More Here: http://bit.ly

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You Might Want To Buy Your Retirement Home Before You Retire

If you’re considering retiring in the next 8-10 years then you might want to start considering your retirement home! If you buy it early there can be significant financial benefits. This is

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Renting Vs Owning After You Retire

There has actually been an increase in older renters over the last 10 years. Those over the age of 55 actually contribute to about 42% of the rental market now. This percentage is projected to

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4 Tips To Get That Home Sold ASAP

When homeowners ask how to get a home sold, there is typically more to the question. For instance, some really want to know how to get it sold quickly, some are wondering how to sell a home to get

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If Youre A Home Buyer Dont Forget These 6 Things

Many home buyers are very diligent when it comes to studying up before they make their purchase. However, far too often 6 very important things go overlooked. These common oversights can result in

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The Summer 2016 Refi Boom Crunching The Numbers

According to a recent survey from bls.gov, the United States has created over 250,000 new non-farm jobs as of July, 2016. This, in effect, overshadowed the previous prediction of 180,000 that had

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Why Overpricing Your House Will Always Be A Bad Idea

Setting your home’s selling price above its actual market value may seem like a great idea…right?You have room to deal with buyers who like to bargain aggressively. Plus, your agent can

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What You Need To Know Before Selling Your Home

Are you ready to put your property on the market?You might want to double check this list first!When you decide you’re ready to sell your home, you will have to dedicate some time and effort to

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How To Find The Best Deals In Canton Ga

New listing in Fieldstone Subdivision just outside of Canton. Ranch on full finished basement. Excellent condition. Won't last long at $210k. Check it out! Learn More Here: http://bit.ly/2aOf14aDo

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Is A Starter Home Right For You

When you’re looking for the right home you might find yourself with an endless sequence of choices. House or condo? Suburban or city center? But there is one particular choice that bothers a lot

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How Keep New Home Construction On Track

There are plenty of potential pitfalls with new construction; there are hundreds of nightmare stories of new homes that have gone terribly wrong. However, there are some steps you can take to

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How To Buy A Bigger Home For Less

Smaller housing options have actually gotten very popular in recent years, but if you could have the amount of space you were actually looking for at the price you wanted you’d be happy right?

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Top Tips To Save For A Down Payment

Being a renter does have some advantages. No paying off the mortgage, no property taxes, and the landlord takes care of any maintenance and repair costs. However, renting your home does have one

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5 Secrets To Selling Your Home Above The Asking Price

Let’s face it! Every home owner wants the best deal when they finally decide to sell their home. It’s every homeowner’s dream to see a bidding war ensue. Unfortunately, most homeowners end

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Getting Your House Ready For Appraisal

OK, you have found a buyer and your home is under contract. The buyers loan process is going smoothly and now it's time for the home appraisal, are you nervous yet? Don’t be, this doesn’t

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Helpful Tips When Buying A Home Renovated By House Flippers

Home buyers often make the mistake of assuming that a recently renovated home is the same as a brand new property. They see the newly renovated property as a problem free and ready to move in.

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Closing Day Problems And How To Avoid Them

Purchasing a home for the first time can be a daunting experience, and the closing day is perhaps the most daunting part of the buying process. Dealing with unexpected issues that may arise can be

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GUIDE TO BALL GROUND GA REAL ESTATE

Bobby's deal of the day!!  Today we're in Ball Ground Georgia just outside of Canton in the Riverbrook subdivision, and we have a resale on a very nice 3br/2.5ba home that just popped

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Guide To Great Deals On Renovated Homes In Woodstock Ga

Hi everybody!! It's Bobby again with Bobby's Deal Of The Day! Today we're checking out Woodstock real estate, and we are just outside of downtown Woodstock  with a new listing on a fully

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Using Due Diligence Period To Cover Your Assets

After successfully submitting an offer on a property and having it accepted, there is a stage, usually up to three weeks, before the deal is concluded. During the wait before the deal is closed,

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MAKE SURE YOUR FIRST HOME HAS THESE 4 THINGS

Finding the right starter home can be quite a journey, it can also be emotionally exhausting. You have to establish what you’re looking for, needs versus wants. Consider pricing and narrow in on

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