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Being Neighborly When a House is for Sale
Posted on 01/19/2020
Being Neighborly When a House is for Sale
Photo by Bilanol via Shutterstock You’ve heard all the sayings: “Location, location, location,” and the line in Robert Frost’s poem, “Good fences make good neighbors.” You’ve even made Abraham Lincoln’s saying your motto, “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.” Yet here you are, trying to sell our home, and the neighbors simply are not...
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3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
Posted on 01/12/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
You know you want to pursue a home, and as such, likely plan to attend lots of house showings in the near future. Before you check out a residence in-person, however, it generally is a good idea to prepare as much as possible. That way, you can use a home showing to learn about a residence, evaluate a house's...
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The Hardest Part of Home Projects is Getting Started
Posted on 01/05/2020
The Hardest Part of Home Projects is Getting Started
There's no question about it: Being a homeowner can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience! However, enjoying that added privacy, control over your environment, and pride of ownership does not come without a price. When you go from being a renter to an owner, a lot of things change! In additional to being responsible for property maintenance,...
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Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions of Local HOA Can Limit Green Improvements
Posted on 12/29/2019
Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions of Local HOA Can Limit Green Improvements
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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Homeowner's Insurance: Are you Covered?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Homeowner's Insurance: Are you Covered?
Image by Brasil Creativo from Shutterstock If this is your first time owning a home, your mind is likely consumed with plans to replace the carpet or upgrade the appliances. You want to get the best deals and save money where you can. One area not to skimp, though, is in your homeowner's insurance. The last thing you...
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Master the Home Selling Journey
Posted on 12/15/2019
Master the Home Selling Journey
A home seller may encounter many challenges after he or she decides to list a residence. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to increase the likelihood of enjoying a seamless house selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the home selling journey. 1. Conduct an In-Depth Home Evaluation Your...
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What Is A Home Warranty?
Posted on 12/08/2019
What Is A Home Warranty?
You may have heard about home warranties, but are unsure of what they are. A home warranty is an excellent addition to your home insurance and has a particular function. When you buy a home, the last thing you want to worry about is things breaking or malfunctioning in the house after you buy it. Buyers fear the expenses...
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Why Should You Approach the Homebuying Journey with an Open Mind?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Why Should You Approach the Homebuying Journey with an Open Mind?
If you're ready to pursue your dream house, it generally is a good idea to enter the real estate sector with an open mind. In fact, there are many benefits to keeping your options open as you search for your ideal residence, and these benefits include: 1. You may be able to discover a bargain. As you kick off...
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Homebuyer Deal-Breakers
Posted on 11/24/2019
Homebuyer Deal-Breakers
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Convenience Matters When Choosing Your Next Home
Posted on 11/17/2019
Convenience Matters When Choosing Your Next Home
If you're in the process of searching for the ideal home for you and your family, there are many things to think about and evaluate. While factors like the quality of neighborhoods and school districts may top your list, another important feature worth prioritizing is convenience. Since life is already complicated enough, it makes sense to simplify your...
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Another Property Sold - 2890 Jon Lee Drive, Snellville, GA 30039
Posted on 11/14/2019
Another Property Sold - 2890 Jon Lee Drive, Snellville, GA 30039
Sought After RANCH on basement! 5bd/3ba brick front on private wooded lot; open floor plan, perfect for entertaining; formal LR, DR w/French Doors open to deck; Kitchen and Breakfast Room opens to Family Rm w/Vaulted Ceiling & FP; Master Suite opens to deck, Master Bath with sep shower & whirlpool tub, large walk-in closet; Finished Terrace level; perfect for In-Law Suite, w/office, kitchenette, fam room, bed & bath, tons of storage; separate driveway w/private entrance; Lot of house for the $; Must see to...
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Fall Planting for Spring Blooms
Posted on 11/10/2019
Fall Planting for Spring Blooms
Photo by Rob3rt82 via Shutterstock As temperatures start to drop, many people are focused on Autumn plants like pumpkins and apples, but now is the best time to plant bulbs for your favorite spring and summer-blooming flowers. The cool fall and winter temperatures are necessary to prepare the bulbs to grow properly in the spring. When you stop...
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