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Posted on 09/27/2020
It Pays to Pay Your Mortgage Twice a Month
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We all know how hard the beginning of the month can be; it seems like there are a million bills due all at the same time, and one of those bills is usually the most expensive among them all—your mortgage. After you budget for all of your expenses, that gigantic payment can really...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Get Ready to List Your House
Listing a home may prove to be challenging, particularly for a first-time house seller. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to list your home. 1. Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal How your home looks to prospective buyers...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Choosing the Right Neighborhood
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Tips for Buying Your First Luxury Home
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Before you commit your hard-earned money to a luxury home, make sure you know what you're purchasing. Just because a house has a high price doesn’t mean it’s truly luxury. A luxury home is built better and has more space and amenities in it than other homes. Even a home with the...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
How to Avoid a Home Selling Dilemma
A home seller may face a variety of dilemmas as he or she tries to get the best price for a residence. However, a seller who prepares for potential problems may be better equipped than others to enjoy a fast, profitable property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for potential...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Buying a Home with a Minimalist Mindset
Are you a minimalist? If you’ve heard this question recently, you may be wondering just what it means and how does it affect you. It is NOT a set of rules.It is NOT about how much you own. It is NOT about how much money you earn. It is NOT about buying specific items or giving up certain...
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Posted on 08/18/2020
2410 Roper Road, Cumming, GA 30028 now has a new price of $479,000!
Back on Market! Beautiful acreage just outside Cumming City limits! ! ! 10+/- acres; some grass, some trees and SOME views! Bring your plans and build your Dream Home! Perfect for an Equestrian Estate too! Must see to appreciate the views! Home needs repair – sold “as is” – value is in the land and location. Nice area of estate homes! Convenient to Downtown Cumming, Schools, Shopping and GA 400.**Property has been zoned for lots at this time. CALL AGENT FOR...
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Posted on 08/18/2020
2410 Roper Road, Cumming, GA 30028 now has a new price of $479,000!
Back on Market! Beautiful acreage just outside Cumming City limits! ! ! 10+/- acres; some grass, some trees and SOME views! Bring your plans and build your Dream Home! Perfect for an Equestrian Estate too! Must see to appreciate the views! Home needs repair – sold “as is” – value is in the land and location. Nice area of estate homes! Convenient to Downtown Cumming, Schools, Shopping and GA 400.**Property has been zoned for lots at this time. CALL AGENT FOR...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Mortgage Penalties: Prepayment
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Most are familiar with the key components of a mortgage: how much you're borrowing, what your interest rate is, how many years you'll be paying your mortgage back. There are many, however, who do not understand some of the finer details, including what prepayment penalties are and how they may affect you...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
HOAs: Could They Truly Benefit a Neighborhood?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Adding Up the Benefits of Home Ownership
If you're renting a nice house, condo, or apartment, there's a good chance your monthly rent check is almost as much as a mortgage payment. Perhaps you've realized this and have been asking yourself why you're contributing to someone else's nest egg, instead of your own! If that sounds familiar, you may be ready to take the plunge into...
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Posted on 07/31/2020
2410 Roper Road, Cumming, GA 30028 now has a new price of $499,000!
Back on Market! Beautiful acreage just outside Cumming City limits! ! ! 10+/- acres; some grass, some trees and SOME views! Bring your plans and build your Dream Home! Perfect for an Equestrian Estate too! Must see to appreciate the views! Home needs repair – sold “as is” – value is in the land and location. Nice area of estate homes! Convenient to Downtown Cumming, Schools, Shopping and GA 400.**Property has been zoned for lots at this time. CALL AGENT FOR...
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