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The Top 3 Real Estate Myths Dispelled

April 23, 2018

Whether you want to hear it or not, you will undoubtedly receive a lot of advice when you start looking for a home. Friends, blogs, and the real estate books at Barnes and Noble all offer maxims and best practices for potential homebuyers, always claiming to have the secret to a successful home purchase. Sometimes […]

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What to Look for in a Quality Contractor

April 21, 2018

Whether you’re remodeling a bathroom or building an entire house, hiring a good home contractor is the first and most important decision you’ll make. Contractors aren’t just middlemen between you and the handymen. They’re responsible for quality-control, the schedule of work, and proper adherence to city and state regulations, so it’s critical to hire the […]

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4 Steps to Developing a Savings Plan

April 12, 2018

Any financial advisor will tell you the same thing: You need a savings plan. Homeowners and prospective homeowners alike need money tucked away for emergencies or a future down payment, though that’s easier said than done. It takes a great deal of effort to budget—and a great deal of time for savings to accumulate. Developing […]

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What to Expect When Moving With Pets

April 06, 2018

According to the Humane Society, 164 million households in the U.S. own at least one pet, which factors out to be 64% of all homes in the country. Since humans first domesticated dogs and cats, we’ve welcomed them into our lives and, at an increasing frequency, our houses. Many of these animals have essentially become […]

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Why Now is the Right Time to Buy in Atlanta’s BeltLine

April 04, 2018

As the Atlanta housing market continues to grow and strengthen, a few buying trends have emerged—and any potential homebuyer needs to take note. Quite a few neighborhoods in Atlanta have suddenly become desirable since the housing recovery began, and quite a few others are next in line. Houses along Atlanta’s BeltLine are predicted to be […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Loan Originator Before You Sign On

March 22, 2018

Choosing a loan officer is a big deal. When choosing someone, you might wonder whether the person you’re talking to truly knows the industry and has your best interests at heart. Here are a few questions you can ask originators to ensure your homebuying process is as smooth as it is exciting. Can I get […]

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4 Reasons Now is a Great Time to Buy Real Estate

March 01, 2018

There have been many people waiting on the sidelines for the real estate market to improve and now that we are starting to see a turn for the better in the marketplace and housing prices swing into the positive again, sellers are beginning to gain confidence in the market and listing their homes for sale. […]

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