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Key Reasons to Counter an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 01/19/2020
Key Reasons to Counter an Offer to Purchase
After you receive an offer to purchase your residence, determining the best course of action often can be difficult. Because if you make the wrong decision, you risk missing out on an opportunity to sell your house and maximize its value. Ultimately, it may prove to be beneficial for a home seller to submit a counter-offer. There are many...
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Another Property Sold - 3764 Courtside Terrace, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Posted on 01/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 3764 Courtside Terrace, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Wonderful open family room with dramatic vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, and hardwood floors. Chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, large island, travertine floors, and custom cabinets. The large screened porch overlooks the great fenced backyard with slate patio and garden spaces. Large master suite on main with walk-in closet, his/hers sinks, and large shower. Bonus playroom/office on main. Spacious secondary bedrooms. Great location - seconds to The Forum, restaurants, highways, and...
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Simple Ways to Update a Countertop
Posted on 01/12/2020
Simple Ways to Update a Countertop
Photo by Zachary Nelson on Unsplash When a style is hot, it's hot. You'll start seeing a particular medium, color or pattern everywhere. But once that hype fizzles, you're often faced with a countertop that seems dated and even loud. Unfortunately, replacing a counter isn't as affordable as getting a new hairstyle. You're stuck with it for a...
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Key Questions to Consider As You Evaluate Your Mortgage Options
Posted on 01/05/2020
Key Questions to Consider As You Evaluate Your Mortgage Options
Getting pre-approved for a mortgage may prove to be a long, arduous process if you are not careful. Fortunately, homebuyers who plan ahead should have no trouble obtaining a mortgage so they can enter the housing market with a budget in hand. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider as you assess your mortgage options, and these questions include:...
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VA Loans: Frequently Asked Questions
Posted on 12/29/2019
VA Loans: Frequently Asked Questions
We all know that buying a home is expensive. For first-time buyers who don’t have the luxury of equity for a down payment, it can be difficult to find a way to finance your home without taking on a huge interest rate and mortgage insurance.Fortunately, loan programs like those offered by the U.S. Veterans Affairs can be a godsend....
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When To Check Your Credit Score
Posted on 12/22/2019
When To Check Your Credit Score
It’s a good financial practice to check your credit report and score periodically. You want to be sure that no one has stolen your identity and that all the information on the report is correct. It may sound simple to check your credit, but there are so many sources that you can get it from and so many options...
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How to Keep Your Closet Neat and Organized
Posted on 12/15/2019
How to Keep Your Closet Neat and Organized
Generally, a closet ought to bring simplicity to your life. Whether it's a large walk-in or an itty-bitty space, a neat closet should be where you can get the things you need any time of the day. However, keeping a closet neat and organized can be more complicated than it seems. One day you have a clean closet...
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A Quick Guide to PMI
Posted on 12/08/2019
A Quick Guide to PMI
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Limit the Risk of a Home Selling Fiasco
Posted on 12/01/2019
Limit the Risk of a Home Selling Fiasco
For those who want to enjoy a fast, profitable and seamless home selling experience, there is no need to worry. In fact, there are many things that you can do to minimize the risk of a home selling fiasco, and these include: 1. Conduct a Home Inspection A house inspection usually is completed after a seller accepts a buyer's...
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An Introduction to Home Equity
Posted on 11/24/2019
An Introduction to Home Equity
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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6 Inexpensive Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
Posted on 11/17/2019
6 Inexpensive Home Staging Tips for Selling Your Home Faster
Home staging is one of the most tried-and-true methods of selling your home faster. It can also help you increase the purchase price of your home by between one and five percent. However, working with a professional home stager--while a good investment--is not always in everyone’s budget. The good news is, there are a lot of simple and inexpensive...
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Tips for a Well-Groomed Dog
Posted on 11/10/2019
Tips for a Well-Groomed Dog
Image by Autri Taheri from Unsplash Keeping dogs well-groomed is an important part of helping them stay healthy and happy. The amount of grooming your dogs need depends on certain factors, such as the kind of coat they have or whether or not they tend to roll around in dirt or mud. The following grooming tips can help...
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