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Posted on 10/18/2020
What Do You Do with a Low Appraisal
Photo by Light And Dark Studio via Shutterstock In a seller’s market, comparable sales and competition can drive up a home’s price. This is especially true in a seller’s market where offers from multiple buyers try to outbid each other. And, while this sounds like a fantastic deal for the seller, a low appraisal can kill the deal....
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Financing Your Mortgage through a Credit Union
Image by annca from Pixabay You’ve finally found the perfect home. It’s got the number of bedrooms you wanted, a spacious kitchen, updated bathrooms, and even a beautiful vegetable garden out back. Now comes the tricky part—how to pay for it. Numerous home buyers find financing their mortgages through a credit union to be a good option. According...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How Your Credit Score Affects Your Monthly Payment
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Before you even start looking for a home, you should know what your credit score is. You can pull your own credit score from the three major bureaus without having points deducted from your credit score. You should know your score since it will affect how high your mortgage payments will be, and...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
The Closing Process: What to Expect
Image by S K from Pixabay Buying a new home can be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, the closing can seem a little daunting if you are unsure about what to expect during the closing process. Below is a simple guide as to what you can expect during the closing of your first home. Knowing How Long the Process...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Aromatherapy: Uplifting Scents for Your Home
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
What to Do If a Buyer Rescinds an Offer to Purchase Your House
If a buyer rescinds his or her offer to purchase your house, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things you can do to rebound quickly, such as: 1. Address Any Problems with Your Home Try to find out why a buyer chose to walk away from your residence. That way, you could receive valuable...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
115 W Peachtree Place NW #306, Atlanta, GA 30313 now has a new price of $195,750!
FHA Approved! Location cannot be beat with this downtown loft. Minutes from Aquarium, MB Stadium, Centennial Olympic Park & Shopping/Dining. Industrial loft with open concept lifestyle. One of the largest 1 BD studio floor plans. Check out the amazing views on rooftop terrace. Property has 24 hr concierge with fitness center and club room. Affordable living in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Check out the 3D virtual tour walk...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
How an Attorney Helps Guide You Through a Real Estate Closing
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
How Big Business Can Impact Neighborhoods
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Posted on 08/26/2020
Another Property Sold - 2433 Fallview Terrace, East Point, GA 30344
Beautiful homes in Jefferson Park, 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Amazing master suite with spa bathroom. Large eat in kitchen with bar and open to family room. This beautiful 4 sided brick home is move in ready!! This home has two drive way entrances, a private entry and a second driveway shared giving lots of...
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Posted on 08/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 855 Peachtree Street NE #2603, Atlanta, GA 30308
Your new home awaits in this SW corner unit of the ‘Viewpoint” high rise. Whether you are into capturing sunsets from your balcony or being awestruck by thunderstorms; the views of Midtown ATL at any time are sure to excite you. Open floor plan, hardwoods & remote blinds are exceptional features w/amenities like 24 hr concierge, stunning pool, fitness room, grilling area, outdoor fireplace, billiard table, clubroom, media room, serenity gardens w/ fountain & a dog walk for...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Have You Fallen in Love With a Foreclosed Property? Here's What You Need to Know
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you're like many prospective homeowners who've been looking at listings lately in preparation for moving forward with purchasing property, you've noticed listings for foreclosures. Some people in your position are attracted by the idea of saving money on foreclosures, while others may simply have fallen in love with a home that...
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