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**Homebuyer Seminar** – Sat, Oct 13

 

🚨🚨THIS SATURDAY 🚨🚨 HAVE YOU REGISTEREDJoin me for a homebuyer seminar on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10 AM at Virtual Properties Realty in Duluth, GA. 🏡🏡 Come and learn the full homebuying process from A to Z!!  I know many of you are currently renting because you’re just not sure where to begin. HOMEOWNERSHIP IS IN YOUR FUTURE‼️
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Why Buy a New Construction Home…

For the past 2 years we have seen quite an increase on empty land being converted into gorgeous new construction homesites. This is occurring is all parts of Georgia; Buford, Grayson, Roswell, McDonnough, Atlanta; whichever area you desire. Why so many all of a sudden you ask? There is great demand for new construction home and for good reasons!  There are many reasons to purchase a new construction home but here are some top ones.

  1. 1) Design Your Dream Home Your Way: Why settle for someone else’s choices when you can select your own cabinets, countertops, appliances, carpets and flooring? While you’re at it, you can choose gorgeous bath and kitchen fixtures, lighting and other options that you love. Your new home will reflect your style, not someone else’s taste. 
  2. 3) All New, Under Warranty: A used home likely has tired products that may soon need replacing. Your new home — and the products that comprise it — are brand-new and under warranty. What’s the cost to replace a roof, appliances, countertops or a water heater on a used home? Those components of your new home feature the latest designs and building materials and should offer you years of comfort and enjoyment before needing replacement. 
  3. That New Home Feel: A used home was someone else’s dream, not yours. It reflects their choices and family memories. You may learn to love avocado-green appliances (and you may be willing to scrub stained countertops or grease-encrusted ovens and cooktops) but more and more people prefer that never lived-in feel. 

Contact me today direct at 678.805.SOLD(7653) or 770-495-5050 for a free consultation.

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Why you need me as your real estate agent!!

Checking out a home for my clients and ran into a reason why this home would NOT work for them. A very big no no!! Make sure you watch all the way to find out the issue. I’m always looking out for my client’s best interest.

Suwanee, Gwinnett County – An Awesome Place to Live, Work & Play!

Suwanee is a great place to live,work and play. Close to Publix, Kroger, Sugarloaf Market, Fresh Market and so much more. Also 5 minutes from the heart of Suwanee, Suwanee Town Center, that has so many fun outdoor activities all year long. Great Peachtree Ridge schools and an overall friendly and welcoming community. Contact Leslene with the TG&G Group of Virtual Properties Realty today to find out more and if you are looking to move to the Suwanee area.

Lakeview at Hamilton Mill (Buford, GA)

Viewed these beautiful DR Horton new construction homes at Lakeview at Hamilton Mill located in Buford, GA the Hamilton Mill area. The gorgeous community is located in Mill Creek High School, close to 85 access and 15 minutes from Mall of Georgia. Contact us at 678.805.SOLD to take a tour or if you would more information. This is a great area to live!

Snow Day in Atlanta!!

Rent to own …What’s that about??

rentoownThere are many reasons why a person would not or can not take the traditional route to home ownership.  Credit issues, not enough funds for a down payment, new to the area, tired of living in an apartment or numerous other reasons. If you’re not quite ready to purchase right out then there is another option for you.  You may be able to Rent/Lease to Own a home!  This means that you able to pick out a home that interests you and instead of purchasing it you would rent it.  If you really love the home and become ready to purchase you have the option to buy the home usually after the first year.  There are specific guidelines about which homes are eligible and other criteria about the program,  but once we have our consultation we can go over everything together.  Contact me today to find out further details!

2/2 Townhome in the Heart of Atlanta – For Sale!! (**VIDEO ALERT**)

Home is located in gated Centennial Park North and features a two way fireplace, open kitchen with granite, hardwoods, awesome front porch, surround sound speakers throughout. Upstairs are two bedrooms each with separate bathrooms. The master bathroom includes separate garden tub, shower, skylight and tiled floors. Just minutes to everything that vibrant Downtown Atlanta has to offer! Walk to the new Mercedez Benz Stadium, Aquarium, GA Tech Stadium, tons of restaurants & more!

Don’t Replace Your Real Estate Agent With The Internet

863d82dffff75c97b0c54b4e690b1659With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn’t a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like Uber to Grubhub, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want with ease. And with every industry being revolutionized by technology, the same methods are “attempting” to be applied to the real estate industry.

We could all agree that the simplification of the process through paperwork would be much appreciated by agents and buyers/sellers alike; but the attempt of replacing the agent by sites like Zillow and other third party resources, can lead to a snowball affect of disaster. Think about real estate being smack dab in the middle of fast food and a doctor. You can use your mobile device to quickly place your order for a $20 meal, but when it comes to getting a surgery, you’ll want to put that phone down and visit a professional. Now think of your real estate agent being in the middle of all of that. You can use your devices to look for a home, look at market data the way you look at WebMD, knowing not to take it too seriously because you need a real professional’s input, but it’s fun and gives you a general idea of what to expect. But there in lies the issue, the data online is an oversimplified version of what goes into the process of buying and selling. The same way it oversimplifies medical diseases and surgeries, you’d still expect to get a professional’s diagnosis.

Although a real estate agent isn’t quite like a doctor, the industry in it’s legalities, contracts, and processes is similar in the sense that it needs to be taken seriously. Looking for a house online and wanting to put an immediate offer on one can be exciting and fun, but the issues that require a professional’s guidance comes after the initial contract is written up and the hard work comes into place to actually make the home your own. Same for sellers, if you decide to put your home on the market and want a website that will give you an automatic offer, how do you know you’re not being taken advantage of in the price? But most importantly, how do you know you’re not being taken advantage of in other aspects of the contract? Because there is a lot more to the sale of the home then just agreeing on a number.

The next time you’re digging through public sites for homes for sale, and getting instant home valuation estimates, keep in mind that this is a simple process to give you an idea of your market. A very general idea. But after you’ve found the perfect house, or after you’ve decided that the numbers make some sense for you to sell, call your favorite real estate agent and make sure they give you a more detailed look into the market and assist you through the full process, not just the exciting first parts. Because it’s going to be in the middle of a contract when the lending is falling apart, or negotiations can’t be made on repairs and emotions are at an all time high, that you are going to wish you had put down your laptop and had an agent fighting for you by your side. Use the internet, have fun with it’s amazing resources, but don’t let it replace your agent. We aren’t in an age, just yet, where technology can do everything a professional can.

 

Latest Kitchen Trends…

Who knew white kitchens would make a comeback!! Gorgeous!!

 

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