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Experience counts! Our team has the knowledge to get the job done.  Right now is a FANTASTIC time to get your home on the market.  Inventory is low and we have buyers looking for their dream home and yours might be it.  We have all the tools to get your home sold…MAXIMUM EXPOSURE, MARKET KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & GUIDANCE ALL THE WAY!!

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Atlanta’s most Instagrammed spots of 2017

Can you guess what place landed the #1 spot?

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Former Atlanta Housewives home for sale…

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Phaedra Parks is having a good ole fashioned French provincial sale … which has less to do with 18th Century Paree, than it does 21st Century ATL.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star’s unloading her 4 bedroom, 6 bath home which she bough in 2013 for $845k. Phaedra could be turning a nice profit since she’s listed it for $1.195 million.

That’s the bargain price, too — she initially put it on the market in July for $1.499 mil.

The pad has a pool, nice yard and a sweet covered patio area for chilling through hot ATL summers. As for why Phaedra’s bolting — we’re told she has another home in Atlanta.

Source: http://www.tmz.com/2017/12/20/phaedra-parks-selling-atlanta-home/?adid=TMZ_Search_Results#

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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!!

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.

 

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Why Rent When you Can Buy!!

Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer’s lack of trust in their ability to purchase. It is still a long standing notion that a buyer needs 20% towards the cost of the home in order to move forward, but this isn’t true. With countless down payment assistant programs, and closing cost roll-ins, a home owner could move in with as little as a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars. Which is a huge difference in the time it takes to save up to make the move.

With interest rates at an all time low, home ownership in today’s market is a great investment. The money saved over a mortgage’s lifespan can result in tens of thousands of dollars, if not hundreds. That’s more money in your pocket today. Don’t wait to buy when interest rates soar again. With low interest rates, that means your monthly mortgage payments are at a significantly lower cost, as well. With such a heated housing marketing, rental prices are soaring, and statistics are constantly showing that home ownership can be equivalent to your rental rate each month, if not less. Why get stuck in a small 2 bedroom apartment, if you can move into a home a pay a monthly rate that is the same, and get a 3 bedroom house with a great backyard?

There is also a fear that a home can keep you “stuck” or “rooted” to one place, without an easy transition out if you decide to move. Although the future of the housing market isn’t easily predictable from location to location, you can always discuss with your agent about buying a home in an area that has a strong turn-over rate when a home hits the market. The equity build up when it comes time to selling is going to be far more beneficial, than if you put money into a rental and decided to move. The money from selling the property can be used to purchase a new home. With renting, there would be no additional funds to transition into a new place.

Now imagine if you were renting a home for $2000/month. If your landlord is renting to make a profit, think how much less you’d be paying on a monthly basis towards your mortgage, if the home was yours. Then you wouldn’t be paying a landlord to profit off of you, you’d be paying a reasonable rate, and get to call the property your own. Contact me today discuss the steps you need to take towards home ownership, you might be happily surprised about the type of home you can afford to move into.  Fill out the contact form below to get started.

 

 

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