Category: Buying a home

20
Jul

I have been helping people buy real estate for 15 years and here are some ideas to help the buying process run more smoothly for you: Get pre-qualified or pre-approved prior to starting your search – it is important to know what you can afford and what your monthly mortgage payment will be. Choose a

15
Jun

Did you know in certain areas of Georgia, you may qualify to buy a home with NO MONEY down? You read that correctly, 0% down. Of course there are certain guidelines and individuals must qualify for this special loan. This loan is called USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture). As the Peters Company Northeast Expansion Agent,

25
May

What’s the best advice a real estate agent can give a buyer before buying a home – BECOME AN EDUCATED BUYER.  What does this mean exactly? Do I need to go to school or a class to learn?  Good news – we did that part for you! We can catch you up quickly on how

16
May

Of course when you purchase a home, you know going in that you will be getting an appraisal for the home. Why? Because it tells you the fair market value of the home you are purchasing so you pay a fair price. Sounds like a good idea right? So when a survey is brought up,

11
May

Multiple offer situations are nothing new around here. You have probably heard about them quite a bit from friends that have bought or sold real estate in the last couple of years. With supply being so low right now, the best homes have the most people running after them. So what do you do when

09
May

You don’t have to look at the statistics to know that residential new construction is booming in many areas of the country including in and around Atlanta. Both first time and “move-up” buyers are deciding to be the first occupants of a new home, but what are some of the reasons these buyers are deciding

13
Apr

It can be said that finding the perfect neighborhood is just as important as finding the perfect home. With countless factors to consider, how can you narrow down your search to ensure you find the home and neighborhood that’s right for you? Here are three ways that we’ll work together to find the neighborhood of

11
Apr

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard, “I’m ready to buy a place, where do I start?” The first step is ALWAYS get prequalified for a loan. Always. This is your barometer for what you should be looking at – it can drive your search to or away from neighborhoods, schools, proximity

06
Apr

…and I want to paint it black. Or do I? According to a few different viewpoints, both culturally and religiously, there may be some good reasons for having a red door on your home. Here’s a look at a few of those beliefs: In Scotland a red door is a way to show that you

29
Mar

All last year, we real estate agents may have looked like Chicken Little. While we didn’t think the sky was falling, many of us ran around saying “A shift is coming… A shift is coming!”  A market shift, that is.  Why? Because we knew that the real estate market is typically on a 7-year cycle.

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