Category: Buying a home

20
Nov

Thinking about buying a new home? When does your crystal ball tell you is the best time to buy? Does it tell you to wait to buy a new home in the spring? Wait until summer? How about fall or winter? Does it say a year from now is when the market will be right

03
Oct

Have you always wanted to own a home on a lake? You can’t beat less than an hour drive from Atlanta to a weekend getaway on Lake Lanier. Just up 400 or 85/985, you can find beautiful homes nestled along the lake with breathtaking views. People always assume these homes cost $600,000 plus and while

26
Sep

Let’s face it… We’re all spoiled right now with an amazing real estate market in Metro Atlanta! And, 2016 is shaping up to look much like 2017. So, rather than bore you with rather flat statistics this month, here’s 3 Things I’ve Learned No Matter the Market… 1.     Even in a SELLERS market, Sellers still

14
Sep

The cost of living continues to go up. Not only have home prices risen, but the cost of rent is rising at an even faster pace. And when you rent, you can pretty much expect for it to increase year after year. In fact, a recent article by ConsumerAffairs, stated that the cost of rent rose

24
Aug

Every quarter Lesley and I pour through our latest real estate statistics and present our aha’s to our family of Atlanta real estate offices. It really is one of my favorite meetings each and every quarter because I get to geek out on all that’s going on statistically while making sure that we communicate the

15
Aug

It can be overwhelming when you decide you are ready to buy a home. Friends and family may warn you about maintenance, unexpected repairs, etc. The good news is, when you purchase a home, you are making an investment. The home buying process is fun and exciting, but with the competitive, fast paced market, it

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,

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