Category: Buying a home

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,

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

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