Category: Buying a home

06
Feb

I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that Atlanta is continuing to grow rapidly. Georgia was among the Top 10 fastest growing states in 2017. In 2018, job and population growth are expected to increase even more than last year. (Could you imagine the increase if we got Amazon HQ2?!). So with the lack of

14
Dec

Looking for a new home? Work with a buyer’s agent. They will represent you, the buyer, and help you navigate the process of finding and buying a new home. Here are a few reasons why working with a buyer’s agent makes sense. 1. You’ll have an expert negotiator working on your behalf. Making offers and presenting counter offers requires

12
Dec

Due Diligence is a time period stated in the contract, on average it’s 10 days from when you go under contract, when the buyer can get any and all inspections they want. Buyers need to know what they are buying, and we always recommend buyers get a general home inspection at a minimum. Examples of

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

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