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Real Estate in 2024

Real Estate in 2024

“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.” Mark Twain. Actually, with real estate, what you don't know can get you into trouble too. 2024 - The New Reality starts NOW National News On Friday March 15,...

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Going Under Contract – Buyer

Going Under Contract – Buyer

The Binding Agreement Date: Now that we have a Binding Agreement, the Binding Date becomes Day Zero on our contractual timeline. We are off to the races! All contingency and inspection deadlines are calculated based on the Binding Agreement Date. The Georgia...

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Filing for Homestead Exemption

Filing for Homestead Exemption

*Note the Deadline is April 1st for most Metro-Atlanta Counties Step 1: Check Your Eligibility Before diving into the application process, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria: You should own the property as of January 1st of the tax year you're applying for....

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Getting Started: Viewing Properties

Getting Started: Viewing Properties

Creating Your Custom Search Our goal is to create a search that is highly customized to your goals and preferences. Many times we will build this live via Zoom so we can evaluate realtime results with areas, price ranges and feature combinations. None of the free...

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What Stays with the Property?

What Stays with the Property?

Understanding Fixtures in Real Estate: What Every Homeowner Should Know Introduction: When it comes to buying or selling real estate, understanding the concept of fixtures is crucial. Fixtures can play a significant role in determining what is included in a property...

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How Much Money Will I Need to Buy My House?

How Much Money Will I Need to Buy My House?

Overview One of the first questions to come up when home shopping is How Much Money Will I Need to Buy My House? Followed quickly by When will I have to have each amount? Earnest Money - At the time of an accepted contract Earnest Money is the cash you put down up...

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Air Quality Testing

Air Quality Testing

Air Quality is a moving target and when you have allergies, you want the best you can get. I recently interviewed Dale Ortman with Certified Inspectors of America, LLC. Here is what he had to say. How long does testing take? Testing can be scheduled within a few days....

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5 Keys to Picking the RIGHT Lender

5 Keys to Picking the RIGHT Lender

1. Why Picking the Right Lender is so Crucial Having a bad lender experience is so unnecessary and yet, it happens fairly often to those who don't know what to look for. A great lender can tip the scales in your favor in a multiple offer situation; they can advocate...

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Your First Home

Your First Home

Figure taken from page 25 in Your First Home Questions for your agent Why did you become a real estate agent? Part of it stems from my frustration with our own first home buying experience. It would have gone so much better with an experienced professional on our...

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Home Sale Data

Home Sale Data

Be Careful! In the example here, the most recent listing on FMLS (and the one that shows the property as SOLD) indicated that this property sold in 12 days at 95% of list price. So what’s the problem? The problem is… the property originally listed for $3,550,000 and...

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