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So They’ve Accepted Your Offer

There are many aspects about home hunting that can be exciting, but there’s nothing quite as exciting as when the sellers accept your offer. Maybe you were in a bidding war, maybe you were the first offer, but regardless of your journey, it definitely doesn’t end here. When the seller accepts your offer there are a few more steps you need to get ready for.

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Pros to Hiring a Home Stager

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First impressions of homes are important when selling as they can really make an impact on potential buyers. Many people find it hard to imagine what isn’t there, and that’s why it’s important to invest in keeping up both the outside and inside of your house. One of the ways to do this is through hiring a professional stager. Home stagers are great at maximizing the space and showing the true potential of each room. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re considering hiring.

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Making a Georgia Garden

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With cold weather all around us, planning a garden or outside greenery might by the last thing on your mind. However, planning takes a good bit of time, and taking the time now to organize will allow you to get a head start and really dig in this Spring. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Simple Moves to Save Energy this Winter

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Georgia winters are notorious for having a myriad of weather conditions, but one thing is for sure. When it’s cold, it gets really cold. Many people find that during the winter, whether it stems from the use of heaters or the new twinkling of holiday lights every night, their energy bill increases. Here are a few ways to keep costs down this merry season.

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What Goes Into Home Pricing

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Scrolling through Trulia, Zillow, or any other real estate website, you may see a wide range of price ranges for different areas. The question comes down to: what goes into pricing a home and what makes some homes more expensive than others? The truth is the value of a home depends on many factors, and there’s not a simple answer. To explain how the pricing of homes break down, we’ll use our currently for sale property: 4656 W Village Drive, Smyrna, GA, priced at $435,000.

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8 Reasons to Buy New: The Hidden Value in New Construction Homes

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Article originally published in the November 2017 issue of Our Town Magazine; reformatted for the online medium. 

So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a home, but what kind of home are you looking for? Style, stories, location, and price all factor in, but many people don’t consider another important element: age. The older a home is, the more likely it is to have deep-rooted problems that could cost you thousands after closing to fix. On the other side of the coin are newer homes. While new construction homes may not have some of the character and story attached to older buildings, they have much, much more.

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Pet-Proof Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I know many of you are already creating grocery lists and planning your family dinners. While there are many delicious meals your family will enjoy, there are also plenty your pets won’t! Many Thanksgiving staples can actually harm your furry friends. Make sure to keep the following foods away from your pets, and you’ll successfully pet proof the holidays.

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