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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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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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Don’t Buy into These 7 Common Real Estate Misconceptions

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As with any major purchase, you spend a lot of time worrying about if you’re being steered right or not when you’re buying or selling a home. Whether you’re nearing the finish line to buy or sell a house or have yet to even start looking or listing, you’ve probably heard some commonly held real estate misconceptions. Here are a few you should dispel if you’re looking to buy or sell. 
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The Buyer’s Market: Five Reasons You Should Buy a Home this Fall

Any good Realtor will tell you: as the seasons change, so does the housing market. The key to getting your best deal, either buying or selling, is to capitalize on the season. The spring market sells houses quickly as long sunny days, blooming flowers, and good weather presents homes in their best light. Conversely, sales slow in fall, signalling the start of the buyer’s market. If you’re looking to buy, here’s why autumn can be a wonderful time for a potential home buyer.

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Selling Your Home: When Should You Take the Leap?

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Article originally published in the September 2017 issue of Our Town Magazine.

Unsure when to sell your home? If you’ve been on the fence, now’s the time to take a leap: it’s a seller’s market right now! Limited home inventory has driven home prices up and days on the market down, with average homes spending just 42 days on the market. Better yet, the median original listing price up 6.4% and still rising, due to continued low supply of homes.

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