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Why Home Buyers Need a Professional on Their Team

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional!… Read More

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Home Buying

When to Go Beyond Your Budget As we’ve mentioned before, most homebuyers should be conservative when determining your budget. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. These exceptions include: People who have stable employment and have a high probability of remaining… Read More

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4 REAL Reasons We Buy a Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling… Read More

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Existing Home Sales Increase, Inventory Down

Home Sales Reach Highest Annual Pace in 11 Years Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.81 million, the highest pace since December 2006. The inventory of existing homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for the last… Read More

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What to Know About Down Payment

What Is A Down Payment? The down payment is how much cash you can pay up front for your home. This amount will not be included in your mortgage, since it is money that you have already paid towards the purchase of… Read More

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How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?

There isn’t just one universal factor that you can rely on to determine how much you can afford to pay for your home every month. But, there is a formula that you is quite useful as a starting point. Your monthly debt… Read More

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7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after… Read More

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Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases

Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by Realtor.com, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now living in a multigenerational household –… Read More

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Surprised by Closing Costs?

You’re Not Alone.  According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were… Read More

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Savannah’s West NOG Neighborhood

The West Side of North of Gaston All over the country, certain neighborhoods are making themselves known as the next big thing. Atlanta has the Virginia Highlands, New York City has SoHo, and Charleston has SNOB (Slightly North of Broad). In Savannah,… Read More

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