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Making a Smart Home

Creating a Smart Home with Smart Home Hubs and Smart Home Devices. We previously posted about a Smart Home: what a Smart Home is, and some of the basic functions of a smart home. Since then, we have made some new additions… Read More

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Creating a Smart Home

The Internet of Things and Home Automation The Internet of Things is a phrase that refers to the objects and products that are interconnected and identifiable through digital networks and make up a Smart Home. This web-like sprawl of products is getting… Read More

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Mortgage Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

Show You Are Serious by Getting Pre-approved. In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out…. Read More

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Did you buy a home in the Savannah area last year?

General tax exemption information for Chatham County homeowners.  If you want to have your application for a tax exemption considered for the current year, then you will need to make sure that your application is submitted before April 1st. Any applications submitted… Read More

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Is This the Year for Your Dream Home?

If So, Find it Early. It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index National Federation of Independent… Read More

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Americans Are Moving

Where are Americans Moving? Some Highlights: For the 4th year in a row, the Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity. Oregon held on to the top stop of High Inbound states for the 3rd year in a row. Much of… Read More

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Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up

Should I Wait to Buy? Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next… Read More

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Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision

Holiday Home Selling   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… Read More

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Homes for Sale

Strong Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace Inventory of Homes for Sale The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners… Read More

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Break the Chains

Mortgage Myths Holding Back Buyers Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria” study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. We want to to help shed some… Read More

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