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ALL REAL ESTATE TRENDS POINT UP! WHAT ATLANTA, GA CAN EXPECT in 2013

2012, with it's positive upswing, looks to be the turning point that we in the Real Estate industry were all waiting for. According to the Real Estate trending reports continuing to flood our industry, the momentum IS expected to continue in 2013.  What does this mean for you?

As an Atlanta Buyer you can expect to see:

1.  Prices increasing. Prices have been "rock-bottom" low for several years now but as the market begins to recoup home prices will increase to a more stable and ...

1st STEP TO BUYING A HOME: GET PRE-QUALIFIED!

So many times I am asked the question, "What do I do to get started in the Home-buying Process?"  The answer is simple, if you do not have cash on hand for a home purchase the first step in the process is to obtain your loan approval.  If you do not already have a Lender in mind, your Realtor will be able to provide to you a list of suggested lenders that can help you.  

Your Pre-qualification will provide for you:

1.  Peace of mind,

Spring, A Terrific time to Sell Your Home!

While summertime home sales actually peek the market, spring is a great time as well!!  Here are some reasons buyers begin their search just as the warm weather hits:

1.  People have been locked inside with the cold temps therefore the nicer weather stirs people to get out and about.  This results in higher traffic at open houses, and open houses are always a great opportunity to present your home to home potential buyers starting a new search.

2.  Flowers are in bloom, that's right curb appeal. Beautiful, colorful landscapes can catch a ...

TAX RETURNS ARE PERFECT FOR DOWNPAYMENTS!

Tis the season for tax returns, and what a perfect time to buy!! Spring is the beginning of Real Estate sale season and with rates still low and the market full of great homes for sale I suggest using that tax return for a nice down payment on your dream home. 

The down-payment amount on an FHA loan is 3.5%.  So for example, if you would like to purchase a home priced at $150,000, the down-payment amount that you will need for this home will be $5250.00.  Most sellers will help with some or all of your ...

FACT: Most Foreclosures need a Make-Over!!

Many times over this past year I have had buyers say to me that they want to find a good deal on a local foreclosure. However, upon making the request, most don’t realize that they are actually requesting a project.  That’s right, a project! Most foreclosures need minimal to major cosmetic and defective repair work to be done prior to move-in.

I have previewed and showed many foreclosed homes. In the majority of these homes at least one or more items that weren’t permanently attached such as light fixtures, appliances, ...