Category: FYI

January 26, 2018

What the 20 Most Popular Home Renovations Are Really Worth in 2018

The results are in from Remodeling Magazine’s Cost. Vs. Value Report!  Every year for the past 31 years they have published the researched which identified the 20 most popular home renovations and compared the cost versus the return on value.  Here’s the article from Realtor.com:   “This year, the most expensive projects didn’t have much of […]

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January 12, 2018

Happy New Years!

The calendar is a wonderful thing!  I don’t like to remember all the negative things like death anniversaries but the anniversary of a birth or of a lifetime achievement is certainly worth remembering!  When December ends and the new year begins, it feels like a fresh start. You have a whole year ahead of you […]

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December 21, 2017

What First Time Home Buyers Need to Know

First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide Realtor.Com has provided a nifty Home Buyer’s Guide. “Buying a home is one of the most exciting—and daunting—things you’ll ever do. With so many choices to make and so much at stake, it’s essential that you be prepared. Check out these expert-vetted secrets to find your dream home, land a loan, and […]

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December 13, 2017

It may continue to become more difficult to buy a home in the Atlanta metropolitan area

It’s becoming more difficult to own a home in Atlanta.  “As you likely know from your own income, overall wage gains continue to be muted, rising at about a 2.5 percent annual rate, so the ability of a potential homebuyer to keep up is increasingly difficult, if not impossible. Just to keep pace with rising prices, […]

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November 28, 2017

Values are Up! Inventory is low and demand is still high!

New-home sales rose in October New Home sales are up in part because inventory of existing homes is low! If you have thought about selling in the Atlanta area then now may be the best time!  The median home price in the Atlanta market remains one of the most affordable among large metro areas in spite of […]

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November 28, 2017

Shoppers Flock to Mom-and-Pop Retail Stores

Shoppers Flock to Mom-and-Pop Retail Stores DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017 For the past two years, consumers have been spending more money at mom-and-pop retail stores than big-box chains, and America’s shopping malls are feeling the impact, according to credit card company Mastercard, Inc. “The consumer is shopping small,” Mastercard Senior […]

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September 14, 2015

3 Reasons Your Real Estate Agent (Me) WANTS You To Bother Them (ME) – ANYTIME!

3 Reasons Your Real Estate Agent WANTS You To Bother Them By Lighter Side Staff Real estate agents hear this all the time… “I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…” …after it is too late. There are times when you might feel like […]

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