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Are you thinking about building a new home from scratch? If so, take note of these three things you need to avoid! We have a lot of experience in new construction properties and would love to make the process as smooth as possible for you.1. Hire a Realtor. An experienced Realtor knows what to lo...
11/15/2017
The end of summer typically means fewer “for sale” signs. However, whether you’re a buyer or a seller, don’t fret. This can be great news for the following six reasons:1) Less Competition. Fall means that school is back in session. AKA most families who wanted to move into their new home before s...
10/25/2017
The share of current renters who believe that now is a good time to buy has jumped to 62 percent. That’s a two percent increase from this time last year and a 10 percent increase from last quarter. Homeowners agree, saying that 80 percent of higher income households within the Midwest and Souther...
10/04/2017
Today we will be talking about some common mistakes that we often see buyers making. Hopefully, by alerting you to these potential downfalls, you can avoid them yourself when it comes time to buy. Here are the 5 most common mistakes we’ve been seeing: 1.  Not getting pre-approvedGetting pre-appro...
09/27/2017
Today we are talking about a topic we get a lot of questions about: Zestimates. Zestimates are Zillow’s automated home value system that will tell you what your home could sell for in the market. Is this the best way to determine value, and should you trust it? The answer is maybe, but it might n...
09/20/2017
Today, we'll discuss how to effectively and efficiently start shopping for your next home. After you're pre-approved and have your criteria figured out, what do you do?There's nothing wrong with taking a Sunday afternoon drive in an area where you want to live and start calling the Realtors on th...
09/13/2017
Have you ever wondered what the first step in the home buying process is?  Before you even start looking at homes, the first thing you need to do is get pre-qualified. The process is simple! Just give us a call, talk to us about what you want to do, and then we will take your personal information...
08/25/2017
Today, we'll discuss the home inspection process. The home inspection is a crucial part of the process for both the buyer and the seller, although it is designed primarily to protect the buyer.  When you're looking at a house, you want to be able to focus on whether or not it's the right house fo...
08/09/2017
We have been in business for over 20 years here in Atlanta and are local. If you want to close your loan on time, it's best to work with a local lender, like us! We have local staff and will ensure your deal gets closed on time.Availability is the most important aspect of any company’s customer s...
08/04/2017
Today, we’re going to talk about why some loans fall apart before they get to the closing table. 1.    Misinformation. Now, the client is not misleading anyone on purpose. Once you’ve made an offer on a home, we will start to verify the information you submitted for your pre-approval. Let’s say y...
07/26/2017
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