conyers realtors: Closing Dates - 04/23/10 01:20 AM
The final closing date is usually an important item in the negotiation of the purchase agreement on a home. This is the day when the buyers get their ownership papers and the sellers get their money. It is important to remember that most standard contracts don't pinpoint a specific date, and closings can be delayed due to factors beyond the buyer's control.The closing will usually be set as soon as the title search and lender's paper work can be completed, however, anything can upset the closing schedule. Questions can arise about liens that were paid, but not properly recorded. Something in … (0 comments)

conyers realtors: Checklist: 17 Service Providers You'll Need When You Sell - 04/11/10 06:48 AM
Checklist: 17 Service Providers You'll Need When You Sell   
•□        Real estate attorney
•□        Appraiser
•□        Home inspector
•□        Mortgage loan officer
•□        Environmental specialist
•□        Lead paint inspector
•□        Radon inspector
•□        Tax adviser
•□        Sanitary systems expert
•□        Occupancy permit inspector
•□        Zoning inspector
•□        Survey company
•□        Flood plain inspector
•□        Termite inspector
•□        Title company
•□        Insurance consultant
•□        Moving company
Used with permission from Kim Daugherty, Real Estate Checklists and Systems,

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conyers realtors: Questions To Ask Your Home Inspector - 03/18/10 09:06 PM
Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision. Ask these questions to prospective home inspectors:
1. Will your inspection meet recognized standards? Ask whether the inspection and the inspection report will meet all state requirements and comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics, such as the one adopted by the American Society of Home Inspectors or the National Association of Home Inspectors. Customers can view each group's standards … (5 comments)

conyers realtors: Buying In A Tight Market - 03/17/10 01:22 AM
Tips for Buying in a Tight Market
Increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market, and lower your chances of losing out to another buyer.
1. Get prequalified for a mortgage. You'll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and your offer will be more desirable to the seller.
2. Stay in close contact with your real estate agent to find out about the newest listings. Be ready to see a house as soon as it goes on the market - if it's a great home, it will go fast.
3. Scout out new … (1 comments)

conyers realtors: Is Your Home High Tech? - 03/11/10 07:47 AM
How High Tech Home is Your Home?If the latest technology or entertainment options are important in your new home, add the following questions to your buyer's checklist. 1. Are there enough jacks in every room for cable TV and high-speed Internet hookups? 2. Are there ample telephone extensions or jacks? 3. Is the home pre-wired for home theater or multiroom audio and video? Does it have in-wall speakers?4. Does the home have a local area network (LAN) for linking computers?5. Does the home already have wiring for DSL or another high-speed Internet connection?6. Does the home have multizoning heating and cooling … (0 comments)

conyers realtors: Making An Offer On A Short Sale? - 03/07/10 12:56 AM
Thinking of Making an Offer on a Short Sale? What You Need to Know  
Are you looking to buy a new home? Are you thinking that now's a great time to find bargains? That's true, but it pays to know a little about the seller's situation before you make an offer.
 If a home is being sold for below what the current seller owes on the property-and the seller does not have other funds to make up the difference at closing-the sale is considered a short sale. Many more home owners are finding themselves in this situation due to a number … (0 comments)

conyers realtors: Orange-Garlic Jerk Rub - 03/05/10 08:14 AM
Orange-Garlic Jerk RubINGREDIENTS1 tablespoon zest grated from,large orange,large garlic cloves, minced, (about 1 tablespoon), 1 tablespoon chopped fresh, sage leaves, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon orange marmalade (substitute honey), 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt Mix all ingredients together in small bowl. Now that you're really cooking, let me know if you have a real estate related question or problem. Reply to this message or call me today.

conyers realtors: Tax Benefits of Homeownership - 03/04/10 07:07 PM
Tax Benefits of HomeownershipThe tax deductions you're eligible to take for mortgage interest and property taxes greatly increase the financial benefits of homeownership. Here's how it works.
$9,877 = Mortgage interest paid (a loan of $150,000 for 30 years, at 7 percent, using year-five interest) $2,700 = Property taxes (at 1.5 percent on $180,000 assessed value)______$12,577 = Total deduction
Then, multiply your total deduction by your tax rate.
For example, at a 28 percent tax rate: 12,577 x 0.28 = $3,521.56
$3,521.56 = Amount you have lowered your federal income tax (at 28 percent tax rate) Note: Mortgage interest … (1 comments)

conyers realtors: 7 Reasons To Own Your Home - 03/03/10 12:08 AM
1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home.2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, median existing-home sale prices have increased on average 6.5 percent each year from 1972 through 2005, and increased 88.5 percent over the last 10 years, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.

conyers realtors: First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes - 03/01/10 12:31 AM
5 Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes
1. They don't ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.2. They don't act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house. 3. They don't find the right agent who's willing to help them through the homebuying process.4. They don't do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller. 5. They don't think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.Source: Real Estate Checklists and Systems,

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conyers realtors: Apple Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting - 02/25/10 02:30 PM
Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting INGREDIENTS: 1 cup canola oil 2 cups sugar 2-1/2 cups flour 2 eggs 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 4 cups chopped and peeled tart cooking apples 1 cup chopped pecans DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine oil and sugar. Beat in eggs. Sift together dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture. Mix in the chopped apples and bake in a 13x9-inch pan for 55 minutes. Cool then ice with the cream cheese frosting. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: … (0 comments)

conyers realtors: Sticky Chicken - 02/24/10 02:11 AM
Sticky Chicken INGREDIENTS: 3 Tbsp. honey 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. finely minced gingerroot 1 4-lb whole roasting chicken 3 minced garlic cloves 1 whole orange, sliced 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 3 Tbsp. orange juice DIRECTIONS: Rinse chicken and drain well. Pat the chicken with paper towels to dry. Place garlic and orange slices inside chicken. Spray a 4-6 quart crockpot with nonstick cooking spray and place chicken inside. Combine honey, soy sauce and gingerroot in small bowl and pour over chicken. Cover crockpot. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. The chicken should be fork tender and thoroughly cooked. Remove chicken … (0 comments)

conyers realtors: Spinach Dip - 02/22/10 04:44 AM
Spinach Dip INGREDIENTS: 1 (9 to 11-ounce) package, frozen spinach 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS: Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain thoroughly. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Chill several hours before serving with vegetables or chips. For a milder dip, mix in a little cottage cheese before serving. Yield: 1 2/3 cups. Have a real estate related question or problem? Reply to this message or call me today!

conyers realtors: Banana Bread - 02/19/10 09:42 PM
Banana Bread INGREDIENTS: 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup bread flour or unbleached all-purpose 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, beating well. Sift the dry ingredients together and combine with the butter mixture. Blend well. Add the bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Stir … (3 comments)

conyers realtors: Moisture - 02/16/10 12:29 AM
No matter what kind of home you own, excessive condensation and moisture can cause serious problems. Mold, wood rot and other dangerous moisture can be cured by either improving the ventilation within your home or insulating the property more consistently. However you address the problem, the worst thing you could do is ignore the issues and let it spread throughout the home's infrastructure. If you've noticed signs of excess moisture in your home or you simply have questions about homes in general, call or email me. As your real estate professional, it's my job to make sure you have all the … (1 comments)

conyers realtors: Lamp Shades - 02/15/10 04:12 AM
Unlike doing major alterations to your property, changing the lighting in your home doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact, I often recommend starting with lampshades that will alter the lighting style of your home. Since lamps are often a focal point in any room, changing the shades can dramatically change your home's appearance.As your real estate professional, I can help you with any home improvement questions you may have. Call or email me today!

conyers realtors: Simple Savings - 02/13/10 11:46 PM
There are many little things you can do to help keep your energy costs down.
Make sure the registers and vents for your heating and cooling system aren't obstructed by furniture or other objects. Clean or replace the air filter in your heating/cooling system regularly (monthly in most cases) to help it run efficiently. Install a programmable thermostat to automatically coordinate indoor climates with daily and weekend patterns. Keep the lint trap and vent hose on your clothes dryer clean.  Wash clothes in cold water when possible, and do laundry in large loads. Do full loads when using the dishwasher. Use … (3 comments)

conyers realtors: Let there be light - 02/13/10 01:19 AM
No matter how much time and effort you spend on making your home the best it can be, it will all be in vain if you don't provide the perfect lighting scheme to showcase your efforts. Alternative lighting such as track lights or even colored lighting can accentuate the overall style and feel of your property. You've worked hard for your home; shouldn't you give yourself a little time in the spotlight? Call or email me and I can show you how!

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