buyers: It Takes a Village…. To Buy a House - 05/12/14 03:14 AM
It Takes a Village…. To Buy a House

Purchasing a home is a complex process which involves a group of people with a different prospective.  In order for the home buying process to go smoothly it requires all parties involved to work as a team. Communication and respect for each individual’s area of expertise is the core to having a successful and enjoyable real estate transaction.  In the metro Atlanta area it is common for a real estate transaction to include the following people:
 
Buyer – A ready, willing and able individual who knows the specific criteria for the … (27 comments)

buyers: Easter Egg Hunt in Union City, GA 30291 - 04/12/14 11:05 AM
Looking for a great way for your family to enjoy the lovely spring weather in metro Atlanta? How about an Easter egg hunt? Come join the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Union City, GA. 
This event will be held by Union City Parks and Recreation Department at Etris Community Center, Ronald Bridges Park. The Easter egg hunt will be on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00 to 1:00pm. The entertainment is to include: Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Moon Walk, Train Rides, Games, Food, Prizes, Face Painting and a Live DJ! Ages groups for the egg hunt are (3 years-6 years) … (0 comments)

buyers: Easter Egg Hunt in Sandy Springs, GA 30350 - 04/12/14 04:04 AM
Looking for a great way for your family to enjoy the lovely spring weather in metro Atlanta? How about an Easter egg hunt? Come out to the North Springs United Methodist Church  in Sandy Springs, GA.
 
The North Springs United Methodist Church will host an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:30am.  All are welcomed, meet in the Church Gym to enjoy activities and treats! Then the big Easter Egg Hunt outside on the lawn! Please meet in the Church Gym prior to the egg hunt for activities and treats. Make sure to arrive EARLY so your … (2 comments)

buyers: Easter Egg Hunt in Roswell, GA 30075 - 04/12/14 02:33 AM
Looking for a great way for your family to enjoy the lovely spring weather in metro Atlanta? How about an Easter egg hunt at night? Come out to the Flashlight Egg Hunt in Roswell, GA.
 
Come out with your flash light and search for Easter eggs.  This is a family event. Please make sure to register everyone who plans to attend. The event takes place Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The cost is $8 for residents and $12 for non-residents.

 
East Roswell Recreation Center
9000 Fouts Road
Roswell, GA 30075
(770)594-6134
 
 
If you … (0 comments)

buyers: Easter Egg Hunt in Powder Springs, GA 30127 - 04/12/14 01:35 AM
Looking for a great way for your family to enjoy the lovely spring weather in metro Atlanta? How about an Easter egg hunt? The Powder Springs First United Methodist Church will hold their annual Easter egg hunt in Powder Springs, GA. This event will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am until 12pm rain or shine.
 
Your little ones are welcome to hunt for eggs, participate in craft projects as well as enjoy some snacks. This event for is for children up to 12 years old. Bring your own Easter basket.

 
Powder Springs First United Methodist … (2 comments)

buyers: Easter Egg Hunt in Peachtree City, GA 30269 - 04/12/14 12:59 AM
Looking for a great way for your family to enjoy the lovely spring weather in metro Atlanta? How about an Easter egg hunt? The Peachtree City Optimist Club and Peachtree Fire Department will hold their annual Easter egg hunt in Peachtree City, GA. This event will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9:30am until 1:00pm.
 
The egg hunt will be held at Shakerag Knoll Skateboard Park. The Peachtree City Fire Department will have fun safety activities for the kids to enjoy. The Optimist Club will have a face painting, a moonwalk, a fishing game as well as a … (2 comments)

buyers: Easter Egg Hunt in Marietta, GA 30008 - 04/12/14 12:26 AM
Looking for a great way for your family to enjoy the lovely spring weather in metro Atlanta? How about an Easter egg hunt? The Marietta Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, GA  this egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 starting at 10 am.
This community event will feature activities for kids including concessions, inflatables and live entertainment. There will even be a visit from the Easter Bunny. The actual egg hunt will be by age group. Admission is free.

 
Jim Miller Park
2245 Callaway Road
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770)528-8875
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buyers: Easter Egg Hunt in Fayetteville, GA 30214 - 04/11/14 07:57 AM
Looking for a great way for your family to enjoy the lovely spring weather in metro Atlanta? How about an Easter egg hunt? Sponsored by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, GA  this egg hunt will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm.
The annual FFUMC Easter egg hunt is for children from birth to 5th grade. There will also be a bouncy house to enjoy! The egg hunts will take place in the church’s playgrounds.
Fayetteville First United Methodist Church 
175 E. Lanier Avenue
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(770)461-4313
 
 
If you are interested in … (2 comments)

buyers: I LOVE 1st Showings - 04/01/14 11:42 PM
Yesterday, my afternoon appointment was a first showing. These clients I have been working with for a short while. The financing is in place and documented. This couple understands which loan product will work best for them and they are aware of the costs associated with purchasing a home. We have narrowed down exactly where they wish to live.  And finally, we have located a property they are interested in seeing.

It is very exciting for them and for me too!  We meet at the house and I can see the expectancy in their eyes. Each of us is … (31 comments)

buyers: What is Earnest Money? - 03/31/14 11:33 PM

 
When working with first time home buyers I like to discuss the process as well as the costs associated with purchasing a home. Earnest money is one of the expenditures a home buyer can expect on their way to becoming homeowners.
 
 Earnest money is a deposit intended to demonstrate to the seller of a property that you are serious about purchasing their property. The amount of the earnest money deposit can vary. I normally recommend a minimum of $1000 of earnest money for properties modest in value, $250,000 and below. Higher priced properties should receive earnest money deposits … (6 comments)

buyers: Which Loan is for Me? - 03/31/14 12:26 PM
In recent weeks, a new client of mine asked this question. “I know you know about real estate, but what loan should I choose?” My loan officer said I can choose from either Conventional or FHA. Yes, I do know real estate real estate in the metro Atlanta area. It is an advantage to work with someone who knows the general differences of loan programs. Of course, the loan officer you are working with is the greatest source of knowledge.
In fact let’s review a few of the great practical benefits the loan officer will provide:
1.    The ability to … (8 comments)

buyers: This Weekend in Atlanta, GA (3/28/2014 – 3/30/2014) - 03/28/14 12:56 AM
Looking for some fun activities your family and friends may enjoy this weekend? Here is a list of a few offering around the metro Atlanta, GA area this weekend!  ENJOY!!!

A Tribute to Marvin Himlisch                                                               3/28/2014 – 3/29/2014 Atlanta Film Festival – Opening Night                                                3/28/2014 – 4/6/2014 Atlanta International Car Show                                                           3/30/2014 Atlanta Science Festival                                                                     3/28/2014 – 3/29/2014 Atlanta Jewish Music Festival                                                             3/29/2014 BaconFest                                                                                           3/29/2014 Blue Grassroots and Music and ArtsFestival                                      3/29/2014 – 3/30/2014 GREAT British Car Fayre                                                                   3/29/2014 Monarchs and Margaritas                                                                   3/29/2014 Red Bull lllume Exhibition                                                                   3/30/2014 Scooby Doo Live: A Musical Mystery                                                  3/29/2014 The Atlanta Fair                                                                                  3/28/2014 – 4/6/2014 … (5 comments)

buyers: 2014 Tax Breaks for Homeowners - 03/22/14 06:20 AM

 
Considering purchasing a home soon? Need a little incentive to take the plunge? Well how about tax savings. Did you know homeowners have their own special tax deductions? Oh you didn’t??? Well that is okay. I made a list of a few for you:
 
1. Real Estate Taxes – Property taxes actually paid to the taxing authority.
2. Mortgage Interest – Interest paid on your mortgage’s principal loan balance.
3. Mortgage Insurance Premium – Homeowner’s with a FHA loan, mortgage insurance is required. The monthly premiums are a deduction.
4. Home Improvements – Certain home improvements … (2 comments)

buyers: Hidden Gems: Finding Additional Value in a Home - 03/10/14 11:45 AM

Whether you are buying or selling a home having the ability to identify hidden value is an important skill to obtain. Having the right real estate professional representing you is your key to success. The ability to determine the value of property is the cornerstone of the real estate business.
Buyer’s agents as a matter of business assist their clients by making sure their clients do not pay more for a home than they should. A listing agent's goal is to assist their sellers obtain the highest and best sales price that the market will allow. As an agent when you … (43 comments)

buyers: Advice for Couples Buying Their First Home - 03/06/14 11:20 AM
So you are ready to buy a home together. Now what? Here are a few simple pieces of advice that will get you on your way to successfully purchasing your first home together.

Select an experienced real estate agent you feel confident in and comfortable enough to express questions and concerns. Your real estate agent should also be familiar with the area(s) you wish to live.
Get your financing in order. If you are purchasing cash, make sure to communicate the budget you have established to your real estate agent. If you will be securing a loan make sure to … (6 comments)

 
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