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2014 

When searching for a new house, topping most people’s list of requirements are the number of bedrooms, number and configuration of bathrooms, square footage, yard size—characteristics that are easy to compare. Architectural style might be important; asking price, certainly highly important, altho...
02/23/2014
In conjunction with the rise in house prices, the profit potential for flipping a home in Henry County is once more drawing the entrepreneur-minded.  Flipping a home is the process of purchasing a property—often one in a rundown condition—then improving its value and reselling it for a quick prof...
02/23/2014
That Henry County real estate prices have been on the rise for a while is certainly one factor that has coaxed some of the more cautious buyers off the sidelines. It’s made the market a much more lively (and happy!) place than it was a few years ago—and forecasters are fairly uniform in predictin...
02/23/2014
You can have 100 reasons for wanting to move onto a larger, smaller, or just different house or neighborhood—and 101 why it keeps getting put off. Chief among them for most of us is the hassle factor. You start to run down a mental list of everything that will have to be done, and one of the larg...
02/23/2014
Bears hibernate. Geese fly south. And Henry County home buyers become different people in the winter. During spring and summer months, the competition, speed and market saturation can make selling a home in Henry County an intense experience (in extremes, almost like speed dating!) When the selli...
02/20/2014
It’s a little like fashion in men’s ties. The really wide or narrow ones you laugh at today will be back in style sooner or later. There’s an analogy in our Henry County listings. After the financial crisis in 2007, the average size of homes began to shrink. One major casualty was the “specialty ...
02/20/2014
Spring signals the traditional start of real estate’s busy selling season, and while that’s all well and fine, when it comes to making your own momentous personal real estate decision—whether to buy a home or to sell your own—trying to decide exactly when to make the move is easier said than done...
02/20/2014
When it comes time to sell your home, you know most of the factors that determine Henry County home prices. The number of bedrooms, condition of the yard, updating (or not) of the kitchen and bathrooms: they all influence final home prices in Henry County. But what are some of the lesser-known fa...
02/11/2014
January presented us with major changes to mortgage lending rules. These new guidelines aim to curb some of the excesses that occurred during the sub-prime years—hopefully resulting in a lower risk of default and foreclosure by borrowers and a healthier real estate climate for everyone. QM: “Qual...
02/10/2014
Buying Henry County real estate has long been one of the preferred ways to save for retirement, so the attraction of merging it with IRA benefits adds a tax dimension. In its own right, buying real estate in Stockbridge as an investment combines the security of owning a physical asset with the re...
02/10/2014
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