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2014 

Before April 15th came and went, perhaps you and your accountant had one of those occasional chats about your assets and liabilities. If owning your vacation home in Henry County has resulted in more taxes or less financial gain than you’d planned for—or if you and your family just don’t use the ...
04/30/2014
Mortgage rates may rise or fall this spring (lately they seem to be falling!)—but that needn’t prevent you from saving even more money when it’s time to structure your own Henry County mortgage. The underpublicized fact is that mortgage rates are only one of the factors that affect how much you w...
04/29/2014
Last week’s Rasmussen Reports survey reported that the majority (52%) of Americans consider their home to be a family’s best investment at the same time that the number of people who are choosing to remodel their home is on the rise. According to the Houzz & Home survey, the number of people who ...
04/28/2014
Buying a home in Henry County is sort of a modern day adventure. At first there’s the intrigue of figuring out the advantages and disadvantages between the neighborhoods and listings competing for your attention; then there are all the challenging, sometimes exhausting—then, ultimately, exhilarat...
04/24/2014
We call them oxymorons: terms with built-in contradictions. George Carlin made fun of ‘jumbo shrimp’; Jerry Seinfeld pointed out the unlikelihood of anything being ‘found missing’ or ‘clearly misunderstood.’ But for some Henry County homebuyers, there is more reason to smile than laugh over the n...
04/22/2014
 Henry County first-time home buyers in 2014 are faced with a question that hasn’t changed for generations: is it more practical to buy right now, or to continue to rent? Over the past few years, buying has been the easy choice. Nationally, in 2013 it cost 35% less to own a home than to rent acco...
04/21/2014
The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, noses are running (hopefully not yours)…spring has definitely arrived! It’s that time of year when, if you are lucky enough to own property here in Henry County, to conduct the few simple maintenance operations that 1)      Are all too easy to ove...
04/21/2014
Your credit score will have a major impact when it comes to the cost you wind up paying for a Henry County mortgage. A buyer with a high credit score of 750 or above will qualify for the most competitive interest rates available; but today’s tightened lending standards mean that some borrowers wi...
04/16/2014
Congrats! Your offer has been accepted and you are officially in escrow. Now what?  Usually the first order of business is to arrange your Henry County home inspection. When you were house hunting, you were weighing so many factors it was next to impossible to thoroughly examination of every nook...
04/16/2014
It’s one of the skills a successful Henry County rental property investor needs to cultivate: if or when to sell. With property prices on the rise, some Henry County landlords may in fact be asking themselves whether now is the time to cash in. Especially for most everyone whose rental property i...
04/15/2014
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