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2018 

 If you see the letters “PST!” in connection with selling a house in Henry County, don’t think it’s someone whispering to get your attention (that would be spelled “psst!”).The selling-a-house kind of “PST” isn’t something whispered by a black marketeer to keep an off-the-books deal under wraps. ...
05/31/2018
Henry County homeowners used to be able to rely on some real estate truisms that have been around forever. One of them was Mark Twain’s, “Buy land; they’re not making it anymore.” Another came from homespun humorist Will Rogers: “I been buying ocean frontage because they aren’t making any more of...
05/25/2018
It isn’t exactly Christmas-in-May, but for some Henry County consumers, a valuable present they weren’t expecting will show up this month. The surprise gift will arrive in the form of a boost to their all-important credit score. The newly minted credit scores could be improved by as much as 30 po...
05/23/2018
It may sound paradoxical, but one proven way to sell your Henry County home is to make it boring…or at least, a little bit more boring.The principle here stems from buyer psychology—specifically, the difference between a house that would make a great tourist attraction and one whose first impress...
05/21/2018
This Tuesday, the 2018 Earthship Biotecture Conference will be called to order—but I’m not aware whether any Stockbridge delegates will be attending. Since sustainability and minimal use of the planet’s resources are the goals of the Earthship movement, the realities of airline fuel consumption a...
05/18/2018
Particularly when the supply of homes for sale falls well below demand, house hunting can take more determination than usual. Since U.S. residential real estate markets have been long mired in exactly that lean-inventory situation—the accompanying publicity could discourage folks who’d otherwise ...
05/16/2018
When is the best time for selling your Henry County house? Is there even a best time?If the change in residence is triggered by some inflexible external factor (like a transfer at work), the answer is foreordained: NOW! That can be right now, or in November, or February—since you will be making t...
05/14/2018
One of the most important yet seldom discussed factors that should rate near the top of your list of requirements for a Henry County agent is how comfortable you feel in conversation with him or her. What might sound like New Age feel-goodery is actually a crucial ingredient in the buying and sel...
05/10/2018
The text that accompanies your listing as it appears in the Henry County MLS listings is called upon to do more heavy lifting than you might think. If it reads something like:THREE BEDROOM ranch style Henry County charmer with 2 ½ baths, attractive kitchen, and fully landscaped backyard…—then it ...
05/08/2018
With home prices and interest rates on the rise, you’re likely to assume that the cost of that next Henry County home you’re thinking about buying has made it a financial stretch—especially compared with “the good old days.” But news stories tend to omit the effect of rising incomes and actual in...
05/04/2018
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