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2018 

Readers who check in here regularly know that every once in a while I’m moved to relate Stockbridge real estate matters to various hot issues that are claiming the popular imagination. Such topics used to be called “water cooler talk” (but that was before we all started carrying water bottles aro...
01/31/2018
If you find yourself in a quandary over whether to jump into buying a home now or waiting for a clearer signal that the time is right, there is one method you can use to inject some hard numbers into your decision. It’s called the CTW.CTW stands for “Cost to Wait.” It attempts to approximate the ...
01/29/2018
If you are planning on selling your Mcdonough home—perhaps as early as this spring—you’ve already begun to give thought to getting it in shape for photography and showings. Some of the most obvious projects will be the most important (cleaning and de-cluttering are among those). You might tackle ...
01/25/2018
Since buying a house in Stockbridge is rarely a spur-of-the-moment decision, the shrewdest way to use any lead time is to fortify your side of the coming transaction. After all, there will be two sides striking that bargain.For their side, the sellers will have to spruce up the property, prepare ...
01/23/2018
“Bitcoin Fever Hits US Real Estate Market” screamed last week’s headline—but like most of the other news stories about bitcoin, the details were less than convincing. Certainly, Henry County real estate has yet to be diagnosed with a serious case of bitcoin fever. Yet, if you are a local homeowne...
01/22/2018
 In Stockbridge real estate, it’s the steak—not the sizzle—that draws serious offers.Even so, every year about this time it can be useful (and great fun!) to watch what comes out of Las Vegas’ CES gathering. This year’s edition of the Consumer Electronics Show—the annual trade extravaganza that g...
01/19/2018
If a National Association of Realtors® expert is to be taken literally, there is one unlikely factor that could lessen the stress level associated with selling your Henry County house. Just have some kids around.That may not sound logical—but weirdly enough, it really could make sense. The expert...
01/18/2018
When you recall how thoroughly public confidence was shaken during that last financial meltdown, you probably also remember how reluctant most people were to presume that Henry County real estate values would rebound anytime soon. Those who saw nosediving property values as nothing less than a gr...
01/17/2018
We’ve all witnessed the remarkable rebound in real estate values—and last week, the scale of that recovery was the subject of a CNBC commentary. “A growing number of homeowners are in the money,” it found; then, “Homeowners are sitting on trillions in tappable home equity.”Trillions? That’s a num...
01/16/2018
Whenever you set about planning for a move to a new home, particularly if you are an experienced homeowner, you usually don’t need to create a whole new priority list of factors you’ll be looking for.But by the time you have capped off a full career—when retirement is definitely part of what your...
01/12/2018
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