homes for sale in henry county: Do Week’s National Events Affect Henry County Homes for Sale? - 11/11/16 01:30 AM
 For anyone who hasn’t gotten the word, this is a week that sees the kind of major happening that will affect every corner of the nation. Here in Henry County, this kind of titanic event can also give rise to questions about Henry County real estate, and whether (when the smoke clears) there could be significant effects on Henry County homes for sale, positive or negative.
When events transpire that affect every man, woman, and child in Henry County, they can’t help but have an impact. Let’s stop beating around the bush: here’s what we’re talking about:
We aren’t talking about the Chicago … (1 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Henry County Smart House Gadgets Made Inroads in 2016 - 11/01/16 05:53 AM
 A number of “Smart House” products made headway in 2016, so before the crystal ball gets hauled up over Times Square, this is an appropriate moment to review which ones promised relevant real estate applications. Anyone who will be house hunting or selling in Henry County anytime soon might want to become familiar with some of what’s out there.
It’s safe to say that the whole notion of household management gadgets that plug into the internet—an idea that was exotic a few years back—is now readily recognized by the majority of Henry County consumers. More and more of us are beginning to … (1 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: For Henry County Home Sellers, Clutter Can Be a Serious Topic - 10/27/16 03:50 AM
 Henry County home sellers are sure to hear one piece of advice again and again: “declutter.”
It’s the simplest of concepts; not in the least controversial. Nobody could convincingly argue that Henry County homes whose rooms are populated with bric-a-brac are more likely to attract buyers than are those without. That’s just common sense.
Which raises its own issue. If the de-clutter admonition is so self-evident, how come it needs to be made at all? The answer (and this is now the subject of an entire book!) is because, regardless of how good an idea decluttering may be, when put into practice, it … (1 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Mortgage Interest Rate News May Spur Henry County Home Buyers - 10/27/16 03:43 AM
 For prospective home buyers who have been eyeing the Henry County listings without any particular sense of urgency, last week’s mortgage interest rate news could have added an element of angst. In the up-again/down-again world of consumer finance, even the threat of higher mortgage interest rates acts as a nudge in favor of action. And the lead story in USA Today’s Money section headlined it succinctly:
“Mortgage rates, home sales hit 4-month high.”
The actual rise in mortgage interest rates in itself was scarcely significant enough to spur potential Henry County buyers to action. The rise was tiny—just 0.05%. That was still below … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Your Home’s Henry County Listing is the Sum of Parts - 10/03/16 07:08 AM
 The art of selling a home begins with the Henry County listings. Much serious study is continuously given to what works best when it comes to listing language and detail, yet a good deal remains a purely creative exercise.
That qualifying “somewhat” is necessary because creating a Henry County listing does have a scientific component. In fact, of the two most important elements (that is, the two that listing readers pay the most attention to), one is mathematical. The first is the artistic “hero shot” photo of the home, ideally pictured at its curb-appealing best. The second is the asking price, which is an … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Henry County Homes Can Benefit from Luxury Home Touches - 10/03/16 07:05 AM
You can find how-to books with strategies laying out do-it-yourself strategies for transforming a property into a “luxury” home. Likewise, there are scads of online lists of imaginative touches that imply they will do the same.
The idea is certainly appealing (but so is anti-gravity and time travel). But of course, the fact is that authentic luxury doesn’t come cheap. A significant portion of the qualities of Henry County luxury homes distinctions are intractable: in Mcdonough, they involve a home’s location, size, and the architectural features of the overall facility. For instance, most upscale Henry County luxury homes have a spacious living room; today, … (1 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Henry County House Hunting Can Benefit from an Open Mind - 09/26/16 03:21 AM
 When you go house hunting in Mcdonough, you’re likely to share a lot of the same basic assumptions that most everybody does. Whether you have a lengthy list of hard-and-fast requirements or are in more of a “just seeing what’s out there” mindset, you’re probably assuming that you’ll “know it when you see it.” That’s not necessarily true—for a couple of logical reasons.
First off, unless price is literally no object, your budget will dictate the segment of current Mcdonough listings that your house hunting will include. Among those candidate properties, it’s unlikely that all of them share the same features—the same … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: What to Make of Mortgage Interest Rate Event (& Non-Event) - 09/26/16 03:19 AM
 It was fairly clear that the table had been set for last week’s Federal Reserve meeting to result in a minimal rise in mortgage interest rates. Their Fed Funds rate directly influences the mortgage interest rates that banks observe. Since Stockbridge real estate activity can be spurred or dampened by the monthly payment amounts Stockbridge mortgage lenders offer applicants, this national story has meaningful local repercussions.
It wound up as a non-event that nonetheless spawned action—albeit in a minor way. In May, Chair Yellen had said that a rate increase would be “appropriate” over the summer months. In the lead-up to last … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Selling Your Home by Widening the Henry County Customer Base - 09/19/16 01:34 AM
 Marketers for any Henry County business want to know as much as possible about their “customer base”—the population of potential buyers who might be attracted to their product. If you are in the process of selling your Henry County home, the speed at which you succeed and the amount of profit that results will greatly depend on how effectively you appeal to your offering’s customer base: the folks who might be interested in your Henry County property.
When you take me on as your selling agent (a good idea, for sure!), you’ve relieved yourself of the vast majority of the burden of … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Three Worst Ways to Go About Buying a McDonough House - 09/19/16 01:33 AM
 First, a word about these Things to Avoid when you’re in the process of buying a Mcdonough house: it’s a short list.
The reason it’s so short is because of who you are—since you’re reading this, it means you’re someone who is taking the time to delve into what’s happening with Mcdonough real estate. That makes it unlikely that you will fall into any of the common-sense pitfalls that populate typical Top 10 Pitfalls lists. Most of them are pretty obvious to anyone who pays attention.
Less obvious are these three. These touch on areas which can be overlooked when time is short, … (1 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: U.S. Residential Real Estate Notches Near Record Activity - 09/19/16 01:32 AM
 If you try to predict what Stockbridge real estate activity is likely to be based on only our local activity, you soon find what causes statisticians to turn up their noses: the sample size is simply too small to project reliable trends. That’s why serious Stockbridge observers look to the incoming real estate activity stats from Georgia and the nation as a whole: and the latest numbers gave them at least two interesting clues.
At the start of the month, the National Association of Realtors® weighed in with a “sizable jump” in some of the pending home sales numbers. Pending home sales … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Henry County Home Improvement Top 6 Fall Gotta-Do-Ems - 09/19/16 01:29 AM
Spring cleaning season remains the time of year for Henry County’s most rigorous home improvement efforts, but fall is also an opportune time to dig into some preventive home maintenance chores. Homes that get their owners’ attention on a regular basis don’t just hold more of their value with less expense—they also add some extra value: peace of mind.
These six top-level maintenance tasks may consume a weekend day or two, but will ultimately pay off by eliminating preventable deterioration:
      If your Henry County roof has gutters, now is a time to clear them. It’s only “a” time because there should … (1 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: For Henry County Mortgage Rate Quotes, ‘Published’ vs. ‘Promised’ - 08/28/16 11:26 PM
Whenever you’re in the planning stages for your next Henry County real estate venture, the best available Henry County mortgage rate is a number you look for. Whether you are thinking of a purchase of a new Henry County home or simply refinancing your existing property, that rate determines how much you will pay each month.
You would think that getting a good idea of what that number is should be pretty easy. Certainly you would be encouraged by what you find on the web. That number—the mortgage rate—is available online almost everywhere you turn. It’s in TV ads. It’s on the radio. It’s almost … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: 4 Qualities that Mark the Best Henry County Agents - 08/28/16 11:24 PM
If you are looking for the Town real estate agent who will do the best job for you, it’s logical to seek the best agent. Less obvious is what traits distinguish the best real estate agents. If you look through summaries of commonly agreed-upon qualities, most are the same as for other successful people. A common #1 listed trait is “a problem-solver mindset”—but that would be true for most top producers in any number of occupations.
Going at it from a different perspective, the nature of the industry might make the most useful distinguishing characteristics largely personal ones. From my own point … (3 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Homes Listed in Henry County Sometimes Cause a ‘5-Year Rule’ Breach - 08/23/16 05:09 AM
The “5-Year Rule” as it applies to Henry County homes listed for sale is a pretty good one, as far as real estate rules-of-thumb go. It’s part of the family of truisms that have been around long enough that you’d figure they have to be reliable—like the rule that you should plan on maintenance costing 1% of a listed home’s selling price per year; or the one the government often quotes that housing costs should be no more than 30% of income.
The 5-Year Rule has it that if you don’t know you will remain in a new home for at least 5 … (1 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: A Real Estate Agent in Henry County Wears Many Hats - 08/23/16 05:04 AM
 The best real estate agent schooling isn’t something that takes place in a classroom. That kind of school is necessary, of course, because some of the most important work every Henry County real estate agent does has to do with being intimately familiar with the letter of current state laws and Department of Real Estate strictures.
Observing best practices—keeping on top of all the current professional guidelines and legal regulations—does form a solid foundation for building a career in the profession. But important as that is, it’s only a foundation. You have to get busy and build something on it.
As every Henry County real … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Home Price Rises Linked to Homeownership Positives - 08/23/16 05:01 AM
“Homeownership is the bedrock of the American Dream!” was long an unchallenged byword in American culture. Certainly most Henry County homeowners agreed during most of the 20th Century. That premise may have been rocked a little during the early phases of the Great Recession that shook the country starting in 2008, but as the housing recovery gathered steam, faith in the concept eventually returned for most folks.
The economic advantages of owning your own Henry County home have been particularly dramatic lately, as historically low mortgage interest rates have made the benefits of homeownership on the family budget dazzlingly apparent. One of the further … (1 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: For Henry County Mortgage Shoppers, Bad News Isn’t Always Bad - 08/23/16 05:00 AM
If you keep track of the ebb and flow of U.S. economic news, you might also be aware of how it relates to some things that happen here. Particularly in the way Henry County’s mortgage rates have been responding to the ups and downs of announcements from Washington, the cause and effect relationship has settled into a fairly predictable tango. Last week was no exception, with a dip from afar leading to some more good news here.
The less-than-buoyant news from Washington came in the form of what CNBC called a “weak” Gross Domestic Product reading for the second quarter. That news … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Henry County Home Inspections Can Cause Jitters Galore - 08/15/16 04:45 AM
 It’s probably just an inevitable part of the human condition.
For almost everyone, awaiting any Henry County home inspection is pure, unadulterated jitters time. Nail-biting time. Edge-of-your-seat time.
It isn’t because anyone seriously expects any of our Henry County home inspectors to be ogres. Certainly the inspectors I recommend are uniformly courteous, professional, and quite empathetic. They should be empathetic, because of the situation—which consists of a buyer standing by, ready to become the proud owner of seller’s Henry County dream house. With only the home inspection remaining to be conducted…
In other words, the inspector is asked to perform a professional service, the purpose of which … (0 comments)

homes for sale in henry county: Henry County’s Bank-Owned Properties Signal Opportunity - 08/15/16 04:38 AM
If you are a house hunter who isn’t reluctant to dig in and roll up your sleeves, it could be worth your while to take a look at Henry County “bank-owned” offerings. Deciding to do that is less popular than you’d think.
Bank-owned is a word that can summon up all sorts of negative connotations, causing even people who usually think of themselves as unemotional to hang back. Like “REO” (short for real estate-owned, a synonym for bank-owned), it is applied to Henry County homes whose ownership has been reclaimed by the lender. Foreclosures and real estate auctions that follow are never jolly circumstances, … (0 comments)

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