Have you ever wondered if calling a local electrician or plumber constitutes hiring a contractor? If you don’t know the answer to this question, the answer is Yes! In many Cities and States, Contractors are usually required to hold business and occupational licenses, be state licensed, carry insurance for any […]

Hiring a Contractor? Read this First.

Nextdoor is a private Social Network for neighborhoods and communities. In order to join this network, you would need to receive an invitation from an already existing neighbor or by simply signing up and receiving a mailed verification at your home address. Through their site, you can sign up to […]

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As as Home Buyer, the home purchasing process can be overwhelming. There are so many things to consider in making your decision. You have to differentiate between your needs or wants, choose the best location to meet your needs, research community amenities and so much more. Once you find the […]

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As a Home Owner or future Home Owner, you will more than likely find yourself visiting the Toys-R-Us store for property owners quite often. Which store is this you ask? Well, Home Depot or Lowe’s of course. Common questions that many of my clients ask are: Where can I research […]

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As an Atlanta Metro resident, I am sure you have heard the stories or personally witnessed our next door neighbors. The neighbors that I am referencing in this post are “Coyotes”. If you are new to the Atlanta Metro area or are planning your move, please be mindful of this […]

Coyotes: Our Atlanta next door Neighbor.

When buying a home, there are many things that must be considered and done in order to be ready to purchase. The following home buying tips are the most common and the most important to keep in mind as you go through the home buying process. 10 Tips for Buying […]

Are you a Home Buyer? Here are 10 Excellent Tips!

What Do You Want and Need in a Home? Finding a new home can be exciting. But deciding what you truly want and need—and can afford—can be challenging. Making these decisions begins with setting priorities among many different preferences. Most homebuyers invariably face trade-offs. Your buyer’s representative can play a key role in helping […]

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Protect your home from Old Man Winter As temperatures begin to dip this fall, “winterizing” your home can stop your heating bills from going through the roof. With some basic maintenance, you’ll also save yourself from expensive emergencies that can accompany the cold weather. Keep your house warmer, more energy […]

Here’s how to Protect Your Home from Old Man Winter

What if you dial 9-1-1 but can’t speak? Will responders have enough information to help you?  Fire Prevention Week is celebrated October 4-10, 2015, and this year’s theme is “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep.  Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” In the event of a fire emergency, your Smart911 Safety Profile […]

Fire Prevention Tips from Smart911

If you have started the home purchasing process, then you have probably begun speaking to your local bank or your current financial institution. You may have even come across the terms “pre-approval” and “pre-qualification” of a mortgage. Many will argue and tell you that it is the same thing. But […]

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  As a Home Owner or future Home Seller, you may not be aware that Zillow and Trulia already have a listing of your Home online.  The current listing may show data that has been pulled from Public Records and other sources. The listing may have a status of “Off […]

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If you are a current home owner who has never gone through the process of selling their home, or perhaps you have not sold a home in the recent years; then this post is for you. As a Home Seller, there are certain things that you need to know to […]

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If you are a Home Owner considering selling your property, there are many things you need to do in order to get your Home ready. Here are 4 Ways to Prepare your Home For Sale Curb Appeal This is important because that’s how you will drive prospective buyers into your home. […]

4 Ways to Prepare your Home For Sale

Updated from a previous post in July 2014. Customer or Client? What’s the difference? In real estate transactions, buyer-clients are entitled to a higher level of service than buyer customers. Becoming a client typically involves signing a Buyer Representation Agreement with a buyer’s representative, who then owes you fiduciary duties. […]

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How To Find Mineral Rights If You Strike Oil, Is It Yours? Mineral Rights Explained How to find out who owns the mineral rights on land that you own, or land you’re looking to buy. You may have struck oil, but do you have the rights to it? In most […]

If You Strike Oil, Is It Yours? Mineral Rights Explained

If you have recently bought a home, you may be considering a Home Remodeling or Renovation project. Have you planned for all the expenses that come with such a project? If not, I know you will find this post and guide very useful. Check out this excellent article posted by […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Home Remodeling Costs

In the current Real Estate Market, many Sellers have begun putting out their For Sale By Owner (FSBO) signs throughout the different communities. If you are new to Selling your Home or perhaps know You can do this on your own, then please read this article first. Here are 4 […]

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Check out this excellent article explaining Attic Ventilation and it’s importance. Thank you QuickenLoans for your wonderful Zing blog. What Is Attic Ventilation and Why Is It Important? by Amanda Pallay My house is a tiny little one-story house built in the great suburb boom after World War II. I’d […]

What Is Attic Ventilation and Why Is It Important?