Realtors are Buffers

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In a world of instant and virtual gratification, why should you use a Realtor to guide you through a real estate transaction… Realtors operate a higher level First, not all Real Estate Agents are Realtors. A Realtor adheres to a higher standard of performance and ethics. They do this by paying to belong to the most important professional organization in …


Purchasing New Construction In Atlanta

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Buying a new construction home in Atlanta sounds simple enough, right?  The Builder has the plans and there is a shiny new Model Home to walk through allowing you to feel at ease with the task at hand.  But, I want you to engage in the task with your eyes wide open and the following information may help… Research the …


Specifications vs Quality Build

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Most of us want and enjoy bright, shiny and new, free of imperfections and smooth. When buying new stuff we look closely look for these traits and balk when not found. Furniture, clothing and cars fall into this examination, but today let’s talk about houses. Unlike cars that are designed to be punched at 300,000 units, new homes are mostly …


Tiny is as Tiny does

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[Current zoning laws prohibit tiny houses in Atlanta, but a new proposed piece of legislation could change that.  TONY GUTIERREZ / ASSOCIATED PRESS ] Tiny is definitely a relative term and for this purpose homes under 800 square feet will apply.  Atlanta has a zoning requirement designed to prohibit these contemporary styles, apparently to keep adjacent home values from decreasing… …


Too Many Crappy Agents

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[“The No. 1 problem of the industry is that we have too many crappy agents,” Rob Hahn tells Vendor Alley’s Greg Robertson in the fourth episode of Listing Bits. “Bottom line, the problem is we have far too many people helping consumers buy and sell real estate who have no business helping people buy and sell real estate.”] I agree! …


The Dumpster Effect

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Can simply counting the number of tower cranes in a city become an economic barometer? I think so! Years back a good real estate friend advised me that when looking for neighborhoods on the rise pay close attention to the number of dumpsters in each neighborhood. The thought process is that if there are many dumpsters in a given area …


POP! Goes the Market

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As we move through another Atlanta Winter, it is obvious to us in the industry that the lack of housing inventory will continue to raise prices in the most desirable areas. This is the message your many Realtor friends will be waving from banners as we navigate the inevitable Spring “use me to sell your home” marketing. The message is …


Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

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The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re writing this article because we …


Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. …