2017 Resolutions…

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Below, the latest and greatest version of our monthly newsletter. If you’re not on the list, sign up contacting us here. Say hello to 2017, the land of resolutions, new chapters and fresh starts. There’s nothing like the month of January for turning a new page and beginning anew. A few Atlanta recommendations to help make the first month of …

How You Know That Your Realtor Doesn’t Know…

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Is It Possible For Every Realtor To Know Every Neighborhood? There is no single Realtor that can claim to be a master of all markets.  Some are more familiar in condominiums than single family homes.  Others might be more familiar with Midtown than Dunwoody, perhaps more of a Cobb County Brave than a Cabbagetown Hipster. Sure, some Realtors are more active …

The Rebirth of A Is For Atlanta

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What Happened? Nearly four months ago, I discovered that this website had been hacked. A trojan horse had ingratiated itself in to our control panel, and we had no choice but to shut down our site.  Given the level of the virus’ infection, our site was flagged by Google as “hacked”, and dozens of pages of content and thousands of images were corrupted beyond …

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File For Homestead Exemption

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Homestead Exemption is your chance to gain massive property tax savings on your home. If you purchased your home in 2015, and you’re actually living in said house, you need to file for your Homestead Exemption today. In Georgia, you’re entitled to the exemption if you have owned the home and it was your legal residence as of January 1 of the …

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What Is A First Time Homebuyer?

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“There was an interesting comment to my last blog post, one that definitely is worth repeating: From Doug Bayer, a super lawyer and a super guy: People should also know the definition of first time homebuyer does not exclude people who have owned before. Individuals who have owned in the past but have not in the past couple of years …

Perfect Midtown Bungalow

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My new listing in Midtown at 313 6th Street is bonkers, off-the-charts fantastic. It’s the picture perfect Midtown bungalow that all Midtown bungalows should be measured against, and one lucky buyer is going to have an opportunity to purchase it.  Three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and completely rebuilt from the studs in 2014, this one is ready to …

Candler Park Living

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  Candler Park is a fantastic neighborhood, with lots of great housing options to choose from.   This just isn’t one of them. Our plan was to list the house a month ago, but before we even had a chance, we had two offers.  We closed this week.  Happy buyers, happy sellers. Winston Churchill once said “”Never let a good …

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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. …

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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 …