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    What’s happening with the real estate market?

    With all the talk of an economic slowdown, many people are wondering if we’re heading for a crash like the one we had in 2008. Today is nothing like 2008! That housing crash is still fresh in the minds of many homebuyers and sellers. But today’s market is different. “Among the differences between today’s housing market and that of the 2008 housing crash is that lending standards are tighter due to lessons learned and new regulations enacted after the last crisis. Essentially, that means those approved for a mortgage nowadays are less likely to default than those who were approved in the pre-crisis lending period.” – Natalie Campisi, Advisor Staff…

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    4 Quick Tips to Get Top Dollar

    Want to know my secret to getting top dollar when selling?  Here are a few of my tips! – Price it right. Setting the right price for your home is the single most important decision you’ll make when you decide to sell. Don’t worry—I can help get it right from day 1! – Storage speaks. Buyers LOVE LOVE LOVE storage. Do whatever it takes to put your home’s closets and storage nooks on full display—even if it means clearing ‘em out. – Enhance the entry. You use it as a place to unload your wallet, keys, mail, or loose change….when you’re selling, swap out the gadgets for a vase of…

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    Blog,  Homes,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate,  Seller

    Attn. Sellers – Listen up!

    As sellers, we get so used to our own space, that we don’t realize how our home comes across to others. This may step on toes or hurt feelings, but as a real estate professional I’m here to be shoot you straight and be honest with you.  Keep these things in mind when showing your home! Your house needs to look AND smell clean, do everything you can to make that happen before you list. Clean up & repair any pet damage and do your best to keep signs of pets minimal while your house is for sale. Clutter…Clean it up. Get rid of it. Box it up. Put it…

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    Blog,  Buyer,  Homes,  Real Estate

    Thinking of building a new home?

    You like the neighborhood.  It’s in the right school district, has plenty of green space for your furry friends, and the zero-entry pool is calling your name …  There’s just one catch in your spirit. You’re unsure about building. I mean, isn’t the process long, complicated, and fraught with financial headaches?⁣ ⁣ Good news, budding builders! The process is waaaaay simpler than it used to be. ⁣ ⁣ Generally, the new construction will follow these five steps:⁣ 1. Choose a lot.⁣ 2. Select a floor plan.⁣ 3. Pick the upgrades.⁣ 4. Sign the contract.⁣ 5. Watch your home come to life!⁣ ⁣ Whether you’re thinking of building or buying new,…

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    Blog,  Real Estate,  Seller

    Thinking of selling this spring?

    Thinking of selling this spring? Springtime is known to be one of the busiest times in real estate.  It is one of the best times to put your home on the market.  If you are thinking about selling your home, what does this mean for you?  Here are a few things to consider, and why we encourage you to sell your home this season! Mortgage rates will climb. Freddie Mac reports the 30-year fixed mortgage rate has increased by more than a full point in the past six months.  And despite some mild fluctuation in recent weeks, experts believe rates will continue to creep up over the next 90 days.…

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    Blog,  Homes,  Real Estate

    Words of advise for Buyers

    If you’re thinking about buying your first (or next) home this year, here’s my word of advice. Before anything else, think through these two things: Your budget. Your must-haves. ⁣ ⁣ Buying a home is one of the best things you can do this year for your financial health. Once you have written out the above, for yourself, then we can prepare you for what’s next.  Don’t worry if any of this sounds overwhelming, that’s what I’m here for AND our team of mortgage lenders, inspectors etc.The Georgia real estate market is moving fast, still!  Now, more than ever, it’s important to know what you like, and what’s in your…

  • Blog,  Homes,  Real Estate

    Buy and Sell Real Estate — at the same time. ⁣

      You decided you’re going to do it … You’re going to buy and sell real estate — at the same time. ⁣ ⁣ The first thing to know is you’re not alone: 71% of buyers are also, simultaneously, sellers. The key to success on both ends of the deal is having a realtor to guide you through:⁣ ⁣ – Prepping & pricing your current home⁣ – Market assessment for your current and prospective home⁣ – Offers and contingencies clauses⁣ – Financing options and lender referrals⁣ – Securing short-term housing if needed⁣ ⁣ Yes, the Georgia real estate market is hot!  Which is even more reason why you should have…

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    Blog,  Real Estate

    Hi, I’m Ansley!

    Just a quick “Hi!” to my long-time followers and a cheery “Welcome!” to all my new followers! You’ve made it to my tiny home on the internet. I really think you’re gonna love it here.⁣ ⁣ So you know, you can follow me on Instagram or sign up for my eNewsletter, and this is what you can expect up ahead:⁣ • links to the most recent listings in your zip,⁣ • advice for sellers who want top dollar,⁣ • guidance for first-time and veteran buyers,⁣ • market trends, stats, and insights,⁣ • home design and organizing tips that actually work,⁣ • local happenings not to miss, and more! ⁣ ⁣…

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    Blog,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate

    Your Home 2020 vs. Now

    There’s no questioning it. Life today looks a lot different than it did in February 2020. While most of us have spent the better part of the last two years in our homes, it’s made us take a long, hard look at what we really want and need out of our dwellings. If you have been thinking about new space, more space or moving up will really help your family and the time you spend at home, let’s talk. Homeowners have some amazing equity built up from the last couple of years for sure, so let’s look at what that looks like for you … and how you can get…

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    Renting vs. Selling

    No doubt the real estate market in Georgia is hot!  You may be going back and forth between renting or selling your current place. This is a big decision to make, and you have to figure out what works best for you! You should consider renting your home if: – Demand for rentals is high in your area/neighborhood – You’ve always wanted to become a landlord – You want to make passive income – There’s a possibility you’d want to move back in someday – You have to pay capital gains taxes if you sell You should consider selling your home if: – You have no interest in being a…