Atlanta Real Estate Blog

What Is A Sewer Clean Out Plug?

You get out of the shower and find yourself standing in a puddle on the bathroom floor.  You know the shower door/curtain was closed.  Oh no!  The water is coming from the toilet.  This is a classic example of what happens when a ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts ...

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How Do I Lower My Heating Bill?

Let’s face it. At one time or another, most of us adults have asked this question: how do I lower my heating bill? In today’s world, there is one certainty – your utility bills can and will increase in the near future. Don’t ...

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East Cobb Market Trends- February 2015

The market continues to be tight for single family inventory in the East Cobb area and I am wondering if the real estate "ground hog" has seen his shadow and elected to stay in hiding a bit longer.  When we look at a 2 year history for ...

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Why Should You Use A REALTOR®?

Most folks buy or sell real estate 2-3 times in their lifetime.  When they do start to think about entering the buying or selling process, one of the first questions they ask is “why should I use a REALTOR®?” That is a very good ...

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Potential Tax Benefits For Home Owners

One of the benefits of owning a home over renting is the various tax breaks offered to home owners. But what exactly is deductible? Mortgage Interest The most common tax deduction among homeowners is the interest paid on mortgages.  "It's ...

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Best Way To Fix Credit Scores

Credit is similar to any relationship that is built on trust. In order to maintain a good relationship, both parties must maintain mutual trust. Once that trust is broken, it takes times to rebuild. The best action to take in both instances -- ...

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