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Posted on 07/26/2020
Reasons to Improve Your Home's Interior
If you intend to sell your home in the near future, you may want to upgrade your residence's interior. In fact, there are many reasons to improve your home's interior before you list your house, and these reasons include: 1. You can differentiate your residence from the competition. For a seller who wants to help his or her home...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
3 Things You Need to Consider Before You List Your Home
Listing a home is a key step during the property selling journey. And if you fail to plan accordingly, you risk creating a home listing that misses the mark with prospective buyers. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you craft a home listing, and these include: 1. Your Home's Features As a home seller, your...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Landscaping for Curb Appeal
Post Image by Jo Ann Snover from Shutterstock There are many ways you can make your house attractive to prospective buyers. Curb appeal goes a long way when it comes to first impressions. Your yard is one indication of the amount of time you’ve spent caring for your property in general. Buyers are undoubtedly attracted to homes that have...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
The True Cost of Selling a Home
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay All home sellers understand that there are some costs to selling a home, but not everyone realizes what they're expected to pay for (and how much the total will be). We'll look at the most common expenses and how they might affect your budget. Real Estate Agent Fees This is probably the...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
What makes Barb and Norm such a superb real estate team?
Barb and Norm were awesome in walking my son through the buying process as a first time home buyer. My son asked that they copy me on his real estate search and progress once he found possible properties to purchase! They educated him along the way and he ended up with the perfect property in his price range...
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Posted on 06/29/2020
Interested in searching the Atlanta suburbs for available properties?
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Posted on 06/29/2020
What the Barb and Norm Team accomplish in representing you as your Real Estate Team
The top 10 ways we can help you as experienced Real Estate Agents:We foremost give 110% to make sure your home purchase is a great value, good investment and as safe as possible. We know the market and the value of a home as we have access to the detailed financial data. We have bought & sold many...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
What is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)?
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels A real estate investment trust (REIT) can be an attractive way to invest in real estate. It allows anyone to invest in real estate assets arranged in a portfolio. Currently, about 87 million Americans invest in these types of stocks. What is a REIT? A REIT is a company that operates, finances...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Lighting Up Your Outdoor Living Space
Photo by Ben Thijssen via Pixabay If you're like many modern homeowners, your ideal of an ideal outdoor living space is one that serves as a personal oasis. Perhaps you've cultivated a thriving culinary herb garden complete with classically inspired statuary or maybe you've carved out a serene space in the middle of a flowering thicket. Whatever type...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Selling a Home: Tax Considerations
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
A Well Maintained Deck is an Asset to Your Home
Photo by Jay Mantri via Pixabay A deck adds valuable outdoor living space to your home's square footage, but to be an asset, it needs to be well-maintained. If your deck has missed a few annual cleanings or is showing popped nails, splintered boards or water damage, consider resurfacing it instead of replacing it. The money you save...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Home Features for Aging in Place
Photo by CDC on Unsplash Anyone purchasing a home should buy not just for today, but for the future as well; this forward-thinking approach may be more important to seniors than to any other group. The home you buy today should delight you and suit your needs; it should also be adaptable and comfortable to live in as...
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