Categories for Buyers

Don’t Forget to File for Homestead Exemption

I hope 2020 is off to a good start! If you bought your home in 2019 and you occupied it on or before January 1, 2020, you qualify for a discount on your property taxes, also called Homestead Exemption. The time to file for Homestead Exemption on your property taxes ...

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How was the Housing Market in 2017?

The Atlanta Real Estate Summit sponsored by Atlanta Realtors Association and Atlanta Business Chronicle offered great insight into the housing market of 2017 based on trends from 2016 mostly and the years after the housing crash. Three pressing questions were answered and since I get asked those a lot, I ...

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Do You Qualify for a Tax Discount on Your Home?

If you bought a home in 2016 and you live in it, you qualify for a discount on your property taxes called Homestead Exemption. Technically, you have to own and occupy the home as of January 1, 2017 to get a tax discount for this year. You can file for Homestead ...

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4 Things You Need to Know about Mortgage Interest Rates

We always want to know what our interest rate is going to be when we are looking to purchase a property using financing. Of course, it makes sense – the higher the rate, the higher the payment, and we certainly do not want to pay more than we have to. Below ...

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How to Win in a Multiple-offer Situation

In  Atlanta, market inventory is tight and houses that are beautiful and priced right go under contract in a matter of two or three days. Most often than not, buyers and sellers are dealing with several offers at a time. How do you, the buyer, present an offer that will ...

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Avoid Doing This if You Are Self-employed and Planning to Buy

    Your income (among other things, such as your credit score and debts) is very important when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. When you are self-employed, you make money, but you also spend money on or in your business, so your real income depends on how much ...

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