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Do contingencies harm or help?

Purchasing a home is one of the largest financial commitments you'll ever make, and it's understandable to want to protect your investment throughout the purchase process. When you're ready to make an offer on a home, adding a contingency to your contract can give you time to assess the property ...

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Amazing Private Boarding School in Atlanta

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Brandon Hall, the only boarding school in Atlanta which also includes a day school just a few miles from Atlanta's north perimeter. Driving thru an established community of beautiful homes on a two lane road, I almost pasted the gated driveway winding back ...

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10 Ways to Delay a Closing

  You really don't want to do this do you?  I mean, delay the closing?  Not a good idea.  Can cause massive problems for you and your Atlanta Real Estate Consultant.   Not submitting the requested docs to your local Atlanta loan officer. Not signing the e-docs sent to you.  Nothing can happen until your application  is complete. Choosing one of those on-line lenders where you can never get ahold of the loan officer and ...

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Atlanta Grows Not Only Film But Data Too

Did you know that Atlanta is considered the Silicon Valley of the South?  An excellent article written by Kay Hocutt in the Atlanta Business Chronicle lists some of the reasons: "Atlanta, home to 13,000 tech companies, is well positioned right in the top ten (of top data center markets). What helps keep ...

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Oh Atlanta, the times they are a-changing

The Atlanta Business Chronicle has used research data from Georgia State University to trace how the population of Atlanta and it's surrounding area have changed over the past 47 years.  Specifically it details how the white and African-American populations have changed geographically by race/ethnicity, education, income and age.  Hispanics were ...

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Homebuying -Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

So many homeowners today are making extra payments to pay off their mortgages sooner. Do you fit into this mindset?  Let me pay it off as soon as possible to be debt free!  Perhaps this philosophy came from the recession/depression of the past 10 years.  Foreclosures were coming about left ...

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Reverse Mortgage for Home Purchase

ATLANTA FINANCIAL PLANNERS learning how to unlock home equity to allow their clients' to keep their money invested to ensure portfolio survivorship.  This is the title of a posting that Genie McGee, Reverse Mortgage Specialist here in Atlanta, recently posted on LinkIn. As a full time real estate consultant and financial ...

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Atlanta’s Welcome

Everybody loves "free".  When you move to your new neighborhood you will receive a mailing package called The Welcomemat™.  This oversized envelope is full of gift certificates to local businesses designed specifically to introduce you to your neighborhood retailers and service providers. what a great way to explore those local businesses, take advantage of their generosity and sample ...

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Safety Tip for Home Owners

With spring come many chores for home owners here in Atlanta. Window cleaning, high-top dusting, etc. may require ladders.  Don't Fall OFF your ladder (it's Spring!) while accomplishing these tasks.  These are 4 common mistakes that can lead to injury: 1 - Selecting the Wrong Type of Ladder 2 - Using Worn or Damaged Ladders 3 - Incorrect Use ...

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Expatriates Guide To Atlanta

For many decades, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles have been the top US cities for foreign nationals looking to live abroad—or even for those looking to obtain citizenship. In recent years, the ATL is giving these major metropolises a run for their money—meaning there is a growing need to ...

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