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The question posed in last week’s Realtor.com article was certainly scary enough: “Is It Last Call for Low Mortgage Rates?” If you have been putting off getting ready to buy your next Mcdonough home, it could well have been a potent call to action. For the normally staid Realtor, it was an unusua...
03/14/2018
You don’t have to be planning to sell your home to enjoy the benefits from what you might call a few ‘strategic spot improvements.’ These are limited renovations aimed at specific areas of a house—improvements that might not seem essential to Henry County homeowners after years of living with the...
03/09/2018
Whether you are about to embark on your first Mcdonough home search or your umpteenth, unless you’ve managed to save enough to make you a cash buyer, soon you’ll need to secure a mortgage loan from a bank or other lending institution. To understand what lies behind any home loan decision, just do...
03/08/2018
When Stockbridge homeowners sit down to plot out their household’s long-range financial plan, the value they ascribe to their Stockbridge home usually deserves a leading role. As research firm Pulsenomics puts it, “changes in single-family home values can have profound impacts on consumer balance...
03/07/2018
Since bright, sunny days can’t be counted on for Mcdonough open houses scheduled in February, the most common recommendations at this time of year deal with light. Everyone points out how doubly important it is to open the drapes and make sure all lamps and overheads are working. Where necessary,...
02/07/2018
There’s no challenging that ancient fable about the boy who cried wolf—which boils down to a simple story about why false alarms turn into more than minor irritants when a real wolf shows up. I can’t think of a comparable fable for the opposite situation, which is when an opportune circumstance h...
02/05/2018
You might think that when your house is in terrific shape, that’s all you need to guarantee a quick, successful sale. Just because it is located in a desirable Mcdonough neighborhood on a great street populated with conscientious neighbors—and just because it has most of the features and attribut...
02/02/2018
Readers who check in here regularly know that every once in a while I’m moved to relate Stockbridge real estate matters to various hot issues that are claiming the popular imagination. Such topics used to be called “water cooler talk” (but that was before we all started carrying water bottles aro...
01/31/2018
If you find yourself in a quandary over whether to jump into buying a home now or waiting for a clearer signal that the time is right, there is one method you can use to inject some hard numbers into your decision. It’s called the CTW.CTW stands for “Cost to Wait.” It attempts to approximate the ...
01/29/2018
If you are planning on selling your Mcdonough home—perhaps as early as this spring—you’ve already begun to give thought to getting it in shape for photography and showings. Some of the most obvious projects will be the most important (cleaning and de-cluttering are among those). You might tackle ...
01/25/2018
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