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By Carey Scott
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When you want to sell your house, you want it to bring in top dollar. That means you want to find a Realtor® in the Columbus GA area who has the characteristics of a top performer. He or she may or may not have last month's highest sales volume, may or may not have page after page of onscreen MLS...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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At last! To the joy of every child (and most adults) you know, your Columbus, GA area home has a swimming pool! Whether you just bought the property or have recently installed a pool yourself, this is a feature that's not only a pleasure to look at, but also a true centerpiece -- a magnet for soc...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Selling your home in boom times can seem like quite a different proposition from what we have today. But Columbus, GA area real estate veterans know that there are many factors that aren't subject to change. One of them is the basic arithmetic of residential space: bigger sells for more. That's w...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Designers of today's Columbus, GA new homes and remodeled homes are continuing to regard the kitchen as the functioning central gathering place - the family's social hub, where a great deal more than meal preparation takes place. The trend toward bigger kitchens is on track: many feature kitchens...

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Many potential Columbus, GA area homebuyers rate fireplaces near the top of their 'nice to have' list. Not a 'gotta have,' but definitely a solid plus. For them, fireplaces are romantic additions to any property.  Sometimes a backyard fire pit or open-hearth barbecue can fill the bill. Especially...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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For most of us, a swimming pool would be a truly valuable addition to any home. It isn't just the fun pools bring to the backyard recreational space -- they add value to Columbus, GA property listings when it comes time to sell. For many years, homeowners could choose their pool's size and shape,...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Ahhhh! At the end of a busy day, who doesn't look forward to the surge of well being that comes with closing the door behind you, finally able to relax now that the world is at bay. Whether living in apartments or homes, everyone deserves that feeling of safety and security. Yet, like most everyt...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Every homeowner can have all sorts of reasons for selling their Columbus, GA house. Those in the boomer generation can be in one of the traditional phases of retirement (planning, transitioning, initiating) or perhaps in one of the newly-popular phases (postponing, rejecting). For them and everyo...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Novice and professional investors find themselves in competition over Columbus, GA REO and foreclosure opportunities. The goal of building a long-term, profitable investment is the same for both groups, but the professionals have an institutional advantage. They have systems in place and experien...

By Carey Scott
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When the time nears to sell your Columbus, GA home, one extra bit of due diligence can pay off in the most meaningful way: helping you to get the best return on your investment. It's not a requirement that every listing agent may suggest, but particularly if yours is an older home or if you don't...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Gracious living in a well-appointed home may evoke visions of price tags in the millions of dollars, but not all true luxury homes in the Columbus, GA area fall into the seven-figure bracket.  If you are considering selling your own high-end home, it's important to consider your target buyer and ...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words might a video's flood of pictures be worth? The scientists at George Washington University approached the topic a few years ago in connection with real estate virtual tours. To those of us whose profession is helping our clients buy and sell ...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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When it comes to Columbus, GA property search resources, one tool house hunters rely on without hesitation is so simple they probably don’t even think about it. Online sites and search engines are incredibly valuable and by far are the leading tools in searching for homes. Classified ads may be t...

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Those of us who focus professionally on our Columbus, GA real estate trends can vouch for it: outdoor living sells! And depending on what life phase their family is in,homebuyers’ choices tend to follow similar lines. If you are looking to update and modernize your Columbus, GA area home with an ...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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When the Columbus, GA real estate market undergoes the kind of wide changes we’ve seen recently, you would expect changes in how prospective buyers approach their choices. No surprise there. With lending tight and larger deposits often being sought by lenders, many Columbus, GA homebuyers are see...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Though things are looking up in real estate these days, selling a home in Columbus, GA is as demanding as ever. As in any serious business proposition, looking for ways to increase the value of your offering will always pay dividends. One of the major ways you can make your own Columbus, GA home ...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Figuring out home values when the market is in flux is truly a job for experts. We have seen the national real estate market begin to rebound, and Columbus, GA home values reflect the movement as well. Most Columbus, GA area homeowners are in the habit of keeping an eye on area home values. But ...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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These days the words “bank owned homes” or “foreclosure property” has become practically synonymous with a single word: “opportunity.”  With prices and mortgage rates this low, first time home buyers, investors and seasoned property owners alike are looking at a raft of buying options unlike any ...

By Carey Scott
(Prestige Property Brokers)
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Both hardwood and carpeted flooring can look great in any Columbus, GA property. However, when that property is purchased by an investor whose intention is to make it a lucrative long-term rental, hardwood floors can have a real advantage over carpeting -- for both durability and enhanced aesthet...

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Surprises can be a lot of fun. Being blindsided when friends throw you a surprise birthday party is a fine example. Getting an unexpectedly large tax return is another. But when you're about to close escrow on a new Columbus, GA home, surprises are the last thing you need. One of the most importa...

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