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Monthly Archives: August 2016

    How Long Does It Really Take to Close on a House?

    By Zana Dillard | August 26, 2016

    Ostrid/iStock You’ve turned on (and hopefully off) at least 20 water faucets and peered into about 50 closets (oh, the things you’ve seen!). And now, at long last, you’ve found the perfect home. So you make an offer, which is accepted. Congrats. Now, exactly how long does it take to close on a house? Read on to get... Read More

    Georgia, metro Atlanta benefiting from California’s Business Exodus

    By Zana Dillard | August 19, 2016

    California’s tax and regulatory policies have made the cost of doing business more expensive than other states and prompted about 10,000 companies over the last eight years to leave the state or shift or curtail operations to reduce costs, according to a report from Spectrum Location Solutions. The Irvine-based company, which helps companies find places... Read More

    Atlanta is Home To Second-Largest Starter Homes in the U.S.

    By Zana Dillard | August 12, 2016

    Homebuyers want homes that are bigger, bigger and bigger.  Except of course, when they don’t. There seem to be simultaneous movements toward larger homes and smaller ones, sometimes in the same market. Atlanta, for all the emphasis on bigger homes, also has a “tiny home” movement. But as the housing market continues to put distance... Read More

    The One Thing You Must Do Before Listing Your Home for Sale

    By Zana Dillard | August 5, 2016

    Think you’re ready to go on the market? If you haven’t taken care of this task, you’re not. When it comes time to sell your home, you know you’ll need to spend some time cleaning the carpets, decluttering, and landscaping for maximum curb appeal. But there’s another key task to add to your to-do list:... Read More