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Nov. 1, 2019

Is Now the Time for Downsizing from the Family Home?

 

 

Is Now the Time for Downsizing from the Family Home?

(A Smaller Home Very Well Could Be Right for You)


The word “rightsizing” may work better for you instead of “downsizing.” The time for this major life change is different for everyone. Maybe it’s shortly after your ...

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Oct. 3, 2019

Caring for An Aging Parent When You’re an Only Child

 

Caring for An Aging Parent When You’re an Only Child

(Old Age is a Blessing That Should Never Be a Cause for Fear)


Your parents kept you safe when you were a young child until you were ready to take on the world yourself. They taught you to be ...

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Sept. 16, 2019

What is the Difference Between a Buyer’s Market and a Seller’s Market?



What is the Difference Between a Buyer’s Market and a Seller’s Market?

(Real Estate Has Cycles)

 

A Bankrate survey shows that many Americans (especially millennials) are developing a “skittishness” when it comes to real estate investing. We know the real estate market goes through cycles that eventually include a ...

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Sept. 6, 2019

Bennett Woods is Where Life is Enjoyed

 

 

Bennett Woods is the neighborhood you want to explore for your next home in the suburbs close to Atlanta. Bennett Woods in Smyrna is a neighborhood easily described as having your cake and eating it too. This charming neighborhood of more than 300 homes features mostly southern traditional ...

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Aug. 14, 2019

Top 10 Blogs for Seniors to Follow



Top 10 Blogs for Seniors to Follow

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As baby boomers experience retirement, they have a lot to look forward to. We all know the internet is a treasure trove of resources, and boomers have been on the internet since its earliest days. Today ...

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June 12, 2019

How to Understand Your Escrow Account

 

How to Understand Your Escrow Account

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There’s a lot of paperwork and money involved when you purchase your home. Some of the paperwork you come across will involve an escrow account. An escrow account is a way of securely holding money ...

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June 6, 2019

Downsizing is a Step-By-Step Approach

Downsizing is a Step-By-Step Approach

By Chad Schernikau

 

When you come upon the stage of your life where your home is too big for your needs it is time to downsize.  Downsizing can be a stressful time because you have some many memories and possessions. Which possessions you ...

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May 31, 2019

Dreams Die at Death

Dreams Die at Death

By Victoria L. Collier, Attorney

Home ownership is the American dream!  But all too often it can be an individual’s nightmare. When how we own the home or how the laws work is “assumed” and not actually “known”, unintended consequences can occur – like probate.

A ...

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May 31, 2019

The Resort Lifestyle At Vinings Estates In Mableton

 

The Resort Lifestyle At Vinings Estates

In Mableton

(Resort Amenities in a Luxury Setting)


Located just northwest of Atlanta, Vinings Estates, in Mableton, is your private haven and retreat away from a hectic life and the busy city. This short 20-minute commute is close enough in for a city ...

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May 18, 2019

What to Expect From a Home Inspection

 

What to Expect From a Home Inspection

(For the Benefit of the Homebuyer)

Whether you are a first time buyer or buying your seventh home, you need a home inspection. Some people confuse a house inspection with the appraisal or even title insurance. However, the home inspection is a ...

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