Oops! Home Prices Didn’t Crash After All

During the fourth quarter of last year, many housing experts predicted home prices were going to crash this year. 

However, home prices didn’t come crashing down and seem to be already rebounding from the minimal depreciation experienced over the last several months.

Upsizing Your Home To Accommodate a Growing Business–Tips for a Seamless Transition

Congratulations on your business success! As your business grows, you may find that you need more space to accommodate inventory, employees, or customers. If you're like most home-based business owners, you probably started out with a spare bedroom or basement office.

Weighing Your Options: Sell or Rent Your Remodeled Home?

When contemplating whether to sell or rent your remodeled home, consider these questions. Are you struggling to make ends meet? Would you be happy dealing with tenants? Are you looking to move soon, or do you plan on staying in your home for the foreseeable future? These and other considerations are discussed below.

Tips for an Effortless Home Renovation

Remodeling your home can be an exciting and fun experience. However, it can also be costly and nerve-wracking if you’re not prepared or don’t know how to get the most out of your project in terms of cost, time, and efficiency.

Twice the Enjoyment: Living in Two States With Your Pet

Whether it’s for work, family, or pleasure, there are so many reasons you might find yourself with one home in Georgia and one in another state, like Florida. When you have two homes, you have twice the opportunities — but there are logistical factors to consider.

Senior Living Decisions: Weighing Your Options

As you embrace your golden years, you might be wondering where you should live in the Dallas and Paulding County area. Your loved ones might have their own opinions or advice, but it’s important to weigh your options and figure out what’s best for you.

Why Georgia Is the Ideal Launchpad for Social Enterprises

Social enterprises are a growing economic force with over 3,500 Certified B Corporations globally. But in the Southeastern U.S., social enterprise is just beginning to take hold. Georgia businesses recently gained the ability to incorporate as a benefit corporation with legislation enacted January 1, 2021.


Starting a Business From Your New Home

Before launching a home-based business, you may need to move to a different place. You can find a new home with enough space and the amenities you require for both entrepreneurship and life.

Making Your Move to West Georgia Efficient,

Affordable, and Stress-Free


According to research published by Harvard, 21% of people who move do so because of a job. If you’re part of this statistic and getting ready to make your first career-motivated move to the west Georgia area, the task ahead may seem overwhelming. Read this article for a pre-move checklist that can help you minimize stress, save money, and stick to a two-month timeline.

Set Yourself Up for Success with Your First Investment Property

Embarking on a new venture requires a certain amount of forethought and preparation. Investing in real estate is no different. Not only can you opt for residential property, ZenBusiness points out that many people also explore the world of commercial property. If you’re ready to jump into the rental market, here are some pertinent tools to help set you up for success from day one.

Sell, Rent, Pass Down:
What to Do With Your 
Home When You Move Into Assisted Living

Deciding to move into assisted living is a significant step in life. While it can be a complicated process moving out of a home where you've spent the last few decades (or longer), many benefits come with life at an assisted living facility, including medical care, assistance with household tasks, and socialization.

Starting Over in a New City: Tips for a Smooth Transition

Since the beginning of time, people have been moving to different cities and countries searching for a better life. Sometimes, we relocate for a specific reason, such as cost of living, job opportunities, or weather. Other times, it's because we need a change of scenery to overcome a low point in our lives.

VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams

The purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving our nation. As the Veterans Administration says of the program:

“The objective of the VA Home Loan Guaranty program is to help eligible Veterans, active-duty personnel, surviving spouses, and members of the Reserves and National Guard purchase, retain, and adapt homes in recognition of their service. . . .”

Gift Giving to New Homeowners That Won’t Kill Your Budget

From the first walk-through to the signing of documents finalizing the deal, homeownership is an exciting time. A place to call your own, build your personal and financial stability, and perhaps build a family or business, is truly a dream come true. Giving a gift to a new homeowner can be complicated, though; you want to give them something worthy of this big step while staying within your budget. 

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen.

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs

3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year

There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of your own can give you a greater sense of security and accomplishment in a time that’s largely uncertain. If you’re a repeat buyer looking for your dream home, making a move might give you the space or features you need to find greater success and happiness in a new normal way of life. Whatever your motivations are, here are three reasons why becoming a homeowner now may help you win big in the long run.

What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the year. One challenge to the housing industry, however, is the lack of homes available for sale today.

The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage
Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, consult your lender – someone who is qualified to tell you how your financial decisions may impact your home loan.

Turning a House into a Happy Home

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.

No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes are typically more important to us than the financial ones.

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021
This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on by the health crisis have also forced many homeowners to reevaluate their space and what they need in a home going into 2021. So, experts are forecasting that next year is one in which we can be optimistic about real estate for three key reasons.
Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season
Home prices are appreciating in today’s sellers’ market. Making your home available over the next few weeks will give you the most exposure to buyers who will be actively competing against each other to purchase it.
With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now?.

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer demand remains strong. In a recent newsletter, research analyst Ivy Zelman explained:

“Although the headwind of severe supply constraints in most markets has contributed to slight moderation in seasonally-adjusted and year-over-year new pending contract growth for two consecutive months (albeit still growing strongly), the underlying strength of buyer demandparticularly for this time of year, remains apparent.”

Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership
Homeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and down payment assistance options, uncertainty along the way can ultimately hold some buyers back.
50+ Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes of All Time

Hungry? These Thanksgiving menu ideas are hard to beat.

Deciding what makes the cut for the most important meal of the year (a.k.a. Thanksgiving) is a tough task. The last thing you want to do is go for random, unvetted recipes that could cost you precious hours on the big day.
Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?
In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):
Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”

There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced after the housing crash a little over a decade ago. However, there’s one major difference this time: a robust forbearance program.

Two Important Impacts of Home Equity

Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity over the past year.

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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Use this handy home maintenance checklist to keep your house—and property—in peak condition this winter.
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