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The Art of Pricing Your Home for Sale

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent s...

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Setting the Stage with Carter and Associates

When it comes to selling your home, home staging can make a huge difference not only in time spent on the market but in profit as well. Staged homes sell faster and for more money than unstaged homes. While many realtors will find you a company...

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Choosing the right Home Inspector

Home inspectors can tell you lots of stories — if you have the stomach to hear them. Snake skeletons inside fuse boxes. Giant, pillowy mold colonies thriving under the floor. Car jacks supporting floor joists. Plastic bottles used for drai...

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How Much and When to Pay Your Contractor

As a Realtor, my aim is to get the right person in the right house, from the start. I want that new family to beam with joy when they walk into their new place. But inevitably, they will tackle a project at the house — be it something they...

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How to Get Your Dream House

Ever find out that charming house you’ve always admired has changed hands — and you didn’t even know it was on the market? I’ll let you in on a secret: Maybe it never was. Many Atlanta-area houses sell before they’re ever entere...

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Pre-listing Inspection Benefits

Every home buyer knows the value of getting a professional home inspection done during the due diligence process before buying a home. A home inspection should conduct a thorough review of the homes’ structure, noting and defects or issues th...

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5 Essential Tax Breaks for Homeowners

Most everyone knows to write off the interest paid on a home mortgage, come tax-time. (You do know to write that off, don’t you?) First-time homebuyers, especially, can see huge tax savings with this write-off, as the early payments are typic...

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Why You Need Title Insurance

Penny-pinching homebuyers who scour the list of expenses on a forthcoming closing might find the line item for title insurance and circle it. Do I really need this? Can I cut it and lower my monthly payment? What does it actually do, anyway?...

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