Your Atlanta Renovation Loan Guide

Your Atlanta Renovation Loan Guide

For a long time the real estate market was saturated with foreclosures. In fact, according to one expert, 60% of real estate sales in recent years have been through foreclosures and short sales. Over time, most of them have cleared out and the ones that still remain are in conditions that most buyers think they don’t have the money to fix.

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Turn your home into your Dream Home with One Simple Loan

Turn your home into your Dream Home with One Simple Loan

We hear it all the time, I live in the perfect location, great school district but if only we could… Let’s see; renovate the kitchen and bathrooms, add a sunroom, finish the basement, build a swimming pool, put an office over the garage or even add a second floor to our house. You get the idea, it is nice to dream. But maybe these sorts of renovations aren’t just a dream. In One Simple Loan with The Family Mortgage Team ...

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“Getting Pre-Approved Just Isn’t Enough” – Here are 3 Different Types of PreApprovals

“Getting Pre-Approved Just Isn’t Enough” – Here are 3 Different Types of PreApprovals

These days Atlanta homes are selling quickly and buyer competition can be tough. That’s why at The Family Mortgage Team in Atlanta, we stress to our clients the importance of getting pre-qualified before ever going to even look at a home! And with homes today having multiple offers, most of the time a simple pre-qualification isn’t enough to seal the deal. Below we explain the 3 types of pre-approvals; Pre-Qualification, Certified Homebuyer, and Pre-Approval. One of which ...

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When Do I Need a Home Inspection

When Do I Need a Home Inspection

So your offer has been accepted! Now it’s time for the property to be inspected.  A property inspection,  HVAC inspection and environmental (asbestos, mold, radon) test should be completed to ensure that the property meets or exceeds the standards as stated in the Purchase and Sale Contract. If there are issues or discrepancies exposed, you typically have 10 days during which to reach agreement on how the issues will be resolved by the seller.

Having ...

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Making An Offer On A New Home

Making An Offer On A New Home

Now that you have found the home you would like to buy, the time has come to make an offer. Taking into consideration the recent sales of properties in that neighborhood which are similar in size, quality, conveniences, and amenities, how much are you willing to offer for the home? Your Real Estate Consultant will provide you with a list of the recently sold surrounding homes that are similar in size, quality, conveniences, and amenities and help you decide ...

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Loan Approval vs. Loan Pre-Approval

Now that you have created your list of amenities you want in your new home, are you ready to start searching?  Well, not quite. You will need to know what price range you can afford. There are two ways to go about this: You can either get pre-qualified, or pre-approved for a mortgage. Whichever you choose, you will need to contact a dependable mortgage company. At Family Mortgage of Georgia, we offer fast, FREE pre-approvals.

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Real Estate Agents | What Are Their Obligations

Real Estate Agents | What Are Their Obligations

About Real Estate Agency

One of the most common misconceptions that is shared by a large number of home buyers is that when working with a Real Estate Agent, he or she will “automatically” represent you as a buyer. As we will discuss, unless this is specifically disclosed in writing, in all probability the Agent will be representing theseller.

The traditional relationship (probably going back to when the first thatched hut was sold by someone other ...

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Using An Realtor vs. Finding A Home On Your Own

Using An Realtor vs. Finding A Home On Your Own

Advantages of Using a Real Estate Agent

When you start to consider whether to purchase your first home, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, should I use a Real Estate Agent? Although it is certainly possible to do it on your own, there are several more compelling reasons to use an agent than to “go it alone”. There is a misconception among many first time home buyers that by using a Real Estate ...

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