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Household Habits to Lose
Posted on 05/19/2019
Household Habits to Lose
Everyone does it. Everyone develops one or more of these bad household habits that ultimately end up costing time and money. Here’s a list of the top nine, why they’re bad, and what to do instead: Setting the wash temperature to "hot"—most clothes do not need washing in hot water. Hot temperatures may result in shrinkage, discoloration, or...
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Today’s Purchasing Power House
Posted on 05/12/2019
Today’s Purchasing Power House
The Internet has changed the way you shop, but it has also changed the way retailers market their goods. No longer do families travel downtown on a Saturday afternoon to do their summer or back-to-school shopping. Nor is the mall the ultimate location to find all the current fashion and hang out at the food court. What was...
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What Exactly is the Cost of Living Index?
Posted on 05/05/2019
What Exactly is the Cost of Living Index?
You hear about this magic "cost-of-living index" number, but where does it come from and how can you use it to improve your real estate experience? The cost of living index is a numerical measurement of the relative cost to live in a specific geographic region. There are a lot of economic formulas out there, but it basically...
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Another Property Sold - 7300 Bramble, Douglasville, GA 30134
Posted on 05/01/2019
Another Property Sold - 7300 Bramble, Douglasville, GA 30134
Last remaining lot in the Subdivision Wood Place at Stonecreek. Lot is almost .5 acre with curb...
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6695 Parker Street, Douglasville, GA 30134 now has a new price of $200,000!
Posted on 04/29/2019
6695 Parker Street, Douglasville, GA 30134 now has a new price of $200,000!
2 INCLUDED properties into 1 property sale, PRICED AS ONE. BOTH ARE: Architect-driven rebuilds. Both were refinished 2012/18. Home is grandfathered as residential. Both are in turnkey condition & are leased to multi-year tenants. Huge growth area with solid economy just off State Hwy 92. Both roofs replaced in 2018. Income & Exp: See Private remarks for...
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6705 Parker Street, Douglasville, GA 30134 now has a new price of $200,000!
Posted on 04/29/2019
6705 Parker Street, Douglasville, GA 30134 now has a new price of $200,000!
WOW! REDUCED! Buyer has business opportunity and is moving on to another field. SALE INCLUDES 2 Downtown properties BOTH ON 1 PROPERTY SITE FOR $200,000. BOTH ARE: Architect-driven rebuilds. Approximately 1800 sf Auto Repair Business was refinished 2012/18, Approximately 1200 sf (grandfathered res) home was refinished 2018. Both in turnkey condition & are leased to multi-year tenants. Huge growth area with solid economy just off State Hwy 92. Income & Exp: See Private...
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Another Property Sold - 1093 Westfield Trace Se, Smyrna, GA 30082
Posted on 04/25/2019
Another Property Sold - 1093 Westfield Trace Se, Smyrna, GA 30082
Easy access to I-75, I-285, Cobb Parkway, Braves stadium and downtown Atlanta. This Smyrna fee simple spacious town home is a rare find in Smyrna. The large, light living room, the kitchen/spacious dining room with new ss appliances are street level. The 2 large bedrooms w full baths are on the second. Enjoy this light open-end unit with no HOA fees. Kroger & Smyrna shops & restaurants are walking distance. The large deck, the double-pane windows and the full basement enhance your enjoyment. The basement has a large room built out. Back and side yards are...
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What to Do If a House Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
Posted on 04/21/2019
What to Do If a House Seller Rejects Your Offer to Purchase
If a seller rejects your offer to purchase his or her house, there is no need to panic. At this point, there are many things you can do, including: 1. Craft a New Offer to Purchase If at first you don't succeed, try again. Remember, if you find your dream house but your initial offer to purchase is rejected,...
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Should You Install Skylights?
Posted on 04/14/2019
Should You Install Skylights?
In the gray days of winter, everyone can benefit from some additional sunlight. Take advantage of the well-documented medical and psychological benefits of sunshine and the vitamin D it generates. Sure, you can open your windows, but then you lose that privacy. You can split the difference with a skylight or a light tube that allows light to...
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Do you Enjoy Making Friends in a New City?
Posted on 04/07/2019
Do you Enjoy Making Friends in a New City?
Moving to and making a new home in any new city is an exciting time. You have boxes to pack, plans to make, a new job to learn, a new home to find, and new places to explore. With all the anticipation of the move, you may not have given much thought to making friends in your new...
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Video Tour  - 4760 Gaydon Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Posted on 04/06/2019
Video Tour - 4760 Gaydon Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Ideal Cobb County development property, surrounded by thriving subdivisions, Vaughn Elementary School, a major Church/school, New Powder Springs Sports Complex. More land may be available and accessible. Ideal for your next successful subdivision or senior Living homes. Sewer can be accessed from 2 directions. This is one of West Cobb's finest residential locations still available. Good road frontage. Utilities available. Seller has never lived on the...
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4760 Gaydon Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/06/2019
4760 Gaydon Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127 is now new to the market!
Ideal Cobb County development property, surrounded by thriving subdivisions, Vaughn Elementary School, a major Church/school, New Powder Springs Sports Complex. More land may be available and accessible. Ideal for your next successful subdivision or senior Living homes. Sewer can be accessed from 2 directions. This is one of West Cobb's finest residential locations still available. Good road frontage. Utilities available. Seller has never lived on the...
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