Posted by Jenny Smith on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:45 AMBy Jenny Smith / October 30, 2020Comment
These are two quick tips for preparing your home for the winter months.
Today I’m eager to share a couple of simple home maintenance tips for the winter. This is the time of year to prepare your house for the colder months coming up.
Faucet covers.These are small styrofoam covers that go over your outdoor water spigots so they won’t freeze when temperatures drop. They can be found at hardware stores for $2 to $3. I like these because you can simply slip them on, and the chore is done. This task is cheap, easy, and well worth the money because if you have damage to your water system, it’s very expensive to repair.
Posted by Jenny Smith on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 11:16 AMBy Jenny Smith / October 12, 2020Comment
Here’s how you can better utilize your space if you’re working from home.
The world around us has changed so much this year, and many people have found themselves spending much more time at home than usual. Since so many people are working from home, the need for a home office has skyrocketed. In light of this, today I’ll share a few choice tips about how to make better use of your existing space.
The house we currently live in used to have a piano room, but after we bought it and cleared out that room, we immediately turned it into an office space. Some homes, however, are a bit more challenging. We used to live...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 8:53 AMBy Jenny Smith / October 2, 2020Comment
In our first market update, I’ll cover the highlights of our market conditions.
What can those who are thinking about buying and selling a house in the coming months expect from our market? Here are a few things to highlight:
If you’re thinking about selling in the next three months, you should be in good shape. We still expect to see those people who got new jobs moving into the area; big businesses have been coming to Georgia and our local area. Additionally, people will still be going through all sorts of life changes that necessitate buying a new house. That means there will be plenty of buyers in the market to bid on your property.
Right now in Bartow County, there are 160 homes for sale; in Floyd County, there are 130 homes for sale; and in Gordon County,...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 9:57 AMBy Jenny Smith / August 9, 2020Comment
Selling your home is often a precursor to a major life change. Given the significant transitions involved, it's important to make your home-selling process as smooth and effective as possible. Assuming that you have a realtor involved to help you sell your home, they can be an enormous asset to help you reach the finish line. To ensure that you and your realtor are on the same page, though, it's important to ask some simple questions to help get into the mind of your realtor. To help you get helpful answers, here are 7 questions to ask a realtor before selling your house.
1. What Type of Person is Likely to Buy My House? While your realtor can't look into a crystal ball and see the face of the future buyer, they can take what they know about your home and apply it to their knowledge of past sales. Given this component...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:20 AMBy Jenny Smith / July 28, 2020Comment
The city of Cartersville, GA has plenty of great amenities located within the city that make it a great place to move to or open a business. While there are a lot of local amenities, it is also a very great place to live if you enjoy getting outdoors. If you like to hike & cycle, there is a wide range of different trails and activities that you can take advantage of, which are located within a short drive of the city.
Pine Mountain Recreational Area
One great place to go for a hike & cycle in this area is to the Pine Mountain Recreational Area. This area is located just off of I-75 and offers plenty of great places to go for a short bike ride, a run, or a long walk. In total, there are two different loops and paths that you can enjoy. These total just over 4.3 miles in length. Hikers and runners are...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 8:52 AMBy Jenny Smith / July 20, 2020Comment
Purchasing a home of their own is the dream of most Americans, and it is important to have the necessary information when they finally are ready to begin searching for the right property. During the search, there will be many questions to consider, but the answers to these five questions are most important to a successful search for the right property.
1. Is The Real Estate Agent Familiar With The Area?
Finding the best real estate agent to help and guide while searching for a home is essential. The first step will be to contact realtors who are familiar with the area where the prospective buyer wishes to live. During the initial meeting with an agent, the client should not be afraid to ask questions. It is important that the agent is familiar with neighborhoods within the area, the schools, and whether there...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 6:15 PMBy Jenny Smith / July 18, 2020Comment
Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?
There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back to the market. According to Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com:
“Sellers continue returning to the market at a cautious pace and further improvement could be constrained by lingering coronavirus concerns, economic uncertainty, and civil unrest.”
Posted by Jenny Smith on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 1:09 PMBy Jenny Smith / July 17, 2020Comment
There’s nothing more rewarding than a weekend getaway at the end of a long, tireless, thankless week at work. If you’re looking for somewhere new to go to blow off some steam after another long week, there’s a place in Georgia that should be near the top of your destination list.
The Etowah Indian Mounds
Between 1000 A.D. and 1550 A.D. several thousand Native Americans lived in this area, and the mark that they left on the landscape is still evident today. Tourists can visit the 54-acre area and see a plaza, a defensive pitch, the high flat-top area where the priest-chief lived, and more. Also, be sure to check out the artifacts that are still being discovered here.
This iconic diner opened in the 1930s and is still a must for locals and tourists alike. You can stop by here to grab southern-style...