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Start Your Cartersville Summer off Right With This Traeger Grill

Here’s how to enter our contest to win this gorgeous Traeger grill.

Today I’m with the one and only Erin Stepp from Fairway Mortgage, and she has a special surprise. It’s a Traeger grill and smoker for all of your BBQ needs this summer, and we’re giving it away to one of you!

This is the kind of grill we have at home so I can tell you how well it works. To enter for your chance to win this grill, all you have to do is reach out to us via phone or email and we will provide you with all of the directions to enter.

If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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February 2021 Cartersville Market Update

Here’s the latest from our February Cartersville real estate market.

I have a new title: grandmother! We are over the moon that our oldest daughter Megan has had her first child, Josephine. With the pandemic still in full swing, it’s been rough on my heart because we haven’t been allowed to touch the baby yet. I’m counting down the minutes until she gets to go home and we can fully interact with her. You can see a photo of Josephine at 0:56 in the video above. 

The main topic today is great real estate news. I’m eager to share our market’s good news because for a while now it’s been mostly stressful news. In February 2020 there were 289 active homes on the market in Bartow,...

How to Move Into/From Cartersville on a Budget

Here are some simple moving hacks that can make a world of difference.

Anyone who’s in the midst of a move can find themselves asking how it got so darn expensive. From boxes, bubble wrap, paper, and needing at least three guys to carry down the upstairs furniture, moving costs can really add up. I know how frustrating it can get, so I’ve created a PDF moving checklist that runs the whole gamut. From decluttering tips to prudent packing strategies, this resource covers it all. Today, though, I’ll touch on just a few of the finer points of moving. 

Moving is largely a mental game, and you’ve got to have the right mindset...

What Can Sellers Do About Cartersville’s Inventory Crunch?

Our market’s in an inventory crunch, but I have a solution for buyers.

I wouldn’t say the latest stats from our Cartersville real estate market should come as a surprise to you since the market has been hot for some time now, but every time they come in, I can't help but be impressed. 

In Bartow County, across all price points (e.g., $75,000 and up), there were 360 homes available for sale during January 2020. This past January, there were just 150 available. We have about half as many homes available, but not half the buyers (thank goodness!). People are ready to buy homes, they just can’t find one. In Gordon County, the story is very much the same. There were 162 homes available for sale during January 2020. This past January, that number dropped...

Embarking on your first Georgia Winter?

Embarking on your first Georgia Winter? Let’s be honest, the big question is will they call for snow or not?

Notice I didn’t say “will it snow?” Honestly, if you are new to North Georgia I need to warn you what happens in Georgia in the winter. 

Here are some of our ?hot tips...

JSA New Year Activities for Kids

#1 and my favorite one out of these 4 is the Year in Review with Goals for 2021. 

I love looking back over the year and finding the good in it. This year, at first glance, had lots of hard stuff, but thankfully plenty of good too. My favorite food this year would be...home cooked! And for games I would have puzzles!

The pdf version can be downloaded here. 

#2 Next up is snacks! Let the kids choose healthy or not-so healthy treat options to create their own customized mix at a do-it-yourself snack bar. When my girls were younger...

Wishing Everyone in Cartersville a Merry Christmas

We hope you all have a happy and healthy Christmas this year.

Our original idea for a Christmas video was to have our team come together dressed in their best Christmas garb to sing you a classic Christmas carol. Obviously, we can’t do that with COVID-19, so we decided to have each one of our team members wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season. It’s been a crazy year, but we pray that you’re able to slow down, soak in some moments of peace, and enjoy the time with your family and loved ones. 

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3 Tips to Inspect Your Flue...

Nothing makes me happier than a roaring fire!  But unless your flue has been inspected and cleaned, it’s not a very good idea. After all, a far less popular holiday pastime is running out into a winter night in your pajamas because your flue caught on fire. Flue fires account for about 46,000 home fires yearly, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Although most homeowners made it out in time, the property damage that can result is often massive. Some flue fires will go undetected and may smoulder for a long time, while others will quickly burn a house to the ground. This...

Shopping Lists for Your Loved Ones

Here are some convenient lists to help with your holiday shopping in 2020.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Today I’m sharing something a bit different: shopping lists.

There are lists for Target, Amazon, Etsy, and a special one I created called “Jenny’s Finds.” This list includes gifts I’ve bought over the years for my daughters because I always try to surprise them with something they didn’t even know they wanted. (If you have young adult daughters or family members, you may be interested in that one). Another list is for people who have just gotten out on their own or are first-time homebuyers. Finally, we included one with just some fun items in case you’re scratching your head about what to buy someone this year. ...

Jenny's Finds Trying To Put A Smile On Her Daughters Faces

Over the years I have tried to always have some gifts that were not on anybody's list. I needed them to be a a HIT! Now, I have failed many times. :) But these were pretty popular with the girls over the years. 

1. See's Candy

The first year I ever saw these was at a Dillard's store. Honestly, I bought them because the box was cute. But when we opened them up they were by far, 100%, the best chocolate we had ever eaten! Honestly, they still are. 

2. Soup Cubes

These were a surprise hit! I wasn't even trying with these. But a hit they were!  With all of us having small households, when we make soup or chili, the leftovers were an issue. This...