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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...

Etsy Home Finds We Love!

Etsy Home Finds We Love

Etsy Shopping Links in the each title. 

1. Custom Home Painting

I love the artistry and the simplicity that these paintings offer. This company can take any photo of a home and turn...

Amazon finds for the first year in your new home!

Amazon finds for the first year in your new home!

Amazon Shopping Links

1. Ring Doorbell

Introducing the new and improved door peephole and butler all in one. This doorbell offers amazing technology which features the ability to get alerts on our phone, tablet, and PC when anyone knocks on your door, presses the doorbell button or triggers the motion sensors. It is easy to install and comes with all the tools you need. 

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