Posted by Jenny Smith on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 7:00 AMBy Jenny Smith / November 26, 2021Comment
Do I really need a buyers’ agent?
Do I really need a buyers’ agent? It seems to be a question that is on everyone’s mind these days. Whether it's your first time buying or you are a veteran, whether you are moving across town or state, or even if this is your third home you are buying – the fact remains – the same rule still stands – you need a buyers’ agent.
There are three things I will tell you on why you do, but I would rather just tell you one of these reasons and it will make such a huge difference and if you listen to this tip; Number one, you want your own agent.
The listing agent's job is to ensure that the seller's interests are being met. The buyer's agent does the same thing but it is for the buyer. If you dig...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 8:15 AMBy Jenny Smith / November 24, 2021Comment
3 Things To Consider When Shopping Locally This Christmas Season
With Christmas just around the corner, have you started shopping yet? While it is so easy to order online and let’s be honest, the Amazon truck comes to our house way too often, there is something to be said about walking into a store. Browsing the stores for the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be fun, and can make a difference in our communities.
First thing to consider is when we shop at locally-owned businesses, we bring money back to the communities we live in. According to national statistics, for every $100 spent in a locally owned store, 68 dollars stay right in our community. When we shop at the big box chain store, only 43 dollars stay in our community. That's a huge difference when our goal is to contribute to the...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:20 AMBy Jenny Smith / November 16, 2021Comment
How to avoid a bait and switch scenario
Selling your house can be a financial business decision. You probably want the best price and the most eager buyer that you can get. However, there is something called a "bait and switch" that you should know about.
What is a bait and switch? This is where a buyer starts out by waving all the contingencies and bidding over the asking price. This is the bait part.
The first couple of days when a seller and buyer are under contract is when the buyer can have any home inspections they would like to have done. This is what we call "due diligence" here in Georgia, this is where the bait and switch usually happens. The switch is when they all of a sudden try to lower...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 8:00 AMBy Jenny Smith / November 9, 2021Comment
3 things you need to know about before you start playing monopoly in real life
Have you ever wanted to change your life and start playing monopoly in real life? You have to admit it is a fun game, but in reality, real life monopoly can be challenging. There are a lot of things you need to take into consideration when you purchase your own investment property and rent it out to other people. Here are three things to know before you buy an investment property and start renting it out.
The first thing you might want to consider is interest rates. They are higher than if you live in the house, so if you are buying an investment property, you need to factor in those interest rates and make sure you count them when you do your analysis....
Posted by Jenny Smith on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 8:06 AMBy Jenny Smith / November 4, 2021Comment
What three things do you need to know when you close on a house in Cartersville, GA?
Buying a home is a really exciting time of your life. This is one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime and it's a big step in starting a new chapter of your life. Of course, there are a lot of things that go into buying a house. You can get overwhelmed with the process if you don't know what to expect. That is why I will be going to highlight some important tips for you when you close on your next house in Cartersville, GA.
The first thing to expect is to receive a lot of mail after you close. Hundreds of people will send you a variety of envelopes and what they want you to pay attention to is refinance with them or pay for your deed, but the thing is that you already paid for that. Your...
Posted by Jenny Smith on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 8:05 AMBy Jenny Smith / November 3, 2021Comment
Are we headed for a Market Crash?
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, there is one question that hangs over your head like a dark cloud. The question is: "Are we headed for a market crash?". Most people tend to think that the real estate market is going to crash, and it is easy for them to point out specific factors that they think will lead us there.
But, are we really headed for a market crash? Probably not. If you are worried that you might have to buy or sell your property before the bubble bursts, don't worry! Here are the reasons why you should get back in the game whether you are a buyer or a seller.
Reason number one, Spec houses. Spec houses right now are almost non-existent, before the housing...