Cartersville Georgia Real Estate Blog

Work From home Spots vs. Our Dream Work Spots

I asked the team to share with me their current work from home photo and their dream spots. Now, these are dream homes but they are all currently for sale in our area. :)

Here is my current work spot:

I ❤️ my work from home area but if I am dreaming...I crave unique. Check out these dreamy unique homes. 

Here is Lindsey's current spot:

Lindsey is first...So while I ❤️ my current work from home spot, I’m day dreaming of sunshine ☀️ and...

Understanding The Difference Between The Mortgage Rate & Fed Rate

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the federal government cut the federal interest rates down to zero percent. This is the second federal rate cut in response to the Coronavirus crisis. Mortgage rates are not directly tied to the federal interest rates. However, the mortgage interest rates will be affected by moves that investors make and other factors.

Federal Rates Cuts and Other Economic Stimulation Activity

The government is fearful that the economy will fall into a deep recession if they don't make moves to stimulate it. That's why they lowered the federal interest rates to zero. There is more economic stimulation legislation that should help during this COVID-19 crisis, as well.

Bonds and Other Safe Assets

Many investors have...

How To Help Kids Understand The Anxiety that Comes with the Coronavirus

It's no secret that Coronavirus is a serious cause for concern, one that is sweeping all around the world. Your kids are more connected to the world than ever before. This is due to having instant access to breaking news via their cell phones. It's only natural that they, too, will have concerns.

Here are some of the best ways that you can help your children understand the anxiety that comes with the Coronavirus.

Let Your Kids Know That the Coronavirus is Almost Never Fatal

The very first thing that you should make clear to your children is that the virus is almost never fatal. In most cases, even if you catch this virus, the effects will be no worse than a very bad cold or the average flu. In other words, you'll need plenty of fluids and bed rest. But you won't be at major risk.

It has been...

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is on its way with warmer weather and more daylight. It's the perfect time to clean and organize your house. There's a reason people like to clean house in the spring. Opening windows and letting in the fresh air makes it easier to get rid of dust and clutter. Take a look at the following ultimate checklist to jumpstart your spring cleaning ambitions.

General Spring Cleaning Tasks

Start your spring cleaning checklist with a basic overview of your entire house. Dusting is one of the most important things as it tends to gather thicker over the winter months with closed windows and heaters running. Dust these following essentials:

- Crown molding and baseboards

- Ceiling corners

- Baseboards

- Ceiling fans

- Light fixtures and lamps...

How To Disinfect and Keep Your Home Clean During The Coronavirus Outbreak

I don't want us to be in a state of worry and dread, I want us to be wise. There is a big difference between the two. Dread and worry will cause you to not function well.

Wise, is assessing the situation and making choices on the part you can control. 

For me, it is having staples as well as basic medicines. Today, I cleaned off most of my knickknacks so my surfaces are smooth and easier to spray Lysol on. And I picked two pairs of shoes to wear out, so I can leave them in the garage when I come home.

Then when this is over I'm having a bonfire with both pairs of shoes! Yes, I plan on having a fire and tossing them in. 

I'm not telling or suggesting you do these. I'm saying assessing and taking action will calm you down. Look at your situation, find something you can do, and do it. But don’t let dread and worry tie you to your tv and phone, we need to be taking action, right inside of our own homes.

As the Coronavirus death count moves...

Seeing your home with a Buyer's eyes

One of the biggest challenges a home seller faces is seeing their home through a buyer’s eyes. Such a difference in perspective.

This Spring I am going to be pointing out some areas you may have a blind spot to. These are tips, easy to do tips, not tips disguised as home improvement projects. That is a whole different series. My goal is two-fold, give you some advice to help you sell your house quicker and for more money. Pretty good goal right? I also want our buyers to walk into homes that ARE good homes and not turn them down because of the feeling the house is giving off. I sound a little mystical there, but a house does give off a vibe when you walk in.

 First up, let’s talk about lighting. Oh my.

 All of us have heard turning our lights off will save money on our electric bill. But when you are selling your house it is the exact opposite. Having all the lights off will cost you money when you are selling.

 Why you ask?

 Nothing like...