Category Archives: From the Desk of J.D. Crowe

What Brokers and Agents Want From Lenders

“The real estate and mortgage industries need each other more than ever” according to real estate news website Inman and real estate branding agency 1000watt. –=to work with nonbank lenders, banks and mortgage brokers, despite new regulations. About the Survey …

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The Age Old Debate: Rent vs. Buy

Homeownership is almost always the clear winner, but in this economy, you can’t afford not to invest in a home.

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Homeowners Associations in Georgia

Though homeowners associations often have a reputation for having strict rules, HOAs can add significant property value and curb appeal to a neighborhood.

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Why Homeownership Matters

Homeownership has always been a cornerstone of the American dream. Learn about the social benefits of owning a home as well as the tangible financial benefits.

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Tax Breaks for Homeowners

One of the advantages of owning a home is the available tax write-offs. Learn about deductions and credits before April 15 arrives.

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The Truth Behind The Signs

You’ve probably noticed those signs that read “We’ll Buy Your Home Fast!” So who is behind these vague signs? Real estate investors looking to buy your home quickly, for cash. The rapidly changing housing industry has given rise to these …

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The Perfect Loan File is the Key to Attaining the Perfect Loan

Attaining a loan is impossible without documentation and attention to detail. This week, we discuss how to create your perfect loan file.

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Still a Better Option to Buy Than Rent in 2013

One year ago, we delved into an age-old debate: is it better to buy or rent when looking for a new place to call home? In fall 2012, Atlanta had a low median home sale price compared to the rest …

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Fall Still Good Time to Buy But Don’t Expect Lower Prices

Fall is still a good time to buy a home but pattern for home prices is different in 2013.

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5 Tips to Sell Your Home to Generation Y

As millennials are beginning to enter the housing market, we discuss what renovations are needed to market your home to Generation Y.

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