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

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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Top Myths About Mortgages

There are many types of mortgages available, which is good for the consumer, but also leads to a lot of confusion. Here are some of the top myths about mortgages we encounter.

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Home Advice for Homebuyers

As a thought leader in the mortgage industry, I was recently asked to comment on what the increase in mortgage rates means for homebuyers right now. A reporter from Fox 5 came to the Southeast Mortgage offices to interview me …

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Invest in Maintenance and the Right Renovations for Resale

Spending money to maintain your home isn’t as much fun as renovating it. But maintaining your home is critical to keeping its value and knowing which renovations add value is important before you undertake that expense.

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