Gaining insight into today’s Cherokee or Cobb County real estate market doesn’t usually call for Nobel Prize-level theoretical input, but you can make a pretty good argument that last week provided an exception. For those of us who are relied upon to provide knowledgeable insight into the myriad forces that can move our market, an intriguing interview in Yale University’s YaleNews roundup could go far in explaining one nagging question.
There are many ways to look at housing affordability in Cherokee or Cobb County—but if you’re a typical prospective homebuyer, the one that makes a real difference isn’t found in the real estate statistics. The truly decisive “affordability” factor is the dollar amount of the mortgage payment that goes with the price of the home. It’s either affordable or it isn’t.
When you first begin thinking about house selling, most Cherokee and Cobb County sellers are rightly focused on getting the property in top shape, establishing a solid relationship with their Cherokee or Cobb County Realtor®, and making some key decisions (like what the optimal asking price should be). In other words, laying out a practical strategic house selling game plan.
The headline promised “Ways to Dramatically Lower Your Home Insurance Costs”—there were six of them—and indeed, it was followed by some sage economic advice. Insurance isn’t often accompanied by high drama, but CNBC’s website can be forgiven for the hyperbole. The guidance for Cherokee or Cobb County homeowners was useful.
The fix-and-sell investment strategy is as popular as ever thanks to exposure on cable television—both as TV series and late-night advertorials.
According to Alina Dizik, one of the leading Wall Street Journal’s real estate commentators, a growing number of luxury homeowners are finding new appreciation for an old idea. In fact, the older, the better.
When most of us envision the momentous occasion when you hand over the keys to your just-sold Cobb and Cherokee County house, it’s probably some variation of the traditional mental image: people gathered at the front porch, everybody beaming.
For Decluttering, What’s the Indispensable Word? For Cobb and Cherokee County’s Decluttering Homeowners, THE Word…
When it comes to selling your Cobb and Cherokee County house, the word that pops up in every discussion is the ubiquitous “decluttering.”
By now, just about everyone in Cobb and Cherokee County looks back on the last decade’s housing bust with a lot less consternation than heretofore—time can do that (as well as the recovery of temporarily lost value). For some Cobb and Cherokee County homeowners, the temporary nosedive in Cobb and Cherokee County real estate values was little more than an uncomfortable learning experience.
Few Cobb and Cherokee County residents who spend much time online have avoided the unnerving experience of having their screens populated with ads aimed at them, personally. Whether the culprit is Google or Facebook or one of the otherwise-useful apps, it’s close to impossible to avoid having your personal preferences noted and exploited by the omnipresent web snoops.
Every serious house hunter is aware that the Cobb and Cherokee County neighborhood surrounding any house has a significant effect on its ultimate value. It follows that the future of a neighborhood will have a measurable impact the future value of the properties in it.
Ever since its introduction in 1965, Americans by the millions have embraced the retirement vehicle known by its IRS handle, the “401(k).” It hardly matters that few Cobb and Cherokee County breadwinners know much about its relatively recent origins (much less, its family lineage).
If you ask the web, “what does Time is Money mean?” it tells you that time is a valuable resource, so do things as quickly as you can. That’s one way to look at it—from a superior, it probably means, “stop wasting time” or “get back to work!”
The word “estate” is one of those words that can carry a boatload of different meanings. As part of the “Cobb and Cherokee County real estate” caption, it’s one of the positive ones. “Real estate” means physical property that’s anything but imaginary.
Here’s an idea from one homeowner who’s just completed a complicated exit from a sizeable house to a smaller property. It’s a last-minute strategy that could be helpful for Cobb and Cherokee County readers who are planning a similar downsizing move.
Some say downsizing baby boomers are causing a housing demand shift that will result in market value oddities, while others say boomers aren't downsizing at all.
There's many reasons to own a home, but the traditional advantages to homeownership have been joined by a newcomer that doesn’t immediately leap to mind.
If you search "surprising things that decrease home value,” most aren't very surprising. Here are TRULY surprising things that may compromise home value!
For self-employed homebuyers frustrated after applying for a mortgage, this long-overdue update offers a process similar to that of typical wage earners.
One home feature is growing evermore noteworthy for home buyers, and while some of you have already predicted this trend, some of you may be very surprised!
Spring decluttering is a relief because the "stuff" you get rid of has been lurking not only in drawers & closets, but also in part of your mind, taking up valuable space!
The past weeks have provided some news that could lift the outlook of Cherokee and Cobb County landlords and those who’ve been thinking about rental real estate as an investment.
Traditionally, April is a dependable month when Cherokee County home sellers can expect a lively market—and if first reports from across the nation are any indication, the evidence points to a spring selling season that fits the pattern.
For those who’ve been waiting to list their Cherokee or Cobb County home until this year’s spring selling season, the waiting is over.
The game of golf remains a leading participation sport across Georgia—but over the past decade, its growth as an industry has rolled into a hazard.