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7 04, 2020

Favorable News for those Selling their Cherokee or Cobb County House

2020-03-30T13:19:25-04:00Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling, Real Estate Investing|

For those pondering the timetable for selling their Cherokee or Cobb County house, this recent development may add a couple of plusses into the “sooner” column. There are always pros and cons about listing in the fall versus waiting for the spring and summer market—but this information could tilt toward acting now.

31 03, 2020

A Break for Some Cherokee and Cobb County Real Estate Transactions

2020-03-09T12:57:26-04:00Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling, Real Estate Investing|

Last Fall ended with some good news that can affect many Cherokee and Cobb County real estate transactions—specifically some with bottom lines equal to $400,000 or less. It came in the form of a rule change from Washington’s rule-makers, and whether or not it applies to your own property, it may signal a shift in regulatory outlook.

24 03, 2020

Latest Real Estate News Gets Cherokee or Cobb County Homeowner Attention

2020-03-25T13:08:12-04:00Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling, Real Estate Investing|

If you own (or intend to own) your own Cherokee or Cobb County house, some portion of your brain is probably attuned to late-breaking housing news. This may ring true for you—particularly if you have ever found yourself suddenly paying attention after hearing a newscaster utter the words “crisis,” “surge,” “slump,” or “rebound” combined with “housing” or “single-family.”

10 03, 2020

This Cherokee or Cobb County House Selling Lament is Easily Avoided

2020-03-09T12:47:04-04:00Home Ownership, Home Selling|

One often-repeated lament you hear from Cherokee or Cobb County house sellers is this one: “I wish we’d done the [major remodeling project] long ago so we could have enjoyed it!” It’s probably such a commonplace because we all gradually get used to working around problematic aspects of our Cherokee or Cobb County houses. Some problems develop so slowly we aren’t even aware they exist.

3 03, 2020

Downsizing Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Moving Success

2020-03-03T14:46:38-05:00Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling|

If “downsizing” figures large as a goal many Cherokee and Cobb County homeowners are seriously considering, The Washington Post is now citing a newer phenomenon that many older home buyers are discovering: “smart sizing.” It’s a cute phrase that might sound like a real estate feature writer’s invention—but the details will probably ring true for some retirement-bound adults who plan to be moving from or to Cherokee and Cobb County in the near future.

25 02, 2020

Cherokee or Cobb County Real Estate and an Answer to One Nagging Question

2020-02-24T13:57:13-05:00Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling|

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.

11 02, 2020

Housing Affordability Looks to be Less of a Hurdle

2020-02-10T14:52:08-05:00Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling|

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.

4 02, 2020

This Gesture Makes for Gracious Cherokee and Cobb County House Selling

2020-02-05T14:09:28-05:00Home Ownership, Home Selling, Real Estate Investing|

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.

28 01, 2020

For Cherokee or Cobb County Homeowners, Insurance Drama Saves Money

2020-01-29T12:48:03-05:00Home Ownership, Home Selling, Real Estate Investing|

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.

10 12, 2019

Gen Xer Resilience Shown by Cobb and Cherokee County Real Estate

2019-12-09T14:37:29-05:00Fun Things, Home Buying, Home Ownership, Home Selling|

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.