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Don't forget to file your Homestead Exemption
If you closed on your primary residence in 2020,
A homestead exemption is a reduction in homeowners' property taxes. The amount for each homestead exemption is deducted from the assessed value. Once granted, this exemption is automatically renewed each year you continually occupy the home under the same ownership. The home must be in your legal residence for all purposes including the registration of your vehicles and the filing of your Federal & Georgia income tax return.
the deadline to file is April 1, 2021
* You may not file for homestead on more than one property, vacant land or rental property
To file, you will need the following: - Warranty deed book & page - Proof of…
Buckhead is one of the most sought out places to live in Atlanta for the ability to work, live and play all within a small radius of each other. There is always something to do in this city and below you can explore some our favorite places to hangout on the weekend!
If you’re looking to catch a quick comedy show, or Broadway show, Buckhead theatre is a great place to immerse yourself into a variety of performances and events. One special feature of the Buckhead Theatre is the lounge on the upper level; it features a beautiful sitting area with a private bar.
This trail located in the Heart of Buckhead is a great outdoor experience for those who enjoy the open outdoors. On any give Saturday you can find…
Summer is upon us and although we can’t wait for days lounging at the pool and evening barbeques with family and friends, there are a few things we should keep in mind to keep our home maintained throughout the next few months! Check out our top five tips for ensuring guests are enjoying your home as much as you do!
1. HVAC System
When was the last time you had you’re cooling system checked by a service provider? Proper air conditioner maintenance can help your cooling system last longer and prevent fires from happening. Plus, its nice to have cool air during the Georgia heat!
2. Ceiling fans.
If your home has ceiling fans, you may not know that reversing the direction can determine whether or not…
While contemporary architecture has gotten a lot of press in recent years, the traditional home is certainly not down for the count. It's making a comeback in the form of the Modern Farmhouse.
In fact, this style has been shaping up as one of the hottest current design trends. Rather than an official style, however, it's more a way of thinking in which the designer thoughtfully combines traditional exteriors with covered front porches and interior spaces configured for the way people live today. But those interiors reject the minimalist lines of contemporary design, opting for a warm, relaxing aesthetic that recalls a - presumably - less hectic past.
In other words, Modern Farmhouse style is the epitome of transitional architecture.
Do not forget about Homestead Exemption this year.
Or if I decide to sell, how long will it take to sell it?
There are 3 factors that determine the resale performance of a home: Price, Location and Condition.
"Pricing your home right, and offering something that no other homes in your price range are not, this increases your marketability. Don’t base your price on the homes that are currently active, base it on homes that have actually sold in the last 3-6 months. These are actual numbers that Realtors can work with, and can get the actual listing price based on amenities that you have or don’t have compared to those that sold." (Kimberly Perez)
Obviously today's market presents challenges. That's why you need a full service personal consultant that is looking out for you through each step…
One of the biggest questions home buyers must ask themselves - this answer will make a whole lot of difference and perhaps re-direct their home hunting.
There's many ways to estimate how much to borrow - first way is to contact a lender and get pre-approved. But perhaps, you can't wait for the banks and want to explore your options now. There's online tools for that. The John Bailey Team is happy to offer a mortgage calculator, too.
Things to consider when using an online mortgage calculator:
- Break down the mortgage into monthly payments. AND don't forget to factor in the interest— the extra fees you pay your lender for borrowing all that cash. Then, on top of that, you will also have to pay property taxes and home insurance.
Have you been watching the newest FX Productions hit about our city? It's appropriately called "Atlanta" and it's making headlines for its top-notch cast and talented creative team.
Atlanta depicts life in Atlanta for two cousins working through the local music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families. The show is shot on location. Donald Glover serves as Executive Producer, along with Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle.
"Atlanta may be an instant hit but it's not alone. Rodney Ho at the AJC has charted the 19 networks that have produced three or more shows in Georgia since he started covering TV in 2008. It's an insane list that proves a lot of what we already know: Atlanta has been home to a heap of reality shows,…
In cities, it can be a race to snag an ideal (comfortable, safe, and convenient among other needs) apartment. Spaces are limited and the demand is high. So what can one do to capture a sought-after rental home? Get smart. Act fast. And maybe be a little cut throat to beat the competition!
Here's a few insider strategies to get the odds in your favor, that you can try (and that are totally legal).
1. Look for apartment listings with bad pictures
“Bad photos or even lack of photos/floor plans will lead to less traffic to the listing, and this is when a customer is able to capitalize.”
In other words, there could be a gem disguised by those blurry, poorly lit photos." says Collin Bond, a real estate broker at Douglas Elliman. (Realtor.com)…