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3324 Peachtree Rd. NE., Suite C. Atlanta, GA 30326
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You have been tossing the idea around in your head to buy a home. The market is still challenging and there seems to be less homes for sale, yet the demand continues to grow. As a result, "homes for sale are spending less time on the market and well-priced homes in sought-after neighborhoods move quickly." Don't fret! - the calendar is now on your side, and as Realtor.com's chief economist Jonathan Smoke suggests, make sure you're..

  • "Pre-approved for a mortgage
  • Working with an expert and responsive local Realtor®
  • Laser-focused on your needs, ready to make a decision rapidly
  • Willing to avoid contingencies or making too many demands of sellers"

(Read more what Smoke has to say.)

We want to encourage you and shed some light for

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Thoughts of the recession may still induce nightmares, but the truth is according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources - the housing industry is currently healthy and sustainable. Especially in parts of metro Atlanta. Here's lookin' at you Roswell and Sandy Springs!

Want to see who made the list? Wallethub - a credit score and report site - made a list of 300 places in the U.S. that are the best real estate markets city by city.  Roswell (ranked 49th), Sandy Springs (74th), and Atlanta (101st) all made the cut! (We're pretty excited about it.)

These cities were ranked based on metrics like median home-price appreciation, housing affordability, and job growth.

AND good news for those interested in these coveted areas - the John

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Homestead Exemption has the potential to save you a lot of money! Check out the following link for your county to find out more information.

FILING FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN 2016

 

Homeowners may need to provide their Warranty Deed book and page, proof of residence, social security numbers, driver’s license and car tag info. In most counties, to be eligible for the current year, you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st.  If the property is located within city limits, the homeowner may be required to file with the city as well.

 

Gwinnett County – deadline is April 1, 2016            770-822-8800

http://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.publicaccessnow.com/homesteadexemption.aspx

 

Fulton County – deadline is April 1,

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Did you purchase your home in 2015? Did you close before December 31st, 2015? Is this uyour primary residence? If the answer to these questions were all yes, check out the article below to learn about Homestead Exemption, it can save you money on your taxes this year! 

http://www.qpublic.net/ga/fulton/programs.html

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