first time homebuyer

Due Diligence 101

Due Diligence is a time period stated in the contract, on average it’s 10 days from when you go under contract, when the buyer can get any and all inspections they want….

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3 Things I've Learned No Matter the Market

Let’s face it… We’re all spoiled right now with an amazing real estate market in Metro Atlanta! And, 2016 is shaping up to look much like 2017. So, rather than bore you…

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Are You Stuck on the Hamster Wheel of Renting?

The cost of living continues to go up. Not only have home prices risen, but the cost of rent is rising at an even faster pace. And when you rent, you can…

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I have been helping people buy real estate for 15 years and here are some ideas to help the buying process run more smoothly for you: Get pre-qualified or pre-approved prior to…

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A Home Loan with No Down Payment?

Did you know in certain areas of Georgia, you may qualify to buy a home with NO MONEY down? You read that correctly, 0% down. Of course there are certain guidelines and…

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Ways to Win in Multiple Offer Situations

Multiple offer situations are nothing new around here. You have probably heard about them quite a bit from friends that have bought or sold real estate in the last couple of years….

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Why People Buy New Construction

You don’t have to look at the statistics to know that residential new construction is booming in many areas of the country including in and around Atlanta. Both first time and “move-up”…

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Let's Find the Neighborhood that Works for You

It can be said that finding the perfect neighborhood is just as important as finding the perfect home. With countless factors to consider, how can you narrow down your search to ensure…

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Can You Overpay for a House?

I work exclusively with buyers and let me tell you that one of the lines I hear the most is “I’m not going to overpay for this house.” GREAT news! There’s no…

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Seeing is Believing – Online Photos Can Be Deceiving

With Spring right around the corner, you’ll probably notice more and more listings coming on the market. While most people begin their home search online, window shopping that way may not tell…

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Finding the Right Agent Anywhere

Of course we want to help you with all of your real estate needs in Atlanta, but sometimes you have needs outside of the metro area. Maybe you’re being relocated or maybe…

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Why a Buyer’s Agent?

You may have asked yourself what the advantages are of hiring a Realtor to help you buy a home this year. At The Peters Company, we have a dedicated portion of our…

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The Peters Company's First Time Home Buyer Q & A Recap

Earlier this month, The Peters Company held a First Time Home Buyer Q & A at our Keller Williams Peachtree Road office. It was such a great event that we are planning to…

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Trends in Metro Atlanta’s Real Estate Market

We’re all watching closely to see what the real estate market is going to do in 2016! Here at The Peters Company, we feel like we have a superior pulse on the…

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Multiple Offers and Multiple Myths

There is perhaps nothing more polarizing in real estate than a good old fashioned bidding war! While music to the ears of a seller, multiple offer scenarios are a nail biting roller coaster…

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The 5 W’s of Final Walkthroughs

As The Peters Company’s Transaction Coordinator, one of the topics that I get the most questions about is the Final Walkthrough.  And rightfully so! If you’ve never purchased or sold a home…

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Food for Thought: Do Health Food Stores Mean Healthy Home Values?

As the New Year rolled around, I’m sure we all put some resolutions in place. If I had to guess as to what one of those goals was for most of us,…

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Goal Setting, Peters Company Style

Lesley and I were recently asked to become coaches, helping other real estate agents within Keller Williams Realty International achieve their goals and further their business. This distinguished honor was actually on…

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Why a Real Estate Team?

Lesley and I have been at this real estate thing for about ten years now, and we’ve learned a lot through surviving the worst real estate down turn since the great depression,…

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A House Isn’t a Home… Without a Pet!

Congratulations! You’ve bought a new Metro Atlanta home! So what’s next? How about filling it with the pitter patter of furry feet? Wouldn’t a pet be a great addition and truly turn…

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