first time homebuyer

Virtual Open Houses :: The KEY to Success!

This year, we have all learned to pivot. The phrase “new-normal” is perhaps one of the most overused phrases of 2020, but it’s true, and here at The Peters Company, we know…

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Thinking of Buying Your First Home? Follow These Simple Steps.

If you’re considering buying your first home, CONGRATULATIONS! It’s easy to want to view homes right away (that’s the FUN part!), but as with anything in life, buying a home takes a…

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5 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Office Organized

All across the world people are adjusting to working remotely in their homes and navigating virtual meeting platforms like Zoom and WebEx to participate in daily meetings with co-workers. So, what better…

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So you’re Moving to Atlanta…

It’s no secret: people are moving to Atlanta left and right! To put it statistically: – There are 5.6 million people currently in the Metro Atlanta area. – By 2050, this number…

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Spotlight on Smyrna, The Jonquil City

Did you know that Smyrna, Georgia, is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Georgia? It’s a great place to live for many reasons!   It’s easy access to…

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How To Achieve Your New Year’s Goals and Resolutions

The start of a new year (and decade) is a blank slate and the perfect time to reflect on personal goals. Most people start out with the best of intentions, but around…

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What is Equity in Real Estate?

Many potential homebuyers are told that they will have equity in their home, but this is not often explained beyond a home being considered a financial asset. To dive deeper into what…

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Life Expectancy of Major Appliances and How to Maintain Them

Roof-Regular maintenance of a roof can increase its lifespan. Every day it is exposed to outside elements which contribute to its deterioration over time. If properly maintained, it can last 15-30 years….

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3 Easy Ways to Save Money!

Amazon now sells a wristband by Pavloc that sends out an electric shock to help break bad habits such as unhealthy eating, nail biting, smoking and more. This device is connected with…

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Inspect Your Future Home While House-Hunting!

There’s a lot to think about when looking for a house. Together with your agent’s help, use these tips to stay on track:   Are there several homes for sale on the…

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Finding Your Real Estate Spirit Animal

Spirit animals and Millennials go together like avocados and toast.  What IS a spirit animal, you may ask?  Simplified, spirit animals are a mystical representation in animal form of the true feelings…

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Property Surveys :: What they are and why you want one!

There are many steps during the homebuying process that allow the buyer to gain knowledge about the entirety of the land and the home they are purchasing. One of these steps is…

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Georgia Listing Agreement Q & A!

Our Listing Team loves answering questions from our Seller clients.  In fact, all of us on the team are naturally curious, so it makes complete sense that we enjoy digging into Q&A! …

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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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