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8 Home Care Hints for April 2018

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You can keep your home in top shape with simple tasks throughout the year

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Here are 8 helpful home care hints for your house in the greater Athens area. This month, be sure to:

  1. Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
  2. Drain approximately 2 gallons from your water heater to eliminate sediment.
  3. Clean your clothes dryer vent duct.
  4. Vacuum your bathroom vent covers.
  5. Replace or clean your furnace filter.
  6. Clean out your basement window wells.
  7. Clean your refrigerator’s condenser coils to keep it operating efficiently.
  8. Clean around your air conditioning compressor and make sure that it gets sufficient air flow.

As always, we appreciate referrals from my friends and past clients. If you know of anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate, please send them our way! Give us a call or submit a request for contact.

Get Ready for Spring Cleaning in the Greater Athens Area

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6 Helpful Hints to Prepare for Spring Cleaning

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Are you ready to dive in and do a deep clean of your house this spring? Here are 6 great tips on how you can tackle your cleanup list as quickly as possible.

1. Wear comfortable, old clothes that you won’t mind staining or getting dirty.

2.Take stock of your cleaning needs and supplies. Don’t want until you’re about to clean the oven to find out that you don’t have any oven cleaner left. Have everything on hand and ready to go for a smooth time.

3. Turn off the TV and phone! The quickest cleaning is accomplished without any distractions.

4. Get organized. Make a list of the rooms you want to tackle, and then clean each room fully before moving to the next.

5. Prepare one bucket of supplies to bring with you to every room. All you really need are a few rags, some paper towels, furniture polish, and one good all-purpose glass and counter cleaner. These items will do the trick for most cleaning jobs. Also, grab two empty garbage bags: one to carry garbage you find along the way, and the other to fill with things you no longer want but are still useful. You can give these items away or sell them at a later date.

6. Let the sun shine in! Open the windows and let the clean, green aroma of spring’s new flower and plant life enter your home. Not only will the mustiness of winter be removed, but you’ll also protect yourself from inhaling dust and dangerous fumes from cleaning products.

If you or anyone you know needs professional real estate advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

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Help keep your home allergy-free with these 4 simple tips.

Allergies are often associated with the arrival of spring, but indoor allergy sufferers will often find themselves sniffing and sneezing year-round. The culprit? Indoor allergens such as dust, dust mites and pet hair and dander. So how do you make sure your home is a respite from both seasonal and interior allergens and create a healthy environment for you and your family? Here are 4 ideas via Keller Williams for your real estate in the greater Athens GA area.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there are several best practices you can adopt to manage allergens in your home:
1. Keep it clean. Regularly cleaning your home will go far in reducing allergens such as dust, dust mites and pet dander.
2. Redo your floors. Replacing rugs and carpets with wood or vinyl floorings will help minimize dust and other allergens that become embedded in fabric fibers.
3. Groom your furry friends. Regularly bathing and brushing your pets will help reduce the amount of dander and pet hair in your home.
4. Go on mold patrol. Be on the lookout for any leaks or moisture in your home as this can cause mold to thrive.

Simple tips like these can create a happier, healthier and more valuable home. Thank you for thinking of us for all of your real estate needs, and be sure to share our contact information with anyone you know of looking to buy, sell or invest in a home. Interested buying or selling your next home? Give us a call today!

This Month in Real Estate March 2018 Greater Athens GA

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Interested in What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood? Contact us today

(Information and photos via Keller Williams)

Below is information for March 2018. Submit a request for contact or give us a call today to learn more about your greater Athens area neighborhood market.

March 2018 Market Update decorative image Monthly VideoAccording to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales slid in January due primarily to a significant shortage of available homes on the market. Inventory constraints coupled with a healthy buyer demand put upward pressure on home prices, which can diminish overall sales activity.
  Interest Rates decorative image   Interest RatesAccording to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates rose from 4.15 percent to 4.40 percent. This rate remains well below the historical average of 8.90 percent.
  Home Sales decorative image   Home Sales Graph   The National Association of REALTORS® reported home sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of approximately 5.4 million homes during the month of January. This was a decrease of 3.2 percent from December and a decrease of 4.8 percent from January of last year.
  Home Prices decorative image   Home Price Graph   The median home price decreased to $240,500 in January, which was down 2.4 percent from December and up 5.8 percent from January of last year. The median home price has increased by approximately $13,200 in the past year alone.
  Inventory decorative image   Inventory Graph   There was a 3.4-month supply of housing inventory in January, which was a 6.2 percent increase from December. The total number of available homes for sale has decreased by 2.9 percent compared to January of last year.
decorative image   Brought to you by KW Research. For additional graphs and details, please see the This Month in Real Estate PowerPoint Report.The opinions expressed in This Month in Real Estate are intended to supplement opinions on real estate expressed by local and national media, local real estate agents and other expert sources. You should not treat any opinion expressed on This Month in Real Estate as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of opinion. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information, and provides said information without warranties of any kind. All information presented herein is intended and should be used for educational purposes only. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. All investments involve some degree of risk. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in This Month in Real Estate.

JWA Real Estate on the River Fences by Todd

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Team JWA’s Brandon Talks With Todd Dellinger of Fences by Todd

Get your greater Athens area fence installation questions answered on this week’s JWA segment of Real Estate on the River! This week, Team JWA’s Brandon McEachern talks with Todd Dellinger from Fences by Todd. Take a look at the video below to learn more about fence requirements for your home, the upcoming golf tournament and more! What would you like to see in upcoming Real Estate on the River segments? E-mail Brandon at brandon@thejwa.com or give us a call today! Ready to learn more about selling your current home, or interested in learning what’s currently on the market? Submit a request for contact today.

7 Home Care Tips February 2018 in the Greater Athens Area

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You can keep your home in top shape with simple tasks throughout the year.

(Information via Keller Williams)

This month, be sure to:

  1. 1. Clean the vent duct for your clothes dryer. Fires created by clogged dryer vents are one of the most common causes of house fires.
  2. 2. Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
  3. 3. Make sure you and your family members know the location of all gas shut-off valves.
  4. 4. Examine your thermostat. Clean the heat sensor, contact points, and contacts; check your thermometer’s accuracy and replace if necessary.
  5. 5. Pull out your refrigerator and clean behind the unit. Be sure to clean off the coils.
  6. 6. Replace or clean furnace filters.
  7. 7. Check your fire extinguishers. Refill or replace as needed.
  8. Thinking about buying or selling your next dream home? We’d be happy to help with the process! Give us a call today, or submit a request for contact. We’ll provide you with a customized purchase or sale plan for your home in the greater Athens area,

This Month in Real Estate February 2018

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Learn about current market trends, and what’s going on in your neighborhood

(Information and graphics via Keller Williams)

 

Interested in what’s going on in your neighborhood in the Greater Athens area? Give us a call today, or submit a request for contact. We’d be happy to provide you with a custom home valuation guide and home sale or purchase plan.

February 2018 Market Update decorative image Monthly VideoAccording to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales slipped slightly in December. Looking at the entirety of 2017, a modest 1.1 percent increase was posted. While housing demand remains high in many parts of the country, the limited number of available homes for sale has significantly stunted overall growth.
  Interest Rates decorative image   Monthly VideoAccording to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates rose from 3.99 percent to 4.15 percent. This rate remains well below the historical average of 8.90 percent.
  Home Sales decorative image   Home Sales Graph   The National Association of REALTORS® reported home sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of approximately 5.6 million homes during the month of December. This was a decrease of 3.6 percent from November and an increase of 1.1 percent from December of last year.
  Home Prices decorative image   Home Price Graph   The median home price decreased to $246,800 in December, which was down 0.2 percent from November and up 5.8 percent from December of last year. The median home price has increased by approximately $13,500 in the past year alone.
  Inventory decorative image   Inventory Graph   There was a 3.2-month supply of housing inventory in December, which was an 8.6 percent decrease from November. The total number of available homes for sale has decreased by 11.1 percent compared to December of last year.
decorative image   Brought to you by KW Research. For additional graphs and details, please see the This Month in Real Estate PowerPoint Report.The opinions expressed in This Month in Real Estate are intended to supplement opinions on real estate expressed by local and national media, local real estate agents and other expert sources. You should not treat any opinion expressed on This Month in Real Estate as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of opinion. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information, and provides said information without warranties of any kind. All information presented herein is intended and should be used for educational purposes only. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. All investments involve some degree of risk. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in This Month in Real Estate.

Online Home Search in the Greater Athens Area

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With so many listings, searching for a home online can be overwhelming.

Choosing the perfect home for you and your family is an extremely important decision. Online listings show you the basic details of a home, but how do you know whether or not it is a sound financial investment?

We go beyond the listing by analyzing historical sales, gathering detailed information on schools and local amenities, assessing trends in the local market, and studying economic conditions in order for you to make the best decision possible.

Thank you for thinking of us for all of your real estate needs. Ready to explore in detail the availability of homes in the greater Athens area? Give us a call or submit a request for contact today!

What Would A Rate Increase Cost You?

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The effects of rate increases in the Greater Athens area

Information via Keller Williams)

Securing the right financing is critical when you find the right home. Many buyers put such a heavy focus on low home prices that they miss out on the real opportunity in today’s real estate market – historically low mortgage rates! Now is the time to lock in a mortgage rate to offer you the peace of mind you deserve with your next home purchase.
Submit a request for contact or call us today to discuss how you can take advantage of today’s market. We’re here to help with your every move.
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Five Ways to Update Your Space in Greater Athens

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Five Ways to Update Your Space in the New Year

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When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, we tend to start thinking of all the ways we want to overhaul our lives, but what about our houses? Here are five pieces of inspiration for updating your space in the new year. This may also give you some ideas in a new home that you may be reviewing.

1. Go bold. Paint an accent wall or a piece of furniture an of-the-moment, intense hue – like bright blue, fuchsia, kelly green or purple.

2. Embrace nature. Lacking a green thumb? Try succulents, which are some of the easiest plants to keep alive. Planters in natural materials like concrete and wood extend the organic feel.

3. Play with patterns. Geometric patterns continue to dominate décor designs. Integrate them into your space in a low-stakes way through patterned throw pillows or removable wallpaper.

4. Head toward the fringes. Textile trends are leading toward the tactile, with fringe popping up on everything from bedding to curtains to ottomans.

5. Gild it. Metallic accents make a room pop, and today’s tones can be mixed and layered, so consider trying brass serving trays with polished nickel cabinet pulls.

Looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate? Let’s talk about it. Submit a request for contact or call me today to arrange a personalized consultation.

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