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Love Your Dog and Your Beautiful Back Yard

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Two Tips For Landscaping and Your Dog in the Greater Athens Area

Here are two tips to help you keep your landscape looking top shape for you and your best friend (information and photo via Keller Williams)

1. Set Some Boundaries: Even the smartest pooch in the pack can have a hard time telling which areas of the yard are off limits. Your flower bed or vegetable garden can easily look like fair game, so adding permanent or temporary barriers to these areas may be the best way to keep the peace between you and your pet.

2. Hate those Brown Spots? Watering regularly and keeping your grass a little longer than is typical can help reduce the appearance of brown spots in your grass, but it won’t solve the problem entirely. If you can’t live with the burn marks that come from the nitrogen found in your dog’s urine, consider creating a new special place for your dog to eliminate. A fenced off area or a section of the yard with some gravel that can be easily sprayed down from time to time are great options.

As always, we appreciate referrals from our 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 send us a request for contact today.

Real Estate on the River JWA and Northwest Exterminating

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Team JWA’s Brandon Talks with Northwest Exterminating

On this week’s episode of Jennifer Westmoreland & Associates’ Real Estate on the River, Team JWA’s Brandon talks with Scott Jones of Northwest Exterminating. Looking to buy your next home or sell your current home in the greater Athens GA area? Contact us today! Looking for past episodes or other recent JWA videos? Visit our Youtube channel!

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.

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.

4 Ways to Stage Your Home To Sell

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Your Next Move in the Greater Athens Area

(Information via Keller Williams)

60 percent of homes sell during the summer months, making now the peak season for home showings. When you’re serious about selling your home for top dollar, these staging tips will help your home to stand out against the competition:
1. Install an Air-Conditioning Timer – Regulate the temperature to be an optimal 70 degrees Fahrenheit when buyers arrive.
2. Clean Up Outdoor Areas – Rent a pressure washer to clean a patio, deck or driveway, and sweep up debris around the pool.
3. Show Off Built-In Features – Arrange neutral items in small clusters on built-in bookcases, shelves and wall cutouts to show off attractive architectural elements of your home.
4. Stage the Unexpected – Show buyers how livable the home is by staging something fun and inviting. Arrange some rolled up towels by the pool or place a novel next to the rocking chair on the front porch.
When you’re ready for your next move, call us to discuss other staging techniques that will attract the right buyers for your home. Or submit a request for contact today, and we can provide you with a customized home staging plan.

Real Estate on the River – BankSouth Mortgage

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Brandon and Ryan Discuss First Time Buyers

On this week’s Real Estate on the River series, Brandon McEachern of our Team Jennifer Westmoreland & Associates discusses first time home buyers with Ryan Thompson of BankSouth Mortgage. Thanks Ryan for being a part of this series! In this week’s video Ryan talks about what first time home buyers should expect as far as closing costs and planning in the greater Athens GA area.

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

(Information and photo via Keller Williams)

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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