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February 2018

Found 7 blog entries for February 2018.

Only tax accountants get excited about this stuff, but there are a few reasons to smile this year as you prepare your 2017 tax returns. Are you a homeowner? You may be eligible for these important tax deductions:

Property Taxes

If your home has a mortgage, your lender will send a 1098 Form that will list the amount paid for property taxes. Otherwise, you can reference the property tax bill you received last fall.

If you bought your home in 2017, be sure to deduct any taxes for which you may have reimbursed the seller. These are taxes the seller had already paid before you took ownership. You won’t get a 1098 report listing these taxes. Instead, that amount will be shown on the settlement statement you received at closing.

Home Improvements

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Most people start their search for a new home by swiping through photos online. This is a great way to get excited about the possibility of a new home, but the best place to start is by deciding how much you can spend.  That’s why every good REALTOR® will ask, “Are you pre-approved for a loan?”

Price matters – so much so that it could mean you’ll need to look in different locations, or at town homes instead of detached homes.  Or maybe you can afford more house than you think.  The only way to find out is to speak to a qualified mortgage expert and get that magic pre-approval letter. 

Most buyers use some sort of financing to purchase their home.  The amount you qualify for is a huge determinant of what kind of home you can buy and the location

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Make a new home in Silver Ridge your “Home Sweet Home” and receive $3,000 in closing costs plus a matching refrigerator and microwave!*  EMC Homes is excited to offer these sweet incentives in its new Gainesville community, but be sure to act quickly.  This limited offer applies only to contracts written between February 14, 2018 and March 15, 2018. 

Silver Ridge is perfect for first-time homebuyers, with prices starting in just the $140’s and 100% financing options available. This quaint, well-established community offers affordable homes on beautiful, wooded lots. Located in Gainesville, Silver Ridge is ideally situated for families in search of a peaceful retreat away from busy city life. Enjoy water sports,  visit a local park, or take a short

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Village at Hoschton is a well-established community showcasing open ranch and master-on-the-main floorplans starting in just the $290’s.  This is new construction that offers easy, main-level living with elegant design features. Village at Hoschton has several completed homes available NOW.  

Homes feature high-end finishes that include hardwoods, granite, stainless steel appliances, custom tile work, and deluxe trim.  Exteriors showcase Craftsman-style details and covered back porches, great for enjoying the outdoors.

The community is tucked away in the small town of Hoschton in Jackson County and is a great example of relaxed, Southern living. Homes have wide front porches. The community is lined with sidewalks amid tons of dedicated

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Gwinnett County is a great place to live, work, and play, and there are plenty of special events in the next few weeks to make you fall even more in love with where you live.

First, for those still looking for last minute Valentine’s plans, check out the list put together by Lawrenceville Patch.  Hint: You still have time to plan a weekend getaway and surprise your loved one with a thoughtful gift! Don’t count on getting dinner reservations, though.

Need a family-friendly way to celebrate winter before spring is officially here? Until February 24th, you can go Galactic Snow Tubing at Stone Mountain, where music, laser beams, and LED lights surround you as you race down snow mountain.  Time slots begin after 4:30pm. Check available time slots and

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Richardson Housing Group is NOW building in Sierra Creek, where two move-in ready homes are waiting for a lucky buyer to fall in love.  Located in the City of Hoschton, this resort-style community offers a retreat from busy city life with amazing features that come standard. You must act quickly, though.  Two Sierra Creek homes recently closed, two more have gone under contract in the last three weeks, and just two move-in ready homes currently remain.  



Homes in Sierra Creek feature craftsman style architecture with brick and stone accents.  Floor plans have up to five bedrooms and four bathrooms.  Each home has an open-concept kitchen and living area.  Standard features include stainless steel appliances, large granite

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As a full-service real estate brokerage, Peggy Slappey Properties is proud to offer rental management services.  Whether you own one rental property or 100, we have the knowledge and resources to manage your properties, providing you stress-free passive income.

There are immense benefits that accompany professional management, including: 


Each property manager at PSP has expertise in the local real estate market as well as the rental market.  They can advise not only on rent prices, but on needed upgrades and repairs to ensure your rental attracts the most qualified, steady tenant. Those tenants are personally interviewed and vetted to ensure the best tenant is placed in the property.


Great property managers

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