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Are you a UGA fan who wants to be closer to the action? The National Championship game happens tonight in Atlanta, but Peggy Slappey Properties has brand new homes just a short drive from Athens, where you can tailgate with your favorite team all season. Explore new homes in Jefferson, the small town just outside Athens that loves the Bulldogs.

Fall game days are a big deal in Jefferson, a convenient stop on GA-129 for UGA fans traveling to Athens. Local restaurants roll out their Bulldog best and the town becomes a sea of red and black as residents and visitors gear up for game time. We know it will be the same tonight as the game gets underway!

If you’ve thought about moving closer to your favorite team but don’t want to deal with the craziness of

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It’s cold out there, Metro Atlanta! Already, we’ve seen a few homeowners and tenants experiencing the headaches of burst pipes because of the below-freezing temperatures overnight.  It could cost you thousands in ruined sheet rock, flooring, and personal belongings. Here are a few tried-and-true tips to avoid the mess and expense of frozen and burst pipes as a result of the cold:

  1.       Disconnect garden hoses.  Drain the hoses appropriately before storing for the winter.
  2.       Turn off water to outside faucets by using the valve inside your home.  Drain the remaining water by allowing it to run until dry.
  3.       Turn off your sprinkler system and blow compressed air through the lines to drain them.
  4.       Close and cover basement windows
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Sometimes it’s hard to know when to stop renting and become a homeowner. Taking out a mortgage seems like such a big responsibility. The truth is, you’re paying someone’s mortgage either way. You can decide to pay monthly toward your own future, or you can send that payment to your landlord and invest in his.

At Peggy Slappey Properties, we have clients who rent for all kinds of reasons: bad credit, the need for flexibility, job or income uncertainty, even the desire to avoid maintenance and repair costs. We know there are appropriate times and circumstances for renting, but we also know how beneficial home ownership is.

Most buyers will qualify for a traditional, 30-year fixed rate mortgage. Over the course of 30 years, that payment will stay

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Metro Atlanta has a thriving rental property market. Renters across the area will tell you that good rentals are hard to find and the great ones are hard to afford. Owning one or more of these properties might be the key to financial freedom, but there are important considerations to make before jumping into the rental business.

How much can you spend?

As with any home purchase, rental or otherwise, determining your price point is the first step in your search. Be aware that the down payment requirement will be higher (usually 20%) because mortgage insurance is unavailable on investment properties. Interest rates will generally be higher on rental properties, too. Carefully consider repair costs now and in the future; if you own a home already,

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For American families who have chosen to serve our country through military service, These loans are designed to save veterans money and allow them to buy their piece of the American Dream when they return home.  But not every veteran is eligible.  There are four qualifying groups:

  1.      Active Duty Service Men and Women.  The qualifying person must serve at least 90 days in the military during a time when the country is at war.
  2.      Active Duty During Peace.  The qualifying person must have served at least 181 days as full-time military personnel during a time when the country was at peace.
  3.      National Guard or Reserves Service.  The qualifying person must have served at least six years in either the Reserves or the National Guard.
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Buying and selling real estate is a complicated process, so it’s important to have an expert at your side who understands the business.  Our agents are the most dedicated, knowledgeable, and well-trained professionals in Metro Atlanta.  Our job is to save our clients time and money, and we love what we do.

Every Agent is a REALTOR®

Every licensed agent at PSP is also a REALTOR®, a member of the National Association of Realtors and subject to a code of ethics.  While this is true at PSP, it is not required at every brokerage in Metro Atlanta.  REALTORS® have specialized training to cover new home sales, resale properties, general brokerage, foreclosures, bank listings and short sales.  Whatever your need, we have an agent with the expertise to

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PSP New Website Now Live

Exciting news from PSP! Our new website is now LIVE and ready for your next home search!

Designed for ease of use and greater connectivity, this website is packed with valuable resources.

View all of our current listings with an up-to-date feed from the local listing services:  MLS and FMLS.  Search for homes by clicking an area on the map or choose a community, town, or zip code.  Narrow your search by connecting with one of our qualified REALTORS for expert advice. You can also browse new construction communities and get to know our agents.

Ready to sell? Fill out a simple online form to receive your home’s FREE Current Market Analysis (CMA).  One of our dedicated agents will contact you with this valuable information and discuss how to get

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