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Brrrrr! It's cold outside and getting colder if the weather forecast is correct. Some areas of North Georgia may even see snow again! Now is the perfect time to ready your home for the coldest temperatures and avoid the costly repairs of frozen and burst pipes. A little preparation now can save you tons of money and hassle. 

Simple Checklist to Avoid Frozen Pipes

  • Start on the outside of your home by disconnecting garden hoses.  Drain the hoses appropriately before storing for the winter.
  • Turn off water to outside faucets by using the valve inside your home.  Drain the remaining water by allowing it to run until dry. Use insulated faucet covers for extra protection.
  • Turn off your sprinkler system and blow compressed air through the lines
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Happy New Year from Peggy Slappey Properties!  Across Metro Atlanta, kids are returning to school and people are returning to work, revved up as the New Year momentum builds. If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, let us help 2024 be your year.

A Good Time to Buy

There is lots of good news about the real estate market in our area. Mortgage rates began their downward trend at the end of 2023 and continue in the same direction now, which means hundreds of dollars of savings on your monthly mortgage bill. At the same time, many new home builders are still offering large buyer incentives and/or closing cost contributions on move-in ready homes. Those deals will only be around for a limited time, but there are some great bargains to be had if you

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This time of the year is made for reflection, gratitude, and celebration. As we look back on 2023, we are filled with thanks for another successful, busy year. This year not only brought new agents, clients, and partners, but it also strengthened existing relationships and reminded us why we love real estate.

To our clients and customers, thank you for trusting Peggy Slappey Properties with your business. You chose us from a growing field of respected colleagues in what many would consider an uncertain market. Your trust in our optimism and experience is a gift that we appreciate each day, from the first showing to the closing table and well beyond!

To our PSP family of agents, builders, and vendors who thoughtfully and carefully steered through

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It’s the season for gratitude, and at Peggy Slappey Properties, we’re so very thankful for three talented new agents who recently joined the team! Help us welcome them this holiday season as they build their careers in real estate.

 

Mary Kathleen Wright started as an entrepreneur early, when she helped to open a dance studio in her senior year of high school; that business is now turning nine years old. She is also a worship leader at her church. She and her husband, John, have been married for four years and have a daughter, Ellie. Mary Kathleen is thankful for real estate because it allows her flexible work hours so she can keep Ellie with her during the day. You can reach Mary Kathleen at 678-617-6095 or mkwright@psponline.com.

Mecca Reed

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September 28, 2023

Real estate has challenges in every season, and autumn is no exception. As temperatures cool and those crisp fall breezes bring thoughts of all things pumpkin spice, it's time to take a look at your home from the curb and see what others see. Is your yard full of leaves, overgrown shrubs, and weeds? Fall is a great time to sell your home, but curb appeal can make all the difference in a quick sale at top dollar. A few simple tasks outdoors can make your home's first impression a good one this fall. 

Rake It & Bag It

Autumn colors are beautiful, but not on your lawn.  Keep your grass free from leaves and other debris that gathers this time of year by raking and bagging regularly.

Clean Corners & Porches

Spiders and

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September 19, 2023

It’s that time again, when the great people of Gwinnett cast their votes for their favorite local businesses. The coveted Best of Gwinnett ribbons will soon be awarded; don’t miss your chance to vote and let your favorite businesses shine!

At Peggy Slappey Properties, we hope you’ll keep our winning streak going with a vote in our favor! You’ll find us in the REAL ESTATE category under “Real Estate Brokerages.” We appreciate your support, as we understand that the Best of Gwinnett designation comes directly from our friends, neighbors, clients, and customers in our own backyard.

As Gwinnet County approaches a population of one million, your vote matters even more. By voting, you promote the best and boost the standards

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Friday, March 24 was a big night for all members of the North Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors (NAMAR), as individual and team accomplishments in 2022 were celebrated. The Million Dollar Club Awards for top producers and industry leaders were given, and PSP agents and staff were big winners.

Realtor of the Year: Management

 

Special congratulations to PSP's own Broker, Peggy Slappey, who won Realtor of the Year: Management. Winners for this award are chosen because they represent the best of the real estate industry. Peggy is known throughout the Metro Atlanta area for her wise counsel, her uplifting positivity, and her honest character. Congratulations, Peggy, for this well-deserved award!

Top Producers: New Homes

Two more PSP

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If you've been thinking of buying a home, what's holding you back? An easy way to start the process is a simple pros and cons list, and Peggy Slappey Properties has the expert input to help you sort the good from the bad. 

Home Buying in Today's Market

The Metro Atlanta real estate market remains robust. We've seen prices stabilize, sellers get more competitive, and buyers have greater negotiating power. The changing market has brought tons of advantages to buyers that they've not seen in several years. 

Buying PROS

  • As a buyer, your negotiating power is suddenly far greater. Ask for seller-paid closing costs and a seller-paid interest rate buy-down, both of which can save you thousands.
  • Today's market allows you to negotiate price,
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Are you currently renting and trying to decide if homeownership is right for you? The decision to rent a home or buy one can be especially hard in today’s housing market. After all, home prices have skyrocketed over the past two years and so have rental costs. Could your money be better used in the investment of a home? Consider these five important factors as you deliberate:

Rents Continue to Rise Quickly

Most renters are notified as their lease draws to an end that rent will go up if they choose to renew. It’s common practice, especially for those with a one-year lease. Payments will continue to climb year after year. Homeowners with a traditional, 30-year fixed rate mortgage can rest assured that their housing costs will remain steady, while

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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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