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It’s the first day of Spring, and all over Metro Atlanta “For Sale” signs are popping up in front yards as more people plan to take advantage of the busy spring market. More homes for sale will inspire more buyers to jump in, too, and competition can get fierce. Already, our agents are reporting an increase in multiple offer situations, and calls for “highest and best” happen daily. How can you, as the buyer, be a top contender and, hopefully, the winner when it comes to the home of your dreams? Not surprisingly, your financial health plays a big role in making you an attractive buyer.

Examine Your Finances

If you’re like most buyers, you’ll need to secure financing with a lender before you can buy. Before speaking with one, gather all the

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Sometimes buyers sabotage their own home closing by making easily avoidable mistakes. These are the top five money miss-steps that can jeopardize your purchase – and they are all within your personal control:

  1. New Loans

Once you have secured financing, do NOT open any new lines of credit.  This means no new store credit cards, car loans, or financed purchases of any kind. If your new home needs new furniture, either use cash or wait until 30 days after closing so your debt-to-income ratio does not change.  After all, the furniture won’t do you any good if you can’t buy the house to put it in. 

  1. Missed Payments

Make all your standard monthly payments on time.  Just before closing is not the time to be forgetful about that credit

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It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air…unless your home has been sitting on the market for weeks without any interest from buyers and you feel nothing but frustration.  Not to worry – the real estate “love doctors” at Peggy Slappey Properties have expert tips to find your home’s soulmate and help them fall in love.

Make a Great First Impression

Most buyers start their home search online, so their first impression comes from photos and brief descriptions.  Review these, compare them to other listings, and make appropriate changes.  Bad grammar and hard-to-read text can turn buyers off in a hurry.  But succinct language that touches all your home’s high points can lure them in for a showing.  And photos are everything in online searches! 

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Richardson Housing Group and Peggy Slappey Properties invite all agents to “Eat Your Heart Out” at Castleberry Hills in Buford this Thursday, February 9th with speaker Kit Cummings and lunch catered by Bravo Mexican Grill. 

The event begins at noon with an amazing Mexican lunch, followed by the three-hour CE class at 1pm.  Kit Cummings is an award-winning author and international speaker who will teach on the topic “Adjusting the Lens Through Which You See the World; Attitude Science and The Physics of Performance.”  Kit is known for his ability to inspire productivity, leadership, and unity, and he is always an amazing and entertaining speaker.

You can also register for your chance to win a spa/dinner package, restaurant gift cards, chocolates,

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