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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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Is your family facing a move during the school year? Market conditions in metro Atlanta have put many families’ plans on hold as they search for the right home in the right school system at the right price. It can be a little like searching for a needle in a haystack, especially during the summer months, when everyone wants to move. If you find yourself in this position, facing a move to a new locale and new school during the upcoming school year, we have a few easy tips to make the process less stressful and a little more fun.

Hire an Agent Who Lives and Works in the Area

Your first step is to find a real estate agent who lives and works in the area. Not only will this agent have invaluable local information, but they’ll have access to a

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Real estate in Metro Atlanta, as in other parts of the country, is roaring. It’s an unprecedented time in the industry, when demand has hugely outpaced inventory. That is driving up costs, causing shortages of raw materials for new homes, and leading to many multiple offer situations. As a buyer, what can you expect a seller to consider in those situations? How do you make your offer stand out from the rest?

Is there a home sale contingency?

If you, as the buyer, have a home to sell yourself, it may make other offers without that contingent sale more attractive to the seller. Avoiding a contingency is just one way to avoid potential complications, like financing falling through on the contingent sale. The good news is that this is a small

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The real estate market in Metro Atlanta is sizzling this spring, and competition for homes in desirable areas is fierce. Homes that stand out from the competition are bringing in multiple offers, often over the asking price. Before photos are taken and your home is officially listed, follow a few simple staging tips to make it stand out from the rest.

Clear away the clutter.

Always the first step when a home is listed, clearing clutter can also be the most difficult. We grow accustomed to seeing those bookshelves bursting and drawers overstuffed. It can be hard to see your own home from an objective point of view. Try to step back and see each room as a stranger would. Assume buyers will open every cabinet and every drawer. Then, make them tidy.

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