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    Tuesday, December 12, 2017   /   by James Zarycki

    New Mungo Homes Community

    Great News! Mungo Homes is building in a newly developed community in Effingham County. Summer Place offers homes starting in the mid $140's up to the low $200's. The floor plans are new to the Savannah market and offer a wide range of options. For more information or a private tour call James at 912.463.3437 D or 912.748.4600 O. 

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    Thursday, October 19, 2017   /   by Kaitlin Guither

    Selling a Home with Pets? Here’s What You Need to Know!

    Understand that Sparky might be hurting your listing…


    We know, it’s nearly impossible to imagine anyone having a negative opinion towards your precious pet, but if you’re expecting top-dollar and a 30-day sale with a pet in your home during every showing, the odds probably aren’t in your favor. The truth of the matter is that your fur baby definitely isn’t a marketing tool when it comes to selling your home. A majority of buyers may be turned off due to fear, inexperience, or the very simple fact that your pets aren’t their pets.
    While our number one piece of advice would be to relocate your pet entirely, to a family member or friend, while your home is on the market…we totally understand that that’s not a realistic scenario for everyone. If that’s the case for you, here are three tips for selling a home while a pet is present:
    1. Don't Advertise That a Pet Lives There
    Remove any and all traces of a pet living in yo ...

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    Monday, October 16, 2017   /   by Kaitlin Guither

    Smart Home Tech: The Latest Trends

    BY TRISHA COOK
    Convenience, security, savings; These are just a few of the benefits of upgrading your home with smart technology. From your garage door to your air conditioning, it’s incredible what we can control with the click of a button from our smart phones. Check out some of these options for boosting your home’s efficiency and living a more “connected” lifestyle.
    1. Video Doorbell

    PHOTO FROM RING.COM


    A doorbell, motion sensor, security camera and two-way intercom all bundled into one tiny gadget for your front door. Every time the button is pushed or motion is detected in the area, you receive an automatic alert to your cell phone. From there, you can view a live video recording of what’s happening at your front door and even speak to your visitor. Protect your family and your packages for under $200 with Ring or SkyBell, two of our top picks for video doorbells.
     2. Smart Thermostat

    PHOTO FROM NEST.COM


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    Monday, October 16, 2017   /   by Kaitlin Guither

    Thinking About Hiring a Contractor In Savannah/Pooler? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    6 Tips For Hiring the Right Contractor
    Rather than trying to take on a big job by yourself, sometimes it just makes more sense to hire a local contractor and let the professionals handle the job. Deciding on a contractor can be a very stressful process– choosing the wrong person can lead to poor work, timeline delays and even legal problems. These 6 tips will better help you choose the “right” person for your next major project.
    1. Know Where to Look
    Ask a local real estate expert (such as myself, Trisha Cook) for personal referrals in order to gather several recommendations of reputable contractors in the area. We’ve worked with tons of contractors on all sorts of projects, both big and small, in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Effingham County and more!
    2. Ask Questions…lots of questions!
    Are you knowledgeable in local building codes and restrictions? Are you fully licensed and insured? How long have you been in the business? What&r ...

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    Monday, October 16, 2017   /   by Kaitlin Guither

    Forest Lakes, a Luxury Gated Community in Pooler, GA

    Click HERE to search all Homes for Sale in Forest Lakes

    Forest Lakes subdivision is a beautiful gated community in Pooler, Georgia.  Forest Lakes is filled with tree-lined streets, a beautiful lake, many lagoons (lakes), and also an elite amenity center with a grand clubhouse that boasts tennis courts, a full kitchen, reading area, fitness center, and beach entry pool. Amenity Fees are currently $1359 per year, which covers the use of all of the amenities, gate maintenance, and common area maintenance as well.  The community features 4 exceptional communities within the gates at Forest Lakes.

    The Retreat at Forest Lakes is the townhome community, just as you enter the gates.  The townhomes in the Retreat at Forest Lakes start in the $180’s.  There is still some new construction available in The Retreats at Forest Lakes.  For more information, give The Trisha Cook Team a call (912) 844-8662.
    Amberly at Forest Lakes offers mid-level ...

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