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    Wednesday, November 7, 2018   /   by Amber Felton

    Property Flipping 101: 5 Essential Tips That You’re Going To Need To Succeed

    Flipping properties has never been more popular, and more and more people each year are looking into the relatively quick (and large) returns that this method of investment can provide. However, as with most things, there’s a little more to property flipping than first meets the eye. Here are a few obvious (and not so obvious) hints, tips, and tricks that you should take into account when thinking about flipping a property.

    1.) Walk Before You Can Run
    It can be tempting to go after a huge project when you first start flipping properties. The huge potential returns that are available on large renovations can be enough to entice even the most cautious of investors into a project that’s a little too big for a first-time flipper.
    Start with a modest project first. By doing this you’ll be exposing yourself to less risk, and the entire process will be a much gentler learning experience (which will give you a solid knowledge base for a larger second or third projec ...

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    Wednesday, October 24, 2018   /   by Amber Felton

    The Best Local Halloween Happenings: Fun For The Whole Family

    Halloween is nearly upon us, and as the ghosts and ghouls get ready to go trick or treating our local area provides a wide range of family-friendly activities that will give you hours of frightening fun for the whole family!
     
    Here are 4 of the best spooky activities in our area that we recommend you check out this Halloween!


    1.) West Chatham YMCA Trunk or Treat

    The West Chatham YMCA Trunk or Treat is an annual event for Family Fun that is free and open to the public. If you are looking for a fun, safe way for your children to enjoy Trick-or-Treating, look no more! Local vendors from businesses within the community will be lined up and ready to hand out treats. 

    Once your children have racked up on enough candy to satisfy their sweet tooth for the next few months, they will have the opportunity to participate in a cake walk, get their faces painted, play some fun games, and more! 

    On Friday, October 26 from 5:30-7:30, bring the kiddos in th ...

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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018   /   by Amber Felton

    How Halloween Can Help You Sell Your Home

    Halloween is nearly here, decorations are being put up, and the ghosts and goblins are getting ready to come out and play for another night of spooky fun.
    We’re always on the lookout for innovative tips and techniques to help our clients sell their home as quickly as possible, and Halloween presents a few unique opportunities (and a couple of challenges) that are a good idea to take note of.
    Let’s get started.


    Trick Or Treat?
    For better or worse, trick or treating is a part of Halloween. Every year an entire army of children walk our streets in spooky costumes demanding a tasty treat for their efforts. Regardless of your opinion on trick or treating, there’s a huge advantage to this activity if you’ve currently got a home on the market.

    Many of the younger trick or treaters who will be roaming around in costume will be accompanied by their parents who are keeping an eye on them and making sure everything stays safe and fun. This can often create a lar ...

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    Tuesday, September 25, 2018   /   by Amber Felton

    4 Home Upgrades to Consider Before Moving In

    When you’ve signed on the dotted line and you’ve finally found your dream home it’s an amazing feeling. Your mind will often be full of wonderful ideas of how you can make your mark on your new property and make it exactly the way you want it.
     
    There are a few common upgrades that new homeowners like to make that you should consider doing before you move in (or very soon after you move in). By being one step ahead you can save yourself a lot of hassle, time, and often money too.

     Image by United Locksmith


    1.) Change The Locks


    This is something you should be doing as soon as you move in (or even before if possible). Despite best intentions, it’s not uncommon for extra keys to your property to be floating around at various locations the previous owners may have forgotten about. Perhaps it’s the cleaner, a neighbor, a relative, or the plumber – either way, the end result is the same…
     
    Someone might have access to ...

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    Wednesday, September 12, 2018   /   by Amber Felton

    3 Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun Around Savannah

    Summer is STILL in full swing here in Savannah, meaning the occasional triple digit temperatures and whole lot of humidity (along with a rain shower or two…or ten).

    It can be tempting to stay in the comfort of an air-conditioned building during these months and wait for it to all blow over - but we feel that’s a bit of a waste in this beautiful city of ours…
    With that in mind, here’s 3 ideas for outdoor summer fun in the area that are going to be enjoyable even on the hottest days of the year.


    1.) Tybee Island


    The sun is shining, and there’s not a cloud in the sky – what better time is there than now to hit the beach!
     
    Head over to Tybee Island and you’ll be able to cool off in the salt water before retiring back to the sandy beach and relaxing under the shade of an umbrella. Bring a good book and let the cool breeze remind you of what cooler more refreshing weather feels like (and give yourself a little break ...

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