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    Wednesday, August 28, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    Why You Shouldn’t Let A Website Tell You Your Home’s Value

    Picture this…
    There’s an inexperienced real estate agent in your town.
    He hasn’t sold any homes yet.
    He wants to drum up some business.
    So, he climbs up onto your roof and paints what he estimates to be the value of your home.
    He feels like this could be a win-win:
    YOU get to know the value of your house, so he was helpful to you, without even having to meet with him…
    … and HE gets to show you how that he knows his stuff. Hopefully you’ll turn to him for help once you want to sell your home.
    But you’re kind of ticked off, aren’t you?
    First off, this guy painted on your roof. That’s just vandalism.
    Beyond that, he wasn’t even close to accurate! The value he painted up there is tens of thousands of dollars off.
    He didn’t even see inside your home
    You notice he did the same thing to all the other houses in the area.
    He seems off on the value of all of them.
    It’s still kind of intriguing, tho ...

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    Monday, August 12, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    Things to Consider Before Investing In A Short Term Vacation Rental

    Are you looking for tips and things to consider before buying a property that you intend to list as a short term vacation rental? You’re in the right place.
    Investing in property can be the best thing you’ve ever done if you take the time to learn how to do it properly. If you’re thinking of entering this lucrative market, we’ve put together a series of things to think about to help you get started on the right foot.
    Learn the rules of the game first
    There is money to be made in the STVRmarket but there is also money to be lost if you’re not careful. On top of learning the rules of real estate investing, you have to put extra effort into learning more about the STVR real estate market.
    There are many factors to consider when purchasing a home to be used as a short-term vacation rental “STVR”. Recently Chatham County has incorporated certain restrictions when applying for STVR in our area, as well as certain private HOA covenants. It’. ...

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    Monday, August 5, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    5 Of The Best Local Mexican Restaurants in Savannah & Pooler To Celebrate National Fajita Day

    Strips of well-cooked meat served with peppers, chilies, onions on a corn tortilla, modern-day fajitas have become a hit with residents of Savannah & Pooler. Discover the leading restaurants to enjoy delicious fajitas this August 18th.
    National Fajita Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for the best local Mexican restaurants in Pooler & Savannah to celebrate National Fajita Day with? This fun-fest is a day that celebrates this meaty Tex-Mex specialty. What better way is there to enjoy fajitas than in the company of people who enjoy them as much as you do? Don’t celebrate at home this year. Here are five of the best local Mexican restaurants where you’re guaranteed of having a great time.
    Tequila Town
    Located at 109 Whitaker St, Savannah, GA
    If you’re looking for a place with top-notch food service, and welcoming atmosphere, then look no further than Tequila Town. Don’t be deceived by the restaurant’s name! There’s a lot ...

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    Wednesday, July 17, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    5 Reasons Why Summer is The Best Time to Sell

    5 Reasons Why Summer is The Best Time to Sell

    The purchase of a home can be an exciting time full of hope and plans for the future like building a family, adopting a family pet. However, circumstances can change, whether it be a new job, a growing family that requires more space, or simply the desire to live in a different environment. The sale of a home involves many components, including the procurement of real estate professionals and determining the best season during the year to sell. Below you will find five reasons why summer is the best time to let go of a property before starting anew elsewhere.
    1.       People Prefer the Outdoors During Summer
    Attempting to sell during cold, rainy, snowy seasons can be disappointing. Most people looking for a home do not want to deal with adverse weather while driving to tour properties and will likely be dissuaded from even attempting to shop for a home, even if the one being sold sounds like a dream. Summe ...

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    Monday, July 15, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    5 Ways to Make Your Move More Eco-Friendly

     5 Ways to Make Your Move More Eco-Friendly
    Moving can be a stressful process, particularly if maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle is a priority. However, there are some clever ways to ensure the moving process stays in line with a generally green routine. Even a novice who is just beginning to become more conscious about the detrimental implications of superfluous waste, there are several actions that can be taken to make the moving transition environmentally friendly. Compiled below is a list of tips to design a clean, positive moving experience that contributes to a cleaner environment.
    1.       Use Available Materials
    Chances are there are boxes stored away in the garage and maybe some forgotten bins up in the attic that were supposed to be used “later.” When “later” inevitably comes, those bins could become a saving grace. Searching throughout the home for available materials will likely result in the uncovering of ...

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