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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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    Tuesday, May 21, 2019   /   by Ashleigh Townsend

    3 Fun Facts To Know While Visiting Savannah, Georgia

    3 Little Facts About Savannah That You Might Not Know

    One: Savannah was America’s first planned city
    Upon setting foot on the land that is present day Savannah, the foundations for the city were laid down by General James Oglethorpe and his 120 shipmates, who named the city after King George the Second, of England.
    The City Market has since been the center of both the social and commercial spheres of life in Savannah, growing into the assortment of art galleries, restaurants, and boutique stores that it is presently. If you decide to visit Savannah today, you can walk through the historic Ellis and Franklin Squares, as you prepare to take a trolley into the heart of the city.

    Two: Savannah is home to the oldest historical society

    Founded in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society maintains the historic identity of this city that has seen much destruction and preservation efforts. During the War, much of the city’s cultural identity and aesthetic beauty was broke ...

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    Monday, May 20, 2019   /   by Amber Felton

    Can’t Find the Perfect Home? So Now You’re Considering Waiting to Buy?

    The excitement all started a couple of months ago when you made the decision to buy a house. You were pre-approved with a lender then on your way to meet with your realtor for a buyer consult to find the perfect new home! You saw a few houses you liked, but after weeks of searching you just couldn’t find “the right one.” So now you’ve given up hope, figured it just isn’t meant to be, and you’ve decided to wait a little longer before buying.
    You’re thinking maybe 6 months, maybe a year? You think with time, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re looking for and more inventory will be available to choose from this time next year. Or maybe you’ll try to save a little more, thinking the higher down payment will help you with your buying power to afford a home in a slightly more expensive price point.
    In the long run, your decision to wait to buy may not produce the results you’re looking for. You’re not considering ...

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    Wednesday, May 1, 2019   /   by Amber Felton

    10 Things You Should Know Before You Buy

    So you're thinking about purchasing a home? Whether you are a seasoned homebuyer or new to the process, there are things that we recommend you to know before you buy. Take a look at this list of 10 things that you should know prior to buying a home: the mortgage edition.
    1.) Length of Process
    The length of the process varies depending on the borrower and the amount of information needed to make a decision. 
    Tip: Staying in constant communication with your mortgage banker will help you remain informed of anything that could delay the application process.
    2.) Budget Vs. Affordability
    Just because you qualify for a certain amount of financing does not mean you necessarily need to spend that amount on a home. Unexpected bills, a loss in income or a change in family status all affect your ability to make your monthly mortgage payment in the future. You will also want to have savings and extra cash for vacations and unexpected expenses. 
    Tip: Budgeting for less than you can a ...

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    Monday, April 8, 2019   /   by Amber Felton

    How To Pick The Perfect Location For Your Next Investment Property – Part 1: The Big Picture

    It’s all too easy for real estate investors to focus mainly on the property they are considering purchasing without putting the same amount of effort into properly researching the area it is in. Needless to say, this is a mistake, and it’s one that can be easily avoided by working with an experienced real estate agent who knows the best (and worst) local areas for investment.
    As you can imagine, the research you’re going to be conducting when purchasing a property that is purely for investment purposes is very different from what you’d do for your own home. It’s possible to overlook excellent investment opportunities that are simply not on your radar because their location is very different from what you and your family prefer.
    There are two different categories of factors that need to be taken into account when investing. The macro scale considerations (the bigger picture), and smaller localized micro considerations. Each is a topic worthy of its own po; ...

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