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Latest Real Estate Report: Home Affordability at an All-Time Low

Georgia Real Estate - Home Affordability

In the early 1980’s, the median mortgage payment was more than double what it is today. Owning a home today is more affordable than you think. In 1981 it took 36 percent of a median family’s income to pay the mortgage on a median-priced home. Today, it takes only 15 percent – a historic low […]

On Rooms and Square Footage: Keep This in Mind When Selling Your Home

John Welch Georgia Real Estate_On Rooms and Square Footage

Have you ever wondered how to count the rooms in your house or figure the square footage? According to the American National Standard Institute for appraisers, they will count the total number of rooms in your house, then the number of bedrooms, and then the number of bathrooms. Laundry rooms, breakfast areas, foyers, and bathrooms […]

Backyard Fire Pits: A Great Finishing Touch that Adds Value to Your Home

John Welch Georgia Real Estate

This is a great time of year to enjoy a fire pit and extend the time you can spend in your back yard. The fire pit can be a simple pot like this one from your local hardware store for about $50.00. Alternatively, a fire pit can practically be a remake of your backyard, like […]

Do You Want to be a Real Estate Agent?

The Process for Becoming a Real Estate Agent

So, you want to be a real estate agent? I’m happy to share my initial experiences with you, but this applies to Georgia and your state may be different so be sure to check with your state real estate commission. First, you have to take an approved real estate Salesperson Prelicensing Course. This is a […]

New ‘Easy Button” for Real Estate Searching: New Keller Williams App

Keller Williams Real Estate Mobile Search App

Check out the new, free Keller Williams Realty Mobile Search App and you’ll see why one reviewer said, “I feel like I was just handed an ‘easy button’ for real estate searching!”     “I love how the app brings up properties closest immediately. When I’m using a mobile search it’s because I’m looking for […]

National Real Estate Numbers: Update for September 2015

National Real Estate by the Numbers

Here are a few video updates from Keller Williams on national real estate numbers–including projected home sales, national median home price, and the national average for a 30-year fixed mortgage. Check it out:  

New Mortgage Disclosure Laws Affecting the Closing Process

Mortgage Disclosure Laws_John Welch Georgia Real Estate

If you are planning to buy real estate with financing after October 3, 2015, there are very important changes coming that could affect how quickly you can close with lender financing. It is referred to as TRID, which stands for TILA-RESPA* Integrated Disclosures. This material is intended to make rate and fee quotes easier to […]

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Open House Events

Open House John Welch Georgia Real Estate

Open House: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1PM to 4PM

Address:
3145 Cherbourg Court,
Marietta, GA 30062

Description: 4 beds | 4 baths | 2,755 sqft | $425,000 | Don't miss this opportunity! Three-sided brick home with fully finished basement in Dorset, a highly sought-after swim/tennis neighborhood with active homeowner's association. Lots of updates and upgrades - new windows, skylights, architectural roof, garage doors, keyless entry, professionally landscaped front with irrigation system, renovated master and upstairs bathrooms. Minutes away from historic Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock, public and national parks, Chattahoochee River, The Avenues of East Cobb, great restaurants and shopping. Learn more.


Open House in Marietta, Georgia

Open House: Sunday, Mar 6, 2016, 1PM to 4PM

Address:
4540 Hunting Hound Lane
Marietta, GA 30062

Description: 5 beds | 3 baths | 3,385 sqft | $350,000 | Exciting opportunity in fantastic East Cobb location, with award-winning schools, just waiting for someone to make this house shine. Lots of room for the money - 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, large kitchen open to family room, sunroom usable year-round. Full basement with shop/workroom. Unfinished bonus room with stairs from garage area. Generous sized, gently sloping yard, space for gardening and plenty of parking. Best square footage for the money! Learn more.


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Open House: Sunday, Jan 31, 2016, 2:00 to 5PM

Address:
445 Saddle Horn Circle,
Roswell, Georgia 30076

Description: 4 beds | 4 baths | 2,000 sqft | $369,900 | This 2000 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 4.0 bathrooms. It is located at 445 Saddle Horn Cir Roswell, Georgia. The nearest schools are Hembree Springs, Elkins Pointe and Milton High. This home has beautiful golden hardwood floors throughout. The property has many beautiful trees, including a Magnolia outside the Breakfast Room bay window. Learn more.

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