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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

Another element of the closing process is finance contingency, which is a protective contract clause stating that if the buyer is unable to secure financing for their home, the seller returns their earnest money. The purchase of the home is contingent on the buyer being able

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For this series’ seventh installment, we’re talking about appraisal! Once the due diligence period is complete (read all about due diligence here), appraisal is the next leg of your home-buying journey. Just like with due diligence, appraisal is paid for by the buyer.

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For the sixth part of this series, we'll be looking at due diligence, which covers a number of exciting activities like scheduling inspections!… writing amendments!…and much, much more!

At it’s core, due diligence is the period of time after your contract is binding

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For the fifth part of this series, we'll be looking at what happens once a contract “goes binding.” What does “binding” mean? What are your responsibilities? How much longer will it be before my home closes??. All of those important questions. Read on!

Once you’ve submitted

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For the fourth part of this series, we'll be covering the process of putting an offer down.

Submitting an offer is the first step in going under contract with your new home. In short, this contract lays out the

  • purchase price
  • date of closing
  • the seller’s
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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus on on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For the third part of this series, we'll be covering the costs associated with buying a home.

Four main costs are associated with purchasing a home: earnest money, home inspection, appraisal, and closing costs. First, let’s talk about earnest money.

Basically, earnest

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus on on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For the second part of this series, we’ll talk about searching for a home.

As a part of our initial sit-down consultation with you, we’ll determine your wants, needs, and what you’d like to avoid. This will narrow the field so that we’re only spending time looking at homes

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! These 11 blog posts explore and explain the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

First off, we’ll talk about getting pre-approved.

Before you even start the home search, we suggest you get a pre-approval letter from your lender. The pre-approval letter basically says that your lender (the financial institution that will loan you the money for your

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Current Market Recap

Hall County’s Year over Year Statistics

Average Sales Price: $284,428

Average Days on Market: 61

Active Listings: 865

Number of Homes Sold: 2,495

Average sale price is up by 3.8% ($10,808), average days on market is up by 11.4%, the number of active listings slightly increased from 864 to 865 (only 0.12%), and number of sold homes increased by 1.6% (40 homes). The market is looking stable. We are still in a seller's market, but the winds of change are picking up speed. Home appreciation continues to increase. Georgia home values are expected to increase by as much as 4.9% by next year (after they appreciated as much as 8.23% statewide over last year).

  

Georgia has more to offer than delicious peaches,

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Because providing compelling and comprehensive content is the main goal of this blog, we're looking to change things up a little. Instead of posting here every two weeks, we'll post weekly with information that's relevant to everyone who comes to our site, not just those of you who're looking to buy or sell. 

 

Each month, you can expect a range of content covering several aspects of the business we're in. Market reports will include hyper-local statistics for the real estate metrics that matter most to you. Upcoming events posts will keep you busy year-round. Agent and collaborator spotlights will acquaint you with the humans who make the wheels turn here at The Bell Team. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! 

 

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