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It’s time to pull out those bathing suits, whether it's to go to the neighborhood pool or your very own in the backyard. And while the water may still be a bit cold for your taste, we're sure your little ones have been in and out already. Trips to the pool and lake are summer highlights but being safe is essential, and as Gwinnett Swim's Co-Owner Cindy Sachse said, “Our best advice to anyone regarding swim safety would be that nobody is ever drown proof. Nobody should ever swim alone, adults included.”

Gwinnett Swim, located in Buford, provides aquatic survival instruction, specializing in children eight months of age or older. Through one-on-one instruction, infants, toddlers, and young children are taught a strong foundation in self-rescue

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The temperatures are rising and school is almost out for the summer, so what's a better time to explore your neighborhood or try new projects at home? We want to help you make the most of your Summer 2016; so to help you stay informed and inspired, we'll be sharing community events, deals, DIY projects, and more all summer long to keep the months ahead fun and fresh! Just follow us on our social media to stay updated:Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Whether you decide to set a bucket list as goals for yourself, activities to do with friends, or memories to share with family, just have fun trying new things! To get you started, we have designed a fun printout to post in your home (click to download a PDF). Don't stop there! We would love to see

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Congratulations on your decision to buy your first home! Purchasing your first home is one of the biggest decisions and purchases you’ll make over your lifetime, so it’s important to go in prepared to make the best decision for your future. The Bell Team is available to help you with some great tips as you venture into the world of mortgages, budgets, floor plans and more.

The first and most important step is to make a plan. This is a home that you should plan to grow in for some time, so what are your greatest needs that you see in your future? And if you have a spouse that you plan to make these decisions with, be sure to sit down with him or her and agree or compromise on all of your needs before you start visiting homes to maximize your search

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With the school year winding down and summer vacations around the corner, it’s important to remember your spring maintenance checklist before you pack up and head off on your summer adventures.

Bell Team Member Trey Bell explains, “If you do routine maintenance, you’ll find two things happen: 1) you’ll avoid things in and around your home failing and 2) the list isn’t so big that it seems unmanageable. Comparing your home value and maintenance is like comparing it to a car value and maintenance. If you go to Kelley Blue Book and you research the value of your car, you will see different trade-in labels (excellent, very good, good and so on) and dollar amounts based on how well the tire tread, body work, etc. was maintained. The same concept can

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Whether it’s the moment a potential buyer sees your home online or drives by it for the first time, your home's exterior, including the front entry, yard, driveway, and sidewalk, gives the first impression to buyers. So take a step back from your home and look at what potential buyers would see. With a critical eye, consider what needs to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced.

Beyond regular maintenance of your yard (mowing, edging, and weed eating), here are some great, low-budget ideas to get you started:

  1. House Numbers: Can potential buyers see your home easily from the road? New, shiny numbers that compliment the style of your home either on the mailbox or near your door is the first step to drawing a buyer into your home. Also, clean your
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