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Found 10 entries for May, 2018.

If you've been thinking about hooking up your house with some smart technology, you could be a Millennial. Or maybe you've just got the insight that Millennials are willing to pay more for a smart house? But, they're not the only ones interested in smart technology. Baby Boomers will also pay more for a smart home. 

So what's involved to "smarten" up your house?

It's not just sticking a programmable thermostat on the wall and voila you're done. Beyond the thermostat, buyers who want smart technology in their new homes really want it decked out. We're talking a smart watering system, smart doors and locks, programmable lights, security systems, smart air filtration vents, smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, smart refrigerators, and more.

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What's the story with real estate expert, Sam Gustafson? Sam comes to us from Texas, moving to Georgia a while back to be closer to his wife's family. As a doting family man, one of his favorite things about living in the Auburn/Dacula area is spending time at Mulberry Park. He says, "The park is awesome." If you haven't been yet, we definitely recommend it. There's so much to do and since it's such a sprawling park, you're not on top of other families.

Sam is also an avid traveler, roaming the world with his family. He's been to the Great Wall of China as well as Machu Picchu which he says, "Were both amazing." One of his favorite travel destinations is Italy. He recently had the opportunity to go this past November and says it was an amazing

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While you may think you know where you need to begin before buying or selling your house, you might be surprised to learn what real estate experts know to be true in the residential marketplace.

1. "Zestimates" are often not accurate

In fact, if you're one of the millions of people across the country that turn to Zillow for real estate knowledge you may not even realize how off "Zestimates" can be. Since their home valuation algorithm is based on public and user-submitted data, there are times when the results are so far off it's comical. For example, The Seattle Times recently reported that a property in the state of Washington was overvalued by 700%!

While the likelihood of your home falling prey to a severe miscalculation in value is small,

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Did you know that your finances can use a good spring cleaning too? Here are three steps to get it done.

Step 1: The age old activities of knowing your credit score and reviewing your credit report every year are not relics. These are important tools to help you get into the home you want. Since spring is peak home buying season, you want to make sure you have good credit. And, that means having a credit score of at least 700 and above. 

How can you help boost your credit score? Pay your bills on time, and not just some of them, but all of them. You also need to avoid credit inquiries and dispute erroneous information on your credit report. For example, duplicate accounts or accounts that were paid off but are still showing a balance, etc.

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The Bell Team is on fire this weekend, with not 1, not 2, but 3 open houses! Come on out to Country Walk to see this charming ranch.

4727 Countryside Dr

See the sprawling home featuring 3 spacious bedrooms with 2 updated tiled baths. Home has an over-sized family room with a gorgeous brick fireplace too. Lounge under vaulted ceilings with beautiful wood beams. Have family gatherings in the kitchen and dining areas over hardwood floors that flow right into your rustic veranda-style sunroom... perfect for entertaining. Home sits on a partial basement and comes with new windows, roof, and HVAC. It’s all here. Welcome home.

Address: 4727 Countryside Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Subdivision: Country Walk
Bed/Bath: 3/2
Square Footage: 1,652
Price: $199,900

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If you're thinking about purchasing a home this Spring or Summer, you may want to keep an eye on mortgage rates. Since March, they've been creeping back up.

Starter home; new home purchase

While the Federal Reserve's benchmark rate doesn't set mortgage rates, its decisions do influence them. That's important to note; especially since they increased the rate to 1.75% about 6 weeks ago (which is the highest in about a decade).

Don't let this scare you if you haven't looked into your mortgage financing options yet. You still have time, but time is of the essence. It's important to keep in mind that not knowing your financing options means you can lose the opportunity to buy the home you want to other buyers. This is especially the case right now with lower inventory on the home

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Get a first look at this incredibly luxurious home in Lawrenceville this Sunday, 5/20 at 2 pm. Located in the gorgeous community of Lake Washington, this 6/3.5 is almost 3,000 square feet.

Open house in Lake Washington

Meet real estate expert, Korey Anderson to see how a spacious home like this can be yours!

Address: 1050 Presidents Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Subdivision: Lake Washington
Bed/Bath: 6/3.5
Square Footage: 2,924
Price: $425,000


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Jake Moran, local real estate expert on The Bell Team, is hosting an open house in Flowery Branch Saturday, 5/12 from 2 - 4 pm. The spacious ranch on finished basement is located in the lovely sub-division of Eagle Watch.

4584 Eagle Watch Dr

A glorious 4/3 starter home, it sits on 3 acres in a cul-de-sac with a stocked pond and access to a creek. There are also walking trails and deer stands in the woods too which connects to a 6-hole frisbee golf course. Living room boasts vaulted ceilings, kitchen and master bath feature concrete countertops and tile floors, and the live-in basement includes a kitchen with granite counters, full bathroom, walk-in pantry, and full laundry closet. 

There is so much more to this home than we can even put into words in this blog

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Real estate expert, Sam Gustafson is representing at this open house in Waterbury Cove on Sunday, 5/6 from 2 - 4 pm. Join him to get an exclusive first showing of an immaculate and well-loved 4/3 in Lawrenceville.

The main floor features an office/study and separate dining room. Enjoy a spacious life in the open floor plan featuring fireside great room. Feel the luxury of the open kitchen with large island and breakfast room, or bask on the rear deck sipping your morning coffee.

The upstairs features an over-sized master suite and private bath. Plus, the home has 3 additional rooms and 2 more full baths. The finished basement offers a game/rec room, half bath and office (or craft) room. There's also unfinished areas in the basement perfect for

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Join real estate expert, Lauren Frullaney, on Sunday, 5/6 at an open house in Country Walk. 

This exceptional ranch home is highly sought after, and it's available now in South Hall County. See how this beautiful 3/2 has been very well maintained in Flowery Branch and features a split bedroom floor plan. Check out the spacious master suite, with a large master bath including an additional large closet. The master suite also has private access to the newer rear deck. If you're looking for a gorgeous kitchen with spectacular cabinets and appliances then don't miss this open house. Home has new flooring, new roof, and a large fenced in yard too! Great schools and location!

Address: 4685 Countryside Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542


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