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Back to School Block Party featuring the Homes on Piedmont

Come on out to our back to school block party featuring the Homes on Piedmont. Join us to view 5 beautiful, new construction homes on Saturday, 8/4 from 12 - 2 pm. 

Enjoy lunch on us and enter to win a fun, back to school gift basket. We can't wait to see you there!

Address: 689 Piedmont Way, Gainesville

This event is sponsored by The Bell Team and Peach State Bank.

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Fun facts about Gwinnett County

Getting to know about the world around you, today's blog post focuses on interesting and little known facts about Metro Atlanta's Gwinnett County. Here you'll find a vast selection of activities, cultural experiences, educational events, and more, making it a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

Starting with a bit of history, Gwinnett County is home to Lawrenceville, which is the oldest city in Metro Atlanta having been founded in 1821. The city is named after Captain James Lawrence, who fought in the War of 1812. Lawrenceville also played a part in the Civil War as the Lawrenceville Manufacturing Company produced cotton-based goods for the Confederate Army. It was unfortunately burned down during the fighting and rebuilt later.

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Single salary families can buy homes too

As real estate experts who work closely with various mortgage lenders, we see first-hand the struggles some families have working towards buying a family home. But, not all families have dual salaries and so it may be more challenging to purchase a house with only a single income. If that's you, read on for some tips on how you too can buy a home.

Tip # 1: Down Payment Options

Don't let this scare you. Coming up with the money needed to put down on a home purchase might seem impossible. But, there's good news. Homeownership is really an opportunity for everyone because there are a variety of down payment assistance programs that can help you get into a home much more affordably.

For example, the FHA (or Federal Housing Administration) loan is

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Buying a foreclosure?

Because foreclosed homes are generally available at a huge discount, they are an appealing house purchase. However, there are certain things to consider before finalizing that buy. If you don't, be prepared for some very costly mistakes. Let's start with a little Foreclosure 101.

1. What is a foreclosed property?

It's a property that is auctioned by the bank to help recover the loans in which the homebuyer failed to pay the mortgage. Sometimes banks will try to sell the property quickly by offering incentives to prospective buyers. But, how is a foreclosed property different from the normal resale of a home?

  • There's usually no room for negotiation.
  • The seller, i.e. bank, requires a pre-approval letter before even entertaining an offer,
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