Things to Consider Before Installing Solar Panels

Amber RandhawaHomeowner and Homebuyer Tips

Solar power systems are becoming more and more popular across the country and in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Commonly installed on the roof of a residential home, or occasionally as stand alone units near the dwelling, solar panels utilize recent advancements in solar power technology to help homeowners lower their utility costs while also utilizing a natural power source. The …

Buying and Selling During the Winter Months

Amber RandhawaHome Staging, Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

The days of experts recommending that homeowners wait until the spring to list their home have come and gone, and lifewise, prospective home buyers no longer have a reason to fear that they will not be able to find their perfect home if they decide not to wait until the housing market explodes with listings in the spring. The new …

Closing Costs Explained

Amber RandhawaHomeowner and Homebuyer Tips

If you have ever bought or sold a home, you probably know that mortgage closing costs are the fees you pay when you secure a loan for the home purchase. These costs also come into play when you refinance a loan. Closing costs are generally 2% and 5% of your property‚Äôs purchase price, or of the amount of the loan …

Should You Consider Buying a Fixer Upper?

Amber RandhawaHomeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

Home prices are still at an all time high and the inventory of available homes continues to struggle in many areas across the country. New builds are pricier than ever, and supply chain issues continue to prolong the time it takes to complete a new home once you find just the right location to build. These issues are leading many …

How Owning a Home Helps Protect You Against Inflation

Amber RandhawaHomeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

If you have been shopping much lately, you likely do not need the news to tell you that inflation is rising, and in fact, is currently at a 40-year high. Prices for housing, energy and food have all been surging recently, at the fastest pace in decades. The latest Consumer Price Index (commonly abbreviated as CPI), which is the weighted …

What Exactly is a VA Loan?

Amber RandhawaHomeowner and Homebuyer Tips

When we talk about mortgage loans, most buyers are familiar with terms like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which refer to the most common types of conventional loans that are available to the majority of buyers. There are other government backed loans out there though, such as ones backed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA loans, more common in …

Get Your Garden Ready for Winter

Amber RandhawaHomeowner and Homebuyer Tips

For many people, one of the best things about moving into their forever home is having the space to maintain their own garden. But now it’s late October, and we are hearing predictions that there may actually be some serious winter weather and temperatures in the metro Atlanta area this winter. Don’t let the work you have put into your …