Home Ownership

What Makes Display Homes So Attractive And The Draw Backs They Have

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There are many different types oh houses being build recently. A display home, also known as a model home, is a great way for a builder to show off his skill. The main idea behind building a display home is so that they can show it off to potential buyers in the hopes of luring them in to buy it. In some cases, the buyers may be interested in buying the model home itself. There are many pros and cons of buying the home. The following are some of the pros and cons.

Thinking of Buying a Home with a Dubious or Unknown Past? Get an Environmental Assessment Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

Buying a home or some other type of property is never a decision that should be made lightly. In addition to all of the personal considerations that you have to make that include things like whether or not the home is right for you or your family and whether or not you can actually afford a monthly mortgage payment, you also have to consider the history of the property itself.

Recognizing a Safe Listing

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When shopping for a home for your family, safety is bound to be on your mind, but knowing you need to research the safety of a listing is different than knowing what to look for and where to find it. Ensuring that the house is equipped with a security alarm is a great first step, but it is important to look a little more closely than that. There is a lot to keep track of when buying a new home, and it’s easy for some things to slip through the cracks. This guide will help make sure that you don’t overlook anything that is important to your safety.


Six Dos and Don'ts for Protecting Your Home in a Big City

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Living in a big city like Atlanta has many advantages over living in more rural areas, like cultural events, acclaimed restaurants and professional sporting events, there's also a downside to city living: crime. According to the Atlanta Police Department, there were 36,241 major crimes recorded in Atlanta in 2011. More than 83 percent of these involved some type of theft (burglary, larceny, auto theft, robbery).

Be Prepared for Pests in Your Home

Owning a home is something that people dream of and when that dream is finally a reality, it can seem overwhelming. There are so many parts to your home, parts you probably didn't even think about before. What happens when the roof leaks during a big storm? What about if an outlet just stops working? How do you fix those creaks in the floor? One can no longer look to the landlord or management company for help when something breaks - a problem with the house is your problem.

Taking Your Wood Fireplace to the Next Level

Fireplaces are about a lot more than the fire. If you’re considering a home with a wood fireplace, or finally looking forward to using that fireplace you’ve always had, be aware that there’s a lot more to it than starting a fire and letting it run. Let’s be straight though – you probably already knew that. What you may not know, however, is how to take care of your fireplace to make sure it heats your home safely and efficiently, and how you can modify other aspects of your home to make this goal more attainable.

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Top Reasons to View a Home Before Buying!

Should you build or buy an exising house?

If you are in the market for a new home, you shouldn’t just jump in and buy the first one you see online. You need to take the time to view a few and get a feel for the home. Part of the viewing process involves visiting the home – something that you need to do one more than one occasion. Think that you can get away with not doing this? You are wrong! This is an investment and you want it to be as low risk as possible.


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