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Top 3 Ways to Profit From a Second Home

Top 3 Ways to Profit From a Second Home
Purchasing a second home in north Georgia is an investment that brings a massive return. With stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and quick access to shops and recreational activities, the area is rapidly becoming a top tourist destination, opening up the possibilities to profit off of your investment as a rental property. Here are a few of the ways investing in a vacation home can prove itself as a timeless investment for both relaxation and wealth creation.

November 2020 Super Sunday Winner

November 2020 Super Sunday Winner
We're proud to announce Raven Evans of Ellenwood, GA as the winner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers' most recent Super Sunday $1,000 giveaway. Evans attended an open house hosted by Crystal Shannon of the Perimeter office on November 8.

The Perfect Gift Ideas for New Homeowners

The Perfect Gift Ideas for New Homeowners
Buying a home is a monumental step for anyone, but many new home owners chose to forego housewarming parties throughout the year to keep loved ones safe and gatherings small. If your friend or family member just got the keys to their new home and they don't have a list of items they are specifically asking for, the Holiday season is the perfect time to surprise them with a present that shows how proud you are of their new life move.

Ways to Volunteer Virtually This Holiday Season

Ways to Volunteer Virtually This Holiday Season
The Holidays are the perfect time to start setting new family traditions that revolve around giving back to the community. While this year might look a little different, there are still many safe and impactful ways to lend a helping hand that can make a huge difference to those in need from the comfort of your home. If you don?t have tangible resources to give right now, you can still offer expertise in art, design, translating, support, and more!

Real Estate FAQ: Should I Sell a Home Around the Holidays?

Real Estate FAQ: Should I Sell a Home Around the Holidays?
If you are looking to sell your home in a hurry but worried about having to wait until warmer months, you may be surprised to know that listing your home around the holidays actually has multiple benefits. While summer months are historically known for a surge in home sales, putting your home up on the market during the real estate-off season presents you with a unique opportunity to get a high return while many other sellers are in hibernation. Here are a few reasons why the Holidays could actually be the ideal time to sell, and how you can help speed up the process.

Hanging Holiday Lights Without Harming Your Home

Hanging Holiday Lights Without Harming Your Home
Hanging holiday lights on a home?s exterior often brings a fair share of Clark Griswold moments, whether that includes ladder mishaps, dysfunctional outlets, or having to check and recheck every bulb for the one missing link. Despite the grief that decorating can bring, the outcome is a home that is the envy of the block, and the perfect setting for unforgettable Holiday memories. If you?re ready to light up your street and spread the Holiday spirit, here?s everything you need to ensure you don?t harm your home?s roof, siding and gutters, or yourself.

Building a Home Gym on a Budget

Building a Home Gym on a Budget

There are countless reasons why building a home gym is the perfect way to kick off the new year and dive into fitness resolutions. Turning a corner or room you aren't using into a quick workout space cuts back on your commute time to a physical gym, allows you to try out new movements in the privacy of your home, and ensures that bad weather [...]

Magical and Safe Things to Do in Georgia for the Holidays

Magical and Safe Things to Do in Georgia for the Holidays
Holiday festivities may look slightly different this year to adjust for COVID-19 safety guidelines, but there are still many magical events and things-to-do in north Georgia and metro Atlanta that feel like stepping right into a Hallmark movie. From winter markets and stunning light displays to a festive train ride straight out of the Polar Express, here are the top attractions for Holiday-lovers of all ages to enjoy.

October 2020 Super Sunday Winner

October 2020 Super Sunday Winner
We're proud to announce Mellisa Latchman of Roswell, GA as the winner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers' most recent Super Sunday $1,000 giveaway. Latchman attended an open house hosted by Mikelle Alexis of the Stonecrest office on October 11.

5 Top Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly During COVID-19

5 Top Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly During COVID-19
Selling a home during COVID-19 looks slightly different, but the return is high, as both home prices and demand have skyrocketed. Still, there are still several guidelines home sellers should be aware of to prepare a home to sell quickly during the pandemic. Here are a few of the ways to follow CDC coronavirus protocol while completing your home sale as rapidly as possible.

A Millennial's Guide to First-Time Home Buying

A Millennial's Guide to First-Time Home Buying
According to a report published by the National Association of REALTORS®, millennials made up 38% of the buyers? market in 2020, the highest share of any other generation. It?s no surprise that millennials-the generation born between 1981 and 1996-are attracted to homeownership, with the ability to build wealth over time, ditch rental payments, and put down roots in good school districts for their young children. If you are a millennial ready to take the home buying plunge, we?ve put together a guide with seven tips to help you walk through what to do and expect.