Category Archives: News

Days on market number goes down in January

Passing the info on to you! Here’s a quick look at some of the key metrics compiled by Georgia REALTORS from January…

  • New Listings went up 3 percent to 12,494
  • Pending Sales rose 22.5 percent to 9,240
  • Inventory shrank 15.2 percent
  • Days on market? Down.

Click here to take a look at the full report.

Help speed up the closing process

Even in the best situations, closing on a new home takes time. That’s why I like to work closely with my clients throughout the buying process and inform them of ways to speed up the time to closing, which can sometimes take close to 60 days.

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Home inventory shrinks in December

Passing the info on to you! Here’s a quick look at some of the key metrics compiled by Georgia REALTORS from December…

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Don’t forget your 2017 Homestead Exemption

Homeowners may need to provide their Warranty Deed book and page, proof of residence, social security numbers, driver’s license and car tag information.  In most counties, to be eligible for the current year, you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1. If the property is located within city limits, the homeowner may be required to file with the city as well. 

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Watch those pipes when the weather gets cold

Flickr: Jimmy_Joe

So you’re settling in for a nice evening at home. Snow is in the forecast. Hot cocoa is in your hand. But wait… Are you prepared for deep freezes? Are the pipes in your home? Now is the time of year to not only perform checks but get prepared to make last-minute adjustments when the mercury plunges. Here are some tips to help you out from Allstate:

  • Disconnect all gardening hoses and install covers on all outside faucets.
  • Keep your house temperature at 68 degrees or higher, even if you’re leaving the house for an extended period of time.
  • Open cabinet doors below sinks to allow heat from the home to circulate.
  • Identify the location of the main water valve and the valve on your water heater. (Learning the location of these valves may come in handy during an emergency.)
  • Wrap pipes nearest exterior walls and in crawl spaces with pipe insulation or with heating tape. This can prevent freezing, especially for interior pipes that run along outside walls.

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Source: How Can I Prepare for a Frozen Pipe Disaster (Allstate)

Community Resources

WELCOME

2017 Welcome Services

The Dinsmore Team has created this handy guide for both Buyers and Sellers. The guide lists trusted service providers that we use personally and professionally. The providers listed service the Forsyth and North Fulton County areas.

2014 Complete Guide to Moving

This 20-Page Guide will be your comprehensive source for selling your home and planning your move. It includes tips for getting ready to sell, planning your move, packing and transitioning into your new home.

2014 Home Owners Tip Guide

This 20-Page Guide will help you develop an annual maintenance schedule for your home's systems and appliances to help you avoid bigger problems by taking care of them while they are small. It's also a great resource for trouble shooting malfunctions on your own, saving you time and money.


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