Atlanta Home Appreciation over the last 40 Years

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Check out the easy-to-read graph below for insight into home appreciation over the last 40 years in Metro Atlanta.  Appreciation like the numbers we’ve experienced the last few years cannot sustain itself long-term, and many experts are predicting a more modest 3.1% appreciation over the next 3 years.  However, inventory is still extremely low in […]

Looking for square footage for your home?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

One of the best metrics for comparing the value of one home to another is size.  However, in the state of Georgia, unless the seller has had someone measure their house, many times square footage is unknown.  As agents, not knowing square footage makes it challenging when listing a home.  We would recommend having a […]

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Great information brought to you by McManamy, McLeod, & Heller Law Firm:  1. A neighbor builds a fence and a portion of the fence is on the owner’s property.  What should the owner do? Request that fence owner move the fence onto their property, or Enter into an Easement Agreement allowing the fence to remain, […]

Capital Gains Tax on the Sale of your Home

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Here’s a questions I get asked fairly frequently…..Will I be taxed on the gain from the sale of my home? The Answer: The IRS gives individual taxpayers a $250,000 break and married couples a $500,000 break on any profits made from a home sale. There is no limit to the number of times that one […]

Tree Limbs – Whose Responsibility?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

One of the things that makes Atlanta neighborhoods so charming are the large, old trees canopying the streets.  However, during cold weather and icing, these trees can become really scary, with branches snapping and whole trees being uprooted.  There seems to be much confusion as to who is responsible for fallen trees/tree branches when it […]

6 Things Home Insurance Won’t Cover

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

I periodically will get questions from clients asking if certain things are covered under home owner’s insurance.  It’s important to understand your policy at the time you purchase it.  Unfortunately, most people may not realize certain items aren’t covered until it’s too late.  Here are 6 things that the typical home owners insurance will not cover: Mold Sewer […]