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Oh What A Year!

Our business is real estate, but it’s built on the relationships we have with and in our community. We are so blessed to live in and be part of an amazing one.

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Stay Warm at Home and Save Money

One of the best things about cold winter days is coming home to your warm and cozy house. Of course, it takes a lot of energy to keep your house warm and cozy, and all that energy use can make utility bills skyrocket. To lower those bills without sacrificing comfort, take the time to winterize […]

Neighbors

Neighbors Matter

The neighborhood matters, but according to research, so do the neighbors. More than half of American’s say they’ve experienced “nightmare neighbors.” A new survey from Ally Financial says that because of that, more than three quarters of those surveyed say that neighbors will be a factor in their next home purchase. Some key factors of […]

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Anderson Farms

Reserve your spot in a beautiful new neighborhood coming to Columbia County. The first section at this wonderful location is under way

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Home Sales Up for Second Consecutive Month

Existing-home sales rose in August, marking two consecutive months of gains, even as a limited number of homes for sale remains a pressing issue on the market, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Thursday. Three of the four major regions of the U.S. saw an uptick last month, the West being the only region not […]

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3 Tips to Raise Your Credit Score

To get a home, you don’t need a perfect credit score. But, it will help you get a lower interest rate. So, how do you get the high score? Pay Your Bills on Time… All the Time – On time payments make up 35% of your FICO score. One single 30 day past due can […]

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How to Make Your Investment Property Appeal to Renters

How to Make Your Investment Property Appeal to Renters When investing in a property, it’s important to consider how to make the most of it. That can be difficult to do when you’re trying to appeal to many different kinds of renters, as they’ll be looking for various amenities and updates. However, there are some […]

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5 Tips to Declutter Your Home This Summer

5 Tips to Declutter Your Home This Summer Let’s face it, we all deal with a little bit of clutter in our home every now and then. From that stack of random papers that have been sitting on the kitchen counter for months to that corner of the pantry that you’re not even sure what […]