• Why You Should Not Make Any Credit Card Purchases When You’re in the Process of Buying a Home.

    By Christie DeFoor on August 14, 2023

    Don’t go on a spending spree using credit if you are thinking about buying a home, or in the process of buying a new home. Your mortgage pre-approval is subject to a final evaluation of your financial situation. Every $100 you pay per month on a credit payment could cost you about $10,000 in home […]

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  • Pools. Do They Help or Hurt When it Comes to Selling Your House?

    By Christie DeFoor on March 8, 2023

    There is not a one size fits all answer to this question. As with many things in life and in the home buying and selling process, it depends. A few factors that will come into play. It seems that the decision to add a pool should be based more on your own budget and desires. […]

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  • 5 Quick Tips When Selling Your Home.

    By Christie DeFoor on November 14, 2022

    Clean scents, not covered up scents. -Make sure your house has been properly cleaned. If you have animals, make sure the floor has been scrubbed and the carpet has been professionally cleaned. Buyers want to smell fresh air when they see your home, not artificial scents from air fresheners or candles. Make sure to stay low key with any strong air fresheners of candles.

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  • 5 Ways You Could Get a Lower Mortgage Rate

    By Christie DeFoor on August 10, 2022

    Mortgage rates are higher than they were a year ago, making monthly payments more expensive. The good news is that mortgage rates have come down in recent weeks. Even more good news, there are things that you can do to help get a better rate. Make a large down payment – If possible, make a […]

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  • 6 Reasons You Should Use a Realtor

    By Christie DeFoor on January 20, 2022

    If you’re like most people, buying or selling a home is the biggest financial decision you will make in your life. Yes, you could do it on your own… but you really shouldn’t. So, why use a Realtor?

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  • Make Your Home Wow in Winter and Get More Out of Your Sale

    By Christie DeFoor on December 8, 2021

    We all know that first impressions are everything. This is as true in life as it is in real estate.When you’re ready to put your home on the market, curb appeal matters no matter the season.It’s especially important during the holiday season when people are already conscientious oftheir budgets, which might make them think a […]

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  • New Subdivisions, Agents and a Great Time to Sell Real Estate in the Augusta Area.

    By Christie DeFoor on August 18, 2021

    There’s a lot of excitement going on as the kids head back to school and the rest of us ease off of that summer high. As we head into the last third of the year, we have a lot of great news to share. We’ve got more wonderful new agents on our team, new subdivisions […]

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  • Now It’s More Important than Ever to Have an Agent to Help You Navigate

    By Christie DeFoor on May 10, 2021

    The real estate market is like nothing we’ve experienced before. Prices continue to go up and the end is not in sight. The amount of homes on the market in our area is low.

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  • Harlem and Grovetown High School’s are Expanding

    By Christie DeFoor on February 18, 2021

    Our area is growing and with that comes the need to expand schools. The Augusta Chronicle reports that Harlem and Grovetown High Schools are both going to add 22 classrooms to their schools. These schools will now be the same size as Evans, Greenbrier and Lakeside. The growth is good beyond just offering more room […]

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  • Home Sales During the Pandemic

    By Christie DeFoor on January 11, 2021

    You’ve probably heard by now, home price are and have been on the rise. Since mid summer, they’ve been heating up even more. The pandemic is the main reason. When the pandemic hit, we did not know what to expect. The market slowed initially after the stay-at-home orders, but shortly after, things heated up… a […]

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