Tag: real estate

October 6, 2015

Price Reduced! Home in Pike County 896 Hunter Road Williamson MLS#7510787

MLS# 7510787 - 896 Hunter Road Williamson
$165,000.00
  • 100% Financing in Pike County!
  •  1,740 Sq Ft # bedrooms and 2 baths
  • Hardwood Floors in all Living Spaces Including Bedrooms With Tile Floors in Bathrooms
  • Double Vanity in Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet in Master with Shelving System
  • Separate Dining Room and Breakfast Room
  • New Paint Throughout Home
  • Home is Move in Ready with no Repairs Needed

Contact Angi Pilkenton today for more details

September 23, 2015

What to Do Before the Appraiser Arrives

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Are you ready to refinance or sell your home? If you answered yes, then it’s time to get your home appraised in order to define its true value in the current real estate market.

How does a home appraisal work?

On the day of your scheduled visit, a licensed home appraiser will evaluate your home by going from room to room, assessing its condition. He will also take upgrades into account and do a comparison of other homes in your neighborhood. In the end, you’ll get an appraiser’s report. If you’re selling, you can use this document to decide your asking price. If you’re refinancing, you’ll now be able to determine how much equity you have.

Before the appraiser comes knocking at your door, however, you need to be prepared. The higher your appraisal value the better, so we have put together a list of tasks to complete beforehand.

Make any repairs necessary

If your home needs any small repairs at the time of the appraisal, that will have a negative impact on your outcome. Make sure all door latches and handles work properly, carpet does not look worn out (replace if necessary), plumbing is operable, and all windows work effectively. Not fixing these can make your home look older than it really is, so do everything you can to avoid that.

Update light fixtures

If the light fixtures throughout your home are worn and outdated, then it’s a good idea to update them before the appraiser arrives. Don’t spend too much in this category, though!

Freshen up walls

Depending on how long you’ve lived in your current home, there are probably some chips and holes in your walls. They may also be a little faded. Freshen up these areas with some spackle and a new coat of paint.

Enhance curb appeal

The front of your house is the first thing the appraiser will see when pulling into the driveway, so it should be dressed to impress. First, look at the outside of your home as a whole – do you see any peeling paint, damaged gutters, siding, bricks, or mortar? Address all these issues. Then tackle the lawn by mowing, trimming, and cleaning up and weeds or dead plants. Make sure all tools or equipment are out of sight. The front porch and driveway should also be free of any debris like leaves and sticks.

Prepare your home for an appraiser like you would for an interested buyer. Make any updates or repairs necessary, clean everything, and keep track of all the updates that you’ve made. A licensed appraiser will take everything into consideration in determining your home’s true market value.

Source: http://blog.realestatebook.com/2015/09/17/what-to-do-before-the-appraiser-arrives/

September 21, 2015

Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Water heaters are energy-intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, according to the Propane Education & Research Council.

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If you don’t know the age of your current water heater, or think it may be reaching the end of its lifespan, it may be time to replace it, says home improvement expert Danny Lipford, host of “Today’s Homeowner.” Lipford advises keeping these three factors in mind when evaluating your water heater:


1. Cost

According to U.S. Department of Energy estimates, the average family spends $400 to $600 each year on water heating costs, and as an older unit ages, its efficiency continues to erode. Rising water heating costs year after year could be a sign that it’s time to replace your unit. By switching to a new energy-efficient water heater or a new energy source, you could save hundreds of dollars each year.

Depending on where you live and how often you use your water heater, a tankless water heater could drastically lower your annual water heating costs compared with electric storage tank models, which are working to heat water even when it’s not needed. In comparison tests with electric units, propane-powered tankless water heaters saved more than $300 annually.

2. Lifespan

Most water heaters should be replaced every 10 to 12 years. To make the right choice for replacement, you should factor in the annual cost of ownership, which is the cost of original equipment, installation and expected annual energy costs divided over the unit’s lifetime.

Both high-efficiency propane storage tank heaters and tankless models deliver lower annual ownership costs than electric or heating oil. At the same time, tankless water heaters also have a much longer lifespan than storage models — they can last 5 to 10 years longer than storage water heaters.

3. Carbon Footprint

Upgrading to a newer, more efficient model means reducing your carbon footprint. Compared with standard efficiency electric storage tank models, propane produces two times fewer emissions. The difference amounts to about 1,300 pounds of carbon dioxide a year, the equivalent of driving a car more than 18,000 miles.

Source: http://blog.realestatebook.com/2015/09/17/is-it-time-for-a-new-water-heater/

September 18, 2015

Home For Sale in Upson County, GA | 73 Doe Run, Thomaston 30286 | MLS# 7524627

73 Doe Run ALICIA-1

$70,000

HOME FOR SALE

  • 1,848 SqFt of Living Space
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
  • Master Bath with Double Vanity, Garden Tub & Separate Shower
  • Country Kitchen  with Refrigerator
  • Den and Family Room
  • 10×14 Out Building with Insulation, Power and Air
  • Private Backyard
  • 2 Acres
  • Owner Financing with Special Conditions
  • Contact Alicia Gibson For More Information!
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