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New Listing – 127 Mary Musgrove, Savannah, GA 31410 MLS 124945

4 Jul

Fabulous new listing in The Settlement on Wilmington Island.

This home is casually sophisticated and turn-key.

Property Features:

3 Bedroom & 2 Baths + Bonus/4th Bedroom

Master on Main, Split Floor Plan

Living Room, Family Room, Dining Room, Breakfast Area

Hardwood, Ceramic & Carpet

Granite counters in Baths & Kitchen

Stainless Steel Appliances & Glass Tile Backsplash

Wainscoting in Dining & Baths

Dual Vanity Vessel Sinks in Master Bath

Separate Garden Tub & Shower in Master Bath

Walk In Closet

Fireplace

Upgraded Lighting

2 Car Garage

Laundry Room

NEW 15 Seer Lennox HVAC

NEW Smart Hotwater Heater

Cul De Sac

Lagoon View

Private, Lush backyard

Koi Pond/Water Feature

NO FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIRED

$289,000

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Does Moving Up Make Sense?

17 Mar

 

These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it’s a sign that you may be ready to move.

  1. Have you built substantial equity in your current home? Look at your annual mortgage statement or call your lender to find out. Usually, you don’t build up much equity in the first few years of your mortgage, as monthly payments are mostly interest, but if you’ve owned your home for five or more years, you may have significant, unrealized gains.
  2. Has your income or financial situation improved? If you’re making more money, you may be able to afford higher mortgage payments and cover the costs of moving.
  3. Have you outgrown your neighborhood? The neighborhood you pick for your first home might not be the same neighborhood you want to settle down in for good. For example, you may have realized that you’d like to be closer to your job or live in a better school district.
  4. Are there reasons why you can’t remodel or add on? Sometimes you can create a bigger home by adding a new room or building up. But if your property isn’t large enough, your municipality doesn’t allow it, or you’re simply not interested in remodeling, then moving to a bigger home may be your best option.
  5. Are you comfortable moving in the current housing market? If your market is hot, your home may sell quickly and for top dollar, but the home you buy also will be more expensive. If your market is slow, finding a buyer may take longer, but you’ll have more selection and better pricing as you seek your new home.
  6. Are interest rates attractive? A low rate not only helps you buy a larger home, but also makes it easier to find a buyer.

Brand Spankin’ New Listing in Georgetown!

4 Mar

55 Beaver Run Savannah, GA 31419

MLS 120086

$159,900

FEATURES:

All brick 3 bedroom 2 bath with 2 car garage and workshop with brand new roof. Well maintained and loved landscaping and yard with large covered patio in back yard. Interior of home has hardwood floors, ceramic tile and some carpet. Kitchen has updated cabinets and counters, peak-a-boo window with eat-in breakfast area and separate formal dining room. Dining room has glass french doors and chair moldings. Living room has a vaulted ceiling, lots of natural light and wood burning masonry fireplace. Bathrooms have been updated and are squeaky clean, one even  has a new skylight. Laundry room just off garage with pantry.

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7 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

27 Feb

What’s trending in bathroom remodels? Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report shows that 60 percent of home owners are targeting the master bathroom for their bathroom remodels. The two main drivers for their remodels: To upgrade features and fixtures as well as to make space more functional.

Here are some of the growing trends that emerged from the Houzz report:

#1 Goodbye, bathtubs. The bathtub is starting to move out of the master bathroom. More than four in 10 – 43 percent – are forgoing a bathtub in the master bathroom, according to the report.

#2 Frameless glass is “in.” The majority of the home owners surveyed say they prefer glass shower enclosures and frameless glass. Glass block is “out,” according to the report.

#3 Let there be lots of light. Adding light was one of the top goal for home owners with their bathroom remodels, from adding windows to skylights to LED lights in the showerhead.

#4 Showing showerhead preferences. Rain and multiple showerheads are the clear choice for home owners under 45, while the 55-plus age group tends to prefer hand showers and sliding bars.

#5 Seeing white. White cabinets are the top choice in master bathrooms (with medium and dark wood coming in No. 2 and No. 3, respectively). Maple is the most common type of wood used, followed by cherry and oak.

#6 Silver bling. Silver-tone faucets remain the most popular, with brushed nickel topping the list. Polished chrome is also popular, while brushed bronze came in as the least popular choice for current bathroom remodels.

#7 Unique powder rooms. The powder room is getting more unique features than other bathrooms. Hardwood floors, wallpaper, pedestal sinks, and furniture-like cabinets are more commonly used in these spaces than in other bathrooms.

 

 

7 Bathroom Remodeling Trends. reposted from Realtormag.com by Melissa Dittmann Tracy

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Under Contract! 7 Austin Drive Savannah GA 31419

16 Dec

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Greenbriar Children’s Center Annual Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

15 Dec

It’s that time of year again! If you are shopping for gifts, or need something wrapped, come see me! I will be in the Macy’s court at the Oglethorpe Mall tomorrow, Monday the 16th from 1-7. Please stop by and I will wrap your gifts for a very minimal fee. All proceeds go to the Greenbriar Children’s Center.

 

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New Listing – 13013 Largo Drive

18 Sep

This home is big enough for the Brady Bunch! Five bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, formal living room, family room with vaulted ceilings and dining room. And…the icing on the cake? Corner lot with swimming pool!

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Best Week Ever…

17 Sep

Meet Shari & Spencer. They are the proud new homeowners of a fantastic property in a peaceful neighborhood with lush, mature trees. Oh, and guess what else? They are brand new grandparents and welcomed their first granddaughter into the world this week. New house, new grandbaby..I think you could say, best week ever!

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Under Contract! – 1 Kingfisher

10 Sep

I’m very pleased to say that my beautiful listing at 1 Kingfisher is under contract!

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Erin Rowley-Stoner is now an SRS designee!

20 Feb

It’s official. Erin has officially earned her SRS – Seller Representative Specialist designation. This designation is the premiere seller agency designation, conferred by the SRS Council, recognizing real estate professionals who have completed special education in seller representation. Translation: bring on the listing referrals!

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Million Dollar Smile

24 Aug

Well, look-y here. It’s Jeffery Hodges wearing the million dollar smile of a man that just bought his first house! It’s always so exciting for me to be a part of this dream that many people have. I love my job! Congratulations Jeff!

Jeff just bought his first home!

No Need To Break The Bank!

8 Oct

Just a quick note to remind you that with your good credit you can land an interest rate around 3.9% for a 30 year mortgage and as low as 3.5% on a 15 year loan. That’s crazy good!! Kind of makes you realize how affordable purchasing a home is right now… most people’s credit cards are higher than that!

So you might be able to hold off on smashing that piggy bank after all….

 

Tax Credit Extended! Bigger & Better and you don’t have to be a first time buyer…

8 Nov

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The House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would extend and expand the tax credit for first-time home buyers.

The provision was included in a bill that also extends unemployment benefits by an additional 14 to 20 weeks and lets all companies, not just small businesses, carry back current losses to offset profits made as long as five years ago. The bill passed the House on a 403-12 vote. The Senate passed the legislation 98-0 Wednesday, and President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law Friday.

The $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit, which helped home sales rebound this year, was scheduled to expire Nov. 30. The legislation extends it to homes that are under contract by April 30, 2010, and creates a new $6,500 tax credit for owners of existing homes who buy a new principal residence. To take advantage of this credit, buyers must have lived in their old house for at least five of the past eight years.

The legislation also increases the income eligibility limits for the tax credit from $75,000 to $125,000 for individuals, and from $150,000 to $225,000 for joint filers. The cost of the home cannot exceed $800,000.

More than 1.4 million households have benefited from the current tax credit, “the majority of whom have incomes below $50,000,” said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.

“This legislation would help even more moderate-income families fulfill the American dream,” he said.

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., pushed the Senate to expand the tax credit to “move-up” home buyers. He said this is the last time the tax credit will be extended.

“I urge all Americans, whether they’re first-time buyers who’ve always dreamed of buying a home of their own or someone who’s been gridlocked in the failure of our move-up market, to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Isakson, a former Realtor.

The National Association of Home Builders predicts the extended and expanded tax credit will generate 180,000 additional home sales.

“Today’s action by Congress will further stabilize housing and the economy by creating new jobs, stimulating home sales, reducing foreclosures, cutting excess inventories and stabilizing home prices,” said NAHB Chairman Joe Robson, a home builder from Tulsa, Okla.

The National Association of Manufacturers praised Congress for expanding the net operating loss (NOL) carry-back provision to all businesses. Businesses normally can use current losses to offset taxes paid in the previous two years, enabling them to get a tax refund. The economic stimulus bill enacted in February allowed businesses with annual revenue of under $15 million to carry back losses for five years. The new law allows larger businesses to get this break as well.

“This provision is urgently needed,” said Monica McGuire, NAM’s senior policy director for taxation. “More than 20 percent of small and medium-sized NAM members reported NOLs in 2008, and we expect that number to double for 2009. This relief will give manufacturers the ability to transform a future tax benefit to cash today and stem the flow of mounting job losses.”

Here is a link to a chart that summarizes the details….

Another Happy Client!

23 Oct

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Congratulations Kay Patrick. I sold her perfect brick home to a military couple. We closed today… Another happy client!