Jake Blickenstaff's Blog Posts

3 Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing Market

It’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more costly to purchase a home. According to the National

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Looking For a Mortgage Lender?

Real Estate Tips In Under a MinuteFinding a Mortgage RepresentativeWatch Video HereWhen you're trying to find a mortgage representative to help you buy a house or to help you get pre-qualified here

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7 Ways To Prevent Termite Infestations In Your Home...

Click the image below to watch the video...1. Keep the soil around the foundation dry through proper grading and drainage, included maintenance of gutters and downspouts.2. Reduce opening that offer

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10 Reasons to Sell With a Realtor®

10 Reasons to Sell With a Realtor®Expertise - Guides you in pricing your home accurately by utilizing figures from comparable properties and analyzing current market conditions.MLS - Lists your

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Save on Your Property Taxes with Homestead Exemptions!

Click this image above to watch the video...Generally, a homeowner is entitled to a homestead exemption on their home and land underneath provided the home was owned by the homeowner and was their

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The ABC's of Home Buying & Selling

Whether You're Buying or Selling Your Home, there is a whole world of real estate lingo to learn. Below are a few of the more common real estat abbreviations spelled out to give you a head start on

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Realtors® Help Buyers Move to New States

Realtors® Help Buyers Move to New States  Buying a home can be a complicated process, and being an out-of-state buyer can make the process even more challenging.  “Buying a

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Summer of the Speed Buyer

The housing shortfall is driving up prices, but a crash is unlikely."Remember when it could take years to sell a home? MLSs were flooded with distressed properties. In Miami, it was up to six years,

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Warning signs of scams and unfavorable loan terms

Warning signs of scams and unfavorable loan termsThe impact of COVID-19 has led to financial struggles for homeowners across the nation. In fact, a recent study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction

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Mount Yonah Hike - Cleveland, GA

Hike the Yonah Mountain Trail through a rocky, wildflower-filled forest, climbing this iconic mountain to exceptional summit views and great backpacking campsites near Helen, Georgia.With incredible

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Incorporating home renovations into the “new normal” of homeownership

Incorporating home renovations into the “new normal” of homeownershipCOVID-19 continues to reshape our lives, changing our daily routines and mandating precautionary measures that

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Buying or selling a home during a pandemic? Here's what you need to know.

Buying or selling a home during a pandemic? Here’s what you need to know.While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed real estate transactions for some people, housing markets in many areas of the

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How Not To Suck At Design–A Non Designers Cheat Sheet

You may have heard that design is best left to the professionals, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give it a go yourself. If you have a good eye for design and the skills to create

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Vacation Home Advice for Retirees

Right now, there are more people 65 and up in the United States than there have been at any other time in our nation's history.  Currently, that figure stands at 15.1 percent. 

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Quick North Georgia Day Trip Getaway

Photo credits: Jake BlickenstaffLooking to get outside of the area for a little adventuring?Here's an option with an extremely short hike (0.25 miles) to see a gorgeous North Georgia Waterfalls,

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You've decided to rent out your house. Ask these 10 questions first.

Are you thinking of renting out your home? In that case, you need to ask these 10 questions to anyone wanting to rent your house: 1. When are you planning to move in?This is the question that

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Greater Athens, GA area Market Update - January 2021

Click the image below to check out my new market analysis video for the Athens, Watkinsville and Commerce,.

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Broaden Your Financing Options: Hacks for Homebuyers

If you’re in the market for a new house but don’t like your financing options, you may be happy to hear that there are other, less conventional means that can help you make a purchase.

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