Renae Johnson's Blog Posts

Do Lenders Require a Home Inspection for Mortgage Approval?

Securing home financing can feel overwhelming. Lenders ask for a lot of information not only about you, but the property too. It’s their job to make sure the collateral is worth what you&rsquo

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How Long Does It Take to Close on a Home?

Buying a house is exci/ng and overwhelming all at the same /me. Not only must you find your dream home, but you must secure financing too unless you’re paying cash.The financing part causes a

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Sellers Have an Opportunity with Today’s Home Prices

As mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s the good news. Historically, when mortgage rates rise by a

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Today we remember and honor those who gave all.

Today is Memorial Day, a day to remember all those who have served our country. We are happy to honor those who have given so much for us, and we are grateful for their sacrifice.Today, let us all

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First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

Buying your first home is one of the most exciting decisions you’ll make in your life! It comes with a lot of responsibility, but a lot of excitement too.Before you jump in and buy your first

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What is a First Time Buyer Program and How do you Qualify?

First time homebuyers have one major obstacle – the down payment. When you already own a home and sell it to buy another, usually you have equity to use for the down payment. You don’t

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Selling your House As-Is, What it Means for the Buyer

If you want to sell your home without doing any repairs, you’re looking at an ‘as-is’ sale. While it may seem more convenient at the time, it’s important to know what it

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The Best Mortgage Loans for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying your first home can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. You’re fulfilling the American dream but at the same time, taking on the largest debt of your lifetime. 

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Should I buy now or wait?

We are in a very amazing market!  So many opportunities to buy, sell and invest in real estate!  I've had multiple conversations about purchasing in this market.  This  is a very

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Which Home Renovations Generate the Highest ROI (Return on Investment)?

Did you know that not all home renovations affect your home’s value? In other words, your ROI could be next to nothing on some renovations. Even if you do see a return on your investment, it

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1031 Exchange Everything You Need to Know

1031 Exchange - What is it and How Does it Work?When you sell a real estate investment, you make capital gains, or at least that’s the hope. Those profits come at a price, though. You’ll

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When is the best time to sell your home?

When is the Best Time to Sell my Home?You want top dollar for your house, and you want it to sell fast too. It’s a tall order to fill, but when you know the best time to sell your house, it

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My Tips for a Higher Home Appraisal

The home appraisal determines how much you’ll get for your home. You could ask for any price you want, but if your buyers need financing, it all depends on the appraised value. While you can

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Renting vs Owning – Which is Right for You?

If you’re thinking about moving this year, you may wonder if renting or owning is the best choice? While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to the matter, there are certain

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How to Calculate your Debt-to-Income Ratio

If you’re in the market to buy a house, your mortgage lender will look at a couple of main factors to determine if you qualify. Most people know they check your credit score and credit,

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Market Pulse 30078_30017 1.20.22

Happy Thursday!  Here's a quick look at the Real Estate Market in Snellville 30078 and Grayson 30017 in Gwinnett County.  Absorbtion rates are really low!  What's an asorbtion rate?

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Housing Market Predictions for 2022

After a couple of years of short demand and crazy high sales prices, everyone wants to know, what will the 2022 housing market look like?While they are just predictions, here’s what the

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