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The No 1 Thing You Can Do Now To Position Yourself To Buy A Home This Year

The No 1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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Georgia Virtual OnLine Closings Approved

Governor Kemp Signs Emergency Order Allowing Notarizing of Documents by VideoAs we updated you on Friday, Campbell & Brannon along with industry partners including real estate brokers, lenders,

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Dont Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare YouThere’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the

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Why The Stock Market Correction Probably Wont Impact Home Values

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home ValuesWith the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock

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Economic Slowdown What The Experts Are Saying

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are SayingMore and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the 

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Buying A Home

For BuyersAre You Ready to Buy? Purchasing a home usually depends on obtaining adequate financing, typically in the form of a 15- or 30-year mortgage. Financing is the difference between the

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Real Estate Terms

Real Estate Terms AAdjustable Rate Mortgage: (ARM):  A home loan that can adjust the interest based upon market rates after the set fixed period on the note has expired. Generally an ARM

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Yes You Can Still Afford A Home

Yes, You Can Still Afford a HomeThe residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last year, the number of buyers looking for a home is up 20%, and

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Know What You Want Vs What You Need

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is very important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a

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What Is The Difference Between A REALTOR And A Real Estate Agent

For many of us, buying or selling a home is the single largest investment in life. Buy/Sell with confidence - Hire a Realtor not just a Real Estate Agent. What is the difference you might ask?

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6 Myths About Flood Insurance

6 Myths About Flood InsuranceWhether or not insurance will cover flood damage depends on how much water damage there is, your home’s value, and if you have a policy with flood insurance. Standard

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5 Simple Graphs That Prove This Is Not Like The Last Time Coronavirus

5 Simple Graphs That Prove This Is Not Like the Last TimeMarch 19th, 2020There's a lot of evidence showing that today's housing market is nothing like it was during the last recession. Let's connect

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JUST LISTED New Listing 581 Village Green Ct SW Lilburn GA 30047

New Listing 581 Village Green Ct SW Lilburn GA 30047Adorable 4/2-bedroom home located on a Cul-de-Sac lot w/ popular Parkview Schools (Camp Creek, Trickum, Parkview). Home offers a formal dining,

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Thinking Of Selling Now May Be The Time

Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower mortgage interest rates have been a driving factor in that change.

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The 1 Misconception In The Homebuying Process

The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying ProcessAfter over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at

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The Overlooked Financial Advantages Of Homeownership

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of HomeownershipThere are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a

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Dryer Maintenance

Dryer MaintenanceWhat ?Dryers require regular simple maintenance to keep working safely & efficiently.WhyTo avoid potential fire hazards and having to do costly repairs to your appliances.Why ?To

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Should You Buy Mortgage Protection Insurance

Should You Buy Mortgage Protection Insurance?You can always expect a pitch for mortgage protection insurance as soon as you take out a mortgage. There are several forms of this type of insurance,

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The Basics Of Home Insurance And Frequently Used Terms

The Basics of Home Insurance and Frequently Used TermsHomeowners insurance is sometimes called home insurance or hazard insurance, but each of those terms refers to insurance that covers homes and

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HERE ARE THE BASICS OF AN EXCHANGE

HERE ARE THE BASICS OF AN EXCHANGEProperty Status If the Relinquished Property (the property you are selling) is in escrow,

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How Pricing Your Home Right Makes A Big Difference How Pricing Your Home Right Makes A Big Differenc

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big DifferenceEven though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high

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Does Aging In Place Make The Most Sense

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means, “…that you will be remaining in

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BUyers Are Lined Up To Buy Make Sure You Are Qualified

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your HouseIf you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good

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Strength Of The Economy Is Surprising The Experts

Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the ExpertsWe’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next economic slowdown

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Where Have All The Houses Disappeared To

Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To?If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a major reason there’s a

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2020 Homebuying Checklist

2020 Homebuying ChecklistSome Highlights:If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval.Being proactive about the homebuying process will

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How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing In 2020

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one

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Make The Dream Of Homeownership A Reality In 2020

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage

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Housing Inventory Vanishing What Is The Impact On You

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry

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Homes Are More Affordable Today Not Less Affordable

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less AffordableThere’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is

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2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price AppreciationQuestions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued appreciation at 5.4%

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Closing Checklist

Closing ChecklistHere’s a list of actions to prepare for your closing and the items to bring with you.1Determine who will conduct your closing, and when and where it’s scheduled.Who conducts

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Buying A Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future WealthAccording to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age.

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What Is The Best Investment For Americans

What is the Best Investment for Americans?Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable

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The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next Year

The Biggest Issue Facing Housing Next YearThis coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and appreciation.  But the biggest issue the housing market

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3 Benefits To Buying Your Dream Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This YearOutside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home

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Depending On The Price Youre Going To Need Advice

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need AdviceTo understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons than you

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5 Ways To Quickly Cozy Up Your Home

5 Ways to Quickly Cozy Up Your HomeThe holidays are here, and nothing beats curling up in a cozy home. If you’ve just moved or you’re currently selling, then creating a cozy vibe quickly is a

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Theres A Long Line Of Buyers Waiting For Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your HouseIf you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good

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National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs DaySome Highlights: On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving

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Big Demand For Small Homes

Big Demand for Small HomesMovies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different.Since 2015, the square footage of newly

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Benefit As A Home Owner Homestead Tax Exemption

Gwinnett County Homestead ExemptionHomestead Exemptions: The BasicsYou must own and occupy the property as your primary residence as of January 1 of the application year; otherwise, the application,

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Americans Powerful Belief In Homeownership As An Investment

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Home-ownership as an InvestmentThe Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey

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Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget

Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough to

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Its National Roof Over Your Head Day

It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd?As noted on the National Calendar,

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5 Reasons To Sell This Winter

5 Reasons to Sell This WinterBelow are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of

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Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Tips to Sell Your Home FasterWhen selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:1. Make Buyers Feel at HomeDeclutter your home! Pack

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How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history. The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at

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Expert Advice 3 Benefits To Owning A Home

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a HomeSuccess is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a

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Lilburn GA 30047 Small Town Big Difference

Lilburn GA 30047  Small Town Big Difference"We love Lilburn, and you will too. They've got fun parks, exciting events, and delectable restaurants, including one in a double-decker bus.

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The Mortgage Lending Factor

This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending FactorSome are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re

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Forget The Price Of The Home The Cost Is What Matters

Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down in Lilburn.  When demand outpaces supply,

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Taking The Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage ProcessA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process – particularly when

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Selling Your Home This Summer

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Selling Your Home This Summer.1. Demand is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong

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Homeowners Are Happy Renters Not So Much

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two

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First Things First When Thinking Of Buying A Home

Do You Know Your Credit Score?August 1st, 2019Many people assume their credit score is too low to qualify to purchase a home. In reality, 84% of Americans have a credit score that would allow them

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You’ve likely heard a ton about Millennials, but what about Gen Z? In the next 5 years, this generation will be between the ages of 23 and 28, and they’re eager to become homeowners faster than

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Lilburn Homes For Sale With 3 Car Garages

Here you will find the newest home listings in Lilburn with 3+ car garages.   Home prices start at $300,000's: }

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The Sherpa

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone

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3 Signs The Housing Market Is On The Rebound

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Reboundhttps://harry.harrypatel.com/sell.phpThe residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show

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Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost HomeownershipIn a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes,“The

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4 Tips To Improve Your Home And Save On Your Energy Bill

4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy BillAs a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive.

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Are You Ready For The Black Friday Of Real Estate

Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?Every year, ‘Black Friday’ is a highly anticipated event for eager shoppers. Some people prepare for weeks, crafting and refining a

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What Buyers Need To Know About HOAs

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAsWhen searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an

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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right

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Home Prices Up 505 Across The Country

Home Prices Up 5.05% Across the CountrySome Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In

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Home Sales Expected To Continue Increasing In 2020

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020

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6 Graphs Showing The Strength Of The Current Housing Market

6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market Some Highlights: Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident

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Q: These brown leaves on my magnolia happened this year and two years ago at the ends of some of the branches. What’s causing this?A: To diagnose your problem, I walked across the street and

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One Of The Top Reasons To Own A Home

One of the Top Reasons to Own a HomeOne of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that

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5 Easy Steps To Avoid Overwhelm From Media Overload

5 Easy Steps to Avoid Overwhelm from Media OverloadWhen someone is thinking about buying or selling a home, they want to be well-informed. They want to make the right decision for themselves and

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Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage

Things to Avoid After Applying for a MortgageCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new,

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Everybody Calm Down This Is NOT 2008

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations:53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in

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The Role Access Plays In Getting Your House Sold

The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House SoldSo, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you’ve been

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Top 25 Money Saving Household Habits

TOP 25 Money Saving Household Habits #1 Clean Your Light Bulbs What? Who does that? Well, smart people. A dirty bulb emits 30% less light than a clean one.  Here's how to

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IBuyers What Is The Cost Of Convenience When Selling Your Home

iBuyers: What Is the "Cost of Convenience" When Selling Your Home?When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an

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6 Steps Every Homebuyer Should Expect To Close On A Home

6 Steps Every Homebuyer Should Expect To Close On A HomeYour long home-buying journey is almost over. You found the home you love, the seller agreed to your offer and now it’s time for closing. Of

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The Illusion Of Down Payments

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have

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2 Factors To Watch In Todays Real Estate Market

When it comes to buying or selling a home, there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some

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Best Listing In Kanawha Hills Stone Mountain Ga 30087

Once upon a time on a clear sunny day, came a dream home for sale in Stone Mountain. Join us as we journey through the amazing life style this home has to offer.  1839 Chedworth Lane, Stone

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The Fed Cut The Rates

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve met to set the stage for the rest of the year and make one of the most significant actions of Fed Chairman Powell’s one-and-a-half year long tenure.

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Thinking About Selling Your Home By Owner

3 Reasons You Shouldn't FSBOSelling your home involves a lot of work and can quickly become a complicated process. Real estate agents are the experts that can help guide you through! Before you

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Wondering If Now Is The Time To Buy Or Wait Prices To Drop

5 Things to Know About this Housing MarketWages are increasing, mortgage rates are low, and inventory is building each month. Let's get together to talk about how to use the strength of the current

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The Highest Priced Property In Lilburn Is

If you had a cool 3 million handy this could have feature, feature featureClick the image below to see all details.For the rest of us who may be on a smaller budget See ALL Lilburn Homes For Sale

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