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Atlanta Rent To OwnAtlanta Rent To Own Homes

When you search for homes on GaHomesDigest.com you will see what's on the MLS.  This site is admittedly slanted to buying a home in Georgia and frankly we think buying makes the most sense in almost all circumstances.  However, there are times when renting is necessary.  We've found for a very small percentage of people that rent-to-own homes  or lease purchase are the way to go.  There's a few things you want to make sure you are aware of when you choose to go down the road of looking at rent to own homes. 

  1. Rent to own seller/landlords will likely still require a credit report.
  2. Rent to own seller/landlords will likely want some sort of money down to lock in the price. 
  3. Lease Purchase options need to be in writing
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Renters Insurance FAQ

Getting Renters Insurance

Many people who look for rentals for the first time don't know that they might want to get insurance.  Renters insurance covers everything inside a "dwelling."  In addition, people who look for townhomes and condos for sale can will often be able to get renters insurance vs the more expensive "home owner's policy."  There tends to be a lot of questions around renters insurance so we wanted to create a FAQ (or Frequently Asked Questions) around Renter's Insurance.  We figured if you were going to pay for it, might as well know how to shop for renters insurance.

Q: "What does renters insurance cover?"
A: Depending on your coverage options, a renter's insurance policy covers your personal items lost due

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Atlanta Renter Resource Opens! 

Every month a few hundred families visit our website looking for rental homes.  Unfortunately, Jarvis Team Realty is not able to help many of our renter families.  However, we are changing all that now by opening the Atlanta Renter Resource!  In this blog category, we'll be covering different tips and highlight some vendors that help the Atlanta renter. 

Even though rent rates are up and rental homes can be hard to find, you can do a few things to find more opportunities and then seize those opportunities.  For example, you can get your credit report for free and know exactly what the landlord will see.  If there's things on there that you feel shouldn't be we can show you how to get those removed.  We'll even point

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Wheatfields Reserve Homes For Sale

Why Wheatfields Reserve in Grayson Could Be The Best Value

Wheatfields Reserve is a neighborhood built by Paran Homes. This Grayson new construction neighborhood features beautifully designed homes created with high quality materials that are energy efficient. There are also amazing amenities that each family member will surely enjoy.

However, one of the reasons why many families have chosen to relocate to Wheatfields Reserve is the abundance of high quality schools where they can send their children to. The best part is that these schools won't require a long commute!

Starling Elemetary School is a 6-minute drive from Wheatfields Reserve via GA-20 E and Grayson New Hope Road. They provide great programs for young children to learn from to

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Community Spotlight: Bright Water in Snellville GA

Bright Water SnellvilleBright Water in Snellville, Gwinnett County, Georgia is a Swim-Tennis Lake community with homes available for sale now! This neighborhood has a great location as it has easy access to shopping facilities, great schools, and medical centers.

Inside Bright Water are great facilities that residents can use for fun or if they would like to join their active teams. There is a 7-lane, 25-yard, swimming pool that residents can use from May to September. During these hours, a life guard is available to watch over the swimmers. The community team is The Bright Water Breeze swim team and they compete in the Gwinnett County Swim League. In 2003, 2008, and 2009, they have won the Division Championship.

The

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Just Listed:  6215 Spring Lake Drive In Flowery Branch

6215 Spring Lake Drive6215 Spring Lake Drive is an impressive property in Flower Branch, GA newly listed by the Jarvis Team Realty. This Flowery Branch real estate for sale has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2-car attached garage which means it can accommodate everything that a family needs in a home.

This home has a huge front yard with a 2-story foyer as well as a back yard which includes a deck perfect for entertaining guests or hosting intimate gatherings. Inside, there is a separate carpeted living room that can be decorated at any way that the future homeowners prefer, it can even be turned into an office. Right across this living room is the beautiful kitchen that features granite countertops, breakfast area

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Summer Haven In Buford Real Estate Market Condition Report

Summer HavenSummer Haven offers luxury living to the residents of Georgia. This community features new construction homes in Buford priced as low as $300,000. There are a few re-sales, as well.

Currently, there are 5 Summer Haven homes for sale that are in the $300,000 - $450,000 range. These homes are listed at an average price of $380,929. All of these active homes have 5 bedrooms but the average bathroom count is 4. One of these homes was built in 2006, another one was built in 2013, and the remaining three were newly built in 2014.

At the month of August, one home in the $300,000-$450,000 price range was sold for $386,793. This home was built in 2014 and had 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

All

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When Is The Best Time To Sell My House?

This question comes up almost every day. When is the best time to sell my house?  Ultimately, some things can't be time but if you can time it then there's more strategic times then others.  Most advice is generically given about selling in the spring or summer months.  It's true that there are more overall listings and active buyers during these times but that might not always be the best time to sell your home. 

For example, spring is historically when there's a huge influx of real estate closings.  In Georgia, closings can happy 30 to 60 days from offer, so that means if there's a high number of closings in March or April, then the buyers were likely actively viewing homes in February or January  and

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Morningview Real Estate In SuwaneeMorningview Homes For Sale Market Report

Morningview is a Neighborhood in Suwanee, Georgia that currently has 3 homes for sale in the $300,000 to $450,000. For the month of August, it has sold 4 properties within the same price range which were sold at an average of $358,218.75 while the available Suwanee homes for sale in this neighborhood are being sold at an average of $361,633.33.

Half of the homes sold had 6 bedrooms while the other half had 5, however, two of the sold Morningview homes had 5 bathrooms while one had 4.5 baths, and the other had 3 baths.

MLS Recorded data states that homes in Area 62 (Duluth to Lower Buford off the Interstate 85) of Gwinnett County from $300k's-349k's stayed in the market for an average of 58 days,

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Foreclosed And Discounted Home Tours!

Jarvis Team Realty is going to host a Deep Discount Home tour where they will be showing homes for sale in Gwinnett County that have a price range of $150,000-$225,000. These homes may be Short Sales, REO Properties, Foreclosures, Bank Owned, Off Market, Tax Sales, or Corp Owned.

This tour will not require any obligation and is completely free! This is to help home buyers who are looking for a home in the future and want to know more without the commitment of office appointments and qualifications.

To set a tour appointment and tour area, visit www.gahomesdigest.com/hometour.php. This form is simply to sign up to be added to the tour mailers and invites. The tour dates and properties to be shown will be sent

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