Entries by Karen Hatcher

Chairman Mike Boyce says, “Now is the time to invest in Cobb County!”

Atlanta REALTORS Association (ARA) and the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS (ACBR) Director, Aaron Johnson, and the Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) kicked off the new year with distinguished guest speaker Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Mike Boyce. Residential and commercial committee members were all ears at a joint GAC meeting as Commissioner Boyce addressed […]

Maintaining Rental Properties

      One of the keys to successful Real Estate Investing is proactive preventative maintenance. Each season of the year brings different elements that impact the state of a property. For example, if a property is in a heavily wooded area it is quite possible that leaves and branches will fall into the gutters […]

How to Shop Before Buying a House

Purchasing a new home is a very emotional and exciting time in your life! The process of finding and financing your dream home can be a roller coaster ride before you find “the one”.Once you do find that dream home, you might be tempted to go on a furniture shopping spree but understand you can’t […]

From Renting to Home Ownership

  Photo courtesy of www.housingwire.com I recently had the opportunity to attend a lunch and learn presented by Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist for Realtor.com about The Real Estate Economy. The information he shared was very informative and I want to take a moment to discuss a couple points that stuck out to me the most! […]

“The Best of Times: Let’s Not Spoil It” IREM GA’s 2016 Real Estate Forecast with David Haddow

IREM GA’s Inaugural Luncheon for 2016 was explosive thanks to the presentation by guest speaker David Haddow, President of Haddow & Company a real estate consulting firm founded in 1989 that addresses the needs of developers, investors, lending institutions and other entities in the real estate market. Mr. Haddow starts his whirlwind real estate economic […]

Get the Outdoor Experience and Intown Living at Vinings on the Chattahoochee

Vinings on the Chattahoochee is a new construction swim/tennis community that gives the outdoorsy type the option between single-family homes and three-story townhomes. Vinings on the Chattahoochee has so much to offer not only because of its convenient location inside the perimeter, right off of I-285, it also has a longs list of outdoor activities, […]

Profitable Real Estate Investing Tip 5: Have a Plan for Evictions

Successful Real Estate Investor’s number one goal is to make a profit. The past month we have shared important traits all profitable investors share including reviewing leases annually, setting up a budget for property issues,  setting aside monies for capital investments, and being proactive with maintenance. To conclude our series on the profitable real estate investor we will discuss the […]

Profitable Real Estate Investing Tip 4: Prepare and Plan for Preventative Maintenance!

Successful Real Estate Investors number one goal is to make a profit. The past three weeks we have shared important traits all profitable investors share including reviewing leases annually, setting up a budget for property issues, and setting aside monies for capital investments. Today we talk about how to save money ahead of time by preparing your properties […]