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! […]