Relevant Real Estate Resources

February 2022 Newsletter
It’s February … and Valentine’s Day, is always a great reminder to reach out to those who matter and show a little love. So, a special thank you for taking a moment to enjoy and share this month’s newsletter!
This month features include:
  • Relevant Real Estate Resources for Buyers and Sellers: title insurance, checking out the neighborhood, 12 things to do before selling, radon, etc.
  • The Business of Homeownership: tax breaks for homeowners, homestead exemption information, how to reduce your homeowners insurance and more.
  • Romancing the Home: it’s all about the bedroom this month! Great ideas with a lot of photos – some extravagant, some DIY – bedroom scents and lighting.
  • Sharing the Love in Atlanta: Romantic dining, hike Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Oysterfests, Orchid Daze at ABG, High Museum Exhibits, Mardi Gras, and more.
If you are considering entering the real estate market this spring, we are happy to share our insight and knowledge to assist in making an informed decision. And if you know someone else that is considering it, we would sincerely appreciate the referral. Enjoy your February!
The Providence Group

Relevant Real Estate Resources
Predictions are that metro-Atlanta will continue to experience a lively market during 2022. As prices and interest rates go up, both buyers and sellers are feeling the pressure to enter the market. Our articles this month provide tools, education and advice for buyers and sellers.

If moving is on your mind, or if you’re just curious about the value of your home in today’s market, let’s have a conversation. We would love to connect!

For Buyers
Estimate payments including principal, interest, taxes, PMI, homeowners insurance and HOA fees.
Tools with crime monitoring and tools to create community-based safety networks.
Finding ways to save money when you buy your first home is a huge priority.
Here’s what you need to know about what title insurance covers, how much it costs and whether you should buy the optional owner’s policy.

For Sellers
Before planting a For Sale sign in the yard, peruse this checklist.
Topics include keeping your options open, don’t slack on staging and terms matter.
It’s a major safety issue, a valid buyer concern and not that expensive to mitigate.
A “CMA” is an estimate of a home’s value based on recently sold, similar properties in the immediate area. 

Under Contract in Alpharetta
Offered at $425,000

This lovingly maintained home is located in the sought after Swim/Tennis Subdivision of The Coventry. Gorgeous manufactured Pergo plank flooring welcomes you into the main living area with a vaulted great room with Fireplace & access to large patio w/a SunSetter awning, gas hookup for your grill & privacy fenced yard. See more!
The Business of Homeownership
Here are 13 tax breaks that can help you buy a home and prosper as a homeowner.
If you owned your home on January 1, 2021 you qualify for an exemption. Click on your county to get the deets!
Standard homeowners insurance isn’t designed to cover home-based businesses.

Here are some things to consider when buying homeowners insurance.

Romancing the Home
This blogger picked her favorite bedrooms on Pinterest … it includes everything from farmhouse to traditional and modern to bohemian. And they are beautiful!
Here’s an idea … use what you already have! Check out these up-cycled ideas to create a new look in your bedroom.
The best bedroom scents fragrances that will induce sleep, calm nerves and add romance.

A few ideas for the bedroom to help get you in the mood for love.

Sharing the Love in Atlanta
Board & Table Top Games, Virtual Realty, Nintendo, Xbox, Trivia, PlayStation & more
Fuqua Orchid Center at ABG
Publix Cooking School | Alpharetta

Enjoy the blooms of your Lenten rose, prune fruit trees, and make sure
bird feeders are always stocked.