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Monday, March 25, 2019   /   by Addison Corbin

Is it time to upgrade your garage door?!

Your garage is a big deal. Even if you totally ignore that your garage doors themselves can take up a significant portion of your home’s street facing surface, there’s all that (often unfinished) space inside that you’re just leaving to its own devices (and possibly growing lots of brown recluse spiders).
Your garage doesn’t have to be an afterthought, though! You, too, can have a super fancy garage that feels almost like another living area. We’re talking taking garages to the next level today.


The Garage Reimagined
There was a time, not so long ago, when simply having an attached garage was kind of a big deal. Then it was a two-car attached garage, then an extra-deep third garage bay, and onward and upward. A garage, even at the four-car level, was still just a garage: a poured concrete slab, some drywall (finished if you were lucky), a couple of four foot long fluorescent shop lights and maybe a workbench in one corner.




Then suddenly som ...

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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Corbin Team

Benefits of home ownership, Beyond the financials!

Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48%) to achieving that “dream.” In a market where some people may be unsure about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home, it is important that we remember this.


Homeownership is NOT just about the money. In fact, some of the major benefits are non-financial. Here are a few of those benefits as per the National Association of Realtors:





Consistent findings show that homeownership does make a significant positive impact on educational achievement.






Several researchers have found that homeowners tend to be more involved in their communities than renters.






Early studies of homeownership and health outcomes found that homeowners and children of homeowners are generally happier and healthier than non-owners, even after controlling for fac ...

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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Corbin Team

Buyer and seller guide to home inspections

Buyer’s and Seller’s guide to the home inspection

by Addison Corbin Jan. 16th 2018
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is performed typically for the buyer of a property, however we are seeing a lot more sellers are choosing to have the home inspected prior to listing their home, in order to expedite the inspection process and perform repairs before they become an issue. In general, your inspection report will state conditions in the structural components of a home, visible to the inspector or evident during normal operation of mechanical components.
What should your inspector inspect?



Enter all accessible attics and crawl spaces


Operate appliances, furnaces, air conditioners, and water heaters


Open and inspect windows and doors


Run all plumbing


Inspect all interior spaces


Remove electrical panel cover and check lights and receptacles


Inspect the roof and foundation, where reasonable


Inspect your inspector:
In many ...

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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Corbin Team

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home.


Get pre-approved. Sub-primes may be history, but you’ll probably still be shown homes you can’t actually afford. By getting pre-approved as a buyer, you can save yourself the grief of looking at houses you can’t afford. You can also put yourself in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house. Unlike pre-qualification, which is based on a cursory review of your finances, pre-approval from a lender is based on your actual income, debt and credit history. By doing a thorough analysis of your actual spending power, you’ll be less likely to get in over your head.


Choose your mortgage carefully. Used to be the emphasis when it ...

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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Corbin Team

Preparing to Sell

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.


Repair. Just because you’ve gotten used to the cracks in the walls and the rattles in the radiators doesn’t mean a buyer will too. If you have hardwood floors that need refinishing, be sure to get it done—hardwood is a huge selling point. Buyers like to snoop around, so be sure to fix any sticky doors or drawers as well. Finally, don’t forget to address any issues with the exterior—fences, shingles, sidewalks, etc. After all, without curb appeal, some buyers may never get to see the inside.


Neutralize. You want buyers to see themselves in your home. If your living room has lime green shag, wood-paneled walls, and all your collectibles and personal photographs, this will be much harder for them to do. Try replacing any bold color choices in your floors ...

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The Corbin Team
Ron And Addison Corbin
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Stockbridge, GA 30281
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