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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Addison Corbin

Home lighting matters!

Light has a powerful influence over the way your home feels to you and how others perceive your space when they come to visit. It can affect how you use different areas, too. If you’re looking for a quick and relatively inexpensive way to give your home an attitude overhaul, consider relighting the place. You’ve got tons of fixture options available to help you create the exact look you’re going for without having to close rooms off to let the paint dry or the tile set.
So, how will you light up your life?
The First Order of Business: Choose a Theme
There’s nothing more jarring to a visitor or potential buyer (when you’re ready to sell down the road) than to be constantly confronted by spaces that are incongruent. When your living room has an island paradise theme, as implied in part by your banana-leaf ceiling fan, and your kitchen is all retro diner, with sleek stainless steel track lighting, it’s a huge shock to the system.
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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Addison Corbin

What does the tax code mean for home owners?

Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months.

Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how home values are forecasted to change by the end of 2018 using data from the most recent report.





As we can see, CoreLogic projects an increase in home values in 49 of 50 states, and Washington, DC (there was insufficient data for HI). Nationwide, they see home prices increasing by 4.2%.


How might the new tax code impact these numbers?


Recently, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) conducted their own analysis to determine the impact the new tax code may have on home values. NAR’s analysis:




“…estimated how home prices will change in the upcoming year for each state, considering the impact of the new tax law and the momentum of jobs and housing inventory.&rdq ...

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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Addison Corbin

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 Addison Corbin

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:
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Monday, March 18, 2019   /   by Addison Corbin

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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The Corbin Team
Ron And Addison Corbin
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Stockbridge, GA 30281
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