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We gain an hour of sleep this Sunday!

10/19/2020
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Don’t forget to turn your clocks back…

…this Sunday, November 1st! 

And be sure to check your batteries.

Change the clocks, change the batteries –  Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives … if they’re powered on by a fresh battery. Safety experts recommend replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries twice a year–so celebrate Time Change Sunday with fresh batteries all around.

Energy savings hint – don’t toss the replaced batteries just yet. While they’re likely not fully charged, replaced batteries can still do duty in children’s toys, media players or electronic devices. Squeeze the last drop of power out of them before you recycle!

That extra hour will give you plenty of time to search for your dream home or investment property.  Just click on this link: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

Best Wishes,

– Debby


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Marvelous housing market in September!

10/19/2020
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Despite ridiculously low inventory, housing sales soared in September! Single family inventory was down 36.6% compared to the same time last year & the number of homes sold increased by 12.9% vs. 2019. Sellers will love this……prices increased over 15% over last September! Buyers don’t fret! The lovely low interest rates give you more buying power & helps to offset higher prices.

Whether buying or selling it’s crucial to have a Realtor, like me, who is experienced in handling multiple offer situations, who will be honest with you, that you can trust to get you to the closing table! If you or someone you know is considering a move! Contact me TODAY to learn how you can take advantage of the opportunities presented by today’s market. Can’t wait? Just follow this link to find your dream home &/or check sales in your neighborhood: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Columbus Day Fun Facts

10/06/2020
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Want to impress your friends with some Columbus Day trivia? Check out these fun facts:

  • Columbus Day was named a federal holiday in 1937.
  • Although Columbus sailed from Spain, he was actually born in Italy.
  • The day is celebrated in many places around the world with several different names. For example, in Latin America it is called Dia de la Raza to commemorate the arrival of Hispanic peoples in the New World. It is also known as Dia de las Americas in Uruguay and Fiesta Nacional in Spain.
  • People have been commemorating this event since colonial times, but Colorado was the first state to make the day an official holiday in 1906.
  • San Francisco has the oldest continuously running Columbus Day celebration in the US. Its annual Columbus Day parade started in 1868.
  • Columbus was actually looking for Asia on his voyage but obviously he didn’t find it here. Amerigo Vespucci, who gave the country its name, was the first to realize that these lands were not part of Asia.
  • Ninety men set sail with Columbus on his first voyage.
  • It took 35 days for the first sailor to spot land.
  • On Oct. 12, 1492, Columbus landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the 10th century.
  • Columbus Day first became a Colorado state holiday in 1906. It was designated a federal holiday in 1937. However, three states (Hawaii, Alaska and South Dakota) do not recognize it at all.

Have the day off and want to see what listings are available in your area? Just follow this link to find your dream home:

http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Housing is HOT HOT HOT!!!

10/06/2020
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There is some good news out there……According to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun the housing market continues to rally & we’re heading for a strong Fall selling season! Nationally, pending sales were up 24%, mortgage applications increased by 30% & inventory was down by almost 20% for the month of August. Because Atlanta is so HOT, August inventory was down 44% for single family homes.

Housing markets continue to evolve…….REALLY low interest rates are attracting more buyers to the market & low inventory is leading to multiple offers for sellers. Trust me, that makes it interesting on both sides & on many levels. Which is why having an experienced Realtor©, like me 😊, who has successfully negotiated many times for buyers & sellers in competitive markets, is crucial to your home buying &/or selling success!

If you or someone you know is considering a move contact me TODAY to find out how you can take advantage of this market’s opportunities. Can’t wait? Just follow this link to find your dream home &/or check sales prices in your neighborhood: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

To see NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun’s full video, click here: https://www.nar.realtor/videos/august-2020-existing-and-pending-home-sales

All the best,

Debby


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Time for a new Career?

09/17/2020
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If you or someone you know is considering a career change to real estate this is a great opportunity to learn more about the industry to help you make that decision. You’ll hear the truth (really) about the real estate business from some our office’s top producers. BTW, our office was the top producer in the Southeast Region last year, which is another reason it’s a great place to start! Please let me know if you’d like to join!

All the best,

Debby


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2020 & 2021 Savings

09/16/2020
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How to save $$$ in 2020 & 2021

Did you know that purchasing a home this year enables you to save money on your 2020 & 2021 tax bills? How? In most cases the expenses associated with buying a home & moving are tax deductible. Any owner of record, as of January 1st, is eligible for one of the biggest tax savings available on their principal residence; the Homestead Exemption. Additionally, the extraordinarily low interest rates help you to buy more house for the money! The good news is there’s still plenty of time to find your new home & close on or before 12/31/20 to take advantage of these opportunities!  So if you’re sitting on the fence about buying a home the Homestead Exemption & unbelievably low interest rates are good reasons to BUY NOW & SAVE HUGE!

Contact me TODAY to get started! I’m ready to connect you with the right lenders, home inspectors, movers & any other vendor you need to make this process as easy as possible! You know I’ll always be honest with you, listen to you & protect you all the way to the closing!

Can’t wait to get started? Just follow this link to search for a home anywhere in the US:

http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Atlanta Market Sales are hotter than the weather!!!!

09/03/2020
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Atlanta Sales are HOT, HOT, HOT…..

July housing sales in the Atlanta Market were hotter than the weather! As predicted, the summer buying season was delayed this year; housing sales started rising in June & jumped in July. There were 7% more closings in July 2020 vs. 2019. What makes it REALLY interesting is that was with 40% less inventory. Which definitely demonstrates that the buyers who are house hunting are truly serious & are on a mission!  Historically low interest rates (2-3%) are driving sales too; it gives buyers more buying power. Sellers are loving having the ability to choose the offer that best suits their needs because they received multiple offers; often on the first day. While this does make it competitive for buyers they’re enjoying the ability to buy more home for their money. In the long run, it’s a win win!

If you or someone you know is considering a move, CONTACT ME TODAY to learn more about how you can take advantage of the opportunities presented in today’s market. Can’t wait? Just follow this link to find your dream home &/or to check sales in your neighborhood:

http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Happy Labor Day!

09/03/2020
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School is back in session (digitally and in-person), cooler weather is (hopefully) just around the corner and there may be (some) college football after all.  That can only mean one thing…Labor Day is here!  

Hopefully you all have a long weekend, so kick back, relax and impress your friends with these fun facts about this holiday you’ve worked hard for:

  • 1882 was the year of the inaugural Labor Day celebration, when 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade.
  • 35 percent of the work force belonged to unions in the 1950s, which was the all time high.
  • 25 percent of Americans usually plan to get out of town for Labor Day Weekend.
  • 40.6 percent of Americans plan to barbecue over Labor Day Weekend.
  • 818 hot dogs are eaten every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Source: http://www.wallethub.com

Buying and selling real estate does not have to be a laborious task! Contact me today to find out how you can have an easy transaction.  Can’t wait?  Start your search now:

http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Have fun, spoil dinner & help others

08/21/2020
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16th Annual Miss Mary’s Crankin’

Sunday, August 23rd from 2-4PM

First Baptist Roswell located at 710 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell

 

The 16th Annual Miss Mary’s Crankin’ is safe & fun for the entire family as well as a great way to spoil dinner & help others! This year brings a new look and location as they take care to follow COVID-19 guidelines for the safety of their patrons, volunteers and staff. They will bring the fun to your vehicle and there’s a drive-thru festival! Even better, the proceeds benefit the Drake House https://thedrakehouse.org/

Your pre-purchased ticket includes four 8oz flavors. The ice cream will be delivered to your vehicle in the pre-packaged homemade ice cream containers by friendly facemask & glove-wearing volunteers. The Drake House (prewrapped and sealed) color-changing spoons are also included so you can enjoy your ice cream as you drive-thru this year’s festival! Follow this link for more info & to purchase tickets:

https://thedrakehouse.org/miss-marys-ice-cream-crankin/

And while you’re out & about if you pass a home that piques your interest, call, text or email me for more info. Or it can also be found by following this link: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Should you Buy or Rent?

08/07/2020
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rent vs buy

This is a question most of us will likely face in our lives, whether buying a house makes more financial sense than renting a home.  Need help with the calculations?  Check out this helpful tool https://www.realtor.com/mortgage/tools/rent-or-buy-calculator/

Does buying a new home make more sense for you?  Can’t wait to get started hunting for your new home? Just follow this link to start your search and let me know how I can help:  http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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