Author: houstonlong1

Chase and Tim McGraw Gives Homes to Veterans

How great is this!? Chase & Tim McGraw Gives Homes to Veterans They’ve given 6 mortgage-free homes to veterans already this year. That is fantastic, but what is even more impressive is that Tim plans to give 30 more homes to veterans through the rest of his “Shotgun Rider 2015” tour. This is making headlines today, but this isn’t something that just started. In fact, more than 100 veterans have received homes from Chase, McGraw & Operation Homefront since 2012. Read the Original Article Here: Tim McGraw partners with Chase to give homes to veterans You can learn more about Operation Homefront...

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Want to Sell a House Fast?

For years I’ve used “SELL your house..FAST!” as a tag line for my house buying business. While in many cases that’s still the quickest way to sell, listing a home (at the right price) is not lagging too far behind these days. In May 45% of homes sold in LESS THAN A MONTH! Georgia is averaging 31-45 days on market (DOM), but I can tell you if you have a good home you’re looking to sell a house fast in Cartersville or the surrounding area it’ll likely fly off the shelf. And if that’s the case – give me a call and let’s...

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Top 3 First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

With more people looking to buy their first house I thought I’d pass along this article about the top 3 first time home buyer mistakes.. Not factoring in ALL expenses (now & in the future). In addition to being able to afford the mortgage payment you’ll want to account for insurance & taxes (even if they are included in the payment realize they will very likely go up over the years) Also things such as HOA dues, utilities (especially if it’s a home that’s older & doesn’t have energy efficient solutions) and maintenance. Maintenance is the biggest problem I’ve seen over time.. people...

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Rent vs Buy? More Tenants May Be Stuck

As I mentioned in a previous blog post (here) homeownership rates are continuing to fall. This creates an interesting rental market.. tenants are becoming stuck and rental rates are rising. The question is.. rent vs buy? I know first hand that the Cartersville & Calhoun markets are extremely tight on rentals. When someone has a nice rental available there are a LOT of people trying to rent it. Unfortunately most of the nice homes for sale are also attacked as soon as they hit the market. We need more good homes both for sale AND rent in Cartersville & the surrounding...

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Freddie Mac Echos Fannie Mae – Economy is Improving

More Americans feel comfortable taking on mortgage debt these days. Despite this homeownership rates are expected to continue to fall this year. Thinking about your life as well as observing friends, family & co-workers – do you feel the economy is improving? Read the Original Article Here: Freddie agrees with Fannie: The economy is improving If you’ve been thinking about selling your house – let’s talk! Houston Long...

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