A Room By Room Guide To Staging Your Home To Sell Quickly

Posted by Ashley Tokos // January 1, 2018

If you’re planning to put your house on the market you would probably like it to sell as quickly as possible.  Generally, once an individual has decided to sell their current house it is likely they have also begun making plans and preparations to move to a new home.  No one wants their house to […]

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The Eviction Process in Georgia Explained in 10 Simple Steps

Posted by Ashley Tokos // December 27, 2017

The process of evicting a tenant in Georgia begins with termination-related clauses in the lease agreement followed by a formal demand for possession, filing and service of the dispossessory affidavit on the tenant followed by a court hearing and ruling if the tenant files a reply to the affidavit. A ruling in favor of the […]

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When Renting Goes Wrong: What You Need To Know About Evicting A Tenant In Georgia

Posted by Ashley Tokos // December 26, 2017

Eviction is a process that no landlord wants to become familiar with.  There are a variety of reasons why a landlord may want to evict a tenant and a specific way to go about it in a lawful manner.  If the procedure is not followed correctly the eviction may be considered invalid.  The rules may […]

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Generating Passive Income Through Rental Properties: Things To Consider.

Posted by Ashley Tokos // December 18, 2017

Rental properties can be a great source of passive income if purchased and managed well.  Just as easily, however, they can be a money pit if you don’t plan properly.  Whether you are successful or not depends on a plethora of factors which can be grouped into these categories: the physical property, annual expenses, expected […]

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Escrow: The Referee Of Real Estate Transactions

Posted by Ashley Tokos // December 13, 2017

The word escrow is used many times during the purchase of real estate, but you may be wondering, just what is escrow and how does it relate to real estate transactions? What is Escrow? Escrow is a term used by lenders and mortgage brokers to refer to many aspects of a real estate deal both […]

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What Is Escrow And How Does It Relate To Real Estate Transactions?

Posted by Ashley Tokos // December 11, 2017

Escrow is a general term that is used to describe documents or something of value, often money, which is held by a neutral third party to be used at a later date following the fulfilment of an obligation. Ideally, the escrow holder is a disinterested person or company which does not care whether the buyer […]

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The Process And Options When Facing A Tax Lien Or Tax Foreclosure

Posted by Ashley Tokos // November 20, 2017

If you don’t pay your property taxes, the amount that is past due becomes a lien on your home.  This type of lien will almost always take priority over other types of liens such as a mortgage.  Since local governments run on property taxes, all states impose penalties for not paying taxes on time but […]

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What Is A Short Sale And Is It Right For You?

Posted by Ashley Tokos // November 6, 2017

A short sale is when an individual sells their house, which is at risk of foreclosure, for less than what they owe.  For a short sale to take place the lender must first agree to accept less than they are owed.  The transaction can benefit the lender by allowing them to avoid repossessing and foreclosing […]

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What Is Home Equity And What Can You Do With It?

Posted by Ashley Tokos // October 30, 2017

Home equity is the value of ownership of a home or property.  Simply put, it is the portion of a house that you own outright.  You can calculate your equity by subtracting the amount that you still owe on your mortgage from the current market value of the house.  As an example, if the market […]

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Filing Bankruptcy In Chatham County: Answers To Common Questions

Posted by Ashley Tokos // October 23, 2017

For many individuals filing for bankruptcy can provide a fresh start and a way out of debt.  Most bankruptcies filed in Georgia are either chapter 7 or chapter 13. Which filing may be correct for an individual depends upon his income, assets, debts and financial goals.  In general, it is advisable to explore any and […]

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