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Monday, July 23, 2012   /   by Larry - Customer Support

Tips and Things to Avoid When Buying a Fixer Upper Property

At some point many of us have embraced the idea of taking a rundown property, fixing it up and either turning a nice profit on it or just moving into it with a ton of equity.  You imagined the idea of taking an old house with no life in it, working your creative magic on it and “breathing” new life back into the home.  The dollar symbols from all of the “upside” potential float in front of your eyes. However, if you aren't careful when getting into the fixer upper game, it won't be imaginary dollars floating in your head, but real dollars being flushed down the toilet.  Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama are prime areas for finding a bargain on a fixer upper home, be it a foreclosure, bank owned, short sale or estate property, but you need to be aware of some key tips and things to avoid during your search.
If you go beyond just dreaming about it and actually are ready to buy a distressed, bargain property, there are things you need to be ; ...

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012   /   by Larry - Customer Support

Best Area to Buy a Home

At SearchColumbusGaHomes.com you can view at all the available homes for sale listed on the multiple listing service in Columbus, GA, Phenix City, AL and the surrounding area including Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee, Marion and Troup Counties in Georgia and Lee, Russell and Chambers Counties in Alabama.  These areas include the fast growing area of Ft. Mitchell, AL with a lot of new construction home sales.  Ft. Mitchell is especially popular with military families due to its close proximity to Fort Benning.  So whether you decide to locate near Ft. Benning, on a rural country lot, in a downtown loft near whitewater rafting, or in a subdivision close to shopping centers, you are at the right place to get started with your home search.
Undecided?  Here are some tips:
Columbus and the surrounding area has a lot of variety and things to offer for someone looking to buy a home in a new area.  We will point out some key features and benefits to each area that may h; ...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012   /   by Larry - Customer Support

Foreclosures and Distressed Sales Account for over 25% of the Market

The housing market throughout the country has seen a great deal of foreclosures on residential homes as a result of the downturned housing markets. While some states such as Nevada and Florida were hit very hard, there has also been a large number of housing foreclosures in the states of Georgia and Alabama.  There are currently well over one thousand homes for sale in these two states with approximately 25% of them being distressed, foreclosure or bank owned properties.  Although this is a tragic instance for those families fighting foreclosure and losing the battle, finding a great deal on homes can be the result for those looking to purchase a home. There are numerous homes available now in the Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama area real estate market that are priced below value for quick sale.

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The market in Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL is ripe for good deals on foreclosed homes. But why are the prices so good? Individuals looking to purchase hom; ...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012   /   by Larry - Customer Support

Now is the Time to Buy: Mortgage Interest Rates at All Time Record Low!

Having the opportunity to purchase your first home or a new home can be quite advantageous.  With the ample amount of housing opportunities available in the Columbus GA area, more individuals are beginning to take advantage of the low mortgage interest rates that are beginning to be seen throughout the area.  With the constant changes in real estate, taking advantage of current opportunities will enable you to purchase your dream home meanwhile save a copious amount of money simultaneously.
The main reason as to why mortgage rates are declining is due to the decrease in bond yields.  As bond yields begin to drop, other elements of the real estate market will drop as well which is a positive inclination that there is an increase of money in the real estate system.  Due to the fact that the global economy has been in a constant state of flux, bond yields have been drastically uncertain and so with a small increase of funding in the real estate system, mortgage rates a. ...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012   /   by Larry - Customer Support

9 Top Tips for First Time Home Buyers to Save Time and Money

When it comes to buying your first home in the Columbus, GA or Phenix City, AL area, then this is what every first time home owner needs to know. These tips will give you a great head start, save you money and a lot of headaches as well.
Tip #1 - Set a budget and stick to it. You may qualify for a higher amount than you can comfortable pay. Stick to your budget so that you don't struggle financially after closing on your dream home.
Tip #2 - First time buyers can get financial help. There are government grants that will give you up to $20,000 regardless of your credit that can be used towards your new home.
Tip #3 - Down payments are important. Start saving now because there's no real downside to making a bigger down payment and it will save you a lot of money in the long run as well as lowering your monthly payments.
Tip #4 - Find an area expert to help you. An area expert such as a real estate agent can answer all your questions about homes for sale in Columbus GA and Phenix City and. ...

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