Trent Dunn's Blog Posts

- RELIABLE TACTICS FOR WHEN THE APPRAISAL IS LOW -

Few things in the home buying process are more frustrating than having your offer accepted, only to have the appraisal fall below your offer. But all is not lost! If the appraisal comes in below

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- 5 HIDDEN RENOVATION COSTS -

Renovations never seem to go as planned. There’s always a cost you didn’t anticipate, or a problem that didn’t reveal itself until the project was underway. Here are five common

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TAX TIME: A GUIDE TO DIY

Tax Season will be here before you know it, and if you haven’t made a decision on how you’ll prepare your taxes this year, here are a few tips that may push you toward a DIY approach

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- NEW HOME, BETTER LIVING -

When you’re house hunting, focus on the things that will improve your quality of life.There are so many factors that go into a home buying decision that it can make your head spin&mdash

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- HOW TO CHECK YOUR HOME FOR AIR LEAKS

We’re well into the fall season and winter is right around the corner. This is the time of year when it’s especially important to make sure your home is properly sealed. Air leaks can

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MORTGAGE RATE MATHEMATICS

Shopping around for the best possible mortgage terms is an important part of the home buying process. A few percentage points can make a difference of thousands of dollars over the life of the

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HOMEBUYER INCENTIVES: A FEW DO’S AND DON’TS

When you’re selling your home, adding some extra perks can help you find a buyer quickly. An incentive is essentially a marketing spend for your home sale. But you want to make sure your

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- UPSIZING YOUR HOME

Unfortunately our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become

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SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE - HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on

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- 5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING A HOME

 When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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AVOID THESE 2 BIG MORTGAGE MISTAKES

We all know that searching for and viewing potential homes is the fun part of the home-buying process. The not-so-fun part? The mortgage.But if you don’t pay attention to the details, your

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HOW TO CREATE AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

Many homeowners would love to invest in making their property more energy-efficient. Going green can save you a lot of money over time and is great for the environment, but the up-front costs can be

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- 5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT CAN KILL A SALE

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a

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DISPELLING THE TOP 3 REFINANCING MYTHS

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you.  For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with

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5 CASH SAVING GREEN UPGRADES

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. 1. Solar panels: The upfront

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3 KEYS TO BEING A BETTER LANDLORD

Rental properties are one of the best ways to earn passive income and build wealth, but “passive” is a little misleading—it can still be a substantial amount of work. However, with

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WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU ?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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Some Quick Links that could help you find a great deal in Atlanta

Down below are some quick links that show you specific lists of potential "propportunities" in Atlanta!  If you are looking for a great deal on a home or investment property in GA, be sure

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