Kristin Allen's Blog Posts

Will the Rapid Increase in Home Values Continue?

Home values have increased tremendously over the past year.  In Cobb County, where I live, the median sales price for residential detached homes increased by 17.1% over 12 months from July 2020

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What Home Sellers Should Know About the Fair Housing Act

Selling your home can be an emotional process and often home sellers have a picture in their mind of who they would like the new homeowner of their old home to be.  If you have fond memories of

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Should you have your home appraised before listing it for sale?

Many home sellers are wondering if they should engage an appraiser to evaluate their home before they list it for sale.  Shouldn’t an appraiser tell them the true market value of their

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The Home Swap Solution - A Good Alternative for Homebuyers who "Need" to Sell before Buying a New Home.

In today’s competitive housing market it’s difficult for home buyers to have a winning offer as long as their offer is contingent on selling their home first.  Not all buyers are

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How the Pandemic and Working from Home May Change Homebuyers Priorities

The economy and businesses may have opened back up this summer but many of the larger companies with large office landscapes still encourage their employees to work from home if possible to better

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Ideas for Celebrating 4th of July This Year (Cobb and Cherokee County)

Like so many cities around the nation, the cities in Cobb County decided to call off all big public gatherings, parades, and firework displays this holiday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The

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Top Rated Private High Schools in Cobb County

Whether you’re looking for a Christian education for your children, a good social and learning environment, or smaller classroom sizes than most public schools can offer, Cobb County has

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Should I Renovate Before Listing My Home for Sale? - The Big Question

When selling your home, your goal is to maximize your profits.  An outdated home is less attractive to buyers and will likely sell for a lower price than an updated home in the same area. 

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Home Buying and Selling During the Pandemic – What to Expect?

Should I put my home on the market at this time or wait?  Is this a good time for buyers to get a bargain on a home? With the virus scare and orders of sheltering in place, buyers and sellers

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