Kris Grimes
Kris Grimes

Cobb Lake Homes Blog

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Planning your new home purchase

October 9, 2015 10:37 am

When buying a home is put on the to-do-list, excitement often gets the better of us and we rush to look at homes before doing our homework. Count on at least 6 months, if not a year to reach your goal. (Read More)

FOR HOME BUYERS: HOMEBUYING NOW MORE AFFORDABLE

October 9, 2015 10:20 am

The average home price remains 12 percent below what it was in the second quarter of 2006 – the least affordable level in the last decade. During that same time period, the average wage nationwide has increased 34 percent and the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has dropped 44 percent during that time period. (Read More)

Why do I need a Loan Pre-approval?

September 26, 2015 3:12 pm

Before starting home shopping, prospecting home buyers are advised to obtain at a minimum a Pre-Qualification letter. But, to make a solid offer on a home it's far better to have a Pre-Approval letter instead. (Read More)

TRID - TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure

September 26, 2015 2:30 pm

As of October 3, new loan applications will follow the guidelines created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. New forms are replacing old ones. From now on we'll be talking about Loan Estimates and Closing Disclosure instead of Good Faith Estimate and HUD-1. TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosure or TRID promises to make buying a home a lot easier. (Read More)

TIPS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS

August 22, 2014 11:24 am

Buying your first home doesn't need to be a nightmare if you properly prepare for it and choose the right support team. (Read More)

9 REASONS TO LOVE YOUR MORTGAGE

July 28, 2014 1:58 pm

Nine different ways to look at a mortgage from a positive point of view. (Read More)

FOR BUYERS: MAKE A BUYING PLAN AND STICK TO IT

June 14, 2014 11:28 am

Saving for a down payment takes time and effort. Tips and inspiration how to get there. (Read More)

10 Best Places to live in Georgia

May 23, 2014 11:22 pm

10 Best Places to live in Georgia. (Read More)

WHAT'S UP WITH THE DEEDS?

May 13, 2014 9:05 am

Limited Warranty Deeds have replaced the General Warranty Deed language in the 2014 real estate contracts. A brief layman explanation of the difference between these two deeds. (Read More)

7 Design Trends for the Kitchen in 2014

April 1, 2014 10:17 am

Trend setting ideas for your kitchen renovation. Tips to choose wisely when spending your money. Past kitchen trends that have gone out of style. (Read More)
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