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Impact of Interest Rates on The Real Estate Market

Are higher interest rates going to cause a real estate market crash? We’ve been getting some variation of this question a lot lately. The reality is no one knows exactly what will happen yet there are some fundamental truths to consider. I once heard someone say that an economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today. With that, let’s start with some facts. This year, the Federal Reserve raised its interest rates by half of a percentage point. This is its largest rate increase since 2000 and the first time sinceRead More…

Impact of Interest Rates on The Real Estate Market

Getting Your Home Picture Perfect

You’ve signed the listing agreement and now you’re getting ready to have your home photographed. As a Curtin Team client, you have the benefit of our Home Stylists who provide exceptional home staging services. But there is plenty that you can do to prepare your home before it hits the market. We all know that staged homes sell for more money. But very few of us have the time or energy to clean and declutter every square inch of our homes. So, let’s focus on the rooms that will make the most impact and get those potential buyers excited toRead More…

Getting Your Home Picture Perfect

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Curtin Team partners with TBK Wellness Spa for a Mother’s Day Giveaway. TBK Wellness Spa is located at 408 Atlanta Street Suite 170 Roswell, GA 30075. Unlike national chains, TBK caters to the unique needs of each client. They take the utmost care to go above and beyond. Their philosophy is “our job is to take care of you, so that you can take care of others”. In that spirit, Curtin Team is hosting a Giveaway for Mother’s Day, since mothers are the best care givers we know. Entry for the giveaway is simple – a like and tag onRead More…

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Curtin Team Cares Hosts First Annual Fundraiser

On Wednesday, March 23rd, Curtin Team Cares hosted its First Annual FUNdraiser at Deep Roots Wine Market in Roswell, GA. Supporters of Curtin Team Cares were invited to SIP! SWIRL! and SUPPORT! Deep Roots Wine Market graciously donated wine samples to guests and donated a portion of the evening sales to Curtin Team Cares. Raffle prizes were donated by clients and friends of the Curtin Team, including gift certificates for products and services. Curtin Team Cares raises money with every successful The Curtin Team home sale. Combined with the generosity of businesses, caring individuals like you, and fundraising events, weRead More…

Curtin Team Cares Hosts First Annual Fundraiser

Rising Mortgage Rates Still At Historic Lows

Mortgage rates rose today, but rates overall are at historical lows. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 4.47%, according to Bankrate.com, and the average rate on a 15-year mortgage is 3.64%. On a 30-year jumbo mortgage, the average rate is 4.48%, and the average rate on a 5/1 ARM is 2.96%. These rates are just averages and subject to change daily. For current rates contact your preferred lender. During the pandemic we had historically low rates. The factors that most affect the rate increases today are inflation and economic growth. But rates can change for various reasons.Read More…

Rising Mortgage Rates Still At Historic Lows

Ready for Spring with Kanani and Cheri

Kanani Briggs, Realtor, and Cheri Bartlett, Space Strategist, discuss the ways you can start organizing your home in preparation of a Spring sale. Cheri offers tips on tackling difficult areas to organize as well as the services she offers homeowners to help them move items out of their homes. For more information, contact Kanani Briggs at kbriggs@curtinteam.com or 678-287-4848.

Preparing for Spring Home Sale – Get Inspection Ready

As you prepare to sell your home this spring, here are some basic tips to help prepare you for the home inspection. 1.Clean and Declutter Inspection Points – Clean furnace filters, stove and ovens – Empty storage areas in attic and basement – Clear at least 4-6 inches of space around the home’s exterior 2.Test the Functionality of the Items the Home Inspector Will Check – Test locks and seals on windows – Flush toilets and run all faucets – Check ceiling and bathroom fans – Make sure all light switches work properly – Confirm garage doors work with remoteRead More…

Preparing for Spring Home Sale – Get Inspection Ready

Not All CMA’s Are The Same

Successful home sellers know that the key to a quicker, less stressful sale begins with an appropriate listing price. Before boxes are packed or walls are painted, understanding your home’s market value should be your number one priority. General Market Analysis Summary also known as a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) is the first step to estimate the value of a home sale relative to comparable properties in your area. Factors that influence a CMA include: – Square footage – The number of bedrooms and baths – The age of the home – Construction and style – Neighborhood and schools However,Read More…

Not All CMA’s Are The Same

Happy New Year! Melinda Nawn Hosting Home Buyers Workshop on January 26

Happy New Year from the Curtin Team! It’s not business as usual, but it’s still a great time to BUY. Whether you are considering down sizing, right sizing or buying for the first time, Melinda Nawn, Curtin Team Buyer Agent, will show you the path to WINNING in 2022 real estate market. She will separate fears from facts, explain the realities of the current market, various financing options and the next steps to take to be in your new home. The workshop will be hosted at 1255 Canton Street, Ste. A, Roswell, GA 30075 on Tuesday, January 26th from noonRead More…

Happy New Year! Melinda Nawn Hosting Home Buyers Workshop on January 26

Guide To Sorting Through Sentimental Items Before Moving

If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market in 2022, now is the time to start cleaning, purging, and prepping. The holidays may be the ideal time to get started while kids are home from school and family is visiting. It’s the perfect time to open up SPACE for what this new year will bring. While it might be easy to let go of those clothes that are out of style or the gadgets you were so excited about, but are now sitting at the back of your closet…never used, many people struggle with what to do withRead More…