Summer House Realty – A Green Company

Summer House is always on the search for how we can give back to the community and change the world. We work closely with Water Mission, and Operation Smile; donating a portion of our commissions each year straight to these amazing organizations. Giving back is a foundation to our business- and why we started SHR…

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Non-traditional gift ideas for groomsmen


When you’re looking into groomsmen gift ideas it can be hard finding something unique AND useful. We are here to help you think outside the box with some non-traditional gift ideas that they will use more than once!  1. Decanter and glass set- Something timeless that can be used for life is a decanter and…

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Non-Traditional Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

When you are looking for gifts for the best gals in your life it can be hard not to buy everything in sight! We are here to help you pick the perfect gift for your perfect gals! If you would like to get your bridesmaids gifts they can reuse, try to avoid getting them gifts…

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Love where you live- Masters Week Edition

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Masters Week in Augusta Augusta is THE place to be for the first week of April. When the famous azaleas start to bloom, that’s when you know it is almost time for the Renowned Masters Golf Tournament. You can see greenhouses line Washington Road in preparation, with gorgeous greenery in bloom for one very important…

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Four Signs You Might Be in Over Your Head, and How We Can Help

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Buying a home is one of the largest investments many people will ever make. If you aren’t paying with cash, then buying a house involves getting approved for a mortgage. While lenders will scrutinize your finances to ensure you’re likely to repay what you borrow, it’s still possible to buy more home than you can…

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6 Home Buying Strategies for Winning a Bidding War

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Trying to navigate the home buying process in a sellers’ market can be a challenge but it’s well worth it once you find your dream home. Before you sign on the dotted line and hand over a check, you have to get the seller to accept your offer, which can be tricky if the seller…

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7 Tips for Selling Your House Fast

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When it comes to selling your house, you want to make sure that you are getting the best sales price possible. You’ve heard of owners who sold their house in a week or less but wondered how they were able to do this. These seven tips will help you understand what buyers look for and…

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Do I need to put 20% down to purchase a home?

20% down payment myth

Are you a first-time homeowner looking to purchase a home? Are you thinking, “I would love to stop paying rent and buy a house, but I don’t have 20% for the down payment?” For the average American, 20% is a big number. You’ve seen the news of a strong housing market in the last several…

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Selling Your Home: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid

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Selling your home is a major life milestone and it can be especially stressful when selling your first home. Alleviate stress by anticipating problems before they arise. By knowing the most common home selling mistakes, you can protect your investment and enjoy a smoother process. Not Hiring a REALTOR® While it’s true you can sell…

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