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?

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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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CSRA Holiday Roundup


Augusta is a great place to make holiday memories! Whether you are wondering where the best Christmas lights are in town or wanting to meet Santa Clause, Summer House Realty has got you covered with a list of our favorite Holiday activities. One-Time Events Downtown Augusta Christmas Parade (December 11 from 6:00 PM to 8:00…

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10 Ways to Spruce Up the Entry of Your House to Attract Buyers


What’s the first and last part of a house potential buyers see when they view it? The entry is a big deal if you want someone to fall in love with your home. The entrance leaves a lasting impression and could make or break whether your house sells. These 10 suggestions will ensure you wow…

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A Day In Amelia Island

At the start of last week, Thomas and I drove down to Amelia Island for a few days. We’ve been on a mission to explore more of our new surrounding areas and had heard wonderful things about this relaxing beach town in Florida. It’s the southernmost of the Sea Islands and is a little less than…

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Local businesses support this weekends’ worldwide fundraiser

Each fall, several local businesses come together to sponsor a very worthy cause, and your business can still register to participate. Core event partners for the annual CSRA Walk for Water, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 starting at 9 AM at SRP Park include Chick-fil-A, Summer House Realty, Be Still Displays, The…

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Four Reasons You’ll Regret Not Hiring a Real Estate Agent

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When everybody is trying to get the best possible deal, it’s difficult to know what you’re getting into when you’re buying or selling a house. It can be less overwhelming when you are working with an experienced agent. If you decide not to hire an agent, it can easily turn out to be your biggest…

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3 Ways in Which Drone Photos and Videos Can Improve Your Real Estate Listing

Drone photography and video have become popular new ideas to help real estate listings gain attention amid stiff competition. While regular photography tends to show a certain amount of detail, it can leave out considerable portions. Drone photos and video, however, can help fill in these blanks. If you plan to list your home, taking…

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