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Ever found yourself pulling into the office only to start worrying that you left the iron or the coffee pot on? Do you get the nagging suspicion your kids are watching T.V. when they are supposed to be doing homework? Smart Homes are making these nagging little concerns - and bigger ones like keeping the power bill low - a thing of the past.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing how we enjoy our living spaces and setting a new standard of living that can be enjoyed on almost any budget. New homes are being outfitted from the ground up with the latest Smart Home technology and older homes are being retrofitted with devices that enhance security, increase energy efficiency, and improve quality of living.  Home functions like lighting, heating,

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Younger women may find it hard to imagine that only 50 years ago a women getting a credit card, much less a mortgage, without her husband’s or father’s signature was almost unheard of. Young women half a century ago would find it equally incomprehensible that women today not only buy their own homes, but go to college at a rate higher than that of men, enjoy substantially higher incomes, and often defer marriage until after they are established in their career or eschew it entirely while choosing to have children outside the construct of a traditional marriage.

Since the mid 1990’s, single women have purchased homes at a rate twice that of single men. In 2018, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2018 report “Home Buyer and Seller Generational

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There are plenty of really good reasons you should be calling Sterling Real Estate, your real estate office in Atlanta. You should call them because you are throwing money away renting your apartment, buying real estate is an investment that will pay off nicely in time. You should call because owning a house means not having to listen to the young couple living in the next apartment argue about whose turn it is to clean the litter box. You should call our real estate office because your two- bedroom apartment isn’t fit for a family of four, or five perhaps, you haven’t decided yet.

But the best reason to call us is that the landlord at your apartment complex won’t let you have a dog.

If you already own a dog, you know just how much joy and happiness

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A growing number of people in the real estate market are looking to buy a condo rather than rent an apartment or purchase a home. Why are condos hot in the real estate market? There are several reasons.

While housing, in general, is characterized by a number of benefits and cons, each type comes with its own ups and downs. That is, there are pros and cons in buying a house, a condo and even in renting. A lot of the pro and cons of housing have to do with the buyer. For example, there are people who enjoy doing yard work and therefore owning a condo without a yard to care for is not a benefit in their eyes.

Investing in any type of property is a complicated process. It all starts with the type of place you wish to buy. From there you need to decide

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For many households, the kitchen is the center of the home and the hub of activity. Indeed, the kitchen is the heart of the home. But you might hate your kitchen. Well, the floors and the cabinets anyway, and don’t forget the outdated stove.

From time to time, the subject of remodeling your kitchen comes up, but it is quelled with words like “expensive” and “time-consuming.” But if you were to take a look at remodeled kitchens on the internet, kitchen envy might change your mind. If you are still on the fence about having your kitchen remodeled, there are several reasons that may change your mind. Sterling Real Estate, your real estate office in Atlanta, offers these great reasons for remodeling your kitchen.

Suit Your Personal Taste

The reasons

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It might be a bit cliche to say that Christmas will be here before you know it. Still, it doesn’t make it any less true. It is also true that given the hectic pace of the holiday season, it makes it that much more difficult to create meaningful memories between now and the new year.

There are customs and traditions that surround the holidays that you cherished growing up. These are activities that you, your siblings and your parents loved and enjoyed together every year. Now that you have settled into your dream home and have a family of your own, it is time to start some holiday traditions of your own.

We are quite sure you have already implemented at least a few traditions, perhaps those you enjoyed as a child. While decorating the tree and making

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In the real estate business, curb appeal is known as the frosting on the cake and it refers to the overall appearance of a property from the street. People who are shopping for a new home will often drive by a property that is for sale and inspect it before making a decision to take a look at the inside or not.

This means that if your home doesn’t look desirable from the outside, you will have a difficult time getting anybody to take a look at the inside. Yes, curb appeal is that important. So if you are considering petting your home n the market, it is in your best interest to make your home as appealing as possible on the outside. It doesn’t matter how awesome the interior of your home is, nobody is interested in looking at it if you don’t have curb

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We want to congratulate you on the purchase of your first home. Your home real estate agent from Sterling Real Estate in Atlanta helped you find the perfect property and you are eager to move in and call it home. Of course, you aren’t really looking forward to the actual move itself, nobody like to move. But it has to be done so you may as well make the best of it.

All of your furniture, clothing and other belongings are sprawled out on the floor, silently mocking you. Packing everything up seems like such a daunting task. But before you get all flustered and start pulling your hair out, understand that the whole moving thing doesn’t have to be as bad as you might think. That is, not if you follow these handy and helpful moving tips.

Get Rid of

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When searching properties for sale in Atlanta, many of the houses you see will have a garage, perhaps even two or three. You know, the place where you keep your automobile safe and protected from the elements. Many of you might also use the garage to store those bikes you never ride or that old motorcycle that will never get started up again.

We are also guessing that many of you have garages filled with useless junk like old cans of paint that will never get used and a punching bag that you punch about once every other month as you pass by it.

And then there are people who own Hummers and huge pickup trucks that are just too big to fit in their garage. There are also people who simply prefer to keep their cars parked in the driveway.

Our point

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If you have a really cool landlord, you love your house or apartment and there is a guarantee that you can live there infidelity without fear of rent going up, then renting is awesome. But as you know, this is just a renter’s dream.

The reality about renting a home or apartment is much different. For example, you never know for sure when rent might be raised or if you will be asked to leave because the owners have decided to sell the house.

Now, that is not to say renting is all bad. Well, at least that is what we hear. Even still, there are several reasons why renting is for the birds. Sterling Real Estate, your real estate office in Atlanta, offers several reasons why you should stop renting and consider buying your own home.

Stuff Breaks

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