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Looking to buy a new home? Find out 9 common mistakes that could cost you in the long run.
04/24/2020
9 Lessons to Know Before Buying a House.

Looking to buy a new home? Find out 9 common mistakes that could cost you in the long run.

Buying a home is more like buying a used car than renting an apartment. You need to ask questions, look under the hood and take it for a spin. Turn on all the faucets. Flush the toilet. Blast the heat and see what happens.

The couple purchased an older ranch with exquisite views in the same ritzy suburb in early 2019, for $1.375 million.
04/23/2020
Ducey Downsize: AZ Governor Sells Mansion for $8.1M After Buying Fixer-Upper

The couple purchased an older ranch with exquisite views in the same ritzy suburb in early 2019, for $1.375 million.

The 3,100-square-foot house they bought last year covers a quarter-acre in the well-heeled Mountain Shadows East neighborhood. Its chief highlight is the jaw-dropping, unobstructed view of Camelback Mountain.

Wondering about the future?
04/22/2020
What Will Smart Homes Look Like 10 Years From Now?

Wondering about the future?

Thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence, the smartest homes will be able to truly learn about their owners or occupants, eventually anticipating their needs.

The share of Americans who own their own home was 65.1%, rising from 64.8% in the same period a year earlier, the Census...
04/21/2020
Homeownership rate rises to a 6-year high

The share of Americans who own their own home was 65.1%, rising from 64.8% in the same period a year earlier, the Census Department said in a report on Thursday.

The real estate market is continuing to dig itself out of the crater that resulted from the housing crash that began in 2007. The homeownership rate tumbled to a five-decade low of 62.9% in 2016 after 10 million families lost their homes to foreclosure when reckless lending led to widespread default...

Here's what you need to know to save money fast.
04/20/2020
Extreme Budgeting Tips: Save Up a Down Payment Fast

Here's what you need to know to save money fast.

Below we outline a few ways to go about it. Some of these tactics are more extreme than others, but all of them require you to shape up financially and quit coddling yourself.

No need to leave the house!
04/17/2020
How to get an online mortgage

No need to leave the house!

These tech-enabled mortgage applications remove much of the tedious, manual work normally required and streamline the transaction significantly.

These are important lessons.
04/16/2020
What Short-Term Rental Lessons Can be Learned From US Cities?

These are important lessons.

In the last 12 years, Airbnb has changed the travel industry and real estate market forever, and its IPO is perhaps the most anticipated offering of 2020, and yet, municipal lawmakers continue to battle about local STRs.

Refinancing?
04/13/2020
Every Homeowner Should Avoid These 5 Costly Mortgage Refinancing Mistakes

Refinancing?

With mortgage interest rates at record lows, many homeowners are choosing to refinance. If you’ve been thinking about taking the same step, keep scrolling. I’ve listed out five of the biggest refinancing mistakes that homeowners can make below. Read them over to ensure that you’re not at risk ...

Having an open house is the exciting part of selling a home, but let's face it: It takes a lot of work to get there.
04/11/2020
Home-Showing Tips That'll Persuade Buyers to Bite

Having an open house is the exciting part of selling a home, but let's face it: It takes a lot of work to get there.

Once you've made repairs, chosen a Realtor®, real estate agent or listing agent, and then decided on an asking price, your home is almost ready for market—but first, how about a little primping and polishing? Or maybe a lot of primping and polishing. This is where an open house for potential buye...

Looking to level up your living room?
04/10/2020
10 Great Ways To Create A Unique Living Room

Looking to level up your living room?

Finding inspiration in other completed projects and designs is very useful as well so today we’re having a look at a few living rooms that we think have some pretty interesting designs.

Looking to invest?
04/09/2020
How Much Money Do You Need To Invest In Real Estate?

Looking to invest?

With volatility returning to the stock and bond markets, many investors have turned to hard assets such as real estate as a way to shield themselves from market madness. The temptation is certainly strong.

So, how do we go about that?
04/06/2020
How to Find Motivated Sellers & Land Great Deals in 2020

So, how do we go about that?

One thing I like about this particular skill is that, once you pick it up, you can use it in any market—whether the market is hot, whether it’s a slow market, or whether the market is cool. If you know how to find motivated sellers, you’ll always be able to make money.

Sell your home faster with these small touches!
04/04/2020
These 3 Home Decor Touches Can Help Sell Your Home

Sell your home faster with these small touches!

When you're getting your home ready to put on the market, you want it to make the best impression possible on buyers. A few simple tricks can win their hearts.

The 30-year FRM moved up two basis points to 3.47% from last week’s 3.45%. Last year, the rate for the 30-year mortgage ...
04/03/2020
Mortgage rates hang near five-decade low, says Freddie Mac

The 30-year FRM moved up two basis points to 3.47% from last week’s 3.45%. Last year, the rate for the 30-year mortgage was 4.37%.

The mortgage rate environment remained low despite the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) edging up on Thursday, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

The State Farm campus in Dunwoody transforming Perimeter Center was among Atlanta Business Chronicle's top stories of th...
04/02/2020
State Farm CEO Expects Great Success For New Campus

The State Farm campus in Dunwoody transforming Perimeter Center was among Atlanta Business Chronicle's top stories of the decade.

As State Farm Insurance Co. launches the second phase of its more than 2-million-square-foot hub in Dunwoody, Chairman and CEO Michael Tipsord already knows the impact a similar massive project is having in Dallas.

The 30-year FRM average 0.7 points for the week ending March 26, 2020. A year ago at this time, the FRM averaged 4.06%.
03/31/2020
30-Year Mortgage Rate Drops This Week to 3.5%

The 30-year FRM average 0.7 points for the week ending March 26, 2020. A year ago at this time, the FRM averaged 4.06%.

Adjustable-rate mortgages – the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid – average 3.34% this week with an average 0.3 points, an increase from last week’s 3.11%. A year ago, the ARM averaged 3.75%.

On a budget?  Read this!
03/30/2020
4 Tips for Buying a Home on a Limited Budget

On a budget? Read this!

If you're looking to buy a home, you're no doubt aware that the more of a down payment you're able to make and the higher a mortgage loan you qualify for, the easier a process it'll be. But that doesn't mean you can't buy a home if funds are limited and you're only approved to borrow so much. Here's...

Buying your first home? We're here to help you!
03/28/2020
Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying your first home? We're here to help you!

These tips will help you navigate the process, save money and avoid common mistakes. We organized them into four categories.

It's always a good time to reassess your food safety and nutritional practices. And .. get those kids prepping food and ...
03/28/2020
Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19

It's always a good time to reassess your food safety and nutritional practices. And .. get those kids prepping food and washing dishes. I started very young working with my grandmother. She put a stool at the sink for me to stand on as I washed dishes (no dishwasher even in her professional kitchen) or peeled potatoes. I loved hanging out with her and learning all the tricks if the trade. And btw.... When you're washing the lettuce don't use hot soap and water you won't like the outcome..lol😂

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Last update: 3.27.20 [En español] As we navigate these unprecedented times, many are wondering how to safely shop, order, and prepare…

High Fives for our NAVY. Comfort will be on the Way to New York tomorrow and it looks as if Mercy is on way to Los Angel...
03/27/2020
A Look Inside the Navy Hospital Ships Fighting COVID-19

High Fives for our NAVY. Comfort will be on the Way to New York tomorrow and it looks as if Mercy is on way to Los Angeles

The U.S. Navy has two hospital ships, with one headed to Los Angeles and the other to New York City.

During this period of Social Distancing I am still working with my Clients Remotely. Conducting Virtual Meetings and Tou...
03/27/2020

During this period of Social Distancing I am still working with my Clients Remotely. Conducting Virtual Meetings and Tours of Properties. I can Chat with you via Zoom, What'sApp, phone or email. I'm here for you and Everything will be OK!

We sold a beautiful property to a happy couple.  I can help you sell your place! Click here for pictures http://www.nabo...
03/27/2020

We sold a beautiful property to a happy couple. I can help you sell your place! Click here for pictures http://www.naborsnorris.com/our-team/alison-norris/.
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Just listed! (strikeout) SOLD!! Interested in selling? Your house could be next! What are you waiting for? Click the lin...
03/27/2020

Just listed! (strikeout) SOLD!! Interested in selling? Your house could be next! What are you waiting for? Click the link to find out more about Alison Norris and how she can help you List your property. http://www.naborsnorris.com/our-team/alison-norris/
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03/27/2020

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Should you attend a real estate conference?
03/25/2020
Should You Go to a Real Estate Conference?

Should you attend a real estate conference?

Is it worth it for you as a real estate agent to attend a real estate conference? You need to take time out of your busy schedule to be there. And there is also the financial cost that needs to be taken into account. Should you go?

What’s a few thousand dollars between friends?
03/24/2020
Why You Should Buy Less House Than You Can Afford

What’s a few thousand dollars between friends?

In case you were wondering, this is why your real estate professional may pay little attention when you tell them you only want to spend X number of dollars on a new home. It’s not that they aren’t professional, or that they don’t care about your financial situation; it’s just that they only...

Built in 1926, the charming two-story has lath and plaster walls, oak wood floors and high ceilings.
03/23/2020
Lou Ferrigno gives it another go in Santa Monica

Built in 1926, the charming two-story has lath and plaster walls, oak wood floors and high ceilings.

Bodybuilder turned actor Lou Ferrigno has put his longtime home in Santa Monica back up for sale at $3.499 million, down from last year’s $3.9 million.

These 17 homesteading tips are gamechanging!
03/20/2020
Homesteading Tips For Well Rounded Homesteaders

These 17 homesteading tips are gamechanging!

Sometimes, when trying to decide what to do next to spruce up your homestead, the best thing you can do is bring it on back to the basics. Here, I’ve compiled a list of 17 homesteading tips that every great homesteader should know.

Budgeting is a complicated, often frustrating process, but it doesn't have to be impossible!
03/18/2020
Budgeting Tips: 10 Budget Commandments & Other Pointers

Budgeting is a complicated, often frustrating process, but it doesn't have to be impossible!

Listed here you will find WalletHub’s 10 Commandments of Better Budgeting as well as more specialized tips for families, students, project budgeters, vacationers and wedding planners.

A smart home has a lot of advantages!
03/17/2020
Why You Should Invest in a Smart Home and How They Work

A smart home has a lot of advantages!

Technology is changing our lives every day. One of the latest big tech trends has been advances in the Internet of Things – technology that allows devices to communicate with each other.

What are rehab loans anyway?
03/16/2020
Three Rehab Loan Options For Real Estate Investors

What are rehab loans anyway?

When an investor wants to buy a real estate property in poor condition, renovate it and then sell it for a profit, they require short-term money to purchase the property and renovate it promptly. Owing to restrictive property qualifications and excruciatingly long closing times, traditional mortgage...

There are certain questions to ask so that you can pinpoint the right professional for you.
03/12/2020
Home Won't Sell? Yawar Charlie on 'Listing Impossible' Explains Why

There are certain questions to ask so that you can pinpoint the right professional for you.

Not sure where to get started? You can search for real estate agents in your area with online tools that offer you the chance to read real estate agent reviews from previous clients. From there, you'll want to call or meet with a few you like and probe further.

Whether it adds balance, character or a jolt of color or pattern, the feature is designed to grab attention.
03/11/2020
10 Eye-Catching Bathroom Accent Walls

Whether it adds balance, character or a jolt of color or pattern, the feature is designed to grab attention.

A thoughtfully placed accent wall can anchor or elevate a bathroom. One in three renovating homeowners adds or upgrades an accent wall during a master bathroom project, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study.

Here's why you should always plan for home maintenance.
03/09/2020
How Much You Should Budget for Home Maintenance

Here's why you should always plan for home maintenance.

Average homeowner costs can be helpful, but averages are only a starting point for your home's annual maintenance budget, and don't take into account your unique circumstances.

Some investors love the idea of making major repairs to a home that increase its value and then resell the property for ...
03/06/2020
12 Signs That Spell Caution in a Fixer-Upper

Some investors love the idea of making major repairs to a home that increase its value and then resell the property for profit!

Money Crashers, a personal finance resource company based in Los Angeles, recently released a list of major warning signs that would-be buyers should be aware of as they’re shopping listings. While these individual signs might not derail a sale on their own, they might warrant a call to a local ex...

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Alison is in the business of bringing buyers and sellers together.

She is proud to be part of NaborsNorris Real Estate, a small boutique firm where each team member “Lives, Works and Plays” in their area of specialty. Alison has been Calling Dunwoody Home for 27 years, and is actively involved at Dunwoody Baptist Church, plays tennis out of Dunwoody Country Club, and frequently runs into her old customers from Alison’s Restaurant around the Village.

Specializing in Dunwoody, GA

Her clients include both longtime Dunwoodians and those transferring from out of state. She has an affection for first time homebuyers seeking Dunwoody’s top notch elementary schools. She also has experience helping investors with purchasing, renovating, and selling properties as well as purchasing income producing property on the north side of the Atlanta metro.

With her tenacious ability to stay in constant contact with all parties throughout the process, she provides a smooth and stress free experience. Thanks to her many years in the hospitality industry, she has developed a unique set of negotiating skills along with a worthy network of other service providers you may need. She is very detail oriented and knows how to manage the entire process every step of the way. She knows the value of Exceptional Customer Service and is always exceeding expectations.

Alison's Restaurant was the place to meet with your Neighbors, Friends and Family. Enjoy a Cocktail or Glass of Wine with your Dinner. She was always there to make sure you made new friends, enjoyed your dining experience and encouraged those Smiles Galore and So much more happiness. Life is good when we share it, be a blessing and be blessed by others. Thanks to everyone who participated in the party. Alison’s last Supper took place at the end of February 2014 and then her new Adventure Began in Real Estate with many of those same Clients.

Helping others build relationships, new friendships and fulfil their hopes and dreams is a great privilege and that is what I’ve always enjoyed being a part of. Now, I am able able to continue doing just that through my Real Estate business -- CallingDunwoodyHome with NaborsNorris Real Estate Redefined.

Please feel free to join this page and share your Story.... And if you are looking to make a Home Purchase or Sale I will do my best to ensure it all goes smoothly with Plenty of opportunities for #SmilesGaloreAndSoMuchMore

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