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Karen and Warren Owen
We are Atlanta Communities Real Estate agents in Marietta (Atlanta) Georgia
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By Stacy Downs RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—(MCT)—While today’s real estate market is keeping many home buyers on the sidelines, there’s no need to feel stuck in your house. You can still move out and up within your own home. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at The Warren Report
Richard Termine for The New York Times Marke Hallowell and Allison Firmat plan to put 5 percent or less down once they find a condominium in southern Orange County, Calif. By RON LIEBER Published: August 27, 2010 It’s hard to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2010 at The Warren Report
RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—(MCT)—Everywhere you look, July was not ideal for real estate—that’s one thing on which the economists and the statistics agree. Sales figures released recently for the first month in 19, not invigorated by government tax credits, offered... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at The Warren Report
By Jean Patteson RISMEDIA, August 26, 2010—(MCT)—Kitchens have long been among the most popular remodeling projects. But with fewer clients requesting kitchen upgrades during this recession, one kitchen designer has turned the economic slowdown to her advantage. “If I couldn’t... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at The Warren Report
Who spent the most days above normal temperatures this sweltering season? Louisville, Ky. But Atlanta is close behind. By Liz Moyer, Forbes.com Aug 23, 2010 Provided by: It has been a hot summer. So hot. From New York to Atlanta,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at The Warren Report
Homebuyers should be prepared for extra costs and delays as cautious mortgage lenders order stricter reviews. By Marcie Geffner of Bankrate.com Homebuyers and sellers who expect an appraisal to sail through to closing without a hitch may be surprised to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at The Warren Report
Who are all these people with their hands out? Do I really need them? What’s it going to cost me? Here's information to help demystify the closing process – and all those fees – when you buy a home. By... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at The Warren Report
By David S. Jones RISMEDIA, August 23, 2010—(Real Estate Center) — Some parents are warning their kids not to bank on inheriting the homestead. Why? Because some parents are considering a reverse mortgage. Such mortgages may not be beneficial for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at The Warren Report
By Mary Shanklin RISMEDIA, August 20, 2010—(MCT)—Faced with the realities of the foreclosure crisis, nonprofit homebuilder Habitat for Humanity is adding a piece of equipment in its tool chest: a sledgehammer. After decades of rallying volunteers to build new houses... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at The Warren Report
An industry already battered by the economy is feeling the effects of the hot, dry summer that scorched parts of the nation earlier than normal. Posted by Mai Ling at MSN Real Estate No matter how closely you follow MSN... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at The Warren Report
By Kathleen Lynn RISMEDIA, August 19, 2010—(MCT)—As director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard, Nicolas Retsinas has had a front-row seat for the real estate market’s dramatic boom and bust. After 12 years at the center, Retsinas... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at The Warren Report
Working with a good agent is probably the single most effective way to ease home buying anxieties as you enter the marketplace. By Sally Anderson of MSN Real Estate Why Go with the Pros? Selling your home can be a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at The Warren Report
By Michelle E. Shaw The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Johns Creek, meet Tyler Perry Ethan Trewhitt, ethan@trewhitt.org Entertainment mogul and actor Tyler Perry plans to build his own home on the 58-acres known as Dean Gardens. The actor and entertainment mogul who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at The Warren Report
6 easy ways to make your property more appealing to buyers. By U.S. News & World Report Faced with a massive glut of unsold homes, many would-be sellers are struggling to make their properties stand out in today's downtrodden real-estate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at The Warren Report
These people found both good and bad surprises. Here, they share what they learned. By Christopher Solomon of MSN Real Estate One person couldn't believe how simple it was. Another was surprised by how much financial help was available. A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at The Warren Report
When it comes to mowing your yard, it all boils down to that age-old question: Should you mow in spirals or rows? To answer this, we got together with world-famous puzzler Scott Kim to plot the course and come up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at The Warren Report
Washington, August 12, 2010 Homeowners are more active in their communities, benefit from improved education opportunities, and report higher levels of self-esteem and happiness when compared to renters, according to leading research. A new report from the National Association of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at The Warren Report
Broad Stabilization in Second Quarter Metro Area Home Prices with Strong Sales RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—The real estate trend in firming home prices solidified in the second quarter with more metropolitan areas showing increases from a year ago, aided by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at The Warren Report
The riverfront property in New York state, which boasts a new look since its movie debut, spent just 70 days on the market. Posted by Mai Ling at MSN Real Estate Not even a horror movie franchise and book featuring... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at The Warren Report
By Charles Furlough, vice president, Pillar To Post Home Inspections RISMEDIA, August 11, 2010—As the summer sun continues to heat up the country, homeowners are taking full advantage of their central air conditioner units. Charles Furlough, vice president, Pillar To... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at The Warren Report
They can be a nightmare for homeowners: Burst pipes, exploding water heaters or the slow, steady, hidden drip of leaky appliance hoses. Here's what to do if you find yourself in a water emergency, and 12 ways to prevent disaster.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at The Warren Report
But the new owner plans to tear down the 32,000-square-foot Atlanta behemoth. Posted by Mai Ling at MSN Real Estate The 32,000-square-foot pink mansion that's been on Atlanta's real-estate market for 15 years has finally sold, but its new owner... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at The Warren Report
By Mary Madden RISMEDIA, August 7, 2010—(MCT)—One of the mysteries of space—we’re talking real-world living space, not the cosmos—is that perfectly sound logic often leads to an illogical aesthetic. We all occasionally make cringe-worthy decorating mistakes. If you are in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2010 at The Warren Report
(ARA) - When it comes to making your home more energy efficient, you may have to spend a little to save a lot. And, like most good investments, energy-efficient home improvements may require you to be in it for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at The Warren Report
The company's new website aims to help homeowners struggling with their mortgages understand that they have plenty of options beyond foreclosure. Posted by Mai Ling at MSN Real Estate Mortgage giant Fannie Mae is reaching out to struggling homeowners with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at The Warren Report