Don’t Let Termites Eat Up Your Investment

For thousands of years, the natural beauty and strength of wood has made it a versatile component of home building and design. Unfortunately, wood is also a favorite target of several pests that feed on its cellulose fibers. That’s why homebuyers and home sellers should enter a real estate transaction with full knowledge of a home’s wood infestation history. A... Read More »


Does Paint Color Affect the Selling Price of Your Home?

Yes, a fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money, but homeowners have to weigh financial priorities when prepping a home for sale. Nationally, U.S. homeowners spend $15,190 on average in extra or hidden costs associated with selling their home, according to a new analysis from Zillow® and Thumbtack, an online service... Read More »


OPEN HOUSE – 261 Roopville Veal Road, Roopville, GA 30170

On Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 EDT, Jean Waldrop will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE at 261 Roopville Veal Rd in Roopville, GA 30170. A beautiful Million Dollar View greets you as you step out onto the brand new, full length of the house deck.  Each room on the rear of the house has direct access to the deck, and... Read More »


Open House – 120 Shady Lane, Carrollton, GA 30116

You are invited to an Open House on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 4:00pm EDT at: 120 Shady Lane in Carrollton, GA. Love for the outdoors is apparent at this home with lots of care taken to create a gorgeous yet relaxing setting. A pool, screened porch, flowing pond, vine covered gazebo, pool house, and beautiful landscaping,... Read More »


10 Things to Do with Your Kids in West Georgia this Summer

Summer vacation 2017 is here! Though kids and parents counted down the days, now that school is out, how are you going to fill those days? Here are 10 ideas sure to make both you and your children happy and active this summer. 1. Explore the world. Sign your K-2 students up for Wolves Exploration Camp at the University of... Read More »


Set your Child on a Solid Financial Path that leads to Home Ownership

April is Financial Literacy Month and a great opportunity to talk to your child about the importance of wise financial choices.  Financial wisdom, if attained early in life, can ensure a much smoother process down the road when your child is ready to make, most likely, the largest purchase of their life—a home. If you have young children, you may... Read More »


Reverse Mortgage or Downsize – Which is Better?

Charles and Deborah have been semi-retired for a few years and are ready to call their professional lives complete. They really want to do some traveling while they are still healthy and energetic. The only problem? They are concerned about depleting their savings. They have heard about reverse mortgages and wonder if that might be a good way to use... Read More »


HOAs—Horror or Harmony?

Homeowners associations (HOAs) are not always popular with residents, but there are upsides to the protections they offer. Most of us have heard the HOA horror stories of residents battling neighbors over what many of us would consider insignificant issues. For example, in 2015 a Missouri family fought to keep a wooden playset in their backyard after their HOA objected... Read More »


Drone Photography-A New Perspective on Real Estate in West Georgia

7241 Cantrell Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135 – $569,000 Years ago, my grandmother gave each of her children an aerial photo of the family farm. Taken by a savvy photographer who had hired a plane to fly over the area, the photos showed a perspective of the land my dad and uncles never had as they tilled and planted acres of... Read More »


Happy President’s Day! Celebrating Georgia’s Presidential Connections

Presidents’ Day recognizes those who have served in our nation’s highest office, and Georgia has some pretty cool presidential ties to celebrate. Here are just a few: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, is the only U.S. president from Georgia. Carter was born on Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains. As a boy, Carter grew peanuts on his father’s... Read More »