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A group of kids running to the school main entrance

 

The first day of school is right around the corner. Help your child get ready and in a routine for a smooth transition from summer break to back to school. Having a smooth morning sets the tone for the day. Need tips on how to get your child on a back-to-school routine? Keep reading. 

Below, we’ve gathered some helpful tips to help your child get ready for the school day.

Attend School Orientation: Attending orientation sessions helps your child to become familiar with the school, their new classroom, and an opportunity to bond with their new teachers. Helping your child become familiar with their new surroundings helps them prepare mentally for the first day of school.

During

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People getting ready to graduate school

 

If your child is a high school student and you both have determined that college is the right path for their career goals, then there are a few steps you will want your student to take to help them prepare.

Sign up for prep courses. Most CSRA high schools offer prep courses that prepare students for their future educational goals as college students. Today, students have the chance to explore and pursue a wide variety of interests and begin figuring out what their career goals are while they are still in high school.

Students who want to take on college prep courses should consider the steps below:

  • Meet with HS guidance counselors. The guidance counselor will advise on what classes to take

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 A pair of keys exchanging to another person's hand

 

It’s true, there are plenty of real estate agents that are vying for your business. So, how do you choose the right agent? A good real estate agent will be your guide through the entire buying/selling process so, when choosing a real estate professional, you will want to pick an agent based on your specific needs. Decide on what qualities are most important to you in an agent and seek out those attributes in your candidates. 

Not only will you want an agent that meets your requirements but you will want to choose an agent from a reputable brokerage. Why? Because a good broker gives agents instant credibility. A good reputable broker will have standards that agents have to adhere to and

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One Stop Shop for Your Real Estate Needs

Did you know that Blanchard and Calhoun is the only brokerage in the CSRA to offer real estate services, insurance, home loans, and real estate classes? We are always looking for ways to expand our business to serve you better. And after a century of serving the CSRA and building relationships, we have learned a thing or two about how to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. Below are some of the services we proudly offer. 

Real Estate Professionals: The Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate team are experts in the CSRA and surrounding areas by providing real estate services for both buyers and sellers. Our professionals truly believe in helping their clients make Augusta their home and provide outstanding service each and every time. Regardless

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Happy Father's Day from Blanchard & Calhoun

From learning to ride a bike to laughing at all of his corny dad jokes, one thing is for sure, we love our fathers. On this special holiday, let the father figure in your life know your appreciation for all of his hard work, wisdom, love, and support. If you are looking for something to do for dad, we’ve compiled a list of 10 ways to celebrate.

 

  1. Buy dad a unique gift from a local gift store.

  2. Treat him to his favorite restaurant.

  3. Take a trip to the lake and go fishing.

  4. Join him in one of his hobbies.

  5. Hit the trails for a hike and a heart-felt conversation.

  6. Cook him his favorite meal.

  7. Do his yard work- he’ll love that one!

  8. Beat him at a game of golf or putt-putt.

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Augusta Mortgage Company

Buying a home is one of the largest purchases most people make in their lifetime, that is why choosing the right mortgage lender is a crucial part of the homebuying process to ensure the transaction is hassle-free and seamless as possible. 

So, how do you choose the right mortgage company? While there are many lenders eager to take your loan application, you’ll want to look for a lender that offers the best rates, loan terms, down payments requirements, closing cost fees and mortgage insurance. You may also want to consider working with a mortgage broker vs. a large commercial bank and here is why:

Mortgage brokers are independent and often local which means they are invested in their community- so they have a better understanding of the local

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Find Land For Sale With Blanchard & Calhoun

Are you looking to buy land to build your dream home? Before purchasing or investing in land here are a few questions you will want to ask.  

1. What are the zoning regulations and building codes for this land?

When it comes to purchasing land, you will want to know how that property is zoned. These zoning regulations will depend on the land and what it will be used for. If you are wanting to build a house, for example, it is important that the zoning allows for single-family homes. 

Finding the zoning codes and laws can be a bit tricky, this is why teaming up with a knowledgeable agent is beneficial: Your agent will research and determine which laws apply to your property.

 2. Is the land buildable?

Now that you’ve found land with the

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Find a Home Through the HEROES Program with Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate

The HEROES program, formerly known as Military On The Move (MOM), is a real estate rebate program designed to honor all of our workforce heroes. As an appreciation for your service to our community, we have re-launched a program that provides rebates and discounts for our heroes that are buying or selling their home. 

Who Qualifies As a Hero?  Workforce Heroes include but are not limited to:

  • Active Military and their immediate family members

  • Veterans

  • Doctors

  • Nurses

  • First Responders (firefighters, police offices, EMT)

Please consult with your local real estate expert to determine eligibility.

How Does It Work?  The process is simple, if you are a buyer or seller Hero, simply enroll into the

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Blanchard & Calhoun with Award

Every year, United Way recognizes organizations and individual donors with the Spirit Award. Award winners are those who have teamed up with UW to collect funds to help the community. In March, Blanchard and Calhoun were acknowledged as not only donors but for exemplifying the “spirit” of the community. And we are truly honored to accept such an award.

We know that it’s important to step up and make a difference where we live. And our acts of love did not go unnoticed. In 2021, Blanchard and Calhoun agents and staff raised $20,000! United Way uses these contributions toward programs that help locals find jobs, transportation, housing, childcare, food, and more.

How did we do it? There are many ways to raise money to help their cause of helping

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Property Management Team at Blanchard & Calhoun

Owning rental property can be both financially rewarding and overwhelming. This is why hiring a property manager to handle your rental can be so beneficial. Not only does a property manager work hard to maximize your profit, but they also take care of your property and tenants. If you own a rental property and do not have the time (or patience) to market your property, search for qualifying renters, collect rent, handle maintenance and repair issues, responding to tenant complaints or even pursue evictions, hiring a property manager could be a great fit for you.   

“We work hard to bridge the relationship between tenant and homeowner, to advise the homeowners of their duties and to hold the tenants accountable for their responsibilities. We

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