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Selling Your Home in the Spring

If you are thinking about listing your home, now is the perfect time to get started. Spring not only brings the perfect weather and longer days, but it’s also a great time to put your house on the market! Here are three reasons why Spring is the perfect time to sell your home.

1. Buyer Activity

With the sunny days and pleasantly mild temperatures, outside activity is inevitable and prospective buyers are out exploring neighborhoods and visiting homes. The favorable weather is not the only reason for buyer activity, and Spring is also a great season to settle into a new home.  And most home buyers with school-aged kids prefer to move before summer break begins.

2.  Curb Appeal

With flowers in bloom, Spring is the perfect time to freshen

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Downsizing Your Home

Thinking about trading in your home for a smaller one? Whether you are an empty nester, retiring, or just looking for a smaller, more manageable space - there are many reasons and benefits to downsizing. If your lifestyle no longer requires a lot of square footage, here’s a 3 step plan to help you transition into that perfect smaller home.

  1. Minimize your belongings. Downsizing your home will require you to minimize your belongings. And you will want to start early.  Focus on keeping what is necessary and begin purging items that you will no longer need. Think about the layout of your new home and the rooms sizes to determine which pieces of furniture will fit best in your new space; this will help you decide what items to keep.  Here are a few

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A Message from Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate

A message from the Blanchard and Calhoun family to our clients and friends:

We are open for business! Because of our B&C family and clients, we’ve been lucky to serve the CSRA for over 100 years. You are the heart of our business! In an effort to protect our community while practicing extreme caution during the challenges of COVID-19, we’ve encouraged our staff to work remotely to support our agents and our clients. Modern technology enables us to provide the same level of committed service to you, while also limiting face-to-face interaction.

For our Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company: We will continue to hold showings of our residential and commercial properties where possible with certain restrictions in place and, of course, tailored

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How to Become a Real Estate Agent

Are you considering a career as a Real Estate Agent but not sure where to begin? 

Follow the four steps below on how to obtain your real estate license from start to finish and you will be on your way to an exciting career in real estate.

Step One:  Meet The Requirements

In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age

  2. Be a resident of the state you are applying a license for (unless seeking a non-resident license)

  3. Be a high school graduate or the holder of a certificate of equivalency

  4. Complete a 75-hour salesperson pre-license course

  5. Pass a state real estate examination

(Research your state requirements as they may

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Commercial Real Estate News

By Alex Griffin | Investment Associate | Beman Group
Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial

A new decade has begun, being led by what is certain to be an interesting year: 2020. The Roaring Twenties have begun again and this year will bring about uncertainty in politics (election year), the economy (longest expansion in US history and ongoing trade wars), and geopolitical concerns (Iran, Russia, China, etc.). With real estate, I expect there to be a lot of surprises as well, and I hope to highlight a lot of the news in real estate throughout the year. That being said, here are 3 news stories to kick start your 2020!

Heitman Names Top Real Estate Markets
Real estate investment manager, Heitman, has named their top three metro markets for global real

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Downtown Augusta GA Restaurants

Downtown Augusta offers a variety of eclectic dining options. While we genuinely think every eatery downtown is great, here are ten dining spots that the locals have dubbed as a must visit.

New Moon Café:  You can’t go wrong with any of the trendy coffee shops downtown, but The New Moon Café is pretty cool!  This upbeat artistic café offers freshly roasted coffee beans, homemade pastries, smoothies, and an awesome breakfast menu. Not a breakfast person? Try a combo special on their lunch menu! Bonus: New Moon Café is pet-friendly; enjoy a specialty coffee on the patio with your favorite furry friend.

Hildebrandts: This cozy deli has a train view! A family-owned, German-inspired delicatessen with a heaping helping of Southern Hospitality.

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Prepare your Home for Winter

After an extremely long and hot Summer, most of us are more than happy to welcome Fall with open arms.  While Autumn is a cozy season with its peaceful scenery of mustard and orange leaves; the cheers of college football fans; and pumpkin spice everything- it’s also a time to prepare for the inevitable; Winter.  And even though it’s unlikely that a snow blizzard will occur here in the south, there are still some preparation tasks you will want to tackle before temperatures take a dip.

Inspect Your Heating Service:  

Don’t wait for it to get cold to discover your heating system is not working.   Once the cold weather hits, HVAC service providers will start to book up and it could take days before someone can come out to service your heater. Now

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Augusta GA Real Estate

Moving to Augusta, GA? Make moving a lot easier with the help of a Relocation Specialist at Blanchard and Calhoun.   Through our relocation department, our real estate agents specialize in relocating families across the U.S. and also to the CSRA. By working with a Blanchard and Calhoun real estate agent,  you can rest easy knowing that our specialist will guide you through the process of relocating to a new area. Our agents will be able to help individuals and their families find their ideal home to meet any search criteria. Whether you’re looking for a city to city comparison for the cost of living, with housing, school systems, or more.  Our relocation specialists have an in-depth knowledge of Augusta and its surrounding areas. With this knowledge,

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MultiFamily Property in Augusta GA

With the cyber wave beginning to grow, Augusta's apartment market is primed for growth, making our market attractive for investment. Buoyed by two stable industries, Military and Healthcare, Augusta has seen steady, albeit low rent growth for the past decade or so, but with conservative estimates showing Fort Gordon bringing an additional 14,000 employees and dependents to Augusta by 2023, rent growth should exceed the national average for the next few years. Also aiding rent growth is the lack of new development over the past decade, specifically in the luxury market.

Class A Apartment Communities

There are a few reasons for limited development. First, land prices in the area have been low, keeping new home prices down, thereby making home ownership attractive relative to

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Augusta Georgia

Each January, the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia traverses the state presenting their economic outlook for the upcoming year. The forecast for 2019 included national GDP growth of 2.5%, less than 2018 growth of 3% and below the 2.9% average growth of the last 50 years. High asset prices, tight labor markets, and high federal budget deficits contributed to the projected slowdown. The biggest risks for 2019 are: 1) overvalued equity prices, 2) political upheaval, and 3) restrictive monetary policy.

Even in the face of a slowing national economy, the outlook for Georgia looks strong, as Georgia's economy is projected to grow faster than the national economy for the sixth straight year (3% versus 2.5%). Georgia's economy is

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