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House hunting is fun, but sometimes the search can be overwhelming. Before you begin your hunt for the perfect home, start by creating your wishlist. Your wishlist will serve as a helpful guideline while you are shopping. First, consider all of your requirements and categorize them into three parts: needs, wants, and wishes. Refer to your wishlist during your home search to help you determine what type of home will best fit your lifestyle and budget. While certain features like a fireplace and a pool may be desirable, you’ll also want to include these essential factors listed below to that wishlist.

Where do you want to live?

With your budget in mind, consider affordable areas and neighborhoods that you would like to search for a home. Think

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Map from Housing and Urban Development Opportunity Zone Locator
Map Credit: Housing and Urban Development Opportunity Zone Locator

By: Alex Griffin
Investment Associate | Beman Group

Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate | Commercial Division

Government incentives are a great way for real estate investors to increase their return on investments. These incentives usually fall in 3 categories: (i) decreasing your individual tax obligation, (ii) lowering the total project costs, or (iii) lowering the project’s annual operating expenses. Let’s focus on four of these incentives available in most municipalities. (Note: I will focus on the programs available in Augusta, Georgia as this is my home market).

1.     Federal Opportunity Zone.
The Federal Opportunity Zone is the newest government program designed to boost

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Michael Siewert

Michael "Signature Mike" Siewert is an established Interior Designer and owner of Signature Interiors. After working with The Beman Group to select the site of his boutique located at 1403 Monte Sano Avenue, We wanted to discuss with him the importance of a good space, and his newest site coming to Fury's Ferry Road in Martinez.

 

What inspired you to pursue interior design?

I grew up with a Theatre background. I went to a Performing Arts High School with people like Lavelle Smith, Michael Jacksons choreographer and Paige Davis, the host of Trading Spaces. I decided I didn’t have a Bohemian heart and decided to change my path. I found that Interior Design was still a creative outlet for me and I had been decorating and redecorating my room

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Veterans Home Buyer Guide

If you are a veteran looking for a home, you’ve come to the right place.  For over a century, we have helped Veterans, just like you, find the perfect home.  As a thank you to our service members, Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Company, through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, offers a Military on the Move (MOM) program for all active, former, and retired military. In addition to our real estate services for our soldiers; we are partnered with some of the best VA specialty lenders in the CSRA.  

If you want to know how you can buy a home with a VA backed home loan, we’ve got you covered in this step-by-step guide for Veterans.

Applying for a home loan:  First, you will need to get pre-approved for a mortgage

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Insurance

(This article was originally published on the Blanchard and Calhoun Insurance blog.)

Life is uncertain and life’s mishaps are inevitable. Purchasing an insurance policy that will protect your auto, health, life, business, or home will certainly not be a “one-size-fits-all” buy.  This is why it’s important that when you shop around for insurance you find a policy that is tailored to your unique needs and will take all of your risks into account.

Here are three top reasons why you need insurance:

  1. Peace of Mind: Life is unpredictable. Insurance can be a safety net when an accident occurs or a risk goes wrong.
  2. It’s the law: In most states, auto, home, and business insurance are required.
  3. Lenders require insurance: Need a loan to purchase
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