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Real Estate Goals

Do you have real estate plans for 2021? Perhaps you are considering selling, buying, refinancing, or even reinsuring your home but not sure where to begin. Don’t fret, we are a team of real estate experts and we are here to help.  We’ve put together some action steps and listed them below to help you tackle your home goals.

Selling Your Home:  If you’re interested in putting your property on the market, now is a great time to sell. Our real estate agents are ready to guide you through the entire selling process.

Action Plan: 

  • Find a listing agent

  • Find out how much your home is worth (your agent will provide you with a comparative market analyst report to determine an estimate on the property’s worth).

  • If applicable,

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Blanchard & Calhoun Real Estate: 2020 Recap

Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate had another successful year of providing the CSRA with real estate, mortgage, and insurance services despite the many obstacles of 2020- and let’s face it, this year has brought its share of challenges.  Businesses have had to adapt to new procedures and create new strategies due to COVID-19, and the real estate market was no exception. With strategic planning and strong relationships, we were able to find innovative ways to cater to our clients while conducting business seamlessly. Here is a recap of our 2020:

Awards & Recognition

Because of the challenges and bumps in the road due to COVID, awards were especially meaningful this year. Our team of staff and agents worked hard to achieve another successful

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Holiday Decor Tips

Decorating a small apartment can be challenging.  So, how do you turn your home into a festive and functioning space?  Here are ten decorative tips and tricks on how to give your apartment a holiday touch.

  1. Front Door: Create an inviting entrance by adding a wreath to the front door.

  2. Foyer: With small spaces, like an entranceway in an apartment, less is more. Instead of bulky decorations, use a plugin or any fragrance system that will fill the air with a subtle seasonal aroma to delight the senses. 

  3. Dining Table: Decorate the dining table with color coordinating place settings, a runner or placemats, and an attractive centerpiece.

  4. Sitting Area: Toss a few festive pillows on the couch and chairs.

  5. Fireplace:

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Home in the Winter

It’s time to trade the flip flops for the boots, the swimsuit for the snowsuit, the pool for the fireplace- you get the idea; 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 (although anything is possible in 2020), there are still some preparation tasks you will want to tackle before temperatures take a major dip.

Insulate Windows:  If you have drafty windows, it can be difficult to keep the cold out and the heat inside of your home; As a result, your power bill is likely to increase. Below are some affordable, quick fixes to insulate your windows and keep your home warmer this Winter.

  • Rope Caulk window seals: Rope Caulk, similar to Silly Putty,

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First Time Home Buying Process

Buying a house will most likely be the biggest purchase you will ever make in a lifetime. While purchasing your first home is exciting, the process can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you are unsure where to begin. Don’t worry, you do not have to do this alone, we are here to help you every step of the way! To start, here is a six-step guide to buying your first home.

Step One:  Getting Pre-Approved

Before you begin to shop for a house, you will need to determine how much you can afford. To determine your budget, you must get pre-approved first and you will need a lender to pre-approve you. Pre-approval means that based on your income and credit, you should be able to get a loan (for a specific amount) as long as nothing changes with

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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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Working with a Real Estate Agent

Thinking about buying or selling property on your own?  With the internet, you probably figured everything there is to know about buying/selling real estate are just a few clicks away.  So, you’ve done some googling, read lots of blogs, written down some How-To tips and you are feeling pretty confident.  After all, you are a DIY’er by nature-what could possibly go wrong, right?  The truth is, it’s not easy; There is a lot that goes into buying/selling a house. If you are thinking of tackling a real estate transaction on your own in an effort to skip the agent’s commission, below are four of the agent tasks you may want to take into consideration before you begin:

Agents Know Real Estate Laws: Every state has its own set of real estate laws and

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