Archive for January, 2016

Grant Park Market Update

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Happy New Year!   Since it’s the end of the 4th quarter it’s time for your Grant Park market update.  Grant Park has been a strong market since the real estate recovery began in 2012.  We’ve seen steady increases in prices here and that’s brought some new infill construction to make this neighborhood even pricier. […]

How to File Your Homestead Exemption

Monday, January 25th, 2016

  The new year brings new responsibilities like taxes, and losing weight (yea, right) etc.  And if you moved in the last year then you need to file your Homestead Exemption.  It’s not something you do often so here’s a refresher on how to file your homestead exemption.  First, what is a homestead exemption?  The […]

Liens to Look out for When Buying a Home

Monday, January 18th, 2016

There are liens to look out for when buying a home.  A lien is a claim made against the home.  It’s essentially a claim that someone is owed money and that when the home is sold the lien must be satisfied.  If you purchase a home and the lien isn’t satisfied then the lien stays […]

Lake Wedowee in Alabama

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Have you heard about the best real estate secret around?  It’s Lake Wedowee in Alabama.  This lake is a real undiscovered gem just one and a half hours from Atlanta or Birmingham.  Lake Wedowee in Alabama was created when Alabama Power built a hydroelectric power dam on the Tallapoosa River.  This formed Lake Wedowee.  The […]

What to know about Mechanic's and Materialman's Liens

Friday, January 8th, 2016

When you’re buying or selling a home there are many hurdles that can trip up a transaction.   We like to keep you up to date on issues like these to make your buying and selling experience less scary.  One of those issues are liens and here’s what you need to know about Mechanic’s and […]

How Do I Get my Home Ready for Winter ?

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

    Here are Bottomley Real Estate Group we’re always trying to get our readers good usable information.  One of the questions we get asked this time of year is, ‘How do I get my home ready for winter?   Even though our Winters are milder in the South there are still plenty of items […]