Wednesday, August 17, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
Are you looking to move to an area with small town charm AND big city amenities? Then Buford, GA should be top of your list!
First, where is Buford?
Buford, GA is 38 miles northeast of Atlanta, up I-85 and 985, and it straddles two counties, Gwinnett and Hall. Plus it has two zip codes: 30518 and 30519.
THE PROS, Why Would You Want to Move to Buford, GA?
Proximity to Lake Lanier, the largest lake in GA
What do you do at Lake Lanier? More like, what can't you do?! You can swim, fish, hike, camp, rent boats, enjoy picnics, go skiing and many other outdoor activities! You also don't want to miss Lake Lanier Island with Ss many fun-filled activities to enjoy at like the outdoor water park, Margaritaville, and you can even stay at the Legacy Lodge or reserve space at the Margaritaville RV park.
Next, You Can’t Beat Buford’s Great Schools.
Buford High School and Mill Creek High School rank an 8 out of 10 on GreatSchools.org scoring above average in coll ...
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
One of the most charming spots in Buford, GA is the Historic Main Street. It is a hub for local businesses from eateries, to boutique shopping, a fitness studio, and hair salons. It has something for everyone and you can easily spend an afternoon here dining and shopping. Let’s take a look at some of the businesses you’ll find here.
Bare Bones Steak House
For a night out of fine dining, you'll want to visit Bare Bones Steak House. In addition to a delicious menu that receives rave reviews, it has a great atmosphere with unique decor you'll remember long after your meal is over.
Cork It Buford - Wine and Charcuterie
At Cork It Buford, you can order wine flights with coordinated cheese boards. This is the perfect spot for date night, an outing with friends, or grabbing a drink after work.
Further Down the Rabbit Hole Boutique
This family-owned and operated shop features specialty, handpicked items including handcrafted jewelry and clothing from local vendors.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
When should seniors sell their home?
Sometimes it's a difficult decision and sometimes it's a no-brainer when you're past retirement age and decide to sell your home. Every homeowner has their own journey and unique situation as to why they want to sell their home, but here are a few scenarios which may mean it is time to move:
It could be a logical next step to downsize from the home where you raised your family to something smaller and easier to maintain with lower monthly expenses. Or perhaps it's a necessity due to a fixed income.
If you currently live in a multi-level home, are the stairs becoming a challenge or do you fear they will become a problem for you in the future? Moving to a single-level home will improve your comfort and safety at home.
Empty nesters may want or need to relocate to children who have moved away. This is a frequent reason we see people of all ages moving right now; family is everything!
If you need a little or a lot of help within the home to enjoy d. ...
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
Do you need to sell your current house before you can close on a new house? You’re not alone. I see this often, even in our current seller’s market!
Sometimes, you can qualify for a new home loan without the sale of your old home. This makes moving easier because you can close on your new home, move out of the old, and then close on the sale of the old home. More frequently though, buyers’ debt to income ratio is too high to qualify for two mortgages at once or you need the proceeds from the sale of your old home as a down payment.
So, this means you need to close on the old house first! When you close, you are handing over possession of the home and that means you and all your stuff need to be out of it!
What can you do? Maybe you have a few days to a couple of weeks between closings. Here are a few options of where to live between selling and buying:
Line up a hotel or extended stay suite. This option can be pretty flexible and offer several options fo; ...
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 / by Cindy Bunch
So, you inherited a house from a family member and ….. now what?.
First, give yourself time to grieve and process the loss of your loved one on your terms. This can be an emotionally taxing time. If you’re inheriting the house that could also mean funeral arrangements fall to you as well and that can be lot to deal with on top of processing your grief.
Second, I’m going to answer some of the most common questions of what to do when you inherit a house. I’m Cindy Bunch and I’ve been a Realtor in the North Metro Atlanta area for over 20 years and I have helped a lot of people in your exact situation.
So, I’m going to address the real estate side of things. That said, every situation is different with its own challenges, so you should also seek counsel from an attorney for appropriate legal guidance. I am not an attorney and the purpose of this video is to share my experience in real estate, so none of what I am about to say should be co ...