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6 Things to Do Before Starting Your Home Search

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Purchasing a home for the first time can be both exciting and terrifying. When the idea of buying your first home seems overwhelming, just remember that Smith Douglas Homes has resources available to help you every step of the way.…

How to Choose the Right Neighborhood

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Buying a home, treat especially your first home, can be intimidating. You’re committing to a mortgage, shop a community, and quite often a path for your future. It’s important to hone in on your “must-haves” versus your “could-haves” when…

Check out Our E-Book for First Time Homebuyers

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Are you looking to purchase your first home? You probably have questions about how the process works, how much money you'll need, or how to even begin the search. We at Smith Douglas Homes believe an educated homebuyer is the…

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet of how Much House You Can Afford

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If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may be struggling with how much of a mortgage you can realistically take on. When looking for apartments to rent, it’s easy to say that for the next year you’ll be able to afford your quoted rent...

Smith Douglas Homes Gives Back in 2014

In addition to providing home buyers with the best value for their new home, we also aim to serve the communities in which we work. One of the ways we’ve accomplished this in 2014 is by being a Diamond…

7 Facts That Will Make or Break Your Mortgage

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7 Surprising Facts About Mortgages You don't need to save 20% in order to purchase a home. Depending on the type of home loan you pursue, you can qualify for a mortgage by putting down as little as 3% of…

Breaking Down Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

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If you're looking to purchase a home, you'll likely run into the phrase "debt-to-income ratio" when trying to qualify for a home loan. We know that understanding your debt-to-income ratio can be confusing, so we're here to help break it…

8 Genius Ways to Save Money for a Down Payment

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Are you looking to purchase a home? Don't get overwhelmed by the thought of a mortgage or saving enough money for a down payment. Depending on how much money you put down and the terms of your loan, your mortgage…

Live in Georgia’s Best Suburbs

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There's a saying in real estate, "Location, location, location!" Many home buyers are focused intently on the home's features, such as beautiful stone countertops, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the square footage, which are all important. Equally important,…

6 Things to Do After Your Home Closing is Official

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You’ve signed on the dotted line and the house is officially yours. Now get ready to take ownership, pay the taxes, and plant those gardens. It is so gratifying to finally move in after the long wait; however, there are…

Buying vs. Renting: Which is Right for You?

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There are benefits to both buying and renting a home. The reality is that the decision often comes down to which scenario best fits your lifestyle and future goals. What you're looking for will be different when you're in your…

Safest Places to Live in Georgia

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When looking to purchase a new home, many home buyers make safety one of their top priorities. Another top consideration for many homebuyers is the serenity of their surrounding area. If you find yourself seeking peace and quiet instead of…

Grand Opening of Olde Town Grayson New Model Home

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Smith Douglas Homes is excited to announce the grand opening of their new model home at Olde Town Grayson in Gwinnett County. Olde Town Grayson is an Active Adult community (55+) that is situated in a beautiful area surrounded by…