Greater Atlanta Home Buyer Resources

Frequently Asked Questions for Buying Greater Atlanta real estate

How much are my real estate closing costs?

Closing costs vary between 2-3 % of the selling price of your Greater Atlanta home. You’ll want to budget for this expense when preparing yourself to make a home purchase.

Will I be able to afford my new Greater Atlanta home?

You will definitely want to contact a mortgage lender and become pre-qualified for a home loan. If you would like to learn how much of a loan you qualify for today, simply send an email to and we will recommend a preferred partner who can help you right away. What could be easier?

Where am I going to get financing for an Atlanta home mortgage?

The best place to begin your mortgage shopping is with your current financial institution. Make sure you ask your REALTOR® what questions to ask your mortgage lenders during the interview process. You will want to shop around for a good interest rate on a home loan.

How will I know if there are good schools for my kids?

Choosing a home in the right Atlanta school district is an imperative part of your move. Make sure you find out detailed information about the schools in a specific area - before you begin your Greater Atlanta home search.

What does the entire Atlanta home buying process include?

Buying a home involves a lot of steps. Browse the buying process page to ensure there are no surprises.

Is this Atlanta area home purchase a good investment?

Consult with your REALTOR® to make sure you a familiar with real estate trends for the area you are interested in buying a home. You will also want to make sure that other properties of the same like and kind are selling for a similar price.

How can I be sure I got the “best home buy”? Do your real estate homework and listen to your REALTOR®. Make sure you have looked at other comparable homes and understand the reason for the asking price. Also, continue to ask questions and make sure you have a good understanding of the asking price for the metro Atlanta house you are interested in buying.

Where can I go to get all of my Atlanta area real estate questions answered?

The team at Safford Sells is dedicated to you. Contact us today to have your real estate questions answered accurately and promptly.

When is the best time to buy Greater Atlanta real estate?

When you are financially capable and can afford to purchase a home. Find out today by becoming pre-qualified.

What are my property taxes & how are they assessed?

Generally speaking, for Gwinnett County, you can expect to pay .89/ $1000. When you buy a home, the seller pays for the taxes until the end of the year. You will be responsible for the next year’s taxes. You may use your mortgage to incur for tax payments. Simply notify your financial lender before the property closing on your new Atlanta area home.

What percentage of the listing price should I offer for the house?

Make sure you work closely with your REALTOR® to find out how long the house you are interested in has been on the market and if there have been any price reductions to the original asking price. The recommended amount varies between 2-5 % below the asking price.

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