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Monday, October 19, 2020   /   by Angela Hunter

SnowBirds - How to Prepare Your Home

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As the cooler months loom closer, SnowBirds, often feel increasingly excited to head somewhere warmer for the winter. However, the weeks leading up to this seasonal migration represent the best time to slow down and make careful plans for your home while you’re away. Whether you’re an experienced snowbird or brand new to the lifestyle, winterizing your primary residence is a crucial series of steps before beginning your SnowBirding journey. 
Active adult homeowners who winterize their homes can ensure that, when spring comes around, they return to their primary residence to find it in good shape. With careful planning and preparation, active adults can set themselves up for a relaxing and worry-free winter.

The following shares several tips and tricks about how to prepare your home for SnowBirding:



Keep Your Home Warm Through Winter
Many snowbirds head to a warmer climate in order to avoid the freezing winter temperat ...

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Sunday, September 20, 2020   /   by Angela Hunter

Here's a Great List of Pumpkin Patches and other Fall Activities:

Fall is in the air, are you ready for Corn Mazes, Sunflower Fields and Pumpkin Patches! Try one of these family-friendly farms; they are also packed with animals, bounce houses, hayrides, games and more. Prices typically range from $5-$25, depending on the activity. 
Due to precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some farms may be offering different services or requiring face masks. Some activities may be unavailable or canceled. Call and/or check websites before you go.

Burt’s Farm
Thousands of pumpkins to choose from, hayrides and country store. Dawsonville. Opens Sept 1.
Buford Corn Maze
Corn maze, Kid’s CORNer, hayride, kids’ mini maze, haunted forest, corn box and farm animals. Buford. Sept. 5-Nov. 15.
Jaemor Farms
Experience a quest through 6 acres of corn maze. Pumpkin train, hayride, apple cannon, duck races and farm slide. Pick-your-own pumpkins available. Alto. Sept. 12-Nov. 8.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze
A 13-acr ...

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Monday, February 3, 2020   /   by Angela Hunter

What Happens if you Inherited a House with a Mortgage?

What Happens if you Inherited a House with a Mortgage?

So you’ve inherited a house with a mortgage and wonder what’s next: 
When a homeowner dies before the mortgage is paid off, the debt survives she. It must be paid off by the estate, assumed by another person, refinanced or paid off by the person inheriting it. The details can be complex. But, they don’t have to be.
Check them out below:

Assets, Debt and Death

When someone you love dies, the death can leave a huge hole in your life. But life goes on and the deceased person’s assets and debts don't disappear with them. 
If your loved one owned a home and owed a mortgage debt, you may inherit one or both.

In any event, both must be addressed in probate by the executor and the court. Probate is a court-supervised process to deal with the estates of deceased persons.
Estates include all assets and all debts of the person, and the first job of the person in charge, termed the exe ...

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