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Flood Insurance Information for Atlanta Homeowners

Changes are coming to flood insurance. As a result, Atlanta homeowners and homebuyers need to be aware of  how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Risk Rating 2.0 affects flood insurance rates and coverage.  FEMA released several documents in early September 2021, including guidance for the upcoming transition to its new risk rating methodology. For instance, the guidance outlines how[...]

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Reasons To Invest In Property In Atlanta

One of the many things we have learned over the past year is that property in Atlanta is almost always a good investment. As long as we’re speaking about organic real estate – rather than the mixture of lack of regulation and opportunism that leads to housing bubbles – property retains its value or will eventually rebound. Even in 2020,[...]

New American Funding Joins Atlanta's Best New Homes Show to discuss Reverse Mortgages and new active adult communities in metro Atlanta

Reverse Mortgages from New American Funding

Atlanta’s Best New Homes Show recently welcomed Nichole Allison with New American Funding and Samantha with Piedmont Residential. The two women joined this Mortgage Minute segment, sponsored by New American Funding, to discuss reverse mortgages and new homes available from Piedmont Residential. “Our older homeowners are obviously eligible for reverse purchase, and it is actually a little easier to qualify for[...]

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New American Funding Announces New Products for 2020

Atlanta’s Best New Homes Show recently welcomed Gina Spearman, regional manager of New American Funding. Spearman joined the show to discuss the many programs and services offered by New American Funding, review 2019 and examine the expected mortgage changes in 2020. New American funding saw extreme growth in the Atlanta market in 2019. Spearman recaps a successful year helping to provide[...]

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Paran Homes Named Premier Builder by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

Paran Homes was recently named Premier Builder by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW)during its 2018 Builder Achievement Awards. A valued partner to builders across the nation, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty  launched the Builder Achievement Awards Program to recognize excellence in the home building industry. As an industry-leading provider of new home structural warranties and systems and appliances coverage for[...]

Understanding Homeowner’s Insurance

If you’re a first-time home buyer, then chances are you’ll soon be dealing with the task of purchasing homeowner’s insurance for the first time. Just like purchasing a home, purchasing insurance requires a decent amount of knowledge, understanding, research and comparison shopping to ensure you’re getting the coverage needed at the best price. This insurance policy should cover most damage[...]

How to Determine If You Need Additional Insurance for Holiday Gifts

If you plan to give or receive expensive gifts this holiday season, such as jewelry, electronics or even a trip, be sure to consider the type of insurance you’ll need to cover the items. Just because a valuable is located inside your home or vehicle doesn’t mean it will be covered under your standard homeowner’s, renter’s or auto insurance policy. The[...]