Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give K Tompkins Real Estate Group a call at 770-843-8184 to tour available homes in the Loganville, Snellville, Lawrenceville and Dacula areas.

6 Steps to Buying a Home

Buying a home is a major milestone. The very thought of buying a home can leave you with feelings of excitement and even anxiety. It is, after all, a long-term commitment that cannot be taken lightly. But, when you do decide the time is right for buying that home, following the steps below will help … Continued

What are Closing Costs When Buying a House

You should start preparing for the closing on your home as soon as you decide you’re ready to buy a house. You’ll want to save money because you’ll need cash for out-of-pocket expenses at closing. It’s also a good idea to have a brief understanding of what is involved in closing costs so that you … Continued

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned real estate investor, buying a home is a an exciting process. However, there’s also a lot to consider when you decide to buy. So before you begin your search for the perfect property, here are four questions you should ask yourself. What do I want? Take the … Continued

How Can You Raise Your Credit Score in 30 Days?

There’s no “instant” button, but there are things you can do now that will help increase your score. Before we get started, there’s a big ugly truth to face: There’s no quick fix for your credit. A reset button sounds tempting — especially when faced with a less than stellar credit score — but building … Continued

4 Numbers That Determine Your Buying Power

f you’re serious about buying a home, understanding your finances is a crucial first step. When deciding to purchase a home, the list of things to consider can be daunting. While you might be comparing square footage, finishes, and neighborhoods, mortgage lenders are looking at specific numbers that make up your financial picture with the … Continued

3 Overlooked Tax Breaks Your Home May Be Able to Cash In On

Minimize what you’ll owe and maximize what you’ll get back at tax time. People are always making moves (real estate and otherwise) to minimize what they owe and maximize tax returns. But understanding if you’re eligible for tax breaks can be daunting. The tax code is 4 million words and more than 70,000 pages long. … Continued

Putting Fun Back Into Moving Day

Moving into a new home should be an exciting experience. But, unfortunately, that’s not typically the case. In fact, moving day is traditionally fraught with such misery that there is even a reality TV show about it! Your real estate agent can help. He or she can assist you in finding the right movers, provide … Continued

5 Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Get your finances in order. Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable lender … Continued

Relocating to the Big City

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible. Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, public … Continued

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that “for sale” sign on your new home. Get pre-approved. … Continued