Protect Your Good Name and Credit Rating – Prevent Identity Theft

Protect your good name and credit rating! A great step in the right direction is prevention of identity theft…

The following link includes lots of helpful information and ideas!

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft at USA.gov

A few additional ideas…

* If you have an unsecured (no-lock) mailbox, consider a secured post office box or locking mailbox for receipt of your mail.

* If you’re in the process of a move, double and triple check your mail forwarding. In addition to utilities, bank statements and credit card accounts, be sure you also provide your new address to all insurers and insurance agents, subscription providers including newsletters and magazines, organizations in which you’ve held memberships, the motor vehicles office, tax agencies and accounting firms, and more. You might even consider setting up a post office box well in advance of your move to be sure all mail is properly rerouted.

* Encrypt all sensitive email that might include data like your social security number, birth date, account numbers, and any other information that might make you vulnerable to ID theft.

* Be careful about the information you make available about yourself via social media.

* Be aware of scams, those that have made the rounds and new ones emerging.

* Consider a good quality monitoring service, or a credit freeze until you need to access this information (if this is an option, and understanding the thawing process as well for both the time required and procedures).

We hope you’ll remember us when you’re ready to take the next steps toward owning a first home or transitioning from one home to another!

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We’re here to help and would be delighted to chat with you about the home you’re hoping to sell, and the home you’re hoping to find!

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Andy and Ann Marie
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404.939.5820
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Home Warranties – Thoughts to Help Homeowners!

Home warranties are a little on the controversial side of real estate conversation among many homeowners…

For those who have received the benefits of good service and a quality repair or system replacement related to an unexpected and expensive home repair, the home warranty was a wise investment.

For those who purchased the product, and never needed the service, or for those who received poor service, it may not seem like quite the investment coup.

Here are a few thoughts to help homeowners put the question of whether or not to purchase or renew a home warranty into perspective:

* Home warranties are, in many ways, like a form of insurance. They’re designed to assist with unexpected home repairs, but are not intended for use as a substitute for attentive home maintenance or to address pre-existing conditions.

* Home warranty products vary. Each company will have its own version of basic coverage and most will also add “upgrade features” for homeowners interested in expanded coverage. Among others  warranty company may make available coverage for home appliances like a clothes washer or dryer or fridge, for HVAC systems, for automatic garage doors, for limited roof leaks, for pools and spas, and even for wells or septic systems.

* It’s important to review both coverage AND exclusions for the home warranty product you’re considering. Be sure you understand the product, the level of the protections you’re purchasing, and the limits of the warranty.

* As with any important financial decision or insurance purchase, comparison shop warranty products and service reviews too!

We hope this helps! We’re here to help and would be delighted to chat with you about the home you’re hoping to sell, and the home you’re hoping to find!

Call on us… We would be delighted to speak with you!

CONDOATLANTA.com
Andy and Ann Marie
condoatlanta.com, inc.
404.939.5820
http://condoatlanta.com

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Atlanta Community Updates at the CONDOATLANTA Photo Gallery

We’re updating and expanding the CONDOATLANTA Photo Gallery of Communities!

If your community has fresh new paint colors, an improved landscape or updated amenities, or we haven’t yet added your development to our site coverage, let us know… We’re working hard to keep up with our ever changing city and it’s many wonderful home and communities!

CONDOATLANTA is a full service, Georgia licensed real estate brokerage.

We’re here to help, look forward to hearing from you, and appreciate very much the opportunity to work with you as home buyers and home sellers!

Andy and Ann Marie
CONDOATLANTA.com
http://www.condoatlanta.com/
404.939.5820

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Atlanta Homes for Sale – We look forward to helping you find yours!

Welcome to CONDOATLANTA’s new look and expanded resource information for home buyers and sellers! Expanded coverage of Greater Atlanta area communities… Updated photos, descriptions, maps, Walk Scores, a Newsreel, and information about the availability of Atlanta townhomes, condoss and lofts for sale… You’ll love all this and more as we continue to grow the site in service to our clients!

CONDOATLANTA.com is a full service real estate brokerage. We work with home buyers and sellers in and around the metropolitan Atlanta area, and look forward to hearing from you!

Call on us: 404.939.5820 We’re here to help!

Andy & Ann Marie
condoatlanta.com, inc.
Andy Liakos, Certified EcoBroker®
404-939-5820 direct line & text messaging
http://condoatlanta.com

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