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Wednesday, January 25, 2017   /   by Tom Curtin

Joanne Curtin Team Proud Sponsor Of The SuperBrawl 5K Supporting Voice Today

The Super Brawl 5K will be held on Feb 4th... Super Bowl weekend! Your participation helps support Voice Today. Their mission is to break the silence and cycle of child sexual abuse and exploitation.  Members of the Joanne Curtin Team Real Estate Network are excited to have the privilege of giving back in our community!
Want to support the cause and not break a sweat?? Sign up as a Phantom Runner! You still get a cool race shirt  - and help the cause - without having to run or walk the 5K!
Event details and schedule
All pre and post race activities will take place inside Stats! 5K starts at 9am.  FREE PARKING for 3 hours across the street from Der Biergarten!!
All participants will receive a shirt, post-race refreshments including a beverage ticket, and more!

Register to participate here: http://bit.ly/2k4oVo7.  Please share with your friends!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017   /   by Tom Curtin

Movie Party

We are kicking off the year with another FREE MOVIE event. We appreciate your support, and invite you and your family to our first event of 2017. And you are welcome to invite a friend or coworker to come watch a free movie on us.  So many of our clients, future clients and friends have taken advantage of this fun morning together over the past 3 years and some have even made it a pajama outing too.

We encourage you to join us and chat with us about any real estate questions as you build momentum for your best year! Please RSVP and let us know if you'll be coming--please tell us now by emailing garris@curtinteam.com with the number of guests and your movie choice. 

We will be giving back to our community by donating to North Fulton Community Charities.  If you'd like to donate, we will be collecting food and hygiene items at our event.

Where: Aurora Cineplex 5100 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA 
When: Saturda ...

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Thursday, December 8, 2016   /   by Tom Curtin

4 Often-Overlooked Real Estate Tax Breaks

Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? 2016 is flying by…and it's time to start prepping for tax time!
I wanted to share a few quick tips that will help as you are preparing/filing your tax return:

Don’t forget your mortgage interest deduction: This one is a no brainer, but I can’t tell you how many people forget it. You can deduct 100% of the interest portion of your 2016 mortgage payments when you file your return.
Deduct your property tax: Property taxes paid on both primary residences and vacation homes are fully deductible.
Closing costs: If you bought a home in 2016, you can claim the “origination fees” on your loan as being tax deductible.
The capital gains exclusion: If you own a home that has been your primary residence for more than two years, and you sold it in 2016, you qualify for this exclusion. When you sell a home, up to $500,000 for married couples ($250,000 if you’re single), your profits ...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016   /   by Tom Curtin

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Great Time To Sell Your Home!

Ahhhhh … The Holidays.


Don’t you just love ‘em? Everything about a holiday celebration just makes you feel good.


Before you know it, the towns in and around Atlanta will be decked to the hilt with lights, garlands, bows, bells, and every other sort of holiday decor you could shake a stick at.


We love the sights, but also the smells! The scent of cinnamon from hot cider lingers all around, the sweet aroma of cookies, and OH!, the smell of those fresh, fragrant Christmas trees.


If you like to have a fresh-cut tree in your home and you’re looking for a place to get one, there are a bunch of great tree farms in our area. You can march off into the forest primeval and cut your very own (whether you envision something from Norman Rockwell or more Clark Griswold is up to you).


Some places to check out are:





Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm






Berry Patch Farms






Deerwoods Christmas Trees






Coker ...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016   /   by Tom Curtin

Should I Rent Or Should I Buy: Which Is Better For ME?

"Should I rent a home or should I buy?" It's a great question and one whose answers are different for everyone.


As REALTORS, we generally think that it's always a good time to buy, but we understand that "always" has a little gray area. When it comes to renting vs. buying, which is better depends on a whole host of factors.


In Atlanta, it's generally cheaper, in the long run, to buy, but that's not true across the board. Things vary from town to town and even from neighborhood to neighborhood. Before you decide what's best for you, it's best to get the facts.


Let's look at the black and white of it.


There are several things to consider with respect to how to decide what's best for you, but the easiest thing to look at is flat costs. Buying a home costs more than just its list price–there are mortgage closing costs, insurance, home repairs–all kinds of things–that go into the costs of owning a home, whereas renting is pretty straightforwar ...

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