Four Totally Achievable New Home Resolutions

This article was orginially published on on January 4th, 2017.

Raise your hand if you've ever made a New Years Resolution. Now keep your hand up if you've ever failed to keep your new years resolution. You are not alone. If buying a home is on your agenda for 2017, now is a great time to start the process. Check out our Four Totally Achievable New Home Resolutions to kick 2017 off right.

1- Streamline your stuff: The start of the year is the perfect time to get a jump start on spring cleaning. Organizing your home will help clear the clutter from your mind so you have a clear head when starting your home search. Getting organized before you pack will also help you when it's time to move to your dream home. Check out our list of Spring Cleaning Tips here.

2- Cut down on energy costs: By resolving to lower your energy output, you not only are saving the world but saving a few dollars each month! Put notes on your light switches to remind family members to turn off the lights when they leave the room. Unplug all electronic devices when they aren't in use. Replace the filters on your HVAC system and turn the heat down slightly when you leave. All of these little things will add up over the winter months and should help decrease your overall energy bill.

3- Get pre-approved for a loan: A pre-approval is the first step in the journey of homeownership. A good lender can help identify your credit and debt ratios and help you determine what you can afford. A pre-approval letter is often required by Realtors and home owners before you can actually view properties. Not sure where to start with a lender? Try this free mortgage calculator.

4- Start your search: This is the most fun resolution you will keep this year. Visit for the most accurate and up to date search information. Our listings update directly from FMLS every 15 minutes so you are guaranteed the best search experience in Atlanta. Our neighborhood experts are committed to your satisfaction through excellent service, from search to close. Start your search today.

Ryann Hogan