Valdosta GA Real Estate Blog by  The Plyler Team at EXIT Realty in Touch

Jesi Haack’s Beachside Home Tour

One of the first things that caught our team’s eye (and stole our hearts!) in the home of event designer Jesi Haack was the lived-in, cozy quality of each room. From the cool built-in desk and pipe shelving in the office to the ample artwork and pretty cottage-style window shutters, this home has clearly been designed and customized with intention.

It might surprise you to learn, then, that the house is actually a rental! Jesi shared that the property is owned by a landlord who was anxious to find permanent dwellers, and she and her family were more than happy to take the responsibility on. Fast-forward to now, and this home truly belongs to the Haacks, mortgage aside.

Read on as this fierce and fashionable mama takes us inside the front door of her gorgeous ‘Love Schaak.’ Plus, find out how Jesi practices self-care in honor of our wellness month and learn who she would love to design an event for (hint: it’s BIG!). Her full home tour starts now.

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5 Home Renovation Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

If you want to get top dollar for your house, you may want to invest in a few renovation projects prior to listing. But any time you embark on a renovation, there’s always the chance that something could go wrong—so be careful!

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VA Loans vs. Conventional Mortgages

 Finding the Right Mortgage

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VA mortgage loans

Deciding between a VA loan or a conventional loan may seem easy. No money down, no mortgage insurance, a better interest rate — a VA mortgage wins hands down, right?

But when you consider things like the VA funding fee and perhaps putting enough money down on a conventional mortgage to forgo mortgage insurance, the choice may be more complex. And, some of the VA loan benefits, such as no minimum credit score and no maximum debt-to-income ratio, are often overstated.

Here are the factors to consider when deciding between a Department of Veterans Affairs mortgage and a conventional loan.

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14 Modern Walkways And Paths That Are Creative And Functional!

Backyard walkways and paths are a great way to connect parts of your yard and create separate areas within it. Today we’re sharing 14 examples of modern backyard walkways that add a creative element to the landscape design, and work to both connect and divide the yard.


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10 Space-Saving Storage Ideas for Your Bathroom

Creating enough storage in a small bathroom can sometimes be a challenge. But you can conquer the clutter in an effective way if you add some space-saving storage solutions. There are many different ways in which you can store at the places that are normally overlooked even in a small bathroom. Thinking how? Take a look:

$549,000 / 3br - 3189ft2 - 100+ Hunting Acres with House (Brooks County, GA)

Secluded paradise awaits perfect owner. Ramble over 102 acres for a perfect hunting and fishing paradise! The landscape will take your breath away. Property has a 12 acre stocked pond that has enough fish to feed the masses! 40 acres of hardwood and meadow that is home to deer and turkey alike. 50 acres of prime agriculture that currently rents for $4500 each year. Renewable if new owner desires. 3BR 2.5BA home boasting new paint, new flooring, new appliances, new lighting, new AC system, new ceiling fans, new french doors, new gas log fireplace w/remote - get the picture! The warm & inviting floor plan offers stress free living. You will love sitting on the double decker back porch to catch the sunrise. Outdoor ammenities incl pastures, fencing, seperate pool house w/indoor heated pool, bath & bar, large wired gazeebo, 2 stall pole barn w/bonus room above. This hunting & nature lover's paradise is a piece of heaven on earth! Perfect place to call home or your retreat for the best hunting around!

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The Easiest (and Cheapest) Way to Give Your Garden a Major Upgrade

Sometimes, the simplest changes have the biggest impact. That was certainly the case for this landscaping project by designer and blogger Jenna Burger: adding a stone garden edge to define her flower beds.

"The front beds have received a whole lotta TLC over the 5 years we've lived here, but I still felt like there needed to be more definition between the grass and the gardens," Burger wrote in a blog post. "After cleaning out the beds and before laying the mulch, I installed a stone garden edge that not only defines the line between the grass & garden, but gives character and texture …"

We couldn't agree more. See for yourself in these before and after photos.

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Joe Dasher Middle School Groundbreaking

Congratulations to Georgia Christian School on reaching their goal and breaking ground on the Joe Dasher Middle School building.  We appreciate the continued hard work and dedication for each and every person involved, including our own Scott Plyler, Secretary of the Board of Directors.  If you look close in the video you will see more familiar faces, Austin Plyler, Adam Guthrie and Morgan Guthrie.  All of which are alumni of GCS.

The 2017 ELLE DECOR Interior Designer A-List

When a designer is at the top of his or her game, an unmistakable sense of confidence, ease, and spirit is evident in every detail. These talents achieve that level of mastery more often than most, which is why we celebrate them and welcome four new members to their distinguished company.

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A Week Away: Simple Steps to Secure Your Home Before You Go

If you are planning to go away for a week on vacation or on a business trip, one of the most important things you should do is ensure your home is safe while you are not there.

Here are some simple but essential tips you can use to help you keep your property more secure while you are away.


How to Get the Spanish Aesthetic in your Patio

The aesthetic series is still rollin’ and this week we are exploring the Spanish aesthetic and how to incorporate this style into the patio. This aesthetic for all of the natural lovers out there. To accomplish this style you can’t be afraid of natural elements, bright colors, and texture. I have a couple of key elements to help you achieve this look.

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20 Beautiful Brick And Stone Kitchen Island Designs

Kitchen Islands are an incredibly popular choice in houses all over the world. In fact, many modern luxury homes include a beautiful kitchen island. Not only do kitchen islands offer additional counter space, but they can even provide storage and dining space as well. On top of that, kitchen islands can be flat out stylish. So, if the aesthetics of your kitchen are at the top of your priority list, an island should be too. With that being said, nothing makes a statement quite like brick and stone.

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30 Wonderful Kitchen Flooring Ideas You Will Admire

A kitchen is that place in your home whose floor is all visible. Because there are no such things like furniture or rugs that will hide some part of the floor. Thus, you can experiment with the flooring. You can go for choosing such an option that serves as a decor element and enhances the beauty of your kitchen. We have discovered a roundup that features 30 wonderful kitchen flooring ideas. Among all the ones we liked the most are shown above. So, if you would like to view more, hop over to the link below:


Emily Henderson's Backyard Makeover Is As Stylish As You'd Expect

When celebrity blogger and Target home style expert, Emily Henderson, set out to make over her backyard, she had a very clear vision: "I wanted it to be English lady meets California modern mom," she told And we've got to say, we totally see it — from the Windsor bench ($79, to the wicker pouf ($60, ).


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7 Things In Your Closet You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

Do you ever find yourself staring at your closet full of clothes and feeling like you've got absolutely nothing to wear? During those dark times, it might seem like the only logical course of action is to go shopping — inject a little newness into that tired, old wardrobe of yours — but shopping is the last thing you should do.

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Real Life Rooms: Split Level Curb Appeal

Hey there Remodel-aholic readers! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I'm back this month with another reader question mock-up to hopefully inspire some creative ideas for your outdoor space. If you've missed any of my past mock-up posts, you can always see all my posts here.

If you follow Remode-laholic on Facebook, you’ve probably seen several of the reader questions that are submitted every month. Each month, I choose one reader submitted photo to offer my suggestions on, and I create a Photoshop mock up of what I would do if I were in your shoes! (Psssst— you can submit your reader questions by messaging Remodel-aholic on Facebook!)

First though, my disclaimer: While I can recommend ideas that I think look nice, I have never seen this house in real life and don’t have accurate measurements. I am also not an architect or landscaper and do not know the planting recommendations for your area- I just like to make things look nice. I can’t guarantee that any of the items I put in my ‘virtual’ design will actually work in real life (or that they’ll fit your design style for that matter), and this is not intended to be a professional design consultation. So think of this as a just-for-fun rendering that hopefully gets your wheels turning and provides some inspiration!

On to the fun!

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40 Sectional Sofas For Every Style Of Living Room Decor!

As the primary hangout spot in most homes, the living room needs to be both stylish and functional. Enter: The sectional. These space defining sofas ensure everyone can have a seat in the favorite room of the home.

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10 Ways To Decorate Like An Impossibly Chic French Woman

There's something about Parisian decor that feels so effortless, yet totally impossible to replicate. If you want to give your home that je ne sais quoi vibe, we've hunted down some of the most stylish and genius tips from the very women who hail from this posh country - take notes.

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18 Ways to Make Your Laundry Room the Best Space in the House!

Just like the kitchen or bathroom, the laundry room plays a crucial role in keeping the household going, but it's often a design afterthought, stuffed into a dark closet or relegated to a dreary basement corner. Recently, however, homeowners have started to reclaim this long overlooked space, transforming their laundry rooms into beautiful, functioning parts of their home. Read on for tips on how to transform your laundry room into a space you love.

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Alternative Mortgage Lenders Are Changing Home Buying!

Alternative Mortgage Lenders Are Changing Home Buying

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If you’re looking for a mortgage, there’s one less reason to walk into a bank these days. Alternative mortgage lenders — non-bank companies without customer deposits — are transforming the mortgage industry. Their goal: to offer mortgage rate transparency and help you complete the home loan process quickly, efficiently and mostly (if not completely) online.

The biggest banks, once major players in the $1.5 trillion mortgage industry, have backed away from a large portion of the business, citing low profit margins and high legal risks. It’s a result of the enhanced regulatory environment that followed the 2008 housing meltdown.

A number of new players jumped into the void — alternative lenders testing new business models and leveraging technology to improve the process of getting a home loan or mortgage refinance:

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Amazing Home Office Divider Screen Ideas

For a distraction free work time at your home office, it is a good idea to divide the space for privacy as well as better focus purposes. There are many different ways to install a divider screen for your home office. We too have brought some ideas. So, take a look:

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If You Only Add 3 Items to Your Home This Summer, It Should Be These

Let's not pretend we redecorate our homes seasonally. As much as we aspire to Martha Stewart–level endeavors in our home, we're not ones to swap out our heavy winter curtains for breezy linen ones or completely overhaul our pillow collection every four months. In this time-poor era, we're lucky to find a few minutes to decorate at all. But that doesn't mean we don't care what our homes look like—the changes simply need to be quick and easy so we can get on with our looming to-do lists, meal prep, and Instagram scrolling.

But what if we could make our home feel like summer with just three items? If you're looking to keep it tight this season with your home upgrades, we found the secret recipe that will make any home feel like a breezy beach house: Just add a graphic low-pile rug, a colorful accent table, and a touch of rattan. Convinced? We rounded up our favorites to make your life even easier.

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COMPLETELY re-modeled 3 BR/2 BA home convenient to everything!

Come check out this COMPLETELY re-modeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home convenient to everything! With all of the updates in this house, you'll be hard pressed to find a better home for the money. The exterior of the home has been completely repainted and the back yard has a new wooden privacy fence. Inside, you'll find new floor, new paint, new appliances, and all new fixtures from lights to door hinges this home is definitely move-in ready! Call us today to schedule your showing

900 McAfina Trail
Valdosta, GA 31602
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,228 sq ft, 0.1 acre lot - MLS# 110383

Call 229-333-5105 today for an appointment to view this home!

Valdosta GA Real Estate - EXIT Realty In Touch, Valdosta, Georgia is a full service real estate office.  Whether you are buying or selling a home, seeking a property management company or a home to rent, we offer concierge service from our sales office and rental office. We utilize the latest in technological advances to make your experience as user friendly as possible. Our Realtors strive to be the best in their fields.  Every member of the EXIT Realty In Touch team is a licensed Realtor, literally ½ of the Realtors are Associate Brokers, we have Realtors who have earned their CDP, REO, ABR, Relocation Specialist, First Time Home Buyer and other designations.  Our agents sell 45% more real estate per agent in the Valdosta area than any other real estate agency in our area! For personalized hands on solutions for all your real estate needs call 229-333-5105 for sales and 229-333-0768 for rentals.

Tips to Step Up Your Patio Experience this Season

Ready to step up your outdoor living experience this season? You’re not alone. Nearly 70 percent of design and build firms report an increased demand for outdoor living space, according to the American Institute of Architects.

When updating your outdoor living areas, focus on additions that stylishly and seamlessly blend your spaces together. Consider elements that accent your home décor, enhance comfort, create beauty and offer low-maintenance upkeep so you can kick back, relax and enjoy the space.

Here are two ideas for achieving these goals...

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The Plyler Team
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3315-B N. Valdosta Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
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