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The prices in this market are amazing and the selection is awesome. However, are you ready to face reality in your new home search? Many buyers think that most properties will be in move in ready condition - in fact, the reality is that sadly, few of the available properties are truly move in rea...
03/02/2011
I FINALLY made my decision just about a week ago.   i am now with Prudential Georgia Realty at the Snellville office.   I am very excited about this new association and look forward to many prosperous years here.   Great people, great office location, even better broker - a winning combination fo...
02/26/2011
An email is circulating and my mother sent a copy of it to me.   Of course, she was believing every word of it, as I am sure many will without any research at all. The jist of it was that a real estate tax of 3.8% is going into effect in 2013 as a result of the health care bill passed last year t...
02/01/2011
New homeowners:   be sure that you file before the deadline to secure your homestead exemption (property tax reduction) for next tax year.  The savings is significant and the counties make it pretty easy to accomplish.  Call me if you have questions.   While you are at it, check out whether there...
01/31/2011
I find myself at the crux of a critical decision these days.   I have recently had something happen at my brokerage that is causing me to ask myself whether or not associating with a national name brand is relevant in the public's eyes and still critical to the success of my business.   Ask me ju...
01/24/2011
as of 12/30/10 727 homes were sold for 2010 in Walton county compared to a total of 921 homes sold for the same period in 2009. The median sales price in 2010 in Walton county for homes sold was $129,000.   The median sales price for homes sold in 2009 in Walton County was $135,000. Condominium s...
01/13/2011
As of 12/28/10: number of sales for the year 6549 with a median sales price of $155,800 Compare that to the same period for 2009 - 8120 sales with a median sales price of $160,000 Condominium sales in Gwinnett have tumbled in recent years, most likely due to the fact that FHA is not financing man...
01/13/2011
Negotiated a contract on one of my listings New Years Eve - didn't mind one bit that I had to abandon my plans.   Showing a buyer right now that will likely write an offer this week.   A new listing fell into my lap today and I had a call this afternoon for a listing appointment. This will work! ...
01/02/2011
Since buying your first home is a big step for all of us, best to go about it the right way.   If you are asking "is there really a wrong way?", well, the answer is most definitely YES. First, make a decision  about your timing.   Think about the optimum closing and move in date, then back up the...
12/14/2010
If you are a homeowner, or a buyer looking to purchase in the area of Lawrenceville, GA, the following information could be of interest to you: current statistics of interest for homes sold and homes for sale in Lawrenceville, GA: there are currently 1543 active listings for residential homes in ...
12/02/2010
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