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I am snowbound today.  West GA had snow and ice falling all last night, and today, I am stuck at home.  I am catching up on filing and email, and Active Rain, so it's turning out to be a good day.  High temps are to reach only the mid 30's this week, so who knows when i'll be able to get out.  Sc...
01/10/2011
This is a good idea if you have vacant listings, rentals, etc.  As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"I've been meaning to write this blog for a while but I had forgotten about it. I was showing a home today and there was water everywhere in the laundry room at one ...
01/10/2011
Deciding to sell your home is only the first step.  There are many other issues that must be dealt with.  Make sure you are ready to deal with all of them.It Is Up To You, Mr. Seller So, Mr. Seller, you’ve made a decision that you want to sell your home. Scratch that. You’ve decided that you need...
01/09/2011
Are HUD home prices getting higher?  I have been pulling hud homes in Tallapoosa GA and hud homes in Haralson county for the last two weeks, and it appears that hud homes are being priced at a higher price point than before. It could be that more higher end homes are now in foreclosure, or it cou...
01/06/2011
"The Fixer Upper" by Mary Kay Andrews is a sweet, quick, funny read that features a young woman fixing up an old plantation style home in south GA. Mary Kay Andrews is a nationall bestselling author of seven novels, and a former journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  She lives in Atlan...
01/06/2011
12/31 - Went to attorney's office and picked up closing check from the day before. Wrote an offer for a bank owned mobile home. Wrote an amendment for a property under contract. Sent an overnight package to the lender for a property under contract.
01/01/2011
The settlement of an estate is always a difficult time for a family.  If the settlement includes the sale of a home, it is even more difficult.  Many people feel overwhelmed, but "A Tale of 2 Vacant Houses" gives helpful advice.  Selling a home after the death of an owner is not a simple straight...
12/31/2010
Who wants to watch a possum drop?  Many will ask, and have asked this question through the years...but evidently people from all over the land enjoy the New Year's fesivities in Tallapoosa, GA each New Year's Eve. Each New Year's Eve at the stroke of midnight, Spencer the possum (taxidermy patien...
12/30/2010
12/29 - Showed a settlement client, two homes.  One is a keeper.  Have an investor who may be willing to buy and owner finance until the settlement comes in.   This is settlement of an inheritance.  It is set to pay out the end of Jan. 12/30 - Final Walkthrough and Closing!!!Yea!!! closed on a ho...
12/30/2010
26 - Snow is everywhere, stayed inside, pulled plats from the clerk of courts website.  Wrote Thank you notes. 27 - Set up 2 showings, filed receipts,counter offer was rejected 28 - pulled listings to show tomorrow  
12/29/2010
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