Newnan, GA Real Estate News

By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
I have been doing a lot of listing presentations lately. Most of these would-be sellers are homeowners that are not in arrears on their mortgage payments, and that own houses that few first-time homebuyers can afford. They are really caught in the pinch. As I start my presentation, I tell the potential sellers that there are certain inescapable realities with which one must come to terms if they are going to be successful in the quest for a consummated sale. Once these market driven tenets are understood, the process of selling a non-distressed property can be accelerated. Here are some of those realities: All properties are competing with foreclosures, bank-owned and short sale properties. And whether or not that affects the ‘appraisal" of a property, it always diminishes the pool of a...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
June is normally a very pleasant month here in the Atlanta area. It is typically the time when the summer warm-up sets in, but with evenings cool enough to open the windows and get some fresh air. Not this year. The afternoon highs have been in the high nineties every day for the last two weeks, with high humidity that doesn't allow the air to cool during the shortest nights of the year. We hit 99 degrees in Newnan yesterday, almost unbearably hot for this time of year. And the ten day forecast indicates that we will have high temperatures in the nineties for the foreseeable future. So there is only one thing left to do if I'm going to survive this extended heat wave: Learn to love it! All content, including text, original art, photographs and images, is the exclusive property of Coweta...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Today being my birthday, the Coweta County Georgia real estate elite all gathered at our Newnan location today for a huge extravaganza at our brand new facility! Guests were treated to grilled hot dogs and hamburgers with all of the fixings, followed by the southern classic banana pudding. Guests began arriving at 3 P.M. and partied hearty until 7. All reports seem to indicate that a good time was had by all that attended! And being the munificent man that I am, I suggested that since everyone was here anyway, we might as well do an "Open House" to show off our new business location! I'm like that, always thinking of others. lol Thanks to Barry Neal and Arrow Exterminators for providing the sandwiches and condiments. You can learn more about Arrow Exterminators here! All content, includ...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
One of my favorite photographic challenges is capturing airplanes in flight. There is just something awesome about attempting to freeze frame the huge metal giants speeding overhead at 160 knots. In addition to the technical obstacles, you may also have to contend with airport security. Most areas around airports are now restricted and you may need a permit to get the shot you want. Use a fast lens, and learn to "track" the airplane in flight. It takes a little practice, but you can learn to predict the line of flight and move the camera on the correct trajectory. The resulting photos can be dramatic and are a welcome addition to any portfolio! All content, including text, original art, photographs and images, is the exclusive property of Coweta Fayette Real Estate, Inc., and may not be...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Most of our biggest problems occur after a series of errors. It's usually not one mistake that wreaks havoc, but a combination of careless decisions that can lead to a lot of inconvenience. Since my birthday is this week, I had to make the annual pilgrimage to the Coweta County Tax Assessor to pay the tax on my cars and get my new decals. Because it was a beautiful morning, I decided to take my 1990 Miata. That was the first mistake. Since it is an open convertible, I decided to lock my briefcase, computer and camera in the trunk so I could go straight to the tag office without going by the real estate office first. That was mistake number two. After securing the trunk hatch, I realized that I did not have my keys. Could I have locked them in the trunk? Oh, where is my extra set of keys...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
At approximately 1:45 A.M. EDT tomorrow morning (11:45 P.M. today PDT) the sun will be positioned directly above the Tropic of Cancer and summer will "officially" commence. This is the northernmost latitude position the sun will achieve this year. The Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere marks the day which has the longest period of daylight, and depending on how far north you live, the length of the day can be dramatic. For instance, in Fairbanks Alaska (longitude W147.8, latitude N64.8,) the sun rose at 2:59 A.M. this morning (ADT) and won't set until 12:47 A.M. tomorrow! That's less than two hours of semi-darkness. If you were to travel slightly north to the Arctic Circle, the sun would not set at all! Here in Newnan Georgia (longitude W84.8, latitude N33.4):the sun rose at 6:3...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
A fellow agent came into the office today, and offered the perfunctory: "Hi Richard, how's your day going?" I responded "wonderful, I'm having a great day again as usual!" Then came the surprise. He said "every time I ask you how you are doing or how's your day going; you always answer in a very upbeat way! That's unusual these days." I guess that I have never really thought about it, but I do try to be positive and upbeat with my coworkers whenever I can. Goodness only know that the market is tough enough as it is, and sometimes a friendly smile or a "let's go get ‘er done" can make the difference between a chore and a challenge! It sure was nice for him to let me know it mattered to him and made a difference, albeit a small one. That's all the more reason for me to be upbeat tomorrow!...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
As I sit out here on the deck early in the morning, watching a light mist roll over the landscaping, I am inspired to declare that this is a fine place to reside! And while I am not on the beach in Waikiki nor gazing over my beloved Smoky Mountains, there is no other place that I'd rather be right now. And while my "estate in land" may seem to be run-of-the-mill or ordinary by most established standards, it is home to me, and that makes it a place unlike no other on the planet. My home is my refuge and my sanctuary. And although it is modest in scope and lies in a densely populated area, it is a million miles away from the trials and tribulations of the outside world. It's a place to recharge the internal batteries of the soul in preparation for each new day. There is an intrinsic value...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) is a native of China that does very well in the Southeastern United States. The rapidly growing shrubs profusely produce pointed clusters of white, pink, blue, purple or even yellow blooms. In addition to that, they attract large numbers of butterflies and hummingbirds. The fragrant flowers begin blooming in early June, and perfume the summer air with their sweet fragrance. By pruning the spent clusters, you can encourage new blooms all the way up until the first frost. The bushes need to be cut back in winter to encourage new growth which produces the highest numbers of flowers. Adding a little 10-10-10 fertilizer or natural compost in the spring will result in an amazing amount of growth. I seem to have a knack for these amazing plants. I can brea...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
I wonder how many people got home from work last night and turned on their televisions, only to see static and snow? The switch to digital broadcasting has been announced for years, and the opportunity to get free converter boxes has been drummed into our heads over and over. The deadline had been extended at least twice, in an effort to make certain that the public was fully informed about this major technological switch. And yet, I am certain, that many, many procrastinators were caught unaware yesterday. No matter how many times you extend a deadline, there are some people that will just wait and wait and wait. Oh, that reminds me, I need to start collecting my income tax records for 2008! All content, including text, original art, photographs and images, is the exclusive property of...
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By Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging
(Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA)
Peachtree Home Staging recently staged a vacant home in the Atlanta metro area, located in Newnan, GA.  Yesterday I popped in with the listing agent to check on things at the home.  The home has gone under contract and I will be de-staging soon. When we got there, the home buyer and her agent were also there with the home inspector.  We all politely began to make introductions.    When the listing agent introduced me as the home stager for the property, the home buyer let out such a loud delightful squeal it startled all of us!    Immediately she asked me if I would come to her home she needs to sell and stage her "soon to be vacant" home in Biloxi, Mississippi! We all laughed as Biloxi is a tad further than I am willing to travel; and I think my travel expenses (which would have to inc...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
I am an early riser. I usually can't wait to get up out of bed to start a new day. As a matter of fact, many times when I awaken at 3:00 A.M., I am disappointed because it's not time to "get up" yet. My brain is always bursting with new ideas. There are things that I would love to try, experiments to perform, and strategies to implement. Each day brings a new challenge and a new opportunity. The time between watching the sunrise and getting ready to go to the office is my time for ingenuity and expression. I feel that it is the best part of my day. Right now I am sitting on a swing in the cool morning air, a cup of hot coffee at hand, listening to the twittering of the songbirds and the buzzing of the hummingbirds around my head! I know that in a few hours I will be constrained by the h...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
I am constantly befuddled by the trepidation experienced by some buyers when purchasing a house that is not based in any factual reality. We see some amazing deals that fall into the "no-brainer" category, and I have seen many potential first-time buyers lose out on a fantastic opportunity because of an irrational fear of not getting exactly what they want or the best deal possible. But when you can purchase a home with no money out of pocket, have a payment that is less than what you are currently paying for rent on a property that is superior to where you are living now, AND you can pocket an $8,000 tax credit for doing so ... what is there left to think about? As interest rates continue to escalate and the money supply evaporates, these deals will become fewer and farther in between,...
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(Advantage Home Tours)
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By Advantage Home Tours
(Advantage Home Tours)
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
In the novel Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, the title hero espies what he perceives to be giants on the horizon, arms flailing, ripe for attack. He salivates at the possibility of sufficient spoils to continue his quests, But his trusted squire Sancho sees only windmills, with their sails turning the mechanisms that will grind the grain for bread. Sancho knows that his lord's aspirations are futile. And so the English idiom "tilting at windmills" has come to mean "fighting an unwinnable battle." It seems that a lot of real estate agents today are indeed tilting at windmills. We perceive the huge spoils of the past, and we are poised and ready to plunder the treasuries of giant deals. And so we keep fighting the way that we have always done, with gallantry and poise, but there is o...
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(Advantage Home Tours)
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There is a common perception that the real estate agent has a lot less work to do today, thanks to technology and the Internet. Buyers are able to "shop" online and easily identify properties that nay be good prospects to purchase. But if you were to ask any real estate agent this question: "now that the Internet allows buyers to find their open houses, isn't job of the real estate agent much easier?" you mighty be surprised at the answer. Many deals are constantly under assault by any one of a number of issues that seek to interrupt the process. Delays stem from a number of sources, many of which are out of the real estate agent's control, but require action on behalf of the agent to resolve. Any one of a combination of these items can lead to trouble in a transaction: Title issues. Wi...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The Coweta Veterans' Memorial Plaza was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 25 2009 in Newnan Georgia. A crowd of about five hundred including many dignitaries braved threatening skies to be present for the occasion. The Plaza became a reality thanks to the cooperation of the City of Newnan, Coweta County, and private donors that worked together to make the memorial a worthy tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The ceremony included music, some rousing speeches, and a roaring musket salute. But nothing was as moving as the reading of the names on the Honor Roll, those that perished as a direct result of enemy action in every war since World War I. As Providence would have it, the rain held off until after the completion of the dedication, as the crowd headed o...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
It's early Sunday morning so I had a little trouble deciding on the title for this post, but it doesn't really matter, as the principle subject matter still applies. For the last two years, Newnan, and the rest of Georgia have been caught in the throes of a severe drought. Wells were drying up, the area lakes were mud holes, and crisis-level water use restrictions have been in force in all municipalities. At one point, the city of Atlanta was down to a thirty day supply of water. How frightening to think of over a million households running out of water. Water became the subject of lawsuits and litigation, as jurisdictions fought over the right to use water. But everything in life is cyclical. We prayed for rain, and our prayers were answered. After years of drought, thee downpours were...
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