Newnan, GA Real Estate News

By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Between the pollen and a spring cold, I'm a little bit miserable on this beautiful Sunday morning. But it's going to be a busy week so I have to get my thoughts in order. The first quarter of 2009 in nearly expired. Wow, I can't believe that it flew by so quickly. It seems that the tide has turned, and that business is picking up in the area. This is good news, because there is a perception that once it has been established that we have "bottomed out." All heck will break loose as buyers scramble to take advantage of this amazing fact: For the first time in history, you can purchase real estate at below the cost of substitution, at the lowest interest rates that have occurred in most people's lifetime, and you might even get a huge tax credit for doing so. There is an opportunity to fix...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
It's Sunday morning, and I'm looking forward to another busy week in the Newnan Georgia area. Real estate has been picking up lately due to both the seasonal cycle and also new incentives for buyers. Spring is typically a good time to sell property. Pleasant weather and spring blooms enhance the desirability of nicely landscaped homes. Houses just look better this time of year, before the heat of summer begins to scorch the greenery. Combined with tax incentives for first time buyers, there seems to be a lot more activity than the same period last year. The phones are ringing with questions from those that are contemplating a purchase. So I'll enjoy another day off today with my family, but tomorrow, I will roll up my sleeves and get back to work! I love my job, especially when I have p...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
I have been looking forward to this weekend for some time. Three of my brothers are visiting me, two from Hartford and one from Pittsburgh. The weekend got off to a rocky start last night, just minutes after picking up the Connecticut twosome at the airport! We were chatting and catching up on the drive back to the house, when all of a sudden traffic stopped on I-85 South. Now, I have traveled the highways and byways of the Atlanta area for many years, and I know right away we were in trouble. The traffic was not moving at all. Dead stop. It was nine o'clock P.M. Luckily, we live in a connected society, so we were able to get the bad news quickly. I-85 was closed due to an accident, and was not expected to reopen until after midnight. There was no way out. We were trapped in a dark park...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
First of all, there is no central theme to this article. I am having a little problem with focus and daylight is burning so I decided to bring a few facts to your attention. Today is income tax day for corporations. If you have a corporation, your annual tax return for 2008 is due today. Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. Now, I have never understood all of the fuss, but I'm not Irish do that may have a lot to do with it. I'll try to avoid wearing green, though, because I like getting pinched! At 11:44 UTC on Friday, the path of the sun will fall directly above the equator, and the Vernal Equinox will occur. That translates into equal hours of daylight and darkness everywhere on earth! The first full moon after the vernal equinox is Thursday April 9th, which is both Passover and Holy Thursd...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
After a freak March snowfall, springtime has returned in full force in Newnan Georgia. It's a time of fleeting beauty and allergies, but it is inspiring and uplifting as well! It does, however, make me lazy and want to take long strolls through the neighborhoods to capture all of the blooms with my camera, rather than sit is a small office surrounded by stacks of paper and long to-do lists! But I feel so lethargic, so out of sorts that I can hardly seem to move! Spring is a time of awakening, so I had better wake up!!! All content, including text, original art, photographs and images, is the exclusive property of Coweta Fayette Real Estate, Inc., and may not be used without the expressed written permission of ERA United Realty and Coweta Fayette Real Estate of ERA United Realty Newnan G...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Less than one week ago, Newnan Georgia experienced a late winter snowstorm that nearly paralyzed the city! The fluffy stuff accumulated to a dept of about 4 inches and turn the town into a winter wonderland. Now, less than a week later, afternoon temperatures are approaching 80 degrees and the spring blooming ritual has resumed. Although normal highs for this time of year are about 62 degrees, we'll gladly take the extra warmth. It's a good time to get outside and get some chores done! Many people choose the Atlanta area as a living destination in part because of the mild winters. And many also select Newnan in Coweta County as an affordable housing area that is bisected by Interstate 85 which provides easy access to the airport and downtown Atlanta! So if you are considering a move to ...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Although there are several qualifications and limitations, the new $8000 tax credit is stirring up sales in Coweta County and across the country. The credit is a refundable credit, which means that you can earn it even if you have no income tax liability. And you can claim the credit right away, no need to wait until the tax year is over The credit is equal to ten percent of the value of the home purchased, up to $8000. A first time home buyer is defined as anyone who has not owned a home in the last three years. There are income limitations; single taxpayers making no more that $75,000 per year can get the full credit, while married couples with a combined income of no more than $150,000 can do likewise. You must own the home for three years and the credit does not have to be paid back...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
During the nineteenth century, the United States developed a system of railroads that interconnected nearly every center of commerce in the nation. And along the tracks, new towns were constructed to take advantage of unique goods and markets in far away place that previously were as distant as the moon! And in every big city, town, village and whistle stop there was a depot. Some were large and elaborate, others were humble structures like the one pictured here in Madras Georgia. But whether they were fancy or frugal, these buildings created the conduit for commerce that allowed farmers and merchants to thrive and prosper. Whenever I travel to a new town, I always look for the railroad depot. They still exist in many places, although the rails have long since been salvaged and sold for...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
I wrote a post this morning: Crazy weather continues in Newnan Georgia ...but this is ridiculous! In which I was surprised at snowfall predictions in significant amounts. Since it was nearly 70 degrees yesterday, I doubted it! But I was wrong. It snowed to beat the band! There were times when it was snowing so hard you couldn't see across the street. So of course, I did what any good trooper would do ... I went out and took photos! So the snow came, I got some good shots, and all is well in Newnan Georgia! And even though I scoffed at the weather prognosticators, it turns out that this time they were right on the money! Photos from top: Starr's Mill during a blinding snowfall, CSX main line Senoia GA, home sweet home! All content, including text, original art, photographs and images, is...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Last night while I was in bed I had to take the covers off. I was hot. No, the furnace wasn't set too high. As a matter of fact, the furnace never came on because it was too warm outside. That's not unusual on March 1 in Newnan Georgia. Spring comes early here and we are busy doing outside yard chores and exterior maintenance on the house. What makes this day VERY unusual is that they are predicting one to three inches of snow for our region today, Snow, can you believe it? Now, I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, so I do know one thing about snow that is universal and seems to have held true throughout the centuries: In order for it to snow, it must be cold! Who knows? It could happen. And if it does I'll be the first to say that I was wrong. There's one good thing about all of this n...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Here in Georgia, spring is upon us! The early flowers are blooming, and it's time to get all of the yard chores done in anticipation of a new growing season. And although the calendar New Year officially starts on January 1, the practical New Year commences when you get out of the house and you get busy outdoors. Slowly, over the next two months the "secondary living space' will be pruned, fertilized and weeded in preparation for the warm season. It's time for allergies to go into overdrive, and for the home improvement stores to bulge with frantic homeowners trying to make their estates the envy of the neighborhood. There's a lot to do and only a short window of opportunity to get it done. It won't be long before the pleasantly warm days five way to the blasting heat of the southern su...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
There are so many shades of green, and equal number of meanings attached to it. You can be green with envy, you can be new at a job and still be green, and you can turn green around the gills when you've had a little too much too drink! Green can be money, a place to putt or bowl, a signal to go or a fruit that is not yet ripe. It can mean that you are environmentally conscious or eaten in a bowl hot with pepper sauce. Enjoy the "Green" photos, it's the photo theme for the day! All content, including text, original art, photographs and images, is the exclusive property of Coweta Fayette Real Estate, Inc., and may not be used without the expressed written permission of ERA United Realty and Coweta Fayette Real Estate of ERA United Realty Newnan Georgia. All information is believed to be ...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
One of the most elemental concepts of photography is often one of the most overlooked principles in many photographs. And that often misunderstood concept is the planer nature of the photograph. In photography, you are actually capturing a three dimensional subject and transforming it into a two dimensional plane. And the simple truth is that not all subjects translate well as depth is removed from the formula. So the savvy photographer seeks elements that will enhance the apparent depth of the finished picture. Proper use of light and shadows is one way, as well as including both foreground elements and distant objects. Practice "thinking in 2D" and learn to "see" your photos in your minds eye as information that needs tweaking and adjusting. And make those decisions BEFORE you open th...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
We are bombarded every day with new state-of-the-art products and services. These cutting edge technologies promise to propel the quality of our lives and our businesses to extreme levels of prosperity and success. But the cusp of innovation is fleeting, and it today's world, the latest and greatest replacement may be less than a month away. When I started in real estate in 1984, the very first portable terminals became available for accessing the MLS. Essentially, you dialed the phone manually, and then placed the phone handset in the acoustic modem. There was a built-in typewriter style keyboard. There was no screen or CRT, all of the data was delivered via a built in line printer, including your commands. There were no images or pictures, and to conserve paper and ink, everything was...
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By Peggie Davidson, Coweta - Fayette Real Estate
(BUSH Real Estate Group)
SummerGrove continues a downward trend with 8 sales in Jan (split evenly between new and resale), a third off from last Jan.     Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total Gain % Gain 2005 18 21 33 27 33 35 47 30 28 32 26 31 361 2 0.6% 2006 21 21 47 23 28 46 30 39 24 37 21 29 366 5 1.4% 2007 10 23 27 35 38 33 30 29 15 18 19 9 286 - 80 - 21.9% 2008 12 13 15 13 16 14 21 15 11 13 3 11 157 - 129 - 45.1% 2009 8 *                     8 - 4 - 33.3% * 5 homes Under Contract scheduled to close in Feb '09 Sales by Price PRICERANGE 100K149K 150K199K 200K249K 250K299K 300K349K 350K399K 400K499K 500K799K  TOTAL AVGSALE DOLLARVOLUME Jan 2009 1 - 2 1 - 3 1 - 8 $298,625 $ 2,389,000  
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Coweta County Georgia really enjoys the best of all worlds. As a bedroom community of Atlanta, it features all of the modern amenities and conveniences that a large metropolitan area has to offer. Nearly every National chain has a store in Newnan. And yet the downtown area retains its historic charm, with locally owned shops and restaurants. It's a nice change of pace from the big box stores and large franchises. Not every part of the county has given way to development.  Coweta still has a vast agrarian community, with picturesque horse and cattle farms dotting the countryside. So whether you are seeking the trappings of suburbia, small town charm, or pastoral country tranquility, Coweta County should be on your short list of possible destinations It truly does have something for every...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Winters are short in the Southeastern United States. And February is the time to start those outdoor chores that are necessary to get the garden ready for spring. If you have been thinking about transplanting anything, now is the time, before the blistering heat of summer makes root development impossible. Also, it's time to prune, especially all of those beautiful Roses, Crape Myrtles and Butterfly Bushes. Lawns should be treated for emerging weeds, and overseeded as early as possible. Vegetable gardens should have organic materials added and tilled deep into the soil. and fresh soil added for this year's plantings. Don't do anything to you azaleas and rhododendrons until after they bloom, as the buds are already set and fertilizer will cause the flowers to burn off into an unpleasant ...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Like most adults in the country, I watched the Super Bowl last night. It was a great game, one of the best and most competitive of all time, and my Pittsburgh Steelers triumphed over the worthy Arizona Cardinals. And like most regular Super Bowl watchers, I looked forward to the commercials. When advertisers pay three million dollars for a thirty second spot, you know that they want to make it count and really go all out. Instead of being entertained, though, I was sickened and disturbed. About half of the commercials were very demeaning to both men and women. The men were portrayed as sex crazed animals while the women seemed all but too willing to participate in perverted sexual fantasies. As my regular readers know, I am not a prude. I think that consenting adults should be allowed t...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Although we have had a few flurries here and there in 2009, and additionally we have had many sub-freezing nights and icy cold winds from the north, we have not experienced any measurable snowfall in Newnan yet this year. Which is too bad, because in this part of Georgia, a snowfall event is considered a to be a work holiday! People that move here from the northern areas of the country laugh as the entire business community is paralyzed by an inch of snow. You will hear the excuse that we "don't have the snow removal equipment" but the truth is, it's a rare enough occurrence that everyone really just wants to get out and play in the snow! And so Mother Nature, if you please, send a little white stuff our way. I need the break! Photo: Newnan in Snow, 2008 All content, including text, ori...
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