Newnan, GA Real Estate News

By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  We live in an age of miraculous technology, and the field of meteorology utilizes some of the most advanced methods and devices to predict the path of upcoming weather episodes. The National Weather Service is charged with alerting residents in areas that may lie in the path of severe weather, and hopefully, citizens will take the appropriate actions and lives can be saved. Last night, we watched in horror as powerful and deadly tornadoes devastated communities in Alabama as they moved East towards Georgia, Reports of many fatalities in Tuscaloosa were reaching us as darkness set in. We made our emergency preparations. We had the flashlights at the ready and the pets nearby. Our action plan was ready to implement on a second’s notice. We were glued to the local news as the storm was t...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Chattahoochee Bend State Park, the first Georgia state park in Coweta County, should be opened to the public in July 2011. Construction on the facilities in the 2,900 acre state park is complete, and volunteers are working hard on trail construction through the remote areas along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The biodiversity of the park is represented by various ecosystems including river flood plains, freshwater marshes, pine and hardwood forests, and granite outcroppings. The number of different species of flora and fauna surpasses any other natural area in the county. The proximity of the park to the majority of the greater Atlanta metropolitan area should make Chattahoochee Bend State Park one of the most visited in the Georgia park system. Chattahoochee Bend State Park wi...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
As I was driving through the small town of Haralson in Coweta County Georgia, I noticed a lot of commotion in the usually sleepy hamlet. There were semi-trucks and trailers parked everywhere, and construction workers crawling all over the place like ants. My brain spontaneously and correctly indentified the cause of all of the ruckus: Movie! The idea of movies being shot on location in Coweta County is nothing new. Scenes from “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “Zombieland” are among some of the notable films. However, in 2011 there have already been FOUR feature films that have utilized Newnan and some surrounding Coweta County towns for shooting locations. “Joyful Noise” starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” starring Jennifer Garner and Ron Livingston, “Mis...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  As I was rushing through my busy schedule yesterday, and wondering how I was going to get everything done, I suddenly realized that it was a PERFECT Spring day in Newnan Georgia! Since my business carried me into town anyway, I decided that a trip to Greenville Street Park was in order. It’s one of Newnan’s newest parks, and the landscaping is excellent. I knew that there would be some early blooming plants there for me to enjoy and photograph. I was not disappointed. The warm air, crystal clear blue skies, and the tranquility of the setting provided a soothing respite from the hectic day’s activities. It didn’t cost me a dime, yet it changed my attitude for the rest of the day. The only hard part was going back to work!  
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  Over the last few months we have watched the number of houses for sale shrink in Coweta County Georgia. The smaller inventory slightly mitigated the oversupply of houses for sale and the market seemed to be recovering. However, over the last two weeks we have been contacted by an inordinate number of sellers that wish to place their property ”back” on the market. These property owners had at some point decided to wait out the market and are now willing to test the waters again. As a matter of fact, we are getting so many requests for listing presentations that we now wonder if the inventory reduction was merely the result of a seasonal cycle, rather than any true indication of any real recovery in the market. The next four weeks will tell the rest of the story. If the number of proper...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Over the last few weeks the real estate business in Newnan Georgia is has really come alive. And it’s not just buyers that are calling. Sellers that were withholding their properties from the market until the weather broke are now ready to take advantage of the beautiful Spring weather. As the lawns begin to sport a fresh green and the early flowers bloom, sellers are able to get out and about and do what it takes to get their properties ready to sell. All they need to do after their house is show ready is to call a great local real estate agent. Like me!
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  Yesterday I was heading to the office at the usual time. I had my schedule for the day planned out and as long as everything went according to plans. It was going to be a very ordinary day! But as I approached a little used railroad crossing near the house, something very different happened. There was a locomotive heading my way! As a rail fan, I knew that this line served only one industry, and that there was usually only one run a week, typically after midnight. But the train was headed towards Newnan and I immediately set my itinerary aside. You see, there was a photo that I have had in my head for over twenty years. I wanted to get a photo of a train going over the old trestle across Big Wahoo Creek! (Yes, that is really the name of it.) So I followed the train to the crossing at ...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  I once had a seller tell me that he wanted to move away from Coweta County because: “there: is nothing here!” I asked him to explain and he said that there were no beaches or mountains or other geographical or geological features that sets Coweta County apart from anywhere else. It is true that we don’t have the seaside aura of Cape Cod or the ski slopes of Vail. But Coweta County offers suburban sophistication combined with a rural landscape that offers the best of both worlds and yet has excellent housing prices combined with relatively low taxation that keep the cost of living very affordable. There are full time police, fire and paramedic services county wide, an excellent library system, a performing arts center, and now under construction the largest hospital on the south side o...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
One of the reasons that I moved to the South was to escape the dreadful winters north of the Mason-Dixon Line! As a youth I learned that shoveling snow was NOT something that I enjoyed doing. So I headed for the warmer climate of Georgia, with its shorter, milder and wetter winters. And for most of the nearly four decades that I have been here, I have been very satisfied with my decision. But the last few winters here in Dixie have been colder and snowier than usual. It was almost as if my past had crept up on me and found me! We had our third snow of the year a week ago today! But yesterday depression was transformed into exhilaration as I beheld patches of daffodils blooming around the neighborhood! And just as William Wordsworth was moved to pen words to paper over two hundred years...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
As my friends in the Northeast continue to dig out from the last snowstorm, here in Newnan Georgia we have a beautiful and warm winter day! As temperatures neared 70 degrees, a lot of people were out and about getting a jump on some yard chores. In this part of the country, Spring usually arrives in earnest around March 1! It’s time for early pruning and planning the garden. And although we will have more bad weae next few weeks, now is the time to put down the gardening books and get busy! Today was probably just a tease, but my mind is now adjusting into “Spring” mode. I am REALLY looking forward to its arrival!  
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
To say that it has been cold in the Atlanta Metro area for the last week in an understatement. The snow and ice that accumulated last Sunday night persisted all week as air temperatures barely reached the freezing mark. Finally today it warmed up enough to clear up most of the remaining ice on the roadways, which in some cases was several inches thick. As regional municipalities debate over what more could have been done to have averted the disaster, the fact remains that we are not equipped to deal with widespread icing and we will probably not change much in the way of preparation for these once-in-a-decade kinds of storms. It’s still early in the year and we could get more winter storms but it is unlikely that we will experience the severity of the conditions that we have endured ov...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
2010 was an interesting weather year in the state of Georgia and it looks like the trend is going to continue in 2011! We are expecting our second winter storm of the season late this weekend. After a record breaking 110 days of 90 degree plus temperatures in the summer of 2010, December in Georgia was one of the coldest on record. And we were treated to a white Christmas for the very first time, which was a fitting finale for the holiday season. As we face another icy blast of winter, I’ll make certain that we have plenty of hot coffee and an extra blanket or two! It’s going to be a cold, long winter.
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The first “White Christmas” in Newnan Georgia history prompted me to leave the comforts of hearth and home and head out into the storm in pursuit of holiday magic! While I was setting up for a shot of a local “light” house, a friend grabbed this shot of me braving the elements as I endeavored to capture as much Christmas cheer as I could. My rapture was such that I didn’t even notice the cold or the blowing snow! As a matter of fact, the only feeling that I had was exhilaration! And so Christmas 2010 will go down in history as the year that Newnan Georgia has a white Christmas. And it was a lot of fun being there to chronicle the snowy event!
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  The much anticipated Christmas Day snow that was predicted for Newnan Georgia is here at last! I have lived in the area for nearly forty years and this is the first “White Christmas” we have ever experienced. It’s even stranger because a lot of my friends in the Northeast have told me that there is no snow on the ground in many places. I guess it’s a numbers game. It does occasionally snow in Georgia, so it was just a matter of time before it happened on Christmas! Merry Christmas to all!  
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  The big day is finally here, and it's the time that we shift our emotions from anxious anticipation to the realization that “ready or not, here we are!” Christmas Day always feels a little anticlimactic. The frenzy of preparation that crescendos through Christmas Eve is suddenly squelched as we finally get to enjoy the fruits of our pre-holiday labors! And somewhere in the midst of the gift-opening, the family visits, and the holiday feasts comes the realization that all the time and effort leading up to the celebration was well-spent. After the wrapping papers are discarded and the dishes are washed, it’s time to settle back and reflect on the day, the season, and the year. I wish all of my family, friends, and anyone reading this the merriest of Christmases! I hope that it is your b...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  There is a buzz here in Georgia about the possibility of snow on Christmas Day. And while that may not be a big deal in much of the country, it’s pretty exciting news here in Newnan! In the nearly thirty-eight years that I have live in the ‘Peach State,” there have been a few significant snowfalls, but never on Christmas Day. So if indeed it does happen, it will be a very special event. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, a white Christmas was always a possibility though it was not a certainty. Many years were certainly cold enough, but there wasn’t enough moisture to produce snow. But there were plenty of Christmases with the white stuff, and a good snowfall always made the holiday more enchanting! So while I don’t expect to hear “sleigh bells in the snow,” I just might get to see th...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Newnan HUD homes have always been attractive for buyers looking for value-priced homes with affordable financing options in Coweta County Georgia. One of the best reasons for purchasing a HUD home is that owner-occupants may qualify for and FHA loan with only $100 down. It’s one of the best opportunities around for buyer with income and good credit, but not a lot of cash on hand. Best of all, HUD employs a blind bidding process that gives all owner-occupant buyers an opportunity to make an offer during the exclusive period! If you need more information about buying a HUD home in Newnan or anywhere in Coweta County Georgia, give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you with your purchase!
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, the holiday season was frequently punctuated with snow and always accompanied by cold weather. Here in Newnan Georgia, our winter weather hinges on the wind. When the wind blows from the cold Canadian North, we have typical winter weather. If it blows from the South, we have warm breezes from the Gulf of Mexico Should the two collide, we have a blizzard! Tonight, it is just very cold, which seems to make the holiday lights burn a little brighter. After a nice bone-chilling walk around the neighborhood, it’s nice to retire to the family room with a hot drink and bathe in the warmth! And just maybe I’ll have a second cup.
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  I was talking to a business associate in Buffalo yesterday afternoon and she mentioned that they had just received their first big snowfall of the year and she was hoping to get out of the office on time.. I responded that since she lived in Buffalo, she should be used to it. She quipped: “We are, but this is the first big snow of the year!” Perception is a funny thing. And everything is relative. Many people believe that here in middle Georgia we don’t have to deal with the cold. And while it is true that we don’t have to deal with as MUCH cold, we still experience a significant freezing weather that requires vacant homes without utilities to be winterized to prevent frozen pipes from bursting! I checked the weather channel this morning. We don’t have snow on the ground here in Newna...
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