Valdosta, GA Real Estate News

By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
BEDROOMS: 3 # FULL BATHS: 2 # PARTIAL BATHS: 0 APX TOTAL SQFT: 1633 PARKING: 2 Cars, Garage PRICE PER SQFT: $95.53 YEAR BUILT: 2004 FRONTAGE: None AREA: 2-N of Park Ave to E Oak St (City Limits) SUBDIVISION: Cumberland Plantation ZONING: R3 HISTORIC DISTRICT:     SOURCE SQFT: Builder LOT SIZE: 80x125 ACREAGE: 0.23 TAX AMOUNT: 1600 TAX YEAR: 2009 LEGAL DESC: Lot 74 Cumberland Plantation TAX ID: 0112D249 PLAT BOOK: A PLAT BOOK PAGE: 2593 DEED BOOK:     DEED BOOK PAGE:     HOA FEE: No HOA FEE $ PER YR/QTR/MO:     HOA AMENITIES:       Dimension:   Dimensions:   Dimensions: Living Rm:   Mstr Bdrm: 14x16 Mstr Bthrm: 10x13 Dining Rm: 11x11 Bedrm 2: 12x13 Bthrm 2: 05x08 Great Rm: 14x17 Bedrm 3: 12x14 Bthrm 3:   Family Rm:   Bedrm 4:   Prtl Bthrm:   Kitchen: 10x11 Bedrm 5:   Extra Rm:   Brkfst ...
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By Wayne Golliday
(Mobile Home Sales of Florida LLC)
In case you have never heard of this place in southern central GA let me tell you a bit abut it.  Wild Adventures is a small Theme and Water Park in Valdosta GA.  It has been described in many of the reviews I read as an upscale Carnival and that description maybe pretty darn close. Wild Adventures can't really be compared to Universal or even Six Flags.  But can be compared to Holiday World in Indiana.  There are your typical roller coasters that go fast and turn upside down in a crazy figure eight and lots of rides for younger kids.  All told I think there is somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 rides.  This does not include the Water Park.  The Water Park it looks like is your typical water park with water slides, lazy river and giant bucket of water. The food is very much like food y...
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By Denice Ulm, Realtor/Associate Broker, Valdosta GA
(Garner Realty Group LLC)
Valdosta, Georgia holds the distinctive title of the “Azalea City”because of the numerous azaleas that provide mounds of beautiful blooms in the spring. Valdosta is one of just a few cities within the United States to be recognized by the Azalea Society of America as a “certified Azalea City”. One of the principal goals of this organization is to promote the appreciation of azaleas in public and private landscapes through recognition and certification of those municipalities that promote and display azaleas as an “Azalea City”. One popular promotion is the Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival held each spring. Last weekend was the 2010 Azalea Festival and though the weather was windy and a bit chilly, folks came from all over to enjoy the live music, a wide variety of foods, arts and crafts...
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By Denice Ulm, Realtor/Associate Broker, Valdosta GA
(Garner Realty Group LLC)
Springtime in Valdosta hasn't quite arrived, though I consider it here (unofficially) because it's time for the "cutting of the crapes"...or as my son (moaning and groaning) declares, "it's time for us to move".  (His future home involves a sailboat so he can avoid any and all landscape maintenance demands).  There are many differing views on the correct way to prune crape myrtle trees.  Some over-prune - chopping back crape myrtles below the knuckles (referred to as "crape murder" by my Broker).  When a crape myrtle is pruned back too far it has two effects:  1)  Reduces the number of blooms that will be produced during the coming summer, and 2) new branches will grow too long and not be able to support the weight of heavy blooms, especially when wet.  To properly prune a crape myrtle ...
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By Denice Ulm, Realtor/Associate Broker, Valdosta GA
(Garner Realty Group LLC)
I've just completed a very brief review of our local real estate market from 1/07 to present. Looking at closed residential sales only (and through MLS), the breakdown has the potential for being downright depressing: 1/1/07 - 12/31/07 Closed: in/around the Valdosta area (again thru MLS only) Total: 1721; 1/1/08 - 12/31/08 Total: 1366; 1/1/09 - 12/31/09 Total: 1106; However!! From 1/1/10 - to 1/29/10 there were 50 closed residential transactions recorded through MLS, as opposed to 44 for the same time period in January of 2009. Now...realize this is just the beginning of 2010 but I shall remain optimistic! Best Wishes to All in the coming year!!
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Market Report for Lowndes County/Valdosta Georgia and surrounding areas - Single Family Homes Counties Include: Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, and Lanier     Current active listings for Lowndes County Georgia (Valdosta and Hahira): Area Active Listings Pending Sales Number Sold 1-N of Baytree to W Oak Street. (City Limits) 147 15 3 2-N of Park Ave to East Oak Street (City Limits) 138 18 0 3-S Park Ave to E. Oak To S. Hill (City Limits) 49 4 0 4-S Baytree Rd. To W. Oak Street to S. Hill (City Limits) 14 1 0 5-N Side Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 329 45 9 6- Incorp from S of Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 165 16 1 Giving us a total in Lowndes County 842 99 13 Berrien County 76 10 0 Brooks County 48 14 1 Cook County 90 5 1 Lanier County 67 21 0
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Market Report for Lowndes County/Valdosta Georgia and surrounding areas - Single Family Homes Counties Include: Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, and Lanier     Current active listings for Lowndes County Georgia (Valdosta and Hahira): Area Active Listings Pending Sales Number Sold 1-N of Baytree to W Oak Street. (City Limits) 147 16 6 2-N of Park Ave to East Oak Street (City Limits) 143 12 2 3-S Park Ave to E. Oak To S. Hill (City Limits) 48 4 0 4-S Baytree Rd. To W. Oak Street to S. Hill (City Limits) 12 1 0 5-N Side Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 323 50 6 6- Incorp from S of Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 160 16 2 Giving us a total in Lowndes County 834 102 19 Berrien County 77 5 1 Brooks County 50 12 0 Cook County 87 5 1 Lanier County 68 19 0
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By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
If you are falling behind on your mortgage payments and think foreclosure is your only option, think again. The foreclosure process can be an embarrassing and stressful process. For some home owners who may be upside down in their loan or owe more than what their house is worth, the future may seem very bleak, or is it? Talking with your lender and negotiating a short sale may be the answer you were looking for.                                 Have you weighed the options of a short sale? Do you know what the benefits of a short sale are? Here are just a few of them Benefits of a short sale: Avoid foreclosure Help save your credit Reduce debt Gain control of your finances Make a fresh start You may be eligible , under Fannie Mae guidelines to purchase another home in 2 years instead of ...
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Market Report for Lowndes County/Valdosta Georgia and surrounding areas - Single Family Homes Counties Include: Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, and Lanier     Current active listings for Lowndes County Georgia (Valdosta and Hahira): Area Active Listings Pending Sales Number Sold 1-N of Baytree to W Oak Street. (City Limits) 144 20 2 2-N of Park Ave to East Oak Street (City Limits) 145 12 4 3-S Park Ave to E. Oak To S. Hill (City Limits) 46 4 3 4-S Baytree Rd. To W. Oak Street to S. Hill (City Limits) 13 1 1 5-N Side Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 322 49 8 6- Incorp from S of Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 164 16 1 Giving us a total in Lowndes County 834 102 19 Berrien County 79 4 0 Brooks County 53 9 1 Cook County 86 5 2 Lanier County 66 19 1
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Market Report for Lowndes County/Valdosta Georgia and surrounding areas - Single Family Homes Counties Include: Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, and Lanier Current active listings for Lowndes County Georgia (Valdosta and Hahira): Area Active Listings Pending Sales Number Sold 1-N of Baytree to W Oak Street. (City Limits) 145 20 2 2-N of Park Ave to East Oak Street (City Limits) 148 13 4 3-S Park Ave to E. Oak To S. Hill (City Limits) 47 4 1 4-S Baytree Rd. To W. Oak Street to S. Hill (City Limits) 13 2 1 5-N Side Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 327 48 8 6- Incorp from S of Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 165 15 3 Giving us a total in Lowndes County 845 102 19 Berrien County 72 3 2 Brooks County 53 8 1 Cook County 87 8 1 Lanier County 71 14 2
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By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
Market Report for Lowndes County/Valdosta Georgia and surrounding areas - Single Family Homes Counties Include: Lowndes, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, and Lanier     Current active listings for Lowndes County Georgia (Valdosta and Hahira): Area Active Listings Pending Sales 1-N of Baytree to W Oak Street. (City Limits) 150 17 2-N of Park Ave to East Oak Street (City Limits) 144 18 3-S Park Ave to E. Oak To S. Hill (City Limits) 46 4 4-S Baytree Rd. To W. Oak Street to S. Hill (City Limits) 14 2 5-N Side Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 323 53 6- Incorp from S of Hwy 84 in Lowndes County 171 14 Giving us a total in Lowndes County 848 108 Berrien County 71 3 Brooks County 52 8 Cook County 85 8 Lanier County 74 14
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By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
Lowndes High School Drama Club's performance of..... 5,6,7,8...Dance Out Loud! I had the spectacular honor of watching these teens perform last night in their yearly performance of 5,6,7,8, a musical review.       Completely student directed and choreographed. What an awesome performance these gave us. Here pictured doing their performance of "Stomp"           We were entertained with renditions from the broadway musical Rent with Season's of Love. To Disney's Little Mermaid My daughter Caitlynhas been a member of these wonderfully talented teens for the past 3 years. Each year they get together to do several performances. The two of which this year were Suesical the Musical. They work incredibly hard putting these performances together and taking Suesical to competition in Macon Georgi...
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By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
Had a question this morning regarding buying vs. renting and thought I would give a few logical reasons for buying a home as opposed to renting one. 1) A home tends to increase in price over times so this is one of the best investments a person can make without too much risk. A home can increase in value 3-6% every year. Even if it didn't appreciate, you could still sell it and recoup some of your expenses, where as if you were renting when you move, your money is gone and you will be lucky to get your deposit back in the end. 2) You'll pay less tax. This is one of the biggest reasons you buy a home. You can deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage from your taxable income, which means you will pay less taxes. 3) Pride of ownership. This has been the American dream since before the ...
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By Todd Tillman
(Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate)
  July 17, 2008 We find ourselves at mid year and I have just compiled a market report for June for our office. Though this is hardly the place to post all of the findings, here are just a few of the numbers and we're seeing: 1) The good news is that marketing time is down from the same year to date in 2007. In '07 homes spent an average of 99 days on the market compared to 89 days in '08. Marketing time is a great barometer of just how motivated seller have become as there is a direct correlation between time on the market and the sales price. In times like these, the closer a property is to market value, the more drama and energy it creates generating more showings and ultimately expedites negotions and contracts 2) The average sales price is just under $150,000 ($149,694), Compared t...
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By Todd Tillman
(Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate)
April 14, 2008Regardless of all the doom and gloom being pronounced by the pundits, let me assert that people are still buying real estate in the Valdosta-Lowndes County markets. Don't get me wrong because times are tough. Our listing inventory has crested 1200 houses for sale and current absorption figures indicate that we have a 12.6 month suppy of inventory in our MLS. An (actually really good and well researched) article in this past week's Valdosta Daily Times indicates that foreclosures have plateued at around fifty per month and have maintained that level since this time last year.People are still buying regardless of what the media would have the public believe. However, things are softer and slower and that presents us all with certain challenges. The National Asociation of Rea...
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