Hart County, GA Real Estate News

By Lynn Pruitt
(Keller Williams Lanier Partners)
UPS SANTA CLAUS MAN (Not intended for audienced under 10 years of age) Sometimes videos are so entertaining that they just have to be shared!  My brother in law is a UPS driver and he said they showed this to them at work!  Love it that UPS supports this!  At least they do here in Georgia!  Hope you all enjoy this as much as I did! Don't forget to thank your UPS Man!
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By Lynn Pruitt
(Keller Williams Lanier Partners)
    A 9.7% Jump in 2013?   Could be, says J.P. Morgan analysts.  Standard & Poor's estimates a positive 5% rise scenario as well.  This prediction from strategist, John Sim at J.P. Morgan, comes after a rise in the net demand for housing in 2012. Net demand is configured by subtracting the current for sale inventory from the rate of existing home sales.   Of course, the uncertainty of the economy and the current negotiations in Congress could adversely affect a bullish home buyer's confidence and those of the industries investors.  Rising taxes could reduce the available income for potential home buyers.  Also, the uncertainty of another onslaught of foreclosures released in the housing market still exists. Even so, across the board, the expectations for higher home prices 2013 remain c...
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By Lynn Pruitt
(Keller Williams Lanier Partners)
According to S&P/Case-Shiller index, home prices are up by 3.6% in the third quarter of this year.  The is the biggest percentage gain in more than two years.  And it is more than three times higher than the previous quarter.  That being the largest increase since 2Q/2010. Economist are optimistic and believe the signs point to a sustained upward trend in housing prices in the coming years.  Supporting this rebound is a combination of a five year low decrease in the number of foreclosures and the historical low mortgage rates. David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices comments that, "With six months of consistently rising home prices, it is safe to say that we are now in the midst of a recovery in the housing market". We are now seeing home prices back at 2...
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By Lynn Pruitt
(Keller Williams Lanier Partners)
I recently had the opportunity to work with a buyer that did mold inspection for commercial buildings all over the country.  He made a statement that I thought was interesting.  He said that old data on mold and how toxic it was has been proven to be overstated and in some cases completely unfounded. Well, I guess it makes all those guys in funny white suits cleaning mold feel awfully silly!  But really, is this right?  Well I took a look at the CDC site just to see what their latest take on mold actually is.  And this is what I found, "The term "toxic mold" is not accurate. While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. Hazards presented by molds that may produce mycotoxins should be consid...
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By Lynn Pruitt
(Keller Williams Lanier Partners)
"Mom, William, get up quick, there is water pouring into the basement" Not what I wanted to hear at 4:00 am just a few nights ago.  My youngest son, Patrick fell asleep on our downstairs sofa while watching a movie.  Being a deep sleeper he doesn't wake up easily once he's asleep.  Well, unless cold water starts hitting him in the face.  And that's exactly what happened.  Cold water was hitting the table beside him and splashing onto his face.  He jumped up and in his stupor looked around to see what was happening.  According to Patrick, water was pouring into the basement from every can light and coming through the ceiling in other areas. Not quite awake and not knowing how to process it, he ran outside to see if it was raining.  Well, no rain.  So in he went up the stairs and as soon ...
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By Lynn Pruitt
(Keller Williams Lanier Partners)
I just received a call from my son in New York.  He and his wife just bought their first "real" Christmas tree. They dumped the old pre-lighted artificial one for the real McCoy!  He knew how to take the lower limbs of, place the tree correctly in the stand and straighten it so it's centered and straight.  And then he realized he had no idea how to put the lights on. After searching the internet and coming up with few answers, he decided to call his mom...   I must say I was a little surprised at the question.  I guess I just thought everyone knew how to put lights on a tree.  But I suppose that if you have never done it, well how would you know?  Right? So, I figured there were tons of first time home buyers that were going through the same thing right about now.  First house, first tr...
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By Lynn Pruitt
(Keller Williams Lanier Partners)
Choosing The Right Lake Hartwell Lot   I have a lot of clients asking me how to choose the right lake lot.  They have never lived on a US Army Corps of Engineers controlled lake so they have lots of questions.  Lake Hartwell is one of three Corps managed lakes on the Savannah River.  The other two are Lake Russell and Lake Thurmond. STEEP LOT OR LEVEL LOT? Due to the production of power from the Hartwell Dam and the recent drought, there are fluctuations in the lake levels on Lake Hartwell.  This makes for an interesting challenge when it comes to maintenance of your dock and the need to move your dock with the changing of the lake levels. Many lake property owners do not move their dock as the lake levels decrease.  However, there are many that "chase" the water allowing for an all sea...
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By Lynn Pruitt
(Keller Williams Lanier Partners)
Mortgage Rates at Record Lows! If you are considering a purchase of a new home or a second home, the news couldn't be better.  Frank Nothaft, Vice President and chief economist at Freddie Mac reports, "Fixed mortgage rates continued to ease somewhat this week to record lows and should help the ongoing housing recovery".  In fact, current rates are the lowest on record since Freddie Mac began tracking rates in 1971. On Wednesday of this week, Freddie Mac released figures stating that the average rate on a 30-year loan dropped to a record low of 3.31%, down from last week's 3.34%.  15-year loans have also set a record low at 2.63%, down from 2.65% in a week. More good news comes from the U.S. Commerce Department which has recorded an increase in nationwide housing production of 3.6% in Oc...
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By Randall Carter
( Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty)
My name is Randall Carter. I sell residential houses in Northeast Georgia (Hart County Georgia, Franklin County Georgia, Stephens County Georgia, Lake Hartwell) My web-site has been updated and is all new. I think the colors and layout are much better than before. Check it out and give me your feed back.  lakefrontivesting.com Thank You, Randall Carter
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By Randall Carter
( Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty)
I've been selling Real Estate Since 2001, I love the expression on someone`s face when I have been a part of helping them find that perfect home. I think that everyone should have the opportunity to own their own home. It is my goal to work with the Buyer and Seller to help them achieve their goal. I am married and have two daughters named Carly and Baylee. My wife`s name is Wendy. I enjoy going to the Gym and taking a bike ride.I work with a bank primarily to help them sell their REO'S. My coverage area is Hart, Stephens and Franklin County in Georgia. I also sell Lake Homes on Beautiful Lake Hartwell and Land.
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