Monthly Archives: April 2013

Due Diligence & Disclosure was important for this Investor Buyer…

Minnesota QuadraPlex gets demolished after closing – who’s at fault? Basic info – a quadraplex was scheduled for demolition was up for sale, was sold and closed, and after closing, property was demolished.  Buyer is shocked – but who is … Continue reading

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Cobb County may waste $1,500 per week on baseballs alone?

Upon my recent walk around Sprayberry High School, I happened to walk around in the weeds outside their perfectly manicured baseball stadium and discovered a number of torn or otherwise used (sometimes new) baseballs – several of which were moved … Continue reading

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Sidewalks – do we really need them?

On my most recent travels into many subdivisions (including my own) with at least one sidewalk, I have encountered the vast majority (>95%) of the time that children, families, pregnant walkers, and joggers were in the street….and sometimes running or … Continue reading

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LinkedIn – Is this useful or problem for real estate agents?

LinkedIn may be a wonderful employment networking tool and the one who dies with the most connections may win, but there are some words of caution as to who you link to because they may link to others who can … Continue reading

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Toilet paper – shrinking roll – opportunity lost?

3-26-2014: Independent research results from Consumer Reports verified my Toilet Paper Roll concerns – ahhhh…literally, the last advertising wasteland…is shrinking before our eyes. Not only from de-sheeting per the Wall Street Journal but…. Toilet paper manufacturers are losing at least … Continue reading

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Who’s your natural gas provider in Georgia?

Back in 1997, someone pushed through the Georgia General Assembly an idea (Natural Gas Competition and Deregulation Act) to have Georgia Natural Gas provide and maintain the natural gas lines, but separate companies are now billing for the gas you … Continue reading

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Septic systems

Ahh…it’s a love vs. hate relationship… love to have one work but sure hate it when it don’t! Here is the list of Georgia State Health Department approved septic system installers licensed by the state of Georgia. It is the … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve – $85 Billion/month – interest rates?

1-10-2014: Ok..so now the Federal Reserve decided to taper back $5B of both MBS and Treasuries….and the unemployment rate is down to 6.7% near the next taper…but due to >300,000 people leaving the job market without ope but alot of … Continue reading

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Homestead Exemptions (Discount on property taxes)

This post provides information about the Metro Atlanta Area Counties’ rules on filing different types of Homestead Exemptions and will be updated with new or updated information from time to time. A  homestead exemption is an annual small reduction from … Continue reading

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(Private) Mortgage Insurance

This post is not referring to Mortgage Insurance to payoff of your mortgage in case of your death (which protects the lender), but it relates to the other way you can protect the lender from some losses. Update 3-29-2015: Real … Continue reading

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