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“Normal Wear and Tear”

Real estate: What is normal wear and tear? The real answer is: It all depends….and take lots of “Pre” move in and “Post” move out photos! What might be interpreted as small scratches on a door handle might otherwise be … Continue reading

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How many work type VISAs does the US offer?

In other words – how many ways can terrorists enter the US under the protection of a Visa? About 185 different types of immigration exist in two main categories of U.S. visas: (a) Non-immigrant visa – temporary visits such as … Continue reading

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When does an HOA expire?

The State of Georgia actually has two forms of associations for subdivisions with fee simple homes: Homeowner Associations (HOAs) and Property Owners Associations (POAs). They are similar in many respects, except that a Property Owners Association is created by (the … Continue reading

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Water Saving Plumbing Fixture Regulations in Georgia

So far…in the metro Atlanta area, I know of only one county in which the “low-flow” plumbing fixtures is necessary – Dekalb County. Depending on water usage with future growth, I anticipate more counties will institute regulations and move toward … Continue reading

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Some reasons to list your home for sale with an agent

For those of you who ….have plenty of time on your hands to deal with all relevant details of a real estate transaction from knowing if the Buyer is qualified understand real estate contract law; knowledge about home warranties; pest … Continue reading

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Official Georgia Wood Infestation Inspection Report

Under the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act of 1955, the Structural Pest Section (SPS) under the Georgia Department of Agriculture licenses and regulates pest management professionals, specifically those engaged in the business of structural pest control in the state of … Continue reading

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IRS confusion over homebuyer tax credits – in 2010 and now?

According to some Federal Laws instituted during the 2008-2013 financial crisis run, there were two basic tax credits for first-time homebuyers to stimulate home purchases: First time homebuyers were offered a $7,500 (married) or $3,750 (single) “refundable” (meaning under certain … Continue reading

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Who’s going to prison or getting fined over real estate/mortgage crimes?

This BLOG post will be updated on an ongoing basis to update you on who’s paying for their behavior.  My guess is probably not enough people and not enough pain… Public hanging or medieval stockades anyone? (Does it seem like … Continue reading

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House Squatters – Temporary epidemic or here to stay with chronic homelessness?

Beware of leaving your house vacant when trying to sell it…or even for any extended length of time. Scammers can enter your house, change the locks with new keys, run ads in Craigslist or other places and get $$ from … Continue reading

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Daily Access Brokerage Real Estate News

References to articles, sources, products, or services are not a specific endorsement and not guaranteed to be true or accurate, but the user must perform their due diligence and investigate whether the information provided is valid, or the product or … Continue reading

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