Author Archives: Buyer Broker

Georgia Intangibles Tax – How much Does Georgia Collect each year?

Good question – since it amounts to HUNDRED$ of DOLLARS per mortgage transaction and it’s rolled into Georgia’s General Budget, nobody knows. What is it? Each time a real estate property (house, land, condo, etc) is purchased (not refinanced) with … Continue reading

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How was the $110 Billion in bank fines spent?

Your guess is as good as the US Government’s! Make sure you put on your big boy and big girl panties when you read this…. Major US banks paid about $110 Billion in fines over the mortgage banking crisis. New … Continue reading

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HOAs might need FCAR’s 2015 Community Association Fact Book 2015

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) provides authoritative research and analysis on community association trends, issues and operations. FCAR supports and conducts research and makes that information available to those involved in association development, governance and management. This publication … Continue reading

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HUD’s reverse-mortgage program (HECM)

Update 2-14-2017: CONSIDERING A REVERSE MORTGAGE? (Pulished by CFPB) I have no dog in this fight. I’ve heard closing costs may be high (especially lender costs) to get the equity but for those who are 62 or older who are … Continue reading

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Criminal background checks for Real Estate Agents in Georgia?

Are criminal background checks being performed for real estate agents in Georgia? Yes and No – d-“pending” on how you look at it… As far as I know, a criminal background check is made for any real estate applicant for … Continue reading

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Who owns the interior and exterior photos of your home?

Are Google’s satellite photos of your home an invasion of privacy or does everyone not care because they now see into their neighbor’s back yards? Take it one step further, when you are marketing your home to the public, do … Continue reading

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Violent Crimes Against Real Estate Agents

This blog post is dedicated to those in the real estate industry who, while performing their real estate duties, were either killed or severely injured by worthless human beings. May they rest in peace and their families be comforted with … Continue reading

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Property Trespass – Do Drones commit trespass on your property in your Airspace?

Do you have any rights to the airspace above your home? Yes you do….or maybe you don’t. New rules on small drones kick in today: What you need to know. Real estate law and guidelines have alway stated you own … Continue reading

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Who pays for tree cleanup on your property?

You… Is that your final answer? In general, whereever the tree falls, it’s your problem. Yep – regardless if that big, ugly tree in your neighbor’s yard falls on your property, it’s on your nickel… However, it is suggested that … Continue reading

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Realtor and Internet Real Estate Websites – Garbage In – Garbage Out?

If you look at any one of the hundreds of “real estate agent controlled” multiple listing services (as well as the major search engines most people rely on like Zillow, Trulia, RedaFin, realtor.com, etc,.), they are a plethora of detailed … Continue reading

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