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Reporting Waste, Fraud, or Abuse in Georgia

I began my search to see if there was a single hotline phone number in Georgia to report waste, fraud, or abuse for any reason, about any state office or program, regardless of type. Now, I am not sure how … Continue reading

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Loopholes for Low Income Housing

To stimulate low income housing availability, the US government provides a number of tax credits to the states to distribute to property developers at their discretion following certain criteria including development projects that cap rents for some of the units. … Continue reading

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The Most Common Questions Asked by Home Buyers—Answered!

These are some of the most asked questions and answers I have fieldeed…good job Realtor.com. Q: What home can I afford? Q: How many homes should I see before making an offer? Q: What do you think the seller will … Continue reading

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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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