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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

9-21-2017: Post #1: 8 things sellers should expect from their real estate agent….besides loyalty? Post #2: Foreclosures start rising in Houston – is Florida next? 9-20-2017: How real estate developers are luring millennial homebuyers. Offering to pay off their student … Continue reading

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Complaints about real estate agents – legitimate or reflection on client poor choices?

Volumes can be written on this subject alone…and “the cloud” is already filled with so much data, those volumes are not necessary. And there are those times where you blame your current or previous real estate agents for some type … Continue reading

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Home Builders Remain Confident

The sentiment and index of new housing is as strong as it has ever been within the community of exiting home builders. Not only are prices up, but the near future looks attractive for several reasons: (1) Actual number of … Continue reading

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After closing – property tax bill and homestead exemption

Now this is an interesting, often ignored, topic. Almost everyone who purchases a property in the State of Georgia signs a form similar to the sample document in this blog post at closing. In addition to the Buyers and Sellers … Continue reading

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Can an HOA prevent you from leasing your real property?

Yes and no – depending on your existing HOA CCRs and your HOA reaction to limitations placed on certain types loans (i.e., FHA) by lenders allowed to be used by Buyers if rentals/leases exceed certain thresholds and whether or not … Continue reading

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