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ga: It's bad, but not all bad, in the Ellaville, Ga., real estate market - 01/02/10 07:27 PM
Supply continues to exceed demand for the inventory of listed properties in Americus, Ellaville, and the surrounding area. While several listings expired at the end of 2009, some of those will be renewed. We began the new year with 156 residential listings, down from 163 on the last day of December. Land listings dropped from 87 to 75 while commercial listings held steady at 26. The number of qualified (meaning able to get financing) buyers on any given day can be counted on one hand. It's no wonder we have so many unsold properties. Many have been on the (0 comments)
ga: Schley County, Ga., schools No. 1 for college enrollment - 08/25/09 06:02 PM
This is big: Schley County schools are No. 1 in the state for college enrollment by graduates. This, at least, is what I gather from an email sent out by John T. Greene, coordinator of Schley County Family Connection. If it's true, this needs to be shouted from the rooftops. (If you need a rooftop of your own, I will sell you one.)The school system has, more than any other one thing, put Schley County on the map and turned it into a destination for new residents. Numerous new houses have been built to accommodate the newcomers who have enrolled their children (0 comments)
ga: A great time to buy real estate - 03/27/09 09:03 PM
Spring is here. This should be the peak season for buying and selling residential real estate. But even the "peak" season this year is not as good as a poor season in years past. We all are victims of a major economic downturn. But ... take heart! After the market hits bottom there's nowhere to go but up. Get on board. What are the smart people doing? They are investing in tangible goods including homes and land. They are taking advantage of a buyer's market. A large inventory of unsold properties, and low interest rates, have put buyers in charge of (0 comments)
ga: Americans are a great people -- still - 01/18/09 03:17 PM
It's a rainy day in Georgia, or at least in my part of it. After a low of 18 degrees Thursday night, this rainy day is comparatively warm. Great day for staying in and writing a blog entry. Yours truly listed a property in Sumter County last week. It's a nice country place. House with three bedrooms and two baths on 5.69 acres with a red barn. Located at 582 Ga.Hwy.49 S, which is southwest of Americus. $75,000. Monday is the official Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and the next day we swear in our new president, the nation's first African-American. (0 comments)
ga: Take advantage of today's real estate market - 12/19/08 02:38 PM
Are any properties being sold in the Americus and Ellaville market these days? The answer is yes. Even in today's market, which is depressed at worst and uncertain at best, people are buying and selling real estate. Foreclosures account for some of the numbers, but let's take a look at listed properties during the past 30 days, beginning November 21. The Americus area Multiple Listing Service, which includes Sumter, Schley and adjacent counties, records sales on a daily basis. In the past 30 days, 10 listed residential properties have changed hands. They ranged in price from $26,900 to $485,000. In the (0 comments)
This past Friday brought a special pleasure to yours truly when I attended the closing of a real estate transaction in Ellaville. Sheriff Shane Tondee sold a house at 740 Ebenezer Road to Robert Kite. The Kite family will be a great addition to Ellaville and Schley County. Please say hello to them and welcome them to the community.
Thanks to Sheriff Tondee for making the house ready for the Kites to move in, and thanks to the Kites for buying it. Thanks also to Ken Wilson, Sheriff Tondee's Realtor, Debbie Simmons, Mr. Kite's (1 comments)
ga: Exciting new gated community opens in Americus, Ga. - 06/10/08 04:22 PM
The Village at SouthLand Ridge held its open house today. For Americus and Sumter County, Ga., this is an exciting development. This is a first for the area -- a gated community for senior citizens. A few contracts for homes have been signed already, and we can expect to see more as the word spreads. The open house provided an opportunity to tour one of the completed homes. It is stunning. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are impressive. At the same time prices seem quite reasonable: condos from $149,900 to $179,900, and free standing cottages from $167,896 to $213,340. Plenty of (0 comments)
ga: Homes are starting to sell again - 06/01/08 02:08 PM
There's been a decline in the inventory of available homes for sale in recent days -- a fancy way of saying some houses have been sold -- but it's too soon to say it's a trend. Today, June 1, the total number of available residential properties in the Multiple Listing Service covering Americus and Ellaville, Ga., is 149. That's down from 162 just three days ago. Are things looking up in the real estate market? Let's hope so. There's a buyer out there for every house, and some of them have been on the market for six months or more. Most sellers (0 comments)
ga: Lots of properties for sale, not enough nuyers - 05/18/08 02:38 PM
Sunday, May 18, 2008 This morning the Americus area Multiple Listing Service (MLS) had 160 residential listings, 24 commercial and 96 land listings. These are the highest numbers of properties listed for sale on our local MLS in the 12 years I've been a member of it. What do these numbers tell us? We have many properties for sale in our area, and not many of them are being bought. In past years, homes, land and commercial listings seemed to sell sooner than they do now, and the inventory of properties for sale did not build up to the high numbers (0 comments)
ga: Real estate closing in Ellaville brought lots of smiles - 05/07/08 02:15 PM
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a closing on the purchase and sale of a property. This particular property had been on the market for many months. The owner must have wondered if a buyer would ever come along. It's easy for sellers to despair of ever selling their property, but we REALTORS know this: There is someone for every property. Eventually, that buyer and that seller find each other. In most cases they are introduced by a real estate professional. That's what we REALTORS do; we bring buyers and sellers together and help them reach an (0 comments)
ga: Beautiful day, beautiful wedding - 04/20/08 12:50 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2008, was a gorgeous day. The chance of rain predicted by the "weather man" seemed to evaporate in Schley County, and skies were a brilliant blue. What a great day for a wedding. The Corinth United Methodist Church was packed for the ceremony uniting my cousin, Ann-Marie Phillips Streetman, and Robert Kevin DeVane in marriage. The ceremony itself was the nicest one of its kind I have attended in a very long time. Kevin's parents, Tommy and Susan DeVane, hosted a reception following the wedding at their home acrosss Ga. Hwy. 26 from the church. The bride and bridegroom, accompanied by (0 comments)
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