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To Rent or Not to Rent - that is the question! - 09/15/08 09:17 PM
I have been of the mindset that if someone needs help in real estate, than I'm here to help! From Buyers to Sellers, Landlords to Tenants but I have been discouraged by some of my real estate peers from dabbling in the rental market. What have your experiences shown you about working in the rental market? I think this is a great way to build my knowledge base and I really do not see it as a waste of time, especially since some of the Landlords may use me when the buy or sell. (4 comments)
Frustrated by Your Clients? - 09/12/08 12:02 PM
I am really coming to understand the more and more I work with people, the more I have to not take things personally. Yes, I have those clients that are very prompt and responsive but then I have those that get upset when they don't call me back! Some agents have advised me to just move on without them but I am starting to realize that it is a point of growth for me to learn how to work with all personality types. Those more abrasive types seem to always end up being the best clients, with the most referrals. So (9 comments)
Finding real estate in Sandy Springs and a place to love does not have to elude you! Have you seen the new four-sided brick homes Sandy Springs has to offer in the Registry Glen Subdivision? These 4 and 5 bedroom homes in a community of 39 residences range in price from $589,900 to $799,900 and are located near the intersection of Johnson Ferry Rd. and Glenridge.
These homes have custom features from 10' ceiling heights, marble fireplaces, cultured marble vanity tops, tray ceilings, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, to a one-year builder's warranty backed by the standards of the Greater Atlanta Home (0 comments)
Are you ready to sell but do not know how in this market? Have no fear, you can do it by following these quintessential tips. 1. Price, Price, Price! Get beyond what you think your home is worth and have a real estate professional prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) so you can truly know your neighborhood and what its real estate is selling for in today's market (not when you purchased your home). If you feel the amounts are too low, then now may not be the best time for you to sell your home in this real estate market. Don't be in (1 comments)
As of this past Sunday, the US Government, in the nation's largest financial bailout, has decided to take control of Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae, which collectively control more than half of the nation's $12 trillion in outstanding home mortgages. What are your thoughts? Do you think this was the best course of action? If so, why? If not, what would have been some more viable solutions? Share your comments. (2 comments)
Good news, Sandy Springs, GA and Metro Atlanta! Although we may all loathe the seemingly endless traffic jams due to the growing Metro Atlanta population, this is actually a good sign for the recovery of the real estate market. According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine (http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/25/housing-prices-rising-forbeslife-cx_mw_0825realestate.html), metro Atlanta (including Sandy Springs, GA) is slated to have up to 2% annually in job growth over the next 4 years, which means that businesses will be thriving, which leads to land values appreciating and an ultimate recovery in the real estate market. In fact, next year home prices are expected to increase by 32.5% for single (0 comments)
It's 2008 not 1938 so why are we still having the same hatred issues? Have you heard that in less than two weeks, two different graffiti images of a swastika were painted near the Epstein School, which is a Jewish Day school near the heavily trafficked Johnson Ferry Rd. in the heart of Sandy Springs? The Epstein School is currently seeking expansion of its real estate acreage, which may have been the spark to ignite these property-defacing acts. What a horrible image and reminder of the Nazi regime for parents, teachers, and children to see all in the pursuit of (0 comments)
It just doesn't get any better than this! Okay, so I am driving down Mount Vernon Highway [Sandy Springs' well-known street because of the unique real estate properties, great schools (like the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School: www.mvpschool.com), public library (Sandy Springs Regional Library: http://www.afplweb.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=111), and fantastic shops lining the road] and I spot a fabulous, still being constructed real estate community of Brownstones - Promenade at NorthPlace. So of course, I enter the community (which is situated directly off Barfield Rd.) so that I can report to you the Buyer's perspective.
Once in the eye-catching Promenade at NorthPlace, I quickly drive through (0 comments)
What the Housing Bill Means FOR YOUR MONEY, Part 1 - 09/02/08 05:50 PM
Ready to purchase the lavish real estate in Sandy Springs and Metro Atlanta? Well the rules to do so are changing quickly. Stay informed and prepare yourself for the good, the bad, and even the ugly. Adapted from Breaking Down the Housing Bill, Part 1 as published at http://scooparoundatlanta.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/breaking-down-the-housing-bill-part-1/ As with most documents the government produces, the housing bill that was signed into law in late July has raised a lot of questions from people much smarter than I. So, I thought I would break it down as best I can specifically as it relates to current and future homeowners. For (1 comments)
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