paulding: Paulding County Ga. Market report Nov 2008 - 11/24/08 10:16 PM
Here is the most recently available market information from Realist for Paulding County Georgia home and condo sales.
The September to September home sales figures are about as expected. There about a 30% drop in sales volume and a 10% drop in the average sales price.   A lot of the price drop may be attributed to the exteme decrease in more expensive new home sales. 
The good news is that there are homes still selling at all. While 186 home sales is not as great as in the past, it does show that there are still buyers in the market place.  Nice … (0 comments)

paulding: Buying a home in todays market part 3 - Getting credit ready - 10/23/08 02:25 AM
 
Getting Credit Ready / How much house can I afford? Recently, I had the pleasure of doing an adult ed.  home buyers class for the Marietta Community School.  I have decided to take some of my outline notes and form the into a blog series for home buyers.  The content is geared a little more toward first time buyers but will still be very relevant for move up buyers as well.  Also, this is based on my own knowledge and experience in our local market.  All real estate is local, so if you are reading this in another part of … (0 comments)

paulding: Dave Ramsey - You fix You! - 10/08/08 05:42 AM
Can Washington fix things and what are our own attitudes?  As some of you may know, I am a fan of financial advisor Dave Ramsey.Sometimes I don't agree with him 100% but I certainly can't argue with his success or common sense approaches to financial matters.  Last week I posted Dave's plan for the financial crisis. Dave Ramsey's Common Sense for Economy - act now 
Now that current plan is signed what does Dave think?
YOU fix you!
Monday, Oct 06 
Question: Dave talks about something that he finds very disturbing. It has to do with people's attitudes toward Washington, and … (3 comments)

paulding: Buying a home in Cobb County, Ga. - 09/17/08 03:48 AM
Dear Cobb County Home Buyer,
The decision to purchase your home is an important one. I want you to know that I appreciate you contacting me to help with your home search.
As a buyers representative, here are a few of the things that I can do all at no cost to you.
Email you the newest home listings that match your home search criteria - such as price range, bedrooms & bathrooms, location, schools, etc. Provide you with information on any home you see for sale, whether its listed or not by any company.  Just call or email with the address or … (0 comments)

paulding: Do you know the "Bush Doctrine"? Charlie Gibson Doesn't - 09/13/08 05:22 AM
According to wikipedia  "The first usage of the term may have been when conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer used the term in February 2001 to refer to the president's unilateral approach to national missile defense well before September 11th"     
Read the entire wikipedia article here
That's right.  The term was coined before the attacks of Sept 11 and before the policy of anticipatory defense. According to both wikipedia and to Charles Krauthammer there have been several different variants of "Bush Doctrine".  the idea of anticipatory defense is only one of them and not the most recent.  Read Charles Krauthammers article about Bush Doctrine and Charlie … (8 comments)

paulding: 90 Day listing? Not likely - 09/12/08 07:32 AM
Here is a link to an article on Realtor Magazine online and first published in "Business Week" .  It lists the top 10 fastest selling zip codes in the entire U.S.
To be in the top 10 the average days on market would need to be 91 days! So where do people get this idea about a 90 day listing being average or normal?  I'm not sure.  Our local mls requires a minimum of 90 day listing period to even input the home into the mls.
So is 90 days a reasonable time frame? Not according to this article (unless you happen … (3 comments)

paulding: Support Powder Spring Businesses - 08/13/07 07:40 AM
I always to to support local business and non -profits.  If your business or non-profit group haqs a special event coming up, please let me know.  I'll be glad to post it for you.
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Elaine Turner from Brooke Insurance is having a grand opening celebration on Sat., Aug 18.  I met Elaine throught the Powder Springs Business Association and I'm sure she would love to have you stop by and say "HI"
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The Brooke Insurance Agency will be having their Grand Opening on Saturday, August 18, 2007.  Let's join Elaine  Turner and her staff in celebrating their grand opening between the hours of … (0 comments)

paulding: For Immediate Release - Local REALTOR e-PRO Agent Utilizing Technology - 08/12/07 11:49 PM
To Provide Consumers With State-of-the-Art Services (Powder Springs) – As more and more consumers begin their search for real estate-related information on the Internet, it is critical that real estate professionals are well educated in the use of technology to the benefit of both the consumer and the agent and/or broker. Realizing the importance of technology training, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) now offers its members the e-PRO certification course -- the only technology certification program offered by NAR. The program is designed to prepare real estate professionals to make the most of Internet technology and to identify, evaluate, and … (0 comments)

paulding: Paulding County - Pickets Mill Historic site - 08/12/07 12:09 AM

                                                           
 
 
The entrance to Pickets Mill located on Mt Tabor Church Rd in Dallas Ga, near the Cobb County line.  The Confederates won the battle and delayed Shermans march by a few days.
Many of the areas around Metro Atlanta are rich with civil war history.  The Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park is only a few miles away.
 
 
 
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paulding: Powder Springs - Back to school open house - 07/26/07 09:27 AM
I just got this email from the Powder Springs Business Association.
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Dr. Stephanie T. Mahle is extending out an invitation to come out and join the Back to School Open House.
Where: Brownsville Crossing Shopping Center, Corner of Brownsville and Hwy 92
When: Saturday, August 4, 2007 10:00 to 2:00pm
If your are interested in bringing flyers, raffle items, promotional items, plese let Dr. Stephanie know by Wednesday August 1, 2007. She can be reached at:
Dr. Stephanie T. Mahle
105 Brownsville Road, Suite 1
Powder Springs, GA 30127
678-391-8900
www.PeaceThroughBalance.com
Dancing by the Zig Zag Dance Center, Snacks, Raffles, and much more...
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Come on out and enjoy the fun or … (1 comments)

 
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