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With out a doubt this is one of the best buyers markets ever. The next time it may come around is,... who knows. The last buyers Market was in 1987. So it was 21 years ago. But what if you are selling a home and thinking about buying up? Is it a good move? Let's examine the details. You may be wa...
Yesterday I posted a blog about good news. Today's blog is not so up beat. Recently I am seeing a number of Foreclosures and short sale deals fall apart. I have seen them fall apart even when I am in at full price. I am being told that the lender wants a cash offer. Now if the lender gets his mon...
Yesterday I attended a meeting of my local board of Realtors. The speakers were bankers and they confirmed a lot of what I knew, hoped, to be true. There is money out there. FHA is alive and well. For those of us in rural areas there is USDA (100 percent financing) . There is VA as well. Conventi...
A lot of folks when they think of gated communities have a very different impression than the photo above. While I do not have the "National Geographic" Wild life camera I was able to take this photo from my front porch. You could hear the clucking sounds and see the Turkeys walk through the are...
I am just now coming in from a great Octoberfest in Big Canoe. Plenty of good food. Plenty of good beer. And plenty of music and vendors. The best part is it was all free. So you could walk around and see your friends and neighbors for nothing. Many remarked that despite the economy folks seem to...
Pickens and Dawson counties are at the Southern edge of the mountains.  For Pickens county 2007 sales   2008 sales            price 2007                 price 2008 688 sold     290 (YTD)             166,5000                    150,000 Dawson County 473           268 (YTD)             185,000     ...
The Federal Reserve in a surprise move cut interest rates by 1/2 a point. This leaves the Fed Funds rate at 1 and 1/2 percent.  What this means is that borrowing money should get cheaper. The bailout has made it easier. Lets talk economics. In the housing market there is the notion that NOW is a ...
Recent events have left some folks confused over the bail out. They thought , hey of we pas this bill things will get better. So why is the market down and doom and gloom economic number coming from every where ? The politicians did a good job with this bill in the end. The first time it died. In...
There are a ton of aspects to this bail out that may or may not effect us. I am curious about one of those aspects. Will the bail out make the short sale market and the REO market get tougher or dry up? If the banks are having their paper being bought up will they still be looking to "deal" on th...
This Beautiful lot is a new listing in Talking Rock Creek Resorts. The lot is 1.4 acres and is offered at 34,900. The lot already has septic permit and water run to it. In addition you will have long range year round views. Talking Rock Creek resorts is a gated community in North Georgia. They h...

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