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I met with a thoughtful and successful corporate friend who started the friendship six  years ago  as a short sale prospect who took my advice, held on to his home, recovered from the economic crash and eventually purchased a home and sold his home with me - a happy experience for he and his fami...
06/12/2016
More buyers than ever are streaming into the market in search of a home before, as many have expressed, “all the bargains are gone.”  Some sellers are responding.  The monthly current volume of single family homes available for sale has increased by 6-thosusand homes since January 2013.  Just ov...
12/27/2013
Branch Managers and Senior Loan Officers from each of the lenders who consistently serve our Clients met with our Team to keep us ahead of the pack when it comes to helping our Clients wade through the ups and downs of rising home-mortgage interest rates and appreciating home values.    What’s go...
09/10/2013
                  In this still shaky economy, practically no one, it seems is sheltered from the still swirling economic storm.   Even as housing prices inch up which is good news for home sellers, rising interest rates on home loans are beginning to make it tougher for home Buyers to purchase t...
07/15/2013
As Prices Rise Smart Sellers Take Advantage of Market Leverage to Get Top Dollar For Their Homes As I am writing this  there are 5579 Buyers in our data base who have contacted us over the past 12 months – each who are interested in purchasing a home sometime within the next one to twelve months....
07/02/2013
                      Each Spring since the housing bubble burst in October 2008, as the flowers begin to bloom, pear and cherry trees begin to blossom, and new seasonal grass begins to sprout green, East Cobb home-sellers hope against hope that the bottom of the housing market has been found and...
05/17/2013
         What do Buyers want?  Many times, starting out, Buyers don’t actually know what they want.  Over time, after previewing a number of homes they begin to know what they want, but it is a process that ends in a sale only when the benefits of a home stand out clearly to the Buyer – benefits,...
04/02/2013
  Banks do not have to loan you the money you seek to purchase your new home.  It is not that banks do not want to lend money to finance mortgages.  It is that lenders’ underwriting standards have significantly tightened.  They have tightened because so many of their previous loans have defaulte...
03/04/2012
The New Year has brought with it a number of new negotiation points to work through for Realty Teams representing Buyers making offers on REO (foreclosed) properties.  The most myopic negotiation point to date came up the other day in a multiple offer and highest and best negotiation situation o...
01/18/2012
  In the Atlanta Metro Area, as the winter season begins to settle in, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a seasonal slowdown in home sales activity.  That doesn’t mean there are fewer homes for sale.  Nor does it mean “motivated Buyers” are any less motivated to buy a home.  What seems to occu...
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