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This blog is about Anna Maria Island real estate and events, along with Longboat Key, Bradenton and Cortez real estate info. You may come across Atlanta, GA information too as I spent years living and working there and now have teammates that run the business there.



Where do you want to live?  Everyday events give me thoughts for my blog posts. Today I put over 150 miles on my car in Atlanta showing homes.  That's a lot for a metro area and more than I normally do. I was showing homes to out of state buyers who found homes on-line that they liked.  I showed ...
Many people when searching for a home in metro Atlanta and Smyrna GA would like to base it on a certain location.  That's why I've decided to incorporate map based searches into my toolbox for Atlanta home buyers.   I am hoping it will be useful to narrow down an area to search within.
Real Estate Market Report for Decatur GA - I was reviewing some numbers from where our Decatur GA real estate market was in June of 2009 to now, 18 months later. I often hear people say, oh, I'm waiting until spring to put my home on the market.  I think that's an outdated way of thinking.  Why? ...
What's new in 2011 Georgia Property Disclosure Statements? Plenty, which is why this post is a continuation of the 2011 changes to the Seller's property disclosure in Georgia.  See part 1.  This post and yesterday's highlights the changes to our Seller's disclosure statements. It's important for ...
What's new in the 2011 Georgia property disclosure statements?  A lot!  With every new year, comes changes in our Georgia Real Estate contracts and this year's property disclosure statement. I've been reviewing it and it's got some really good and some really subtle but important changes. There's...
Decatur Townhome for Sale - Walk to Glen Lake Park and Tennis Courts from this beautiful 3 story townhome at Keswick Place. Low maintenance hardwood floors throughout the main living areas and on all stairs. There are 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Just painted and ready to move in. All appliances sta...
Ways to Save this year - Everyone is always looking for a deal or a way to keep more money in their pocket. I've listed some of my favorite sites that will send daily local deals to your email in box. I love Groupon because they have things like housecleaning deals, spa and hair salo...
Dekalb County GA Homestead Exemption - Now is the time to file for homestead exemptions.  (That's where homeowners save money on their property taxes.) If you bought your home in 2010 and lived in it January 1st as your primary legal residence, you can file between now and April 1st.  Once you fi...
My Agent is not available. Can you show me the house? Last week I received this phone call. The caller wanted to see a house but said that her agent wasn't available, so she was just calling agents to see who would show it. I explained to her that if she was working with an agent, her agent neede...
Buying Atlanta Foreclosures - The following are basics that a metro Atlanta home buyer should know about buying a foreclosure. There won't be a Seller's disclosure. The bank has never occupied the property and they don't know the history of the house. Foreclosure homes are sold "as is". That does...

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