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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.
 Homestead Exemption in Cobb County GA - Homestead Exemption is a reduction in the property tax you pay on your primary residence.  Homestead exemption is one of the benefits of home ownership. None of the exemptions are automatic.  You must apply for all of them. You can apply for exemptions any...
What's that neighborhood like? One of the best ways to determine if you'll like a particular metro Atlanta neighborhood is to drive through it on a sunny weekend day. Why? That's when the neighbors will be out in the yard. Stop and say, Hi, I'm thinking of moving into this area, how do you like i...
Tax consequences of a Short Sale - This question keeps coming up with home sellers inquiring about Atlanta short sales and the tax ramifications.  There seems to be lots of misinformation floating around.  While I am not a CPA, I looked this up after I heard that an accountant gave out informatio...
Free Get Organized Workshops Saturdays in January - With the new year many of us have goals to be more organized in something.  Well, one of my favorite Decatur GA businesses, Finder's Keepers  is hosting free workshops at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays in the month of January 2011.  January 8th: Creativ...
Fantastic Jonesboro GA home for sale.  60 Spivey Chase is now available for a bargain price of $255,000. Enjoy views from your rocking chair front porch on this 2.2 acre cul de sac property. This home has tons of great space (4,463 square feet) with a formal living room & dining room that connect...
I'm looking to hire an excellent buyer's agent for the metro Atlanta Area. Are you Motivated? Service oriented? Professional? If you are Licensed that would be a major plus, but if not we have a real estate school starting in January.  Ask me how you can attend for free! This past weekend (a holi...
Cobb Christmas Tree Recycling - Now that Christmas is over, Keep Cobb Beautiful is inviting everyone to "Bring One for the Chipper", and recycle your Christmas tree.  In appreciation of your recycling efforts, participants will receive a seedling on January 8th while supplies last at Home Depot, ...
Common Questions about Earnest Money - The following should answer common questions about earnest money when buying a home in Georgia. What is earnest money? Earnest money is the money a buyer puts down to show the seller good faith that the buyer is serious about purchasing the home. What happe...
3959 Evans Mill Road LITHONIA, GA A Lot of House! Nearly 7,000 Square Feet! 6BR/5+1BA Single Family House $219,000 Year Built 1987 Sq Footage 6,966 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 5 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 4.17 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionLuxury for less! Home has...
Q & A on Title Insurance- I'm an Atlanta real estate agent and find that my home buyers often have these questions before closing. What's title insurance? It's meant to protect the owner's or lender's financial interest in real estate. Whose interest does it protect?  Lender's title insurance pro...

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