homes for sale in cumming: Fortune magazine's cover says it all - 04/14/11 02:43 AM
The cover of Fortune magazine's cover says it all -"Time to Buy Again".  It discuss in most markets is now cheaper to own that to rent, and says it is 34% cheper to own than to rent in the Atlanta market. 
If you have been considering buying a home - now is a great time.  Home prices have come down, interest rates are low all of which makes homes more affordable.  Call John Foster with Remax All Properties at 770 722-7010  if you are considering buying a home.  I know the market and will help you take advantage of this Buyers … (2 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Cumming Real Estate Market - 03/26/11 07:55 AM
Here is my observation about the Cumming Real Estate Market based on todays showings.  This week my buyer emailed me 12 homes she wanted to see this weekend.  For Saturday showings I call on Friday to make the appointments - out of the 12 homes 5 went under contract and 1 was taken off the market (Seller filed for Bankruptcy).  These are homes priced at 200K and below. 
The market in this price range and in Cumming is pretty strong - homes that are priced right and in good condition will sell.  If you have a home to sell in Cumming … (2 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Big Creek Greenway, Trails in Cumming, Forsyth County - 03/28/10 02:10 AM
The Big Creek Greenway in Cumming (Forsyth County) is a wonderful experience - I am amazed to see so many people here on busy days.  The Greenway is about 10 to 12-foot wide path made up of boardwalks, earth and concrete that meandering through the trees and along the Big Creek. The Big Creek does flood with heavy rain so watch the weather.  The trail is great for walking, jogging, hiking biking and inline skating. The trail is about 6.8 miles and starts at Bethelview road and goes to McFarland Parkway.  Future phases are still being designed. 
I access the trail … (0 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Daves Creek Elementary named a Ga School of Excellence - 11/11/09 12:25 AM
Last week Kathy Cox, the State Superintendent of Schools, named the 2009 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement.  Only 27 schools in the state were selected and Daves Creek Elementary in Forsyth County was selected. 
To become a Ga. School of Excellence the schools are selected from the top 10%as measured by assessments in reading and mathematics or show the greatest gains in student achievement for the past five years as measured by assessments in reading and mathematics.  Daves Creek was selected based on the first measure.
Daves Creek has a great principle and staff - I live right down the street … (0 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Atlanta Residential Real Estate Report compared to national average - 10/23/09 03:59 AM
Today the reports from our MLS show a difference between what happened in the Atlanta Market vs. what happened nationally for September.
By Tim Paradis, AP Business Writer reported that nationally home sales jumped 9.4% and was the highest level in two years.  Locally, the metro Atlanta area MLS reports that for single family detached homes the September number declined 18% compared to 09/08 - that is a pretty big difference.
What causes the difference - I do think that all the rain/flooding had contributed to it - but I was still out showing homes.  I also think buyers are still … (1 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Notes from Johnny Isakson's talk today - 08/19/09 02:08 PM
Today I attended a talk that was given by Ga's Senator Johnny Isakson - he spent 33 years selling real estate in North Atlanta and knows this business.  Here are some of the items he discussed that I really liked:
1.  He felt the market is similar to 1972-1974 - when there was a 3 year supply of inventory on the market.  The congress implemented a $2000 tax credit and one year later the supply of homes on the market was around 8 months.
2.  The 8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers expires November 30 and he feels the … (3 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Alpharetta & Cumming Real Estate Status - 08/04/09 03:39 AM
The A/P reported today that the Pending Homes Sales index increased for the 5th consecutive month - this is a very good sign on a national level.  The last time the index increased for 5 consecutive months was in 2003.  Now  I will talk about what I see as an agent as I show homes for sale in Alpharetta, Cumming and Suwanee Ga.
This past weekend I had 3 buyer groups in town, one from Co (home is under contract in Co- good sign), one from Mo.  and one is a local move - currently renting.
Three times on Saturday as … (0 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Cumming Real Estate Update - 07/25/09 03:17 PM
Today I showed 15 homes to 3 separate buyers - on top of that I had four sign calls - today was a very good day.  The national Association of Realtors reported this week that we had a 3 month in a row of increased sales activity & increases in the average sales prices and I am thinking that is bringing some of the buyers back out. 
Of the 15 homes I showed 7 were vacant - that number is lower than it has been - and the number of foreclosures and short sales were down to 3 - that is … (2 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: South Fosyth High School - 06/18/09 02:01 PM
In todays Forstyh County News it is reported that South Forsyth High School was ranked by Newsweek Magazine, to be ranked the 11th best High school in the state and 327th in the Nation.  The schools are ranked based on the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge test taken by the graduating Seniors.  The Principal recognized that the students worked very hard and the teachers at not only the High School but the middle schools and the elementary schools make the school what it is. 
Just a couple of days ago I read where the Forsyth County elementary schools, such as Daves … (0 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Update on the Cumming Real Estate Market (and Alpharetta Real Estate Market) - 05/04/09 10:14 AM
This week I have two inspections scheduled for buyers and had one last week.  One item that is coming up more and more often is roof damage from the hail storms we had about a month ago.  The Seller is replacing the roof on one of the homes a buyer I am representing is buying - it worked out well for the seller because his insurance company is paying for it.
In talking with my inspector today I asked how his business is doing - his response was out of 10 slots to do inspections this week, 9 are filled and … (0 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit - 03/02/09 08:21 AM
  Information from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
 Up to a $8000 tax credit to First Time Homebuyers
 The provisions in the bill pertaining to the tax credit for first time home buyers are as follows:
 The $8000 tax credit is available only for first-time home buyers (Definition of a "first-time home buyer" is a buyer who has not owned a principal residence during the three-year period prior to the purchase)
There is a $75,000 adjusted gross income limit for tax filers filing separate and $150,000 limit for joint return filers. The $8000 … (0 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: North Atlanta Market (Cumming Alpharetta and Suwanee GA) - 08/05/08 10:53 PM
In the last month I have seen an increase in offers, without an increase in the number of showings.  This tells me the Buyers are more motivated than in the last few months.  In the past two months I have listed and sold two listings in the Glenmoor Subdivision.  One went under cotract in 4 days and sold for 100% of the list price.  The other sold in 25 days and sold for 96% of the list price.  Homes for sale in Glenmoor sale quickly when they are priced right and ready to show. 
Homes are selling in this market - the … (1 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Finding Homes in Alpharetta GA, Cumming GA and Suwanee GA - 08/05/08 10:39 PM
I specialize in finding homes and properties for those interested in Cumming, Alpharetta and Suwanee GA (North Atlanta).
For those who are interested in credentials: I'm a college graduate, a licensed Real Estate Agent, a member of the NAR. I'm an accredited buyer's agent ("ABR") who has helped many people locally- as well as those from out of state and other nations find property in Georgia. Along with the ABR designation I'm also a member of the RE/Max Hall of Fame.  I consistently attend more classes than is required by the state licensing board.  I enjoy learning and consider continuing education to be … (0 comments)

homes for sale in cumming: Homes are Selling in Cumming and Alpharetta - 11/14/07 09:16 AM
Contrary to what many are saying - the last two weeks I have seen very stong activities for homes for sale in Cumming and homes for sale in Alpahretta.  My team put two homes under contract and wrote three contracts for Buyers we are representing.
The homes that went under contract had the following in common (These are secretes to selling a home in a Buyers Market):
1.  The homes showed very well - they really stood out compared to the other homes we looked at
2.  They were priced very well - the Sellers were not trying to set new highs in their … (0 comments)

John Foster, Your Family Realtor for Life (Keller Williams Realty)

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