lds realtor: Homes on 5 acres for sale in Cumming - 10/29/12 12:09 AM
If you are looking to buy a home on acreage in South Forsyth County - take a look at my listing at 2115 Melodi lane, Cumming Ga 30041  - it is a 4 bedroom home built on 5 acreas, with a detached 3 car garage plus a carport perfect for storing an RV.  See photos at www.FosterHomeInfo.com
If you have a home to sell in Cumming Ga, or are looking to buy a home - call John Foster at 770 722-7010 - I would love to get your home sold or help you find your next hom.
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lds realtor: Information on Foreclosures - with Charts - 04/16/12 06:10 AM
The link below contains a great article on Foreclosures - it shows there is an improvement nationwide. 
http://lowes.inman.com/newsletter/2012/04/16/news/184855
If you are interested in Buying a foreclosure - please email me or call me at 770 722-7010.  There are some great opportunities out there.  I still think we are about 2 years away from working through the foreclosures - that assumes we do not do a double dip receission.
Thinking of buying or selling real estate - please call John Foster at 770 722-7010 or email me at JohnFoster@remax.net - I have helped lots of people find great values in todays markets. 
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lds realtor: Cumming Real Estate Report - Cumming Remax Agent explains the Cumming Market - 01/27/12 09:13 AM
In looking at the Cumming Real Estate Stats - here are a few items that jump out at me.  First, note I am looking at all of Forsyth County Data:
Average Sales Price in 2011                                           $256,372  (A) Average List price when solds went under contract              272,657  (B) Average Sales price to list price when went U/C                         94% (A)/(B) Average Original List Price                                                290,808   (C) Avg. Original List Price to Sales price                                        88%  (A)/(C) From the stats it looks like on average home owners go through an average of two price adjustments before getting their home priced right.  What happens if they do not … (0 comments)

lds realtor: Remax Real Estate Update - Cumming Ga - 05/05/11 09:01 AM
As I look at the March stats a couple of items jump out at me about this market:
1.  In Cumming Ga (Primarily Forsyth County) the Number of Detached Homes Sold in 2011 was 27% more than in March 2010 - this follows a 23% increase in February 2011 compared to 2010.  37% of the March 2011 closes were either Foreclosures, Short sales or distressed in some manner.
2.  The inventory at the end of March 2011 was down 13% compared to March of 2010.  Real Estate is just supply and demand and as the supply of homes goes down if we get … (0 comments)

lds realtor: The Re/Max Real Estate Market update for Cumming Ga - 02/21/11 09:11 AM
Over the last 4 years homes sold in January all all of Forsyth County Ga were as follows:
2008 -109  2009- 85  2010-101  2011 -106
As I look at 2011 for some reason I am fairly optomistic - from looking at the number of homes sold it looks like 2009 was the bottom.  What I am finding now is there is not a lot of good inventory to show buyers.  I have a buyer that is trying to buy a home around $400K and they have looked at everything but it seems like most of the homes on the market are … (0 comments)

lds realtor: Cumming Real Estate Market - Cumming Homes For Sale - 01/26/11 04:29 AM
I watch the stats that are produced by the FMLS each month.  One item I have noticed in this market is the expectation sellers have compared to where homes are selling for.  In Cumming (Forsyth County), During 2010 the average listing price for a home was $343,223 and 5,386 homes were listed for sale in Cumming.  During 2010 a total of 2,171 homes sold and the average sales price was $277,645.
The average Sales price is 80.9% of what the average list price - that may explaine why so few homes sold.
If you have a home to sale and live in … (0 comments)

lds realtor: Alpharetta Real Estate - Homes for sale in Alpharetta - 03/25/10 04:26 PM
One outstanding community in Alpharetta is the Chadbourne Subdivision and its sister Community Westgage at Chadbourne.  Right now I have two listings in Chadbourne and both are under contract.  I am seeing some strength in the market right now - showings are strong and offers are coming in.  I three items are driving this market right now and they are:
1.  The tax credits are set to expire April 30 - a buyer needs to be under contract by 4/30 to receive the $8,000 first time home buyers tax credit and the $6,500 move up tax credit - buyers do not want … (0 comments)

lds realtor: Atlanta Real Estate Market Report - North Atlanta Market Report - 01/18/10 07:41 AM
As a Real Estate Agent that works in North Atlanta, it is nice to start seeing the market getting stronger.  This is good news if you want to Sell your home in 2010 - if you want to Buy a home in 2010 I think there will still be a lot of good deals out there.
Each month a company called Smart Numbers analyzes the data for the Atlanta real estate market and provide the information to agents.  November 2009 was very strong compared to November 2008 (most recent data that is available).   In fact, 3,336 closing in the Atlanta area … (0 comments)

lds realtor: Real Estate Update - Cumming Ga - 11/11/09 02:50 AM
In a basic economics class we learned about supply and demand - I think basically in the past two year to summarize the issues in real estate is to much supply (to many homes for sale) and way to little demand (buyers that have the ability and desire to get a loan and buy a home).
As I look at the stats from September for the metro area - September was a tough month I think because of the floods and mortgage issues in the market.  But one bright spot is the supply of homes for sale in Atlanta - at … (1 comments)

lds realtor: First Time Home Buyer in Alpharetta, Cumming or Roswell - 08/11/09 12:52 PM
If you are a first time home buyer, or know someone that is considering buying a home and they have not owned a home for the past 3 years, remember that the $8,000 federal tax credit expires on 11/30/09.  We still have time but find homes and get them closed but do not let that date sneak up on you.
If you know a first time home buyer that may want or need information on the details of the tax credit, please have them contact me.  The past year I have work a lot with first time home buyers in Lawrenceville, … (0 comments)

lds realtor: Forbes says Atlanta is a great place to retire!! - 11/13/08 08:10 AM
Forbes magazine (as reported by the Atlanta Journal) ranked the top 10 places to retire in America and Atlanta is in that top 10.  This is no surprise to me because of Atlanta's quality of life, the cost of living and the number of great neighborhoods.
I have been amazed that Forsyth county has not become more of a retirement community - it has the lowest tax rates in the state, plus once you turn 65 the "school' part of your property tax is dropped making the property tax rate even lower.  With Lake Lanier and the North Ga mountains close … (0 comments)

lds realtor: Homes in Alpharetta - 11/30/07 01:39 PM
One of my listings in Alpharetta Ga went under contract today - it just re-iterates my belief that homes will sell in this strong Buyers Market in North Atlanta (Homes for Sale in Cumming, Alpharetta, Roswell and Duluth).  True a large percentage of homes are not selling during their listing period and are expiring - but homes that have the following characteristics are selling:
1.  The home must be a 10 - it has to have a WOW moment as the Buyer is walking through the home.  There are a lot of homes available but very few homes with a WOW moment … (0 comments)

 
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