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2010 

I just went on a successful listing appointment in Sandy Springs.  I had put together some market charts to show how the market was in different price ranges.   I'm going to slowly work up these charts for more areas around Atlanta. I have absorption rates going back to January of 2002 so you can...
01/29/2010
I'll make it simple. A dollar in 1913 is only worth 5 cents today.  1913 is the year that the Federal Reserve was created with the mission to maximize sustainable employment and stable prices. That's a pretty terrible result. How did the dollar do going back the same amount of years before the Fe...
01/28/2010
The December stats came out from the FMLS. I updated my ongoing chart with the new data.  The 12 month moving average for number of units inching up a bit but the average price is flat.  Maybe we're creating a solid bottom for prices. These charts are for the entire metro Atlanta area for single ...
01/28/2010
I'm a firm believer in just getting out there and looking at homes.  Yes, you can narrow it down some by pictures and bird's eye map views. But I wouldn't let the photography skills, or lack of those skills, of a listing agent rule out any home under consideration.  I just had a buyer come in to ...
01/27/2010
My new listing in Powers Lake subdivision inside the Perimeter in Sandy Springs.  Beautiful home that has been renovated very nicely. This is not a foreclosure or a short sale but the seller is taking a big loss.  He has over $1.5 million in it and we have it listed for $1,250,000.  He bought it ...
01/26/2010
Watch the video below.  It is sure to bring tears to your eyes.   No one is supposed to survive for six days without food or water.  But this lady's husband didn't give up hope.  He waited patiently for days as bulldozers slowly removed the rubble of a collapsed bank building.  No one really expe...
01/19/2010
Peter Schiff, the guy who predicted the collapse of the housing market, is now running for the US Senate.  It's going to be interesting to see how he plays the political game.  He's an investment advisor who has been warning his clients that the current government fiscal and monetary policies are...
01/19/2010
I was reviewing some old posts and came upon this draft of a post that I wrote more than a year ago.  I never got around to finishing it and it got lost in the shuffle.  I read it again and thought it was worth finishing and posting.   A featured post yesterday really got me thinking and I woke u...
01/12/2010
Until the past six months, the Zestimates I saw from Zillow didn't seem to be that accurate in the areas that I cover around Atlanta.  But over the past few months I began seeing that Zillow was coming up with very good estimate of value.  I'd do all of my analysis and then find that Zillow had c...
01/12/2010
I think it's important to know how the Atlanta market has reacted in comparison to other markets around the country. S&P/Case-Shiller  follows the price of homes in 20 market areas. These aren't average prices.  They supposedly have a huge set of homes that they follow throughout the years.  So i...
01/12/2010
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