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Real Estate Agent - Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - GREC #208281
My honest opinion on things that I find interesting about the real estate industry. I'm here to help you save money and avoid making mistakes.

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2012 

Once you have it down to three homes that you like a lot, you are then ready to proceed to make offers.  If you have three good choices, you might want to make three simultanous offers to find out who's willing to give you the best deal.  If it takes a week to find out that the seller isn't willi...
09/20/2012
After you get pre-approved and figure out the area that you are intersested in, it's time to start looking at specific homes in person. Start out with a good home search tool such as the one on my website.  It gets updated every night automatically from the MLS.  It has both the FMLS and the GAML...
09/17/2012
After reading Part 1,  you should know what price range you are comfortable with and what you are pre-approved for. It's  now time to figure out what areas around Atlanta will be a good fit for you. Atlanta is a huge metropolitan area with many options for housing.  Generally speaking, the most e...
09/17/2012
HUD foreclosures can be a good deal but be prepared to have to bid at least full list price if you want to have a good chance at being the winning bidder. I did a quick analysis of bid results for the past 14 days for Gwinnett County Georgia.  Below is the spreadsheet that sorts some things out. ...
09/14/2012
Forget about what you can be pre-approved for.  Figure out what you are comfortable with in your budget.  Don't get sucked into a higher priced home just because some banker says that they will loan you the money for it. Only you can decide how much money you choose to spend on housing. You reall...
09/13/2012
Here are some signs I saw in my travels this past weekend.  Signs leaning over just don't look good to me. These signs were in front of $400,000 homes. I understand the problem well.  I used to use similar sign systems and get frustrated. The problem is that the ground is usually too hard and the...
09/12/2012
I wonder why they just don't get it down to the penny while they're at it.  I guess they don't want to give the impression that they are more accurate than they really are. (sarcasm) For the Zestimate above coming in at $402,981, they give a range of $246K to $806K. Now that's a pretty wide range...
09/10/2012
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