2shortsaleguys: How can I afford a new home? - 02/13/14 07:21 AM
Owning a home is the apex of every person’s dream. It symbolizes stability on one’s finances. But making that dream become a reality is not easy. There are a lot of aspects to consider in buying a home. And the question is, How much can you afford? To know the answer to that is to consider your income, credit rating, current monthly expenses, possible downpayment and interest rate. The whole process of buying a home is tedious and an exhausting experience, but with the help of real estate experts, mortgage professionals and some useful tips, you can determine how you can … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Essentials to protecting your investment - Home Warranty is one avenue - 02/13/14 06:33 AM
After all the tremendous stress and time consumed going through the process of buying a home, one can only wish that no other problem or issue may arise after finally obtaining the rightful ownership of the home of your dreams. The last thing a home buyer wants to worry about is what could possibly go wrong, break or malfunction in there new home. Since that can cover a multitude of items and systems, for peace of mind, it's always a good idea to get a home protection plan or Home Warranty. It's especially a good idea to obtain a home warranty … (1 comments)

2shortsaleguys: What is a Credit Score? Should I care about it? What can I buy? - 11/15/13 10:45 AM
By definition, a credit score is a number based on a statistical analysis of a person's credit files, that in theory represents the creditworthiness of that person, which is the likelihood that people will pay their bills. A credit score is primarily based on credit report information, typically from one of the three major credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Income is not considered by the major credit bureaus when calculating a credit score.
It is a fact that credit score plays a vital role in obtaining a favorable home mortgage loan. Lenders use credit scores to determine who qualifies … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Why post daily if you don't have to? Social Media made easy! - 10/30/13 02:52 PM
I love social media.  I mean who doesn’t, how else can you tell 1 million people in seconds what you are eating for dinner? But posting can sometime be time consuming and in the real estate business, we know that if you get onto your favorite social media site then you will get into that “time suck” that results in you not doing what’s needed to make you the dollars you are in the business to make.  So, why post daily if you don’t have to?
I recently attend the Xplode conference here in Atlanta, Georgia.  For those of you … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Home for Short Sale in Winder, Ga by GARealtyGroup|2ShortSaleGuys - 10/10/13 07:35 AM
GARealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys announces another Great Short Sale opportunity for homebuyers out there. A Ranch style home in the sought after Windemere subdivision on a corner Lot. Location is close to shopping and dining. Home is conveiently located off Dunahoo Road, between Ga Highway 211 and Ga Highway 82.
This home offers you a kitchen with Granite Countertops / Stained cabinets and a breakfast area. A separate dining room with vaulted ceiling and chair rail. A great ro om with shelving for your electronics. Wall to wall carpet. This home also offers a finished bonus … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Celebrate Fall Season - 2013 Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park - 10/10/13 06:47 AM
Celebrate The fall Season
Come and See the 2013 Pumpkin Festival in Stone Mountain Park!
Stone Mountain Park is a STATE OF GEORIGA Park therefore open during the federal government shutdown!!!

Stone Mountain Park is a well-known family favorite destination near Atlanta. It is an amusement park featuring different attractions and outdoor activities. This is where visitors come not just to have fun with the different fun-filled activities but to enjoy the weather and the magnificent sceneries Stone Mountain has to offer. Stone Mountain Park had been annually offering a celebration of Autumn since 2003. Now on its … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Need your home protected? Our local featured partner here to protect!! - 10/01/13 08:40 PM
Need your home protected?
State Farm is here to back you up!

StateFarm is a group of insurance and financial services. The firm originally specialized in auto insurance but eventually expanded. They have added other services into other types of insurance, such as homeowners and life insurance, in addition to banking and financial services. State Farm then became a mutual insurance firm that owns other state farm companies.
StateFarm Homeowner’s Insurance is a firm especially designed to collaborate with a lot  of homeowners, making sure that your house is protected. It is a coverage that … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: For money, call John, he knows best! Featured Partner of GaRealtyGroup - 09/21/13 02:04 PM
There are three keys steps to purchasing a home, first you must determine how you are going to pay for the property.  You can pay cash or in most cases buyers obtain a mortgage.  Secondly, you chose an experienced real estate professional that knows the area that you are wanting to buy in.  Thirdly, you go to the closing table and finalize the sale of the home.
That first step is key to a smooth successful closing.  In most cases, people don’t have the luxury of paying cash for the purchase of their new home.  Choosing the right mortgage lender … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Market Statistics for Winder, Barrow County, Georgia - August - 09/21/13 12:04 PM
We have great news to report at GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys in this month's market statistics for Winder, Georgia.  As many know, the real estate market took a significant hit for several years.  Many have said “the market is back” and I have the numbers to prove that although the market is NOT back, but it’s headed in a great direction.
Winder, Georgia is the county seat of Barrow County, Georgia.  Barrow County has approximately 70,000 residents according to the 2010 US Census.  Although Barrow County isn’t as big as nearby counties, it does encompass about 160 square miles.  Winder is … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Home for Short Sale in Lawrenceville, Ga, Fountain Cove Subdivision - 09/21/13 05:11 AM
Home for Short Sale in Lawrenceville, Georgia by GARealtyGroup/2ShortSaleGuys
Great News to homebuyers out there!GaRealtyGroup |2ShortSaleGuys have another home available for short sale in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This home is situated on a corner lot and has a fenced in backyard. Large open living room. A spacious kitchen with a separate dining room. It offers neighbourhood amenities such as playground and swimming pool. Very close to the Mall of Georgia and Rabbit Hill Park.

This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A finished bonus room. A fireplace in the living area.

This home location is being served by … (1 comments)

2shortsaleguys: What we have learned about growing our business, GaRealtyGroup Style!! - 09/15/13 04:38 AM
Growing a business is no joke!  Bill Bythewood and I started 2ShortSaleGuys in 2010.  When we partnered together we had a combined, 10 plus years in the business.  You would think we knew what we were doing, not so much!!  Growing a team or Group is much more intense than “Selling Real Estate”, this is what we have learned and still learning in Growing our business.

The first thing we have learned in growing our business is that you have to plan, implement, investigate and reimplement!  Planning is key to any successful business and you have to have a vision … (2 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Home for Short Sale in Winder, Ga - GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys - 09/15/13 12:56 AM
Home for Short Sale in Winder, Georgia by GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys
GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys are excited to announce yet another Short Sale in Winder, Georgia. A Must See! It is not often you get a property with great amenities. Situated close to downtown Winder, Georgia. Shopping and dining is accessible in minutes. Just 4 minutes away from Mayor’s Walk Park and Downtown.

This beautiful cul-de-sac home has hardwood flooring, up and down. Fireside Great room with corner fireplace, vaulted ceilings and eat in kitchen. Master has a trey ceiling with ceiling fan. Basement is finished with bed and bath, office. … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Home for sale in Buford, Georgia by GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys - 09/12/13 09:28 AM
This elegant traditional two story home in Buford, Georgia is a winner! Located in the sought after Mill Creek Schools. It has lots of amenand upgrades. Dining and Shopping is just minutes away.
This home has 4 bedrooms / 2.5 baths, with a larger master bedroom. It has Formal Living room and Dining room. A Fireplace. Eat  in Kitchen with superb granite countertop and stained kitchen cabinet. New Carpet on main level. A

Private backyard. Patio that wraps around in ground.
This property is just 2 minutes away from CHANDLER GROVE HOA POOL. This … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Comparative Market Analysis, What is it and why do sellers need it? - 09/11/13 12:55 PM
The “Comparative Market Analysis”or commonly known to Real Estate as CMA is one of the most important marketing tool used by real estate professionals to determine a competitive home listing price. This is significant especially in resolving the current market competition on the area of which the home is listed for sale.  It is a way to demonstrate that the listing price is acceptable based on comparison with other sold properties in that specific area.
Comparative Market Analysis comprises of data information to indicate resemblance or analogy of the current market value of homes. The agents try to demonstrate … (1 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Townhouse for rent in Braselton, Georgia by GaRealtyGroup - 09/09/13 03:19 PM
Great townhouse available in Braselton, Ga in the Mullberry Park community.  This well maintained 2 bedroom / 2.5 bath townhouse is being marketed for rent by GaRealtyGroup of Keller Williams Realty - Lanier Partners.
This roommate floorplan is certain to suit many needs.  Appliances are included with the rental, including, Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Washer and Dryer.  1 car garage.  This rental includes use of the community amenities, including the pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, and clubhouse.
This unit is located in the city limits of Braselton, Georgia just off Highway 211 at Thompson Mill Road.  Great restaurants within … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act is expiring, Are you ready? - 09/08/13 05:20 AM
The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was originally enacted in 2007. This Act helped out homeowners from being exempted in paying the taxes on the amount that was forgiven which was actually considered taxable income. This act was supposed to be in effect until Dec. 31, 2012 but the Congress extended it for another year and the new expiry date would be on Dec. 31, 2013.

For very obvious reason, theMortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Acthas been such an extreme relief to homeowners considering the difficulty of the current economic situation due to the recession. It has extremely helped homeowners who … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Short Sale - Home for Sale - Lilburn, Ga - 2ShortSaleGuys - 07/19/13 12:02 AM
Another amazing listing has come to GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys.  This listing is in Lilburn, Ga and has amazing upgrades.  Conveniently located just off Five Forks Trickum Road close to Highway 78.  Shopping and Dining are just minutes away from this lovely home.  The home is located in the Camp Creek Estate Subdivision and just just across from Mountain Park Park.
Mountain Park Park is one of the award winning park from Gwinnett County.  It is situated on 44 acres, complete with 6 lighted Tennis Courts, Seven baseball fields, Football field, restrooms, a pavillion with grill for gatherings, a soft surface trail for hiking and a 1 mile paved multi-purpose trail. … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Why is now the time to Short Sale in North Georgia??? - 07/17/13 12:50 PM
Are you behind on your mortgage?  You upside down with your home, meaning you owe more than your home is worth?  At GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys, we get calls all the time asking when is the best time to Short Sale.  Our typical answer in the past has been, when you decide you have done all you can do.  
Our answer today, when asked when is the best time to Short Sale is NOW.  Why now a lot of people ask?  Well lets start with the basics, it’s a sellers market.  A sellers market is when there are more buyers … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: How 2ShortSaleGuys are different from other Short Sale Agents - 07/14/13 10:32 AM
Here at GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys we specialize in Short Sales.  We currently are working 32 short sales.  We do them like no one else at this level in the State of Georgia.  We actually close 98% of our short sales.  
What makes us different?

Most real estate agents who advertise homes as short sales do so in the following manner.
1.) List the property for sale.
2.) When an offer is received, negotiate the offer to agreement.
3.) Transfer the offer to a local attorney to work with the seller’s mortgage lender … (0 comments)

2shortsaleguys: Sellers Market??? What should I pay for this house? Buyers Education - 07/14/13 04:24 AM
We are fortunate at GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys in that we represent a lot of buyers.  We average approximately 40 listings at a time, we have a dedicated buyer’s agent and with the amount of signs we have out our phones are always ringing.  On of the biggest problems that our buyer’s agent, Terri Tarver, has is that when shes finds “that house”, the buyers always want to under bid to make sure they are getting a “great deal”.  Now, here’s the truth and facts of pricing.

In North Georgia, our market is a SELLERS MARKET.  That means that … (0 comments)

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