"REAL" Real Estate

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Updated weekly by the residential division of Atlas Real Estate Advisors in Athens, GA, this site features tips for making the most of your residential real estate purchase or sale. Whether you're buying or selling a personal residence, vacation home, or rental property, this site will provide valuable tips on maximizing your investment. For more detailed information about our services, please visit www.AtlasRealEstateAdvisors.com.
There are currently 81 bank-owned properties listed in MLS that are located Clarke County, GA. Below is a direct link to all 81 (copy and paste into your browser if not a live link): http://www.navica2.net/displays/?n=281&i=395450&k=l3hpAED Please let me know if you see anything on this list that...
As a residential Realtor in Athens, I often hear clients speak of school systems as their primary reason for moving. But, it seems that rumors and hearsay are more prevalent than facts when it comes to which schools in the area excel and which fail. To help with this determination, I've prepared ...
The number of first-half residential sales in Athens, GA increased compared to the previous year for the first time since 2005-2006.  As you'll see from the chart below, the increases are minimal, but it ends a 3-year downward spiral.  433 residential homes were sold in Athens from 01/01/10 - 06/...
To some people, statistics are just confusing. To others, it's a way of life. While I fall somewhere in-between, it is mportant for me to keep track of who's buying and who's selling so I know where to focus my time and resources. It's also interesting information, even for the casual reader with...
In the past year, I've had the privelage to market two great homes for sale in Oak Grove subdivision. And, recently, I interviewed with another couple there about the possibility of selling their home. After spending many hours studying the statistics, meeting lots of neighbors and touring multip...
In the past couple of months, I've found myself representing multiple buyers looking for homes in Madison County for their first home purchase. And, there are some great deals out there! Multiple new neighborhoods have builder foreclosures, and many short-sale opportunities are available as well....
After almost 10 years of marketing Athens, GA real estate, I'm still learning something new almost every day. The latest eye-opener has come from marketing my own personal home or sale in Athens.  I've logged thousands of hours negotiating on behalf of sellers, but I've never put myself in their ...
The following is taken from a letter that I recently received from the Tax Commissioners office about tax bills for real estate in Athens, GA. I thought it was worth sharing: "Since 1999, the Georgia General Assembly and the Governor have provided a credit on homeowner's property tax bills calle...
Reposted from Realtor Magazine: Fewer Americans moved in 2009 than any other year this decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Population also grew less this year than any other year since 2000. It was up less than 1 percent from a year earlier, the bureau says. Demographers say real estate ...
Everyone has heard the buzz recently about the government tax incentives currently being offered to homebuyers.  But, as with most government initiatives, the rules are regulations are not easily understood, and few people know the details. I've recently reposted a video from BankRate.com on my m...

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