Haralson County, GA Real Estate News

By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Cary Grant Film Festival - Tallapoosa, GA 2016The Tallapoosa Library is hosting a Cary Grant film festival during the month of July - 2016.Each Thursday at 1:00 pm, a different Cary Grant movie will be shown.  The Library is located at 388 Bowdon St. in Tallapoosa.  The phone number is 770-574-3124.  There is no admission fee.
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Tallapoosa/Haralson Co. Open Houses 10/20/2015Each Tuesday is Agent Open House Day for members of West Metro Board of Realtors.  Each week features a different area, so we know which week to plan open house for our listings.Tuesday, October 20, 2015 is Haralson county open house day.  The following homes will be open for agents to preview, and the chance to win a door prize is a great bonus. OPEN HOUSES TUESDAY OCT 20 -HARALSON CO Lunch (Evans BBQ) will be served at 98 N Ridge Dr Tallapoosa from 11 until 2 pm (Kristi Navarre's listing) 44 N Ridge Dr Tallapoosa.. Door Prize.. open from 11:30 am until 2 pm Paula Waters listing 43 N Ridge Dr Tallapoosa... Door Prize open from 11 am until 2 pm  Karen Steed's listing 545 Robertson Circle Tallapoosa.. Dessert... open from 11 am until 2 pm Edd...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Tallapoosa, GA Dogwood Festival is Saturday, April 11, 2015.  Tallapoosa, GA is located just off Exit 5 on Interstate 20.  It is the last exit before Alabama.The festivities actually start off on Friday night at 6:30 pm with the Dogwood Festival Pagent at the Tallapoosa Civic Center at 244 Robertson Ave.The Dogwood Dash 5 K  will start at 8 am on Saturday morning - admission fee $20.The Dogwood Festival will center around Head Ave. starting at 9:00 am, with many food and craft vendors, and lots of activities for the children. Local entertainment all day,  with old fashioned horse drawn carriage rides, free all day.Dogwood Fevstival parade will begin at 2:00 pmThe entertainment will continue all day, ending with a street dance.Come on out and enjoy the day in Tallapoosa, GA.   If you dec...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Haralson County Chamber of Commerce Turkey Shoot - November 2, 2013 Don't forget the annual Haralson County Chamber of Commerce Turkey and Ham Shoot is Saturday, November 2, at the West Georgia Youth Range.  The Range is located in Waco, GA on Budapest Cemetery Road.  (Formerly Landfill Rd.)  The shoot will begin at 9:00 am, so dress warmly, and bring lots of money so you can buy lots of tickets. For more information, contact the Chamber at 770-537-5594
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
When Will HUD be Ready to Close on this Haralson County Foreclosure? My buyer and I were looking forward to closing on Monday, October 7, 2013.  He had a litle bit of money, and was getting a very good deal on a foreclosure property that fit his needs. On Thursday, October 3rd, the settlement statement had been approved by HUD and the buyer had wired his funds to the attorney's office.   The buyer had his belongings packed in a trailer, and was staying with his daughter for a few days until closing on Monday.  Life was wonderful. But Wait!!!  A person from HUD contacts the attorney's office questioning the title work.  HUD has an error somewhere, and they cannot allow the attorney to close until they find the error.  The HUD person says it should take 1-2 weeks to review. We are now int...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Jeff and Sheri Easter coming to Bremen, GA on March 29, 2013.  Jeff and Sheri Easter will be performing at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, GA on March 29, 2013. The show starts at 7:00 pm and all seats are $20. Jeff and Sheri have been entertaining crowds with their inspiring gospel music for most of their lives, since they both come from musical families.  Mill Town Music Hall is located at 1031 Alabama Avenue in Bremen, GA just minutes from the Bremen I-20 exit #13, and is being called "The Atlanta Area's Newest Family Music & Entertainment Venue". For more information on this and many other wonderful shows coming soon, visit  www.milltownmusichall.com Come early and drive around this charming part of Georgia.  If you decide you would like to buy a home in Bremen, GA or move into Hara...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Home Buyers - Should You Submit a Back Up Offer? In many areas, homes are going under contract within days of coming on market.  That means many home buyer wannabes are missing out on the home they fell in love with.   What to do,  what to do? If you really like the home, write a back up offer!  Few buyers think of this, and few agents suggest it. In the past, I never thought about writing back up offers.  It was easier to move on to the next house.  But now, in my area at least, homes are coming back on the market after being under contract at an alarming rate.  It seems that about 25 - 30 percent of homes under contract come back on market for some reason. I have had several buyers benefit from being the second offer.  In fact, I have a buyer under contract today because the first off...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
5 Tips on Buying Homeowners Insurance for Your Haralson County Home. When a Haralson county homebuyer puts a home under contract, there are many things the buyer must do before closing.  One of the most important things is buying homeowners insurance.  Homeowners insurance is designed to cover damages to your home, or pay for claims against you for damages to others while on your property. Many people consider homeowners insurance a necessary evil - the lender won't make the loan until the home is insured.  However homeowners insurance is designed to proptect you and the lender against huge financial losses. The follwing 5 tips can help you make sure you are covered, and may save you some money 1.  Choose a home insurer who will be there in the future if your home is severly damaged or ...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Is it too late to change lenders for my Tallapoosa GA foreclosure? I had a call today from a first time buyer client who has a Tallapoosa GA foreclosure under contract.  He wanted to know if he could change lenders.  We are about three weeks away from closing on his Tallapoosa GA foreclosure and the appraisal has already been done.  He is getting a great rate, and a great price on a wonderful Tallapoosa, GA foreclosure. He told me all the reasons the current lender was not serving him well.  I listened, and agreed to talk with the lender.  I also explained, that with the closing so close, and the appraisal already completed, that it would be best to stay the course. I talked with his loan officer, who I have used before without incident, and she filled me in on the rest of the story.  I...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Tallapoosa's Dogwood City Art Gallery Exhibition Jan. 5 - Jan. 30, 2013 Tallapoosa's Dogwood City Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition featuring the works of Charles Nivens, January 5 through January 30, 2013.   Nivens's work consists of acrylics on canvas and wood, sculpture and mixed media. The Tallapoosa's Dogwood Art Gallery is located at 14 West Alabama Street in Tallapoosa, GA.  The hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11-5 pm and by appointment.  The contact number is 770-574-2822.  The web address is www.dogwoodcityartgallery.com. Tallapoosa's Dogwood City Art Gallery is owned by Merci Howe and Lawrence Marquit.  If you enjoy seeing original artwork, please stop by and view the exhibition at no charge.  Donations to Tallapoosa's Dogwood City Art Gallery are always appreciated.     If yo...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Possum Drop 2013 It's not too late to come out to Tallapoosa for the Possum Drop.  Every New Years Eve, Spencer teh Possum gets dropped from the highest point on Head Ave., in his possum cage.   This year lots of vendors are set up, several businesses will be open, and the meet and greet will again feature local legend Rhubarb Jones of country music DJ fame. If the possum drop is not your cup of tea, the West GA Mud Park in Tallapoosa will be having a fun time playing in the mud as they ring in the new year. It's always a good time to go to Tallapoosa.  
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
The Haralson County Veterans Associtation is hosting the  8th annual Freedom Ride on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The Veterans Freedom Ride is an 80 mile police escorted ride through every community and city in Haralson county. Registration for the event begins at 9:00 am at the Veterans Memorial Park on GA Hwy 100 and Taliaferro St. in Tallapoosa.  Cost is $30 per bike and includes an event T-shirt, American flag, and lunch.  An additional rider is $10. The ride begins at 10:30 at the Veterans Park, circles the county, and concludes at the Helton - Howland Veterans Park on U.S. Hwy 78 in Tallapoosa, with lunch being served.  All proceeds go to assist in the maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Parks.  Call 770-537-4708 for more information. Call me if you need assistance buying or sell...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Vote No for Georgia's T-Splost. On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Georgians will go to the polls to vote for or against many things, but one of the things is the one cent Special Local Sales Tax for Transportation.  I admire the desire to help with Georgia's traffic problems but the project list proposed does not address the causes of traffic congestion.  The T-splost money will be spent on things that will only use up the money, not correct the problems. In our area, Haralson county, one item on the projecct list is bike lanes to connect the schools in the county.  We are in a rural area, and the bike paths will cover about 8 miles to connect the three schools.  Will first graders be able to ride their bikes 5 mies from their homes to school?  Will hight school kids ride their bikes 10 miles ...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Possum Pickin' in Tallapoosa, GA July 21, 2012 Saturday night in Tallapoosa, GA will be filled with great bluegrass music, and two award winning clogging teams. There is so much going on at this Saturday's Possum Pickin' that the event kicks off at 5:30 pm on Head Ave. in downtown Tallapoosa. The line up includes: Elizabeth Bell will sing the National Anthem, followed by: Cotton Road, The nothing Fancy Band, Championship clogging exhibit, Grass Backardz, Bullsboro, Cotton Road will close out the night. Bring a lawn chair, and come on out and enjoy the entertainment.  If you find that Tallapoosa is the place you want to be, call me, and we can find you the home you always wanted, in the place you never knew you wanted to be.
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Mill Town Music Hall Opens in Bremen, GA.  Tonight, January 26, 2012 was the grand opening of Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, GA.  Randall Redding, the founder and CEO of Mill Town Music Hall calls it "a culmination of my life long passion for music, as well as a way for me to glorify God and give back to the community in which i was raised." The venue has seating for 1000 and has state of the art audio and visual systems.  Promoted as a facility for quality, wholesome entertainment, it will feature Southern Gospel, County, Christian Contemporary, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, and Praise and Worship music.  Upcoming events feature such artists as Sweet AlizAbeth, Dailey & Vincent, Katie Hogan Pollard and Joel Pollard, The McKameys, The Diplomats, Brian Free and Assurance, Ricky Skaggs, Gr...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Tallapoosa Builders Center Grand Opening October 29, 2011.   The good folks at Tallapoosa Builder's Center have finally got everything in order and are having their Grand Opening event scheduled for October 29, 2011.    The festivities begin at 11:00 am and run through 8:00 pm. Register to win prizes, including $500 cash or the floor of your choice., and stay all day for tons of fun.   From 11:00 - 1:00 they are serving food and drinks ( no alchohol - this is a family friendly event).   At 1:00 the ribbon cutting takes place.  Caleb, the new owner, will welcome everyone, and from 2:00 until 4:00, The Baggetts will entertain with some good 'ole southern bluegrass music.   At 5:00 the costume contest takes place for children and adult entries, and from 5:00 - 8:00 it's Trick or Treat!   T...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
A HUD home story...   In the Tallapoosa, Bremen, Buchanan, Waco, area, we don't have a high number of HUD homes come on the market.  I sell about two HUD homes per year. I have taken several "how to sell HUD homes" classes, so I know how to sell a HUD home. Today I closed a HUD home.  It had only been under contract for 60 days, but it was a very difficult 60 days. The home was a good deal-- the client bought a three bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1 acre, 2 car garage, for $27,002.  The only real damage was a missing outside A/C unit...All the other parts were in place underneath the house. On August 11, during the walk through before closing on August 12, we discovered someone had broken the lock on the crawl space door and cut out the copper lines running from the outside unit to the furnace unde...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
Haralson Couny Minister's Association hosts 9/11 service. On September 11, 2011, the Haralson county Milister's Association will host a 9/11 service at the First Baptist Church of Bremen, GA.  The service will begin at 6:00 pm The memorial service will be a time to remember those who were killed or injured, and to honor those who provided assistance during this tragedy. Participating pastors are: Pastor Garvin Sellers Pastor Randy Rooks, Buchanan United Methodist Church Pastor Janes Smith, District Line United Methodist Church of Bremen Pastor Mark Stroud, Kingdom Rock Church of Bremen Pastor Herman Parker, Bremen First Baptist Church Pastor Jerry Tipton, Crosspoint Christian Church of Bremen Pastor Wayne Monroe, Bremen First United Methodist Church Pastor Dallas Howard, Covenant Life C...
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
A Midsummer Night's Dream? In Tallapoosa, GA?  Yes, anyone who loves Shakespeare's a Midsumer Night's Dream can see the play performed this weekend at the Doodle Thrower Memorial Ampitheater in Tallapoosa.  There is no charge for admission, but donations are encouraged. Show timees this weekend are Friday night 7:00 pm,, Saturday 3:00 pm, and Sunday 5:00 pm. The cast is a mixture of professwional actors from the Atlanta area, and local student actors. Thank you to director Michelle Darby and her husband Dan Klein and all the volunteers who made this performance possible.  For more information go to www.TallapoosaTheaterFestival.org.
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By Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty
(Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton)
What would happen if everyone had to have 20% down to buy a house? Many agents are thinking about this I'm sure, since NAR is sending out emails encouraging Realtors to contact their representatives and moan about how this would harm the industry. I don't think the govt. will ever get out of the housing subsidy business.  I gives them too much control over housing, and too much control over lenders. But, just pretend for a moment that the U.S. homebuyer was savvy enough to realize the importance of sound financial management. Everyone worked out a budget, paid the bills on time, and saved for a downpayment on a house.  They also put aside money for a rainy day, and for the children they planned to have. Although it hurts sometimes to make the right financial decisions, in the long run, ...
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