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It used to be a hobby of mine to go and stop in at some open houses.  OK, to tell the truth, my husband and I would ALWAYS visit those held open that we could never afford! :>If you are an unrepresented Seller aka For Sale by Owner, here are some things you probably DON'T want to do at your open ...
03/21/2007
Hello my fellow Active Rainers from one of the leading foreclosure states - Georgia.It is my opinion that we could be (or already are) in for a bumpy ride for our low income and credit challenged Buyers.  Couple that with the fact that we are (and have been ) in a Buyer's market for a few years n...
03/13/2007
Over this past weekend, I had the opportunity to be a vendor (under the Keller Williams logo) in a Home and Garden Show at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, GA (a "Class A" Mall).  The Show took place over 3 l o n g days! lolAlthough the advertising or rather the lack of advertising and a Mall sign...
02/28/2007
I came across an article in Innan News by Matt Carter (might only be viewable by subscribers) from last October which really hit home, especially in the Metro Atlanta market where we have a very large standing inventory of homes for sale (10+ months).  The gist of the article is based around the ...
02/19/2007
As of earlier today, the AJC  reported that a "boil water advisory" remained in effect for a small area of Sandy Springs in Fulton County.  It is anticipated that the advisory will remain in effect until at least tomorrow morning.The problem that initially caused the advisory to all of Sandy Spri...
02/18/2007
Earlier this week, I completed and e-filed my 2006 Income Taxes (what a joy and a pleasure that was).  Although I track my figures throughout the year, I was absolutely blown away when I looked at my 1099 from Coldwell Banker where all of my closed transactions had been from relo business and saw...
02/17/2007
There was a not so flattering article on February 12th in the on line version of USA Today (brief synopsis provided) about the Atlanta housing market.Mike Wright of the Atlanta Board of Realtors is cited in this article.  He states that we have a saturated 11.2 months inventory of homes and condo...
02/14/2007
In reading and re-reading the new Purchase and Sale Agreement, I just want to clarify a point that was previously posted in terms of the financing contingency.  There has been no change in the form regarding a Buyer losing his/her earnest money if the Buyer finds out that a property doesn't appra...
02/12/2007
I don't know about you, but when I am focusing on what I am writing and not always the spelling of words that my fingers seem to run away with.As we all know, all blog formats are not equal and not all have spell check.  I'm sure I got this tool from someone, probably on RealTalk, an absolutely w...
02/08/2007
 I am in the process of reading the book "Realty Blogging" by Richard Nacht and Paul Chaney.  The overall premise of this book is to "build your brand and outsmart your competition."A really terrific feature of a blog is that it allows for a dialog between you and a client or prospect to increase...
02/08/2007
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