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In real estate, we talk about Smart Homes, meaning everything from ecologically sound building practices, materials and systems to being digitally wired so that one can dial in on their cell phone and turn on the oven. We talk about Smart Growth, environmentally and politically sensitive land use...
In this second part of my series on mortgage lending, we'll discuss "underwriting" and the difference between being "pre-qualified" or "pre-approved"  for you mortgage loan.In the Covington real estate market, for every mortgage loan transaction, the lender must determine how risky it is for them...
How many homes have you bought and sold?  How many times have you sat at a closing table, signed your name about a thousand times, walked away with the key to your new home and all you understood about your mortgage was how much the monthly payments were?I’ve done that – 10 times!  Before I becam...
Around the first of this month, I wrote a short blog called "The Time Is Now!" about when is a good time to buy a house.  This morning, an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution reinforced my idea that there's no better time to buy real estate than now.Julie Hairston wrote in the AJC this mo...
At the end of this year's first quarter, here's what's happening in the Covington and Newton County Georgia real estate market.According to the Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS), there are currently 1964 single family homes actively listed for sale in Covington and Newton County.  The aver...
A Realtor associate of mine in Covington said to me today, "I did it! I just put my house on the market.  It's probably not a good time to do it, but..."  This statement was from a full-time, professional, successful  Realtor with over 20 years experience in the marketplace.So, when is a good tim...
New Charleston-Style Courtyard Home in Covington's Clark's Grove!               4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths and the Gracious Southern Lifestyle of Covington's Clark's Grove traditional neighborhood development!  Built in 2005Meeting Street in Charleston?  No.  You're on Hunt Street in Covington when yo...
Beautiful Lake-front lot in sought-after neighborhood!       3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths  Plus a huge finished Bonus Room!  Built in 1999This lovely European stucco and siding home offers openess for entertaining and comfort for your family.  Hardwood floors throughout the main level, decorator colors,...
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) issued a press release on December 11 of last year entitled "The Worst is Over - Existing Home Sales to trend up in 2008."  Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an article on the Business front, above the fold, that shouted "Metro area f...
I've said before that, in my opinion, we're lucky in Covington and Newton County, Georgia to have government land use planners, commissions and councils who are concerned with proper, sustainable growth in our city and county.  A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors® and Smart Gr...

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