Duluth, GA Real Estate News

By Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Market Update for St. Ives Country Club -  September and October 2008(per FMLS and office records, as of November 20, 2008)  As of today, November 20, 2008, there are 26 active listings in St. Ives Country Club, ranging in price from $400,900 to $1,299,900. Of those, 4 are priced at $1 million or above. One listing is new construction. Three listings are listed as foreclosures/short sales.   There are currently 3 pending sales, with list prices/pending closing dates of: $869,900 - proposed closing date 10/15/08 (still listed as pending) $499,000 - proposed closing date 11/10/08 $1,288,000 - proposed closing date 3/21/09  For September 2008, 1 property sold in St. Ives Country Club (from September 1 - 30, 2008, per FMLS and office records). Here are the property details: Listed for $565...
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By Deb Kirkbride
(Virtual Properties Realty)
Treasures in the Trunk Car Boot Sale, Saturday, November 29th from 9:00 am-Noon. A car boot sale is a British tradition where people gather to sell items from the boot (trunk) of their car. Like a garage sale, yard sale, flea market or swap meet. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be shopping for great bargains on holiday decorations, tableware, china, crystal, table linens, toys, clothes and home furnishings on Historic Main Street (paver lot across from the Amphitheater). Come with cash, tote bags and wear comfy shoes! If you want to be a seller and turn your unwanted treasures into cash bring $5 and a trunk full of treasures. Your $5 donation will benefit Downtown Duluth. Items not sold may be donated to a charity or consigned at one of the local shops. No need to take anything back home!   F...
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By Deb Kirkbride
(Virtual Properties Realty)
Hometown Holiday's Bake-Off Duluth Hometown Holidays will host the first ever Hometown Holidays Bake-off. Enter the bake off for a chance to win up to $500, or enter to showcase your talent- either way is sure to kick off the holiday baking season. The contest will be held at the Duluth Hometown Holidays Festival on Sunday, December 7th. The bake-off will be open to two age groups, under age 12 and 12 and over. Applications must be received by Friday, November 28th.   Don't miss the deadline on this fun event!   For more information, email events@duluthga.net
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By Deb Kirkbride
(Virtual Properties Realty)
Duluth’s Hometown Holidays and Tree Lighting This year, Downtown Duluth will host its 5th annual Holiday Festival. Holiday festivities include vendors with unique gifts for the holidays, merchant discounts and specials, holiday food and cheer, entertainment all day Saturday and Sunday, a children’s tent with great activities for the kids, and our traditional tree lighting at 6:30pm on Saturday. There's something for everyone in downtown Duluth!!! Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th 10am-6pm on Saturday, with the tree lighting at 6:30pm Noon-5pm on Sunday
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By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
After following a few links and reading up on how the Obama campaign "PWNED" the internet (also translated as "Owned" or "WON"). I came across this interview with a Mr. Hughes.  One of the founders of Facebook and he goes in depth to describe what it is and how they envisioned people using it.  Oh and by the way, he was the genius behind the social media campaign of Obama.      
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
GREAT NOVEMBER HOLIDAYS ---- by the day 1 All Saint's Day 1 Book Lovers Day - first Saturday of the month 2 All Soul's Day 2 Look for Circles Day 2 Deviled Egg Day 3 Housewife's Day 3 Sandwich Day 4 King Tut Day 5 Gunpowder Day 5 Guy Fawkes Day 6 Marooned without a Compass Day 6 Saxophone Day 7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day 8 Cook Something Bold Day 8 Dunce Day 9 Chaos Never Dies Day - you've got that right 10 Forget-Me-Not Day 10 USMC Day 11 Veteran's Day 12 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day 13 National Indian Pudding Day 13 Sadie Hawkins Day 13 World Kindness Day 14 Operating Room Nurse Day 14 Young Readers Day 15 Clean Your Refrigerator Day 15 America Recycles Day 15 National Philanthropy Day 16 Button Day 16 Have a Party With Your Bear Day 17 Electronic Greeting Card Day 17 Hom...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Here is the Duluth FMLS Update for Duluth single family detached home listings for sale as of today Thursday November 6 2008.  This is for the current inventory snapshot activity of Duluth GA (Gwinnett County) single family detached Duluth homes for sale: Active - 631 Properties Found - Duluth homes for sale Pending - 62 Properties Found - Duluth homes for sale Contingency w/Kickout -1 Properties Found Found - Duluth homes for sale Contingency - Due Diligence - 0 Properties Found - Duluth homes for sale Contingency - Other - 1 Properties Found - Duluth homes for sale
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
If you are facing a Georgia Foreclosure, you are not alone. The number of foreclosures in Georgia is currently one of the highest in the nation. Of course, there are many reasons why a homeowner may no longer be able to make payments on their mortgage, whether it be the loss of a job, unexpected medical bills, or myriad other factors. If you find yourself behind on your mortgage payments and facing a Georgia Foreclosure, it is important to seek the help. Renaissance Realty Group has partnered with Persily & Associates to help you with all your Foreclosure Abatement needs. Time is not on your side when it comes to Foreclosure so contact us today, we are here to help, we will talk with you, explain Georgia Foreclosure Law, and help you work your way out of debt with minimal damage to your...
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By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
If you've been reading any of my blogs then you know I was trying something out with an accountability test.  For those of you who don't know, here's the basics of what I was trying to do. A few times a year I write down my activities every 15 minutes or so.  Am I on point?  Am I focused?  It really helps to see if I am. Twitter is still something relatively new to me and I had the same opinion as my wife about it, "going out the door... sticking keys into car...wondering why the door is still unlocked...."  Doesn't really sound like a productive tool, but it can be. An older blog post inspired the idea of accountability or rather renewed it. So the goal was to combine those two into a longer blog post and see what happened.  For a recap of the day's activities go here: Day One - Goals,...
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By Mary Floyd, Real Estate Agent - Sugarloaf
(Prudential Georgia Realty, Broker Phone 770.814.2300)
When you belong to a TPC Network like Sugarloaf Country Club, the benefits reach far beyond the confines of your home club. Your full golf membership entitles you to playing privileges within a network of premier private, resort and destination properties, from San Francisco to Scottsdale to Sawgrass, home of THE PLAYERS Championship - and the world-famous 17th Island Green. You'll receive the same preferential treatment and exclusive amenities normally reserved for PGA TOUR professionals, including: Toll-free or online scheduling of starting times Members-only golf and vacation package discounts Access to PGA TOUR tournament tickets Priority access and member pricing at the acclaimed TOUR Academy, offering personalized instruction to golfers of all skill levels This makes Sugarloaf Cou...
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By Sheila Stevens
(Prudential Georgia Realty)
REALTORÒ FROM SUWANEE WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR SUPPORTING BREAST HEALTH   CHICAGO (October 23, 2008) - RealtorÒ Sheila Stevens, a sales associate with Prudential Georgia Realty in Albany, Ga., is one of five winners chosen by the National Association of RealtorsÒ to receive REALTORÒ Magazine's 2008 Good Neighbor Award. Stevens was selected for founding The Sport of Giving Inc., a community nonprofit that funds breast cancer treatment and prevention activities.  "RealtorsÒ play an important leadership role in building strong communities," said NAR President Dick Gaylord, a broker with RE/MAX Real Estate Specialists in Long Beach, Calif. "These five Good Neighbor Awards winners exemplify the compassion and commitment of thousands of other RealtorsÒ who volunteer in their communities and he...
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
 How a Foreclosure Begins A foreclosure is a property that is repossessed or put up for sale by a lender as a result of a homeowner's default on their mortgage loan. Generally, the process begins when the lender issues a Notice of Default informing the local authorities and the homeowner of their intention to seek a foreclosure. Once the Notice of Default is issued, there are several possible outcomes of the foreclosure process: The homeowner will have a certain amount of time before a sale occurs, known as the pre-foreclosure period, in which to pay off their default debt. This will allow them to reinstate their loan and maintain control of their property. The homeowner may also find a buyer for their property during the pre-foreclosure period. This allows them to pay off their debt an...
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By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
4:45 AM EST - Caleb is up, makes me want to sleep in.  Snooze. 5:40 AM EST - I'm up.. OK.  Twitter myself in...  Getting ready to work out. 7:49 AM EST - Worked out, was "OK."  Notice that the election is up in the air as usual.  Scary stuff on the TVs, such as the Fairness Doctrine.  186 E-mails.  Time to clean it up. 8:00 AM - Getting sidetracked, writing a semi-journal blog post about Richard Branson. 9:00 AM - Showered Up, Email Cleaned Out and Time to call.  Goals for today are 50 phone calls, trying to create 5 more mets (had 2 yesterday) and make at least 5 connections (3 yesterday).   I'm also going to talk to some vendors about lowering their fees or losing my business.  10:00 AM EST - Yikes only 4 phone calls - all good though! Result:  1 Pending Listing Appointment, 1 "1 on 1...
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By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
If you're a friend on Facebook then you know I have a little bit of a cold.  I'm not really sure why it's the worst in the mornings and nights but it is.  So instead of posting at 5AM EST and letting everyone know I'm off to work out to keep my girlish figure, I'm here at 6:39 AM EST checking my e-mail and trying to do a few things to get a head start.  6:39 AM EST Checking E-mail, Posting On Active Rain - 166 New Messages. 7:04 AM EST - Cleared out the e-mail. Mostly just assigned the internet leads to myself to follow up with.  Got sidetracked on the Shift Tour then downloaded more business building tools and hints.  Only $6K off where I was last year, which was my best year ever, so I'm happy and disapointed at the same time. Goals for the week. 150 Calls or 25 Connections with New P...
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By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
I recently blogged about accountability and I am about to put myself to the test!  After working with Twitter for some time now and reading a very interesting article about a Luxury real estate agent, I got the smart idea to blog my week.  To see if I am active as I say I am.  We'll see.   It sounds good to say you called 200 people, but where'd the other few hours go?  So my plan is blog in detail what I am doing when I am doing it on Active Rain and post occasional updates on Twitter/Facebook and LinkedIn.  I have a few goals in doing this: To hold myself accountable To keep myself on task To increase my exposure To increase the number of "touches" with my SPHERE. I would do this strictly on Twitter but I found myself annoyed when one particular user did something similiar.  Really, I...
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By William M. "Mack" Perry
(RE/MAX Center)
Credit repair in Atlanta may not be as difficult as you might think. With over 79% of all credit reports containting inaccurate data it just may be easier to repair a credit report than one might think. After all the Fair Credit Reporting Act favors the consumer.
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
Why should I Short Sale Instead of Just Walk Away? A Short Sale enables you to: Prevent a Foreclosure on Your Credit Prevent a Bankruptcy Set Yourself Free from the Financial Burden of a Mortgage You Cannot Afford Experienced negotiators talk to your lenders and convince them to forego the expensive foreclosure process and accept an offer of cash. A good negotiator can show the bank why your home will be declining in value every day they hold it, and how, if your home is vacant, or becomes the object of vandals, it will cost them more cash out of pocket than to settle for a short sale. A good loss mitigation negotiator show them point by point that, even if there is negative equity in your home, they are better off accepting a short sale than foreclosing on your home. You will be glad y...
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By William M. "Mack" Perry
(RE/MAX Center)
Five Star Mortgage of Duluth, Georgia has just announced a No Down Payment Mortgage. I guess this is their "Mortgage Stimulous Package" for the Greater Atlanta Market.
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
GEORGIA FORECLOSURE DAILY REPORT Foreclosure Homes / Short Sale Homes List Updated Oct 13th 2008 Fulton, North Fulton, DeKalb, County Georgia. Cities of Decatur, Tucker, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Duluth, Buford, Lawrenceville, Dacula, Grayson, Snellville, Loganville, Suwanee, Norcross, Winder, This list is updated daily with Homes added to MLS in the last 24 hours Due to the nature of Foreclosure Homes and Short Sale Home, Buyers should act quickly ! For all Your Real Estate Needs Call ! Eric Reid, Managing Broker Renaissance Realty Group Inc.Office: 404-921-2067 x 102 Fax: 770-513-4443  Short Sale list click here Foreclosure list click here
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
Can I buy a house even though I declared bankruptcy? Believe it or not, there is financial life after bankruptcy. It will take some effort on your part, but you can rebuild your credit with careful budgeting and record keeping. A bankruptcy is a red flag that makes lenders leery, and it will stay on your credit report for 10 years. If you have a history of bad credit (e.g., a bankruptcy and numerous late payments) and don't take steps to repair it, most lenders won't take on the risk of giving you credit. If you find a lender willing to give you credit, you can expect a high interest rate (e.g., twice the going market rate). However, if you work to improve your credit rating by obtaining a line of credit and making all of your payments on time, for example, you may be able to obtain the...
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