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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
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Auburn GA Ranch Homes for Sale | Ranches   Auburn GA Ranch Homes for Sale in Barrow County GA.  Are you tired of going up and down stairs?  Do you watch TV on one level, sleep upstairs, and do laundry downstairs only to have to carry it upstairs to put it where it belongs?  Well do not be discouraged.  You are not alone.  There are others fed up with it just like yourself and they are looking for Auburn GA One Story Ranch Homes for sale too! One story living makes a lot of sense for many reasons.  First off all, you usually scale back your lifestyle and move into a one story home with no up or down stairs. It is very practical living on one level. You can bring the groceries into a ranch home, cook, dine, entertain, do laundry and yes even go to bed all on the same level!  What a concep...
By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
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All About Braselton GA Braselton is a city located in Gwinnett county, GA, known for being a premier suburb. A first-class resort is located in this city, the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. Every year, there are more than 500,000 guests in the chateau, which also helped expand the tourism and economy of Chateau Elan Golf and Residential community. A proof of this development is the rapid increase of people relocating to Braselton throughout the years. One of the reasons being pointed out in the growth of the community is their continuous effort to establish businesses. There are a lot of business owners who have decided to build their empire in Braselton. Some of these are PetCo, Home Depot, Panos Auto, Dayton Superior, and a lot more, and these businesses not only benefit the owners, ...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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Here in the Atlanta Market we seem to have a huge number of investors trying to write offers on every property they see in the listing service.  They are all fighting over who will get their offers over first and it's always a sight unseen offer.  "Sight Unseen" just means that the buyer is writing an offer without ever having been to the property.   Many agents who don't do a lot of listings think this is a great thing.  We at 2ShortSaleGuys will not accept a sight unseen offer.   Many of them want to write the offer, have 10 business days to inspect the property which means it's really 2 full weeks.  In our experience they wait till the last day to inspect and then they back out or they send an email something like this: "This particular property does not fit into our investors specif...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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Owning a home is the apex of every person’s dream. It symbolizes stability on one’s finances. But making that dream become a reality is not easy. There are a lot of aspects to consider in buying a home. And the question is, How much can you afford? To know the answer to that is to consider your income, credit rating, current monthly expenses, possible downpayment and interest rate. The whole process of buying a home is tedious and an exhausting experience, but with the help of real estate experts, mortgage professionals and some useful tips, you can determine how you can afford a new home.   At the height of the economy, a lot of Americans owned their home. But after the recession hit worldwide market including right here in Georgia, many homeowners lost their homes to foreclosures. One...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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So you have decided to purchase a home, you have been online looking and now you are ready to get down and dirty. The next thing you need to ask yourself is "What documents do I need to get a mortgage.     Purchasing a home is not an easy process that can happen in a snap of a finger. There are a lot of considerations that you have to decide upon. The very first question is, “How will you purchase a home?” Now, purchasing a home is a huge investment which will require a great deal of time, not to mention all the paperworks that it involves during the process. Many of the home buyers rely on mortgages to help them purchase a home. It doesn’t sound easy, does it? Securing a mortgage might seem like a tedious process, and if you are seriously planning to buy a home then you should be aware...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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After all the tremendous stress and time consumed going through the process of buying a home, one can only wish that no other problem or issue may arise after finally obtaining the rightful ownership of the home of your dreams. The last thing a home buyer wants to worry about is what could possibly go wrong, break or malfunction in there new home. Since that can cover a multitude of items and systems, for peace of mind, it's always a good idea to get a home protection plan or Home Warranty. It's especially a good idea to obtain a home warranty if you're a first-time home buyer with no experience maintaining a home. When you purchase a home, even a home that is new, there is a very good chance that you will be offered a home warranty. The seller may offer to purchase one on your behalf t...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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What needs to be done to make your home sell faster in North Georgia? Selling your home is not as easy as one, two and three. The competition in the housing market is very stiff and you don’t want to end up on the bottom list of preferences. Let us face the fact that if you really wanted to sell your home, you have to consider a lot of aspects to ensure that your home stands out. It requires careful planning and preparation. Here are some basic tips on how to stage your home and make it stand out.   Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize Cleaning, there is a saying that “cleanliness is next to Godliness”, so you want to make that impression. First impression is a lasting one and the first thing that you want  buyers to notice is how you maintained cleanliness in your home. So, make sure tha...
By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
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  We have exciting news! There are more new homes going up NOW at Bakers Farm! Despite the recent housing shortage, buyers can be relieved that builder confidence is back on track. These newly constructed homes entering the market will give you more options to choose from when searching for that dream home. Acadia Homes and Neighborhoods is now offering pre-sale opportunities on homes at Bakers Farm, a community of three to five-bedroom homes with fantastic amenities priced from the $200,000s located in Braselton, Georgia.  This new Jackson County community is just a few turns from I-85's Chateau Elan exit and Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. Here you’ll find spacious homes on large home sites.  Community amenities boast four tennis courts, a resort-style pool, clubhouse, putting green,...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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By definition, a credit score is a number based on a statistical analysis of a person's credit files, that in theory represents the creditworthiness of that person, which is the likelihood that people will pay their bills. A credit score is primarily based on credit report information, typically from one of the three major credit bureaus: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. Income is not considered by the major credit bureaus when calculating a credit score.   It is a fact that credit score plays a vital role in obtaining a favorable home mortgage loan. Lenders use credit scores to determine who qualifies for a loan, at what interest rate and credit limits. Literally, credit score is a fundamental part of your credit stability. What does a good credit score do for you?   Here are some of...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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We have great news to report at GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys in this month's market statistics for Winder, Georgia.  As many know, the real estate market took a significant hit for several years.  Many have said “the market is back” and I have the numbers to prove that although the market is NOT back, but it’s headed in a great direction.   Winder, Georgia is the county seat of Barrow County, Georgia.  Barrow County has approximately 70,000 residents according to the 2010 US Census.  Although Barrow County isn’t as big as nearby counties, it does encompass about 160 square miles.  Winder is continuously growing and currently undergoing a downtown renovation.   As for real estate in Barrow County, new construction is still assisting the market as real estate is continuing to grow.  Sou...
By Mark Spain
(Mark Spain Real Estate)
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  Thank you for visiting our Winder Georgia real estate information site including Winder Georgia Properties. Here you will be able to search all homes for sale in the Winder Georgia real estate MLS. This includes all Winder Georgia properties for sale such as houses, condominiums and homes and also includes HUD Homes, short-sales and foreclosures. If you are ready to buy or sell a house, we can help you out as a Winder real estate agent which includes Winder Georgia Properties. If you see a house you want more information on or would like to schedule a showing, be sure to call The Mark Spain Team, a great Winder Georgia Realtor, at 770-886-9000. If you would like to buy a new Winder home, we can get you in contact with Winder GA home builders to see all of yor Winder Georgia home const...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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“Wynne Pest Solutions to the rescue!”   “Home sweet Home”, can you still say that once you’ve learned that a group of critters have been silently nibbling, gnawing, squabbling and wrecking your home? These little critters could be anything, a termite, ants, rodents and even spiders! Pests can cause damage not just to your home and property but also to your health. And once you have detected that you have been infested, you never really know how extreme the damage these critters have already done. Never let these critters win and take your home sweet home from you! It’s about time you get rid of them, and what better way to do that? – Find the best exterminators! CallWynne Pest Solutions team for help! Wynne Pest Solutions recognizes the importance of having to live in a safe haven for y...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act was originally enacted in 2007. This Act helped out homeowners from being exempted in paying the taxes on the amount that was forgiven which was actually considered taxable income. This act was supposed to be in effect until Dec. 31, 2012 but the Congress extended it for another year and the new expiry date would be on Dec. 31, 2013. For very obvious reason, theMortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Acthas been such an extreme relief to homeowners considering the difficulty of the current economic situation due to the recession. It has extremely helped homeowners who are faced with terrible financial burdens, especially those who have undergone Short Sale or Foreclosure.   In a few months’ time, this Act will expire and the question is…Are you are read...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced a reduction in the timelines someone has to wait to purchase a home after a bankruptcy, short sale, or foreclosure.  This is a great thing!!!  Time to get excited!!!  WOO HOO!!! In the past you had to wait 2 to 5 years depending on your circumstances if you went through the loss of your home.  Different lenders had their own criteria, however, it was all in line with the guidelines that FHA had set.  The typical wait time was 2 years from the discharge of your bankruptcy and 3 years from the recording of the foreclosure deed.     Those times have been cut down to 1 YEAR!!!  But the borrower has to meet a few criteria.  Listed below are those criteria according to the FHA Document “Mortgagee Letter 2013-26, published on August 15, 20...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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Many homes are sold as a short sale every day.  As part of those short sales, there are numerous documents that are needed.  There is nothing short about a short sale, they take time to process, they take a lot of documents and are very time consuming for the parties that are working the short sale. Why do I need these documents?   Documents make or break a short sale.  If they aren’t right then a short sale can be denied and the homeowner is left to start the entire process over.  The reason some many documents are needed is simple.  At 2ShortSaleGuys, we explain it like this to our clients about documents;   “You have agreed to pay the mortgage lender a preset amount of money for your home, you have unfortunately had circumstances arise that you are unable to pay the debt as agreed so...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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  Here at GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys we specialize in Short Sales.  We currently are working 32 short sales.  We do them like no one else at this level in the State of Georgia.  We actually close 98% of our short sales.       What makes us different?       Most real estate agents who advertise homes as short sales do so in the following manner.   1.) List the property for sale. 2.) When an offer is received, negotiate the offer to agreement. 3.) Transfer the offer to a local attorney to work with the seller’s mortgage lender for approval. 4.) Upon approval, they close the transaction.   There are several things that we have determined that a flaws with this process.     1.) In most cases, the above agent under prices the property, when the lender comes back wanting more money for th...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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We are fortunate at GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys in that we represent a lot of buyers.  We average approximately 40 listings at a time, we have a dedicated buyer’s agent and with the amount of signs we have out our phones are always ringing.  On of the biggest problems that our buyer’s agent, Terri Tarver, has is that when shes finds “that house”, the buyers always want to under bid to make sure they are getting a “great deal”.  Now, here’s the truth and facts of pricing.   In North Georgia, our market is a SELLERS MARKET.  That means that there are more buyers than there are homes listed on the market for sale.  So typically, if you have a home that is in great condition, it will not be on the market very long.  With that said, that is certainly time to listen and take advantage of y...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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This week has been a rewarding week.  GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys have been on fire.  We have 8 closings this week, closing out June with 1.5 million dollars in inventory sold.  Everyone on our team has been productive.  Two listings come in this week with a total of 6 for the month and a couple listing appointments to finish out June strong.  This will totally be the best month at GRG | 2SSG.     But first and foremost, the best part of my job is that I have my own schedule!  I had the opportunity to serve River Hills Church and the children’s ministry this week to provide sound and media support to one of the most successful Vacation Bible Schools we have had at River Hills.  There was a ton of kids, it was a sports camp, they had a blast.     The key verse was Hebrews 12:1,2:   1T...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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There are many great things happening in my life!  I have an awesome business where I have been fortunate enough to hire people to assist me and allow me to leverage myself to earn more business.  I have the opportunity to work with my best friend, Bill Bythewood on a daily basis.  Each day is different in the life of GaRealtyGroup | 2ShortSaleGuys.  We have our daily banter, laughs and then we have her daily bouts where we have to “Eat that Frog” and get business done.  At the end of the day its all about what did you accomplish today.     This week we accomplished a lot, we finished the month of May off strong.  We had five closings in May totaling $629,000 in inventory.  We assisted three homeowners in avoiding foreclosure.  We are currently working about 25 listings and our Buyer’s ...
By Nakia Brooks, #wearedifferent
(BKG - Brokerage Atlanta)
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There are hundreds of applications (apps) out there for your phones.  Some loves the iphone and others love the Android platform.   Whether you are a Droid or an Apple fan, the National Association of REALTORS are making it easier for you in the Real Estate Industry for apps. I personally have the iPhone 4S, I have tried the Droid platform and it just wasn't for me. www.repurposedapps.com is a platform website that NAR has setup for you as REALTORS to go to get the latest and greatest apps available to the real estate professionals.  It is a work in progress and you can do your part by adding your favorite app to the site and geting some name recognization all at the same time.  Some of my favorite on the site are listed below with my take on what the app does for my business.   WORDPRE...

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