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Zillow Exposed - Duplicate Listings

You've heard for some time now that Zillow cares most about traffic and not about having accurate information.  Even their own disclaimer says their "zestimates" are 20% or more off.  So if you were wanting to find out your Atlanta home value, zillow can often times get you into metaphorical parking lot of the ball park but if you want a true value you will need a professional.  That being said, this is pretty low, even for Zillow.  Not only does zillow not have accurate information but they've got duplicate listings.  This video shows you very clearly that Zillow has two pages for the same home with different information.  Last time I looked, homes located at one specific address are unique from one another

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Top Schools In Metro Atlanta

Search For Homes by School In GeorgiaIt's a common question that gets posed to Atlanta real estate agents, "what's the best schools?"  "What's a good school district to live in?"   Well School Digger put together a list of the top 50 or so schools and based it on a variety of factors.  As with Great Schools and other sites, even statistics can be misleading.  For example, Mill Creek High School in Gwinnett County is a very highly rated school but if you wanted a small setting, you'd be greatly dissapointed as there's 4,000+ students.   

Here's a list of some of the Top Schools in Metro Atlanta, that we service.

#4 Buford High School - Buford City Limits
#5 Lassiter High School - Cobb County
#9 Pope High School - Cobb County
#10 Walton High School - Cobb

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Best Cities For Young Families In Georgia

Best Cities For Young FamiliesIn Real Estate there's a bunch of no-no words for us to use making much of we can tell the public sound like a politician running for office.   Lucky for us Nerdwallet isn't at all concerned and in fact, we agree at least in part that both Buford and Flowery Branch make excellent choices for young families (or older families).  

Nerdwallet looked at 4 key factors:

  1. Affordability
  2. Schools
  3. Growth
  4. Family Friendliness - a made up measure involving poverty levels, school aged children and the ratio of these factors. 

Let's take a look at the cities that made their list and why in Metro Atlanta. 

#6 Buford - Buford was cited as a top city for young families in Georgia due to it's small size,

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Daniel Park - The Other Great Neighborhood In Dacula

Daniel Park Homes For SaleDaniel Park is a great neighborhood in Dacula that offers a lot of amenities inside the community.

One of the amenities are the pools. There is a Junior Olympic-sized pool and a children's pool. This is the perfect place for families to splish, splash, and swim together. There are also courts such as a basketball court and tennis court which are open for the sport's lovers the whole year round. There is also a playground for the kids.

Families who want to host private parties can rent tables, grills, tents, at Daniel Park. It can be done in their HOA Website easily!

As for the amenities, there are also events such as Easter Egg hunts during the Spring for the kids. For the adults, on the

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Now Hiring!

The Jarvis Team is looking for it's next great team member. We're looking for someone who is ready to be part of a team and take their career to the next level.  The Jarvis Team is having a record year and we need your help.  Our values of God, Family then Business and how we fuse that into our DNA is resonating with families looking for homes all over Atlanta.    We're at capacity and need one lucky agent to join us that has our values and might just need more leads and systems and tools to get to the next career level. 

Was your last year in real estate your best ever? Did you have more leads and support then you had time for?

Positional Narrative

Buyer Specialist is an individual who is highly sociable, draws energy from working with
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All About Johns Creek

Johns Creek is a fairly new city in the state of Georgia. This city in Fulton County actually started from a small area that a group of Georgia Institute of Technology had bought but has flourished, since then, as a home of hundreds of companies. It was only on December 1, 2006 when Johns Creek was officially a city.

Since the city had started out small, there is a sense of camaraderie everywhere as almost everybody knows everybody. Everywhere from small breakfast places to high-end restaurants, everybody has a warm and welcoming smile, and isn't that just a good place to live in?

Even though Johns Creek has only been a city for less than 8 years, it has gained a lot of merit, making it a destination that many want to

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One of the Jarvis Team's premier top agents had reached yet another professional milestone!

Evelyn Epperson who has been an agent for the past 30 years and part of the Jarvis Team has recently received her designation from USA Cares. Evelyn completed The USA Cares Military Housing Education Program recently and was awarded the military borrower community certification.

The USA Cares Military Housing Education Program provides online courses for real estate agents, lenders and loan officers, and housing professionals to learn about military borrowers and how to work with them. The course covers basics such as the ranking system, compensation, and even the military language, and how these factors can be included when providing customer service to

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Atlanta Real Estate Market Update Jan 19th Edition

Overall the market is still hot!  It's still heavily on the seller side for price ranges under $300,000 for most area and under $200,000 for more rural areas.  

Cobb County Homes

Average number of home sold per month is down and the overall months of inventory (absorption rate) is up to 3.5 months which is up about a half month.  This means it's still favors home sellers but that inventory levels are increasing. 

Gwinnett County Homes

Gwinnett is now into the 4+ months of inventory of homes for sale and this increase of the overall county means that some areas are back to a balance market.  In fact, most home owners over $300,000 can expect a fierce competition with home builders and

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FHA TO REDUCE PMIFHA To Reduce Annual Insurance Premiums PMI

HUD announced earlier this month that they would be lowering the annual insurance premiums, otherwise known as PMI.  FHA says that these accounts are healthy and that now is a great time to reduce the overall annual premium.  While this isn't going to make it so everyone can get a loan that couldn't before it's a welcome decrease that will save a few hundred dollars a year and could help marginal home buyers be a little better overall on their budgets. 

The FHA PMI reduction will significantly expand access to mortgage credit for these families and is expected to lower the cost of housing for the approximately 800,000 households who use FHA annually.

FHA's new annual premium prices are expected to take

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Atlanta Real Estate Market ForecastAtlanta Real Estate Market Update 

Last year our market updates where some of the most visited blog posts we did!  So this year, every Monday, schedule willing we'll be posting our Monday Market Update!  Every Monday it might be localized to neighborhoods like Hamilton Mill and other times it might be school districts, but we'll always try to give a Metro Atlanta perspective to this. 

Is Spring Time The Best Time To Sell Your Home?  

This is a common question that we get all the time, especially coming off the holidays.   Last year, we told you that you do not want to wait until 2014, but rather get your home on the market before the rush.  Now, it's even more imperative.  Many home sellers have waited and missed their window, and now they will

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