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December 2012

There are 2 blog entries for December 2012.

Hidden Danger of Home Appraisal Process

As the market begins to correct back and appreciating, there's a hidden danger that lurks in transactions that's an old fiend that has gotten worse.  We forgot about this problem because when the market continues to plummet, appraisals are not a problem.   However, the Home Appraisal Process is completely broken. That's nothing new.  The home appraisal process was broken before.  In fact, it was so bad that lenders sometimes worked together to make a deal work that was not in the best interest or at the very least, the most honest deal for the client.

Now, the home appraisal process consists of scared appraisers that answer to third parties with no interest in accuracy, they are only interested in keeping

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Atlanta Luxury Property ReviewAtlanta Luxury Property Review

I've recently had the pleasure of showing homes in the North and North-East Atlanta's most prestigious luxury communities.  I thought it would be a good idea to do an Atlanta Luxury Property Review for those shopping at these price points. There's a lot of neighborhoods that could fall into this category, most homes over $500K are considered luxury homes after all.

However, for this review we'll compare these luxury communities mainly due to their proximity to each other.

  • St Ives
  • Chateau Elan
  • Sugarloaf Country Club
  • St Marlo
  • River Club

St Ives

You can read our overview of St Ives Homes but the short version is that it's classic Johns Creek/Duluth homes built in the early 90's that need a fair…
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