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June 2013

There are 4 blog entries for June 2013.

Real Estate Appraisal Issues

Appraisal IssuesIt's one of the most common complaints in real estate, the appraisal is too low or too high.  If you're dealing with a short sale the bank will often appraise the home too high, then you really do have major real estate appraisal issues.  However, when you're buying you don't really want the appraisal to come in low, because that means you're looking for a new home or paying the difference if you are financing it.   Then again a buyer is hoping that the appraisal protects them.

How can an an opinion of value be unbiased when the person coming up with the opinion sees the contract?

If the appraisal is supposed to be what fair market value is and what a buyer is willing to pay for a home, then wouldn't seeing the

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How To Sell Your House Fast In Atlanta

Sell Your Home FastYou came looking for How To Sell Your House Fast in Atlanta but this is true of many places! Get your Atlanta Home Value, today! 

Know The Media Price

Right now, everywhere in Metro Atlanta homes under $150,000 are selling faster then we can list them.  The reason is the media price point.  If you want to sell your home fast then the easiest, quickest way is to price it below the median price (you can review the average price too).   Depending on where you're located the median could be higher or lower.  In Duluth, you're look at $175,000 to $180,000 whereas Lawrenceville is only in the $140's to $150's (depending on when you look at this). If you're not under the Median, then you must price it right,

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Short Sale Success Stories

Short Sale SuccessAs you know, the Jarvis Team has been completing short sales since the end of 2007 when the Atlanta real estate market started it's free fall.   We decided to share our short sale success stories on our sister site, Atlanta Short Sale Listings (and some repost on Avoid Atlanta Foreclosure).   After 5 years of doing short sales we've come to learn a few things that should be applicable to everyone.

Home Sellers Who Do Short Sales Should Be Applauded

Well most of them.  In our experience, 99% of our clients are people who have had a rough situation or financial patch and are actually doing something about it, as opposed to doing nothing and letting the home get foreclosed on.

Foreclosure Is Avoidable

We can say the

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Real Estate Bubble 2013

Depending on who you talk to about the Atlanta Real Estate market, you might think that there is another real estate bubble.   Is it the Real Estate bubble of 2013?  Right now, looking at the data no.  End of post....

If you'd like you can read how we were right, below! 

The Jarvis Team doesn't see this as a bubble.  Atlanta never had the run up on prices that the other places did and the fall we experiences wasn't a housing bubble as a result of inflated prices.   The prices did go up artificially but not because of over demand, the price increased and fell due to the secondary loan market giving loans to home owners who were not financially able to support the homes they were qualified for.

Real Estate Bubble 2013That's why after 5 years of

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