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June 2015

There are 5 blog entries for June 2015.

Atlanta Real Estate MarketRecord Highs! - Atlanta Market Update

It's likely you've started to hear that the real estate market might be coming back.  We've said it before but it's worth repeating.  In real estate, if you heard it on the news, it's likely too late or at least they are always late to game.  Like buyers who rely on Zillow for a search, newscasters wait for reports that are often 6 months after the fact in order to report "the news."  Unfortunately for the public, the real estate market continues to march forward.   Metro Atlanta as a whole is up 10% over last year.  First Time Home Buyers are really feeling the crunch right now as homes in those price points continue to get smaller and less desirable forcing them to act sooner or perhaps increase their bid. 

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Lawrenceville Homes For SaleWhat To Look For When Hiring A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home

Sometimes we at the Jarvis Team members will sit with a potential home selling client and will tell them all about what we do to get homes sold and they respond with, "yeah the other agent said that."  Our values separate us and integrity is doing what you will say you will do.  I had to screen capture this image for you because this home will be under contract and off our site but thought you might get a kick out of seeing our marketing of a Lawrenceville home for sale (located in Ivey Pointe) vs another agent.  Not sure if it's worth of badmlsphotos.com or or not, but it's still pretty funny. 

Our photo and listing is on the left at $175,000 and theirs in on the right. 

With

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Real Estate AppraiserThe Most Powerful Person In Real Estate

There's a little unspoken rule in real estate that always comes up.  It doesn't matter whether buyers are beating up each other for a home at a certain price, or what your tax accessor says or even what's plausible...  all that matters is what the appraiser things.  The Real Estate Appraiser has become the most powerful person in real estate and it's the exact opposite of what was intended. 

How did this happen?

If you remember appraisers were one of the original scape goats of the "fall."  Supposedly they appraised homes too high and worked with other members of the empire to cause the public to over pay for homes.  So the powers that be thought a good idea would be to separate the people ordering the

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Brooke Farm - Suburban Feel With Urban Convenience

Brooke Farm Real Estate In DekalbBrooke Farm Subdivision is a neighborhood situated in Dunwoody, South of Mount Vernon Road and Dunwoody Club Drive. This Dekalb County subdivision features upscale homes built within 1985-2001.  This planned development is the last of it's kind in Dunwoody, GA.  

Dunwoody real estate for sale in this neighborhood include cluster and traditional homes. The list price for the available homes ranges from $499,000-770,000 with 3-6 bedrooms and 2.5-6 bathrooms.  

Brook Farm Subdivision homeowner's association membership includes access and maintenance contributions to the playground swimming pool, and tennis court for $550.00 a year. Brooke farm schools are Kingsley Elementary School, Peachtree Middle

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Atlanta Rent To Own Homes

When you search for homes on GaHomesDigest.com you will see what's on the MLS.  This site is admittedly slanted to buying a home in Georgia and frankly we think buying makes the most sense in almost all circumstances.  However, there are times when renting is necessary.  We've found for a very small percentage of people that rent-to-own homes  or lease purchase are the way to go.  There's a few things you want to make sure you are aware of when you choose to go down the road of looking at rent to own homes. 

  1. Rent to own seller/landlords will likely still require a credit report.
  2. Rent to own seller/landlords will likely want some sort of money down to lock in the price. 
  3. Lease Purchase options need to be in writing
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