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Home Valuation Myths

Atlanta Real Estate Appraisal Process – Useful information regarding the appraisal process and home valuation – and three common problem issues that trip many owners and agents. Calculating Square Footage – the wrong way: Agents are not responsible to list the actual living square footage of a home, but when they do report it they […]

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Atlanta Ga Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption Atlanta Ga Homeowners

    2014 Atlanta Buyers – be sure to file your 2015 Homestead Exemption! If you purchased your home last year and have not already done so, file for your Homestead Exemption by the deadline (April 1 in most counties) – or you won’t get a tax break for another year! Filing a Homestead Exemption […]

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File Homestead Exemption

2013 Homebuyers – Be Sure To File Your Homestead Exemptions

Did you buy a home in the Atlanta area last year? If you purchased your home last year and have not already done so, file for your Homestead Exemption by the deadline or you won’t get a tax break for another year! Filing a Homestead Exemption can save you thousands of dollars in property taxes! […]

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Atlanta School Test Score Heat Map

Atlanta School Test Scores Heat Map

When it comes to showing the areas with Metro Atlanta’s best  school systems by test scores, this heat map tells the story. The Northside wins by a landslide, with Very Good to Excellent School Systems to be found in East Cobb County (Marietta & Roswell), North Fulton Co (Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, and Johns Creek) Cherokee Co (Woodstock and […]

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East Cobb Million Dollar Homes

Million-Dollar Homes Continue to Get Zoning Nod

East Cobb’s real estate market is getting another luxury priced subdivision.     This home in the Heathermoor subdivision was listed for just over $1.5 million dollar and covers around 6,000 square feet of space. A recent zoning decision by the Cobb Board of Commissioners in early October should leave little doubt about the strong […]

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Advantage Realtors is now a HUD Homes Approved Broker!

Advantage Realtors recently became a HUD Approved Broker to better serve our investor and home buyer clients. We have long helped our investor and buyer clients locate and purchase Bank REO, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac Foreclosure Properties and this new certification as a HUD Approved Broker rounds out our access to available foreclosure properties. In addition to direct […]

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Sandy Springs - Best Place for rich and single

Best places for the rich and single – Sandy Springs, GA!?

I found this interesting too – I did not know Sandy Springs was the affluent singles Mecca it is! Makes sense with the Northside hospital complex nearby. For you single gentlemen, I do know that nearby Vinings has a high population of single women homeowners – 3-4 times more than single men homeowners! Anyway, Money […]

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Roswell GA #76 Top 100 Places to live

And coming in at #76, it’s Roswell, GA!

Well it’s nice to have my town, Roswell, GA win a spot in Money Magazines 2010 “Top 100 Small Cities in America” the only Georgia city to rank in the top 100 Best Places to Live! As a Roswell resident for the past 4 years I can tell you it is an excellent place to […]

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FHA MIP Rates UP

FHA MIP Rates Recently Increased

FHA is still a good loan, and for many borrowers the only option, but some changes have occured which may make a conventional loan better in some cases – especially if you have very good credit – 720 FICO and above, and can put more money down on the home. Always consult with a good […]

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Dropping Home Values Scaring You?

Well, you’re not alone. In a recent survey 50% of potential buyers felt foreclosures were at least a moderate problem in their area and did depress overall home values. But there is good news – Buying a Home is still appealing! A recent National Association of Realtors survey found that 8 out of 10 of […]

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Fall Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance Tips – Get Your Atlanta Home Ready For Winter

It’s time to give our Atlanta homes a Fall tune-up. Everything from your furnace to the gutters needs to be made ready for the long cold winter months. Ok, I know all of you northerners are saying, it’s Atlanta – don’t you mean long mild winter months? Hey, winter is cold wherever you are! To […]

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Retirement and Second Homes

More Retirement Plans Offering Real Estate

Even Investment Fund Managers Are Capitalizing On The Current Real Estate Deals I found the following article interesting and have always felt real estate whether commercial or residential is a great long term investment when “properly bought” – especially when prices on all classes of property, commercial, condos, second homes and bank foreclosures, as well […]

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What to consider before you buy a foreclosed home

In today’s market, many home buyers and investors are attracted by the increasing number of foreclosed homes that are constantly becoming available in the Atlanta market. Although foreclosed homes often present a great opportunity, there are also risks to be aware of. Buyers should realize that foreclosed homes are not always great deals, and often […]

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Atlanta Foreclosure Assistance

Obama approves $3 billion in aid to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure.

I found the following article quite interesting – I don’t generally agree with government handouts, but in this case there are too many responsible people who always paid their own way who are now in trouble due to no fault of their own. The government let the greedy bankers run amuck, and then bailed them […]

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