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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Michael Dixon Realty
Come home to southwest Georgia, a place where old fashioned courtesy prevails, and traditional values haven't gone out of style. Connect or reconnect with friends and family. Tell stories from the past and prepare for success in the future.
  Supply continues to exceed demand for the inventory of listed properties in Americus, Ellaville, and the surrounding area. While several listings expired at the end of 2009, some of those will be renewed. We began the new year with 156 residential listings, down from 163 on the last day of Dec...
Southwest Georgia residents now have a special place on the Internet to ask questions about real estate -- real estate in general, and the Americus and Ellaville, Ga., area in particular. It is: Go there now by clicking on the link, or read more about this new web...
This is big: Schley County schools are No. 1 in the state for college enrollment by graduates. This, at least, is what I gather from an email sent out by John T. Greene, coordinator of Schley County Family Connection. If it's true, this needs to be shouted from the rooftops. (If you need a roofto...
Spring is here. This should be the peak season for buying and selling residential real estate. But even the "peak" season this year is not as good as a poor season in years past. We all are victims of a major economic downturn. But ... take heart! After the market hits bottom there's nowhere to ...
It's a rainy day in Georgia, or at least in my part of it. After a low of 18 degrees Thursday night, this rainy day is comparatively warm. Great day for staying in and writing a blog entry. Yours truly listed a property in Sumter County last week. It's a nice country place. House with three bedr...
Are any properties being sold in the Americus and Ellaville market these days? The answer is yes. Even in today's market, which is depressed at worst and uncertain at best, people are buying and selling real estate. Foreclosures account for some of the numbers, but let's take a look at listed pr...
Smart buyers always make their move in a down market. If you are looking to buy a home or some land, act now. First, get pre-approved for a mortgage loan (unless you plan to pay all cash). Contact a lender of your choice, maybe more than one, and find out how much you can borrow. Get a pre-approv...
A question I'm often asked is, "Where is your office?" People seem surprised when I reply, "I don't have one." Then I explain: I don't need an office to conduct a real estate business. I do need a car, a telephone, a fax machine, a computer, a printer, a scanner and a copier. I need some copy pa...
Last weekend both of my parents' families held their annual reunions. The Dixons got together in their home town of Waycross on Saturday. To be more precise, their home town is Blackshear, but most of them now live in Waycross. About 80 Dixons, in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins showed up. The n...
MLS mysteries: Just in case you have not had any experience with the MLS -- Multiple Listing Service -- let me give you a brief introduction. A Multiple Listing Service is a voluntary, cooperative group that real estate brokers and agents join to make it easier for buyers, sellers and REALTORS t...

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