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Inundated by a constant barrage of bad news over the past 12-18 months, the average consumer has really taken it on the chin.  With soaring gas prices, rising unemployment, and price declines in the average consumer's largest investment, their primary residence, it has certainly been a rough ride...
06/13/2008
For customers who are still in the market for a new home, but are hesitant to move forward with a purchase because of an existing home that needs to be sold, the lease purchase offers a viable alternative.  With structures that allow customers to move into their new home for a modest down payment...
06/07/2008
While once a treasured resource during the "go go" days, holding large inventories of developed land lots is a major issue for many developers (and their bankers) in the greater Atlanta area.  For buyers who have identified a luxury subdivision where they would enjoy calling home, finding develop...
05/23/2008
An interesting assessment of the market from the WSJ a few weeks ago (link below) - one that unlike the press at large is not quite as gloom and doom.  Candidly, I think some in the media have realized that the average consumer is tired of the negative press around housing and in many cases they'...
05/20/2008
While always a consideration in our industry, more trying times require more careful consideration of the legitmacy of prospective buyers.  Certainly, the elimination of many low documentation loan products have forced many con-men into a different profession, but the onset of more desperate circ...
05/19/2008
Whether blog's are here to stay in some form is no debate - there will always be a significant population of web users that provide some level of significant content related to their personal lives, profession, hobbies, etc.  The bigger question, however is whether the blog, which agruably has no...
05/12/2008
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I came across the "active group" the other day and was glad to see some colleagues embrace the lifestyle.  My wife and I started tracking all of our workouts and doing road races and triathlons several years ago and it's improved our lives in every way.  It's amazing how many incremental workouts...
05/01/2008
Perhaps no word has been diluted to mean less in the real estate industry than "custom".  What is a "custom" home?  So many residential construction projects carry the "custom" marketing tagline that, for the sake of brevity, one might better ask what isn't a custom home?How can a home be a custo...
04/21/2008
While the recent credit crunch has certainly extend the nationwide downturn in housing, the much needed correction in unscrupulous lending programs and practices should set the stage for a much healthier and sustainable growth trajectory in residential real estate over the long term.   The painfu...
04/21/2008
While the spring season has seen an uptick in sales activity in luxury homes for our Atlanta / North Georgia niche market the negative after-effects on the home buyer's confidence from negative media coverage, tightening credit standards, and general pessimism in the residential real estate indus...
04/16/2008
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