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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - 256152



There was recently an article in the Progress about foreclosures and real estate in Pickens County. I was quoted along with several other folks around the county. I can state that everything I said was correctly relayed to readers, and I think the article was very well written. However, at the en...
Turn on any financial news program and at some point you'll hear the experts extolling the virtues of diversification. Real estate, even through the market downturn, has long been considered a conservative, long-term strategy to growing wealth. In fact, that very downturn has created a historic b...
You are attracted to a home for more than its number of bedrooms and square footage. Whether consciously or subconsciously, you are drawn to the individual character of a home. Part of what makes up that character is its architecture style. During various periods of our history, different archite...
Besides lack of a down payment, bad credit is one of the biggest obstacles to homeownership.  However, just because you have blemishes on your credit doesn't mean that it has to be a dream deferred. It just means that you need to go into the home buying process knowledgeable about the challenges ...
With all the trauma sellers are experiencing trying to market their homes lately, the one question that always seems to concern them is "when is the best time of year to put my home on the market".  I usually answer that by saying that you can't sell a home if it's not for sale.  Trying to "time ...
I have been hearing stories lately that are frankly hysterical, but also very concerning, about seller responses to offers. One agent had a home listed for $325,000. He got an offer for $300,000. Upon presentation of the offer, the short sale lender decided to counter with $275,000. Huh??? I had ...

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