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

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2013 

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Memorial Day is in many ways one of my favorite holidays. It reminds me of good times. The pools open, and in my home state of Indiana it's usually the first opportunity for warm weather and sunburn. Baseball playoffs for high school teams. The smell of freshly cut grass. And when I still lived i...
05/25/2013
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I heard a story from a client's father yesterday that I thought might prove useful. He was once trying to buy a home from a seller that was being particularly stubborn on negotiation. The seller's agent had tried logic and reason and patience, but was making no headway. Finally, somewhat out of f...
05/24/2013
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I was reminded this morning when I got my annual assessment for our lake lot about the dark side of maintaining a man-made lake. The dam is in need of repair again. We have a lot of man-made lakes in Georgia, and while they mostly add to the beauty of the countryside, they can create problems for...
05/22/2013
Congratulations to the Pope Greyhounds for advancing to the Georgia State Baseball Finals! http://www.popebaseball.com/Default.asp?snid=dMHJ\3L6_&org=popebaseball.com Apparently my decision to get my bad luck out of the park was a good one, since they came back from getting drummed in the first g...
05/21/2013
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In Georgia, the state high school baseball playoffs are wrapping up. My kids went to Pope High in Cobb County, a real hotbed of baseball talent producing many college and professional players. My son played and my daughter was team manager, so our baseball roots run deep. It's never a matter of w...
05/20/2013
This is the wettest year I can ever remember in my Georgia lifetime since 1975. We haven't had a week without rain since the new year. Just got through getting five inches over the weekend. A few years ago we had drought, with wells and lakes running dry. Can't wait until August so we can all com...
05/19/2013
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Every now and then, there is a deal that comes my way that makes all the negative in this business seem worthwhile! Anyone who says they enjoy handling foreclosures and short sales has a morbid sense of humor or a masochistic approach to life, in my humble opinion. Most closings lately are fraugh...
05/17/2013
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