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



As we enter 2016, the question of “how are things going?” has been a favorite during the holiday season. We always seem to hear about other counties doing so much better in the real estate recovery than Pickens, so I decided to take a look at some surrounding counties as well as our year over yea...
It can be very frustrating to put your home on the market, expecting a fast sale, only to find that after six months you’re still waiting for an offer. What can you do?First, determine if it’s a result of timing. You may have started worrying too soon. If it has been only a month and you haven’t ...
Now that you’ve chosen a real estate professional to sell your home, you’ll need to work together to complete a listing agreement. This legally binding contract authorizes a broker and his or her real estate professionals to find a buyer for your home, according to the conditions specified in the...
Consider these two scenarios:A) Robert has accepted a job in another state. Although his home has not sold, Robert must leave soon because his start date is in a few weeks.B) Diane built her dream home across town. She expected her present home to have sold before completion, but it is still on t...
Maybe it has something to do with a childhood home we fondly remember. Many of us long for old homes built with solid construction, quality craftsmanship and beautiful details. We wax poetic and wistfully recall the hand carvings, plaster walls and eyebrow dormers of homes we’ve known. On the oth...
We now have an entire generation, born since the middle ‘80’s, that believes they are entitled to mortgage rates just above free. Ironically, they were actually born when mortgage rates ran as high as 18%! During the Carter administration, if you had a 7% mortgage, you were not only lucky, you we...

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