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By Ben Hirsh, Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(Ben Hirsh Real Estate Group)
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A Guide to Buckhead Georgia Schools. An incredible resource, the Buckhead Georgia school guide gives you information on all of Buckhead's public and private schools, as well as resources available for home schooling families. .... ... ..... .... ...  A great site about a great area of Atlanta! ... .... .. ... .. ... .. . .... .. . . . .. ... ...
By Ben Hirsh, Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(Ben Hirsh Real Estate Group)
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A Personal Online Portal to Buckhead Georgia Real Estate. With a personal online portal, you can customize your search for homes in Woodstock , save information on your favorite homes, sign up for automatic updates, and more.  You can also catch up on the latest news and advice on Woodstock Georgia Real Estate. .. ... ... .. .. .. . .. . .. .
By Ben Hirsh, Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(Ben Hirsh Real Estate Group)
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Buckhead Georgia MLS Search. This easy to use search engine provides you with a powerful database for your real estate search.  Browse through an all-inclusive listing of homes for sale in Buckhead Georgia , Cherokee County , and greater Metro Atlanta. Check out this site today!... .... .... ... .. ...  
By Ryan Ward
(Keller Williams Realty Consultants)
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Th Atlanta real estate market has to be broken down into smaller segments because of the diversity of real estate offerings in the Greater Metro Atlanta area. In a continuing effort to make more clearly defined information available to consumers, I have created a Buckhead Real Estate webpage for buyers and sellers. The Buckhead real estate market is very different from other areas of Atlanta because of the history of the community and the significant homes and architectural influences on the Atlanta real estate market. The location of Buckhead and its many amenities such as shopping and dining have long made it one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Atlanta and one of the most desriable locations for residents of Atlanta. I hope that consumers find the webpage useful.
By Amber Steiner, North Atlanta Real Estate
(Solid Source Realty)
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TRUMP TOWERS: ATLANTA, GEORGIA Trump Towers Atlanta will be comprised of two towers, the first boasting 365 residential units on 47 floors, overlooking the Downtown Connector. The project will include high-end, luxury condominiums with architecture, features and amenities that reflect the Trump standard. Luxury boutiques and restaurants on the first few floors will compliment the residences. All residences will be delivered with finished kitchens featuring top-of-the-line appliances by Sub-Zero, Miele, Bosch and Gaganneau, granite counter tops and Italian wood cabinetry. Bathrooms will be finished with imported marble flooring and vanity tops. Semi-private high speed elevators will carry you to your solid wood doors and into your residence which boasts impressive 10-foot ceilings. Alrea...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
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Over the years in real estate business the percentage of sellers that we work and buyers goes all over the map!  When we worked traditional real estate, we listed mostly.  It was not uncommon in the mid 1990's to work about 80% of our clients as sellers.  When the Internet arrived, it started to changed.  First there was a transition from traditional marketing to Internet.  The Internet at first generated mostly buyers.   Our regular real estate business in 1995 was about 50/50 buyers and sellers, and in later years it was as high as 80% buyers.  In the last few years it leveled off. Our Atlanta real estate website now generates for us an even 50 / 50 buyers and sellers.  We generate as many buyer clients, as we do sellers.What does your real estate website generate  buyers / sellers?Su...
By Ryan Ward
(Keller Williams Realty Consultants)
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As a consumer, it is sometimes difficult to find exactly what you are looking for when you begin a search for real estate. Let's take Atlanta real estate as an example. If you are a seller and you are looking to find a REALTOR to sell your home you may use the term "atlanta realtor" or something similar for your search term. However the list of REALTORS you will find will be all over Atlanta and you may not be able to find an agent who knows your particular area as well as necesaary to list your home for sale. If you live in Roswell, a suburb of Atlanta, try refining your search to "roswell realtor". This new list will bring up more agents that specifically market to and know your area. Atlanta Real Estate is such a broad term that to find what you are looking for will be difficult. Ano...
By Ryan Ward
(Keller Williams Realty Consultants)
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The Atlanta real estate market is heating up with spring and buyers and sellers seem to have shrugged of the media's continuous talk of a full market meltdown. A quick check in the Atlanta MLS shows contingent and pending homes rising month over month showing that buyers have no plans to slow down. Sellers don't seem to worried about the Atlanta real estate market either because there the number of homes for sale is on the rise as well. It looks like 2007 is off to a good start and with interest rates remaining low, there doesn't seem to be any impending slowdown on the horizon.
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
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It is interesting to look back on a career in Atlanta real estate, and look at what worked, what didn't, what I would not do again, where did I make money, where did I throw money away, and what I wished I did more of sooner!  The longer I am in real estate the Internet is one of those things that seems to fascinate me more and more.  It is so effective! The more I use it I appreciate it for how it transformed our lives. Over all the years in the Atlanta real estate business has something worked as well as it should.  A real estate website was literally a gift from God!  We enjoyed a fairly successful career in real estate with post cards, mailers, real estate classifieds, magazine ads, cold calling, bulk mailings, knocking doors, working for sale by owners and expired!  It was all exhi...
By Ryan Ward
(Keller Williams Realty Consultants)
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Would you like to buy a new luxury home in Atlanta? If so, now would be a fantastic time. The Atlanta luxury home inventory is very high and, as wel all know about supply and demand, that makes for a great oppotunity for buyers. Let's take a look at some numbers and see why the opportunity is so great for buyers in the luxury real estate market in Atlanta. The easiest place to look at the Atlanta luxury real estate market is in the area of Buckhead. Data gathered from the FMLS shows that in January of 2006 there were 74 new homes for sale over $1,000,000. That number now is nearly double what it was just one year ago. The latest statistics show that there were 146 new luxury homes over $1,000,000 in January of 2007. These numbers are consistent with all areas of Atlanta. The only area t...
By Ava Anderson, Selling Atlanta from A-Z!
(A-Z Atlanta Realty )
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The City of Atlanta is offering free tax preparation if you make under $39,000 per year.  For more information you can go to http://www.atlantaworkforce.org/.  Certified tax preparers will be preparing and electronically filing returns for free at the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA).  There are two Saturday sessions scheduled March 10, 2007 and March 24, 2007.   On March 24, 2007 a fair will also be provide information on financial awareness programs for first time homebuyers and  financial products offered by local banks and credit unions.  Feel free to bring the kids, activities will be provided for children with their parents.   www.atlantahomesrelocation.com
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
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Foreclosures or Real Estate Owned REO as they are priced today, are really not a buy.  Years ago in real estate when purchasing a home you had to have at least 20% down.  So on a 200K home purchase, you had to put down 40K.  So  the seller owed 160K, and perhaps paid 10 years of a 30 year mortgage. The actual amount owed, minus appreciation was probably about 140K! So a defaulting seller on a 200K home, may have 60K in equity.  A great buy at a negotiated $145K! Today, it is quite different.  Home buyers buy with 100% financing, and then take a second!  So on the books, the 200K home in on the loan books for a combined 250K!  At what price is a good buy for a neglected home?  What price realistically will the banks let it go for?  I see them all the time.  $250K homes AS IS in a 200K ne...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
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"Top 7 Chilling Statistics on Being a Real Estate Agent"I was doing some research today to find the source of one of the items mentioned in this article (7% of real estate agents do 93% of all real estate business)...when I found this blog relating to real estate agents.  Some of the numbers are not new to me, but I have never come across all of them lumped together.  In many ways after you read something like this you cannot help but be grateful to have achieved, and survived those odds.  The premise of the article is correct that there is a lot of enticement to become a real estate agent, and the realities are quite different, and very difficult to overcome.  Fees for associations, memberships, affiliations, MLS, technology, marketing materials, supplies, and more have to be paid in o...
By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
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By Ava Anderson, Selling Atlanta from A-Z!
(A-Z Atlanta Realty )
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I just read a blog on bond programs Bond Programs - Free Money!.  Yes this exists and in Fulton County the amount available for the bond is $10,000 along with this $10,000 a buyer can use the DCA program and get an additional $5000.  These programs are great for a buyer who might not have the cash available or does not want to use their own cash and fall within the income guidelines.  The key to using the Bond programs is to find a good loan officer who knows the products available.  I mentioned Fulton County, but most of the metro area counties have this program although the amounts maybe smaller than what Fulton County currently offers.If you need the referral of a good loan officer to handle your Bond loan in Georgia, give me a call or send me an email. avalugg@hotmail.com770 369-5121  
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
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A lot of Atlanta homes sellers don't want to paint, clean or fix anything when you are at the home on the listing presentation.  They always assume they have the best home, the most square footage, the biggest lot, the best nails and so on!  Isn't that always the way?  The house down the street that has been totally updated with new siding, new roof, new HVAC, new kitchen and master bath sells for a great price.  There is only one problem with the seller's home that you are interviewing has none of the above.  There are water stains on the ceiling, there is rusted water underneath the how water heater, the paint is yellowed, and the windows are all fogged up, the furnaces are gasping, and the seller does not want to address any of the issues that have been brought to his/her attention. ...
By Diana McBride
(RE/MAX Communities)
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So far, this has been a FABULOUS start to 2007 for my listings/sales!! I think that this will be an exceptional year in Atlanta, Georgia for the real estate market.  There's no bubble here in Atlanta!!
By Rod Rich, Atlanta- Associate Broker
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate)
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"If you prepare yourself at every point as well as you can...you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears."- Eleanor Roosevelt
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
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Since the arrival of the Internet, many home buyers view the Internet as an online brochure of Atlanta homes for sale, and Atlanta real estate.  The home buyers now view the real estate agents, and Atlanta REALTORS as someone that can just open the door for them.  More often than not, it has been our experience that the Atlanta home buyer already has an agent.  Too bad for them, their agent does not work real estate full time.  A full time agent is not afraid to tell their client (When they are under a signed buyer agency with them) not to buy a home. A professional Atlanta real estate agent will cite their reasons why!  Perhaps the home is way overpriced, maybe the road behind the house is scheduled to be widened...it could be the home has been on the market for a long time because the...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
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"Why it is important to have an Atlanta buyer's agent when buying a home?" Because in most every state, the listing agent can only represent the seller!  Why, because they already have a listing agreement or contract in writing that obligates them to fulfill this duty.  There is nothing in that listing agreement that says they will represent the buyers.  In fact, they may have an obligation not to! Under the the terms outlined in the listing agreement, they have a duty to only represent he sellers.  Now, they may disclose all known facts about the property, and can perform ministerial duties for the buyers such as giving you the names of home inspectors or mortgage lenders, but that is about it!  They are not lawyers.  They are not obligated to advise you about termite inspections, fina...

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