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By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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Yours Truly  (Lanier Appraisal Service) interviewed again at WDUN Radio in Gainesville, GA this morning. So much fun!FB Post: "Another fantastic radio show talking appraisals and Real Estate with Kim Waters - Norton Realtor. Thanks for the invite to the show Kim and Tracy Tesmer (show host). — wi...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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 Had a very fun morning as a guest on the WDUN North GA Radio talk show. I was on with a local Realtor Kim Waters and we discussed all things Real Estate and Appraisals. A very good exchange indeed! The Host loved getting the behind the scenes information from an Appraiser. Never had an Appraiser...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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A day in the life of a Lake Lanier Appraiser includes a TV interview with Channel 2 about water levels and its impact on Lake Lanier Real Estate Values, plus an interview for The Gainesville Times Newspaper.  It was fun to be "famous" for awhile :)Brian Monahan with Channel 2 to the left. Yours t...

By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
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Most homebuyers consider getting new construction homes for several reasons. One of the reasons is the freedom of the buyer to customize their home according to their lifestyle as some resale properties do not meet all of their necessary criteria. They are also more confident of the fact that the...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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...BRACKETING...What is that? It is an essential process that Appraiser's must follow for most every Lender when selecting comparable sales. Therefore REALTORS need to do the same thing when completing a Market Analysis or BPO. When Appraiser's select comps they must Bracket nearly every single ...

By Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR
(Crye-Leike REALTORS®)
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Selling a Home in Gainesville GA? Free Home Selling Solutions and Strategies  Selling a home in Gainesville GA? Choosing the best Gainesville GA listing agent is a priority if you want to sell your Gainesville GA home for the best price and the shortest time. After all you want to sell your home ...

By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Crye-Leike REALTORS®)
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Gainesville GA Homes for Sale by Price | Search Homes Gainesville GA homes for sale by price.  Search Gainesville GA Homes for sale in the MLS as listed by list price ranges. Gainesville is a great place to live in North Atlanta, it is easily accessed by I-75, and is located in Hall County Georgi...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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Lake Lanier Realtors Attention Please....I ran some numbers because I was operating on observations, but wanted to back them up with Real Stats. The Results were shocking. Moral of the story is DO not let the Sellers "Test the Market" It is not working!Run, don't walk away from sellers who will n...

By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Crye-Leike REALTORS®)
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Hall County GA Homes for Sale By Zip CodesHall County GA homes for sale by zip codes make it easier for home buyers to find the home of their dreams in Atlanta.  What easier way to find Atlanta homes listed for sale than to do a search for Atlanta homes by zip codes?  To simplify your home search...

By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Crye-Leike REALTORS®)
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Gainesville GA Homes for Sale by Homes Features Gainesville GA homes for sale by homes features.  Are you looking to purchase a home in the Gainesville area of Gainesville GA? Do you know what you are looking for in a home?  I mean the specifics in the home you want to buy...such as the style of ...

By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Crye-Leike REALTORS®)
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Subdivisions Gainesville GA - Find Homes for Sale Search subdivisions in Gainesville GA find homes for sale.  Search LS listing to find houses and homes for sale in Forsyth Co. GA in Gainesville GA subdivisions and communities. Searching for Gainesville GA homes by subdivisions online makes a lo...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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In Case you are in need of an Appraiser who KNOWS Lake Lanier in North Georgia, here is what people are saying about our Service. With the Recent Re-Assessments of Lake Lanier Property in Hall County, You need someone who understands lake values in order to provide a realistic and TRUE market va...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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Since the Announcement this week of Zillow acquiring Trulia for 3.5 Billion in Stock (see link above on the story) I thought it appropriate to have a discussion on the real difference between "Zestimates" or AVM's (Automated Valuation Models) and Appraisals.    Very Few Lenders rely on AVM's sol...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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For homeowners, a real estate appraisal is the linchpin to buying or selling their home. It allows the property transactions to occur among the buyer, seller, real estate agent and mortgage lender.   Before an Appraiser arrives, there are a few things you should know. By law, an appraiser must be...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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Lake Lanier Tax Assessments came out in the mail a few weeks ago and our phone has been ringing off the hook. While everyone knows Lake Lanier property has been under assessed for many years. NOW the equalization or Re-Appraisal of all Lake Homes in Hall County, GA appear to be OVER-assessed. The...

By Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities
(President of Retirement Media Inc.)
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Home for Rent in Village at Deaton Creek - Hoschton GA(this home has been leased). Click here for 55+ homes for rent. Experience the Del Webb Active Adult Community lifestyle by renting this in the Village at Deaton Creek. Cumberland Hall plan. No pets accepted. Reasonable rent. This home is the ...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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THERE MAY BE SOME VARIANCES IN YOUR LOCAL MLS OR TAX RECORDS, BUT THE BASIC MESSAGE CAN APPLY TO ALL LISTINGS.      Subject: HOW FMLS LISTINGS CAN IMPROVE APPRAISED VALUES   Real Estate Appraisal News Lanier Appraisal Service Mary Thompson-Certified Appraiser                                     ...

By Joshua Jarvis, Moving Families Forward.
(Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate)
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Sterling on the Lake Newland Communities has, again, built a beautiful community in Georgia: Sterling on the Lake. This gorgeous community is found in the town of Flowery Branch, north of Atlanta. Sterling on the Lake promises a high quality of life for you and your family. There is a wide array ...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/96612/ As a Lake Lanier Appraiser www.lanierappraisalservice.com I can tell you those tax assessments will hit you hard in the pocket book. But there is a recourse. Read the article. I would argue first that your Boat Dock should not be TAXED as R...

By Mary Thompson, Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia
(Lanier Appraisal Service)
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Just read a featured Blog about Walking away from a Listing (link Below) Here is one way you can avoid losing that listing......Think Pre-Listing Appraisal...Read ON!   Featured AR Blog by Jody   If you want to try to KEEP that listing at a price YOU can live with.....Tell those kind of sellers t...

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