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John Foster, ABR, discusses homes for Sale in Alphareatta, Cumming and Suwanee Ga. Additionally, John discusses how to Sell Homes and the General Market conditions.

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2009 

Today I attended a talk that was given by Ga's Senator Johnny Isakson - he spent 33 years selling real estate in North Atlanta and knows this business.  Here are some of the items he discussed that I really liked: 1.  He felt the market is similar to 1972-1974 - when there was a 3 year supply...
08/19/2009
If you are facing foreclosure in Cumming, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Duluth or anywhere in North Atlanta - realize you have options. First, realize a bank does not want to foreclose on your home.  In a foreclosure a banks loses money from the minute a person stops paying on their mortgage....
08/18/2009
This is an update on the Real Estate market in Suwanee, Alpharetta and Cumming from an agents perspective that lives & works the Real Estate market in Cumming, Alpharetta and Suwanee. The past month there has been several positive reports about the real estate market and I think the media wil...
08/18/2009
I just called to see if I can show a home tomorrow in the Tuxford Subdivision in Alpharetta only to find out it just went under contract - it looked like a great home.  This has caused me to reflect on several homes in the past week that either I have written offers on or tried to show that also ...
08/12/2009
If you are a first time home buyer, or know someone that is considering buying a home and they have not owned a home for the past 3 years, remember that the $8,000 federal tax credit expires on 11/30/09.  We still have time but find homes and get them closed but do not let that date sneak up on y...
08/11/2009
I have a buyer that wants to buy a home that was sold on the court house steps about 8 weeks ago - I have read where the FHA Anti-flipping policy is no longer in effect and in other places that it is still in affect - any mortgage brokers thoughts would be apprecaited.
08/06/2009
One way to judge how the market is performing is to look at the number of homes under contract at the end of the month in relation to the inventory levels - the higher the percentage the quicker the inventory is turning over.  The chart below shows Cumming (areas 221,222,& 223 in the FMLS) or...
08/05/2009
I really like posting blogs on Active rain and would like to include charts and stats from excel - does anyone know how to include charts into the active rain blogs? Thanks for you help.
08/05/2009
I just recently had a talk with a Seller and he decided to decrease the price of his home in Suwanee Ga, located in Olde Atlanta Club, to $409,900.  This is a spacious home on a cul-de-sac lot, with a 3 car side entry garage with a new roof, new appliances, newly remodeled master bath with marble...
08/04/2009
The A/P reported today that the Pending Homes Sales index increased for the 5th consecutive month - this is a very good sign on a national level.  The last time the index increased for 5 consecutive months was in 2003.  Now  I will talk about what I see as an agent as I show homes for sale in Alp...
08/04/2009
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