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Real Estate Agent - Duffy Realty of Atlanta & Rainmaker Realty
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The idea of making something happen in this market or any other is an idea that sellers can get their teeth on and arms around. Sellers often expect their listing agent to be serious and network their home to everyone they know and people they don't. But all too often there has been interest in t...
02/09/2009
It has been talked about in the industry that agents should be on salary and not on commission. This salary for agents would be paid by the brokerages and then the brokerages would be forced to hire better people and train them. In other words, the brokerages would carry the risk of someone else'...
02/09/2009
Buying a home "As Is" simply means that there are no warranties or disclosures to be made from the seller to the buyer. This is strict buyer beware and is legal in most states including Georgia. This "As Is" status would be used by banks, investors and HUD. However, buying a home "As Is" does mea...
01/29/2009
Okay, so what should you do if the house you are buying has vacant land around it? Should you just say, great, no one lives here so we have more privacy? No, you should not is the answer. This land could be a potential problem for you in the future and you need to know what is going on before you...
01/29/2009
To avoid buyer's remorse when you buy a home or a condo, you need to know what is your responsibility. Georgia is a buyer beware state which means that you have to make sure that you know what you are buying. This is done before the Purchase and Sale Agreement is negotiated as well as during the ...
01/29/2009
Listen up Home Buyers! First lets start with why you should talk to the neighbors before you buy a home. Neighbors, although they may attempt to not be nosey, you can bet that most of them know everything that you need to know about the home you are looking at as well as the neighborhood. One tim...
01/29/2009
To avoid buyer's remorse when you buy a home or a condo, you need to know what is your responsibility. Georgia is a buyer beware state which means that you have to make sure that you know what you are buying. This is done before the Purchase and Sale Agreement is negotiated as well as during the ...
01/26/2009
First lets start with why you should talk to the neighbors before you buy a home. Neighbors, although they may attempt to not be nosey, you can bet that most of them know everything that you need to know about the home you are looking at as well as the neighborhood. One time in my own neighborho...
01/26/2009
I have found that many people are blaming Bush for the foreclosure mess and recession.  Why don't more people know that the foreclosure mess that we are in is from the Clinton administration's policy on Home Ownership and that lenders were pressed to allow people who could not quailfy to buy a ho...
01/20/2009
We have all heard that we are in a recession with unemployment being 8% and foreclosure being 3% of the mortgages out there.  I personally don't think those numbers are so bad, but whatever, I am known as crazy.  Anyway, since the media has made such a big deal about these numbers and never told ...
01/20/2009
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