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The HMT blog is written by Hank Miller of The Hank Miller Team. He is a licensed broker and certified real estate appraiser in the state of GA. Since 1989, real estate has been his full time occupation and Hank consistently ranks at the very top of Atlanta area agents in overall production. He is known as much for his attention to detail as he is for his candor.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
A link between bra advertising and real estate? Yup. Pictures and videos can make us see what we want, this is clear in real estate as well as in other things. How many times have agents and clients been "fooled" by selective photography and narration? How many have been fooled in other areas? Ag...
08/11/2013
Georgia home buyers enjoy closing costs that are the 12th highest in the nation. Bankrate.com ranked each state by its average closing costs based on online good faith estimates for a $200,000 mortgage with a 20 percent down payment. Georgia home buyers saw and average of $1.816 in lender’s origi...
08/09/2013
While not always in the headlines, the frequency of people falling from hi-rise buildings seems to be on the increase. Mainly it's falls from balconies or roof top amenities, but a few have fallen due to failure of windows, doors or railings. A study completed earlier this year notes an increase ...
08/08/2013
Does Redfin's “price whisperer” sound a lot like a sanctioned "pocket listings"? If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck....then it's NOT a duck.   Redfin will allow home owners to get feedback on a price for their home before actually listing it for sale. “Price Whisperer” allows potential s...
08/05/2013
The Federal Reserve of Atlanta just completed a review of the recovering Atlanta market, a better detailed one than most. Looking at the data down to zip code level produces much more accurate information than the typical Case-Shiller report. The report confirms what those knowledgeable about the...
07/30/2013
Washington continues to push the real estate market…President Barack Obama during a recent speaking tour: “I’m also acting on my own to cut red tape for responsible families who want to get a mortgage, but the bank says no.” Knowing the key role that real estate plays in the health of the overall...
07/30/2013
The real estate band wagon is playing loudly and the media continues to trumpet the good news about a recovery. Under the hood and on the street, the jubilation is tempered; appraisers seem to be unconvinced that this is a legitimate recovery. When asked, "What is your current level of confidence...
07/29/2013
Should a home seller get a prelisting appraisal? Only if its usefulness is kept in context, otherwise, it’s likely to be a waste of money. Many times, having an appraiser as a “consultant” is far better than having them complete just an appraisal. Typically, sellers say the main reasons for order...
07/26/2013
Where is the line between an agent being an advocate for a seller and being an advocate for themselves? Where is the line between an agent being unwilling to accept factual data and an agent being unable to comprehend factual data? Where is the line between an agent being unable to explain said f...
07/25/2013
Bank of America Corp has opened a unit in India to handle the work of reviewing appraisal reports as they try to rebuild their share of the U.S. mortgage market at a lower cost. Unskilled reviewers in the new Bangalore office follow checklists to determine if appraisals are complete, said the peo...
07/13/2013
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The HMT blog is written by Hank Miller of The Hank Miller Team. He is a licensed broker and certified real estate appraiser in the state of GA. Since 1989, real estate has been his full time occupation and Hank consistently ranks at the very top of Atlanta area agents in overall production. He is known as much for his attention to detail as he is for his candor.