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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
In 2010 I helped several first time home buyers puchase homes in Alpharetta, Cumming and Buford.  In fact, in 2010 the National Association of Realtors reported approximately 50% of all homes sales were to first time home buyers.  According to RIS media this is what First Time Home Buyers are loo...
03/15/2011
On 2/27/11 the Wall Street journal posted and article calle "Why 2011 May Be the End of the Housing Crash".  Simon Constable wrote the article and explained how rising affordability of housing will be a key to a turnaround.  Here are some quotes I really liked from the article: "Housing is the mo...
03/04/2011
Over the last 4 years homes sold in January all all of Forsyth County Ga were as follows: 2008 -109  2009- 85  2010-101  2011 -106 As I look at 2011 for some reason I am fairly optomistic - from looking at the number of homes sold it looks like 2009 was the bottom.  What I am finding now is there...
02/21/2011
A new gated community is opening up in Cumming and here is an except from an email I received from the On site Agent "Beginning at 8:00 AM this Friday January 28th, 2011, we will begin accepting e-mail requests for appointments on V.I.P. opening day...The first e-mails received 8:00 AM or later F...
01/26/2011
I watch the stats that are produced by the FMLS each month.  One item I have noticed in this market is the expectation sellers have compared to where homes are selling for.  In Cumming (Forsyth County), During 2010 the average listing price for a home was $343,223 and 5,386 homes were listed for ...
01/26/2011
I watch the number of distressed sales in my market place pretty closely - it gives me an idea of how the market is doing from a Sellers prespective.  It is a huge advantage when representing buyers also.  In December 2010 there were 123 sales that took place in Cumming, with 45 of those sales be...
01/18/2011
This past Saturday I went on two listing appointments and the difference between the two communities was amazing.  One community was in Grayson - part of Gwinnett county.  In that community every home that has sold in the last six months or was currently listed was a short sale or a foreclosure. ...
12/21/2010
I have a group of buyers that fell in love with a home that just came on the market.  When looking at the home even at the lising price it seemed like a very good deal.  We made an offer on the home that was about 90% of the list price - no surprise the seller said no thank you.  My buyer decided...
12/16/2010
If you are having problems making mortgage payments, you could qualify for a loan modification, take a quiz and find out - visit Metro Atlanta Foreclosures Help and see if you are eligible for either government program.  If you need to sell your home and owe more on the home than it's worth, and ...
12/10/2010
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