Mike's Greater Athens Area Blog and Then Some

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Real Estate Agent - Retired
Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The big news today, the unemployment rate (U-3) has dropped from 9.4%  to 9%. When you factor the drop in Dec. from 9.8% to 9.4% it is being touted as the largest 2 month percentage drop in unemployment in over 50 years. While on the surface, that appears to be good news, however, when you look a...
02/04/2011
What happenned in 2010? 2010 was a challenging year for real estate across the country. While Watkinsville Ga did not escape those challenges the presence of the University of Georgia in neighboring Athens and an unemployment rate that remained well below both the state and national averages kept...
02/02/2011
What happenned in 2010? 2010 was a challenging year for real estate across the country. While Watkinsville Ga did not escape those challenges the presence of the University of Georgia in neighboring Athens and an unemployment rate that remained well below both the state (often the lowest in the s...
01/31/2011
What happenned in 2010? 2010 was a challenging year for real estate across the country. While Athens-Clarke County Ga did not escape those challenges the presence of the University of Georgia and an unemployment rate that remained well below both the state and national averages kept the real esta...
01/31/2011
  Don has come up with 5 key elements of a successful real estate agent. I certainly can't disagree with them  and I know that I need to work on a couple of them. Practice, practice, practice! And don't forget to go to Don's original post with your comments!   5 Key Elements of Top Producing Real...
01/31/2011
The following charts show the month to month residential real estate sales volume of the Greater Athens Ga metropolitan area for the months of Nov 2009 through Dec 2010. Sales volume of residential real estate has increased 6 units in December after increasing 15 units in November. The December i...
01/30/2011
In another move to solidify government intrusion into the lives of American's and private enterprise, the head of TSA announced that they would no longer approve requests for private sector security screening at airports. TSA head John Pistole made the announcement stating that "he could see no a...
01/30/2011
We see a lot of blog posts and comments about "paying it forward", planting the seed and waiting to get a harvest from it in the future. I agree, great concept and everyone should make a practice of it. Just think of how pleasant the world would be. But, at the same time, are some people so focus...
01/29/2011
A Iranian book detailing the life's, and deaths, of suicide bombers, including their last messages to the world and their families, has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the Mexican border. The book was found in an area used by those illegally entering the U.S. While concerned Homela...
01/27/2011
Kelly William-Bolder, an Akron, Ohio mother wanted her children to get a better and safer education for her children than was available in her own school district. So, she sent her kids to a neighboring school district that her father lived in. Ms. Williams-Bolder was discovered and went to trial...
01/26/2011