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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Keller Williams Realty
I am so proud to be in business with the finest real estate company in the country--not many places have our backs these days and this is why The Rawls Group of Keller Williams in Atlanta has the top offices in Metro Atlanta this year in sales (#1 & 2 respectively). The following is an UNREAL sit...
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market This Weekend 3/19/2010 Looking for a cigar store Indian for your basement bar?  How about some antique guns for that military display in your study, or better yet, vintage buttons and fabric for any kind of art project??!!  You can find all that and more at the Lakewo...
Great Information From Tai DeSa of Significa Corp! 50 Inexpensive Tips to Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Properties  By Tai A. DeSa, Significa Corporation Professional landlords and investors involved in property flipping should constantly seek to improve their property value while keepi...
TOP TEN THINGS You Should Never Do By Yourself (edit/delete)   TOP TEN THINGS You Should NEVER Do  BY Yourself: 10.  Heart Transplant 9.  Build your own swimming pool 8.  Defend yourself in court 7.  Asbestos removal 6.  Hair Plugs 5.  Clean your own septic tank 4.  Root canal 3.  Lasik surgery 2...
How to tell if your property is priced to SHOW or ON the market : You have been on the market over 30 days with no offers. You did not listen to your agent and talked them in to pricing it above the recommended listing price so you can have ‘room to negotiate'. You will not reduce that price with...
Great advice from an expert--make sure due diligence is part of your negotiations--what you see is what you get! Mary Anne PayneLet's face facts...buying a foreclosure isnt exactly a simply process. In fact, some would say the entire process sucks. But, it can actually be even worse than you thou...
Legal Tip:  Filing a Real Property Tax Return in 2010     Many properties have dropped in value since last year, but this does not mean that the property taxes will atomatically go down. All real property owners must file a Real Property Tax Return early in 2010 to lower their assessment from 200...
While 2009 ended on a decent note in Forsyth County, mostly because of the bump from the tax credit (which was extended until April 2010), there were 5 homes that made the top of the sales list, and surprisingly, only one had been listed for well over a year. In 2009, 2076 homes sold in Forsyth C...
CONGRATUALTIONS TO SHARON ELEMENTARY Cumming, GA Elementary School wins the Platinum Award for Student Achievement! Each year, our governor presents the Single Statewide Accountability System(SSAS) awards to schools that show excellence in student achievement and/orprogress in student achievement...
The following was sent out by my Managing Broker and Operating Partner here at Keller Williams in Atlanta.  Shaun Rawls owns 7 offices in the Metro Atlanta area and is co-Regional Director with Brian Fair of the New York/New Jersey Region of KW.  This is the reason I drive 45 minutes to one of hi...

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