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The Vampire Diaries, a new teen television series on The CW network based on author L.J. Smith's 1991 trilogy of books, will be filmed in downtown Covington, GA.  Covington will play the role of the small Virginia town of Mystic Falls. "When the writers came and visited Covington and saw the squa...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Way!!   This morning, I saw the first flock of geese flying south over my house, foretelling a change of seasons for Covington.  Autumn is my favorite time of year, bringing clean, crisp air, beautiful colored leaves against the backdrop of white antebellum columns, SEC football, and vampires.  V...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Here's my dinner for this evening... Grilled chicken breast slathered in my own secret recipe, home-made BBQ sauce Baked potato dripping rich butter and chives Sweet corn directly from my garden Topped off with a crisp tossed salad full of my juicy, red, home-grown tomatoes And garnished with her...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Here’s a summary of what’s happening in the Covington and Newton County real estate market as of the end of July, 2009:   Homes in Covington and Newton County newly listed on the Georgia Multiple Listing Service during July totaled 246, down 34.9% from the same period last year.  However, pending...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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This is not about Petula Clark’s great 1966 hit record, but rather an item on the 11Alive evening news broadcast last night which caught my attention…   A lady in Coweta County received a letter in the mail soliciting her participation as a “Mystery Shopper.”  All she had to do was cash the enclo...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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  In today’s Covington real estate market, I’ve ceased being amazed at the attitude of the FDIC, some of our large banks, and alleged premiere mortgage companies.  They are continuing to do more to hamper a rapid recovery of our housing industry than they are to facilitate it.  And, they don’t re...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Think that cute little 3BR/2BA brick and siding foreclosure across town might be a good rental property? Itmay be… Home prices are at a real low. The supply seems almost unlimited. Interest rates are the lowestin years, and more and more people are looking for rentals every day. Even today – with...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Or do you just feel like you’ve been raped… again?   Our U.S. House of Representatives and Senate reached a “closed door” agreement last night on a tentative $789 billion “stimulus” bill meant to send signals to the American consumer that our economic woes will soon improve and instill confidence...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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I don't make New Years' resolutions. Never have. Never will. I believe they're only made to be broken. In fact, I don't know a single person who has ever kept a New Years' resolution! But, I did decide a couple of weeks ago that I would loose some weight. As long as my desire to loose weight was ...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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When I checked my email late last night, I had a message from U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson's (R-Ga.) office about a new bill he introduced called the Fix Housing First Homebuyer Tax Credit Act to expand the homebuyer tax credit passed by Congress last year. Considering the provisions of Senator Is...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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I'm a Republican.  I've never been, nor will I ever be a Democrat.  To my daughters' chagrin, I'm much too conservative.  But - politics aside - what happened in this country yesterday with the inauguration of Barack Obama as 44th President of the United States cannot help but cause a sense of pr...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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You've probably heard the theory that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else by only six degrees.  That is to say, considering all the people you know and have come in contact with, all the people they know and have come in contact with, etc. to the sixth degree, you indirectly kno...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Finally!  After prolonged, consistent "lobbying" efforts by a small group of parents and citizens concerned with the education of their children and grandchildren in Covington and Newton County, the county Board of Education is establishing two theme schools for next school year.  Finally, our sc...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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With the current state of the economy in the U.S., fueled for the past several years by the housing market, it's probably no big surprise that 2008 was not a stellar year in real estate in Covington and Newton County. Here's how the year ended in Newton County, according to statistics drawn from ...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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I grew up in the South eating home-cooked Southern food.  My Mom was a great cook, as is my wife.  But Mom always cooked in ways that we've come to realize weren't so good for you.  Her biscuits were made with lard.  Chicken, or pork chops or steak was fried.  Most veggies were cooked with fat ba...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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I'm fortunate enough to have a friend who is also a fine poet.  He writes verse all during the year.  But every year around this season, there's always something special.  His latest is "A Christmas Hope."  This was published in our church program this past Sunday, but deserves to be read by more...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Covington and the surrounding area have long been known by the nickname "Hollywood of the South."  Film-makers, producers and directors all seem drawn to the locale by the character and charm of its Southern-style buildings and homes. When the film credits roll, "Filmed on location in Covington, ...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Here's a follow-up to our November Market Watch... The Associated Press reports today tha, as a part of our economy bailout, the Treasury department is considering steps to lower the mortgage interest rate in an effort to stabilize the housing market.  Under consideration is a proposal to lower t...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Whether you're in the market to sell your home or buy a new one; whether you're a real estate investor or just have a single property; whether you watch the world market or just your local neighborhood, there are some interesting real estate statistics for the Covington and Conyers real estate ma...

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