Explore Covington, GA

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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I took my 6-year-old granddaughter, Abbey Grace, to Covington's historic square last night to watch the "Lighting of the Courthouse."  This Covington tradition signals the start of the Christmas season. Santa arrives in town in a horse-drawn carriage (well, we are in the South here!), there's fre...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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It's something of a tradition with a large number of families in Covington to eat Sunday lunch out after church.  In fact, I've heard from a number of clergy in town that some members of their congregations get a bit upset if services run overtime so that they don't beat the Methodists/Baptists/P...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Ireland... 40 shades of green, thatched cottages, quaint villages, pubs, St. Patrick, leprechauns,   friendly, ruddy-faced people, sheep, a pint of Guinness and a dram of good Irish whiskey.  All those things pop to my mind when I picture Ireland.  But it's all that and so much more! My wife and ...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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What's the most important thing you'll put your "X" beside when you go to the polls in Covington on November 4th? The name of the next President?  We hear more about the Presidential race than anything else.  In fact, we've been bombarded for months with positives and negatives about each candida...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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  This is about the state of the real estate market in Covington, Georgia… what caused the state of affairs we find ourselves in today. It’s also a little about politics. It’s also about our main stream media. But mostly it’s about honesty. I’ve written before that, from my perspective, the root ...

By Susan Jackson
(America's Network Realty Group, Inc)
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Looking for a home to rent near the Newton County Medical Center?  You have found it.  Only seven (7) minutes, 3.32 miles from the medical center.  The home has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, kitchen with upgraded cherry cabinets, refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher all appliances ar...

By Susan Jackson
(America's Network Realty Group, Inc)
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Location,   Location, Location.  These days with the outrageously high price of gas, you want to live close to all the services you and your family use.  No need to drive 15 plus miles to the grocery store, drug store, gas station, bank ,home goods store,  hardware store, and a good discount stor...

By Susan Jackson
(America's Network Realty Group, Inc)
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Listed is this lovely five bedroom, three bathroom home in Covington, Ga.  The kitchen is decorated in the latest kitchen fashions: cherry cabinets, black appliances (dishwasher,stove,refrigerator, microwave)  and hardwood floor.  There is a separate dining room with hardwood floor.  The great ro...

By Susan Jackson
(America's Network Realty Group, Inc)
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Covington located in Newton county, Georgia is the county seat, has a population of approximately 11,600 and covers 13.86 square miles.  The city of Covington is know as a full service city an offers a multitude of services: electricity,water, sewer, natural gas, sanitation, police, fire protecti...

By Susan Jackson
(America's Network Realty Group, Inc)
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The lovely five bedroom, three bathroom home in Brown Bridge Crossing is back on the market for rent. This well maintained home has many features.  The kitchen has upgraded cherry cabinets black appliances and hardwood floor.  The kitchen looks out to the great room with fireplace.  For further i...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Rachel Oswald, reporter for the Covington News, wrote an article in today's edition about irregularities in the campaign of one of our candidates for chairman of the Newton County Board of Commissioners. In her article, Oswald alleges that Democratic candidate Hubert White, a prominent developer ...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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As Realtors in Georgia, we are extremely fortunate to have the insight, expertise and guidance of a very wise man, Seth Weissman.  Weissman is a senior partner in the law firm of Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C., and serves as general counsel of our Georgia Association of Realtors.  In that ...

By Eric Mabo, Atlanta Houses, Miami Houses Foreclosure
(Atlanta Houses, Miami Houses DOYEN REALTY, LLC)
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I was just going through my online news, when I discovered a report that new home  construction was up by 8.2% according to new figures released by the government. I was just wondering whether this is true in your neighborhoods. Here in my area (Covington GA Real estate market), there's virtually...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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  At the risk of loosing about 51% of my readers, I have to say right up front that... No, girls!  This is not about the 1983 movie, "Risky Business," that propelled Tom Cruise to fame.  Sorry! This is the third in a series of articles on mortgage lending in the Covington Georgia real estate mark...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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In real estate, we talk about Smart Homes, meaning everything from ecologically sound building practices, materials and systems to being digitally wired so that one can dial in on their cell phone and turn on the oven. We talk about Smart Growth, environmentally and politically sensitive land use...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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In this second part of my series on mortgage lending, we'll discuss "underwriting" and the difference between being "pre-qualified" or "pre-approved"  for you mortgage loan.In the Covington real estate market, for every mortgage loan transaction, the lender must determine how risky it is for them...

By Eric Mabo, Atlanta Houses, Miami Houses Foreclosure
(Atlanta Houses, Miami Houses DOYEN REALTY, LLC)
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There are 2826 Covington GA houses for sale listed in the FMLS system today. 62 of them are foreclosures and 52 of them are HUD homes. A few of these foreclosures and HUD homes have just been discounted for quick sale. These discounted Metro Atlanta houses are very good deals for savvy home buyer...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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How many homes have you bought and sold?  How many times have you sat at a closing table, signed your name about a thousand times, walked away with the key to your new home and all you understood about your mortgage was how much the monthly payments were?I’ve done that – 10 times!  Before I becam...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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Around the first of this month, I wrote a short blog called "The Time Is Now!" about when is a good time to buy a house.  This morning, an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution reinforced my idea that there's no better time to buy real estate than now.Julie Hairston wrote in the AJC this mo...

By Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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At the end of this year's first quarter, here's what's happening in the Covington and Newton County Georgia real estate market.According to the Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS), there are currently 1964 single family homes actively listed for sale in Covington and Newton County.  The aver...

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