Peachtree City, GA Real Estate News

By Justin Messer, Residential Loan Officer, USDA Rural Housing Loan
(Supreme Lending USDA, FHA, and Conventional Loans)
4 Bed 2.5 Bath home in Peachtree, Georgia is located in the Albemarle subdivision right behind the Kedron shopping center.  This is a fantastic Peachtree City, Georgia property.  This home sits on a corner lot with great landscaping and a perfect sized yard.  The master suite is on the main level.  The master bath includes a large garden tub with a separate tiled shower and double vanity with granite counter tops.  Throughout the home, there is brand new paint, carpet, ceramic tile in both kitchen and baths, new fixtures through out home, new stainless steel appliances, and new granite counter tops.  There is mudroom with washer and dryer along with a 2 car garage. The property address of this 4 bed 2.5 bath home in Peachtree City, Georgia is 206 Albemarle Lane.  This property is availa...
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   Hello again Peachtree City & AR!  You probably didn't know this but I have been     a proponent for gaining the support from our elected officials related to getting an extension of the 1st Time Home-Buyers program.  My efforts went so far as to send personal letters to both Senators Saxby Chamblis and Johnny Isakson asking for their positions on pending issues and continued support on others.     Folks, I would be remiss if I first didn't state that I received responses from both Senators.  I thought I'd share the response I receive from Sen. Johnny Isakson which acknowledged his efforts as co-sponsor of the Bill to extend the tax credit to 2010.  What you may not have known is that he also fully supports a Bill that would also create a $15,000 tax credit for all home buyers.  I've ...
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    Hey Peachtree City...The House just passed the bill introduced by Rep. Charles   Rangel (D-NY) to extend the $8,000 First-Time Home Buyers credit to Members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees until November 30, 2010.  The Bill passed unanimously and will now go to the Senate where it is also expected to pass with ease.  The Bill also amends the Internal Revenue Code and exempts those service personnel from having to pay back the credit should they be deployed for extended duty service.  So what about the extension of the First-Time Home Buyers credit?  Well so far there has been heavy duty lobbying for the extension of this credit into 2010.  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has sited that this incentive has been an important stimulus and participatio...
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By Greg Saunders
(WealthPoint Realty)
Hey Peachtree City & AR...City Council recently voted by a margin of 3 to 2 not to increase property taxes for fiscal year 2010!  However, Council did agree to increase the millage rate to 5.711 mils.  The increase in the millage rate would prevent the usage of cash reserves for the FY 2010 budget.  Just in case you are wondering were the money is going....approximately 16.5% is headed to Peachtree City, 67.2% goes to Fayette County School Board, 15.5% goes to Fayette County and 0.7% goes to the State.  Three public hearing were scheduled (as required by law) to advertise the increases.  Peachtree City's Finance Director, Paul Salvatore and City Manager Bernie McMullen recommended the increase which would have raised the average resident's taxes an additional $27.00 and brought a total ...
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By Greg Saunders
(WealthPoint Realty)
     Okay Peachtree City before things become as hostile as a town hall meeting on health care, let me explain the topic.  Recently, I read this article in the Wall Street Journal entitled "(Marxism) The New American Dream: Renting."  The article stated that Americans might as well get used to the fact that home ownership is no longer a realistic goal for folks and further suggested that we curtail the enormous government subsidies that are fueling this endeavor. The Marxism connotation as identified in the article's caption views Capitalism as a society in which a small minority of the population dominates and exploits the vast majority considered the working class. At first glance it looked to be just another article by another self-proclaimed expert on their soapbox pontificating abo...
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Hey Peachtree City & AR!  Just in case you didn't hear the news....The Thomas Charles Hannon Memorial Field better know as "The Chuck" had its Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, August 8, 2009.  Throwing out the first pitch together was Atlanta Braves pitching ace Tim Hudson and former CY Young award winner Steve Bedrosian.  Wow!!! What's so exciting and makes the Chuck a stand out in the State of Georgia is that its the first all-synthetic baseball field!  Deluxe Athletics, a leader in synthetic turf, was selected by Tournament Play Field Partners, LLC to completed the first 100% synthetic turf all rubber infilled baseball field in the state of Georgia.  Kudos goes out to Deluxe Athletics who managed the turf application process on all levels of planning, design and oversight of the c...
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Hey Peachtree City & AR....has anyone noticed that a number of foreclosed homes seem to be just sitting for months on end with no visible effort going on by the banks to actually resell them?  It really did not hit me until a client expressed interest in a foreclosed home in my own neighborhood. When I approached the sales broker for the neighborhood he informed me that the builder had gone bankrupt and the house was going into foreclosure in a few days.  "Call me back", he said.  "The house will probably a better buy once it comes out of receivership and is back on the market."  Okay, that made sense to me.  So I kept making calls to the broker who kept informing me that the home was not available yet.  Well, a period of about 3 or 4 months has gone by and the house is still just sitti...
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By Greg Saunders
(WealthPoint Realty)
The Bank of Georgia is under some major scrutiny as the FDIC served a "cease and desist" to the Peachtree City-based bank.    The order basically states that the Bank of Georgia has been cited for a number of banking practices that could represent unsound and unsafe banking practices.  Specifically, the bank was cited for operating with inadequate capitalization for its risk profile.  Additionally, the bank was operating with inadequate management citing that those practices are detrimental to the bank and further jeopardize its deposits.  Bank of Georgia execs have commented on the situation stating that the dozen complaints had already been address in subsequent bank examinations during 2008 and are considered resolved.  Bank of Georgia also contends that most of their loans are tied ...
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By Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging
(Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA)
This house captured my heart the first time I saw it!  The home was vacant, but I immediately saw my presentation!                                                   It's not fancy or high end.  It's comfy, charming, and quite livable.  The condition of the home is impeccable . . . the very defintiion of "well-maintained". So there are all those tax credits for first time homebuyers, which is ANY ONE, really, who hasn't owned a home in the last three years.                 PLEASE COME INSIDE AND CHECK IT OUT!!!!   510 Willow Road Peachtree City, GA GAMLS#  2698817 Listed with Susan Fitzgerald The Home Source Realtors   $187,500       How folks live in a home is their business, how folks present the home for sale is our business!   For tips on how to prepare your home for sale and informa...
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Hello Peachtree City and AR!  You know unless you are living in a bubble or related to Mork from Ork (remember Mork & Mindy) we are obliterated daily by the news and views on the current status of the economy.  For many families this  constant deluge of data on the economy coupled with the reality of our own personal financial problems provides the perfect scenario for a guest appearance by an unwanted visitor.....S-T-R-E-S-S!!! If staying in your home has become the main source of your stress....have you at least talked to a professional or looked at your options?  Are you facing mounting credit card debt, car payments, insurance, gas, and other financial challenges?   Have you taken any action or just waiting on divine intervention?  Panic, worry and stress have some folks on the verg...
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Kudos to you Peachtree City...Again!  Money magazine has graciously awarded the city the recognition as being one of the best small towns to live in the US.  That's some awesome bragging rights baby!  Coming in at #8, Peachtree City and it 34,000 plus residents will all tell you that there is no better place to live and raise a family on this planet!  Personally, it would be pretty hard to disagree and not acknowledge their strong sense of community.  Besides...what's not to love?  All you have to do is take a drive via your personal vehicle or on a golf cart down the beautiful tree-lined street, roads, and avenues or cruise the 90 miles of golf cart paths to recognize that this is a unique and beautiful sanctuary.  Not to mention the miles of friendly smiles you will see on the faces o...
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By Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging
(Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA)
 #8 best place to live! Peachtree City, GA Go to the just released August issue of Money Magazine and you will see why the Atlanta Suburb -- Peachtree City, is my home.  Yes, I provide home staging services all over Atlanta, in-town and the complete Metro Area.  I home stage all over Atlanta, from Dunwoody to Mid-Town, from Newnan to Norcross, Buckhead to McDonough, Virginia Highlands to Morningside . . . but one spot is what I call home! I've been an Atlanta area resident for 29 years now, so I know my way around.  It's all home, but one spot in particular, Peachtree City, is where I hang my hat! Here's what Money Magazine has to say: #8 best place to live! Peachtree City, GA Take your golf cart to work WINNER Top 100 rank: 8Population: 34,500Unemployment: 7.4% "Ask any family why they...
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By Greg Saunders
(WealthPoint Realty)
  Greetings Peachtree City & AR!  Is it just me or does it seem like the foreclosure situation mirrors an unwanted fever blister on your lip.  You know what I mean...it started kinda small then when you notice it you try and put everything on it to stop it from getting bigger and more noticeable.  Much to your chagrin, it seems like the more you do to it the bigger and more noticeable it seems to become until you just decide to ignore it and hope that it will eventually just go away!  Then in the meantime, you go about your business trying to pretend that it's not there or at least just not that bad looking!  But the truth be told....it's festering, unattractive, and more than likely nobody is gonna kiss you until it goes away....right!  Alright, maybe that is an overblown example but y...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The 2009 Peachtree City Fourth of July fireworks display will begin at 9:30 P.M. on Saturday. Peachtree City has a tradition of offering the best pyrotechnics on the South side of Atlanta, and the show is always spectacular. With Lake Peachtree used as a reflecting pool, the plethora of colors and sounds is a magical mix of awe-inspiring light and color and deafening sound! If you are planning to attend the festivities, be sure to arrive early. The popularity of the annual gala increases every year, and traffic can be a nuisance. Be sure to park in designated areas and being a blanket of some chairs for seating. Why not plan to come to Peachtree City on Independence Day? You'll be glad that you did. Photos are from the 2008 Peachtree City Fireworks Show! Official Peachtree City Website ...
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Hey Peachtree City & AR....Summer is here and the surf is up!!  California is coming to Georgia as the Beach Boys invade the Fred for two day, June 26th and June 27th with their unmistakable sound and scores of hits thatwe all grew up loving and cruising with!  Now just in case you are too young or grew up in a bubble, the Beach Boys are a certified classic American Rock band!  The band was put together in 1961 by Brian Wilson and his brothers Carl and Dennis along with cousin Mike Love and buddy Al Jardine.   These rock n roll hall of fame dudes are arguably the #1 American record selling band of all time! The Beach Boys quickly rocketed to rock star stardom boasting surfing motifs in many of its early songs depicting the "good life" advocated by sunny southern California.  Remember th...
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By Greg Saunders
(WealthPoint Realty)
Uploaded on July 2, 2008by jigordon                                  Okay Peachtree City & AR, with all the financial fiasco going on here in our own backyard I've made every effort to only promulgate some of the more positive things related to our economy in efforts to minimize your stress levels and keep your attitudes as positive as possible.  But, this one is so crazy you won't believe it to be true!  I just had to write about what could turn out to be the biggest scam and/or counterfeit operation in history!  Two alleged Japanese nationals were taken into custody recently by the Italian Finance Authorities just last week after both attempted to cross the Swiss border with $134.5 billion dollars in undeclared U.S. Treasury bonds.  That right folks...that's "$134 Billion" with a B do...
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Listen up Peachtree City & AR potential First Time Home-Buyers!! Now you can believe all the the hype you have been hearing.... there may never be a better time for first-time home buyers to buy a house than right now! That's right folks...it was recently announced that plans are in process to permit FHA-approved lenders to provide short-term bridge loans, allowing eligible home buyers to access the their tax credit funds at closing instead of waiting for the tax credit in 2010.  This can be your ticket to getting money to help cover closing costs and your down payment. According to Realtor.org, "FHA-approved lenders received the go-ahead to develop bridge-loan products. FHA lenders are currently awaiting guidance from HUD on the development of these products...."  Now please be advised...
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By Advantage Home Tours
(Advantage Home Tours)
Listed by Karen Cole #678-283-2062. THIS 3 BED 2.5 BATH HOME HAS IT ALL!  A PASTURE FOR HORSES AND STABLE, A POND, AND INGROUND POOL. COME SEE THIS WONDERFUL UPDATED TWO STORY HOME ON 7.2 BEAUTIFUL ACRES! CONVENIENTY LOCATED INSIDE THE PEACHTREE CITY LIMITS! View Complete Tour: http://www.advantagehometours.com/tabid/554.aspx
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By Greg Saunders
(WealthPoint Realty)
Hello again Peachtree City and AR!  This blog has definitely no lack of controversial subject mater.   So are you ready for this one?  Ready or not....here goes! US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the 61-year-old physicist who is also a Nobel laureate in physics, says that he has the solution to the green house emissions that would literally be like taking every car off the road on this planet for 11 years!   Pinch yourself and read on.  This geo-engineering phenomenon would involve the painting of the roofs of homes and businesses.....WHITE!!!   Okay folks, I'm sure everyone has their own take on the scientist-turned-politician's advice to Prince Charles and the world.  Further, for a more provacative debate you'd also probably have to stand in line as Chu has been all but Chu-ed up by a ...
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By Greg Saunders
(WealthPoint Realty)
Hey Peachtree City and AR community....There is no doubt that the ECONOMY has provided the ultimate scapegoat!  Not enough money...blame the economy.  Lost jobs, blame the economy.  Increase in gas price, blame the economy.  Gained a bunch of weight, definitely blame it on the economy!  Okay, so I'm being a little facetious but in this economy I think everyone would agree that we all need something that can bring a smile to our faces.  What we need is.....a real recession-buster!  I pondered a minute then I remembered one of the things that seemed to always bridge the proverbial gap.....MUSIC!   Of course not just any music....it had to be something that was timely and relevant!  How about a song about the.....Economy!    So here it is folks....enjoy!  And if you didn't, simply blame it...
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