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1031 Tax Exchange

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments

As a real estate investor, you understand the importance of growing the value of your investments over time. The purpose of working in the real estate business is, after all, to make a profit in the end – so it’s important that you structure your business in such a way that allows you to profit from your hard work and careful planning. One of the best tools for today’s real estate investor, then, is the 1031 tax exchange. [Read more →]

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Atlanta Mixed-Use Communities: Village Place Brookhaven & Brookhaven Village

May 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Welcome the new Village Place Brookhaven and Brookhaven Village, two new mixed-use communities with a mass of new shops, restaurants, and residences. Brookhaven Village is trying its best to rejuvenate an area of Peachtree Industrial Blvd just south of Oglethorpe University. As one of Atlanta’s newest mixed-use communities, Brookhaven Village, is going to rival any mixed-use community in the Atlanta real estate market with over 50 acres of retail and residences. This is your true definition of live, work, and play. Brookhaven Village will include over 150,000 square feet of office space, 1,500 Atlanta homes, and 600,000 square feet of retail! With 15 new Atlanta restaurants and a five screen movie theater with upscale dining, residents will never have to leave their “little” 50 acre haven. [Read more →]

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Atlanta Interior/Exterior Painters

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Looking for a great way to improve the appearance and value of your home? One of the best things that any homeowner can do is apply a fresh coat of paint – and when it comes to Atlanta (blessed with home-improvement-friendly weather most of the year), there really is no time like the present. [Read more →]

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Atlanta Luxury Homes Market - Better than Ever!

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments

All over the media is talk of the slow down in the Atlanta real estate market. Sellers are frustrated their homes won’t sell and buyers are scared to make a move because they are not sure we have hit bottom yet. However, there is one segment of the Atlanta real estate market that is soaring and reaching new record numbers - the Atlanta Luxury Homes market.

You heard right, despite the fact that foreclosure rates increased 70% in 2007 and new home sales dropped 29% in 2007; the Atlanta luxury homes market surpassed all records! We reached an all time high of a $175 million in luxury home sales in January 2008. You may be racking your brain to figure out the reason why - do the rich really get to have all the fun? It’s actually just Economics 101 - supply and demand. While the supply of McMansions and $500,000 plus luxury homes is higher than ever, in the Atlanta luxury real estate market ($5M+) there is a shortage of properties. [Read more →]

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Mortgage Interest Rates and Buying a Home or Refinancing

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Last week, bonds finished strong and closed above the 50-day Moving Average. Usually, when bond prices move higher, mortgage interest rates move lower.

When to call the mortgage company? When to make a decision to buy a property? When to pull the trigger?

I have written many times about national information versus the local Atlanta real estate market, and as far as mortgage interest rates go here is some valuable information: [Read more →]

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