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Rat Infested Foreclosure

Here's a distressed home in Cumming that had a bit of a rat problem; well more than a bit as it was infested. Toss in mold everywhere and general destruction...it was listed a few weeks later. As both a certified appraiser and a broker I get into more homes around Atlanta than most agents, I also...

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Is It Wise to Waive the Appraisal Contingency?

Is it wise to waive the appraisal contingency? Appraisals continues to cause aggita among many in the home buying process, is the answer to eliminate it? Current offers reflect the “now” while appraisals reflect the “then”; an inherent conflict especially in a transitional market. It was eas...

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You Are Not Smarter Than the Market

There are an infinite number of ways to say “don’t be stupid”. You can tell a kid “that stove is hot” but unfortunately, many times the lesson isn’t learned until that kid gets a third degree burn on his hand. Here’s the real estate equivalent warning – “You are not smarter than th...