We’re All Not So Neighborly

It turns out we're all not so neighborly, even around Atlanta the self proclaimed "City Too Busy to Hate". A survey of over 1000 Americans was used to develop a "neighborly score"; a consolidation of responses that scored groups by gender, race, generation and political affiliation. The results were...

Wire Fraud Hits Home

Wire fraud landed in our laps. We’ve been getting pounded with warnings about it consistently for the last few years, now we know to listen. Representing the sellers, we were passengers on this bus as it sailed off the cliff; not a good feeling. Lesson learned and lessons reinforced. The bulk of t...

The Problems with Stucco Homes

The problems with stucco homes couldn't be better demonstrated than with this real word listing. This is "hardcoat" stucco; not EFIS (synthetic) which has the universal bad rap. As with any siding, but especially stucco; moisture, mold and termites are just waiting for a chance; and that is evidenc...

The Art of Losing the Deal

When otherwise intelligent people do inexplicably stupid things, the art of losing the deal is mastered. Real estate offers endless opportunities for both buyers and sellers to compromise a transaction; at the very beginning, as it progresses and right until closing. Reasons vary of course; emotion,...