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,...

The Real Estate Agent Problem

Are real estate agents selling or counseling? Are they expected to be cheerleaders or shepherds; to paint the “happily ever after” or “be careful” picture? Having almost three decades of appraisal and sales experience allows me to offer the opinion that the number of agents filing the role o...

What is a Neighborhood?

What is a neighborhood? What is a market area? The traditional definitions remain but real estate is a constantly evolving thing. Alpharetta can be east or west of 400, can also include Milton or Johns Creek and be one of six high school districts. Marietta can be east or west of I-75, be East or We...