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HOME FOR SALE IN GRAYSON GA.  CUL-DE-SAC lot abutting Tribble Mill Park. Great neighbors, beautiful level yard. Open floor plan with 9 and 10ft FOOT CEILINGS. BEAUTIFUL HARDWOODS throughout main level. Custom cabinetry, HEAVY MOULDING and CRAFTSMAN finishing. Stainless appliances, granite in all baths.  Keeping room with fireplace, LARGE PANTRY and private SCREEN PORCH. Elegantly upgraded finishes and fixtures plus MASTER ON THE MAIN.  All of this plus a huge basement ready for your finishes. This home screams BUY ME in every room. 

WE TRADE HOMES. WE BUY HOMES FOR CASH.  WE WILL RENOVATE A HOME FOR YOU.

Van Purser is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia.  Since1981 he has successfully purchased and renovated over 400 homes.  His expertise is in the

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The Woodlands is a master planned community complete with fabulous amenities, located off of Highways 92 in Woodstock, Georgia.  Built by Pulte Homes this neighborhood community features over 1000 family homes typically priced below $350,000. The neighborhood is served by Little River Elementary, Mill Creek Middle and River Ridge High Schools

The Woodlands amenities offers a beautiful spacious clubhouse with a full kitchen, meeting room and general purpose room.  It features spacious ceilings, hardwood floors and a fireplace.  

The Woodlands also features an Olympic size pool complete with a waterslide to entertain and excite even our biggest kids.  The pool serves as a community gathering place for many outdoor activities. The Woodlands is

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Tired of looking at homes that are advertised as FULLY RENOVATED and discovering that all that was done was carpet, paint and counter tops.  Well you won’t be disappointed here!

Located in the hot, Crabapple Ga area, this home is located in the Wexford Community off of Hardscrabble Road.  The home sits on a large cul-de-sac lot, with great neighbors and a beautiful level rear yard.  Located only minutes from shopping, parks and HWY 400, it’s easy to see why the Crabapple area is so hot.

This home has undergone an extensive renovation and updating.  All done under the watchful eye of Roswell Community Development, this renovation reflects what a comprehensive renovation should consist of. 

From the exterior you will notice a new architectural

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Johns Creek is quickly becoming one of the most sought after communities in North Fulton.  Home to the new Northview and Johns Creek High Schools families are targeting the area to locate in.  Additionally it is only minutes to North Point Mall, plus multiple choices in localized shopping, to include grocery, dining and big box home improvement stores. 

Located off of Parsons Road this stately home for sale in Johns Creek offers one of the most desirable locations in Johns Creek.  Stonehaven Community consist of 47 homes, all built on approximately half acre lots, with lots of privacy and nice yards.  Stonehaven Community features a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and playground area.   The association fees are $600 per year.

This stately three

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You would think that once a buyer and seller have agreed on the price and terms of the sale of a home that the hard part would be over. This is not always the case. Home inspections if not handled correctly can sometimes cause more anxiety than negotiating the price and terms of the home. Knowing a few simple guidelines will help in working through inspection issues.

Inspection Period aka Due Diligence Period

In Georgia this period is usually called the Due Diligence Period. It is during this time, which is agreed to by both buyer and seller, that the buyer has the right at their own expense to inspect the property for defects. The most common types of inspections are Home Inspections, Termite Inspections, Radon Inspections, Septic System Inspections

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With all of the foreclosures and great deals on the market having the right tools on hand when looking at a property can save you lots of time and money. By knowing the tools and by having them on hand, you will be able to properly evaluate a home on the first visit, resulting in being able to make an offer afterwards, without the assistance of an inspector or engineer, and without needing to return for a second or third visit prior to making an offer. This alone will allow you to make offers more quickly and will result in more deals going under contract.

The Basic Tools

A Flash Light
I can’t tell you the number of times would be buyers show up with a pin light on their key ring to look at property. A heavy duty flash will allow you to examine

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FILING FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN 2014

Homeowners may need to provide their Warranty Deed book and page, proof of residence, social security numbers, driver’s license and car tag info. In most counties, to be eligible for the current year, you must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1st.  If the property is located within city limits, the homeowner may be required to file with the city as well. 

Gwinnett County – deadline is April 1, 2014            770-822-8800 http://gwinnetttaxcommissioner.manatron.com/Tabs/Property/HomesteadExemption.aspx

Fulton County – deadline is April 1, 2014                 404-612-6440 http://www.qpublic.net/ga/fulton/basic_homestead.html

DeKalb County – deadline is April 1, 2014              

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Competition for Foreclosures..
As you have heard this past year represented a reversal in housing trends.  As the number of foreclosures began to decline and institutional investors became involved in the market, prices began to rise very quickly.  The results were almost a buying frenzy, motivated by the desire to get in before prices returned to pre-crash levels.

It was not uncommon for a property to receive multiple offers.  In fact we recently made an offer on a home in Alpharetta that had 31 offers and sold for 127% of asking price.

This video is what a typical day at the auction looks like.  Organized chaos!!

Trying to Get Ahead of the Competition
In an effort to get ahead of the game we decided to work the foreclosure market for a

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