Archive for September, 2015

Before you ‘poo poo’ a ranch….

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

We lived in a ranch home until I was about 10 years old.  I’m not sure why, but I always had an aversion to this style of home.  I remember telling my first broker this, and he asked me why.  At the time, I think I said ‘they’re not attractive’ or something silly like that. […]

Welcome to Lavista Park

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Lavista Park is an unincorporated neighborhood just north of Atlanta.  Interstate access is minutes away, making the commute to downtown and other areas extremely convenient.  It’s a short drive to Buckhead (both north and south), Virginia Highlands, as well as the Emory/Decatur area. In the past 10 years, there has been a heavy emphasis on […]

Looking for square footage for your home?

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

One of the best metrics for comparing the value of one home to another is size.  However, in the state of Georgia, unless the seller has had someone measure their house, many times square footage is unknown.  As agents, not knowing square footage makes it challenging when listing a home.  We would recommend having a […]

New FHA Appraisal Guidelines

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The guidelines are changing for FHA appraisals.  After speaking with an appraiser last week, he said he is now expected to do much more in terms of inspecting the property….so much so that he’s going to put doing FHA appraisals on hold until he can figure out exactly what is required.  As a seller, if […]