Louise Scoggins

Kennesaw Real Estate Market Update

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2012 has seen yet another shift in the market…but this one for the better. We have seen supply drop substantially, and in turn tipping the scales of supply and demand back to a market where sellers are getting full price and multiple offers on their homes. Even CNN reports an overall home value increase of over 3%. So as we wind down the year, I am taking a look at what the numbers look like for Kennesaw Real Estate: Currently in Kennesaw, GA, there are 268 homes for sale. Of these homes:...

Canton GA Real Estate Market Update

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Boy what a year 2012 has been. Supply has dramatically decreased and tipped the scales of supply and demand back to a seller’s favor. Even CNN reports an overall home value increase of over 3%. As we wind down the year, I am taking a look at what the numbers look like year to date for Canton GA Homes For Sale: Currently in Canton, GA, there are 452 homes for sale. Of these homes:• 60 are listed as distressed sales• 37 are asking $100,000 or LESS• 12 homes are listed for over a million dol...

Woodstock GA Real Estate Market Update

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As we enter into the 4th quarter of 2012, I thought I would take a quick look back at the market and what’s happened so far this year with Woodstock Real Estate. We have seen activity increase and supply dramatically decrease, causing the supply and demand to tip the scales almost back to a seller’s favor. It has been exciting to see the activity and the overall market strengthen. Currently in Woodstock, GA, there are 365 homes for sale. Of these homes: 60 are listed as distressed sal...

Marietta GA Real Estate Market Update

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As we enter into the 4th quarter of 2012, I thought I would take a quick look back and see what’s happened so far this year with the Marietta Real Estate market. We have seen activity increase and supply dramatically decrease, causing the supply and demand to tip the scales almost back to a seller’s favor. It has been exciting to see the activity and the overall market strengthen. Currently in Marietta, there are 1,098 homes for sale. Of these homes: 148 are listed as distressed sal...

Cherokee County Real Estate Market Update

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2012 YTD Cherokee County Real Estate - Market Update This morning I was doing some searching online and decided to pull up some 2012 statistics for Cherokee County. Here is a snapshot of what’s going on in the market right now: 1,210 Active Listings, ranging in price from $20,000 - $9.8M 162 of those active listings are listed as foreclosures, priced $20,000 - $448,000, then 2 foreclosures at $949,000 and $1.023M 96 of those active listings are short sales, priced from $44,700 - ...

Pulte Homes Gives Back to Atlanta’s Flesh-Eating Victim

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By now, most everyone in Atlanta has heard about Aimee Copeland, the courageous 24-year old University of West Georgia student who has been battling a rare, flesh-eating bacterial infection. Aimee contracted the bacteria from a cut caused by a zip-line accident. The bacteria quickly took over her body and Aimee was not expected to survive. However, Aimee proved to be a fighter, not only surviving but thriving now 2 months post accident. The bacteria claimed both of Aimee’s hands, one of h...

Foreclosures with Tenants in Place

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I have recently run into two situations, both dealing with a listing of mine that was rented out and being foreclosed on. Let me tell you, it’s a sticky situation to be in! Each situation was a little different, but the outcome was the same: a very mad tenant.   The first situation was for a townhome my client has had rented out for years. He lives overseas and we have been liquidating his US properties one by one for about 4 years. We had not been able to sell the townhome du...

Bring Back FHA Down Payment Assistance!

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Recently I have had a plethora of buyers researching down payment assistance programs (or DPA) that are offered through state programs such as Georgia Dream or NSP. What I have learned is that while these programs are available for buyers to utilize, they are hard to close and limiting in what kind of home you can purchase (usually only foreclosures). One of my buyers went through 5 contracts on foreclosures – each in multiple offer situations – before they finally won a bid and ...

Cobb County Neighborhood Stabilization Program

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Finally! A local government is putting our stimulus money to work while helping out their local economy as well. Cobb County is partaking in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a government run program that allows local governments to buy foreclosed homes, fix them up, and sell them to a qualified buyer at an economical price. The idea here is that an otherwise abandoned home that is an eyesore to a community will be bought by Cobb County’s NSP. The NSP will then renovate the home ...

East Cobb’s Pope High School – a Magnet School??

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Education leaders have placed a proposal on the table for Pope High School to become a magnet school for hospitality and culinary arts. If approved, the proposal would allow Pope students to earn a 2-year degree from Chattahoochee Tech’s Mountain View Campus, then transfer to Kennesaw State University to obtain their bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and hospitality management. A task force is being put together by Cobb officials as well as Chattahoochee Tech’s president t...