Flowery Branch GA

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It is a popular misconception that banks are often accepting half of what they are asking. 

This is not the case.  The reality is that banks often list homes at half of their former value.  Banks only accept offers that discounted on select properties that have been on the market for quite some time.    

When foreclosures are listed the properties have been appraised and thoroughly inspected and the banks are quite aware of all repairs needed. 

The prices reflect these factors.  Sometimes for one reason or another a bank will price a property well below market value to move it quickly.  Usually these properties receive multiple offers within a few days of the listing date.  

The art of finding a good deal is in watching the market closely on a

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To understand the effects of mortgage rates, we have to first understand how they work.  Mortgage rates are based off of Mortgage Backed Securities. 

Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) are basically investments in mortgage loans.  MBS’s represent mortgage bonds and are made up of pools of mortgages.  MBS’s are traded just like stocks and their value fluctuates on a daily basis.  Rates are constantly changing just like stocks.  Throughout a trading day, rates are changing up and down.

In January of 2009 The Federal Reserve announced that they would buy up $500 billion dollars in Mortgage Backed Securities. 

This would drive mortgages rates down, which it did.  Then in March of 2009 The Fed realized that they will need to keep rates low, much longer, so

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Shore to Shore

Lake Lanier GA and AL Gulf Coast Real Estate News

December, 20, 2009

In this Issue:

The NorthGaLife.com Team World: December activity strong

The GulfShoresLife.com Team World: December activity strong

Special Report: Are you prepared for survival?

Featured Article: Focus on investments you control

Recommended Resources: “Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul”

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The NorthGaLife.com Team is seeing more buyer activity.  It seems that the Alabama Gulf Coast vacation market locked up much sooner than the Atlanta metro area and also is coming out of that lockup a little sooner.  More than likely this is the difference in buyer behaviors for primary homes versus vacation / second home buyers.…
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GA Foreclosures and Bank Owned Properties 

The NorthGaLife.com Team (formerly the Laura Allen Team) has totally revinvented its web presence to streamline and expand your searching abilities. We hope that you will drop by and check us out!

There has lately been quite a lot of interest in distressed properties, foreclosures and bank owned properties.

If you seek those type buying opportunities, we have set up two special pages specifically for those property types. Check them out below and let us know if there are any you would like to tour.

You can find foreclosures for Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, and Jackson Counties including foreclosures in Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch, Braselton, Buford, Cumming, and Dawsonville, GA.

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Grandview Estates Subdivision is located in Flowery Branch, Georgia.

Grandview Estates Homes in Floery Branch, GAThe community has 150 homesites with large beautiful lots. The homes are custom built craftsman style homes lending great detail to each home.  Ranch style homes and traditional two story homes range in price from $400,000 to $600,000.   The family oriented community offers many amenities including: swimming pool, picnic tables, lighted tennis courts, and a clubhouse.   The Flowery Branch area offers fun activities as well as plenty of dining and shopping and is also homes of the Atlanta Falcons.   This area continues to experience dynamic growth.      


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Royal Lakes subdivision caters to your every need and offers a wide range of activities for the whole family.

Royal Lakes Subdivision in Hall County, GeorgiaThis upscale golf community offers homes that vary in styles & sizes. Beautiful views and luxury living at it's best. The community offers many amenities to meet every need. Some of them include: golf, swimming, fine dining, clubhouse, tennis courts, and much more.   The area surrounding this community has new strip centers, grocery stores, fitness centers, and much more. Just a short drive to the Atlanta for all the shopping and night life that one may want.   The homes in this beautiful community range from $300,000 to $1,000,000.  

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  Royal Lakes Golf Club in Hall County, Georgia  
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Royal Lakes Country Club is an exclusive golf community located in Beautiful Flowery Branch, GA.  

Just 5 miles from interstate 985, Royal Lakes is convenient to both Lake Lanier and Atlanta.  Royal Lakes is comprised of about 300 homes, priced from the $250s to $1.5 million.  Many homes enjoy golf course views, or back up to one ot the Country Clubs many lakes.  The lot size in Royal Lakes are large for a country club community-- most homes enjoy 1/2 to 1 acre.  

Golf is king in this luxurious community!  

The Royal Lakes course is an 18 hole semi-private championship course.  Offering a variety of challenges, this par 72 course boasts rolling hills, lakes, and a par 5 island green.  Opened in 1990, with an on-site pro shop and clubhouse with…
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If you are looking for a large, family friendly and park-like community, Sterling on the Lake is the place for you.

Located in Flowery Branch, GA, Sterling on the lake is huge in comparison to other communities int he area.  They have 1,700 home sites nestled among 200 acres of open green space.  The focal point of Sterling is the 45 acre Lake Sterling, which features a lake island, a community dock, and "catch and release" fishing.  There are also a number of smaller lakes in the community, totaling about 30 acres.  

With this many residents, you can be assured that Sterling on the Lake has a lot going on!  

There is truly a community feel here, and the year round special events such as summer concerts, fall pumpkin festivals, and winter…
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There’s something for everyone at Hamilton Mill.  

Hamilton Mill in Buford, GeorgiaKnown as a “Home Town”, Hamilton Mill has convenient access to everything you need to enjoy life in Dacula, GA.

Hamilton Mill is home to the first golf course designed by “America’s Favorite Golfer” Fred Couples and architect Gene Bates.  His extensive knowledge of the game breathes life and challenge into this beautifully landscaped course.

The clubhouse is home to a members only dining room, over 4,800 square feet of meeting space and a spectacular covered veranda with magnificent views of the golf course.  The clubhouse also boasts the Great Hall which with its huge stone fireplace is a fantastic place for special events of all kinds.

Canon Gate Golf Club at Hamilton Mill in Buford, GeorgiaThe Practice Center located on the grounds has over 7,000

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