Gwinnett County GA

News and information about Real Estate in Gwinnett County, Georgia!

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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 Team World: December activity strong

The 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”

The Team world

The 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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St Marlo Country Club is one of the premier golf communities in Georgia. 

Located in the newly created city of John's Creek, St Marlo enjoys Fulton county's reasonable taxes and convenient location.  John's Creek is also known for their great public and private schools.  St Marlo is set on over 900 acres of rolling hills and wooded terrain, and is gated with 24 hour manned security.  The homes are mostly traditional and European style, and range from the $600s to over $5 million.  

The 18 hole Denis Griffiths designed championship golf course is the star of St Marlo.  

Recognized by the AJC as one of the top 3 courses in Atlanta and by Golf Digest and one of the top 10 best new courses, St Marlo is a highly sought after playing experience.  The…
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  Trilogy Park is located in one of the most desireable areas in Gwinnett County. The homes in the community are well designed traditional homes with floor plans to fit every buyer. You get a feel of an old-fashioned neighborhood where the streets are narrower and the trees shades the sidewalks. It is like living in your own private park. dsc00576_566 The community has lots of great amenities. These amenities include: playground, swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, and picnic tables. You can take a stroll down the sidewalks or toss the ball with your children. The surrounding area has great schools, plenty of shopping and much more. Just minutes from major interstate for an easy commute. Come see what Trilogy Park has for you! dsc00575_566
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GA Foreclosures and Bank Owned Properties 

The 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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St Ives Country Club is the epitome of tradition and luxury in Atlanta's Country Club Homes.   

A well established community that is fully built out, St Ives offers a true country club experience situated among rolling hills and mature landscaping.  

The home styles in this John's Creek community vary widely, and offer real estate options for all types of buyers. Homes are priced from the $400s to well over $1 million.   The John's Creek location offers easy access to both I-85 and GA400 and an attractive tax rate.

The focal point of St Ives Country Club is the English Manor style clubhouse which faces the award winning private 18 hole golf course.  

The Clubhouse has a supremely elegant and opulent feel, and offers the best in five star and…
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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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Sugarloaf Country Club - Luxury Homes in Atlanta Metro, Duluth, Gwinnett County, GA

Live extravagantly at the majestic Sugarloaf Country Club!

Located on 1200 acres of North Georgia hillside in the middle of lively Duluth, GA in Gwinnett County.

Sugarloaf Country Club, Duluth, GAThe Players Club at Sugarloaf offers an award winning tennis facility with 14 lighted courts including clay and hard court surfaces.  There are typically 25 to 30 USTA and ALTA teams that play out of TPC Sugarloaf.  From 1997-2008 TPC Sugarloaf hosted the PGA TOUR’s AT&T Classic.  Personalized instruction is available on site from top tennis pro’s and PGA of America professionals.

The Clubhouse at Sugarloaf is a luxurious 60,000 square foot center for dining and relaxation.  

Sugarloaf Country Club Golf Course, Duluth, GeorgiaThere are private meeting rooms and elegant banquet and reception areas suitable for corporate meeting and

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