Hall County 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”

The NorthGaLife.com Team world

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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Ashbury Park is a new elegant community with 46 acres of community green space.

Ashbury Park Homes in Hoschton, GeorgiaAshbury Park has beautiful ponds, creeks and nature trails. The custom built homes on wooded lots start in the $400,000 range. Floor plans include large gourmet kitchens, custom trim packages, granite counter tops, media rooms, and much more.   The community offers a large size swimming pool with a double spiral water park slide, four lighted tennis courts, playground, and a beautifully decorated clubhouse with fireplace. Ashbury Park is just minutes from the new Gwinnett County recreation park with an abundance of outdoor activities available.   Ashbury Park is in the new Mill Creek school district which is one of the better schools in Gwinnett County.   Tons…
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Chateau Forest Subdivision is an upscale neighborhood located in Hoschton, GA.

Chateau Forest in Hoschton, Georgia

Chateau Forest is just minutes from the well known Chateau Elan Resort.

The homes in this community are beautiful traditional homes on large wooded lots. Homes that are currently on the market ranges in prices from $400,000 to $650,000.     The area around Chateau Forest offers lots of shopping and dining and is just minutes from Hamilton Mill and The Mall of Georgia. This area is continuously growing and there are plans for a new hospital in the immediate future.     Come take a tour of the gorgeous community!

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Pointe West Subdivision is a Lake Lanier gated community.

Pointe West oon Lake Lanier, Oakwood, GAPointe West offers elegant homes on the water with breathtaking views of the south end of Lake Lanier.   There heve been a few recent great deals in this community starting with a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home with a 3 car garage for $251,900. Also another great buy is a 4 bedroom 4.5 bath for $329,900. There are many more great buys in this luxury community.   Pointe West has several amenities including swimming pool, tennis courts, lake, and gated entry. The Flowery Branch area has major shopping, and medical facilities. This upscale community is a must see.   Pointe West Homes range from $500,000 to $1,500,000. 
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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.      


Grandview Estates, Flowery Branch, GA

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Lake Lanier is one of the largest man made lakes in the Southeast.

The lake has over 692 miles of shoreline and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The body of water is known for it's aqua blue color and beautiful views. There are many activities offered including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and much more.

After making the news for quite some time due to low water levels from an extended drought, Lake Lanier is now at full pool and has never been more breathtaking.

Multiple marinas on the lake offer wet slips, dry storage, and fuel. One of the largest floating marinas in the world is Holiday Marnia at Buford. Additionaly, there are several places to dine while you are enjoying your time on the lake and the Lake…
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