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No Downpayment?

Believe it or not, even after the surge of foreclosures, some buyers may still qualify for loans with no or little down payments.  Review this article and let me know your thoughts:

http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2008060903?OpenDocument

Happy house hunting! 

Before You Buy, Consider This!

With the real estate market being the way it is, this is a great time to buy.  But only if you are prepared because purchasing real estate can be a God-send or a nightmare when you have not done due dilligence.  Check out this article on what you should consider before buying and write me if you have any questions or are in the Atlanta area and need help in finding a property as a home buyer or investor:

7 Must-Dos for the First Time Home Buyer — Finding the house is just the beginning. First-time homebuyers will need to answer these questions to see if the time is right to buy in their desired location.

Happy house hunting!

PS – Don’t forget about our upcoming events:

Ready to Build WEALTH?

— Come to this free seminar and learn how to step into real estate as a HOMEOWNER or step up to being an INVESTOR. 

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***** Dates & Locations:

1.  Mon., April 14, 2008, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – PEACHTREE BRANCH LIBRARY (1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309)

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2. Sat., April 19, 2008, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – ALPHARETTA BRANCH LIBRARY (238 Canton Street, Alpharetta GA 30004)

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3.  Mon., April 21, 2008, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.– BUCKHEAD BRANCH LIBRARY (269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305)

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4.  Sat., April 26, 2008, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PONCE DE LEON BRANCH LIBRARY (980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30306)

5.  Sat., April 26, 2008, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – SANDY SPRINGS REGIONAL LIBRARY (395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328)

See you there!

Homeownership & Investing in Georgia

Ready to Build WEALTH?

— Come to this free seminar and learn how to step into real estate as a HOMEOWNER or step up to being an INVESTOR. 

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***** Dates & Locations:

1.  Mon., April 14, 2008, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – PEACHTREE BRANCH LIBRARY (1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309)

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2. Sat., April 19, 2008, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – ALPHARETTA BRANCH LIBRARY (238 Canton Street, Alpharetta GA 30004)

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3.  Mon., April 21, 2008, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.– BUCKHEAD BRANCH LIBRARY (269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305)

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4.  Sat., April 26, 2008, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PONCE DE LEON BRANCH LIBRARY (980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30306)

5.  Sat., April 26, 2008, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – SANDY SPRINGS REGIONAL LIBRARY (395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328)

See you there!

UPCOMING EVENTS – Earth Hour & Home Buying Seminars

Hi all!

 Here are a few events that if you have not heard about may interest you:

1.  EARTH HOUR — tonight at 8 PM turn off your lights for just one hour to show that it’s possible to take action on climate change.  You can sign-up at www.earthhour.org – you don’t have to be in GA to participate!!

2OWN IT! ~ FREE Home Buying SeminarsCome and learn:

A) why NOW can be the best time to BUY,

B) why FORECLOSURES have increased and how you can avoid it,

C) your eligibility for DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE saving you THOUSANDS [this is the one that I wish someone had told me about BEFORE I purchased my first home because I qualified with my income levels, credit, etc. – arrgghhh! – do not be like me, learn about how you can save money at these upcoming seminars]

D) how much will you really pay,

E) and MORE! Arrive EARLY for FREEBIES.

***** Dates & Locations:

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      • Mon., April 14, 2008, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – PEACHTREE BRANCH LIBRARY (1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309)
      • Sat., April 19, 2008, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – ALPHARETTA BRANCH LIBRARY (238 Canton Street, Alpharetta GA 30004)

      • Mon., April 21, 2008, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – BUCKHEAD BRANCH LIBRARY (269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305)
      • Sat., April 26, 2008, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PONCE DE LEON BRANCH LIBRARY (980 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30306)
      • Sat., April 26, 2008, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – SANDY SPRINGS REGIONAL LIBRARY (395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328)

 Have a great day!

To Buy or Not to Buy?

I became a first-time Atlanta homeowner and investor over 4 years ago but with today’s market I wish I had waited! Although I didn’t, I am definitely taking advantage of the BUYER’S market here in Georgia. And I encourage you to do the same.

What is a buyer’s market?, you may be wondering. Well, a buyer’s market is when it can take homes longer to sell, causing some sellers to be more willing to lower prices and offer perks that save you MONEY (like paying six months of your mortgage payments – the buyer’s dream). This is what we in metro Atlanta are in so take advantage of it while you can.

Most real estate news shows that we may be rebounding before the year is out so don’t delay any longer. Find that discounted, house, condo, loft, whatever suits your taste and make the investment. Once we rebound, you should have a nice amount of equity built up that will increase your net worth.

Happy Investing!!

PS – If you have questions about real estate – including owning, buying, selling, leasing, investing, etc. – email me at places2love@mail.com – I’d love to help!