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Ed Neubaum
I make a living selling homes in Georgia.... really ... I am.. No part time job either.
Interests: photograhy, sailing is there anything else?
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Families earning the national $64,200 median income could afford 72.6% of all homes sold in the second quarter of 2011, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). Nationwide housing affordability hovered for the 10th consecutive quarter near its highest level in more than 20... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2011 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
If you don't own a home now, you know you want one.... right? JAN 25, 2011 Realty Times The recently released study, American Attitudes about Homeownership, conducted by Harris Interactive for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reveals that homeownership still ranks high among the list of smart financial decisions.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
I refound (is that a word?) a old web site called Moving: How to Avoid Moving Scams. It has some very good information and may be a good place to start if you are hunting for a mover. The most intresting quote I can pull .... How to Find a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
Steve Palm from Smart Numbers brings us the numbers….a breakdown of the home sales in Metro Atlanta including Marietta, Alpharetta Roswell etc..... ...There were 49,118 closings for all single family in 2010. This was 7.5% below 2009 and the last time we had fewer annual closings was 2000. … But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
We see a lot of Freddie Mac foreclosures, not so much in East Cobb or Alpharetta. Buying a home that was foreclosed on still makes sense and the surest way to begin with some equity. Freddie Mac sounds upbeat....can you catch the very carefully worded part? JAN 18, 2011 Realty... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
One surprising fact really came to light during Snow Apocalypse 2011. The long lingering snow gave plenty of indications of coyote and how close they come to the house (very close). In East Cobb we have dealt with them for a number of years and by now all the neighbors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
I don't know if the title to this post should have a question mark, or a period. As someone who has spent over six years hanging around Zip I feel I can speak with some authority on what was done right, and what was done wrong. In those 6 years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
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After many years working with Zip Realty, Connie Greaber and I have made the tough decision to move our Real Estate business to another brokerage, Atlanta's Finest Real Estate Professionals. Zip Realty is in the process of changing its business model and closing many districts across the country. The Atlanta... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
From Steve Palm at Smart Numbers... Is it all doom and gloom....? My comments in blue September 2010 was the 4th consecutive year-to-year monthly unit decline for all single family housing. There were 3,685 closings for all single family versus 4,764 for September 2009 or a decline of 22.6%. But,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
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If I only had a dollar every time I have heard that. This is the reply I wish I could give without sounding to snarky. "At the end of the day there no difference between a buyer bringing a suitcase full of Benjamins and wire transfer or cashiers checks.” In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
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I found this sign taped near the front door of a partially rehabed townhouse the other day. It can say so many things... Check out your contractor thoroughly. Lower bidder may not always be the best choice Learn how to change locks yourself. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
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Because you have nothing to do this weekend. I know there is football and fall festivals and Halloween and so on... Your gutters work very hard for you, protecting your house all year. They help divert water from your foundation, save your soffits and fascia boards from rot. Be kind... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
I get that question alot. It's nice when someone asks me for my opinion. Most folks know this is not my first time to the rodeo. I can read comps, market trends and have a high experience level when it comes to helping people buy foreclosures. But it helps to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
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I hate self stick floor tiles. They never really stick down permanently and seem to collect lots of dirt around the edges. They are for the real rookie do it yourselfer. I hate self stick floor tiles even more when they are used for decorating a trey ceiling as shown... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
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Because not all the defects will be this obvious. I photographed this at Jefferson's Poplar Forest in Virgina. Needs some TLC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poplar_Forest This structure was built long after TJ was gone. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
More from Brett Arends... You'll save on taxes. You can deduct the mortgage interest from your income taxes. You can deduct your real estate taxes. And you'll get a tax break on capital gains–if any–when you sell. Sure, you'll need to do your math. You'll only get the income tax... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
Stuff, less of it, and smaller homes. One trend I'm sure of is, younger home buyers are backing away from saddling themselves with a large mortgage payment. My guess is that many have seen their friends and family crash and burn, or maybe just even limp along with a huge... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
With help from the WSJ. Brett Arends says.... You can get a good deal. Especially if you play hardball. This is a buyer's market. Most of the other buyers have now vanished, as the tax credits on purchases have just expired. We're four to five years into the biggest housing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
http://www.examiner.com/school-rankings-in-atlanta/atlanta-schools-guide-walton-high-school It's not cheap, most of the time.... There are 387 listings as of October 18th. Almost half, 144 between 300 and 500k. 99 Homes are 300k and less with an amazing 22, 200k or less. There are some nice ones at the 200k mark, if you are not to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
As a frequent viewer, but infrequent FB poster I have never figured out why people would care about the trivial details of my day-to-day life hence few FB postings. Yet, I find myself drawn to the trivial details of my Friends FB postings. That may prove that being a voyeur... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
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I’m back and I found a deal…. I will work on an excuse for no recent posting later. Here is a foreclosed listing I showed two weeks ago. If you are looking for a town home in Cobb County this is a steal. Close to 75 but not to close.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
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Since I started this blog I have been anticipating posting photos of some of the stupid people tricks folks do to their home, in the name either style, connivance or laziness. Of course, the names and locations will be anonymous. And yes, you could look around my house and find... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
By DAWN WOTAPKA at WSJ.com UPTURN WITH A VIEW: Apartment landlords are beginning to see signs of improving market trends, with Associated Estates Realty seeing leasing rates turning positive in May. Above and below, Associated Estates' Vista Lago Apartments in West Palm Beach, Fla. For the first time since the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
If you are thinking of buying a home, and will be looking to use an FHA loan, your payment will be going up. And not because of interest rates. The House of Representatives today passed House Resolution (HR) 5074, the FHA Reform Act, which establishes a handful of new Federal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home
Atlanta CityPASS = One Easy, Very Smart Purchase The big question is: “What should we see in Atlanta?” CNN, World of Coke, High Museum, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Fernbank for just $ 74 bucks... How can you do that! Atlanta CityPASS is your answer. Do more. Save cash and time.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at It's Not a House, it's a Home