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What Motivates Millennials to Succeed in the Workplace

Posted by Val Lemoine // March 23, 2017

I have the Pleasure of Being a member of the CEO Round-table Chambers of Commerce in Cobb County Georgia.  For our General Meeting the Round-table hosted a Q & A with a panel of Millennials and I thought I would share what Millennials feel is most important to them in the workplace today. Millennials want […]


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Bank Statement Loans for the Self-Employed

Posted by Val Lemoine // October 1, 2016

Borrowers whose incomes come from commissions or from being self-employed have a more difficult time qualifying for a traditional home loan. Whether for a primary residence, a second home or an investment property, self-employed borrowers in Atlanta or those who write off 2106 unreimbursed expenses will be the most likely to benefit from the Bank Statement Loans for the […]


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Rehab Blueprint Survey:

Posted by Val Lemoine // August 2, 2016

Attached are the plans for my next rehab, we are doing a 350 sq ft master suite addition. The picture on the left shows the existing layout and is followed by options 1 and 2. Which do you prefer? Option 1: Laundry room remains where it is which creates a bigger master bath and walk […]


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Atlanta Historic Housing Inventory Shortage

Posted by Val Lemoine // July 8, 2016

The housing sales data from May is in, and it paints a pretty rosy picture for Atlanta homeowners who are thinking about selling a home. Median home prices are up and days on market are down across the region because of a historic housing inventory shortage that is the worst in the nation. Combine the housing shortage with […]


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What Features Do Not Add Value

Posted by Val Lemoine // June 29, 2016

“As temperatures soar, these metro Atlanta homes with pools become that much more appealing to buyers and daydreamers. The nice thing is, properties with pools are for sale at multiple price points,” writes Rose Kennedy at AJC.com. I got to wondering what features do not add value …and what do. Jean Folger at Investopedia shares […]


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New Atlanta Tax Assessments

Posted by Val Lemoine // June 22, 2016

This time last year homeowners got a shock when they opened their mail and took a look at their new Atlanta tax assessments. We wrote in our blog in “Appealing Your Property Taxes; how when why you should do it:” The Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that “(Property) values rose 20 percent or more in Decatur, […]


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Top 10 List of Issues Affecting Real Estate

Posted by Val Lemoine // June 15, 2016

Scott Trubey writing in MyAJC informs us of the top trends affecting real estate in the year ahead. The Top 10 List of Issues Affecting Real Estate for 2016-2017 from The Counselors of Real Estate released on Wednesday all seem to center on disruption. 10: The Rise of Experiential Retail: Retailers are adapting to rising […]


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QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Posted by Val Lemoine // June 10, 2016

“The Lord gave us two ends — one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.” Columnist, Ann Landers


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The Gender Gap

Posted by Val Lemoine // June 8, 2016

Peter Thomas Ricci in the Atlanta Agent magazine writes, “It is a well known fact that women earn less income than men, but new research from RealtyTrac has found that the gender gap also extends into real estate – especially here in Metro Atlanta. “According to RealtyTrac’s research, Metro Atlanta homes owned by single men are […]


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Looking for Love and Real Estate

Posted by Val Lemoine // June 3, 2016

CBS Moneywatch places Atlanta at number five as one of the Top 10 cities for singles looking for love and real estate. Minneapolis, Minnesota was number one. Realtor.com looked at cities around the country to find those with a high percentage of single-owned homes, median home prices that are relatively affordable for people earning the median […]


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