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. 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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Should We Renovate Before Selling

Posted by Val Lemoine // May 25, 2016

Should we renovate before selling?  Some friends had enough Carrera marble to change the floor in the small bathroom. They wondered if they should change the flooring before putting the house up for sale. They decided against the floor change and sold the marble on Craigslist It’s a question that gets asked almost every day, […]

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Atlanta Renewal of the Housing Initiative Program

Posted by Val Lemoine // May 18, 2016

How the Atlanta Belt-line will affect local housing

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7 Tips for Finding a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Val Lemoine // May 11, 2016

Are you getting ready to sell your house? We interviewed several agents and based on our search we have 7 tips for finding a real estate agent. The first agent we invited to our house was young and very tuned in to the new real estate marketing technology. That to us was a good trait […]

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Short Sales in Atlanta

Posted by Val Lemoine // May 4, 2016

In the greater Atlanta area, there are fewer homes in distress, 400+ today, than when we wrote Avoid Atlanta Foreclosure with more than 2,000 houses, meaning fewer foreclosures and short sales, but with markets in turmoil, who knows what the future will bring. In the housing crisis of 2008, a short sale in Atlanta was […]

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Posted by Val Lemoine // April 29, 2016

“Go and wake up your luck.” Persian Proverb

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Self Manage or Hire a Property Management Company

Posted by Val Lemoine // April 27, 2016

When should you hire a property management company? Always the question arises when you become a real estate investor and rental property owner, should you self-manage or hire a property management company for your rental property? Ron Leshnower at NOLO suggests you should consider hiring a property management company if: You have lots of properties […]

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What Is an Investor to Do

Posted by Val Lemoine // April 20, 2016

What is an investor to do the in this era of zero interest rates (ZIRP) which have virtually killed the market for savers. Gone are the days of CDs and savings accounts that beat the combined costs of taxes and inflation. Today, even if you buy thirty year treasuries, a 3% return is about the […]

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Posted by Val Lemoine // April 8, 2016

“Managers light a fire under people; leaders light a fire in people.” Management Consultant Kathy Austin

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