BLOGS

31
Mar

A real estate transaction only occurs when a seller can convey clear and marketable title to a piece of property to a buyer.  Sounds pretty easy, huh?  Well, there’s a lot that the closing attorney must do before validating clear and marketable title.  This is an incredibly important step because if you were to close

30
Mar

As is customary, The Peters Company brings you this monthly market snapshot for the metro Atlanta area.  We believe in market statistics, and we are proud to provide you with the best stats in the metro area from Chartmaster Chuck Carr.  It’s hard to sell homes in this market, but it’s even harder when you

30
Mar

We get that question about a handful of times every week.  Just like the real estate market, the answer is rather pat.  We won’t know until things start going up when we have hit the bottom.  The bottom will be in our rear view mirror by the time we figure it out.  Back to the

29
Mar

The Peters Company is involved in more and more distressed property transactions these days.  It’s the unfortunate state of affairs right now in our market.  Distressed property is categorized as most commonly “short sales” and “foreclosures.”  The truth is that these distressed sales are providing amazing opportunities for our buyers.  It has been said that

24
Mar

  Those of you in the market will be pleased to know that rates have fallen again thanks to the government’s commitment to purchase bad mortgage debt.  The most recent quote I received was 4.5% on a new home loan purchase.  4.5%!!!  The FHA rate is slightly higher, but still under 5%.  The nice thing on

24
Mar

The Peters Company just listed this beautifully renovated 3bed/2bath classic in historic Decatur. It’s located in the Clairemont-Great Lakes neighborhood and incredibly convenient to Emory Hospital, DeKalb Medical Hospital, and CDC.  The home has been renovated and updated front to back, side to side, and a recent addition makes for an expanded kitchen and an

19
Mar

We are blessed to intimately know many diverse areas of Atlanta, including inside the perimeter from Downtown north and the outer arc of DeKalb, North Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties. There is perhaps no market we know better than the Buckhead/Brookhaven market. Lesley and I have been fortunate to help buyers and sellers here for years.

16
Mar

The latest edition of “This Month in Real Estate” provides us with a little bit more information on the Homebuyer Tax Credit as well as some insight on how to sell your home in this market.  Here’s a hint.  It’s a five letter word; it starts with a “P”, and it rhymes with “ice.”  Most

15
Mar

Having attended at least one listing appointment per week for the last several months, we have had to share our fair share of bad news.  In fact, we talk more people out of selling than into selling.  That’s the truth.  As we have said before, we are in the market of selling homes, not listing

11
Mar

One of the easiest ways to achieve success is to always surround yourself with good people.  In business, I’ve always found a way to build a strong network team of professionals that I know and trust.  These pros provide me with wise counsel, add value to what I do, and just as importantly, provide my clients’

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