Category: Legal

24
Jan

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  I’m not a CPA (thankfully), but I do know a thing or two about taxes… and I mean property taxes. A property tax is a tax assessed on real estate by the local government (counties and

07
Oct

FULTON COUNTY TAXES ARE OUT! Fulton County property tax bills have been mailed to some properties, and the rest will be coming out by October 15th. The due dates for 2009 have been extended to 11/30 for City of Atlanta and 12/15 for Fulton County. If you are closing a property in Fulton County, it

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

06
Mar

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last 30 days, you probably have heard about the Economic Stimulus Bill that was passed and signed into law last month by President Obama. If you have been cave dwelling, click here.  We here at The Peters Company were most concerned with the First Time Homebuyer’s

19
Feb

On February 13th, President Obama signed the Stimulus Bill into law.  Is this what we’ve all been waiting for? Well, as a real estate agent, if falls a little short of what I was hoping for, but there are some clear benefits to you in the new plan, and I felt like it would be

10
Feb

At the beginning of every year, we send a letter out to our clients we represented from the previous year.  Our purpose of the letter is twofold.  First and foremost to thank them for giving us an oppotunity in an ocean full of real estate agents.  Secondly, we always remind our past clients about the

24
Nov

As one real estate agent or a team of real estate agents or even as a company of real estate agents, there’s certainly things we can do to impact this market.  I think the most important thing is that we have a positive attitude and remain opportunistic, work harder and smarter to ensure that our clients

14
Nov

Lesley and I both are  proud members of the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®  I had the pleasure of attending a recent Atlanta Board event.  One of the topics was “What is a REALTOR®?”  Before I became a real estate agent, I just assumed that everyone was considered a REALTOR® if they were in the business. 

28
Oct

Fulton County Courthouse If you’ve ever tried to read a Legal Description for a property, you know how difficult it can be to understand.  Legal Descriptions represent the pivotal information in a contract that make it valid because it’s incredibly specific in its physical location.  An address is not a valid legal description in a contract.  You may be

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