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If so we need to talk. 

I am in the process of hiring a handful of individuals to come on board and grow with us.We prefer a person who already holds a real estate license but this is not a requirement. We can help you with that. What we cannot help you with is to have a true desire to make a impact in other peoples lives and your motivation to help others and yourself at the same time. 

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Where are Hamilton Mill and Dacula home prices heading? Up. Yes, I said it. Prices are going up and will continue to do so for the next few years. 

Home prices have increased in Dacula, Ga and Hamilton Mill over the past year. Dacula has seen a marked improvement in price levels and our overall outlook is pretty good for the foreseeable future. I was recently asked to contribute to a article in the Dacula Patch on home pricing and my repsonse was that "Hermes expects to see that trend continue over the short term despite the potential influx of sellers. "I would expect a 4-6 percent appreciation over the next year and then continue this trend for a few years," he said.

While I caught some flack for this from some in the real estate industry I do

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Hamilton Mill subdivision market update - October 2013. 

Hamilton Mill subdivision has seen a strong real estate market in 2013 with a total of 94 homes sales thru November 12, 2013 according to the FMLS listing service. 

Currently there are only 26 homes actively for sale in the FMLS listing service. This is a definite advantage to anyone looking to sell a home. As inventory falls, this creates more of a Sellers market and winter is a great time to sell. 

If you or someone you know is looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate please give us a call. 678.775.2787.

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Hamilton Mill home values are increasing, Dacula Ga. - Dacula Patch just came out with a article on the home prices in Hamilton Mill area and Dacula, Georgia that you might find interesting. 

Right now the average sales price is Dacula is $179,300 which is a far cry from the average sales price in 2007 of $226,000.

I was asked to give some perspective o nthe pricing that Zillow.com recently came out with that said price levels were increasing at a higher rate than what is being seen in Hamilton Mill in Dacula Ga. Some areas of Dacula have seen a good rise in values but across the board and in the higher price points the trend is much smaller than the numbers I see from Zillow.

Here is a link to the Dacula Patch article. 

If you would like more

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Can you believe this? 49.5% of the properties sold in Georgia over the summer were purchased in cash, according to data published last week by RealtyTrac. This is an incredible statistic but one that we feel is going to be greatly reduced over the coming months, particularly as we quickly head into 2014. We feel this simply because the amount of foreclosure activity has been greatly reduced and prices are increasing. This will move some of the larger investors (who were buying a ton of property) out of the market. 

Georgia homes were purchased with a median home price of $164,039

In some states, all-cash transactions seem to be the norm in other to lock in on a good deal and close quickly.

Many of the states with the most homes sold for cash are

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Don't Wait.....10 Reasons to Sell Your Home over the Holidays

1.       People who are looking for a home during the Holidays are serious buyers.

2.       Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition from inventory means more money for you the seller.

3.       Houses show and smell great during the holidays.

4.       Buyers are likely more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!

5.       Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays and yet  have a sense of urgency if they are actively looking during this time.

6.       Some buyers must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons or wanting to lock-in a great interest rate.

7.       January is

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Speed limits to "officially" increase on parts of Atlanta's I-285 this coming Friday, November 8th. 

While the posted speed limits on I-285 is currently 55mph, I think we can all agree that anyone going the speed limit is greatly impacting the overall flow of traffic on this part of the Atlanta intersate system. Personally, I think increasing the speed limit is a good thing for one main reason. Speeding tickets.

For more on the speed increase and other information please take a look at this lnk from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Speed Limit Increase

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Homes for Heroes - Duluth, Dacula, Buford, Braselton Ga and surrounding areas can participate in the Hermes Realty Group's Homes for Heroes program.

A HOT HOUSING MARKET IS HERE AND WE ARE THANKING HEROES ONE HOME AT TIME

Homes For Heroes ® offers large savings to local heroes when buying or selling a home: for buyers, this is a home credit that doesn’t expire!, and the low interest rates ...make now the time to buy!

With the housing market making its way back a push is underway to find homes to buy and sell and with this Homes for Heroes® is gearing up to serve as many Heroes as possible. Homes for Heroes aims to help close the gap between the cost of housing and buyers in the following groups: military personnel, police officers,

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Estates at Mountain View - Dacula/Hoschton Georgia - Hermes Realty Group has come across another small enclave of well priced homes for those looking to relocate into the highly sought after Mill Creek school cluster in Gwinnett County. Homes prices starting from the $260,000's.

The Estates at Mountain View offers 9 floor plans to choose from ranging in price from the $260,000's up to the low $300,000's. Paran Homes and President David “Butter” Smith, a 20-year veteran of the homebuilding industry in Atlanta saw a once in a lifetime opportunity a couple of years ago to buy land for future development. Butter commented on the Paran Homes website that “I realized with lot prices so low I could build a quality home and offer it at a price that Atlanta

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