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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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What's my house worth in Dacula and Gwinnett County Georgia?

I get this question asked of me all the time and my repsonse is pretty simple. Your home is worth what a Buyer thinks it is worth. Unfortunately, neither the Seller nor the Realtor determine a homes value. Ultimately, Buyers do. What we as real estate agents do control is making sure homes are marketed properly in order to get as much exposure as we possibly can in order to attract ready, willing and able Buyers through the front door.

There are a lot of factors that come into play when discussing a homes value and one resource we offer to potential sellers is our free market evaluation tool from my Guaranteed Sale website. This is a simply fantastic tool that allows potentail Sellers to

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I don't know about you but I have always loved the retro style look in home appliances. For some reason they have just appealed to me. Maybe it was that when I was growing up in the late 60's, we had a few of the older appliances and they seemed to last forever.

Well, don't look now but the 50's are coming back to Gwinnett County real estate.

Reviewed.com just wrote a really good article on the new, old style refrigerators and other appliances that are hitting the market that have that "old time" look to them.

Here is a link to the article: Retro is cool!

Did you have a favorite appliance or item around the home from the "old days"?

Tell us about them.

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Is another SHIFT in the housing market in the works in Gwinnett County Georgia? Yes.

The real estate market is a contunually fluxuating creature and one that no one has ever been able to properly predict.  Some buyers and sellers want to try and "time" the market and pick the right time to either buy, sell or invest in real estate. While that is a good idea in principle it simply is impossible to predict.  As soon as you sense the market has hit its price bottom, the bottom has already passed and the market is on its way back up. Conversly when someone tries to predict the top of the market when trying to sell, again once it has been reached it starts down and the top has been missed.

There is no consistent way to predict when the bottom of pricing

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Foot-wide Hamptons pathway sold for $120,000? Probably not, however someone did in the Hampton's. 

Yes, believe it or not, two ptotential Wall Street buyers got into a bidding war for a 1,885 foot piece of land that was only one FOOT wide and after going back and forth 34 times, one of them paid $120,000 for a foot wide strip of land in the Hampton's.

Here is a link to the story from MSNBC.com. Let me know what you think.

Foot Long Pathway Sells For $120,000.

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What is the value of experience in real estate? $25,000.00. Yes, that is right. The Wall Street Journal just published a story on the report and it was a fascinating read. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Housing Research, Veteran real estate agents (those who have been licensed for 10 years or more) on average sell homes for 12% more than their less experienced counterparts. If you are even considering selling your home in Dacula or Gwinnett County, Georgia this is information you need to know.

A 12% increase in home purchase price adds up to $25,000 according to the study which was conducted by Longwood University in Farmville, Va..

Hermes Realty Group prides ourselves on making the most money possible for our clients and our

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Curious what your Dacula home value is? Check out GuaranteedSale.com.

Hermes Realty Group is proud to have been chosen to be affilitated with the GuaranteedSale.com website which allows Dacula Ga. home owners to check out their estimated home values with just a few clicks of a mouse. Our automated software is state of the art and will allow homeowners a unique opportunity to see where their home might sell for as well as what your neighbors sold for in the recent months.

Looking to see what your homes value is? Make sure to check out GuaranteedSale.com.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to us for more information.

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