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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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Hermes & Associates - Atlanta Homes Guru's Hamilton Mill Sales Stats 2012 vs. 2013 once again show that NOW is a great time to list your home and get it sold.



The following chart shows the closed sales within the Hamilton Mill subdivision in Dacula, Georgia on a year to year basis from January 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012 compared to the same time period in 2013.





The chart shows that while the number of closed sales is down more than 25% from 44 in 2012 to 30 in 2013 the average sales price was up over $30,000!!!  As the leading reseller of homes in Hamilton Mill, we can tell you that the activity in the same period is up from 2012 however the lack of available inventory has Buyers waiting for the opportunity to purchase in Hamilton Mill.



What this means for…
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<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EaL1iz2mr4I/UfbT7OHbhLI/AAAAAAAAEWI/yB4sBLL1lVQ/s1600/HmillClubhouseFront.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EaL1iz2mr4I/UfbT7OHbhLI/AAAAAAAAEWI/yB4sBLL1lVQ/s1600/HmillClubhouseFront.jpg" height="213" width="320" /></a>Hermes &amp; Associates sells Hamilton Mill - Dacula, GA and just last week we helped two Hamilton Mill homeowners sell their homes.&nbsp; Both of these <a href="http://www.atlantahomesguru.com/community/area/Hamilton+Mill/" target="_blank">Hamilton Mill</a> homes were under contract in less than 10 days and both sold for over 98% of asking price.<br />
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FHA shrinks waiting period for families that have had foreclosures and short sales - Now is the time to buy. If you have had a home that was foreclosed on or were forced to do a "Short Sale" and were told the waiting period to be able to purchase again was 5-7 years, please read this.


I have been talking about and hearing for a year or so that this was coming but now it is great to hear that help is on the way for those who were put into a position of having to do a short sale or had their homes foreclosed on.  It was apparent from the outset that the government was not going to be able to enforce the extended wait times initially expected for those who suffered the loss to be able to purchase homes again. The economy relies heavily on the housing…
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