February 2015

Found 17 blog entries for February 2015.

Pricing Your Home to Get it Sold

If you’re considering putting your Hamilton Mill home on the market, especially since we live in an area where prices are going up and buyers are competing for homes, you may be tempted to try listing it at a high price just to see if you can get it.

Don’t do it.

Experienced Realtors will tell you that pricing your home appropriately from the beginning is critical to getting it sold quickly and at the best price. Research shows that overpricing your home and then dropping the price several times while it languishes on the market usually leads to selling it at a much lower price than what you originally should have asked for it. The longer a home stays on the market, the deeper the discount is likely to be off the

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Capture, Store, and Livestream Memories with LifeLogger?

How much of your life do you remember? The answer is statistically around 0.001% - that’s if you have good memory! This is about to be changed by a Start-up company called LifeLogger , which could be the Next BIG THING in High-Tech industry in 2015.  And folks are seriously looking at the stock potential.

LifeLogger was named among the top 5 Start-ups by Enterpreneur.com and other tech media. The company's vision might sound like it's coming straight out of a Start Trek film, but their idea is truly brilliant and is reality today.

The wearable technology industry is expected to grow to the staggering sum of 20 Billion by 2018, and the recent extremely successful IPO of GO PRO only proves

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Free App to help you with your home search in Hamilton Mill and anywhere in the country. 

We have had a lot of people ask about our Free KW App that allows you to search for homes for sale in Hamilton Mill, Dacula, Buford and all across te country. In order to assist you I created a quick You Tube video with more details. 

If you are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate, please make sure to download our app and use it whenever you want to see what homes are on the market. 

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I am looking for a high energy person or two to join our Team as a Inside Sales Representative(s). This person will be exceptional on the phone and ready to make up to 100+ outbound calls per day with the goal of setting appointments for our Team.

Salary plus commission. Earning potential is huge.

If you know someone who is looking for a career change please get them in touch with me. 678-775-2787 or email at Sales@AtlantaHomesGuru.com

PS: This is a career position with a great deal of upward mobility. Not a part time job or one that should be taken lightly. It is hard work but the rewards are tremendous.

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Filing for Homestead Exemption

Have you filed for homestead exemption on your Hamilton Mill home?  Do you have questions about filing for homestead exemption?  We have compiled a list of homestead rules, along with web addresses and County contact information from Gwinnett County and other counties in Metro Atlanta.



  1. Property Owner must own and occupy the property as their primary residence as of January 1 of the tax year.
  2. ****The county does not look at who owned the property the majority of the year – they only look at who owned the property as of January 1.
  3. Property Owner must live in the property as their primary residence and they cannot be receiving homestead exemption on any other property – this
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The Mall of Georgia adds three new stores

It's nice that Hamilton Mill Subdivision is less than a 10 minute drive to The Mall of Georgia, and now we have a few new stores to shop.

The Mall of Georgia has announced the additions of three new stores, one of which has already opened (Jilly's Cupcakery).  The other new additions are Forever Flawless and Camicissima.

If you are looking for an affordable but swanky new men's store, Camicissima is set to open in March.  Camicissima specializes in men’s European-style shirts and ties.   The store was founded in 1931 by Giovanni Candido, the Italian clothing store offers an extensive collection of seasonal shirts and ties in various colors at wallet-friendly prices. Candido’s insistence on traditional

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Purchase your first home in 2015

The American dream of homeownership may not be as hard to attain as many people seem to fear. A few intriguing facts and hints can help.

The Facts: While existing home sales have risen recently, the National Association of Realtors’ annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that the share of first-time buyers recently fell to its lowest level (33 percent) in nearly three decades. Many first-time buyers experience obstacles on the path to homeownership, including difficulty saving for a down payment and tight credit conditions.

Consider These Tips:

Find and work with an expert Realtor who knows the neighborhood. Nothing can replace the local knowledge and real insight that professional Realtors can

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Zillow Zestimates in Hamilton Mill and Dacula, Georgia. The real truth...   If you think Zillow is the gospel for home valuations as either a Buyer or a Seller please read this article. I have been saying publicly for a number of years that Zillow estimates are only a starting point for a home value and cannot be valued as a factual estimate. 

As a example, my personal home shows on Zillow as being worth $75,000 more than what I, as a professional Realtor would even consider selling it for. While I would love to be able to market and sell my home for $75,000 more than what fair market value is, that simply would not work. I would sit on the market for months, maybe even years waiting for my value to reach what my Zestimate is. 

If you want to know…
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Hamilton Mill home for sale – 3388 Highland Forge Trail, Dacula Ga, 30019, contact Matt Hermes with the Hermes Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty at 678-775-2787 or online at 3388 Highland Forge Trail in the Hamilton Mill subdivision.

Beautiful home located in Hamilton Mill. Great amenities, schools, and parks. Great opportunity to get into the neighborhood and JUST REDUCED!   Incredibly private back yard with screened in porch.  Main level boasts two story family room and updated kitchen with granite countertops, beadboard, breakfast bar and built in desk.  Home office with French doors is just off of foyer.  All bedrooms up including master with sitting area and master bath with soaking tub, separate shower and double vanities.  Designer paint

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Bus Cams Catch Hundreds of Violators in Gwinnett County and around the Hamilton Mill subdivision in Dacula.

As Hamilton Mill homeowners and parents, we all know the importance of safety for our kids.  We are fortunate to have such active parents here in our Hamilton Mill subdivision who advocate for our kids.  Now our schools have taken extra measure to ensure their safety as well.  Now, with the stop-arm safety cameras installed by Gwinnett County Public Schools on busses, violators who don't obey safety rules of the road are facing consequences.

The school system has a total of 1,900 buses and just a small number of them have the new stop-arm cameras. But school officials say they’re working, catching an average of 350 violations a week.


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