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Buying a home--it’s the American dream. But recent events have caused financial experts to push the advantages of renting over buying that home! Arguments include flexibility on leasing contracts, lower insurance rates, no property taxes, and elimination of maintenance and repairs. Of course, there are pros and cons for either side but here are 5 reasons for the purchase of your dreams.

  1. Roots –How long do you plan on being in the location? Is this where you plan to be in a few months or a few years? For short term living, renting is obviously the way to go but if you plan to stay put, a home will entrench you in the community. There’s nothing like settling down and stability. Long term residency will also convert that throwaway rent money into a
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Joshua Guider is a locally home grown Realtor who’s passionate about helping people make good financial decisions, find the homes they love, and be able to make money when it’s time to sell.  Joshua has purchased two homes: one in Buckhead and one in East Cobb.  He currently owns rental property and enjoys discussing investing in real estate and helping investors to find properties that will cash-flow as rentals.  His own experience of purchasing real estate and creating passive income can only provide clients with expert guidance and detail oriented assistance in purchasing the home of their dreams.

His track record includes doubling the renewal rate as a National Account Manager and Co-Managing the Renewals & Retention department at, the

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Did you remember to file your Homestead Exemption?

Here’s what Homestead Exemption means for you. If you purchased a home, more specifically, your new primary residence last year, you’re now eligible to apply for / qualify for homestead exemption. Georgia law provides that every homeowner is eligible to claim a Homestead Exemption for a primary residence owned on January 1st. This property tax benefit can amount to considerable annual savings for you.

You still have time to file your exemption, make sure that you take advantage of potential savings on your property taxes.                                                                         

Basic Requirements for Homestead Exemption:

  • Must be legal resident of the county
  • Must
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1065 midtown atlanta condosThe Atlanta Business Chronicle recently reported that the 1065 Midtown Apartments, with occupancy of nearly 100 percent, will convert to condos in the Loews Hotel. According to the report, prices continue to climb on the Atlanta real estate market for intown purchases which is forcing the hand of TriBridge Residential to covert 52 apartments at the top of the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

Rent here has maintained between $2,500 and $7,000 per month, but now that Daniel Corporation, the original developer of 1065 Midtown, sold to TriBridge, renovations and conversions will begin as tenants’ leases start to expire.

Prices are expected to begin at $600,000, up 14% from 2006-2007 levels.

Atlanta Condo Market

The condo market in Atlanta has improved since

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real estate market predictions 2015As we enter 2015, potential home buyers and sellers alike are wondering what 2015 will look like for the US housing market. While we saw an uneven recovery from the 2008-2009 Recession in 2014, some analysts have expressed their real estate market predictions (2015) and they believe things might even out as economic and job growth continue to accelerate in the United States.

Fortune reported that we can expect three main things:

  1. Home price increases are likely to slow down, although affordability will decline.
  2. Mortgage rates are likely to rise.
  3. Millennials will demand housing which will help boost prices.

But how accurate are these predictions? What does this mean if you’re looking to buy a home in 2015? Or sell a home?


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about shaun rawlsThe Rawls Group has the distinction of being the first Keller Williams Office in the state of Georgia, founded way back in 1999. Company founder Shaun Rawls has been on the move ever since. After being asked to head up the first Keller Williams office in the city, Rawls' baby has really taken off. Starting with just the one office and 27 agents, the group has now expanded to 6 offices with over 1000 agents servicing every part of Atlanta, this includes our very own Atlanta Homes Team. The awards have piled up since 1999 and it's clear that Shaun and his team deserves to be recognized.

Shaun Rawls: the Founder, the Man

shaun rawlsShaun Rawls was asked personally to utilize his expertise and leadership skills in opening up Keller Williams' first office in

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Breaking Real Estate News: Nathan Hardwick of Morris | Hardwick | Schneider, a prominent real estate closing firm, has been accused of embezzling over $30 million.

real estate news morris hardwick schneider embezzlement scandalOnce a managing partner of the high-profile Atlanta law firm, Nathan E. Hardwick IV has just been accused of appropriating more than $30 million from escrow and other collateral accounts. A law suit has been filed within the Fulton County Superior Court, and Fidelity National Title Group (FNTG) acted quickly to become majority owner of Landcastle Title LLC, an affiliate company of Morris Hardwick Schneider (MHS).

Fidelity National stepped in once they "learned of substantial escrow account misappropriations" within MHS. Afraid that the scandal would "negatively impact" the stability and

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luxury homes for sale alpharettaFor most people, a ride in a helicopter would be a once-in-a-lifetime treat, but for others, having a heliport on their property is a run-of-the-mill experience.

There is no doubt that Metro Atlanta is home to some of the most beautiful estates and mansions in the country. Want a rare glimpse inside some of the most glamorous estates in Alpharetta, GA? These multi-million dollar luxury homes for sale feature lavish amenities beyond your wildest imagination. From heated pools and state-of-the-art movie theaters, to elevators and pool houses, these properties are what dreams are made of.

Fulfill all of your voyeuristic fantasies and take a look at what these homes have to offer. Read on to check out photos, amenities, prices and so much more!


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Check Out This Stunning Druid Hills Property

elton johns atlanta home for saleHave you ever wanted to live in a home renovated by the "Rocket Man" himself? Now is your chance! Elton John's Atlanta home has officially hit the luxury real estate market. Located in the prestigious Druid Hills neighborhood, this property has a prime location atop Stillwood Hill. This is the first time the home has been on the market since one of Atlanta's most famous residents set out to renovate it.

A Luxury Real Estate Renovation

druid hills homeRumor has it that Elton invested upwards of $3 million to renovate the house which was originally worth just $725,000. Known for his flashy and contemporary design style, the Druid Hills home is surprisingly modest and tasteful. The three bedroom, three bathroom home

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