Posts Tagged ‘Peachtree City’

New Report Lists Safest Cities in Georgia

March 31, 2014

safest_citiesThroughout my more than 30 years in real estate, housing trends have come and gone. Pastel paint, wallpaper and borders around rooms, and glass top tables are all features that have gone the way of the dodo, but there’s one home trend that has stayed constant over the years: Safety.

I spoke to thousands of families about their home buying concerns when I was a full-time selling agent, and one of their first questions was always “How safe is this neighborhood?” With that in mind, I found a great report titled “50 Safest Cities in Georgia” published by SafeWise, a safety and home security news source.

Although it lists 50 cities in the article, I’d like to cover the top 5 here. Some of the cities are well known for being safe, but others will surprise you. (more…)

Closing Killers: Opening New Credit

September 20, 2010

opening new creditMy second “Closing Killers” story is about buyers relocating from Idaho who expose their closing to one of the Closing Killer gang leaders: “Opening New Credit”!

Sam and Sue Spud had found a peach of a deal in Peachtree City. This foreclosed home was perfect. It had taken the Bank seller over 7 weeks to respond to their offer. They were finally under contract and heading for closing. If they missed the original closing date, they would have to pay the seller $100 per day to extend the closing date. Their loan application had been in process for over 3 weeks… everything looked “fine”.

Their agent and loan officer had told them not to make any changes to their credit or finances until after closing. (more…)