Athens Area Real Estate

Athens, GA Real Estate: Where to Spend Money in Your Home

Here in Athens, real estate seems to be doing very well. Another area that is currently thriving is construction.  Builders are back building new homes, and contractors are booked up for months.  It seems that there are renovations going on all over town, and it is definitely a good time to be a contractor.  As … Read More

Athens, GA Real Estate: The Normaltown Market

As I have mentioned before, Athens is a very unique town for many reasons.  It is a small city but it has a lot to offer.  There are great restaurants, good shopping, great music, and of course there are numerous events in town throughout the year.    But in terms of real estate, Athens is unique … Read More

Athens, GA Real Estate: East Side Value

Athens is a great community that is driven by our wonderful university.  As I have mentioned before, the university brings many different people to Athens which helps create a unique population here in town.  Even though Athens is geographically small there are many different areas one can choose to live.  Each one of these areas … Read More

Athens, GA Real Estate Value: 5 Points

The last 5 years have been a little crazy for real estate all over the country. And Athens, GA serves a prime example of what was good and what was bad.  I am sure you can remember what it was like 5 years ago.   Our economy was in full recession which was created by the … Read More

Investment Real Estate 102: What is a Cap Rate?

Previously, I posted a blog that addressed investment real estate for beginners.  In general, I wanted to outline some key things to consider when purchasing real estate as an investment.  Now I would I like to delve a little more into determining a value for investment property.  Value and price are obviously important components of … Read More

5 Points: Thoughts on the Springdale Rezone Proposal

You may or may not be aware, but a proposal to rezone a tract of land on Springdale was recently denied here in Athens.  The property is located at 348 Springdale street(pictured) right in front of Stanton Way and adjacent to the end of Rocksprings.  Currently, there are two existing houses and a tennis court … Read More

Investment Real Estate 101

Investing in real estate is an absolute must for any person or family.  At the bare minimum, you need to own your home and not rent.  There are too many advantages to owning real estate, and if you don’t take advantage it can hurt you in the long run.  People invest in real estate for … Read More

Home Buying Process: Part 1 Finding an Agent

Part 1:  Finding an Agent The first thing to do when buying a property is to find a well-qualified real estate expert to help you with the process.  It is always fun to look for houses on the IPad or smart phone, and really it is ok to go ahead and do that when you … Read More

Welcome Back Students and Thank You

In Athens, August marks the return of the student population.  I have lived and worked in Athens for 16 years and one thing has always bothered me regarding our student population.   I don’t think they are too loud.  I don’t think they drink too much, and I don’t think they are a nuisance.  But I … Read More

Location, Location, Location!

Most everyone has heard that the three most important things when it comes to real estate are location, location, location. In reality it is true, true, true. We all understand that real estate in Beverly Hills or Manhattan is generally worth more than real estate in Nebraska. But this principle usually applies to even the … Read More