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Top Subdivisions in Sales for 2011

I was curious about the top selling mid-range communities in Forsyth County, so I ran a search in FMLS for subdivisions in Cumming, Georgia with home sales during the 2011 calendar year, having 4+ bedrooms and selling between $200,000 and $400,000.  Here’s the top 5 (with ties):

1) Windermere – 15 Sales

2) Fieldstone (all sections) – 13 Sales

3) Polo Golf & Country Club (all sections) – 11 Sales

3) Thorngate – 11 Sales

4) Evans Farm – 10 Sales

5) Green Summers – 9 Sales

5) Jamestown – 9 Sales

Each of these communities had foreclosures and short sales as part of the volume.

Sometimes Mutts are the Best Dogs

Back when my beloved black Lab, Buster, passed away, we didn’t look for a replacement for quite a while.  We wanted a smaller dog than the 110lb small horse that Buster was.  We looked at breeds, etc. and had made a decision.  So, before we went and picked out a pup, we stopped by the local PetSmart to get some supplies.  That day, the Humane Society of Forsyth County was having a pet adoption day.

While this varied off our carefully planned route, a particular dog, Simon really took a liking to my wife.  We talked about it awhile and talked to the representative about his situation (some previous abuse), house training, etc. and decided to take a little leap of faith.  Because we thought his old name of Simon may retain some feelings from his former family, we decided to name him Petey (as a nickname for Peter and as a reference to the Biblical transformation of Simon Peter).   Since the day we brought him home, he has totally infused himself into our family.  Not only is he a fantastic guard dog, he’s by far the most well-trained member of the household.

So, if you’re in the market for a companion, he/she might be waiting for you right now.

Humane Society of Forsyth County

(770) 889-1365 or (770) 887-6480

 

This Month in Real Estate – Dec. 2011

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Changes to FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will be increasing their Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP) by 0.25% on all 15 and 30-year loans.  The up-front MIP will remain at 1%.  The increase will take place on all loans insured by FHA on or after April 18, 2011.

Keller Williams Mobile launched!

Are you standing in front of a home with a Keller Williams sign out front? Do you have a smartphone? Go to mobile.kw.com and you can very quickly get information on the home. Here’s what you can do:
Search by MLS number.
Search by address and minimum / maximum list price.
Scroll through listings sorted by price ascending / price descending / open houses.
At a particular proprerty, you can get more email, send the info to a friend and conctact the agent by email or phone.
You can also get directions, see a map of the property area and view more photos.