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3 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing New Home Construction

Right now, it is considered a “Seller’s Market” because the real estate inventory is lower than the past trends. So, many home buyers are finding it more challenging to choose a home that is available on the market. What should you do if you are having a hard time finding your dream home? It might […]

Is it Necessary to Have an Independent Inspection for New Construction?

When buying a brand new home, is it ok to assume that everything is in good condition? With new construction, many homeowners mistakenly think that the home will be perfect. But, just because a home is new, doesn’t mean that you should skip the inspection. Why a Home Inspection The inspection is your opportunity to […]

Exceptionally Pleased with the Service from Duffy Realty

Exceptionally Pleased with the Service from Duffy Realty My fiancée and I started looking for our first home in the Summer of 2011. We started out searching the internet, comparing old and new homes, visited new developments, and attended a few open houses. During the search process, we met with Caroline Gamma and talked for […]

Maximized Money in Our Pocket with Duffy Realty

Just wanted to thank you for all the help! My husband and I thought we would save money by not using a real estate agent for our new construction home purchase but that was not the case! The builder’s agent told us point blank ” There is no discount to you if you do not […]

How to look at a seller’s disclosure.

The Seller’s Disclosure Is Suppose To Disclose – Look For The Clues That The Seller May Not Want You To Know A seller’s disclosure is a document that allows the seller to tell you, the buyer, what they know about their home. This document is part of the Purchase and Sale Agreement and is intended […]

Making property tax appeals easier.

Just an FYI for sellers: I have had a few of my sellers talk to me about homes they are looking to buy when they sell. Some of these homes have outrageous property taxes. Especially new construction which is now bank owned. This might ease your pain.

New Construction MUSTS – Blue Tape = FILM

During a punch list “party” (we call it a party but it really isn’t) you MUST take time to film the house before the workers start their repairs. What I am talking about here is that you will use blue tape to mark the walls where you want the paint and sheetrock touched up. There […]

8 freebies home builders are giving away – Real Estate News

In this tough economy, builders would rather give stuff away than sit on unsold homes and condos. And that’s great news for new-construction home buyers. Rhonda Duffy, owner of Duffy Realty in Atlanta, says a builder’s whole career could rest on whether he sells one house. “Builders used up all their construction loan money, and they’re sitting on properties. So they can’t build any more houses because they’ve got to sell these first,” says Duffy, Georgia’s top-selling real estate agent in 2007.

Georgia Home Buyers – $15,000 Tax Credit to Home Buyers – Duffy Realty

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved an amendment to the economic stimulus bill by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., that gives a $15,000 tax credit to anyone who buys a home in the next year. Isakson’s amendment would provide a direct tax credit to any home buyer who buys any home. The amount of […]