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Protect Yourself !

From what? Well, everything of course. We love attorneys. When you list a property, buy a property or build a house, the agreements reference these intriguing forms courtesy of the Georgia Association of Realtors and the EPA. Here they are for your careful review:

 

Protect Yourself When Selling a House (Copyright 2015 by Georgia Association of Realtors, Inc., Form B1)

Protect Yourself When Buying a House (Copyright 2015 by Georgia Association of Realtors, Inc., Form B2)

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Faust on the Due Diligence Period – A Modern Parable on why this should be easy, but is not.

If you are buying or selling any real estate in Georgia (and most other states), due diligence will surely be a topic. Buyers and Sellers rarely agree on the intent of the due diligence period. Further, the intensive nature of people buying a home or selling their home seems to have trumped any customs around this important aspect of real estate contracts. Frankly, it is poorly defined in most contracts. In fact, in the standard Purchase and Sale Agreement from … Read more


5000 Riverview Road

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Jim Chapman Fine Homes is pleased to present Four (4) – 2+ Acre home sites located on Prestigious Riverview Road in Sandy Springs.  Each Luxury Estate Home has been meticulously sited to take advantage of the mature hardwoods that accentuates each of the private home sites with access to the Chattahoochee River.

Jim Chapman, an Atlanta native and graduate of The Westminster Schools, is a homebuilding veteran who started his own custom homebuilding firm, Jim Chapman Fine Homes, in 1998 … Read more


Earnest Money: How much? When? Why?

When we draft an offer, we will need to know the following terms;

  • Purchase Price in offer,
  • The duration of the Due Diligence Period,
  • Closing Date,
  • Financing (if any), and
  • Amount Earnest Money to be deposited when agreement is binding.

With all this, we are able to send you a pretty complete offer, but people are often stumped by Earnest Money. How much is enough? When do they get it back and under what circumstances?

 

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The Heery Herald :: October 2014

Heery Herald :: October 2008

Heery Herald :: October 2008

Told You So !

We really did. When the world was ending in October 2008, we wrote a lovely and encouraging piece for the Heery Herald titled “Buy Now, Really.” At that time, transaction activity was off about 75% from the prior year. As we restart the Heery Herald, we want to highlight how far we have come – Here is an excerpt:

The time from now until next summer offers the best real Read more