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Milledgeville Main Street’s Second Saturday Sale at The Pavilion

Every Second Saturday, 9am-12pm It's a "something for everyone" event.  There are hand-made wares, yard sale items and of course the garden market as well. At the garden market you can support local farmers and get fresh vegetables, meats, eggs and baked goods. There are even jams, jellies and soaps as well. There is always a food preperation demonstration to learn how to prepare something and a kids corner for children to have a great time as well.  The even will take place on the second Saturday of the month for the next three months. The dates are as follows.

August 12
September 9
October 14

 

Some years I've grown a garden myself, but this year was an exceptionally busy year in real estate, so I did not.  But I have enjoyed fresh locally grown vegetables from different markets including this one since spring.  If you want some great organic and locally grown vegetables I suggest you give it a try too.

 

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7/31/2017 10:18:20 PM

Like to dance?  Well here is your local opportunity and you'll love the beautiful restoration at the Eatonton Cotton Warehouse if you haven't been to an event there yet.  You can book private events at this venue as well. 

 
Name: Hometown Hope Jam with Swingin' Medallions
Date: July 29, 2017
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door for general admission, VIP tables of 4 for $200., Table for 8 $275,  Corporate VIP package $500 Click here to purchase tickets.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM EDT
Event Description:
Join us for this awesome party with a purpose! Proceeds to benefit the Ethen Richardson Foundation in fighting childhood cancer

Come early for the Meet & Greet with the band. Enjoy the music of local artist, Joey Vargas. Check out the table decorating contest and join in on some fun raffles. Cash bar and doors open at 7:00 pm.

Make sure to bring your dancing shoes - The Swingin' Medallions start rocking the stage at 9:00.

This is going to be a fun filled night and the best part is – you can have a great time, party with a purpose, and help children that are fighting big battles. 100% of proceeds go to their families.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to make memories while making a difference!! Help fight childhood cancer and enjoy a wonderful night out on the town!

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7/26/2017 10:02:37 PM

Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts (PAPA) presents, "A Chorus Line," a stage production of the Tony Award-winning musical.  July 28-29 at 7 p.m. and July 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for preferred seating. Preferred seating is in rows A-F and the first row of the balcony. Note there are no reserved seats, only preferred seating sections.

Please note this content is not suitable for children.

Original Broadway production by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producter, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.  Originally co-choreographed by Bob Avian. Special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. in New York.

It opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway July 25, 1975. It receieved twelve Tondy Award nominations and won nine, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for  drama. It ran for 6137 performances holding the longest running record until surpased by Cats in 1997.  It remains the sixth longest running Broadway show ever today.

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There is great parking and it's very close to downtown Eatonton with several places to have have an early dinner before the show.

The Plaza Arts Center 
305 N. Madison Ave.
Eatonton, GA 31024
Map & Directions

Phone: (706) 923-1655
Email: moreinfo@theplazaartscenter.com
Find out what else will be at the plaza arts center in Eatonton.

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7/27/2017 7:25:51 PM

The Plaza arts center is one of my favorite places and the outdoor concert series is great.  You can bring your own cooler and lawn chairs and enjoy some really great music.  It's winding down though and this is the last of the season. So don't miss this one.  Also there will be BBQ for sale at this concert.

Our Meet Me at The Plaza Outdoor Summer Concert Series finale will bring you Good Vibrations from 7 - 10 pm on Saturday, August 12. Good Vibrations is a local favorite playing hits from a variety of music genres. They are sure to spice things up with a little bit Rock & Roll, a splash of Motown, a dash of Disco, copious amounts of Classic Rock, and a pinch of Oldies. Surely a recipe for a good time on the lawn with friends and family. Tickets are only $10 Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and beverages, and we'll have some delicious BBQ for sale. Sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank. 

You'll want to buy your tickets early at the plaza or on line to get the $10. Price. But don't miss this last opportunity of the summer to hear some great music on the lawn at the plaza arts center.

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7/29/2017 10:19:38 PM

For the most part when I have buyers send over a request for repairs after an inspection some type of negotiation takes place.  Sometimes repairs are completed by the seller, sometimes the seller agrees to pay X amount of buyer closing costs so buyer can use money he'd planned on paying closing costs with to make repairs after closing and sometimes the price of the home is reduced to a new amount.

But for that once in a while... when the repairs become the deal breaker... what happens to the earnest money.

Well in Georgia we have a due diligence period in our contract.

That period is a negotiated number of days.  As a rule I suggest buyers ask for at least two weeks.  Sometimes in my market it can be a week before you can get inspections done and the inspector might suggest a second look by certain professionals depending on what they find.  Sometimes you'll need a roofer, an electrician, a plumber or even a HVAC company to address something that might need a more in depth look. 

If within this due diligence period a resolution can not be reached by the buyer and the seller... 

Then if you read 8 d. (2) you will find the buyer gets to determine in this time period if they will exercise their "OPTION" to proceed or not with the purchase of the property. A buyer may unilaterally terminate the contract during this time period. If a buyer does that they are entitled to a full return of their earnest money deposit and the seller can't prevent that. 

So if a seller refuses to make repairs that a buyer wants made if that happens in the due diligence period you'll be getting your earnest money refunded. If that period is over there are still certainly times it can be returned, but not always.  If you also have a loan contingency and the loan will not be issued without the repairs you may also terminate and get your earnest money returned with a letter of denial from the lender. 

If the period has passed for all contingencies in the contract it is time for you to consult legal advice from a real estate attorney.  A buyer who doesn't close and has no legal contractual out may be subject to being sued by a seller for specific performance. But at that point the decision to buy or not buy for a purchaser must be carefully weighed with risk if the seller won't agree to terminate. That risk should always be discussed with legal counsel and this blog is not meant to serve as legal advice, only as a suggestion that at that point you should certainly get some legal advice.

 

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6/10/2017 9:10:19 PM

Recently in my own neighborhood I've seen a lot of dogs just roaming around.  I walk my dogs regularly and have encountered other dogs that I have to work to keep my large dogs from following when I'm out. Putnam County has leash laws and they are enforced with just a phone call.

It's not just about the safety of others in the neighborhood, but responsible pet owners know it's about the safety of pets as well. I stop when I see an animal in the road, but not everyone does or even can always stop in time.

When the weather is permitting (not too hot or not too cold I do allow my doggies to play in the fenced area of my yard. But I have a fence that's six feet tall to prevent their escape and to prevent other animals from harming my two puppies.

Following is a link to the Putnam County ordinance. 

Laws in Putnam County concerning Animal Control

With it being summer and many people utilizing the lake for weekends and vacation and having pets it's also a good idea to keep your pet safe in the evening when fireworks are likely to be going off.  They are legal in Georgia every single day. I saw many cases of pets missing when owners have now left the area because they had a short term rental and their pet ran off because it was scared of the fireworks. In a strange environment pets should always be on a leash outside.

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7/10/2017 6:57:57 PM

Last year when my daughter was house hunting she wanted both a newer home and convenient location. She ended up in Plantation Chase, a neighborhood she loves.  It was developed around 2005 and so homes there are just over 10 years old or newer. The HOA fees are very low, less than $200 annually.  There is never much on the market in that neighborhood and the days on the market are usually pretty short as well.  There is currently one lot on the market, two active listings and two pending listings.

It's conveniently located literally within walking distance of Kroger, very convenient to get onto 441 at a light, right down the road from Milledgeville airport and a fire department is located between the airport and subdivision. It's less than 5 miles to the Walmart shopping center, the mall and various places to eat in Milledgeville and just a short ten minute drive to both Georgia Military College and Georgia College and State University. 

The average sales price is easy for the last 24 months with only two sales is $212,000.  The average days on market was 43.

Plantation Chase homes are on city water, but each home is on a septic tank. It's also located just outside of the incorporated area so only county tax, not city tax. However you do have mandatory garbage pickup also paid to the city. Lot sizes range from a half acre to just over an acre. There are still 70 acres within the subdivision that have not been developed. The proposed lot division and proposed roads are approved and recorded and hopefully that will be developed in the near future. Some grading work has recently been done on the proposed road site.

I am in and out of this subdivision regularly so I'll keep my eyes on the development. But if you are interested in those two available homes in the very convenient location in Baldwin County give me a call and I'll get you an appointment to see them.  If you are ready to sell your home here, give me call too and I'd be happy to discuss my marketing plan with you. 706-485-9668

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6/11/2017 9:56:24 PM

In the first three months of 2016 32 homes sold on Lake Sinclair in the Milledgeville/Lake Sinclair MLS and I'm happy to report a serious upswing for the first three months of 2017.

As you can see March outpaced the past 5 years in sales. In fact in the first quarter data for the past 5 years only one month had a better same period number and that was February 2013 had 15 sales over February 2017 having 14 sales. But it's a delightful start to sales on Lake Sinclair putting us currently with just over 7 months of inventory.  That's the lowest amount of inventory we've had in the 9 years I've been keeping this data.

Price however is not yet off the roller coaster. We've had ups and downs. However the first three months of 2017 were higher than the first three months of 2016 but not by a significant margin. The most recent month data shows an average sales price of $222,438. for waterfront homes on Lake Sinclair. But the good news for sellers is that inventory falling will likely result in prices starting to move upward as opposed to the bumpy ride we've had since December 2012 which was the lowest average sales price in the past 9 years.

Also good news for sellers is a decline of DOM in March. The average days on the market dropped to 124 from 186 back in February. Just maybe with some of the quick pendings I'm seeing in the market right now this will continue to drop which will make sellers happy.  Buyers however, this means you can't wait to come see that new house that hits the market or go home and talk about it if you think you found "the one". You're going to have to be ready to move fast if the house that fits your needs comes on the market.

 

 

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4/8/2017 8:54:29 PM

The Deep Roots Festival, fka The Sweetwater festival (yeah some stupid beer company sued them to stop using that name even though "Oconee" means sweet water), will be this Saturday, October 22 2016

The Deep Roots Festival is a cultural arts and music Festival that is located in historic downtown Milledgeville and composed of regional and national talents, artists and vendors.  It beckons travelers from all over with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from blue grass to rock and roll, artist market, and a KidZone.

The Festival will also hold a GBA  sanctioned BBQ cook-off contest featuring the ever popular people's choice award that will draw BBQ connoisseurs from around the southeast. Starts at 10:30 sharp, first come, first serve.

The Festival has been named one the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events, winner of  events in October.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. until Midnight.  Ticket prices are $6 until Tuesday and $8 at the gate. $6 at the gate if you have 4 or more. You don't want to miss this fabulous event.  It grows and gets better every year. The current forecast for this Saturday is Sunny with a high of 72 which is the perfect weather for an outdoor festival.

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10/16/2016 3:42:19 PM

In our local real estate market it is not uncommon to see homes being advertised with furniture included. Many times these homes are a vacation home for the sellers and they have no place to put all that furniture if the buyers don't want it. 

So this is a very common question that people listing homes ask.  There is a lot to consider when selling a home furnished and different people have very different opinions about what what "furnished" means. I've had the following things occur that I'd like to tell you about.

I've had buyers call after the fact and ask "where is the television?" Well the television isn't "furniture", it's a personal item. 

I've had buyers expect boats and personal water crafts when a description said the home was furnished. Nope those items are not furniture either.

I've had sellers who didn't even want to clean out the closets and take their clothing.

I've had sellers who didn't want to take their used linens and coffee pots and dishes either.

There is also of course the matter that banks do NOT want furniture included on a sales agreement because they aren't in the business of financing dining room tables.

So my advice to sellers is "some furnishings negotiable" in the description.  We also include a notation in the private agent to agent remarks that any request for furnishings be made on a separate bill of sale (which is included in our state forms) for the amount of $10 or other sum they want to offer. Our bill of sale in always contingent upon the real estate deal closing.  So if they buyer doesn't close on the real property they can't still have your boat and lawn mower for $10. 

My advice to both buyers and sellers is to be VERY specific when you are negotiating for items other than the real property on the bill of sale. Don't say "living room furniture" and expect the lamps and television to be left. If you are asking for the lamp and television it needs to be spelled out.

Then of course is the "but I don't want to have to move my furniture" sellers we encounter on listings where the buyer says "and I don't want their furniture". So we've compiled a list of local charity organizations that you can have pick up or make arrangements for delivery to and get a tax donation form that you will be able to use if you itemize. 

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6/7/2017 9:37:46 PM