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Survey Checklist for Real Estate Agents

Survey Checklist for Real Estate Agents

When you receive a copy of a survey for a property you're about to list or your client is looking to buy, do you know what details to look for to make sure it is free of an encumbrances that may create problems in the future? Our friends at McClung Surveying created a...

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2022 Mid-year GAR Contract Changes

2022 Mid-year GAR Contract Changes

GAR Form contract changes occur every year in January and typically again in May.  Last month, several changes came out and our attorney, Dal Burton, Jr., broke them down for us below.  The full list of changes is attached at the bottom of this article. Purchase &...

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Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware!

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware!

Caveat emptor, or buyer beware, is still the law in Georgia.   It is the buyer’s duty (not just right) to inspect the property for their own purposes.  This means that the buyer is assumed to know about defects that are obvious and latent.  There is no confidential or...

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What is a Fixture?

What is a Fixture?

Georgia law provides that anything permanently attached to land or to the buildings is a part of the property. It further states that “anything which is intended to remain permanent in its places even if it is not actually attached to the land is a fixture which is...

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It’s Homestead Exemption Time!

It’s Homestead Exemption Time!

The beginning of the year is a great time to remind your database to apply for their Homestead Exemption, if they've bought a house since January 1, 2021.  In all metro-area counties, they'll have until April 1 to apply, but as we all know, time goes by fast, so we...

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