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Atlanta Houses are not designed to handle sustained temperatures in low single digits. With low temperatures and higher winds the wind chill over the next several days will be brutal. If you have vacant houses you might consider antifreeze in the traps, drain water lines where you can and drip faucets. Even occupied homes with […]

Get the Real Numbers

Posted on August 18, 2013 by
Wed, August 21st @ 6:30PM in Buford, GA Atlanta REIA North Meeting“Getting the Real Numbers”With Gordon Catts & John Mangham Join Gordon Catts and John Mangnum at the Atlanta REIA North Meeting on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30PM located at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D in Buford, GA as they discuss the “Real Numbers” [...]
When was the last time you got to hear from a real, in the trenches advanced investor? One who is prospering in these challenging times? Join us to hear a 14 year investing veteran shares his Tax Deed Strategies as well as his take on in-town properties. You’ll learn learn how to purchase a deed for pennies on the dollar. Learn to purchase vacant lots at fire sales. Learn to get excellent returns on your investment with no tenants and no toilets. Michael Keefe will be our speaker for this month’s Active Investor Group on Monday, October 1st at 3:00 PM at Total Wine & More...

John Holman

Posted on July 16, 2012 by
John Holman has been buying and selling residential real estate in the Atlanta Market for 11 years. As a franchisee of HomeVestors of America, Inc (the “We Buy Ugly Houses” company), John has consistently placed in the top ranks of the 250 offices in the U.S, earning him wide recognition including: President of the Atlanta Ad Council, Chairman of the Franchise Advisory Council, Franchise of the year as well as many individual awards for sustained performance in buying and selling houses . Since 2001, John has purchased and sold over 400 houses. Holman has had an active involvement...

Big Bucks in Bankruptcy

Posted on June 27, 2012 by
Are you tired of searching the MLS for REOs and then getting into a bidding war with other investors or having the properties sold before you can even get your offer submitted? “Stupid money” is back in the market. Are you tired of seeing properties going for 20+% over listed price because of multiple offers? Tired of no/low equity deals where you have to wrestle with the bank to do a short sale?  Tired of watching the lender sell the same property at the courthouse steps for less than your short sale offer? If so, you might want to consider other purchase options. Atlanta REIA is pleased to...
In many Metro Atlanta Counties, the tax assessments have been mailed and the deadline to file an appeal is fast approaching.  If you have not received a notice, check with the county.  You do not want to miss the opportunity to appeal if your assessment is unreasonable.    If you are seeking information for a particular county, you can Google the County name to get the Tax assessor’s contact information.  It is important to be proactive on this.  In many areas of the country Property values have dropped substantially over the last several years. The rash of foreclosures, a shrinking...
Mountain REIA is a new REIA being formed by Gordon Catts and Richard Benthal that will be meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Golden Corral located at 2025 Market Place Blvd in Cumming, Georgia. This group is an educational and networking group that brings in local, active investors and to provide information and education in a low or no-sales environment. This group is open to everyone.   The speaker for the first Mountain REIA Meeting on June 5th will be Jim Hitt, President of American IRA, LLC. Self Directed IRA’s allow an individual to manage their own retirement...
Atlanta is Attracting a Growing Number of Foreign Buyers. How Will This Affect Local Investors? We hear about all these foreign buying groups, hedge funds, big investor groups, etc. coming into Atlanta and purchasing big portfolios of properties. What’s the real story? Rumors are flying about large packages being sold off by government agencies. Who is going to purchase them, and who is going to manage them? What are they going to do with them once they purchase them? Will the “small” investor have a chance to participate or will they be locked out? We are very pleased to have Robert Locke,...