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Found 6 entries for January, 2017.

We often think of real estate sales peaking in spring and summer; however, due to current real estate and mortgage trends sellers might reconsider when to list their house to maximize their time and money.    

Mortgage Rates on the Move

While mortgage rates have been at record lows since the housing market crash, that’s beginning to change, as rates are steadily increasing with no plans to stop. According to CBS Money Watch: “As a buyer or seller, this essentially points to acting sooner rather than later if you're intending to do a transaction next year…” 

Stay on top of these market changes by reaching out to a lender. If you don’t have a lender, The Bell Team works with a number of trusted lenders we can refer you to. Plus, being pre-approved

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Settling down to retire? We think the Northeast Georgia area will fit the ticket for you, especially the lush, hilly corridor around and between I-985 and I-85 that includes North Gwinnett, Jackson and the Greater Hall County communities. From entertainment to healthcare to affordability, the region provides all you will need to keep you happy, healthy, and financially stable for years to come.

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  1.      The Entertainment Value - You don’t need to live on the southern coasts to access the golf greens of your dreams. From the vineyards and golf courses adjacent to residential community Chateau Elan in Braselton or swim and tennis communities Royal Lakes in Braselton or Reunion in Hoschton, the golf tee can be as close only
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Job Description:

As an Inside Sales Agent (ISA) at The Bell Team, you will prospect for and acquire new clients on a daily basis from various inbound and outbound lead sources provided by The Bell Team. You will assist in all aspects of the process of prospecting, cultivating, setting appointments and managing leads in our contact management database system. You will obtain critical information about buyer and seller leads and schedule appointments with qualified leads for the Listing and/or Buyer specialists. The Bell Team will provide all training necessary to successfully perform in the ISA position.

Job Specific Skills:

  •       Has Georgia Real Estate License.
  •       Communicates effectively with
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This month we featured a family that was able to move to their dream neighborhood Royal Lakes; local businessman Ryan Lucia and Aaron Overhead Doors Atlanta; property listings in Metro Atlanta, including Gainesville, Braselton, Tucker, Flowery Branch, and Jefferson; and a calendar of great area events, from Brenau hosting group Artrageous to Fox Theatre's "The Little Mermaid" to Chateau Elan's weekly cooking class AND MORE!


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We hope your start to 2017 is off on the right foot! Whether you are going strong on your resolutions or you have fallen off the wagon already, don’t fret; The Bell Team has some ideas to promote happiness and wellness in the year to come, at least in terms of making your first real estate investment.

We often look out from the start of a new year to consider what life changes we want to make for the time ahead, many of which focus on personal finance victories, and for you, that may include looking to purchase your first home in 2017.

Here are a few resolutions you should have on your radar if buying is in your sights:

  1.      Manage Your Debts

Between student loans, personal credit cards and car loans, you may be juggling a lot of

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Below you will find some key Northeast Georgia cities with a snapshot of statistics from December's real estate market based on both attached and detached residential properties. Included are: how many homes are currently on the market, how many homes were sold last month, the median listing price when the home was put on the market, and the median amount of days it took for homes to sell last month.  


140 Homes on the Market
32 Homes Sold in December
Median Listing Price: 218,000
Median Days to Sell: 57 


289 Homes on the Market
81 Homes Sold in December
Median Listing Price: 231,633
Median Days to Sell: 49


216 Homes on the Market
48 Homes Sold in December
Median Listing Price: 288,500
Median Days to Sell: 28

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