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Dear Neighbors,
The National Association of Home Builders / Wells Fargo Housing Market Index showed an increase in builder confidence to the highest levels since June 2008. Read the whole story here!

Further closing delays in the future? With a new mortgage law in effect as part of the Truth in Lending Act, closing could be delayed in accordance with the mandatory three-day review period, further extending an already lengthy process... Click here for more!

Housing lobbyists in high gear. A hot topic in Washington (when not talking about health care reform) is whether to extend the first time home buyer tax credit and by how much and to whom. Senator Johnny Isakson has laid his $15,000 proposal on the table again as a maximum limit to extend the credit to. Click here for the full article!

Baby Boomers and Millennials will turn around market. Dave Liniger stated at the RE/MAX Summer Conference of Broker/Owners and Managers this week that, while he sees the market facing more foreclosures for the next couple of years, that he predicts the large numbers of baby boomers (ages ~ 45-63) and Millennials (ages ~ 15-29) will initiate the turnaround in the market through their demands for homeownership. Read the article here from RE/MAX!

Who do you want to work with? I can teach you how to get the very simple Buyer’s Agency Agreement signed from every buyer that you WANT to work with, both from the leads I provide and from your own sources of business. Our extensive internet marketing is generating more leads than my team can possibly work. If you don’t have enough and would like some of them, please call to discuss at 404.564.7272.

We are starting a new training group soon and I am looking for a team of motivated agents who want to make at least $70K within their first 12 months at the zac team! Through the end of July, we have closed 53% more transactions than the same time period last year! Click here for more info!

I’m also looking to expand our listing department and am in need of an additional listing partner to co-list properties with. This is a great opportunity for me to share 30 years of experience in the real estate business! Click here for more information on our listing partner position.

Please email me your resume at or give me a call at 404.564.7272 for a confidential conversation.

"Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do."
— John Wooden, a Basketball Hall of Famer

Sales numbers up in second quarter. The National Association of Realtors recorded a four percent increase in existing home sales on average across the nation. Check out more statistics here!

Upcoming Atlanta real estate homes for sale from the zac team @ REMAX Greater Atlanta!

Power of the in-law suite. In-law suites are becoming a less-underground tool to affording home ownership. In Toronto, 20 percent of rental units are secondary suites. Read more about how this could help you or your clients here!

Commissions, short sales, and Fannie Mae. The National Association of Realtors published a press release covering Fannie Mae’s short sales commissions policy! The press release includes guidelines as well and information on the appeals process. Click here to read more!

Mike Ferry TV. Whether you subscribe to the Mike Ferry organization or not, everyone can benefit from Mike’s weekly advice tidbits in his online show at Check it out!

Build your business on facebook. Yes, it’s one more webinar of the many you’ve probably already done or heard about, but I thought I’d share anyway! It’s free and it’s today from 2-3 p.m. and it will discuss the how to’s of business pages, events, listings, etc. Register here!

"Uncommon leadership has common traits." Click here for Harvey Mackay’s weekly inspirational (and insightful) column!

Wishbones needed! Do any of you have any loved and lucky wishbones you’re looking to sell? Then please give my Closing Manager, Jimmy, a call at 404.564.7274. Thanks!

Best wishes for a successful week!

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Good to know from last week:
When the borrower, but not co-borrower, is a first-time home buyer... This is not an uncommon situation, especially when a parent buys a home with their child, and yes, the borrower is still eligible for the first-time home buyer credit per the IRA website. Our mortgage consultant, Pat Griffin, suggested that we check out the good question and answer section on the IRS website - click here!