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Dear Neighbors,
Both the AJC and the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported yesterday that the Atlanta condo market seems to be evening out! Thanks to auctions and discounted prices, condo sales are up, with only a one percent difference between the first halves of last year and this year.

Read the Atlanta Business Chronicle story here!
Read the AJC story here!

"Save the Dream" comes to Atlanta. Yesterday saw a one-day extension of a weekend-long tour in Atlanta by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. The tour is traveling across the nation to help homeowners adjust their mortgages and stay in their homes. Thousands lined up at the Georgia World Congress Center Friday through Tuesday. Full story here...

"New Evidence on the Foreclosure Crisis." A new study by the Wall Street Journal is claiming that no money down is what led to the foreclosure crisis, and not subprime loans. Read more here!

Open house this Sunday! We have an awesome new listing in Edgewood at 45 Mortimer Street that we're going to be holding open this Sunday from 3 - 5 p.m.! It's a completely renovated bungalow with hardwoods, coffered ceilings, gourmet kitchen, large master with dual-headed slate shower, garage, etc. Check out the virtual tour here (FMLS 3944915) and hopefully we'll see you on Sunday! 

45 Mortimer Street home for sale in Edgewood Atlanta GA

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!

How trained are you? When the going gets though, real estate agents tend to leave the business because they either lack the proper training or lack the motivation to seek the proper training to thrive. With a team focused on skill level and training, I would love to teach you how to sell. 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! You’ll also learn how to get a 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. Click here for more info!

I’m also looking for 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 zac@zac.biz or give me a call at 404.564.7272 for a confidential conversation.

Will loan modifications really help? Here is an opinion article explaining why banks aren’t motivated to modify homeowner loans and how they might be slowing down economic recovery. Read it here!

A decade’s supply of vacant lots... Atlanta is flooded with vacant lots, a section of real estate that’s been hit extremely hard by the changes in the market. Read more here about "zombie" subdivisions, the banks trying to sell them, and the people living in them.

"Avoiding password hell." There’s no way around it - almost every website these days demands a password of some sort. So how do you manage them all? Here are tips and a useful service from Mr. Internet...

Superstar Retreat 2009. A few weeks ago, I attended the Mike Ferry Organization’s Superstar Retreat in Vegas and here is my report!

Start now!! It’s never too late to start shaping your attitude and your future - and it can begin with your first thoughts when you wake up in the morning. Live an amazing life! Read more here!

Easy curb appeal. Here are a few quick and cheap tips for your sellers on how to improve curb appeal for their listing! Click here!

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!

And now, the email of the week... Who doesn’t like a little joke? (Thanks to Jeff Meyer for the laugh!)

World’s Shortest Fairy Tale
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?"
The girl said, "NO!"

And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and scotch and had money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.

The end...

Best wishes for a successful week!
Zac

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