How is the real estate market in Jackson and Barrow County, Georgia?

Asked by Cindy George, 30680 Wed Aug 27, 2008

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Homebuyer101, Home Owner, Winder, GA
Fri Jun 8, 2012
As a recent buyer of a home in barrow country there is defiantly and over abundance of property just like bob said around 130,000 and under but i think i made a great investment considering barrow has very low property taxes but if your trying to sell, there is going to be a lot of competition also one thing Ive noticed is there is not enough houses for rent for a decent price in barrow so it would be prime rental property purchases, there is a lot of homes for cheap in good shape. And Jackson co property may be a little more expensive because there is less for sale but the taxes are going to be more than barrow.
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In May 2014, the market in Barrow and surrounding counties is HOT! A good house in a good area priced appropriately sells very fast. Two weeks ago today I listed a house in Lawrenceville and within 3 days I had 4 offers--three of them cash offers. But the other thing that is important is that areas of Barrow and some surrounding counties have USDA 100% loans. This does not always mean that you get into a house with no cash down because there are closing costs, inspections, appraisals, and earnest money to be considered. In many cases the seller is willing to pay part or all of the closing costs which certainly makes the transaction easier for the buyer.
I have sold real estate in this area for 20+ years and would be happy to answer any more questions you may ask.
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Bob Allen, Agent, Athens, GA
Fri Nov 21, 2008
The market certainly has an over supply in certain price ranges, especially 130K and under. As a buyer it is an excellent time to buy, many good deals and some foreclosures worth looking at. As a seller I would consider a lease or lease purchase if I had to move. Competition is strong and the foreclosures in the lower price range is pulling the market prices down to some degree. Get a knowledgeable Realtor to go to bat for you and show you the comparable sales and active listings in your price range whether you are a buyer or seller.
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Joshua Jarvis, Agent, Duluth, GA
Wed Aug 27, 2008
The market is tougher (for sellers) than most since they don't get the press that the other counties get and they are on the "cusp" of Metro Atlanta. It's still a great place to move to you (as you know) and there are a lot of great deals out there!
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