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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Charlie Eavenson answered:
There are 2 homes currently for sale within 1 mile of 198 Hightower Trail, Oxford, GA.
The first one is at 830 Hightower Trail. It's a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom 2-story traditional home on 3.72 acres. It's listed for $212,900. It says there is a room that could easily be converted to a 4th bedroom and the 1/2 bath on main floor could be converted to a full bath. It has an unfinished daylight basement that is stubbed for a bathroom. It was built in 2005.
The other home is 40 E. Forest Way. It's a unique A-frame house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is 1,943 square feet and also has a full unfinished basement. It sits on a 3.96 acre lot and is listed for $54,900. It was built in 1986.
I live right here in Oxford and would be happy to make an appointment to show these homes to you. You can contact me at
Charlie Eavenson
Home Gold Realty
545 Oak Ridge Dr.
Oxford, GA 30054
770-554-4653 Office
678-802-6270 Fax
770-815-6028 Mobile
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Fri Aug 23, 2013
oxfordian23 answered:
The real issue isn't lowering the assessed fair market value of the property. Sure, that could lower your annual tax a bit, but the real issue is why are Newton County tax rates more than 4 times greater than the average for the state? I live in the 30054 zip code (Oxford, GA) and my house has an assessed fair market value of just over $170,000. I even have a homested exemption, but my annual property taxes are over $6,000! That's over $500 per month! This is outrageous. I used to live in southern California and my property taxes there were a third of what they are here. I've asked people I know in different states across the country and none of them have taxes this high.

I went on a government property tax calculator website and when I put in my zip code and the fair market value assessment that appears on my tax bill, it said I should be paying about $1,700 per year. The same website said that statewide, the average property tax on a $150,000 home is $1,455.00.

Something is very wrong in Newton County.
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Thu May 23, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends what paperwork you are referring to. Is it an offer, counter offer or signatures on a contract. The best person to ask is your agent as they are the one that can hurry up or delay you getting your paperwork or an answer back. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Claudia Callaway answered:
Hi Margaret,

We need a bit more info - there is no record of that exact street address in the Newton County tax records. There are properties on Geoffrey Lane, but none with the number 182. There is also nothing showing in the MLS (either on or off-market) with that address.

The link you attached is for an entirely different property - it is for one of 5 lots available in the Northwoods subdivision.

I'm local and would love to help you if you can clarify your information.

With kind regards,

Claudia Callaway
PalmerHouse Properties
Covington, GA
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
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Thu Sep 2, 2010
Bobalinda asked:
Some idiot named Angela commented on the home and said it was roach infested and filled with tennants... 've been to see the house and know that these accusations are false.. Have you…
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