Jake Blickenstaff's Blog Posts

NAR Settlement ... What does this mean for the Real Estate Industry and You as a Consumer?

I'm sure you've already seen the headlines with this being blasted all over the place. So let's discuss it and exactly what it means. -I made this quick video to summarize the lawsuit. I cover

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How can a Business Advisory Consultant help small, entrepreneurial and mid-market companies?

I sat down with Ellen Bryson, the founder and owner of Bryson Trails Consulting in Episode 15 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast.We discuss her my role as a business adviser, strategist and

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Top Benefits of Using Radio Advertising for Your Business or Event - Lake Hartwell Radio Interview

I sat down with Michael “Porkchop” Branch, Operations Manager and on-air DJ and Greg Sanders, Account Executive for 92.1 WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio on Episode 14 of The NE Georgia Real

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2024 January Economic Forecast & Real Estate Market Update

I sat down with Evan Nissley, the Branch Manager and Sr. Loan Officer and Ryan Liebowitz, also a Loan Officer with PrimeLending in Bethlehem, GA in Episode 13 of The NE Georgia Real Estate

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Empowering Tomorrow's Journalists: A Conversation with Charlotte Varnum, Executive Director of The Red and Black Publishing Co.

I sat down with Charlotte Varnum, Executive Director with The Red & Black Publishing Co. in Episode 11 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast.Watch this Episode here on YouTube...Listen to this

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Thinking about buying or selling a business without the real estate? This is what you need to know...

I sat down with Brennan McGoldrick, Owner of Scout Brokerage in Episode 10 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast.Watch Episode 10 on YouTube hereListen to Episode 10 on Spotify hereMake sure to

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When do you need to bring in a roofing expert for your property?

I sat down with Russ Worley, Co-Owner of ProShield Roofing in Episode 9 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast.Watch Episode 9 on YouTube hereListen to Episode 9 on Spotify hereMake sure to listen to

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Passes Emergency Moratorium on Short-Term Rentals!

Watch the video update herePlease be advised that Athens-Clarke County has passed a moratorium on short term rentals. A PDF of the resolution is reviewed in the video above.You can view the video of

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How to Capitalize while 1031 Exchanging Your Property in a Seller's Market.

I sat down with Jason Bright, Managing Partner with BRIGHTSMITH Advisors in Episode 8 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast.At BRIGHTSMITH Advisors, in addition to their range of financial planning

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Q4 2023 Commercial Real Estate Forecast

I sat down with Chris Purvis, the VP of the First Citizens Bank and a Business Banker in Episode 7 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast.Watch Episode 7 on YouTube here...Listen to Episode 7 on

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Athens Residential Market Update - August 2023

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today's real estate analysis! Today, we will be diving into some fascinating metrics that will provide you valuable insights into the current market trends. Whether

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Interview with Athens Area Chamber of Commerce President, David Bradley - Economic Factors Driving Growth in Athens, GA

I sat down with David Bradley, the President of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce in Episode 6 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast. We discussed the current real estate market, what are the

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How Your Home's Equity Can Be A Solution For Massive, High Interest Credit Card Debt?

I sat down with Cassie Fuchs, Assistant VP and Executive Loan Originator with Southeast Mortgage in Episode 5 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast.Watch Episode 5 on YouTube here...Listen to

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Leasing a commercial space? Get the edge with an independent realtor!

If you're thinking about signing a lease for your commercial space, whether it's your first time or you're renewing, I've got some valuable insights to share with you. Watch it here...Signing a

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2023 Mid-Year Economic Forecast Outlook

I sat down with Evan Nissley, the Branch Manager and Sr. Loan Officer with PrimeLending in Bethlehem, GA in Episode 4 of The NE Georgia Real Estate Podcast.Watch Episode 4 on YouTube here...Listen

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July 2023 Housing Indicator Numbers for Georgia & Greater Athens Area

JULY HOUSING INDICATORSThe Monthly Housing Indicators for the entire state of Georgia are in for July 2023. Year-over-year data shows fewer sales, rising prices, increased time on market for,

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JUST LISTED - 139 Thornhill Circle, Athens, GA 30607 - Single Family Residence, Luxury, Premium Appliances!

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5 Most Common Commercial Real Estate Leases - Explained

At first glance, projecting the cost of renting space in a commercial building may seem pretty straightforward. Once you and your team decide on a commercial space to lease, you negotiate the cost

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10 Housing Markets Expected to Lead the Nation in 2023

All eyes are on the South, where home affordability, job and population growth and inventory levels are strongest heading into the new year.Atlanta looks to be the housing market in the U.S. with

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November Housing Indicator Numbers

NOVEMBER HOUSING INDICATORSWatch only what's important to you below:Part 1 - Overview (56 seconds)Part 2 - Entire State of Georgia Review (1 minute)Part 3 - Greater Athens Area Review (1 minute)Part

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LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Serenity Float Center

Everything You Need to Know about Sensory Deprivation Tank Therapy at the Serenity Float CenterAbout Serenity Float Center:Dr Adam and Ashley Cave dreamed up Serenity Float Center back in the early

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3 Things Buyers Can Do in Todayโ€™s Housing Market

It’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more costly to purchase a home. According to the National

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Looking For a Mortgage Lender?

Real Estate Tips In Under a MinuteFinding a Mortgage RepresentativeWatch Video HereWhen you're trying to find a mortgage representative to help you buy a house or to help you get pre-qualified here

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7 Ways To Prevent Termite Infestations In Your Home...

Click the image below to watch the video...1. Keep the soil around the foundation dry through proper grading and drainage, included maintenance of gutters and downspouts.2. Reduce opening that offer

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10 Reasons to Sell With a Realtorยฎ

10 Reasons to Sell With a Realtor®Expertise - Guides you in pricing your home accurately by utilizing figures from comparable properties and analyzing current market conditions.MLS - Lists your

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Save on Your Property Taxes with Homestead Exemptions!

Click this image above to watch the video...Generally, a homeowner is entitled to a homestead exemption on their home and land underneath provided the home was owned by the homeowner and was their

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The ABC's of Home Buying & Selling

Whether You're Buying or Selling Your Home, there is a whole world of real estate lingo to learn. Below are a few of the more common real estat abbreviations spelled out to give you a head start on

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Realtorsยฎ Help Buyers Move to New States

Realtors® Help Buyers Move to New States  Buying a home can be a complicated process, and being an out-of-state buyer can make the process even more challenging.  “Buying a

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Summer of the Speed Buyer

The housing shortfall is driving up prices, but a crash is unlikely."Remember when it could take years to sell a home? MLSs were flooded with distressed properties. In Miami, it was up to six years,

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Warning signs of scams and unfavorable loan terms

Warning signs of scams and unfavorable loan termsThe impact of COVID-19 has led to financial struggles for homeowners across the nation. In fact, a recent study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction

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Mount Yonah Hike - Cleveland, GA

Hike the Yonah Mountain Trail through a rocky, wildflower-filled forest, climbing this iconic mountain to exceptional summit views and great backpacking campsites near Helen, Georgia.With incredible

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Incorporating home renovations into the โ€œnew normalโ€ of homeownership

Incorporating home renovations into the “new normal” of homeownershipCOVID-19 continues to reshape our lives, changing our daily routines and mandating precautionary measures that

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Buying or selling a home during a pandemic? Here's what you need to know.

Buying or selling a home during a pandemic? Here’s what you need to know.While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed real estate transactions for some people, housing markets in many areas of the

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How Not To Suck At Designโ€“A Non Designers Cheat Sheet

You may have heard that design is best left to the professionals, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give it a go yourself. If you have a good eye for design and the skills to create

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Vacation Home Advice for Retirees

Right now, there are more people 65 and up in the United States than there have been at any other time in our nation's history.  Currently, that figure stands at 15.1 percent. 

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Quick North Georgia Day Trip Getaway

Photo credits: Jake BlickenstaffLooking to get outside of the area for a little adventuring?Here's an option with an extremely short hike (0.25 miles) to see a gorgeous North Georgia Waterfalls,

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You've decided to rent out your house. Ask these 10 questions first.

Are you thinking of renting out your home? In that case, you need to ask these 10 questions to anyone wanting to rent your house: 1. When are you planning to move in?This is the question that

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Greater Athens, GA area Market Update - January 2021

Click the image below to check out my new market analysis video for the Athens, Watkinsville and Commerce,.

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Broaden Your Financing Options: Hacks for Homebuyers

If you’re in the market for a new house but don’t like your financing options, you may be happy to hear that there are other, less conventional means that can help you make a purchase.

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