Georgia Real Estate Voice: January 2009

Jen Bowman's Georgia Real Estate Voice is about things that are relevant to Dekalb, Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta area residents. It includes Cobb and Dekalb real estate, local events around Atlanta, free events, local attractions, businesses and places I think are worth visiting. If there's a topic you'd like to see, let me know.

File Homestead Exemptions Now

Now is the time to file your Homestead Exemption.  If you bought your home last year and lived in it January 1st as your primary legal residence, you can file between now and March 1.  Once you file, that's it, don't have to file for Homestead Exemption again every year.  If you don't file by March 1, you will not get the exemption for this year.

For Dekalb County, GA residents filing is easily done on-line: Dekalb County Tax Commissioner

When filing your taxes this year, be sure to get the proper tax credits for closing costs etc. from your HUD settlement statement that you received at closing.  I recommend asking your accountant for details on that.


If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, contact local expert Jen Bowman, Realtor and Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty serving the real estate needs of Decatur and Metro Atlanta, GA. 404-456-5024


Anna Maria Island Realtor, Jen Bowman is a Broker Associate licensed with Keller Williams on the Water in Florida. She has been featured on HGTV's My First Place, HGTV's Buying and Selling 20 Best Kept Secrets and acted as a consultant for HGTV's Property Virgins.  

She has been featured in Inman News - where real estate and technology connect.

Jen is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a member of Keller Williams Realty Luxury Home Division, catering to luxury home buyers and sellers

Jen also serves on the Associate Leadership Council for Keller Williams on the Water and is an eEdge Technology Ambassador and Trainer for Keller Williams International.  She also serves as the North Florida Regional Representative for the Associate Leadership Council for Keller Williams on the Water.

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3 commentsJen Bowman • January 27 2009 02:11PM
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