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September 28, 2023

Shawna Woodward

Real Talk Real Estate: APPRAISAL WOES: HOW MUCH IS A HOUSE REALLY WORTH?

This is a subject that can be very complicated in today’s real estate world, even here in the CSRA. How can we really know the true value of a property? In theory, an appraisal is supposed to be the most accurate valuation of a real estate transaction. In nearly all purchases, an appraisal is a loan requirement. So, how does an appraiser determine what a house is worth and what guidelines are they using to determine the value? The bottom line is that an appraisal is essentially the personal opinion

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Faith

Believe and See

We do ourselves a disservice if we say we cannot see God, so we will not believe in him. We choose to believe in things we cannot see all the time. When I buy a can of soup at the store, I believe when I get home and open the can, the soup will come out. When I start my car, I believe the gas in the tank I do not see will find its way to the engine and produce power. I turn on a flashlight and (if the

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Consumer Stories

CSRA businesses support Red Cross Heroes

Heroes don’t always wear capes, sometimes they wear a business suit, a military uniform, or firefighter’s gear. The American Red Cross of East Central GA recognized local heroes for their acts of courage, compassion, and community impact during the 2023 Red Cross Heroes Awards presented earlier this week. This annual event honors community members who demonstrate heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and humanitarian service and embody the spirit and mission of the American Red Cross to help alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. “It is truly moving

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B2B Stories

Future of dual enrollment education opportunities in Georgia

A joint Georgia Legislative committee has wrapped up a series of meetings on dual enrollment opportunities in Georgia. Chaired by state Representative, Matt Dubnik (R-Gainesville) and State Senator, Matt Brass (R-Newnan), the commission was created during the 2023 legislative session with the passage of Senate Resolution 175 (www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/64645). It is tasked with looking for solutions that could expand “dual enrollment for highly skilled talent at younger ages.” Dual enrollment is a pathway for students in high school to jumpstart their post-secondary education, generally at one of Georgia’s technical colleges. Currently,

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B2B Stories

Expo Preview: AU’s Hull College of Business

Company: Hull College of Business (Augusta University) Contact:  Janna Moore, hullmba@augusta.edu Phone: 706-729-2056 Website: https://www.augusta.edu/hull/ Address: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA The Hull College of Business (HCoB) at Augusta University (AU) is a high-quality, yet affordable provider of undergraduate and graduate business education right here in the CSRA. HCoB is accredited by AACSB International, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 6% of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB accreditation. In addition, HCoB has been recognized as a top business school in the country by both Princeton Review and U.S.

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B2B Podcasting

Buyers beware!

There’s a scam targeting potential CSRA shoppers in the real estate market. Mike Petchenik explains what you need to know in today’s edition of Biz Bits.

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