Good evening, I hope everyone had a great weekend, mine was wonderful.  Here is your Hinesville/Ft Stewart residential real estate report for the week ending August 11, 2013.  According to the Hinesville MLS there are 509 residential properties for sale in the Liberty/Long county area, which is – 8 from last week, of those;

48 are foreclosures +1 from last week

74 are builder properties + 3 from last week

There are 146 pending sales + 6 from last week, of those;

39 are foreclosures -2

40 are builder properties +4

There were 9 closed transactions in the market place this past week.

Today’s generation is a very trusting generation.  They trust the internet without hesitation and will make purchases online.  I must make this point, please, please, please do NOT send any money or give personal information to anyone online regarding buying or renting any real estate until you have verified that the listing is real.  Over the past few weeks I am aware of 4 families being involved in Craig’s list scams.  Each time the folks have been asked to send half a months’ rent to an address in California in order to obtain a key.  Each time the victims gave personal information to a total stranger, fortunately nobody sent money.  Unfortunately another family gave their credit card to someone, thinking they were paying for a vacation at the beach, imagine their surprise when they showed up at what they thought was their cabin.  Bottom line KNOW WHO you are giving your information to.  Have a great week and remember school has started watch your speed in the morning when you leave for work.  Remember I can help you with all of your real estate needs anywhere in the world, so give me a call and let me show you the way home.