Hall County Real Estate information and recent sales data from down your street.

Real Estate Newsletter

August 18, 2020.  Vol 12, Issue 14

[Sales data:  July 16 to 31, 2020]

Real Estate Spotlight
1.  Over the two week period in Hall County, from July 16 to 31, 2020, Realtors have participated in selling 209 single-family homes with an average sales price of $367,901 and a median sales price of $301,900.  
2.  Lake Lanier Water Level:  1,071.43 as of Sunday, August 16, 2020.  Lake Lanier is 0.43 FEET ABOVE above its full pool level and it has been above full pool for 6 straight months.
3.  Learn more about US on our new website Q and A with Our Group.
4.  Last Two Weeks of July:  We have been putting together this newsletter every 2 weeks since 2009.  The last 2 weeks of July 2020, showed 3 records for a 2 week period in Hall County:
  • The most single family homes closed in a 2 week period ever reported
  • The highest average sales price we have ever reported
  • The highest median sales price we have ever reported
Two Headlines for Our Hall County Market
that We Don’t Want You to Miss.
The COST to Mortgage a Home is Very Low.


It costs less per month for a mortgage payment right now to OWN A HOME than ever before in your lifetime.  It also costs less per month right now to OWN A HOME than it does to rent a home.
People Are Moving Out of Atlanta and Other Cities


As a Realtor for 26 years, I have never witnessed a larger migration of people to our Hall County community than what is happening right now.  Our Group believes we are just seeing an initial wave of people.  As I mentioned in our last newsletter, the Abernathy Cochran Group is currently helping or has already closed buyers in 2020 moving here from OHIO, IOWA, CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS, FLORIDA, COLORADO, TEXAS, and IDAHO.  These are just a compilation of the different states that people are moving from.  We are also working with a number of people from the Atlanta area.


COVID changed the market in a significant way that may never be reversed.  People HAD to work remotely to stay safe, keep businesses up and running, and keep their jobs.  Businesses quickly found out that this could be good thing in many ways.  Many businesses are making enormous changes that will include positions working from remote locations from now on.  These changes will negatively effect office leases in large cities but will positively impact home sales and local business markets in suburban areas, including our community.





Source:  KCMBlog, Abernathy Cochran Real Estate Group, Freddie Mac
Home Sales in Hall County
    July 16 to 31, 2020 Sales in Your Neighborhood
Featured Listing:






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is the Lanier Home Plan at
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Tuesday – Saturday:     10AM to 5PM
Sunday:     1PM to 5PM
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or call 770-718-5255 Office
The Faces of Hall County Profile
Louis Hokayem
Meet Louis Hokayem. He is currently behind the effort to help raise funds for the local COVID-19 relief effort in Gainesville by selling a Good People of Gainesville T-shirts.

“The T-shirt project is built from the desire to do something uplifting for the city of Gainesville. The idea to utilize a T-shirt actually came from Nicole Ricketts, who works for Main Street Gainesville. I reached out talking to her about the Good People of Gainesville theme and basically we started to collaborate and figure out ways to benefit the community,” Louis said.
We want to thank Louis for recently spending time with us and telling us more about his life and love of Hall County.


Please enjoy this 3 question sneak peak at his full interview:


Q: What inspired you about Good People of Gainesville?
A: “Five years ago when I painted the mural downtown, I was thinking about the theme and I went back to a conversation I had with my grandmother, who was a survivor of the tornado back in 1936. We’ve talked about her experience and it really open my eyes to that event in significance that add on to the Gainesville community.”


Q: What advice would you give to a crowd of people?
A: “Comparison is the thief of joy and I think life becomes really rewarding and sweet when you place that sense of gratitude for what you have and the things that you’re doing.”


Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I’ve always wanted to go hang gliding preferably in a scenic location maybe around the Andes Mountains.”




To read more about the Faces of Hall County CLICK HERE.
We would LOVE your nominations for The Faces of Hall County.  Please email them to [email protected]
Mortgage Rates have been at 50 year lows this month!





Need a MORTGAGE OFFICER, an ELECTRICIAN, a PLUMBER, an INSURANCE AGENT, an ATTORNEY, a PEST CONTROL COMPANY, a POOL COMPANY, a DENTIST, a DOG WALKER, someone that is a TSHIRT MAKER, a custom CANOE BUILDER, or a RECLAIMED WOOD TABLE MAKER?  If you need a GREAT CONNECTION, please call or email us anytime.  We would love the opportunity to help you make a great connection!

If we can ever help you or someone that you know in real estate, please give us a call. We are grateful for your referrals.  We strive to give our clients and friends
real value in everything that we do.  Thank you for your time and support!
Brad Abernathy  770-540-1548  |  Regina Cochran  678-414-0646
CJ Greene  770-540-5879  |  Robert Bell  770-654-0507
Ricky Lewallen  770-654-7922  |  Jane Fleming  770-519-2333
Abernathy Cochran Group  | The Norton Agency 
770-718-5255 or 770-536-1250
The Abernathy Cochran Group is the leader in Hall County sales volume in 2019 
and for the previous 9 years, too.  10 years in a row!
You get MORE with our collaboration.
We hope you CHOOSE us to sell or buy your real estate.
Abernathy Cochran Group, The Norton Agency, 434 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
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