Foreclosure or Short Sale?

There are several differences between foreclosure and short sale. Foreclosure, Short Sale or Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure? Foreclosure A foreclosure stays on your credit for several years but the question “have you ever had a foreclosure” is one frequently seen, especially on home loan applications. A foreclosure is advertised in the newspaper for several […]

5 Things to Do Before You Move

There’s a lot going on as you prepare to move from your home. This list can help to make it a little easier. 5 Things to Do Before You Move Clean Getting everything out of your home can be a big job, so it’s easy to let things slide on the clean up. Don’t do […]

Best local sources to determine home value

There are many ways to determine your home value and even different values can be valid, depending on the reason for the home value. If you need it for a tax valuation dispute, you’ll want a low value. If you need it for tax purposes (estate transfer?) you may want a higher value. But if […]

Paul & Jerri Stracener

Paul & Jerri have over 30 years combined experience in the Athens area real estate market, providing services beyond your expectations. Whether selling your home, buying a new home, relocating to Athens or discovering the perfect property to build on, Paul & Jerri are dedicated professionals here to assist you. Their goal is to make every real estate transaction a pleasure from start to finish. Learn More...

Paul Stracener
(706) 296-4394
Jerri Stracener
(706) 296-4395

About Athens, Georgia

Athens is known for its southern heritage and offers a wide range of diverse attractions. Live music is abundant with concerts at The Classic Center, Georgia Theater, 40 Watt, The Foundry, and many other restaurants and bars downtown. The University of Georgia, State Botanical Garden, local nurseries, art galleries, award winning restaurants, craft breweries and local farmers markets contribute to the special feel of Athens.

Oconee County schools are ranked #3 in the state. This along with the convenience to Athens and travel to Atlanta have contributed to its growth over the past few years. Madison and Oglethorpe Counties are desirable areas for convenience to Athens with more of a country feel.