How to buy a house when you already have one

It can be confusing to figure out how to buy a house when you already have one. Do you buy first then sell, or sell first then buy? Whether you want to move up or downsize, owning two homes during the transition may not be a good option. There are a few ways to make the […]

Scams in Real Estate

Scams in Real Estate Over the years, we’ve heard about many scams in real estate around Athens. The first one I remember involved a new subdivision that didn’t sell as well as expected. We noticed that a lot of homes were empty but new ones continued to be built. Because the subdivision didn’t appeal to […]

Title Insurance When Buying a Home in the Athens area

An important part of the process is to consider title insurance when buying a home in the Athens area. It’s a one-time charge that covers your investment for the entire time you own the property. What is title insurance? Title insurance is a policy required when you purchase a home with a mortgage. This policy […]

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.