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History Month!

March is Women's History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

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Legislative Update

RE: House Bill 974 (requiring real estate documents to be e-filed for recordation)


The Executive Committee of the Real Property Section has heard numerous concerns about House Bill 974 since it was filed in the General Assembly on January 24, 2022. The current version of House Bill 974 requires all real estate documents to be e-filed but permits walk-in original paper recordation at the courthouse. The Bill would prohibit original paper recordations by US mail and overnight delivery service.

Homestead exemption applications are due by April 1 for the current tax year.


A homestead exemption can give you tax breaks on what you pay in property taxes.

A homestead exemption reduces the amount of property taxes homeowners owe on their legal residence. 

You must file with the county or city where your home is located. Each county has different applications and required documents. Various types of homestead exemptions are available, including those based on assessed home value and homeowner age.

Provided by The Good Life Group-Lanier

Keller Williams Lanier Partners

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Meet our featured Agent of the Month

Cheryl Kerr

My passion is people….no matter the business, and real estate is no different. Technology is a driving force in real estate, whether selling or buying, but it’s still all about the relationships that are built during the process. I have been fortunate to work alongside terrific clients and agents, whom became friends, for the last eight years. I’ve been with EXP Realty, a cloud based broker, for the last two years. Because of EXP’s format, I am able to collaborate with other agents not just around the US, but all over the world, which allows for huge exposure for a client’s property. I specialize in Jackson, Hall, and Barrow Counties, but have had clients all over North Georgia.

Originally from the Chicago area, I’d finally had enough of Mid-west winters and moved to Atlanta in 1987. I’m officially a Southern Girl now! After living in Buckhead for several years, my husband dragged me kicking and screaming to the “backwoods” of Flowery Branch, then to a private ski lake community in Jefferson. We have lived in Jefferson now for 20 years, and I don’t miss the city one bit! Summer is our time out here on the lake!

I truly appreciate Russ, and his great staff, for all they do for us and thank him for allowing me to share a snippet of my little corner of the world. 

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