Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Georgia ranks 5th in the nation in bank foreclosures.
Between May 2011 and April 2012, banks took back 56,000 properties that are now on the market.
But Georgia realtors say the market is looking up.
Everything is tied together.
The job market, housing market, and the economy.
"The economy greatly affects the housing market. The buying power of the buyer is based on their job, their qualifications, and their credit," said Remax Sales Associate Marcianne Benton.
And while folks are still being forced to price their homes lower than they'd like, realtors say things are looking up.
"The housing market has improved greatly in 2012. Mainly because buyers are out there buying houses because of the lower interests rate and because of the improvement in the economy," said Benton.
South Georgia realtors say foreclosures and short sales are driving the market.
"Foreclosures greatly impact this market. Agents have had to learn to work in this market full of foreclosures and short sales," said Benton.
But realtors say there has never been a better time to buy.
"Sellers are motivated to sell. Interest rates are absolutely fabulous. I've been in the real estate business for 34 years. This is the best I've ever seen the interest rates," said Benton.
Realtors say increased job growth and consumer confidence are the two things that will help turn things around.
Realtors say while now is great a time to buy, there are still obstacles buyers need to overcome.
With tighter loan restrictions, it's now tougher to qualify for a loan.