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The Beman Group of Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial Division has brokered the purchase of the former Georgia Power branch building at 1607 Walton Way, which now houses Security Federal Bank’s First branch in Augusta’s city limits, and their 17th branch total. This will be one of two new locations they plan to open to serve the Augusta community. When going through the site selection process, the 1607 Walton Way location was a perfect choice considering the existing structure of the building, which already included drive through teller windows on the exterior and teller walk up desks in the interior. This allowed Security Federal to focus giving the building itself the much needed aesthetic improvements that allowed high visibility from their frontage

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While many property owners prefer to take the “do it yourself” approach, this only makes sense if you live close to the property, are a “handy” person, and have the time to devote yourself to properly manage each property. In reality, most people do not. Managing property requires a rather large commitment of time and effort. 

If you own a rental property and do not have the time (or patience)  to market your property, search for qualifying renters, collect rent, handle maintenance and repair issues, responding to tenant complaints or even pursue evictions, hiring a property manager could be a great fit for you.   

At Blanchard and Calhoun, we offer outstanding single-family management services while providing excellent customer service.  Our

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What makes a property stand out compared to other properties in the neighborhood?  Curb Appeal!   It makes no difference if you’re a homebuyer or seller or a real estate investor, curb appeal matters.   A well maintained and inviting front yard will not only boost your selling price, but it will also help your property sell faster.   It’s a tried and true method that real estate professionals use to attract more potential clients to a property.

Here are a few ideas to enhance the curb appeal, without breaking the bank.

House Numbers:   Are the address numbers visibly appealing? Are they rusty and old? If the numbers need an update or aren’t easily visible, run to your nearest hardware store. Find medium-sized numbers that complement the style of

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A career as a real estate agent certainly has a lot of perks and opens the door to rewarding opportunities.  You can be your own boss, set your own hours, and choose the clients you work with while having complete control of your income potential.  Your income cap can be virtually limitless! What’s more, Blanchard and Calhoun Institute of Real Estate 75-hour pre-licensing courses provide all the preparation you need to become a licensed real estate agent.

At Blanchard and Calhoun, we are a sales force of highly trained agents with the backing of a full support system.  We have built success by simply providing support and training to all of our agents, leaders, and staff.  We are always looking to grow our team of motivated real estate

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Augusta GA Real Estate

Moving to Augusta, GA? Make moving a lot easier with the help of a Relocation Specialist at Blanchard and Calhoun.   Through our relocation department, our real estate agents specialize in relocating families across the U.S. and also to the CSRA. By working with a Blanchard and Calhoun real estate agent,  you can rest easy knowing that our specialist will guide you through the process of relocating to a new area. Our agents will be able to help individuals and their families find their ideal home to meet any search criteria. Whether you’re looking for a city to city comparison for the cost of living, with housing, school systems, or more.  Our relocation specialists have an in-depth knowledge of Augusta and its surrounding areas. With this knowledge,

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Blanchard and Calhoun Top Broker

Augusta, GA- March 19, 2019- Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial Real Estate announced today that it has been named Top Leasing Firm and Director Davis Beman has been named Top Industrial Leasing Broker in the 2018 CoStar Power Broker Awards for the Augusta/Richmond County Market. The Awards are presented by CoStar Group, Inc., the leading organization recognizing professionals and firms who closed the highest transaction volume in their respective markets, along with recognizing professionals in several Commercial Real Estate categories including office leasing, retail leasing, industrial leasing and sales.

“We highly value all of our Broker partnerships such as CoStar and are honored to be recognized as Top Leasing Broker and Firm in the Augusta CRE

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With the cyber wave beginning to grow, Augusta's apartment market is primed for growth, making our market attractive for investment. Buoyed by two stable industries, Military and Healthcare, Augusta has seen steady, albeit low rent growth for the past decade or so, but with conservative estimates showing Fort Gordon bringing an additional 14,000 employees and dependents to Augusta by 2023, rent growth should exceed the national average for the next few years. Also aiding rent growth is the lack of new development over the past decade, specifically in the luxury market.

There are a few reasons for limited development. First, land prices in the area have been low, keeping new home prices down, thereby making home ownership attractive relative to

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Each January, the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia traverses the state presenting their economic outlook for the upcoming year. The forecast for 2019 included national GDP growth of 2.5%, less than 2018 growth of 3% and below the 2.9% average growth of the last 50 years. High asset prices, tight labor markets, and high federal budget deficits contributed to the projected slowdown. The biggest risks for 2019 are: 1) overvalued equity prices, 2) political upheaval, and 3) restrictive monetary policy.

Even in the face of a slowing national economy, the outlook for Georgia looks strong, as Georgia's economy is projected to grow faster than the national economy for the sixth straight year (3% versus 2.5%). Georgia's economy is helped

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Blanchard and Calhoun Rainmaker

As corporate relocation opportunities continue to become more expensive and scarce in comparison to a few years ago, our relocation team has increased its focus on home-grown opportunities.  Augusta, Ga. is home to Fort Gordon, a United States Army base, which houses critical missions including cyber command and the signal corp.  With more than 30,000 employees crossing into and out of Fort Gordon’s gates daily, our relocation team zeroed in on the giant opportunity right in front of us. 

Military on the Move® has been Blanchard and Calhoun’s go-to marketing program to serve military families in our area since we rolled it out in 2015.  Its popularity among our agents has grown annually since day one, and we’ve noticed it becoming an increasingly

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Happy Birthday Blanchard and Calhoun

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA (January 23, 2019)

On January 1, Blanchard and Calhoun launched its 100 Years 100 Stories campaign, which features articles, videos, images, and illustrations that highlight a century of service to the city, region, and beyond. George C. Blanchard and Francis A. Calhoun founded the real estate company in 1919 – the same year Prohibition began, the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I, and Augusta’s first paved four-lane highway opened. Over the past century, the firm has grown to more than 250 agents and employees, developed more than two dozen neighborhoods that have changed the landscape of the community, and assisted countless families and businesses achieve their goals.

“We are honored and humbled to have been

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