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Augusta area has 50th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Augusta area was nearly 3,800 in the third quarter of 2018, a 42-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Georgia ranked No. 7 in average charitable giving

Georgia residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $8,045 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Georgia has 11th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Georgia posted the 11th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Georgia’s population rose 1.0% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Georgia’s population increased by 106,420, or 1.0 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Atlanta 48% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Atlanta is $226.67, 48 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

Analysis: Home affordability in Gwinnett County tanks

Gwinnett County had the lowest home affordability index in Georgia in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

AUGUSTA METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Augusta native Garnett Johnson named 2018 Augusta’s Entrepreneur!

The Augusta Metro Chamber, with South State Bank, named Garnett Johnson, President of Augusta Office Solutions, as the 2018 Augusta’s Entrepreneur.

BELAY: Meet Joshua Rystedt, Virtual Web Specialist

Being a part of the Contractor Services team at BELAY is incredible.

Analysis: Dekalb County has lowest home affordability in state

Dekalb County posted the lowest home affordability index in Georgia, according to an analysis of 432 counties nationwide by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Dekalb among counties with worst home affordability

Dekalb County ranked No. 13 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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