All posts by John Lewis

About John Lewis

John has been the managing partner for The Lewis-Safford Group for over ten years. John and his wife Natalie specialize in buyer and seller representation, marketing and are very knowledgeable about the Metropolitan Atlanta real estate market.

Radon…what is it?

We have sold quite a few homes in the past 15 years in the metropolitan Atlanta area. In recent years, we have come across more homes that have come up with high levels of the gas Radon during their inspections. According to The UGA Consumer Sciences web site, radon is an odorless and colorless gas […]

Programs helping distressed homeowners ending in 2016

Programs helping struggling homeowners set to end in 2106 Many homeowners are struggling to keep up with their mortgage payments on a monthly basis, and it can often seem like there are limited options for remedying the situation. If you haven’t heard of HARP refinancing and you’re a homeowner who’s looking for a lower interest […]


Purchase year vs equity earned

The average home seller nets about a 23 percent gain in equity from the time they purchase their property – or about $40,000, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. But a closer look at the data reveals that sellers who purchased their home during certain volatile years tend to fare worse than others. Home owners who purchased […]


5 No cost tricks to sell your home faster.

5 No-Cost Tricks to Sell Your Home Faster You decided to sell your home, and you can’t wait to buy a new place. There’s just one thing standing in your way: You’ve got to close the deal on your current one first. You just hope it doesn’t take too long to get an offer.Well, there’s […]


Tips to moving to Gwinnett County with kids

Because I assist hundreds of clients each year with their move to Gwinnett County, I know how difficult it can be. Especially on the little ones. Sure they adjust, but it’s seldom easy. Because of my experience I’ve learned a thing or two about what you can do for your children to make those transitions […]

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Marketing My Atlanta Metro Home – Should I Avoid the Holidays?

It never fails that my phone will ring or an email will hit my inbox with the question, “is the holiday season a bad time to attempt to sell my Atlanta Metro home?” I always answer by saying it depends! If you are relocating to Houston, TX and must report to your new job January […]

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Metro Atlanta Selected to List of Best Cities

In case you missed it, recently compiled a “Best List” for affordable retirement cities and Atlanta was listed as the number 9 city. Not only is Atlanta a vibrant, hip city for young professionals and families, it’s also a migration magnet for those over the age of 65. So Why Include Atlanta in this […]


Creative Ways to Save for Your Next Metro Atlanta Home

We all know that consumer confidence is low and the Metro Atlanta real estate market is sluggish at best but there are great home buying deals to be had out there. If you’ve thought about buying a Metro Atlanta home but are worried you don’t have sufficient funds for a down payment and the closing […]