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Ashley is ecstatic to be working for Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate. She has lived in Columbus for eight years and is passionate about her city and career. Her focus is serving her client needs to the utmost of her abilities while continuing to grow within the industry.

Ashley is motivated to help her clients achieve their real estate dreams. In her free time, Ashley enjoys riding horses, traveling, hiking, cycling, and spending time with her family.

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We are proud to Welcome Tracie Nobles to our Residential Sales Team. Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia she has grown to appreciate everything this “Big/Small Town” has to offer. In her spare time, Tracie enjoys playing tennis, bike riding, and entertaining with friends and family. With a heart for people, she also enjoys serving in various local outreach programs.

Tracie graduated from CSU with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and has 10+ years’ experience in finance and government industries. During her employment with DPW at Fort Benning, she was recognized for her professionalism and dedication in supporting the military mission. Her empathetic nature helps her build trusting relationships with her clients as well as her peers.
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Columbus and Phenix City buyers and sellers to benefit from BPRE's Coaching Program, an outcome-driven platform designed to provide support to Georgia and East Alabama real estate agents

Columbus, Georgia — Leading independent real estate brokerage, Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate
(BPRE), announces their latest initiative: simply known as The Coaching Program, it offers a fresh
approach to training and supporting our region's real estate agents. The results are better customer
service, more efficient and productive agents, and overall happier clients.
BPRE, the #1 Independent Firm in East Atlanta and West Georgia, aims to provide the best experience
possible for their clients. Their clients include not only the region's residential and commercial buyers

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Since hitting a low point of 63 percent in 2016, the homeownership rate has rebounded, largely driven by millennial households purchasing their first homes. Many surveys, like one by Bank of the West, indicate that millennials are no different from previous generations—they view homeownership as a main tenet of the American Dream.


Yet, millennial homeownership rates continue to lag those of their predecessors. In 2015, the millennial homeownership share was lower than that of the two previous generations when they were the same age, according to the Urban Institute. One reason for the gap is that millennials have largely delayed important life choices, such as getting married and having kids, in favor of pursuing higher education. Common

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I get more questions on this topic than any others. About 90-95% of all the property I sell is in this program with the County Assessor. These programs are very popular because they reduce the amount of Property or ad valorem taxes on your property. I reached out to my good friend Lauren Harbin, Chief Assessor with Talbot County GA for some information. PLEASE REMEMBER CONSERVATION USE VALUATION IS DIFFERENT THAN A CONSERVATION EASEMENT. The Conservation Use Valuation is a 10 year program with the County Assessor. A Conservation easement is deeded to a Land Trust and runs for perpetuity (that is forever!).

Conservation Use Assessment is a favorable tax treatment covenant designed to protect qualified property owners from being pressured by the

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In this Housing Market Update, I've compared the 2nd Quarter from 2017, 2018, & 2019 for Harris and Muscogee County, GA. It's a Seller's Market right now and has been for 2 years. I see no signs of the market changing in 2019, as we are currently in Peak Real Estate Season. Mortgage Rates have remained low and so have the number of days homes spend on the market(DOM). VA Loans lead the market for preferred loans with Cash and Conventional Loans running a close 2nd. For more insights on our 2nd quarter in 2019, watch the 90 second video below. 



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By Kent Morris of Bickerstaff Parham Land Group

I recently helped a client with a large timber sale in Meriwether County GA. The property is 407 acres in size. Due to low mill inventories and the wet weather it became necessary to implement this timber sale. The landowner has been thinking about this for some time and the prices offered determined it was the right time! The property was primarily made up of 38 year old planted Loblolly Pines that had been thinned twice. I love forestry and logging so I decided to capture the logging operation on film. The operation starts with a machine called a feller-buncher which is a rubber tired machine with a saw head. This machine moves through the forest cuts down the trees and stacks them neatly into

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Bickerstaff Parham CXO, Reynolds Bickerstaff Attends Global Real Estate Conference


– More than 2,500 leading real estate professionals from 25 countries convene during event hosted by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. –


Columbus, GA March 19, 2019 – Reynolds Bickerstaff, CXO with Bickerstaff, participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference, February 20-22 at Wynn Las Vegas. Bickerstaff joined an elite group of over 2,500 real estate professionals from 25 countries who came together as part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®(LeadingRE) Conference Week, a series of educational and networking events focused on leadership and innovation in the real estate market.  

 The conference

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Columbus, Georgia: Columbus based REALTOR® and native, Carson Paris, with Bickerstaff Parham Real Estate, has been recognized as the “2018 Residential Rookie of the Year” by the Columbus Boards of Realtors. Mr. Paris was presented with the "2018 Residential Rookie of the Year Award" at a ceremony held in Columbus on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. 

 To qualify for consideration as “Residential Rookie of the Year,” a professional and licensed REALTOR® must be nominated by their broker after having met a specific sales production metrics, must have served on a Columbus Boards of Realtors committee, and must be involved in the community in a meaningful way. 

 Upon receiving the award, Mr. Paris said, “It is an honor to receive this distinction.

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Where do you park when you visit Uptown/Downtown? Do you circle the block  several times before finding a space? Do you feel comfortable or safe in a parking deck? Alva James-Johnson released a story on April 12, 2017 covering the city's decision to increase parking citations.  But the most recent story by Tony Adams "as downtown Columbus grows, so do parking challenges. What should be done?" digs deep into the issue and offers us a guide to parking in Uptown. 


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