FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2011
VACANT HOUSES TARGETED BY LOCAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY
Cherokee County Bank Owned Homes Slated For Renovation and Resale
Canton, GA Sept 28 – Two Cherokee County residents have assembled a team of investors eager to use their money
to buy bank owned houses. Repairs are made to the houses and then resold buyers who want move-in ready homes.
Sandra Watkins and John Marion created Alpha Dog Investments last year to take advantage of new investment
opportunities created by the large number of bank owned houses on the market.
“I’m dealing with frustrated buyers all the time who are tired of visiting houses on the market that need to be fixed up,”
said Watkins who is an Associate Broker with Remax Town & County.
Watkins has been a real estate agent for thirteen years. “First time home buyers want a place they can move into
without having to make extensive repairs and improvements,” Watkins explained.
Marion, who started investing in real estate three years ago, sees a perfect storm brewing for investors who have
access to capital. “The current crisis of foreclosed, vacant properties will be with us for a long time,” said Marion as he
sat in his Canton home office near Hickory Flat.
“Sandra and I have put together an investment program for those who have a decent credit score and $15,000 cash,”
Marion says. “We have lenders giving us loans to buy and renovate vacant houses.”
The Home Renovation Property Management Program created by Watkins and Marion is being promoted by Alpha
Dog Investments as an “easy and safe way for new investors” to get started making money in real estate.
“We do all the hard work for our investors by locating properties to buy, arranging contractor’s bids for repairs, and
marketing the newly renovated house to homebuyers,” Marion says.
“I’m excited,” said Watkins, “one investor sold his house only eight days after being listed on the market! The buyers
are there for homes that they can move into right away.”
The program is attracting local and out-of-state investors as far away as Virginia.
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