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Nov. 15 – Veteran-centric real estate company launches to help military families

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November 15, 2021 – A local veteran is launching a new type of real estate company to help military families enjoy homeownership and build financial security.

Eric Lukkarinen was a soldier in the U.S. Army until 2001. After completing his service, he was a Realtor for 20 years, amassing sales experience with a concentration in buyer and seller residential transactions. His primary residential focus has been on military sales with use of VA loan packages and overall income-producing real estate management with specific experience regarding military PCS/relocations. Lukkarinen loved serving his country, but always had an eye on the future, a desire to give back to his community, and an entrepreneurial inclination, which drove him to officially launch his own company, American Veteran Properties.

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Chatham takes page out of Lee County’s economic development playbook

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Earlier this month, leaders of the Chatham County business community announced an ambitious goal – attracting 2,000 jobs and $500 million of capital investment by 2026.

The effort, called Accelerate 2026, is a public-private partnership that aims to raise $900,000 from the private sector, $751,250 of which had already been raised as of Oct. 6. That money will be used for marketing, improvements to the Chatham Economic Development Corporation website and to make sure Chatham County is part of national site selection events.

Goals include increasing the industrial and commercial tax base from 8 percent to 14 percent and creating a spec building program, the latter of which is expected to help the former. Leaders in Chatham County have watched a spec program in neighboring Lee County flourish.

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Shopping for a deal on a home in Savannah? Be flexible on location and be ready to renovate

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When Savannah resident Ashley Duff and her husband closed on their house in the Sandfly neighborhood for $180,000, they were ecstatic. With housing prices at an all-time high and scant options for locations closer to downtown, Duff considered her find a stroke of luck.

“We definitely hit the market at a sweet spot before inventory went almost completely dry,” said Duff, who bought her home in March, “I would say we got lucky but it took a lot of planning and commitment.”

Chatham County is experiencing a seller’s real estate market. When Duff bought her home In March, the county’s housing inventory stood at 1.93 months, a statistic that reflects how long it would take at the current selling pace to sell every home on the market. By June, inventory had dropped to 1.69.

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