Brian M. Douglas & Associates, LLC.


How to Take Title to Your Georgia Property

 When you are closing on a sale to buy real estate, the title company or law firm handling the transfer may ask you how you want to take title to the property. If you are not prepared for this question or do not have a lawyer reviewing the documents, this can be a stressful moment that has long-lasting implications. Are There Any Encumbrances on The Land? Before you choose how you want to take title to your new property, you… Read More

2018 Tax Law Brings New Real Estate Investment Opportunities to Atlanta

In December 2017, President Trump signed a new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law. At the time, the changes in individual tax brackets and cuts to corporate taxes dominated the news cycles. However, there was a lot more in the law than the provisions that got top billing. For instance, there were a number of incentives included in the law designed to boost investment in distressed communities throughout the country, including the Qualified Opportunity Zones provision.… Read More

Property Tax Notice of Assessment & Appeals

In the state of Georgia, property owners will soon be receiving Property Tax Notices of Assessment in the mail if they haven’t already. This notice is not a bill but shows the property’s appraised value and estimated property tax amount. If the property owner disagrees with the Current Year Value provided on the Notice,  he or she may file an appeal. How do I file an appeal of my property tax assessment? There are a few counties in Georgia that… Read More

Super Bowl LIII: Make Some Money Hosting Visitors in Your Atlanta Home

For the third time in the NFL’s history, the Super Bowl is coming to Atlanta. On February 3, 2019, the top two NFL teams will play in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in 2017. Last year, when the Super Bowl was hosted in Minneapolis, officials stated that up to one million visitors would be descending on the city for the Super Bowl weekend. Although there was some controversy over whether that number included Minnesotans, the number of out-of-town visitors… Read More

Your Guide To Summer Camp 2018

Summer is almost here! The weather is starting to warm up and kids everywhere are getting that end-of-the-school-year bug. Do you have plans for your kids this summer? If not, it’s not too late to enroll them in a summer camp that will really get them excited! There are so many different summer camps available in this area that we thought we would make things a little easier for you. Is your kid into sports? Nature? Science? Do they have… Read More

Georgia Homeowner’s Guide to Hosting on Airbnb (Expanded Version – Includes Florida and Alabama Law)

If you are a homeowner in the state of Georgia with a little extra space, it may have occurred to you to post your space on a short-term vacation rental site like Airbnb or HomeAway. Short-term rentals are a great alternative to hotels when you are traveling. They give you the opportunity to live like a local, get advice on off-the-beaten-track sights and experiences, and it may even save you some money. Atlanta is among the country’s most visited cities,… Read More

What are the Costs Associated with Selling a Home in Georgia?

  If you are ready to put your home on the market, there are a lot of things to consider. What is the value of your home? How quickly do you think you will be able to sell? What is the status of the real estate market in Georgia right now? While lots of constantly-changing factors will influence your home sale, there is one thing that is certain: selling your home will cost you money. The costs associated with selling… Read More

Emotional And Psychological Injuries In A Car Accident

Generally after being involved in a car accident, people are more focused on their physical injuries. After undergoing a medical examination to determine the extent of bodily injuries involved, it is imperative to pursue the course of treatment prescribed for healing your body. The next step generally entails filing a legal claim against the negligent party for the damages that they have caused using your medical records and bills as evidence to prove the damages that you have sustained. This… Read More

Estate Planning For Unmarried Couples In Florida

As the norms change socially and the cultural pressure diminishes, many couples decide on remaining unmarried even if the plan on living together for a long period of their lives, sometimes forever. Estate planning is one of the most important for such couples who plan on having a live in relationship without actually getting married for the rest of their lives or as long as the relationship would last. After all, nothing lasts forever. However, if the circumstances are in… Read More

Some Important Questions To Ask From Your Tax Preparer

It is very much important to ask some questions from the person to whom you are going to select as your tax preparer. It is asked most of the time that who is a perfect tax preparer, but the fact is that only you who can find the perfect tax preparer for your taxes. Following are some important tips and tricks which will prove helpful in finding a perfect tax preparer. You must ask your preparer a lot of questions.… Read More

Areas We Serve

We can serve clients in every county within the State of Georgia, and a majority of the areas we serve are: Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, Forsyth County, Cherokee County, Douglas County, Paulding County, Carroll County, Bartow County, Hall County, Barrow County, Walton County, Newton County, Rockdale County, Henry County, Clayton County, Fayette County, Spalding County, and Coweta County.