Summertime!  The best time to buy and the interest rates are still historically low.  Here are my two top picks in Harris County, where the quality of life is superb.


 $179,000 – Located in Cataula, this is a split floor plan with four bedrooms and two baths. Beautiful level back yard that backs up to wooded area. Large master suite with double vanity and 2 walk-in closets. Offered by Keller Williams.




 $244,900 – Located in Waverly Hall this home has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and sits back off the road.  You’ll fall in love with the soaring ceilings, a generous sized master suite, two walk-in closets, granite in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and screened porch. Offered by Coldwell Banker.

Call me today to see these or any other homes in the area.  706-662-9910


If you are searching for a new home, tis the season! There are plenty of homes from which to choose and interest rates are still historically low. Below are some interesting properties for you to review. Take a look and call me to see these or others in the Columbus and Harris County area. Share this blog post with friends or family who may be interested. Have a great spring season!

001-immaculate home on 1.3 acres

Live and play in Hamilton, Harris County! Excellent schools and nearby recreational venues. This home is 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, split plan and immaculate! Offered at $158,000 by Waddell Realty.



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Looking for a quiet north Columbus neighborhood? Take a look at this perfect spot in Moore’s Forest. This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, split plan, covered patio overlooking beautiful blooming plants and more! Offered at $128,500 by Waddell Realty.



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Build your dream home in Hamilton, Harris County. This 8 acre home site is ready! Gravel road established back to cleared home site. Soil survey shows two areas suitable for septic. Offered at $44,000 by Waddell Realty.

Thank you for viewing. Have a great day!



There are some good reasons to consider purchasing a home in a community where a Homeowner’s Association is active. Homeowners involved in an association are invested in assuring that the community remains attractive, which in turn protects the value of homes. Some Homeowner Associations also afford a certain quality of life through maintenance of recreational amenities; such as swimming pools, tennis courts, biking and walking trails and the like.

On the other hand, some home buyers have more of a ‘free spirit’ and do not want to be under rules and regulations they may find restrictive. For example, a restriction might be that homeowners are not allowed to fly flags from their porch, or not allowed to park a boat or recreational vehicle in their driveway.

When shopping for a home, be sure to inquire if there is an Homeowner’s Association. If there is, ask to see a copy of the covenants. Covenants are a written document that outline the legal aspects of the association, homeowner restrictions and allowances, and the homeowner fee structure.

I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and that you will remember me if you need any real estate services.

Peggy Lyda


Here are five wonderful properties that I’ve chosen as my Fall picks.  If you are interested in any of these properties, call me to schedule a showing.  If you have friends or family who may be interested, please share the information with them.  I hope the Fall season has started off well for you.  Enjoy!

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Whispering Pines, Harris County! 

Lovely neighborhood, roomy home with 2400 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Two master suites and lots of other extras.
Offered by Re/max Prime Realty $164,900



Coca Lake, Harris County!

With four bedrooms and three baths, this home features a spacious kitchen, large family room, separate dining room, and is situated on 2.76 acres.
Offered by Remax Executive Group $299,900



Windsor Park, Columbus

This 2469 square foot home has three bedrooms, two baths and three living areas. A large sunroom on the back provides extra space for relaxing.
Offered by Solid Source Premier Realty $159,900



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Smith Road, Fortson, Muscogee County

Situated on 2.6 acres, with in-ground salt water pool, this home was built for with privacy in mind. It features three bedrooms, and 2.5 baths and many extras.
Offered by Assist 2 Sell  $224,900



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8 ac. in Hamilton, Harris County!

Nicely shaped property with 492′ road frontage, gated entrance, gravel road to cleared home site, well and electricity. Recent survey and soil test available.
Offered by Waddell Realty $52,000



A Listing That Stands Out

Sellers rely on their listing agent to do all that is possible to efficiently market their property to other agents and prospective buyers.  And because each agent has their own unique way of approaching the listing and marketing process, I thought it would be a good subject to blog about.

Sellers are aware that they will be asked to sign a listing agreement, prepare the house for pictures and showings, and that a lockbox and sign will be installed.  As well, sellers expect the property to be placed on the area’s multiple listing service and other real estate Websites.  However, there are strategies that I use to insure your property is marketed more efficiently, in the best light, while keeping you informed.  An informed seller is a successful seller! 

  • We are a team, your input is welcomed. Within 24 hours of your listing becoming effective, the MLS information (that agents see) is emailed to you, the seller, for your critical eye.  Not only does this give you opportunity to review the information, but it also gives you confidence that your property is being represented in its true and best light.
  • The first 2-3 days on the MLS are crucial.  When new listing information goes live on the MLS, it is placed in a category of “New Listing” for 2-3 days.   If photos are not placed on the listing in those first days, a lesser number of agents will get the full impact of your listing when it is new.  Coordinating the listing information and photos to go ‘live’ at the same time is important.
  • Photography is my hobby (and I’ve actually been paid a few times).  You are guaranteed to have eye-catching pictures of your property, and lots of them!
  • Staying in touch with you and providing reports.  Each time your property is shown by any agent, I will contact you via your desired method with feedback within a day or two of the showing.  You receive an update every 14 days on the number of times agents have viewed the listing information on-line, and any other statistics available from other real estate Websites.
  • Saturating the internet through Websites, FaceBook, YouTube.    My personal Website and Blog at, FaceBook and YouTube accounts are used to market your property.  And of course the Waddell Website,, and dozens more market your  property information.  The more times a property is displayed on an internet site, the more exposure it will have when potential buyers browse the internet.

Thanks for reading my Blog post. Call me if I can help you with real estate services….or if you just want to ask a question.


Peg’s Picks for June, 2014

Call me at 706-662-9910 to see any of these hot picks of the month, or any other home on the market in the Muscogee, Harris, Troup, or Talbot county area.  And please, share this post with a friend.

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Great Location! North Columbus, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, large master suite, tray ceilings, double car garage, and only $166,000. Offered by Coldwell Banker – KPDD.


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, where nature is the architect! Privacy in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 3 acres in south Harris County. Immaculate home with new paint and new carpet, hardwood floors, water frontage. $199,000. Offered by Coldwell Banker – KPDK


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Prestigious Coca Lake and only $314,900!
Quiet corner lot, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3267 sq. ft., huge master suite, oversized 3 car garage. Wonderful community amenities, pool, clubhouse, tennis and more! It doesn’t get better than this!
Offered by Coldwell Banker – KPDD.


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Want to build your dream home
on 33 acres in Harris County? Or, looking for privacy?
Manufactured 3 bedroom, 2 baths, pond, dock, outbuildings. $169,000. Offered by Waddell Realty.




Luxury Living in the Country! 427 South Mountain Dr. in Oak Mountain Estates, Waverly Hall, GA.  Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large rooms, walk-in closets in all bedrooms, specialty ceilings, bonus room upstairs. Community amenities: pool, clubhouse, lakes, beautiful vistas. $194,500. Offered by Waddell Realty.


Peg’s Picks for May, 2014

Call me today at 706-662-9910 to see these or any other listings in the Columbus, and Harris County area.

chive ctPeppertree II, in North Columbus, on cul de sac, and back side of lot adjacent to Double Churches Park for easy access to all the amenities. Newer items include roof shingles in 2011, a/c replaced in 2014, new heat in 2013. Spacious bedrooms, screened porch, fireplace.  $174,900.  Offered by Waddell Realty.


willow oakWhat a deal!  In Stone Mill subdivision, Columbus, for only $205,000.  Four bedrooms, 2 baths, newly painted, large open kitchen, master suite with large master bath, covered patio. Refrigerator, washer/dryer and TV’s all pass with sale. Call me today, as this one truly will not be on the market long.  Offered by Waddell Realty. 



mountain shadowAlways dreamed of living in a log cabin! This one is only $172,500 and it’s in Harris County!  With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, in perfect condition, enjoy living in the woods just minutes from FDR State Park, Pine Mountain Trail and Callaway Gardens.  Who will the lucky new owner be!  Offered by Waddell Realty.

Thanks for checking out my blog on hot real estate offerings in the Columbus and Harris County area.  Have a great day!



Peg’s Picks for April, 2014

With the onset of Spring, we are seeing an increase in home sales.  Take a look at these hot picks of the month and call me at 706-662-9910.

Evergreen - aprilQuiet Subdivision
477 Evergreen Drive in Fortson, Harris County.
Three bedrooms, 2 baths, 1634 sq. ft. hardwood floors, fireplace, eat-in kitchen and separate dining area. $149,500.  Harris County Schools, and close to Columbus. Offered by Shepherd Brokers.

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New Construction!
185 Ross Road, Ellerslie, Harris County.
Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, huge back yard, granite countertops, hardwood floors, crown molding, stainless steel appliances.  2706 sq. ft. Only $239,500! Offered by Solid Source Premier Realty

flagstone - aprilBeautiful in Stone Creek
6801 Flatstone Court, Columbus.  Three bedrooms, 2 baths, 2366 sq. ft. On a corner lot, this home offers a large multi-purpose room, hardwood floors, and master bedroom with two master closets.  Only $184,500!

big oak - aprilOnly 2 years young!
5911 Big Oak Drive, Columbus
Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2504 sq. ft. featuring large rooms, stainless appliances, granite countertops, and hardwood floors.  Only $219,000!  Offered by Waddell Realty

This is just a sampling of the amazing offers of fine homes in the Harris County and Columbus area.  I’m looking for buyers.  Call me today!

dollar signWaiting May Lower Your Buying Power

Melissa and Robert Fordham have been working with a Buyer’s Agent to find the home of their dreams.  They’ve seen many houses in the past 8 months. They are qualified and have agreed that they want to spend no more than $1500 a month for the principal and interest on their new home.  During the time they’ve been looking, interest rates have gone from 3.5% to 4.5%.  Needless to say, during this past 8 months the price of the home they can now purchase is less. 

For example:
To keep principal and interest payment at $1500 at 3.5% interest the Fordhams can finance a $334,042 home loan.  At 4.5%, they can take on a mortgage of $296,041.  If interest rates continue to rise to 5.5%, for example, the Fordhams will be looking at a mortgage of only $264,182.  

If you are qualified to purchase and have been on the fence or indecisive about the home you want and need, time is definitely of the essence.


March, 2014

Foreclosure in Maple Ridge, North Columbus, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, spacious rooms, new paint and carpet. $259,900.
Offered by Re/Max Prime Realty Co.




Only $165,900 in Peppertree II, North Columbus. Four bedrooms, 3 baths and move in ready!
Offered by Coldwell Banker – KPDD





Lookout Drive, Harris County.  Near backwaters, Commodore subdivision.  Three bedrooms, 2 baths, on 1.16 acres.  New appliances and countertops in kitchen.  
New heating and air system.  Only $162,500! Offered by Rose Anne Erickson Realty




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Winding  Lakes, Harris County.  Five bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, open floor plan, chefs kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, more upgrades!  Foreclosure – Great price – Great value!  Only $279,900.
Offered by Coldwell Banker – KPDD

Call 706-662-9910 for more information.