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Judy Payne is a certified Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Agent.


Benny Payne Realty, Inc. 3021 Atlanta Hw. Ste. 104 Athens, Georgia 30606

Contact: Judy K. Payne
Assoc. Broker, REALTOR®
SFR Certification
Benny Payne Realty, Inc.
3021 Atlanta Hwy. Ste. 104
Athens, Georgia 30606
Cell: (706) 255-5781
Office: (706) 543-2511

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Judy Payne is a licensed associate broker and REALTOR® in the state of Georgia, and is SFR certified.


Welcome to the Classic City!
Welcome to Athens, Georgia, the Classic City. Athens is a true southern town with historic architecture and southern traditions. Its location in north Georgia is ideal for a day trip to the mountains or a weekend trip to the beach. If you yearn for the big city lights, Atlanta is only a short drive away. The home to the University of Georgia, Athens offers a variety of educational experiences, athletic, and cultural events. The downtown is a vibrant area with restaurants, art galleries, night clubs and shops. Athens has an active real estate market. Whether you are looking for your own home or an investment property, I can help you find the property to meet your needs.
The Athens community is a great home town! Its rich cultural appeal, and economic growth attracts home buyers. Whether you are a young professional, a student, a family, or a retiree, Athens has something for everyone. I personally found it a wonderful community to raise my two children. It offers big city amenities in a small town package. Culture, shopping, restaurants are all available within close proximity of one another. If you are a sport enthusiast or interested in Continuing Education classes, The University of Georgia is located in the heart of Athens.

I would love to have an opportunity to serve your needs in my hometown, Athens, Georgia.
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Itching to Move?
Ask any Athenian family why they have put down roots in our Classic City and you will get 3 exceptional answers:

Great Homes
Great Schools
Great Weather

In the News
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine (Read the article)
Athens Georgia is rated no. 5 for Best Cities to live.

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Living and Retiring in Athens, Georgia
Athens continually receives accolades in the national media for its vibrant university town and affordable real estate. While definitely a college town, Athens is attracting families of all ages because of its low cost of living, great schools and mild weather conditions. Cozy tree-lined streets frame this pedestrian friendly city, offering six local theatres, wine tasting in the Botanical Gardens, and a world renowned music scene. Two hospitals are within five miles of downtown - Athens Regional and St. Mary's Health Care. They not only provide exceptional care but jobs for the community and nearby Athens counties. Three golf courses, one with a gated community, sit just outside the perimeter. Athens Georgia is rated no. 5 for Best Cities to live from Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine (Read the article). Oconee County has been rated twice as one of the top 10 places to live in the country, and CNN Money has once rated Athens in their best places to retire category. Anyone over the age of 62 can take classes at UGA for free!

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