Grant Park Listing

Great Listing in Grant Park, 623 Hansell Street

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This Victorian bungalow is in the Northeast corner of the neighborhood, perfect for getting to local shops and restaurants. Grant Park and the Atlanta Zoo are just a walk away. The house is eye catching from the street. The beautiful bright blue paint color and amazing southern wrap around porch will draw any buyers attention. This listing is predicted to not even last through the day!

Listing Credit: Remax Atlanta


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Fun Property

One of our favorite things to do for our clients is show them properties!! I thought it would be fun to show you some pictures of a property in Merry Hills!

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Right when we walked into the house the bright light from the gorgeous windows swept us off our feet. The space was light and airy, perfect for enjoying a good book and some coffee!

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This is entertainment central. Perfect for a dinner party; the dinning room was at the very front of the house and had just as many bright windows as the living room!

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The kitchen was fully renovated and modern. There was ample drawer and storage space available . The kitchen looked right out into the breakfast area and the living room. There was a full finished basement that we didn’t get photographs of, but it was just as amazing as the upstairs and even included some interesting modern twists in the design.

Listing credit: Marc Goldin 404-728-4465


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Sell, Buy, Sell, Buy!!

It’s time for selling and buying! Before spring time hits and everyone decides it’s finally time to sell, put your house on the market and go for it.  With the number of active houses on the market at an incredible low there is an increase in competition among buyers for a smaller number of properties. In other words, there are multiple offers on houses within days of the listing date because buyers want to snatch it up before anyone else gets it! It’s no longer accurate to say we are in a distressed real estate market. If you are wondering what your house is worth and would like to move give us a call (409) 936-8382. Our team is eager to work with you and puts 100% into every buyer and seller we work with!

Loan Rate Update

Although the market is starting to pick up interest rates are still very low! It’s a great time to buy!

Below are quotes from Loan South Mortgage.

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Harmony on the Lakes New Construction

As I was out showing houses to some clients in the Harmony on the Lakes subdivision in Holy Springs GA on Sunday, I thought I would snap a few pictures and share them with y’all. Harmony on the Lakes is a well established neighborhood with great amenities and it backs up to a nature preserve.  Right now there are excellent new construction options in Harmony by a well respected builder, Pulte.  The base price for the new construction is $184,900 to $209,900. There are six different building models to chose from all of which offer great flexibility and usable floor plans.

Pictured above (and below) is the Brookwood model. At 2582 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths this particular plan starts at $196,000.  There is a convenient “task” room off the dining area which would be great for an office or a play room.  Basement lots are available as well and Pulte is very accommodating and loves working with us and our buyers.

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The light coming in through the large windows was beautiful although the room was already bright and airy, the beaming sun through the windows made the room that much more inviting.

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This is a Gorgeous open floor plan with even more bright windows in the dining area.  This plan is great for entertaining and hosting any kind of event.  The mudroom right off the kitchen is spacious and offers a great space for shoe and coat removal before entering the house.

Come out and see this neighborhood for yourself! Give us a call and we would be happy to set up a time to meet with you and show you around! 404-936-8382

Home Improvements

According to the National Association of Realtors 1 out of 3 houses sold in 2012 needed major repairs or renovations.  That’s 33%!! “But where do I get the money for those repairs?” Home Improvement/Rehabilitation Financing is coming back strong.  When the market took a fall, construction financing was not offered by many lenders. Now that we are on the upswing and the market is making a shift toward favoring sellers, construction financing is back on the table.  With such low inventory of houses on the market this is something to strongly consider.  Are you looking for that perfect 3 bed, 2 bath home in town?  Seems like that’s not too much to ask right? Then you start to notice that a handful of houses that go on the market in town are 2 bed, 1 bath homes.  This is where that construction financing comes in.  On average it will take about two to three months to add a bedroom and a bath and anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 according to Peter Pasternack of Foundations Design.  Peter and his partner Brian are expert home flippers and have even been on A&E’s “Flip This House”.

A Seller could also make construction financing work in their favor.  So, it’s time to sell your home, but your fearful that the demand for 3 bed, 2 bath homes will send buyers running past your 2 bed, 1 bath home without even a glance.  Have a contractor come in a make a drawing for an additional bedroom and bathroom.  This usually costs $800 to $1,000 and would be money well spent. Make the drawings available to view during showings and hand them over to the buyer at closing so they have the plans to integrate into the house. It’s a great time to buy and sell and there are more options coming into play then there have been in a long time.

8900 North Mount

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This two story contemporary home is in a great golf course community in Johns Creek.  Inside is a beautiful kitchen with stone countertops and updated cabinets.  The cozy family room has an inviting fireplace and high vaulted ceilings.  Awesome private backyard that backs up to a tranquil wooded area, ideal for outdoor entertaining.

2375 Timberbrook Trace

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A Beautiful home for sale in a picturesque marietta neighborhood.  The peaceful front porch with inviting rocking chairs gives this home its southern charm.  Inside is a quaint den , a two story great room, and a spacious kitchen that is perfect for entertaining.  The eye catching view off the back porch gives those who enter the home a lasting impression.  A huge bonus is the well appointed basement suite.

Inventory is shrinking!

The metro market statistics show it, buyers are feeling it – there are far fewer homes on the market right now.  In December 2011 there were 18,546 active listings on the market (in an 8 county metro Atlanta area) - compared to 26,030 homes a year ago.  And the recent max of 30,130 in June 2010.  Pair that with increasing sales – lower price points have already hit Seller’s Market inventory levels & higher price points are nearing balanced market levels.

But what does that mean for MY home?  I’ve been doing some research for some clients lately and found that every subsection of the market I have studied has followed suit.  Check out this example for townhouses in NE Fulton county (FMLS Area 14):

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Want me to run this study for you?  As the market turns, it’s going to be ever more important to know the intricacies of your micro-market if you plan to buy or sell.  Call me today & let’s look at it together.

 

When it comes to dating,homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. In a survey of 1,000 single people, more than a third of women and 18% of men said they would much rather date a homeowner than a renter. Only 2% of women said they preferred to date a man who rents, while only 3% of men said they would choose a woman who rents over one that owns her home, according to the survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive for real estate site Trulia.

Both sexes also clearly prefer it when there’s no roommate in the picture; 62% of survey respondents, men and women, prefer to date singles who live alone.

I’m home! Adult children move back in with parents

And there was bad news for the growing number of boomerang kids — the young adults who went off to college, graduated and then wound up back in their old bedrooms. It’s going to be hard to find love, except (perhaps) from your parents. Less than 5% of all singles surveyed said they would date someone living in their childhood homes.

“That’s a real deal-breaker,” said Michael Corbett, a spokesman for Trulia. “If you’re still living with your folks, you’re dead-on-arrival for dating.”

The home they could love

Trulia also asked which home features are the biggest turn-ons. Number one turned out to be a master bath. Men (64%) love that private sanctum almost as much as women (75%) do.

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Walk-in closets were cited by 55% of men and 72% of women and gourmet kitchens got 51% of the male vote and 62% of the female. Hardwood floors, outdoor decks and home theaters also came in high on the list. Interestingly enough, hot tubs got a lot less love from respondents. Only 26% of men and 22% of women cited the old standby in the science of seduction as an amenity they would truly want.

Single and want to do something about it? Come learn how to buy your first home this Saturday morning!

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