What is your remodel worth?

View the annual report on the relationship between remodeling costs and resale value. You can compare national and regional averages for 33 popular remodeling projects and you can also download a PDF with project data for any one of 80 U.S. cities.

In Atlanta, it looks like replacing your garage door and adding an attic bedroom are the two renovations that are more valuable this year than last.  Find the local data here:

2011-12 Cost vs. Value Atlanta Report

Price it right, Don’t Negotiate!

sales over list price2 Price it right, Dont Negotiate!

1,272 properties sold at 100%, or more, of their Original Listing price

Correctly pricing with the current market can result in multiple offers and sales at prices above the original listing price. In 4Q 2011, 14.5% of sales were at selling prices at or higher than the original listing price (That’s 1272 homes selling for 100% or more of list price!)

2012 – a comeback year for Atlanta real estate?

2011 sales trending up 2012   a comeback year for Atlanta real estate?

2011 sales appear to finally be trending up after a prolonged down cycle

2011 finished the year with several indicators of a comeback market:
·        More homes are selling (+19% in the 4th quarter and +15.1% for the full year)
·        Sellers are seeing a better median Sales price/List price ratio
·        Somewhat fewer listings are failing
·        Listings are taking fewer median days on market to sell
·        There are 40% fewer homes on the market than a year ago:  A continued lower supply of active listings will be the main driver for recovery.

Carrie Qualters

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A 20-year resident of the Atlanta area, I attended  Milton High School in Alpharetta and obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (where I also met my wonderful, funny, supportive husband). I worked for several years for a local engineering firm where I designed building mechanical systems and jet fuel distribution systems. I was honored to receive a professional engineering (PE) license, a feat that requires four years of post-degree apprenticeship and a grueling eight-hour test. I was also licensed as an American Petroleum Institute (API) pipeline inspector. Working as an engineer, I learned customer service, project management and teamwork skills that are used in each real estate project I take on for my clients. I also had wonderful opportunities to travel to construction sites and military bases all over the world! I left full time engineering to pursue new challenges in the real estate industry, where each project has pushed me to be as Smart and Creative as possible. The challenges of real estate transactions, the Fun & friendship I have shared with my clients and the business I have built in real estate have made it a career worth having and a life worth living. This enthusiasm for my business and the good life are contagious and I hope to share it with you!

 

City of Roswell

 

 

CNN named Roswell a contender for its list of the Top 100 Places to Live in the US in 2005.[9]

Named One of the Top Three Cities in the Nation to Raise Your Family. Roswell was listed third in the book, Best Places to Raise Your Family, released by Frommer’s.[10]

On October 30, 2006, the City of Roswell was named the 18th Safest City in the United States by City Crime Rankings, an annual reference book of crime statistics and rankings published by Morgan Quitno Press. Roswell was selected from 371 cities in the Overall Safest 25 category.

5025 Pattingham Drive

Pattingham front3 5025 Pattingham DriveNo worries with this beautiful home. Pre-inspected. All repairs made. Includes home warranty, brand new carpet and paint. Super fresh and ready to move in! This home is the largest in the neighborhood. Check the sf! Lovely keeping room w/fireplace off of the kitchen. 2-story family room w/wall of windows. Enviable master suite. Private fenced backyard. Ez maintenance, concrete siding,. Don’t miss this one! Seconds to ga 400 and downtown roswell shops, dining and entertainment.

811 Valleymeade Drive

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Totally renovated in convenient east cobb location. This home has all new hardiplank siding. Newer roof & systems, kitchen and baths. Large corner lot and great curb appeal with stone accents & porticos! Family room with stacked stone fireplace and built in shelving. Huge bonus room with bar and separate entrance. Walk to terrell mill park! Close to paper mill/columns drive area, dobbins, historic marietta, southern tech. Popular neighborhood with optional swim/tennis club (a quick walk across the street to the pool!)

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