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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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.

Trees

trees 300x191 TreesYou’re all probably thinking this post is going to be about “going green” or preserving the green space in Atlanta, but you’re wrong.  This is about that neighbors tree that leans over the property line and scratches the top of your car every time you pull into your driveway.  So, what are the official rules on trees that make you question where the property line really is??

Q: What do I do when my neighbor’s tree hangs over on to my property??

A: As the home owner you have the right to trim the tree branches up to the property line, without going onto your neighbor’s property or damaging/removing the tree.

Q: Who owns the tree when it stands directly on the property line?

A: This is known as a “boundary tree” and neither party can remove the tree with out both agreeing to its removal. In this case, both parties are responsible for the maintenance of the tree.

Q: My neighbor just graded his property and in the process damaged roots to a tree that’s on my property and the tree died. Does he owe me anything?

A: You are entitled to the value of the tree. Your neighbor will need to cough up the money it would take to replace the tree.

Q: My neighbor’s tree looks like it’s about to fall on my house, what can I do about that?

A: One of the best things to do is talk with your neighbor about having a certified arborist come and inspect the tree. They will be able to determine the best steps to take to ensure safety for all involved parties. 

These are just a few of the potential questions a home owner could have regarding trees that are crossing the property line.  One of the best resources would be your local government. Check out tree ordinances and removal laws on the cities website.  Your agent will also be happy to answer or search for any answers to the questions you have regarding trees on yours or your neighbor’s property.  Give us a call 404-936-8382!

January in Atlanta

Looking for fun events and activities to go to this month in Atlanta? Well, we’ve compiled a list of some fun things happening around town this month.  Although most Holiday related events have ceased, there are still some festive winter activities in full swing. Head down to Centennial Olympic Park for some ice skating with family and friends. When July and August hit you will be glad you took full advantage of the outdoors in the winter months.  If history stricks your fancy check out the exhibit that details the hisotry of dairy farming in Dekalb County or highlits from “The Guy Hayes photography Collection“. Guy Hayes was a famous photographer here in the Atlanta area. The exhibit showcases some of the 1950 and 60′s balck and white pictures from Guy’s collection. A fun chance to see how food and fasion have changed in the past 60-70 years.  Are you a runner? Do you like to help people? This 5K performs double duty.  Join the Atlanta Mission 5k Race to End Homelessness.  on January 26th get out and run in the cold to help those who sleep in the cold! Then you can hop on over to the Atlanta Winter Beer Fest and enjoy some live music and beer from local, regional, and national breweries!  Get out and make this January one to remember!

 

 

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.

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!

 

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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