Pre-Qualified Versus / Pre-Approved, When Purchasing A Home In North Atlanta

 Getting Pre Approved For A Home LoanLooking for a home without being pre-approved?

As a potential buyer putting an offer in on a property, you’ll have a better chance of getting your offer accepted by being as prepared as possible.

The benefits of being pre-qualified and/or pre-approved can be easily understood when viewed from the seller’s perspective. Imagine you’re a seller in receipt of 2 offers to purchase your property. A complete stranger (buyer) is asking you to take your property off the market for at least the next two to three weeks while they apply for a loan.

As the seller, lets consider the type of buyer you’d prefer to deal with:

1-Neither pre-qualified nor pre-approved – This buyer provides no evidence that they can afford to purchase your property. You may wonder how serious they are since they’re not at least pre-qualified.

2-Pre-qualified – This buyer has met with a mortgage broker (or lender) and discussed their situation. The buyer has informed the broker regarding their income, expenses, assets and liabilities. The broker may also have seen their credit report. The buyer provided you with a letter from the broker stating an opinion of what the buyer can afford.

Getting The Ok On A Pre Approval Loan3-Pre-approved – This buyer has provided a broker written evidence of income, expenses, assets, liabilities and credit. A lender has verified all information. As a result, much of the paperwork for this buyer’s loan has been completed. This buyer will probably be able to close quickly. They provide you with a letter (pre-approval certificate) from the lender. You’re as certain as possible that this buyer can close.

As a potential buyer, you can see that being pre-approved will give you the best chance of getting your offer accepted. This is critical in a competitive situation. As a buyer, you never want to lose “The One” simply due to the fact, ducks were not in a row.

Feel free to Contact me, Deborah Weiner with RE/MAX Paramount Properties, Contact Us for contact information in assisting you in getting pre-qualified and enjoying “Your Journey To Home”!

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Buckhead Forest Mews-Townhomes Buckhead Atlanta

Welcome To Buckhead Forest Mews

A Bit About This Townhome Community

The townhouse community of Buckhead Forest Mews is a great place to call home. Spacious townhomes with open floor plans, greatroom, gourmet kitchen, built-ins with attention to detail by Crown Park Homes At Buckhead LLC.

Most residential properties built between 2002-2004. Living here you will be convenient to shopping in Buckhead and Atlanta Lenox Square. You will not be disappointed if you choose to call this place home. Home Owner Association (H.O.A.) fee of $290.00 a month, is required.

Buckhead Atlanta Townhomes
Buckhead Forest Mews Townhomes For Sale

Find similar condos, lofts, town homes for sale to these- More Townhomes Buckhead Atlanta For Sale In 30305 Zip Code

Public Schools At Time Of Post

Elementary School: Smith
Middle School: Sutton
High School: North Atlanta

What is the average price range?

The list price range for a property in Buckhead Forest Mews, at time of post since the community has been developed, is between $299,900 to $975,000. There appears to be units that have between 2 to 4 bedrooms and 2.5 to 4.5 bathrooms. The average median selling price, at time of post, is $412,846.00.

Where are these townhomes located?

Map Buckhead Atlanta Buckhead Forest Mews Location
Located in the City of Atlanta, 30305 just off of Roswell Rd NE and near Georgia 400 and Lenox Road. Take Gerogai 400 South to exit 2 toward Buckhead. Left on Piedmont, Right on Peachtree Road, Right on West Shadowlawn, Right On mathieson, Right On Buckhead Forest Mews Townhome Community Entrance. Th street in in the community is Buckhead Forest Mews.

Want More Information On This Buckhead Townhome Community or Others in the Area

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Suwanee GA Home For Sale In Edinburgh

Suwanee GA Home For Sale
Just wanted to share a great Suwanee GA home for sale in Edinburgh. This home has 6 bedrooms and 6 and a half bathrooms. Hardwood Floors, better than new home with a spacious gourmet kitchen, great room, living room and master have a fireplace, double decker decks, one off the master, a sitting room in the master bedroom that gives the home a real luxury feel. You must take a look at all the pics below. This house really has it all and for only $880,000!

While It Last, Here Is More Information On This Estate Home Located At 5155 Aldeburgh Court, Suwanee GA 30024

More Homes For Sale Currently In Edinburgh Bears Best Estates

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New York Pizza In Alpharetta-Finally!

I am in love with this Pizza!
Finally A New York Pizza Place located in the City of Alpharetta.
It just opened last month and by the same owners that own the best Bagels in town ( B&B Bagels).

New York Pizza In Alpharetta
When you order the pizza, be sure to order the Antipasto Salad as well…So Delicious!

Antipasto Salad Alpharetta NY Pizza Place
The food taste as good as it looks and from what I hear, this best keep secret is out and the place can be pretty busy for dinner.
The menu can be viewed at
Address: 765 D McFarland Parkway-Alpharetta GA 30004.
Bon Appetit!

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Award Winning Johns Creek High School

The City of Johns Creek has a great High School located in North Fulton GA. That school is Johns Creek High. The Zip code for homes located in this school district includes 30022, City of Johns Creek. The student teacher ratio for 2013 was 18 students per teacher and data shows that there are 105 teachers employed at the school.

In 2014, Johns Creek High School ranked better than 98.2% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranked 3rd among 16 ranked high schools in the Fulton County School District.
In 2014 the average math score was 85.2 and the average reading score was 99.2.According to state standards, 95% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading.

One Of Best North Fulton High Schools

A Bit About The School

Grades: 9th to 12th Grade Public
Enrollment at time of post: 1,933
School Colors: Red and Black
Mascot: Home Of The Gladiators
Johns Creek High School
5575 State Bridge Rd
Johns Creek, GA 30022

Real Estate For Sale In 30022-Check Data For Johns Creek High

Homes Currently For Sale In 30022
Condos And Townhomes 30022
Land For Sale 30022 Zip Code

2013-2014 Johns Creek High School Boundary Map

Atlanta School Guide Information-At Post Time

In The Summer / Fall 2014 Atlanta School Guide, Johns Creek ranked as one of the 5 schools by average SAT Score at 1707. This was second only to Northview High that had a 1773 SAT average score.

School Website Resource

Best Schools Report

A 2014 report posted in the U.S. News & World Report, Johns Creek High School ranks as a On e of the Best High Schools in Georgia receiving a Gold Award- See this article.

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Foods Your Pet Should Not Eat This Holiday

What Not To Feed Your Dog

With the Holidays just around the corner, we have a temptation, at least I know I do, to spoil our pets as well and share a Christmas Cookie or 2. With quest arriving and lots going on in the home, I just wanted to share this bit of info. with all those pet lovers out there.

Did you know there are some foods your pet should not eat? I make a wonderful pastry call rugelach and that has raisins. Did you know that raisins are toxic to dogs as well as chocolate so be careful when you break off a piece of that oatmeal raisin cookie or chocolate chip cookie.


What Pets Should Not Eat

There are also plants to avoid in case your pets like to get into a little trouble inside the home. This holiday, be sure to lift those Poinsettias. They are highly poison to dogs. More Info. (Pet Poison Hotline)


Visit The ASPCA Website For More Information (American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals

Orbit Gum Poison To Dogs

One other thing to remember. Be careful when you leave those purses on the floor ladies, the chewing gums with the artificial sweeteners in them can kill your dog.  Xylitol is used as a sweetener in many products, including gum, candy, baked goods and toothpaste. It can cause insulin release in most species, which can lead to liver failure. This has happened to me when my dog found a pack in my daughters room. We did not even know what the issue was until we came home and found all the wrappers. It took 24 hours at the vet to get her flushed out. A real close call. I am happy to report she is fine and dandy now and we learned that lesson the hard way.

So just remember the items above this holiday season and throughout the year. Share these with other pet owners to prevent a horrible insident that could have been prevented. Have a Happy Holiday and give an extra hug to your favorite 4 legged family member for me. Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!


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Alpharetta Homes In Mayfield Neighborhood

Alpharetta Home Neighborhood Of MayfieldThe houses located in the neighborhood of Mayfield are located in the City of Alpharetta, Fulton County Georgia 30009. This North Fulton community is located near Wills Park and the Historic District of Alpharetta. Unique features of this neighborhood are great public school district and no HOA fees.

The list prices for a home in the neighborhood, past to present at time of post, range from list prices between $159,731.00-$312,000.00. Houses built in the community between 1984 to 1986. Most homes typically have from 3 to 4 bedrooms & 2 to 3.5 bathrooms.

Homes And Real Estate Currently For Sale In Mayfield

More City of Alpharetta Homes For Sale Priced Up to $350,000

Home In Alpharetta Mayfield CommunityThe median sales price for a home, at time of post, is $240,880.00. Total days a home is listed for sale in Mayfield appears to be 68, at time of post.

This Community Schools At Time Of Post

Elementary School : Alpharetta
Middle School : Northwestern
High School : Milton

Alpharetta Map Mayfield Neighborhood LocationThe community streets in the subdivision include Colony Drive, Cumberland Ct., Princeton Court, and Salem Drive.

Directions to Mayfield:400 North to Left on Exit 9/Haynes Bridge. Left on Old Milton Pkwy. Right on Main St. Left on Mayfield Rd. Left on Colony Drive into the neighborhood fo Mayfield

Want More Info. On This Alpharetta Community Or Others? Have A Real Estate Related Question? Be Sure To Visit Our RE/MAX Georgia Real Estate Website And Send Us An Email Or Call From The Site At

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Farmers Basket Alpharetta Dinner-Must Try

Farmers Basket North Point Mall Alpharetta GA
OK, before I begin, do not laugh. My husband and I go out to dinner about 3 times a week and we went to the North Point Mall in Alpharetta recently in search of new pillows.

Well, it was dinner time by the time we got ready to journey to the mall and we tried the Farmers Basket in the food Court. It was so good, I felt the need to share how good.

It is real Southern Dining, just located in the Mall where you would least expect it. I had Sweet Pork tips with green beans and Macaroni and Cheese. Delicious! You must try to believe and with the Holidays coming up, you will Thank me I am sure!

Farmers Basket Entree Alpharetta Georgia

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Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest Festival Today!

If you have recently driven through downtown Alpharetta, then you would have had to have spotted curious figures along the sidewalks. Going into its 9th year,  the display get more creative than the last and this year I took the time to take some photos of the great work the school children have created.

Alpharetta Scarcrows Along The Street

Take a look at the photos taken last week while walking the streets where the Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest Festival is being displayed and enjoy between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Here you will find music, games, story-telling, Art Activities and more. Awards for the best Scarecrow will be at Noon.

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Live In Atlanta At 2640 Peachtree Rd-The Bellingrath Luxury Townhomes

The Bellingrath is located next door To Park Place On Peachtree, at 2640 Peachtree Rd. Here you will find 8 Beautifully Appointed Town Residences Boasting Private Rooftop Garden Loggias With fireplaces, Full Level Master Suites with His-Her Baths, 50′ Private Walled Courtyards, Exteriors Of Limestone, Brick, Slate And Metal Roofs. Developed By Canon Residential and designed by Harrison Design Associates.

Luxury Townhome Living Atlanta

The Bellingrath Properties For Sale

The Bellingrath is located in the City of Atlanta 30350. List prices at time of post range from $1,875,000.00 to $2,695,000.00. These Multi Level / Townhomes were built in Spring of 2007 to 2011+. Each Townhome features over seven thousand square feet of living space. The Exterior Construction of the building is Of Limestone, Brick, Slate And Metal Roofs, Clay Chimney Pots, And Gas Lamps.

Interior Features Include:

Home Owner Association fees, at time of post, is $884.00 a month and includes:

-Pet Walk

Atlanta Georgia Map Location At Peachtree Road NW

Schools At Time Of Post

Elem: E. Rivers
Middle: Sutton
High: North Atlanta

More Town Homes & Condos For Sale In Atlanta GA 30350

On Peachtree Road, South of West Wesley; North of Muscogee; Adjacent to Park Place. Peachtree Road North Just Past Muscogee Drive.

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