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Builder Monte Hewett Neighborhoods

Builder Monte Hewett Neighborhoods

Monte Hewett is a home builder headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with nine communities scattered across the city and its northern suburbs, at time of post. Known for their high end designs and architecture, Monte Hewett has been in the business for the past 16 years. Most recently, they have greatly expanded to one of North […]

Luxury Midtown Living In Colony House Condo

Luxury Midtown Living In Colony House Condo

Midtown Living At 145 15th Street NE Atlanta The condo building of Colony House is located in the City of Atlanta, North Fulton GA 30309. This property is located in Midtowns Art District. Colony House Condominium is at the heart of Colony Square and built between 1972 to 1974. The building is designed by architectural […]

Doublegate Johns Creek GA Neighborhood-Affordable Homes

Doublegate Johns Creek GA Neighborhood-Affordable Homes

The community of Doublegate is located in the City of Johns Creek, North Fulton GA 30022. Most homes built in Doublegate between 1980 to 1999. This is a full amenities neighborhood with a playground, swimming pool and tennis courts. Home Owners Association dues, at time of post, are $500.00 a year optional for pool and […]

Virginia Place Townhomes

Virginia Place Townhomes

Located in the heart of the Virginia Highland district, the townhomes at Virginia Place are brand new and highly sought after in the area. Built as three sided brick construction, these townhomes are in a fantastic location that is very close to major shopping and dining districts. All units were built starting in 2015 and […]

Carrington Place Marietta Living

Carrington Place Marietta Living

Located in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, Carrington Place is a great residential community with homes built from 1986 to 2011. Prices range from the low $100,000’s to the high $300,000’s. Neighborhood amenities include cable television availability, club house, Homeowners Association, sidewalks, street lights, swimming pool, tennis courts, and underground utilities. HOA fees are $400 per […]

Giverny Marietta Estate Home Community

Giverny Marietta Estate Home Community

Giverny is a residential development located in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, with only a handful of homes. Built between 1994 and 1997, this enclave of houses range in price from the mid $600,000’s to the high $1,200,000’s. Community amenities include cable television availability, homeowners association, and underground utilities. HOA fees, at time of post, are […]

Summer Walk Canton Georgia Living In A Pool And Tennis Community

Summer Walk Canton Georgia Living In A Pool And Tennis Community

Located in Canton Georgia, Cherokee County, 30114, there is a great residential community called Summer Walk. Built between 2000 and 2016+, homes in Summer Walk range in price from the mid $100,000’s to the mid $200,000’s. There are fantastic neighborhood amenities, including cable television availability, homeowners association, a playground, sidewalks, street lights, swimming pool, tennis […]

Summer Walk Cumming GA Subdivision

Summer Walk Cumming GA Subdivision

Located in Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, Summer Walk is a great community with homes ranging in price from the mid $100,000’s to the mid $200,000’s. Homes were built between 1995 and 1997. Neighborhood amenities include Homeowners Association, sidewalks, street lights, underground utilities, and cable television availability. HOA fees are $225.00 per year, at time of post. […]

Hamilton Mill

Hamilton Mill

Hamilton Mill is a large residential community located in Dacula, Gwinnett County, Georgia, with homes ranging from the mid $200,000’s to the high $700,000’s. Homes were built between 1995 and 2007, and they have a traditional style. There are fantastic neighborhood amenities at Hamilton Mill, including a club house, golf access, homeowners association, physical fitness […]

#HowTo Style Your Formal Dining Room

#HowTo Style Your Formal Dining Room

Do you have a formal dining room or specified area that you have absolutely no idea what to do with? Never fear! If you want to stray from the typical formal dining set and chandelier, check out a few of our favorite styling ideas to make your dining room as beautiful as possible! 1 – […]

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Remax Awards Georgia-Deborah Weiner And Team

RE/MAX congratulates Deborah Weiner, on being the #1 RE/MAX agent for the North Atlanta area! RE/MAX held their annual regional Remax Awards banquet at the Cobb Energy Center on February 21st, 2017, where they awarded their top agents from around the S.E. Region.

Deborah was also honored with being the #2 RE/MAX agent in the Atlanta area and the #3 RE/MAX agent in the region. This marks the 4th consecutive year that Deborah has achieved Top Agent status for RE/MAX, as Deborah closed over $25 million dollars in transations, residential real estate volume for the 2016 calendar year. Deborah was among the TOP 100 RE/MAX agents in the country in 2013 and 2014.

Remax Agent Awards Deborah Weiner

“I feel blessed and fortunate to have another terrific year. None of this would be possible if it weren’t for all of my clients, who continue to refer me to all of their relatives, friends and family” states Deborah Weiner.

Brad Weiner, Managing Broker for RE/MAX ON MAIN states “Deborah’s hard work, relentless efforts and down to earth personality make for a winning combination”. “Not only am I proud to be her husband, but I am so proud of her incredible accomplishments over the past 4 years”.

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Deborah and Brad run RE/MAX ON MAIN, their “Boutique” brokerage, located right at 301 N. Main Street in Historic, downtown, Alpharetta. For more about our past and present Remax Awards, Deborah and Brad want you to feel free to stop by for a cup of coffee, or just to say “Hello”. We just love the North Atlanta area and enjoy showing everyone why there is no better place to live!
To contact Deborah Weiner, call her office at 678-540-4000.

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Obie Award Winner-Harlow Roswell Townhomes By Edward Andrews

The 2016 Obie Awards have been handed out in this month of December and the winner of the “Community of the Year: in the best townhome / condo (attached home) category, is the Edward Andrews neighborhood of Harlow. The Obie Award Winner Harlow townhome community is located in the City of Roswell, North Fulton GA 30076 and built in 2016+.

Townhomes Currently For Sale In Harlow

There are several different townhome styles in this Roswell neighborhood. Floor plans range from 3 to 4 and 2 to 3 bathrooms. Square feet ranges from 2,025 to 3,400. List prices, at time of post as listed in the GA MLS (Multiple Listing Service), are ranging from $372,900 to $636,800.

harlow-community-of-the-year-attached-townhomes-roswell

Floor Plans Include:

Albany
3 Bed 2 ½ Bath
From 2,450 sq. ft.

Richmond
3 Bed 3 ½ Bath
From 2,025 sq. ft.

Concord
3 Bed 3 ½ Bath
From 3,400 sq. ft.

Charleston
3 Bed 3 ½ Bath
From 3,000 sq. ft.

Trenton
4 Bed 3 ½ Bath
From 3,300 sq. ft.

Telfaire
2 Bed 2 ½ Bath
From 2,394 sq. ft.

Hartford
3 Bed 2 ½ Bath

Home Owener Association fees, at time of post, are a $240.00 month with an initiation fee of $2,000.00 and includes Clubhouse, Gated Entrance, Swimming Pool, Lighted Tennis Courts, and Pet Walk amenities.

harlow-roswell-community-site-plan

More Roswell Townhomes For Sale Built 2016+ – VISIT

Schools At Time Of Post:

Elementary: Hembree Springs
Middle: Elkins Pointe
High: Milton

Directions-Location: From GA 400 Take exit 8 for Mansell Rd toward Alpharetta. Left on Mansell Rd. Right on Westside Pkwy. Left on Roswell Road. Enter traffic circle to reach Old Roswell Rd. to Harlow Community. Streets in this townhome community include Harlow Circle, Heyward Way, Milhaven Drive, Veridain Lane, and Windalier Way.

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Why You Need To Pick The Right Real Estate Agent…FOR YOU!

The real estate business can be a harsh reality. From endless days with your house on the market to losing your dream home to another buyer, there are a million and one things that can go wrong. For these reasons, it is exceptionally important that you have representation that has your best interest in mind, and is experienced enough to handle the pressure of anything thrown their way. Believe me, the last thing you want in an agent is a weak negotiator, whether you are purchasing or selling.

Remax Realtor Alpharetta Deborah Weiner
First things first, you need to choose an agent who does not do this as a hobby or part-time gig. They will only leave you feeling disappointed and angry. Full-time agents are devoted to this career and know all the in’s and out’s of the business. While the rest of the real estate world only closes on an average of 4 properties a year, RE/MAX agents close on over 16 listings and generate a little over $115,000 in annual commission sales. Also, those in the RE/MAX business typically have around 15 years of experience in real estate, which leads to happier and more satisfied customers.

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Not only should your agent have experience in the industry and prime negotiating skills, they should also be constantly aware of what is going on in the market. As we all know, the real estate market can change on the dime, so agents need to be as educated as possible and quick on their feet. Remember, knowledge really is power!

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Finally, marketing is a huge factor in this business. For sellers, you need to see how this agent is going to present and showcase your property to potential buyers. Do they have any materials they specially do for listings, like flyers or brochures? Will they post on social media? Will they refer their other buying clients to your property? How will they choose to stage your house and will they be honest with you about its current value? These are all extremely important points and it is wise to go over them before signing on with a specific real estate agent.

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How We Market A Home For Sale

Remember, the North Atlanta Home Team will be able to provide all these for you and will always keep your best interest in mind.

We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

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Real Trends Top Agents 2015 Shares Deborah Weiner Remax GA Success

If you have ever met me or worked with me as your Realtor, you will know it is not like me to toot my horn, but I could not pass up the opportunity to share the success I am having with my team at RE/MAX. I was recently sent an email that suggested I send out the information about my success, and the rankings, that are shared on Real Trends Top Agents 2015.

Deborah Weiner GA Real Estate Agent

I am very proud to see my work acknowledged with Real Trends. It is nice to stop and reflect on the business that I and my RE/MAX associates have accomplished. The resources that RE/MAX has afforded me from the support at Corporate to the back end of the office that allows me to create wonderful flyers for the listings I market, I say thank you as well.

The numbers are in. Deborah Weiner ranks number 16 in the State of Georgia among all real estate agents, not just RE/MAX, with 108 transactions. As far as individuals by volume, I ranked number 9 with $33,025,762.00 in sales volume. This is very exciting. I have enjoyed working in this business for over 11 years and will continue to do so since it is not a job for me but a passion. Be sure to
Read our Testimonials !

A big shout out and thank you to all the clients that have chosen me and my RE/MAX brand to assist in finding your dream home or placing your most expensive asset into my hands to market and sell to another happy buyer.

Deborah Weiner Real Trends Top Agent

For more about me or to see our listings for sale, feel free to visit www.NorthAtlantaHomeTeam.com and call or email me anytime.
Thank you!

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Atlanta Foreclosure Distressed Inventory Of REO Banked Owned Properties

Atlanta Foreclosure Real Estate Market

Just wanted to confirm what I have been telling my buyers, the Atlanta Foreclosure, Distressed REO Banked Owned Property Inventory is slowing coming down, so now is the time to get in there and take a look before someone else buys what you have been looking for.

The below chart shows the last year of Distressed inventory according to Atlanta Georgia tax records and as you can see, at least at time of post, the numbers are going down. By the way if you are curious, this graph updates and if you scroll across the market report graph, it will show you the actual numbers. Also be sure to use the scroll bar on the bottom of the graph to see more months of data.

This resource is also looking at single family homes, condos and townhomes in the City of Atlanta. For more resources if you are in the market for a foreclosure in Atlanta is this:

City Of Atlanta Foreclosures For Sale

Single Family Homes In Foreclosure
Townhomes In Foreclosure For Sale
Condos / Lofts For Sale In Foreclosure

If you have any real estate related questions about foreclosures or other properties for sale, simply contact us or call directly from our RE/MAX Real Estate website at www.NorthAtlantaHomeTeam.com .

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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 ON MAIN, Contact Us for contact information in assisting you in getting pre-qualified and enjoying “Your Journey To Home”!

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Buyers Brokerage Agreement-Shopping For A Real Estate Agent

The Truth About Buyers Brokerage Agreements

When you find yourself interested in buying real estate in North Atlanta GA, your first step should be in finding a buyers Real Estate agent that will represent your interest throughout the whole process through to the closing table. A website is an important step in finding a buyers agent. Surfing a real estate website should be very user friendly and also responsive to contacting the agent with any questions as well.

North Atlanta Remax RealtorWhen buying property, it is in your best interest to select a Realtor who will enter into a buyer brokerage agreement with you. This means the Realtor must represent your interests in all instances and negotiate on your behalf.

A buyer representative can help advise you in writing the contract and selecting an appropriate price to begin negotiations, evaluating the properties you view, and should be more than willing to do a market study of the property to determine its value in the market place. Assess Your Personal Comfort Level Probably the most important thing you need to consider when selecting a Realtor is how comfortable you feel with that individual and if he or she seems to have a quick grasp of your needs. It is imperative that you work with a Realtor who listens to what you say and responds accordingly.

Our user friendly Remax Georgia Real Estate website at
www.NorthAtlantaHomeTeam.com
updates every hour with new listings for sale in North Atlanta GA. From Just Listed, Foreclosures and real estate by neighborhoods,
you are sure to find something that catches our eye.

Here is an example of our Tools At Your Fingertips

Remax Buyers Agent North Atlanta GAThe Realtor who you are working with can save you time by selecting properties that meet your criteria. It is not necessary to view every property on the market in a given price range. Many properties can be ruled out by evaluating the individual property characteristics and amenities as they relate to your specific needs. A good Realtor will navigate you through this process easily.

Simply give us a call or email when you feel you are ready to take a look at homes for sale or simply want some more information on a
property that has caught your eye.

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Update On Government Shut Down And How Banks Are Requiring The IRS 4506 Document

Banks have adjusted their policies and will not close purchases without the IRS 4506. Some banks will require a signed document from you (buyer) indicating you understand a 4506 will be required after closing. Recall the 4506 is the document the IRS provides banks confirming that the tax returns provided to the bank by you actually match what was filed with the IRS. Below are generic rules banks are following depending on your specific situation…

IRS Required 4506 Document

Conventional, FHA and VA W-2 Borrowers
Banks will underwrite and close Conventional, FHA and VA W-2 borrower loans prior to receiving the 4506 transcripts.

1. A written VOE in addition to standard documentation and verbal VOE will be required. VOE is a verification of employment. The bank will contact your employer to verify certain information in writing as well as verbally.

2. The 4506 IRS transcripts will be obtained after closing.

Self-Employed Borrowers
Banks will underwrite and close self-employed borrower loans after receiving 2012 and 2011 complete personal tax returns signed by self-employed borrower(s).

1. Underwriting may require additional documentation to support tax returns (i.e. business tax returns, cancelled check made payable to the IRS for taxes paid or proof of refund).

2. Proof the self-employed business currently exists and is in operation will be required.

3. If the borrower filed a 2012 extension, a copy of the extension and a signed Profit and Loss statement for 2012 and YTD 2013 will be required.

4. For salaried borrowers, the most recent two years personal tax returns may be required.

As always call your lender with any questions!

Max A Kallos
404-277-5884 phone
678-298-8947 fax
[email protected]

recognized in ‘Atlanta’ Magazine as a Five Star Mortgage Professional endorsed by Emmy winning consumer advocate Dale Cardwell!

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What Is Pre-Approval And Why Is It An Important Place For The Buyer To Begin

Pre-approval allows a lender to get a high level picture of your financial world. The loan application is the starting point. There should NEVER be any cost or obligation to apply with a lender! If a lender is trying to charge you ANYTHING to apply…find another lender!

The loan application covers everything from income to assets as well as past credit history. Loan application allows the lender to pull your credit. Banks today look to meet 3 criteria…

1. Income: is income at a sufficient level to qualify for the loan?
2. Assets: do you have the required assets to purchase a home?
3. Credit: do your scores meet minimum guidelines?

The Pre-Approval Process In GA

You must meet all 3 in today’s environment to qualify for a loan. The loan application covers all 3 items. The pre-approval makes the presumption that data provided by you is accurate. This means that we presume your income, etc is what you state on the loan application. Typically income and assets are verified AFTER pre-approval as confirmation of the information you supplied on the loan application. If you are self employed OR in sales (commissioned income) the pre-approval may require tax returns up front so that income can be confirmed. This is because often times self employed and sales people take massive tax deductions which effectively lowers their adjusted gross income.

A loan application typically takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Pre-approval typically takes less than 1 business day. More often than not the process can be completed within a few hours. IE if you send in the completed application at noon…we’ll typically have you pre-approved same business day. Once pre-approved lenders will typically ask for you to start sending in data; tax returns, W2, bank statements, etc. A question we often get is: “should we pull my credit now even though I haven’t looked at homes yet?” The answer…YES! You want a lender to look at your credit well in advance of buying.

Credit reports are notorious for having errors on them. If something turns up that you weren’t aware of, now we have plenty of time to correct it. If you wait until you sign a 30 day contract you may be in for some big surprises. Trying to correct credit issues quickly is tough to do especially if you will need a credit re-score. You can also have multiple lenders pull credit within a few weeks of each other. What you DO NOT want to do is apply with different lenders every 30-45 days over the course of 4+ months. That can damage your credit scores potentially.

The bottom line is a pre-approval should be free and with no obligation to the lender. It should also be quick and painless. Pre-approval is important as it will help you understand what you qualify to buy, options that exist, and the terms associated with the payments.

Feel free to contact:
Max A Kallos
Lic. # 170267, NMLS# 156311 404-277-5884 phone
678-298-8947 fax
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Avalon Alpharetta-Multi Use Development By North American Properties

The projected opening of this $600 million dollar project is scheduled to open Aug. 22, 2014 so there is sure to be a lot of action in the area on this 86-acre piece of land with expected 500,000 square feet of retail space.

Besides shops, restaurants, a 14-screen theater, four-star boutique hotel, and high end luxury rentals, there will be the opportunity to “Live In Avalon” by Monte Hewett Homes. This Builder Group  has been building in the area since 1988 and plans have begun to build 25 Custom Homes and more than 75 Courtyard Townhomes.

Adjacent to the Avalon are plans for a sub campus for Gwinnett Tech as well.

In my opinion, this is a great plan. Education, Movie Theatres, New Homes, Eateries, and even a planned Ice Skating Rink will give the City of Alpharetta more tax dollars while providing the residences and visitors, so many options for dinner as well as great shopping and outdoor experiences.

Great Online Resources About Avalon

Avalon Web Site
Roots In Alpharetta-Avalon Page
Business Wire-North American Properties
More Neighborhoods Built By Monte Hewett Homes
Live In Avalon

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