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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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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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Milton High And Cambridge High School Attendance Zone Update

As a Remax Real Estate agent, I am often ask by buyers and sellers, is this home for sale in the Milton High ( 13025 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, GA 30004 ) or Cambridge High ( 2845 Bethany Bend, Milton, GA 30004 ) District or if I list my home,

“What Milton High School District

Is My Home Located In?”

I also would like to provide you with a resource to check out the current real estate for sale in both of the school districts.

Real Estate And Homes For Sale In Milton High

Real Estate And Homes For Sale In Cambridge High

Cambridge High School Attendance Zone 2014I decided to post the 2013-2014 School Attendance Zone Maps to clear this up. It has been recently updated since the newer school Cambridge, was completed in August 2012. At time of post, this is the accurate information for you to see where the boundary lines are and what Milton and Alpharetta subdivisions lie within. By the way, the 2 photos are able to be downloaded for printing.

Milton High School Attendance Zone Map 2014If you have any real estate related questions about neighborhoods or more, simply let us know. We are here to help and look forward to speaking with you.

 

 

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Atlanta Real Estate Market Improves

The Real Estate Market Over All Is Looking Up!
My husband, Brad Weiner, and I, Deborah Weiner both work as Remax Realtors in the North Atlanta Area and we have watched inventories go down and real estate prices steadily go up. At times, if a home is priced correctly and shows well, there can be a contract on the home the very 1st week it is listed, with back up offers an option for the seller.

Sold In North Atlanta GA

Buyers are looking for that great home. With all the available resources to search for real estate on the Internet and a quality buyers agent on their side, a home can be found and closed in just as little as 30 days. Good school districts, location to shopping, granite counter tops etc. are what attracts the educated buyer.

We are seeing an increase in the demand for master on main, new construction and even sellers taking a low offer on their home to capitalize on the investment in buying a great deal else where. If you have a home with great features, now is the time to either down size or upgrade into a newer home in North Atlanta. If you are considering listing your home, check out these great resources and give us a call so we can show you how we market homes to sell in North Atlanta!

Rise In US Home Sales Reflects Steady Improvement

Deals Driving Up Buckhead Condo Market

Atlanta Market Trends: 9/1/2012

MARKET SNAPSHOT

Total Properties Listed: 4,791
Month-Over-Month Change: -5.3%

Average List Price: $489,832
Month-Over-Month Change: -.1%

Median List Price: $249,900
Month-Over-Month Change: -.04%

Typical Property

Single-Family Home
3.21 Bedrooms
2.78 Baths
$489,832 Average List Price
$159/Sq Ft Average Price per Sq Ft.

Average Price by Bedrooms:

1 Bedroom: $125,902
2 Bedrooms: $236,861
3 Bedrooms: $304,872
4 Bedrooms: $536,981
5 Bedrooms: $958,071

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Latest Signals From The North Atlanta Housing Market-Much Improved!

I think we are finally turning the corner!
The National Association of Realtors
just reported that 78 markets have seen price gains in the fourth quarter of 2010 over the previous year.
Existing home sales are rising as well, up 15.4% from the third quarter of 2010.

Personally, I am also seeing the same changes here in North Atlanta GA. Our team’s business is up substantially from 1st quarter of 2010, including the volume of buyer’s that are looking to purchase.

A Rainbow Over Real Estate!

Buyers – A Time To Move

If you are in the market for a home and have been sitting on the sideline waiting to purchase, I believe now is the time. It’s very difficult to predict the bottom, as no one knows exactly when it ends and the acceleration begins. When looking at the total market from the past few years, I am of the belief that the Milton, Alpharetta, Georgia market has stabilized as there is less inventory then the past few years with more buyers on the hunt for a home.

Search For That Dream Home

This doesn’t mean the market is going to increase 10%, but I do believe that the trend of home prices is now going to start creeping up once again. With interest rates still relatively low, you can find great values and purchase a lot of home for the dollar.

Sellers – A New Beginning

If you’ve been waiting to put your home on the market in the North Atlanta area, or had already listed it and it expired, you may want to take another look. We are slowly moving toward an opportunity for you to list once again, as you may be able to get back some of the value and equity lost from the past couple of years.

See How We Market A Home In North Atlanta GA

In my opinion, don’t overprice your home. In today’s market, approximately 80% of the listings in FMLS may be potentially overpriced. We are seeing 20% of the homes moving, and those that get a contract have typically been on the market for about 60 days. If your house is currently listed for over 90 days and you haven’t seen an offer, you may want to take another look at the market analysis for your neighborhood and home.

www.NorthAtlantaHomes.org

Remember, property is very local in nature, not just by city and state, but by neighborhood, and in some cases by block. This is one of the perks of working with your local real estate agent, and it’s all a free service. If you would like to get up to date data and home value, don’t hesitate to send me an email or give me a call. You can reach us at 678-628-8865.

I am very excited about what I am seeing early this year in the Milton, Alpharetta, North Atlanta Real Estate Market and I look forward to hearing from you in
“You Journey To Home”!

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Has The GA Real Estate Market Bottomed Out? Great Homes Available! Mortgage Rates Low! My Opinion YES!

History is being made! Opportunities abound in the Real Estate Market around North Atlanta Georgia with the lowest Mortgage Rates ever recorded!
Mortgage interest rates for a 30 year fixed rate mortgages for the week ending August 5th, averaged 4.49 percent, the lowest it has been since Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey began in 1971.

30 Year Mortgage Rates Dropping

The all time low for the average 30 year rate in the Alpharetta area came with an average .07 point,(cost to fund the loan). One year ago, the rate in the North Atlanta GA area averaged 5.22 percent, which is almost three quarters of a point cheaper. If buyers are sitting on the fence, now is the time to purchase the home you have always dreamed of. If you’re looking at a 15 year fixed or 5 year adjustable, those rates are at historical low levels as well. 15 year fixed is at 3.95 percent and 5 year adjustable is at an incredible 3.63 percent, at time of post.

I recognize a lot of people are concerned that in order to buy their next home, they have to sell the one they are living in first, with the additional stress of worrying about not getting full value in today’s market. While that may be true, if you are moving up, you will still get to realize the tremendous savings as the home you are buying is in the same situation with that homeowner, meaning the house has to be priced in today’s current market, and there will be equity when the market turns!

Housing Market Ups And Downs

Based on your North Atlanta Neighborhood, we have seen some area’s where homes and properties maintained their value through the last few years. If interested in knowing what your home is worth, Call or email me, [email protected], and I can provide you with a quick Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on what you can expect to receive from a sale of your home. This can be emailed to you for your review.

Personally, for me, my incoming emails from customers looking to take advantage of the current mortgage rates, and phone calls related to real estate properties, are picking up every day. I surround myself with a professional staff of mortgage bankers for my buyers to get pre-qualified, complete MLS listings of all properties including foreclosures and new homes by local builder, and a team of great agents.

Remax GA-Deborah Weiner AllGeorgiaRealty.com

My Real Estate BLOG has curious subscribers keeping on top of the areas of North Fulton Real Estate, Cherokee County Golf Communities and possible Short Sales and Forsyth County deals on Town Homes, Estates and more. Enjoy your Journey To Home and enjoy my Real Estate BLOG site at www.AllGeorgiaRealty.com. Feel free to call or email me as well for your free CMA or to have homes, that match your criteria, sent to you through a Client Gateway from the local Georgia MLS.

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Lenders Now Have Incentive To Approve Short Sales!

New Program In North Atlanta GA Gives Lenders The Incentive To Approve Short Sales

Starting on April 5th, 2010, mortgage lenders and banks will be given $1,000.00 from the government for every short sale they approve to their North Atlanta, Ga. homeowner, as long as the lender agrees not to go after any balance or remainder of the mortgage.

This will allow the borrower to have a clean slate, without the worry of having to pay off the debt in the future. If there is a second mortgage, that lender also receives $1,000.00. The program also provides for the homeowner to receive $1,500.00 in relocation expenses, which should prove to be a big relief to homeowners in extreme financial crisis.

Wizard Of Short Sales And Foreclosures

Visit this interesting article
“The Mortgage Walkaway Number”
from CNBC.

As a RE/MAX Realtor In North Atlanta Georgia, I will now have the ability to help and determine the acceptable value of the home in the North Atlanta area — which is expected to be less than the value of the mortgage, and potentially less than the supposed market value, as it is with many real estate short sales in the Cities of Alpharetta, Milton, North Atlanta GA area.

To Search For Foreslosures In North Atlanta GA

To Search For Short Sales In North Atlanta GA

Licensed real estate agents, like myself, will work in concert with the bank to determine the current value of the home by the bank and this information will not be shared with the owner. Banks that agree to the program must agree to take any offer that is equal to or lesser than the value as determined by the real estate agent.

This is a big change as banks typically determine the value of a home they are about to mortgage with the help of an appraiser, not a licensed real estate agent, like myself. At the height of the real estate crisis, appraisers were the people who verified to the banks that the houses were worth at least as much as the bank was going to lend, and during the crisis, those values often meant that people had homes worth less than the money they owed on the mortgage. That term is called “Being Under Water”.

Pink Piggy Bank

Where are the best deals for Foreclosure and Short Sale Homes?  “More Foreclosures in 2010 Mean Opportunities for Bargain Hunters” .

This new program should help lessen the time for a bank to respond to a short sale offer, as banks previously took weeks and sometimes months, before they responded to a homeowner’s plea for help. For any questions related to this new program, feel free to call or email Deborah Weiner with RE/MAX and visit www.NorthAtlantaHomes.org for more Real Estate listings.

For more information on The Short Sale / Foreclosure Bank / Seller Incentives, read this article form the CNBC website-New York Times Article.

“Program Will Pay Homeowners to Sell at a Loss”

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Good News On The Real Estate Horizon !

The National Association Of Realtors, (NAR) reported last week a bit of good news for a change, in regards to the Real Estate Market. They feel that home prices will grow next year and will keep on rising.

Home Resales are projected to total 5.7 million next year compared to the estimated 5 million for the year 2009. They feel that home prices will rise an estimated 4% after a projected 13% loss this year.

Good News For Real Estate In North Atlanta Georgia
The Good News For Real Estate In North Atlanta Georgia

The real estate market’s rebound has been attributed to the federal governments incentive programs as well as lower mortgage rates and a federal tax credit for first time home buyers. Thank goodness for the NAR for lobbing on behave of Real estate agents, Realtors and sellers and buyers, to move things forward in a positive direction.

So far so good! In the month of September, home sales rose to the highest level in more than 2 years. For more information on the Newest Tax credit offer by the government for home buyers, feel free to contact me or visit our web site at www.NorthAtlantaHomeTeam.com .

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