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The Pride Of Dixie Antiques-March 25-27-Collectibles And More…

Finally, Winter seems to be behind us and Spring is just around the corner. It has been so long since I went antiquing and I thought, I bet there are some great shows coming up in Spring. Well here it is! The Pride of Dixie Antiques Market is located at the North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross Georgia on March 25th to March 27th.

Antique Dollhouse

Come check out the vendors and their treasures for sale which include antiques, estate collectibles, costume jewelry, furniture, artwork and more. The event is held in doors and located in the North Atlanta Trade Center building. So come rain or shine.

For More About The Show Visit The Pride Of Dixie Web Page

This Antique show is only held twice a year, once in March and again in August. Enjoy the show and maybe I’ll see you there!

Antique Camera
Show Times

Friday: 12-5
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 11-4

Admission:
Adults: $4
Children: Free
Tickets good all weekend
Free Parking

Frank Sinatra Album Cover
Location
1700 Jeurgens Court
Norcross, GA 30093
Phone 770-279-9899

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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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Jacob’s Journey 5K Race In Forsyth County March 5th

Jacob's Journey

On December 24th 2010 a tragedy happened that really did not get the attention from the media, like a lot of other stories locally in the are of North Atlanta. Maybe being Christmas Eve, or some other media event thought to be more important, I must admit I never heard about this local story until recently.

A little boy of 3 years named Jacob was crushed and left without oxygen to his brain for 15 minutes, by an elevator in a home. With the help of Forsyth County Police officers, especially Officer Banning, and the jaws of life, he was removed from the pressure of the elevator and taken to a local hospital.

Things have not been the same for the Helvey family ever since. The reason for this post is to provide information for a local 5K walk / Run that has been organized to help the family pay for the enormous hospital bills and to give hope to Jacob and his family for a bright future.

Below are resources to learn about both the event being held in March and to read a bit about Jacob and his strength and courage, in the heart of this 3 year old boy.

Caring Bridge Web Site For Jacobs Progress

Jacob’s Journey 5 K Walk / Run Info.

Active.com To Register

Thank you in advance for contributing your time reading this article and/or participating in the 5K race!
Location & Time:
West Forsyth High School
4155 Drew Road, Cumming GA
March 5th, 2011 10:00 AM

It is all about community and the difference people can make in others!

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Community Redistricting Meeting For New Milton GA High School-Bethany Bend

Milton Bethany Bend High School Redistricting

Milton Bethany Bend High School Redistricting

Fulton Schools Zone Planning

New Bethany Bend High School Location-Anxiety And Rumors Abound!

With less than 18 months before the new Bethany Bend High School opens in Milton Georgia, rumors and anxiety over the boundary and attendance lines have started. Fulton School officials are adamant that attendance and boundary lines have not been established and have created a process that will seek community input before coming up with a redistricting proposal.

The Fulton School System has set up and scheduled a series of three meetings where local residents can attend and voice their opinions.

Bethany Bend Milton High Redisctricting

Bethany Bend Milton High Redisctricting

The 3 meetings are planned from 7pm to 9pm at the Alpharetta High School.
-February 23rd
-March 16th
-April 13th

For More Information On Bethany Bend Redistricting

The first meeting will provide the community with board approved criteria that shows how boundary lines are determined. Local Milton residents will take part in small group meetings to voice opinions and provide their input. This information will be used by the planners to develop draft maps which are then presented at the next meeting on March 16th at Alpharetta High School.

At the second meeting, local Milton residents will again be able to voice opinion and input on the maps, and based on input, will present this refined proposal at the third meeting on April 13th at Alpharetta High School.

Redisticting Milton School GA

Redisticting Milton School GA

After these meetings are finished, the Fulton School Board will likely receive the staff recommendation sometime in May with final approval around June or early July, giving parents and students of the Milton area over 1 year of advance notice of the new boundary and attendance lines.

A 2009 Post Written November 13th About Bethany Bend High School Plans and Location

Typically, the school system appoints a principal a year in advance of the opening of the new Milton High School in order to allow the new principal to become involved with the community and its residents to work with each other in creating the naming of the Milton High School, as well as selecting the school’s mascot and team colors, which are critical to the identity and uniqueness of every school.

One interesting policy that has just been updated regards how rising Sophomores, Junior’s and Senior’s can determine whether or not they wish to change Milton, Ga. schools based on the new boundary and attendance line. These students have the option to remain at their current school if they feel moving to the new school will create too much of an emotional burden because of friendships that may not transfer with them based on the new lines.

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Mortgage Interest Deduction May Disappear On Loans Over $500,000

Presidential Commission recommending to reduce the $1,000,000 now allowed, to a maximum of $500,000.

The Federal Government is proposing that any homeowner with a new loan that is over $500,000, be only allowed to deduct the interest from their income tax up to a cap of $500,000. What this means is if you have a mortgage loan on a home for $750,000, you will not be allowed to take the interest deduction on the $250,000 balance, taking away one of the last remaining deductions for the upper income who itemize their tax deductions.

Uncle Sam Taken Money From Tax Right Off

For More On How To Claim Home Mortgage Interest Deductions

“The mortgage interest deduction is one of the pillars of our national housing policy,” said Michael D. Berman, chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association. The proposal wouldn’t affect the majority of mortgage loans, but it certainly would affect the resale of properties that are priced over $500,000, as the interest deduction incentive is a major reason why homeowners purchase high end, luxury properties. In addition, the draft also seeks to completely eliminate interest deductions on second homes and equity lines of credit.

22 Million Dollar Estate In Buckhead

To give you an idea of what this proposal could potentially affect, let’s take a look at the FMLS, which is the official real estate listing service for the 18 county Metro Atlanta area, which includes North Fulton, Milton and Alpharetta. There are currently over 32,000 homes listed under $500,000 and approximately 4,400 homes listed over $500,000, which is about 14% of the market.

To Search Georgia MLS Listings By Price, Interactive Map Or Foreclosure

Money House

As a RE/MAX Realtor, I have personally found that in the last couple of years, homes that are priced at $500,000 or less in the North Fulton, Milton, Alpharetta area are still turning fairly quickly. Home prices in the $750,000 range and up continue to fall in price and are definitely staying on the market longer. If you are looking for great value, you will find it in this higher price range, as homes that were once over $1,000,000 can be purchased with savings in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

For More On The Limiting Mortgage Interest Deductions

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Milton High School Boys Basketball Team Ranked No. 1 by USA Today!

That’s right, our own Milton High School, located right here in picturesque North Fulton County, City Of Milton, has been selected by USA Today as the No. 1 Boy’s High School Basketball team in the Country.

Milton High School North Fulton Georgia

Milton High School North Fulton Georgia

Last year, the Milton High School Boy’s basketball team won the Georgia State Title and all 5 starting players from last year are returning for this year’s season. This makes them a very formidable opponent. Go Milton High Eagles!!

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A Sad Day For Bowen Family Homes Builder

Today, November 1st 2010, has opened up a new email of information, by yet another builder not being able to stay afloat in this real estate environment. Unfortunately, Bowen Family Homes, which was head quartered in Duluth, has officially closed October 29th, 2010.

Bowen Family Homes New Homes

A Bit About Bowen Family Homes:

Bowen Family Homes built single-family homes and developed suburban communities in and around Austin and Dallas, Texas; Atlanta; and Orlando. The company also developed town home projects. Prices of the homes typically ranged from $100,000 to $300,000 and up, and the company offered special customization options through its Selection Studio for homeowners to upgrade amenities.

Rudy Bowen founded the company in Atlanta’s suburbs in 1969. It was a family owned and and managed company by Rudy’s son David (CEO) and sons-in-law Mike Phelps and Tip Cape. The company was one of the top 50 home builders in the US, selling some 1,700 houses annually. It had offices in Florida, Georgia, and Texas.

Visit Bowen Family Home Communities Around North Atlanta

Please see below the info that Bowen Builders are currently posting on their web site.

Dear Friends,

Bowen Family Homes has ceased operations effective October 29, 2010.

The decision to close Bowen Family Homes after 40 plus years in the business has been a difficult one. Unfortunately, the market dynamics of the past few years have made it impossible for us to continue business.

On behalf of the Bowen family and the staff who have worked so hard to provide excellence throughout the years, we would again like to thank our customers, team members and allies for the support and success they have brought to Bowen Family Homes over the course of the past several decades. It’s been an amazing journey, and we appreciate your taking it with us.

Thank You.

Good Bye Bowen Family Homes.
In my opinion, you will be missed here in Georgia for your affordable neighborhood of homes and townhomes and we wish you great success in the future, as the Real Estate market turns!!!

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