Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 12:07pm. 30 Views, 0 Comments.
Martin's Landing is a community located on 1030 in the heart of Rowell. It is defined by its sense of community, appreciation of nature, and its relaxed quality of living. Built by the current owner, this home has been well cared for. Recent improvements include 2010 ROOF, completely UPDATED KITCHEN and FINISHED BASEMENT. Features include large dining and family rooms, plus separate main level study, spacious master bath, and terrace level bedroom and full bath. All overlooking a beautiful nature filled lot with lots of privacy.
Martin's Landing is a community of some 1964 single family homes, patio homes, condominiums, town homes and apartments, all within 12 subdivisions. It has been a bustling Roswell, GA community for more than 34…
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 4:15pm. 75 Views, 0 Comments.
Stonehaven Pointe Resort Style Amenities and Craftsman Construction
The family-focused atmosphere of Stonehaven Pointe is complemented by the amazing resort-style amenities featuring 10 acres of recreation area with a 5,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, fully equipped workout facility, Jr. Olympic size swimming pool with a large water slide and aquatic splash park, 6 lighted tennis courts, large playground, multi-purpose play field, dog park, and interconnecting sidewalks throughout the community. Located just off Hwy. 9, Stonehaven Pointe is less than two miles from GA 400 and the Avenues of Forsyth Mall. Fantastic Location, Abundant Amenities, and Unbeatable Values combine to make Stonehaven Pointe the best value within Forsyth County.
Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 10:20am. 340 Views, 2 Comments.
Delightful Clients Close on a Perfect Home
Things just have a way of working out. That was the case with these clients. Originally desiring to stay around the Windward area in order to keep the kids in the same school, but nothing seemed to work. So the search was expanded a little to take in areas slightly south and west of Windward.
Our search quickly gravitated to new construction. Unfortunately this occurred at a time when resale inventory was diminished, and although building permits were up, there still was not a lot to choose from. Builders knew this and were not willing to adjust their prices to where my clients wanted to be.
During the early stages of our search we had looked at a home west of 400, in the 30004…
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 9:32am. 89 Views, 0 Comments.
What a difference a year makes. Last year this time no one expected the reversal in housing that we are currently experiencing. A year ago investors and all cash transactions made up over 40% of home sales. We have seen that reduced to approximately half of that. Additionally the flow of foreclosures into the market has been significantly reduced by fewer mortgage defaults, and the presence of Private Equity Groups purchasing in volume. Add to this many would be sellers are still underwater on their loans and are choosing to stay put while prices continue to rise. The result is decreased supply, multiple offers on homes, and increasing prices.
Normally we do not move so quickly from a Buyers’ Market to a Sellers’ Market, but the current…
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 8:19am. 97 Views, 0 Comments.
Beautiful Renovated Contemporary
In Rivermont Country Club
This beautifully renovated home in Rivermont Country Club was recently purchased by one of our clients. She was referred to us by co-workers at the company she works with. At the time she had a house on Lake Lanier that she wanted to sell in order to down size and get closer to work. She was traveling an hour and a half each way in busy traffic.
The home on Lake Lanier sold in a predictable fashion once the correct value was determined. A previous broker had it over priced by more than $70,000, and no one even looked at it during the time it was on the market. Within weeks of our firm relisting it at the correct price we had identified a buyer and went under contract at what…
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 11:19am. 215 Views, 0 Comments.
Making the Most of Your Investment
Whether you choose to buy, sell or stay in your current home, homeowners have to maintain their property the best they can to hopefully grow their investment. Homeowners are investing into kitchen remodeling to enjoy for themselves but also to invest for a future home sale. Here are 5 top trends when considering a kitchen remodel.
Will I Keep My Cabinets or Replace Them?
The budget for a kitchen remodel varies depending on what the homeowner wants to achieve. If your kitchen cabinets are in great condition, consider Refinishing your cabinets instead of opting for replacing them. Using a Cabinet Refinishing company will give you more long lasting and durable results instead of using a “Cabinet…
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 10:21am. 57 Views, 0 Comments.
4 Things You Need to Know When Qualifying For a Mortgage
Unfortunately, many so-called experts have led the public to believe that qualifying for a mortgage in today’s environment is extremely difficult. In reality, although the documentation for mortgages is as extensive as ever, qualifying for a mortgage isn’t really any more difficult than in past years.
During the housing boom of the early 2000’s, many firms rolled out all kinds of creative financing options for prospective homebuyers. Stated income loans, sub-prime loans, etc. were just a few ways homebuyers could finance with minimal paperwork or qualifications. These niche products played a role in the mortgage meltdown and as a result, are no longer available in the…
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 9:53am. 56 Views, 0 Comments.
The Trends In Mortgage Rates
Mortgage interest rates have been trending upward for the last few months and every data point suggests that the historic lows of 2012 will not be seen again.
Consumer confidence has been on the rise since the end of the recession, with a dip in 2012 and another dip in January of this year. What has not yet happened is a slight correction for interest rates and stock prices that almost all analysts agree will happen before interest rates continue their upward run. Predicting when that will happen is anybody’s guess. If you are considering purchasing or refinancing, now is the time to act.
According to Fannie Mae’s 3rd Quarter Financial Report, only 21% of their portfolio was originated in 2012. That…
Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 11:22am. 278 Views, 0 Comments.
With the opportunities that exist today to purchase a home at a price that is significantly under market, many people are starting to consider investing in real estate. Whether an experienced investor or first timer, adhering to certain guidelines will increase the likelihood that your investment objectives are achieved. Here are several guidelines which, if utilized, will help you in making the right decisions.
Determine Your Purpose for Buying
This seems so simple, but with the number of good values out there it is possible to allow the value of a purchase to outweigh the purpose associated with buying it. For example suppose that you have funds available in your 401K or IRA and want to increase the return you are currently getting, but are not overly…
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 11:47am. 118 Views, 0 Comments.
From St. Louis to Hamilton Mill in 40 Days
This recent closing came from a long line of former clients that we had assisted in finding their dream homes here in the Atlanta area. This client like several of the others was being relocated to the area with his current employer.
The couple had always lived in St Louis and this was the wife’s first trip to the area. So it was important to not only look for a home, but to do so in a way that would help them better understand the various communities in their geographic search area. We realized that it must be very scary to move the family to a place that you have never been before.
I bet they thought it happened so quickly. They arrived on a Thursday. We met early that morning to discuss…