April 2011

Found 3 blog entries for April 2011.

One of the best kept secrets in Johns Creek.  Nestled quietly between Sargent Rd, Findley Dr and McGinnis Ferry this subdivision consisting of approximately 90+ homes has held its value better than many over the last several years.  Built approximately 17 years ago Carriage Park continues to be a great place to call home and a wise place for a home investment.  13000 Carraige Park Lane Johns Creek GA 30097

carriage13000_front_1760Carriage Park is a community where the children attend Findley Oaks Elementary, River Trail Middle, or the new Northview High.  One of the several new high schools built in the area to provide the learning facilities in the North Fulton area.

Carriage Park provides a wonderful place to walk since the main road Carriage Park Lane makes a loop.

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Estate, defined by Webster as a state or condition of life.

I recently concluded a transaction which closed recently that reminded me of the Realness of what is going on in our economy.

The story begins with a 68 year old woman, who lost her husband of 42 years approximately 15 years ago. Although they had prepared well throughout their lives by saving for retirement, the ongoing complications of her husband’s disease eventually drained them of their resources. They were able to enjoy the final years of their life together in a home that they truly loved. Even after the death of her husband she was able to continue to live in her home for almost 15 years. But this was about to change.

It was early summer of 2010 when her employer, the North

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We felt that this particular home, located in The Hunters Forest subdivision, off of Jones Bridge Rd, should sell for the mid to upper $140’s.  We had originally planned on adding a sunroom to elevate the price to the mid $150’s, but decided not to.  We felt that with our purchase price of $71,000 we would still be able to make a profit without adding the sunroom. 

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Our plans were to close just before Christmas, and to begin the renovation shortly after the beginning of the year, so that we would have it ready to return to market by March.  Instead we closed on November 30th, and started the renovation immediately, in order to provide work for our crew in advance of Christmas.  It worked out great, we finished on Christmas Eve.  Three weeks, and

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