Archives for February 2013

Atlanta’s Tech Scene Growth

Atlanta’s Tech Scene Growth

Despite being the United States’ ninth biggest city, Atlanta has long been out of the top cities for new technology and start-up companies. For many years the ATDC has been the only incubator for ideas, but now David Cumming’s Atlanta Tech Ventures has bought the Private Bank building in Buckhead and is in the process of converting it to Atlanta Tech Village and kickstarting Atlanta’s move to the top ten list of tech start-ups.

Read more about the excitement surrounding Atlanta Tech Village in the USA Today article.

Find out more about the Atlanta Tech Village at http://atlantatechvillage.com.

For Sale: Atlanta’s Most Expensive Home!

For Sale: Atlanta’s Most Expensive Home!

Wondering what to do with that tax refund this year? Maybe this property may be of interest… Atlanta’s most expensive home, belonging to Real Housewives of Atlanta love interest Lee Najjar, is on the market for a few dollars short of $20 million.

Of course, if you’re looking to buy you know the right realtor to call.

Take a look at photos of this insanely big house at the Daily Mail.

Atlanta Tops Relocation List

Atlanta Tops Relocation List

With the world’s busiest airport on our doorstep, great value for money and short winters, Atlanta made it to the top of Penske’s top 10 list of cities where the a sizable share of the 36 million people who relocated in 2012 moved to.

Read the full top ten list at Yahoo! Finance.

$600m Avalon Development at Exit 10 on GA400

$600m Avalon Development at Exit 10 on GA400

North American Properties has started construction on a new 86-acre mixture of homes, retail stores and offices off exit 10 on GA400 in Alpharetta.

Only a few miles from North Point Mall the $600 million development will bring over 4,000 new jobs and at least 350 additional homes to the area, as well as a long list of mid- to high-end retailers.

Read the original article on Avalon at Alpharetta-Milton patch. More information, including a list of all the retailers, can be found on the official site at Experience Avalon.

Aside from the obvious positive impact on the surrounding property market and bringing more great businesses to the area, Gwinnett Technical College is constructing a $25m satellite campus to serve 10,000 students adjacent to the Avalon development.

Atlanta Housing On The Rise

Atlanta Housing On The Rise

After a slow recovery lasting years, the Atlanta housing market is finally starting to see activity last encountered as far back as 2006. It’s also not the only city to be posting gains as 19 out of 20 cities measured by the Case-Shiller index measured a rise in home values.

As we enter the busier spring and summer period of buying and selling of homes, there is certainly going to be an increase in available properties and apartments available  to buy – but it is very likely they won’t be on the market for long as a the market comes back to post-recession life.

Read the original article from the AJC here: Metro Atlanta housing recovery gains momentum.