Archives for March 2013

Open House

Open House

If you’re house hunting this weekend in North Atlanta, add this featured property to your plans: 1230 Summerfield Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.

I will be hosting an open house at the property from 2pm to 4pm this Saturday, March 23rd. If you are in the area you are welcome to stop by and say hi. If there is anyone you know looking to buy a home in the Cumming area, please feel free to share these details with them too.

Avoiding House Hunt Heartbreak

Avoiding House Hunt Heartbreak

Looking for a new home? Where do you even begin? Searching for properties can be a great experience and narrowing down all the possibilities to find the perfect home can be a truly rewarding process.

There are a few things to watch out for during your home hunt though and a recent article on Zillow’s blog points them out, likening it to going on dates before finding “the one”. Read the original article on Zillow blog.

New Home Construction Increases

New Home Construction Increases

In yet another sign of a market recovery, new home construction grew by over 50% year on year from 2011 to 2012 in metro Atlanta. A total of 8,288 homes were started but still didn’t meet the growing demand for property as recession foreclosures dropped and homeowners were hesitant to sell. Builders expect to start at least 25,000 homes a year within five years to address the backlog demand and growth in the Atlanta area.

The original article can be read at Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Atlanta Foreclosures Drying Up

Atlanta Foreclosures Drying Up

From 2007 to 2010 there were a sad rise of repossessions and foreclosures of homes across the US, peaking in 2010 with over 13,000 foreclosures in a single month. Thankfully those days are behind us as the number has now dropped to below a third of the 2010 peak even though the current foreclosure rate is still higher than it needs to be.

As a buyer this can mean some cheap options to consider, though foreclosures are typically “as-is” sales and rarely does anyone leave their house willingly. For sellers, these types of home sale can significantly lower the comparable price for your home when it comes to price evaluation.

Read the full article at AJC: Foreclosure notices at lowest level in years

Featured Property: 1230 Summerfield Drive

Featured Property: 1230 Summerfield Drive

Each week the Coldwell Banker Alpharetta team ventures out in a caravan of cars to take a look at the new properties our agents are listing in the area. All the properties are usually great, but every now and again there will be a standout listing that really needs your attention. This week it is 1230 Summerfield Drive.

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This five bedroom, four bathroom home with unfinished basement in south Forsyth county is in perfect condition and ready to move straight in to.

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What is really noticeable is how much light pours inside thanks to the huge windows across the back of the property. The home has upgraded finishes, hardwood flooring, granite worktops and a full media room on the second floor – with the same big windows as downstairs.

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Both the kitchen and lounge have beautiful fireplaces and the windows look on to a great backyard that backs on to trees. This home really ticks all the boxes and is very well priced in the current market. Find out more on my Coldwell Banker Alpharetta property search results.

Interested in viewing this property? Contact me and we can set up an appointment.