SOLD! Congrats, Kasey & Bennett!

Buyers – Woodstock

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BIG congrats to Kasey and Bennett on their new home in Woodstock! It’s an amazing first home featuring an updated kitchen, a spacious back deck overlooking a large fenced in yard, and it even has a full bar in the basement!

We just know that Kasey and Bennett will enjoy many nights grilling out on their back deck and entertaining family and friends in their stunning basement. We can’t wait to see how they turn this house into their home.

Kasey & Bennett, thank you so much for the opportunity to help you. It means the world to us. You’re such incredible people and we have really enjoyed sharing this experience with you! Cheers to you and your new home! We hope you enjoy many wonderful memories there for many years to come!

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SOLD! Congrats, Kelly!

Buyer – Westside, Atlanta

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BIG congrats to Kelly! She closed on her very first home this month and we’re so excited for her!

She now owns an adorable townhouse on the Westside! It’s in a fantastic location with easy access to Vinings, Buckhead and Midtown. Her recently renovated kitchen is simply adorable. We’re obsessed with her quartz counters! Plus, the previous owner lived there for 15 years, so we know it must be a great home!

Kelly, thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your home purchase! We had such a wonderful time working with you and we hope you enjoy your new home for many years to come!

Check out Kelly’s new home below:

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Photo Source: First Multiple Listing Service

Why Fall is a Great Time to Sell Your Home!

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Many Sellers believe that fall isn’t the best time to list their home, because the real estate market tends to slow down. Although it typically slows a bit, there are actually several big advantages to selling your home in fall!

In fact, the fall real estate market is almost always a great season to sell, and it’s the 2nd best time during the year to do so. Can you believe it? Think about it, families are returning from their summer vacations and the holidays aren’t quite on us yet. Plus, the weather makes most people so excited to be out!

Here’s our Top 5 Reasons Why Selling this Fall is a Great Strategy:

1. Inventory is at an all time low, meaning less competition for you! Did you know that According to the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, New listings only totaled 4,951 in August, down 4.1% from the previous month? Plus, Atlanta area housing inventory only totaled 15,237 units in August 2017, a 4.7% decrease from August 2016.

2. Low interest rates and high rental rates are causing more buyers to consider purchasing. Even though there are typically fewer buyers in fall, buyers tend to be more serious. Plus, Buyers who were unable to find homes in spring and summer due to such a competitive market are still on the search for their home.

3. Appraisals tend to be more favorable after the summer market. After a competitive spring and summer driving up prices, your home value will likely also come in higher.

4. Tax Driven sales must close before December 31st. In order to qualify for the Homestead Exemption, Buyers must reside in the home on January 1st for the year in which they are applying, encouraging them to close before Dec. 31st.

5. Home for the holidays. Buy or sell in fall and you could be nicely situated in your new home for the holidays before the winter weather hits.

According to the Atlanta REALTORS® Association President Bill Rawlings, “Atlanta’s new listings have lagged behind the number of homes sold for a few months, which is keeping the housing market competitive. Nevertheless, sales are very strong, and we continue to be in a seller’s market in most price range across the city.”

Interested in selling your home or finding out the current market value for your home?  Please feel free to reach out to us. We would love to chat with you!

SOLD! Congrats, Sherri!

Buyer – Flowery Branch

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We’re very excited to congratulate our client on her new construction home in Flowery Branch! It was the first time our client had purchased a home completely on her own in over 20 years, and we’re extremely grateful we were given the opportunity to help guide her through the process.

Sherrie, thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you. We truly appreciate your trust in us and we hope your new home is filled with amazing memories for many years to come! Congratulations!

East Lake Tour of Homes!

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Tour 7 Stunning Properties this Saturday & Sunday!

Whether you love architecture, homes and Atlanta’s history, you’re simply looking for something fun to do this weekend or you’re just a nosey neighbor wanting to scope out the homes on your block (we’re not judging, we promise), check out the East Lake Tour of Homes this Saturday and Sunday!

For a mere $15 in advance (or $20 at the door), you will get to walk 7 absolutely stunning homes that represent the East Lake community’s rich history and growth over the years. In this year’s tour, you’ll get to walk homes built over 100 years ago (including the second oldest home in Atlanta!) as well as refurbished bungalows that incorporate original characteristics with modern updates.

What’s even better? Proceeds benefit the East Lake Neighbors Community Association (ELNCA), which is dedicated to creating positive growth and building community. Take part in a continuing tradition that began in 1979 and see some amazing historic Atlanta homes while taking in the beauty next to the East Lake Golf course.

Our brokerage, Keller Knapp is a proud sponsor, and we would love to see you out there! To see the homes on tour and buy your tickets, simply click here!

SOLD! Congrats, Jake!

Seller & Buyer – Sold in Roswell, Martin’s Landing & Purchased on Lake Lanier

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Home Jake sold in Martin’s Landing; 9370 Martin Road

BIG congrats to Jake! He not only sold his first home, he purchased a new home on Lake Lanier! We’re super excited for him on his new adventure!

When Jake came across a property on Lake Lanier that came with a dock permit, he was determined to do whatever it took to get the property. It’s nearly impossible to get a new permit for a dock on Lake Lanier.

In September 2016, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped issuing new dock permits on the lake, having reached its limit at 10,615 with over 100 applicants on the waiting list, so when you get the opportunity to purchase a home with one, you go for it!

Not only did Jake have to make it through inspections on his new lake property to be sure the investment was worth it, we also had to sell his current home for the right price ensuring he achieved the necessary profit for his new investment.

Oh, did we mention the property Jake set out to purchase was actually two lots being sold together with a house desperately needing some TLC? Yep, that’s a doozy! It took a little creativity to create a contract protecting Jake through the inspections, ensure the dock permit successfully transferred with the sale and figure out the right loan.

We connected Jake with a lender and closing attorney who were up for the challenge, and we were able to get his current home under contract in 2 weeks, coordinating the sale so Jake had the funds prior to closing on his new properties.

Extremely determined and with the right team in place, Jake was able to snag the property for an unbelievable price! Although we’re sure it was a bit stressful on Jake at times, we truly believe it was well worth it, and we’re sure glad he made it through!

He has some big renovation plans, and we can’t wait to see how it all turns out. We truly believe he has the potential to make a great home and generate a nice profit in the future.

Jake, thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your sale and purchase! It means the world to us that you entrusted in us to guide and protect you through. We truly enjoyed sharing this experience with you and we hope you enjoy your new project! We also can’t wait to hang with you on your new dock! 😉

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Jake’s dock on Lake Lanier

 

SOLD! Congrats, Brenna!

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Buyer – Sandy Springs

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We’re so excited to congratulate Brenna on her new home purchase! Brenna is an amazing person whose positivity is absolutely contagious and she has such a kind heart! We feel truly lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.

We beat out multiple offers to get this one! Brenna offered over list price and dropped her appraisal contingency completely to make her offer more competitive. She trusted our guidance, knowing we knew the property’s market value and she got the condo!

It’s no joke that it’s a competitive market to be a Buyer, however, it’s still a great time to buy, as rental rates are extremely high and interest rates are still low. Don’t worry; we’ve got the processes in place to help our clients win multiple offer situations while still ensuring they are protected and making smart financial investments.

We greatly appreciate Brenna following our expertise. She now owns an adorable condo in sought after Sandy Springs where she can walk to Whole Foods, which we’re pretty jealous about! She’s also conveniently located close to delicious restaurants, cute boutiques and GA 400.

Brenna, thank you so much for the opportunity to help you with your first home purchase and for entrusting in us to guide through this crazy market. We’re over the moon happy for you and we wish you many, many happy years in your new home! We can’t wait to see how you make the condo your home! Cheers!