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What’s Happening Now Atlanta

So much development is going on in Atlanta; there are scaffolds, cranes and mounds of dirt being turned at almost every corner.  It may be a complete eyesore as you make your way through the city, but it’s surely exciting to see Atlanta growing and developing into a bustling metropolitan area.  I’ll take a moment to highlight what seem to be the most discussed happenings around Atlanta that will definitely affect and/or be affected by the real estate market.

Photo Source: Fox News

Photo Source: Fox News

Midtown Apartment Project –  Development of another mix-use project is planned to start in the first half of 2014.   According to Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep, the proposed 350-unit apartment building near the Midtown MARTA station has been billed by its developers as “the first high-rise multifamily project in Midtown Atlanta to solely use natural gas for home heating, hot water and cooking.”  Even though the developers expect rental rates to continue to increase over the next 3-5 years, they are designing the units with condo-quality finishes so they can be easily converted if the Atlanta real estate market demands.  The $85 million dollar real estate project appears to include a 19-story tower with retail space the size of a city block and a parking garage stacked on top.

MARTA Expansion to the Northern Suburbs – There’s talk about extending MARTA transit service 11.9 miles north of the North Springs station in Dunwoody to Alpharetta.  A market overview report by Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. shows tremendous growth in North Fulton since 2000.  The population has grown by 27% and housing units by 30%.  There are many questions and much conversation around this topic.  Is this growth sufficient enough to justify and to support this expansion?  How will this expansion affect the Atlanta real estate market? Should Midtown and Buckhead be worried that they’ll lose their high-end office space mojo to a transit-connected Alpharetta?  Will there be a flock of Fortune 500 companies to the area?  or Will the fears of a crime spike and a shady transit administrative group steal the thunder of the project before it even gets going?  A public meeting is scheduled for September 26.  Either way, it’s been noted that paying for the extension with public money is a far stretch.

Mixed-Use Howell Mill Residences – If you’ve been around Howell Mill lately, you may have noticed some serious change over the past few years.  The area has definitely become a new attraction to the west side of Atlanta, and developers are taking advantage of the opportunity.  Coming to the area soon is a five-story residential complex of 265 private residential units that have yet to be announced as condo or apartment units.  According to Josh Green of Curbed Atlanta, the architect describes the project as having “the timeless beauty of historic mill buildings with a contemporary twist.”  From the looks of it, the building could be the residential component of a much larger project.  It’ll include a dog spa, rooftop pool and two levels of parking that can’t be seen from nearby streets.

Atlanta is definitely maturing as a true live, work, play city. This type of growth and development will certainly have a noticeable impact on the Atlanta real estate market.

Tell us about any exciting developments you’ve heard about around the city of Atlanta!

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The Great Terminus!

One of the fascinating luxury homes that you may want to consider is a Terminus Condo! Terminus condos are available for urban luxury and are located just in the heart of Buckhead. They are located within walking distance to all of Buckhead’s major shopping establishments like Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square.

 

The Terminus has many great features to offer its residents, and the price range starts from $229,000 – $549,000. Some of these magnificent features are:

 

  • Two separate grilling stations and outdoor dining areas
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center featuring a yoga stretching area
  • Massage/Treatment room
  • Lush landscaped pool area with stunning city views
  • Two fully furnished private guest suites with outdoor terraces
  • Media room/Game Room
  • Dog Walk Area – private with special drainage system
  • Saltwater Pool and Spa
  • VIP Room Service from area/complex restaurants
  • Secured parking
  • Residential storage available
  • Ample visitor parking available
  • Wi-Fi included in the lobby and club level
  • Round-the-Clock Doorman
  • Daytime Concierge
  • Dedicated Daytime Club Level Personnel
  • Energy efficient windows
  • Gourmet kitchens
  • Spacious and classy walk-in closets
  • Solid-core interior doors
  • Spacious Club Room with bar, catering kitchen, indoor outdoor/fireplaces

 

You can choose from having a studio, one, two, or three bedroom unit with numerous floor plans to review for your specifications.

 

Each home in the Terminus that has been built puts one in the mind of superiority. The 14th floor amenities include:

  • A saltwater pool and hot tub
  • A dog park
  • Grilling stations
  • Catering kitchen
  • Club room
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga area
  • Media room
  • Tremendous views of the surrounding area.

 

If you are looking for Buckhead luxury at eye-catching prices, contact The Go Getter Team to help you find your home at Terminus Condominium!

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Atlanta’s Best Homes Sell Fast!

Lately we’ve been working with a lot of buyers looking for homes in the Atlanta area. And with the large inventory of short sales and foreclosures on the market, we’re finding that these homes are selling fast!

No matter what side of town you’re looking, I encourage every buyer to make a clear and certain decision about the property they want to put an offer on. Once I submit a reasonable offer on my buyer’s behalf, then we put a time limit on the offer in order for the seller to respond. If the seller receives multiple offers in this market, it’s very common for them to call for the “highest and best” offer. In this case, I attempt to negotiate the sales price for my buyers but if they really want the property then this process can become very competitive. Negotiating the sales price and incentives for our buyers is our specialty and do everything we can to get buyers what they want.

If you’re currently on the market looking for a home then I highly encourage you to be ready to put an offer on a home you love. These homes are selling so fast and there are so many deals right now whether it’s a foreclosure, short sale, new construction, or previously owned home. What’s been your home buying experience? Post your questions on our blog today.

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Turn My Home into a Billboard for Free Mortgage!

Yes, you heard it right. As home owners look for ways to creatively keep their mortgage payments current, Adzookie has found a way to compensate homeowners.

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Of course, this might not go over too well if your Homeowner’s Association has qualms about seeing a huge advertisement painted across your home. But this mobile advertising company has found a creative way to get their message out– by painting people’s houses. The deal is that your house has to be painted for a minimum of 3 months. But with a $100,000 budget, Adzookie’s dollar will only go so far and might only cover a portion of the mortgage unless yours is really cheap. More than 300 home owners have already applied for the program. The application process is short and sweet; you just enter your contact information and write a few sentences on why they should paint your home.

So there it is. Even in a bad economy there are ways to avoid foreclosure or just rack up the dough while your house note is paid. At the very least, this is a big attention-getter and is sure to garner a lot of media coverage.

Would you let a company paint and ad on your house for money?

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Top Reasons To Buy a Home for the Next 20 Years

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Atlanta Real Estate Series for Home Buyers and Sellers – Stay Tuned!

Over the next 4 weeks, we’ll be posting informational videos to share important topics around home buying and home selling in the metro Atlanta market. If you’ve been interested in buying or selling a home in areas like Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Duluth, Alpharetta, or parts of Dekalb, Fulton, or Gwinnett counties then we encourage you to pay close attention to these videos.

We’ll be sharing pertinent information. We’re also always happy to post answers to your specific questions about real estate in the Atlanta area. Give us a call today at 678-389-3845 to get your questions answered.

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The Brookwood

the brookwood atlanta condosOver the past few weeks, I’ve spent some time previewing The Brookwood Condos in Atlanta located in the Brookwood area (between Midtown and Buckhead). These condos are amazing and a great buy for anyone who wants to live in a contemporary condominium in one of Atlanta’s most desired areas.

Highlights for The Brookwood

There’s a lot to share but today I’ll just give a summary of the amenities offered in each unit. I got a chance to view 2 different floorplans for 2 bedroom units and 2 different floorplans for the 3-bedroom units. The building is 20-stories high and sits on Peachtree Road just beside R. Thomas and across from Cafe Intermezzo.

The floorplans are large, open, and spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies on each residence. Each unit has large, hardwood plank for topped with oil (not polyurethane). Something unique about the building is that it is the only LEED Certified home community in Atlanta.

There’s plenty of pantry storage in the kitchen with Viking appliances. The bedrooms have large walk-in closets with great views of the city.  There are also 28 different floorplans to choose from with the terrace level residences all being very unique compared to the others.

Prices for these homes start from the $280s and up. The community only has 2 and 3 bedroom units. We’re showing these homes over the next few months to several buyers and would be happy to represent anyone who wants to see this building. Tell us what you think, what’s your favorite condo highrise in Atlanta?

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