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.
Growing in popularity lately, I have received a lot of requests from some of my new clients wanting to see homes available at The Atlantic. The Atlantic is a 40+ story condo building located in the heart of Atlantic Station. It rests just between Midtown and West Midtown with it’s own zip code for the area.
image from atlantic residences
Some really nice features:
- Floor to ceiling glass windows in many of the units.
- More than 50 unique floorplans
- Great value and price – homes start from the $280s
- Luxurious lobby and common areas
- Large fitness room and club room
- Pool area with hot tub
From the time you witness the architecture of The Atlantic’s building style up to entering the lobby, it has a luxurious feel that is reminiscent of early 1930’s art deco style with a modern twist. As one of the newer high-rise developments in Atlanta, this one definitely tops the list for many of our clients who want to call this place home.
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.
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?
Over 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?
There’s a lot of reasons why it makes sense to work with a realtor when you are a first time homebuyer in Atlanta. In most cases, this is one the biggest decisions you’ll have to make, so it’s crucial to decide on why it may benefit you to work with a realtor.
When we represent you as the buyer, you should know that:
a. There is no cost to you.
b. We represent you and meet your needs.
c. We negotiate for you.
d. We save time in your home search by making the process more convenient for you.
e. We set up your home appointments.
Remember, the realtor you work with is representing YOU and not the SELLER. This includes making purchases on newly built homes directly from the builder. The realtor in that sales office represents the BUILDER and will work in their best interest to negotiate a deal. Having an experienced realtor by your side can make all the difference when it comes down to negotiating big details and costs.
If you’re choosing a realtor, take the time to interview the realtor to determine if you all will work well together. Below are the top 10 things you can look for in your realtor:
10 Things to Look for in Your Realtor
1. Provide you with top customer service during the entire buying process.
2. Organize and schedule your home search process.
3. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each home in relation to your specific needs.
4. Provide you with on-going updates on available homes.
5. Help you to compare homes and make a decision.
6. Advise you on the terms and issues of the offer and fill out the purchase offer contract.
7. Present your offer and negotiate on your behalf.
8. Coordinate and supervise the preparation of all closing documents and guide you through the closing process.
9. Help you resolve any closing issues.
10. Coordinate move-in and assist with any post-closing issues.