All About Georgia Real Estate

By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Land Acquisitions Larry Story Presentation  Larry Story from North Carolina led Zoom attendees on an adventure during his presentation this week. Travel commenced in farm land continued to timber land and to his discovery of the stream a Client wanted to hear at night and tracts of land for sub-divisions. He explained many situations. If there are crops on land - what obligation does the Buyer have to the farmer? How should one work towards Zoning changes so Buyer can pursue goals? What about sanitation - public or septic? How does one assure the Buyer of water service? Start with the need to really know one's Listing. Larry explained that he spent many, many hours researching each tract to be sure what constraints would be applied to the use of the land. For ...
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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055)
Just Listed in the Andrews at Sandefur111 Silverbirch LaneThe Andrews at Sandefur Property and Community InformationThis home has it all and then some! Needing more space? Look no further than this beautiful home situated on a 0.90 acre-lot in The Andrews at Sandefur with 4,253 heated square feet. Just Listed at $621,608, this home is located at 111 Silverbirch Lane in Kathleen GA. Below is a partial amenity list for this 5 bedrooms / 4.5 bathrooms The Andrews at Sandefur home for sale: Living room with gas logs fireplace Eat-in kitchen with granite counters, pantry,  center island and stainless steel appliances Appliances include gas range, double oven, disposal, dishwasher and microwave Tile, carpet and hardwood flooring Five bedrooms Four & a half bathrooms Master bathroom includes d...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead MidtownFlowers - Foundation For Work Relationships  In Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and on the Westside, flowers form foundations for work relationships.Whenever I go to meet a new Buyer Client, I bring a minimal flower arrangement in a container that was destined for the Recycle bin. That gift addresses two core values of mine. First, I cherish every opportunity to share beauty. A close look at almost any flower is a glimpse into beauty and majesty in the natural world. Second, I am concerned about how much is added to land fills every year. By re-using a disposable container, I am not adding anything extra. Interestingly, when working with a Buyer Client who will soon have to move, by using recylable containers, I avoid adding another possession to their moving work loa...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Isolated Living - Boarders Defeat Loneliness In Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and the Westside, Covid-19 created months of isolation for many people who were accustomed to being around others all the time. In fact, I was no exception. Being alone was a new experience for me after over fifty years of marriage and raising five children, all successfully living their lives with three of them and all the grandchildren far away in other states. Turns out it was very lonely in the house.So I decided to take in Boarders and that has made all the difference. In fact, life is a story or actually composed of many stories, isn't it Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ?Years ago I had raised birds - cockatiels. I searched for social media posts from people who wanted to give ...
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Born on NC to mid-western parents, i think my reactions are somewhere between fast and slow. When I moved to New York after college, I found that I spoke faster, ate faster, just lived faster. I remember talking to the corporate office in NC and wondering why it took them so long to form a sentence. Then I moved to Georgia. Wow. I could feel myself start to slow down almost immediately.Thinking back on these times I am pretty sure I was functioning at the same speed internally but outside factors required me to respond to things at different speeds externally. Interesting how we see the changes in different parts of the country and sometimes think the person we are talking to is smart or not.All of these ruminations lead me to wonder why some agents respond so slowly. I am working with ...
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By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
In the age of the smart phone, we have a camera in our hand almost all the time.It's not like back in "the old days" when you had to put the film in the camera, take the pictures, then take the film to be developed and wait a week. Then open the envelope and find out half of them were __________________ (fill in the blank as to what was wrong with them, right?)I've got a really nice Nikon DSLR camera that I have honestly forgotten how to use. I don't take my own real estate photos for listings, and it's bulky to lug the case around, or have that "huge thing" hanging around your neck when you can have your phone in your pocket.  Side note, in doing videos for my You Tube channel, I'm going to break it out, or the actual video camera so I can have footage from two angles to edit together ...
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
As if this real estate market is not crazy enough, I just spoke to an agent about a unique situation developing. This listing agent just had an offer terminated on their listing by a buyer who is making multiple offers on several different homes at the same time. This strategy has recently come about by buyers to combat the multiple offer situations occurring. The thought is that if I make offers on multiple homes my chances of getting approved on one are better. When the buyer gets an accepted offer, they quickly cancel the other offers or terminate if they have multiple offers accepted.The agent I spoke to was upset that this had just happened to him. So, to retaliate, the sellers are refusing to release the earnest money deposited with the offer that was just terminated. This will fo...
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
The Real estate market has been in hyper-drive now for the better part of a year. It has been driven by a scarcity of homes for sale on the market. Even before the pandemic we were faced with a shortage of homes to sell. The market responded by bidding up the prices of existing homes.At one point we expected new home construction to help fill in the void of homes, but recent increases in lumber prices have slowed new home construction. As a result, it has not been uncommon for listings to generate many offers and ultimately sell for higher than listed prices.Current home owners are watching their home values rise by double digits in a year. This has truly been a strange market. Will it ever get back to some semblance of normalcy? I believe it will. These high rates of home value increas...
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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055)
                Just Listed in Mayberry Subdivision111 Mount Pilot CourtThe Mayberry Property and Community InformationLocation, location, location! Take a look at this well maintained home situated on a mainucred culdesac lot. This adorable home is located in the Mayberry Subdivision, and has 1,798 heated square feet. Just Listed at $195,000, this home is located at 111 Mount Pilot Court in Warner Robins GA. Below is a partial amenity list for this 3 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms Mayberry home for sale: Great room with gas logs fireplace Formal dining room or office Eat-in kitchen with pantry and breakfast bar Appliances include electric range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and disposal Tile, carpet and laminate hardwood flooring Three bedrooms Over-sized master bedroom with sitting ...
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Why is it that when you decide to write a blog nothing comes to mind, but when you are too busy to write multiple ideas flood in? Why is it that when you finally decide to give up on a listing, it receives multiple offers? Why is it that when you finally leave the house for that long overdue vacation your phone rings off the hook? And why is it that when you show a home to a buyer that has been on the market for months and decide to make an offer on it there are 27 other offers that same day?There are many questions I can't answer. There are some I don't want to answer. But when it comes to selling your home, I am ready to answer whatever questions you might have. Give us a call today and start asking questions. 
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead - Tree Blocking Road - Local Landscaper Offers Safety Atlanta Buckhead Midtown area frequently offers neighbors obstacle avoidance adventures while driving with major trees fallen into streets. Not visible in the night time, the huge trees on the roads are accidents waiting to happen! May 6, 2021 was no exception. After two days of torrential rains, many trees were loose in the ground. This one actually split open and fell across the road. Landing near an intersection, this tree would have been  particularly dangerous if a driver turned into the side street after dark.   Luckily for the homes near the tree, it split towards the road. No damaged roofs this time.   Danny Blankenship owns Automatic Lawn Care, a family-based concern. He and his brother, Chris, and their thr...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead MidtownCDC Eviction Mandate NOT LEGAL Judge Says  In Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and the Westside, as well as all over the United States, a federal judge in Washington, D.C.  "vacated", that is, struck down, the CDC mandated nationwide Eviction Moratorium on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich, of the District of Columbia, announced the decision in a 20-page document saying,“It is the role of the political branches, and not the courts, to assess the merits of policy measures designed to combat the spread of disease, even during a global pandemic. The question for the Court is a narrow one:"Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not.” Therefore, the capacity ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown Non-Professionals Cause Industry-Wide Harm  What a wonderful opportunity when a previous Client returns years later to ask for help to buy a new home!Back in 2013, I sold her the house where she was living now. We worked well together for that purchase and during the years that followed. From time to time, she called with real estate questions and for house repair needs. always glad to support my wonderful Clients.Circumstances have changed for her as they do for all of us over time. Now about to marry, she wants a larger space where they can live comfortably and then raise the family they dream of having. When she told me she had signed an Offer for her current house already,  that was fine with me since I work as a Buyer's Broker. She worked with our preferred...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Blooms Everywhere - Need More? Try Pike! In Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and throughout the Metro area, one is surrounded by blooms in every direction. Trees, bushes, perennials and annuals attract humans as well as bees! Want some in your own space?    . . . . . . Check out Pike Nurseries - not only local but employee-owned.  Imagine all the beauty around that could be yours when you go to Pike Nurseries. Be sure to ask about the "Play In The Dirt" club when you visit. A free membership grants you:  Exclusive discounts Points every time you shop!  Earn 1 point for every $1 purchase. Earn 600 points and receive a $25 in-store credit on your account.Use the $25 towards any purchase.* See Terms and Conditions. Pre-sale notices and also Private Member-Only sales Cl...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - 1981/2021- Longhorn Steakhouse Great Food -  All over Atlanta Buckhead Midtown, the Greater Atlanta Metro area and at over 500 locations across the US as of 2020, Longhorn Steakhouse offers truly tasty foods in a wide variety of selections.In 2017, Longhorn Steakhouse opened in the city of Guayquil in the country of Equador. Not only in the US anymore!After the year or more of caution about eating inside restaurants, memories of favorite places may become stronger and the pull to re-visit a special restaurant may prevail. Fortunately, at the Longhorn Steakhouse, attention to health concerns was front and center along with the food! Check it out ...      About Longhorn Steakhouse: In 1981, George McKerrow, Jr. opened the first Longhorn with his friend Brian. Lo...
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Well, your house is under contract. Took all of a day and you accepted an offer $25,000 above your asking price. Pretty sweet, right? Also negotiated short due diligence times and did not have to give up anything. This surely must be heaven. What could go wrong?If the buyer is getting a loan to purchase your home, or even some cash deals require this, its an appraisal. This is when an appraiser comes out, looks over your home, and calculates what he believes to be a fair price for the home. If this value is below the sales price, the buyer will have to come out of pocket with cash they might not have to make up the difference between the sales price and the lower appraisal value. Or, more often, they will ask the seller to lower their purchase price to the appraisal value.I have been se...
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
There are simple fixes around the home that can make a big difference when getting ready to sell. For instance, my next door neighbor just replaced her mailbox and so did I. They were starting to look old and beat up so we changed out the boxes and repainted the metal support pieces and repainted the numbers. Wow, they look really good now. There was an investment of time and not much money that made a huge difference.The neighbor across the street put in wrought iron handrails at his front steps. I am sure it did not take long to do, but cost a bit more than my mailbox. The point is, small projects around the house can improve the saleability of your home without having to spend a fortune to do it.So, if you are wondering what you can do to spruce up your home for sale, but don't want ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown- Nova Sushi - Another Opens Soon - 8th St NW Want some exceptional food? Pop over to Nova Sushi to try out anything on their menu. Everything we ever have ordered there has been both delicious and presented in an artistic fashion. At Nova Sushi, the chicken dishes, for example, offer large beautifully cut pieces complemented with artistically cut vegetables.   Soon Midtown - the 2nd location... History tells us that sushi - what we think of as a Japanese food item - actually descended from a Chinese dish known as NAREZUSHI. Thought to be prepared since the second century BCE, the dish featured fermented rice and salted fish. The procedure was instituted to preserve the food. In fact, the rice was discarded once it served its purpose of protecting the fish from s...
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
This beautiful home sits on a corner lot with a large landscaped front & back yard that includes a front porch you'll have to pull yourself away from. You'll be blown away by the oversized Master Suite boasting a vaulted ceiling, fireplace & additional space for an office or den area. 4 spacious bedrooms upstairs; a large den and living space to enjoy your privacy or entertaining guest. This is a must see that won't last long. Only one owner, never rented and carpet has never seen shoes. Please remove shoes upon entering and/or wear shoe coverings provided. Homes Close to Where You Work Follow This Home Free Home Values Schedule a Showing/Request Info Presented By: Showing Agent: John Thomas Associate BrokereXp Realty770-650-9300Licensed In: GALicense #: 179339  
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
Here is your chance to own the GEM of Marietta! This immaculately maintained and adorned model home offers guests and one lucky buyer an unparalleled experience. You will note the site-finished hardwoods throughout, abundant stonework and millwork, the intuitive design of the open-concept layout, gorgeous chef's kitchen with everything you want and expect along with the endless entertaining possibilities. Located in an exclusive enclave of 40 homes, this friendly, sought after community is close to schools, shopping and is just 15 minutes away downtown Woodstock, Roswell or the Marietta Square! You'll love the finished terrace level with another full bath, plenty of daylight for additional living/entertainment space along with a third gorgeous stone fireplace. Listening to the birds si...
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