Emory/druid Hills (Atlanta, GA)
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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If you are looking for investment property in the Emory area, do your research! Condominiums and Townhomes are generally not the best investment vehicle for an Investor. As an Emory Property Manager, I am often asked to find properties for Investors that are affordable in neighborhoods that are fairly pricey.  One of the first requests is to look for Townhomes or Condominiums. Let me explain why this is not the best investment purchase: Properties in Townhome and Condominium Communities in Georgia that were built after 1994 are subject to the Property Owner's Association Act, which allows Homeowner Associations to limit the number of rentals allowed in the community.  In addition, most earlier-built complexes have modified their original Association Covenants to comply with the Act.This...
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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Lease a Classic 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Older Home located in Druid Hills Historic District within walking distance to Emory University.Features include a spacious Living Room with Fireplace and built-in Bookshelves, large formal Dining Room, cozy Den with French Doors to covered patio; Custom Kitchen with glass-front cabinets, ample pot drawers, stainless steel appliances, pull-out Pantry and Granite Counters.The property has a main floor Bedroom and Full Bath.  The upper level addition includes a Master Bedroom with Sitting Area and French Doors to Deck, Master Bath with Double Sinks, separate Tub and Shower, Walk-in Closet plus additional Bedroom/Office and Full Bath with Washer/Dryer.Other features include Hardwood Floors throughout,  High Ceilings, Screened Porch, Large Lot, Patio, Offstr...
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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Homes near Emory University come in many varieties and the Emory Area encompasses a number of diverse neighborhoods.  Most are contained within a short driving distance to the University and Emory Hospital.  The area is popular with young families who are interested in excellent schools, like Fernbank Elementary.   Residents and Graduate students find this a convenient community.   Teachers, Professors and employees who live here can walk, bike, or catch a free bus to the University where they work.Examining current Atlanta homes on the market near Emory, there appears to be three general age and style categories that prevail: 1)  Historic homes  that were build between 1900 - 1936 2)  Newer homes built between 1996 - 2017 3)  Ranches and Bungalows built between 1940-1960 To break it do...
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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.One of the most  critical services that a good Property Manager performs for their client, is making sure their Investment property is well maintained.If you have qualified, happy tenants in your Emory area property, it is important to keep them happy and to handle requested repairs in a timely manner.  Your investor's property is a valuable asset and regular maintenance will assure it stays that way.Property Managers can schedule regular HVAC maintenance, annual termite inspections, or arrange for lawn service when requested.  Managers often handle projects that range from simple repairs like replacing a garbage disposal or other relatively routine repairs, to overseeing major projects like painting, floor refinishing, roof replacement or other major remodeling.​​Management Agreements...
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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Have you considered what your ideal Atlanta neighborhood would be like? Emory Grove, a charming community of three streets, Princeton Way, Edinburgh Terrace, and Westminster Way, located just a few blocks from Emory University, would be top on many lists. What constitutes an ideal place to live in Atlanta? Most potential Atlanta buyers have a long list of priorities when choosing their ideal Atlanta home. Here are the most popular: Ideal Location A neighborhood where you can walk to shops and restaurants, with easy access to the Airport, close to hospitals and doctors, within 1-2 miles of a major university and medical center. Close to Parks, Churches, recreation centers, libraries, major Sports stadiums, theatres. Excellent SchoolsA neighborhood with a superior school system, like the ...
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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After a lackluster four years, home values in the Emory University area are finally going back up.  While home prices in the Druid Hills and Fernbank School District are not yet in the pre-2008 selling range, they are getting better! Sellers who anticipate selling this Spring or Summer can improve the length of time the property stays on the market and  obtain a higher sales price by preparing early. Give yourself plenty of time to get things in the best possible condition.  You only get one chance to impress potential buyers so make the most of it!  Here are a few suggestions  that are often overlooked:     Tidy Exterior Keep lawn mowed and edged Trim shrubs and weed flower beds Freshen front door and trim Showcase flowers near front entrance Clean the Garage/Basement Clean out accumul...
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
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Construction for a new retail and mixed-use development called Emory Point has been developing during the past year along Clifton Road near Emory University, and its opening has been anxiously anticipated. Emory Point is now open and features an attractive main street with shops like Strippaggio, carrying artisan oils, vinegars & specialty foods, Fab'rik, and Lizard Thicket, as well as popular local restaurants like Bonefish Grill and Marlowes Tavern. While not all facilities are open yet, CVS Pharmacy, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and Ann Taylor Loft, plus a dry cleaner are open for business and 21 shops and restaurants will be available when the project is completed. Limited parking is available along the street with credit card payment, and free 2-hour parking is available in the present p...
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