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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
If you follow the Wall Street Journal’s “Luxury Home” features you are familiar with the properties in U.S. metropolises that sell for more than $100 million. Although the number of such sales has been surpassing that mark, they are still rarities. Dallas median home prices don’t regularly carry that kind of price tag which could be why—like everyone else—most local Journal readers are curious enough to check out the details of those market-toppers.That made it interesting when last week’s WSJ luxury home article began by pointing out that one unfortunate community has “yet to cross the $100-million threshold.” Ever!“Why,’ readers may have asked themselves, “why point the spotlight at the unfortunate loser” community? Why put the downtrodden in this one town through such humiliation? Ne...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
If your idea of a gripping beachside summer read includes plots that revolve around real estate statistics, last week brought you a candidate. Was it the kind of megahit that would get you settling back in your folding chair, digging your toes into the sand, and becoming totally absorbed? For this latest would-be best-seller served up by the National Association of Realtors®—less-than-compellingly entitled, “Existing-Home Sales Housing Snapshot”—the answer is, ‘not so much.’The healthy part of what would actually happen next is that you wouldn’t have forgotten to limit your time in the sun. Instead of becoming absorbed in the plot, you’d have reapplied sunscreen after the two (or is it four?) hours, the way you’re supposed to. In fact, after a very short while, you might be inclined to ...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
“Do as I say, not as I do!” is the famous line sometimes imputed to parents, but always meant to indicate that the speaker eithera) is honest (and willing to admit making plenty of mistakes); or elseb) is a hypocrite.In that vein, for Dallas Realtors® like myself, this summer’s statistical inclusion of a key “tell” about residential real estate professionals can be taken as a point of pride. Among the “Highlights from the NAR Member Profile” is one statistic that indicates that we Realtors are—by overwhelming numbers—doing rather than just saying.The statistic under discussion was bullet-pointed under a heading dealing with the demographic characteristics of the nation’s Realtors. As a demonstration of “doing as I do,” American Realtors own their own residences: fully 89% of them do. Ad...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
Owners of Dallas properties with guesthouses may have investigated enrolling in Airbnb but might have worried that merely signing up would fail to bring vacationers flocking to their door. Like any other small business venture, competition is always out there. That is one reason why one guesthouse proprietor’s guaranteed success could be of interest—even though that guarantee is based on factors that most Dallas guesthouse owners don’t share.The successful proprietor’s methodology was publicized a week ago via an exclusive feature appearing on the World Real Estate News—and it stirred up a great deal of interest. The proprietress in question is Gwyneth Paltrow, the movie star and cosmetic/health product CEO whose face and voice keep finding their way into the popular press. Ms. Paltrow ...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
There’s no doubt that high mortgage rates are discouraging Dallas home buyers—which made last Monday’s Wall Street Journal piece about a “more popular option” of special interest to Dallas home sellers. The option under the spotlight was “an unlikely source: the seller of their house.” Although the story laid out various scenarios where that solution has been adopted, it’s still something of a rarity in residential sales. The Journal detailed some of the reasons why.The article was prompted by current conditions, including the interest rate climb toward 7%. “Seller financing has become strategic in recent months given our current state of the finance markets,” according to one risk manager. Even so, sellers who have financed a buyer’s purchase by taking back a mortgage “belong to a tiny...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
We may not think about it often, but as the median age of the country’s population creeps steadily higher, it has many effects on the daily lives of all of us—regardless of age. It would be shocking if it weren’t so, given the size of the shift: the median age of the U.S. population in 1920 (Boomers’ parents’ era) was 25.3; today, the Census Bureau says it’s 38.9!Since Americans’ life expectancies have risen spectacularly over the same period—from 53.2 to over 78, it’s important to recognize how great an effect it has on our housing choices and how we plan to pay for them, for most, Dallas home loans are a great part of that discussion.Earlier generations rightly felt that “they were in the last inning” of their lives much earlier, so they would have approached home loans from a radical...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
For Dallas parents who have yet to experience the wonders of Disneyland or Disney World, despite the expense and the line waits, there’s a good chance you will come to agree with the majority takeaway: the memories are worth it. Even so, the corporate powers-that-be at the Walt Disney Co. have never relied on word of mouth to keep the crowds coming—and now they have come up with an amusing promotion that includes a real estate twist.As World Real Estate News wrote last week, this attention-getting gambit sounds like it came “from the leave-no-stone-unturned school of marketing.” Disney decided the moment had arrived to add their landmark Haunted Mansion to real estate site Zillow’s national listings. For veterans of the eternally popular ride, the joke is a fun one.The “property” is sai...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
The exclusive story topping Thursday’s Weekly Real Estate News really shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to Dallas listing watchers who have kept up with 2023’s real estate currents. But for those who’d been lulled into a year-long impression that the U.S.’s residential real estate industry was doomed to remain mired in a slow-moving but pronounced downturn—the headline would have seemed like a bolt from the blue:“Redfin: Average Home is Selling Above Its Asking Price Again”That would hardly make sense to anyone who has been seeing stalled sales volumes as evidence of a pending tsunami of foreclosures. If your mental image of would-be buyers is purely that of frustrated consumers frozen in place until mortgage rates drop back to historic lows, the news that the average home sale ...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
Among life’s problems most people wish they could have is a challenge faced by sellers of Dallas’s luxury properties: the task of developing an asking price that attracts the sophisticated, value-conscious buyers who qualify as legitimate prospects while still taking advantage of the “favorable market currents” reported in this month’s North American Luxury Review. As described, this is now a U.S. market that has “resulted in a consistent increase in the demand for luxury properties during the first five months of 2023.”Taking advantage of any market often depends on developing a market-conscious asking price. In that connection, here are three widely agreed-upon pointers:· For starters, if the nature of the property includes substantial features for which no true comparable sale has re...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
If you’ve been checking into the Dallas listings from time to time, you might be puzzled by the number of experts who refer to a ‘housing market downturn’ or ‘real estate recession.’ The Dallas listings regularly show new properties coming onto the market—just as they record those that go under contract and, later, join the ‘SOLD’ group. With asking prices that aren’t exactly in buyers’ market territory, the ‘downturn’ characterization could be confusing.Last Thursday, when Realtor.com’s chief economist Danielle Hale appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box program to discuss the latest housing market news, the discussion provided some clarity on what today’s ‘downturn’ means for homeowners and prospective buyers. A large part of the ambiguity stems from how the term ‘housing market’ is understood...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
If there is even a sliver of a chance you will add your home to the Dallas listings any time within the foreseeable future, there is one key feature that’s all but impossible to improve quickly when it comes time to sell: the lawn. Even though it can be key to framing your offering in a positive light, when your attention is focused elsewhere on your home’s myriad décor and mechanical features, the lawn is easy to overlook until you’re ready to stage the hero shot: the curb appeal photo. It frames the presentation. If it conveys neglect, it can spoil the show. This month began with Realtor.com recognizing a lawn’s importance with a short video with the accusatory title, “Here Are All the Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Lawn.” It’s aimed at preventing some of the all-too-common ways homeowne...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
The web has long since upended the public library as the principal dispensary of the latest research on publicly accessible information—so much so that the libraries themselves rate their offering of free computer access as one of the prime reasons why “Going to the library” is “the most common cultural activity in America” (if you find that hard to believe, check out this Chicago Tribune explanation).When Dallas real estate data, like the latest local trends and activity, become a central point of inquiry, the internet’s easy 24/7 accessibility would seem to offer a giant step forward. In some respects, that can be true—but always with the proviso that the trustworthiness of online data should always be confirmed by multiple sources and they should be checked to confirm that those sour...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
Dallas real estate observers got a welcome end-of-the-week boost from Friday afternoon’s USA Today housing market report. Although its headline included a question mark (“Housing market on the rise?”), there was little question that some of the factors that had been weighing down national activity were shifting in a positive direction. Singled out in housing and economy correspondent S. Ramaswamy’s report:· Mortgage bankers’ latest numbers showed “both mortgage and refinance applications” increasing over the previous week.· Average rates on 30-year fixed mortgages dropped for the second week in a row—a “welcome departure” from previous trends.· From Freddie Mac, a finding that inflation’s rate of growth has moderated “and is expected to decelerate over the remainder of 2023.”· Elevated ...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
 Traditionally, the asking prices that headed Dallas listings represented the seller’s idea of their property’s reasonable value—an acceptable amount that a buyer would (hopefully) consider to be fair. However, during much of the recent seller’s market conditions that prevailed across most of the U.S., it was not unusual to read eye-opening tales of bidding battles that resulted in closing prices that were significantly higher than the original asking price. Dallas listings may not always closely follow what’s going on throughout the rest of the nation, but they do tend to be influenced by major tidal shifts in the nation’s economic fortunes (as well as the public’s perceptions of them). Lately, as reports of bidding battles have faded from the national press, local buyers might reasona...
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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 Melania & Jim Saltarella, Experience the Magic!
(Atlanta Communities)
Open House on Sunday, Mary 28, 2017 at 192 Ivy Hall Lane in popular Seven Hills community, on Memorial Day, open from 2 to 4 pm.  Gorgeous four year old traditional home  featuring a side entry garage.  Welcoming covered rocking chair front porch and two story foyer.  Family room featuring stone fireplace with gas logs, pre-wired for surround sound.  Formal dining room with hardwood floors, extra moldings.  Gourmet kitchen featuring upgraded stained soft-close cabinets, granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash, stainless steel appliances, recessed can lighting, and extra large walk-in master chef's pantry.  Wroght iron railings lead upstairs.  Master bedroom with raised trey ceiling.  Master bath with large walk-in closet, tile flooring, garden tub, separate shower, double vanities, ...
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
Listings to Leads - eFlyers   Loaded with Upgrades     JUST LISTED     View the Property Details, Photos, Map & School information here!   240 Copper Leaf Way Dallas, GA 30132   Bedrooms: 6 | Bathrooms: 5 full | List Price: $ Get Current Price | 3378 square feet   Home sweet home! Upgrades throughout you do not normally find! Beautiful custom stained glass on all levels! Seller ownes plumbing company so all plumbing fixtures, baths, hot water is upgraded throughout. Original owners paid builder for additional media room upstairs. Tremendous space for the busy family. A screened porch that all will love. When you walk into the master bath suite either the cabinets, the stone, or the stained glass will make you want this home. Full apartment or in-law suite in terrace level. Tons of stora...
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
211 Copper Leaf Way, Dallas, GA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1976 SQUARE FEET Home Sweet Home! WILL NOT LAST! Covered front porch.Wood horse fenced private back yard. Large deck overlooking the back yard complete with play & tree house for the kids. Wonderful warm & inviting family home. Great condition! Light and bright. Custom hardwood floors on the main level. Spacious rooms Open & flowing floor plan. Kitchen has granite counter, upgraded cabinets, appliances, pantry, and breakfast area. Large master suite and master bath. Walk in closet. Large basement to expand into. Home in great condition. Follow This Home! Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close t...
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
240 Copper Leaf Way, Dallas, GA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 6 BEDROOMS | 5 (5 full ) BATHROOMS | 3378 SQUARE FEET Home sweet home!Upgrades throughout you do not normally find! Beautiful custom stained glass on all levels!Seller ownes plumbing company so all plumbing fixtures,baths,hot water is upgraded throughout. Original owners paid builder for additional media room upstairs.Tremendous space for the busy family.A screened porch that all will love.When you walk into the master bath suite either the cabinets,the stone,or the stained glass will make you want this home.Full apartment or in-law suite in terrace level.Tons of storage.Seller transferring so come get this awesome home!! // Follow This ...
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By Jennifer Cowan
(The Cowan Connection Team)
Home for Sale in Dallas GA!This log home is nestled on a quiet, large lot and has tons of rustic mountain charm! The lower level houses the garage and a seperate space for storage, etc. So much potential for whatever your desired living space is. The main level is where you will find all 3 bedrooms that have a ton of space. The living area has two story vaulted ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace. The back deck is spacious and perfect for entertaining while you enjoy the gorgeous wooded and private scenery. You do not want to miss this home that feels like a get-a-way retreat!Exclusively Listed by Tim and Jennifer Cowan The Cowan Connection Team678-631-1758 2651 Dallas Hwy Marietta GA 30064
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