Ellenwood, GA Real Estate News

By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Legacy at Stagecoach in Ellenwood, Georgia 30294 is a newer sidewalk community nestled among the gently rolling hills of South Dekalb County.   Community  & AmenitiesThe community features all brick and hardiplank single family detached homes with double or triple garage. Homes come with front and back yards, and optional privacy fencing. Other Legacy at Stagecoach amenities include sidewalks, streetlamps,  playground, clubhouse with pool, and Homeowners Association.Interior featuresThe beautifully appointed interiors feature 3 - 6 bedrooms and 2 - 4 baths. The 2-story floor plans boast 2-story foyers, library/den, separate living and dining rooms, large kitchens, some with island, and breakfast area opening to a sunken family room with fireplace. Larger models feature back stairs leadi...
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By Cliff Johnson
(Solid Source Realty)
Buying a Home 101  Most people don’t just wake up one morning and decide that they’re going to buy a home; unless perhaps they are exceptionally wealthy. For most of us it’s a gradual decision brought on by many factors: rising rent prices, the inability to make changes without a landlord’s approval, a growing family, etc. The list goes on, but no matter what prompts you to make the move to owning your own home, it’s a huge decision; and it can be intimidating. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous and have some reservations about buying a home, especially if you are a first time buyer. Not only is this probably the largest single investment that you’ll ever make, but it will most likely involve an extremely large amount of your hard-earned money. Fortunately there are some tips and trick...
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By Cliff Johnson
(Solid Source Realty)
Tips On Buying New Construction HomesNew construction homes offer buyers many advantages, the first being that you start off with a blank canvas. You needn’t worry about inheriting the previous owner’s tastes in paint, carpeting, or appliances. Likewise, you already know that everything in the home is new so you don’t have to worry about making repairs. All of these things are reasons why new construction homes are so popular. When buying a newly constructed home however, there are some things that can help ensure that your new home is everything that you dreamed it would be. Hire an Agent of Your Own – Regardless of what may be said, builder’s sales agents are paid by the builder to represent their best interests. Hiring a buyer’s agent to work on your behalf will negate any of the hig...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Online is where your Ellenwood home for sale should be found.   If you are thinking of offering your Ellenwood home for sale, or if you have a home on the market, make sure the people looking for homes to purchase in your area finding your property online. If you don’t know the answer to this question, you should make a point to find out. When it comes to marketing your Ellenwood home for sale in today’s market, the Internet is King. Information available at one’s fingertips has truly changed how buyers search for homes. Evidence abounds that online is the first place the vast majority of today’s buyers look as soon as they begin thinking seriously about purchasing a home. Old tricks don’t work so well in a new market. Today’s listing agent should be able to show you where your property...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Short Sales in Ellenwood GA Atlanta area home buyers know that the short sales in Ellenwood GA represent some of the best bargains in Georgia real estate right now. In real estate, location is everything. That’s why the Ellenwood area continues to be a favorite south metro location for home buyers looking for a suburban lifestyle close to the big city. In Ellenwood, you find quiet, bedroom communities conducive to relaxing and raising a family, yet within a few minutes drive of all of the amenities and attractions that intown Atlanta has to offer. Conveniently nestled in the fold of  three interstate highways, residents can get anywhere they need to in a matter of minutes. For instance, the heart of Ellenwood is just a 10-minute drive from Hartsfield International Airport and a 15-minut...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Ellenwood GA Short Sale & Foreclosure Sale Deals Are Here!   Everybody loves a good deal. For today’s Ellenwood GA short sale and foreclosure buyers, the words “short sale” "foreclosure" or “pre-foreclosure” are synonymous to “real good deal.” It’s true, but only if you present the winning offer. Ellenwood GA short sales and foreclosure sales represent some of the best deals that have been seen in the south metro Atlanta real estate market in more than a decade. Some savvy home buyers are landing exceptional properties built in the 2000s, while paying late-1990s prices! See more Ellenwood GA short sale and forelcosure sale properties. Even better than the low entry price might be the high investment value, as these property values will likely begin appreciating again at normal rates wit...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Q: Can I get cash for my Ellenwood GA short sale? A. Maybe. Of course, you won’t generate any revenue from the sale itself, but in certain circumstances you may still walk away from the closing table with a check in your hand. Most people know by now that a short seller is, by nature of the transaction, not going to come away with any profit on the home sale. There is no profit to be had, because they are already upside down in their mortgage. Neither will the lender will make any profit. But due to government programs initiated over the last few years, Ellenwood GA short sales can result in both the home seller and the lender getting some cash incentive from the government — via the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative program, better known as HAFA. In this way, successful short sal...
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Short Sale Opportunity at 3855 Cedar Trace, Ellenwood - By The Mark Spain Team Thank you for visiting our Ellenwood real estate information site including Ellenwood Georgia Short Sale Properties. Here you will be able to search all homes for sale in the Ellenwood real estate MLS. This includes all Ellenwood Georgia properties for sale such as homes, condominiums and houses and also includes HUD Homes, short-sales and foreclosures. If you are ready to buy or sell a house, we can help you out as a Ellenwood Georgia real estate agent which includes Ellenwood Georgia Short Sale Properties. If you see a house you want more information on or would like to schedule a showing, be sure to call The Mark Spain Team, a great Ellenwood GA Realtor, at 770-886-9000. If you would like to buy a new Elle...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Ellenwood Georgia Short Sale Properties - Short Sale Opportunity at 3855 Cedar Trace, Ellenwood You have arrived on our Ellenwood GA real estate website including Ellenwood Georgia Short Sale Properties. Here you will be able to search all homes for sale in the Ellenwood real estate MLS. This includes all Ellenwood properties for sale such as condominiums, homes and houses and also includes HUD Homes, short-sales and foreclosures. If you are ready to buy or sell a house, we can help you out as a Ellenwood GA real estate agent which includes Ellenwood Georgia Short Sale Properties. If you see a house you want more information on or would like to schedule a showing, be sure to call The Mark Spain Team, a great Ellenwood Realtor, at 770-886-9000. If you would like to buy a new Ellenwood GA...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
The Best Atlanta Short Sales Team began forming in my mind almost as soon as I got started in real estate. I came to this career late in my professional life. Real estate is in fact my third entrepreneurial endeavor. When I moved to the Atlanta metro in 2006, I found that my previous business in independent television production in southern California did not easily translate to an opportunity in Georgia. I've always been a self-confessed house-a-holic and real estate aficionado, and always thought it was a field I'd like to try on for size someday. "Someday" came in 2007, while recovering from a physical condition that kept me off my feet for several months. I took that opportunity to learn all I could about eal estate and eventually take a licensing course. Later that year, when I was...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Important tip for Ellenwood GA real estate owners: On August 11 2010 the U. S. Treasury announced the State of Georgia’s inclusion in an expansion of the “Hardest Hit Fund”. The purpose of the program is to help Georgia home owners who have experienced job loss or a substantial decrease in their income with a mortgage payment “bridge” while they find new or higher paying employment.  The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) under contract with Georgia Housing and Finance Authority’s GHFA Affordable Housing Inc. will administer Georgia’s HHF program. Georgia's Hardest Hit Fund is now "Homesafe Georgia". DCA’s HHF pilot program began December 15, 2010, during which DCA reviewed procedures to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with Treasury’s requirements. The full prog...
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By Ava Anderson, Selling Atlanta from A-Z!
(A-Z Atlanta Realty )
2738 River Rd, Ellenwood, GA 30294 is now pending sale.  If you like this home we have a 4 bedroom home available that's similar to this one at 2726 River Rd.   Private retreat close to everything is waiting for you!  This is another great foreclosure opportunity on the Dekalb County side of Ellenwood, GA.  This move-in ready home is listed for sale at $145,000.   The features of this home include:   Breathtaking Two Story Foyer Gleaming Hardwood Floors in the Formal Living Room and Formal Dining Room Kitchen with Stained Cabinets, Breakfast area with Bay Windows Sunken family room 5 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bath Master Suite with Whirlpool tub and separate shower Upstairs Laundry 2 Car Garage This home has NO HOA and is convenient to shopping and interstates.  Below are some more pictures of t...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Ellenwood GA real estate buyers appear to be making a comback! The number of Ellenwood GA homes for sale that are currently under contract seems to be running neck-and-neck with the numbers tracked last March. But then, we are only mid-way through the month, so there is still time for this year’s pending listing number to pull out in front of last year’s number. Especially if this month is like last month. Why am I so hopeful? Because of this chart comparing the last several months pending sale numbers to the previous year in the same period. Recent contracts written – during the months from May through February -- have clearly outpaced the previous year. And by some very significant margins, at that....by as much as 127% in December, and 121% just last month. What does this mean for El...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Ellenwood GA Real Estate Sales are picking up steam, as prices rise slightly in the first quarter of 2012. A few blog posts ago I reported that Ellenwood GA real estate is on sale at the most affordable price points in a decade. Well, buyers have gotten the message, and as demand goes up, so do prices. The average price of Ellenwood GA homes for sale took a tremendous dip after 2008, and remained flat through 2011. But in the 1st quarter of this year, prices are definitely trending upward again. The average price for both market sales and bank-owned sales climbed back up above $150K.  Today’s charts shows selling prices at an average high of $180,090 in January 2012 as compared to a low of $93,346 in October. Bank-owned properties sold at an average of $157,960 last month. With the spri...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Ellenwood GA Real Estate Sales - Trending Toward Affordability in 2012 Based on information from the Georgia MLS, today’s Market Snapshot of Ellenwood GA real estate market shows a definite trend towards affordability in single family housing. In the past six months, the vast majority of sales in the metro Atlanta east suburban city have been single family homes which sold for less than $100,000 -- incredibly low prices compared to recent years. One hundred and eighty-five homes sold in this price range since August of 2011, and there are an additional 163 homes currently available at these fire-sale prices. These prices represent roughly half the median prices that were offered during the height of the real estate run-up a few short years ago. Not one property sold for more than $400,0...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
For Newbies: How I post hyper-local content on my Ellenwood GA real estate blog: When I'm writing for hyper-local search engine juice, I start by choosing a good long-tail keyword phrase to build your blog around. You can use Google’s free keyword tool to help you get started. Don't worry if you've never tried this before. Google provides all the instruction you need to use their keyword tool. A good example of a long-tail hyper-local keyword phrase might start with "City-State-Subdivision" and then something specific to that community or its housing. For instance, since I'm a Georgia short sales specialist, I might choose "Ellenwood GA short sales in Misty Lake Subdivision" as my phrase, and write around that. You might notice that I've emphasized certain keyword phrases in this paragr...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Legacy Mill in Ellenwood GA --Subdivision Spotlight – What makes the Ellenwood Georgia Legacy Mill subdivision so popular? The signature large and spacious floor plans, coupled with good proximity to everything Atlanta has to offer, are just two of the reasons.  Metro Atlanta  buyers flocked to buy new homes in Legacy Mill a few years ago. While there is no more standing new home inventory, resales offer great value right now. Even this popular subdivision reflects the general slowdown of activity in the south metro Atlanta real estate market in the past year.  A year-over-year market analysis of real estate activity reveals that, in general, home sales and prices have both been down in the last 12 months as compared to the year before.  The Georgia MLS reports that there are currently ...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Ellenwood GA Short Sale Bargain in Legacy Mill Subdivision Ellenwood GA real estate home sales continue to hold steady as the overall Atlanta-area market bounces along the bottom, the market corrects and values normalize. Legacy Mill is one of three Legacy communities constructed in Ellenwood  in the mid-2000s.  These communities offer spacious brick-front homes with sturdy hardi-plank siding. Model feature generous floor plans to meet the needs of today’s burgeoning need for multi-generational housing: 4-6 bedrooms, 3-4 baths, large kitchens with breakfast areas, desirable designer details, master-suites with garden baths and sitting areas, separate living, dining and family rooms, and integral garages. Over the past year, homes sold in Legacy Mill in Ellenwood, Georgia have averaged a...
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
12/26/2011 - After a lovely Christmas with family, I am preparing to get my head back in the game. Notice, I said preparing....  I'm not quite there yet. Today I am clinging to the last hours of respite while our offices remain closed for the holiday. You know the drill. Spending the day in your comfies. Playing with new toys while they still feel new. Finishing off the last of the pie, warming up the Christmas dinner left-overs. Yum!! So with some effort, I now take a few minutes to rouse myself out of the post-festivities languor and think through the remainder of the week.  This is my usual Monday morning routine: think through what must get done and pre-schedule my daily business-building activities for the week. Well, it's Monday late-afternoon....  A little off-schedule, but getti...
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By Terri Sewell, Lithonia Homes for Sale, Lithonia, GA Neighborhood
(PalmerHouse Properties)
There is short-sale help for distressed homeowners in Ellenwood, GA.  There are other options available.   Consider the difference between a Foreclosure and a Short-Sale. A foreclosure is more damaging to you than a short-sale.  Did you know that if you lose your house to foreclosure you would be ineligible for a Fannie Mae backed loan for up to 7 years?  There are some exceptions to this based on extenuating circumstances.  For more detail on this refer to: efanniemae.com.  However, if you successfully complete a short sale, you would be eligible for a Fannie Mae backed mortgage within 2 years. If had an FHA loan at the time of the short-sale you would be eligible for another FHA loan after 3 years. Your credit score is affected more dramatically in a foreclosure than if you do a short...
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