Johns Creek, GA Real Estate News

The Atlanta area market is picking up!  Our office has seen more offers/contracts in the past 2 weeks than the entire last 2 months.  Suprisingly, some of those offers/contracts were muliple offer scenarios. Interest rates are still at an all time record low.  We do expect them to go up this year - what comes down... must go back up!  Atlanta Real Estate Market Stats: Active Listings: 5502Pending Sales: 987Contingent:  117Homes Sold last 30 days:  362   Johns Creek, Alpharetta & Milton Real Estate Market Stats by zip code: 30022Active Listings:  548Pending Sales:  67Contingent:  10Homes Sold last 30 days:  33 30005Active Listings:  317Pending Sales:  45Contingent:  7Homes Sold last 30 days:  13 30004Active Listings:  789Pending Sales:  57Contingent:  16Homes Sold last 30 days:  3930097,...
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By Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
GOOD NEWS! (And there doesn't seem to be that much of it lately!) Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. The amendment seeks to stimulate the nation's declining housing market by providing for a $15,000 tax credit to individuals who purchase a home in the next year. The limit on the housing stimulus tax credit will be $15,000 or 10% of the purchase price, whichever is less. Having been previously voted down and/or reduced in previous years, this amendment seems to have a good chance of surviving. Senator Johnny Isakson is a good friend to the real estate business, having spent more than thirty years as a REALTOR®.Because of his lengthy and respected experience in the real estate industr...
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We received another incredible Thank You card from one of the recipients of our Third Annual "Trick or Treat for the Troops" Holiday Care Packages. Somehow, we didn't get it posted earlier, but we wanted to be sure to put this one up on the website, too, to continue to encourage our friends, families, and clients to help us in supporting this worthy cause! This soldier came home from Iraq - healthy and safe - just after the holidays. He sent us this card just before he came home, thanking us for the care packages we sent to him and to share with his unit. If you are interested in supporting our cause this year, for our Fourth Annual "Trick or Treat for the Troops," please send us an email at Maura@GebhardtGroup.com. We'd love to put you on our mailing list for this year's event and keep...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
I know the press is quoting residential resales are up, but not in my market.  Compared to last February they are way off here in Atlanta.  Residential construction permits are up, but did you know it is for apartment dwellings?  It seems like the press is trying to perk us up with half truths almost like the propaganda ministries of old.  The fact is I see more homes under contract, but they do not close.  Homes under contract seem to be coming back on the market on a regular basis.  Either the financing rules have changed again, the home did not appraise, the buyer have lost their job, or the buyers are afraid of losing their jobs.  What are you seeing in your market place?  I am not buying into "Happy Days are Here Again" Bloggers that like stories with happy endings, but really don'...
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By Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Last fall, for our "Third Annual Trick or Treat for the Troops," we sent five deployed U.S. soldiers care packages with donations from our generous friends, families, past clients and community. Each year, we've been so pleased to note that the donations have increased steadily, despite the downturn of the economy - proving that our troops are as much on everyone's minds as ever. Last week, we were so honored to receive a special package from on of our care package recipients, Captain Jonathan R. Poyourow, who received his packages in Afghanistan. Inside the box was a beautiful United States flag, with the following certificate and letter. We are so honored to be able to bring a taste of home and a little bit of comfort to a few of our brave men and women overseas each year. We can't po...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
This an John's Creek GA real estate update for the Medlock Bridge subdivision in John's Creek.  Medlock Bridge is located in North Atlanta metro area in John's Creek off the 141N and Old Alabama Road. This is current snapshot of homes for sale in Medlock Bridge.  In this report we will only look at single family detached homes.  As of today March 6, 2009 Currently in the Medlock Bridge subdivision there are:  Active MLS Listings - 13 Homes for Sale in Medlock Bridge 343K - 514K Pending - 1 Medlock Bridge Home Sales Average List Price $ 299,900Contingency - Due Diligence - 0 Properties Found  Contingency - Other - 0 Properties Found YTD Sold - 1 Properties Found - Home Sales Medlock Bridge    2009  Average $260,000  
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
This an John's Creek GA real estate update for the Sugar Mill subdivision in John's Creek. Sugar Mill is located in North Atlanta metro area in John's Creek off the 141N. This is current snapshot of homes for sale in Sugar Mill. In this report we will only look at single family detached homes. As of today March 6, 2009 Currently in the Sugar Mill subdivision there are: Active MLS Listings - 19 Homes for Sale in Sugar Mill 300K - 640K Pending - 4 Sugar Mill Home Sales Average List Price $ 475,725 Contingency - Due Diligence - 0 Properties Found Contingency - Other - 0 Properties Found YTD Sold - 0 Properties Found - Home Sales Sugar Mill 2009
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
This an John's Creek GA real estate update for the Doublegate subdivision in John's Creek. Doublegate is located in North Atlanta metro area in John's Creek off the 141N and Old Alabama Road. This is current snapshot of homes for sale in Doublegate. In this report we will only look at single family detached homes. As of today March 6, 2009 Currently in the Doublegate subdivision there are: Active MLS Listings - 10 Homes for Sale in Doublegate 395K - 500K Average List Price $ 445,980 Pending - 1 Doublegate Home Sales Average Price $359990 Contingency - Due Diligence - 2 Properties Found Average Price $339,950 Contingency - Other - 0 Properties Found YTD Sold - 1 Properties Found - Home Sales Doublegate 2009 Average Price 463,500K (7 DOM)
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By Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Johns Creek Residents: Want to know more about your beautiful city, who runs things, and how it works? Then Johns Creek 101 may be just the place for you!  The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's popular class "Johns Creek 101" class series is back and in demand, starting April 28. The four-class series provides a quick and fun way to meet the people who run the City, find out what they do and learn exactly how the City came to be. Classes run for four consecutive Tuesdays - April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19 - from 9:30AM until noon. Class size is limited to 45 people. The last session filled up fast so register soon at www.gnfccevents.com. As a resident and REALTOR® in the city of Johns Creek, I think this is a great opportunity to learn more about where I live and work! I'll b...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
This an John's Creek GA real estate update for the Wellington subdivision in John's Creek.  Wellington is located in North Atlanta metro area in John's Creek off the GA 400 North and can be reached  141 North. This is current snapshot of homes for sale in Wellington.  In this report we will only look at single family detached homes.  As of today March 5, 2009 Currently in the Wellington subdivision there are:  Active MLS Listings - 10 Homes for Sale in Wellington 189K - 305K Pending - 1 Wellington Home Sales   Contingency - Due Diligence - 0 Properties Found Contingency - Other - 0 Properties Found YTD Sold - 2 Properties Found - Home Sales Wellington 2009  Average Price $ 204,000 (116 DOM)
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
This year's real estate market may be very different than previous years. Yest Interest rates are very low for 30 year fixed rate mortgages, but it still seems to be a difficult time to sell.  Fewer buyers these days are qualifying for mortgages.  Those that are employed are nervous about the economy, and do not want to part with the larger down-payment.  Buyers are very conscious of the economy and layoff trends.  Many lack of down payment, so they are saving and looking for great deals.  The one thing that is great about having a lot of experience in Atlanta real estate market is that you can almost predict what are the best opportunities to pull off a sale of a home based on previous experience and current market conditions.  This year the predictions are more clouded because of all ...
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By Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Contact:   Maura Neill                 Phone: (770) 238-0595                 E-mail: maura@gebhardtgroup.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IN GEORGIA   MAURA NEILL HAS BEEN AWARDED THE CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST DESIGNATION BY THE COUNCIL OF RESIDENTIAL SPECIALISTS. Johns Creek, Feb. 17, 2009 - Maura Neill, a Johns Creek REALTOR® has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. REALTORS® who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than  38,000 Realtors nationwide have earned the credential. Home buyers and sellers can be ass...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Deficit spending may or may not work to jolt the economy back to health.  That is a big gamble when you consider the impact that enormous government borrowing will have on your income.  Despite what the administration and Congress is saying, a lot of economists are saying this will not work.  You can not fix bad debt with more debt.    Then again you can, but it will only make thing worse. I was listening to some conversations on Bloomberg Radio today and I could not help but wonder 'if you knew and understood the impact these bailouts will have on you, would you still want them?'   The real ity is simple.  Tax relief for individuals is promised, but borrowing to pay for this will only lower taxes for the short term.  Taxes must rise to repay the debt, and many economists believe that w...
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By Maria Livingston- Sherry Ajluni - Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
According to the National Association of Realtors, Pending sales were up 6.3% in December 2008.  With lower interest rates and lower home prices - activity should steadily continue in the Real Estate market and predictions are for an increase in activity this year/2009.  For those of us living in the South - we saw the largest increase in sales, up 13%.  Now - that's good news for our Atlanta real estate market.  BUYERS - if you are contemplating making a move this year - now is the best time.  Interest rates are still very low.  In fact, I have a client who recently locked in at 4.875% - WOW!  Not only do you get to take advantage of the low interest rates, but think about the deals out there to be taken advantage of.  Make sure you are using a Real Estate Team (SHERRY & MARIA TEAM) to...
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By Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
The Gebhardt Group is GOING GREEN! We're making every effort to be greener around our Johns Creek, Georgia, office and our homes. But it doesn't have to take a lot of "green" (a.k.a. moolah, cash, money, bucks) to live just a little greener. And every little bit helps. Here's our January GO GREEN postcard with a couple of tips that we're offering (and living) - and I hope if you have more, you'll post them in the comments section! AND...if you post a comment with a GREEN tip before February 28, we'll enter you in a drawing to win two of our handy-dandy GREEN reusable shopping totes, perfect for grocery shopping or any kind of shopping - and for leaving those plastic bags behind! (Just be sure, if you're not an Active Rain member, that you leave an email address or some way for me to con...
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By Deborah Weiner, "Your Journey To Home"
(REALTY ON MAIN)
The Wonderful Community Of Abbotts Pond Has Homes Built From 1989-1994. The Prices Of Homes Range From $245,000-$320,000. The Average Price For A Home- 4 bedroom / 2 full bathroom / 1 half bathroom is High $200's. Most Homes Have Private Spacious Back Yards With Close To Or Over 1/2 acre lots. Homes Available For Sale In Abbotts Pond Amenities Include: Swimming Pool Tennis Courts Playground Power Search Area Real EstateHomes Range From Ranch Style To Traditional And Earlier Built Homes Were Built By Monarch Homes.
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
You just received your signage, cards and stationary for the new office you just moved to...and the broker has announced he is retiring.  He is only 35 years old! The buyer you were working for 2 years just announced they got their real estate license. The home you had listed for 9 months has just gone under contract, and you've just been informed the earnest money is a stolen bank check. After repeated price reductions you get a contract...and the home still does not appraise. You received a full price offer on your listing, a quick close, and no closing costs.  The home inspector you bad mouthed on your last listing shows up to do the inspection. On the weekly caravan you drive by a home you are supposed to list, and there is another sale sign in the front yard! Your seller has alrea...
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By Deborah Weiner, "Your Journey To Home"
(REALTY ON MAIN)
Oxford Mill Is Located In Alpharetta And At Times Listed In The MLS As Johns Creek. Most Homes On Lots Over 1/3 acre. There Are Close to 440 homes In Oxford Mill, Built Between The Years 1991-1998, With The Average Price Between $500,000 to $700,000. Visit Homes For Sale In Oxford Mill Oxford Mill Is A Swim Tennis Community With A Club House To Boot! Locally Developed By John Cowart, Who Is A Single-Family Home Builder Located In Norcross, Georgia Oxford Mill Is Located Just Off Jones Bridge And Buice In North Fulton County 30022. Visit More Communities Of AlpharettaVisit More Communities Of Johns Creek  
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Ammersee Lakes is located on the Chattahoochee River at the border of Fulton and Gwinnett County.  It is an established gated community comprised of 148 homes built along the river or a series of lakes.  Home values range from the high $300,000's to over a million dollars.  The ammenities included in the neighborhood are the gated entrance, several lakes, a nature trail, & swim & tennis facilities.  Ammersee Lakes is currently zoned for Northview High School but will soon be rezoned to the new Johns Creek High School in the fall of 2009. Homes in Ammersee Lakes range in price from a 3 Bedroom 3 Bath home listed for $379,900 up to a 3 Bedroom 3.5 Bath home on the Chattahoochee River for $1,195,000.  Below are the current market statistics per FMLS on 01/20/09. There have been no recent ...
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Sugar Mill Subdivision is an established swim and tennis subdivision and is home to some of the best Johns Creek Real Estate.  Sugar Mill, Medlock Bridge and Doublegate are very comparable to eachother.  Sugar Mill is literally within walking distance to one of the top public schools in the state, Northview High School.  It is also located out the back entrance of St Ives Country Club, a premier golf course community in Johns Creek.  There are 18 homes in this swim and tennis community currently on the market that range in price from $350,000 up to $640,000.  There are a few Short Sale and Foreclosure opportunities currently on the market in Sugar Mill.   Below are the current market statistics per FMLS as of 01/20/2009. There is currently 1 pending home under contract.  The home is a 5...
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