Savannah, GA Real Estate News

By Craig Davidenko
(SavannahRealEstate.com)
Buyers bring the listings! Today buyers are finding the listings they want to see off the internet. Buyers are able to search area MLS's on a multitude of websites. The buyer is researching and educating themselves about real estate to the point where they know as much or more than the real estate agent themselves. Real estate agents are actually benefiting because the buyer is handing the real estate agent the listings they want to see. After all a real estate agent has a lot of territory to cover in this ever changing market. Flat rate real estate is sweeping the country with great enthusiasm from sellers and buyers. There are some Realtors though, that are bad mouthing "flat rate real estate". They tell prospective sellers that the commission they charge is worth it. That they provi...
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By Justin Singletary
(Century 21 Fox Properties)
     We all know the mortgage industry, and the requirements to qualify have tightened. The two big areas that affect a majority of the population are credit scores and down payment requirements. In the last 18-24 months, guidelines now require the borrower to have a little better credit score to qualify for the same type of loan program. Also, the required credit score to be granted maximum financing has increased…..most loan programs used to require a 580 credit score and now most loan programs require 620. In addition, mortgage programs do not allow the borrower to ignore as many open collections/charge offs. So the need for credit repair services have skyrocketed to the point where new companies are popping up and advertisements are everywhere. When considering a credit repair compa...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
Just off beautiful Johnny Mercer Blvd. on Savannah's Whitemarsh Island the luxury gated condo community is well worth considering.  Perfect for a vacation or second home or for full time living the location is ideal at about 10 minutes to both downtown historic Savannah as well as the beach at Tybee Island.   Amenities include a gorgeous pool and spa with outdoor kitchen, fitness center, lighted tennis courts, playground, luxury clubhouse and there is even a car care center. The floor plans are well designed and range from one bedrooms to three bedrooms. Located on the marsh, some condos have a screened porch with a quiet wooded view and some have a stunning view of the marsh.  Prices currently vary from as low as the mid 120s for two bedroom condos to the 180s for an upgraded condo wi...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
  The Merritt at Whitemarsh Condominiums is a luxury, gated, amenity rich community located on the Savannah, Georgia Island of Whitemarsh, just down the road from Wilmington Island.  You can be in Historic Downtown Savannah in under 10 minutes and at the Tybee Island (Savannah Beach) in just 10 minutes.   There are many floorplans to choose from with two bedroom condos and three bedrooms from sometimes less than $100,000.  Loaded with high end architectural details and luxury features, these island condos all feature a screened in porch or balcony for enjoying the warm summer breezes.   There are not a lot of the developer condos left and they are priced to sell!  Perfect for full time living, vacation home or student living close to the Savannah College of Art and Design - SCAD. Conven...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
  If you are looking for a vacation retreat or full time living at a great price then The Merritt at Whitemarsh Condominiums can't be beat. This gated community is filled with luxury amenities including the resort style swimming pool and spa, state of the art fitness center, billiards room, putting green, business center and a magnificent clubhouse. The grounds are lush and beautifully maintained. High end features throughout the interior including wide crown molding, built-in bookcases and decorative columns, screened porches for enjoying the warm summer breezes and some condos offer a fireplace in the living room.  There are a wide variety of floorplans and views as well. The Whitemarsh Island location in under 10 minutes from the beach at Tybee  Island yet under 10 minutes from the d...
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Savannah Condos What's better than visiting Savannah? Living there!  So if you're interested in living in Savannah then you must check out their beautiful condos.  There are many types of condos such as a townhouse or row house, apartment loft or flat, semi-detached or detached structure, high-rise, low-rise, duplexes, triplexes or stacked townhouses (one unit over another) or even a hotel suite.  Most condo complexes have gyms, pools, sports facilities, childrens activities, and much more.  Whether you are looking for a condo with a beach view or just in a nice area, Savannah offers it all.    
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
  If you are looking for a vacation retreat or full time living at a great price then The Merritt at Whitemarsh Condominiums can't be beat. This gated community is filled with luxury amenities including the resort style swimming pool and spa, state of the art fitness center, billiards room, putting green, business center and a magnificent clubhouse. The grounds are lush and beautifully maintained. High end features throughout the interior including wide crown molding, built-in bookcases and decorative columns, screened porches for enjoying the warm summer breezes and some condos offer a fireplace in the living room.  There are a wide variety of floorplans and views as well. The Whitemarsh Island location in under 10 minutes from the beach at Tybee  Island yet under 10 minutes from the d...
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By Kelly Bringman
(!Daley Real Estate)
So I attended Green Drinks this past week. Very cool. I can honestly say that this is totally my kind of networking group. No one seemed to couple off like other groups I have attended. Everyone was pretty friendly and I actually met a bunch of local folks. Here's the best part about it. Some people worked for very environmentally friendly companies (Georgia Conservancy, City of Savannah Recycling, etc...), but a large majority were people who were just into certain parts of the green movement. They work in their jobs and try to keep in line with the latest opportunities and trends out there by hanging out with the folks who know this stuff for a living.    There was no sweeping agenda, just a toast. They made some announcements about what was going on around town and who you could cont...
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By Kelly Bringman
(!Daley Real Estate)
I am very excited to announce that after forever of not being able to fit it into my schedule, I am finally going to be able to attend GreenDrinks. I invite all of our Savannah Blog readers to attend and promise to report back on my findings.
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
If you are looking for high end luxury condo living in the heart of Historic Savannah, Georgia then you will want to consider the luxury condominiums of Jones Square.  Located on west Jones St. these condominium and penthouse homes are full of high end details including heart pine floors, high ceilings with beautiful crown molding, luxury spa bathrooms, gourmet kitchens with high end cabinetry, granite counters. large private balconies, and more.This beautiful building fits right in with the historic landscape and you would never know that it was built in in the past few years yet you don't have the concerns of repair of an older building.  The grand sweeping staircases take you to the main floor entry  and once inside you'll find a huge terrace perfect for relaxing in the beautiful Sa...
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By Graham Sadler
(Mopper-Stapen, Realtors)
Drayton Tower Update                           The main lobby to the building is finished, furnished and fantastic. With the original Terrazzo marble floor gleaming along with the complementary mahogany paneling, Drayton Tower now has the Wow! entrance that befits the building. The two passenger elevators have been renovated to match the style of the lobby.   The building now has a full complement of retail stores, a hair salon, an apothecary, a bakery/café, a wine bar, and Mopper-Stapen's Condo Place office. On the third floor an architect's office occupies two corners, and an insurance company is on the south side of the building. Both offices feature stunning design and materials in their build-out.   The build-out of residential condos on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors are well ...
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By Nicole Rawls
(Rawls Realty)
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I own a website called HomesByOwner.com of Savannah.  It shows up on major search engines on the first page when someone is looking for a home for sale by owner.  Take  a look at the site at www.HomesByOwner.com/Savannah and refer it to anyone that you know may be of interest in it please. Right now anyone can go on there and post a 5 Picture Featured Listing ad or a 20 Picture Slideshow Virtual Tour ad for 50% off the normal prices of $129.00 and $199.00.  This price is good for 1 full year or until the home is sold.  3 sign package (1 yard sign and 2 directional signs) are included. My territory is Chatham, Effingham, and Bryan County.
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
                                    News Place on Ellis Square is an exciting development in downtown historic Savannah,Georgia that's unlike any other. Mixing the old with the new, The River Homes of News Place offers high-end urban luxury living at it's finest while preserving historic charm.  The location is ideal.... just steps to the boutiques and dining at Historic City Market, River Street and Broughton Street. Perfect for full time living, a Savannah pied-a-terre or a convenient residence for SCAD faculty or students attending the Savannah College of Art and Design.     Centrally located in Savannah's historic district and situated above the attractive boutiques and restaurants of Merchant's Row, the River Homes of News Place are light filled, amenity rich luxury condominiums bu...
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By Jessica Kelly, Selling Savannah to the World!
(Mopper-Stapen Realtors)
  Savannah: "15 Coolest Cities in North America" - MSN.com, February 2009 Savannah :"Best Romantic Getaway" - Travel + Leisure Magazine, February 2009 Savannah: "Best Southern City" - Southern Living Magazine, January 2009 Savannah: "Top 10 American Travel Destination" - Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, August 2008 Savannah: "Top 10 Cities in the US and Canada" - Travel + Leisure Magazine, July 2008 Savannah: "Gold Service Award" - Meetings & Conventions Magazine, July 2008 Savannah: "Top 25 City for the Arts" - American Style Magazine, May 2008 Savannah: "50 Great Cities to Visit in America" - London Daily Telegraph, March 2008
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
    Just 10 minutes away from Historic Savannah, Georgia and under 15 minutes from Tybee Island, Savannah's beach is the beautiful condominium community called The Merritt at Whitemarsh. When you turn into the driveway toward the beautiful clubhouse you get the feeling of a high end resort, not just another condo community.     This gated community on Savannah's is chock full of amenities from a resort style swimming pool, a spa, billiard room, gym, tennis courts to putting green..... even a business center!  The condos at The Merritt offer lots of high end details from screen porches, wide crown molding, built in bookcases, high ceilings, fireplaces and more.     This is very affordable island living at it's best, convenient to downtown historic and midtown Savannah.  Memorial Medical...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
 One of Savannah's most charming older neighborhoods, Gordonston is located on the east side of Savannah.  The newest neighborhood in Savannah to be named to the National Register of Historic Places, Gordonston is definitely worth considering.  Nestled between Skidaway Rd to the south, Pennsylvania Avenue to the east and Gwinnett St. to the north, this subdivision formed in the early 20th century boasts a variety of architecture from Neo-Classical, Colonial Revival to Arts and Crafts style homes.   Beautiful overhanging trees draped in spanish moss, manicured lawns, beautiful and unique homes and the Juliet Gordon Low Park make Gordonston one of Savannah Georgia's  most prized jewels.  Named for the noted Gordon family of Savannah, their most famous family member being the founder of t...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
    Grays Subdivision is a small and quiet neighborhood on Savannah's Whitemarsh Island just over the Thunderbolt bridge and about 5 minutes from Wilmington Island and under 15 minutes to Tybee Island, Georgia. You'll find a variety of homes on wooded lots from around 150,000 to upwards of 500,000 for waterfront views of beautiful Grays Creek.  Many homes were built in the 60s, 70s and 80s as well as new construction, with styles ranging form brick range to low country.  A great family neighborhood thats small, quiet and very convenient. MLS HOME SEARCH   Thomas Tolbert - Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office 912-232-8580 Mobile 912-308-6839 (best way to reach me) thomas.tolbert@me.com
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
        As an agent who works with a lot of buyers I am always on the lookout for great deals.  There are lots of great foreclosure condos on Whitemarsh and Wilmington Islands. Give me a call or send me an email and I would be happy to send you some great priced foreclosures in your price range.   Thomas Tolbert - Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office 912-232-8580 Mobile 912-308-6839 (best way to reach me) thomas.tolbert@me.com     SEARCH THE MLS
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
 Inside the popular Savannah community of Berwick Plantation, the Legacy Square neighborhood is a newer residential neighborhood of homes built in the past few years and still being built.  Great for families and the amenities include tennis, swimming and a children's playground.  Legacy Square is a very attractive neighborhood with lots of sidewalks for walking and beautiful landscaping. Many homes are loaded with upgrades including high ceilings, hardwood floors, solid surface counters and large master suites with spa baths. There's lots of great shopping just down the street at the Berwick Plantation shopping center and Legacy Square is just a short drive to midtown and historic Savannah, Georgia as well as Hunter Army Airfield and Memorial and Candler hospitals.    Thomas Tolbert -...
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