Woodstock, GA Real Estate News

By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Got a chance to drop by the Streetfest benefit for the Greensprints Alliance in downtown Woodstock GA - what a gorgeous day for an outdoor event with music and arts and crafts!  As advertised, East Main Street was closed off to provide space for the street vendors and a stage was set up for ongoing band perfermances.  There was also a rock wall for kids near Canyon Burgers.  The view from the rooftop deck at Pure taqueria was spectacular and the green beer was flowing in a post- St Patty's Day tribute. Would love to see this type of event in Woodstock more often- it would seem beneficial for the downtown merchants and also generates and promotes a real sense of community.  And, in this case, helps the area with greater awareness and with the development of Woodstock and Cherokee County'...
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By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
Are you looking for a deal in the Woodstock Real Estate market?  If you can deal with some red tape and a long closing process, you might want to check out some foreclosures and short sales.  Many of these homes are currently listed for tens of thousands below market value and some are even in move in condition.   Woodstock Short Sales - Short sales are currently taking 3-6 months to close, depending on the financial institution involved.  All offers must be approved by all lien holders and that takes time. Woodstock Foreclosures - Foreclosures actually are closing much faster these days.  They are already bank owned and are already assigned to an asset manager.  Usually can close within 2-3 months of offer date. To view a sample of Short Sales and Foreclosures in Woodstock please click...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Looking for a move up home in Woodstock or Cherokee County?  Laurel Brooke is a beautiful green neighborhood off Arnold Mill Road near Hickory Flats Road.  The community is built on each side of Arnold Mill - North and South.  It is just inside Cherokee County giving great access to Roswell and Alpharetta.  This community was developed and built by Sharp Residential with acres of undisturbed natural splendor along Little River.  The community is Certified by the Audubon Society as a "natural backyard habitat".  The community includes swim and tennis, with an active tennis group belonging to the Atlanta Lawn and Tennis Association.  There are numerous cul-de-sac streets within the community with sidewalks.  The rolling hills help create private backyards.  Homes in community are primaril...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Do you like the feel when you walk into a hotel bath?  The lush linens, striking countertops, and clean feeling...again that is what a home buyer wants when they walk into your home.  In "Sparkling Bath"  we talked about cleaning your bath, now let's address the bath so home buyers are dazzled.  First start by picking a color scheme...crisp white if the walls are dark,  bold color if the walls are pale.  Remember pastels are out.   Use colors that are similar to adjacent bedrooms.  Now working from the floor up...if the bath is small rugs are not needed.  If the room is larger a nice area rug will break up the room.  Think outside the fluffy towel bath mats.  Use towels that have some of the same colors as the rug...there are lots of nice decorative sets available with trim that is impa...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
You know those television and magazine ads you see for bathrooms with sparkles and glimmers shining on the TV screen or paper...well that is the way a home buyer wants to see your bathrooms.  Bathrooms sell homes so make the most of yours.  First plan a day to clean your bathrooms.  Purchase all the supplies you will need ahead of time...cleaners, brushes for scrubbing, grout for the tub and shower.  So lets start with cleaning...clean every surface in the room - countertops, tiles, mirrors, light fixtures, shower doors, toilet and floors.  Use those scrub brushes to clean unsightly bathroom rings and the grout in the shower.  If you have a tile floor, it needs a good brush cleaning also.  If the grout is chipping - fix it (there are some great silicon grouts that are easy to use).  A c...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Woodstock's Greenprint Alliance, along with local businesses Pure Taqueria and Canyon's Burger Company, among others, will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day Streetfest on Saturday, March 20 in Downtown Woodstock, GA.  Activities will start around noon and continue into the evening.  Local restaurants will be serving food and beverages with a portion of the proceeds going to the Greensprint Alliance.  There will be a beer garden with green beer at The Right Wing Tavern.  During the afternoon there will be a Artist's Market with exhibits from local artists.  A raffle will be held with proceeds again going to Greensprint Alliance and items donated by local businesses.  There will be live music, rock climbing wall, bike demonstrations and more.  It will be a great day for the "Wearing of the G...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
While one could argue they are a little late to the party, the Woodstock GA Downtown Merchants kickoff the 2010 Friday Night Live Series with a Mardi Gras on Main event featuring street musicians, artists and other Mardi Gras themed activities including a foot parade thru downtown to the Gazebo at City Park.  Most downtown Merchants will have special offerings throughout the evening and the Woodstock Market will have over 50 vendors selling items early on from 9am thru 5pm.  The official proceedings will begin at 5pm and last until approximately 9pm culminating in the crowning of a King & Queen at the park- the public is encourages to dress in their best Mardi Gras attire.  More information is available at www.oldetownwoodstock.com Other events in the 2010 Friday Night Live series inclu...
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By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
Situated about 25 miles north of Down Town Atlanta, sits the beautiful city of Woodstock, GA.  Well known for it's affordable real estate, and lower Cherokee County property taxes, this city has attracted many home buyers over the past decade.  This desirable suburban oasis offers many opportunities for first time home buyers and repeat buyers as well.  Homes in Woodstock start in the mid 100's which make a great place for starter homes.  Most people who live in Woodstock do not work here.  Their jobs take them to surrounding cities such as Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell, and of course Atlanta.  Located conveniently within a 30 minute commute to those cities is another "plus" for the city.  I would like to share three of my favorite Woodstock Subdivisions below.  The Woodlands, KingsGate...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
According to the Cherokee Tribune, Woodstock residents will soon have the opportunity to grow flowers and vegetables in a community garden setting.  After a successful pilot program last year, the city plans to offer 20-by-20 foot plots on land along Dobbs Road behind the Chattagoochee Technical College campus downtown. There will be 24 plots available on a first-come, first-served basis for city of Woodstock residents.  The registration fee is $25 and includes access to a shed to store gardening materials.  For more information, call 770-517-6788 or contact ppooser@woodstockga.gov This is a great way to meet others with interests similar to yours and to have fresh vegetables for your family and friends if you live in a neighborhood that would frown upon you planting a garden.  So get y...
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Not to far from Downtown Atlanta, up I575 north, sits the unique suburb of Woodstock, Georgia. Once an old rail city in the southernmost region of Cherokee County, Woodstock is now one of the fastest growing cities in the Atlanta real estate market. Like many suburban areas across the United States, Woodstock was mainly a town for first-time home buyers, and middle class families. Recently that has begun to change. There are Woodstock homes for sale to fit every type of buyer. Today real estate in Woodstock, GA is broken up into three main categories. The younger home buying crowd, who are usually single, married, or first time homebuyers. Next would be the largest demographic, which includes home buyers with children, and/or married couples that desire to live in a medium to large size...
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By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
A very rewarding aspect to my career selling homes in Woodstock is that I get to meet and interact with many different people from all walks of life.  Out of interest I always ask my clients what they do for a living.  I have sold homes to Police officers, Fire fighters, receptionists, bankers, doctors, lawyers, and many other professionals.  Now as with most Metro Area cities, most Woodstock residents do not work in Woodstock.  They commute to surrounding cities such as Alpharetta, Marietta, and of course, Atlanta.  Here is a breakdown of what type of career fields Woodstock residents are into. Females: Office and administrative support services including supervisors(9%) Administrative Assistants and Secretaries(7%) Preschool,Kindergarten, and Elementary school teachers(6%) Sales Repr...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Today  is National Arbor Day, a day to honor trees.  The history of Arbor Day is a history of celebration of the importance of trees to human life.  According to the Arbor Day Foundation, J. Sterling Morton in 1872 first proposed the adoption of Arbor Day.  Morton, a newspaper editor in Nebraska, used his writing skills to promote the value of planting trees to the newspaper's readers.  In addition to providing fuel and building materials, he pointed out more importantly trees were needed for windbreaks to keep soil in place and provide shade in the hot sun.  He encouraged civic organizations and groups to join in the planting of trees which grew into a national movement to help land conversation.  We all know in Atlanta how important trees are.  They create a beatiful green canopy over...
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By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
Are you an avid golfer looking for a great city to move to?  Well Towne Lake real estate may be your answer.  Towne lake is a beautiful community located in Wodstock, GA.  There are some great golf neighborhoods in this master planned community.  Eagle Watch, Towne Lake Hills, and The Fairways, all have homes with golf coarse views and fabulous amenities.  To view the homes currently available in these fine neighborhoods, please click on the links below. The Fairways280k-550k Towne Lake Hills North480k-900k Fairways at Towne Lake400k Towne Lake Hills West260k-315k Towne Lake Hills East250k-500k Eagle Watch160k-600k Towne Lake Hills 250k-900k  
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
A hearty congratulations goes out to Carmel Elementary School in Woodstock GA, recently selected as a 2010 Georgia School of Character by the Character Education Partnership (CEP), one of only two schools in Georgia recognized for this honor. The school is located just west of I-575 and north of Highway 92 and serves the nearby neighborhoods. Carmel was recognized as a result of the school's Learn and Serve program, in which students combine learning with community service projects. According to the AJC, the program is logged after Learn and Serve America, a national program that provides grants to schools that engage students in service-learning opportunities. Carmel Elementary School has been honored before for their program, winning the Promising Practices Award from CEP in 2006, 220...
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By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
  It was great to take a break from Woodstock real estate this weekend and enjoy the snow with my family!  It is a treat since we never get snow in this part of the South.  As a drove through each Woodstock subdivision I noticed some large snowmen, children having snowball fights, and beautiful covering all of the homes.  While stopping in the downtown area today I took this shot of the town square.  I may have been a day too late as I watched the snow melting around me, but I felt it was still a great time for a picture!  
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By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
Woodstock, Georgia is an great city in the southernmost area of Cherokee County.  Real estate in Woodstock has emerged as some of the best property to own over the last 5 years. Located in a perfect region between Canton,Alpharetta, Kennesaw, and Acworth, this small city strives on its location.  Residents of Woodstock enjoy slightly lower property taxes than their neighbors to the east in Alpharetta and Roswell, due to the fact of Cherokee County being much cheaper.  With it's excellent schools, parks, and restaurants, Woodstock offers something for everyone!  I would consider Woodstock a place for those who like to be close to the action, but still want a home with a country setting.  Neighborhoods such as the Woodlands and Serenade, exemplify this.  Fixtures, such as the town square...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Willow Creek is a terrific neighborhood near downtown Woodstock.  Located off Hames Road and Jamerson Road, Willow Creek is located in Cherokee and Cobb County. About 60% of the community is in Cherokee County with the remaining 40% in Cobb County.  Homes styles are primarily 2 story traditional.  You will find brick fronts and wrap around porches.  Homes for sale in Willow Creek range from $180,000 to $260,000.  The neighborhood features winding streets, numerous cul-de-sacs, and rolling hills.  There is a community pool and lighted tennis courts.  Nearby you will find shopping and parks.  Downtown Woodstock is a short drive and perfect for Saturday night dinner and outdoor concerts. Schools for the neighborhood include Cherokee Schools...Little River Elementary, Woodstock Middle, Wood...
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By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
Are you looking for a great home in the Towne Lake area of Woodstock?  These properties listed here start at under 200k!  They include wonder Towne Lake real estate such as Centennial Place, Spicers Grove, and Eagle Glen.  Take a look and see what great value you will find on these wonderful Woodstock homes!    Find Homes inTowne Lake SubdivisionsStarting at 100k(Updated Daily)  Woods at Colony Crossing100k-180k Audubon Forest120-215 Victoria Downs130k-240k Cedar Hollow130k Kingsridge West140k Rivers Edge140k-160k Cherokee Hills140k-165k Kingsridge Estates140k-165k Cottages at Towne Lake140k-160k ParkView150k-190k Harbor150k-350k Golden Hills150k-160k Wyngate160-350k Eagle Watch160k-600k Hearthstone160k-220k Port Victoria165k-275k Victoria Landing170k Rose Creek170k-180k Centennial Plac...
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By Home Design, Home Design and Real Estate
The Woodstock real estate market currently has some great deals right now.  This North Georgia city boasts some wonderful homes for sale.  Whether you are looking for a 5 bedroom home, or a small 2 bedroom cottage, there is something for everybody.  Just about every neighborhood now has at least a couple of short-sales and foreclosures available too!  Even the Woodstock Commercial real estate sector has great deals to be had.  Banks are starting to unload the extra commercial inventory at pennies on the dollar.  With the economy on it's rebound, these prices will not be this low forever.  And don't forget about the Federal Tax credit worth $8,000 for first time home buyers and $6500 for "move-up" buyers.  You have to be under contract by April 31st to reap these rewards so act fast and ...
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By Kathy Seger & Ben Staten, Red Hot Atlanta Homes Group
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
Do you know about Eagle Glen Neighborhood?  It's a terrific community near Eagle Dr and Putman Ford Rd in Woodstock, GA and part of the Towne Lake area.  Conveniently located to I-575, Eagle Glen neighborhood is a swim/tennis community.  Homes for sale in Eagle Glen range from $170,000 to $220,000.  Styles are traditional 2 story, ranch, and raised ranch.  Depending on the lot, the home may have a terrace level basement.  Some basements will be finished, some will be unfinished.  The neighborhood is comprised of winding streets and numerous cul-de-sac lots.  In addition to swim and tennis, there is a nice playground at the clubhouse area.   There are approximately 200 homes in the community.  Area Cherokee County schools are Carmel Elementary, Woodstock Middle, and Woodstock High.     P...
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