Archive for June, 2011

First Time Home Buyer Success in Oak Grove Elementary

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Over the past few months, I’ve been working with Mark and Amanda to help them find their first house.  They currently live in Brookhaven and enjoy it.  As you might expect, that’s where they wanted to find a home.  When we start a search to buy a home, I like to ask clients if they […]

Last Day for Fulton County Property Tax Appeal

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Do you think the Fulton County Property Tax Assessor is living in a dream world?  I’ve had lots of friends tell me that they wish the assessor would buy their house for what they are saying is the tax value! Appealing your Fulton County and City of Atlanta tax assessment could save you quite a […]

Atlanta Mortgage Lending Partner – Mark Daker, Fidelity Bank

Friday, June 17th, 2011

At Team Rich Richardson, we try to surround ourselves with the top vendors in each facet of the real estate transaction. We know how important this is to making your home buying or selling experience the best it can possibly be. When buying a home, one of the most important partners is your lender. They […]

Grant Park Victorian Renovation wins Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine Best Renovation

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Every year, Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine does a Best Before and After Contest for Atlanta Renovations.  We are proud to announce that one of our Partners, Round Here Renovations was selected as the 1st Place winner in the Best Complete House Renovation.  With all the renovation going on in Atlanta, it’s quite an honor for […]

First Time Home Buyer Series – Part 7: Inspection Period

Monday, June 13th, 2011

At this point, you set your budget, got prequalified, went house hunting, and successfully negotiated an agreement on your first house!  The next step is to investigate everything we can about the house to make sure it is in acceptable condition. Inspections It is up to the Buyer to do any desired inspections.  Assuming we […]

Low 15 Year Interest Rate for Mortgages in Georgia

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

It seems unbelievable that you can borrow money to buy a house for less than 4.0% interest.  It’s true, you can. On June 10th, the mortgage interest rates at Fidelity Bank in Georgia were Conventional 30 Yr Fixed  4.375% Conventional 15 Yr Fixed  3.625% FHA Mortgage 30 Yr Fixed  4.250% Those are some low interest rates!  Want […]

$95,000 Price Drop on an Incredible Earthcraft Certified Home in Smyrna

Friday, June 10th, 2011

$95,000 price drop!  Only $400,000 for 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths, over 5,000 sq. ft., full finished basement, and Earthcraft certified. A price drop like this doesn’t seem believable unless we are talking about a $1M home.  However, I’m not joking, and there is no catch.  The house is in perfect condition, and the finished […]

New Listing In Pine Glen N’hood of North Decatur is Too Cool

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Under Contract in 3 days! Last Thursday we posted a new listing in the Pine Glen neighborhood of North Decatur – 2957 Atterberry Court.  We received an offer on the property the next day and had a signed contract after a short negotiation. Lessons learned: Houses that are priced right, marketed right, and in the […]

Short Sale Success Story in Glenwood Green

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Short sales are a big part of today’s real estate market.  Unfortunately, many sellers are upside down or in a tough financial situation.  A short sale is often their best or only option.  You can read more about how they work on our Short Sale Page. From a buyer’s standpoint, short sales have the reputation […]

Cool New Listing in Pine Glen N’hood of North Decatur

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

What a deal! Only $199,900 in the established Pine Glen neighborhood of North Decatur. Brick Ranch Updated w/ Fresh Paint, Gleaming Hardwood Floors Throughout, New Windows, and a New AC. Great Set Up for Entertaining – Open Floor Plan and a Huge Kitchen with a Big Breakfast Bar. Two Full Baths including a Good Sized […]