Archive for February, 2010

New Listing in the Heart of Buckhead

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

This condo is in the Heart of Buckhead – Right on Peachtree Road! It’s an easy walk (by easy, I mean 2 blocks) to Phipps Plaza, Lenox Mall, and all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment options that come with them. Not only that, but Publix, Target, Borders bookstore, and more are also within short […]

Grant Park Bungalow Renovation – Week 7

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

New Roof! The beautiful blue tarps have been removed, and the house now has a new top. I once purchased a house from a retired Army colonial who loved to tell me that he “just put a new top on her 2 years ago”. Ever since then, I’ve called a new roof a new top! […]

Property Owners Overcharged

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

A report to be released today commissioned by the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership will release information that supports the findings of an AJC investigation that was published in a series of articles in December. The findings confirm the report that tens of thousands of homes were overvalued last year by county tax assessors. This report […]

Charming East Atlanta Newer Construction

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Here is another listing of mine, it’s a newer construction craftsmen bungalow on a quiet street in East Atlanta. This house has tons of space and finishes for the price. A newer construction home but with plenty of character. The location, lot, and quiet street really set this home apart in my mind. Check out […]

2nd Best Office in Metro Atlanta!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Our office just had its annual awards ceremony for all of the business done in 2009. Here are some of the highlights: – Our office, the Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road office, had the 2nd highest sales total of any real estate office in the Metro Atlanta area. – Our team, Team Rich Richardson, finished […]

FHA Loan Changes

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

FHA has changed the amount of Up Front Mortgage Insurance. Effective April 5th all new loans will have an Increased Up Front Mortgage Insurance (UFMIP) from 1.75% to 2.25%. So, for example, on a $200,000 loan that means the extra .5% will add $1,000 to their loan. For a $300,000 loan the increase will add […]

Grant Park Bungalow Renovation – Week 6 – Under Contract!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The big news this week is that the home in now under contract! I’ve been helping a couple look for a house in Grant Park, and they haven’t been able to find exactly what they wanted. They saw every home in their price point, but none were the perfect home. Well, they feel like this […]

Some Positive Signs in the Atlanta Housing Market

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Real estate stats for the 4th quarter of 2009 are in, and there are some positive signs for the first time in what seems like quite a while! The year finished on a strong note as the number of homes that sold in the 4th quarter of 2009 were up 14% from the 4th quarter […]

Newer Construction in East Atlanta

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Here is a listing of mine in the East Atlanta neighborhood Boulder Walk. Boulder Walk is a neighorhood of newer construction homes with quiet streets, a great HOA, and is completely built out. The home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It has a lot of the great features of a newer home – bigger […]

Grant Park Bungalow Renovation – Week 5

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

This is the 5th week of renovation on Broyles. The home is now completely gutted out and the framework has been configured to the new layout of the house. As you can see in the picture, it is easier to start to envision how the floorplan is going to look.