Archive for July, 2012

Home Values on the Rise!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

CNNMoney reported that for the first time in 5 years, home values are on the rise.  Values increased 2.1% from the first to the second quarter of 2012 and increased 0.2% from June 2011, marking the first annual increase in U.S. home values since 2007. Read full article here  

Rent a Flat in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics from July 27th to August 12th, and millions of visitors are expected to descend upon the city.  And all of those people need a place to stay. For the die hard Olympic fans that have to see the action live and in person, here are some average prices […]

Heading Back to School

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

School in metro Atlanta starts soon – even as early as next week.  While some parents are giddy or just relieved to get back into a routine, most kids are groaning at the thought of homework and getting up early.  Once all the pencils have been sharpened and the backpacks are sufficiently stuffed with school […]

How Much House Can You Get for $500,000 Around Atlanta?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Are you looking for a home?  Here’s what you can get for $500,000 in 6 neighborhoods around Atlanta. 3340 Switchbark Lane (Alpharetta):: $500,000 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 1 half bath Year Built: 2004 Elementary: Northwood Middle: Haynes Bridge High: Centennial 3719 Cloudland Drive (Buckhead):: $500,000 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths Year Built: 1957 Elementary: […]

First Time Homebuyers Start Here

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Are you thinking about buying a house, but you’re unsure where to start?   The First Time Homebuyer series on our website offers all kinds of great information and will walk you through each step.  While buying a home is an exciting time, it can also be overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Call Justin at […]

Think Houses Aren’t Selling in Atlanta?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

If you think houses aren’t selling in Atlanta, think again! Here’s a recap of Justin Landis‘s listings in 2012: 12 Listings TAKEN 12 Listings CLOSED or UNDER CONTRACT Average # of Days on the Market:  30 Average Sales Price/List Price: 97.9% If you need more proof, call Justin Landis at 404-803-0471.

Get Your Ticket to the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

A Hand-Picked Deal just added to scoutmob today – a ticket to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for only $9!  This is a great deal to one of our favorite places in Atlanta.  Explore the gardens by day or spend a Thursday evening sipping a cocktail as you visit the Edible Garden. This deal is available […]

Bidding Wars For Homes Return

Friday, July 6th, 2012

With low prices and lower inventory, bidding wars have returned to some metro Atlanta neighborhoods.  We’ve read about it in the news, and we’ve seen it first hand with many of our clients making offers on properties and being outbid by more than one prospective buyer.  This seems to be the trend especially for desirable […]

The Best Places to Catch Fireworks on the 4th of July in Atlanta

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Celebrate the 4th of July with a great fireworks display. Atlanta offers a few spots around the city to watch them. Here are some of the most popular displays: Centennial Olympic Park – Park gates open at 6 p.m. and fireworks start at approximately 9:40 p.m. The finale of the evening is Centennnial Olympic Park’s […]