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Blog Post Archive

How Much Do Schools Factor Into Home Prices?

Last year, a study commissioned by Redfin found that home buyers were paying an average of $50 per square foot more for “top-rated” schools.  I’m not sure that their methodology or sample group really apply to what I see every day in...Show More Summary

Perfect Intown Townhouse: It Smells Like Pie

My new townhome listing at Carlyle Park in Edgewood feels more like a house than it does an attached townhouse.  Tons and tons of living space, lots of natural light and luxe-finishes throughout- it checks all the boxes that you know of, and several that you haven’t even considered. Show More Summary

Where Do Atlantans Migrate From?

As anyone who has spent more than five minutes in Atlanta might know, most of us aren’t from Atlanta originally.  The population of the metro area has doubled in the last thirty years- pretty ridiculous growth all around.  Ever wonder...Show More Summary

Atlanta Real Estate Market Update

The Atlanta Board of Realtors recently released their February Market Brief, their monthly synopsis of market activity int the Metro Atlanta real estate market.   The big picture price perspective:   The key take-aways, by the numbers: Median sales price for February 2014 was $187,000. Show More Summary

Russell Gottschalk, Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

Russell Gottschalk is the Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF), which opens their Spring festival tonight with a show  featuring the Afro-Semitic Experience at Steve’s Live Music.  AJMF is an incredible, one-of-a-kind festival, and Russell is an incredible, one-of-a-kind dude. Show More Summary

Jesse Grossman, Community Bucket

Jesse Grossman is the founder and CEO of Community Bucket, an Atlanta-based venture that connects millenials with service projects throughout the city… with a social twist.  It’s all about making the city better, while also helping (relatively) young folks connect with one another. Show More Summary

What Is Curb Appeal?

This is curb appeal: It’s a picture of my new listing at 1971 Braeburn Circle in East Atlanta.  It was built by Stoney River Homes in 2007, although it looks and feels like it was finished yesterday. Some homes just have “it”- and you know it the minute you lay eyes on them.  This is… read more » The post What Is Curb Appeal? appeared first on A is for Atlanta.

House Flippers Is Casting In Atlanta

Word on the street is that a major cable network is casting for a new show called “House Flippers”.  They’re on the hunt for teams of two- couples, family members, best friends, etc.  If you have renovation skills, enthusiasm and a streak...Show More Summary

Twenty-Four Hours Eating and Drinking Through East Atlanta

My new listing at 1681 Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta is fantastic.  Sure, I could spend the entirety of this blog post going on about the incredible (and total) renovation that was done on the house four years ago.  Or we could spend...Show More Summary

What Does A Home Inspector Look For?

I’m often asked by home buyers what a home inspector looks for during the course of an inspection.  It’s an important question considering that most home buyers aren’t qualified to assess the physical well being of a home, and most Realtors know enough to get themselves in to trouble. Show More Summary

Ever Feel Dress Up Like A Realtor?

Have you ever dreamed of dressing up as a Realtor?  Minneapolis-based Art Director Phil Davis recently created a piece called “The Faces of Real Estate”, in which he recreated local Realtor advertisements using his own likeness.  You...Show More Summary

Atlanta BeltLine Outlines Its Future

If you live in Atlanta, you know that the Atlanta BeltLine is the transformational project of our time.  To date, its produced seven miles of new permanent trails, 200 acres of new and renewed parks and greenspaces, over 70 acres of remediated brownfields and over $1 billion in new private real estate development. Show More Summary

Where Have All The Foreclosures Gone?

Once upon a time, Atlanta was swamped with foreclosures.  Five years ago they were everywhere, and it was hard to look for a home- regardless of price point or location- without running in to several of them. Tpday, not so much.  The...Show More Summary

November Newsletter

Just in case you’re not signed up for my epic monthly newsletter, I present to you November’s edition: Holiday Season will soon be descending upon us folks!  Before you know it, you’ll be swaying to the sounds of David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing “Little Drummer Boy”. Show More Summary

Atlanta’s Thanksgivukkah Headquarters Pops Up In Inman Park

The last time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincided was in 1888.  It’s unlikely that there was a store as cool as Modern Tribe back then to help commemorate the convergence of the two heavyweight holidays. Atlanta-based Modern Tribe is...Show More Summary

The Atlanta Housing Recovery Explained In One Chart

Home prices in Atlanta have been rising steadily over the past two years.  Why?  The simple chart below tells the story… Since July of 2008, total Active listings have dropped by 67.5%, while the total number of Sold listings has stayed relatively flat. Show More Summary

The “Dear Seller” Love Letter

Multiple offer “bidding war” insanity has reigned supreme throughout Atlanta in 2013.  It’s a maddeningly intense and unpredictable journey for many home buyers.  Asking price doesn’t always get it done, and with no guarantee that they’ll be chosen as “the one”, some buyers are choosing to submit “love letters” to sellers. Show More Summary

There Are No Three Bedroom Houses For Sale In Candler Park

As of today, there are no 3 bedroom houses for sale in Candler Park.  None.  Zero.  Zilch.  No inventory. There have been 28 that have sold thus far this year- an absorption rate of 2.8 homes per month.  With a standing inventory ofShow More Summary

September Atlanta Real Estate Overview

The Atlanta Board of Realtors just published their monthly Market Brief.   It covers an eleven county area so obviously a very, very broad view of the market… but some interesting trends to note nonetheless.  Net-net:  transactions down, prices up and a vanishing pool of foreclosures. Show More Summary

Don’t Miss The A Is For Atlanta Newsletter

Just sent out my October A Is For Atlanta newsletter- for those of you who haven’t signed up yet (ahem, convenient sign-up box in the left hand navigation), check out the copy below: Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, sequesters...Show More Summary

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