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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

How Much Is My House Worth?

“How much is my house worth?” I’m asked this question often, even by those who are potentially years (and in some cases decades) from selling their homes.  A house is often times the largest asset that a person owns, so having some idea of its actual worth makes sense for a variety of reasons. Show More Summary

Atlanta Halloween Happenings 2013

A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to meet Eddie Ray, Atlanta’s King of Halloween. Eddie is all about Halloween, and if you’re looking for an authority on how or where to celebrate in Atlanta, he’s the man.  I’m turning over the...Show More Summary

Decatur Real Estate Update

Decatur’s housing market is on fire. Just was combing through sales data, and uncovered some pretty interesting stats.  Crunched 2nd quarter sales data- here’s the summary: Takeaways/Highlights: Days On Market is down 53%, a dramatic decline in just one year. Show More Summary

Atlanta In September: Just Like Paris In The Spring

Just sent out my September 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: Hard to believe it’s September 19th already.  With...Show More Summary

The Best House In Decatur Can Be Your Next Home

If you’re looking to buy a home in Decatur, you need to get to know my new listing at 8 Wimberly Court. Pretty house, right?  You should see the inside… I’m not going to try and oversell you on it- this house doesn’t need my help in that regard. Show More Summary

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