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Old Fourth Ward Neighborhood Associations

Did you know that the Old Fourth Ward has four neighborhood associations?  It’s not unheard of for a neighborhood to have more than one association, and its important for prospective home buyers to know where, when, and why their future neighbors gather. Show More Summary

Cute Craftsman, Gigantic Basement

Often times, home buyers lament that they’re not able to take two of their favorite features- from two completely different homes- and put them together into one house.   If I had a dime for every time I heard, “if only we could take...Show More Summary

Atlanta’s Infrastructure Future

The City of Atlanta has an infrastructure backlog of nearly one billion dollars.  This means, simply put, that there are a billion dollars worth of projects that have been either delayed or just ignored due to lack of funding.  We’re...Show More Summary

Mid Century Madness Near Emory

I have a few compelling reasons why my listing at 1490 Lively Ridge Road is going to knock your socks off.  And it’s not just me, the admittedly biased Realtor.  Even HGTV decided that they had to write a full profile on this mid-century beauty. Show More Summary

Dad’s Garage Kickstarter Campaign

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company has set up a Kickstarter campaign to fund the purchase and renovation of a brand new, permanent home in the Old Fourth Ward.  If you like to laugh, appreciate live theater, support the arts and love the idea...Show More Summary

Why Should I Live In Candler Park?

To live in Candler Park is to love Candler Park.  It’s just one of those neighborhoods where no one ever wants to leave, and where everyone wants in.  Must be the biscuits. It’s hard boiling down the reasons to live in a neighborhood...Show More Summary

Why Should I Live In Grant Park?

You want to know why you should live in Grant Park, and I’m going to tell you.  But first, I need to tell you where you should live: my new listing at 493 Robinson Lane. For starters, let’s get visual:                 It’s two blocks from the park, ridiculously… read more » The post Why Should I Live In Grant Park? appeared first on A is for Atlanta.

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

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