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Archived Since:July 24, 2010

Blog Post Archive

The Brickworks: A Homeowner Association As Strong As A Brick Wall

Its been a couple of weeks since I professed my love for my listing over at The Brickworks. If you’ll recall, I touted its perfect location (right on the BeltLine, in the heart of Inman Park), size, condition and price. What I may have skimped on  just a tad was information about the homeowner association [...]

Check Mapquest

In most regions of the country, real estate is marketed via a multiple listing service (MLS). Listing agents enter pertinent information pertaining to the property into the system – everything from number of bedrooms to whether or not the property is on public sewer or septic system. It allows for some pretty significant detail to [...]

When Ivy Zelman Talks, I Listen

One of the funny things about real estate is that everybody’s an expert.  Talking about real estate is a national pastime that’s become akin to sports talk radio – everybody’s got an opinion, and nobody’s afraid to share it. Ivy Zelman, however, is not just any expert.  She is the housing guru, a veteran housing [...]

Kelvin and Mandy Slater, Blue Moon Pizza

Word-on-the-street is that Blue Moon Pizza is good.  Very good.  So, instead of taking word-on-the-street at its word, I figured I might as well go straight to the source.  Kelvin and Mandy Slater are the owners of Blue Moon Pizza, and they were gracious enough to justify their pizza existence… Q.  There’s a guy in [...]

Mo’nique’s Teachable Real Estate Moment

Below is a letter that I penned to International superstar Mo’nique, upon hearing of her recent real estate related lawsuit: Dear Mo’nique, I’ve always been a fan of your work, from your comedic turn in Soul Plane to your tour de force, award-winning performance in Precious.  So, I chagrined to read that you were suing [...]

Decatur: The Atlanta Real Estate Sub Market of the Year

I recently contributed to Curbed Atlanta for their 2011 Curbed Awards.  My piece, in its entirety: Best Atlanta Sub-Market Bucking the Housing Trends With An Even Brighter Future: Decatur. The highlights, below: While the big real estate headlines tend to focus on a macro-view of the market (I’m looking at you, Case-Shiller), there are plenty of [...]

Hello, Keller Williams

I’ve got some exciting news to share:  I’ve moved my real estate license over to Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta. You may have already figured this out by now. I’ve been flying the Keller Williams flag on the top banner of my website all week, and haven’t been too active in posting these last few [...]

Brickworks Condominium For Sale

I’ve always been a huge fan of The Brickworks, an intimate condominium and townhouse community in Inman Park. Its location is perfect: about a hundred feet from the soon-to-be-completed BeltLine Eastside Trail, the 2.5 mile path that’s going to link Inman Park and Virginia-Highland to Piedmont Park.   It’s close enough for residents to enjoy [...]

Josh Lindenbaum, Curbed Atlanta

If you haven’t visited Curbed Atlanta yet, you should do so immediately.  Once you’ve spent a minute or two taking it in, you should bookmark it.  Return and read often- you’ll be smarter for it. Clearly, I like this website. So I was absolutely thrilled that its Editor, Josh Lindenbaum, took a few minutes to [...]

My Fancy New Real Estate License

Took the class, aced the exams.  Staring at a fancy new license.  The difference between licensed real estate salesperson and licensed real estate broker won’t have a major impact on how I practice within my day-to-day business… but I’m pleased as punch with the accomplishment.

Atlanta Public Schools Redistricting

Hold on to your hat Atlanta.  Things are about to get crazy. On the heels of the cheating scandal that’s rocked the nation, City of Atlanta Public Schools announced earlier this week that they’ve begun to study citywide school redistricting. Deep breaths.  Don’t get too crazy.  Yet. From the horse’s mouth, here’s how APS introduced [...]

Crumpet, The Santaland Diaries

The Santaland Diaries is an Atlanta holiday tradition.  Based on the essay written by David Sedaris, the play is now in its 13th year at Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre Company.  If you haven’t been, you should go.  If you don’t want to take my word for it, listen to Crumpet- the lead character in the play.  [...]

Atlanta BeltLine 101

What is the Atlanta BeltLine? Why is the Atlanta BeltLine important? Where is the Atlanta BeltLine?  Is it really happening?  What’s been completed thus far?  How can I get involved? On Thursday, December 1 I’m hosting an Atlanta BeltLine 101 session at Sanctuary Real Estate.  The hour long session will be led by a speaker [...]

Atlanta BeltLine Northeast Corridor: Vision Becomes Reality

I love the newest “Future Concept” of the Atlanta Beltline’s Northeast Corridor: This particular segment of the BeltLine – which runs “behind” Inman Park, underneath the Freedom Parkway overpass – is a couple hundred feet behind my office.  While the transit portion is still up in the air (we’ll get a chance to vote on [...]

A Subtle Way of Encouraging A Breakup

In the process of searching for images for my Metrobrokers Billboard post, I came across an interesting billboard: Turns out it’s a promotion for a real estate agency in Toronto. Here’s my take on this: While there have been many occasions when I’ve wanted to tell people to breakup with their agent (and hire me, [...]

Metrobrokers Billboard Missing In Action

How many times have you seen the Metrobrokers billboard on I-85 South?  You know the one that I’m talking about- it’s about a half mile north of the 85/75 connector, just next to the MARTA yard: I don’t think I’ve ever written about a competing brokerage’s marketing, but the Metrobrokers billboard is borderline iconic.  While [...]

Thank You, Considerate Home Seller

To the home seller that left the freshly baked cookies, ice water, and mints out for me last week… I salute you.  Nice touch, and much appreciated. Your peanut cookies, five spacious bedrooms and finished basement were the highlight of my afternoon.

When It Comes To School District, Make No Assumptions

If you’ve visited this site more than a handful of times, you’ve probably read a reference or two to school districts.   It’s not that I’m obsessed with schools, but working in residential real estate, it’s hard to separate a home from it’s surroundings.  School district plays a large part in determining a home’s value, whether [...]

Atlanta Under 40

Atlanta Under 40 is turning in to must-attend event.  Tonight, November 10, its monthly gathering is intown at The Warren City Club.  If that weren’t reason enough to attend, I’m on the host committee.  Be there. What is Atlanta Under 40? Atlanta Under 40 hosts monthly events that bring the under-40 set together for social [...]

Vacant Condos Gone Wild

It’s no secret that Atlanta is oversupplied with condominiums, nor is there a  shortage of finger pointing as to who’s responsible for the glut.  The question now facing current residents, developers (and their lenders) is how to deal with the remaining vacant supply. I’m not an expert in such matters, but I can tell you [...]

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