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Archive for December, 2009

Is Sandy Springs Building Again?

Friday, December 25th, 2009

In December, two permits were issued  for new-homes in Sandy Springs. Both permits are in $750K-850K sale-priced neighborhoods. One house will be ITP (inside the perimeter), just off Windsor Parkway and the other house will be OTP (outside the perimeter), south of Northridge.

This month’s total is the largest in Sandy Springs for two years and may signal the return of new-home growth in the newly-formed city.

If you want to buy or sell a home anywhere in Sandy Springs or  in the Atlanta area, call or email me for help. And Experience TRUE Experience!

Dunwoody’s City Bonuses

Friday, December 25th, 2009

The Dunwoody City Council has awarded bonuses to its city manager and city clerk for getting the one-year old city off the ground.

City Manager Warren Hutmacher will receive a $5,000 bonus and clerk Sharon Lowery will receive a $2,000 bonus for “outstanding” job performances in the past year. Mr. Hutmacher was instrumental in assembling and starting the city of  Dunwoody’s first police force, while Ms. Lowery lead the set-up of the city’s Municipal Court and managing the city’s records.

What do you think of rewarding bonuses to government employees?

If you live in Dunwoody and want to move up, down-size or just plain move into Dunwoody, call or email me for more information. Experience TRUE Experience!

Retiring in Sandy Springs or Marietta?

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

According to Forbes Magazine, Sandy Springs GA and Marietta GA were ranked #1 as the best place in the US to retire in 2009! Georgia was ranked #19 as the state that residents are the happiest, based on personal reports of happiness and other objective measures, such as how crowded that state is, air quality, home prices and other factors known to impact quality of life. The bad news is that Atlanta ranked #4 for the worst traffic in the US, behind Los Angeles (#1), New York (#2) and Chicago (#3). My guess is that everyone is rushing into and around Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Marietta, to experience our metro-area.

Atlanta was also ranked as the 9th top relocation city in the country by Forbes. The top 10 cities were ranked in order of getting a business or family relocated and productive quickly.

If you are looking to retire in, move up, into or around Sandy Springs, Marietta or the Atlanta-area, I have the experience to help you with your move; call or email me. Experience True Experience!

Thanks to Forbes Magazine and The Real Estate Bloggers.

Village Place Brookhaven

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

A great little development in Brookhaven’s Ashford Park neighborhood, just off Dresden Drive, Village Place Brookhaven, has finally gotten real! They have reduced several of their home prices by an average of 65.6%.

When a buyer can buy a larger single-family home for less than he can buy a condominium (with condo-sized monthly fees), most buyers will flock to the single family home. Ashford Park’s Village Place Brookhaven has finally realized that their wonderful product will sell, but not for the high $300’s to mid-$400’s. Now reduced to the mid- to high-$200’s, I think that they have hit their price point! 

 Brookhaven and Ashford Park are two great neighborhoods located 2 miles north of Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, but are still in unicorporated Dekalb County. If you would like to see these or other affordable single family homes or townhomes, call or email me today!