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Apharetta Mansion Sold

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

  Dean Gardens, billed as the “highest priced home in metro Atlanta” finally sold on August 3.

The main house is 32,000 square feet, not including the two carriage houses; the home sits on 58 acres. The property has been on and off the market for 15 years, from $20Million to $40Million. The latest offering was for $13,900,000; it closed last week for $7.6M, or 55% of the list price.

I help both sellers and buyers. Year-to-date, none of my buyer-clients have bought a $13M home, but they have found incredible bargains! My stats show that I can help both sides: buyer-clients, on average, have bought their dream homes for 81.3% of the original list prices; seller-clients, on average, have sold their homes for 96.4% of their list prices.  On which side would you like to be?!!!

If you need true representation, call me! Whether you are looking for your dream home or want/need to sell your existing home, allow me to be your Realtor of choice. Experience True Experience!

Help for Atlanta’s Underwater Mortgages?

Friday, August 6th, 2010

 The rumors are circulating that the Obama administration is trying to throw more money at underwater homeowners.  The Obama plan, which may be revealed on August 17, would help those owners’ whose home is worth less than what they owe on it.

An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages – one in five – are underwater with negative equity of approximately $800 billion!  Will this plan help the politicians or homeowners?  read the entire article  

Dunwoody’s Consignment Sale

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Shop and save at the MJCCA  (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta) Kids’ Consignment Sale in Dunwoody on August 19, 20, 21. The hours are 10am-1pm on August 19; 10am-3pm on August 20; and 11am-3pm on August 21. For more information, log onto

Find new and gently-used clothing, room decor, toys, bikes, sports equipment, electronic games and equipment, musical instruments, maternity clothes, uniforms and much more.

For help in finding a new or gently-used home in Dunwoody or any other area of Atlanta, call or email me! Experience True Experience!

A Taste of Brookhaven

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Tickets are now available for the 5th annual Taste of Brookhaven. The event will take place on Saturday, September 18, 6-10pm; tickets are $40 per person. Billed as a neighborhood dinner party, the evening will also feature a silent auction.

The Taste of Brookhaven is sponsored by The Brookhaven Arts Alliance and Fifth Third Bank. The Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, formed to enrich Brookhaven communities, by providing arts education and cultural events for residents and visitors. For more information, visit or call 404-266-3426.

Atlanta Real Estate: The New Tax Break

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

On April 30, 2010, mortgage rates were 5.125%.  April 30 was the last day to write a contract and be eligible for the $8000 first time homebuyer tax credit offered by the IRS. Today, mortgage rates are 4.375%.

For Atlanta homebuyers who purchased after the tax credit expired, the difference in these rates, for a $300,000 loan, would be a savings of $135/month!  Over a 5-year period, today’s homebuyer would save $8,100 in interest payments, versus the homebuyer who received the tax credit, but closed on a higher interest rate.  

In effect, the market/banks are providing an amazing stimulus to the economy!

Atlanta Realtor

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Here are 5 great business commandments that a loan officer just sent me:

  1. The sale is made on what the client says, not what I say.
  2. My clients want a trusted advisor, not a salesperson.
  3. Adversity and opportunity are joined at the hip.
  4. Never tell a client something I can ask him/her/them.
  5. I don’t need twenty ways to close a sale; I need one good way to open a relationship.

If your Atlanta real estate agent does not live by these commandments; I do!!!! Give me a call or send me an email and let’s start a relationship!