Thinking of listing your home?

September 25th, 2013


As we start the month of September, low inventory continues be an issue for the buying public in most of the areas that we service in the North/Northeast side of Atlanta.  It is good news for sellers, though, who want to take advantage of the market before new construction begins to compete with sellers seeking to sell residential real estate. Most of the lenders we know confirm that rates have definitely taken an uptick by over 1% over the past 6-8 weeks. Why would a seller want to consider selling now?  Sales prices have come up some and rates are still reasonable.  In many instances sellers may be able to take advantage of the low inventory pressure for buyers and still get a great deal if they are buying up with very reasonable interest rates.  Please call us today if you want to review the numbers in your area.


We know that you want your real estate decisions to make financial sense.  Here are two great tips from Dave Ramsey to get your home mortgage paid off early. His example is based on an average $220,000, 30-year mortgage with a 4% interest rate:  1) Make an extra house payment each quarter, and you’ll save $65,000 in interest and pay off your loan 11 years early.  2) Divide your payment by 12 and add that amount to each monthly payment, or pay half of your payment every two weeks, also known as bi-weekly payments. You’ll make one extra payment each year, saving you $24,000 and shaving four years off your mortgage.  Of course, always make sure the additional money is applied to the principal and not to next month’s payment.  We are also a part of the Dave Ramsey ELP network, so let us know if you are a Dave Ramsey listener when we talk.


740 Rio Grande Drive, Johns Creek, GA 30022 $347,000

January 10th, 2013

Welcome to this fabulous contemporary home with many special features. Outstanding floor plan offers tons of light with new windows in a beautiful wooded setting. Highly desirable Johns Creek area. Thousands of dollars in upgrades. Owners have updated kitchen, bathrooms, windows and much more! You won’t be disappointed in this   amazing 4 level home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

FMLS# 5093889

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1021 City Market Street, Hoschton, GA 30548 $225,000

January 10th, 2013

Wow! Wonderful two-story home on a 1+ acre lot plus a mostly finished basement. Buyer can help select final floor finishes in basement. Sellers have lovingly maintained and improved this home. Separate living, dining and family rooms on main plus roomy kitchen with island. Nice natural Italian stone flooring in kitchen and some baths. Amazing full bath in terrace level with slate shower plus rec room with fireplace, bedroom, and more. Nice fenced backyard with deck offers beautiful view and privacy.

FMLS# 5066704

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4328 Windfield Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 – UNDER CONTRACT IN 3 DAYS!

January 10th, 2013

This lovely 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home has tons of space and upgrades galore:        expanded kitchen area, upgraded kitchen cabinets, countertops, backsplash and much more. Expansion also gives sitting room in master and huge covered deck. Entry floor and stairs are granite. Lower level has tile flooring, full bath with easy clean corian walls and huge laundry room. Extra storage off garage plus fenced backyard makes this home highly desirable with all of the features and benefits. Enjoy morning coffee on covered deck overlooking private backyard!

FMLS# 5095276

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1387 Pointview Court, Suwanee, GA 30024 $279,000

January 10th, 2013

Wonderful Suwanee home in highly desirable Chattahoochee Run. You can enjoy the beautiful sunroom in a wooded park-like setting. Special features include: granite¬† countertops and stainless appliances in spacious kitchen with an island, overlooking the family room. This home offers great living space on main level plus 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths on the second level. You can always finish the third level just to your¬†¬†¬†¬† specifications…media room, office or other? Neighborhood backs up to Chattahoochee River and amenities include: pool, tennis courts, playground, club house and more!

FMLS# 5093953

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Buford Homes with Water Views

December 27th, 2012
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Buford Ranches under $250K

December 17th, 2012
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Buford Homes $100,000 – $250,000

December 11th, 2012
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December 2012 Market Update

December 6th, 2012

The holidays are upon us and we are hopeful that you will get some special time for relaxing and enjoying your family and friends.  We’re keeping a close eye on the market because our listings have been flying off the shelf when they are in excellent condition and priced competitively in the market!  Recently, we had a home in Duluth go under contract in 14 days and it is selling for 99% of the listed price.  Here are some interesting statistics on a few of our counties from Georgia MLS for Single Family Home activity in October 2012:

Gwinnett:  Average list price in 2011 was $134,624 compared to the average list price of $152,883 in 2012.  Average sold price was $128,994 in 2011 compared to $148,975 in 2012.

Forsyth:  Average List price in 2011 was $246,766 compared to the average list price of $277,936 in 2012.  Average sold price was $232,436 in 2011 compared to $268,613 in 2012.

In Gwinnett and Forsyth and most other counties in the Metro Atlanta area, the average list price and average sold prices from 2011 to 2012 have shown a definite increase.  Hall county statistics for October do not reflect an improvement yet in sold prices in the year to year comparison for last month.  We feel confident that will change in Hall as well over the coming months. 

Another notable statistic is that there were 2226 Active Listings in Gwinnett this week with another 1199 under contract.  The average list price for the properties under contract is $163,686.  From our perspective, our inventory is running around three months of supply in Gwinnett.  What does this mean to you?  If you have a reason or strong desire to sell, this is the time to reach out and call us to see what the detail would look like.  Selling a home in this market makes the most sense when you have a strong desire or need to sell.  Those reasons frequently include:  increased size in family, decreased size in family, life change, marriage, divorce, death, or just a desire to be in a different neighborhood.  

Please let us know if you need more information to make a good decision by sending an email to or calling 678-775-2605.

Ten Signs Your Home Might Be Overpriced

August 27th, 2012

If your home has been on the market for a while you might be wondering if it is overpriced. In this current market, price remains a core factor in determining how quickly a home will sell. Realtor¬ģ Minna Reid of North Windham, Connecticut¬†offers her ten ways to determine if your home may be priced too high for your market.

Read more: ten signs your home may be overpriced.