November 2008

Found 8 blog entries for November 2008.

Today's Real Estate Section of The Marietta Daily Journal featured Scott Farm Subdivision.  Tina Fountain Realtors Luxury Homes Division has two custom homes listed in this exclusive Cobb County community, located at 385 Scott Farm Drive and 465 Scott Farm Drive, each are priced at $775,000.

The following is an excerpt taken from the article:

Marietta Daily Journal

Sunday November 30, 2008

By Marcus E. Howard

Scott Farm is a quaint neighborhood that features custom homes on large-size lots. There are several builders to choose from and the location is superb.

What makes the community unique is that it is small in scale and can be characterized as an exclusive neighborhood, with beautiful custom homes and gorgeous wooded home sites. It is

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From luxury home buyers to first time home owners, most metro Atlanta banks are again requiring down payments.

It’s a fact that it is harder to get approved for a home loan than it was even a year ago. But the bottom line is that if you have good credit and a sufficient down payment, you can still get approved for a mortgage. 

If the thought of a down payment plagues you, then you’re not alone. Many home buyers are downright overwhelmed at the notion of saving 20 percent (the percentage that most banks are now asking for) of the cost of their home. But it can be done! 

Your first order of business should include figuring out how much of a home you can afford based on your salary. There are many, good mortgage brokers out there that have that can

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Here’s the bad news: the housing market is rough, and the banks are stingy. Gone are the days of "no money down" and "less than perfect credit."

The good news? The interest rates are at near-historic lows and the metro Atlanta real estate market is inundated with homes that are ready to be sold at an attractive price.

If good credit and a healthy down payment (think 20 percent) are in your back pocket, then you are poised to purchase your Atlanta dream home!  If, however, your credit is less-than-worthy, you’ll want to take immediate steps to begin to repair it.

How to Polish up your Credit:

  • Before you begin thinking about purchasing an Atlanta home, you should immediately order a copy of your credit report from all three credit reporting
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Atlanta’s hottest condominium high-rise community is best summed up by its awards from the Homebuilders Association: Winner of the Best Community of the Year 2007, Best Planning, Best Amenity Package and Best Marketing.

With a limited number of units still available, and a recently completed penthouse which can easily compete with any top condominium residence in New York or LA, The Manhattan has captured the interest of many of Atlanta’s top professionals.

Situated at 4561 Olde Perimeter Way, The Manhattan is comfortably located within the 44-acre Perimeter Place, and is the first high-rise condominium building located within the central Perimeter area.

With a superb location in the heart of Atlanta, The Manhattan enjoys a close proximity to a

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Comfortably situated between Midtown and Buckhead, and tucked in among the beautiful, historic streetscapes of Peachtree Battle and Peachtree Hills, is Atlanta’s newest, premier community: The Astoria at the Aramore.

Residents of The Astoria at the Aramore really do have the best of both worlds. As part of one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Atlanta, The Astoria at the Aramore provides all the modern conveniences and amenities to its residents, yet enjoys a wonderful location in a neighborhood which is best known for its parks and beautiful, towering oak trees.

Residents of The Astoria at the Aramore enjoy the best that this historical part of Atlanta has to offer. This stunning, landmark building is just steps away from grocery stores, medical

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution printed an article in today's newspaper that shows metro Atlanta home prices have increased only 1.9 percent over the past six years, which is well below the national median of 18.3 percent. Below is the article.

Metro Atlanta trails nation in home equity gain, resale prices

Real estate pros say numbers hard to believe

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Maybe buying a home in greater Atlanta wasn’t such a smart investment after all.

The metro area is way behind the nation in home equity gain, according to a quarterly report released Tuesday by the National Association of Realtors.

Over a six-year period, the median increase for 28 counties is just 1.9 percent or

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Metro Atlanta Luxury HomeLocated in the north Atlanta suburbs this magnificent 5 bedroom, 5 full bath, and 2 half bath home was designed and built by one of Atlanta's premier architects.

Built with the up most attention to detail and craftsmanship the home was designed for the conveniences of daily living.  In addition to a large master suite with vaulted ceiling and luxurious bath, the main level also features a gourmet kitchen with designer cabinets and professional grade appliances. Open to the kitchen is a fireside great room with beamed ceiling. The dining room is equipped with built-in cabinets and another large masonry fireplace.

The upper level boasts two unique junior master suites, an au-pair suite complete with a kitchenette, plus a large office and second laundry

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A luxury high-rise tower with amazing views, equally amazing architecture and outstanding amenities and services awaits you at TWELVE Centennial Park.

Built in 2007 (and just recently finished), the residences of TWELVE Centennial Park are the epitome of luxury and opulence. Situated in the heart of Atlanta’s downtown district, and connected to the chic TWELVE Centennial Park Hotel, the residences of TWELVE Centennial Park are just steps from a great array of dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife, and are just blocks away from the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park and the World of Coke.

TWELVE Centennial Park is also located just 12 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Soaring high up into the

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