December 2008

Found 12 blog entries for December 2008.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts CentreLocated in Northwest Atlanta, near Interstates 75 and 285, The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is Atlanta’s hot spot for performing arts of every kind. From Broadway shows to family performances, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is Atlanta’s finest venue for performing arts.

It is home to a wide array of shows and concerts, and also serves as a venue for corporate meetings and events.

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre took more than two years to construct and cost an estimated $145 million. Large donors of this project included Cobb Energy Management Corporation and John A. Williams, a private real estate developer.

Completed in 2007, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is the first major performing arts center to be built in metro

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Purchasing an Atlanta home in foreclosure or pre-foreclosure may be the opportunity you have been searching for. Many homeowners in a pre-foreclosure situation are often looking for a solution to foreclosure, which may mean stopping a foreclosure with a qualified contract. And that’s where you, the homebuyer, come into the picture.

If you find a home in pre-foreclosure, the homeowner’s lender may make concessions by discounting the loan amount or stopping the foreclosure sale should you sign a qualified contract.

Pending foreclosures may offer you a “bargain” in terms of purchasing price, and the number of foreclosures on the market may increase the likelihood that you’ll find a home in pre-foreclosure or foreclosure.

What does pre-foreclosure

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The Atlanta Real Estate market is crowded and you have your home for sale as well, so what are some suggestions to help you make your home stand out?

Your showing or open house is a prime opportunity to make a sale. Your home is on display, ready to enamor the first buyer who walks through the door.

But before you lay out that welcome mat just yet, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure that your showing goes off without a hitch:

  1. Remove your pets. Not everyone is a pet lover, and not everyone wants to hear a barking dog from behind a closed door or a cat rubbing up against their leg.

    Make arrangements ahead of time to ensure that the pets are not in the home. Hide pet dishes and litter boxes, if possible, and ask

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There's no doubt that the Atlanta Real Estate market has turned, and now is in favor of buyers.  Actually, we are working with more buyers now than anytime in recent memory. The main difference is that the buyers have a tremendous amount of homes to choose from and they can get more home for their dollar, and near record low interest rates.

But of course, any buyer wants to get the best deal possible, and with all the media attention that's been given to the current economic situation, foreclosures and short sales are what buyers typically perceive as the best deals.  

Many times we'll have buyers who ask to only see homes that are foreclosures and end up buying a home that is not in foreclosure, but is priced competitively.  Savvy homeowners who are

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With all the grim news on the real estate front, many would-be buyers are shying away from purchasing a home right now.

The question many are beckoning is: Is now a good time to purchase an Atlanta home?

Perhaps the best way to answer that question is to say that any time housing prices are low is a good time to buy!

If your credit is strong and you have a nice little nest egg set aside for a down payment, then this just may be the opportunity you’ve been searching for.

This is because:

  1. There is a great inventory of Atlanta homes for sale. That means you can take your time and find the home that’s just right for you. Even up until two or three years ago, it was a race to the finish for many homebuyers, as homes were being snatched

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3234 High Noontide WayCobb County luxury home for sale with 4 Bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, plus 4 car garage.

This home has a light filled 2 story foyer and great room with coffered ceiling. Gourmet kitchen with stunning exotic neutral granite, stained cabinetry and stainless jennair appliances overlooking fireside beamed keeping room and oversized breakfast area.

3324 High Noontide Way Gourmet KitchenSpacious master on main with elegant master bath that features whirlpool tub & steam shower. Three additional junior master en-suites upstairs plus additional bonus or child’s den. Many upgraded features like top of the line whole-house air filtration system. Full "true terrace" level and sits on an estate sized lot backing Corp property.

For more information on Cobb County real estate contact Tina Fountain

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Atlanta Country ClubAtlanta luxury living has never looked sweeter as when it is viewed from the front porch of one of the estates of Atlanta Country Club. Large, private, luxury homesites, many of which are nestled along the picturesque, rolling fairways of the Atlanta Country Club Championship Golf Course, are luxury epitomized.

Prices of homes for sale in Atlanta Country Club are more robust, and for good reason. The private, wooded lots are home to some of the most magnificent real estate in Atlanta. Home prices in Atlanta Country Club range from $500,000 to well over $2 million. French provincial, Country French Estate and Colonial styles prevail in this superb community, as does a truly lavish lifestyle.

Located on 260 acres north of Atlanta, The Atlanta Country

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When the Atlanta EarthCraft House program was initially developed in 1999, the main focus was on single and multi-family dwellings.

However, in 2003, a cooperative effort between the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Urban Land Institute and Southface brought about a new pilot program which was aimed at developing broad, sustainable, community development guidelines.

EarthCraft Piedmont Communities Program

Many policy leaders, land developers, environmental groups and various stakeholders played an important role in the development of environmentally communities throughout Atlanta. Some of the development issues which were raised included site selection, land disturbance, water quality, storm water

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With an abundance of metro Atlanta homes for sale you could assume that getting approved for a mortgage would be easy; however, many would-be homeowners have been denied home loans, partly because of credit problems. Banks are now in the situation where they need to be more selective when it comes to approving home loans, which means that unless your credit is excellent, the chances of obtaining a mortgage at an attractive interest rate are greatly reduced.

Unfortunately, misconceptions about our credit and our credit rating, also called our FICO score, have kept many of us from achieving the dream of owning an Atlanta home. Some common credit misconceptions include:

My utility bills don’t affect my credit rating.

FALSE. Your utility bills not only

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Kitchens are hot when it comes to home values, and they are one of the first rooms that homebuyers head to when viewing a home. If your Atlanta kitchen is reminiscent of decades past, you may want to put a kitchen remodel on the top of your list of things to accomplish for your home.

Aside from quality cabinetry, your kitchen countertops should be a focal point in your kitchen, and they should be both durable and attractive.  Luckily for you, there has never been a better selection of kitchen countertop materials available.

The price points, however, for many types of kitchen countertops can send anyone straight into sticker shock. Purchasing countertops for your Atlanta home will likely take a large chunk out of your remodeling project, but you will

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