January 2009

Found 7 blog entries for January 2009.

The Standard and Poor's Case-Schiller Home Price Index report for November 2007 was just released, and metro Atlanta's home prices dropped 11.2 percent when compared to the same period a year earlier.

The good news? An 11.2 percent drop is significant; however, it beats the national average of 18.2 percent. Some other large metropolitan areas saw prices drop over 30 percent, while the best performer was Dallas, Texas which only had a 3.3 percent drop.

In my opinion, as long as the record number of metro Atlanta forclosures continues, we'll see average home prices drop.  Banks are selling homes at drastically reduced prices in an effort to move them. This is providing great opportunities for buyers, but affecting metro Atlanta home values. Don't

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High Museum Atlanta Georgia

The High Museum

As one of the nation’s leading art museums, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art boasts more than 11,000 pieces of classic and contemporary art.

The High Museum, also commonly referred to as simply the High, is a department under the Woodruff Arts Center.

Originally The Atlanta Art Association

Founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, the High Museum of Art began its existence in a family residence on Peachtree Street. The residence was a gift from Mrs. Joseph M. High, which originally served as her family’s home.

The High Museum of Art eventually outgrew its home and moved to a larger, brick structure, not far from the High residence.

In 1979 a $7.5 million grant was offered by Coca-Cola magnate Robert W. Woodruff. The purpose

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According to an article running in today's Atlanta Journal Constitution (aka The AJC) there are over 8400 properties slated for the courthouse steps auction next month. Each metro Atlanta county conducts foreclosure auctions on the first Tuesday of each month, next month is scheduled for February 3rd.

Fulton County Has 1838

The county with the largest amount is Fulton with 1838 properties on the books, followed by Gwinnett and DeKalb. The county with the fewest is Fayette, located south of Atlanta, with only 128.

The new number of 8400 sets an all-time high (or low) for the number of foreclosures scheduled for auction, the previous high was 7967. Which was established just this past September.

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The Mansion on Peachtree Residents Entrance The Mansion on Peachtree shines like a beacon along Buckhead’s prestigious Peachtree Road, beckoning you home.

Forty-two tower residences and three garden villas offer luxurious, unparalleled living for Buckhead’s most affluent residents.

This residence also features 127 luxury hotel rooms which are situated in a 42-story building in the affluent neighborhood of Buckhead.

Designed by renowned American architect Robert A.M. Stern and managed by internationally acclaimed Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, the Mansion on Peachtree offers the ultimate in luxury living.

Exclusively designed homes surround pristine gardens and landscapes. The Mansion features two entrances, one being a formal motor court for hotel guests, and the other being a private entry

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Top Ten Real Estate Deals

Tina Fountain Realtors is proud to be the exclusive agent for the metro Atlanta section of the new and nationally syndicated website called TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

TopTenRealEstateDeals.com is an independent publisher of the best condominium and luxury real estate deals for several areas of the country, which currently include:

  • Atlanta
  • West Florida
  • East Florida
  • Chicago
  • Las Vegas
  • Hawaii
  • San Francisco
  • Boston
  • Denver

This exciting website features the finest in luxury homes and condominiums, and also details auctions and real estate sales. 

Some of the features of this site include:

  • The Weekly Top Ten List – This list features the weekly top-ten best deals on condos and
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Earl Smith Strand TheatreStanding as a beacon in historic Marietta Square, the newly restored Earl Smith Strand Theatre is poised to, once again, offer audiences films and live entertainment.

Originally built in 1935 as an art deco movie house, the Strand Theatre was the premier theatre in Cobb. As newer movie houses moved in, business began to suffer and the doors to the Strand eventually closed in 1976. After a few unsuccessful ventures, the Strand Theatre became vacant and its owners, the Goldstein family, looked to tear it down in favor of a high-rise building.

Luckily, the tear-down never took shape, but a plan to save it did. A newly formed committee, called the Friends of the Strand, along with former Cobb Commissioner Chairman Earl Smith, began plans in 2003 to

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The Atlanta real estate market is highly competitive and if your home needs a face-lift before you put it on the market, then carpeting may be your best option. New carpeting is a great way to add value to your home, and it will be appreciated by many buyers the moment they walk in.

If the carpeting in your home is worn, old, outdated or stained, then new carpeting may be an excellent investment. Like any other flooring styles in today’s market, carpeting is available in a great array of designs, colors and materials, and can instantly transform a shabby room into a room worthy of a second look.

Most carpeting today is constructed of wool, nylon or nylon blend materials, and is easily installed by professionals. In fact, you can expect your new

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