Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 10:03am. 227 Views, 0 Comments.
204 Peachtree Battle Avenue
Elegant 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath classic Tudor home built in 1929 with full guest house! Located in Atlanta's most desirable neighborhood and sought after tree-lined street, situated on a sweeping front lawn and gated driveway. The perfect combination of classic charm and modern sophistication is evident throughout the spacious home.
Classic Tudor walking distance to Peachtree Battle Shopping Center
Large open rooms with high ceilings, and an expansive addition of a huge gourmet kitchen and bright & sunny breakfast room.
Like to entertain outdoors? You will fall in love with the private backyard retreat with plenty of space to dine, enjoy cocktails and mingle with friends and…
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 9:54am. 159 Views, 0 Comments.
6787 Riverside Drive
Escape from the ordinary. Gated French-inspired estate built for the Honeybaked Ham family offers resort living right at home! Situated on 4 wooded acres, you will enjoy complete privacy surrounded by serene gardens, lush landscaping and woods.
If you enjoy many different types of activities, then this is the property for you.
Rear view of Sun Room, Pool and Beautiful Gardens
Enjoy the sunshine in the backyard pool. Or, if tennis your
game, host a match on your own regulation tennis court with a cushioned
DecoTurf tennis court surface - enjoy snacks and refreshments in the adjacent
tennis cabana complete with teak cabinets, full bath, grill, wine fridge and
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at 12:15pm. 230 Views, 0 Comments.
Around Atlanta inventory is falling, prices are rising and our business is better than ever. Mortgage rates have remained low and even set some new records in the last few weeks. Finally, if you’re interested in selling or buying, give me a call. You can benefit from both sides of the market these days.
Smyrna is a Seller’s Market
If you are considering selling a home in Smyrna, now is the time. We are solidly into “seller’s market” territory with only a 3.7 month supply of homes for sale. Traditionally a balanced market is a 6 month supply. What this means is that at the current rate the entire Smyrna inventory of homes will be sold out in the next 3.7 months if no one else lists their home for sale.
This example is just a small snapshot of what…
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 12:00pm. 49 Views, 0 Comments.
Final numbers haven’t been announced yet but individually and as a brokerage firm, 2012 was our best year yet for Hirsh Real Estate Specialists! The Atlanta market has continued to gain momentum and our clients have continued to reap the benefits. Inventories have decreased and more buyers are scrambling to find the deals and buy while mortgage rates are low. This has started to drive prices higher. So if you are interested in selling your home but have been hesitant due to market value, please give me call. Now might be the perfect time to sell and move up.
The Atlanta Board of Realtors will share 2012 sales numbers in a few weeks but at this point we can say our brokerage volume was north of $30million. This represents scores of…
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 4:10pm. 766 Views, 0 Comments.
The end of 2012 is fast approaching and in some ways that’s the best way to describe this year for Atlanta real estate, FAST. Home sales are up significantly, inventories are dropping and mortgage rates remain at the bottom of the barrel.
All of this has led to an official “seller’s market” in some areas, with inventories well below a 6 month supply. The Wall Street Journal even had an article recently on the value of the White House in this market, which you can see on our blog.
Fast Market, Seller’s Market
Homes around Atlanta are selling approximately 20% faster than they did last year and so far the number of homes sold is also up about 10% across the city. Certain neighborhoods are moving even more aggressively, with towns like Smyrna selling…
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 10:46pm. 813 Views, 0 Comments.
A historic single family home with 16 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC was recently valued by Zillow to be worth a cool $284.9 million. Yes, I'm referring to "that" 1600 Pennsylvania, otherwise known as The White House.
With just a few days to go until the presidential election, I was struck this week by an article in The Wall Street Journal about the value of The White House. There are actually some interesting parallels that can be drawn between the DC market and at that of Smyrna, Vinings, Buckhead and greater Atlanta.
The first parallel and piece of good news is that some of these areas have actually shifted from a buyer's market to a seller's market. As more and more buyers have…
Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 10:59am. 1208 Views, 0 Comments.
Built in 1957, the stylish home located at 1172 West Wesley Rd in the heart of Buckhead, exudes the classic Mid-Century Modern aesthetic: a simple, open floor plan and lots of oversized windows throughout, opening up the interior space and bringing the outdoors in. Situated on 2.3 acres, there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy.
Much larger than the popular bungalow style, this home features approximately 3000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a huge family room. The kitchen has since been updated, but fans of the popular "retro modern" look will appreciate the original design accents like exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings, floor to (vaulted) ceiling windows, a double sided fireplace, porcelain tile in the bathrooms and authentic…
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 4:15pm. 642 Views, 0 Comments.
Every once in a while, I find a home that just feels so welcoming and comfortable from the moment I walk in the front door. Even more rare is when a home this warm has nearly a century of Buckhead history and stately architechture, evoking a "back in the good old days" charm.
You may even recognize this home! Homes like this don't come around often. Located at 78 West Wesley Rd in the heart of Buckhead, it is all of that...and more. The past 80 years have aged this home like a fine wine. The two prominent families who have made this their home left behind a legacy that seems to pervade the home and gives it a rare charm.
I believe that the true test of an achitect's skill is how gracefully their homes age, because good design is timeless. It is…
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 11:56am. 895 Views, 0 Comments.
A question that comes up with almost every buyer I represent is, "Should I ask the seller to pay my closing costs?" The short answer is, "Maybe," but there are several factors you want to consider before making this decision.
The first question to ask yourself is, "Do I have enough cash to pay my own closing costs and down payment and still have enough in savings for my emergency fund?" If the answer is, "Yes," then it's a good idea to pay your own closing costs.
If you don't have enough cash for all three of these items...closing costs, down payment and savings, then it is usually a good idea to ask the seller to pay a portion, or even all, of your closing costs.
As a side note, closing costs vary but average about 3% of your purchase price,…
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 2:42pm. 993 Views, 0 Comments.
Earlier this summer my wife and I decided to sell our home in Buckhead. We had purchased the home 3 years earlier and completed a significant renovation. I have been selling real estate in Atlanta for over 8 years now, but it just so happens that this was my first personal residence that I have ever put on the open market (previous properties have been kept as rentals or traded).
I know exactly what sellers must do to successfully sell their home, but my sellers do not always follow my advice. Now I had a test in front of me....would I follow my own advice (even the painful parts), or would I rationalize why my home was "different" and should sell for more than all of the other homes on the market?
Well, following my own advice worked! I sold my…