There are 8 blog entries for September 2010.
Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 10:25am. 956 Views, 0 Comments.
As the owner of the Hirsh Real Estate Specialists, it is nice to be recognized for the hard work I have put in to become the Buckhead real estate Specialist and to grow my team while serving my clients.
Atlanta Intown Newspaper is recognizing myself and 4 other real estate professionals as the "Young Guns of Atlanta Real Estate". Thanks to the paper for taking the time to recognize me, and to my many clients who have already made this my best year in real estate....and we still have 3 months left!
In reading the article I discovered that I was a "Real Estate Maverick, Rising Star, and A Real Estate Standout"...I now love this paper.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 4:22pm. 545 Views, 0 Comments.
30,883 homes have sold so far in metro Atlanta this year. That is an astounding number of transactions in this "slow" year and it represents a lot of happy buyers who have taken advantage of some wonderful home-buying opportunities in the metro Atlanta area.
The average price paid for these homes was $203,000...which means that the total value of the homes sold in Atlanta during 2010 has been over $6.2 Billion!
We have had a wonderful year at the Hirsh Real Estate Specialists with dozens and dozens of truly satisfied clients that we have been able to work for. With 34,687 homes for sale in Atlanta and 7127 Atlanta condos for sale, I am expecting to finish out the last three months of this year with even more satisfied clients moving into their new…
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 1:56pm. 521 Views, 0 Comments.
Some of Atlanta's savviest residents and most distinguished homes are located in Ansley Park. So a question I often receive from prospective buyers and sellers is, "How have home sales in Ansley held up when compared with the rest of Atlanta?"
In short, home sales in Ansley Park have held their ground and value firmly, which is good news for everyone. While Atlanta saw a 21% increase in sales price from January-August of 2009 as compared with the same period in 2010, it also saw a disappointing 14% drop in volume. However, Ansley Park has seen only a 6% drop in volume this year and actually managed to increase the average sales price by 6%.
Though 6% might not seem like a substantial increase in sales price, the average single family home in…
Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 2:42pm. 936 Views, 0 Comments.
Everyone loves a great deal right? Whether it's on a beautiful new home or a tasty meal, we all love to get the biggest bang for our buck. Tonight you can, for literally one buck.
It's Monday and that means "dollar taco night" at Noche in Vinings Jubilee. Located directly across from Cold Stone, Noche has quickly become Vinings' hot spot for tapas, tacos and great drinks. Menu items range from $3 to $9 for tacos and tapas, while drink specials include $5 Sangria every day of the week and $1 Dos Equis on Sunday.
Whether you want to sit inside with friends or relax with that special someone on the candle lit patio, Noche provides an inviting setting to enjoy great food at an excellent price. When you're finished with dinner and drinks, you can…
Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 12:55pm. 1162 Views, 1 Comments.
As we enter the first few days of Fall, a look back at Summer home sales in Smyrna shows some interesting statistics. Luxury homes are beginning to sell at a higher rate than in previous months. In fact, the number of homes sold over $500,000 more than doubled this Summer as compared to Spring. This occured as the market saw an overall drop of 21% during the same period.
Even Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers sold his estate in Cash Farms this summer, the most expensive sale so far this year in Smyrna.
While these numbers might seem somewhat counter-intuitive, the answer appears quite simple to me. Those who have money, recognize now is the time to buy or sell and they are acting appropriately while the opportunity lasts.
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 4:27pm. 527 Views, 0 Comments.
The number of single-family homes sold in Buckhead declined in August to 57 homes with an average sale price of $722,000. That number is down from the 62 homes sold in August 2009 and the 75 homes sold in July of this year.
August was not a great month for Buckhead home sales, but the market has long-term health and the overall number of homes for sale has actually declined to 877 homes. This represents a decline in the number of homes for sale in Buckhead by 7.2% over the last 60 days.
Bottom line? Seasonal changes and motivated sellers are giving some of the best deals of the year to todays buyers, so call me if you are ready to go! The good news for sellers is that the listing inventory continues to decline and buyers still view Buckhead as the…
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 1:39pm. 522 Views, 0 Comments.
Chastain Park already boasts 260 acres of concert facilities, golf course, equestrian center, and more. But the Buckhead neighborhood groups that support the park are not resting on their laurels.
A state-of-the-art tennis center has just been opened as the first part of the Chastain Park Conservancies master plan for the next 20 years. The tennis center at Chastain includes 9 new tennis courts and a 2600 square foot tennis/event center. The total cost was a whopping $36 Million.
Check out the video below that gives a fantastic overview of the park facilities and the plans for the future of this wonderful place!
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 5:31pm. 1072 Views, 0 Comments.
Buckhead Schools have an amazing reputation as having some of the best academics in the Southeast.
I read an article in the Northside Neighbor paper that revealed that two stars of "The Office" TV show are graduates of the Westminster School in Buckhead.
Actors Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone) and Ed Helms (Andy Bernard) may not play the most intellectual characters in The Office, but these Westminster alums had me wondering who else among the famous and infamous may have attended this school. Wikipedia provided a great write-up on Westminster, one of Buckheads saught-after educational institutions.
Here is a list of some notable graduates:
Notable alumni of The Westminster Schools include:
- Margaret Mitchell (Washington…