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How will the Federal Reserve's $600 Billion Announcement Yesterday Affect Mortgage Rates Around Atlanta?
Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 10:14am. 1024 Views, 0 Comments.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in the Washington Post yesterday, "Lower mortgage rates will make housing more affordable and allow more homeowners to refinance...higher stock prices will boost consumer wealth...increased spending will lead to higher incomes and profits that, in a virtuous circle, will further support economic expansion.”
In short, if you are looking to purchase a home or refinance your existing mortgage, the federal government has just given you an excellent opportunity to do so within the next year. They are essentially printing $600 Billion to pump into the economy and keep interest rates at historically low levels.
I know that sometimes we sound like a broken record when we talk about housing prices and mortgage rates but…
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 5:58am. 792 Views, 0 Comments.
How would you like to go home to this view every night?
I have just listed a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath corner condo in the heart of Buckhead for $200,000! This condo is located on the 19th floor of the Eclipse condo building, which is directly next to the future Streets of Buckhead and the newly rezoned area of Buckhead that will be the core of future development in Buckhead due to an excellent master-plan.
Currently this condo is within walking distance to Buckhead's top restaurants that surround the St Regis Hotel and Buckhead Plaza. The floor-to-ceiling windows frame the stunning 180 degree views of Buckhead and Atlanta and this condo even features 2 outdoor balconies.
The Eclipse Condo Building features a fantastic 10th floor clubhouse and pool…
Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 9:32am. 603 Views, 0 Comments.
It was a slow month in October for condo sales in Buckhead. 37 condos in Buckhead sold at an average price of $244,267. Even though the number of sales this month and the average sale price is below average, and somewhat dissapointing, the price trends have continued their slow upward march since the beginning of the year.
Expect these numbers to be revised upward slightly as last-minute and lagging sale numbers get reported. In addition, there are 74 condos currently under contract and set to close soon, so expect sales to pick up slightly next month. In total, I am expecting to see about 155 condos to sell in the fourth quarter of 2010 with an average price point of $249,000.
The current inventory of of Condos for sale in Buckhead has dropped…
Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 5:44pm. 501 Views, 0 Comments.
I am personally a member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors and I like to be as involved as possible in furthering and improving the real estate industry, goodness knows we need to improve the average real estate agent! I was pretty excited last week when a colleague of mine invited me over to his home in Buckhead to meet with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and chat about the state of our nation and the business climate here in Georgia.
Senator Isakson is the only Realtor in the Senate and he was president of the now-closed Northside Realty here in Atlanta for 22 years. We did not solve the problems of the world, but it was certainly a treat to enjoy an hour with a man who has such great influence on the real estate industry around the country and here in…
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 7:10am. 540 Views, 0 Comments.
There have been 28 homes sold in Buckhead so far this month. The most expensive sale happened just a few days ago at 3100 N. Wesley Court, a quiet culdesac in the Paces neighborhood of West Buckhead where I live.
The home has been on the market for an incredible 350 days and was originally priced at $4.3 Million by the builder.
The attention to detail by the designer, Yong Pak, definitely set this home apart. The excellent location in a private neighborhood and proximity to some of Buckhead's best private schools also helped make this home attractive to the new owners.
If you are looking for a home in Buckhead, and you do not have $3 Million to spend, don't worry! The average sale price for the…
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 9:37am. 542 Views, 0 Comments.
A move is underway to adjust the zoning rules for "Downtown" Buckhead. The new zoning would help guide new development away from the suburban style shopping centers and towards a more connected and walkable district.
This has been reported on in detail by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and is happening in concert with the Streets of Buckhead retail development, the potential International District in Buckhead as well as the recent streetscape improvements already underway in Buckhead.
I think this is a great move by the zoning board and I think it will make life more pleasant in Buckhead and more attractive to potential residents and businesses.
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.
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 4:27pm. 528 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. 1073 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…