Athens, GA Real Estate News

By Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA
(Success Realty)
Classic City Mortgage in Athens, GA - home loans made easy as possible in these days of economic turmoil.  Although there is a lot of gloom and doom in the news every day about the housing market and how hard it is to get a loan, it's my opinion that a good mortgage broker is still worth more than their weight in gold. As a real estate broker, I have had the opportunity to work with many different mortgage brokers and I've had a long and happy relationship with Amy Anthony Coile of Classic City Mortgage.  Amy has extensive experience, and possibly more importantly, the drive and patience needed to smoothly process mortgage loans even in a rough market. Many of my past clients and I can testify that Amy gives straight answers and exhaust all efforts to get her buyers in a loan that suit...
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By Paul & Jerri Stracener
(RE/MAX Associates Athens)
Square One, the new seafood restaurant next to the Classic Center in Athens, is having a Full Moon Party on Thursday August 6, starting at 6:00.  It's a pig roast on the patio.  There will be music and great food, I'm sure.  Maybe we'll see you there...  
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By Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA
(Success Realty)
Blonde boutique in Five Point of Athens, GA - althought the door calls for "blonde" - brunettes and redheads are welcome also.  According to Brandy Chandler Blonde "was the only name that seemed perfect from the first moment it popped into my head".  Inspired by a visit to a boutique in Colorado, one of Five Points fabulous finds is the boutique located at the Hodgson Terrace building in the heart of Five Point, Athens, Georgia. Opened in February of 2008, blonde has forged ahead offering clothing lines rarely found in Athens including:  Robert Rodriguez Kara Janx Built By Wendy Diane Von Furstenberg and other clothing lines inspired to create what Chandler calls " typical, everyday play and work clothing for young and older women". If you realize blonde is an attitude, not necessarily...
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The Athens Area Association of Realtors (AAAR) is sponsoring a team for that 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk. AAAR has set a goal of raising $69,000.00 this year. To help reach that goal, some Athens area restaurants have agreed to donate part of their proceeds from specific days and meals. If you are considering dining out on those days, please consider these restaurants: The Daily Neighborhood Deli - Friday, July 31st, dinner only - reservations suggested The Hilltop Grille - August 3 - 9, all meals The Daily Neighborhood Deli - August 14 - dinner only The Daily Neighborhood Deli is located at 2791 Monroe Highway, Watkinsville. The menu for Fri, Jul 31 will be:: Option 1: Traditional spinach salad: bacon, red onion, hard boiled egg, creamy housemade dressing. Seared scallops, lemon risotto, ...
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By Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA
(Success Realty)
Five Points is a fabulous Athens, Georgia community that has historically been one of the most desired neighborhoods near the University of Georgia.  Five Points is know to be a "walking community" convenient to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and historically appealing homes.    One of my personal favorites in 5 Points is Jittery Joe's Coffee (photo above) where "Each little brown bean is a labor of love".  They also win my  "Success Star Award" for "Best Adaptive Use of Real Estate".  The Five Points location is housed in a former gas station that was (in my humble opinion) an eyesore.  The building is now attractive, funky, fitting and a delight to my eyes! The community of Five Points borders the south & southwest sides of The University of Georgia and is home to many student ...
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In Athens -Clarke County, GA, for the week ending July 26, 2009 the real estate market looks like this: There are 1740 active listings of which 1440 are residential, 22 are farm and land. This is a decrease of 16 listings from the previous week. There are 160 listings under contract. This number is down 1 from last week. There have been 10 closed sales duiring the period of July 20 - July 26, 2009, all of which were residential. For more information on Athens, GA or if you are interested in buying or selling your home there, please call me at 706-207-5290. Or you can click here to email me with your inquiries. To search for homes in Athens, please visit my website The Athens Real Estate Page. Note: All data is taken from the Athens Area Association of Realtors MLS system and accurate as...
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The Athens Area Association of Realtors (AAAR) is sponsoring a team for that 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk. AAAR has set a goal of raising $69,000.00 this year. To help reach that goal, some Athens area restaurants have agreed to donate part of their proceeds from specific days and meals. If you are considering dining out on those days, please consider these restaurants: The Daily Deli - Friday, July 31st, dinner only - reservations suggested The Hilltop Grille - August 3 - 9, all meals The Daily Deli - August 14 - dinner only So, go out and have a great meal while helping a great cause!
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By Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA
(Success Realty)
Appleby Mews Condos are convenient & affordable in Athens, GA and perfectly situated to delight a student attending the University of Georgia.    By bus, by car or by foot, the UGA Campus and downtown Athens, Georgia are just minutes away. Gated & fenced - residents enjoy extra security. Onsite laundry Onsite pool for playtime and downtime Onsite USPS mailboxes for each unit Plenty of onsite parking for residents & guest   Jittery Joe's - fab coffee, Mama's Boy Diner, Dairy Queen, & the Blind Pig Tavern are all within 0.75 miles of Appble Mews Condos!   Appleby Mews Condos in Athens, GA feature two floorplans: Ground level, 1 story flats have 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. 2nd level 2 story townhomes features 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths With prices currently as low as $64,900 and ranging to $81,9...
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In Athens -Clarke County, GA, for the week ending July 19, 2009 the real estate market looks like this: There are 1756active listings of which 1459 are residential, 22 are farm and land. This is a decrease of 11 listings from the previous week. There are 161 listings under contract. This number is down 23 from last week. There have been 26 closed sales duiring the period of July 13 - July 19, 2009, all of which were residential. For more information on Athens, GA or if you are interested in buying or selling your home there, please call me at 706-207-5290. Or you can click here to email me with your inquiries. To search for homes in Athens, please visit my website The Athens Real Estate Page. Note: All data is taken from the Athens Area Association of Realtors MLS system and accurate as...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
I found out today that someone who was a very faithful Brother in Christ died today of a brain tumor, leaving behind a wife and a 2 and 4 year old.  Through the whole ordeal, the family continued to be faithful, never giving up hope and actually praying for his battle to end. Even as of last night, they continued to be faithful, posting today on their care page that their prayer has been answered and that Spencer is now at home with the father, rejoicing and praising God. Solomon reminds us that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink (not getting drunk mind you) and to find satisfaction in his labor...during the few days that God has givn him...he seldom relfects on the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart (Ecc 5:18-20). Remember to enjoy what...
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By Paul & Diane Boykin
(Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens)
On Sunday, July 19, from 1:30-4 pm. at the Conservatory/Visitor's Center at the Georgia Botanical Gardens in Athens, GA, Judy Bolton Jarrett will be having a "Wrapping It Up" closing party for her exhibit "Out on a Limb":  An Artful Journey".  Everyone is invited to meet Judy and enjoy her very original art before her exhibit ends.
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In Athens -Clarke County, GA, for the week ending July 12, 2009 the real estate market looks like this: There are 1767 active listings of which 1479 are residential, 22 are farm and land. This is a decrease of 13 listings from the previous week. There are 184 listings under contract. This number is down 11 from last week. There have been 14 closed sales duiring the period of July 6 - July 12, 2009, all of which were residential. For more information on Athens, GA or if you are interested in buying or selling your home there, please call me at 706-207-5290. Or you can click here to email me with your inquiries. To search for homes in Athens, please visit my website The Athens Real Estate Page. Note: All data is taken from the Athens Area Association of Realtors MLS system and accurate as...
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In Athens -Clarke County, GA, for the week ending July 5, 2009 the real estate market looks like this: There are 1780 active listings of which 1493 are residential, 22 are farm and land. This is a slight decrease of 3 listings from the previous week. There are 195 listings under contract. This number is down 3 from last week. There have been 21 closed sales duiring the period of June 21 - June 28, 2009, all of which were residential. For more information on Athens, GA or if you are interested in buying or selling your home there, please call me at 706-207-5290. Or you can click here to email me with your inquiries. To search for homes in Athens, please visit my website The Athens Real Estate Page. Note: All data is taken from the Athens Area Association of Realtors MLS system and accura...
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The Council on Education for Public Health has just awarded the University of Georgia College of Public Health full accreditation. This accreditation is not easily earned and provides many benefits to the school, the community, the students and prospective employers. Only two schools in Georgia are now fully accredited, the other being the Rollins School at Emory University in Atlanta. The UGA School of Health joins a group of 40 other public health programs at universities in the United States to achieve full accreditation.
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June 2009 residential real estate sales volume in Athens - Clarke County, GA showed another large decline of almost 6% in the 12 month sliding sales volume from May.  The average Days on Market (D.O.M.) rose again by 3 days or 1.5%. Both the average and the median sales prices dropped and are now lower than they were at any time in the last year. This is probably driven by two factors: 1) the number of foreclosures and short sales on the market; 2) first time homebuyers taking advantage of the $8000 tax credit. At the end of June there were 181 pending sales of residential property in Athens - Clarke County, down 6 from May figures. Residential properties include single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, condos, townhouses, mobile and manufactured homes. The following table shows the s...
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By Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA
(Success Realty)
The STAR SPANGLED CLASSIC event in Athens, GA starts at 6:00pm on 7/4/2009 at Bishop Park and includes "concessions, family games, inflatables, patriotic arts and crafts for kids, and music. The community birthday cake, donated by Publix, will be served, as well."  The fireworks are scheduled to start at about 9:30pm.  The event is free and open to the public!  Athens, GA has a long history of fireworks at Bishop Park, but they had been cancelled due to budget cuts for 2009.  However, the community has stepped forward and thanks to the following - we are having fireworks in Athens on July 4, 2009! PeachMac, the Star Spangled Classic 2009 Presenting Sponsor Advanced Asphalt Coating, the Star Spangled Classic 2009 Contributing Sponsor Athens First Bank & Trust, the Star Spangled Classic 2...
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In Athens -Clarke County, GA, for the week ending June 28, 2009 the real estate market looks like this: There are 1783 active listings of which 1497 are residential, 22 are farm and land. This is a sharp drop of 33 listings from the previous week. There are 198 listings under contract. This number is down 5 from last week. There have been 17 closed sales duiring the period of June 21 - June 28, 2009, all of which were residential. For more information on Athens, GA or if you are interested in buying or selling your home there, please call me at 706-207-5290. Or you can click here to email me with your inquiries. To search for homes in Athens, please visit my website The Athens Real Estate Page. Note: All data is taken from the Athens Area Association of Realtors MLS system and accurate ...
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In Athens -Clarke County, GA, for the week ending June 21, 2009 the real estate market looks like this: There are 1816 active listings of which 1532 are residential, 21 are farm and land. This is, again, an increase of 9 listings over the previous week. There are 203 listings under contract. This number is up 14 from last week. There have been 8 closed sales duiring the period of June 7 - June 14, 2009, all of which were residential. For more information on Athens, GA or if you are interested in buying or selling your home there, please call me at 706-207-5290. Or you can click here to email me with your inquiries. To search for homes in Athens, please visit my website The Athens Real Estate Page. Note: All data is taken from the Athens Area Association of Realtors MLS system and accura...
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By Paul & Jerri Stracener
(RE/MAX Associates Athens)
We have been to Square One several times and every time has been wonderful!  They have a terrific location, next to the Classic Center on Thomas Street in Athens. There is outdoor and indoor seating.  We always eat in the kitchen area because we enjoy watching the cooks preparing the meals.  They are very efficient and one of the owners, Joe, is there checking every dish before it goes out to the customer.  The owners came here from Florida after successfully running a seafood restaurant there for 16 years.  They turned that operation over to a manager and moved to Athens.  It seems that several of the employees moved here with them.  In my opinion, that says a lot about how the restaurant operates -- and its owners. I may not have the story exactly right, but I do know that the food is...
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In Athens -Clarke County, GA, for the week ending June 14, 2009 the real estate market looks like this: There are 1807 active listings of which 1522 are residential, 21 are farm and land. This is an increase of 9 listings over the previous week. There are 189 listings under contract. This number is down 3 from last week. There have been 15 closed sales duiring the period of June 7 - June 14, 2009, all of which were residential. For more information on Athens, GA or if you are interested in buying or selling your home there, please call me at 706-207-5290. Or you can click here to email me with your inquiries. To search for homes in Athens, please visit my website The Athens Real Estate Page. Note: All data is taken from the Athens Area Association of Realtors MLS system and accurate as ...
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