Decatur, GA Real Estate News

By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Sagamore Hills Homes For Sale As of March 22,2010 1583 Deer Park Rd Ne, Atlanta $995,000 6 beds, 6 baths Size: 5,075 sq ft 2010 Black Fox Drive, Atlanta $679,000 5 beds, 4 baths Size: 4,031 sq ft 1831 Ravenwood Way Ne, Atlanta $599,900 5 beds, 5 full 1 part baths 1831 Ravenwood Way Ne, Atlanta $599,900 5 beds, 5 full 1 part baths 2267 Sagamore Hills Drive, Decatur $474,000 4 beds, 3 full 2 part baths Size: 3,339 sq ft 1614 Princess Circle, Atlanta $439,000 3 beds, 2 baths Size: 1,767 sq ft 2078 Black Fox Dr, Atlanta $415,000 3 beds, 2 baths Size: 1,831 sq ft 2078 Black Fox Dr, Atlanta $415,000 3 beds, 2 baths Size: 1,831 sq ft 1457 Woodshire Drive, Decatur $395,000 3 beds, 2 full 1 part baths Size: 2,550 sq ft 1754 Arrowhead Trl, Atlanta $392,900 3 beds, 2 full 1 part baths Size: 2,038 ...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Sagamore Hills Sprawling Ranch Home: 2267 Sagamore Hills Drive Decatur GA 30033   Just Listed $474,000 4 BRs 3 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Vaulted family room. Large deck overlooks park like back yard.  Creek.  Dog run. Hardwood floors.   Finished Terrace Level: BR 4 / Home Office plus full bath plus Rec room. New architectural roof Newer High Efficiency HVAC (3 yrs old) New Hot water heater. New interior paint. CALL Sally English and The English Team at 770-939-3174 to see this home or others in the neighborhood.  EMAIL sallyenglish@englishteam.com We specialize in homes convenient to EMory and CDC.
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Looking for a great location to celebrate Saint Patricks Day?  Decatur has multiple options for consideration. The Marlay House (Formerly The Grange)   Tim and I first visited this family owned and operated Irish pub restaurant last fall just before a high school football game between Decatur HS and Lovett. We had a delightful pub inspired meal.  No doubt they will be rolling out a plethora of Irish treats for Saint Patricks Day. Enjoy an authentic Irish menu and Irish music as you sip your Harp.  426 W Ponce De Leon AveDecatur, GA 30330 (404) 270-9950 www.themarlayhouse.com   James Joyce Irish Pub   Dropped in the James Joyce Irish Pub after a swim meet in Avondale.   We had a great pub meal and the atmosphere is great.  Fish and chips were our choice but lots of options. How could you...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $175,000 FIZBER.com ID 14707678 Single Family with 3 bed, 2.5 bath, in 1319 Crescentwood Lane Decatur, GA, 30032 http://www.fizber.com/14707678/ 1319 Crescentwood Lane - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 1319 Crescentwood Lane, Decatur, GA, 30032 Sq footage: 2260.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.5 Bedrooms: 3 Year built: 2000 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Georgia homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Short sale! McCar Homes built the well maintained 32 home neighborhood of Crescentwood about 10 years ago-features include immaculate common areas, distinct streetscapes and involved neighbors who keep Crescentwood fresh. This 3/2/1 is the best value for a Craftsman in 30032. Shows beautifully. For lots of inform...
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By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams on the Water)
9th Annual Oakhurst Wine Crawl - Tickets are now available for the 9th annual Oakhurst Wine Crawl in Decatur GA. Buy a commemorative tasting glass for $20 and sample 20 different wines from around the world at participating Oakhurst businesses. You must be 21-years-old or older to participate.  This event is coming up on Saturday, February 27th, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are limited to the first 750 people.  They are available at local Decatur businesses including: Kavarna in Oakhurst One Step At A Time in downtown Decatur in the CVS shopping center Steinbecks in Oakhurst Universal Joint in Oakhurst Wahoo Tickets are $20 in adavance and $25 at the event. If you really want to go, I suggest getting your tickets in advance. Oakhurst is a neighborhood in the city of Decatur. Currently ...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
RE/MAX Executives Office in Decatur Georgia     RE/MAX Executives  314-B Church Street Decatur, Georgia 30033 Sally English and The English Team at RE/MAX Executives specialize in homes and neighborhoods convenient to Emory University and The Centers For Disease Control.  Call us at 404-327-9900 or EMAIL sallyenglish@englishteam.com
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
A much-needed overhaul of Georgia's property tax system might be on the horizon. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) introduced a 47-page bill that features more than 40 changes in the current property tax system and would, according to Rogers, grant homeowners more power.  "The collection of taxes should be fair, transparent and easy to understand. Sadly, the property tax system in Georgia accomplishes none of these things," Rogers said. "This legislation attempts to bring fairness to an unfair system." He said that while home values have dipped across the state, property tax assessments have remained artificially high. His bill, for example, proposes that homeowners can be taxed only for the price of their home.  If you buy a home this year and you don't do any...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
DeKalb County and Decatur Georgia Courthouse Historical Markers Tour of historical markers around the old courthouse square in Decatur Georgia Old Decatur Courthouse DeKalb County historical marker.  DeKlab Couny created in 1822. Namesake Stoneman Raid, Battle of Atlanta, Civil war Wheelers Calvalry Historical Marker, Battle of Atlanta, Civil war Confederate memorial marker at original front of old DeKalb County Courthouse Vietnam memorial at DeKalb County Courthouse City of Decatur Historical Marker DeKalb County History Center Home Page DeKalb County History Center Old Courthouse on the Square DeKalb County History DeKalb County was named for Baron Johann de Kolb, a native of Germany and self proclaimed baron who aided the colonists in their fight for independence.  The City of Decatu...
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
Atlanta Real Estate - Selling your home If you're thinking of selling your Atlanta or Decatur home this Spring, we highly recommend that you do so sooner rather than later to ensure you have the largest pool of potential buyers. Here's why... 1) Reduced Inventory = Less Competition With fewer homes on the market, your home is going to stand out from the older listings 2) Interest Rates Forecasted to Increase in late March Mortgage rates are near historic lows, BUT the Federal Reserve Board's mortgage backed  securities purchase program is set to expire.  Once the Feds stop the purchases entirely at the end of March, rates are expected to rise.  3) Changes to FHA Financing ***        Most of the first-time buyers use FHA financing and as of April 5, 2010, there are some big        change...
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
Home for Sale at 2457 Brookdale Drive - Atlanta 30345 If you are looking for a fantastic deal on a move-in ready home in the highly acclaimed Lakeside High School district, THIS IS IT!  Yesterday, we reduced the price of this 4 bedroom / 2.5 bath beauty by $25,000  -- it is now just $275,000. Located just around the corner from Oak Grove, Sagamore Hills and Briarlake, this 2-story home in Brookdale Park offers easy access to shopping, the interstate (I-85 and 285), and a friendly, quiet neighborhood. Here are just a few of the MANY highlights... 4 bedrooms on 2nd floor (one bedroom is perfect for a nursery!) 2.5 bathrooms (two upstairs, half bath on main) Separate office on main level Formal living opens to formal dining - perfect for entertaining! Spacious family room includes fireplac...
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By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams on the Water)
Decatur for Haiti - Catherine with the Decatur Minute asked that we help to spread the word. Many of our Decatur GA businesses are stepping up to help the Haiti Earthquake victims. The following businesses in downtown Decatur and Oakhurst have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds from Monday, February 1, 2010 to the American Red Cross. Brick Store Pub Cakes and Ale will be closed for a private party, but is still donating a portion of its proceeds. Chick-Fil-A from 5-8 p.m. Fleet Feet Fresche, 12-6 p.m., $25 haircuts with all proceeds going towards the cause. The Grange donating proceeds from their Saturday renaming party and on Monday. Heliotrope HairWerks is offering $25 haircuts and $10 brow waxings which will all be donated. Iberian Pig Little Shop of Stories will hold a spe...
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
Atlanta GA Real Estate Legal Tip:  Filing a Real Property Tax Return in 2010 Many properties have dropped in value since last year, but this does not mean that the property taxes will automatically go down. All real property owners must file a Real Property Tax Return early in 2010 to lower their assessment from 2009 and to have the right to appeal their 2010 assessment. This tax return is not the same as an appeal, and the value submitted by the owner does not set the final assessed value.  However, the tax assessor will review the owner's value and decide whether to accept it or dispute it. The property owner will then have the right to appeal an official assessment that exceeds the owner's proposed value.   This is a separate process. The procedures and deadlines vary by county (usua...
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By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams on the Water)
Medlock Park in Decatur GA 30033 is comprised mainly of brick and frame ranch style homes built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. There are a few larger infill homes in the mix. Currently there are 3 homes on the market ranging in price from $218,000 to $249,000. Most of the homes are 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Some of the homeowners have found additional space in their homes by finishing out the attic space. Recap of 2009 in Medlock Park 9 homes sold in Medlock Park low price of $189,500 to a high of $290,000 Average days on market was 98 days Average list price of $236K Average sales price of $229K The Medlock Park neighborhood is on the north side of Decatur with Scott Blvd/Lawrenceville Hwy as its eastern boundary, North Decatur Rd as its southern boundary, Willivee Dr. as its western boundary ...
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Since this one is fresh in my mind, let's go with a property we received from a national client having been foreclosed January 5th, 2010.  Upon arrival, we weren't really sure if we had the right house.  The mailbox was in front of a house but there was a driveway next to the mailbox leading to another house positioned in the woods behind the house we thought was right.  Checking tax maps and records it appears that property lines may be overlapping and the house may sit on a property line.  With no one in sight to ask, we made an executive decision to approach the house that appeared most likely to be ours...the one with every window smashed out and with what appears to be smoke or fire damage. Upon entering, nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary but it was the day after our January...
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By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams on the Water)
The city of Decatur will test it's new Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren system for installation purposes on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 12 noon.   The test will last about two minutes.  The first official monthly testing of the system will be held on Wednesday February 3, at 5 p.m.  If the weather is bad that day, the test will be postponed until Thursday February 4, at 5 p.m. From now on the system will be tested on the first Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m.  The sirens will sound for about one minute during each testing. While we don't have many tornadoes in Decatur and metro Atlanta, the one we had back in March 2008 was a big one. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. I took the photos shown here the day after the tornado hit as we drove down Dekalb Ave towards downtown Atlanta, G...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Decatur GA Townhome for Sale: Emory University area - Decatur GA - $109,000 2 BEDS / 2 BATHS! Upgraded brick townhome just minutes to Emory University, Agnes Scott College, CDC, and the VA Hospital. This upgraded brick townhouse is sunny & updated and has great floor plan and private fenced patio. Close to Decatur MARTA & MARTA bus line. Motivated seller, and not a short sale or bank owned!  Reduced 25k! We can have a 24 hr contract turn around, even on weekends / evenings & holidays!  Why be the back up contract when you can be the new owner? Only $125/mo fees.  Decatur GA Town House for Sale  
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
Condos and townhomes for sale in Decatur GA - Downtown Decatur condominiums for sale In the heart of Downtown Decatur, on the corner of Ponce de Leon and Commerce Drive, this upscale condominium at The Artisan is officially under contract in LESS THAN 30 DAYS! CONGRATS to Peter & Ashley! The Artisan itself is absolutely gorgeous and offers residents secured parking, 24-hour concierge services, billiard room (overlooking Downtown Decatur), a rooftop pool, spacious club house, guest parking and of course, a location that just can't be beat - restaurants, shops, MARTA and the Decatur Square are at your doorstep. >>> View ALL of the condominiums for sale at The Artisan <<<     Proudly presented by: Kerry Lucasse  ::  Decatur Real Estate  ::    Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group ::  404.432.1844...
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By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams on the Water)
Train with Fleet Feet in Decatur GA - What are your New Year's resolutions? If you're like me every year, it's be fit, eat healthier, etc. Fleet Feet Decatur has 2 great training programs beginning in January. They have a No Boundaries Learn to Run 5K Training Program which begins January 5th. The cost for the program is $75 and the goal is to help you cross the finish line in 11 weeks. The target is the Tour Decatur 5K on March 13, 2010. All levels of walkers and runners are encouraged to participate.  The group will meet to run or walk twice a week, on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. The ING Georgia Half Marathon Training Program begins January 9 for the March 21 race day. The cost of that program is $75. This training is for intermediate runners. $75 for the training se...
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By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams on the Water)
335 West Ponce Condo for Sale in Decatur GA 335 West Ponce de Leon Ave Unit 606 Decatur GA for sale- Listed exclusively by Keller Williams Realty, Jen Bowman 404-456-5024 for $399,000. Here is your chance to live in a penthouse loft in downtown Decatur! This contemporary loft is on the 6th floor which is at the top of 335 West Ponce condos. As you walk in the door to this unit, you'll notice the acid stained shiny concrete floors. On the right behind the sliding doors is a bedroom with ceiling fan, walk in closet with custom shelving and private full bath. The shower/tub has a subway tile surround. Continue into the living area, where you'll see a custom built shelving unit making excellent use of space under the stairs. This shelving unit was part of the work done by HGTV's Designed to...
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By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams on the Water)
Decatur Holiday Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast You're invited to the Holiday Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast.  It's Thursday, December 17th from 7 to 8 pm 2009 in downtown Decatur GA. It's also the last day of Terrific Thursdays in Decatur for the season.  Be sure to stop in many of the shops and restaurants while you are there. They will be open late. The 10' x 10' bonfire will be on the Square. Enjoy the holiday music and visit with Santa.  This free event is open to the public.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! This event is just another thing that makes Decatur GA a great place to live, work and play.  If you are thinking of of buying or selling real estate in or around Decatur, GA contact Realtor Jen Bowman, Broker Associate & e-PRO with Success Realty at 404-456-5024. View mo...
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