Decatur, GA Real Estate News

By Peter Bourget
(PD Squared, Inc)
Headline: Huge Lot- 3 Bed 1 bath on full Basement!Equity/Spread: $99,000!!!Date Posted: 6/07/2008Property Type: Single Family HouseAddress: 2835 LagunaCity, State, Zip: Decatur, Georgia 30032Part of Town: East Lake - Decatur - Belvedere SubdivisionAfter Repaired Value: $165,000Cost of Repairs: $30,000Asking Price: $66,000How to Access Property: Call owner 678-618-3036Status: Available Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21583080@N07/sets/72157605448794614/ Property Description: Great BIG lot with Fenced in Back Yard, on full unfinished Basement.  3  Bedrooms, 1 Bath!  New super Wall Mart just opened and new Home Depot planned to open soon - walking distance!  All Brick. Description of Repairs: Exterior entry doors, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical,  Gutters, Carpentry, Appliances, Flooring, ...
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By Peter Bourget
(PD Squared, Inc)
Headline: Huge Lot- 4 Bed 2 bath East Lake Gem! Won't last long!Equity/Spread: $105,500!!!Date Posted: 6/07/2008Property Type: Single Family HouseAddress: 2004 2nd AveCity, State, Zip: Decatur, Georgia 30032Part of Town: East Lake - DecaturAfter Repaired Value: $185,000Cost of Repairs: $30,000Asking Price: $79,500How to Access Property: Call owner 678-618-3036Status: Available Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21583080@N07/sets/72157605448741366Property Description: Great BIG lot with Fenced in Back Yard. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths!  Walking distance to near East Lake Golf Course! All Brick. Description of Repairs: Exterior entry doors, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical,  Gutters, Carpentry, Appliances, Carpeting, Interior/exterior Paint, Insulation,  Security System,  landscape and clean upHow Se...
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By Telmo Bermeo, kstrealty.com
(America's Network Realty Group, Inc.)
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By Tom Anderson
(The Anderson Group, Keller Williams)
Decatur is one of Georgia's most beautiful and accessible urban environments. Unlike much of Atlanta, Decatur was designed to be a city you can walk around in. With a wonderful town square and plenty of great restaurant and music venues, Decatur has been attracting both individuals and families for many, many years.Two of Decatur's most popular neighborhoods are Oakhurst and Winnona Park. Both neighborhoods border Agnes Scott and are within walking distance of downtown Decatur. Oakhurst is best known for its smart business and restaurant district, offering a terrific environment for people to get together and hang out. In addition to the great urban living, both Oakhurst and Winnona Park have two of the best elementary schools in the state.Click here to see homes for sale in OakhurstCli...
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By Ursula Lowther
(Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta)
Well it's Sunday and it's cold, dreary and raining. Keith and I are starving and tired of the same old, same old. Where to eat????? We start the typical "Where do you want to go?" "I don't know. Where do you want to go?" rountine. This is a routine that is very frustrating to me. I will name a place and Keith will say no. (You know he is a food snob, right?) So we are driving around Decatur looking for something new. After driving past The Depeaux thousands of times in the past year or so we decide today is the day we go for it.  The Depeaux is located in the 100+ year old train depot. They have a great bar on the top portion and then the resturant in the lower portion. Great ambience. We like ambience. Our waiter, Troy shows up and even though he is from Utah he has a great New Orleans...
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
Pre Foreclosure  / Short Sale Sale Decatur, GA DeKalb 122 Lenore Street, Decatur, GAPRE FORECLOSURE SALE. Offered Below Bank Payoff. Great Opportunity in Quality Neighborhood.Great potential in a great neighborhood and location. Some cosmetic work will make this huge ranch a spectular home. Selling as a Short Sale, priced below bank payoff. Large family room includes buffet bar. Formal living and dining rooms.PROPERTY FEATURESCentral A/CCentral heatHardwood floorTile floorFamily roomLiving roomBonus/Rec roomDining roomDishwasherStove/OvenAtticLaundry area - insideBalcony, Deck, or PatioYard
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By Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager
(http://atlantahomestaging.net)
The scenario:  The homeowner is transferring from Atlanta to San Francisco for a job transfer (lucky man).  When I first saw the home, the owner had received a recommendation from their agent to remove the wallpaper in the kitchen. Given how wallpaper can be a very personal decision, it made sense to remove it.  Fortunately, the owner had a selection of paint colors from which to select.Here's the picture of the home (with the wallpaper).Here's a picture of how the kitchen looks with the wallpaper removed.  The homeowner has also made the move to San Francisco.  As you can see, we chose a nice neutral color (beyond white or cream).Here's the kitchen "after" staging:The homeowner decided to place the home on the market "after" staging to leverage the momentum gained with a new listing.  ...
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
Oakhurst - Decatur Real Estate Formerly one of Decatur's best-kept secrets, Oakhurst's active neighborhood association now brings in thousands of people each year for the many festivals and events, such as the Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite, the Wine Tasting Festival, and the annual Oakhurst Arts Festival. The hub of Oakhurst is called "Oakhurst Village," which showcases some of the finest in local restaurants and shops in Intown Atlanta, such as the Universal Joint (U-Joint), The Matador, Mojo Pizza and the new Kavarna coffee & wine bar.  Other amenities that simply add to the "neighborhood" package include the Oakhurst Dog Park, McKoy park, Oakhurst Community Garden, as well as the historic Scottish Rite Hospital which is now home to The Seen Art Gallery, Palate Wine & Desert Bar, and a...
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
Oakhurst - Decatur Real Estate You hear the horror stories on the evening news.  What is really happening in your neighborhood?  First of all, the Oakhurst market data for 2007 was VERY promising.  Homes on average were only on the market for 69 days, up just slightly from 59 days in 2006. Oakhurst home values -- comparing 2006 vs 2007 Average Sale Price in 2006 = $313,096 Average Sale Price in 2007 = $376,777 (up 17%) The 17% increase is partially due to the new construction homes in Oakhurst, which command a price of $550,000 to $900,000.  To give you a better picture, let's compare the sales of the typical 3 bedroom / 2 bath home: Average Sale Price of a 3 bed / 2 bath  in 2006 = $302,994 Average Sale Price of a 3 bed / 2 bath in 2007 = $345,478 (up 12.2%) In 2008, Oakhurst is also ...
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
This is my favorite Oakhurst - Decatur event of the year.  All of the local Oakhust businesses usually participate, so it is always an adventure to sip some wine at the auto repair center... or the laudromat!   The FUR BUS is also available to take you to the shops on College Ave. The event does sell out each year, so be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time.   Here are all the details from the Oakhurst web site...   "On February 23 from 4 pm to 7 pm, sample wines from around the world as selected by two local Oakhurst residents. Attendees will visit all participating local Oakhurst businesses each featuring a different wine selection to taste.Tickets will go on-sale on Saturday, January 26th at local Oakhurst businesses for a cost of $20 per ticket. Business locations pre-selling tic...
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By Kerry Lucasse, Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group)
More and more people are discovering the charming City of Decatur, thanks to the strong neighborhood associations, multiple special events and some of the best schools in Metro Atlanta.  Because of this, the housing market has remained fairly strong and foreclosures are often few and far between.  I thought it would be helpful for my current investors and future first-time home buyers if I created a one-stop source for the latest Decatur foreclosures.  Be sure to bookmark this page, as the foreclosure listings will be updated DAILY.  >>> View ALL foreclosures in the City of Decatur / Oakhurst / Winnona Park (30030) >>>  View ALL foreclosures in South Decatur / East Lake (30032) >>>  View ALL foreclosures in North Decatur (30033)
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By Eric Mabo, Atlanta Houses, Miami Houses Foreclosure
(Atlanta Houses, Miami Houses DOYEN REALTY, LLC)
Want to buy one of the Discounted Foreclosures in Decatur Georgia? Simply click here for a list of many other discounted homes in all of Metro Atlanta.I want to profile one of today's good foreclosure deals in Decatur here. This is a property in a nice swim/tennis community that was initially priced/appraised at $140K. The property did not sell and so the seller decided to drop the price from $140K to $126K so as to sell it quickly. This is one of those discounted homes that go under contract within a very short time.Get our full list of other discounted homes in the Metro Atlanta area here. 
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By Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Around Atlanta)
2008 is just around the corner and for many of us, that means it's time to write our New Year's Resolutions!If you are like many of my clients, real estate and real estate investing is a tantalizing (albeit intimidating) field. For us Realtors®, taking a class outside of our field can be a great way to relax, unwind and even network! So why not take a class and learn a little more about it from an expert.Emory University's Emory Center for Lifelong Learning provides classes on topics from real estate to travel, photography to cooking, and it's a great place to learn! Most of the classes take place at their Decatur campus, though some do meet at off-campus locations and they have just started offering courses in the Vinings area.Some real estate classes offered are:Buying ForeclosuresLea...
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There are Mexican restaurants everywhere.  Some intersections have numerous of the same restaurants.  One in particular, North Decatur and Clairmont Roads has three Mexican Restaurants.  In this entry I'm only going to talk about the one that matters most - the one I personally think is the Best - Mexico City Gourmet. Let's start with the salsa since the salsa starts us off at most Mexican Restaurants.  The salsa is chunky and filled with flavor.  Some salsas come out looking like ketchup or pureed, not at MCG.  Occasionally the salsa will have extra heat.  But no worries, they have a mild version that quickly tames the heat by mixing the two.  Best salsa I've ever had - period. I guess somewhere along the line when it comes to restaurants I can be a creature of habit.  I always get th...
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By Brenda Richterkessing
(RKiHomes Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Just inside I-285, between downtown Atlanta and Stone Mountain, in DeKalb County, Decatur, the county seat, offers the best of small-town life with all the perks of living in a big city.  Decatur's motto is "a city of homes, churches, and schools," and indeed, with almost 20,000 people it is its own city, but it is also part of the Atlanta Metropolitan area.  As such, it is a mixed-use diverse community with well-established businesses, top restaurants, eclectic shops, hip clubs, live theater, parks, independent schools, and walkable neighborhoods - all within minutes of downtown Atlanta.  With well-known colleges and universities like Agnes Scott, DeVry, Colombia Theological Seminary, and nearby Emory, as well as excellent public schools and a strong sense of community that attracts yo...
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By Theron Your Renal Home/Apartment Locator
(Rental Relocation)
 When searching for a home as an investor, you have to ask yourself if you are investing for an immediate profit or to build financial security for the long run.  It is my advice to purchase investment properties for the long run.  In today's market it is not as easy to flip a home as it was a couple of years ago.  Even if you are in a hot area, houses are sitting on the market a little longer than normal which eats away at your profits.  What ever your goal is with investing, here are some things to consider:  Location-Location can make a difference in picking your investment property.  If the area is already popping with investment activity, you might not get a good deal when purchasing the home. Even the worst home will not be a good price.  If the home is on the outskirts of the pop...
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By Dilsa Bailey
(RE/MAX Executives Atlanta)
Have you ever been to a town loaded with fantastic restaurants, unique and inviting antique shops, and trendy boutiques?  No, then visit the county seat of Dekalb County, the City of Decatur.  The City of Decatur is home to the Dekalb County's government offices, its largest and very active library, various historical sites and so much more.  You can find older Victorian homes, small bungalows and million dollar condos, all within walking distance of the local Starbucks and great schools.  Its small town charm really comes out on movie nights in the town square and volley ball on the sand strewn streets of beach night.  And as if that's not enough, listen to free concerts on Wednesday afternoons while munching on lunch from any of the favored restaurants down on the square.  And don't f...
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Decatur, GA is located just a handful of miles from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Atlanta, but it couldn't be further away in terms of having a more small town, intimate, laid-back feel.  It feels like the type of place where everyone really does "know your name".The centerpiece of Decatur, is the historic Downtown area.  Full of quaint restaurant and shops, you will find few chains here (although, there are a few).   Some of the restaurants we enjoy include:Cafe Alsace - a wonderful, intimate French Bistro.  The tables are kind of close, but that only adds to the ambiance.  The food is incredible and a change of pace from the normal chain food.  A real experience.Brick Store Pub - The happening place on the Square.  This place is full of character and serves your typical pub fare. ...
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By Theron Your Renal Home/Apartment Locator
(Rental Relocation)
Rather than saying the harvest, let's say the houses are plentiful here in Metropolitan Atlanta.  With over 100 thousands homes on the market here in Metro-Atlanta, it is a perfect time to be a home buyer.  For those who are unaware, metropolitan Atlanta covers approximately 20 counties in estimated 60 mile radius around the city of Atlanta.  Whew!!! That is huge and we are growing everyday.  Are you thinking of moving to Metro-Atlanta?  Well now is the time to do it.  On average Atlanta's real estate market is still reasonable despite how large we have become.  With the housing market being so plentiful, buyers have the opportunity to really search for the home that fit their needs.  Depending on the motivation of the seller, you have more negotiating power than ever before. Therefore,...
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By Ava Anderson, Selling Atlanta from A-Z!
(A-Z Atlanta Realty )
I just heard that the city of Decatur and Gwinnett County will be rolling out city wide free WIFI, how cool is that.  This is all possible thanks to a grant provided by a grant from State of Georgia.  These two communities are two of six communities that will be awarded this grant.   This will program will be rolled out in phases begining  this summer. 
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