Douglasville, GA Real Estate News

By Paul Renton, ABR, e-Pro, CDPE, RERA, Prince 2, SMSTS
(Qualitas Property)
Fifth High School Land Purchased   Land purchase agreements for Douglas County's fifth high school were approved by the Douglas County Board of Education at their regular meeting on February 25, 2008. Additional land is being purchased on Georgia Highway 92/166 to add to a parcel the school system already owns. The site will be over 70 acres. "The projected start of construction for the new high school is within the next year," said Superintendent Don Remillard. "It usually takes three or more years, start to finish, for a new high school to be constructed. When the new high school opens in about 2011 we will need to redraw the high school attendance boundaries to populate the new school." "We are constantly watching growth trends in the housing market and don't anticipate any boundary...
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By Paul Renton, ABR, e-Pro, CDPE, RERA, Prince 2, SMSTS
(Qualitas Property)
Paul Renton | Team Renton | 678-564-3700 6871 Fairways Drive, Douglasville, GA Beautiful Home 2 Car Garage Stone Siding Large Dining Room 4 Br 2.5 Ba Large Basement 4BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $165,000 Year Built 1979 Sq Footage 2,092 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .75 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION UPDATED HOME WITH NEW KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS & APPLIANCES, HARDWOOD FLOORS & PERGO ON MAIN LEVEL, MASTER ON MAIN & ADDITIONAL BEDROOM, FORMAL DINING ROOM & LARGE FAMILY ROOM, NEW GARAGE DOORS, see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat Walk-in closet Hardwood floor Family room Living room Bonus/Rec room Office/Den Dining room Breakfast nook Dishwasher Stove/Oven Microwave Attic Basement ...
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By Paul Renton, ABR, e-Pro, CDPE, RERA, Prince 2, SMSTS
(Qualitas Property)
With the ever changing face of Real Estate Paul & Terri's areas of expertise are a perfect match for today's market. The Renton Schrews Group can now offer their client's True 'Full Service Real Estate'. Within 2 weeks of Paul & Terri joing forces a group of GA builders and Atlanta developers approached them wanting their services, including the number 2 largest builder in GA. Soon to be featured in area magazines and publications they are definately a force to be reckoned with.  Terri Says 'Our Goal is to offer all of our client's from the single residential listing to the national company a Fully committed and personal service. Our Group has highly specialized individuals exposing properties to the market with cutting edge technology'. 'Today's market requires lead generation, captur...
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By Keith Perry, REALTOR - West Metro Atlanta
(Coldwell Banker)
3865 Bently Drive Douglasville, Ga. 30135 sold this week to a proud new owner. This three bed two bath home features a full basement with room to grow and loads of trees making the private backyard a retreat for the new owners. Need help in your home purchase? Looking to buy or sell real estate in West Atlanta Area? Call the Perry's Keith & Robin Perry Realtor® Phone:678-363-1901   Cell: 678-363-0385   Fax:770-920-2250   http://perryangel.georgiamls.com/  
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By Paul Renton, ABR, e-Pro, CDPE, RERA, Prince 2, SMSTS
(Qualitas Property)
  We are really excited to announce the start of our Saturday Night Live Music entertainment. In June, we have two bands performing with us on our second floor. Both bands promise lots of fun, great music and dancing.   Attached is a flyer showing June's Saturday line-up. Just in case you are unable to open it, the bands are as follows:   June 21st - Mickle-A-Do (from 9:00pm) Describing themselves as playing "Fine Celtic Drinking Music", this band is a household name amongst the Irish Pubs in Georgia. A fun, lively event will no doubt be enjoyed by all! (Small cover charge).   June 28th - 60 Yards In (from 9:00pm) Playing classic rock covers, this is a local based band with a popular following. They haven't played in Douglasville for some time so come early to ensure that you get good ...
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By Paul Renton, ABR, e-Pro, CDPE, RERA, Prince 2, SMSTS
(Qualitas Property)
    MAY Spring Concerts on the Plaza, May 3, 10, 24th - 2008 Every Saturday in May, except during Taste for Douglasville Arts. 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. O'Neal Plaza in Historic Downtown Douglasville. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street. Douglasville, Georgia 30134. 770/949-ARTS (2787) www.ArtsDouglas.org JUNE Penny Mac Hydrangea Festival - June 6-7, 2008 Penny McHenry, founder of the American Hydrangea Society, has been featured on TV Shows and in too many magazines to mention. Her love for hydrangeas grew as a result of a friend sending her a hydrangea when she lost her daughter to a tragic death. She propagated that hydrangea and the rest is history. The American Hydrangea Society has grown to have members across the United States an...
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By Paul Renton, ABR, e-Pro, CDPE, RERA, Prince 2, SMSTS
(Qualitas Property)
http://www.southwindstechnologies.com/douglascounty/default.htm The Official Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau Web Site! Just a few miles west of downtown Atlanta, Douglasville is a vibrant community, full of life and charm, with many treasures awaiting you. From the heart of Douglasville's historic downtown, featuring O'Neal Plaza with its cheerful brick fountain, you can stroll down Broad Street and delight in the offerings of the friendly merchants along the main boulevard. Close by is a tremendous selection of dining choices, from quick and casual to formal and elegant. And, depending on the season, Douglasville offers civic, cultural and sporting events to entertain you. Welcome to our charming city! We're sure you'll find the information you need right here on our site,...
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By Tiffany Stevens, Villa Rica & Carrollton, GA Real Estate
(1st Metropolitan Atlanta Realty)
Over the last 3 weeks, my new husband and I have had the pleasure of eating at a Douglasville restaurant called Chaunce's.  The food they serve there is a wonderful mix of Steak, Pasta & Seafood dishes, and their atmosphere is definitely an inviting and fun one.  We have always been greeted warmly and seated promptly, no matter what night it is.   They've had an increasing number of guests each weekend that we've gone, and the live jazz music acts are enjoyable and talented.  I invite everyone to check it out if you're looking for a new tasty location with friendly, knowledgeable, personable staff. It's located directly on Chapel Hill Road in Douglasville, GA, about 1/4 mile off I-20.   If you've had an experience at Chaunce's, let me know!  I'd love to hear more feedback about our newf...
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By Paul Renton, ABR, e-Pro, CDPE, RERA, Prince 2, SMSTS
(Qualitas Property)
Team Renton - Douglas County Market ReportMarket Report for Douglas County.94 Sales - Average Sales Price $168,318 - Sales Price /List Price 95.9% Average Days on Market 119If you want to be one of the 88 or you have specific questions about your area or the market in general feel free to contact us. If you are already listed please call your Realtor.Remember is your Net Worth Higher as a new Buyer in most cases. Or are you still grasping for straws in an over priced home? 80% of listings need to consider this?
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By Robin Perry
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Is there good news about real estate for 2008 - absolutely, "YES". The public is still buying homes and check out the latest news about interest rates at the bottom of this e-mail. Here are the stats from First Multiple Listing Service tax records   Paulding County Stats Single Family ResidenceTime PeriodNumber of SalesMedian Sale PriceDec 2007184$170,000Dec 2006373$165,000Nov 2007229$169,900Nov 2006410$160,200YTD 20074,022$167,90020065,203$162,000    Douglas County Stats Single Family ResidenceTime PeriodNumber of SalesMedian Sale PriceNov 2007191$165,900Nov 2006272$185,750Oct 2007216$179,000Oct 2006293$172,500YTD 20072,779$175,80020063,388$168,000  Cobb Single Family ResidenceTime PeriodNumber of SalesMedian Sale PriceDec 2007521$224,000Dec 2006928$199,950Nov 2007520$214,950Nov 200686...
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By Jeanie Green
(Remax Freedom)
In todays market it is sometimes hard to keep your chin up. Everyday the news tell us how awful it is out there. I know times have changed but I do not think that it is all gloom and doom. It is a great time to be in real estate. Wether you are a buyer, seller or an investor. Things are happening.  Working in the Atlanta/West Georgia market I am thankful that we have not had to deal with hurricanes and wildfires. We have had to deal with a shake-up in the mortgage industry. That has been our challange. FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have instituted several new programs. There are several new 100% loan programs avaliable. I think now is a great time to buy. First timers can now get a home that may need some work done to it where in the past that home may not have passed an FHA Appraisel...
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By MaryAnn McReynolds, Associate Broker
(The Realty Group)
 Douglasville offers some exciting choices for homebuyers interested in a new Swim/Tennis Community. The current downturn in the market has been hard on some developments but many of these active lifestyle communities have proven that they know what buyers want and continue to sell well. I have a client currently looking in RiverWalk Douglasville, I was doing some research on the latest activity there and was surprised to find that they have not seemed to slow down much at all.Tributary GA and Brookmont continue to outpace the competition, these Swim/Tennis Communities are the two fastest selling developments in Georgia. Ryland Homes, Patrick Malloy Communities, and Homelife Communities are currently building in Brookmont. The combination of stylish architecture and gracious amenities h...
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By Abby Roselli, Staten Island Home Stager
(ALR Home Staging and Showcasing, LLC)
The homeowners of this Douglasville, GA home made their first inquiry about home staging over this past summer.  The house, at that point, had been vacant and listed for about a year.  They decided to get it staged to speed up the process.When touring a home to provide a proposal for services, I always take note of things that should be done BEFORE the house is staged.  You wouldn't put on clean clothes if you were dirty or stinky, right?  Well, I wouldn't bring in furniture and accessories if the house was dirty or stinky, either.  Being the homeowners live out of state, they were shocked that my report included that it needed to be cleaned...well, constantly batting away cobwebs is a sign of inactivity...dust bunnies stuck in cobwebbed corners with dead bugs is a sign to clean...a mol...
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Key Access Point RealtyPresents Free  "Where's My Money?" Workshop Saturday, October 6th , 20073:30 pm to 5:00 pmAt Douglas County Public Library  Douglas County residents hoping to make their money work for them are invited to a one hour workshop "Where's my money?" set for Saturday, October 6,  presented and sponsored by Key Access Point Realty that will take place at the Douglas County Public Library.  Limited attendance. Advance registration is required. This Seminar is limited to the first 40 people. Waiting list is available for last minute cancellations.  Please call or see website to sign up.  To Register:  Call. (678) 914.1407 or  Sign up at http://www.keyaccesspoint.com/ or click logo above. Where's my money? Is a phrase you may hear a lot when you've depleted all of your fina...
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Mix & Mingle Open House Douglasville, GA        Host: Atlanta Buckhead RealtyLocation:  Realtor / Investor Open House!4067 Arnolds Mill Overpass, Douglasville, GA 30135 USFMLS# 3562019When: Thursday, September 13, 12:00PMPhone: Javon Hilaire (678) 914.1407 Vmail (678) 369.9146  What else are you doing next Thursday from 12pm to 2pm?Dessert, Drinks and oh yeah a beautiful house to look at. Come join us as we launch our Mix & Mingle Open house where you can network with other Realtors and Investors in your backyard and check out a gorgeous home for sale. Find out what's new and what's not in the Real Estate market. Find out other multiple streams of income you can get into in addition to selling homes in your area. Come early while desserts and information last (Desserts catered by Sweet ...
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By Sybil Holcomb
(Ayres Realty)
In a previous blog I wrote looking for a referral agent and I posted exactly what I knew this referral agent would be getting into with this seller.  The comments I got were all so positive and thought I did a great job being up front about the situation.  I personally believe that being straightforward is always the best way.  Or as my friend Jennifer says "no sugar coat from Sybil".  Well apparently not all our clients or potential clients as in this case feel that way about honesty. A couple weeks ago I received a call from a seller that was getting her house ready to go on the market.  This is a home she has had as a rental for 7 years.  She asked me to go over and preview the home and give her my opinion about the price range she wanted to list it for which I believe was around 173...
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By Sybil Holcomb
(Ayres Realty)
Finally getting through my mail this weekend I came across a letter from the State about my annual Corporation status.  I glanced at it and tossed it into the pile to take to my CPA.  Thought nothing of it.I later thought about it and decided to take a good look at it to see if it was something that I could do so that I don't keep lining my CPA's pockets unnecessarily.  Looked simple enough, just needed to verify the address, officers of the corporation etc. I just need to fill it out and mail my check for $125.  Ok, simple enough.Add it to my TO DO LIST for the time I usually have set aside for those type of tasks.  Sitting at my desk a little later a thought popped into my head about this form I needed to submit.  First of all I have been incorporated for several years and yearly I pa...
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