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Will Short Sales Meet the 2010 Federal Tax Deadlines? - 02/27/10 07:25 AM
Will Short Sales Meet the 2010 Federal Tax Deadlines? Will home buyers be added to the list of consumers suffering financial harm because of the actions of soulless Big Banks and major lenders? I am concerned because this may be the last shot first time home buyers have at the $8,000 federal tax credit.
What deadlines? Home buyers must be under contract by April 30, 2010 and then close in 90 days. From IRS.gov "an eligible taxpayer must buy, or enter into a binding contract to buy, a principal residence on or before April 30, 2010 and close on (10 comments)
She's Back: Wanda Is Cruising The Neighborhood - 02/27/10 06:50 AM
She's Back: Wanda Is Cruising The Neighborhood Wanda is back in the neighborhood and she is a real turkey. That's right, a real American turkey. Wanda walks the neighborhoods off Henderson Mill Road and Evansdale Road looking for a mate every spring. If you have seen her in your neighborhood, drop a comment in below with the sighting location. I confess to naming Wanda as a show of respect to her instincts for "wandering" around. This is truly an urban bird. Did you know Wanda's ancestor was the runner up in the contest to name a national bird. The bald eagle (9 comments)
The English Family From Alpharetta Georgia - 02/25/10 07:41 PM
The English Family From Alpharetta Georgia My sister-in-law, Dani English, did a great thing for my husbands family this past Christmas. She hired a professional photographer friend of hers, Nikki Haslett, to take photos of the whole family. It took a couple of hours but we now have photos of my husband Tim's parents, family shots of the Tim. Mark and Paul English families AND individual shots of each grandchild (8 of them). Plus we have shots of the family in various combinations and all kinds of poses.
(My family is on the "right" hand side of the family in this (0 comments)
Short Sale Listing in Tucker Georgia Great Buy For First Time Home Buyer - 02/25/10 07:19 PM
Short Sale Listing in Tucker Georgia Great Buy For First Time Home Buyer I have a listing at 1714 Gloucester Way that will be a steal of a deal for a first time home buyer. This is a short sale. The lender will have to approve the price. That's because the current price is less than the owner owes on the mortgage. It needs some cosmetic love but the "bones" look great to me. The yard is out of control but some weekends with a saw and some leaf bags could perform a metamorphosis on this ugly duckling.
Steal A (0 comments)
Home Prices Reduced to Attract March 2010 Buyers Qualifying for $8,000 Federal Tax Deadline - 02/25/10 01:33 PM
Home Prices Reduced to Attract March 2010 Buyers Qualifying for $8,000 Federal Tax Deadline Sellers with homes on the market for more than 45 days have been encouraged to lower their prices to attract Atlanta home buyers shopping for a home before the April 30, 2010 Federal Tax Credit Deadline. Buyers must have a home under contract by April 30, 2010 and then close in 90 Days. Atlanta consumer advocate CLARK HOWARD encourages consumers to know the specifics of the Federal Tax Credit and how to qualify for the $8,000 off on your taxes. HOMES WITH PRICE CHANGE IN PAST TWO (0 comments)
Atlanta Home Buyer You Must Be Under Contract By April 30, 2010 for $8,000 Federal Tax Credit - 02/25/10 01:07 PM
Atlanta Home Buyer You Must Be Under Contract By April 30, 2010 for $8,000 Federal Tax Credit Home buyers in Atlanta Georgia need to put their home buying efforts in high gear to meet the April 30, 2010 deadline for homes to be under contract to qualify for the $8,000 Federal Tax Credit. Home buyers will then need to close in 90 days. NEW CONSTRUCTION New home inventory is going fast. I met with a national builder this week who is projecting new starts WILL NOT be finished in time to close before the deadline expires. So, you are essentially looking only (0 comments)
3 BR Northlake Condo Under $115,000 | Henderson Park Unit 3 G | 3301 Henderson Mill Rd Atlanta 30341 - 02/24/10 10:47 AM
3 BR Northlake Condo Under $155,000 | Henderson Park Unit 3 G | 3301 Henderson Mill Rd Atlanta 30341 Lots of space in this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Condominium in the Northlake Embry Hills Neighborhood. Pick up a great deal on this short sale. Priced under 2 bedroom units in the same complex. New paint. Very private balcony and patio. Rec room on terrace leve. Must see inside!!!! Walk across Henderson Mill Road to Kroger Shopping center, diner, banks, The Loop and other restaurants. On MARTA bus line.
¨ 3 BEDROOMS. 2.5 BATHS. ¨ Atlanta, GA 30341. Henderson Park Condominiums. ¨ Short (3 comments)
How Much Is My Atlanta Home Really Worth? - 02/20/10 09:55 AM
How Much Is My Atlanta Home Really Worth? No one person can determine what the market will price a home. We can make predictions based on good information, analyze the competition, and review recent sales information for comparable properties. A Comparative Market Analysis(also known as a CMA)will look closely at what "comparable" homes in your immediate neighborhood have sold for and then consider the differences between your home and the homes that have sold. CMAs are performed by licensed professional Realtors. Comparative Market Analysis CMAs use a data base, generally the local multiple listing service (aka MLS) which contains detailed information (0 comments)
Tucker Closing Attorneys: Kareem Maddison, Office of Morris Hardwick and Schneider - 02/19/10 08:25 AM
Tucker Closing Attorneys: Kareem Maddison, Office of Morris Hardwick and Schneider The English Team lists, sells and closes a lot of homes in the Tucker Georgia suburb of Atlanta Georgia so it was no accident we ran into Kareem Maddison soon after his arrival at the Tucker Office of Morris Harwick Schneider. Our first impression was how helpful his office was with the documents sellers need to do short sales. We soon found out he provides this same wonderful service to buyers and sellers. Kareem could not do this without the more than capable assistance of Clarissa Choto and Nicole Warren. They (0 comments)
Is The FDIC Killing Indymac OneWest Bank Short Sales? - 02/19/10 07:46 AM
My associate Robert Hertzog in Phoenix AZ provides some insight as to why some lenders are NOT cooperating on short sales. Looks like their sweetheart deals with the FDIC give them more incentive to foreclose on a loan as opposed to participating in a short sale before the foreclosure. Stay tuned for more info! Sally English Via Robert G Hertzog (Summit Home Consultants): Is The FDIC Killing Indymac OneWest Bank Short Sales? As some of you may already know, I specialize in helping homeowners avoid foreclosure through the use of short sales. Recently, I dealt with a very interesting case involving Indymac/OneWest Bank, that I (4 comments)
Federal Reserve Bank Raises Discount Interest Rate and Real Estate Market Caught in the Headlights - 02/19/10 07:28 AM
Federal Reserve Bank Raises Discount Interest Rate and Real Estate Market Caught in the Headlights The Feds discount rate move not unanticipated but the timing was a surprise. The rate was increased from 0.5% to 0.75%. This is the emergency rate charged to banks when they are in trouble. It is really more of a signaling device of future Federal Reserve Bank moves. However it does represent a tightening of the stimulus measures used to unlock the sluggish national economy. The discount rate is the interest rate charged when Banks have to borrow emergency funds from the Federal Reserve bank. The Wall (1 comments)
GET READY NOW TO SELL YOUR ATLANTA HOME THIS SPRING! - 02/18/10 04:16 PM
GET READY NOW TO SELL YOUR ATLANTA HOME THIS SPRING! More than ever, sellers must have their homes in sparkling condition before they are placed on the market. Competition is intense, because more homes are on the market now than in any other point in recent history. When faced with a decision between two similarly-priced properties, buyers will almost always choose the property that is in the best condition. Only when two properties are in similar condition will the property that costs less hold the upper hand. Buyers are thinking differently in today's real estate market. They are much more likely (0 comments)
Steal a Deal on Henderson Walk Renovated Traditional in Lakeside High School District - 02/17/10 07:16 PM
Steal a Deal on Henderson Walk Renovated Traditional in Lakeside High School District Steal a Deal on Henderson Walk Renovated Traditional in Lakeside High School District My clients called and said drop the price to $279,900. I wa surprised because this home has only been on the market 3 and one half weeks. They are ready to move and have identified a target home. Get it sold was their instructions to me. Here you go:
Swimming Pool Vinyl Liner Tear Needs Repair in Tucker Georgia - 02/17/10 03:33 PM
Swimming Pool Vinyl Liner Tear Needs Repair in Tucker Georgia It is freezing cold here in Atlanta bit I need a contractor usually associated with the warm summertime! This is a shout out to all my blog readers about a referral to a contractor who does vinyl pool liner reapairs. One of my listings in Tucker Georgia has a pool with a vinyl liner that has a tear of about 2 inches in length. The tear occurred when a concrete block (holding a pool cover over the pool in place) fell in the pool when snow was piled up on the (0 comments)
Old Wallpaper Removed Plus New Paint and New Price At Hawthorne Elementary School Affordable Brick Ranch - 02/17/10 07:51 AM
Old Wallpaper Removed Plus New Paint and New Price At Hawthorne Elementary School Affordable Brick Ranch The interior at Melinda Drive brick ranch has been completely neutralized by removing old wallpaper and applying a fresh coat of off white paint. This Hawthorne Elementary School District home is ready for a buyer looking to take advantage fo the Federal Tax Credit that expires April 30, 2010. Homes must be under contract by the April 30th deadline to qualify. This home would be a great starter home. Renovations could progress at a slower pace. Neighborhood of homes up to $1,000,000 so you would (0 comments)
See Inside A Craftsman-Artist Personal Home In Midvale Elementary School District - 02/13/10 05:01 PM
See Inside A Craftsman-Artist Personal Home In Midvale Elementary School District Professional Craftsman/Remoderl/Artist places personal home for sale in Midvale Elementary School District. This renovation was 8 years in the making as all cabinets, bookshelves, trim, stone, marble and tile work was lovingly performed by the owners of this lovely home in the Northlake neighborhood of Tucker Georgia. I have sold a lot of homes and can honestly say the quality of the cratsmanship in this home is exceeded by no home I have seen anywhere anytime. See for yourself.
¨ 4 BRs. 3.5 BATHS. Cardinal Woods Subdivision. Tucker GA 30084 ¨ Renovations throughout home. Nothing original remains! ¨ Two master bedroom suites: one on main floor. Other on 2nd flr. ¨ Two GARAGES with parking for 4 cars. Openers, cabinets, shelving ¨ Outdoor entertainment options include SCREEN PORCH GAZEBO, amazing DECK across back of house, hot tub, SUN ROOM addition: enjoy the outdoors when weather turns bad. ¨ Hardwood floors throughout home. ¨ Recessed lighting throughout. ¨ Wood window blinds & crown molding ¨ FAMILY ROOM: travertine tile fireplace finish. 2 skylights, wall of light. Peachtree doors to solarium. SOLARIUM: great place for plants. 2 skylights. ¨ COMPLETE (1 comments)
¨ 4 BRs. 3 BATHS. ¨ Parkwood Estates Subdivision ¨ Newer construction. ¨ Open floor plan. ¨ Mint condition! ¨ In-law suite. ¨ Volume ceilings. ¨ Well maintained. Ready to move in and enjoy. ¨ Large STORAGE ROOM behind garage! Surprising space.
¨ SPACIOUS KITCHEN is light and bright. Features white cabinets, laminate countertop, ceramic tile backsplash. Double bowl white sink. Vaulted ceiling with lots of volume. Pantry. Ceramic tile floor. Open to breakfast room. ¨ PREMIUM APPLIANCES WITH BLACK GLASS FINISH include a GE electric range (0 comments)
The new Tucker library has opened at the corner of LaVista Road and Lawrenceville Highway (US 29). The new facility is amazing. The interior is very open and well laid out. There is lots of light from the wall of glass along the LaVista Road side of the facility. There are neat sitting areas and lots of whistles and bells. I thought the old facility was adequate but will confess the new building was well designed.
Technology was given major consideration and the facility has much more computer access plus more accessible technology. Putting a (0 comments)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (1 comments)
File DeKalb County Homestead Exemption Before March 1st Deadline - 02/09/10 01:55 PM
File DeKalb County Homestead Exemption Before March 1st Deadline Did you move to DeKalb County last year? If yes, you need to get moving and file a DeKalb County Homestead Exemption Appkication before the Marsh 1st deadline. If you do not file a DeKalb COunty Homestead Exemption Application you will pay as much as twice the amount of tax as other residents of DeKalb County. That's a huge penalty to pay for missing a deadline!!! HOW TO FILE: Go HERE for the DeKalb County Homestead Exemption Website DeKalb County Property Tax Phone Number: 404-298-4000 DeKalb County Sample Form Most counties have (1 comments)
DeKalb County historical marker. DeKlab Couny created in 1822.
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 (0 comments)
RE/MAX Executives at 2260 North Druid Hills Road Atlanta Georgia - 02/08/10 04:01 PM
RE/MAX Executives at 2260 North Druid Hills Road Atlanta Georgia Sally English, Associate Broker for RE/MAX Executives at 2260 North Druid Hills Road Atlanta Georgia is available for real estate advice and consultation. Specializing in homes and neighborhoods convenient to Emory University Centers for Disease Control Childrens Medical VA Medical Center
Neighborhoods we serve include: Druid Hills Decatur Virginia Highlands Northlake Emory Tucker
Do you have a real estate question for RE/MAX Executives at 2260 North Druid Hills Road Atlanta Georgia? Need to know how much your home is worth? Moving to Atlanta? Facing foreclosure. Sally English and (0 comments)
Chinese Retaurants in Atlanta - 02/08/10 03:47 PM
Chinese Retaurants in Atlanta A recent Atlanta Journal contest named the Top 5 Chinese restaurants in the metro Atlanta area as voted on by the readers. The winners included two in my area of town First Place: Little Szechuan 5091 Buford Highway N.E., Doraville, GA, 30340 (770) 451-0192 This storefront restaurant on Buford Highway (inside I-285) has fresh regional food that never fails to satify my cravings for Chinese food. Love the black bean sauce shrimp. Prices have gone up. Lunch is still reasonable.
Second Place: Golden Buddha 1905 Clairmont Rd., Atlanta, GA, 30033 (404) 633-5252 Located near Emory University. (0 comments)
Michelle Vastakis, English Team Buyer Specialist - 02/06/10 11:19 AM
Michelle Vastakis, The English Team at RE/MAX Exectuives Home Buyer Specialist Michelle specializes in finding you homes of high emotional and financial value in Greater Atlanta Qualifications: Salesperson - Licensed by the State of Georgia as a Sales Associate in 2004. Requires successful completion of the salesperson's course and examination. Staging and Interior Designer - Nancy Calhoun Designs in Roswell Georgia and Charleston South Carolina. DeKalb Board of Realtors Member National Association Of Realtors Member Experience: Michelle's hometown is New Bern, North Carolina (New Bern is the gateway to the Outer Banks). Michelle graduated from Craven College and worked her (0 comments)
English Team Atlanta Marketing Plan Part four - 02/05/10 09:58 PM
English Team Atlanta Marketing Plan Part four High Impact Color Flyer Black and white media is going the way of the phone booth. It is a technology nearing extinction. Even newspapers gave in and started using color print. English Team print materials are in full color and represent ALL your homes strengths to the potential home buyer. Your home flyer is available to "drive buy" home buyers from our custom INFO box. The same color photo flyer is available inside your home for buyers who tour the property. Cross marketing of your home with other English Team listings on a full (0 comments)
English Team Atlanta Marketing Plan Part Three - 02/05/10 09:53 PM
English Team Atlanta Marketing Plan Part Three English Team Multiple Listing Services MLS is still the number one resource for identifying your home as a candidate for a potential home buyer. RE/MAX Executives is a member of two computerized multiple listing services. As a member of First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service we position your home located in MLS searches statewide. Your home needs exposure to all buyers coming into the Atlanta Georgia home market: First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS) English Team Showcase Listings in Realtor.com Realtor.com is the nation's largest real estate (0 comments)
English Team Atlanta Marketing Plan Part Two - 02/05/10 09:46 PM
English Team Atlanta Marketing Plan Part Two Correctly Pricing Your Home For the Atlanta Real Estate Market An integral part of the marketing strategy for selling your Atlanta Home is to correctly price your home for the market. You don't want to leave money on the table at closing but if priced too high your home will languish on the market without showings or any activity by potential buyers. It is a fine line to walk and Sally's experience will help you analyze your home's value in the market place. Staging Your Atlanta Home Once your home is ready for the marketplace, (0 comments)
English Team Atlanta Marketing Plan Part One - 02/05/10 09:41 PM
English Team Atlanta Marketing Plan Part One Results driven marketing powered by • Superior technology • Seasoned experience in the Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Market • Proactive marketing to buyers and buyers real estate agents • Constant feedback Sally English and The English team have a long track record of successfully marketing and selling hundreds of homes in metro Atlanta Georgia. Our record of success is a result of constantly adapting to the needs of buyers seeking well located homes with high financial and emotional value. We help our sellers understand the mindset of today's buyer and find ways to (2 comments)
Shallowford Road Community Meeting Sat Feb 13th - 02/05/10 02:28 PM
With SuperBowl, the Olympics, and Valentine's Day all next week .. DON'T FORGET that there's another BIG EVENT next Saturday February 13th... RE-IMAGINING SHALLOWFORD, a Public Meeting How will the Shallowford / I-85 commercial area ("neighborhood center") look in 10 years? What would you like to see happening there? What would make your neighborhood and your home more valuable in the long run? Let your voice be heard in developing a plan for this area. Everyone's input is valuable; we are a diverse community with varying needs. YOU NEED TO BE THERE for this first in a series of (0 comments)
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Sally English and the English Team specialize in neighborhoods convenient to EMORY UNIVERSITY, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL and VA MEDICAL CENTER.
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