homes near emory: Fixing up the House - Declutter First! - 12/03/16 10:41 AM
If you've lived in your house for any length of time, chances are good that it could stand an overhaul.  And, if you are contemplating the sale of your Decatur home in the near future, a few tips might be useful.
Many young families have rooms in their home that serve multiple purposes - dining rooms turned into toy rooms, closets that are overflowing, and hallways jammed with strollers, shoes, and play equipment.  Older homeowners often have homes that are are filled with years of accumulation - their collections and those of their adult children. Most of us could use some de-cluttering advice:
Whatever your circumstances, … (2 comments)

homes near emory: Winter Curb Appeal for Decatur Homes - 12/03/16 08:57 AM
Winter climate in the Atlanta area is generally mild - at least milder than in many other parts of the country.  Temperatures do dip lower, trees lose their leaves, and shorts are no longer popular apparel.  
There may not be snow in the backyard, but cold days and nights are interspersed with incredible sunny days when you could enjoy a picnic on the deck, and many days when curling near the fire or the heat register is an appealing option.
This is a time when most homeowners in Decatur focus on a cozy interior, rather than the bleak exterior landscape.  With a little … (3 comments)

homes near emory: Atlanta Renters Love Dogs - Property Owners Not So Much! - 07/09/16 01:54 AM
Some Pet owners are finding it difficult to lease a property in Atlanta and in the Emory area because many property owners are reluctant to accept pets.
We Love Our Dogs
According to a recent survey by, more than 70% of renters own a pet. In fact, 65% of American households own a pet – 42% owned a cat and 54.4% owned a dog.
Some two-thirds of pet owners have experienced difficulty in finding a rental property that allowed pets.
If you are an investor with a rental property, one of the frequent questions you will hear is “do you take pets”?
There are horror … (1 comments)

homes near emory: Decatur Homes Financing Tips - 05/24/16 07:51 AM
As financing becomes more complex, many Decatur home buyers are mystified by the lending process.  Atlanta Decatur Homes advises Buyers to find a good, professiona llender who knows their stuff, someone who can anticipate any issues that may arise and walk you through them.  We can also recommend our favorite lenders, who are professional and experienced.
Here are a few questions to ask your Lender:
Lock-ins are important when rates are rising – ask how long the lock-in period runs and whether you can get a lower rate if rates drop during the period’ Ask whether you will be required to pay Private Mortgage Insurance (and ask them to explain PMI … (0 comments)

homes near emory: City of Decatur - Something for Everyone! - 04/16/14 07:22 AM
Decatur, Georgia, has become one of the most popular in-town neighborhoods in the metropolitan Atlanta area.   Early citizens rejected a proposal to make Decatur a major railway terminal because they didn’t want the noise and pollution, and subsequent city planners have built a vibrant community that oozes charm and retains the original character of the surrounding neighborhoods. Decatur is a small city that has done things right!

What makes the City of Decatur Great?
Location is always key for prospective home buyers, and Decatur is centrally located just a few miles Northeast of Atlanta,  about 20 minutes from the Atlanta … (1 comments)

homes near emory: Popular Decatur Neighborhood - Medlock Park - 03/14/14 07:12 AM
Reasonably priced homes located within close proximity to Emory University are not staying on the market long.  In fact, the average days on the market for nine properties that have sold since January 1, 2014 in the popular Medlock Park area is 41 days!
Homes in the Medlock Park neighborhood located just 2-3 miles from Emory sell between $150,000 and $270,000.  There are currently 14 homes for sale and 16 pending sales since the beginning of the year.
Medlock Park is an area surrounded by convenient restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and the vibrant downtown City of Decatur is only a few … (2 comments)

homes near emory: Emory Point - Neighborhood Retail Addition - 02/21/13 11:40 PM
Construction for a new retail and mixed-use development called Emory Point has been developing during the past year along Clifton Road near Emory University, and its opening has been anxiously anticipated.

Emory Point is now open and features an attractive main street with shops like Strippaggio, carrying artisan oils, vinegars & specialty foods, Fab'rik, and Lizard Thicket, as well as popular local restaurants like Bonefish Grill and Marlowes Tavern.
While not all facilities are open yet, CVS Pharmacy, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and Ann Taylor Loft, plus a dry cleaner are open for business and 21 shops and restaurants … (0 comments)

homes near emory: Winston Place - Featured Decatur Condo Complex - 01/24/13 01:33 AM
Several  features make condos and townhomes an attractive choice for home buyers.   Winston Place is a charming small complex conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants, and medical facilities like Emory and the VA hospitals.
Winston Place is one of the few complexes in the area with full garages and some one-level units.  It also has a strong Homeowners Association and well-landscaped grounds and pool area. According to the Atlanta area multiple listing service,  two and three bedroom units here sold last year between $200,000 and $269,000.
Home buyers who choose condos and townhomes are looking for well-kept complexes in desirable neighborhoods close to … (0 comments)

homes near emory: Dog Friendly City - Decatur, Georgia - 03/31/12 09:25 AM
  Posted on March 31, 2012by atlantadecaturhomes <!-- .entry-meta --> The Dog Park
Decatur, Georgia is one of the loveliest small cities in the Atlanta area, well-known for its walkability factor, for charming Decatur homes, friendly neighborhoods and fine restaurants and shopping. It’s also a dog-friendly city with some great local Decatur Dog Parks.
In a comprehensive article by Wikipedia, the Dog Park is described as “ a facility set aside for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owner.
Dog Parks are popular everywhere, offering safe exercise areas for dogs and an … (4 comments)

homes near emory: Emory Area Neighborhood - Medlock Park - 03/20/12 06:53 AM
  Posted on March 20, 2012by atlantadecaturhomes <!-- .entry-meta --> The Medlock Park area is nestled between Scott Boulevard, North Superior Avenue and North Decatur Road in Decatur, Georgia. Small well-kept bungalows and brick ranches predominate, with newer construction interspersed. Families and individuals are drawn to the neighborhood by affordable housing and the convenience to Emory University, located less than 3 miles away.

Medlock Park Sales Update
Thirty-seven homes sold in the Medlock Park area during 2011, with prices ranging from $90,000 – $350,000, selling for slightly less than in 2010, The average list price was $192,424 and the average … (0 comments)

homes near emory: Atlanta Real Estate Outlook - 03/16/12 07:22 AM
  Posted on March 16, 2012by atlantadecaturhomes <!-- .entry-meta --> Although the national housing market is showing some signs of recovery, much of the Atlanta real estate market is still playing “catch up”.
There are bright spots in certain areas of the City. For Example, in-town neighborhoods like the Druid Hills/Emory University area are beginning to increase slightly in value and volume of sales. Other parts of the metro area are reeling from numerous foreclosures and mortgage fraud, which tend to affect recovery figures for the the overall Atlanta Metro real estate market. Foreclosed homes owned by banks made up 53% … (0 comments)

homes near emory: Bungalows - Atlanta Home Styles - 04/23/11 03:30 AM
Posted on April 22, 2011 by atlantadecaturhomes
Those lovely low-pitched Atlanta homes with overhangs and exposed porches are often loosely described by  Realtors as Bungalows, meaning any small to medium-sized home built between 1900 and 1940 with an open floor plan, and a single story or story and a half.

The original Indian word, "bangla", was the name used to describe  a small thatched structure for wayfarers.  The British adapted the concept during their colonial occupation of India in the 19th Century, building one-story houses with wide covered verandas and an open floor plan to encourage cross-ventilation in … (1 comments)

homes near emory: Lions Gate - Atlanta Townhomes across from Olmsted Park - 04/17/11 12:11 PM
Posted on April 17, 2011 by atlantadecaturhomes
Lions Gate, an Atlanta Townhome and Condominium complex, is located in Fulton County off Ponce de Leon Avenue  on the edge of Druid Hills. Lions Gateis convenient to downtown Atlanta, the Carter Center and Emory University.  Shopping is close by and the Airport is an easy drive.

This charming Williamsburg-style complex is enhanced by lush grounds and attractive landscaping. Units are priced from the $200′s to mid $300,000′s and are characterized by large rooms with dense moldings.  Many of the units have been recently upgraded or totally renovated.

Lions Gate has the distinction … (2 comments)

homes near emory: Emory Area Townhomes & Condos - Tuxworth Springs, Heritage Two and The Park at Emory - 04/03/11 06:21 AM
Posted on April 3, 2011 by atlantadecaturhomes
Emory University and the Emory Medical Center are among the highest employers in DeKalb County.  Professors, faculty, residents, doctors, nurses, and staff  live in the surrounding 3-5 square miles, generally designated as the Emory Area.
This area encompasses parts of Atlanta along Briarcliff Road and North Decatur Road, nearby Decatur and  the  City of Decatur.  All of these neighborhoods are in unincorporated DeKalb County where the property taxes are lower, except those located in the City of Decatur, where both City taxes and Dekalb county taxes are required.
A casual drive through the Emory … (1 comments)

homes near emory: Clairmont Heights - Decatur Real Estate near Emory University - 04/02/11 02:44 PM
Posted on April 3, 2011 by atlantadecaturhomes

History of Clairmont Heights
The Clairmont Heights Civic  Association has compiled an interesting history of the Decatur real estate in this area, indicating that the land around Clairmont Heights was developed some time after a lottery of Creek Indian lands in 1821 by the State of Georgia, when 202+ acres were transferred to individuals.  According to local historian, Walter McCurdy, by 1860 most of the land was owned by Mr. Ezekel Mason,  an esteemed citizen of Decatur who died in 1879.  His widow, Mrs. M.A. Mason ran a profitable mill in the area … (0 comments)

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