kerry lucasse: East Atlanta Home for Sale | 880 Gresham Ave - 10/16/13 11:07 AM
East Atlanta Home for Sale 880 Gresham Ave | Atlanta, GA 30316 FMLS # 5207047
3 bedrooms | 2 full bathrooms
 
Want to live in a prime Atlanta location?  880 Gresham Ave is just a hop, skip and a jump from the shops, restaurants and festivals in the East Atlanta Village.  To top it off, this East Atlanta home for sale is FULLY renovated by Green Stone Design, so if you decide to make this your new home, you'll enjoy an open floor plan, gleaming hardwood flooring and a pristine interior.  
 
For those who love to cook and … (3 comments)

kerry lucasse: 211 Eleanor St SE | Atlanta GA | OPEN SUNDAY - 10/03/13 01:30 PM
211 Eleanor St SE | Atlanta GA | OPEN SUNDAY
October 6, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
 
This charming, recently renovated Craftsman Bungalow at 211 Eleanor St SE Atlanta will be open for your viewing pleasure this Sunday, October 6th!  The seller just reduced the price by $12,000, so this is a deal you don't want to miss.

This Parkview / Kirkwood bungalow offers two bedrooms, gleaming hardwood flooring, a rocking chair front porch, and a fully fenced yard.  You'll love the vintage details throughout, as well as the high ceilings and new and shiny kitchen that opens to … (0 comments)

kerry lucasse: Guide to Buckhead Atlanta ZIP CODES - 09/20/13 04:42 AM
Guide to Buckhead Atlanta Zip Codes
New to the area?  Searching for homes in Buckhead Atlanta?  Trying to navigate the home search process online without a list of neighborhood information and zip codes in Buckhead, can often be a challenge.  The Nest Atlanta team is always looking for new ways to simplify things for home buyers, so we've created several guides to Atlanta zip codes, including the affluent Buckhead community.
 
About Buckhead Atlanta The Atlanta district known as "Buckhead" often brings to mind images of mansions and estates, sophisticated and weathly residents, luxury high rise condominiums, upscale boutiques, celebrities … (0 comments)

kerry lucasse: Just Listed Homes in Inman Park Atlanta - 09/26/12 02:24 AM
Just Listed Homes in Inman Park Atlanta Homes in Atlanta's Historic Inman Park community tend to sell quickly, so if you really want to live in this gorgeous neighborhood, you need to get a "leg up" on the competition!  Having access to ALL of the Inman Park homes that were listed in the last week, direct from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS), should be able to help you find your dream home -- before someone else does!
 
 
Inman Park Homes for Sale Listed in the last 7 days in the FMLS, as of 9/25/2012
For the latest … (0 comments)

kerry lucasse: Under Contract in 14 Days! - 09/21/12 04:15 AM
This Oakhurst Craftsman home is under contract after only 14 days on the market! Oakhurst is one of the most popular and highly sought-after neighborhoods in the City of Decatur, so it isn't hard to see why this home would sell so quickly.   A BIG CONGRATS to the Gorji family -- they did a fantastic job prepping and painting the home before we listed it and it really paid off!
 

830 Oakview Rd | Decatur, GA 30030
Proudly presented (and sold!) by Kerry Lucasse
 
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If you are in the market for new home and Oakhurst is your #1 … (0 comments)

kerry lucasse: Grant Park Atlanta Real Estate Market Report - Grant Park Home Sales in October 2011 - 11/30/11 03:41 PM
Grant Park Atlanta Real Estate - Home Values and Home Sales in Grant Park
Grant Park Atlanta Real Estate Market Report - October 2011
Grant Park Atlanta | Fulton County | 30312 
Data extracted from the First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) 10/01/2011 to 10/31/2011

Single Family Homes Sold in Grant Park Atlanta
Home Sellers are still trying to adjust to the current state of the market, with homes selling at 95% of the current listing price but only 91.6% of price they originally listed the home.
 Read the 3Q 2011 Grant Park Real Estate Market Report

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kerry lucasse: COMING SOON - Fully Renovated Bungalow in Kirkwood Atlanta - 03/04/11 11:36 AM
Kirkwood Atlanta Real Estate - Atlanta Bungalows for Sale in Kirkwood
COMING SOON! 
23 Kirkwood Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
3 bedrooms | Finished attic with family room and office area | 2 full baths
I am thrilled to be listing this stunning bungalow in the heart of Kirkwood.... and have to admit I may have a bit of a "house crush."
The moment you step inside this 1920s bungalow, you'll feel right at home. The gleaming hardwoods, light-filled rooms, and open floor plan draw you in. This home been perfectly restored with many of the period details still intact... along with … (3 comments)

kerry lucasse: FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium INCREASE on April 18, 2011 - 02/22/11 11:16 AM
FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums - Changes to FHA Loans in April 2011
The Federal Housing Administration will be increasing the monthly mortgage insurance premium on 30 and 15 year fixed rate mortgages by 25 basis points (pbs), or 0.25% of the total loan value.  
The change takes effect on April 18, 2011.

So what does this mean to you?
If you are in the market to purchase a home this Spring, then try to find your dream home -- and apply for your mortgage -- before April 18th.
If you can't find a home or condo by that time, then the … (2 comments)

kerry lucasse: You're too late! This Brookhaven Townhome is UNDER CONTRACT! - 02/11/11 06:16 AM
Brookhaven Atlanta Townhomes - Homes for sale in Brookhaven GA
After only 29 DAYS ON THE MARKET, 1196 Brookhaven Glen is officially UNDER CONTRACT! 
If you are thinking of selling your Brookhaven home or townhome, here are a few "lessons learned" from the sellers at 1196 Brookhaven Glen:
The home was staged beautifully  - and was immaculate The townhome was priced at the current market value (even though it was less than the sellers paid for it during the height of the market, they know that they will recoup that money when they purchase a new home) We marketed the home EVERYWHERE -- on our Brookhaven … (0 comments)

kerry lucasse: Holidays in Decatur GA - Get Ready for the Decorate Decatur Holiday Contest - 11/29/10 03:30 PM
Holiday Events in Decatur Georgia - Decorate Decatur Community
Grab your outdoor lights,  garland, and yard "art" and get ready for the annual Decorate Decatur Contest!
On December 19th, 2010, judges will drive through Decatur and pick their 10 favorite homes, as well as one favorite business and one favorite neighborhood.  There will also be one "overall" winner that will receive the Commissioners Cup from the Decatur City Commission.
If you are planning to join in on the fun, all you have to do is pull the decorations out, flip on the lights and call 404-371-9583 to give your address and alert the Decatur judges that you … (2 comments)

kerry lucasse: Dunwoody Homes for Sale - See what was just listed in Dunwoody GA - 11/22/10 03:52 AM
 Dunwoody Homes for Sale - Just Listed Homes in Dunwoody GA
This popular, upscale community is just outside of the Atlanta perimeter and is one of the wealthiest suburbs in Georgia. 
The heart of Dunwoody is the Dunwoody Village and it offers residents top-notch dining, shoping and special events. 
Home values in Dunwoody range from approximately $285,000 for a starter single family home to $2.0 million for a luxury estate home.
To follow are all the Dunwoody homes that were just listed this week, but you can also visit our Dunwoody real estate website to view all the homes, townhomes, condominiums … (1 comments)

kerry lucasse: Learn something new today... 10 Cool Tools for your real estate business - 11/09/10 08:45 AM
One of the featured posts yesterday discussed the importance of learning something new every day.  With search engines, blogs, webinars and resources like ActiveRain, it isn't hard to do.  I spent 40 minutes yesterday doing a bit of research and found 10 cool new tools that will help me (and hopefully you) enhance or grow your real estate business.
Here's what I found after only 40 minutes...
FIRST 7 MINUTES OF MY "RESEARCH" 
Stopped by my favorite website (ActiveRain!) and read through 2 or 3 featured posts.  The first inspired me to learn something new every day and the next was a great summary of the RainCamp … (9 comments)

kerry lucasse: Virginia Highland - Open House on Sunday, September 26 - 09/25/10 03:30 AM
898 Barnett St in Virginia Highland - OPEN SUNDAY from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Located less than 3 blocks from the popular Virginia Highland boutiques and restaurants, this classic Tudor-style home is truly a rare find at this price.
To follow are just a few of the home's many features:
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Partially finished basement with large bonus room, home gym area, laundry room and bath
Garage - it needs a bit of TLC, but you could easily add a new    2-car garage in its place
Gorgeous kitchen with stainless appliances -- including a Thermador oven/stove -- marble countertops, glass … (4 comments)

kerry lucasse: Applying for an FHA Mortgage Loan? New Guidelines in effect next month - 09/22/10 07:49 AM
FHA GUIDELINE CHANGES

Effective, October 4, 2010, HUD will be making several changes to the FHA loan programs:
1.      Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) will be reduced from 2.25% of the sales price to 1.0% of the sales price.
2.      Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium will be increased from .55% of loan amount to .90% of loan amount.
3.      FICO scores will be required to be 620 on purchases and 640 on refinances.
These changes will go into effect for any loan obtaining an FHA Case Number after October 4, 2010*
 
Very Important :::: The FHA Case Numbers will need to … (1 comments)

kerry lucasse: 898 Barnett Street in Virginia Highland Atlanta - NEW PRICE! - 09/15/10 06:02 AM
Virginia Highland Real Estate - Homes for sale in Virginia Highland Atlanta
I am working with a fantastic seller who truly understands the current real estate market.  Although this home has only been on the market for a little over 2 weeks, we are reducing the price from $525,000 to $499,900.
If you are looking for a home in the Virginia Highland / Morningside area, you won't find anything as nice (and charming) as this 1930s brick Tudor home.

If you would like to see this home for yourself, please call Kerry Lucasse at (404) 432.1844 to schedule an appointment.  … (0 comments)

kerry lucasse: NEW PRICE -- 1219 Stephens St in Smyrna GA - 09/14/10 10:54 AM
Smyrna homes for sale - 1219 Stephens Street
NOW ONLY $209,900
Just two blocks away from the popular Smyrna Market Village, this charming home features gleaming hardwoods, light filled rooms and plenty of personality.The fully renovated kitchen with stainless appliances, granite tile countertops, oodles of storage, recessed lighting and a large breakfast bar that overlooks the formal dining room and sunroom. It's the ideal setting for entertaining friends and family.Just down the hall, you'll find a stunning living room with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows that overlook the large backyard. The master suite is the complete package and features … (3 comments)

kerry lucasse: Great time today at the Social Media Marketing Camp! - 09/09/10 04:58 PM
A special thanks to Ross Hair and all of the presenters at today's SMM Camp!
The ideas were flying and I tried to write down (and digest) as much as I possibly could.  Here are a few tips from the camp:
TIP #1 -- Create a Facebook page with a unique name -- not just "Kerry Lucasse, Realtor".  Facebook is getting some good google juice these days, so it would be wise to align your page name with popular search queries.  For example, I just created Atlanta Intown Neighborhoods.  ** Please note that I don't have anything exciting posted there yet, … (11 comments)

kerry lucasse: Let's Get Blogging - 101+ Ideas for Your Real Estate Blog (Part II) - 09/08/10 03:55 PM
The battle with "Blogger's Block" is officially OVER!     Thanks to all of my fellow ActiveRainers, we now have list of not 101 ideas for your blog -- but 125 fantastic ideas!  
Sometimes it can be difficult to break through our writer's block and come up with new things to write about.  Now, there are NO EXCUSES! 
 
Ideas for Your Real Estate Blog
Metro Area Quarterly Market reports Neighborhood Market Reports / Sales Data How's the Market in XYZ Neighborhood? Local Adsorption Rates Most expensive recent sales in XYZ neighborhood or town "Dream" homes for sale in XYZ neighborhood or city Celebrity home … (83 comments)

kerry lucasse: 5 Important Questions to Ask When Buying a Condo or Loft in Atlanta GA - 09/07/10 04:58 PM
Buying Atlanta Condos or Townhomes , Condos and Lofts for Sale in Atlanta
If you are a first-time home buyer, taking the time to ask the right questions when you are shopping for an Atlanta condo, loft or townhome can help you make an informed decision -- and get the most for your money.
To follow are five questions to ask the seller, your Atlanta real estate agent and/or the HOA (Homeowners Association):
QUESTION #1 -- How much are the monthly HOA fees... and what is included? 
The HOA (Homeowners Assn) fee can vary from complex to complex, as well as the coverage.  … (4 comments)

kerry lucasse: Foreclosure Update - This Month in Real Estate from Keller Williams Realty - 09/06/10 04:05 PM
 The latest episode of "This Month in Real Estate" is out it covers the hot, hot topic of FORECLOSURES.
If you are in the market for a new home, this is 'must see TV'.  Take a peek...
 
In addition to discussing the latest foreclosure rates, the video also offers tips for submitting an offer on a foreclosure, timelines and repairs. 
One tip that wasn't mentioned that I think is important -- especially in the Atlanta real estate market:
Many of the foreclosure homes are priced significantly BELOW market value in order to generate multiple offers on the property.  So if … (0 comments)

 
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