atlanta ga: Looking for Something to do In or Around Atlanta? How About 365 Things? - 03/03/10 02:30 AM

Whether you're new to Atlanta or a native, there's always something new to discover. Our great city is vibrant and eclectic, full of vitality and variety - and that's why so many of us love to call it home!
So newbie or native...do you sometimes find yourself yearning for something new to do? Well, how about 365 things to do?
A new blogsite started about 2 weeks ago that will give you just that - 365 things to do in and around Atlanta!
Atlanta: 365 Days, 365 Things To Dowill feature one new thing to do (and occasionally two!) every day.
Who … (1 comments)

atlanta ga: Selling Your Home? It's "a Price War and a Beauty Contest" - 07/06/09 04:43 AM
I know I won't be the first person to write a blog about this market being "a Price War and a Beauty Contest" - and I don't think I'll be the last. I certainly don't take credit for coining the phrase!
I first heard it at a conference about two years ago, as the market started to shift. And since then, I've heard it almost ad nauseum - probably because it truly is an accurate description of today's real estate market.
So what does it mean to you, as a seller? It means that, if you are trying to sell your home … (8 comments)

atlanta ga: That's Right, Atlanta - You're Still One of the Best Places to Buy a Home! - 06/25/09 08:27 AM
According to Forbes, in an article released today (Thursday, June 25, 2009), Atlanta is among of the best cities to buy a home. Based on criteria such a price per square foot, supply and demand, as well as "basis of change in price per square foot, frequency of real-estate transactions, and how evenly distributed home-sales activity is in a metro area," Atlanta ranks #13 in the Top 25 List.
"The Forbes rankings seem geared more toward each market's current and future potential as a place to buy a home, since some of the cities at or near the top of the … (2 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta, Georgia Wins Coveted Spots in "Southern Living" Readers' Choice Awards | Atlanta, Georgia Readers' Top Pick! - 02/06/09 10:40 AM
In the January 2009 issue of Southern Living, Atlanta and other cities around The Peach State won coveted spots in the magazine's Top Ten lists of readers' choice awards. Appearing in all of the Top Ten lists except three (Best Beach, Best Hotel, and Best Family Destination), Georgia is well represented on the lists! 
Here are the results, as published in the January 2009 issue of Southern Living: 
RESTAURANTS
Best Breakfast / Brunch#3 The Dillard House, Dillard, GA 
Southern Favorites:#1 The Lady & Sons, Savannah, GA#4 Blue Willow Inn Restaurant, Social Circle, GA#6 Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room, Savannah, GA 
Splurge … (0 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta's Buckhead Neighborhood Wins National Attention on HGTV's "Top Ten Dreamy Neighborhoods" - 02/02/09 01:54 AM

Want to live in a dreamy neighborhood?
Move to Atlanta, Georgia's Buckhead!
Known for "old-money mansions" and "new-money nightlife" this trendy north Atlanta district is well-known by locals and visitors, alike. It's a great area to live in-town and still feel like you're in a walking neighborhood: "Buckhead is a shopper's paradise, with two major shopping areas -- Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza -- that offer high-end retailers and great people-watching. The district also boasts the best dining and nightlife in the region, with more than 300 restaurants, bars and nightclubs."
It's not just the wealthy who live here! With 1-bedroom condos … (0 comments)

atlanta ga: ATLANTA - Named one of Top Ten Best Places to Retire on a Budget - 10/28/08 06:11 AM
REALTOR® Magazine Online reports that Atlanta has been named one of the Top Ten Best Places to Retire ona Budget.
The study, which was conducted by Forbes magazine, considered "affordability, inflationary pressures, and job prospects for the 20 percent of those older than 65 who are still employed." It also took into account number of physicians per capita and number of people who rely on Medicare.
We're not surprised! Atlanta really does have it all. The bright big-city lights full of exciting thing to do -- theatre, music, museums, history, professional sports teams, golf courses, and more. And a great proximity … (0 comments)

atlanta ga: ATLANTA - Named one of Top Ten Fastest-Selling Zip Codes - 10/27/08 04:08 AM
According to REALTOR® Magazine Online, Atlanta has made it into the Top Ten list of the fastest-selling zips codes.
The study was conducted by Altos Research, which conducts real estate data from all over the country. #1 on the list - Sunnyvale, California, with an average of 66 days on the market.
Atlanta, Georgia 30340, slipped in at number 10, with an average of 91 days on the market. According to FMLS (our Multiple Listing Service), from 1/1/08 through 10/27/08, the 30340 zip code has had an average list price of $213,805 and an average sale price of $207,160. (Also worth noting: … (0 comments)

atlanta ga: ATLANTA - Named one of Top Ten Best Cities for Business and Careers - 07/29/08 04:14 AM
 

More good news for Atlanta -- and more good news for Atlanta homeowners:
ATLANTA, Georgia has been named one of the Top Ten Best Cities for business and careers by Forbes.com.
"Companies in the U.S. are facing myriad challenges, from the credit crunch to soaring commodity prices to corporate tax rates that are behind only Japan's among developed countries. What is a chief executive to do? Head south."
For the third straight year in a row, the Southeast is home to half of the Top Ten Best Cities for business, including Atlanta. "Common themes for the business-welcoming metros include … (0 comments)

atlanta ga: ATLANTA - Named one of Top Ten Best Cities to Buy a Home - 07/29/08 04:10 AM
ATLANTA, Georgia is in another Top Ten list -- the Top Ten Best Cities to buy a home by Forbes.com.
Described in the article as: "A city that constantly tops our lists of best places for just about anything, Atlanta is a great place to buy a home. With median properties in the $170,000 neighborhood, this booming city is affordable and packed with things to do. Ranked No. 6 on the 2008 Best Places For Business list, Atlanta has jobs and a competitive cost of living. This means taking out a mortgage is a safe long-term decision."
Forbes.com "examined the country's 40 … (0 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta, Georgia - Comparing Cost of Renting vs. Buying - 07/15/08 07:41 AM
Atlanta, Georgia was named one of the "66 Cities Where it Makes Sense to Buy" a home. In a related article, buying vs. renting in the country's 100 largest metro areas was compared to show whether it's a good time to buy in those areas or whether renters should just continue to rent for now. See below for Atlanta's impressive ranking!
"Remember," the article warns, "even within a city, affordability will vary by neighborhood. Prices for rents and purchases in the chart below are averages, including some high-priced neighborhoods and others where values may be depressed because, for instance, they're far … (2 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta, Georgia - One of 66 Cities Where it "Makes Sense" to Buy a Home - 07/15/08 07:22 AM
Atlanta - One of 66 Cities Where it "Makes Sense" to Buy It's just like we tell our buyers all the time - it's the right time to buy! A home is still a great investment - just don't expect to make a fast buck.

According to an article this morning on MSN Real Estate, Atlanta is one of the "66 Cities Where Buying Makes Sense" - where the drop in home values and the "soft" market have made the idea of homeownership increasingly realistic for many.

"With house prices falling around the country, many renters are wondering … (6 comments)

atlanta ga: Tornadoes Rip Through Atlanta - A Look at Some of the Damage - 03/18/08 06:23 AM
If you live in Atlanta, you probably spent this weekend (or at least Friday evening and Saturday) glued to your television or your weather radio, keeping an eye on the severe thunderstorms as they made their way from Alabama into the Atlanta area.
I know I was shocked to hear about the tornadoes that hit downtown Atlanta on Friday night, while the SEC championship game was going on in the Georgia Dome. By some lucky fate, the game went into overtime and kept the thousands of fans in relative safety in the Dome through the worst of the weather, which ripped a hole in … (15 comments)

atlanta ga: OFF THE MARKET! 7937 Stratford Lane, Atlanta, Georgia 30350 - 03/07/08 05:47 AM
The Gebhardt Group just listed 7937 Stratford Lane, Atlanta, Georgia 30350 ~ Sandy Springs

This beautiful home is currently OFF THE MARKET! But we have lots more in our inventory!
If you have interest in this home, we can update you on its status.
For all your North Metro Atlanta real estate needs, call The Gebhardt Group today!
 Subscribe to The Gebhardt Group's Real Estate blog today!
Pam, Maura, Nancie and DeirdreThe Gebhardt GroupRE/MAX Greater Atlanta10220 Medlock Bridge RoadJohns Creek, GA 30097
(770) 751-5895EMail: info@GebhardtGroup Web: http://www.GebhardtGroup.com/ Blog: http://www.NorthAtlantaRealtyBlog.com/
(2 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta Area Leap-Year Activities | February 29, 2008 | Atlanta Botanical Gardens - 02/28/08 07:14 AM
(0 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta, Georgia Ranked #3 on Forbes.com - America's Fastest-Growing Large and Small Metros - 02/25/08 07:25 AM
In our continued effort to post positive real estate news and information regarding our great city of Atlanta, The Gebhardt Group is proud to report that ATLANTA was named #3 on the list of America's Fastest-Growing Large and Small Metros in an article posted on January 30, 2008 on Forbes.com
With a projected total "Gross Metropolitan Product" (GMP) for 2007 through 2012 coming in at a whopping 22.81%, the article describes Atlanta as a "job magnet" epitomizing the "economic boom of the Southeast."
The population in our great city has doubled in the past 20 years and is expected to grow another 11% by the year 2012.
For … (4 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre Named #1 Venue in the U.S. for its Size! | The Fabulous Fox Theatre | Atlanta, Georgia - 02/01/08 05:58 AM
Congratulations to Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre! 
The Fox has always been a prized venue for Atlanta.  The performing arts industry has also recognized it as a leading venue of the world's stage for 2007.
Venues Today magazine has ranked Atlanta's own Fabulous Fox Theatre as the "#1 Venue in the Country for 2007" for venues between 2,001 and 5,000 seats.  The Year-End Report is published annually in the publication's December issue.  The Fox outpaced the other venues in terms of both dollars and attendance.
Billboard Magazine has ranked The Fox Theatre #2 in North America for venues with 5,000 seats or less.  This year-end … (3 comments)

atlanta ga: Georgia Water Shortage | What Everyone Can Do To Help! - 12/04/07 08:00 AM
If you live in Georgia, you know we're in a drought. You also know that Lake Lanier hasn't looked this good in awhile.
In response to the water crisis, Governor Sonny Perdue has mandated a reduction in water consumption by 10% from last winter's usage (December 2006 - March 2007).
To do that, of course, we all need to cooperate. But it's not as difficult as you may think. With a few simple changes to your regular water usage habits, you could save gallons and gallons of water!
The Fulton County government website (www.fultoncountyga.gov) contains all the information you need to conserve water and … (6 comments)

atlanta ga: UPDATED WITH VIDEO! You've Got to "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" | Look on the Bright Side of the Real Estate Market - 11/15/07 06:43 AM
Real estate market bringing you down? Well, in the immortal words of Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters...
 
"Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive"You've got to accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative, Don't mess with Mr. In-between.
You've got to spread joy up to the maximum, Bring gloom down to the minimum, Have faith, or pandemonium liable to walk upon the scene.
To illustrate His last remark: Jonah in the whale, Noah in the arc, What did they do Just when everything looked so dark?
Man, they said we'd better Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative, Latch on to the … (6 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta theatre DAD'S GARAGE | World Premiere of "DATE" | Atlanta, Georgia - 10/22/07 03:24 AM
I am a theatregoer, and like many of my breed, I find new theatre exciting, especially when it's as original and hilarious as "DATE" at Dad's Garage.
Dad's Garage is a great, fun place to see live theatre and improv. In fact, it has been voted BEST THEATRE COMPANY AND IMPROV GROUP by "Creative Loafing, 5 years in a row!
Saturday night, I had the pleasure of seeing a new show at Dad's Garage, in their Top Shelf theatre, called "DATE: The Communication of Love, OR Never Having to Say I Love You."
If you have a spare evening, sometime between now and November 10th, I … (0 comments)

atlanta ga: Atlanta Area Haunted Houses | Haunted Historical Landmarks | Halloween | Atlanta, Georgia - 10/17/07 08:16 AM
Spooky, spine-tingling, eerie...Ghosts and goblins and ghouls...
Halloween is in the air in Atlanta - with the official openings of some of the country's best haunted houses!
If you live in or around the Atlanta area - or will be visiting sometime around Halloween - you may want to visit some of our s"spooktacular" haunted houses and haunted historical spots!
About.com features a page of Atlanta's Top 10 Haunted Houses and Places in Atlanta, including The Fabulous Fox Theatre and Oakland Cemetery. For ghost hunters and thrill seekers, these spots offer year-round thrills and chills.
But for some good, old-fashioned Halloween horror, one of the seasonal … (0 comments)

 
Maura Neill, North Metro Atlanta Real Estate (RE/MAX Around Atlanta)

Maura Neill

North Metro Atlanta Real Estate

Alpharetta, GA

More about me…

RE/MAX Around Atlanta

Address: RE/MAX Around Atlanta, 425 Peachtree Hills Avenue, Ste. 21C, Atlanta, GA, 30305

Office: (404) 919-5565

Mobile: (404) 919-5565

Email Me



Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog