north atlanta: 5 Bedroom Rental W/Fenced in Yard = Won't Last Long! - 08/18/17 09:17 AM
Fenced in yard. 2-story 4bed 3.5bath slab home w/ 3rd floor retreat & coat valet. Bed & bath on main. Family room offers Roosevelt Cast Sandstone fireplace. Gourmet kitchen features 42" cabinets, granite countertops, closetmaid shelving in pantry, stainless steel appliances. Huge Master bed w/ trey ceiling & luxurious master bath w/ frameless glass shower door & his/hers closet. Great fam home w/upgrades throughout: granite countertops, framed mirrors in all baths, cabinet hardware & more.

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Tenant Pays: Cable TV, Electricity, Gas, Pest Control, Security, Telephone, Water
Offered at $3,000 a month.
Presented by The Mary Ellen … (0 comments)

north atlanta: 2017 North Atlanta Easter Egg Hunts - 04/05/17 09:41 AM
Grab the kids and their Easter Baskets and head out to one of these fun Easter Egg Hunts in the North Atlanta area.

City of Alpharetta Easter Egg Hunt - April 8th 1-4pm - Face painting, balloon art, petting zoo and rides on a trackless train.  Photos with the Easter Bunny.  An egg hunt for ages 3-6 will start at 11:00 AM- More Details

Milton Easter Egg Hunt - April 8th 10am-Noon - Collect candy from participating businesses.- More Details

Midway Easter Egg Hunt - April 8th 2-4pm - Free activities include moonwalk, obstacle course, slide, games, popcorn and … (1 comments)

north atlanta: 2016 Fireworks in North Atlanta - 06/29/16 10:43 PM
 Fourth of July in North Atlanta offers a variety of activities through which one can celebrate the nation's birthday! Fireworks remain the main attraction on Independence Day. Below are some of our favorite firework displays.

The Fourth of July is an exciting time to visit Alpharetta.  Spend time with friends and family. Pack a picnic and be prepared to have a blast while listening to some fabulous tunes in Alpharetta.

This year’s 4th of July Fireworks display will be held on the grounds at Sweet Apple Elementary school

north atlanta: Sue Jennings Sells Popular Alpharetta Ga Townhome - 02/04/16 03:18 AM
Sue Jennings Sells Popular Alpharetta Ga Townhome
This past month The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team helped to sell a great Townhome in Alpharetta, Georgia.  

The property, located on Canary Lane, is located in the sought after Townhome community of Hidden Forest in Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. This beautiful Townhome is an end unit with an open large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an island for gourmet meal preparation. Hardwood floors throughout the main level and the family room fireplace draw you into this sun filled home. The master suite is relaxing with a sitting area for reading and a large … (0 comments)

north atlanta: Georgia Area Climate - 01/26/16 01:54 AM
Georgia Area ClimateIf you're considering moving to North Atlanta, one thing to consider is Georgia Area Climate. Southerners love living here mostly due to the weather.

The climate of Georgia is typical of a humid subtropical climate with most of the state having mild winters and hot summers. The Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of Georgia and the hill country in the north impact the state's climate. Also, the Chattahoochee River divides Georgia into separate climatic regions with the mountain region to the northwest being colder than the rest of the state, the average temperatures for that region in … (0 comments)

north atlanta: Homes Close to South Forsyth High School - 11/02/15 12:27 AM
Homes Close to South Forsyth High SchoolHomes Close to South Forsyth High School are sought after by many families in the North Atlanta, Georgia area. South Forsyth High School sits on a 10-acre campus in the southern tip of Forsyth County.

With 2700 students, over 200 faculty, staff and administrators, and over 130 classrooms in 8 buildings, it is a thriving and active community of teachers, students, athletes, performers, and achievers!

The Advanced Studies department offerings provide students with a greater academic challenge than the mainstream curriculum. These include Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes.

South Forsyth High School … (1 comments)

north atlanta: Great Golf at Laurel Springs - 06/09/15 04:29 AM
 Great Golf at Laurel Springs 
Great Golf at Laurel Springs is a gated, Golf-Club community with several distinct neighborhoods. The community features a range of luxury homes of various styles and prices to satisfy a variety of tastes and budgets. 
Located in the highly sought after Lambert High School district, Laurel Springs is located in Suwanee, Georgia. The highlight of the community is the 18 hole, Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Set among beautiful rolling hills, lakes and creeks, the neighborhood features an English Manor styled Golf Clubhouse with both casual and fine dining facilities.
Great Golf at Laurel Springs also offers … (0 comments)

north atlanta: Home Search in North Atlanta - 06/01/15 08:57 PM
Home Search in North AtlantaNow that you have your price range and your “Must Haves”, you need to get familiar with what’s out there…


It is important that you scout the neighborhood in person. You live in more than your house.

o Talk to people who live there.
o Drive through the entire area at different times of the day, during the week, and on weekends.

o Look carefully at how well the other homes in the area are being maintained. Are they painted? Are the yards well cared for? Are … (0 comments)

north atlanta: Determing Home Value In North Atlanta - 10/30/13 11:54 PM
Determing Home Value In North Atlanta The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty 678-665-2887
Determining home value in North Atlanta can be difficult when you are considering buying or selling these days. The real estate market has suffered over the years and is now just starting to recover in many cities across the country including the ones in North Atlanta.
In real estate, a home's value is not the same as a home's price.  A home's value is an estimate of what that home is actually worth.  The sales price may be higher or lower, depending on … (0 comments)

north atlanta: Luxury Home Realtor and Golf Communities In North Atlanta - 09/14/11 07:28 PM
Luxury Home Realtor and Golf Communities In North Atlanta
Luxury homes, golf communities and gated communities in the North Atlanta area are what Mary Ellen Vanaken does best!  North Georgia lends itself great to the sport of golf and many golf pros are proud to call North Atlanta their "home".  With that being said, not all Realtors are aware of what it takes when purchasing a home in a golf community or in a gated luxury home subdivision.  This is why it is important that the Realtor representing you when buying or selling luxury homes or golf community homes understands what … (2 comments)

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists (Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team

North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists

Alpharetta, GA

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Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta

Address: 5780 Windward Parkway Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA, 30005

Mobile: 678-665-2887

Office: 770-521-7864

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A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams. Different by design Keller Williams Realty takes a different approach to real estate, one that is built on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results. Mary Ellen Vanaken utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you.



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