the mary ellen vanaken team: Opportunity in West Forsyth High School district in Alpharetta GA - 08/21/17 12:33 PM


the mary ellen vanaken team: Cumming GA Pool Home Quickly Sells! - 06/08/17 08:38 AM
Congratulations to our #Sellers and to our Listing Agent, Susan Jennings on the sale of this amazing home in #LakeAstoria.
The NEW #homeowners are thrilled with these features - wooded views + manicured grounds + fenced-in backyard w/heated Pool + Spa & Fire Pit + fireside Keeping Rm + 12 person Dining Rm + well-appointed gourmet Kitchen w/SS appliances & cream colored cabinets + Finished Terrace Level is an entertainers dream w/Theatre Rm., Rec Rms. & full Bar.
Learn how we got this home #SOLD in less than 2 months! -
The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team
Keller … (1 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Alpharetta Ga Brick Home With Wooded Views - 05/17/17 01:32 PM
Offered at $549,000 
Living is easy in this impressive, brick home highlighting a private backyard with wooded views. Stunning hardwood floors and plenty of natural light flow throughout the home. The residence encompasses 4 spacious Bedrooms with plenty of room for study, sleep and storage. Sleek gourmet Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, stone counters and large island leads to a peaceful screened in porch. Entertain in the Finished Terrace Level with built in bar, exercise room, full bath, and additional rooms.  Located in the Cambridge HS district with Summit Hill Elementary, and Hopewell Elementary School. The community includes a HOA, swim and … (5 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: 1120 Lea Drive in Roswell, GA Offers Gourmet Kitchen - 05/03/17 07:24 AM
1120 Lea Drive, Roswell, GA - Offered at $514,900

Incredible opportunity in Milton High School District. Hard coat stucco home located in Wildwood, a sought after Roswell community. 6 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath home offers hardwood floors flowing thru Foyer, Dining Room, Living Room, Kitchen & Master Bedrom. Updated Kitchen includes white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, Stainless Steel appliances and fabulous island. Master Suite on main provides views of a private backyard oasis that is professionally landscaped, fenced and includes a garden shed. Entertain in the finished basement complete with rec room, 2 Bedrooms and a Bath. Close … (4 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: 12425 Magnolia Cir Alpharetta GA Family Home - 04/27/17 08:59 AM

12425 Magnolia Cir, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005 - This spacious cul-de-sac home w/2 story foyer & finished Terrace Level features walnut colored hardwood floors, & a Kitchen w/granite counters & an abundance of white cabinets. Entertain guests in the Family Rm with built-in bookcases or in the Terrace Level that offers a Bedrm, full Bath, Craft Rm & TV/Play Rm. Fenced-in & private Backyard w/Deck, stone Patio & Fire Pit is perfect for play, gardening or just relaxing. Location cant be beat as the home is located in sought after Seven Oaks close to shopping, restaurants & schools. Amenities include HOA, swim … (4 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: St. Patrick's Day Events in Atlanta, Georgia - 03/15/17 11:14 AM

Who doesn't like a little luck of the Irish? Find your Irish this St. Patrick's Day in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
With Piedmont Park and the Atlanta skyline serving as the backdrop the green beer will be flowing. There will be live bands and DJ's all day. Buy tickets in advance.  In addition to the March 18, 2 p.m. Luckyfest, there’s Lucky Night on Friday, March 17 and Lucky Brunch from 11-1 p.m. on March 18.
2-11 p.m. March 18. $10-44 advance. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta.
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St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party
Come out the Block Party … (1 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Popular Johns Creek Offers New Family Home Listing - 09/13/16 01:51 AM

the mary ellen vanaken team: 584 Cherokee Street, Historic Marietta Georgia - 09/06/16 04:57 AM
This impressive home, located at 584 Cherokee Street, is minutes to the Marietta Square. 

The property sits on a large level lot with shade trees and offers wonderful privacy. Light oak colored hardwood floors flow throughout the home. Highlights include three bedrooms, three and a half baths, sun room with gorgeous tile flooring, large family room with exposed beams, office, living room, master suite with cozy fireplace, and a peaceful screened porch for morning coffee. The terrace level provides great storage and garage space for four cars completes this home. Homeowners will find the location convenient to dining, shopping, Kennesaw Mountain & … (1 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: 4647 Fountain Bleau Ct Alpharetta Townhome Offered - 09/06/16 01:28 AM
4647 Fountain Bleau Ct, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 is a  former Model Home!  Offered at $351,000!
This brick Townhome sits in The Fountains at Kimball Bridge, a small prestigious community in Johns Creek, Georgia. The open floor plan encompasses upscale features, 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and a bright and stylish kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances that overlooks the family room.
Hardwood floors flow throughout the main level of the home that includes a main level bedroom and access to a covered backyard patio with fenced in yard. Garage has potential of becoming additional room. Access to Ga. Hwy. 400, … (3 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: 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

the mary ellen vanaken team: 6845 Woodspring Way - Cumming Georgia's Luxury! - 06/10/16 11:33 AM
6845 Woodspring Way - Cumming Georgia's Luxury!
Masterful design & modern luxury are uniquely embodied in updated 5 bedroom, 5 bath home with private backyard views.  Mahogany colored hardwood floors draw you into the foyer & flow through dining, kitchen & family rooms. Chef kitchen provides stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, tile backsplash & sun-filled breakfast room leading to expansive deck.

Master suite offers large walk-in closet, sophisticated bath with double sinks, spa tub & glass shower. Finished Terrace Level highlights Media & Rec Rooms, Wet Bar, Exercise Room, & Full Bath. Pristine living!

Polo Golf & … (6 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Get Moving With Home Selling Tips - 05/12/16 02:25 AM
Home Selling Tips That Will Get You MovingEight steps to selling your home

Define your needs. Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, "Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?" For example, a growing family may prompt your need for a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move. For your goals, write down if you'd like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin. We will work with you to map out the best … (1 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: 13271 Kemper Road, Alpharetta, Georgia - Open House - 05/05/16 06:08 AM

the mary ellen vanaken team: How Much Home Can You Afford? - 05/02/16 04:10 AM
Deciding how much house you can afford

Your lender decides what you can borrow but you decide what you can afford. Lenders are careful, but they make qualification decisions based on averages and formulas. They won't understand the nuances of your lifestyle and spending patterns quite as well as you do. So, leave a little room for the unexpected - for all the new opportunities your home will give you to spend money, from furnishings, to landscaping, to repairs.

Historically, banks use a ratio called 28/36 to decide how much borrowers could borrow. An approved housing … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: How To Get Multiple Offers - 03/29/16 12:15 AM
How To Get Multiple OffersThe Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta recently listed two homes in the North Atlanta area and within hours received multiple offers on the homes. Ever wonder how homes sell so quickly? It's finding the right agent who will utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. These quick sales are located in Duluth and Woodstock, Georgia.

2741 Old Coach Road, Duluth Georgia
401 Patton Court, Woodstock Georgia 
Hard to find family home with over a half acre in Woodstock, Georgia. Relax in your private backyard filled … (2 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Dive On Into One of These Alpharetta Georgia Pools - 03/23/16 09:34 PM
The sun is shinning here in Alpharetta, Georgia ...... and we are loving it! We've chosen some of our most beautiful homes with pools in Alpharetta to warm you up and get you ready for swim suit season.

From elaborate, uniquely shaped to simple and inviting, these pools make it easy to imagine relaxing in your patio chair as the kids splash around in the pool.
Grab your sunscreen, a glass of iced tea and enjoy!
Now that you have found your favorite Alpharetta, Georgia home you may need to sell your current home. Let's … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: North Atlanta Easter Egg Hunts - 03/16/16 04:29 AM
North Atlanta Easter Egg Hunts
Easter Egg Hunts began in America when immigrants from Germany brought the tradition to the U.S. in the 1700s. The egg hunt evolved from hard-boiled eggs to include chocolate, candy,  and toys.

The Easter egg hunt is one of the most entertaining Easter activitiy the family can enjoy, however the game is especially for children. Without the colorful Easter eggs and the Easter bunnies, the special festive day is incomplete and less happening; similarly the Easter Egg Hunt is also a very much inevitable part of the Easter day.

Below is a list … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Family Home in Adair Park, Cumming, Georgia Now Available - 03/10/16 05:28 AM
Family Home in Adair Park, Cumming, Georgia Now Available
1645 Jasper Court, Cumming, Georgia 30040This traditionally-styled family home, in Adair Park, has been updated and is now available!    Dark hardwood floors in the foyer draw you into the home.  Stylish iron balusters grace the stairs leading to the bedrooms and an upstairs laundry room. The main level hardwoods continue throughout with neutral tile floors in the kitchen.  The fireplace with built in bookcases provides a laid-back life style in the Family Room. This room also has a view of the kitchen creating a wonderful place for the family who likes to eat … (1 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Hong Kong Investor Purchases Second Home - 02/17/16 02:30 AM
Hong Kong Investor Purchases Second  Home Susan Jennings, of The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta, sold the property located on Canary Lane. This town home is located in the sought after Alpharetta, Georgia community of Hidden Forest. This beautiful town home is the former model home.

The four bedroom home sold for $294,00. Jennings states “this is the second investment property that this client has bought from us since August.  He and his wife are from Hong Kong and feel strongly about the potential of the Alpharetta area market.  They are seeking a third property … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Understanding The Home Mortgage Process - 02/15/16 04:14 AM
Understanding The Home Mortgage Process You're ready to buy your dream home, your first home or that vacation home, and need assistance. To make that dream come true you may need a mortgage loan. A mortgage loan is used by home buyers to acquire funds to buy real estate.

The North Atlanta Home Mortgage Process in acquiring a loan includes the following

1. Financial pre-qualification or pre-approval - This helps you lock in a rate, know what your home payments will be, while being presented to the home seller in a positive light. Steps include

- application … (0 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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