the mary ellen vanaken team: Cumming, Georgia Homes Close To The Pool - 02/07/16 11:23 PM
 The Cumming Acquatic Center & Near By HomesThe Cumming Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art aquatic facility, in located in the North Cumming area and has two indoor pools for competition and instruction.

  The Center is home to a USA diving club and 3 year-round USA swim teams. Also several Forsyth County high school swim teams and one high school dive team practice at the facility.

  
The outdoor leisure pool is a family favorite and opens only during the summer months of May through September. Kids will love the slide, lazy river, and play structure. Parents and adults love the … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: 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)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Alpharetta, GA Open House 7855 Crownpoint Drive - 01/29/16 12:52 AM
Alpharetta, GA Open House 7855 Crownpoint Drive
 
The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team presents Modern Townhome in Jamestown of Alpharetta, Georgia. Join us Sunday, January 31st for an Open House and fall in love with this home!  
 
Just listed a modern Townhome has it all in the gated community of Jamestown. This beautiful three story Courtyard Home features an open main level. The gourmet kitchen displays a center island, granite countertops, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances.  
 You will love the gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the home. The owner's suite on the second level includes double vanities in the master bathroom.  The third level retreat is … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Alpharetta GA Homes Near TopGolf - 01/24/16 11:50 PM
Alpharetta GA Homes Near TopGolfTopgolf in Alpharetta, Georgia is an amazing golf experience and entertainment facility. Located off Westside Parkway and close to Northpoint Mall, Topgolf includes event spaces and a great food and drink menu. Guests of any age or skill level will enjoy the climate- controlled hitting bays. Topgolf has become one of Alpharetta’s favorite entertainment spots serving more than 8 million annual visitors worldwide. For those who love golf, this is a fantastic place to live close to in popular Alpharetta, Georgia.

Residents in Alpharetta know the area provides a growing business community, mixed with a … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Realtor Madeline McManus Joins The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team - 01/19/16 10:20 PM
Madeline McManus, a real estate sales professional in Alpharetta, Georgia has joined the North Atlanta Keller Williams Realty team of The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team.

Madeline was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and is completely fluent in both Spanish and English. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Marketing, she has a warm and friendly personality. After graduating from college, Madeline relocated to South Florida and worked for four years as a flight attendant. In 2005, she moved to Alpharetta, Georgia where she now lives with her husband, children, and her dog Cookie. Madeline … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Luxury Lifestyle Available Now in Milton, Georgia - 01/14/16 12:03 AM
Luxury Lifestyle Available Now in Milton, GeorgiaThe Mary Ellen Vanaken Team just listed a luxury home located in Highland Manor of Milton, Georgia. An Open House will be held this Sunday, January 17th, from 2pm-4pm at 15810 Milton Point, Milton, Georgia. 
 

This glorious entertainers home on one plus acres comes complete with a private pool, relaxation pond, outdoor grill/kitchen and a short stroll to a river. The home, with a three car garage, shines with hardwood floors, walls of windows and six large bedrooms. The dining room seats 12 comfortably. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with double ovens, a walk-in pantry, … (2 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Alpharetta Georgia Has Amazing Pool Homes - 01/08/16 01:23 AM
 Alpharetta Georgia Homes With Pools by The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team - Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta.


Alpharetta, Georgia provides a growing business community, mixed with a small town ambiance within thirty minutes to the city of Atlanta. Here, businesses and residents alike, enjoy a friendly community complete with a thriving economy and a school system known for its excellence.

Alpharetta is what it claims itself to be: Awesome! Alpharetta offers its residents a thriving culinary scene, luxury accommodations, exciting recreation, trendy entertainment and endless shopping opportunities. The schools are top rated - both public and private. … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Extra Home Security for the Holidays - 12/10/15 10:16 PM
‘Tis the Season for Extra Home Security Posted on November 13, 2015 by Keller Williams Realty International   Protecting your home is always an important topic, but it’s especially so with the holidays approaching. Burglaries and break-ins peak at this otherwise festive time of year. More time is spent away from home and more packages are delivered, leaving your house and belongings more vulnerable than ever. Help keep your home safe by following these  security solutions.

Tips to Avoid Vacation Violators When You Are Away   1. Let your trustworthy neighbor know you are going to be away and ask them … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Effective Home Staging Tips - 11/15/15 11:00 PM
Effective Home Staging Tips
By Karly Howell Staging a home is one of the most important steps in a quick sale. With the abundance of design shows on TV today, many sellers think that staging only includes furniture and that it costs a lot of money, but neither is true. Here are 5 easy, low-cost tips to help prepare your home for sale.      
1)    DECLUTTER!  
You think your cookie jar collection and prized comic book memorabilia are great, but your potential buyer doesn’t necessarily share the same opinion. The focus needs to be on your house and not on the objects inside or … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: 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)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Graystone At Windward Home Purchased by Florida Family - 10/27/15 01:43 AM
Graystone At Windward Home Purchased by Florida FamilySusan Jennings, of The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, sells a North Atlanta home in Graystone at Windward. The property is located in the sought after Alpharetta, Georgia community of Windward.
The home is a five bedroom three and one half bath home featuring luxury living with the Master on the main and fabulous hardwood floors. The lovely two story foyer and family room welcomes home family members. The dining room with french doors leads to a vaulted screened in porch with a stone fireplace overlooking a private wooded backyard. The home offers three large bedrooms … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Everyone Got A Pumpkin! - 10/20/15 01:17 AM
Everyone Got A Pumpkin!The cool fall air was perfect for the Annual Fall Festival & Client Appreciation Day hosted by the Keller Williams office of North Atlanta. Hundreds of people came out last Sunday to Bulloch Hall in Historic Roswell, Georgia to celebrate. Tents lined the property offering a variety of activities.

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team joined forces with fellow real estate agents to create a wonderful day filled with music, food, and laughter.  Face painting, provided by The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, was one of the most popular tents as close to 500 children had their face painted … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: North Atlanta's Favorite Pumpkin Patches - 10/12/15 01:31 AM
North Atlanta's Favorite Pumpkin Patches 
In the United States,  a Jack-o-lantern refers to a variety of pumpkin grown specifically for carving. Large in size, these type of pumpkins have strong walls, and a hollow center. Pumpkins are the symbol of a fall celebration and will be found on most door steps from early October through Halloween.
Pumpkins can be purchased at local grocery stores, farm stands and pumpkin patches. The ideal location to find a pumpkin however is a pumpkin patch. Here you can pick your pumpkin right off the vine and insure you have selected the freshest one. Be sure … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Alpharetta, Georgia Homes Near Verizon Ampitheater - 09/22/15 12:15 AM
Alpharetta, Georgia Homes Near Verizon Ampitheater Verizon is one of Alpharetta's favorite entertainment spots. The Amphitheatre, located at  2200 Encore Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a contemporary 12,000-capacity outdoor concert venue that serves as the summer home to the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and hosts many popular music artists, and comedians.

The Verizon Ampitheater truly is one of the most unique settings for both music lovers and first-time concertgoers. The venue offers concessions, parking, lawn chair rentals, an ATM, shuttle service for off site parking, free Wi-Fi and other guest services.

Alpharetta, Georgia provides its residents with a … (1 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Alpharetta High School & Nearby Homes - 09/10/15 01:20 AM
Alpharetta High School & Nearby Homes Alpharetta, Georgia provides a growing business community, mixed with a small town ambiance within thirty minutes to the city of Atlanta.  Alpharetta offers its residents a thriving culinary scene, luxury accommodations, exciting recreation, trendy entertainment and endless shopping opportunities. Here, businesses and residents alike, enjoy a friendly community complete with a thriving economy and a school system known for its excellence.   
One specific school of excellence is Alpharetta High School. This high school, located in Fulton County Georgia, is ranked 10th in the state.  Here students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses … (1 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Life in Alpharetta, Georgia - 08/26/15 11:33 PM
Life in Alpharetta, GeorgiaAlpharetta, Georgia provides a growing business community, mixed with a small town ambiance within thirty minutes to the city of Atlanta. Here, businesses and residents alike, enjoy a friendly community complete with a thriving economy and a school system known for its excellence.

Alpharetta is what it claims itself to be: Awesome! Alpharetta offers its residents a thriving culinary scene, luxury accommodations, exciting recreation, trendy entertainment and endless shopping opportunities. The schools are top rated - both public and private. Homes are stunning! With golf communities, swim/tennis communities and communities with their own private lake, you … (3 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: 6705 Fox Creek Drive Cumming Ga Home Listing - 07/21/15 11:52 PM
6705 Fox Creek Drive, Cumming, GA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools More $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 2628 SQUARE FEET Listing Agent: MARYELLEN VANAKEN; (678) 665-2887; mary@mevhomes.com; Welcome home to your private retreat with fenced in backyard and a fire pit for your entertainment. This home has a great floor plan that is great for entertaining. Hardwood floors, granite, stainless steel appliances, 6 burner stove, Family room with lots of windows and fireplace, extra added office on main level,Master bedroom has a private deck for your enjoyment. AC units only 2 1/2 years … (3 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: North Atlanta's Common Closing Costs - 06/18/15 09:15 PM
North Atlanta's Common Closing Costs North Atlanta's Common Closing Costs  by The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team - North Atlanta

You’ll likely be responsible for a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing. Your lender must provide a good-faith estimate of all settlement costs. In our area of North Atlanta, a good rule of thumb for estimating closing costs is from 2% to 3% of the purchase price.

The title company conducting the closing will tell you the required amount for:
- Down payment
- Loan origination
- … (1 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Home Inspections & Other Contingencies in North Atlanta - 06/18/15 01:54 AM
Home Inspections & Other Contingencies in North AtlantaTypically there are 30 to 45 days between contract ratification and the closing. During this period we will address our open “contingencies.”

HOME INSPECTIONS & RADON TESTS
Very shortly after the contract is ratified (usually within two to five days) we will schedule the home inspection during a time you can attend. It will take between two and four hours, depending on the property. If you do not have a home inspector in mind, we are happy to recommend some excellent ones. Turnaround times are critical during this phase — often we have … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Nina Sins The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of KW North Atlanta - 06/12/15 11:43 PM

Nina Sins, a real estate sales professional in Alpharetta, Georgia has joined the North Atlanta Keller Williams Realty team of The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team.
 
Mrs. Sins has an extensive background in sales and marketing and has recently entered the real estate industry. She is a graduate of University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in Marketing.  She began her career in sales and marketing with years of experience with local and national accounts in News Corporation’s Free Standing Insert/Print division.  She has settled for the last 20 years on the outskirts of Milton, Georgia with her husband and large family.  … (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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