the mary ellen vanaken team: 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)

the mary ellen vanaken team: The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team Exceeds Expectations This Holiday Season - 01/19/15 11:44 PM
The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team Exceeds Expectations This Holiday Season The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team continues to exceeds expectations with their current and past clients. This past holiday season, the team presented their clients with sweet treats from Da Vinci's Donuts of Alpharetta, Georgia. Clients were gifted with an assortment of gourmet donuts and joined the team in downtown Alpharetta for holiday greetings from the team as well as receiving their gifted treats. 
Da Vinci’s Donuts of Alpharetta is the one donut cafe that provides unique, customizable treats and unique coffees and teas that can be enjoyed with family, friends, and … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Why Property Surveys Are Needed - 12/18/14 01:15 AM
Why Property Surveys Are Needed Why Property Surveys Are Needed by The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team 678.929.6529
 

A property survey is a drawing of land showing the property boundaries and physical features. Some surveys also note information such as elevation and soil density. Residential documents typically show the location of houses and other structures, too. These drawings are treated like official records and help settle property disputes, determine land value, and ownership history. The way surveys are created and what they contain can vary and depend on the type of property. Basically surveys create a record of land placement … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Choosing the Right Builder for You! - 11/19/14 11:08 PM
Choosing the Right Builder for You!
Choosing the Right Builder for You! By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team -  678.866.1935
Builder Trade In North Atlanta
 
Choosing the Right Builder for You! Congratulations!  You’ve decided to purchase a new construction home!  But when it comes to selecting a builder, where do you start?  It is important to shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home.  Regardless of the size or type of home, you will want to know you are buying a good quality home from a builder with a great reputation.
There are many … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Unconventional Loans Buyers Should Consider - 11/13/14 09:22 PM
Unconventional Loans Buyers Should Consider Builder Trade In North Atlanta
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Unconventional Loans Buyers Should Consider - Most homebuyers are unaware of their options when it comes to a mortgage. Many think they need a conventional mortgage, ensuring they have 20% of the home's purchase price on hand for a down payment and a good enough credit score to qualify. However, there are other options on the table. For those who might not have the funds up front or the credit history to qualify for a conventional mortgage, there are unconventional ones.
 
FHA home loans. Homebuyers benefit by learning … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Smart Phone Usage by Millennials - 11/05/14 10:27 PM
Smart Phone Usage by Millennials The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team 678.866.1935
 
Smart Phone usage by Millennials, you see them everywhere. At the mall. In the grocery store. On the subway. In restaurants. 


Screens firmly in hand, texting at lightning speed! Ever wonder what young consumers (“Millennials” born between 1980-2000) do on their smart phones? According to a recent study by Builder Magazine, here’s how their usage breaks down:
 
92% - Talking
91% - Texting
89% - Mobile browsing
82% - E-mail
74% - Social networking
63% - Downloading apps
54% - Camera
52% - Playing games
46% - Watching videos
43% - Map navigation
35% - Listening … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Choosing the Right Builder for You! - 10/28/14 01:54 AM
Choosing the Right Builder for You!
Choosing the Right Builder for You! By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team -  678.866.1935
Builder Trade In North Atlanta
 
Choosing the Right Builder for You! Congratulations!  You’ve decided to purchase a new construction home!  But when it comes to selecting a builder, where do you start?  It is important to shop for your builder as carefully as you shop for your home.  Regardless of the size or type of home, you will want to know you are buying a good quality home from a builder with a great reputation.
 
 
 
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the mary ellen vanaken team: Stunning Property in Raslouw, South Africa Now Available - 10/23/14 01:01 AM
Stunning Property in Raslouw, South Africa Now Available Raslouw A H, Centurion, Gauteng  

This stunning property offers the owner many options. The home is perfect for those who like to have their offices at home or have a large family that would like to stay on the same property but in different houses. The property can also be use as a conference facility or a wedding venue.
 
The main house is the jewel of the property, with a beautiful kitchen, five bedrooms, a study, sauna, and jacuzzi . The TV room has a gas built in braai. A … (3 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: New Home Construction Trends - 10/21/14 12:29 AM
New Home Construction Trends The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team 678.866.1935
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With New Home Starts and New Home Construction on the rise all around the country, we thought we would discuss the Hot New Home Construction Trends. These apply also for home renovations.
 
Go Green
The biggest New Home Construction Trend is energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is measured by HERS – Home Energy Rating System. The lower the number the better. A typical resale home has a HERS of about 130. New Construction … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: New Home-New Beginning - 10/20/14 04:28 AM
New Home-New Beginning The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team 678.866.1935
New Home-New Beginning for you and your family is exciting. With new construction communities cropping up in back yards across the nation, understanding the gains in craftsmanship, energy efficiency, technology and financing opportunities is no small task. This is why you call on a Realtor - to introduce and educate you on product knowledge. They, along with the builder representative work collectively to ensure the best possible home “styled” to support your lifestyle!
There is no “One Size fits all” any longer. The builder communities have done extensive research to blend the … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Mortgage Rates Hit 2014 Low - 10/14/14 10:46 PM
Mortgage Rates Hit 2014 Low Mortgage Rates Hit 2014 Low - The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team 
 

At the start of 2014, there was a lot of speculation that mortgage rates would rise to unaffordable levels, with many expecting to see 30-year fixed mortgage rates exceed 5%. However, luckily for homebuyers, mortgage rates have stayed historically low, with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage recently hitting its lowest point all year, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac.
 
Here's what the data showed for the week ending Aug. 21:
 
A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit 4.10%, down from … (0 comments)

the mary ellen vanaken team: Energy Efficiency in Newly Built Homes - 10/12/14 11:34 PM
Energy Efficiency in Newly Built Homes
Builder Trade In North Atlanta
The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team
678-866-1935   With the winter months approaching, and some areas of the country will get cold pretty soon, heating costs will be on people’s minds.  They can potentially save thousands of dollars each year with a better energy efficienthome.   Newly built homes have many amenities such as access to jogging, hiking and bike trails, sports complexes and aquatic centers. Builders and developers are also giving more attention to green lifestyles and energy efficiency.    Almost half of the energy you use in your home goes … (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

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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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