atlanta real estate: You Purchased Your New Home: What To Tackle First? - 02/26/11 01:28 AM
You’ve finally made it! You bought your dream home and the movers just left. Now what?
If you’re like most new homeowners, the stress of the move is really compounded the moment you look around your new home and really discover the work you have ahead of you. Although the process of unpacking and moving in may seem quite daunting, there is actually things you can do to ease yourself (and your family) into your new home.
The first day in your new home will likely be chaotic as you wander aimlessly, from room to room, trying to make sense out … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate: Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Real Estate Market - 01/03/11 02:27 AM
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the spring market, you should start early to get it sale-ready.  Depending on the upgrades your home needs, it could become very time consuming to complete them especially if you try to do the work in between your day job and family activities.
Major overhauls like redoing bathrooms and kitchens aren’t necessary in order to sell your home.  If your bathrooms and kitchen could use updating you should consider whether spending the money to do it will result in a good return on your investment.  The most conservative approach to selling an outdated … (6 comments)

atlanta real estate: Just Listed - 04/18/10 03:04 AM
Located in Atlanta and just minutes to downtown and midtown in the award winning Morris Brandon School District. This traditional homes features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Full details at: 693 Longwood Drive

Tina Fountain Realtors, an Atlanta Real Estate company serving the entire metro Atlanta area including Buckhead Homes For Sale and Midtown Atlanta Homes For Sale.

atlanta real estate: Fixed Versus Adjustable - 04/18/10 02:46 AM
Although today's homebuyer has more financing options than have ever been available before, typically the two most popular loan types are fixed rate, and adjustable rate loans. Fixed-rate mortgages are the preferred loan type for most buyers today as it carries the same interest rate for the life of the loan. Traditionally, fixed-rate mortgages have been the most popular choice among homeowners, because the fixed monthly payment is easy to plan and budget for, and can help protect against inflation. Fixed-rate mortgages are most common in 30-year and 15-year terms, but recently more lenders have begun offering 20-year and 40-year loans. … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate: Chastain Park - 04/03/10 04:14 AM
Minutes from Downtown and Midtown Atlanta and a neighbor to Buckhead and Sandy Springs, the upscale neighborhood of Chastain Park is one of the most sought-after communities in the area.  Grand homes along the winding roadways are all but hidden by trees and the lush woodland that spans throughout the entire neighborhood.Chastain Park residents are an affluent mix of empty nesters and young professionals as the average price for homes is around $500,000 and well exceeds $2 million. Although there is a sprinkling of condominiums, most Chastain Park real estate consists of single-family homes. Residents of this remarkable community can claim … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate: Marietta Country Club - 04/03/10 04:00 AM
Nestled at the foot of historic and scenic Kennesaw Mountain in Cobb County, Georgia, is an extraordinary golf community boasting over 300 acres of stately homes and townhomes, golf course and amenity filled country club which features a junior Olympic pool with slide tower, five tennis courts, 107 acres of green space and a 28 acre spring-fed lake. The Overlook at Marietta Country Club consists of five distinct and distinguished neighborhoods, which offer luxury homes from the $400,000s and the area's only golf course townhomes from the $300,000s. Specifically designed for those home buyers seeking an upscale and luxurious lifestyle, The … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate: Indian Hills Country Club - 04/03/10 03:46 AM
The Indian Hills Country Club in Marietta, Georgia, is home to a stunning 27 hole golf course, three swimming pools, eight tennis courts and grand clubhouse that just underwent a $4 million renovation. Designed by renowned architect Joe Lee, the three 9 hole courses wind their way through woodlands and feature lakes and creeks, which are all incorporated into the design of the actual course. Golf enthusiasts and leisure enthusiasts alike will love all the amenities and activities the Indian Hills Country Club has to offer its members and residents. A partial list includes a practice putting green, driving range, a … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate: Staging Your Home - 03/31/10 07:45 AM
One of the most important steps to take as you get ready to put your house on the market, is properly prepping and staging your home to make it as marketable as possible. The first part of the staging process is one that is not concrete or tangible: You must disassociate yourself from your house. It's easier said than done, but it's absolutely crucial. Mentally make the decision to let it go and focus on the reality that your house will soon no longer be yours. Say goodbye to every room, and don't look back. Next you must remove anything and … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate: When You Should Pay Points - 03/29/10 04:32 AM
When it comes to comparing interest rates for a mortgage loan, homebuyers frequently have the option of choosing a loan with a lower interest rate by paying what is called points. To put it simply, a point is equal to 1% of the loan amount. For example, with a $200,000 loan, one point equals $2,000. Points are typically paid by the buyer at closing.Although paying points seems beneficial because a lower interest rate means smaller monthly payments, it doesn't always mean it's the right loan for you. The answer to whether or not this is the best loan for you usually … (1 comments)

atlanta real estate: How Much House Can You Afford? - 03/27/10 03:27 AM
Realistically understanding how much house you can actually afford is not only one of the first things you need to get a grasp of when starting the home buying process, but it's also one of the most important. Depending on your particular situation, your budget affects everything from the neighborhoods in which you search, to the size of the home, and even what type of financing is going to be best for you.The best way to determine your budget is to have your realtor prequalify you for a loan. Getting prequalified is different from getting preapproved, because it's only an estimate … (3 comments)

atlanta real estate: Understanding Your Georgia Mortgage - 03/27/10 03:16 AM
Residential mortgages in Georgia are typically referred to as security deeds (or deeds to secure debt). Your lender's collateral interest in your property can come in several forms, such as deeds of trust in Texas and mortgages in South Carolina. A security deed grants a present interest in your property to your lender, technically transferring to title to the lender. However, in Georgia, before a lender can take your property (foreclose on it), they must follow the foreclosure process, which in Georgia can be by nonjudicial foreclosure. At the end of almost every single residential security deed in Georgia, there is … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate: Atlanta - The Ultimate Buyers Market? - 03/25/10 06:19 AM
If you are thinking about buying a home, now may be one of the best times to be a buyer in this current economy. With the current real estate market prices being as low as they are, coupled with the extended tax credit available for several different types of buyers, throw in historically low mortgages, and you've got the ultimate buyers market. On top of all that, Atlanta, and its surrounding areas, is one of the most diverse and culturally rich places to live in the South.
From outdoor concerts to art festivals to some of the best restaurants and … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate: Most Valuable Home Improvements for Sellers - 03/24/10 04:00 AM
If you are putting your home on the market, it's crucial to keep in mind what buyers consider to be the most important selling points of your home.While prospective buyers might appreciate enhancements and upgrades such as a brand new Viking stove, a Sub-zero or a Jacuzzi, they simply won't even halfway consider a home with problematic plumbing or a roof in need of repair. If your house has issues, no matter how minor, today's buyers won't even look at it. One of your best investments to help your home to sell, is taking care of needed maintenance. In years past, … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate: Condo Living - Parking is Always a Problem - 03/01/10 01:50 AM
In addition to any other research you would want to do before buying any type of property, one of the most important, and valuable, components to understand regarding condo living, is how parking is handled.
If you live in an urban area where parking tends to be problematic, you will want to work with your realtor to research the Declaration of Condominium to determine how that particular condo deals with resident parking. Parking spaces that are assigned as Limited Common Elements, or more commonly referred to as deeded spaces, are the most valuable to residents and prospective buyers.
To find out … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate: Virginia Highland Real Estate - 02/13/10 02:37 AM
The Virginia Highland neighborhood, located in metro Atlanta just a few minutes from downtown, might be one of the city's most perfect neighborhoods.
Bungalows and turn of the century condominium and apartment homes populate the character bursting tree-lined streets of zip code 30306. Quaint shops and boutiques located throughout the entire neighborhood provide a generous dose of retail therapy just steps from your front door. Restaurants of all walks of worldly flavor offer varying cuisine types to satisfy even the most finicky of foodies. Parks with walking trails, bike trails and playgrounds that are dotted throughout the entire community are also … (1 comments)

atlanta real estate: Atlanta Country Club - 01/14/10 09:53 AM
Located on 260 acres of lush, rolling hills and landscaping is the Atlanta Country Club and golf course. North of downtown Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, residents of this community enjoy an amenity filled clubhouse, Olympic-sized swimming pool, eight tennis courts, a fitness center and an award winning 18-hole golf course.As the host to many world famous golf events and tournaments over the years, this nationally recognized course is surrounded by historical sites and is renowned for its signature hole, #3, which features a waterfall. The magnificent homes in this beautiful community are situated on private, wooded lots and range from $500,000 … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate: The Benefits of Buying a Home in Acworth, Georgia - 12/08/09 03:57 AM
Easily accessible from both Interstate 75 and US Highway 41, Acworth, Georgia, is a wonderful combination of small town charm and big city convenience.In addition to being surrounded by the beautiful Lake Allatoona and Lake Acworth, this Cobb County city has twelve parks and hundreds of wooded acres that provide trails and sport facilities. For the golf enthusiast, Acworth is also home to the #1 public course in Georgia, Cobblestone Golf Course, which runs along Lake Acworth's banks. For those seeking indoor activities, historic downtown Acworth offers boutiques, specialty stores and antique markets.Acworth has a lot to offer the prospective resident; … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate: Just Listed - Cobb County - 12/04/09 02:35 AM
Exquisite new listing located just off of the historic Marietta Square. The 5 bedroom and 5.5 bathroom floorplan features oversized closets and luxury finishes. The screened in porch with fireplace overlooks the private backyard.
Full details at: 256 Hanson Way

Visit for more information on Cobb County homes for sale including Marietta real estate and Atlanta homes for sale, or we can be reached at 404-842-1555.

atlanta real estate: Just Listed - Cobb County - 12/04/09 02:31 AM
Wonderful new listing featuring 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The backyard oasis is complete with a gunite pool and adjoining jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen, outdoor cabana, outdoor stone fireplace, and secondary building. Complete with chef grade kitchen.
Full details at: 2339 Tayside Crossing

Tina Fountain Realtors, an Atlanta Real Estate company serving the entire metro Atlanta area including Atlanta Country Club Homes For Sale and The Overlook at Marietta Country Club Homes For Sale.

atlanta real estate: Just Listed - Cobb County - 12/04/09 02:26 AM
Brand new listing located in the Nob Ridge subdivision. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms throughout the floorplan including a full bathroom located in the finished terrace level. Private, fenced in backyard perfect for a pool!
Full details at: 760 Nob Ridge Drive

Visit for more information on Cobb County homes for sale including Marietta real estate and Atlanta homes for sale, or we can be reached at 404-842-1555

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