vanessa calhoun: Beautiful Country-Style Ranch W/ Basement Apartment!! Only $255,000 - 12/03/19 07:30 AM
740 Hemphill Rd, Stockbridge, GA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS | 3024 SqFt Quietly nestled on 1.99 acres in a serene Henry County location, this beautiful raised ranch sits on a fully finished basement and is eagerly welcoming it's new owner! The neatly designed open-concept kitchen features upgraded counter tops, stainless steel appliances and exquisitely installed tile flooring. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the space of the main level bedrooms and beautifully upgraded bathrooms! This spacious home also includes a finished basement that boasts two additional bedrooms, a … (4 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Student loans...the hellish gift that keeps giving!!! - 09/11/19 08:39 PM
Picture it.......Atlanta, 2019 You've been working your dream job for quite some time and your salary is enough to support your lifestyle and accumulate a pretty decent amount of savings. You've accomplished a lot in obtaining multiple and/or advanced degrees and you're finally enjoying the fruits of your labor. decide that now's the perfect time to buy a home. Since you're paying 1800 per month in rent, you figure that handling a similar mortgage would be as easy as taking candy from a sleeping baby. You drive around town to get a feel for your desired neighborhoods and you're finally … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Trust me...It's really okay to toot your own horn! - 08/20/19 08:18 PM
I must admit something…I’m not too keen on tooting my own horn.
A few months ago, I sat in front of my laptop contemplating writing my real estate biography. For those who aren’t in the business, the bio is a snippet that describes the person by who they are, their works, and their accomplishments. After googling several top-notch bios, I gleefully opened my laptop and began to write my own. Two days later, I had a single sentence that simply read.
“Vanessa Calhoun, a single mother of one son, is originally from Newnan, GA.”
Yep…that’s it. I managed to contain twelve years of industry … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Home Buying Tips - #1 Buying strategies in a competitive market - 05/22/19 07:49 AM
"How could anything be so humanly impossible??"......
Hearing a client utter those words was as crushing as a crystal wine glass landing on a wooden floor. It hurt. I felt the pain and anguish that resounded in her frustrated voice.
She was crushed and so was I.
We were just notified that we'd lost out on another home to a different purchaser. This was the 8th offer we'd made and the 8th rejection we'd received (with no wine in sight). The market in which she was looking had become SUPER competitive (especially in her price range of $100,000) and we were constantly finding ourselves fighting … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Beautiful Douglasville home...NEARLY NEW!! Price Adjusted $209,900!! - 05/15/19 09:29 AM
Search current inventory of beautiful Douglas County homes for sale
Listing DetailsNearly New 4 bdrm/3 bth home!!!8978 Western Pines Dr, Douglasville, GA
Price: $215,000
MLS number: 6542099
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2084
Call Vanessa Calhoun at 470-209-8136 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.
A Beautiful Gem In An Established NeighborhoodThis beautiful home sits in a neatly tucked alcove in one of Douglasville's well established neighborhoods! Enjoy tree lined streets and beautiful scenery as you drive through the winding roads to your new home!
     Click here to view additional interior photos 
This amazing home was completely rebuilt in 2018!!! From it's … (5 comments)

vanessa calhoun: 2 Ambrey Ln - Just Sold For Top Dollar In Madison Park, Newnan!! - 08/02/18 02:32 PM
My team and I were able to get our super sweet Sellers TOP DOLLAR for this beautiful 4 bdrm/ 2.5 bath home!!!
What's more??? We sold it in just 9 DAYS and we can do the same FOR YOU!!!
If you want to know how recent home sales have affected your home's value or maybe you'd like a free "no hassle" consultation on how my team and I can help you get TOP DOLLAR for your home, click below!!!
Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Just Sold! Get the Info! Search … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Need More Space??? Look no further!!! - 07/06/18 01:34 PM
6315 Stonelake Dr SW, Atlanta, GA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS | 4 (4 full ) BATHROOMS | 3732 SQUARE FEET NEED MORE SPACE???? With soaring ceilings and a spaciously open floorplan, this delightful home depicts the perfect combination of style and affordability! Located in the pastoral settings of South Fulton, this home is sure to please the most discriminating tastes!
In addition to an in-law/ teen suite, the main level of this home features a two story foyer and separate great room, a formal dining … (0 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Awesome Atlanta Investment Opportunity!! Only $69,900!!! - 09/19/17 12:16 PM
Great opportunity to own a fabulous 3 bdrm/ 1 bath investment home in Atlanta! With easy access to I-285 & I-20, this home is sure to please the savvy investor!!! This awesome four sided brick ranch features a newer roof (less than five years old) and newer water heater (less than a year old)! Situated on a nice corner lot, this home will provide excellent passive income for years to come! Some interior TLC needed! Inbox for additional details!!! Listed for $69,900. Marketed by Vanessa Calhoun w/ BHGRE Metro Brokers. GAMLS/FMLS 8259317/5908996. Tel 678-406-8432/404-843-2500. Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps … (0 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Excellent Purchase & Flip Opportunity Near Atl Beltline!!! - 08/18/17 06:54 AM
2040 Beecher Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 1179 SQUARE FEET ***INVESTOR SPECIAL*** Awesome investment opportunity in up and coming Atlanta neighborhood. Located within minutes to the West End Trail of the Atlanta Beltline, this home presents the perfect opportunity for the savvy investor! Tenant occupied. Property to be shown during due diligence period only. Follow This Home! Search All Homes For Sale Free Home Values Homes Close to Where You Work Mortgage & Refinance … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Absolutely Adorable Country Home On 12+ Sprawling Acres!!! - 08/16/17 06:46 PM
3139 Roscoe Rd, Newnan, GA Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews Follow This Home! Newnan Search All Homes For Sale Free Home Values Homes Close to Where You Work Mortgage & Refinance FREE HUD Report: How to Buy Presented By: The Vanessa Calhoun Team Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers 470-209-8136 Licensed In: GA License #: 316636
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1400 SQUARE FEET This absolutely beautiful and quaint country cottage is primed and ready for it's new owner! … (0 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Is Your Lack Of A Downpayment Preventing You From Purchasing A Home?? - 08/25/15 01:47 AM's no secret that our current real estate market is on FIRE!!! Especially in our markets in Coweta, Fayette, Fulton, and Henry County, well priced homes are selling faster than the hotcakes at IHOP on a beautiful Saturday morning. Smart buyers are noticing exceptional deals and taking every opportunity to capitalize on them.
Have you been considering purchasing a home, but are worried that your income isn't substantial enough to qualify? Or maybe you have very little funds for a down payment?
Well...there are viable options for homeownership for families such as yours!
The USDA Rural Development Loan Program has … (5 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Beautiful Ranch On 1.3 Acres For Only $109,900!!! 100% Fin Available!! - 04/04/15 12:36 AM

$109,900, 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1434 sqft.  

vanessa calhoun: Want a new home by Springtime....need help with downpayment???? - 02/15/15 11:38 PM
Oh...but it's cold outside! Of course it is...Old man Winter is still ferverently blowing his chilling winds. However, there's one thing that we know for sure...
Now....whether it arrives, next week, next month, or in the middle of June is completely up to Mother Nature and the Region of the Country in which you live. However, as for me and my lovely peach people in Georgia, we're looking forward to some nice Spring whether within the next 4-6 weeks....and what works well with beautiful Spring-like temperatures????? You guessed it....BUYING A NEW HOME!!!
It's the … (0 comments)

vanessa calhoun: One Hurdle Cleared......One More To Go!!!! - 12/05/14 01:36 AM
The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 provided distressed homeowners with the ability to sell their homes via short sale without having to worry about including the amount of the waived balance in their yearly tax calculations. Prior to 2007, short sellers were provided a 1099 for the amount of the waived balance and it was taxed as additional income. 
The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act of 2007 provided distressed homeowners with an avenue that provided an additional level of comfort and relief from additional financial strains. Since many of these homeowners were already steadily sinking lower and lower into massive … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: No If's, And's, Or But's About It.....YOU NEED A BUYER'S AGENT!!! - 11/30/14 11:19 PM
Finding the "perfect deal" in real estate considers many different aspects. I mean, just trying to determine market trends and neighborhood stabilization rates alone can be quite a headache for a first time homebuyer who doesn't have an agent. In fact, how would you know what information to research or where to even look to find the information??? It can become quite confusing and disheartening!
 This was my complete thought process when I received a phone call from a young couple who'd been pre-approved for a loan (for their first home) and decided that they would "save money" by only working … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: New Fannie Mae Short Sale Procedures....AGAIN!!!! - 11/24/14 11:46 PM
Well...another nights sleep springs forth another email from Bank of America's Agent Resource Center about one of my favorite subjects....SHORT SALES!!! More specifically, facilitating Fannie Mae short sales. It appears that we now have yet another process to store in our memory banks and add to our plethora of questions that we ask at the Seller's kitchen table.
Fannie Mae has issued another directive mandating that their short sales are processed through their Homepath for Short Sales system. One major benefit (and possibly the only benefit) that I've noticed is that they have a "Request A List Price Guidance" feature which … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Believing in's not just a catch phrase!!! - 11/03/14 09:45 AM
Normally, I tend to write about the happenings (good and bad) of my experiences in the Real Estate community. I mean, really, that's my passion. I guess I can be defined as a Real Estate junkie....
However, after having several conversations with a friend, I've been reminded of something more important than just the superficial. I've been reminded of the power of believing in yourself and your own capabilities to live your dreams....regardless of what that they may be.
As a single mother of a 19 year old son, I've told him about a gazillion times that the only true limitations … (2 comments)

vanessa calhoun: More Changes to HUD's FHA Pre-Foreclosure Sales Program!!! - 10/29/14 12:17 AM
Ahhh.....another Tuesday and another email from Bank of America announcing yet another change with their short sale processing guidelines. HUD has just announced that now, their Servicers will NOT review any offers presented within the first 15 days of MLS exposure.

Sounds reasonable, right????'s the "Gotcha"....
It appears that this 15 day MLS exposure time clock begins ticking when the property is listed within the appropriate price as valuated by the FHA "As-is" appraisal.
What does this mean????
It's quite simple, it means that if you're lucky enough to contract the property at a price that's reflective of the … (0 comments)

vanessa calhoun: Spacious 4 bdrm/ 2.5 bth In Swim/Tennis Community! Only $179,880!!! - 10/17/14 04:52 AM

$179,880, 4Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 2825 sqft.  

vanessa calhoun: Cute as a button!!! 3 bdrm/ 2 bth Ranch w/ Upgrades Galore!!! - 10/07/14 11:55 AM

$61,300, 3Bd/2Ba Single Family House, 1162 sqft.