2008

I’ve been sick for a few days and have not been able to update how I’d like… however, I plan to add much more information to this site in the New Year.

Much is planned and MANY changes will occur not only within the West End, Westview communities but throughout the entire NPU-T.  Being involved in many of the committees,and within their planning-  I can assure you, we plan to hit the ground running in 2008 and HARD.  I personally will be calling on many of you- residents- to be apart of the plans, activities and committees.  The work is hard, but the rewards will be sweeter as we all work towards building a better community.

Our NPU-T slogan and theme this year is: “Dedicated to building on our strengths in clean, safe neighborhoods.” 

The next NPU-T meeting will be next Wednesday at 7:30PM, I will post an invitation and additional info a few days before..

In the mean time, I wish you all an unforgettable, prosperous New Year!!

Why YOU should live in the West End…

We have Krispy Kreme!!

If you haven’t taste one of their freshly baked- warm glazed donuts….you’re missing a treat.  I bought (and ate) a dozen, and  the glaze was just icing on the cake to my West End life 🙂

I can never again purchase a pack out of Krogers….

Get to know the community

before you buy!!

Just a quick rant, brought on by this ad I saw on craigs list:  ” Willard Avenue in Atlanta, 30310. This property has been rehabbed and is ready for someone to run a business out of it, be it assisted living, rooming house..”

(taking off my Realtor hat)

*sigh* First of all- do you know if the residents will want and need ANOTHER rooming house within this community?   I live here, and I can say with confidence- WE DON’T!!!!  Now, I’m all for helping people, but helping people is NOT the issue or objection.  The bottom line, we have more than enough rooming houses and duplexes in this zip code. We have enough challenges without you coming in creating additional.  Buy one already established and run it- don’t create a new one.  I can direct you to a few for sale.

Frankly, I’m tired of seeing delusional amateur investors come within our community, buy up property, attempt to do crappy renovations (while ripping out all the original character the home had)then place the home on the market for some made-up ‘off the top of my head’ price (people must not do comps for the area) lose it to foreclosure and then the home sits vacant and get vandalized by squatters or other..   If you don’t know by now that this is NOT the market (and zip code) for amateurs to buy and flip in, then you really are in the wrong business.  ATTENTION: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BUY AND FLIP A HOME IN THIS MARKET AND ZIP CODE WITHIN THE AMOUNT OF TIME MOST HARD MONEY LENDERS GIVE YOU. – oh – P.S. STOP RIPPING OUT THE DETAILS OF THE HOME YOU FOOL! THESE DETAILS SELL HOMES!

I’m also tired of investors who do not live here, nor care about the community that rent the property to  renters who befriend drug dealers, let dealers loiter around, and leave trash everywhere.  Manage your property or hire property managers.  Let the renters know what can and can not be done in a historic community. Check up on your home- is the outside in order?  Or do they have an entire living room ensemble on the porch?  Are they having a bar-b-q on the side walk? Are they hanging clothes to dry on the front porch? Do they have 5 satellite dishes taking over the front lawn? Is the hurbie curbie put away- or is it still in the street 3 days later? Are they throwing away carpet- did they call sanitation for a pickup? Do they know they need to call?  MANAGE YOUR PROPERTY! If need be, factor landscape clean up into the rent too, and get it done- I don’t want your leaves from LAST winter blowing into my yard after I spent my day cleaning! I also do not need your dead tree limbs falling on my car!

What is wrong with you people?  Do you think when you buy, you only impact yourself financially?  Think again! If your property looks like crap next to mines, my value goes down…sorry, I have college educations to think about- I’m NOT having it.

We’re not taking it anymore in the West End  and Westview community …so just a word of advice, although we want you here- come with good intentions.  Be apart of the solution and not the problem. Come out to our meetings. Get to know the residents and your soon- to- be neighbors. Make sure this is the community for you- and your business plans. This will save all of us a lot of headaches- and spare my blog from more rants…. /rant

Add this one to your list…

TOTAL RENOVATION 4 FIREPLACE, LR,DR, KIT AND DEN. MASTER BAW/JACUZZI, BEAUTIFUL HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT QUALITY

PLUS. OWNER WILL CONSIDER LEASE PURCHASE OR LEASE. BRING ALL OFFERS.

MOTIVATED SELLER. HISTORIC WEST END. WALK TO MARTA, COFFEE SHOP,

ART GALLERY, SCHOOLS AND MUCH MORE…  THIS IS A NICE HOME ON A CORNER PROPERTY,

HUGE BACKYARD AND SIDE DECK! ROOM FOR GARDEN, DOG AND PARTIES!

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NACA’s outstanding mortgage product

NACA has over $10 billion in mortgage commitments for working people to purchase homes on the best terms anywhere with one mortgage product for all homebuyers The Lowest Interest Rate: one-percent below market rate for a conventional “A” credit loan with the below incredible terms:

  • no down payment,
  • no closing costs,
  • no application fees,
  • no private mortgage insurance, and
  • no requirement for perfect credit.
  • The NACA Program has other incredible features which are detailed under NACA Mortgage

Let me know if you sign up for their service! I received many emails confirming how good this program is!

Dont you just love hugs?

This is how I was greeted at the West End Coalition Group, Inc- neighborhood association meeting, with a warm hug and a smile.

The West End Coalition Group, Inc. is an neighborhood association for Westview residents residing on the side of Altoona, Enota, Inman, Mathewson Place etc.

Ms. Uella Calhoun, President- kindly allowed me to join their holiday party this year.The food was amazing- (you know our mature residents can throw down and cook some holiday food!) It was a wonderful treat. Residents connected, children danced and holiday music filled the air, while the gracious President prepared a few plates for a homeless couple passing by.

I look forward to attending their meetings and working with this organization in my role as PRO for NPU-T. If you live within this vicinity- I invite you out. Meetings are held monthly- the 3rd Tuesday starting at 7:30PM within the Westview Lofts (ground floor) on Ralph David Abernathy and Lucille Ave

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