Jazz in the Parlour…

that title reminds me of Brooklyn…in my last home (my NY home) we had a “Parlour” .  This room, in many brownstones would have the baby grand piano… I didn’t have the piano but I had/have many Miles, Etta, Ella, Billie and Coltrane records.. that’s right- records!! (ok, ok…I do have some on CD also-lol)

…Which reminds me, I’m looking to purchase a piano- a baby grand.  I  was advisedto keep CraigsList and Freecycle.org on watch- but I’ve only seen uprights offered.  Please keep an eye out for me….maybe I can barter for one, I have kids that can do yard work, ages 7 & 4..-nothing wrong with a little child labor for musical enjoyment, right?  😉

Anyway……

This Sunday- there will be Dinner and  “Jazz in the Parlour” ( wonder if Khe-Khe’s will provide the food- I’m SO there if they will… have you had their sweet potatoes? manmmmmm)

Featuring Juedienne Gordon “Juju” & Friends

Performing a Tribute to Angela Bofill, the Jazz Classics, and Original music

 

Sunday, April 27th 8pm – 11pm

 $15 Advance — $20.00 @ Door

 

[includes Dinner & glass of wine]

@

1756 Westwood Avenue, S.W. Atl. 30310

 

Seating is limited call for reservations: 404-552-8423 or email juedig@hotmail.com

10 Most Challenging Housing Markets

The hardest places to sell homes are those with falling prices and a large inventory of unsold homes.

Forbes magazine, which examined markets all over the country, concluded that Florida has the most markets that are really in the doldrums. Several cities there are overbuilt, saddled with lousy loans and flat sales.

Jonathan Miller, president of Miller Samuel, a Manhattan-based real estate appraisal company that assisted with the analysis, says it is hard for a city to climb out of a slowdown because in the best of circumstances there’s generally a three- to six-month lag between the time buyers start putting a serious dent into the inventory and the time when prices start to improve.

Here are the 10 markets where Forbes says the sales opportunities are the most challenging:

  1. Miami
  2. Orlando
  3. Phoenix
  4. Tampa
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. Chicago
  8. Baltimore
  9. San Diego
  10. Denver

Sources: Forbes, Matt Woolsey (04/15/08)

Lenders Stall Short Sales, Practitioners Say

Real estate practitioners across the country believe mortgage lenders are worsening the housing downturn by taking months to make decisions on short sales and sticking to high internal target prices.

As a result, home buyers are abandoning short sale properties, forcing them to be sold in foreclosure sales that typically result in lenders accepting lower prices than they could have achieved in a short sale.

“The only question banks should ask is can they make more in a short sale than in foreclosure,” according to Lighthouse Point, Fla.-based real estate practitioner Ron Rosen, who cites a “broken” system. “The answer is that in nine out of 10 cases they will lose more money in a foreclosure. But banks seem to be asking a different question.”

Some practitioners contend that lenders lack the appropriate systems and staff to handle short sale requests, while lenders insist the short sale process is complicated by the need for approvals from investors and mortgage insurers.

Still, practitioners note that a more efficient short sale process would boost prices and reduce inventory.

Source: Reuters, Nick Carey (04/22/08)

View MY home and make an offer!

Okay- this is not MY actual home, but it could be YOURS!

Lovely 4bed/2 bth home in Westview with many original details- well loved and kept! Spacious backyard with patio and two car parking pads in front of your home. Huge master suite with sitting area,- the bathroom has a sauna!! Separate Library, Brick fireplace, Hardwood floors- enclosed , screened front porch.  Asking only 145K  (this is NOT a foreclosure! the home has it all so move right in and LIVE), quiet street- wonderful neighborhood.  This is wonderful Atlanta Real Estate, invest in your future!

I’m showing BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. No signs are in the front/ do not disturb current owner- call me, I’ll be available to show within 1hr.