Have you heard of Midwest Cascade?

Most will know it just as  “Cascade”  or “New Hope Road area”- maybe even “Niskey Lake area”..but this is Midwest Cascade. Midwest Cascade is located south of Cascade Road, along Regency Center Drive

The Atlanta City Council voted to annex Midwest Cascade to the City of Atlanta on September 29, 2006. See HERE . This area is said to be the fastest growing NPU(NPU-Q) from 2000-2010, I’m sure most of the growth was during the housing boom in the early years of 2000 as much of the new construction was during this time and started to top off in 2006.

What’ the housing stock in this area? Varied, from newer (now old) McMansions to brick ranch homes on the lake!  This area is a nice surprise in Cascade, few know about it and once shown,  you’ll consider buying here! Many of the new subdivision are gated- which provides much privacy for the owners but not a lot of sight-seeing for those who love practicing  HGTV’s House Hunters. Even the foreclosures maybe hard to get into, without a code (and pre-qual) many agents will pass.  These communities seem to remain privy to the “who you know”  BUT beautiful Niskey Lake is open for all to tour, explore and hold-on-to-your-seat as you turn the sharp curves towards the lake.  Unfortunately, it’s been my experience that may of these homes on the lake seem to have water issues in their basements…I’m not sure if it’s water from the lake, due to poor development or age.  Nonetheless, if you can repair- you will be very proud when giving directions to your house-warming!

Have you seen this 7,700sq feet gem! 4030 ANNECY DRIVE FMLS #5001433 – this amazing 3 level  home boasts 6bedrooms 5full baths and 2 half baths, 3 car garage, in ground pool,theater room and much more  for under $1Million… compare this to intown Atlanta….enough said-this is a deal!!

Need easy access to Georgia Tech?

Have you looked in Home Park for your new home?   In this market, a home purchase may be more affordable than renting-and a better investment. 

Not familiar with Home Park?  Home Park was developed in 1901 as housing for workers at the Atlantic Steel Mill located where Atlantic Station is today. Over time and due to the schools’ close proximity, it has developed a large student population, being a popular alternative to on-campus housing at nearby institutions Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, resulting in a low owner occupancy rate. Because of its location directly south of Atlantic Station and north of Georgia Tech, it has recently seen an increase in property values and development

*Information from Wikipedia*

Here’s a good listing in Home Park- affordable with enough space for a roommate!

FMLS# #: 5066049    1102 Center Street NW  3bedrooms/2 bathrooms  list price $253K

Getting to know my neighbors & neighborhoods…

This week I toured Loring Heights, it was long over due as I have an office on Peachtreet Street and usually drive up Deering from Northside Dr.  The street named, “Brooklyn Ave”- called me. (I’m a sucka for all things “Brooklyn”)  and I was not let down. It should have been no surprise I would LOVE the community, as their housing stock is a mixture of Bungalows, Ranch homes and much new Traditional construction.  The home renovation trend is evident as you drive around, however there are very few homes available for sale- which mean, this community is “HOT“. Homes sell relatively quickly with a price range of the mid $200K to $1million!  Obviously, there is something for everyone in this great community with easy highway access and close proximity to Atlantic Station (B.K.A. Shopping Grand Central!!)  Here is a great Holiday gift I stumbled on; a HUD HOME!  1642 LORING Drive NW  5 bedroom, 4bathroom for ONLY $330K- did you see that… 5bedrooms, 4bathroom for ONLY $330K  and we’re not too late!! There is still time to get your bid in 🙂 This home has an in-law suite with a separate kitchen and living area featuring its own fireplace! Very cute and cozy for the in-laws or possible tenant.

This community is also zone for great schools, E. Rivers Elementary, Sutton Middle and North Atlanta High- a win/win for the entire family!

View the neighborhood association site HERE  and let’s discuss exploring the possiblities of your new home being in Loring Heights.

 As per Wikipedia:

Loring Heights is a neighborhood of just over 300 homes located in Midtown Atlanta, nestled between Peachtree Street, Northside Drive, and Atlantic Station. [1] The neighborhood provides relatively easy access to I-75/85, GA 400, and I-285.

Westview Community Yard Sale

A community-wide yard sale will take place in Westview on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Maps for the various yard sale locations can be picked up at 1679 Westwood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location: 1679 Westwood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310

1679 Westwood Avenue
1655 Westwood Avenue
1745 Stokes Avenue
1623 Stokes Avenue
1606 South Gordon
525 Westmeath Drive
511 West Ontario

Westview Community Events!

One of the qualities I love about the Westview Community is their ability to ALWAYS have a social event; either a dinner party, yard sale,community clean up or gardening club- Westview is NOT lacking in “things to do”.  The  only thing… you must be in the loop to know  “What’s up?” …

Here are a few of our up coming events. It’s a good time to come out, meet your neighbors (or future neighbors) and see how genuinely in love these people are with their community.

Saturday–November 10, 2012  the Westview community wide “Yard Sale”  If you need more details please email  Annie Evans at  annie2evans@yahoo.com

Sunday—November  11, 2012  the Westview Fall Hike–at SweetWater Creek State Park  If you need more details please email Kendal Carey at kenscarey@yahoo.com

Saturday–December  15, 2012  the Holiday Celebration Dinner at the fire station in the Westview community.  If you need more details please email Kendal Carey at kenscarey@yahoo.com

checkout the website for all Westview information: www.WestviewAtlanta.com