Happy Thanksgiving from Area West Realty!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

Pottery Barn Turkey
Pottery Barn Holiday Home Decor

Thank you for allowing us to be apart of your life, and assist in one of the biggest transactions of a lifetime.

We are Thankful for the opportunity to serve within these great communities.

We are grateful to have your support as we grow, and  humbled by your willingness to give countless hours to develop our brand.

Area West Realty will continue to work hard and continue to be committed to developing communities!

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.

Copper Counter Tops?

Selling a home today is a challenge.  Selling a home with custom details is EVEN MORE a challenge.  Today people prefer to keep things simple and run with the crowd.  HGTV say’s ” Granite” is the way to go.  The crowd buys Granite and all MOST buyers look for it in a home or think how they can add it.

Picture how I felt when I received a text from a client in a fabulous home, but had a high quality laminate counter.

Client: “I’m changing my counter tops”

YES-YES-YES

Client: “I’m going with a copper. I’ve always wanted this”

NO-NO-NO

Copper Counter Tops? I must admit, I have never seen then. I have two pictures of copper in my mind. The picture of the old fashioned shiny posts and roster shaped baking pans hanging on a great grandmothers kitchen wall, and the second NOT so pleasing. The ugly pennies stuck to the bottom of the cup holder in my car. Either way- this does not feel good to me.

I did a bit of research trying to brace myself for the review of her home this week, and found THIS site to be helpful. I even like some of the finishes. But which did my client do?

Stay tuned….

**Westview Community Meeting**

Hello neighbors,

I hope everybody enjoyed the Super Bowl last night!

Tonight is the February WCO meeting. The meeting starts at 7pm at Calvary United Methodist Church ( 1461 RDA Blvd ). We’ve had a great response to our January dues drive. I want to thank everybody who participated. We’re going to extend the dues drive one final day! If you pay your dues in full for the year at the meeting this evening you will still receive a free Westview t-shirt. You can also pay online today at: http://www.westviewatlanta.com/community-organization/dues/. Dues for the year are $60 for a household and only $24 for seniors.

We are hoping to be able to tackle more projects in the neighborhood this year, so paying your dues is important to our success.

Thank you,

Patrick

How much would my payment be on a loan of…..?

Thinking about buying a home?
I’m sure you’ve heard- “You can own for the same amount as rent!”…
See for yourself how much  monthly payments would be on a loan of $150,000, Check out this mortgage calculator.

Do you know any Middle Schoolers (rising 6- rising 8)?

Your child should be in this cool FREE program!!
Project LEAFF
May 31-June 30, from 8:30-12:30 daily
Again, the program is free and provides breakfast/lunch and transportation from your child’s ‘zoned middle school’ (i.e. in West End that would be Brown Middle School.)
Curriculum is more enriched, focus being on ELA, Math, Robotics, and Culinary Arts.
The ELA and math are embedded in the cooking and robotics classes.
The program is located in Kennedy Middle School.
Contact Shari McEachern at 404-502-2229 for more details.

Ashview Heights-have it all, for under 100K!

Last week  I had the pleasure of a walking tour in Ashview Heights. I stumbled on some really great deals – along with a few horrendous code violations, but even in the midst of them I was able to see what so many of you are missing out on.

I decided my next investment would be into this community. With homes going for as little as 6K, I can’t go wrong! Not to mention the newly re-established neighborhood association diligently working hard to put this community back on the map- Ashview Heights is my next “win-win” location.

Here’s a home with great potential:

Beckwith Street, new construction 4bed/ 3bath list price $85K

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