I never noticed this but I will be sure to check the next time I’m in Capitol View Manor. It is said this small community was named for its excellent view of the Georgia State Capitol building.
What I did notice, were all the like-kind brick Bungalows, Cape Cods and Victorians. There is something about being next to homes similar in style (but not exactly alike) that appeal to me. I find it easier to determine values and desirability.(Maybe it’s also just my personal hang up- consistency is key.)
As per Wiki:
Capitol View Manor was originally vast farmland owned by a select group of people that included John Shannon and the Deckner Family. During the early 1910s, many people started to settle in the area, and, in 1912, the area known as Capitol View was annexed to the City of Atlanta. This is when many utilities, including sewage and electricity, came to the area. In 1920, Capitol View Manor was established, and more houses started to be built on the eastern side of Stewart Avenue. Five years later, Capitol View Manor was annexed to the City of Atlanta. Most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the next twenty years. In addition, the Capitol View School was built in 1929.
Most of the homes in Capitol View Manor were built between the early 1920s and the mid 1940s. Capitol View Manor was originally developed by the same developer of the Morningside and Virginia Highland neighborhood (WOW- I KNEW they looked familiar!) . Homes in the neighborhood are some of the most affordable in the entire city for their quality.
……………..So, you mean the $29,000 home on Shannon Dr. was actually a $250,000 Virgina Highland and Morningside home? Hummm. I think if more people could actually understand this, and the value of a home- more owner occupants would be borrowing against or cashing in their 401K and running to buy these gems in Southwest Atlanta.
For more information on the Capitol View Manor community, take a look at their facebook page HERE
Did you know: There is a 102 year old home on Deckner? It’s a landmark and the old Deckner Family house. This is on my “to-do” list for the week, drive by and look for this home, anyone know the address?
It has long been my dream to return to Brooklyn and purchase one of my beloved Brownstones…. While I have come close in finding my true love in -Historic West End, Atlanta… my 1920 Craftsman with all it’s beautiful details (original hardwoods, 4 fireplaces, pocket doors) still can not melt my heartthe way these NY Corcoran listings do….
Take a look: MACON STREET
Macon Street Rental
Quincy Street #2
St Marks Ave.
Barack Obama on Tuesday became the 44th president of the United States.
Following a swearing-in ceremony witnessed by hundreds of thousands of onlookers in Washington, D.C., and millions more who watched on television, the new president acknowledged there there will be challenges ahead, but that he will seek to confront those issues without partisanship or divisiveness that has recently pervaded national politics.
“Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered,” Obama said.
The full text of Obama’s speech is available here.
Simultaneous with Obama’s swearing in ceremony, the White House rolled out a new Web site at the previous address, www.whitehouse.gov, which includes details on all aspects of the president’s agenda, including his plans for the economy. The site also has a blog and a section devoted to the White House itself.
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® plans to work with Congress and the Obama administration to pass an economic stimulus plan that is expected to include many components championed by NAR to improve housing.
NAR’s Housing Stimulus Plan includes both legislative and regulatory fixes. Its focus includes keeping mortgage interest rates low, boosting home buyer confidence, and reducing the current foreclosure rate. It also asks that regulators be encouraged to help financial institutions resolve problems in the short-sale process, make it easier for servicers to modify existing loans, remove unreasonable underwriting guidelines and insist that credit reporting agencies correct errors promptly.
Source: NAR, CNN.com
What a special day… we also heard a special prayer from Dr. Joseph Lowery– I couldn’t help but smile while driving on Joseph Lowery Blvd in West End today .. The West End has so much history!
….where is Hogansville? Lovely home 5bed,4.5baths- 5000sq ft! This home has a HUGE carriage house in the back..
More details/price HERE