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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Where Are We Going? Housing Development Trends in the Atlanta Area


Atlanta's Chastain Park


Atlanta Housing Development Trendy? Maybe so.


With interest rate hikes on the horizon many potential home buyers (and realtors) are wondering where the housing market is headed for Atlanta. In particular, where are the "hot spots" or trending development areas for the 2016-2017 real estate market? With both the millennials and baby-boomers in competition, the Atlanta area real estate offerings (and the suburbs surrounding it) could lead to some interesting housing development trends.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunshine Kids Auction on November 4th




Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices of Georgia

Alpharetta | North Fulton Branch's

SILENT | LIVE AUCTION

Benefiting The Sunshine Kids!


Where: Roswell River Landing

245 Azalea Drive Roswell GA 30075

When: November 4th starting at 7pm

Dinner Provided by: Ensign Building Solutions

Live Music!

Tickets are $25


To purchase tickets to this event or donate to the auction, please go to Sunshine Kids Auction November 4th.


The Sunshine Kids was established in 1982 and  is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. 



Aging Parent Workshop Sept 13


You are all cordially invited to the Aging Parents Workshop on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016.

Refreshments are from 6:00PM to 6:30PM


Workshop starts at 6:30PM to 7:30PM.
Please join us at the Tapestry House Assisted Living, 2725 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA   30022 (770-649-0808)

Mike Mahoney, Commonwealth of Atlanta LLC

We are encountering more people coordinating the next steps for their parents and 

in-laws.  We'll discuss the documents needed for inevitable financial and health decisions, housing choices available, health and caring services available in the home, and insurance needs and savings.  

Please feel  free to join us at this free event.  



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Are We there Yet? House Buying with Kids

Family with Kids Buying new House


Well Lets All Load Up!
House Buying with kids in mind (and in tow) can introduce a whole new dynamic to the house search quest. Home buyers are not only searching for  a comfortable place that meets their own needs but often seek the perfect sized home, in a popular school area, with lots of  amenities. In addition, as a Mom (as well as a realtor) I can attest to the spirited tactics of going on house tours with children tagging along. However,  keeping a few simple tips in mind can not only help you find a home that meets your family's needs as well as keep your sanity while on the hunt.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sellers or Buyers’ Market, Which Direction Are We Heading?

Roadmap with pushpin

Watch for Signs
Peachtree Street Road Sign

Is it a Sellers or Buyers’ Real Estate Market? At times finding the right path in the complicated real estate market means understanding which way the road is headed. Without knowing which direction the market is going and having no available roadmap, many home sellers and buyers can be left at a dead end. Yet when buying or selling a home, there are signs within the marketplace that if followed correctly, will have sellers packing to leave and buyers on the freeway to home ownership.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Be a Warrior, Baths and Kitchen Home Improvements That Sell!

Hand Man fixing cabinet

Weekend Warriors Unite for Home Improvements!

So it is pretty common knowledge that when looking at home improvements that will get your home sold quicker, it is kitchens and bathrooms. Still, even small home renovations can be pricey if you are not careful. So the best option is to figure out what is easy to do, cost effective and can be done in a timely manner. Still stumped? Well check out these tips for the kitchen and bath “weekend warrior” home improvements that sell without costing you an appendage.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I'm Not Ready For the Rest Home Yet, Purchasing a Senior Adult Home

Senior Adults on a picnic

Being a Senior Does Not Mean I Give Up a Life

All of us know we are headed into the season of living as a senior adult. Some of us are getting there a bit quicker than others as a matter of fact. Yet for most of us, buying a home that caters to senior adult living can feel like you are being put out to pasture rather than finding the freedom of retirement. However, this does not have to be the case. Still, whether choosing a home for yourself or your aging parents, there are some unique points to consider when looking for a house that meets the needs of seniors.  Here are a few common real estate features for senior adults to look for, when searching for a home that meets your unique needs.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Alpharetta


 Tony and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Alpharetta across from Avalon.  It's been open an short time,  but it is becoming a new hot spot.


The food, service and atmosphere are wonderful.  


The tortilla soup and spinach salad were superb!  (Worth every calorie.)


There's a wonderful wine selection to pair with any meal.


Meet a client or a friend for lunch or dinner. 
Happy hour features a wide assortment of beer, wine or unique cocktails.  


Firebirds is another great restaurant to add to our favorites.


Enjoy mouth watering steak or seafood on the grill or a specialty salad, soup, sandwich or appetizer.  They have something for everyone.   


Visit the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill on 2665 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia. 
 It will soon become one of your favorite restaurants too!

Monday, August 1, 2016

I Want to Buy a House but Need Financing, Finding Your Perfect Mortgage




Finding Your Perfect Mortgage


When it comes to buying a home for the first time, many potential home buyers can become discouraged by the prospects of finding Home Financing. Knowing which mortgage, they best qualify for and provides the greatest benefits for their needs can be confusing. But by knowing some of the most frequent mortgage offerings home buyers can make an informed decision that helps them select the perfect mortgage for the perfect home.

Which Mortgage is for Me?