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Atlanta Lions Club Fundraiser – Puppy Love Month

02/24/2021
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February is Puppy Love Month

February is Puppy Love Month! Atlanta Lions Club is raising money in February with donations earmarked for Leader Dogs for the Blind. From white cane training to matching people with a Leader Dog, Leader Dogs for the Blind provides the tools and training to reintroduce blind and visually impaired people to a life of independence, confidence and companionship.

ABOUT ATLANTA LIONS CLUB We Serve! Atlanta Lions celebrated 100 years of Service in 2020! Our service areas include Lions Youth Exchange program, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Young Generation Movement, Ga Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Ga Lions Camp for the Blind, LCIF

NOTE: Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.

Here’s the fundraiser link: https://www.facebook.com/donate/225260655919620/

Thanks so much for considering contributing to this VERY worthy cause!  You’ll be helping people & you’ll earn some good Karma points too!  And if there is ever anything I can do to help you, just ask!

All the best,

Debby


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Atlanta Market Update

02/17/2021
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The January #s are just in & wanted to update you on the Atlanta Housing Market:

  • Sales prices are up 17.9% compared to last January
  • Inventory is down 48.5% compared to January 2020
  • New listings are down 19.4% from January 2020 and up 27.1% from December
  • The month’s supply over a 12-month period decreased to 1.2 months; that means if no more houses came on the market we would be sold out in about a month.

The last bullet point is the most significant; buyers are literally lining up to see new listings! Many sellers are receiving multiple offers within a day or so of listing. An agent in my office had her house under ontract within 4 hours of putting it on the market. Don’t let that intimidate you; an experienced Realtor, like me, knows what to do! So if you or someone you know is considering a move, contact me TODAY to learn more about how you can seize the opportunities presented by today’s market!

Can’t wait? Just follow this link to find your dream home &/or check sales in your neighborhood: https://app.kw.com/KW4RHIFV

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

All the best,

Debby


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Can you help another buyer find a home?

02/03/2021
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By now you know this is a perfect way to describe our real estate market! Once again, I have more buyers on the hunt & need your help to find a home for them. Here’s what we’re looking for:

East Cobb-Walton, Pope, Lassiter

Roswell-West of 400

Minimum 3 BDR/2 Full BA

Up to $450,000

Stable Structure

And here’s the best part….if it needs cosmetic updates that’s OK! Saves you the time, effort & expense of getting your house in showing condition! Kind of like some of “those companies” that are starting to advertise heavily again. However, in this case you’ll have someone truly covering all the bases for you; me! So if you or someone you know has a match for these buyers contact me TODAY so your Cupid like Realtor can help you find a new home to love this Valentines season!

Can’t wait? Just follow this link to find your dream home &/or to check sales prices in your neighborhood: Keller Williams (kw.com)

All the best,

Debby


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REALLY low inventory-all price ranges!

01/26/2021
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The chart explains it all…..Inventory is down by exceptional levels in all price points! BTW, we NEVER see this chart with all green! Month’s supply represents how long it would take to sell existing inventory if no other homes were listed. 6 months’ inventory is where we shift from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market. Sellers will like this part; there is less than 2 months’ inventory for resale homes <$1,000,000. That’s leading to multi offers in many cases. Even better, today’s buyers are extremely motivated! We’re selling 8-20% more homes with 40-50% less inventory.

Buyers don’t fret; a proactive agent, like me, can help you win in competing offer situations! Additionally, the historically low interest rates give you more buying power!

So if you or someone you know is considering making a move, contact me TODAY to learn more about how you can take advantage of this market’s opportunities. Can’t wait? Just follow this link to find your dream home &/or check sales prices in your neighborhood: https://app.kw.com/KW4RHIFV

All the best,

Debby


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Can you help my buyer find a home?

01/14/2021
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The exceptionally low housing inventory (40-50% less than same time last year) is challenging to find the right home for one of my favorite clients & we need your help! Here’s what we’re looking for:

Absolutes:

1 level living or master on main

Minimum 3 bedrooms

Minimum 2 full baths; 1 with walk-in shower

Level entryway or will be easy to build ramp

Level driveway/yard

Walk out deck/patio

Fenced/Fenceable level lot for dog & kids

Gas range (or possibility for gas range)

No Stucco

Up to $650,000

Flexible:

Quiet street, easily navigable

Workshop area (unfinished basement, separate building)

Garage/carport

No big pine trees (unless can be easily cut down)

Prefer Dekalb County but would accept Fulton, don’t really want city taxes (e.g. Decatur)

No HOA

Fireplace

If you or someone you know has a match for my buyer please get in touch with me TODAY! BTW, if you are the lucky seller with the right house you will be absolutely delighted to have this person as your buyer! She’ll love it & take care of it like you did & the neighbors will really like her too!

And if you’re thinking about making a move or just curious about sales in your neighborhood I’m always happy to help! All you have to do is ask! Can’t wait? Just follow this link: Keller Williams (kw.com)

All the best,

Debby


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2021 Atlanta Market Predictions

12/16/2020
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What’s up for 2021?

Industry experts predict high demand & low inventory to continue for 2021. Millennials are beginning to form households & many buyers are re-evaluating their needs to accommodate home offices. That’s also driving demand to the suburbs. A recent Homes.com survey shows that more square footage, outdoor recreational space & upgraded kitchens (imagine that?) are the top buyer wants. Click here for the full story.

Additionally, low inventory has given sellers a little more power; they are reluctant to accept an offer contingent upon the sale of the buyer’s house, sellers also want proof that the buyer is viable (pre-approval letter or proof of funds), they’re less likely to negotiate on repairs & want to move at their convenience not the buyer’s.

Our “new normal” in real estate is very dynamic. Therefore, whether buying or selling, it’s important that you have an experienced Realtor©, like me, representing you to navigate the constantly changing marketplace to insure you make it to the closing table! Contact me TODAY to learn more about how you can safely buy or sell a home with our new COVIDLY correct techniques.

All the best,

Debby


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Open Sunday 2-4 in Brookhaven/Sandy Springs

12/09/2020
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Open Sunday, 12/13/20, from 2 to 4

945 Wescott Lane

Atlanta, GA 30319

$725,000

Come check out this awesome home that has been updated with all the bells & whistles; gated community, 10’ ceilings, hardwoods, granite, finished basement, professional landscaping & more! Conveniently located on the boarder of Brookhaven & Sandy Springs! Easy access to 285, 400, tons of shopping & great restaurants & Pill Hill!

Just follow this link for more info: https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/M6738883085

Not the area you’re looking to buy in? Check out the link to my KW app to search ALL areas, anywhere in the country: https://app.kw.com/KW4RHIFV

All the best,

Debby


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It’s Fall planting season-Tips for trees

11/18/2020
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It’s Fall Planting Season…..
Make Good Choices!

Did you know that Fall is the best time to plant trees & shrubs? Cooler weather gives them a chance to get settled into their new home without the stress of excessive summer heat so they’ll be reading for Spring. Trees & shrubs have a lot of benefits; curb appeal, shade, points of interest in the garden as well as Fall & Spring color. However, it’s important to keep a few things in mind when choosing the plant & the place.

For example: even though the tree starts out small like the first picture be sure to consider how big it will get at maturity. Planting a tree too close to a house can cause all kinds of problems later; branches hanging over the roof can fall on the roof causing damage. Additionally, if leaves are allowed to collect in roof valleys and gutters it can cause wood rot & other roof damage. It doesn’t stop at the roof; tree roots can cause damage to foundations, sidewalks & driveways too.

And don’t forget what the mature tree will produce when it’s full grown. Picture #3 is of acorns the landscapers weren’t able to reach under a car in my complex. In addition to making a huge mess, the acorns are very loud when they hit the cars, it made the dog jump. Some of them fall with enough force to dent the car. The acorns are followed by a plethora of leaves. Clearing nuts & leaves can be a major workout even if you have the mac daddy gas leaf blower.

If you’re looking for a new home with lovely landscaping you know I’m happy to help! Just contact me TODAY to get started. Can’t wait? Just follow this link:  http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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Thank a Veteran Today

11/09/2020
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Here’s a photo of my favorite veteran, my Dad, Lt. Col Raymond Braun, USAF; who proudly served our Country in WWII, the Korean War & Cold War. 1918-2008

BTW, my Dad was born in October 1918. By now, we all now that was the year of The Plague. It occurred to me that it is highly likely he was a product of quarantining when The Plague reared its ugly head early that year. He was born during one of the worst pandemics in History, he grew up to become a USAF Navigator in WWII, the Korean War & the Cold War & lived to almost 90. He’s proof; WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!

Remember, if there is ANYTHING I can do to help you & your family to get through this, just ask!

Have the day off today?  Ready to start your dream home search?  Just click on this link: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby


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We gain an hour of sleep this Sunday!

10/19/2020
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Don’t forget to turn your clocks back…

…this Sunday, November 1st! 

And be sure to check your batteries.

Change the clocks, change the batteries –  Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives … if they’re powered on by a fresh battery. Safety experts recommend replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries twice a year–so celebrate Time Change Sunday with fresh batteries all around.

Energy savings hint – don’t toss the replaced batteries just yet. While they’re likely not fully charged, replaced batteries can still do duty in children’s toys, media players or electronic devices. Squeeze the last drop of power out of them before you recycle!

That extra hour will give you plenty of time to search for your dream home or investment property.  Just click on this link: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

Best Wishes,

– Debby


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