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Remarkable Roswell Renovation

07/18/2013
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210 Fall Creek Trace, Roswell, GA 30076

$340,000

OPEN HOUSE – Sunday 7/21/13 2:00-5:00

 

Recently Renovated 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath!

  • Highest Quality Upgrades-NEW roof, siding, thermal windows, decks, HVACs, extra insulation 2 years ago!  Hardwood floors throughout entire home!
  • Kitchen – Features durable beauty w/practical convenience; stained cabinets & pantry, granite counters, tile back splash, under mount sink & stainless steel appliances!
  • Breakfast Room – off kitchen, w/NEW light fixture!
  • Great Room-Generous sized room w/vaulted ceiling, skylights, cozy fireplace & French doors to sunroom!
  • Dining Room –Just off kitchen; excellent for entertaining!
  • Formal Living Room-features sunroom addition!
  • Oversized Master Suite –  HUGE room vaulted ceilings, crown molding, ceiling fan & hardwood floors!
  • Marvelous Master Bath-NEW double vanities, granite counters, under mount sinks, tile floor & shower, garden tub, recessed lighting & walk in closet!
  • Generous Secondary Bedrooms –front bedroom has super sitting room addition; lots of possibilities for the extra space!
  • Updated 2nd Bath- granite counters, tile floor & tub/shower!
  • Enormous Basement-Mirrors footprint of the house!
  • HUGE Deck-Across rear & side of the house! Overlooks the lush landscaping! The day’s troubles will disappear as you relax in nature’s realm!
  • Professionally Landscaped, Fenced Yard- NEW specimen plants, lawn, steps & retaining walls! Includes irrigation system & Greenhouse! It’s your own private paradise!
  • Great Location-Just minutes from the Historic Roswell Square, Chattahoochee River, Shopping & GA 400!
  • Virtual Tour: http://www.homescenes.com/_PGM/hs_TourMain.cfm?PropertyID=66746

Come tour this fabulous home during the OPEN HOUSE this SUNDAY from 2:00-5:00!!!

 

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How to sell your home in 5 days or less…..

07/11/2013
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How to sell your home in 5 days or less…..

And be sure the sale goes through……

Ever wonder why some homes sell faster than others? A team effort between the Realtor® & the seller(s) makes a HUGE difference. Rather than going into a lengthy explanation I’d like to share a perfect example of this concept from the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Sunday Homefinder section on June 30th.

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The Sale

 

Despite hiccups, sale goes through

 

By Lori Johnston – For the AJC

 

Name: Robert and Lilia Brown. Robert is a territory operations leader for YUM Brands.

 

The home: A five-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house built in 2008

 

Where: Suwanee

 

Why they sold: Robert and Lilia have two daughters and family members who visit from Peru for extended periods, so they wanted to buy a bigger house with a basement for guest space. Although they were in a strong school district, Settles Bridge Elementary School, the couple also was interested in moving to Sharon Elementary, which also is in the Forsyth County School District. The couple put earnest money on a six-bedroom, four-bath home under construction in Suwanee’s Waterford Bluff neighborhood, just five minutes away. “That triggered us going through the process to sell our home,” Robert said. “Of course, we were nervous. If our old house doesn’t sell within the time frame of our new house, we have to pay a double mortgage. That’s everybody’s nightmare, right?”

 

Time on market: five days

 

Original price: $240,000

 

Sale price: $239,000

 

What it took: For a few years, the Browns had received email newsletters about the housing market from Debby Braun, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty-First Atlanta. “She was very tenacious. It wasn’t, ‘Hey, I want your business. It was more like, this is what’s going on with the industry,’” Robert said. He interviewed several agents, including Braun, and liked the amount of market data and feedback she provided about the home.

 

The Browns rented a storage unit for their furniture, and Braun walked through every room, the garage and around the house making recommendations for changes (such as removing all family photos) and staging. She coached them on rooms to paint, including the pink walls in their daughters’ rooms. The Browns worked on the home for about three weeks. Outside, they fluffed up the pine straw and pine bark, pruned the bushes and added flowers in pots. “Then we put it in on the market,” he said.

 

In the first two days, they had 10 showings. They received offers by the end of the second day and a third offer the next day, Braun said. They chose the third offer, which was the highest. The buyer was an investor willing to pay cash (eliminating the need for a worrisome appraisal) and provide $10,000 in earnest money.

 

Potential stumbling block: About six hours before the 14-day due diligence period expired, the buyer’s agent sent over an amendment to extend the due diligence period. Before the Browns returned the signed amendment, they received a notice that the buyer wanted to terminate the contract, Braun said. They were told the investor was still interested in purchasing the property for $9,000 less than the original offer, which the Browns did not want to accept. The due diligence period had expired and no extension was granted. A dispute arose over whether the buyer was entitled to a refund of the earnest money, Braun said. The sale didn’t appear to be going through, so the home was active again, and another offer came in. While they were negotiating, the original buyer decided to proceed with the purchase at the agreed-upon price under the original contract. They closed on the home in May.

 

Seller’s hint: Realize selling a home is not personal. “You’ve got to treat it as a business transaction,” Robert said. “At the end of the day, it’s about getting that mortgage note off your name. That’s the bottom line.”

A Realtor® like me, who offers concierge quality service can offer tips, suggestions and pricing guidance. However, it takes awesome clients like the Browns to make it happen. They were rewarded for their hard work and extra effort by a quick sale within $1000 of full price.

 

If you or someone you know is considering selling a home contact me TODAY to learn how YOU can achieve the same results.

 

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Happy 4th of July!

07/03/2013
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You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck

The majority of you will probably celebrate the 4th with a BBQ at some point this week. When you do, here are some fun facts to impress your guests with:

• There’s a 1-in-6 chance the beef on your backyard grill came from Texas. The Lone Star State is the leader in the production of cattle and calves.
• The chicken on your barbecue grill probably came from one of the top broiler-producing states: Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi.
• The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of USA lettuce production.
• Fresh tomatoes in your salad most likely came from Florida or California, which, combined, produced more than two-thirds of U.S. tomatoes. The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounts for 95 percent of processed tomato production.
• As to potato salad or potato chips or fries, Idaho and Washington produces about one-half of the nation’s spuds.
• For dessert, six states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Arizona and Indiana — combined to produce about 80 percent of watermelons last year.
• And the apples in your apple pie? They most likely came from Washington or New York, the two top apple producing states.
source: http://www.chiff.com

Enjoy your holiday and be safe!

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