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New Construction on the rise!

02/23/2014
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New Construction Permits UP 61.5%!

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Homebuilders are loving this market! The lack of inventory has provided them with a plentiful pool of buyers. According to a recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, permits to build new homes increased 61.5% in 2013 vs. 2012 and “The number of homes under construction is still lower than demand”.

This presents a HUGE opportunity for home and land owners, especially in sought after areas which are “closer in” and in good school districts. It doesn’t require a PHD to figure out that homes that show well and are priced correctly sell quickly these days. However, the high demand locales lack inventory of existing homes and land to build new ones.  Some of us are trying to figure out what to do with “mom’s house”, which happens to be in the hot part of town. It’s been lovingly maintained; just not updated and not sure whether to update or to skip that step and sell. No worries, investors and builders are combing the hot areas for undeveloped lots/land as well as homes to remodel or rebuild.

The Spring selling season is approaching and demand will continue to increase as we approach Summer! If you or someone you know is considering selling a home, land or mom’s house contact me TODAY to learn how to exploit the opportunities of this seller’s market.

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Best Wishes,

– Debby

PS  If you know someone thinking of buying a home, selling a house or investing in real estate, that would appreciate concierge like service, I would be delighted to help!  So as these people come to mind, please let me know.  I promise to take excellent care of them!

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First Atlanta

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Happy Valentine’s Day

02/14/2014
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May your Valentine’s Day be

filled with love…

Heartwarming Love Stories

The Trumans

He first saw her in Sunday school when he was six years old and she was just five. “She had golden curls and beautiful blue eyes,” he recalled. They graduated from high school together in 1901, but went their separate ways — he moved to Kansas City and she to Colorado for a year — until becoming reacquainted nine years later. It was then that Truman, who once wrote of Bess, “I thought she was the most beautiful and the sweetest person on earth,” began his first and longest campaign — to win the heart of Bess Wallace.

The Brownings

On January 10, 1845, Robert Browning wrote to Elizabeth Barrett for the first time, after reading her volume of poetry, Poems. He was a little-known thirty-two-year-old poet and playwright, she was an internationally renowned poet, an invalid, and a thirty-nine-year-old spinster. “I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett — I do, as I say, love these verses with all my heart,” the letter said. Over the course of the next twenty months, they would write each other close to six hundred letters — one of the greatest literary correspondences of all time.

The pair’s last letter was exchanged on September 18, 1846, the night before the two left for a trip to Italy, and two weeks after their secret marriage. Their romance, which she would eventually credit with saving her life, lasted for fifteen years and spawned some of the world’s most beautiful poetry. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was the daughter of Mary Moulton Barrett and Edward Barrett Moulton Barrett, an extremely wealthy landowner who owned sugar plantations in Jamaica. Her mother died when Elizabeth was just twenty-one, after having given birth to twelve children. Although Elizabeth, the eldest, was probably her father’s favorite child, she struggled along with her siblings under his tyrannical parenting. Incredibly controlling, Mr. Barrett insisted that none of his children marry, baffling even the family’s closest friends.

The Robinsons

Jackie Robinson is one of the most admired people in sports. But unlike most sports heroes, his battles did not take place only on the athletic field. His most important battles were against the pervasive national racism that not only excluded blacks from participation in major league baseball, but from economic opportunities in fields of all kinds.

Rachel Isum was Robinson’s fiancee. They had met in 1940 when she was a first-year nursing student at UCLA and he was already an accomplished athlete. They were married on February 10, 1946. Two weeks after the wedding, they left for Robinson’s first spring training, for the minor league Montreal Royals, in Daytona Beach, Florida — the deep south, a bastion of hard-core racism. In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Rachel Robinson later recalled, “That first spring training was like a nightmare. There was so much degradation. There was bigotry like we had never encountered.” But Jackie, with Rachel at his side, endured the indignities of the training trip and a season filled with countless insults, threats, and bean balls on his way to leading the league in batting, runs scored, and fielding.

Throughout his life, Jackie credited his wife Rachel for providing the support that allowed him to work through the difficulties of his baseball career. “Strong, loving, gentle and brave, never afraid to either criticize or comfort,” he once wrote of his wife. Later, according to People magazine, he said, “When they try to destroy me, it’s Rachel who keeps me sane.” People also reported that Norma King, wife of Dodger pitcher Clyde King, once said of Rachel, “I recall the look of pride on her face watching him play while the rest of us were worrying about whether our husbands would do something foolish.”

Even after a heart attack cut short Jackie’s life on October 23, 1972, Rachel, who has also worked as a nurse and teacher, has continued to work hard to advance the legacy that she and her husband began as newlyweds. In 1973, she founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which she still chairs. To date, the foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to help send more than 500 minority and underprivileged students to college. Rachel Robinson continues her husband’s work of leading by example. Many who knew the couple are not surprised. Major league first baseman Mo Vaughn, who wears number 42 in honor of his hero, Jackie Robinson, once told the Boston Globe, “Jackie Robinson couldn’t have been Jackie Robinson if it wasn’t for Rachel Robinson. It’s another case of the fact that behind every good man is a good woman. Study your history. He wanted to quit. She wouldn’t let him.”

Best Wishes,

– Debby

PS  If you know someone thinking of buying a home, selling a house or investing in real estate, that would appreciate concierge like service, I would be delighted to help!  So as these people come to mind, please let me know.  I promise to take excellent care of them!

Keller Williams Realty-

First Atlanta

Realtor®, CDPE®

debbybraun@kw.com

404-372-9556

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