Which HOUSE will be YOUR Valentine?

Which HOUSE will be YOUR Valentine?

Next week our love affair with love has its special day. Valentines Day!

Hopefully you already have that special someone, or are dreaming of them.  BUT! Is your house also your home?   That’s a love affair that gets no press this time of year, but think about these things we say

  • I love my home in the country!
  • I love that my home is so close to my work!
  • I love being at home on rainy days!

How many times do you speak of the LOVE you have for your home, its design, location, or features?  LOTS!  Unless you don’t!   My Team and I are Real Estate Matchmakers!  We can put you into a home that is positively DREAMY!  The one YOU’LL LOVE!  In the country – in the best school district – close to work – Master on Main – large level yard – 3 car garage – 4 sides brick – in a cul de sac –  near MARTA – walking distance to restaurants and boutiques . . . .  You name it, it’s part of  YOUR DREAM HOME, THE ONE YOU WILL LOVE, and it’s waiting to meet you!  Call me, so my Team can get you two crazy lovebirds together!

Happy Valentines Day (in your new home!)

Denise

 

Home Buyers Unite!

Home Buyers Unite!

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Home Buyers Unite!

Unite with a great Real Estate Team that knows this Sellers’ market, and can negotiate the best possible purchase price for you.  It is no secret we are in a Seller’s market for home buying.  The result is properties selling very quickly, so quickly in fact that a home in our subdivision sold as an all-cash purchase within 48 hours of listing!

What to do??

First things first, Buyers, you need to know what you can afford!  Questions you must answer include…

  • “Do I have to sell my current house before I can make another purchase?”
  • “Will my debt-to-income ratio allow me to purchase my dream home?”
  • “How fast can I close this home buying purchase?”
  • “If I can’t buy now due to debt or credit issues, when can I buy?”
  • “If there are multiple bids on the house  I want, can I have confidence my bid will win?”

Experts!  Call in the Experts!

I ran the Roswell Office of Keller Williams for more than 14 years.  I personally know the best Agents, best Lenders, and top residential vendors to get your questions answered.  A phone call with me will put you on the best path to Buying Success!

Follow the links here in my blog to find the homes you want to tour, in the areas of your greatest interest, and call me to discuss.  My partners and I are the first and BEST step to take in this market’s often crazy buying process, and we will be delighted to direct you to the top professionals to make your home buying dreams come true!

My Best Always!

Denise

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It’s True…. Roswell, Georgia  Rocks!

It’s True…. Roswell, Georgia Rocks!

 

It’s true….. Roswell, GA Rocks!!!!!

Are you thinking about moving to Roswell, Ga?

Rockin’ Recognition…

• Named One of the Top Three Cities in the Nation to Raise Your Family: Roswell was listed third in the book, “Best Places to Raise Your Family,” released by Frommer’s
• Roswell is ranked as the 18th Safest City in the United States according to City Crime Rankings
• Named the 6th Best Place to Retire in the United States by Black Enterprise Magazine
• City of Excellence: Only 50 cities in the state have been honored with the designation by the Georgia Municipal Association
• Designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community in 2006 by the League of American Bicyclists
• “Money Magazine’s” 19th Best Eastern U.S. City to Live: Roswell was ranked 19th for cities with populations under 100,000
• “Atlanta Magazine’s” Best Place to Live in Metro Atlanta: Roswell was honored twice by “Atlanta Magazine” as the best place to live in the metro area
• Internationally Accredited Police Department: Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
• State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification: Roswell Police Department
• Nationally Accredited Recreation and Parks Department: Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies
• Preserve America Community Designation: Honored for its efforts in preserving our historic, cultural, and natural heritage

Awards
• Trendsetter Award 2006: Roswell received the award for the Big Creek Wetlands demonstration project from the Georgia Municipal Association
• Create Community Award 2005: The Atlanta Regional Commission’s most prestigious award. Roswell was honored for its efforts in environmental sustainability
• Achievement of Excellence in Procurement: The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
• Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting: City of Roswell has received a Certificate of Achievement for the last nineteen consecutive years, since June 30, 1989.
• Georgia Recreation and Parks Agency of the Year: 1974, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000, 2005
• Budget Presentation Award: Government Finance Officers Association
• Tree City USA Award: The National Arbor Day Foundation

Foreclosures in Roswell, Alpharetta, and North Atlanta

Foreclosures in Roswell, Alpharetta, and North Atlanta

Although other states have been hit harder than Georgia in Foreclosures, there are some great buys right here in our area.  We can provide a list of these  properties and tips on how to buy a  bank owned property, also known as an REO property.

Short Sales are also on the rise.  This is when the seller owes more to the lender than the property is worth and the lender agrees to take a lesser amount to help get the home sold and help the seller.

If  you are a seller that needs help navigating through this process, call us.

If you are a buyer interested in helping these sellers move on to their next step, call us!

We have the knowledge, resources, and want to help!

678 287 4802

Roswell is a Winner! Best places to live!

Roswell is a Winner! Best places to live!

WINNER!
Top 100 rank: 76
Population: 96,000
Compare Roswell to Top 10 Best Places

Home to several plantation houses from the Civil War era, historically rich Roswell is committed to a family-friendly environment.
It has some of the best public schools in the state, the lowest crime rate in the region, and a myriad of outdoor activities, making it easy to understand why families flock to this affluent Atlanta suburb.

Residents love their many public events, including the monthly Alive after Five summer festival, with plenty of food, shopping, and live music. –J.S.

Money Magazine

Roswell makes CNN Money.com’s Top-Earning Small Cities list!

Two Atlanta suburbs have made a business publication’s list of top-earning small cities.

Sandy Springs and Roswell made CNN Money.com’s compilation published Monday.

The median family income in Sandy Springs was $115,171 in 2009, and in Roswell it was $113,750, according to the online publication.
That compares with $172,541 in top-ranked Bethesda, Md.  and Wheaton, Il., with a median of $113,517.
The list is based on massaged numbers from census data, and only two places per state could qualify.

No Georgia community appeared on the list of cities with the highest average temperature in July.  Phew…That’s good!  Top-place honors for that went to Yuma, Ariz., where the thermometer reading averaged 106.5 degrees.

The numbers are for cities with 50,000 to 300,000 residents. The lists also appear in the August issue of Money Magazine.

 Roswell! It’s a GREAT place to live, work and play!

2010 Tax Credit Countdown, The Details!

Are you under contract yet?

First time home buyer credit is $8,000! A first time homebuyer is defined as someone who has not had an interest in a principal residence for 3 years prior to purchase. A current homeowner may still qualify for a $6500 credit! That’s awesome! A current homeowner must have used the home sold as a principal residence consecutively for 5 of the previous 8 years. You must be under contract ( a binding agreement ) by April 30, 2010! That’s why I provided this handy dandy countdown ticker! The closing must happen by July 1, 2010! Ok… so… the income limits are $125,000 for a single person and $225,000 for a married couple. The limitation on the cost of the purchased home is $800,000. It cannot be purchased by a dependent. Oh, and the anti fraud rule says the purchaser must attach the documentation of purchase to the tax return. So, what are you waiting for?

Call us…. let’s start your home search 678.287.4802!