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A taste of France in Buckhead

Buckhead. 765 Peachtree Battle, Atlanta, GA   30327 ~ Listed at $3,850,000 Five Bedrooms, Five full and two half bathrooms FMLS: 3752222 Originally published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in the Private Quarters/Splurge section. Submitted by Carmen Pope, listing agent for this property. Text by KATIE LESLIE: Greg Gregory and Jeff Murray purchased their 1950s French Provincial estate a little more than two years ago. “When we saw the home, we looked at each other and said, ‘That’s it,’” Gregory says. “Everything about this house makes you feel good when you’re here.”

Sprawl to meet its limit in Atlanta

By Christopher B. Leinberger, From News Services, Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Submitted by Leslie Ransom, Founding Partner I have been coming to Atlanta for 35 years, consulting for the likes of Trammel Crow Residential, Cousins Properties and Carter and Associates, and I have witnessed one of the most remarkable metropolitan transformations in the country. Those changes led me to remark in a speech in the 1990s that metropolitan Atlanta was the fastest-growing human settlement in history regarding land consumption. This phenomenal growth has been in all four cardinal directions but particularly to the north, up I-75, Ga. 400 and I-85. This northern thrust is in the heart of the “favored quarter,” that 90-degree arc coming out from downtown that has […]

Nielsen Study Finds Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix Are Top Markets by Recent Population Growth

    From MarketWatch, submitted by David Boehmig, President/Founder  Analysis Also Identifies Seven Population Growth Indicators That Strongly Correlate to Fast-Growing Markets, Providing Expansion Opportunities for Retail Industry NEW YORK, NY, Nov 03, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — A new Nielsen Company analysis aimed at uncovering expansion opportunities for the retail industry in a down economy has found that sustained growth is occurring in large metros such as Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; and Phoenix, AZ, which ranked as the top three fastest growing markets over the last eight years. The study, which was conducted by Nielsen Claritas, Nielsen’s leading marketing information source, and based on data compiled as of early 2008, showed that Atlanta and Dallas CBSAs (Core Based Statistical […]

A Return of Consumer Confidence Will Be A Positive Factor in the Housing Market

A Gallup poll earlier this week indicated 78% of Americans have a negative perception of the current economic conditions, which obviously plays itself out in many ways across our Economy, including the desire and pursuit of a new home.  The good news is that after the presidential election is over next week, at least 50% of the country is going to feel like they have chosen the next leader of this country and will feel better about its prospects for the future.  Those who voted for the eventual winner will begin to feel like our country is on a better path.  One way or the other, we will have a new spokesperson for the United States of America who will […]

Ten Cities Ready To Bounce Back

By Paul Kaihla,, submitted by Charles Gerrick. The horror show of America’s residential real estate market just keeps getting scarier, what with the sub-prime mortgage crisis threatening to slash demand for homes while the inventory of unsold properties continues to pile up. It’s enough to send any prudent investor fleeing to the relative sanity of, say, the stock market. Don’t. Instead, get ready for the bounce-back. The oldest rule of investing dictates that you buy low and sell high. Real-estate buyers aren’t at the gate, however, because most local markets have yet to hit bottom. In fact, most cities won’t do so for another year. But Business 2.0, working with Moody’s, has unearthed 10 major metropolitan areas that […]