Submitted by Eve Whitaker, Realtor®. Home buyers took advantage of discounted prices in distressed housing markets in December, leading existing-home sales to rise. The median home price was $175,400 in December, down 15.3% from $207,000 in December 2007, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. The median price in November this year was $180,300. Home resales rose to a 4.74 million annual rate, a 6.5% increase from November’s revised 4.45 million annual pace. Of all sales in December, about 45% were distress sales at discounted prices. For more information and the entire article on the Wall Street Journal web site, please click here.
We received great coverage from Kevin Grieco at AtlantaSkyRiseBlog.com, who featured a post on The Mansion on Peachtree, a development represented by our own SkyRise Group at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. To see the blog post, please click here. A Rosewood Hotel & Residence, The Mansion is a Robert A.M. Stern designed property located in affluent Buckhead. In addition to the Craft restaurant, 29 Spa and the English gardens on the property, there are 127 hotel rooms and 45 residences starting at $1.7 million. Please call our on-site sales associates, Paul Donahue or Suzanne Dils at 404.816.4800, for a tour of our finished model on the 42nd floor.
Submitted by David Boehmig, President/Founder. Article taken from Atlanta Business Chronicle – by Dave Williams Staff Writer President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan would get more roads repaired in Georgia, more houses sold and more solar panels installed. But in a state saddled with an unemployment rate of 7.5 percent, the highest in more than 25 years, the stimulus package making its way through the Democratic Congress is really about more jobs. “It would put a lot of people back to work,” said Mike Kenn, president of Georgians for Better Transportation, a lobbying group for companies in the transportation industry, including highway contractors. “It would be a real quick shot in the arm.” That economic boost can’t come soon enough […]
I live in Decatur and much of my business is within the 30030 zip code. What many of my clients like about Decatur, Georgia is that it feels like a small town. They are right. Decatur, Georgia is a small town (under 20,000 people). This small city is run by neighbors who are held to their word by a very involved, outspoken and rather quick to the polls, townspeople. What is unique is that the City of Decatur is located, inside the Perimeter making Decatur well within the major metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. Therefore, the City of Decatur offers the best of both worlds. The delight of small town atmosphere coupled with […]
I’m sure you’ve driven by a HERO Unit helping someone along the side of the road in metro Atlanta in the past. The HERO Unit is a free service provided by the Georgia DOT, paid for by the state gas tax. HEROs travel all over metro Atlanta monitoring our freeways in bright yellow trucks. Below is a list of HERO duties as well as some important numbers to keep in your vehicle: HERO Unit: 404.635.8000 (this number is for flats, engine trouble, out of gas, etc…) 404.624.2660 (this number is for Extreme Emergencies) or *368 by cell phone) HERO Duties Patrol the Atlanta-area freeways, Monday-Friday from 5:30am-9:30pm Patrol the Atlanta-area freeways, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am-9:30pm Be on call to respond […]