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 […]

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas Show House 2008

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas Showhouse The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2008 Christmas House Benefiting the Alliance Children’s Theatre   In Buckhead at 1620 Mt. Paran Road, at the corner of Randall Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327.   November 15 – December 7, 2008 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine and Canonbury Homes, Inc. have designated this stately 12,700 sq. ft. Buckhead mansion as the 2008 Christmas House.  The House, designed by Harrison Design Associates and situated on almost two acres of very desirable real estate, will feature individually decorated rooms by the area’s “A” list designers to showcase high-style interiors while capturing the essence of the Season. Enjoy shopping at the Boxwoods Gift Boutique and check out the latest and greatest […]

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 […]

Who’s Buying at The Sovereign?

Submitted by Kevin McBride, Founding Partner and Sales Associate at The Sovereign. Traffic is picking up at the Sovereign , our SkyRise Group building in Buckhead. I thought you might like to know a little about one of the buyers.    We have a couple who is from Milan, Italy, and they are opening the U.S. headquarters for their business in Atlanta. This will be a second home for them and one big attraction for them was the Atlanta Airport and Sovereign’s access to MARTA, our mass transit system. They will be frequent travelers and this was very important in their decision.    They are buying a 2 bedroom+den. The home is 2,113 sq ft and the price is $1,242,000 […]