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3rd Quarter Sales: Underwood Hills Neighborhood

3rd Quarter Sales: Underwood Hills Neighborhood Here with a summary of recent home sales in Atlanta’s Underwood Hills neighborhood for the 3rd Quarter 2016 (July, August, September).  Feel free to contact me with any questions or additional information! 1841 Volberg Street: 5BR/4BA SOLD: $869,000 ORIGINAL LIST PRICE: $879,000 1862 Volberg Street: 5BR/4BA SOLD: $840,000 ORIGINAL LIST […]

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Westside Village at Moores Mill Proposed for Marietta Corridor

A few months ago I wrote about the new Publix that’s currently under construction at the intersection of Marietta Boulevard and Moores Mill Road.  The superstore is part of a larger development that, once completed, will include office space, retail shops, and an apartment complex in addition to the grocery store. Well, I’m happy to […]

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Atlanta’s Beltline Project Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times has done a few pieces on the developing Atlanta Beltline project that I found very interesting.  Many people ask me about the Beltline: what it is exactly, what will it entail, and when will it be done?  The project is complex to say the least – it involves many different components and ideas […]

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Westside Stockyards Project is Moving Along

Earlier this summer I posted on the Westside Stockyards project that’s currently under way.  Located at Tenth and Brady Streets, the warehouse transformation project will be a mixed-use complex featuring offices, restaurants and entertainment spaces (most notably of which is The Painted Duck – a sister location to Buckhead’s Painted Pin bowling alley). Well, I’m happy to say […]

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New Condo Building Bringing New Architectural Aesthetic to Midtown

To say that Midtown Atlanta is going through a construction boom at the moment is a bit of an understatement – at my last count there were 17 development projects currently underway, and another 25 in the planning / exploration phase.  Whether all this development reaches its full potential remains to be seen, however with an estimated 2.5 […]

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Yeah! Burger Spinoff Coming to New Westside Ironworks District

West Midtown residents (and their cross-town Virginia Highland neighbors) have been enjoying Yeah! Burger’s locally-sourced, organic-leaning burger and sandwich menu for the past 5+ years (yours truly thinks their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with a side of fried pickles is as pretty close to amazing as one lunch can get).  To say that the environmentally-conscious (think energy-efficient ratings, carbon-neutral […]

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My Favorite Atlanta Home (!)

When this month’s edition of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle arrived I nearly fainted: right there on the cover was my absolute favorite home in the entire city!  I have a personal affinity for Art Deco architecture and style (a rarity in Atlanta) and driving past this house on Peachtree Battle every day on my way to […]

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Monthly Indicators – July 2016

July was another strong month for the Georgia real estate market as indicated by data recently released by the Georgia Association of REALTORS.  Homes in and around Atlanta sold at a faster pace and prices continued their upward trend, all while mortgages remain at almost historically low rates. Through the month of July, the following were observed (all data […]

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A Note On Online Home Valuation Tools

The internet has become the go-to resource for pretty much anything these days.  Any question, concern, oddity or unknown seems like it can be answered definitively with a quick Google search, and the real estate market is no exception.  Looking for available homes to buy or rent?  There’s a website for that!  Interested in local housing […]

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The Painted Duck Slated for Early 2017 Opening in the Westside Stockyards

The Painted Pin – Buckhead’s upscale bowling alley and bar – will be opening a second location on Atlanta’s burgeoning Westside, with a bit of a twist.  Slated to occupy about 26,000 square feet in the new Westside Stockyard development project located at 976 Brady Ave, off of Howell Mill Road, The Painted Duck will feature 18 lanes of […]

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