Just Listed :: Charming Open Floor Plan in Smyrna!

July 31st, 2015

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Welcome Home! This is just the home you’ve been looking for! The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style! The close proximity to I-75, I-285, Windy Hill Road, and South Cobb Drive makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll enjoy being only minutes from many popular restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:

· Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, ample cabinet space, pantry, and tile backsplash.

· Separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.

· Spacious family room boasts a vaulted ceiling, cozy fireplace, and plenty of natural light.

· Main level master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and bath with double vanity, jetted tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright, and are connected by a Jack and Jill style bathroom.

· Sunroom/Lanai is great additional living space.

· Wonderful outdoor space includes a patio overlooking the fully fenced backyard.

· Neighborhood amenities include a well-maintained pool, tennis courts, playground, and pond.

· Convenient location close to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.

 

Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful home at 1019 Chateau Lane SE… 404-419-3619!

 

100 Homes Sold YTD = 100 for the Homeless

July 30th, 2015

On July 22, we sold our 100th home of the year. In fact, we’ve now sold more homes YTD than we sold all last year… making 2015 our BEST YEAR EVER! To celebrate, we honored one of our favorite charities 100 for the Homeless. Click the YouTube video to the left to see Lesley and Andy’s children tell you a little more!

We are so thankful for all of our clients and friends that send us referrals! In fact, this year alone, we have closed the following:

  • 47 Referrals from our clients and friends
  • 32 Past Clients
  • and 24 of our family and friends!
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making us your real estate agents for life! We will continue to serve our clients at the highest level and GIVE BACK to our community! 

Stay tuned this fall as we plan to help Atlanta’s homeless on an even more personal level!  Also, we’d love for you to join Andy one night this Winter as he spends the night with the men in the shelter. 100 for the Homeless is a wonderful men’s ministry that benefits Atlanta’s homeless community.

If we can assist with your Atlanta home search or help you sell your Atlanta home, give us a call today at 404-419-3619!

Just Listed :: Beautiful Traditional in Dallas’ Rosewood Park!

July 24th, 2015

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Welcome home! The open floor plan, custom features, and charming character of this home will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-75, US-41, and  Highway 92 makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also love being close to a variety of great restaurants and shopping spots as well as Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona!

Features:

· Kitchen features granite countertops stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, island with breakfast bar, and breakfast area.

· Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining.

· Spacious family room boasts plenty of natural light and a cozy gas fireplace.

· Master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, large sitting area, and walk-in closet.

· Spa-like master bathroom features a double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.

· Laundry conveniently located upstairs.

· Main level flex room is ideal for a home office or playroom.

· Two car garage easily fits vehicles.

· A patio and deck overlook the fully fenced backyard and are perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

· Located on a quiet cul-de-sac street in a wonderful swim neighborhood.

 

Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful home at 391 Garland Rose Lane… 404-419-3619!

 

Just Listed :: Gorgeous John Willis Traditional in Decatur!

July 24th, 2015

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Welcome home to this beautiful John Willis traditional located on a quiet cul-de-sac street! The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character of this home will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-285, Highway 78, and Lavista Road makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also love being close to a variety of great restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:

· Kitchen features granite countertops, walk-in pantry, ample cabinet space, and breakfast area.

· Formal dining room is perfect for entertaining guests.

· Spacious family room boasts a soaring ceiling, cozy gas fireplace, and automated window treatments.

· Master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, sitting area, and dual closets.

· Spa-like master bathroom features a double vanity, luxurious soaking tub, and separate shower with marble surround and flooring.

· Additional upstairs bedrooms are well-sized and bright, and are connected by a Jack and Jill style   bathroom.

· Main level bedroom and full bath are ideal for guests.

· Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra storage space.

· A patio overlooks the private backyard and is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

· Fantastic location that’s convenient to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.

 

Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful home at 3081 Hudson Way… 404-419-3619!

 

Just Listed :: Updated Charmer in Ridgewood Heights!

July 22nd, 2015

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Welcome Home! Located in one of West Buckhead’s favorite neighborhoods, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The custom features and charming character of this home will never go out of style. The close proximity to Moores Mill Road, I-75, and I-285 makes it convenient to and from any direction. Did we also mention that you are only minutes from all your favorite restaurants and shopping spots in Buckhead, Midtown, and on the Westside? You’ll also love being in the highly sought after Morris Brandon Elementary School district!

  • Renovated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, pantry, travertine floors, and updated lighting.
  • Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.
  • Spacious living room boasts neutral colors and plenty of natural light from a large bay window.
  • Main floor master suite is a true retreat including a large walk-in closet and spa-like master bathroom.
  • The master bathroom features a double vanity with granite countertop and large walk-in shower with marble surround.
  • Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright.
  • Main level flex space ideal for home office or playroom.
  • Gleaming hardwood floors are carried throughout.
  • Wonderful outdoor space includes a large deck overlooking the wonderful backyard with professional landscaping.
  • Convenient location close to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.

 

Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful homes at 2441 Ridgewood Road NW… 404-419-3619!

 

Just Listed :: Charming Condo in McGill Place!

July 21st, 2015

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Welcome home to this wonderful one bedroom, one bathroom condo in  McGill Place. Convenient to Midtown and Downtown’s finest attractions, you will be in the middle of it all including prestigious shopping, award-winning restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Easy access to I-85, I-75, and Freedom Parkway makes virtually all commutes a breeze.

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet space and open views to the living and dining rooms.

· The living room boasts a vaulted ceiling and cozy gas starter fireplace.

· The separate dining area is perfect for entertaining.

· The bedroom is complete with a large bay window and a walk-in closet. It also has easy access to the hall  bathroom.

· Laundry conveniently located in the unit.

· The covered balcony provides additional living and lounging space that’s perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

· New paint and carpet!

· Wonderful amenities include gated access and a well-maintained pool.

· Great location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants!

 

Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful condo at 360 McGill Place NE… 404-419-3619!

 

May Metro Atlanta Real Estate Market Overview

July 16th, 2015

MMO May 2015

May was magical for the Atlanta Real Estate Market and for The Peters Company! 17.4% more homes sold this May than May 2014. And, it’s no surprise to us. At The Peters Company, we helped 18 families buy and/or sell this month alone.

So… How did May 2015 compare to May 2014?

  • 1.5 % More Homes for Sale this May
  • 17.4 % More Homes Sold this May
  • Foreclosures Down 3% to 6.5%
    • 5-10% distressed sales is normal
  • Short sales Down 6 % to 3.7%
    • Theoretically, by 2016, all homes should be back above water
  • 3.9 Months of Supply (Down 13.3% from last year)
    • Anything under 6 months of supply is considered a sellers market
  • Median Original List Price is up 6.6% to $239,400
    • Still rising due to low supply
  • Median Sales Price is up 7.6% to $225,000
    • Continuing a trend of higher median sales prices in a low-supply environment
  • Median Sales/List Price Ratio remains around 95% (Here at The Peters Co we’re at 98.4%)
  • Median Days on Market is nearly flat from last year at 62 days (Here at The Peters Co we’re at 7 days on the market – Yep not a typo… 7 DAYS!!!)

And, in case you’re interested… The Metro Atlanta condo market’s very own statistics:

  • Sharply Higher Condos/Townhomes Sold Compared to Last Year (Up 28.5%)
  • Distressed Condo/Townhome Property Sales are Down 11.4 %
  • 2.4 Months of Supply (even lower than detached residences and a SERIOUS sellers market)
  • Median Original List Price is up 9% to $179,900
  • Median Sales Price is up 10 % to $175,000
  • Median Sales/List Price Ratio remains nearly flat around 96.9%
  • Median Days on Market is down 11.4 % to 39 days on market 

If you’ve been thinking of buying or selling and just want to chat about the market in your neighborhood, we’d love nothing more than to hear from you! We can give you a free and highly accurate opinion of value. Give us a call at 404-419-3619 today! 

Just Listed :: Gorgeous Traditional in Decatur!

July 14th, 2015

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Welcome home! The open floor plan, custom features, and charming character of this home will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-285, Highway 78, and Memorial Drive makes it convenient to and from any direction. Being in this popular area also means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:

· Kitchen features granite counters, newer appliances, tile backsplash, pantry, ample cabinet space, and breakfast area.

· Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining .

· Large family room has a soaring ceiling and cozy gas fireplace.

· Hardwoods floors are carried throughout most of the main level.

· Master on main is a true retreat including a trey ceiling and oversized walk-in closet.

· Master bathroom features a double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.

· Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra space for storage.

· A patio with pergola overlooks the fully fenced backyard and is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

 

Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful home at 865 Ashfield Drive… 404-419-3619!

 

Just Listed :: Awesome Condo in Freedom Heights!

July 10th, 2015

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Welcome Home! Located in one of Atlanta’s hottest areas, this condo is just what you’ve been looking for. The custom features and charming character of this property will never go out of style. The close proximity to Freedom Parkway, I-85, and I-75 makes it convenient to and from any direction. Did we also mention that you are only minutes from all your favorite hot spots including the Beltline, Virginia Highland, Inman Park, Little Five Points, Ponce City Market, and Freedom Park?

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet space, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a pantry.

· Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.

· Spacious living room boasts neutral colors and plenty of natural light.

· Gleaming hardwood floors and crown molding throughout the main living space.

· Master suite is a true retreat including a large walk-in closet and spa-like master bathroom.

· The master bathroom features a double vanity with stone countertop and a large garden tub perfect for relaxing.

· Additional bedroom is well sized and bright.

· Laundry conveniently located in the unit.

· Wonderful community amenities include secure access, a well-maintained pool, and gym facilities.

· Convenient location close to many well-loved restaurants and shopping spots.

 

Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful condo at 821 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE #2210… 404-419-3619!

 

Why do stucco homes get a bad rap?

July 9th, 2015

synthetic stuccoMost people have heard that stucco is bad and feel they should stay away from houses with stucco as the exterior material.

Why? Stucco homes can be beautiful and have a European flair.

There are two types of stucco – synthetic stucco, aka EIFS (exterior insulation finish systems) and hardcoat stucco.

Hardcoat, or concrete stucco, usually has no issues. It just requires some maintenance.

Synthetic stucco is the type that has a bad reputation – why? Because it is adhered to wood or gypsum board and if installed incorrectly it allows water intrusion and causes rot. Termites love moist environments. They get in there and eat the framing.

Some relocation companies will not let clients buy a stucco home regardless of whether it is EIFS or concrete.

Stucco has been successfully used for centuries in other countries primarily because it is adhered to masonry vs. wood.

Resolutions include:

A stucco bond.  In order to get a bond, you have to get a certified company inspect the house.  Someone has to make any repairs suggested.  Once the repairs are compete, there is a re-inspection and the stucco bond is issued.

Remove the stucco and re-clad the house with a different material such as Hardiboard or brick.  This is much more expensive, but it is a viable option.

​Lastly, always have a re-treatment and repair termite bond on a house that has stucco.​
Whether you are looking to buy a stucco, brick, or hardiplank home, The Peters Company would be honored to help with your search! Give us a call at 404-419-3619 today!
Written by Dore Brooks, Buyer Specialist at The Peters Company
REALTOR® Equal Housing Opportunity