Just Listed :: Charming Woodstock Traditional!

February 8th, 2016

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Welcome Home! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this is just the home you’ve been looking for! The open floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style! The close proximity to I-575, GA400, and Highway 92 makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll enjoy being only minutes away from many popular restaurants and shopping spots in both Woodstock and Roswell!

Features:

· Kitchen features granite countertops, ample cabinet space, pantry, and spacious breakfast area.

· Open family room boasts a vaulted ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors, and cozy gas fireplace.

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

· Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright.

· A main level flex space would be ideal as a 4th bedroom or home office.

· Two car garage easily fits vehicles and even has a built-in electric car charging station.

· Wonderful outdoor space includes a patio leading out to the flat backyard.

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

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

Brookhaven MARTA’s Mixed Use Development Plans

February 4th, 2016

MARTAMARTA is becoming one of the most active real estate development partners in and around the city of Atlanta. If you look at a map of planned development, typically you will find a MARTA station as the centerpiece of past and upcoming mixed-use projects.

That’s because two years ago MARTA made a commitment to put more residential units and retail space on land around its train stations. This is due in large part to a national trend of companies relocating headquarters to walkable, mixed use communities. Groundbreaking for these mixed-use developments for Arts Center, Oakland City, King Memorial, Avondale, Edgewood-Candler Park and Chamblee stations should commence by the end of 2016 and the Brookhaven project by 2017.

And MARTA benefits as ridership increases as more people live, work and shop near the stations.

The Brookhaven development project on MARTA’s Gold Line encompass​es​ a largely empty parking lot adjacent to the train station and, at 15 acres, represent​s​ the largest mixed-use project MARTA has attempted in the last two years. This type of development​ ​further heat​s​ up an already white-hot real estate market. The proposal include​s​ residential and retail space​, a park, a hotel​ and, possibly, include a new Brookhaven city hall and library.

It is this type of development that young professionals demand and this demand will continue to drive Brookhaven home prices up. Fading from the landscape are the office parks and large regional malls. Urban, walkable districts with housing, shopping, dining and entertainment are the trend for millenials.

Brookhaven, with successful, existing m​i​xed-use communities such as Town Center Brookhaven and Village Place (along Dresden Drive), should continue to attract and benefit from this type of development.

For more information on the Brookhaven MARTA development, Brookhaven Marta Development.

Call The Peters Company today for your real estate needs – we are Brookhaven experts!​ 404-419-3619

Written by Dore Brooks, Buyer Specialist at The Peters Company

Atlanta, The City in the Forest

February 2nd, 2016

City in a Forest

When you think of Atlanta, what do you think of? Tall buildings? The Braves? Coca-Cola? The traffic?!? What about the trees? If the trees weren’t one of the first things you thought of, maybe you should look again! After all, we aren’t nicknamed “city in a forest” for nothing!

In fact, Atlanta’s tree coverage is 36% which is among the highest of all major US cities and above the national average of 27%! One of Atlanta’s favorite festivals, The Dogwood Festival, is you guessed it, named after a tree. One of our most popular streets, yep! Peachtree Street. You simply can’t go anywhere in the city and not see trees! Our most well-known species are Magnolias, Dogwoods, Southern Pines, and Oak Trees.

The state of Georgia has over 250 different species of trees. At Piedmont Park, our most well-known green space, there are over 115 different tree species alone! Including a few of Atlanta’s 300 “champion trees”. A “champion tree” is based on the measurements of it trunk circumference, the height, and the average spread of the crown. It’s basically a big tree competition!

The next time you are outside, take a look at all of the trees! If you decide you ready to branch out to a new neck of the woods and have been stumped on your own home search, let The Peters Company go out on a limb for you!

Written by The Peters Company’s Transaction Coordinator, Katelyn Sheffield

Just Listed :: Gorgeous Brick Traditional in East Cobb!

January 29th, 2016

710 Robinson Farms Drive Flyer front710 Robinson Farms Drive Flyer backWelcome home! Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the popular Robinson Farms swim and tennis neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. Being close to I-75, Roswell Road, and Johnson Ferry Road makes virtually all commutes a breeze. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well loved destination! Being in this popular area of East Cobb means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots too! This home is located in a highly sought after school district which includes Eastside Elementary, Dodgen Middle, and Walton High!

Features:

· Light and airy two story foyer welcomes you into the home.

· Spacious kitchen features cabinets with pull-out drawers, granite counters, pantry, double ovens, office nook, and spacious breakfast area with fireplace.

· Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests.

· Large family room boasts a soaring ceiling, built-in bookcase, and cozy fireplace.

· Tall ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, and crown molding are carried throughout the main level.

· The master on main is a true retreat including a large walk-in closet with custom shelving and spa-like master bathroom with double vanity, jetted tub, and separate shower.

· Secondary bedrooms are well-sized and bright with excellent closet space. Potential for second master suite upstairs.

· Full unfinished basement provides tons of storage space and is just waiting for your ideas.

· Two car garage and additional parking pad can easily fit vehicles.

· Screened-in porch and two decks are perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. They overlook the grassy, usable backyard.

· Professional landscaping showcased in the front and back yards.

· New carpet and paint throughout the entire home.

Interest Rate Education with Jennie Moshure

January 28th, 2016

Thinking about buying a new home in Metro Atlanta this year? Jennie Moshure, Lead Buyers Agent at The Peters Company, gives a little information about the 2016 Metro Atlanta real estate market and interest rates!

Give The Peters Company a call today at 404-419-3619!

Billion Dollar Powerball and Atlanta’s Most Expensive Real Estate

January 26th, 2016

Billion Dollar PowerballSo what if the odds of winning 1.5 billion dollars were 1 in 292 million? It was still fun to think about all of the things you would do with all of those dollars (post-tax, of course). Other than paying off debt, most people I talked to mentioned some sort of real estate endeavor as their first move. A private tropical island here, a sprawling penthouse in Manhattan there, the $200 million dollar Playboy Mansion that is now for sale (and you’d still have enough money leftover for the amount of cleaning supplies that place would need). We’ve all imagined these luxuries, right?

Did you stop to think about what mega monstrosities you could purchase in your own backyard? The three priciest residential properties in Atlanta/metro Atlanta lie in the 30327 Zip Code, which happens to be the most expensive zip code in all of Georgia.

Topping the list at a whopping $48,000,000 is a quaint 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom (plus 3 half bathrooms) European estate off of Riverview Road. Spanning across 18.6 acres and built of limestone and brick, you will find perfectly manicured lawns, gates galore, a tennis court, a guest house, home gym, pretty much anything you can imagine so you would never have to leave your house. Ever. The home is closing in on 2 years on the market. As you can probably imagine, homes like these don’t just fly off the market.

Not far behind at #2 is, well, actually three houses on one property. For a cool $44,500,000 these West Paces Ferry Road stunners on 23 acres can be yours! Amenities include soccer field, lighted tennis court, field house, putting green, Olympic park fountain, garage built for a classic car collection, gazebo, aviary and each home has its own pool. Pictured in the listing are two swans and a peacock. No note of those being part of the sale, but everything is negotiable, right?

If homes in the $40,000,000 range are a little bit out of your budget then #3 might just be the perfect one for you. The $25,000,000 French Provincial home located on Paces Ferry boasts 7 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms and 5 half bathrooms. Nestled on 17 acres on the Chattahoochee River this home includes an infinity edge pool, tennis court, full gym, spa, home theater, hobby house, underground ballroom WITH a catering kitchen (how cool is that?!), many different gardens, security guard stand, and the list goes on. Oh, how could I forget to mention? This is the Tyler Perry estate! Madea herself. It really is truly breathtaking (in pictures, at least).

Maybe you didn’t win the Powerball, but maybe you still want to buy one of these incredible homes. The Peters Company can help you with that! Give us a call at 404-419-3619 today!

Written by Shiloh Sadoti, Buyer Specialist

Just Listed :: Gorgeous Newer Construction in Chamblee!

January 22nd, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled in the popular Madeline Parc enclave, this stunning home has it all. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to Chamblee Dunwoody Road, I-285, and GA400 makes this home convenient to and from any direction. Being in this wonderful location means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots! Outdoor enthusiasts will love being only minutes from Murphey Candler Park and Blackburn Park! This home is also located in a highly sought after school district which includes Montgomery Elementary! As an added bonus, this small community is adding a main gate off of Chamblee Dunwoody Road for privacy, making this an even more exclusive destination.

Features:

  • Gorgeous trim detail and extra tall ceilings are carried throughout the home.
  • Kitchen features granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, wet bar, and breakfast area.
  • Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining.
  • Spacious family room boasts beautiful built-ins, coffered ceiling, and a cozy fireplace with stone surround.
  • A main level bedroom and full bathroom are ideal for guests.
  • Master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, sitting area, and huge walk-in closet .
  • Spa-like master bathroom has double vanities, jetted tub, and separate walk-in shower with dual shower heads.
  • Additional upstairs bedrooms are well-sized and bright, each with their own private bathroom.
  • Full finished basement includes additional living space, kitchen, bedroom, full bathroom, gym, and extra storage.
  • Spacious garage easily fits two vehicles.
  • True mudroom is perfect for dropping coats, bags, shoes, etc.
  • Laundry room is conveniently located upstairs.
  • Deck and screened-in porch overlook the fully fenced backyard and provide wonderful outdoor space.

 

Just Listed :: Amazing Newer Construction in Brookhaven!

January 22nd, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled in the popular Sexton Woods neighborhood of Brookhaven, this stunning home has it all. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to Ashford Dunwoody Road, I-285, and GA400 makes this home convenient to and from any direction. Being in the booming city of Brookhaven means you can enjoy nearby hot spots like Town Brookhaven, Village Place Brookhaven, and the newly renovated YMCA! Outdoor enthusiasts will love being just around the corner from Blackburn Park and   only minutes from Murphey Candler Park! It’s also located in a highly sought after school district which includes Montgomery Elementary!

Features:

  • Gorgeous trim detail and extra tall ceilings are carried throughout the home.
  • Light and bright kitchen features granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, pantry, and breakfast area.
  • Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining.
  • Spacious family room boasts beautiful built-ins and a cozy gas starter fireplace.
  • A keeping room off of the kitchen is ideal for a playroom or home office.
  • A main level bedroom and full bathroom are perfect for guests.
  • Master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, sitting   area, and huge walk-in closet .
  • Spa-like master bathroom has double vanities, jetted tub, and separate walk-in shower.
  • Additional upstairs bedrooms are well-sized and bright.
  • Full finished basement includes an entertaining space, bedroom/playroom, craft room, full bathroom, and additional storage space.
  • Spacious garage easily fits two vehicles.
  • Two decks overlook the fully fenced backyard and provide wonderful outdoor space.

Just Listed :: Lilburn Home with Rocking Chair Front Porch!

January 21st, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled in the popular Stones Crossing neighborhood, 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 Highway 78 and Scenic Highway makes this home convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also enjoy being close to many well-loved restaurants and shopping spots! Nature enthusiasts will love being only minutes from Stone Mountain Park!

  • Kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space, stainless steel appliances, and a wonderful breakfast area with bay window.
  • Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining.
  • Large living room has a cozy fireplace with brick surround.
  • Main floor half bathroom is ideal for guests.
  • Master suite is a true retreat including a walk-in closet and attached master bathroom.
  • Two additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.
  • Large bonus room would make great 4th bedroom, home office, or playroom.
  • Finished room in basement would be great for a home office, playroom, or media room.
  • Unfinished area provides tons of storage space.
  • Garage easily fits two vehicles with room for storage.
  • The park-like backyard features plenty of green grass and a tranquil creek.
  • Wonderful curb appeal including a rocking chair front porch.

Two Birds with One Stone… Atlanta 5k

January 21st, 2016

110401-N-HC601-027 SAN DIEGO (April 1, 2011) Sailors cross the line during the first annual Chief Petty Officer Birthday 5K Run/Walk at Naval Base San Diego. The run/walk celebrated the 118th birthday of the chief petty officer rank and was open to Sailors, dependents, civilians, contractors and retirees. (U.S. Navy photo by Candice Villarreal/Released)

If you’re like most Americans, you have a few goals or plans that you want to accomplish in 2016. And I’m right there with you! In fact, during December, I not only planned out (in great detail) my 2016 goals, but also the things I want the most for my life in 3 years, 5 years, and 10 years from now! I took the most important things for 2016 and put them on a vision board. I look at that board every day which helps me stay focused on the tasks I need to be doing in order to accomplish those goals.

I have noticed, however, that I have A LOT that I want to accomplish this year. I’ve decided that in order to accomplish everything I need to “work smarter, not harder”. I’ve had to figure out activities I can do that will work double time for me. Meaning, the activity will help me work towards checking 2 or more things off of my 2016 goals at one time.

One of the things I put on my 2016 vision board was that I wanted to run 150 miles this year. OK, OK, I know that may not sound like a lot to you avid runners, but this is a big deal for me! I also added to my vision board that I wanted to learn more about different neighborhoods in Atlanta. I’ve lived here just over a year now and it’s time to start branching out and seeing what all Atlanta has to offer!

How do I plan on combining my efforts and working towards marking these two goals off together, you ask? Let me show you! What better way to get to know a neighborhood than being in it, right? And while you are out and about, why not RUN?! You see where I’m going?

Atlanta has hundreds, if not thousands, of 5k races all over town each year. So, I’ve done my research and chosen races in a few of the neighborhoods I want to get to know better. Sounds like a win/win to me!

  1. Run Before You Crawl :: Grant Park – Just in time for warmer weather, April 9, 2016 will be the 7th annual race / pub crawl in Grant Park. After the 5k, runners will begin the pub crawl (if you wish) and can visit six of Grant Parks finest establishments J All proceeds from this race benefit the Grant Park Conservancy, Grant Park Parents Network, and the Grant Park Security Patrol.
  1. Kirkwood Spring Fling :: Kirkwood – In Mid May, Kirkwood hosts their annual Spring Fling. After the 5k, check out the BBQ competition and tour of homes. Ticket sale proceeds from the Tour of Homes benefit the Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization.
  1. Old Fourth Ward 5K :: Old Fourth Ward – This will be the first annual Old Fourth Ward 5K! The race course for June 18, 2016 has been designed to include Ponce City Market, Historic Fourth Ward Park and MLK, Jr. Historic District. All proceeds from this race will go to Hope-Hill Elementary School.
  1. Atlanta Christmas 5K :: Virginia Highlands – This annual 5K is a popular one! With all runners getting Santa hats and Santa himself starting the race, it’s always a great time. After the race, head over to San Francisco Coffee Roasting Co. to warm up!

If running is on your 2016 goals, maybe I’ll see you there! While there, I also plan on visiting local shops, restaurants, and of course, looking at the houses! I’ll keep you updated as the year goes of my adventures in these neighborhoods!

If Buying and/or Selling a home is one of your 2016 goals, The Peters Company is here! We’d love to meet with you today to set up a timeline that will help you mark those goals off of your list! You can reach us at 404-419-3619 to get started!

Written by Katelyn Sheffield, The Peters Company Transaction Coordinator

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