Just Listed :: Charming Ranch in Wakefield Forest

July 28th, 2016

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Welcome Home! Here you will find the location and value that 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-85, I-285, and Buford Highway makes this home convenient to and from any direction. Being in this popular area inside of the perimeter also means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:

  • Totally renovated and open kitchen features stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, subway tile backsplash, and modern farmhouse finishes.
  • The main living space is a nice combination of living and dining area that are perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.
  • Spacious family room/den has a cozy fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and gorgeous wood detail.
  • Gleaming hardwood floors are carried throughout.
  • Master bedroom boasts a large closet and private half bathroom.
  • Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright.
  • Spacious laundry room provides additional storage.
  • Large deck is ideal for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. It leads out to a fully fenced backyard with fire pit and storage shed.
  • One car carport.
  • Wonderful location convenient to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.
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Why did Live-Work-Play Communities Evolve?

July 28th, 2016

mixed-useWhen I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, suburbia was IT! Quiet neighborhoods and being removed from the chaos of being in the city, was most desirable. Suburbs were synonymous with safety, security, and community.

In the past couple of decades, people realized that it would save time, energy, and money to live close to where they worked, shopped, ate, went to church/synagogue, etc. Especially in cities like Atlanta, DC, LA, and Chicago where traffic is horrendous.

Developers and city planners foresaw that people’s quality of life was affected by long work commutes and distance from conveniences and they provided the solution: build communities where you live, work and play. (And eat and shop etc.)

Some examples of these communities include Atlantic Station, Buckhead, Atlanta, Town Brookhaven, Avalon, and the new Gateway at Windsor Parkway and Roswell Roads. These developments are a response to our desire to have everything we need close at hand.

If you want more information about Live – Work – Play communities, we can help!

In 1943, Abraham Maslow published “A Theory of Human Motivation,” which included what is now known as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It puts forth the theory that our basic human needs must be satisfied before we can become the evolved, self-actualized social beings that (we think) we are. Those primary needs include shelter and property (live); employment and financial security (work); health, well-being, basic socializing and “belongingness” (play); food and water (eat); and finally clothing and “security of resources” (shop).

Written by Dore Brooks, Buyer Specialist, The Peters Company

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Just Listed :: Amazing Ashford Park Restoration!

July 22nd, 2016

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Welcome home to this all American charmer! Located on a wonderful corner lot in Ashford Park, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The custom features and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to Peachtree Road, I-85, and GA400 makes it convenient to and from any direction. Did we also mention that you are literally only minutes from all your favorite hot spots at Village Place Brookhaven and Town Brookhaven as well as many of the new developments coming to the City of Chamblee?

Features:

· Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, tile backsplash, travertine floors, spacious pantry, and a large breakfast room perfect for casual meals at home.

· Living room boasts neutral colors and a custom built-in media space.

· Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.

· Gleaming hardwood floors, 9ft. ceilings, and beautiful trim work are carried throughout the main level.

· Master suite is a true retreat including dual walk-in closets and a large sitting room ideal for a home office or nursery.

· Spa-like master bathroom features dual vanities, jetted tub, separate shower, and travertine floors.

· Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright.

· Wonderful outdoor space includes a large deck overlooking the fully fenced backyard as well as a relaxing rocking chair front porch.

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

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Definition of a GOOD Neighbor

July 20th, 2016

NeighborThis week, I had a neighbor incident. You see, we have 5 renters living in a home across the street from us! Great for our property value, I know! And, one chooses to park on our side of the street every single day/night. It’s gone on for almost a year. We’ve just gotten used to it and truly she has the prerogative to park there. We don’t own the street. However, this week, the car rolled up and decided to park in front of our mailbox and block our front steps and walkway. See picture…

So, it got me to thinking… Do people really know how to be a good neighbor? I could list wonderful ways such as sharing sugar, giving holiday gifts, and having one another over for dinner. However, I’ll just stick to the basics.

In real estate, one of the first questions buyers want to know before making an offer on a home is “How are the neighbors?” And, rarely, do they get an opportunity to meet them prior to going under contract on the home unless we just get really lucky and meet them during a showing! So, we look for all the signs of hitting the neighbor jackpot before actually meeting them.

Here are a few things we look for…

  • Is their yard nicely maintained? Mowed? Edged? Trees Trimmed?
  • Is their home well maintained? Or is there rotten wood? Signs of deterioration? Deferred maintenance?
  • Where are their cars parked? What condition are they in? Are they up on stilts in the driveway?
  • Are pets running loose? Barking loudly? Growling from afar?

All of these are questions I’m trying to answer when touring a home that a client LOVES!  Because, not only are my clients going to have to live near them, but neighbors also can have an affect on their home’s value. And… you think I’m kidding! Can’t tell you how many times we’ve lost buyers on listings because the neighbor had noisy chickens, their house was boogery, or the pit bull was frightening. Seriously, it happens.

So, be a GOOD neighbor!

  • Show pride in your home. Properly maintain your home and yard.
  • Be considerate of your neighbors whether that’s parking your car in appropriate locations or keeping your pets maintained and quiet!

Looking for a home with better neighbors?

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

Written by Lesley Peters

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Just Listed :: Amazing Midtown Townhome!

July 18th, 2016

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Welcome home! This updated townhome in Midtown’s highly sought after Alden Townhomes community is just what you’ve been looking for. Its open floor plan, custom features, and modern flair will never go out of style. Convenient to Midtown’s finest attractions, you will be in the middle of it all including prestigious shopping, award-winning restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Easy access to Peachtree Road, I-85, I-75, and GA400 will make virtually all commutes a breeze.

Features:

· Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, sleek backsplash, stone countertops, ample cabinet space, and island with breakfast bar.

· The main living space includes a nice combination of living and dining area which are perfect for entertaining. It’s accented by a gas fireplace with stacked stone surround.

· Gleaming hardwood floors are carried throughout both  levels of the townhome.

· Main level half bathroom is ideal for guests.

· The master bedroom boasts a spacious walk-in closet and access to the deck which is perfect for outdoor enjoyment.

· The spa-like master bathroom features a double vanity with vessel sinks, jetted tub, and separate jetted shower system.

· Additional bedroom is well-sized and bright.

· A second floor bonus space is ideal for a home office or media room.

· One car garage easily fits your vehicle with additional storage space.

· Fresh paint throughout.

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

 

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Just Listed :: Move-In Ready Condo in Hillside at Lenox!

July 15th, 2016

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Welcome home to this wonderful condo in the heart of Buckhead! The open floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to Lenox Road, Peachtree Road, I-85, and GA400 makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also love having easy access to all of your favorite Buckhead restaurants and shopping spots!  You’ll truly be in the middle of it all!

Features:

  • Kitchen features a new refrigerator, ample cabinet and counter space, pantry, and breakfast bar.
  • The living room boasts a cozy gas fireplace and built-in bookcases.
  • The spacious bedroom features a large walk-in closet and large bathroom with a double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.
  • Laundry conveniently located in the unit.
  • The private balcony provides additional living and lounging space.
  • One deeded parking space and storage unit.
  • Wonderful community amenities include a well-maintained pool, gym facilities, gated entrance, and secure  building access.
  • Great location convenient to interstates, Marta, shopping, restaurants, Lenox Square Mall, and Phipps Plaza!
  • New carpet!
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Just Listed :: Adorable Renovated Ranch in Drew Valley!

July 15th, 2016

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Welcome Home! Nestled in Brookhaven’s popular Drew Valley 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. A master suite addition and kitchen renovation are wonderful updates that add amazing space to the home. The close proximity to Peachtree Road, I-85, and GA400 makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also enjoy being close to all of your favorite Brookhaven hot spots including Town Brookhaven and Village Place Brookhaven!

Features:

· Light and bright kitchen has been totally transformed and features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tons of cabinet and storage space, tile backsplash, and a walk-in pantry.

· Separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests, hosting holiday gatherings, or casual meals at home.

· Spacious living room lets in plenty of natural light.

· Gleaming hardwood floors and crown molding are carried throughout most of the home.

· Master suite addition is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, huge walk-in closet, and spa-like master bathroom with a double vanity and large walk-in shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.

· Updated hall bathroom has a relaxing soaking tub.

· True mudroom offers a laundry area, workspace, and extra storage.

· Fenced yard boasts a patio ideal for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining as well as a useful storage shed.

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

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Atlanta Restaurant Tours

July 13th, 2016

Oysters photoIt is no secret that Atlanta is an up and coming foodie city. It feels like every time I turn around there are new restaurants opening. I can never get through my list of places that I want to go before adding a few more. Because of this ongoing problem, my friends and I have started doing what we like to call “restaurant tours.”

A “restaurant tour” is one-part pub crawl and one-part progressive dinner. For those of you who don’t know, progressive dinners traditionally are where you get a group of friends together and each family hosts one portion of the meal at their respective houses. For example, one family serves a salad, the next house might serve an appetizer, the third house the main course, and the forth house a dessert, etc.

On our restaurant tours, we hop from one restaurant to another, getting a drink and a sample of the menu (eaten family style). We have found that by doing this, we have been able to figure out which restaurants have the best food, drinks, service, and ambiance to warrant a full sit down dinner since we are all busy and have limited time to have full meals in every restaurant. It’s best to keep your group small (4 people max) and go on Sunday afternoons.  That way you can sit at the bar or easily get a table. You’ll also want to choose restaurants that are close in proximity so you can walk in between stops.

Our first “restaurant tour” was in Inman Park and went a little something like this:

2:30pm :: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall :: We met up at Ladybird to get our day started.  It was one of the first warm days of spring, so we opted to sit outside in their patio area. However, the inside has several different areas to choose from all offering a campfire and lodge theme.

3:30pm :: A short walk down the Beltline to our next stop.

4:00pm :: Beetlecat :: Our appetizer course.  Since Beetlecat is a seafood restaurant, we opted for baked oysters, a dozen blue point oysters, and prosecco. The oysters were fantastic and the service was good, despite how busy they were at the time.

5:30pm :: MF Sushi :: For our next course we decided on sushi. We devoured the lobster box, negi salmon roll, and sake. It was some of the better sushi we’ve had in Atlanta, but the service was slow.

7:00pm :: Barcelona Wine Bar :: We ended our evening at Barcelona.  We had all been there several times before, but how can you say no to Barcelona!? We were able to slide in at the bar to start out last course with a glass of red wine. There are so many good choices, making the decision tough.  We ended up with the hanger steak, scallops, pulpo gallego (potatoes), and their warm bread.  Of course we topped it off with a little dessert! It gets a little loud in the bar area to talk, but the service was still pretty quick for the crowd.

There are groups of restaurants all over Atlanta begging to be in your next tour! If you need more suggestions of where to start, The Peters Company is always here to help!

Written by Katelyn Sheffield, Transaction Coordinator, The Peters Company

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Just Listed :: Charming Condo at Wellington Buckhead!

July 8th, 2016

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Welcome home to this charming Buckhead condo in the middle of it all!  Having easy access to GA400, Roswell Road, and Peachtree Road makes virtually all  commutes a breeze.  You’ll also enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots as well as being only a short distance from Chastain Park!

Features:

  • Kitchen features ample cabinet space, pantry, and tile backsplash.
  • Living room is spacious and boasts a large front window.
  • Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining.
  • Hardwood floors and plantation shutters are carried throughout.
  • Master bedroom has an attached bathroom and spacious closet.
  • Additional bedroom is well-sized and bright.
  • Laundry is conveniently located in the unit.
  • Balcony and courtyard are perfect for outdoor enjoyment.
  • Community amenities include a relaxing pool.
  • Convenient location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants.
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Just Listed :: Beautiful Traditional in Vinings Place!

July 8th, 2016

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Welcome Home! Located in one of Mableton’s most popular swim/tennis neighborhoods, 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. The close proximity to I-285 and I-75 makes this home convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well loved destination. You will certainly enjoy being only a short drive from several area parks, the 61-mile long Silver Comet Trail, and the new SunTrust Field (future home of the Atlanta Braves)!

Features:

  • Kitchen features tons of cabinet space, granite counters, recessed lighting, spacious pantry, breakfast bar, and breakfast area with bay window.
  • Amazing keeping room off kitchen has an exposed beam ceiling and fireplace with stacked stone surround.
  • Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.
  • Spacious family room has a cozy fireplace and vaulted ceiling.
  • Master on main is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, oversized walk-in closet, and dual sided fireplace.
  • Spa-like master bathroom has a double vanity, large tub, and separate  shower.
  • Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright including a second master bedroom upstairs.
  • Large bonus room/4th bedroom could also be used as a playroom, media room, or home office.
  • Great outdoor space includes a patio overlooking the flat, fenced backyard.
  • Wonderful neighborhood amenities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground.
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