Archive for the ‘Decatur’ Category


Thursday, September 17th, 2015


Back in 2004 when Lesley and I moved to Brookhaven, we were backhanded by our realtor at the time and labeled “yuppies” for our abandonment of the suburbs and affinity for, at that time, a pioneering pocket of our great city of Atlanta. I remember being pretty offended by the label “yuppie.” After all, it had always held a negative connotation in my vocabulary, but then I actually looked up the word and got a little more comfortable. The source of all knowledge, Wikipedia, describes it this way:

A yuppie (/ˈjʌpi/; short for “young urban professional” or “young upwardly-mobile professional”) is defined by one source as being “a young college-educated adult who has a job that pays a lot of money and who lives and works in or near a large city” (Wikipedia)

I don’t know about the “lot of money” part because I was a water boy at the time selling drinking water and Lesley was a schoolteacher. We weren’t exactly rolling in the dough. We were young, and we were aspiring professionals. Oh, and we had a college degree, and I guess we were upwardly mobile. Nailed it! We were yuppies! It just took me some time to get to neutral on the term.

Once the epitome of yuppie, you’ll see Brookhaven today filled with baby strollers as all the yuppies, myself included, just stayed put while family happened. This would be a logical gentrification cycle for any area, further legitimizing a community. Atlanta continues to grow through the creation of jobs, lower cost of living, and pleasant climate, and young professionals are moving here in droves. Other areas strongly attracting the young professional crowd include Midtown, Virginia Highland, Decatur, and East Atlanta. So where’s the next big yuppie destination? This is a little risky and may be perhaps hard to see right now, but I think Doraville is going to go yuppity yup yup over the next 10-20 years. With the GM plant being redeveloped into movie studios and super affordable housing still existing slightly inside and outside the top end perimeter, I think you’ll start seeing some major investments made in the Doraville community. You heard it here first!

So, the next time you hear an area referred to as “yuppie,” remember that it’s really not a bad thing. You might want to figure out what’s yup with that.

Written by Andy Peters (opinion only)

Congrats to The Peters Company June Metro Atlanta Homebuyers!

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


June 2015 Homebuyer Collage
Congratulations to our June Homebuyers!

Congrats, Crystal on purchasing your very first home in Buford! Your gorgeous new townhouse in Carlton Mill will be the perfect place to settle in from your move from Tennessee! You’re going to love the walkability to shops and restaurants, and being across from the neighborhood pool! Now that you have your house, we know a puppy is next on the list! Thanks for trusting our team! Welcome to Georgia!

Nick and Jane, congratulations on purchasing your adorable Peachtree Hills bungalow! Even though you were in Paris when your house closed, we hope that you felt the happiness all the way from Atlanta! Your move has been over 6 months in the making, and while we know that Nashville will miss you, we’re thrilled for you to call Atlanta your new home! Thanks for sticking with us through a competitive market! You were troopers, and being the winning bid for this home was truly meant to be! Welcome to Atlanta!

Congratulations, Bill and Crista on purchasing your super trendy Midtown townhome! We know that moving (back) to the South from Chicago is a big change, but you’re going to LOVE your location and walking to Piedmont Park! While there are probably too many inside jokes to mention, please know that Jennie LOVED working with you, and despite the ups and downs, everything worked out just as it should for you guys and Iris! Also, a big shout out to Bill’s folks, Jim and Susan, for sending you our way! We’re sure they are glad to have their granddaughter nearby! Congrats, again!

Daniel and Victoria, congrats on your beautiful home in the fantastic Peachtree Corners neighborhood, Amberfield! When the time came to sell and buy, we knew that all of the pieces needed to fall together perfectly, and in the end they did! We may recruit Victoria to our team as a showing assistant, as she was one of funniest people to looks at houses with! We know that Titus is going to love his new home, yard, pool and neighborhood, and we hope that you have many wonderful years there too! Thanks for being great clients and friends! Shout out to Joey and Rebecca for referring us!

Erica and David, you knew exactly what you wanted – a new home in the same neighborhood you were currently living in, Meadowbrook, and in High Point Elementary School. You found a great new construction home with plenty of space for your 3 children and a huge finished basement that David can call his own. Thank you for trusting The Peters Company to list and buy your homes! Nothing like repeat clients! Congratulations on your new home!

Congratulations, Jules on the purchase of your gorgeous mid-century modern home in North DeKalb’s Flair Forest! Finding this rare and stylized home (on a lake!) in the middle of the city was truly incredible. Fun fact :: you may be the only client to buy a home that all three of the buyers specialists have seen! You got the FULL Peters Company experience! We are all envious of your serene views of the lake, and know you will have many years of happiness in your new home. Thanks for trusting in our team. You’re the best!

Dennis and Melanie, we found the ideal location for your family! Walking distance to everything around GA Tech in a lush, gated community! I’m glad you went for move-in ready and ran away from the duplexes and triplexes! So happy we found this hidden gem I know all of you will enjoy, especially that pool! Thank you for trusting The Peters Company for your 3rd transaction with us!

Congratulations, Tobias on your first home purchase in the sleek Spire building in the heart of Midtown! After looking at many styles of condos and buildings we found the perfect match for you here. I can’t wait to see the “after” photos once you and your designer decorate and paint this blank canvas. I know you are going to enjoy the walkable location! Thank you for letting me help you find your first home so you can stay put for a while in Atlanta! Shout out to your sister, Elisa, for referring us!

Congrats Haley! You weren’t 100% sure what would be the best fit when we started out, but we found a great 2 bedroom condo in Buckhead that is gated and safe. The amenities are awesome and you will enjoy the great location near the West Side. You started renovations the day you closed and will make it a super place to live! Can’t wait to see when you get settled!

Chrystal and Tonio, you knew where you wanted to be and what school district you wanted to be in for adorable Sydney. We found a great, renovated home in Roswell with room for both of you to have home offices, a fenced in yard for your dog (and maybe another!) and chickens! And Tonio, there is plenty of space for you to add that outdoor kitchen and patio you wanted. Congrats y’all – Thank you for letting me help you find a super place! Shout out to Lisa for referring us!

Bryan, buying your first home can be a stressful experience, but you handled it like a pro! I have to say, you were one of the easiest clients I have dealt with in 13 years of selling real estate. It is great that your new house in Marietta close to your office, restaurants and shopping and across the street from friends. Especially friends who will help you renovate the fixer upper. Congrats on your new home!

Wow! Karl and Christina, you bought a house an hour from our original search area, and it is beautiful! I know you will love living in the peaceful serenity of Sharpsburg. And Christina, you will enjoy being in the same neighborhood as your parents. Invite us over when the pool is finished – congratulations!

Congratulations, Kristen and Alex on finding your dream home in an amazing neighborhood! Sarah Smith is a fabulous school district and we know that Loridans Chase is a great place to raise your babies! We can’t wait to see the transformation to your home as we know it will be fabulous. Jennie loved bonding over the kiddos and getting to know your whole family! Thanks for trusting our team!

Congrats, Bill on the purchase of your great townhouse in Decatur! We won’t call you a “groupie,” but you have been a Peters Company client three times in the past three years! Jennie has LOVED getting to know you, and we are all so happy that you have finally found a place to call home for the long run! Selling and buying at the same time isn’t easy, but your trust in our team and willingness to be flexible ended up in a total win-win all around! Thanks again!

Sally and Erik were referrals from our good friends, Shannon and Robby, and we were fortunate to work with them on the seller side as well as the buyer side. They really wanted to move closer to their children’s school in Sandy Springs. We were able to find an amazing off market sale for them that checked all the boxes! It was such a pleasure to help them achieve their goals!

Did you know? According to the National Association of Realtors, the average real estate agent sells 7 homes per year. The Peters Company has sold 109 homes so far this year with 17 more under contract and set to close in the coming months. Don’t settle for average! Work with the best, and call us today.

Just Listed :: Adorable Bungalow in Decatur’s Springdale Heights!

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

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Welcome Home! Located in one of Decatur’s favorite neighborhoods, 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 I-285, Highway 78, North Decatur Road, and Scott Boulevard makes it convenient to and from any direction. Did we  also mention that you are literally only minutes from all of your favorite activities, restaurants, and shopping spots in Downtown Decatur?


· Updated kitchen features quartz countertops, ample cabinet space, and travertine floors.

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

· Living room boasts neutral colors, crown molding, cozy fireplace, and plenty of natural light.

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

· Additional bedroom and bathroom are well sized and bright.

· Unfinished walk-up attic is just waiting for your ideas.

· Gleaming hardwood floors are carried throughout.

· Wonderful outdoor space includes a deck  off of the kitchen and a large patio overlooking the fully fenced backyard.

· One car detached garage is ideal for your vehicle or as extra storage space.

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


Call The Peters Company today to see this wonderful home at 512 Bridlewood Circle… 404-419-3619!


Just Listed :: Gorgeous John Willis Traditional in Decatur!

Friday, 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!


· 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!

Off market as of August 2015


Just Listed :: Gorgeous Traditional in Decatur!

Tuesday, 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!


· 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!


Congrats, Kristen & Jacob on Purchasing your Decatur Ranch!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

photo-1Kristen and Jacob, congratulations on buying your very first home! When we first met with Kristen and Jacob, they knew exactly what they wanted, and where they wanted to live. However, the market had other plans. After visiting various areas and adjusting criteria, Kristen and Jacob exercised their patience and finally landed an amazing ranch home in the Wilson Woods neighborhood in Decatur – exactly where they wanted to be! We’re so happy you found a home for yourselves (and your new puppy!). Congrats, again!

Congrats, Andrea and Ross on selling your Decatur home!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

2915 Pangborn

Congratulations, Ross and Andrea! Your home in Decatur’s Country Squire Acres’ neighborhood sold in 14 days for 100% of list price! It’s no surprise that there was so much interest! You guys had it in PERFECT condition for every showing! We are sad to see you leave Atlanta! However, we wish you the BEST in California and with your new job opportunity! You guys were a pleasure to work with! Last but not least, we want to give a shout out to Brian for referring us! Thanks a million!

If you want to see the details of this home, click here!

Just Listed in Druid Hills :: Adorable Atlanta Home for Sale

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Druid Hills Home :: Modern Day Luxury Renovated with Historic Charm

Storybook setting. Originally built in Druid Hills in 1950, this immaculate renovation reminds us of a much simpler Atlanta. But don’t let this little trip down memory lane fool you!  This home, nestled in beautiful Druid Hills and in the shade of the Fernbank hardwood forest, is equipped with everything and more that you’d expect from a new home, at a fraction of the price.  You will love being able to walk to Druid Hills Golf Club or the Fernbank Science Center and the Fernbank Forest Recreational Center. There is amazing park space all around you! Forget carpool because you can walk to Fernbank Elementary, one of the area’s most desirable elementary schools. Emory University is within a mile of your front door, and downtown Decatur, with all your favorite hot spots, is a hop, skip, and a jump away. Creating excellent curb appeal and thankful shade in the summertime, beautiful mature oak trees enhance the lot. The backyard is private and flat, perfect for relaxing on the stone patio, grilling, entertaining, and playing. Even your vehicle will love this home considering the attached carport.

Character never goes out of style. Greeted by rich hardwood floors carried throughout and tied together with traditional trim work, warm custom paint and quality finishes, you instantly feel at home here. You will love the natural light from the large windows and the open flow created by the combination of the main living and dining room. The classically designed kitchen includes glass accented cabinets, granite counters, a breakfast area, and original heart pine floors. The bathrooms here are legendary, as if straight out of a Restoration Hardware catalog, including clean lines, chrome fixtures, and subway tile. The home includes a master bedroom with its own renovated bathroom, two separate and spacious bedrooms, and an additional renovated hallway bathroom for a traditional three-bedroom/two-bathroom floor plan.

Your home is waiting. Time is not on your side. This beautifully updated charmer in one of Atlanta’s most desirable areas will not last long, and once you see it, you will understand why.

If you are considering an Atlanta relocation or a Decatur relocation, give us a call at 770-634-2782.  It would be our pleasure to work with you!

1722 Dyson Drive  Atlanta, GA  30307-1316 

FMLS  4156310 and GAMLS  02983106

Just Listed in Decatur’s Springdale Heights

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Nestled in Springdale Heights and built in 1947, this beautifully renovated home reminds us of a simpler Decatur. This charmer is equipped with the updates you would expect from a brand new home, at a fraction of the price. Within easy walking distance of downtown Decatur, all your favorite hot spots are at your back door.  Originally three bedrooms, the home’s third bedroom has been transformed into an updated and conveniently located dining room off the kitchen. The home could easily be transformed into three bedrooms by taking in the dining room or “popping” the top with the expansive walk-up attic. The possibilities are endless! With all the benefits of being so close to the city of Decatur but none of the steep city taxes to complain about, being in an unincorporated DeKalb home has never felt so good.

Clean, clean, clean! This home has been well kept through the years both inside and out. The exterior of the home benefits from new exterior doors, brand new paint and mature landscaping. A stroll through the front door and you are quickly greeted by rich, real, history-filled hardwood floors and warm, neutral colors. Natural light pours into the spacious rooms, and the fireplace is the focal point in the main living room, providing cozy comfort on those cold days. Custom touches include recently painted walls, a well updated kitchen with travertine tile floor, new cabinets, quartz countertops, and two beautifully updated bathrooms. These features represent unique upgrades over the competition in this price range. The large master bedroom features an inviting master bath with a  freshly tiled floor and a walk-in closet. You will love having the laundry room right off the master bedroom as well.  The secondary bedroom provides plenty of space.  As mentioned earlier, the walk-up attic is currently an amazing storage space rivaling any of today’s basements, but it is the long-term possibilities that could prove promising for the creative renovator. Lastly, the fenced and level backyard is incredibly private, usable, and includes a great patio and deck perfect for your grilling and entertaining enjoyment. You can’t miss the amazing living space in the backyard for enjoying the beauty, serenity, and shade.

Your home is waiting.  Time is not on your side. This beautifully updated charmer will not last long, and once you see it, you will understand why.

FMLS # 4118307 and GAMLS# 02937462

Congratulations on your Druid Hills Decatur Home!

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

What a pleasure to work with Katy and Dan over the past several months!  It all begin when a friend (Thanks, Scott) referred Katy and Dan our way.  Andy met with them, listed their home in the Laurel Hills neighborhood of Decatur, and sold it a couple of months later.  Click here to see their past home. 

When it came to looking for a new home, Katy and Dan were fun for us!  They had a vision.  While many home buyers want a move in ready home, Dan and Katy didn’t mind work.  They wanted a home that they could make their very own.  And, lucky for Katy – Dan is HANDY!  Katy and Dan loved living in Decatur so much in their past Laurel Hills home – they decided to stay.   They purchased a fantastic Decatur estate in the Druid Hills neighborhood.  An added bonus for Katy and Dan – The home is 1.2 miles from Brickstore Pub, 0.9 miles to Taqueria del Sol, and a nice walk to Downtown Decatur. 

Andy and I are anxiously awaiting the tour when they put their plans into action.  This Decatur ranch has fantastic curb appeal, an elongated kitchen with an eat-in area, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a large screened in porch, AND a FULL basement that is partially finished with a living space, kitchenette, bedroom and bath.  Best part yet:  Katy and Dan plan to rent out the basement apartment for a little extra revenue. 

If I must say so myself, Andy did an EXCELLENT job negotiating a great price on this Druid Hills home – the 2nd lowest priced sold home in the past 12 months.  Our buyers, Katy and Dan, are thrilled!  And, the sellers are pleased that their late mother’s home is in good hands.  A win-win!

If you are looking for an agent that can negotiate an excellent value, look no further.  You are in good company with The Peters Company.  770-634-2782.

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