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New Neighborhood Coming Soon in Alpharetta – Woodland Cove

Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods, luxury home1recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a 2013 Pacesetter, will soon be offering new homes in Alpharetta.   Woodland Cove will be an intimate enclave of 28 executive-style homes in one of metro-Atlanta’s most sought after suburbs.  Priced from the $400’s, the new construction will be a mixture of slab and basement homes.

Woodland Cove will be located off Douglas Road in Alpharetta (1 mile from Jones Bridge Road).

Alpharetta is known as an executive bedroom community; home to many corporate headquarters, upscale communities and great schools.

If you would like more information on Woodland Cove or other fabulous communities in the North Metro-Atlanta area, please contact me.

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

For more information on Alpharetta, see www.AwesomeAlpharetta.com.  Here’s an excerpt from their site.

Alpharetta’s unique shopping destinations make it a shopper’s paradise. Visit North Point Mall, with the only American Girl Boutique and Bistro in the Southeast, and then explore Queen of Hearts and its 30,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles.

Experience the Historic Downtown district that has maintained its small town charm while gaining a sophisticated stature. Enjoy a concert under the stars at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.  Explore award-winning parks, championship golf courses and outdoor adventures surrounded by tall trees and lush landscaping.

10 Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays

Christmas house 2Thinking that the holidays are not a great time to sell your home?   Think again. Home buyers need to purchase homes all year-long, and there are some real advantages to placing your home on the market during the holiday season.  Here are the top ten benefits:

  1. People who look at properties during the holidays are serious buyers and are more ready to make a decision.
  2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays; meaning less competition and more for you..
  3. House “shows  better” when decorated for the holidays with the wonderful light and festive colors associated with the season.
  4. Buyers are more emotional during the holidays and often base their decision on the warmth and good feeling they receive when viewing your house.
  5. Buyers have more time to look for a house during the holidays because they have designated time off from work to purchase a home.
  6. Many people want to buy before the end of the year for financial and tax reasons.
  7. January is traditionally for transfers.  Transferees can’t wait until the spring Christmas Houseto buy.  Your house must be on the market to capture these buyers.
  8. You may restrict showings during your own personal family events and still take advantage of your spruced up and decorated “show ready” property.
  9. You can sell now, but specify a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year if you so desire and if agreeable to the other party.
  10. By selling now you have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when more properties are on the market at lower prices. Sell high – buy low.

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

Atlanta’s Top 10 Builders for Third Quarter 2013

home builderThis article comes directly from AtlantaRealEstateForum.com.  I thought it would be beneficial to share.

Metrostudy released its list of Atlanta’s top 10 builders based on the number of new home closings that occurred during the first three quarters of 2013. They are, as follows:

1. Crown Communities

2. D.R. Horton

3. Peachtree Communities

4. Pulte Homes Corporation

5. Ashton Woods Homes

6. Ryland Homes

6. Lennar

8. The Providence Group

9. Wilson Parker Homes

10. JEH Homes

It is interesting to note that both Ryland Homes and Lennar are tied at No. 6, with an equal 2.9 percent of the market share. Also, on this list, Pulte Homes Corporation represents a combination of closings from Pulte Homes, Del Webb and Centex. Closings of new single-family homes are up 44 percent over this time last year.

Atlanta new home builders offer a wide array of home prices and styles, and with current interest rates holding steady near four percent, now is the perfect time to buy a new home in Atlanta.

Metrostudy is the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing industry and related industries nationwide, and it provides data on 22 counties in the metro Atlanta area. If you’d like more information on Metrostudy data, call Eugene James at 404-370-9001 ext. 111.

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY – St. Michaels Bay on Lake Lanier

5860 Windjammer Pt m dinsmore low reshome_3Come visit us this Sunday, November  3rd, from 2pm to 4pm to view homes in the exclusive St. Michael’s Bay community on Lake Lanier.

The exquisite homes in this New England inspired community offer its residents unparalleled lake front luxury living.   If your family is active, St. Michaels Bay has it all:  swim, tennis, boating and hiking.  This never-a-dull-moment neighborhood combines stunning Peachtree-tailored homes and unsurpassed amenities. There’s no better place for active families to keep their lives in motion!

Some of the amenities include:

  • Gated Entrance
  • Private, Covered Marina
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • “The Bay Club” Clubhouse
  • Jr. Olympic Swimming Pool
  • Hiking/Nature Trails

Several homes in this fabulous community will be open for viewing:

5860 Windjammer Point

5910 Windjammer Point

6345 Sterling Shores

6305 Sterling Shores Drive

6310 Beacon Station Drive

We hope to see you there this Sunday from 2-4pm.  Enjoy light refreshments, and a sign up for a chance to win a $50 gas card!

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

Fall Fixes NOT to Nix – Part 4

Pest Control: Defense or Offense?

mouse

During cooler months, it is common for wildlife to want to move in to a home for warmth and shelter. Teams of mice and rats, squirrels and other animals can do damage to insulation and wiring, create unclean living situations, contaminate food, and keep people up at night with scratching and scampering. Carefully inspect possible sources of entry in the fall months and seal up any places where pests might gain access to the home.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has vast information about preventing and resolving rodent infestations. They recommend looking for any evidence of uninvited guests and possible access from inside the home in the following locations:

  • Inside, under, and behind kitchen cabinets, refrigerators and stoves
  • Inside closets near the floor corners
  • Around the fireplace
  • Around doors
  • Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines
  • Around the pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces
  • Around floor vents and dryer vents
  • Inside the attic
  • In the basement or crawl space
  • In the basement and laundry room floor drains
  • Between the floor and wall juncture

The CDC also recommends checking the following areas outside the home:

  • In the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves
  • Around windows
  • Around doors
  • Around the foundation
  • Attic vents and crawl space vents
  • Under doors
  • Around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines

Defend the home by filling holes with steel wool, held in place with caulk. Squirrels and raccoons require larger holes and do even more damage, so cover larger holes with lath screen, metal, cement or hardware cloth to stop entry into the building.

Assess the perimeters of buildings, inside and out, sweeping and raking debris away from walls. Remove woodpiles and leaves from around buildings. These areas are prime habitat for rodents and other pests, including termites and carpenter ants. In areas where problems persist, take the offense. Trapping or baiting with poison may be advised. Larger infestations may require the attention of trained professionals for control and cleanup.

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

Community Resources

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2019 Welcome Services

The Dinsmore Team has created this handy guide for both Buyers and Sellers. The guide lists trusted service providers that we use personally and professionally. The providers listed service the Forsyth and North Fulton County areas.

2014 Complete Guide to Moving

This 20-Page Guide will be your comprehensive source for selling your home and planning your move. It includes tips for getting ready to sell, planning your move, packing and transitioning into your new home.

2014 Home Owners Tip Guide

This 20-Page Guide will help you develop an annual maintenance schedule for your home's systems and appliances to help you avoid bigger problems by taking care of them while they are small. It's also a great resource for trouble shooting malfunctions on your own, saving you time and money.


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