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Featured Neighborhood: Gables at Stoney Point in Cumming, GA

176202979404479_gablesmodela_copyLocated just above the affluent Johns Creek corporate corridor, The Gables at Stoney Point sits within driving distance of some of Forsyth County’s finest schools, medical facilities, and shopping ventures.  With convenient access to GA 400—and subsequently the bustling city of Atlanta—this established, private community of only 77 homes is surrounded by acres of forested space and quality craftsmanship.

Starting in the mid-high $500’s, this beautiful gated community comes complete with a private club that includes a two-story clubhouse and pool, as well as perfectly manicured cul-de-sac streets and professionally landscaped yards.

Outside, each home includes a wood deck or patio and premium wood entry doors, along with 30-year architectural shingles and a variety of high-end exterior materials—to include 3-sides brick, real stone, and shake & siding veneers.

Inside, each home has been designed with an open floor plan and comes standard with stunning hardwood floors, two 42-inch fireplaces, granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, and spacious walk-in closets.

SCHOOLS:  (Award-winning Forsyth County Schools)

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Piney Grove Middle School

Shiloh Point Elementary

 

SHOPPING:

 

North Point Mall

Avalon

The Collection at Forsyth

North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall

Mall of Georgia

 

If you’re interested in learning more about this community or seeing what homes are still available, feel free to visit their website at www.SRHomes.com/Gables-At-Stoney-Point or contact me to set up a viewing.

 

Marie Dinsmore | The Dinsmore Team | www.DinsmoreTeam.com | 678-455-3048

Seven Reasons to Have Your Home Professionally Staged

If you’re in the market to sell your home, you obviously want to be able to sell your home quickly and at the highest value you can possibly receive.

Everyone has an inherent knowledge of certain factors,  but I cannot emphasize enough the impact that curb appeal, cleanliness, and how your home is staged matter to attaining your goals.

Here are some interesting facts about home staging from About.com:

  • Most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds of arriving.
  • Over 90% of buyers look at homes they’ve found on the Internet. It is critical that your home makes a strong first impression online. Staging will help you do just that.
  • Sellers who spent $500 on staging recovered over 343% of the cost when they sold their home. (Homegain.com)
  • In controlled tests selling identical homes, professionally staged vs. those not staged, the non-staged houses sold in 102 days, while the staged houses sold in 45 days. (Real Estate Staging Association)
  • It is estimated that only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home. That means 90% are not going to be able to look past imperfections including dirt and clutter
  • According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average staging investment is between 1 and 3% of the home’s asking price, which generates a return of 8 to 10%. That’s a pretty good investment.
  • Staged homes spent 83% less time on the market than non-staged homes. (HomeGain.com)

There is an art to staging, and I am happy to announce the newest members of The Dinsmore Team, Karen Hartz and Kelly Tam – Karen & Kelly Home Staging and Redesign.   Karen & Kelly possess over seven years of experience in staging homes for sale, and are an effective and affordable option for sellers (as well as realtors).

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Property stagers are not interior designers.   While some property stagers may refurnish an entire home, Karen & Kelly Home Staging and Redesign work with your existing furnishings to ensure proper placement, or removal, in order to show your home in its best light (value) and help prospective buyers see the home as “move-in” ready (selling faster).

Karen & Kelly can be available for a 1-hour consultation to go through your home, assess your home’s inventory and make necessary suggestions, or assist you through the entire process.   They also have partnerships with a variety of exceptional and trusted service providers if you need assistance with painting, construction, handy-man services, etc., as well a full stock of accessories to make your home stand out from the crowd.

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If you are selling your home, I hope that you will seriously consider consulting with Karen & Kelly Home Staging and Redesign before listing.  You can reach Karen Hartz at 404-432-8760404-432-8760, and Kelly Tam at 404-307-6603404-307-6603.

 

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789770-712-7789

Homeowners, Don’t Forget to File for Your 2014 Homestead Exemption!

homesteadHomestead exemptions reduce property taxes for most homeowners by sheltering a certain amount of a home’s value from taxes.  You are entitled to a homestead exemption if you owned your home as of January 1st in a taxable year, you actually occupy the home, and it is your legal residence.  Homestead exemptions usually apply as long as the homeowner lives in the residence.

The deadline to file is April 1st for most Georgia Counties, but make sure to check with your local County Tax Commissioner’s office to file and save.

Here are links to several counties’ websites for more information on filing your Homestead Exemption:

Cherokee County:  678-493-6120

Clayton County:      770-477-3311

Cobb County:         770-528-8600

DeKalb County:      404-298-4000

Douglas County:    770-920-7272

Fayette County:     770-461-3652

Forsyth County:     770-781-2106

Fulton County:       404-612-6440

Gwinnett County:   770-822-8800

Henry County:        770-288-8180

Paulding County:   770-443-7606

Don’t forget to file and save!

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

Featured Neighborhood: Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a well-established, close-knit community located in West Forsyth County, just off Post Road between Highway 9 and Highway 20, featuring over 100 estate homes.

Minutes from GA 400, Notting Hill is also close to great shopping and dining destinations such as The Collection, North Georgia Outlet Mall and North Point Mall.

notting hill 1Driving through the neighborhood, you will be impressed by the exquisite taste and style of the homes.   This is no cookie-cutter neighborhood – you will find unique architecture throughout.   Depending upon home design, standard features include 3 car carriage garages, 3 sides brick, granite countertops and backsplashes, crown molding, chair rails, maple cabinets, 9-foot ceilings and much more.

In addition to the aesthetics, each home also meets platinum performance standards for the Environments for Living Program.  This program will realize homeowners annual savings of up to 45% on their energy use.

Notting Hill is also a swim/tennis community, notting hill2with two lighted tennis courts, a large pool with a cabana and a tot lot.

With prices ranging from the $200’s to the $500’s, this community offers something for everyone.

Exceptional schools, fabulous amenities, above-average sense of community, charming homes, price, and location make this community the perfect place to raise your family.

Please call me if you are interested in viewing this extraordinary community.

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

Community Resources

WELCOME

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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770-712-7789