November 30, 2008

Ding Dong! Since, Nobody Else Will Do it…Allow Me! The Atlanta Real Estate Market Has Bottomed Out…..

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 9:06 pm by winterbaserva

Ding Dong! Since, Nobody Else Will Do it…Allow Me!
The Atlanta Real Estate Market Has Bottomed Out…..

So, I just did it. That’s right! I rang the bell that EVERYONE is waiting to hear. The bell that signifies the bottom of the market.

In my opinion, the bottom hit two months ago and everyone is JUST WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO RINGringing-bell THAT BELL, so they can feel comfortable about buying again, so allow me…..

Why do I say this even though the media is still hounding us with negative news and hopeless talk?? I say it because I live, eat and breathe real estate every single day. I cannot attest of other markets, but in the Atlanta real estate market, I can see a SIGNIFICANT shift in the way the game is being played.

Last week I wrote 50 offers. YES, 50 and only THREE of them got accepted. That is because someone else offered a better price, beat us to the punch or submitted their “highest and best” above full asking price. Why would someone do that in today’s market??

The fact is–is that right now; a lot of sellers (including Atlanta Foreclosures and Atlanta Short Sales) are pricing these homes to move and move fast. The days of motivated sellers “playing” with the market are long gone. Unfortunately, for a buyer, they feel if they don’t get $30-40k off asking price “they are not getting a good deal.” Good deals don’t stare you in the face, good deals are made–and this month, I have made over 10 good deals happen for my buyers. Most agents hope to close 10 deals all year!! Not to shabby for what is “labeled” as a down market.

A Few Other Facts to Support My Theory:

  • I am currently working with over 30 Atlanta home buyers right now who are qualified (not just pre-approved), ready to close and actively looking to secure their new home or investment property in the next 30-60 days.
  • I have not lost ONE home to a buyer NOT getting financed-money is not as hard to get as the media makes it out to be.
  • Atlanta home prices dropped for 8 consecutive months and starting increasing (a small amount) the last two months. Hmmmm…this closely resembles the bell shaped curve of the lifecycle real estate has always followed.

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  • Atlanta is an END-USER town and as many people that have been laid off; companies have relocated and hired new people. There is SO MUCH opportunity and work in Atlanta. Atlanta will ALWAYS be a transitional professional mecca.
  • Atlanta did NOT see the inflation other areas like Florida experienced, therefore rebound will be significantly less.
  • Forbes states Atlanta is on the rebound as early as 2009.
  • I could go on, but I think you see my point….

Since everyone is waiting for the bell to ring, I decided I would go ahead and do it! Ding Dong!!

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November 27, 2008

Ringgold, GA Now Offers More Than Just a Destination Wedding Spot!!! Ringgold Estates and Ringgold Homes for Sale!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 12:05 am by winterbaserva

Ringgold, GA Now Offers More Than Just a Destination Wedding Spot!!!
Ringgold Estates and Ringgold Homes for Sale!!!!!

For years, Ringgold, GA has been known as the Wedding Capital of the World. With its famous chapel, quite town setting and BREATHTAKING beauty, Ringgold is highly sought out by those from all over the world.

Perfectly situated 15 minutes south of Chattanooga and about an hour and a half from Atlanta, there is an unlimited amount of things to do near Ringgold including horseback riding, hiking, fishing, hunting, entertaining and more. BUT, what would you say if you could do all those things in YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD.

This STUNNING entertainers estate is now available and sits on over 49 acres in the heart of Ringgold, GA just minutes from major attractions like Rock City and Ruby Falls. For those of you who understand the Catoosa County market, its an eclectic mix of old money and down right GOOD PEOPLE. No need to lock your doors or worry about neighbors causing problems. It’s just a humble town with home-style values.

Speaking of values……..

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ringgold luxury estate for sale

A RARE slice of privately-wooded, natural bliss consisting of 49+ acres well-situated in the exclusive wedding capital of the world, Ringgold, GA. This extensive, 2002 custom-built home promises tremendous value opportunities in versatile contexts as an ultra-luxury estate, a legendary ranch estate, or a prime primary or secondary home.

This stellar four-sided brick, entertainers-estate boasts the ULTIMATE in LUXURY LIVING:
*GLEAMING Hardwood Floors throughout the Main Level
*CUSTOM-MADE Hickory Wood Cabinets in Kitchen
*Granite Countertops and HUGE Island with Built-In Stainless Steel Sink
*Stainless Steel Appliances with Double Stack Convection Oven
*IMPORTED Mexican Tile in Kitchen
*Formal Dinning Room with IMPORTED IRANIAN CRYSTAL CHANDALIER
*DESIGNER Paint Throughout the Entire Home
*CENTRAL Sound System, Vacuum & Security System
*LAVISH Master Suite with Chinese Marble, Electric Ffireplace and PRIVATE Sitting Area Overlooking the EXCLUSIVE MASTER SUITE DECK
*Red Brick Fireplace with Personal Fire Wood Room Next to it
*8-Person JACUZZI on Master Suite Deck
*Whirlpool Tub Adorned in CHINESE MARBLE and Surrounded by Hand-Selected Stained Glass
*3.5 Car Garage
*50 ft. SCREENED-IN PORCH overlooking private POND

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE:
*PRIVACY Galore and abundant NATURAL WILDLIFE
*Private Outdoor Recreational CREEK AND POND Directly on the Property
*PERSONAL ORCHARD
*Concrete-Paved Driveway
*NATURAL BLISS

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION FEATURES INCLUDE:
*Exterior Walls 2’x6′ instead of the standard 2’x4′
*PUMPED WITH THICK INSULATION–R19
*SOLID Wood Doors Throughout the Home
*Flooring Grade-R30
*FOUR 4-ton A/C Units
*Custom Window Treatments
*Closed-Circuit TV and Cat 5 Wired
*And more!

 

 

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Stunning Architecture and Detail

  

Perfectly situated 15 minutes from Chattanooga and 1.5 hours to Atlanta, this PRIVATE, NATURAL HAVEN is over 8,000 square feet and near MAJOR attractions including LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, ROCK CITY AND RUBY FALLS.

 

Call for your PRIVATE showing:

Winter Baserva
ERA the Good Broker
678.463.3173
http://www.onewinter.biz

November 9, 2008

Shallowford Falls Elementary Brings More Than Just Great Schooling!!!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 3:15 pm by winterbaserva

best-frontShallowford Falls Elementary Brings More Than Just Great Schooling!!!

Shallowford Falls Elementaryis known for its stellar curriculum, top-notch teachers and perfect location. In 2007, Shallowford Falls was named one out of three Georgia Schools of Excellence by the Georgia Department of Education and parents have rated the schools as on of the best public elementary schools in the country.

The current home inventory in that school district right now is low and when homes do become available, they are quickly snatched up!

The reasons for this ongoing trend are endless:

  • Top-rated Schools
  • Quality Construction
  • Stable Neighborhoods Free from the Fear of Foreclosures
  • Safe, Vibrant and Active Communities
  • Perfect Location in Cobb County with Low Taxes
  • Simpson Middle School & Lassiter High School
  • And, the list goes on and on….

I recently had the honor of listing one of Roswell’s FINEST homes in the highly-desired Hedgerow IV.

This Pottery Barn Perfect, GORGEOUS 3-side, brick Roswell home is perfectly-situated overlooking the treetops in a cul-de-sac of the highly-desired Hedgerow IV.

With TONS of upgrades to this posh abode, you’ll enjoy a completely renovated kitchen with granite counter tops, mocha-stained ceiling-to-floor cabinets, tile back splash, stainless steel appliances and a LARGE pantry.

OTHER FABULOUS FEATURES OF THIS HOME INCLUDE:

best-kitchen1*CUSTOM paint throughout the home
*HUGE screened-in back porch
*5 Bed/2.5 Ba
*EXTENSIVE paneling and trim details throughout
*Formal LIVING & DINING areas
*CUSTOMWet Bar with Refrigerator and Granite Counter tops
*REAR AND FRONT Stairways
*Newer Water Heater
*Newer DOUBLE-PAIN, ENERGY-EFFICIENT windows
*COZY Red Brick FIREPLACE in Den
*New Fans THROUGHOUT
*VAULTED ceilings in Master Bath with WHIRLPOOL Tub
*LARGE master bedroom with TREY ceilings
*New Fixtures Throughout

And, for the lucky buyer, they can capitalize on getting in on the LOWEST-PRICED LUXURY Home in Hedgerow!!!

For more information or an EASY SHOWING, call or text Winter at 678-463-3173 or visit www.onewinter.biz under my featured properties.

 

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