April 18, 2010

Where Have All the Atlanta Foreclosures Gone?

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:35 am by winterbaserva

Where Have All the Atlanta Foreclosures Gone?

Are you an agent who is constantly frustrated by showing a foreclosure only to find out within hours its gone under contract?

  Or, an Atlanta first time home buyer that needs to “think” about the purchase before putting in your offer to find out its been taken underneath you? Or, even the Atlanta investor, who gets how fast they move and put in offers sight unseen only to find out so did 20 other investors???Where have all the Atlanta Foreclosures gone?? We’ll according to the National Association of Realtors  buyers and sellers report, they are being BOUGHT, and bought very quickly. Did you know that in 2009, 47% of home buyers were first time home buyers with a median household income of $73,100?? And, that half of home sellers traded their current homes to a large size and higher priced home?? There’s a lot of buyers out there, and although the media continue to label us as in a ‘down market’, these statistics show anything but….                                                       

Here are the facts….the plethora of Atlanta buyers capitalizing on the first time home buyer tax credit addition to the Atlanta Short Sales and Atlanta Foreclosures are soaking up the inventory…Have you seen the GMAC sign that sits on 1-85? Homes that are currently for sale are DOWN! In record numbers. Despite that 1 out of 3 loans are being denied, with an average income of $73,100, your home sale could run 4 times a persons income. So, yes, there is still money out there for qualified buyers……And, the banks books are lightening, so despite that YES, we will see some more foreclosures hit the market, they will not be in record numbers like they were in 2008.

So, how DO you snag up a foreclosure, especially when they are fewer and farer in between?

•1)  Get yourself a good deal specialist One that understands the Atlanta Foreclosure and Atlanta short sale market and can help you find ALL types of properties–including the ones NOT currently on the market…..77 percent of buyers purchased a home through a real estate broker and real estate agents were viewed as a VERY USEFUL SOURCE OF INFORMATION by 81 percent of those buyers in 2009. That speaks VOLUMES to our abilities to protect and educate you.

2)    Act first, think later. Put an offer in, tie up the property and then THINK LATER. Your due diligence period allows you 7-10 days to decide if you want to keep it. Don’t let the other Atlanta Vultures beat you to the punch. I’m an Atlanta real estate agent that specializes in good deals and selling homes for top dollar, but I’m also an investor. I wrote 45 offers to get the 7 homes I ended up buying. Good deals are a numbers game, thinking will slow it down.

3)    Work with someone who “SPEAKS THE BANKS LANGUAGE” and knows how to structure your contract to protect you. Foreclosures and short sales CAN be good deals, but they don’t come without trials, you better be sure the agent you choose knows how to protect you.

4)    Know that if it “sounds to good to be true”, it is and know what you consider a “good deal to be”. I get a lot of folks wanting to find a home for “50 cents on the dollar”…And, my question is “50 cents on WHAT DOLLAR?” The appraised value? The purchase price? The sale price? If you want a home worth $500,000 for $250,000, you are not going to find it. Deals like that just don’t exist and if they did, there would be something really wrong….Have you ever found a $50,000 car worth $25,000? Exactly.

•5)    Call the Atlanta Home Vultures team today and find out how we have successfully made over 24 good deals happen since the beginning of 2010 when your average agent only does 4 transactions….A YEAR!!!!


April 15, 2010

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April 8, 2010

When a Seller Loses Their Mind, a Buyer Gets $100k Equity in The Morris Brandon District!!!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:27 pm by winterbaserva

Morris Brandon District!!! (edit/delete)

When a Seller Loses Their Mind, a Buyer Gets $100k Equity in The Morris Brandon District!!!
Its official, my sellers have officially lost their mind!! So, why would I call my seller CRAZY??? We’ll quite honestly, anyone who drops the price $100,000 off of its recent appraisal price has to be nuts!!!

And that is exactly what my MORRIS BRANDON SELLERS have done.


This BRANDON Buckhead Beauty Entertainer’s Estate with a MIND-BLOWING Renovation is now available for $100,000 off its recent appraisal price!!!!!!

And, it EVEN comes complete with a pool-perfect for Summer time!!!

The palatial elegance masterminded over the years on this STUNNING 4-sided brick and frame beauty provides a place of indulgence and TOTAL comfort in this extraordinary home, perfectly situated in the Heart of Atlanta.

This gem boasts so many well-appointed features; it’s hard to cover them all. What I can say for sure is that this home is NOT the home for you if…..

*You DON’T need an abundance of space.
*You want to be located “OTP”
*You ONLY entertain two times a year.
*You want a “FIXER UPPER”.
*You DON’T want to impress your friends and family.
*You’re NOT looking for a GREAT value!
*You just DON’T enjoy the finer things in life

With a complete renovation from the studs in, this resort-like home proves a luxury living experience with every modern convenience, yet still captures its authentic old world charm at a FRACTION of what you might expect to pay.

Other rare features include:

  •  Highly-Desired and Convenient Location on the Corner of Moores Mill & Ridgewood!!
  • GORGEOUS Chef’s Kitchen Renovation from the STUDS IN!
  • Prepare Your Next Meal with All Stainless Steal Appliances….Oh
  • YEAH! True to Its Character, enjoy AUTHENTIC, Original Gleaming Oak Hardwood Floors!!
  • Chose From TWO LAVISH Master Suites with VAULTED Ceilings and LUXURY APPOINTMENTS ABOUND!!!
  • Spa-Like Master Bath Retreat with OVERSIZED Whirlpool Tub and Dual Vanities in Master Suite
  • DRAMATIC Bathroom Renovation with Marble, Travertine, and  Granite Counters in Master Suite B!
  • -Cozy Fireside Area in Master Suite A! Ceiling-to-Floor Built-in Bookshelf in Master Suite B!
    -Got Bonus Room?? We Do! Currently, a Play Area, Make this Your Pool Hall
    -Baby its QUIET Inside…the QUALITY Construction and Windows Block Out
    – Noise
    -Unique Architectural Details Give This Traditional Home a Modern Feel
    -Spacious, TWO-STORY FOYER That Leads to Massive Bonus Room!
    DESIGNER Paint Throughout!!!!~HOW SWEET???
  • STUNNING Outdoor Oasis
  • Loads of Natural Light Overlooking Rich, MATURE LANDSCAPING!
  • MASSIVE Walk-In Closet and LOADS of Storage Throughout!
  • New Fixtures Throughout!
  • Lowest-Priced Luxury Home Featured in Atlanta’s TOP SCHOOL District!
  • Butler’s Pantry and Keeping Room!

For more information or to schedule your own private tour, contact Winter at 678-463-3173, or visit Onewinter.biz

Serenity NOW is Still Attainable in Alpharetta Homes…BUT Not For Long…..

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Serenity NOW is Still Attainable in Alpharetta Homes…BUT Not For Long…..

It seems like the days of sitting on the porch and watching the lightning bugs go by or driving through the neighborhood while receiving a friendly wave or even owning a home where your neighbors are not sitting right on top of you are long gone…..But, serenity and peace are still available in a PRIVATE and intimate community that still holds these Old World charms in their heart.

Welcome to Enniskerry…..This enclave of luxury Alpharetta homes know for their OVERSIZED lots and private feel, while still being just miles from major interstates is one of Alpharetta’s best kept secrets. Home to the new Birmingham Falls Elementary School and the award-winning Milton High School, this community offers its very own PRIVATE LAKE, friendly neighbors, quality construction and some of Alpharetta’s best shopping, dining and entertainment…..

One thing is for sure…its hard to find these types of amenities and luxury lifestyle under the mid $500,00’s…until NOW….

This Pottery Barn PERFECT, Traditional Brick Beauty has the best of New Age design while still maintaining the Old World Intimate Community Feel.

From the moment you step in this lavish ENTERTAINER’S ESTATE your breath is taken away by the architectural details and superb layout.

Complete with CHEF’S KITCHEN recently renovated from the studs in, down to the keeping room that has a dual sided fireplace, this home boasts the ULTIMATE in Luxury Living.

No expense has been spared and your tastes are ignited as you witness the designer features, GENEROUS master suite with sitting area and SPA-LIKE master bath retreat with, yes…you guessed it, VAULTED CEILINGS.

Truly one-of-a-kind and located on a cul-de-sac DIRECTLY across from the community lake, yet still within a stone’s throw of major shopping, restaurants and parks, you will know that you are AT HOME in this private luxury oasis.

Other Special Features Include:

· BRAND NEW CHEF’S Kitchen Overlooking Fireside Family Room w/ GRANITE Counters and RICH Cabinets!
· Additional Keeping Area with GLEAMING Hardwood Floors and Vaulted Ceilings!!!
· BRAND NEW Cafe Cabinets, GRANITE Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances and More!
· Custom Butler’s Bar PERFECT for Entertaining!
· Open Entertainer’s Floor Plan and Warm Inviting Dual Side Fireplace!
· Enjoy Reading in the Sitting Area of the LAVISH Master Suite with Trey Ceilings!
· DESIGNER Paint Throughout!!!!~HOW SWEET??
· Like-New Frieze Carpet in FABULOUS Condition!
· Spa-Like Master Bath Retreat with OVERSIZED Whirlpool Tub, Dual Vanities and Vaulted Ceilings!
· Generous Formal & Living Dining Areas!
· Partially Finished Basement and an ABUNDANCE of STORAGE!!!1,200 Square Feet!!!
· Privacy Deck and Mountainisk Backyard!
· Ideal location ACROSS FROM LAKE and in OVERSIZED Cul-de-Sac!
· DRAMATIC Two-Story Foyer with 15ft+++ Ceilings!
· Loads of Natural Light Overlooking Rich, MATURE LANDSCAPING!
· Quality Construction with 3-Side Brick!
· Extensive Trim work and Massive Millwork Detailing!
· 4 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths of Pure Pottery Barn Perfection!
· Cozy Intimate Neighborhood with Friendly Atmosphere!
· BRAND NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and the Top Rated Schools in GA!
· The ABUNDANCE of Storage!
• And, SO Much More!!!

For more information, or to get your OWN private tour, call Winter Baserva at 678-463-3173 or visit www.OneWinter.biz.