Powder Springs, GA Real Estate News

By Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager
(http://atlantahomestaging.net)
It's been an active October and I couldn't be more pleased.I had the good fortune of assisting a builder here in Atlanta with two of their inventory homes in one of the Silver Creek Communities.  As it turns out, these newly built homes are less than 4 miles away from my home.Here's the "before" picture:Here's the After Picture:With the homes being so close, I've been able to stop in to see how the homes are showing.  I actually had the good fortune, when taking these pictures, to meet a couple that were touring the home.  According to the agent, they've been back three more times since then.  Sounds like an offer might be on the way..... (smile).Atlanta's Premier Home Staging Company,  Georgia Interior Solutions, is here to assist you with getting your home ready for the market.  Wheth...
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By Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager
(http://atlantahomestaging.net)
As a professional home stager in Atlanta, I'm constantly on the look-out for floral arrangements.  And... with fall fast approaching, I'm specifically looking for those that are rich, with warm colors.Over the weekend, I went shopping with my sissy to find arrangements to add to my inventory.  As most know, there are tons of choices from which to select.  However, I wasn't too pleased with the pricing (despite the store I went to).  So... what's a stager to do?  Make their own.  And YOU can too.This arrangement cost less than $18.00 in total and can even be done for less than that.Here's the arrangement:This looks far better in person but... at least it gives you an idea of what it looks like. Here are the directions:Purchases:Candle stick holder (this one cost $7.00 but... I'm sure you...
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By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
I always to to support local business and non -profits.  If your business or non-profit group haqs a special event coming up, please let me know.  I'll be glad to post it for you.*****************************************************Elaine Turner from Brooke Insurance is having a grand opening celebration on Sat., Aug 18.  I met Elaine throught the Powder Springs Business Association and I'm sure she would love to have you stop by and say "HI"************************************************************************************The Brooke Insurance Agency will be having their Grand Opening on Saturday, August 18, 2007.  Let's join Elaine  Turner and her staff in celebrating their grand opening between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.For further information please contact:Elaine TurnerB...
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By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
 This information is for FMLS map area 73 which covers Powder Springs and West Marietta in the area south of Ga Hwy 120 (Dallas Hwy)Here is some interesting data just released from FMLS and Smartnumbers.com. In June 2006, 215 homes sold for an average price of $215,534.In June 2007, 148 homes sold for an average price of $219,775. So even though sales are slowing and inventory is risig, prices are still slowly climbing.  This has been the trend all across the metro Atlanta area.For Sellers- this means that if you don't need to sell its probably not the best time to "test the waters". However you are selling it means there are still buyers out there.  Don't expect a huge price increase over what your neighbors home sold for last year and expect to keep your home on the market longer as i...
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By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
I just got this email from the Powder Springs Business Association.********************************************************************************* Dr. Stephanie T. Mahle is extending out an invitation to come out and join the Back to School Open House. Where: Brownsville Crossing Shopping Center, Corner of Brownsville and Hwy 92When: Saturday, August 4, 2007 10:00 to 2:00pmIf your are interested in bringing flyers, raffle items, promotional items, plese let Dr. Stephanie know by Wednesday August 1, 2007. She can be reached at:Dr. Stephanie T. Mahle105 Brownsville Road, Suite 1Powder Springs, GA 30127678-391-8900www.PeaceThroughBalance.comDancing by the Zig Zag Dance Center, Snacks, Raffles, and much more...*******************************************************************************...
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By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
This is for all Powder Springs addresses including cobb and Paulding County.Since Jan 1, 2007 - July 26,2007There have been 540 homes sold.The highest price home was $682,600. The lowest price home was is $10,000 ( it was a real fixer upper in downtown Powder Springs)We do live in a diverse area don't we?
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By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
This is for all homes with Powder Springs addresses including both Cobb and Paulding county.There are currently ( as of July 26) 1020 homes for sale, contingent, or contingent with kick-out.  Highest price is $10,500,000(yes the commas are in the right place)  Lowest price is for a "handy man delight" priced at $45,000In June 97 homes sold.  Highest sold price was $682,600  Lowest sold price was $67,000 with the average price for all sales being $205,315
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By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
I don't do many open open houses but when I do it's because the house needs to be seen!5422 Amity Dr is located in the award winning West Cobb Subdivison of Echo Mill. Open house hours are :Sat July 28 from 1-3 PM.http://boso976.topproducerwebsite.com/5422amity.aspYou can also visit my Echo Mill Website at www.EchoMill.info  
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By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
The Powder Springs Business Association is sponsoring their 1st annual golf tournament Oct 11, 2007 at Dogwood Country Club. Proceeds will go to the Bullock Hope House and Powder Springs Police Department.The Bullock Hope House is a home a away from homefor cancer patients and their caregivers being treated through the Wellstar cancer program.The Powder Springs police department keeps our town safe every day. Part of the funds raised will be used for their community programs.The cost is $80 per person and includes lunch and a goody bag. There will be a ton of prizes and lots of fun to be had.Registration deadline is Sept 28 and there are also sponsorship opputunities available.For information on entry or sponsorship fell free to call me at 770-726-9375.You can also call Don cox at 404-3...
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By Bob Southard, e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton
(Atlas Realty Service, LLC)
I wanted to let you know about this event. Free book bags and school suplies while they last!  Free food, music, and fun activities for the whole family.South Cobb area (Powder Springs,Austell,Mableton) youth and families are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Back2SchoolBash hosted by the Powder Springs Community Task force, Cobb Community Collaborative, Drug Free Communities Support Program and The Center for Family resources.This event will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2007, from 1-3 pm, at the Ron Anderson Community Center, 3820 Macedonia road, Powder Springs, Ga.  During this event youth will receive free book bags and school supplies as long as supplies last.  So plan to get their early.If they run out of book bags and supplies then don't forget about the free food, fun...
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By David Phillips
(Solid Source Realty)
All this week, I will post links to the townships that make up Cobb County.  First on the list is Powder Springs.http://www.cityofpowdersprings.org/The City of Powder Springs was incorporated as Springville in 1838 in the lands of two Cherokee Indian chiefs, Chief Nose and Chief Ana Kanasta (Sweetwater). Gold had been discovered in Georgia ten years earlier, and the first area settlers came to find gold. They found little in the mines at Lost Mountain and off Brownsville Road. It was at about this same time that the Cherokee Indians were forced off their land and marched to Oklahoma on the "Trail of Tears."  Over 4,000 died on the way.  [Click on the above link and then "History" to learn more]This entry was edited to move it to a more appropriate category.
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By Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager
(http://atlantahomestaging.net)
After having read Craig Shiller's post on "First Appearing on STAGE 3 years ago TODAY", (thanks Craig for sharing and again, congratulations!).  I thought it might be fun if we could share pictures of our first homes we've staged.  I'll start.This was for an investor that was auctioning the home.  He had never used a stager before and admitted that he needed help with paint selection and other minor changes he wanted our recommendation on.  He knew leaving it vacant would be less attractive (and he was absolutely right).  Here's the before of the sun-room:Here's a before and after picture of the den:The Kitchen:I was fortunate enough to attend the open house and I'm so glad I did.  Over the course of two days (a Sat. & Sun) he had over 300 people in attendance.  Imagine 300 people viewi...
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