Recent Real Estate Development Announcements in Buckhead, Cumberland, and Brookhaven

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Whole Foods’ 365 Concept Coming to Paces Ferry Plaza (that’s the Houston’s Shopping Center to most of us). The obvious question is where will people park? Another question is, “Are those rumors we keep hearing about Houston’s not renewing their lease there true?” Will keep you posted. Read the full article in Buckhead View.

 

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EDENS, a major developer and owner of retail shopping centers and the current owner of Andrews Square plans a major redevelopment there featuring familiar local favorite stores.Lucy’s Market will be the new anchor and Poppy’s will remain. Two or more restaurants will be added in addition to a fitness club and home furnishings store. The revamping will feature a white and dark gray color scheme. Read the full article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

 

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With the Cumberland area adding millennials faster than any other Atlanta suburb not one will be sureprised that Passion City Church will open a Cumberland campus on a three-acre site on the north side of Cumberland Boulevard between Riverwood Parkway and Cobb Parkway. The Cumberland campus is currently meeting at the Waverly Atlanta Renaissance Hotel. For more information visit  passioncitychurch.com/cumberland/.
Read the full article in the AJC.

 

 

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photo courtesy of Cooper Carry

The Brookhaven MARTA station will soon see a dramatic transformation. MARTA announced a recently-formed partnership to develop a parking lot into major city center which will include a park, apartments, hotel, shopping, office space, condos and senior independent living, among other amenities. The first of three phases of construction will begin next summer.

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In a similar partnership, Chamblee MARTA station will add offices and retail on a much smaller, 2.14 acre parcel. Read the full article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

 

 

 

 

Buying or Selling? Know What the Inspector Will Be Looking For

 

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Whether you are buying or selling a home you need to know what the home inspector will be looking for. This is especially important if selling is on the horizon. You’ll want to make sure that any problem areas are addressed prior to going on the market. Need help with walking you through the process or finding vendors, give me a call. Lisa Kaplan Gordon, of Realtor.com recently posted an informative summary of items inspectors generally review. The link to her full article is below.

  • Grounds: Inspectors are looking for current or future water issues such as standing puddles and faulty grading or downspouts which all lead to moisture intrusion into the home. They check out landscaping to see if trees and shrubs are in good condition and evaluate pathways, retaining walls, sheds, and railings.
  • Structure: Is their evidence of foundation issues? Are the sides straight? Is their moisture intrusion?
  • Roof: The inspector’s looking for defects in shingles, flashing, and fascia, all of which can cause ceiling drips; loose gutters; and defects in chimneys and skylights.
  • Exterior: The inspector will look for siding cracks, rot, or decay; cracking or flaking masonry; cracks in stucco;  and adequate clearing between siding and earth, which should be a minimum of 6 inches to avoid damage from moisture (although dirt can be in contact with the cement foundation).
  • Window, doors, trim: Assure that windows and doors are in good working condition. The inspector will see if frames are secure and without rot, caulking is solid and secure, and glass is undamaged.
  • Interior rooms: Inspectors are concerned about leaning walls that indicate faulty framing; stained ceilings that could point to water problems; adequate insulation behind the walls; and insufficient heating vents that could make a room cold and drafty.
  • Kitchen: Inspectors make sure range hood fans vent to the outside; ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection exists for electrical outlets within 6 feet of the sink; no leaks occur under the sink; and that appliances function properly.
  • Bathrooms: Inspectors want to see toilets flushing, drains draining, showers spraying, and tubs securely fastened.
  • Plumbing: Inspectors are evaluating pipes, drains, water heaters, and water pressure and temperature as well as locate the main water shut-off valve.
  • Electrical: Inspectors will check if the visible wiring and electrical panels are in up to code,  that light switches work correctly, and that GFCI protection is in appropriate locations.

Read Lisa Kaplan Gordon’s full article on Realtor.com.

See a previous Love Now Sell Later post with a quick video on the home inspection process.

 

3300 Wenlock Edge Drive in Convenient Smyrna/Vinings

THIS HOME IS NO LONGER FOR SALE.

Looking for an updated 4 bedroom house with a family room open to kitchen, finished terrace level, large, private yard for play and a pool? This is it! 3300 Wenlock Edge Drive, just listed for $535,000 has it all. Hang out in the cul-de-sac in this quiet neighborhood just outside 285 and within walking distance to the beautiful, new Teasley Elementary.

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Built in 1992, this three-sided brick home has a two-car attached garage at kitchen level.

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A light-filled family room features stacked stone fireplace with gas starter and views of pool with a French door that opens to deck.

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The open floor plan everyone wants. Hardwoods throughout main level.

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Updated kitchen with granite countertops, stone backsplash, stainless steel appliances, Bosch dishwasher and view to sunny, spacious breakfast area.

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Bright, large master bedroom has trey ceiling and three large walk-in closets.

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Updated master bath has stone countertops and backsplash and travertine tile.

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One of three secondary bedrooms; this one has an ensuite bath.

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Renovated terrace level features two living spaces, a half bath and plenty of storage.

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Terrace level den can be used as a media room and has a small fitness room adjacent to it.

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What a yard! Very deep lot has beautiful pool plus plenty of room for play and sports equipment surrounded by mature landscaping for privacy.

 

3300 Wenlock Edge Drive is affordable living at its best, close to 285 and convenient to most private schools. Contact me for more details or to arrange a showing.

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For more information see listing details here.

 

Farmer’s Markets Three Days a Week in Atlanta

Because of my crazy schedule I don’t always make it to a Saturday farmers market. The Farmers Atlanta Road Market and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market have come to the rescue with markets on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Their full schedules are below, and for a handy interactive map of all Atlanta-area farmers market visit the AJC link here.

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FARM/Farmers Atlanta Road Market

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church
2160 Cooper Lake Rd SE
Smyrna, GA

April-October
Tuesdays 4:30-7:00 p.m.

http://www.farmsmyrna.com/

 

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Peachtree Road Farmers Market

The Cathedral of Saint Philip
2744 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Saturdays
April 2 – September 24
8:30 – 12:00 pm

October 1 – December 17
9:00 – 12:00 pm

Wednesdays
April 13 – October 26
4:30 – 8:00 pm

http://www.peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com/