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Atlanta Escape – Montaluce (Andrea Cueny)

August 25, 2010
Andrea Cueny, REALTOR ®, North Atlanta Office 404.695.7040

Andrea Cueny, REALTOR ®, North Atlanta Office 404.695.7040

Recently my husband and I decided to have a rare but special day just the two of us….. So we turned off our phones, gave the kids to their grandparents, and headed to the North Georgia Mountains for a mini escape.

We had been told by clients who recently purchased a home of this development called Montaluce. They raved to us about the spectacular views, winery, and restaurant. So we were excited to give it a try. 

Upon arrival, we were shocked to see the vineyards so lush and full of grapes…I had to ask myself if we were in GA or Napa? Of course, GA but the vineyard was really very beautiful. 

Inside the restaurant, the foyer and entrance were stunning.  The entrance to the tasting room complete with all of their wines on the back wall was held in this dark mahogany wine shelving. The ceiling throughout the tasting room had exposed ceiling beams and the dining room was totally open with a fireplace and glass windows overlooking the vineyard.  As real estate professionals, we appreciate all the architectural details such as the fireplace with these mosaic tiles.  The windows were floor to ceiling giving an open view of the vineyard from every table in the dining room – every detail in regards to the atmosphere is so well done.  We walked out to the balcony overlooking the vineyard and this was the most perfect view and ideal place for a glass of wine.

Lunch exceeded our expectations to say the least. The food is all organic and very fresh. Fresh to the point that when we ordered the sausage flat bread our server informed us that the pig just arrived and they had not prepared the sausage yet! Wow. Not your typical answer in an Atlanta Restaurant.  They have short ribs, duck, sandwiches, salads, a variety of choices each day and a very elaborate Sunday brunch. The menu changes regularly. 

I would highly recommend Montaluce if you are looking for a mini escape from Atlanta. It is located just outside of Dahlonega and is a wonderful place for you to visit for a gourmet lunch or dinner.

For more information about Montaluce please visit their website at www.montaluce.com or call 706.867.4060

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Featured Home: Contemporary Loft in the Heart of it All (Andrea Cueny)

July 12, 2010

5200 Peachtree Road

This is a spacious loft at Peachtree Malone close to Brookhaven in Atlanta, Georgia. It has freshly painted & neutral paint colors, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and totally updated bathrooms and kitchen.

Living Room

Peachtree Malone Lofts is a creative and fun place to live. The entire building surrounds a courtyard area and the back of this particular loft backs up to beautiful green space. On the outside you see clean lines and corrugated metal walls separating oversized balconies. Open spaces and exposed duct work immediately add character inside.

Kitchen

This particular loft has dark hardwoods throughout and the kitchen and living room are open to one another. The kitchen cabinetry is light and continues the modern concept. Stainless steel appliances work well with accents that are both eye-catching and functional. Large floor to ceiling windows and a glass door off of the living room lead to your large balcony that overlooks a wooded area.

Balcony

The master bedroom and bath is spacious and has easy access to the laundry closet. The cabinetry in the master bath is light and the room has beautiful tile work. The two bedroom unit is great for a roommate or for a home office.

The location is extremely convenient with walking access to MARTA. You are only minutes away from fine shopping, dining and entertainment. The gated community has an upbeat vibe and will put you right in the heart of everything Atlanta has to offer.

Two Bedrooms and Two Full Baths

Offered at $185,000

5200 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341

Click here for more photos and information about this home.

Andrea Cueny, North Atlanta Office, REALTOR®

Andrea Cueny, North Atlanta Office, REALTOR®

Andrea Cueny
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
(678) 695-7040
(770)442-7300

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Featured Home: Amazing value in the heart of Midtown (Andrea Cueny)

June 26, 2010
692 Argonne Avenue

692 Argonne Avenue

Time to put on your dancing shoes. Or your walking shoes.  Whether it is a stroll in Piedmont Park, a show at the Fox, dinner with someone special or a snack at Krispy Kreme, you are there!  This charming all brick condo is in the heart of Atlanta. Location meets value, and together you have the ideal for easy intown living.

This unit features tile floors, fresh neutral paint colors and updated lighting throughout.

Kitchen

Kitchen

The nice kitchen area has  plenty of white cabinets, and gas appliances and to add to the value, a new microwave, refrigerator, and even the washer and dryer are included! 

Breakfast Nook

Breakfast Nook

The breakfast area, right off the kitchen, is framed in decorative trim and is a great spot to relax with the morning paper and a hot cup of coffee.

The spacious master bedroom has dual closets and the second room, which is an ideal office, can also be used for a guest bedroom.  The bathroom is located just off the master.

Courtyard

Courtyard

With such a great value and location you usually have to sacrifice outdoor space, but not at Melrose Park.  Just step outside to enjoy the friendly courtyard, which is ideal for pets.  The shady patio is a perfect place to relax or entertain friends. With easy street parking, this condo is perfect for intown living.

Offered at $99,000

692 Argonne Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Two bedrooms, One bathroom

Andrea Cueny, North Atlanta Office, REALTOR®

Andrea Cueny, North Atlanta Office, REALTOR®

Andrea Cueny
404.695.7040
770.442.7300

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Featured Home: Elegant Home with Master Suite on Main (Andrea Cueny)

March 18, 2010

7735 Marsh Court

The Bluffs at Marsh Creek is a 15 home community located in the heart of Sandy Springs. This gorgeous homes and nature combine to bring idyllic living to a convenient location.

The home located at 7735 Marsh Court was built by John Willis homes in 2003 and is in impeccable condition. The home is great for everyday living and for entertaining. Five bedrooms, six full baths, media room, full kitchen in the terrace level, possible exercise room and more is all in this luxurious home.

Kitchen

The main level has a large kitchen with eat at bar, breakfast area, formal dining room and large family room. All of these rooms are open to one another. The kitchen cabinetry and built-in bookshelves in the family room are stained oak highlighting the natural character of the wood. There are beams running across the ceiling in the breakfast nook showcasing even more beautiful wood. The family room has a coffered ceiling setting it apart from the other living areas on the main. Windows and French doors run across the back of house and sunlight brightens the entire home. The back deck is perfect for dining or conversation with friends while the creek below babbles by.

Living room

The master suite is on the main level of the home with double tray ceiling and bay window that easily accommodates an in suite sitting area. The spa bath has a double vanity, oversized shower and whirlpool tub. The entire bath has custom tile work. The additional bedrooms are on the second floor and terrace level. They all have private baths.

Dining room

The second floor has a mirrored bonus room that would be an ideal home gym. There is also a media room perfect for watching movies, children’s play room or office space. There is plenty of room for home entertainment whether you want upstairs in this bonus room or in the terrace level.

The terrace level has been finished and is a great place for visiting guests to feel like royalty. On that level there is a second kitchen complete with double ovens and raised bar for added convenience. A place for you to enjoy as well as your guests.

This home provides endless hours of indoor and outdoor fun with the terrace level, outdoor living spaces, gourmet kitchen and more . It is easy living at its best with lawn maintenance included in the homeowner association dues, peacefull views, and wonderful close in location to all Atlanta has to offer.

Five Bedrooms, Six Full Baths and One Half Bath

$850,000

7735 Marsh Court
Atlanta, GA 30328

Click here for more photos and information on this luxury home for sale.

Andrea Cueny, REALTOR

Andrea Cueny, REALTOR

Andrea Cueny
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
(404) 695-7040
(770) 442-7300

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Real Estate Price Forecast: City by City (Andrea Cueny)

March 3, 2010
Andrea Cueny, North Atlanta Office Founding Member, REALTOR®

Andrea Cueny, North Atlanta Office Founding Member, REALTOR®

By MoneyWatch.com

Submitted by Andrea Cueny, REALTOR®, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

When will the value of your house finally start climbing again? Below are exclusive forecasts compiled by financial services company Fiserv for 384 real estate markets across the United States. For the most part, the numbers are moving higher — Boston suburbs and parts of Washington state are expected to see sharp gains, and the San Francisco Bay Area is positively booming. While there may be more pain to come in hard-hit Vegas and Miami, at least the double-digit losses are expected to end. Even Salinas, Calif., where home prices were cut by more than half when the bubble burst, is forecast to see a modest increase in prices by next fall.

 “We are still trying to sort through how much of this new housing demand was caused by government stimulus and how much was intrinsic,” says Mark Fleming, chief economist at First American Core Logic, a real estate research company. He says that, in general, diversified economies (think Boston) have bounced back better than areas that rely on one industry (think Michigan). Miami will bounce back, Fleming says, because hey, it’s Miami. It always bounces back. Big picture? For the foreseeable future, Fleming expects the real estate market to be more tortoise than hare. “We need slow, sustainable growth.”

The list below is based on metro areas as defined by the federal government. So your town may be part of a larger area, listed under the name of your county or a nearby city.

Click here to see where Georgia falls in the “Forecast: Change in Home Prices” table.

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“Pending Home Sales Stabilize, Remain Above Year-Ago Levels” (Andrea Cueny)

February 16, 2010

Andrea Cueny, North Atlanta Office Founding Member, REALTOR®

Andrea Cueny, North Atlanta Office Founding Member, REALTOR®

Submitted by Andrea Cueny, REALTOR®, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

From www.realtor.org

Washington, February 02, 2010

Pending home sales have leveled from a market swing driven by response to the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in December, increased 1.0 percent to 96.6 from 95.6 in November, and remains 10.9 percent above December 2008 when it was 87.1. In November, the monthly index had fallen by 16.4 percent from surging activity in preceding months.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said it’s important to recognize how the tax credit is skewing market data. “There are easily understood swings in contract activity as buyers respond to a tax credit that was expiring and was then extended and expanded,” he said. “These swings are masking the underlying trend, which is a broad improvement over year-ago levels. December activity was the fifth highest monthly tally in two years.”

Buyers who have a contract in place to purchase a primary residence by April 30, 2010, have until June 30, 2010, to finalize the transaction to qualify for a tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time buyers and $6,500 for repeat buyers.

The PHSI in the Northeast rose 2.3 percent to 76.1 in December and is 14.9 percent higher than December 2008. In the Midwest the index increased 5.2 percent to 86.9 and is 8.7 percent above a year ago. Pending home sales in the South rose 2.2 percent to an index of 98.4, and are 5.5 percent higher than December 2008. In the West the index fell 3.8 percent to 119.9 but is 18.6 percent above a year ago.

Yun projects the extended and expanded tax credit will encourage 2.4 million households to take the credit in 2010. “While new-home sales will remain low due to a lack of construction, existing-home sales are projected to rise to around 5.6 million in 2010,” Yun said. Last year there were 5.16 million existing-home sales.

He added that one of the greatest benefits of rising sales will be firming home prices. “For several months now we’ve been seeing stabilization in all of the home price measures as inventory is pulled down,” Yun said. “As a result, the housing wealth for many middle class families has begun to stabilize.”

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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*The Pending Home Sales Index is a leading indicator for the housing sector, based on pending sales of existing homes. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing.

The index is based on a large national sample, typically representing about 20 percent of transactions for existing-home sales. In developing the model for the index, it was demonstrated that the level of monthly sales-contract activity from 2001 through 2004 parallels the level of closed existing-home sales in the following two months. There is a closer relationship between annual index changes (from the same month a year earlier) and year-ago changes in sales performance than with month-to-month comparisons.

An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2001, which was the first year to be examined as well as the first of five consecutive record years for existing-home sales.

Existing-home sales for January will be reported February 26 and the next Pending Home Sales Index will be on March 4; release times are 10 a.m. EST.

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Featured home: Timeless architecture with this craftsman style design (Rhonda Haran)

January 26, 2010

3110 Stonecrest Drive

 

Stonecrest at Johns Creek offers custom homes built with high quality upgrades in each and every home. 3110 Stonecrest Drive is no exception! This beautiful five bedroom home features impeccable details throughout including the high end flooring, cabinetry and overall design. 

Entry Foyer

 

The kitchen gleams with custom cabinetry, many with glass fronts to showcase you favorite pieces. The stainless steel appliances, including a double oven with warming drawer and gas range, remind you that you are in a truly modern and luxurious home. The main level offers a totally open floor plan with a kitchen that opens to the keeping room, large dining room and family room. The charming screened porch overlooks the private and peaceful backyard so that you can enjoy the outdoors year-round. The family room is a focal point with the raised hearth and stone fireplace that runs to the ceiling where your eyes are drawn to the beautiful exposed cedar beams. Elegance and livability are well-matched in this home. 

Kitchen

 

The master suite is a beautiful oversized space with scallop detail on the trey ceiling. Awake each morning to your very own built-in coffee bar. Relax and rejuvenate in your gorgeous spa-like bathroom including heated tile flooring. Tile work details surround your jetted tub and separate shower. There is an arched alcove in which to display your personal treasures. 

Living Room

 

There are an additional 4 bedrooms and the basement has been stubbed for a bathroom and offers plenty of space to expand in the future. 

Stonecrest is a gated community including amenities and covered pavilion providing the perfect space for informal neighborhood gatherings. 

A 60+ acre park is planned just across the street and will only enhance the value of this very special community. 

Five bedrooms, Five full baths, and One half bath 

Offered at $499,000. 

3110 Stonecrest Drive
Cumming, GA 30041 

Please click here for more photos and information on this home. 

Rhonda Haran, REALTOR

 

Rhonda Haran
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
(404) 556-5600
(770) 442-7300 

Andrea Cueny, REALTOR

Andrea Cueny, REALTOR

 

Andrea Cueny
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
(404) 695-7040
(770) 442-7300