Monthly Archives January 2014

Atlantans, Free Your Windshield Wipers Before Turning On!

Frozen Windsield Wipers

Atlantans! Take it from a New Yorker. Free up your frozen windshield wipers BEFORE you turn them on! Turning on your wipers the morning after a snowstorm can burn out the wiper motor, instantly. Lift them up and clear them of any frozen snow before turning them on. It’s a costly mistake, and now, practice I learned from living a previous life in New York.

      Having been licensed since 1994, Craig Levine brings to your real estate deal a world of experience, cutting-edge technology, negotiating savvy, and exemplary service. With Century 21 in Atlanta, Craig was the #2 agent in the #1 office in Georgia in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001! He repeatedly received Century 21′s highest honor, The Centurion Award, in each of these years...

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Atlanta Snowstorm Strands Motorists for 24 Hours

Atlanta Traffic Map 1-29-14 at 2AM

Atlanta Traffic Map 1-29-14 at 2AM

The snowstorm that came through Atlanta and the southeast on Tuesday January 28, 2014 was still wreaking havoc with motorists at 2:30 in the morning, almost 14 hours after most people left their offices, early, for the day. The Georgia DOT Navigator map, above, shows snarling traffic at 2:46am on Wednesday January 29.  Many were stranded with no gas, food, or water and simply abandoned their vehicles on the side of the roadway. The following pictures show what traffic was like approximately 2:30 am on some of the major highways. Come rush hour on Wednesday morning, not much had improved.

Atlanta Snowstorm Traffic

I -75 North near Peachtree Battle

Atlanta Snowstorm Traffic

285 heading west by the Chattahoochee River

Atlanta Snowstorm Traffic

GA 400 heading South

     Having been licensed since 1994, Craig Levine brings to...

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Atlanta Home Financing Update

ATLANTA HOME FINANCING

ATLANTA HOME FINANCING

The following is a guest blog from Jeffrey Heckman and Joanne Rotella with Shelter Mortgage Company and does not necessarily reflect the views of GeorgiaMoves.com

1. Metro Atlanta foreclosure notices were down 56% in January from the same month a year ago and are now down to the lowest level since June 2003, according to the AJC. Fewer foreclosures should support higher prices.

2. When it comes to rates, fewer things are more important than inflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) reports released last week both confirmed that inflation remains tame. Core CPI was just 1.7% higher than a year ago and well below the Fed’s target level of 2%, while Core PPI was even lower at 1.4% on an annual basis.

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Marietta Georgia 30068 Home Sales Statistics Strong

30068

30068

A client of mine who was considering selling his home recently asked me to provide some sales and pricing statistics for zip code 30068, located in Marietta Georgia. The family was glad to see that Marietta Georgia real estate trends were improving and thought it was a great time to list their home for sale.  In 2011, there were 377 sales with an average list price of $398,854 and an average sales price of $377,300, a sales price to list price ratio of 95%, a sales price to original list price ratio (taking into account price reductions) of 91% and an average days on market of 130. We would consider this a pretty slow moving market.

MARIETTA GA 30068 SALES STATS 2011

MARIETTA GA 30068 SALES STATS 2011

MARIETTA GA 30068 PRICE STATS 2011

MARIETTA GA 30068 PRICE STATS 2011

In 2012, there was an increase in the number of sales to 423 properties...

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