Luxury Virginia Highland Townhomes Now for Sale at Virginia Place

Live a lifestyle of both comfort and convenience at Virginia Place, an upcoming community of 23 luxury townhomes nestled in the heart of Virginia Highland. These three-story Charlestonian townhomes are within walking distance of multiple restaurants, boutiques and attractions in one of Atlanta’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Currently undergoing construction, Virginia Place townhomes are now for sale priced from the low $500,000s.

Located within walking distance of Virginia Highland’s huge variety of dining, retail and entertainment options, these townhomes will have homeowners thinking, “Who needs a car anyway?” On any given day, residents of Virginia Place can walk to their favorite restaurant for dinner, enjoy some fresh air on the Atlanta Beltline Trail or at Springdale Park, or take a short stroll to see the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum.

Each of the community’s 23 townhomes will include three bedrooms with an elegant master suite, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. Homebuyers can choose from four available four plans, all of which include a charming outdoor deck and a minimum of 2,300 square feet of living space. Featuring hardwood floors, high ceilings and spacious layouts, these three-story townhomes provide plenty of room for any lifestyle.

Virginia Place townhomes will offer state-of-the art amenities including a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a gas fireplace in the living room. Master suites will include a stylish master bathroom equipped with a spa-style tub, walk-in showers and designer cabinets with granite tops.

Situated near the intersection of Briarcliff Road and Virginia Avenue, Virginia Place is conveniently within walking distance of local schools including Springdale Park Elementary School, Samuel Inman Middle School and The Paideia School.

Located at 891 Briarcliff Road, Virginia Place is a partnership between Southeast Capital Companies (SEC) and Patrick Malloy Communities, and is being marketed and sold by NeoLuxe Group with Atlanta Fine Homes Sothebys International Realty.

To learn more information about these luxury townhomes, visit the Virginia Place Townhomes website.

Atlanta New Home Builder Enters 2013 OBIE Awards

craftsman-style homes in AtlantaBrock Built, an award-winning builder of Atlanta new homes, is excited to announce that they are once again competing in the 2013 OBIE Awards. Sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, the OBIE Awards are designed to recognized excellence within Atlanta’s building and housing industry.

In previous years, Brock Built has come home with multiple awards, including the prestigious community of the year award for West Highlands. This year, they hope to continue the tradition of excellence with entries in the home design categories for Cloverhurst, Dupont Commons, the Enclave at Laura Creek, Idlewilde and West Highlands. They have also entered their new homes in Atlanta at Dupont Commons into the running for community of the year.

When it comes to award-winning new Atlanta homes, Brock Built is a builder you can trust. Dedicated to Life + Style, the Atlanta home builder offers an array of exciting floor plans and features in well-designed communities in metro Atlanta’s hottest neighborhoods. Whether you want to live in town at West Highlands, close to Marietta Square at Manget or minutes from downtown Woodstock at Oakhurst, there is bound to be a community for you.

All of Brock Built’s traditional, modern and craftsman-style homes offer maintenance-friendly brick and/or stone exteriors complete with James Hardie siding, trim and shake. Inside, you’ll find features and finishes designed to impress today’s buyer. From stainless steel appliances and granite countertops to Schlage touchscreen deadbolts and site-finished hardwood floors, no detail goes untouched.

Brock Built would like to thank all of their homeowners and team members who make entering the OBIE awards and other professional awards a meaningful experience. Without their dedication and support, entering these awards would be impossible.

Be sure to stay tuned in November to find out the results of the 2013 OBIE Awards!

To learn more about Brock Built’s Atlanta homes for sale, click here.

Advantages to Buying Atlanta Intown Property

save money on home expensesIf holiday shopping for you is a little more than a new pair of shoes or a TV, like say, a house, you’ve probably been heavily weighing the pros of low prices and interest rates and the cons of uncertainty about when to make the purchase. In the event that you need a few more items on the pros side, you might want to check out an article by real estate expert Ilyce Glink, “Hidden Benefits of Buying a Home.”

For one thing, many homes in the Intown area are older, historical homes. While there might be a little more to pay in the way of renovation and repairs, you could also benefit through tax credits both on the state and federal level. Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division has a 25 percent income tax credit for certified historic properties, both owner-occupied and income-producing, and an additional 5 percent credit if the residence is in a Housing and Urban Development Department target area. Those incentives can certainly help offset a little more maintenance and sometimes stricter building guidelines.

Another benefit that’s often glossed over with a number of people being underwater in their mortgage, i.e. owing more on their mortgage than their home is currently valued, is the growth of equity. Putting money against the principal value of your loan means that you’re paying into an investment for the future worth of the home every month. Homes are a long term investment, and with historically low interest rates and home prices, you won’t be looking to get a return for another five to eight years as excess inventory from foreclosures slowly leaves the market.

Glink’s article also explores other benefits and provides several resources for homebuyers. To read her full article, visit the Equifax Finance Blog.

Do you have any benefits to share about homeownership? Let us know in the comments!

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Summer Launch Pad Giveaway

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Summer Launch Pad GiveawayWith blistering heat already creeping into our summer days, wouldn’t listening to summer tunes on your brand new iPad next to the pool just cool things off? Don’t have an iPad? Well you’re in luck, because your favorite Atlanta real estate blog is giving an Apple iPad* and iTunes gift cards away throughout the summer!

To register to win all you have to do is subscribe to the Atlanta Real Estate Forum’s daily newsletter with these few easy steps:

1) Visit

2) Click on the “Subscribe” tab at the top of the page.

3) Enter a valid email address into the box.

4) Confirm your email address.

Now you’ll be able to enjoy the top Atlanta real estate stories delivered straight to your inbox each morning!

*iPad to be awarded in the form of a $499 Apple Gift Card. Not redeemable for cash. To be eligible, email addresses must be valid and subscribers must be active/confirmed emails.

Drawings for iTunes gift cards will be held on May 31, June 30 and July 29. The iPad drawing will be held on August 31.

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Is It Time to Buy Real Estate?

How do you feel about the housing market? Are you still sitting on the fence?  Real estate agents, builders, politicians, your hair dresser – all tell you that NOW is a good time to buy – first because home prices were falling and interest rates were dropping. Then “now” was the best time to buy because there was a tax “credit” that you could pay back on your income taxes over the next several years. After that, “now” was the best time to buy because you could take advantage of foreclosures and short sales. Then, there was a true tax credit for both first-time buyers and long-term homeowners, but that has expired. And that gets us to now…

And NOW… mortgage rates are at a 50-year low. And some experts predict that home prices could go even lower – or at least not go higher in the short term. On the Equifax Personal Finance blog, Real Estate Expert Ilyce Glink argues that NOW really is a good time to buy because of those two factors. Your new home will cost less because prices are so low and because you won’t pay as much to finance it.

But if you really are planning to get off the fence NOW, you need to plan to stay in your home for awhile. Check out Ilyce’s post at Equifax to find out why before you buy your new home.

Live, Work, Play at The Lofts of 5300

Lofts as 5300Located in Chamblee’s Mid City District, The Lofts at 5300 are unlike any other condominium in Atlanta because of their unique zoning. The district is zoned for both residential and commercial use, making it the perfect location for residents to enjoy a live, work, play lifestyle.

Residents of the Atlanta loft condos can easily walk to any number of nearby eateries, antique shops, art galleries or coffee shops. And even though the lofts are in the city, a newly converted biking and walking trail is close. The trail, once an old railroad, includes more than two acres of a linear park. The trail features brick pavers, an observation deck, benches and beautiful landscaping. Everyone, including bikers, dog walkers, and active runners can enjoy the beautiful and quite retreat the trail provides.

The live, work, play lifestyle enjoyed by residents at the Lofts at 5300 is made even easier with the Chamblee MARTA station right across the street. Additionally, the lofts are close to Lenox and Phipps Plaza so shoppers have nearby (more…)

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