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Valentine's Day restaurantsValentine’s Day is eight days away, have you made your dinner reservations yet? If not you still have time and The Cueny Team is making it easy for you with some great dinner suggestions.  We love good food and a good atmosphere! When we started talking about what restaurants we wanted to recommend to our readers, we discovered Nicole was our resident foodie! She definitely had a few she loved and wanted to make sure you knew about.  We put the whole teams ideas down on paper and it was fun to see the mix of cuisine that we each like! There is something on our list for everyone, so don’t wait any longer make those reservations!

Pampas  – Argentinian Steak House – They bring steaks to your table for you to choose from. You select the piece of meat you want and they cook it to order. The chimi churri sauce is AMAZING.  It is in the Johns Creek area.

Hugo’s Oysters – This place is so casual and fun and has great char-grilled oysters that melt in your mouth. It is in Roswell.

Made – Spanish tapas – Talk about a romantic and very cool building. Made has a great urban feel right in the heart of Alpharetta. As as side note for later, when the weather warms up you will want to take advantage of its patio.

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails – With fresh local ingredients (many from their own garden ) and a seasonal menu you can never go wrong at Milton’s.  The atmosphere is perfect. The 150 year old farmhouse and cottage from the 1930’s has been loving restored for the perfect dining experience.  Milton’s also has a special Valentine’s menu planned for this year too!

Co’m Dunwoody – Vietnamese cuisine –  The ban joi with chicken is fabulous! You get to create your own spring roll with rice paper, fresh vegetables, noodles and chicken (or any protein you desire).  It would be a fun place to go for Valentine’s Day. A great environment to relax and have a good time. And while it is not always in season or available the sticky rice with mango can’t be beat for dessert!

Brooklyn Cafe – This is great neighborhood restaurant located in Sandy Springs. The food is always exceptional whether you choose from old favorites or the daily special. They also have a great wine list! The staff makes you feel right at home!
Hearth – If you and your sweetheart prefer something a little more low key, Hearth is an amazing pizza tavern and the exposed brick walls and wood bar couldn’t be any cozier on a cool February night in Sandy Springs.
See we have lots of ideas! Try something new and make your reservation today! You don’t want to disappoint that special someone.
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Can you believe the end of the year is upon us? We are already halfway through November! I was starting to feel the holiday spirit then

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This beautiful home on Maple Avenue is one of many on the Marietta Home Pilgrimage.

saw a post on the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Center’s Facebook page that really sent me into holiday mode! The Roswell and Alpharetta Holidays Along the Divine guide is out and it has over 120 events for you to enjoy throughout the holiday season! Everything from open houses to parades to shopping guides! If that won’t put you in the holiday mood, I don’t know what will! Click here to see the full brochure. You can also enter a contest to win a $100 gift card. 

I started checking out other area sites to see if there were any more events to add to my calendar. Marietta has announced the Pilgrimage Home Tour and Cumming has numerous things on their calendar. You could fill everyday with something if you wanted to. I am sure more will be announced in the next few weeks. You can always check any one of the numerous Patch sites – Alpharetta-Milton PatchMarietta Patch and Cumming Patch to find events along with the city sites.The Alpharetta, Ga, Marietta, GA and Cumming,GA websites are all full of current information and calendars.

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Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words or in this case a graph.

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Sales prices are on the rise in North Fulton, Milton and Forsyth County.

Do you see that green line – it shows that sales prices of homes in North Fulton, Milton and Forsyth have had some definite increases this year as compared to the end of 2012.

And look at this:

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Homes sales continue to increase.

Not only does this graph show the steady increase of market sales over the past year, but it also shows a significant drop in foreclosure homes! This is all great news for our market!

You might also have noticed that new listings are down in the above graph. That contributes to the low inventory situation we have seen this year.  If you are thinking about selling your house, now is a great time. Prices are on the rise and not nearly as many homes are on the market as in previous years. Give me a call! I would love to help you list your home!

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Are you looking for an ideal home and ideal location? Look no further than 375 Providence Oaks Circle. A gorgeous neighborhood with swim/tennis and favorite Alpharetta restaurants such as Pure Tacqueria, Village Tavern and more all under five miles away. And of course top rated schools including Summit Hill Elementary.

375 Providence Oaks

Beautiful traditional home in Providence Oaks has been completely updated.

The approximately 3,000 square foot house has four bedrooms and two and half baths and has been completely remodeled. The main floor has new hardwoods throughout which are noticeable from the minute you stand inside the foyer.  There is an open living room or office space that flows into a gorgeous professionally decorated formal dining room.  A stenciled tray ceiling, wainscoting and amazing color combinations are all showcased.

Home in Providence Oaks

The dining room is breathtaking and captures your attention as you enter the home.

The kitchen and family room are open to each other also. The kitchen has granite countertops,  stainless appliances, updated fixtures and contrasting island.  Both rooms are wonderfully light filled from the wall of windows in the family room and bay window in the breakfast nook.

combo family room and kitchen at 375 Providence Oaks

Family room and kitchen combo is bright and welcoming at 375 Providence Oaks

The master suite has stunning custom finishes everywhere from paint to cabinet colors. The room is open and will feel dreamy to the new owner. You will want to spend a relaxing evening in the larger corner jetted tub. One of the additional bedrooms upstairs has beadboard work surrounding  the room.

Bedroom at 375 Providence Oaks Circle

Beadboard bedroom, a great guest room or child’s room.

The property’s landscape is well laid out and has a brick firepit, and paver patio. It is a beautiful place that everyone will enjoy.

backyard at 375 Providence Oaks Circle

Enjoy the brick firepit when you are relaxing outside.

These pictures are only a glimpse of all the wonderful assets this home offers, click here to view a full slide show of the property.

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Back in January and February we talked about the ground breaking and new website for the mixed use development, Avalon in

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Lew Oliver, town urbanist, at Avalon, ensures walkability is a key component of the development. Photo from experienceavalon.com

Alpharetta. I have been following the blog and the development’s YouTube channel to see how things are moving along and what exciting things they are talking about.

The blog posted a video this week about the walkability of the community and retail shops. It is interesting for more than one reason, not just because of how it will make Avalon a success and a place everyone will want to go, but also because studies are showing walkability of areas is going be a growing key factor of economic success for communities, developments and cities.

A quick Google search of walkability returned a plethora of websites and blogs dedicated to the topic of walkability. You can go to wikipedia and get the definition, visit walkscore.com and get your current walkability score or find available rentals and what its walk score is, or even peruse a multitude of websites on various projects, studies and more about walkability. It certainly is a very relevant topic.

Avalon was developed with the walkability concept in mind and Lew Oliver is the on-site town urbanist for Avalon.  He has put a lot of thought and planning into making Avalon meet all the criteria for a successful walkable mixed-use development. Visit the Avalon blog and watch the video of Mr. Oliver and hear what he has to say. You will also be treated to a virtual tour of the Avalon concept!

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Are you sitting in the car rider line RIGHT NOW or waiting on the bus to drop your kiddos off while you scroll through Facebook?

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Summer is almost here, check out the school calendars to start planning your adventures!

Chances are you and everyone else around you are doing just that! You are probably also counting the days until summer break! Well all Atlanta area schools will be out by the last day of May leaving you open to pack as much, or as little, into those days as your heart desires!

Are you planning some fun trips and wondering when you have to be back in town and ready for the new school year? Or just want to know what next year’s schedule is going to look like? Or have you decided that summertime is the PERFECT opportunity to move? If either of these thoughts are running through your mind right now you may be interested in area school calendars!

It looks like most of the counties will start back between August 7 and August 12 this year, follow the links below to see the schedules for the full 2013-2014.

Dekalb

Forsyth

Fulton

Gwinnett

Cherokee and Cobb have not posted a full 2013 – 2014 calendar as yet, but you can see the rest of year and when your summer will kick off!

If you have moving in mind. Click here to see area inventory and then give us a call! The Cueny Team is ready to help!

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Are you looking for a real estate team that works hard for you? If you are, then The Cueny Team is where your search ends.  We are a team of 4 real estate professionals that work to find you the perfect new home and work hard to sell your existing home.  We closed 45 homes in 2012, that averages out to almost 4 per month! Our average listing stayed on the market for a mere 75 days.  The video below showcases some of the homes we sold and helped buyers purchase in 2012. It also gives more details of our increased sales volume throughout the year and other relevant sales numbers.

The video below showcases some of the homes we sold and helped buyers purchase in 2012 gives more details of our increased sales volume in 2012 .

If you are ready to get started looking for a new home or to list yours give us a call we would love to help!

You can browse current Atlanta inventory by following this link to the Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty website.

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