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Showcasing beautiful homes with outstanding service is what The Cueny Team specializes in. Take a minute to look a the stunning properties and stay tuned for more video features in the coming days of other extraordinary homes.
 

 

To find out more about each of these properties, click here to visit the listing detail at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Atherton Park is a unique gated community in Roswell. The enclave offers luxury appointed and Earthcraft certification homes, all in a private neighborhood with only 24 homes. This is a true community in the suburbs.

The Cueny Team is delighted to present 1300 Atherton Park for sale. The five bedroom, five and one half bath home is a showstopper and with its location in this idyllic community it is sure to be a dream come true for its next owner.

1300 Atherton Park

The main level has hardwoods and some gorgeous added touches. There are built-in nooks with seating in the great room with planked wall accents. These coordinate with the plank and beam ceiling in the connecting kitchen.  The great room is also two-stories high with an impressive wall of stacked windows with crown and picture molding accents.

two story great room

The kitchen is equipped with a Viking stove, double ovens and Sub-zero refrigerator. The cabinets are crafted of wood with a rich stain and topped with warm tone granite. The backsplash is made of miniature stone subway tiles. Decorative extras that also double as very useful additions are the built-in plate rack and glass front display cabinet.

kitchen with high end appliances

There is a home/office library on the main level with a fireplace and judges paneling.  Just enough light shines through the windows to highlight the beautiful wood tones encompassing the room. It would be difficult not to stay for hours and relax in the warmth of the space.

judges paneling

The master bedroom on the main level has double tray ceiling and a master bath with gorgeous built-ins. The cabinetry is the same beautiful wood as the kitchen. There are upper storage cabinets around a sitting area with added lights.

luxury baths

The three bedrooms on the upper level are spacious and come with private baths.

 

The home also has a play/rec room on the second level and a completely finished terrace level. The terrace level has a rec room, full bath and bedroom. It could be a guest suite or a great place for friends to hang out and to put in an exercise room!

 

Outdoor living has been done to perfection! There is a covered and open brick patio off the terrace level with access to the large fenced backyard. On the main level there is a screened porch with fireplace.  Whatever the weather you can enjoy the outdoors!

back yard

Call The Cueny Team to make an appointment to see this unforgettable Roswell home! We know you will have a smile on your face after seeing it in person! You can see the full listing my visiting The Cueny Team listings page

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Avalon Alpharetta

Live life in a unique work, live, play environment , like nothing else in the Atlanta Metro. Rendering from experienceavalon.com

Each week at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty we have a sales meeting and discuss a wide range of market information and often have guest speakers. This week, we had the VP from North American Properties, Tim Perry, come tell us more about the Avalon.

Mr. Perry gave us some background on himself and North American Developers. They have changed their business model over the past several years, previously they designed Retail and big box stores -Target, shopping centers, Publix and more. Now they are experience makers – looking to engage consumers in the environments they create.

From dawn-to-dusk the experience at Avalon will be unlike anything else in the southeast. Ideally you could leave the office at Avalon and walk to your yoga class at Lu Lu Lemon…then head to Cru Bar for a glass of wine and then dinner at The Oak steakhouse. At the end of your evening, simply walk up the hill to your luxury residence. For those that will work, live, or visit Avalon it will be an experience for all to remember and enjoy each and every time.

Some details that helps make this such a great project is a 25,000 sq ft state of  the art technology/conference center. Residents will have access to the fastest technology and internet speed, a Gigabit of speed…hundreds of times faster. To put it into an example we all can appreciate, a high definition movie download can happen in seconds! GA Tech is the only other place in the state to offer such technology and speed for users. Hotwire will provide the service.

There will be concierges with a la carte services, valets and a standardized high level service across the property.

Are you curious about what retail is currently signed on to create this exceptional concept. Some of the retail will include:

The Oak steakhouse

Italian restaurant

Whole Foods

18 story luxury hotel which is still being determined

Regal stadium reserve searing

Ford fry (Atlanta’s most recent & renown chef will be opening a Spanish restaurant)

Crü wine bar

Kona grill

Marlow’s

Teds Montana

Pinkberry yogurt

Anthropologie

Lu Lu lemon

athletica

Free People

C Wonder

Fab rik

Gap

Tommy Bahamas

Banaba Republic

Caffe gio Antico

Marmi

Janie and Jack

Bantam Biddy

Orvis

Dry bar

Van Michael

Exhale mind body spa

West Elm

American Threads

Possibilities

Road runners

BCBG

Bantu restaurant

Soft Surroundings decor

Goldberg restaurant

Impeccable pig

 

The first phase is scheduled to open in October 2014.  I will continue to pass along any news I hear about this exciting development! I’m looking forward to shopping and dining at Avalon, are you?

 

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home for sale sign

Is there value in a listing agent?
© Andy Dean – Fotolia.com

I am asked frequently, “Why should I use a listing agent if the market is a good one? Can’t I just put a For Sale By Owner sign in my yard.” Well, yes you can put any sign in your yard, but you would be missing out on valuable information and assistance as well as more dollars in your pocket.

There are several stages for an agent selling your home. The full service marketing which may include staging, photography, social media, and more to fully expose the property to buyer prospects. Then the contract and negotiation stage. Many property’s do receive multiple offers and managing that process so that you do not loose buyers or offers and get truly the highest and best offer. This is a complicated process that should be managed by a professional with experience. Then the contract to closing phase – this is where a good agent shines. So many hurdles come up during this stage such as inspection issues, appraisal concerns, survey problems, title issues and more. Your Realtor’s relationships, contacts and ability to navigate to the closing table is worth every dollar of the commission. Often times sellers report to us that they had no idea “all the behind the scenes” tasks that have to happen for a closing. As you prepare yourself and your house to be on the market, think about the impact it has on you and your family and who is the best person to represent you and your needs on this asset.

What should you look for in a Realtor?

You want someone that knows the market and offers you information to make an informed decision on everything from staging, to listing and final sales price, to knowing what an acceptable offer is for your home. You want them to have an opinion they are basing on their market research and not be afraid to express it. It may not be what you want to hear sometimes, but it is better to know what is realistic than to wonder why your house is not selling.

You want a strong negotiator from start to finish. Someone with the facts and strength to convey that to buyers and their agents to get the highest possible price for your home. They often have to sell it to the buyers, buyers’ agent, appraiser, inspector – so many people!

A agent can help you manage your timeline of selling and buying in the time frame that is necessary for your family. Let them market your property and weed through all the listings so you can have time to prepare for the move.

Decide who the right person is to represent your needs and wants on such an important asset in your life. Whether buying or selling, having a professional to guide and advise you is always important. You will not regret hiring a Realtor, it makes things easier on you and your family. If you have more questions, call The Cueny Team today. We will be happy to walk you through what we offer and what we can do for you!

 

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Location is key in Atlanta! Close proximity to I-285 and Ga-400 and more shopping and dining than can be listed will make you take a closer look at the home located at 6251 Mt. Vernon Oaks Drive in Registry Glen. The amazing home will make you want to jump at this incredible opportunity!

stone and shingle home

No curb appeal lacking on this Registry Glen home.

Built in 2007, in immaculate condition and ready for a new homeowner! Great curb appeal sets the stage for a gorgeous interior. Hardwoods throughout the main level, with the exception of the master suite, and high ceilings with beautiful crown molding are set a perfect backdrop for all the amenities you will enjoy daily.

A beautiful open floor plan to accommodate your busy life and welcome guests, make it an enviable home. The kitchen, breakfast area and family room are seamlessly connected. Rooms are transitioned by utilizing coffered ceilings, decorative lighting and large cased openings.

The kitchen has granite countertops, tile backsplash and gorgeous stained cabinetry. It’s the little extras like the tile laid on the diagonal that will make you see how much attention was paid to details. In the family room, opposite the kitchen, antique black cabinetry adorns one wall and a fireplace flanked by two windows is located on another wall.

6251 Mount Vernon

Filled with sunlight the open floor plan is inviting to all who visit.

6251 Mount Vernon Oaks

Sit back and relax in this stunning family room.

A butler’s pantry complete with beverage fridge, wine rack and upper glass cabinets makes a perfect pass through to the formal dining room. The room has double tray ceiling, wainscoting and a luxurious custom paint finish.

6251 Mount Vernon Oaks Drive

Host your next dinner party here!

The master suite has a separate sitting area that could be used for relaxing, or for an in-suite office. The master bath has separate shower and tub, as well as split vanities. Three additional bedrooms and two full baths are located on the second level.

6251 mount vernon oaks drive

Spend your days relaxing in the private suite.

The backyard is defined by a decorative retaining wall and wrought iron fence. There is a covered stone patio perfect for relaxing or dining. There is something so soothing about the space.

6251_mount_vernon_oaks_drive

Enjoy all of Atlanta’s seasons on the home’s patio.

I would love the opportunity to show this wonderful home to you! Call me today!

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Will interest rates rise in 2014? If so will it change your price range and what you are looking for in a home?

Interest rates have been on my mind this week. I have read several articles about where various agencies are projecting interest rates will go in 2014. Will they go up, go down, stay where they are? It seems the majority are projecting a significant increase in rates by year end.

Keeping Matters Current, a website and blog for real estate professionals, compiled the  top agencies’ projections. With the current interest rates at 4.25% for a 30-year fixed FHA loan and 4.5% for a 30-year fixed conventional loan, rates are projected to be as follows by 4Q14:

Fannie Mae – 4.8%
National Association of Realtors 5.3%
Freddie Mac – 5%
Mortgage Bankers Association – 5.3%

KMC feels that these projections are conservative and rates may climb closer to 6% by year end. While 6% isn’t awful, that coupled with rising average home prices can impact what a home buyer can afford or feels comfortable committing to.
I think this chart conveys it best.

interest rates and home prices

*Avg Sales price as per National Association of Realtors
** Freddie Mac 30 year Fixed Rate
*** Principal and Interest
Graph from kcm.com

In this example a $16,600 increase in average sales price, along with less than a 1% interest rate increase, can raise a mortgage payment approximately $208 a month! That can really change a buyer’s price range.

The Cueny Team is ready and available to help you with your home search. We can show you those homes you have found online and sift through other listings to find what you are looking for. Let us assist you and get you in a home now before these numbers impact your decisions.  Click here for our current listings and to access all homes on the market.

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2013 was a year of growth for the Atlanta real estate market. The Cueny Team is grateful to have been a part of the growth. We worked with many buyers and sellers. Each experience was unique and we enjoyed every one of them!

We hope to see even more growth in 2014! In the meantime, look at these beautiful homes that ended 2013 with new owners!

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