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Handyman, painters, repair Atlanta

When buying and selling a house, clients often ask for recommendations on painters, handyman, electricians and much more. Something may need repaired or updated before listing a home or a home buyer may want to change somethings in their new house to make it uniquely their own.

As you can imagine we have people from all trades and skill sets on speed dial on our phones. Making quality recommendations to our clients is just one part of what we consider exceptional service. We want to share with you on our blog and on our Facebook page from time-to-time the vendors we love and that we think you should contact for the work you need done on your home, even if you are not buying or selling right now!

Here are five of our favorites!

Handyman | Brian Lowenthal | 678.520 .0822

Painter | Michael Kitchens | 404.452.6591

Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations | Cobi Matthews | 678.431.2108

Electrician | Tommy’s Lighting | 770.294.4492

Appliance Repair | Innovative Appliance Repairs | 678.993.8960

Give them a call and make sure you tell them you heard about them from The Cueny Team.

If you are ready to start looking for a home, check out some of our listings, we have some beautiful ones right now, then give us a call! We would love to tell you about them!

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There is a new property available in Palisades at Milton Park and The Cueny Team is excited to tell you about it today! This beauty is located at 2070 Arminda Court and is move in ready! The brick and shaker shingle home with master on the main has four bedrooms and three and half baths.

2070 arminda court

The Tudor style architecture on the exterior and the well-planned landscaping provide endless curb appeal and that is just the beginning of all this home has to offer.

2070 Arminda Court

Inside the house, the foyer opens onto a formal dining room to your left. Added details of chair rail, tray ceiling, and glass chandelier add elegance to the formal space. From the foyer you continue down the hall to the kitchen, breakfast area and family room.  The rooms are all open and connected to each other making this truly an open floor plan. Design elements distinguish the spaces from each other.

2070 Arminda Court

The kitchen is spacious with a center island and granite countertops. Stainless steel double ovens, gas stove, French door refrigerator, everything you need to prepare a feast! A raised bar separates the kitchen from the breakfast nook and family room.

2070 Arminda Court

The family room has a fireplace flanked by built-in cabinetry and bookcases.  A coffered ceiling sets this space apart from the breakfast nook. The room has windows that bring in an abundance of sunshine that reflect just perfectly off the oak hardwoods. There is outside access from the breakfast nook and the family room.

2070 Arminda Court

The home has a wonderful master suite on the main overlooking the front lawn. The bath has double sinks separated by a seated vanity area.  The bath is complete with jetted tub and framed glass shower.  An added convenience of the master suite is that the bath exits to laundry room!

Upstairs there are three additional bedrooms, two baths and a loft.  The rooms are spacious and each have multiple windows to let in the sunshine.

2070 Arminda Court

The home is also appointed with a courtyard patio off the breakfast nook and a screened porch off of the family room.

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This is a gorgeous home in the swim/tennis community of Palisades at Milton Park.  A Convenient location and a delightful community. There are greenway trails throughout the community and this home has direct access to them. The Palisades is just minutes from the new Avalon Development!

Click here to see more pictures and the full listing detail. Call us today to make an appointment!

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Atlanta Real Estate News

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It has been busy around here the past month! What an exciting spring in the real estate market! Lots of buyers in the marektplace and homes are getting multiple offers. We love it!

We’ve read some good articles over the past several days too about the real estate market. We wanted to share them with you!

Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Point in 2014

A Guide on How to Be Ready to Buy Your First Home

Changing Loan Standards

Increase in Construction Spending

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The Cueny Team

The Cueny Team (left to right) Tara Johnson, Nicole McAluney, Andrea Cueny

You may have seen our Facebook post last week about our newest member, Tara Johnson. We are excited to welcome her and wanted to tell you a little bit about her!

Tara graduated from Florida State University and began her career in the medical sales industry with Warner Chilcott and Progenity, a laboratory science company, excelling in customer service. She has lived in Atlanta for over 10 years.

Tara’s passion for real estate and the desire to connect people with their dream home allowed her to make an easy transition into real estate. Her impeccable social skills and contagious energy makes her a joy to work with and we are sure all of our clients are going to love her! She is a great addition to The Cueny Team!

Outside of real estate, Tara enjoys painting, dancing and spending time with her family. She has two adorable twin daughters, Asia and Brooke who attend State Bridge Elementary in Alpharetta.

She will work out of the Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty North Fulton office.

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housing market up arrows

Positive numbers continue to come in for 2013. © druaislin – Fotolia.com

Positive information about the real estate market continues to come in daily! With so many good things out there, I just can’t help but share it all with you.

13,945 homes sold on average daily in the country! (from the National Association of Realtors)

That was the first fact that I was excited to read in an article this week.

Then this, Sales has increased 9.1% as compared to 2012 and that it is the market’s strongest performance since 2006.

There are still those that want to compare the current market with 2005 and 2006 and I tend to agree with the KCM article that it is probably a good thing that we are not seeing those type of numbers and probably won’t for awhile. Steady growth is a good thing and I am happy to be a part of it!

The Cueny Team is ready to help you with your real estate needs, call us today!

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home for sale sign

Is there value in a listing agent?
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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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Atlanta has certainly had a surge in population over the past several years, with more than 450,000 people added to its population in each of the last six years. The county that has had the fastest growth is Forsyth County. Between 2000 and 2010 Forsyth county grew 78%, making it the fastest growing county in Georgia. More recent population statistics show Forsyth County grew 7.1% and Fulton County population increases of 6.2% between 2010 and 2012, making them both the top growing counties in Georgia. As comparison the state had a population growth of 2.4%, Cobb County 2.8% and Gwinnett County 4.6% in the same time period.

The real estate market has seen significant growth in these two counties as well, with over 40% growth in home sales in the two counties combined since September 2012.

While many of the communities in Forsyth and North Fulton have been around for awhile, the population growth brings new things to these areas. Roswell, Alpharetta and Cumming are the largest cities in the counties.  I previously did a post on Alpharetta, so today I want to focus on Cumming.

Cumming, GA, is the County seat of Forsyth County. It is approximately 40 miles north of Atlanta and part of the community borders Lake Lanier. The proximity to to the lake and with the county fairgrounds located in Cumming, there always seems to be something fun happening. The Fairgrounds has various events throughout the year, including a Fourth of July parade and a Christmas light show. Beginning this Thursday, Oct. 3 and running through         Oct. 13 the Cumming Fair will be at the fairgrounds.  Click here for details on the fair.

There is also,The Cumming Playhouse that has a steady stream of shows. There is something every month of the year.

There are two websites that offer a great deal of information about the city, the official tourism website and the City of Cumming website.  Another website which provides daily updates and current news and events is Cumming Patch.  A quick check of it today will show you that this week alone, there are multiple events each day of the week! They include The Cumming Fair, two 5k races and numerous networking lunches!

The city is also home to some beautiful communities. You can find every price range and amenity you desire in the neighborhoods  around Cumming.

I currently have these gorgeous listings in Cumming.

3045 Wills Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30041

Creekstone estates

Gorgeous screened porch with fireplace in this Creekstone Estates home.

6225 Prestwick Place, Cumming, GA 30040

creekside atlanta

This Creekside home offers five bedrooms, four full baths and one half bath.

I hope this has given you a little sample of all that Cumming has to offer. Beautiful homes and great community events will leave you wanting to see more!

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