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Nov 08

2014 Atlanta Winter Coat Drive | Nov 8 – 16

Posted on November 8, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

. Nest Atlanta Winter Coat Drive starts today! The Nest Atlanta Group wants to make sure everyone is warm and cozy this Winter, so we will be collecting coats for the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. Please clean out your closets this weekend and donate any new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, […]

Oct 23

EAV-O-WEEN – Halloween in East Atlanta Village

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

. EAV-O-WEEN is coming on October 31, 2014! The East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) is hosting this year’s EAV-O-WEEN.  Halloween in the East Atlanta Village is BIG fun for the kids (and kids at heart!) and will include a costume contest, pumpkin carving content and also trick-or-treating at all the local businesses.  This is something we […]

Sep 23

Walk to Oakhurst Village from this Atlanta Home for Sale

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

. Oakhurst is one of Atlanta’s hottest neighborhoods right now, but if you are in the market for a new home, you will quickly find out that the home prices have skyrocketed over the last two years and many of the homes have bidding wars and often sell for $10,000 to $50,000 over the asking […]

Sep 19

Atlanta OPEN HOUSES | Sunday Sept 21

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

. This Weekend’s Atlanta Open Houses Sunday, Sept 21 The Fall selling season is already in full swing and new listings are popping up all over Atlanta.  We’ve compiled a list of Atlanta Open Houses in some of the most popular neighborhoods, but you can also search by zip code with our new  Open House Finder tool. […]

Aug 08

Atlanta OPEN HOUSE at 1589 Eastland Rd | August 10

Posted on August 8, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

. Please join us on Sunday, August 10 for an… Atlanta Open House at 1589 Eastland Rd This new construction Craftsman home in the East Atlanta area was just finished this week and is ready for the big unveil!  It offers 4 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms a large open living area, plus a family/bonus room […]

Apr 18

New Listing at 1141 Portland Ave SE in Atlanta GA

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

New Listing in Ormewood Park! 1141 Portland Ave SE in Atlanta GA 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | MLS # 5277067   Nestled on a quiet street in the heart of Ormewood Park, this renovated home has spectacular curb appeal and is just steps away from restaurants and shopping.  The light-filled rooms and delightful decor invite […]

Apr 17

307 Oakdale Rd in Atlanta GA 30307 | Just Listed in Candler Park

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

307 Oakdale Rd, Atlanta, GA 30307 1900s Craftsman Bungalow for Sale in Candler Park Atlanta 3 bedrooms + 2 full bathrooms FMLS # 5277586   Nestled on a tree-lined street in the heart of Candler Park, this stunning Craftsman bungalow has spectacular curb appeal and an inviting rocking chair front porch. Once inside, your heart is […]

Apr 16

597 Moreland Ave SE | Atlanta Bungalow for Sale

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

597 Moreland Ave SE | Atlanta, GA 30316 Ormewood Park Atlanta Bungalow for Sale 3 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms + Finished basement MLS # 5277145   Located just a few blocks from the East Atlanta Village and Brownwood Park, we think you will be so surprised at how much personality and charm one little bungalow […]

Mar 29

Grant Park Agent Caravan | April 1st

Posted on March 29, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

Get ready for one fabulous Agent Caravan on April 1, 2014 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm!  Multiple brokers with 5+ homes will be on tour in Grant Park and Boulevard Heights.  All of the Grant Park homes are between $220K and $335K – definitely the sweet spot for your intown home buyers.   ** […]

Mar 27

Atlanta Real Estate Market Update | Home Prices Up!

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

  February 2014 Market Update The Atlanta Board of Realtors recently released their February report, offering us an overview of real estate trends in the Metro Atlanta real estate market. This month, they had some exciting news to report:   Median home sales prices increased almost 17% year over year (impressive!) Monthly, median prices increased […]

Mar 20

Just Listed Homes in Grant Park Atlanta

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

Three Homes Were JUST LISTED in Grant Park Atlanta! It’s the first day of Spring and new listings are popping up all over town, including Historic Grant Park.  In the last 24 hours, the Nest Atlanta Real Estate team has three new homes in Grant Park, ranging in price from the high $100s to the […]

Mar 12

Oakhurst Decatur Market Update | Feb 2014

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

Oakhurst Real Estate Market Update January and February, 2014   Oakhurst still hasn’t lost it’s mojo and homes are still selling very quickly this year.  Inventory is still quite low, with only 10 single family homes currently for sale.  View ALL the current homes for sale in Oakhurst.   The average time to sell a […]

Mar 03

New Listing in Grant Park! 763 Ormewood Ave

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

Take a peek at our newest listing in the Grant Park neighborhood!  This quaint cottage at 763 Ormewood Ave is truly in the heart of it all and we know that whoever decides to call it home is going to make a wise investment.  Here are a few of it’s many features:   LOCATION, LOCATION, […]

Jan 04

Atlanta Neighborhood of the Year | Kirkwood

Posted on January 4, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

Historic Kirkwood is Atlanta’s Neighborhood of the Year! Curbed Atlanta just announced the 2013 Atlanta Neighborhood of the Year — Kirkwood! It’s no surprise that this Intown Atlanta community took the trophy this year, as many new businesses are gravitating to Downtown Kirkwood, dozens of 1920s bungalows are being restored every year, and residents are […]

Dec 14

1209 Riverscall Lane Atlanta GA 30339

Posted on December 14, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

1209 Riverscall Lane Atlanta GA 30339 One River Place | Atlanta Luxury Townhomes for Sale   Located in the heart of the One River Place community along the Chattahoochee River, 1209 Riverscall Lane Atlanta is one you don’t want to miss. The inviting porch entry greets you and once inside, the gleaming hardwoods, high ceilings, […]

Nov 09

New Listings for Sale in Decatur GA

Posted on November 9, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

New Listings for Sale in Decatur GA Homes in Decatur tend to sell quickly, so matter what kind of market we are in, so we wanted our readers to be the first to know that the Nest Atlanta team has three new listings in Decatur this week — homes for almost every budget!   NEW […]

Nov 08

512 Clairemont Ave | Decatur GA 30030

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

512 Clairemont Ave | Decatur GA 30030 Just Listed Craftsman Bungalow in the City of Decatur FMLS # 5217331 . Welcome to 512 Clairemont Ave in Decatur, GA!  This fabulous 1920s Craftsman has been restored with attention to the period details, from the period lighting to the claw foot tub and crystal door knobs. Located […]

Oct 24

Kirkwood Bungalow for Sale | 1923 Delano Drive

Posted on October 24, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Kirkwood Bungalow for Sale 1923 Delano Drive | Atlanta, GA 30317 FMLS # 5212081   Just a short stroll from the Kirkwood Village, 1923 Delano Drive has been updated with many of the vintage details still intact. The inviting rocking chair front porch greets you and once inside this fabulous Craftsman bungalow, the gleaming hardwood flooring, […]

Oct 11

2600 Rockcliff Rd Atlanta GA 30316 | Just Listed!

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  2600 Rockcliff Rd :: Atlanta, GA 30316 JUST LISTED Home in East Atlanta | MLS # 5207055 View more photos or schedule an appointment   This mid-century brick home has a big personality and plenty of living space inside and out. Once you step inside 2600 Rockcliff Rd, you’ll be greeted by a completely […]

Oct 11

880 Gresham Ave SE Atlanta GA 30316

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Just Listed in East Atlanta! 880 Gresham Ave SE Atlanta GA 30316   Just a few blocks from the popular East Atlanta Village, this 880 Gresham Ave was recently renovated from top to bottom by Green Stone Design.  Your heart is sure to skip a beat when you first step inside and see the renovated […]

Oct 02

Home Renovations with the BEST Resale Value

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Atlanta Home Renovations with the BEST Resale Value Thinking of making some improvements to your home?  Want to make sure that whatever you put into your home you will get out of it when it is time to sell?  Below you will find a handy infographic with all the Atlanta home renovations with the […]

Sep 12

Breaking Down Home Break-ins

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Breaking Down Home Break-ins in Atlanta GA   As many of you know, crime in Atlanta spikes from time to time and home break-ins are a concern for many Atlanta home owners.  And if it happens to you, it’s a nightmare.  Most of the robberies are called “smash and grab”, meaning that the burglars just […]

Sep 07

211 Eleanor Street | Home for Sale in Kirkwood Atlanta

Posted on September 7, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

211 Eleanor Street | Home for Sale in Kirkwood Atlanta MLS # 5192637 Tour this home for sale in Kirkwood / Parkview or call the Nest Atlanta team at 404.721.3001 to schedule an appointment.   Welcome home to 211 Eleanor Street in Atlanta, GA!  This charming 1920s bungalow is just steps from the restaurants, pubs and […]

Aug 11

Atlanta Homes Values are UP Almost 40%

Posted on August 11, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Atlanta Homes Values are UP Almost 40% We are half way through the 3rd quarter of 2013 and hope that it measures up to last quarter’s housing reports, when Atlanta home values rose almost 40% YTY. It really is AMAZING! More and more Atlanta home owners who have been under water are now able […]

Jul 23

Emory Area Home for Sale with Detached Workspace

Posted on July 23, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Emory Area Home for Sale 2288 Hunting Valley Drive | Decatur, GA | 30030     The Nest Atlanta team recently listed this fabulous 1950s brick ranch in one of Emory’s favorite neighborhoods.  This home has something most don’t….   A Detached Workspace / Home Office!   This Emory home might be the perfect […]

Jul 21

Grant Park Home Sales Report | 2Q 2013

Posted on July 21, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Grant Park Home Sales Report | 2Q 2013 April 1, 2013 – June 30 2013 (2nd Quarter) Single Family Homes in Grant Park  | Atlanta, GA | 30312 Data extracted by Kerry Lucasse from the Atlanta FMLS on 07/8/2013.  Information may change without notice and data is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.   GRANT […]

Jul 19

Congrats Goodmans on the sale of your Grant Park home

Posted on July 19, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Congrats to the Goodmans!  They just sold their fabulous townhome in the Oldfield at Grant Park community.  This was Miss Goodman’s first closing and she thought it was pretty fun to give the new owner the keys to the home. We appreciate you putting your trust in us to help you sell your Grant Park […]

Jul 17

Candler Park Real Estate Sales Stats | 2Q 2013

Posted on July 17, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Candler Park Real Estate Sales Stats | 2Q 2013 It’s no surprise that the Candler Park real estate market is hot, hot, hot.  This neighborhood has always been a favorite with Intowners, thanks to the historic homes, schools, restaurants, festivals and a fabulous location – it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from […]

Jul 16

Top 3 Reasons NOW is the Time to Buy a Home in Atlanta

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Top 3 Reasons NOW is the Time to Buy a Home in Atlanta If you have been shopping for an Atlanta home or just thinking about it, you may have heard about the low housing inventory, bidding wars and a real estate market that is on the road to recovery.  Still, some potential home […]

Jul 14

Kirkwood Atlanta Home Sales Report | 2Q 2013

Posted on July 14, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Kirkwood Atlanta Home Sales Report 2Q 2013 Report April 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013 (2nd Quarter) Single Family Homes in Kirkwood | Atlanta, GA | 30307   HOME VALUES / AVERAGE SALES PRICES Kirkwood Atlanta home sales are up slightly from the same time last year (45 vs 42 homes sold), but the number […]

Jul 13

Virginia Highland Real Estate Report | 2Q 2013

Posted on July 13, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Virginia Highland Real Estate Report for 1Q 2013 As one of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods,  Virginia Highland real estate is always in demand due to location, location, location AND some of the best festivals, restaurants and night life and public elementary schools in Atlanta.    It’s no surprise that we have some good news to […]

Jul 12

2013 Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market Update for 2Q

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

2013 Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market Update for 2Q If you haven’t figured it out already, the Oakhurst GA real estate market is one of the hottest in town.   Thanks to a great location, historic homes, dozens of annual festivals and of course the top notch City of Decatur schools – many homes are […]

Jul 04

3024 Whispering Hills Drive | Chamblee GA 30341

Posted on July 4, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  3024 Whispering Hills Drive | Chamblee GA 30341   Just listed today!  3024 Whispering Hills Drive in Chamblee GA is an updated ranch that is sure to please!  For more information on this 3 bedroom / 2 bath home, read below or call us at 404.721.3001 to schedule an appointment.   This 1960s home […]

Jun 27

2288 Hunting Valley Drive Decatur GA 30033

Posted on June 27, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  2288 Hunting Valley Drive Decatur GA 30033 University Heights / Medlock Park neighborhood 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms Detached Studio / Home Office Space Atlanta FMLS # 5165059 Schedule an appointment or view more photos   Want to live in a quiet, friendly Emory neighborhood?  2288 Hunting Valley Drive in Decatur, GA 30033 is a […]

Jun 20

Peachtree Commons Condo for Sale | Buckhead Atlanta

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Peachtree Commons Condo for Sale |  Buckhead Atlanta 2230 NW Peachtree Road | #B5| Atlanta | 30309 2 bedrooms | 1 bathroom FMLS #5160416 Schedule an appointment to tour this listing    Looking for a Buckhead condo for sale in a great, walkable location with LOTS of charm?  Historic condominiums that have been well-cared […]

Jun 18

Atlanta Home Sales in 30319 | June 2013

Posted on June 18, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Atlanta Real Estate Market Update for Zip Code 30319 Covering the 30319 neighborhoods:  Brookhaven, Ashford Park, Drew Valley, Lynwood Park, Historic Brookhaven and more   If you’re looking for information on home sales in the Brookhaven area (zip code 30319), you’ve come to the right place!   Every month, we’ll be posting stats and analysis […]

Jun 18

Atlanta Market Update for 30317 – June 2013

Posted on June 18, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Atlanta Real Estate Market Update for Zip Code 30317 Covering the 30317 neighborhoods:  Kirkwood, East Lake and Edgewood   Here’s your Atlanta real estate market report for June 2013!   Every month, we will post the latest real estate stats  and analysis for several popular Intown Atlanta markets. Below you’ll find information about homes […]

Jun 08

Virginia Highland Home Sales | May 2013

Posted on June 8, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Virginia Highland Home Sales | May 2013 Thinking of selling your home in Virginia Highland?  Before you decide to put that “for sale” sign in your front yard, make sure you have a solid understanding of the current market.  Trends like the listing price to sales price ratio (LP:SP), average days on market (time […]

Jun 08

Homes for Sale and Market Data for 30316

Posted on June 8, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Homes for Sale and Market Data for 30316 East Atlanta 30316 Real Estate Update || Last 90 Days (March 8 to June 8, 2013)   Homes that sold in the last 3 months average just 51 days on the market, but one took up to 447 days.   The fastest home sold was just 2 […]

Jun 08

Morningside Home Sales | May 2013

Posted on June 8, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Morningside Home Sales Stats for May 2013   Thinking about buying or selling a home in Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood?  If so, I’m sure you know that it is so important to understand the current trends in the Morningside real estate market, including recent home sales, listing price to sales price ratios (LP:SP), and the […]

Jun 08

6 Signs A Home Might Be “The One”

Posted on June 8, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

6 Signs A Home Might Be “The One”   You might have heard that saying about the number of fish there are in the sea – the sea of prospective dates and mates.   The same goes for homes on the market.   Even when the market heats up as it’s doing now, it’s not […]

Jun 07

5 Selling Points Most Sellers Overlook | Tips for Atlanta Homeowners

Posted on June 7, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Tips for Atlanta homeowners 5 Selling Points Most Atlanta Home Sellers Overlook Anyone who has looked for an Atlanta home has at least one or two memorable examples of homes they felt were falsely advertised. Neighborhoods described as “up-and-coming” that should have been deemed “down-and-out.” Rooms that were Photoshopped to luxurious (if deceptive) spaciousness — […]

Jun 05

2067 Callaway Court Atlanta GA 30318 | JUST LISTED

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  2067 Callaway Court Atlanta GA 30318 Just listed in the Vinings on the Chattahoochee community   2067 Callaway Court | Atlanta, GA | 30318 3 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | 2 car garage FMLS # 5155560 Tour this Atlanta townhome online or call us at 404.432.1844 to schedule an appointment!   Welcome home to this luxurious […]

Jun 05

5 Seller Turn Offs that Keep Buyers From Getting the Homes They Want

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

5 Seller turn offs that might keep you from getting the home you want. Thinking of buying a home in Atlanta?  In the current real estate market bidding wars are commonplace, so once you finally find your dream home, you don’t want to lose it .  We wanted to share a few very important tips […]

May 31

FORE Paws Charity Golf Tournament | Angels Among us Pet Rescue

Posted on May 31, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Angels Among Us Pet Rescue’s 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament  “FORE Paws” Golf Tournament at Country Club of the South ::  June 10th, 2013   Support Atlanta’s BEST pet rescue, Angels Among Us and register for the FORE Paws Golf Tournament .  Players are $150 and Foursomes are $500, 11am Shotgun Start, Scramble. Registration begins at 9:30am. Your […]

May 27

Just Listed Homes for Sale in East Atlanta 30316

Posted on May 27, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Just Listed Homes for Sale in East Atlanta 30316 The Intown Atlanta real estate market has been experiencing high demand and low housing inventory for almost a year.  In the 30316 zip code, it is no exception — homes in the East Atlanta, Ormewood Park, and Glenwood Park neighborhoods are selling quickly!   To […]

May 13

3 Strange Document Requests to Expect When Applying for a Home Loan

Posted on May 13, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

3 Strange Document Requests to Expect When Applying for a Home Loan Real estate professionals are not doctors. Yet they can diagnose — at a glance — one syndrome in particular better than any other expert.   The disease? It’s a syndrome I’ve come to know as suscribiendo impatienza irritablus, from the old Latin for […]

May 13

5 Secret Sources of Down Payment Money

Posted on May 13, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

5 Secret Sources of Down Payment Money for your Atlanta Home   Whether you are planning to put down a full 20 percent down payment or pulling together the cash for a 3.5 percent down payment for an FHA loan, your down payment might be the biggest single cash expenditure you ever make. Some Atlanta […]

May 11

Virginia Highland Home Sales Report | 1Q 2013

Posted on May 11, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Virginia Highland Home Sales Report for 1Q 2013 Virginia Highland (aka “The Highlands”) has always been one of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods, thanks to location, location, location AND some of the best restaurants, pubs, festivals and public schools in town.  It’s no surprise that home sales are WAY up now that the Atlanta real […]

May 10

Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market Update | 1Q 2013

Posted on May 10, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  2013 Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market Update for 1Q Hands down, the Oakhurst real estate market is on FIRE!   Thanks to a prime Intown location, fabulous City of Decatur schools, dozens of annual festivals and events, historic homes — and great people! – many Oakhurst homes are selling before the even officially hit […]

May 05

2013 Candler Park Real Estate Report 1Q

Posted on May 5, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  2013 Candler Park Real Estate Market Report & Home Values Candler Park has always been an Atlanta favorite and if you are looking for location, location, location, this Atlanta neighborhood has it all, so it is easy to see why we have GREAT news to report about the Candler Park real estate market and […]

May 02

Kirkwood Spring Fling – May 2013

Posted on May 2, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Kirkwood Spring Fling Festival and Tour of Homes – May 10-11, 2013 In less than two weeks, one of my favorite festivals will be here — the Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes!   On May 10, 2013 the Kirkwood Spring Fling will begin  in Bessie Branham Park. The annual 5K fun run begins at […]

May 02

Kirkwood Atlanta Real Estate Market Update | 1Q 2013

Posted on May 2, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Kirkwood Atlanta Real Estate Market & Home Sales Update  1Q 2013 Report January 1, 2013 – March 31, 2013 (1st Quarter) Single Family Homes in Kirkwood | Atlanta, GA | 30307 Data extracted by Kerry Lucasse from the Atlanta FMLS on 05/1/2013.  Information may change without notice and data is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. HOME […]

Apr 19

Top 5 Home Buyer Turn-Offs of 2013

Posted on April 19, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

   Top 5 Home Buyer Turn-Offs of 2013   Selling a home in today’s market can be a bit frustrating.  There’s all sorts of home staging and property preparation advice out there, and some of it seems daunting or impossible to follow unless you already live in a haute home or have a serious bankroll […]

Apr 06

473 Bartram St in Glenwood Park – COMING SOON

Posted on April 6, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Coming Soon in Glenwood Park!   473 Bartram St #A | Atlanta, GA | 30316 2 bedrooms | 2 full bathrooms Low $200s   Located in the award-winning Glenwood Park community, this EarthCraft-certified townhome / condominium looks like a brand new home. The high ceilings, freshly painted walls, light-filled rooms and gleaming hardwood flooring […]

Apr 04

5 Steps Smart Atlanta Home Sellers Take to Generate Multiple Offers

Posted on April 4, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  5 Steps Smart Atlanta Home Sellers Take to Generate Multiple Offers   Home sales (and values) have been on a strong uptick in Metro Atlanta thanks to low interest rates, freer lending standards and a drop in the foreclosure rate. Sellers everywhere are breathing a giant, collective sigh of relief! But for all of […]

Mar 07

Luxury Townhome in Vinings North Buckhead – Just Listed!

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Luxury Townhome in Vinings / North Buckhead Atlanta – Just Listed! 1872 Cedar Glen Way :: Atlanta, GA :: 30339 FMLS # 5118832 Enclave at Riverwalk Luxury Townhomes   Located in the new Enclave at Riverwalk community by Ashton Woods, this luxurious townhouse is truly stunning inside and out. You won’t believe the space that this […]

Feb 23

2012 Kirkwood Real Estate & Home Sales Report

Posted on February 23, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  2012 Kirkwood Real Estate & Home Sales Report Historic Kirkwood has always been an Atlanta favorite, especially if you are trying to find an Intown Atlanta home under $300K.   Centrally located between Oakhurst / Downtown Decatur and Candler Park, Kirkwood is less than 10 minutes away from Downtown Atlanta, the interstate, Emory University […]

Feb 17

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Extended

Posted on February 17, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extended through December 31, 2013 Good news for short sales that were not able to close in 2012! The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 has been extended (again) through 12/31/2013, as part of the Fiscal Cliff legislation. This Act allows qualifying taxpayers to exclude taxable income from the […]

Feb 17

233 Fairwood Drive Dallas GA – Coming Soon!

Posted on February 17, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  233 Fairwood Drive Dallas GA – Coming Soon! 233 Fairwood Drive :: Dallas, GA :: 30157 4 bedrooms ::  3.5 bathrooms :: 2-car attached garage   We are really excited about our upcoming listing in Dallas GA!  233 Fairwood Drive is in impeccable condition and shows like a model home.  There are too many […]

Feb 09

Nest Atlanta Open Houses this Sunday, Feb 10

Posted on February 9, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Nest Atlanta Open Houses this Sunday, February 10 Join us on Sunday to tour the latest Nest Atlanta homes for sale!  Both Open Houses will be held on Sunday, February 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  More details below…   OPEN HOUSE #1 ::  926 Mercer St SE :: Atlanta GA 30316 926 Mercer is […]

Feb 07

926 Mercer St – Just Listed in Ormewood Park Atlanta

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Bungalow Just Listed in Ormewood Park Atlanta 926 Mercer St SE ::  Atlanta GA 30316 FMLS # 5107827 Tucked away on a quiet street in Atlanta’s popular Ormewood Park neighborhood, this bungalow has fantastic curb appeal! It has been well cared for over the years and it shows. When you step inside, the light-filled rooms greet […]

Jan 31

Just Listed Bungalow for sale in Kirkwood Atlanta

Posted on January 31, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Just Listed Bungalow for sale in Kirkwood Atlanta 172 Locust Street NE ::  Atlanta, GA :: 30317  :: Kirkwood FMLS # 5105054   JUST LISTED TODAY!  Nestled in the heart of Historic Kirkwood, this 1920s bungalow is just a hop, skip and a jump to the parks, shops and restaurants in the Kirkwood and […]

Jan 27

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival at the Vortex

Posted on January 27, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Laughing Skull Comedy Festival March 27 – 31, 2013 Tucked away in the back of the Vortex Bar & Grill on Peachtree Street, you will find Midtown Atlanta’s only comedy club, The Laughing Skull Lounge. Boasting as the world’s best and smallest comedy clubs, the Laughing Skull has accomplished some great things, including the annual […]

Jan 26

OPEN SUNDAY – 1117 Eden Ave Atlanta GA

Posted on January 26, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Open House in Ormewood Park / East Atlanta 1117 Eden Ave :: Atlanta GA :: 30316   Please join us on Sunday, January 27th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and tour this cute as a button brick cottage in the Ormewood Park / Grant Park neighborhood.  This home was just listed yesterday, so you […]

Jan 22

Grant Park Atlanta Real Estate Market Update 2012

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Grant Park Real Estate Market Update for 2012 So how’s the market?  We have some good news to report for the Grant Park Atlanta real estate market this year.  Thanks so the historic charm and one of Atlanta’s finest public parks, the demand for housing has remained fairly stable.  It’s the perfect neighborhood for […]

Jan 20

2012 Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market Update

Posted on January 20, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  2012 Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market & Home Sales Update If you ask any Atlanta realtor which intown neighborhood is “booming,” most would wholeheartedly agree that the Oakhurst real estate market is at the top of the list!   The evidence is in the numbers and we have some very exciting home sales stats […]

Jan 19

2012 Candler Park Real Estate Market Report

Posted on January 19, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

2012 Candler Park Real Estate Market Report & Home Values Candler Park has always been an Atlanta favorite and if you are looking for location, location, location, this Atlanta neighborhood has it all, so it is easy to see why we have GREAT news to report about the Candler Park real estate market and current […]

Jan 19

COMING SOON in Ormewood Park – 1117 Eden Ave

Posted on January 19, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  COMING SOON in Ormewood Park – 1117 Eden Ave 1117 Eden Ave | Atlanta, GA | 30316 Ormewood Park Looking for a charming, well cared for brick cottage in Atlanta’s Ormewood Park neighborhood?  In the next few days this home will be officially on the market and is sure to sell quickly.  Here are […]

Dec 19

Should I sell my Atlanta home this year?

Posted on December 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Is it a good time to sell my Atlanta home? Our vote would be a resounding YES!    Atlanta home values are up, mortgage interest rates are at historic lows (averaging a 3.34%), and the Atlanta housing inventory is extremely LOW — and that means less competition for you.    We don’t know how […]

Dec 04

Ready to Flip this House? FHA Flipping Waiver Extended to 2014

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Good news for Atlanta real estate investors, renovators and buyers who want to take advantage of FHA’s low down payment mortgages!  The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) announced that the temporary waiver of FHA’s 90-day “anti-flipping” rule has been extended through 2014. This extension is going to have an enormous — and positive — impact […]

Dec 03

Atlanta Beltline – Homes and Neighborhoods

Posted on December 3, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

 Atlanta Beltline Homes and Neighborhoods What started as a grassroots movement, is now a reality.  The Atlanta Beltline project has made significant strides over the last few years and once complete, will make such an impact on our city.  The Atlanta Beltline will connect our neighborhoods in a way that we never dreamed possible.  Intown […]

Dec 02

Homes Sold in East Atlanta Village – Oct 2012

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Homes Sold in East Atlanta Village – Oct 2012 Thinking of buying or selling a home in the East Atlanta area?  It is so important to have a solid understanding of the current Atlanta real estate trends, including the time it takes to sell a home (i.e.  days on market or DOM), the original […]

Nov 30

Time to invest in Atlanta rental properties?

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Time to invest in Atlanta rental properties? The experts give two BIG thumbs up. Rental prices are expected to rise nationally by 4.6% in 2013, and that’s following a 4.1% increase in rental rates this year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.  Reis, a market research firm, expects the trend to continue into 2014 […]

Nov 29

The Artisan – Luxury Condos in Downtown Decatur

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  The Artisan – Luxury Condos in Downtown Decatur GA In the heart of Downtown Decatur you will find a stunning condominium development called The Artisan.  Not only is it in a fantastic location and just steps from restaurants, boutiques, festivals and live music, The Artisan offers residents so many amenities, you may not want […]

Nov 24

Morningside Market Stats October 2012

Posted on November 24, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Morningside Real Estate Market Stats for October 2012 Thinking about buying or selling a home in Morningside, Lenox Park or any of the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods? It is so important to understand the trends in recent neighborhood home sales, including time to sell a home, listing price to sales price ratios (LP:SP) and full access to […]

Nov 24

Virginia Highland Market Stats October 2012

Posted on November 24, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Virginia Highland Market Stats October 2012 Thinking about buying or selling a home in Virginia Highland, Morningside or any of the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods? It is so important to understand the trends in recent neighborhood home sales, including time to sell a home, listing price to sales price ratios (LP:SP) and full access to recent […]

Nov 23

Kirkwood Atlanta Real Estate Update for October

Posted on November 23, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Kirkwood Atlanta Real Estate Update – Oct 2012 Thinking of selling or buying a home in Kirkwood Atlanta?  We want to make sure you have access to the latest and greatest sales information for this popular Intown Atlanta neighborhood.  If you are in the market to buy or sell Atlanta real estate, it is so […]

Nov 21

Homes Sold in Decatur 30030 – Oct 2012

Posted on November 21, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Homes Sold in Decatur 30030 – Oct 2012 Thinking of buying or selling a home in the City of Decatur (zip code 30030)?  It is so important to have a solid understanding of the current Decatur GA real estate trends, including the number of days to sell a home (days on market or DOM), the […]

Nov 20

Have an issue with your neighbor’s fence?

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Have an issue with your neighbor’s fence?  Worried that it may be encroaching on your property line? Issues with property lines and fencing can be such an awkward issue, as most people want to remain friendly with the people they are going to live next door to for the next 3 to 20 years.  Below […]

Nov 19

Another Home SOLD in Kirkwood Atlanta

Posted on November 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Another Home SOLD in Kirkwood Atlanta Historic Kirkwood is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the Intown Atlanta area.  It’s close to Downtown Atlanta, Downtown Decatur and Emory University and is also a short walk or bike ride to other popular neighborhoods like Candler Park, Lake Claire and Oakhurst.   Throughout Kirkwood, you will find […]

Nov 18

Another NEST Sold in East Lake Atlanta

Posted on November 18, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Another NEST Sold in East Lake Atlanta Located just outside of the Oakhurst Village in Decatur, you will find the charming neighborhood of East Lake.  The streets are lined with cottages, brick bungalows, and more and more newer construction Craftsman style homes.   This friendly Intown Atlanta neighborhood is popular with singles, young professionals and […]

Nov 14

Grant Park Atlanta Homes Sold in October 2012

Posted on November 14, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Grant Park Atlanta Homes Sold in October 2012 Thinking of buying or selling a home in Grant Park Atlanta?  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team believe that if you are in the market to buy or sell your home in Grant Park, Ormewood Park or any of the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods,  it is so important to understand the […]

Nov 13

Oakhurst Decatur Home Sales Update – October 2012

Posted on November 13, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Oakhurst Decatur Home Sales Update – October 2012 Oakhurst GA Real Estats Update:   If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in the Decatur area, it is important to understand the ever-changing trends in Oakhurst Decatur home sales, especially the time to sell a home (total # days on market or “DOM”), and […]

Nov 11

Homes Sold in Candler Park – October 2012

Posted on November 11, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Homes SOLD in Candler Park Atlanta – October 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Homes sold in Candler Park – information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell […]

Nov 09

Interest Rates Improve After Obama Victory

Posted on November 9, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Mortgage Interest Rates Improve After Obama Victory Two major factors were positive for mortgage rates this week. President Obama won the election, and concerns about Europe increased. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week lower. The conventional wisdom was that an Obama victory would be positive for bonds and negative for stocks, and […]

Nov 07

2012 Holiday Events in Atlanta

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  2012 Holidays Events in Atlanta Get the holiday spirit with all the 2012 Holiday events in Atlanta GA… Macy’s Great Tree Lighting After gorging themselves on Thanksgiving dinners and then napping on the couch during some football, it’s an Atlanta family tradition to head down to Buckhead’s Lenox Square Mall for the Lighting of […]

Nov 07

Atlanta Veg Fest

Posted on November 7, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Atlanta Veg Fest – November 10, 2012 In the middle of a holiday season that it all about food, the Atlanta Veg Fest urges you to not get caught up in the turkeys, hams and roasts, but to instead focus on their often overlooked companions, vegetables.  An educational event focusing on the benefits of a […]

Oct 29

Another Nest Atlanta Craftsman Home Sold in OAKHURST

Posted on October 29, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Another Craftsman SOLD in Oakhurst Decatur Located just outside of Downtown Decatur, you will find the charming neighborhood of Oakhurst.  The streets are lined with 1920s Craftsman bungalows, 1930s English Tudors and several newer construction Craftsman homes speckled throughout the community.   The center of Oakhurst is located at the intersection of East Lake Drive […]

Oct 28

Real Estate Market Update – Morningside Atlanta

Posted on October 28, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Morningside Atlanta Real Estate Market 3Q Update It’s been a bumpy road for Atlanta real estate, but many homeowners are starting to breathe a sigh of relief, as Morningside Atlanta home values start to increase, bidding wars are commonplace, and many homes are selling in 30 days or less.   To the right you’ll find […]

Oct 27

Virginia Highland Real Estate Market Update – 3Q 2012

Posted on October 27, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Virginia Highland Real Estate Market Update – 3Q 2012 It’s been a bumpy road for Atlanta real estate, but many homeowners are starting to breathe a sigh of relief, as home values start to increase, bidding wars are commonplace, and quality homes are selling in less than 30 days.  Get the full scoop on […]

Oct 27

Grant Park Home Sales Report – 3Q 2012

Posted on October 27, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Grant Park Home Sales Report & Market Update for  3Q 2012   It’s been a long road for many homeowners, but it is finally safe to say that we are movin’ on up… especially in Atlanta neighborhoods like Historic Grant Park. In the charts to the right, you will find a summary of  the […]

Oct 26

Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market Update – Last 90 Days

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market Update (July-Sept) It’s been a bumpy road for Intown Atlanta real estate, but many homeowners are starting to breathe a sigh of relief, as home values start to increase, bidding wars are commonplace, and many homes are selling in less than 30 days.   To give you an idea […]

Oct 23

Atlanta Georgia School of Excellence – 2011 Winners

Posted on October 23, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Atlanta Georgia School of Excellence – Winners in 2011 Searching for the BEST schools in Metro Atlanta?   Those who received the prestigious “Georgia School of Excellence” award, is usually a great indicator that the elementary (or high) school is going to be top in education excellence.   In 2011, several Metro Atlanta schools were named […]

Oct 23

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Posted on October 23, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  2012 Chastain Park Arts Festival – Chastain Park Atlanta Saturday, November 3, 2012 Chastain Park is the largest public park in Fulton County and therefore the perfect setting for one of the largest arts festivals in Atlanta. With a focus on local Georgia artists, vendors include painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal workers, jewelers, […]

Oct 17

2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year :: Drew Charter School

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Drew Charter School is the 2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year Our fabulous Charter School in the heart of East Lake Atlanta, received some well-deserved recognition when the State of Georgia  named Drew Charter School as the Charter School of the 2012! It is one of the state’s highest performing elementary/middle schools and continue […]

Oct 15

Candler Park Real Estate Report for 3Q 2012

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Candler Park Real Estate Report for 2Q 2012 We love that Atlanta real estate isn’t as scary as it was just a few years ago.  Home sales in many of the Intown Atlanta neighborhood are improving and it is taking less time to sell, homes are selling over or close to the listing price and […]

Oct 11

East Lake Home for Sale – 42 Roseclair Drive

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

East Lake Home for Sale – 42 Roseclair Drive, Atlanta GA 30317 Walk to the Oakhurst Village and the East Lake Golf Club! Tucked away on a quiet street in East Lake Atlanta, this brick bungalow / cottage is not only in a fantastic location with great neighbors, it is the kind of place that […]

Oct 10

East Atlanta Real Estate Report – 3Q 2012

Posted on October 10, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

East Atlanta Real Estate Report & Market Update for  3Q 2012   After years of trying to find a little ray of sunshine in the East Atlanta home sales reports, I am so excited to FINALLY be able to report real progress in the 30316 real estate market. In the charts to the right, you will […]

Oct 04

Valerie Gonzalez – Welcome to the Nest Atlanta Team!

Posted on October 4, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Our little Nest just keeps growing and we are so thrilled to have Valerie Gonzalez on the Nest Atlanta team at Ian Marshall Realty! Valerie comes to us from Keller Williams Realty and brings almost 15 years of real estate experience with her, along with 20+ years under her belt as an Intown Atlanta […]

Oct 04

Recycling in DeKalb County is now FREE!

Posted on October 4, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Recycling in DeKalb County GA is now FREE! Last week Dekalb County voted to eliminate the $30 fee for curbside recycling — and the vote was unanimous!   As of 9/26/2012, curbside recycling for Dekalb County Residents is F-R-E-E!  Now there is no excuse for Dekalb County residents not to recycle your boxes, glass, […]

Sep 28

Top 10 Most Expensive Home Sales in Fulton County GA

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Top 10 Most Expensive Home Sales in Fulton County GA Since the start of 2012, the Atlanta’s Fulton County real estate market has been showing significant signs of improvement.  Luxury homes and million dollar estates that had been languishing on the market for months (or years) are back in demand and starting to sell! Most […]

Sep 27

Most Expensive Homes Sold in Dekalb County GA

Posted on September 27, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Most Expensive Homes Sold in Dekalb County GA – 1H 2012 Since the start of 2012, the Dekalb County real estate market has been showing significant signs of improvement.  Luxury homes and million dollar estates that had been languishing on the market for months (or years) are back in demand and starting to sell! Most […]

Sep 19

Candler Park Home Sales in August 2012

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Candler Park Home Sales – August 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Candler Park or the Little Five Points neighborhoods, […]

Sep 19

Virginia Highland Home Sales – August 2012

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Virginia Highland Home Sales – August 2012 KIf you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Virginia Highland, Morningside or any of the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods, it is so important to understand the trends in recent neighborhood home sales, including days on market (DOM), and the listing price to sales price ratio (LP:SP) […]

Sep 19

Decatur 30030 Home Sales Report – August 2012

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  City of Decatur 30030 Home Sales Report – August 2012  If you are in the market to buy or sell your home in the City of Decatur (zip code 30030) or any of the Decatur / Emory neighborhoods,  it is so important to have a solid understanding of the trends in recent home sales, days on […]

Sep 19

Sunday in the Park at Historic Oakland Cemetery

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Sunday in the Park at Historic Oakland Cemetery Grant Park / Cabbagetown Atlanta October 7, 2012 Starting to get the Halloween spirit and looking for an event with a slightly spooky vibe to ease you into the Halloween season? Don’t miss Sunday in the Park at historic Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park. The event is Victorian […]

Sep 19

Pine Lake Fest

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Pine Lakefest 2012 October 6 – 7, 2012 ::  Pine Lake, GA Of all the community festivals happening this fall, Pine Lakefest is one of the most unique. Since the festival takes place on the lake from which Pine Lake takes its name, the festival incorporates many activities involving the water and beach including a […]

Sep 19

ANSLEY PARK Fall Festival Atlanta

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Ansley Park Atlanta Fall Festival September 30, 2012 Ansley Mall has long been a landmark for the Midtown Atlanta Community. Originally built in the mid-1960s the outdoor mall is the hub of activity for the Piedmont Heights community. The upcoming Ansley Atlanta Fall Festival is just one of the events that take place yearly […]

Sep 19

How ‘Bout Them Apples Festival in Decatur

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

How ‘Bout Them Apples?  Festival Backyard Apple Festival Sunday, September 23 in Downtown Decatur It’s finally here!  We made it through the hottest days of summer and as the cooler weather settles in, the city is full of fun fall festivals and outdoor activities; and nothing says fall quite like a crisp ripe autumn apple. […]

Sep 12

Welcome to Decatur GA

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Welcome to Decatur GA If you are relocating to the Atlanta area, usually one of the first communities friends and family will recommend is the CIty of Decatur. If we had to describe Decatur with one word, it would be “Mayberry,”  as Decatur residents are a friendly bunch with a real sense of community. The […]

Sep 12

Music Midtown 2012

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Music Midtown 2012 – Atlanta If you’ve been in Atlanta a while, you’ll remember when Music Midtown started in 1994 and changed the Atlanta music festival scene forever. With a successful return last year after a six year hiatus, Music Midtown is back again this year with a line-up that could mostly be straight from […]

Sep 12

Fall in the Old 4th Ward

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Fall in the Old 4th Ward September 15 – 16, 2012 | Scavenger Hunt |  Tour of Homes | Food & Fun   Steeped in history, downtown Atlanta’s Old 4th Ward district has been the center of revitalization efforts over the past few years. Surrounded by some of the most sought-after neighborhoods inside the […]

Sep 12

Sandy Springs Festival

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

2012 Sandy Springs Festival Originally just a small picnic on the lawn at Heritage Green in Sandy Springs, the Sandy Springs Festival has grown to one of metro Atlanta’s largest festivals with over 20,000 attendees expected. The festival was voted “Best Festival” by the readers the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Access Atlanta and is the primary […]

Sep 08

Just Listed – 830 Oakview Rd in Oakhurst Decatur

Posted on September 8, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Just Listed – 830 Oakview Rd in Oakhurst – Decatur, GA 830 Oakview Rd | Decatur, GA  30030 4 bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms | Finished Basement FMLS # 5060980  If you are looking for a spacious Craftsman home in the heart of Oakhurst for under $500K, look no further!     This impeccable Oakhurst home  has it […]

Sep 08

Oakhurst Home Sales in August 2012

Posted on September 8, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Oakhurst Home Sales Update – August 2012 Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Oakhurst Decatur, it is important to understand the trends in recent home sales, days on market (DOM), and the listing to sales price ratio (LP:SP) so […]

Sep 06

Grant Park Home Sales in August 2012

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Grant Park Home Sales – August 2012  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team believe that if you are in the market to buy or sell your home in Grant Park, Ormewood Park or any of the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods,  it is so important to understand the trends in recent home sales, days on market (DOM), and the listing […]

Sep 01

Wackiest Race in Atlanta

Posted on September 1, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

What’s the wackiest race in Atlanta? Almost every Atlanta neighborhood festival has a 5K fun run or stroller-run, but only one neighborhood in Atlanta sponsors a race on your BIG WHEEL!   During the Summerhill Fall Festival — located between Grant Park and Turner Field — they have a “Bring your own big wheel” (BYOBW) […]

Sep 01

7th Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day

Posted on September 1, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

7th Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day Do these hot summer days have you wishing that you were chillin’ by da beach, mon? Well, the 7th Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day is the next best thing.  Come out to experience the best of Caribbean culture and cuisine including lots of […]

Sep 01

Grant Park Real Estate Report for July 2012

Posted on September 1, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Grant Park Home Sales Report – July 2012  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team believe that if you are in the market to buy or sell your home in Grant Park, Ormewood Park or any of the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods,  it is so important to understand the trends in recent home sales, days on […]

Aug 30

East Atlanta Strut Festival and Parade

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

2012 East Atlanta Strut Festival & Parade The East Atlanta Strut is always action packed and this year it is literally going to be a circus!  Starting at 3pm, the Imperial Opa Circus will be featuring circus acts into the evening. There will be everything from trapeze and fire throwing to belly dancing and juggling. […]

Aug 28

SkaterAid Atlanta 2012

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

SkaterAid 2012 Decatur Skateboarding, arts and music festival. If you’re looking for an event that you can attend with your teens, Decatur’s SkaterAid is it! SkaterAid is the legacy of Ian Wochatz, a 15-year-old Decatur teen and avid skateboarder who died of brain cancer in 2005. A celebration of youth, SkaterAid features live performances by […]

Aug 27

Fall Festival on Ponce

Posted on August 27, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

2012 Fall Festival on Ponce In the late 19th century, Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. was the most renowned designer of public spaces with some of the best known parks in the world under his belt, including New York City’s Central Park and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. It was only natural that in […]

Aug 27

Taste of Chamblee

Posted on August 27, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

2012 Taste of Chamblee There’s so much more than food at the annual Taste of Chamblee event. One of Atlanta’s fastest growing communities, Chamblee is gaining in popularity due to its affordable homes and location inside the perimeter, just up Peachtree from Buckhead and Brookhaven. Due to the growth in area, this year’s event is […]

Aug 24

Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival at Atlantic Station

Posted on August 24, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Annual Atlanta BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station Yum!  You can almost smell it from here! Voted one of Atlanta’s best annual events, the 4th Annual Atlanta BAR-B-Q festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15, at Atlantic Station.  More than fifty professional and amateur competitive BBQ teams from across the southeast are […]

Aug 24

Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival

Posted on August 24, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

7th Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day Do these hot summer days have you wishing that you were chillin’ by da beach, mon? Well, the 7th Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day is the next best thing.  Come out to experience the best of Caribbean culture and cuisine including lots of food and […]

Aug 22

Virginia Highland Home Sales in July 2012

Posted on August 22, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Virginia Highland Home Sales – July 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Virginia Highlands or Morningside, it is important to […]

Aug 19

Grant Park Atlanta Home Sales – June 2012

Posted on August 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Grant Park Home Sales – June 2012  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team believe that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Grant Park, Ormewood Park or any of the Intown Atlanta neighborhoods,  it is important to understand the trends in recent home sales, days on market (DOM), and […]

Aug 17

Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival

Posted on August 17, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

2012 Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival The Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival has everything that your normal fun neighborhood festival has- food, arts and crafts, beer and live music- plus freestyle wheelbarrowing! The 5K road race that accompanies the festival has people running through the streets of Reynoldstown and Cabbagetown pushing wheelbarrows and bouncing them off of buildings and […]

Aug 16

Kirkwood Friday Nite at the Park

Posted on August 16, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Kirkwood Friday Nite at the Park – Atlanta, GA Kirkwood Friday Nite at the Park is all about rediscovery.  Attendees are encouraged to rediscover what it’s like to play with neighborhood friends.  Classic toys from childhood including Lite-Brite, the Slinky, Rubik’s Cubes and yo-yos will be on hand to foster a sense of nostalgia and […]

Aug 15

Oakhurst Real Estate Market Stats for June and July 2012

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Oakhurst Real Estate Market Stats – June/July 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate inOakhurst Decatur, it is important to […]

Aug 15

Rave reviews for Nest Atlanta agent, Jamie Walzer

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Our team is always trying to go above and beyond to provide the best service… and get rave reviews from our clients!   Here’s a perfect example of Jamie Walzer’s over-and-above service for her East Atlanta home buyer client: “I worked with Jamie recently in purchasing my first home. Before I contacted her I […]

Aug 15

Decatur 30030 Home Sales Report – July 2012

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

City of Decatur 30030 Home Sales Report – July 2012  If you are in the market to buy or sell your home in the City of Decatur (zip code 30030) or any of the Decatur / Emory neighborhoods,  it is so important to have a solid understanding of the trends in recent home sales, days on market […]

Aug 14

Candler Park Home Sales in June and July 2012

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Candler Park Home Sales – June / July 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Candler Park or the Little Five […]

Aug 13

Family Fun Day in Glenlake Park Decatur

Posted on August 13, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

2nd Annual Family Fun Day in Glenlake Park – Decatur GA Last year’s event was so much fun that Congregation Shearith Israel is doing is again this year! Everyone is welcome at the upcoming Family Fun Day at Glenlake Park in Decatur.  Planned events include a picnik, softball game, and an epic water gun fight.  […]

Aug 13

Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta

Posted on August 13, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta 2012 The Bridal Extravaganza of Atlanta event takes place on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart (also known as the Merchandise Mart) from 1:00 to 5:00pm.  Hundreds of Atlanta’s wedding professionals will be on hand to help you plan your dream wedding.  Showcasing the latest trends in […]

Aug 08

FOOD TRUCK Fridays in Atlanta

Posted on August 8, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Food Truck Fridays in Atlanta’s Atlantic Station The hottest trend in food right now is not a posh restaurant or any ethnic fare, but instead comes on wheels!  With roots in big cities’ traditional hot dog stands and the nostalgic ice cream truck, food trucks have seen a huge surge in popularity in the past […]

Aug 08

B at the Movies – in Candler Park Atlanta

Posted on August 8, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

B at the Movies …. in Candler Park Atlanta On August 25, B at the Movies, a series of family friendly films showing throughout the metro- Atlanta area this summer, comes to Candler Park. The feature film on that evening will be “Hugo,” the well-reviewed uplifting tale of an orphan overcoming obstacles to learn more […]

Jul 26

Atlanta Home for Rent – Poncey Highlands

Posted on July 26, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

My clients found their dream home and are ready to rent their home in the heart of Poncey Highland! Here’s the scoop… Spacious one bedroom condo that is just steps from Virginia Highland, Freedom Park and shops and pubs in Poncey Highlands.  It is also less than 5 blocks to Little Five Points.  Large bedroom, open […]

Jul 21

Virginia Highland Home Sales in June 2012

Posted on July 21, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Virginia Highland Home Sales Stats – June 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Virginia Highlands or Morningside, it is […]

Jul 20

City of Decatur Homes Sold in June 2012

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

City of Decatur Home Sales Report – June 2012  If you are in the market to buy or sell your home in the City of Decatur (zip code 30030) or any of the Decatur / Emory neighborhoods,  it is so important to understand the trends in recent home sales, days on market (DOM), and the listing to […]

Jul 15

Oakhurst Real Estate Market Stats for April and May 2012

Posted on July 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Oakhurst Real Estate Market Stats – April / May 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Oakhurst Decatur, it […]

Jul 15

8th Street Fest in Pittsburgh Atlanta

Posted on July 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  8th Street Fest in Pittsburgh Atlanta The third Saturday of every month, Atlanta’s artists, crafters and other vendors gather along 8th Street in Pittsburgh, a southwest Atlanta neighborhood, for 8th Street Fest. The outdoor street market features a mix of hand-crafted and custom designed clothing, jewelry, artwork, pottery and other home décor, plus fresh […]

Jul 15

Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival

Posted on July 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – Aug 18 – 19 2012 marks the second year of the Summer Arts & Crafts Festival in Piedmont Park.  This Midtown Atlanta event emphasizes visual arts and family fun for the diverse midtown Atlanta community. It features artists from all over the country, including many from right […]

Jul 14

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Atlanta

Posted on July 14, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival in Atlanta is almost here! The 10th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is one of the largest and most-anticipated annual events in Atlanta.  Activities include an artist market featuring hundreds of artists in a variety of mediums, as well as two stages for live music.  For the little […]

Jul 13

The US Housing Bust is OVER!

Posted on July 13, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  After years of speculation as to when we would actually reach the bottom of the real estate market, we finally have some GOOD NEWS! In today’s headlines, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) declares that the U.S. Housing Bust is over.   They surveyed Wall Street Journal survey of economic forecasters found that 93% agree (44 […]

Jul 12

1115 Rosedale Dr NE – Virginia Highland Atlanta

Posted on July 12, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  JUST LISTED in Virginia Highland – 1115 Rosedale Dr NE – Atlanta GA 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms Garage Offered at $765,000 Located on one of Virginia Highland’s best streets, 1115 Rosedale is the quintessential Atlanta bungalow.  Renovated from head to toe, this home offers gracious living spaces for easy entertaining and a gorgeous gourmet kitchen […]

Jul 10

Best Elementary Schools in Buckhead GA

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Looking for the best elementary schools in Buckhead GA? The good news is that all of the public elementary schools in Atlanta’s Buckhead community are fantastic!  From one of the best elementary schools in Georgia, Warren T. Jackson to Sarah Rawson Smith, Buckhead is truly tops when it comes to Atlanta public schools.  Learn more […]

Jul 06

Decatur BBQ Blues and Bluegrass Festival

Posted on July 6, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

The 2012 Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival is almost here! On August 18th, the Decatur BBQ & Blues Fest will be held in Harmony Park in the Oakhurst Village. The gates officially open at 4:00pm and there will be at six hours of non-stop blues & bluegrass, delicious BBQ from several local vendors, and […]

Jul 05

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week

Posted on July 5, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week is just around the corner! From July 21 – 29, sample some of the finest culinary delights in Atlanta during the Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. Every year this event gets bigger and bigger and it is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy a special 3-course dinner […]

Jul 01

German Bierfest in Woodruff Park Atlanta

Posted on July 1, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  The German Bierfest in Woodruff Park Atlanta is just around the corner! Every August, the Annual Bierfest celebrates the joy of the German beer at the the Atlanta German Bierfest. Located in Woodruff Park, this family friendly fest will include music, authentic German food, activities for the kids, and of course, lots and lots […]

Jun 29

City of Decatur Home Sales Report for May 2012

Posted on June 29, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

City of Decatur Home Sales Report – May 2012  If you are in the market to buy or sell your home in the City of Decatur (zip code 30030) or any of the Decatur / Emory neighborhoods,  it is so important to understand the trends in recent home sales, days on market (DOM), and the listing […]

Jun 28

Multiple Offers? Tips to Beat the Competition

Posted on June 28, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

 Buying a Home in Atlanta – Home Buying Advice Have you been looking for a first home or new home in Atlanta?  More and more,  Atlanta home buyers are finally finding their “dream home’…. only to learn that it is also the “dream home” of four or five other home buyers. So how do you […]

Jun 28

2017 Palifox Drive – Just SOLD!

Posted on June 28, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Lake Claire Atlanta Bungalow 2017 Palifox Drive | Atlanta, GA 30307 | Lake Claire  This charming hilltop bungalow received its first offer after only 18 hours on the market! The buyers were so excited about this home, they actually submitted an offer BEFORE they were able to tour the home.  This is becoming a common […]

Jun 27

Atlanta Real Estate Market Update – June 2012

Posted on June 27, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  How’s the Atlanta real estate market this week? The Spring selling season is officially wrapping up, and I just finished negotiating another contract with multiple offers — that’s 12 real estate contracts in a row with two or more buyers bidding on the home. I thought it might quiet down for a bit, but […]

Jun 27

Million Dollar Homes in Atlanta GA

Posted on June 27, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

 Luxury homes and homes over a million dollars in Atlanta, GA Million Dollar Homes in Atlanta GA Atlanta is home to some stunning luxury homes and mansions, many of which are in the millions. The greatest concentration of million dollar homes is in the Buckhead community of Atlanta (North Fulton County). The homes for sale […]

Jun 24

Atlanta Foreclosures – Just listed this week

Posted on June 24, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Looking for the latest Atlanta Foreclosure listings? See what was just listed this week! Everyone knows that if you can find a foreclosure home in Atlanta, most likely you are going to be able to buy it at a great price.  The challenge is that most of the Atlanta foreclosures are sold after only […]

Jun 21

Candler Park Atlanta Home Sales – April and May 2012

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Candler Park Home Sales – April / May 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team feel  that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Candler Park or the […]

Jun 19

Grant Park Atlanta Home Sales – April / May 2012

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Grant Park Home Sales – April / May 2012 Single family home sales data compiled from the Atlanta First Multiple Listing System (FMLS).   Deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Kerry Lucasse and the Nest Atlanta team believe that if you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Grant Park, Ormewood Park […]

Jun 17

Happy Fathers Day – Our Favorite “Dad-isms”

Posted on June 17, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Happy Father’s Day, Everyone!  In celebration of this special day, I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of my favorite “Dadisms”… You’re gonna like it, whether you like it or not! Don’t ask me, ask your mother. This is your last warning, missy! I’m not just talking to hear my own […]

Jun 17

4th of July Events and Fireworks in Atlanta

Posted on June 17, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Not sure what to do on the 4th of July? You will find celebrations and fireworks all around Atlanta.  Here are the most popular… First, start the day off  with the Peachtree Road Race – Atlanta’s 10k course which starts on Peachtree Road at Lenox Square mall and ends at Piedmont Park. In addition to […]

Jun 17

Best Neighborhoods in Atlanta for Families

Posted on June 17, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  BEST ATLANTA NEIGHBORHOODS FOR YOUNG FAMILIES The agents on the Nest Atlanta  team work with dozens of home buyers who are relocating to Atlanta each year and their first question always seems to be “what are the most popular  Atlanta neighborhoods for families?” The answer is (if you can’t guess)… it depends. Since this is […]

May 31

Just Listed! Lake Claire Bungalow – 2017 Palifox Drive

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  JUST LISTED in Lake Claire Atlanta – 2017 Palifox Drive – Atlanta 30307 Renovated 1930s Home in Lake Claire / Candler Park 2017 Palifox Drive NE | Atlanta, GA | 30307 | FMLS # 5025608 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms Renovated Partial basement Off-street parking Screened-in front porch Located on Lake Claire’s most coveted street, […]

May 30

2012 – The Year of Multiple Offers

Posted on May 30, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Over the Memorial Day weekend, I had a chance to reflect on the last two months and realized that more than 90% of our Atlanta and Decatur home sales were multiple offer transactions, with as few as two buyers bidding on a home and as many as 17 buyers submitting offers! 1405 Woodland Hills […]

May 28

Coming Soon – Bungalows in Virginia Highland and Lake Claire

Posted on May 28, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Atlanta Bungalows – Virginia Highland – Lake Claire In the next week, the Nest Atlanta team at Ian Marshall Realty will be listing two gorgeous Craftsman bungalow homes in two of the most popular Intown Atlanta neighborhoods, Virginia Highlands and Lake Claire: 2017 Palifox Drive Atlanta, GA 30307 Lake Claire / Candler Park 2017 Palifox […]

May 25

New Atlanta Listings – Just Listed Homes

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  JUST LISTED HOMES FOR SALE – NEW ATLANTA LISTINGS View all the homes for sale in Atlanta that were just listed in the last week. Having a hard time finding homes before they go under contract?  This year buyers have been coming out of the woodwork and scooping up homes as soon as they are listed […]

May 23

Virginia Highlands Summerfest 2012 – Atlanta

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  The 29th Annual Virginia Highlands Summerfest is upon us! June 2 – 3, 2012 Sponsored by the Virginia-Highlands Civic Association, this is one of most popular festivals in Atlanta and was rated #1 Atlanta Festival by Creative Loafing readers!  Summerfest is located along the tree-lined streets of Virginia Avenue (between North Highland Avenue and […]

May 21

Atlanta Neighborhood of the Week – Brookhaven

Posted on May 21, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Brookhaven Atlanta  Neighborhood of the Week Just northeast of Atlanta on Peachtree Street, Brookhaven can be found between some of Atlanta’s most desirable areas. Buckhead is to its south, Sandy Springs to its west, Chamblee to the east and Dunwoody to the north. Popular neighborhoods in Brookhaven include Ashford Park, Drew Valley, Hillsdale, and Lynnwood […]

May 17

Where does my Earnest Money Go?

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Where does my Earnest Money Go? When you buy a home in Georiga, sellers typically require that the Buyer pays Earnest Money (about 1% of the purchase price) when the home buyer submits the offer to purchase the home. After you give your real estate agent that hard-earned Earnest Money check…. where does it […]

May 16

Multiple offers and more multiple offers

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  What a Mother’s Day!  On Sunday, Kerry Lucasse was involved in THREE separate multiple offer negotiations. Two were our Nest Atlanta listings and the third was a buyer client. Now under contract: 1015 Peachtree Battle ::  Buckhead Atlanta 486 Lytle Ave SE  ::  Ormewood Park Atlanta 5720 Pine Brook Road ::  Sandy Springs GA Congrats […]

May 16

Oakhurst Decatur – Just Listed Homes for Sale

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Just Listed Homes for Sale in Oakhurst Decatur GA Located just outside Downtown Decatur, Oakhurst is one of our favorite Intown Atlanta neighborhoods…. and we’re not alone!  It’s ranking as one of the most popular Atlanta neighborhoods is on the rise.   Because of that, Oakhurst homes tend to sell VERY quickly, so if […]

May 15

JUST LISTED Home in Embry Hills Atlanta

Posted on May 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Embry Hills Homes for Sale – Atlanta GA JUST LISTED! 3277 CHASE RD ATLANTA, GA 30341 FMLS # 5019710 Offered at $239,900 Looking for the best value in Embry Hills?  This spacious brick home is in the heart of an established and an highly sought after swim/tennis neighborhood in the Lakeside High School District.  There […]

May 13

Mortgage 101

Posted on May 13, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Mortgage 101 – Understanding the Basics When you are ready to purchase a home, the mortgage process can be the most confusing — lots of lingo, acronyms, terms, options and a wide range of interest rates and closing costs. In this article, we are just going to start with the basics: INTEREST RATES Fixed […]

May 11

City of Decatur Home Sales – April 2012

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  City of Decatur Home Sales Report – April 2012  If you are in the market to buy or sell your home in the City of Decatur (zip code 30030) or any of the Decatur / Emory neighborhoods,  it is so important to understand the trends in recent home sales, days on market (DOM), and the […]

May 04

Atlanta Neighborhood of the Week – Avondale Estates GA

Posted on May 4, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Avondale Estates is our Atlanta Neighborhood of the Week! Bordering the City of Decatur, Avondale Estates is a stylistic historical neighborhood. In the heart of “Downtown” Avondale Estates, the unique Tudor Revival architectural style encompasses a strip of local businesses and really adds a unique flavor to the community. The City of Avondale Estates […]

Apr 28

Cutest “Lytle” Bungalow in Atlanta – Just Listed!

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  The cutest “lytle” bungalow in Atlanta! 486 Lytle Ave SE |  Atlanta, GA 30316 Located on a quiet street in the heart of Ormewood Park, this 1920s brick bungalow not only has fantastic curb appeal, it has been well loved over the years and it shows. When you step inside, the light-filled rooms greet […]

Apr 28

Atlanta home buyers desperately seeking dream home

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  If you are a buyer in the Atlanta real estate market, you probably figured out (pretty quickly!)  that the homes are selling faster than they have in years … and there are often multiple offers on the best properties. In a recent article by RISmedia, it looks like this is a common phenomena around the […]

Apr 19

City of Decatur Home Sales Report – March 2012

Posted on April 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  City of Decatur Home Sales Report – March 2012  If you are in the market to buy or sell your home in the City of Decatur (zip code 30030) or any of the Decatur / Emory neighborhoods,  it is so important to understand the trends in recent home sales, days on market (DOM), and the […]

Apr 17

Oakhurst GA Real Estate Market Report – 1Q 2012

Posted on April 17, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  OAKHURST DECATUR REAL ESTATE MARKET & HOME SALES UPDATE – 1Q 2012 We have fantastic news to report for the first quarter of 2012!  Based on our personal experience since the start of the year, Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood is on the road to recovery.  The number of homes sold in Oakhurst was down from the […]

Apr 16

Real Estate Market Update: Virginia Highland 1Q 2012

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Real Estate Market Report for Atlanta’s Virginia Highland Neighborhood  No matter what kind of real estate market we are in, homes in Virginia Highland are always in high demand.  As you will see from the numbers below, there are some definite signs that the market is starting to improve.   SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES IN […]

Apr 16

10 Commandments When Applying for a Home Mortgage

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

10 Important Things You Need to Know When Applying for a Home Mortgage. Once you submit your mortgage / loan application to the lender, it is important that you don’t change your financial picture in any way.  Lenders look at several key items, including your current job, credit score and debt-to-income ratios.  The following “commandments” can […]

Apr 16

Important Questions to Ask When Buying an Atlanta Condo or Loft

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Atlanta Real Estate – Condos, Lofts and Townhomes for Sale in Atlanta Taking the time to ask the right questions when you are in the process of shopping around for an Atlanta condo, loft or townhome can help you to make an informed decision and protect your investment down the road.  To follow are six important […]

Apr 15

Another reason you should work with a LOCAL real estate agent

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Since the start of 2012, the best homes have been selling very quickly, quite often with multiple offers after only a few days on the market.  Buyers who don’t have an real estate agent or realtor with the “inside scoop” often miss out on these homes. Here at the Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group, every […]

Apr 15

Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Kirkwood Atlanta Spring Fling – May 19, 2012 It’s my favorite time of the year and with that comes one of my favorite festivals… the Kirkwood Spring Fling! On Saturday, May 19, 2012 the Kirkwod Spring Fling will kick off in the Bessie Branham Park (in between Kirkwood Rd and Norwood Ave). The festival is […]

Apr 15

Brookhaven Bolt 5K Run

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

The Brookhaven community has a great line up of events this Spring and everyone agrees that this year’s Brookhaven Bolt is going to be the biggest and the best!  This 5K run / walk / stroller-push race winds through some truly gorgeous tree-lined streets in Brookhaven’s Ashford Park neighborhood.  It is suitable for all ages, […]

Apr 15

Druid Hills Tour of Homes

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

The Annual Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour is just around the corner and will be held on April 20 – 22, 2012. Sponsored by the Druid Hills Civic Association, this is your chance to tour some of Atlanta’s finest homes. This year’s Home Tour features six elegant homes and gardens in Historic Druid Hills. […]

Apr 15

OPEN HOUSE – April 16, 2012 – 5720 Pine Brook Road

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Please join us on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm and tour one of the best values in Sandy Springs! 5720 Pine Brook Road  ::  Sandy Springs, GA 30328 Glenridge Forest subdivision 4 bedrooms :: 3 full bathrooms :: Finished Daylight Basement Offered at:  $239,900 Gleaming hardwood flooring, new eat-in kitchen with granite & […]

Apr 15

Sweetwater 420 Fest in Candler Park

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Candler Park’s Sweetwater 420 Festival is just around the corner! Come enjoy some great music and beer and celebrate Earth Day this weekend, April 20-22, 2012. This is definitely one of our favorite Spring festivals and the music line-up this year is top-notch, with Perpetual Groove, SoulLive, and Maceo Parker just to name a few. […]

Apr 01

Atlanta Neighborhood of the Week – Ormewood Park

Posted on April 1, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  This week’s “Atlanta Neighborhood of the Week” is Ormewood Park! Nestled between Grant Park and East Atlanta, Ormewood Park has been making a BIG comeback in the 21st century.  With picturesque Victorians, Craftsman and bungalow style homes, Ormewood Park’s charm makes this a highly sought-after neighborhood for home buyers. Its location offers easy access […]

Mar 04

Getting an FHA Mortgage? Mortgage Insurance is increasing!

Posted on March 4, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Are you planning to buy a home this spring and get an FHA Mortgage? Act fast, because mortgage insurance premiums are increasing!   Annual, Up-Front Mortgage Insurance Premiums Increasing The Federal Housing Administration is raising mortgage insurance premiums in an effort to help protect the agency’s capital reserve and strengthen their insurance fund. How does […]

Feb 27

Helping sellers get their homes SOLD

Posted on February 27, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Our #1 goal at the Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group is to help sellers get their homes sold quickly and for top dollar. This is something that many realtors may tell you, so we wanted to SHOW you! Take a peek at some of the homes we’ve sold over the last few months: The good […]

Feb 24

Beat the competition. Buy an Atlanta Foreclosure.

Posted on February 24, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

. How to beat the competition and buy a foreclosure Finding a bank-owned home for sale these days is hard enough. Thankfully the new “first look” program allows buyers to purchase a foreclosure BEFORE the real estate investors… more

Feb 24

East Atlanta Real Estate Market Report – 2011 in Review

Posted on February 24, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Wondering how the East Atlanta real estate market fared in 2011?  See how the year stacked up compared to the previous three years… East Atlanta Real Estate Market & Home Sales Report – 2011 in Review Data extracted from the Atlanta FMLS by Kerry Lucasse on 01/13/2012 Single Family Homes Sold in East Atlanta  […]

Feb 23

Candler Park Real Estate Market Update – 2011 in Review

Posted on February 23, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

2011 Candler Park Atlanta Real Estate Market & Home Sales Report Report   Candler Park | Atlanta, GA | 30307 |  Data extracted from Atlanta FMLS on 01/13/2012 Single Family Homes Sales in Candler Park We are thrilled to report that 2011 was a good year for real estate sales in Candler Park!  The number of […]

Feb 23

You’re too late….this Grant Park Victorian is under contract!

Posted on February 23, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

Grant Park Atlanta Real Estate – Victorians for Sale in Atlanta This stunning 1901 Victorian in the heart of Grant Park is officially under contract! It is one of the few “untouched” homes in this historic neighborhood and features 12+ foot ceilings, original (and unpainted) molding, doors and hardware — simply stunning! We are SO […]

Feb 23

Atlanta Home Sales are UP by 27% – Buyers are competing for existing inventory

Posted on February 23, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  The AJC just reported that January home sales were UP 27% from the same time last year… and the agents at the Nest Atlanta real estate group are definitely feeling it! More and more buyers are having to compete for the Atlanta homes that are currently on the market.  Many home sellers are receiving […]

Feb 23

Buying an Atlanta Home – What Expenses to Expect

Posted on February 23, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

A new or first-time home buyers #1 question when buying a home is “How much money do I need? And what are the expenses I need to expect?” The Nest Atlanta team wants to make sure our home buyer clients are armed with as much information as possible when purchasing a home. We want you […]

Feb 22

Atlanta Neighborhood of the Week – Peachtree Hills

Posted on February 22, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Peachtree Hills –  Atlanta Neighborhood of the Week Part of Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead community, Peachtree Hills borders Midtown Atlanta, giving it easy access to Atlanta’s major business centers.  Popular subdivisions in Peachtree Hills include Peachtree Hurst, Peachtree Terrace and Peachtree Hills Place. To follow are five reasons why we think Peachtree Hills is a […]

Jan 29

JUST LISTED! Luxury Atlanta Home for sale near Emory University – 1756 Logans Knoll

Posted on January 29, 2012 by admin

Luxury homes for sale near Emory University Atlanta – 1756 Logans Knoll, Atlanta 30324 1756 Logans Knoll NE, Atlanta  30329 MLS # 4312122 (expired) Offered at $859,900 Just a short stroll to Emory University and the CDC, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom brick traditional is simply stunning inside and out. The inviting entry greets you with rich hardwood […]