What’s Happening Around Atlanta This Weekend…

Hello, December!

Hello, December!

Hello, December! It’s the weekend and the holidays are here! Check out one of the holiday light displays on our list this weekend! #itstheweekend #holidaylights #tgif #holidayseason #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

Hello, December!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at The Providence Group! #thanksgiving #happythanksgiving🦃 #thankful #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

IMG_3923

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

We thank all of the men and women who have served our country. Happy Veterans Day! #veteransday #happyveteransday #thankyouforyourservice #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

 

Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Veterans Day!

Which home is right for you? 🏠

November 2022

 Greetings!

November is here … time to slip on some warm socks, grab a warm drink, and get cozy!  Don’t forget that this Sunday, November 6th, marks the end of Daylight Saving Time!

This month’s real estate section offers up considerations for the main three types of residential dwellings: condos, townhomes, and single-family homes.

Don’t miss these seasonal features we have collected for you this month:

  • Gather and Share: Preparing for house guests, easy breakfast ideas, and DIY decorations to celebrate the season.

  • Pause and Savor: The best wine and cocktail ideas for Thanksgiving, holiday dinner ideas for a small gathering, and creating new traditions for family and friends. We also found an entertaining strategy by Anthony Bourdain that includes a “stunt turkey” and a “business turkey.” 

  • November Fun: Thanksgiving Day entertainment ideas and “easy button” options, hikes, finding the right charity for your donations, tickets for holiday music and theatre, and the best soup options around town. 

  • Veterans Day: Discounts and events around Atlanta.

In closing, if you or someone you know has a question about the market or needs a connection to any of my trusted resources and vendors, just give us a call for a personal introduction. We always look forward to hearing from you and are grateful when we do.

Enjoy the Season - 

The Providence Group

P.S. Looking for fun this weekend? The Chastain Park Arts Festival never disappoints – it’s rated in the Top 100 Art Festivals Nationwide. Have a fun-filled weekend by going to the Decatur Wine Festival on Saturday and the art festival on Sunday! 

Facebook  Instagram  LinkedIn  Twitter

Single-Family Home, Townhome, or Condominium

Which type of dwelling is right for you?

Should You Buy a Condo, Townhome, or Single-Family Home?

Each style of dwelling has its pros and cons. Consider your lifestyle, budget, and home maintenance needs when deciding which type of home works.

What to Know Before Buying A Townhome

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable than a detached single-family home and don’t mind sharing walls with your neighbors, consider a townhouse.

What to Know Before Buying a Condo

Condos are usually less expensive than single-family homes and have lower maintenance requirements. There are also potential issues and stricter lending guidelines you need to be aware of.

Under Contract!

This beautiful condo is situated within sought-after gated Roswell Creekview Condominiums that includes a swimming pool, tennis court, fitness center, and a view of Vickery Creek. 

Gather and Share

10 Ways to Prepare Your Guest Room and Home for Overnight Guests

This article will help to prepare for a cozy and comfortable stay for your visitors.

Easy Breakfasts For a Crowd

Recipes that you can make ahead, easy sides, bacon in bulk, savory and sweet.

78 Festive Thanksgiving Decorations to Set the Tone for the Season

DIY ideas from pumpkin-lined porches to table decor to chic wreaths …

A Checklist to Prep for Guest

This printable list provides maintenance and cleaning tips to get ready for company.

Pause and Savor

15 Recipes for a Small Thanksgiving Dinner with All the Classics

A feast fit for just a few? Ideas that won’t leave you overwhelmed with leftovers.

34 Unique Thanksgiving Traditions Your Family and Friends Will Adore

From Oprah Daily: ”Think outside the pumpkin pie!”

7 Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails

While turning your home kitchen into a feast-making factory, bartending is probably the last thing on your mind!

From the Reverse Wine Snob: The Best Thanksgiving Wines

Under $20 picks as well as a new list of splurges (over $20).

Veterans Day | Thanksgiving Day | Holiday Tickets

Veterans Day Discounts | Military.com

November 11 | Retail, recreation, meals

Veterans Day Events in Atlanta

Open Table | Thanksgiving Made Simple

Updated daily | Support local businesses

From Foodgressing: Thanksgiving in ATL

Buy Your Holiday Tickets Now!

Mannheim Steamroller | Nov. 28

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Dec. 11

The Hip Hop Nutcracker | Dec. 13

Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker | Dec. 9-26

REI’s List of Best Hikes in Atlanta

Easy to moderate hikes for Turkey Day

Family Viewing Favorites

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Day Football

48 Best Thanksgiving Movies

Charity Navigator

‘Tis the season of Giving

Best Soups In Town

From Eater Atlanta | Interactive Map

Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener

Your November List of To-Do’s

Breaking News! New Partnership!

Breaking News! New Partnership!

BREAKING NEWS! We are very excited to announce that The Providence Group has partnered with EXP Realty! This partnership gives us access to amazing homes and also to continue providing world-class customer service to our clients. #exprealty #breakingnews #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

Breaking News! New Partnership!

Breaking News! New Partnership!

3310 Overland SOLD

3310 Overland SOLD

3310 Overland Dr has SOLD! Looking to sell? Call John Damiano at 678.427.2946 #sold #atlantahomes #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

3310 Overland SOLD

3310 Overland SOLD

SOLD! Buyers Win in Ocala, FL!

SOLD! Buyers Win in Ocala, FL!

SOLD! Kevin helped his buyers purchase this beautiful home in sought-after On Top of the World 55+ community in Ocala, Florida. Are you buying or selling in Florida? Call Kevin at 706.761.2578

SOLD! Buyers Win in Ocala, FL!

SOLD! Buyers Win in Ocala, FL!

Meet: Agnes Lartey

Meet: Agnes Lartey

Meet our new agent, Agnes! @aggietherealtor #tpgatlanta #tpgatl #welcometotheteam

Meet: Agnes Lartey

Meet: Agnes Lartey

Congrats to First Time Home Buyers!

Congrats to First Time Home Buyers!

Congrats to Evie and her first time home buyers on their closing! Are you a first time home buyer? Call Evie Meredith at 404.545.2356 and visit us at tpgatlanta.com

Congrats to First Time Home Buyers!

Congrats to First Time Home Buyers!

Greater Atlanta’s Real Estate Market

October 2022

 Greetings!

October is here and Autumn has officially begun. It’s a great time to enjoy nature as the air cools and the bugs go dormant! It’s also the perfect time to make our homes cozy and inviting for the ‘homecoming’ we experience every day as the work day ends and personal time begins. This month’s curated articles include:

  • Atlanta’s Real Estate Market: An update on our current environment, including statistics through the end of the 3rd quarter 2022.

  • Fall Home Maintenance: Lawn chores, no-ladder gutter cleaning, chimney sweep coupons, weatherstripping, and a Fall Maintenance Checklist.

  • 2023 Color Trends: All the Colors of the Year to date, from all the best sources, and more.

  • Happy Halloween: Party themes, appetizers, and easy DIY decorations.

  • Atlanta Fun, Seasonal Events, Celebrations and Ideas: Festivals, apples, pumpkins, corn mazes, live music, cycling, leaf peeping, and good sushi.

If moving is on your mind this fall, or if you just want to toss around some ideas about the future, feel free to give us a call. Your pumpkin spiced latte is on us!

The Providence Group 

P.S. Stay tuned for our new listing COMING SOON! It’s a luxurious condominium overlooking Vickery Creek in Roswell … reach out if you’d like more details before we list. 

Facebook  Instagram  LinkedIn  Twitter

The Atlanta Real Estate Market

Greater Atlanta’s real estate market is showing signs of rebalancing and not feeling quite as competitive as it did in May of this year. Here’s what is happening in the Greater Atlanta area (11 counties)

  • Homes are sitting on the market a little longer: Average Days on Market in September was 24 versus May at 15 Days.
  • Inventory is increasing: Months Supply of Inventory in September has increased to 2.2 versus 1.3 months in May. 
  • Prices are coming down: The Median Sales Price in September was $400,000 versus May’s median of $430,000.
  • Sellers are not always getting their full asking price: The Average Percentage of List Price in September was 99% versus May’s at 103.4%.

 

Greater Atlanta is still a Sellers Market and predictions indicate we’ll remain there for the foreseeable future. Remember that a balanced market is 4 to 6 months of inventory. With that said, given the current environment, it is very important for Sellers to price their homes correctly.

Buyers in our area have more inventory to consider but are now dealing with increasing mortgage interest rates of over 7%. Lenders are offering strong buy-down programs and adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs). There are creative financing options for you to consider.

The Bottom Line: Strategy and planning are more important than ever if you are thinking about entering Atlanta’s real estate market. Sellers, if you would like an accurate estimate of your home’s value, we can help. Buyers, we know the market, inventory conditions, and work with lenders that will work for you!

The charts below will give you an idea of the statistics closer to your home.

4 Metro Atlanta Counties | YTD through September | 3-Year Trend

Median Sales Price

Days On Market

Supply of Inventory

Sales Price vs List Price

Showings Per Listing

Fall Home Maintenance

Advice from the Experts

Fall Lawn Chores and

Tips on When to Plant Bulbs

From Walter Reeves, The Georgia Gardener: Advice for fall.

5 Types of Weatherstripping Material

From This Old HouseA guide to help select the best material for weather-stripping your doors or windows.

Chimney Sweeping and Cleaning

From The Mad Hatter: Experts agree that you should clean your chimney once a year. Here are two coupons!

The 5 Best Ways to Clean Gutters

From Bob Vila: How to clear your gutters of dirt and debris with or without a ladder.

2023 Color Collection of the Year

HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams

Interior Design

2023 Color Trends

Every 2023 Color of The Year

These paint predictions, sourced from multiple vendors, include neutrals, soothing blues, and warm earth tones. This link will continue to update so keep checking back.

17 Home Exterior Colors to Boost Your Curb Appeal

First impressions matter!

Happy Haunting!

75 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations for Your Home

   🎃

45 Halloween Party Themes

   👻

55 Halloween Appetizers

   🦇

Halloween Party Themes for Adults

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” — John Howard Bryant

Apples

Georgia Apple Festival | Ellijay

Oct 8-9, 15-16 | Food, Race, Arts, Parade

A Guide to Apple Picking

8 Orchards in No. GA & SC

Where to Have Dinner & Catch a Show

From Eater Atlanta | Interactive Map

Let’s Take a Ride

9 Kid-Friendly Bike Paths Around Atlanta

7 Great Bicycling Routes for All Levels

12 Pumpkin Patches Near Atlanta

Greet fall, be outside, enjoy the splendor

Top 10 GA State Parks for Fall Color

Waterfalls, hiking, cabins, campsites

Stone Mountain

Highland Games | Scottish Fest | Oct 14-16

Pumpkin Festival | through Oct 30

Play by Day, Glow by Night

Scarecrows in the Garden

Atlanta Botanical Gardens | Until Oct 30

21 Hayrides and Corn Mazes Near Atlanta

Celebrate the season with fall farm fun

22 Best Sushi Restaurants in Atlanta

Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener

Your October List of To-Do’s

Fall lawn care and bulb planting guides are in the Homeowners section above.

Open House at Condo Overlooking Vickery Creek

Check Out this View!

Coming soon in Roswell! You can’t beat this view of the river! Just Stunning! For more info, call John Damiano at 678.427.2946 #roswellga #condo #comingsoon #tpgatlanta #tpgatl Check Out this View!

Condo Coming Soon in the Heart of Roswell!

Condo Coming Soon in Roswell

Coming soon in Roswell! This condo is walking distance from all the shops and restaurants in downtown Roswell and has a stunning view of the river. For more info, call John Damiano at 678.427.2946. #atlantahomesforsale #roswellga #condo #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

Condo Coming Soon in Roswell

Open House in Lawrenceville 9/18

Open House in Lawrenceville 9/18

Come see this beautiful Lawrenceville home this Sunday from 2-5pm! For more info, contact John Damiano at 678.427.2946 #lawrenceville #openhouse #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

Open House in Lawrenceville 9/18

Open House in Lawrenceville 9/18

Welcome Agnes to the Team!

Welcome Agnes to the Team!

Welcome to the TPG team, Agnes! We’re excited to have you! @aggietherealtor #realestateteam #realestateagent #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

Welcome Agnes to the Team!

Welcome Agnes to the Team!

Open House at Galesburg this Sunday!

Open House Sun. 9/11 from 2-5pm

The wait is over! Our Lawrenceville listing is live! Come by our open house this Sunday from 2-5pm to see this beautiful home! For more info, call John Damiano at 678.427.2946. #openhouse #atlantahomes #atlantahomesforsale #lawrencevillega #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

Open House Sun. 9/11 from 2-5pm

Home and Lifestyle Transitions

September 2022

Greetings!

September… the month football begins, families settle into the school year, and we all look forward to relief from the heat and humidity. 

 

This month’s real estate section offers tools and resources based on lifestyle and transitions. In light of rising interest rates and home values, if you are considering a change of residence based on current or future needs, now is the time to invest. First-time home buyers, growing families with a need to upsize, and those looking to simplify and downsize – all will find advice and ideas to help you achieve your goals.

Other topics this month include:

 

  • Staying Ahead of the Curb: Value-driven curb appeal with a high ROI and fall decor for your porch.

  • Home Design Elements: Trends in lighting, window treatments and flooring.

  • Between Seasons in Atlanta: Georgia football schedules, REI’s best hikes, free jazz concert series, the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants, art festivals, Georgia State Fair, Rosh Hashanah Ranger Day, and the Atlanta Greek Festival!

As we transition into a new season, you might know of someone who wants to make a transition of their own. Please keep us in mind if you or someone you know is considering a Fall move!

The Providence Group

P.S. In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th, don’t miss the Best 15 Cheeseburgers in Atlanta below! 😋

Facebook  Instagram  LinkedIn  Twitter

WE’RE EXPANDING TO FLORIDA!

Kevin Pelkey, Associate Broker and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), is now licensed in the State of Florida. He is a member of the Lake and Sumter Board of REALTORS and will be part of the KW Elite Partners II office in that area. Lake and Sumter Counties are primarily known for being close to The Villages, FL.

Let Kevin know if we can of any service to you if you are making a lifestyle and home transition to Florida! 

Home and Lifestyle Transitions

First-Time 

Home Buyers

8 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Steps to help get your financial and mental houses in order so you can search for a new home with confidence.

 

Georgia First-Time Home Buyer Programs and Grants

 

Rent vs. Buy … What’s Right for You?

A calculator from NerdWallet to help you with that answer.

Growing, Upsizing,

Need More Room

10 Signs You Need a Bigger Home

You know you can afford it, but is packing up your family and your belongings worth it?

What’s the Best Type of Home Loan for You

Comparing loan types: the pros & cons of each.

 

An Age-by-Age Guide to Moving with Kids

Reduce moving stress: help kids adjust to the transition and even look forward to it. 

Downsizing and

Right-sizing

From a Local Resource

Simply Organized

Perfect for Downsizing

Home & Office Organization

Packing & Unpacking

Your Kid’s Keepsakes

 

55+ Communities in GA

New Construction

Interactive Map

Resale Communities

Less expensive housing & a warmer climate

 

Decluttering & Downsizing for a Move

10 tips, resources, tax deductions, and a party.

UNDER CONTRACT!

Listed for 485,085

13 Mount Vernon Circle is a well-maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome in Mount Vernon Plantation with a large detached two car garage.

Staying Ahead of the Curb

Value-Driven Ideas

Curb Appeal: Projects with Highest ROI

Boost both your curb appeal and value in one fell swoop.

 

Easy Exterior Updates on a Budget

Boost your home’s outdoor appearance with these high-impact projects.

 

🏡 Mailbox Garden Ideas 

🏡 Creative House Number Ideas

🏡 DIY Front Door Ideas

Cozy Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

Modern and rustic designs come together in small spaces.

Design Elements for Your Home

Trending Now

Trends for a Brighter, Beautiful Home

American Lighting Association:  popular concepts, materials, and finishes.

 

Window Treatment Trends

Window treatments should enhance your decor and furnishings. 

 

Unique and Chic Flooring Ideas in 2022

Flooring can be a tie-breaker or deal maker, when it comes to a well-designed space.  

How to Light Any Room

Layered lighting creates dimension, highlights zones, and creates moods. 

Between Seasons In Atlanta

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants

Go meatless | Interactive map

 

Top 15 Burgers in Atlanta

National Cheeseburger Day | Sept. 18 

 

Rosh Hashanah Ranger Day

Sept 29, 10-1pm | MJCCA Zaban Park

 

Oakhurst Jazz Nights Free Series

Thursdays in September | 7-9pm

 

Georgia State Fair

Atlanta Motor Speedway | 9/20 – 10/9

Football Schedules | Where to Watch

Atlanta Falcons

Georgia Tech |  Georgia Bulldogs

Best Sports Bars Around Atlanta

From Eater Atlanta | Interactive map

 

Atlanta Greek Festival

Annunciation Cathedral | Sept. 23-25

 

Best Hikes in Georgia

12 Hikes from REI

 

Candler Park Fall Fest & Tour of Homes

October 1-2 | Music, food, art, games

Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener

Your September List of To-Do’s

Article Heading

Place article copy here. Be sure to make the articles short and concise as people tend not to read much more than a couple of paragraphs. Place article copy here.

Text Link

Article Heading

Place article copy here. Be sure to make the articles short and concise as people tend not to read much more than a couple of paragraphs. Place article copy here.

Text Link

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend from your friends at The Providence Group! #laborday #labordayweekend #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

Real Estate Tools and Insight

August 2022
Greetings!
It’s August! School buses will soon be rolling and college football is about to kick off … two sure signs that summer is wrapping up and fall is just around the corner.
This month’s real estate section offers tools and insights for buyers, sellers, and homeowners. Helping you navigate our current market is always our goal, especially now that the market is shifting from a sellers market to a balanced market. A different market calls for different strategies. If you would like to discuss the differences or seek clarification, please reach out! Other topics this month include:
  • Don’t miss our videos below! We drew the name of the winner of our Braves Tickets Giveaway and John and Joe talk about the mortgage industry in light of today’s real estate market.
  • Back-To-School: Homework stations and schedules, the best sales, and healthy, quick meal ideas.
  • Our Pets, Our Homes: Interior design with pets in mind, dog wash stations, pet doors, and clever ways to hide that litter box.
  • Enjoy the Last Weeks of Summer: Art festivals, Georgia football schedules, incredible hikes, doggy-friendly dining, North Georgia wineries, and looking ahead to Labor Day weekend events.
If you know of anyone considering a move, or you would like to have a conversation about the dynamic changes in the Atlanta real estate market, we are here to help. Here is a list of essential coffee shops around town … we’d love to buy you a cup and catch up!
The Providence Group
Real Estate: Tools & Insight
Buyers
One of the biggest ways to build wealth is through homeownership.
A great calculator with a lot of detail!
Homeowners
6 sites to research the safety, and stay safe, in your neighborhood.
Advice from inspectors to maintain your home.
Sellers
Tips for staging your home that you can do yourself to save money.
The top 12 features and ways to enhance them.
Our Braves Tickets Giveaway Drawing
AND THE WINNER IS 🥁🥁🥁
Celine Rodriguez
John Damiano and Joe Travato
Answer Your Questions
Real Estate & The Mortgage Industry
At Home and Back-to-School
Promotions peak in August!
Don’t have room for a permanent study nook? It can be portable …
How to plan an effective schedule and enhance your child’s learning.
Back-to-School: Quick & Easy Recipes
Interior Design and Our Pets
Muddy paws are a small price to pay for endless joy but make it easier on yourself!
16 original DIY ways to conceal and contain your feline’s litter box.
Pets show us unconditional love, eat our furniture, and shed all over it.
Bob Vila: Different types, what to consider, and favorite picks
Hot Days, Hot Nights and Cool Things to Do
Fresh Produce and Activities for Kids
Georgia Football Schedules
Aug 20-21 | Rated Top 100 in Nation
Stunning views of Georgia’s mountains, coast and plains.
Your August List of To-Do’s

Mid-Year Market Update & Property Taxes

July 2022 Newsletter
Greetings!
July marks the height of summer … spring blooms have faded and tomatoes, corn and watermelon now rule. This month’s articles offer up suggestions for cooling off and if you’re up for a project, kitchen remodeling:
  • Mid-Year Market Update. The section includes a link to an excellent Dave Ramsey video, our mid-year statistics for the Atlanta area, and good resources if you are looking to lower your property tax assessment and bill.
  • Indoor Air Quality. The summer heat keeps us inside where, according to the EPA, air pollution can be 5 times higher than outside! We’ve offered up a few solutions for breathing a little easier.
  • Kitchen Design Trends. The Remodeling 2022 Cost vs. Value Report lists a mid-range kitchen renovation as the #1 interior renovation project for yielding ROI. Home Stratosphere, a home and garden blog, never fails to deliver the latest and greatest trends in all elements of a kitchen remodel.
  • Atlanta Summer Chillin’. Offering up things to keep you cool … natural swimming holes, an ice cream festival, a serene museum exhibit, rent a pool by the hour and more!
  • Last Chance to Win! Enter the chance to win 2 tickets to the Braves vs. Mets on Monday, July 11th. See below for details.
It’s always a pleasure to share information about trends in Atlanta’s real estate market. We hope you’ll find this edition helpful, informative and entertaining. And if you or someone you know is considering a change of home, we’d love to chat!
Stay Cool –
The Providence Group
P.S. If you haven’t received your tax assessment notice, you may want to find it online so you aren’t caught unaware! You’ll find the contact information for every county here.
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!
We have had a great response to our Atlanta Braves Tickets Giveaway! The tickets are for the Braves vs Mets on Monday, July 11th (and currently a battle for 1st place). We are drawing the winner this coming Friday, July 8th … let us know if you want to be entered to win. HURRY! Go Braves!
Mid-Year Market Update & Property Tax Assessments
Take a look at this video by Dave Ramsey! Skip to the 2 minute mark of this 7 minute video. He absolutely nails the reasons why the next 6 months for BOTH buyers and sellers are the best time to make it happen in the next 5 years. Like, seriously, nails it.
Written by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. 
Year-To-Date Through June 30, 2022
4 Metro Atlanta Counties
Property Tax Assessments have been mailed. If you are questioning your appraised value, and would like a list of the homes sold in your neighborhood in 2021, we can help! Email, call or text. If you think you might have a case for appeal, Campbell & Brannon’s Tax Services Division can assist you with that. You need to act fast! Appeals must be made within 45 days of the date of the notice.
UNDER CONTRACT
1317 Almont Drive SW | Atlanta
Listed for $550,000
UNDER CONTRACT
230 E Ponce De Leon Ave | Decatur
Listed for $400,000
Indoor Air Quality
The Air We Breathe
A variety of factors can impact the air quality in your living space, and can contribute to a range of short- and long-term health effects.
This article from Consumer Reports lists the best and worst on the market. Another thought: The Corsi-Rosenthal Box is DIY with great reviews. Even schools are using it!
Kitchen Design Ideas
Thinking About a Renovation?
Home Stratosphere is an award-winning home and garden blog. I like this resource because of its detail and the wide range of products discussed. Each article has a ton of photos, pros, cons, inspiration, and links to more ideas.
A complete guide to 46 types of appliances for your home. Not just for the kitchen! The article includes guides for each type of appliance.
Atlanta Summer Chillin’
High Museum of Art | Through Aug 14
Stay cool, make memories, and enjoy all the South has to offer!
July 26 | 5:30 to 8:30 | Peachtree Center
The Airbnb of Pools for rent by the hour
Your July List of To-Do’s
Almont Just Sold!

Almont Just Sold!

1317 Almont has SOLD! Looking to sell? Call John Damiano at 678.427.2946

Almont Just Sold!

Almont Just Sold!

Mid-Year Market Update & Property Taxes

July 2022 Newsletter
Greetings!
July marks the height of summer … spring blooms have faded and tomatoes, corn and watermelon now rule. This month’s articles offer up suggestions for cooling off and if you’re up for a project, kitchen remodeling:
  • Mid-Year Market Update. The section includes a link to an excellent Dave Ramsey video, our mid-year statistics for the Atlanta area, and good resources if you are looking to lower your property tax assessment and bill.
  • Indoor Air Quality. The summer heat keeps us inside where, according to the EPA, air pollution can be 5 times higher than outside! We’ve offered up a few solutions for breathing a little easier.
  • Kitchen Design Trends. The Remodeling 2022 Cost vs. Value Report lists a mid-range kitchen renovation as the #1 interior renovation project for yielding ROI. Home Stratosphere, a home and garden blog, never fails to deliver the latest and greatest trends in all elements of a kitchen remodel.
  • Atlanta Summer Chillin’. Offering up things to keep you cool … natural swimming holes, an ice cream festival, a serene museum exhibit, rent a pool by the hour and more!
  • Last Chance to Win! Enter the chance to win 2 tickets to the Braves vs. Mets on Monday, July 11th. See below for details.
It’s always a pleasure to share information about trends in Atlanta’s real estate market. We hope you’ll find this edition helpful, informative and entertaining. And if you or someone you know is considering a change of home, we’d love to chat!
Stay Cool –
The Providence Group
P.S. If you haven’t received your tax assessment notice, you may want to find it online so you aren’t caught unaware! You’ll find the contact information for every county here.
LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!
We have had a great response to our Atlanta Braves Tickets Giveaway! The tickets are for the Braves vs Mets on Monday, July 11th (and currently a battle for 1st place). We are drawing the winner this coming Friday, July 8th … let us know if you want to be entered to win. HURRY! Go Braves!
Mid-Year Market Update & Property Tax Assessments
Take a look at this video by Dave Ramsey! Skip to the 2 minute mark of this 7 minute video. He absolutely nails the reasons why the next 6 months for BOTH buyers and sellers are the best time to make it happen in the next 5 years. Like, seriously, nails it.
Written by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®. 
Year-To-Date Through June 30, 2022
4 Metro Atlanta Counties
Property Tax Assessments have been mailed. If you are questioning your appraised value, and would like a list of the homes sold in your neighborhood in 2021, we can help! Email, call or text. If you think you might have a case for appeal, Campbell & Brannon’s Tax Services Division can assist you with that. You need to act fast! Appeals must be made within 45 days of the date of the notice.
UNDER CONTRACT
1317 Almont Drive SW | Atlanta
Listed for $550,000
UNDER CONTRACT
230 E Ponce De Leon Ave | Decatur
Listed for $400,000
Indoor Air Quality
The Air We Breathe
A variety of factors can impact the air quality in your living space, and can contribute to a range of short- and long-term health effects.
This article from Consumer Reports lists the best and worst on the market. Another thought: The Corsi-Rosenthal Box is DIY with great reviews. Even schools are using it!
Kitchen Design Ideas
Thinking About a Renovation?
Home Stratosphere is an award-winning home and garden blog. I like this resource because of its detail and the wide range of products discussed. Each article has a ton of photos, pros, cons, inspiration, and links to more ideas.
A complete guide to 46 types of appliances for your home. Not just for the kitchen! The article includes guides for each type of appliance.
Atlanta Summer Chillin’
High Museum of Art | Through Aug 14
Stay cool, make memories, and enjoy all the South has to offer!
July 26 | 5:30 to 8:30 | Peachtree Center
The Airbnb of Pools for rent by the hour
Your July List of To-Do’s
Braves Tickets Giveaway!

Braves Tickets Giveaway!

Want to go to a Braves game? Enter for a chance to win Braves tickets by scanning the QR code

Braves Tickets Giveaway!

Braves Tickets Giveaway!

New Construction | ROI on Remodeling Projects

June 2022
Greetings!
June brings us the first day of Summer, Father’s Day, and weather perfect for enjoying Atlanta’s fun side. This month, we have curated articles to inspire you with seasonal interests in mind:
  • Atlanta Real Estate: Our New Construction market, how an agent can help and an excellent resource listing all the new and future projects.
  • Homeowners: 2022 Cost vs Value Report and top-rated projects. Want a copy of the Atlanta-specific report? Just let us know and it’s yours!
  • Masculine Design: Garages and Grilling
  • Atlanta Fun: Father’s Day ideas, picking peaches, Chastain Park concerts, kayaking and thinking ahead to July 4th celebrations
So, school’s out and we’re all breathing through traffic a little easier. This might be a good time to get used to a free resource: the GDOT 511 website. It will give you directions to your destination and help you avoid heavy traffic to save you time. Get used to it now so when back-to-school hits, you’ll be ready!
If you know of anyone considering making a move this summer, or if you would like to have a conversation about the dynamics in the Atlanta real estate market, we would love to chat.
Summer is here … enjoy!
The Providence Group
New Construction In Atlanta
The Market, Builders, Agents and Resources
This time last year we were discussing the competitive nature of our new construction market in Atlanta due to rising material costs, supply chain delays, lack of labor, and few affordable lots. The summary for this summer can be summed up in three words: the trend continues!
The nature of that trend solidifies the need to have an agent represent your best interests. Why? Let us count the ways 😎
  • Most new construction contracts are unilateral in nature. It’s very important that you understand the process and the terms of the contract. Your real estate agent knows the critical elements of a contract and will research and inform you of important nuances.
  • Not all builders are the same. To make sure you’re satisfied, you’ll need to find a builder whose style and work preferences match your own. Real estate agents have strong networks and can assist with this search.
  • Your agent will help facilitate inspections, design consultations and schedule deadlines throughout the building process.
  • It can be all too easy to get caught up in creating your perfect dream home and over-invest in upgrades. A real estate agent can help keep you on track by reminding you of your new home’s potential resale value. 
  • The builder, in nearly all cases, will not give you a discount for going without an agent. From your perspective, it won’t be any cheaper if you forgo one, which makes having an advocate a no-brainer.
The good news is, that in the metro Atlanta area, we have more building underway and more new communities under development then anytime in the last 15 years. If “shiny and new” is an important prerequisite, the future is bright!
This online resource lists every active new home subdivision, condominium and townhome community in the 25+ county Metropolitan Atlanta area.
The link takes you to a Map Search that you can drill down by county or city.
OFFERED FOR SALE
New Construction in Oakland City
Offered at $550,000
Condo in Decatur Renaissance
Offered at $400,000
Updated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
Reach Out for Details Or Showing!
2022 Cost vs Value Report
Projects with a High ROI
It’s out! This link is to the South Atlantic Region report.
Two projects under $4000! Replacing the garage door came in at #2 and the front door at #8.
Siding ranks high! #6 for Fiber Cement and #7 for Vinyl.
Replacing your windows is a large (and expensive) project AND #9 in ROI. Consider these important factors.
For the Men in Our Life
Garages & Grilling
You would be surprised at the impact a spiffy garage floor has when selling your home!
Before and after photos from Garage Living Atlanta.
Make the most of your space AND park your car. What a concept! Here’s a Garage Storage Planning Guide
Peaches, Paddling, Parades and Dad
Peach Season is officially underway!
Father’s Day Ideas
From Esquire Magazine
50 special Father’s Day activities
Centennial Olympic Park | June 17-19 2022
Check out the schedule, shop for tickets
Steamy summer days are best spent in water
By County | Food Well Alliance
July 4th Celebrations
Atlanta Track Club Registration and FAQ
All over Atlanta and Beyond
Your List of To-Do’s in June

New Construction | ROI on Remodeling Projects

June 2022
Greetings!
June brings us the first day of Summer, Father’s Day, and weather perfect for enjoying Atlanta’s fun side. This month, we have curated articles to inspire you with seasonal interests in mind:
  • Atlanta Real Estate: Our New Construction market, how an agent can help and an excellent resource listing all the new and future projects.
  • Homeowners: 2022 Cost vs Value Report and top-rated projects. Want a copy of the Atlanta-specific report? Just let us know and it’s yours!
  • Masculine Design: Garages and Grilling
  • Atlanta Fun: Father’s Day ideas, picking peaches, Chastain Park concerts, kayaking and thinking ahead to July 4th celebrations
So, school’s out and we’re all breathing through traffic a little easier. This might be a good time to get used to a free resource: the GDOT 511 website. It will give you directions to your destination and help you avoid heavy traffic to save you time. Get used to it now so when back-to-school hits, you’ll be ready!
If you know of anyone considering making a move this summer, or if you would like to have a conversation about the dynamics in the Atlanta real estate market, we would love to chat.
Summer is here … enjoy!
The Providence Group
New Construction In Atlanta
The Market, Builders, Agents and Resources
This time last year we were discussing the competitive nature of our new construction market in Atlanta due to rising material costs, supply chain delays, lack of labor, and few affordable lots. The summary for this summer can be summed up in three words: the trend continues!
The nature of that trend solidifies the need to have an agent represent your best interests. Why? Let us count the ways 😎
  • Most new construction contracts are unilateral in nature. It’s very important that you understand the process and the terms of the contract. Your real estate agent knows the critical elements of a contract and will research and inform you of important nuances.
  • Not all builders are the same. To make sure you’re satisfied, you’ll need to find a builder whose style and work preferences match your own. Real estate agents have strong networks and can assist with this search.
  • Your agent will help facilitate inspections, design consultations and schedule deadlines throughout the building process.
  • It can be all too easy to get caught up in creating your perfect dream home and over-invest in upgrades. A real estate agent can help keep you on track by reminding you of your new home’s potential resale value. 
  • The builder, in nearly all cases, will not give you a discount for going without an agent. From your perspective, it won’t be any cheaper if you forgo one, which makes having an advocate a no-brainer.
The good news is, that in the metro Atlanta area, we have more building underway and more new communities under development then anytime in the last 15 years. If “shiny and new” is an important prerequisite, the future is bright!
This online resource lists every active new home subdivision, condominium and townhome community in the 25+ county Metropolitan Atlanta area.
The link takes you to a Map Search that you can drill down by county or city.
OFFERED FOR SALE
New Construction in Oakland City
Offered at $550,000
Condo in Decatur Renaissance
Offered at $400,000
Updated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
Reach Out for Details Or Showing!
2022 Cost vs Value Report
Projects with a High ROI
It’s out! This link is to the South Atlantic Region report.
Two projects under $4000! Replacing the garage door came in at #2 and the front door at #8.
Siding ranks high! #6 for Fiber Cement and #7 for Vinyl.
Replacing your windows is a large (and expensive) project AND #9 in ROI. Consider these important factors.
For the Men in Our Life
Garages & Grilling
You would be surprised at the impact a spiffy garage floor has when selling your home!
Before and after photos from Garage Living Atlanta.
Make the most of your space AND park your car. What a concept! Here’s a Garage Storage Planning Guide
Peaches, Paddling, Parades and Dad
Peach Season is officially underway!
Father’s Day Ideas
From Esquire Magazine
50 special Father’s Day activities
Centennial Olympic Park | June 17-19 2022
Check out the schedule, shop for tickets
Steamy summer days are best spent in water
By County | Food Well Alliance
July 4th Celebrations
Atlanta Track Club Registration and FAQ
All over Atlanta and Beyond
Your List of To-Do’s in June
Remember and Honor

Happy Memorial Day!

We remember and honor all who have served. Happy Memorial Day from your friends at The Providence Group!

Remember and Honor

Remember and Honor

Don’t Forget! Open House!

Don’t Forget! Open House Sunday, May 22nd!

Don’t forget! Open house tomorrow from 2-5pm in Historic West End! This stunning new construction is a must-see! #historicwestend #atlantabeltline #newconstruction #tpgatlanta #tpgatl

Don’t Forget! Open House!

Don’t Forget! Open House!

Expert Real Estate Advice

May 2022
Greetings!
May is a very busy month for both real estate and life’s celebrations. To all mothers, we wish you a Mother’s Day filled with joy. To all graduating seniors, we wish you the courage to live your life to the fullest. And finally, for all of our fallen heroes and their families on Memorial Day, thank you for your service and sacrifice. Celebrations have been scarce the last couple of years so we’re very happy to share this list: Celebrating Memorial Day in Atlanta.
This month’s articles of interest include:
  • Real Estate Advice from the Experts for those interested in buying or selling.
  • Exterior Home Maintenance: Decks, spring cleaning, washing windows, and pressure washing.
  • Bathroom Ideas, Trends & Zen: 2022 trends and ideas, showers, tile, flooring, and cabinets.
  • Mother’s Day, Music and Movement: Music and art festivals, biking trails, new restaurants, and Mother’s Day reservations.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the market or your spring home projects. We also have a great list of resources if you are not the DIY type!
Enjoy the month of May –
The Providence Group
P.S. Don’t miss our Braves Tickets Giveaway below!
Our Braves Tickets Giveaway
Want to go see the 2021 World Series Champions, our own Atlanta Braves? We’re delighted to announce our Braves Tickets Giveaway! The seats are great, just outside the first-base line, and on the 2nd level. Just reach out with “I Want Braves Tix” through text, phone, email or social media and your name goes in the hat!
Expert Advice from Real Estate Professionals
For Buyers
NerdWallet explains the answer in detail and they have a calculator!
An article from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
Explore your options and find the right home loan for you.
For Sellers
Know what to expect, plan ahead, and save money.
Print this handy checklist to prepare.
With over-list sales, appraisal shortages are common. Prepare with these tips from an appraisal company.
New Construction For Sale
This totally New Construction Home is situated within sought-after Oakland City, a short distance from Historic West End, breweries, restaurants, and the Beltline. Beautiful touches fill this home with everything you could want! Email us for more information …
Exterior Home Maintenance
This is the perfect time to ensure your deck is in top condition. To DIY …
Outdoor upkeep is important for health, safety, functionality and longevity of critical components.
The fastest way to wash your windows with crystal clear, streak-free results.
Bathroom Ideas and Trends
Think vintage accents, lots of color and unexpected stone.
Home Stratosphere is a virtual encyclopedia of trending options!
Focus is on the finishes, colors, shapes, and patterns.
Creating Zen
Add greenery and improve air quality.
Mother’s Day | Music and Movement
A List of 50 Restaurants
16 Places to Explore on Wheels
May 14-15, 10:00-5:00
Restaurants, Bars, and Coffee Shops
May 21-22, 10:00-6:00 | Jazz, Art, Wine
FREE Summer Concert Series
Second Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Every Sunday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Every Other Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Music Festivals
Piedmont Park | May 28-30
The Center, Decatur | May 28, 3:00-8:00
Your To-Do List for May
Open House Sat. May 7th

Open House Sat. May 7th

Open house this Saturday from 2-5pm at this new construction home located just minutes from the BeltLine and amazing restaurants and breweries!

1317 Almont Dr Atlanta, Ga 30310

Open House Sat. May 7th

Open House Sat. May 7th

Expert Real Estate Advice

May 2022
Greetings!
May is a very busy month for both real estate and life’s celebrations. To all mothers, we wish you a Mother’s Day filled with joy. To all graduating seniors, we wish you the courage to live your life to the fullest. And finally, for all of our fallen heroes and their families on Memorial Day, thank you for your service and sacrifice. Celebrations have been scarce the last couple of years so we’re very happy to share this list: Celebrating Memorial Day in Atlanta.
This month’s articles of interest include:
  • Real Estate Advice from the Experts for those interested in buying or selling.
  • Exterior Home Maintenance: Decks, spring cleaning, washing windows, and pressure washing.
  • Bathroom Ideas, Trends & Zen: 2022 trends and ideas, showers, tile, flooring, and cabinets.
  • Mother’s Day, Music and Movement: Music and art festivals, biking trails, new restaurants, and Mother’s Day reservations.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions about the market or your spring home projects. We also have a great list of resources if you are not the DIY type!
Enjoy the month of May –
The Providence Group
P.S. Don’t miss our Braves Tickets Giveaway below!
Our Braves Tickets Giveaway
Want to go see the 2021 World Series Champions, our own Atlanta Braves? We’re delighted to announce our Braves Tickets Giveaway! The seats are great, just outside the first-base line, and on the 2nd level. Just reach out with “I Want Braves Tix” through text, phone, email or social media and your name goes in the hat!
Expert Advice from Real Estate Professionals
For Buyers
NerdWallet explains the answer in detail and they have a calculator!
An article from the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
Explore your options and find the right home loan for you.
For Sellers
Know what to expect, plan ahead, and save money.
Print this handy checklist to prepare.
With over-list sales, appraisal shortages are common. Prepare with these tips from an appraisal company.
New Construction For Sale
This totally New Construction Home is situated within sought-after Oakland City, a short distance from Historic West End, breweries, restaurants, and the Beltline. Beautiful touches fill this home with everything you could want! Email us for more information …
Exterior Home Maintenance
This is the perfect time to ensure your deck is in top condition. To DIY …
Outdoor upkeep is important for health, safety, functionality and longevity of critical components.
The fastest way to wash your windows with crystal clear, streak-free results.
Bathroom Ideas and Trends
Think vintage accents, lots of color and unexpected stone.
Home Stratosphere is a virtual encyclopedia of trending options!
Focus is on the finishes, colors, shapes, and patterns.
Creating Zen
Add greenery and improve air quality.
Mother’s Day | Music and Movement
A List of 50 Restaurants
16 Places to Explore on Wheels
May 14-15, 10:00-5:00
Restaurants, Bars, and Coffee Shops
May 21-22, 10:00-6:00 | Jazz, Art, Wine
FREE Summer Concert Series
Second Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.
Every Sunday, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Every Other Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Music Festivals
Piedmont Park | May 28-30
The Center, Decatur | May 28, 3:00-8:00
Your To-Do List for May
Buyers Under Contract!

Buyers Under Contract!

Our buyers are under contract with their soon to be home in the beautiful Woodmont neighborhood in Canton.

Buyers Under Contract!

Buyers Under Contract!

Atlanta’s Spring Market 🏡

Our April 2022 Newsletter
Greetings!
Spring has sprung! And you know what that means? Well, besides that thick layer of pollen that happens overnight … it’s time to play ball! The 2021 World Series Champions, our Atlanta Braves, opens their season at home on April 7th. Don’t miss the 2022 schedule we’ve provided below in both online and printable formats. See you at the ballpark!
This month’s curated articles offer you seasonal insight:
  • Atlanta’s Spring Market: Our 1st Quarter Statistics and Tips
  • For Homeowners: Lawn and garden care, ideas, and trends. Interested in attracting more birds into your backyard sanctuary? There’s a great article below. This month’s bonus: Our Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
  • Design Inspiration: Decks and decking trends, patios and outdoor rooms, and have you ever thought of a stock tank pool? Who knew that was a thing … not us!
  • Spring Fun in Atlanta: And it begins 😎 A complete list of farmers markets, April art and music festivals, a great hike, picking strawberries, and rooftop dining.
Should you have questions about anything related to your home or the real estate market, feel free to give us a call. We’re here to serve and your referrals are always appreciated.
The Providence Group
Atlanta’s 1st Quarter Market Update
Tips For Sellers
Even in this strong Sellers’ Market, the condition of your home and pricing it right is crucial to getting the highest possible price. Recent industry studies show that pricing at market value will more likely result in a bidding war and a sales price over list. If you focus on the condition of your home by keeping up with maintenance, and staging it when it’s time to sell, it will sell much faster. Don’t sell yourself short by cutting corners in this market!
Tips For Buyers
In today’s environment, chances are good that your offer will be competing against other buyers. To win, it’s imperative that you bring your best offer to the table. To do that, you must know what you can afford, get pre-approved versus pre-qualified, be flexible with timing, and think outside-the-box in regard to the contingencies. The bottom line is that you need to be strategic and move quickly!
4 Metro Atlanta Counties | YTD through March | 3-Year Trend
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Lawn, Garden, Birds, and Herbs
Basic cultivation information and care for each of the common lawn grasses.
We’ll be using our gardens more in 2022 than ever before! Enjoy it more with these suggestions.
Follow these tips to make your yard a welcoming haven for birds.
Whether you have a large backyard or a small patio, there are plenty of ways!
Pikes Nursery | April 9, 10am
Outdoor Living Spaces
Decks, Patios, Pools
From color tips to dining nooks, fresh air and fresh style are just ahead.
Here’s a DIY and outside-the-box idea! How Much Does It Cost?
The top two trends involve the deck’s railing and lighting.
Farmers Markets, Festivals and Fun
The Braves Are Back!
Enjoy the Game | Enjoy the Season
Markets, local farms and grocery delivery
Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Trail Running
3.8 Loop | Near Lithonia | Moderate
  
Alfresco dining with a breeze and a view
Festivals are Back!
April 8 – 10 | Piedmont Park
April 16-17 | Heart of Sandy Springs
April 22-24 | Inman Park
April 29-May 1 | Central Park
Season begins mid-April
Plant your vegetables | Spray your lawn for weeds | Hang your chimes and feeders
New Construction Coming Soon!

New Construction Coming Soon!

Our NEW CONSTRUCTION in historic Oakland City is almost ready! This 3bed/2bath 2,100 sqft home features gorgeous countertops and an open floorplan. Call The Providence Group at 678.298.1591

New Construction Coming Soon!

New Construction Coming Soon!