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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

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

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!

The Clock and Your Choices 😁

This Sunday
Change Your Clock, Make Your Choice

Choose to grumble about losing that precious hour of sleep OR choose to be thankful that you are an hour closer to catching up on that hour of sleep lost last night!
No matter your choice, enjoy the extra hour of sunshine 🌞

Real Estate Outside the Box

March 2022
Greetings!
Spring is just around the corner! And not a minute too soon💐 Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 13th.
 
Included in the lineup this month:
 
  • Real Estate Outside the Box: We are all aware of the housing, materials and labor shortages our nation is currently facing. With that in mind, take a look at some alternatives to traditional housing.
  • 2022 Smart Home Gadgets and Gizmos: The latest devices, technologies, and advancements.
  • Details In Design: No remodeling required! Picking out hardware finishes, updating the fireplace, and lighting and carpet trends.
  • Atlanta Dreams of Spring: Atlanta Parent’s 2022 Summer Day Camp Guide, Candlelight Concerts, Imagine Picasso Immersive Experience, spring hiking in Georgia, Atlanta’s best restaurants for solo dining, Georgia Beer Day, and more.
The Atlanta real estate market is hot! If you are considering entering the fray, or know anyone who is, we would appreciate the opportunity to have that conversation. Your referrals are always appreciated.
The Providence Group

Real Estate Outside the Box
An in-depth article with plans, resources, and pros & cons.
The future of homebuilding? They are popping up all over the world.
The industry continues to grow with more people choosing this option.

Check out this very cool video about an Austin community of 3D homes.
Coming Soon!
1317 Almont Drive, Atlanta
Offered at $535,000

We are very excited about this new construction we are listing soon in Historic Oakland City in West Midtown. It is a 2000 square foot home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open floor plan. Reach out for details!
Smart Home Gadgets & Gizmos
New devices that will be vying for a spot in your home this year.
New technology providing better connectivity, simplicity, compatibility.
It vacuums, mops and cleans itself …

Details in Design
Lighting trends are looking more brilliant than ever!
Natural textures, luxury deep pile, color blocking and more. And don’t forget your staircase.
Fireplaces are often focal points in living rooms, so it only makes sense to have fun with them.

Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to update your kitchen or bath?
Change your cabinet hardware!

Atlanta Dreams of Spring
Midtown |Mar 12, 12-1:30pm | Bring Fido
March 5-27 | 100+ Free Tours | Get Tickets
Unwind with a Good Meal and a Book
Mar 26-27 |Georgia Int’l Horse Park
Mar 5 | Craft Beer, Specials, Lot of Fun

Prune and fertilize shrubs, propagate hosta and plant roses

Traywick Just Sold!

Traywick Just Sold!

Traywick just sold! Looking to sell? Now is a great time! Call Kevin Pelkey at 706.761.2578 or email kevin@tpgatlanta.com. Check us out at tpgatlanta.com.

Traywick Just Sold!

Traywick Just Sold!

Relevant Real Estate Resources

February 2022 Newsletter
Greetings!
It’s February … and Valentine’s Day, is always a great reminder to reach out to those who matter and show a little love. So, a special thank you for taking a moment to enjoy and share this month’s newsletter!
 
This month features include:
 
  • Relevant Real Estate Resources for Buyers and Sellers: title insurance, checking out the neighborhood, 12 things to do before selling, radon, etc.
  • The Business of Homeownership: tax breaks for homeowners, homestead exemption information, how to reduce your homeowners insurance and more.
 
  • Romancing the Home: it’s all about the bedroom this month! Great ideas with a lot of photos – some extravagant, some DIY – bedroom scents and lighting.
  • Sharing the Love in Atlanta: Romantic dining, hike Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Oysterfests, Orchid Daze at ABG, High Museum Exhibits, Mardi Gras, and more.
 
If you are considering entering the real estate market this spring, we are happy to share our insight and knowledge to assist in making an informed decision. And if you know someone else that is considering it, we would sincerely appreciate the referral. Enjoy your February!
 
The Providence Group

Relevant Real Estate Resources
Predictions are that metro-Atlanta will continue to experience a lively market during 2022. As prices and interest rates go up, both buyers and sellers are feeling the pressure to enter the market. Our articles this month provide tools, education and advice for buyers and sellers.

If moving is on your mind, or if you’re just curious about the value of your home in today’s market, let’s have a conversation. We would love to connect!

For Buyers
 
Estimate payments including principal, interest, taxes, PMI, homeowners insurance and HOA fees.
 
Tools with crime monitoring and tools to create community-based safety networks.
Finding ways to save money when you buy your first home is a huge priority.
 
Here’s what you need to know about what title insurance covers, how much it costs and whether you should buy the optional owner’s policy.

For Sellers
 
Before planting a For Sale sign in the yard, peruse this checklist.
Topics include keeping your options open, don’t slack on staging and terms matter.
It’s a major safety issue, a valid buyer concern and not that expensive to mitigate.
 
A “CMA” is an estimate of a home’s value based on recently sold, similar properties in the immediate area. 

Under Contract in Alpharetta
Offered at $425,000

This lovingly maintained home is located in the sought after Swim/Tennis Subdivision of The Coventry. Gorgeous manufactured Pergo plank flooring welcomes you into the main living area with a vaulted great room with Fireplace & access to large patio w/a SunSetter awning, gas hookup for your grill & privacy fenced yard. See more!
The Business of Homeownership
Here are 13 tax breaks that can help you buy a home and prosper as a homeowner.
If you owned your home on January 1, 2021 you qualify for an exemption. Click on your county to get the deets!
Standard homeowners insurance isn’t designed to cover home-based businesses.

Here are some things to consider when buying homeowners insurance.

Romancing the Home
This blogger picked her favorite bedrooms on Pinterest … it includes everything from farmhouse to traditional and modern to bohemian. And they are beautiful!
Here’s an idea … use what you already have! Check out these up-cycled ideas to create a new look in your bedroom.
The best bedroom scents fragrances that will induce sleep, calm nerves and add romance.

A few ideas for the bedroom to help get you in the mood for love.

Sharing the Love in Atlanta
Board & Table Top Games, Virtual Realty, Nintendo, Xbox, Trivia, PlayStation & more
Fuqua Orchid Center at ABG
Publix Cooking School | Alpharetta

Enjoy the blooms of your Lenten rose, prune fruit trees, and make sure
bird feeders are always stocked.

We Did It Again in Roswell!

We Did It Again in Roswell!

SOLD! Our Orchards of Roswell listing has closed! Looking to sell? Call John Damiano at 678.427.2946. Who you use matters!!