Newnan, GA Real Estate News

By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  Arbor Springs Plantation in Newnan Georgia is one of the most desirable and sough-after communities in Coweta County. Excellent prices, incomparable amenities and convenient location all contribute to the neighborhood’s reputation as THE place to live in Newnan! The location is unbeatable, just minutes from two major interchanges on I-85, giving homeowners easy access to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Downtown Atlanta. It’s also just a short drive to the Newnan shopping district with every conceivable store and restaurant and to historic downtown Newnan. Since all of the homes are custom built under the auspices of strict architectural control and stringent community guidelines, the diverse arrays of style and floor plans is second to none in the county. Added to that is...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The Greenville - Lagrange Historic District in Newnan Georgia is a classic downtown neighborhood featuring every type of architecture from Greek Revival to Victorian. Coweta County was formed after Chief William McIntosh ceded Creek lands in Western Georgia by signing the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1825. The frontier town of Newnan soon attracted both wealthy planters and prosperous merchants, and remained one of the wealthiest towns in the country until the 1970’s. Much of this grandeur remains visible today in the stately mansions along both Greenville and LaGrange streets, including “Buena Vista,” which served as Confederate Headquarters during the Civil War Battle of Brown’s Mill in 1863, and “Sans Souci,” an excellent example of Victorian excess! But history aside, the neighborho...
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By Edward Wadsworth, Free list of Bank Owned Homes
(Better Homes Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Edward Wadsworth | Better Homes and Gardens Metro Brokers | 404-642-6296 355 ARTHUR STOREY ROAD, Newnan, GA 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $80,000 Year Built 1970 Sq Footage 1,581 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 248,292 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Total Tax Appraisal $136,629 To get a free list of hud and bank owned homes visit www.NewnanForeclosureList.com see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C - Central heat - Hardwood floor - Family room - Attic - Laundry area - inside ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Photo 1 Contact info: Edward Wadsworth Better Homes and Gardens Metro Brokers 404-642-6296 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing Posted: Mar 26, 2010, 1:47pm PDT
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The College-Temple Historic District in beautiful Downtown Newnan Georgia is one of the town’s most charming and historically significant neighborhoods. The centerpiece of the community is the Male Academy Museum and the adjacent Temple Avenue Park. The Male Academy opened in 1883 as an all boys private school, and today the building houses a collection of historic artifacts and archives. The two and a half acre Temple Avenue Park is a passive common green with beautiful blooming shrubs and trees, quiet walkways, a gazebo and a fountain. This park is also the home of the Coweta Veterans' Memorial Plaza. The plaza was just recently dedicated on Memorial Day, 2009, and pays tribute to all Coweta County citizens that served their country in the armed forces! The district boasts many anteb...
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By Jeff Wilmoth
(HomeStar Financial Corporation)
Recently USDA announced concerns regarding the availability of funds for fiscal year 2010 and that funding will likely be exhausted by the end of April 2010. According to Chase Rural Housing Services, the remaining funds for purchase transactions for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Program, effective March 15, 2010 are 3.9 Billion dollars. Rest assured, once a loan has been approved by USDA, the loan will not be affected by the lack of funds.  When USDA approves a loan they issue what is termed a Conditional Commitment (RD Form 1980-18). The Conditional Commitments are issued for a period of 90 days, so only those loans which have not received commitments issued by USDA could be affected by the funding issue if funds are exhausted. Many agents and buyers have expressed concerns regard...
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By Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging
(Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA)
My Atlanta Home Staging Oxymoron! This upcoming spring Real Estate market has put daily home staging projects on to Peachtree Home Staging's busy calendar.  The variety of projects has been phenomenal, confirming that every home, every seller and every Realtor requires unique attention for their specific presentation needs.  Often we think of home staging as formulating the proper look of a vacant home by bringing in furniture and accessories.  Or we think of occupied home staging;helping a seller declutter, putting things in storage and then making the right presentation working with the remainder of the home sellers furnishings and accessories. This season we are experiencing a large increase in home sellers really wanting "more" when it comes to occupied home staging.   I think the e...
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By Advantage Home Tours
(Advantage Home Tours)
Contact Tom Barron 404-936-7422. IMMACULATE TRADITIONAL HOME IN A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC, FAMILY ROOM WITH MARBLE FIREPLACE, BREAKFAST ROOM WITH HARDWOOD FLOORING, KITCHEN HAS CUSTOM CABINETS AND HARDWOOD FLOORS, MASTER ON MAIN WITH WALK-IN CLOSETS, ALL BATHS TILED, FENCED BACKYARD, PARTIAL UNFINISHED BASEMENT, SODDED YARD AND MORE! For complete tour:  http://www.advantagehometours.com/tabid/1307/Default.aspx
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By Advantage Home Tours
(Advantage Home Tours)
Contact Tom Barron 404-936-7422. Cute Craftsman style home in sought after neighborhood. Family room with brick fireplace, large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Corian countertops. Keeping room and dining room combo. Hardwood floors. Recessed lighting. To die for master suite. Professional landscaping. Fenced backyard. For complete tour:  http://www.advantagehometours.com/tabid/1303/Default.aspx
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By Advantage Home Tours
(Advantage Home Tours)
Contact Sally McEntire #770-253-0008 of Parks and Mottola Realty. BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT RANCH on full, finished basement. 5 bedrooms 4.5 baths. Split bedroom plan with master on main. Open great room, foyer, dining room all with 12' ceilings and hardwood floors. Fabulous sunroom with great lake views. Built-in bookcase/computer station desk and file cabinets in kitchen. Granite, Jenn Air downdraft gas cook top, stainless steel appliances, upgraded trim package, whirlpool tub, queen height cabinetry, oversized tiled master shower, plantation shutters / blinds throughout, tiled laundry room with sink and cabinets, and office/ bedroom suite upstairs. Full, finished terrace level with 2 bonus rooms, bedroom with large walk-in closet and tiled bath. Unfinished storage, tool room, terrace level...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
It’s the second day of March, and there is a prediction for significant snowfall in the metro Atlanta area. “Significant” means one inch or more of the white stuff. There are several considerations here that are noteworthy: 1)      This is Georgia. 2)      It is March. 3)      We have already had three snow storms this year. But there is one interesting side effect of Mather’s Nature’s madness. In the past the mere mention of the “S” word would send Atlantans into a panic, assaulting grocery stores and stripping milk and bread from the shelves like deranged lunatics. But now, we have become conditioned to the weather phenomenon. It’s just another work day. No fear, no panic, no stocking up on milk and bread. We will go about our normal business today as seasoned snow veterans. We have ...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
If this weekend is an indicator of things to come, the next two months are going to be very active in the Newnan and Coweta County real estate market. The phone has been ringing off the hook with approved buyers seeking to grab a bargain priced house and grab a nice tax credit to boot. And with interest rates still very low and with limits on seller contributions to closing soon to be enacted, there is a genuine sense of urgency to move now. We are gearing up to make the dream of home ownership a reality for a many buyers as we can. It is a noble calling, and we are ready and willing to fulfill it!
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By Nan Johnston, Southern Staging & Redesign
(Southern Staging & Redesign)
        Although this investment property in Newnan, Ga. had recently had the hardwood floors refinished and had been freshly painted throughout, it still needed some "fluffing" to make it more appealing. By just adding a few furnishings and accessories, a potential tenant can judge the size of the rooms, and get an idea of how to place their belongings in the space. Which room would you be more excited about moving into? Southern Staging & Redesign 770-251-0608 home/office nan@southern-staging.com www.southern-staging.com
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
It reached 60 degrees on a beautiful day in Newnan Georgia today. After all, this is supposed to be the sunny south! Tomorrow we are expected to hit 67 degrees, but after that we will gradually return back to unseasonably cool weather, as Thursday’s HIGH temperature is predicted to only achieve the 35 degree mark! This has been the coldest winter that I can recall since I moved to Georgia in 1973. We have experienced floods and heavy snowfall when typically we would be playing golf or working in the winter garden. So I’ll enjoy the warm day tomorrow and will try to get going with some outside chores around the house. It’s something that I’m actually looking forward to doing!
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
I heard an interesting item yesterday on the news. The reporter stated that for the first time since records have been kept, that there was at least some snow on the ground somewhere in 49 of the 50 United States! Hawaii was the only exception. And although most of us are weary of winter weather stories and are ready for warmer temperatures, that really is an amazing declaration. Even Florida had some snow on the ground in it’s northern region. I’m not suggesting that we are in the midst of a mini ice-age but even the most cynical observer would have to admit that this has been one crazy winter. On the bright side, I’ve reloaded a new arsenal of snow photos. I’m thinking that I may hold on to some of them until July. Because quite a few of us have seen enough for one year!
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  As predicted, a snow squall blasted through the southern metro Atlanta region this afternoon, dropping from 2-5 inches of snow. And while that may seem paltry, especially in those areas that have seen several feet of snow accumulation, keep in mind that we don’t have snowplows or other snow removal equipment. So we pretty much have to wait until it melts. As temperatures drop into the 20’s tonight, the unsalted streets will glaze over with ice. And that always creates treacherous driving conditions. But clean, white snow is beautiful, and although we only see it on rare occasions, it is a nice change of scenery. And it always reminds me of the days of my youth north of the Mason-Dixon Line! But now I’m ready for spring!  
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The real estate market in Newnan and Coweta County Georgia is friendly to buyers seeking to take the plunge on a home purchase. Since Coweta County enjoys a good inventory of market priced properties combined with low interest rates, there has never been a better time to buy in the I-85 corridor. And since it’s an easy drive to the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Downtown Atlanta, commuters find Coweta County strikes a great balance between affordability and convenience. And for those that prefer experience a “close-to-home” lifestyle, Newnan offers great shopping, excellent restaurants, and a multitude of parks and other recreational diversions! If you haven’t been to Newnan lately, why not plan a trip here soon! It’s a great place to live!
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
  If you are looking for vinyl replacement windows in the Newnan, Peachtree City or Fayetteville GA then it’s time to call Spring Street Interiors for a free estimate! Spring Street Interiors offers the unbeatable combination of rock-bottom price, quality products and excellent service. And new energy-efficient windows may qualify for a federal tax credit which is all the more reason to call today! Maintenance free windows add to the beauty and value of your home. And they can pay for themselves by lowering your energy bills. If you live anywhere in the South Metro Atlanta area, call Kevin today at Spring Street interiors! Spring Street Interiors33 Fair StreetNewnan, Georgia 30263 770-683-3100 Vinyl replacement windows in the Newnan, Peachtree City or Fayetteville GA  
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The preamble to the Realtor® Code of Ethics begins with the words: “Under all is the land. And while at first that may seem a bit cryptic, the fact of the matter is that it has never had more meaning than it does today! Where I live, in Coweta County Georgia, land was the hottest commodity in the earlier years of this decade. Developers were gobbling up any available acreage at nearly any price and even though production was at its peak, building lots were scarce. Today, land is poison. Banks will not lend money to purchase or develop it, and there are hundreds if not thousands of building lots lying fallow awaiting the return of the economic equivalent of spring. But land is still an excellent long-term investment. Those with cash reserves might want to consider foregoing paltry 1.35%...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
In our area, Newnan Georgia, we have a lot of value priced properties that attract many buyers. In many of these cases, the highest bid is either accepted on an electronic Internet system, or the listing agent calls for “highest and best bids: by a certain deadline. When I am representing a client and they ask me how much they should bid in these scenarios, I always reply with this question: “Is it more important for you to get a bargain or this house?” And it’s a fair question. It is possible to offer too much for a house and that might diminish the value attribute. But ff they love the house, and can see themselves spending many happy year there, it could have intrinsic value way beyond mere dollars and cents. The bottom line is always the same. I advise that they bid the most that t...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
After a rather long week of moving, we have settled into our Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers Newnan Georgia office, and we are completely up and running full speed! Changing physical addresses can be a test of one’s patience and fortitude, but the new office already feels like home. It is a wonderful place to conduct real estate business and we are looking forward to many prosperous years in this location! So now it’s time to buckle down and get back to doing what we do best: selling real estate in Coweta County Georgia. Please feel free to drop by and say hello, and I’ll even buy you a cup of coffee! Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers209 Newnan Crossing bypassNewnan, Georgia 30265
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