Snellville, GA Real Estate News

By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Way to go Brookwood Broncos! Not only does Brookwood have the best SAT scores in Gwinnett, but they are now state football champions.  Brookwood won 52-38 over Colquitt County in a game that saw nearly 1000 yards of offense.  Both teams were very impressive.  Turn overs turned out to be key, with Brookwood getting some key interceptions at crucial times in the game. Coach Crews, on staff during their 1996 championship run, cited the community and school as some of the major reasons that the year was so successful.  He said his team has been working at this since last December. The humble coach acknowledged his teams hard work and the leadership displayed among one another.  What a remarkable turn around after last seasons 6 and 6 finish. This years record is 14 and 1. You can watch all ...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
With so much to offer, Snellville is a great place to live, work and play. Anything you could possibly want is just a short drive away.  Shopping At the center of Snellville, Ronald Reagan Parkway creates a link to other major areas of the city.  Off of Ronald Reagan, we have fabulous medical facilities at Emory Eastside Hospital and Medical Center.  The care they give is top notch.  Around the same are is all the shopping you could possibly desire- Target, WalMart, Kohls, TJMaxx, Ross, etc...you get the picture.  Dining Our dining options have increased drastically over the last few years. We have chains like Ocharleys, Texas Road House, Applebees etc.  We also have had a slew of non chains open. There is Hot and Cold Buffet Chinese Food- one our our favorites, China Chef, and great It...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Contingency - Due Diligence - 3 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 3 2 0 $ 104,900 $ 0 Avg 4 2 1 $ 114,566 $ 0 Max 4 3 1 $ 129,900 $ 0       Contingency - Other - 1 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 4 2 1 $ 90,000 $ 0 Avg 4 2 1 $ 90,000 $ 0 Max 4 2 1 $ 90,000 $ 0     Pending - 90 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 2 2 0 $ 40,000 $ 0 0 Avg 4 2 1 $ 145,789 $ 0 102 Max 6 4 2 $ 495,000 $ 0 453       Pending Existing Lender Approval - 14 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 3 2 0 $ 45,000 $ 0 Avg 4 2 0 $ 116,914 $ 0 Max 5 4 1 $ 368,000 $ 0       Sold - 39 Properties Found Bedroom...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
20 properties sold during the month of October in the Shiloh High School District.  See below for a complete report:   Pending - 56 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 3 2 0 $ 26,000 $ 0 8 Avg 4 2 1 $ 119,163 $ 0 102 Max 6 5 2 $ 440,000 $ 0 398       Pending Existing Lender Approval - 13 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 3 2 0 $ 49,000 $ 0 Avg 4 3 0 $ 111,246 $ 0 Max 5 4 1 $ 189,000 $ 0         Sold - 20 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 3 2 0 $ 45,000 $ 25,000 15 Avg 4 2 0 $ 101,055 $ 95,212 95 Max 6 4 1 $ 219,900 $ 219,900 323       Summary - 89 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Ma...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
October was a busy month for the Brookwood School District with 33 homes having been sold and many more under contract.  Check out the latest market statistics below: Pending - 59 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 2 2 0 $ 35,541 $ 0 8 Avg 4 3 1 $ 223,219 $ 0 93 Max 6 5 2 $ 499,000 $ 0 518       Pending Existing Lender Approval - 11 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Min 3 2 0 $ 70,000 $ 0 Avg 4 2 1 $ 123,963 $ 0 Max 5 3 1 $ 198,000 $ 0       Sold - 33 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths List Price Sale Price Days on Market Min 3 2 0 $ 45,900 $ 40,500 2 Avg 4 3 0 $ 166,934 $ 157,992 92 Max 6 4 2 $ 399,900 $ 340,000 562       Summary - 103 Properties Found Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths L...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
I had resisted the temptation to even go online and look at any deals until now.  I had been shopping off and on for a laser printer for several months. I kind of procrastinated the inevitable (couldn't stand it any longer paying nearly $40 a month to replace ink in my ink jet printers).  Tonight, the procrastination ended.  I went to Newegg.com. If you have not heard of them, they are awesome and have great prices. I recently purchased the latest and greatest router from them for $29.  I had spoken to the folks at Cartridge World in Snellville and asked for a printer recommendation. The recommended the Brother HL-2140 printer. The cartridges cost about $43 to replace and you get tons of pages out of a cartridge. It received a 5 egg out of 5 egg rating on the Newegg's site as well with ...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Brookwood High School is just brimming with news. Here are some highlights: Orchestra Fundraiser: Cow Patty Bingo $5 at the door. The event will be held on the practice field.  Chance to win $1000.  Event is November 20, 2010 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Exam Schedule: November 30: Language Arts/Fine Arts December 1: Social Studies/Foreign Language December 2: Math/PE & Health December 3: Science/Business & Technology Fine Arts Events: Orchestra Concert: November 30, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m. Free admission The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: December 9 and 11 @ 7:00 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens Raising Money for Those in Need Brookwood will have special activities the week of November 29th to help those in need. Included is an opportunity to dine at Texas Roadhouse on December 1st from 4-10 p.m. 10% ...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
We ate at Gary's Bistro this evening. What a fabulous meal! I hadn't yet heard about it since it has only been opened for 2 months. They sent out a mailer and we checked it out. I am glad we did. The menu ranges in price from about $8-18 for an entree. Tonight's special was BBQ chicken and mashed potatoes for $8.95.  I didn't order it, but they have nightly specials like that. Granite counter tops and semi-open kitchen make it feel warm. The wait staff was friendly and gave oodles of attention to my kids- always a plus.  They also serve boiled peanuts prior to the meal. I had the chicken quesadilla. Talk about cheesy!  Tons of it wrapped in a spinach tortilla with tomato, onion, and spinach. It was very good and huge. My wife had the black angus burger with the soup of the day- lobster ...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Plans are continuing to move forward with the feasibility study of extending Ronald Reagan Parkway.  The advisory group recently met and discussed the progress of the study. Public/Private partnerships were discussed, including the model of the them, the level of exposure for the government, and how eventually it is all handed back to the government after their "lease" is up. Things have moved slower than expected due to our economic times. The federal and state DOT are working with Gwinnett in trying to connect it to I85. The upcoming diamond changes are Pleasant Hill and I85 are not going to effect the scope of this project. Questions from the public centered around runoff issues.  Traffic on surface streets was also addressed. Upcoming CAG Meeting: November 10, 2010All meetings begin...
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By Debra Davis, Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
Statistics for Snellville 30039 August through October has brought a leveling of prices in zip code 30039 which is a good sign. Sales prices from April through August were steadily going down so the stabilization of prices has been a good indicator. Hopefully prices will begin to rise near future. Another good market indicator has been that days on market have been going down, only with a slight increase in July but it soon regained its downward trend. Overall Snellville zip code 30039 is doing better with prices stable and days on market that have decreased from 300 in January to currently 175 days.
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
South Gwinnett Home Sales saw 38 units close in August of 2010. Here are the details: Average days on the market: 82 Average list price: $142,319 Average sales price: $138,255 Percent of asking price: 96.73% High sales price: $315,000 and 365 days on the market Low sales price: $37,500 and 4 days on the market
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Brookwood had 27 home sales for August of 2010.  Here are the details: Average days on the market: 83 Average price: $200,559 Average list price: $210,658 Percent of list price: 95.20% High Price: $583,000, 280 days on market Low Price: $59,000, 6 days on market  
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Snellville's newest jewelry designer, Venus Parker, is debuting her busines, Artzy Beads, on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be in the Kensington Community Clubhouse near the Avenue at Webb Gin (1267 Kenilworth Trace, Snellville, Georgia 30078).  Come join us for an evening of food, fun and fashion as Venus debuts her latest designs that are on the cutting edge of the fashion world. About Artzy Beads: ArtzyBeads is focused on providing high quality jewelery coupled with exquisite craftsmanship.  With a variety of different styles and lines, we are sure you will find something that will meet your needs. Wanting something even more unique? Make an appointment with Venus. She will allow you to pick out your stones, chains, etc and make an exclusive piece for you.  Ven...
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By Advantage Home Tours
(Advantage Home Tours)
Contact Donna Marceau at 770-652-2526. One of the largest plans in the gated community of Woodberry plus a full basement. Wonderful open floorplan with the master and an additional bedroom on the main floor, plus the third bedroom and a bonus room upstairs. Spacious great room with beautiful detailed crown molding and double sided fireplace. Beautiful kitchen with a large breakfast bar that opens to an oversized breakfast area. The luxurious master suite features a fireside sitting room.... great for reading or relaxing. On the upper level you'll find the third bedroom, bath, finished bonus room, and walk-in attic storage. The home is 4 sides brick. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac lot.
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Foreclosures in Snellville and all over the metro area are on the rise. Georgia is ranked 7th in the United States with roughly 1 in every 246 household for August.  Nationally that number is 1 in 381.  This is a 30 percent jump over July of 2010 and a 37% jump over August on 2009.  Atlanta Home Prices are up .06 percent in year over year reporting. (August 2009-10).  They are up .01 percent since July 2010. The mixed bag of news indicates that banks may very well be asking more for their foreclosures as they are now getting accustomed to having them. 
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
I am pleased to announce the debut of one a new Snellville Jewelry Maker: Venus Parker, owner of ArtzyBeads.com  Her unique items are sure to cause a stir everywhere they are worn.  Her unique style translates into one of a kind pieces that are seldom,if ever, seen anywhere else. Using all natural stones, glass blown beads, coral, bone, pearls and other semi-precious stones, her designs are sure to be in style for many years to come. Check them out at www.artzybeads.com! Also, she is having a debut on October 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.  
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
In a unanimous decision, the council approved new development along 124 and Janmar roads in Snellville. Formerly the homes of a Home Depot Landscape Store and a Lincoln-Mercury Dealership, the now vacant eye sores will be redeveloped to become an Academy Sports Center and a restaurant with potential out parcels. Coming on the heels of the cities ability to now serve alcohol on Sundays, this development was passed with many zoning variances.  The city is in talks with a national chain restaurant to move into the 6 plus acre 124 location in the heart of the Snellville shopping area.  Residents will now have an even greater variety of shops and dining choices. As little as 2 years ago, dining choices were rare, with residents having to go to Pleasant Hill for any kind of selection.  With t...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
LinksLive in SnellvilleSnellville BlogFollow me on TwitterPhoto GalleryGreat LotHuge KitchenGreat Dining RoomLarge Family RoomAwesome MasterBright OfficeGarden Tub in MasterTranquil Living RoomFantastic Back YardDescriptionThis brick beauty has been totally renovated. It features new floors, new carpet, new paint, new hvac system, copper pipes, vinyl siding, landscaped yard and a fantastic private back yard.The kitchen is huge with mess free flooring and a wonderful dining area. With tons of natural light, this is a great place to spend time.Featuring built in book cases, the family room has a great view of the back yard. Watch your kids play in the expansive yard while you relax in the family room. It is a huge room that can accomodate nearly any furniture.The huge master bedroom easil...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
The class of 1980 from South Gwinnett High School will be the first class reunion in the United States to be held on the Internet. This is a great way for people to get together without having to spend the expense of traveling. I am wondering how it will be organized. I imagine it could be challenging having around 100 folks online at the same time and still communicating. Any one else have any thoughts?
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Residents of the Snellville will be voting tomorrow whether to allow Sunday liquor sales within the city limits. Dating back to 2004, the city and many of its leaders have been split on whether to allow this. Opponents of the the measure say alcohol shouldn't be sold on Sunday due to religious considerations. Proponents of the measure say that the measure will help increase business and rejuvenate the sluggish business growth that Snellville has experienced in recent years. They also site that many businesses have had to close due to the ban since consumers will take their business outside of the city limits. Tomorrow will sure be an interesting day in Snellville. Whatever your position is, make sure you go to the polls and make your voice heard. Click here to view a 5 minute news clip ...
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