Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate Agent’

September Gardening in the Greater Athens Area

Posted by

Reminders to help get your garden cleaned up

Information and photo via Keller Williams

September may be the end of the outdoor gardening season for most, but it’s also the time to prepare everything for next spring. Here are a few reminders on what you need to do to get your garden cleaned up and ready for next year!

Harvest and Transplant:

  • Pick your tomatoes, even the ones that are still green, and ripen these indoors.
  • Transplant your outdoor herbs into pots and bring these indoors for winter growth.
  • Tender bulbs should be dug up and moved indoors to a cool and dark area.

Plant for Spring:

  • When the weather cools down, you can start to plant spring flowering bulbs and peony roots.
  • Divide and replant perennials that have overgrown their current space.

Clean and Compost:

  • Remove and compost your annual plants that are spent.
  • Rake and remove leaves.

We wish you and your family a happy Fall. Please keep us in mind if you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell real estate soon.

 

Copyright 2017 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. 

This Month in Real Estate September

Posted by

This Month in Real Estate – September 2017

Information and photos via Keller Williams

 

THIS MONTH IN REAL ESTATE
September 2017
HOME SALES
Home sales increased year-over-year.
5.44 MILLION
Seasonally adjusted annual rate of U.S. home sales
+2.1% since one year ago
-1.3% since last month
HOME PRICE
Home prices have continued to increase year-over-year.
$258,300
Average
U.S. home price.
+6.2% since one year ago
-1.9% since last month
MORTGAGE RATES
Mortage rates remain well below the historic average.
30 year fixed: 3.86%
15 year fixed: 3.16%
5/1-year arm: 3.17%
Historical Average: 8.90%
Source: Freddie Mac
 

THERE’S OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY MARKET!
Call today or submit a request for contact to find out what’s happening in our Greater Athens area and how we can help!

Copyright 2017 Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Equal Opportunity Housing Provider. Each office is independently owned and operated.

This Month in Real Estate August 2017

Posted by

This Month in Real Estate – August 2017

Information Provided by Keller Williams!

Below is information provided by Keller Williams. Interested in what’s happening in your neighborhood as well? Submit a request for contact, or give us a call today for a personalized home value report and market update!

August 2017 Market Update
divider
Monthly VideoAccording to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales dipped slightly in the month of June. While demand for homes remains high, inventory, especially in the starter home category, remains constrained. With so many interested buyers waiting for more homes to become available, now may be the perfect time to sell.
Interest Rates
divider
Monthly VideoAccording to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates ticked up from 3.90 percent to 3.96 percent. This rate remains well below the historical average of 8.90 percent.
Home Sales
divider
Home Sales Graph
The National Association of REALTORS® reported home sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of approximately 5.52 million homes during the month of May. This was a decrease of 1.8 percent from May and an increase of 0.7 percent from June of last year.
Home Prices
divider
Home Price Graph
The median home price increased to $263,800 in June, which was up 4.5 percent from May and up 6.5 percent from June of last year. The median home price has increased by approximately $16,200 in the past year alone.
Inventory
divider
Inventory Graph
There was a 4.3-month supply of housing inventory in June, which was up 2.4 percent from May. The total number of available homes for sale has decreased by 6.5 percent compared to June of last year.
Brought to you by KW Research. For additional graphs and details, please see the This Month in Real Estate PowerPoint Report.The opinions expressed in This Month in Real Estate are intended to supplement opinions on real estate expressed by local and national media, local real estate agents and other expert sources. You should not treat any opinion expressed on This Month in Real Estate as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy, but only as an expression of opinion. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information, and provides said information without warranties of any kind. All information presented herein is intended and should be used for educational purposes only. Nothing herein should be construed as investment advice. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence and obtain professional advice before making any investment decision. All investments involve some degree of risk. Keller Williams Realty, Inc., will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in This Month in Real Estate.

Steps in the Real Estate Home Buying Process

Posted by

Steps in the Real Estate Home Buying Process

Let Team JWA guide you through your next home purchase in the Greater Athens area

You need a good representative who will work hard for you. Our real estate team is dedicated to helping you find the right home, at the best price. We want you to find the home that will make you happy and successful in real estate ownership.

When you hire us to help you buy your home, we want to know what you want and how much you can afford. Then we’ll find a way to merge these two priorities and find a residence that you’ll enjoy owning.

Keep your objectives in mind when visiting a home. Sometimes the idea of owning a home can overwhelm your practical sense, so keep your feelings in check. Keep a list handy of the features that you need and want in a home, and judge each home by the list instead of by details that could distract you from your goal. When you’re alone with your real estate professional, you can go over the pros and cons of each home. We can help you stay on track while still keeping our eyes out for a great property.

Engage the services of a good real estate lawyer. We can recommend several lawyers in the area who might be a good fit for you. Interview them to ensure that you get someone you can work with. The legalities of transferring land ownership can be dodgy, and a lawyer can be your best defense against future legal troubles. A good lawyer can charge several hundred to over a thousand dollars for their services, but the thousands of dollars saved in legal fees later on makes this a good expense.

Make the offer. This can be a maze of “buyer”, “seller”, “chattels”, “deposit”, and “completion”. We’ll be happy to prepare the paperwork and go through it with you before submitting it. Remember, the seller may reject or counter your offer, so even at this late date, avoid setting your heart on the home you hope to own. You’ll probably have to write a deposit check to the seller’s broker that proves the seriousness of your offer.

Get all necessary inspections done. A home inspector will check for signs of harmful materials like asbestos, lead paint and mold. They’ll also check for evidence of pests, faulty wiring and leaks. This is a crucial part of the home purchase. Not getting an inspection done means that you could be stuck in a home with a bad case of black mold and no recourse other than to pay for its removal. Inspections will cost a few hundred dollars, but again, this is more than worth it in the end. There are several inspectors in the area that we’d be happy to recommend.

Do a final walkthrough before closing the deal. We’d be happy to do this with you to make sure that everything agreed upon is completed prior to the final signing.

From the first interview that determines your requirements to the moment that you receive the keys, we can help you with the complicated process of buying a home. Don’t hesitate to submit a request for contact or give us a call to find out more about how we can make the home buying process easier!

Homes Just Reduced in the Greater Athens Area

Posted by

Homes Just Reduced in the Greater Athens Area

Your dream home may only be a few clicks away!

Are you searching for homes in the greater Athens area? The Jennifer Westmoreland and Associates team has lots of listings that may be just what you’re looking for today! We have some listings that have recently been reduced, and probably won’t last long. Click the pictures for more information on each home listing, and submit a request for contact or give us a call to learn more about these fantastic opportunities.

Whitlow Creek Drive

Whitlow Creek Drive

Academy Woods Drive

Academy Woods Drive

Hearthstone Way

Hearthstone Way

Stevens Grove Church Rd

Stevens Grove Church Rd

Mallard Cir

Mallard Cir

River Shoals Dr

River Shoals Dr

 

Milledge Ave

Milledge Ave

675 Riverhill Drive

Riverhill Drive

Whitrlow Creek

Whitlow Creek

Long Creek Drive

Long Creek Drive

 

Jennifer Westmoreland Athens Number One Keller Williams Luxury Home Agent

Posted by

Jennifer Westmoreland & Associates- Athens’ #1 Keller Williams Luxury Home Agent

Luxury Homes Often Need Specialized Skills and Market Knowledge

Did you know that Jennifer Westmoreland with Team JWA is Athens’ #1 KW luxury home specialist? At the JWA, we have specific tools and market knowledge that allow us to succeed in finding or selling your next luxury home for you. Videos can provide a fantastic way to highlight features of your home, along with the additional tools and technology to find a targeted buyer for your luxury listing. Below is an example of a recent video created for one of our clients highlighting their home! We would be happy to sit down with you and create a customized plan to sell your luxury home in the greater Athens area too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for your next dream home? Here is a sample of some of our current listings. Thinking or listing your luxury home? We can provide you with a free home valuation guide customized just for you! Interested in something specific or need more information? Send us a request for contact, or give us a call today!

 

 

Team JWA Find Fiona the Fiat Friday

Posted by

Team JWA Find Fiona Friday

Where in the greater Athens area will Team Jennifer Westmoreland be next?

Have you seen our Team JWA Fiona the Fiat car around town? If not, you might be missing out! We’re taking the Fiat around the greater Athens area. Watch for the next clue on our Facebook or Instagram pages. On Find Fiona the Fiat Friday, Team JWA may treat you to lunch! There are so many local restaurants and activities in the Athens area, and we’re looking to exploring more places with you. Become a part of the community, and stop by to say hello! Know of a good local spot to try? Make a comment on one of our pages. We’d love to hear your suggestions too!

21 Popular Things to do in Athens GA

Posted by

TripAdvisor compiled a list of some top Things to do in Athens in the greater Athens area, according to travelers! With such so many options how could you not love living in the classic city?

Here they are!

  1. State Botanical Garden of Georgia
  2. Sanford Stadium
  3. Georgia Museum of Art
  4. University of Georgia Performing Arts Center
  5. The Georgia Theatre
  6. University of Georgia Golf Course
  7. Athens Welcome Center
  8. Iron Horse
  9. South Lumpkin Street
  10. Cine BarCafe
  11. T.T.R. Cobb House
  12. Bear Hollow Zoo
  13. World of Wonder Playground
  14. Taylor-Grady House
  15. Double Barreled Cannon
  16. Tree That Owns Itself
  17. Seney-Stovall Chapel
  18. Ware-Lyndon House
  19. We Let the Dawgs Out Public Art Exhibit
  20. Georgia Museum of Natural History
  21. Athens Heritage Tour

We love the Athens community and are happy to have been a part of it for many years! Need more information  on moving to Athens or surrounding areas? We would be happy to talk with you about it! Send us a request for contact, or give us a call today. Visit our Facebook page or twitter page to share your favorite things to do in the greater Athens area as well!

5 Room Re-Purpose Ideas to Customize Your Athens Home

Posted by

Find the Home With Almost Everything?

5 Room Re-purpose Ideas to Customize Your New Athens Home

Has your home search resulted in finding a home that has almost everything that you want? Below are 5 ideas to re-purpose rooms that you may not use as much into one of your favorite home spaces!

14 Ways the JWA Works to Sell Your Home

Posted by

14 Ways the JWA Works to Sell Your Home

Customized Plans for your greater Athens area home

Effective advertising and marketing are essential when selling your home. From descriptive, colorful ads to internet options, our marketing team is able to attract potential buyers and agents.  We know that every home is unique. We would not use the same marketing plan for a 1930’s bungalow as we would for an Oconee estate. After viewing your home we will create a custom marketing plan for your property. Below you will find just a few marketing steps we take on our properties in the greater Athens area. Ready to talk more about what Jennifer Westmoreland & Associates can do for you? Give us a call, or submit a request for contact today!

  1. Price your home strategically so you’re competitive with the current market and price trends.
  2. Stage your home to cast a positive light on the features most important to buyers: uncluttered rooms and closets, fresh paint and terrific curb appeal.
  3. Place “for sale” signage and complete with property fliers easily accessible to drive-by prospects.
  4. In addition to “for sale” sign we place a text rider which provide free recorded information about your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Where each caller’s inquiry will be followed up with a personal phone call.
  5. Distribute custom “just listed” notices to over 600 area agents.
  6. Optimize your home’s Internet presence by posting information in the Keller Williams Listing System (KWLS), as well as local and global MLS systems including plenty of photographs and a description of your property.
  7. Produce a video tour of your home, placing it on multiple websites to attract both local and out-of-town buyers.
  8. Target our marketing to active real estate agents who specialize in selling homes in your neighborhood.
  9. Advertise your home with email campaigns and social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus and YouTube.
  10. Target active buyers and investors in our database who are looking for homes in your price range and area.
  11. Provide you with weekly updates detailing our marketing efforts, including comments from the prospective buyers and agents who have visited your home.
  12. Use Google Adwords to promote your listings on search engines and websites.
  13. We pay real estate websites so your property shows higher on search results.
  14. Home Packets are left at your property with a buyer flyer, disclosures and other important information.
MENU