380 Grant Circle, #101, Atlanta GA 30315

January 10th, 2016

UPDATE:  Sold for FULL price!

380 Grant Circle, #101, Atlanta GA 30315 has just been listed by Leigh Hays, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown, 404-604-3100 office or 404-604-3170 direct dial.  Located in The Villages at Grant Park, this cute 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhouse  features a garage and a private, fenced in yard.

380 Grant Circle, #101, Atlanta GA 30315

380 Grant Circle, #101, Atlanta GA 30315

Dining Room overlooking the Deck

Dining Room overlooking the Deck

How to File Homestead Exemption in Atlanta

January 4th, 2016

Wondering how to file homestead exemption in Atlanta?  If you purchased property in Atlanta in 2015 and the property that is your primary residence, you will want to file for homestead exemption for the property.  Georgia law allows  every homeowner that is eligible to claim a Homestead Exemption for property tax for a primary residence owned on January 1, 2016.  You must live in the property as of January 1, 2016 and claim it as your primary residence to be eligible for the homestead property exemptions.  It does provide a property tax break and worth filing for the exemption.  Some counties also allow for a senior citizen exemption.

City of Atlanta both DeKalb & Fulton Counties, Cobb, Forsythe and the City of Marietta –  all allow for filing online.  City of Smyrna is one of the few places that still requires you to snail mail, apply in person or fax your homestead exemption application.  Once you file, it will stay with the property year after year unless you claim a new residence as your primary residence.  In the future, if you do make a change to the deed (adding or removing someone),  you should contact the county and make sure your homestead exemption remains on the property.

For all municipalities there is no late filing.  NONE.  No exceptions.  If you file after April 1, 2016 it will not be applied to your 2016 property taxes but for the 2017 property taxes.  It only takes a few minutes to file so take some time to do it now.  You may need to have other documents that may take a little time such as updated car registration, GA Driver’s license so take a few minutes in January to figure out what you need to do and make sure you do it so you can file for homestead exemption in Atlanta.

Most counties require you registering your car within in 30 days of moving.  You may need to have this proof of registration prior to filing for the homestead exemption.  Additionally, you may want to update your driver’s license to your current address as well since it is required by the state and the county may need you to have this information.  For information on obtaining the property car registration and car tags, contact the county.  If you need information on your Georgia driver’s license, contact the Georgia Department of Drivers.  If you have your car registered through a business at a different address, you may need to find out from the county if they need the information.

Information you may need on hand for filing your homestead exemption in Atlanta is listed below.  The websites list what you need to have on hand and most have emails and phone numbers if you have questions.

  1. Property address.
  2. Property tax id number.  This is typically found on your closing statement or tax bill.  Closing statements changed in October 2015 so it may not be located there.  I can help you with this if you can’t find it easily.  If you are online, you may have to try the tax id number without the dashes (-).
  3. Owner(s) name(s) – make sure you complete the information they way the property deed was filed.
  4. Address & contact information for owner(s).
  5. Social Security number(s) – for all owners.
  6. Vehicle Registrations – tag number & counties where registered.
  7. Driver’s License(s) – all owners.

Save a copy of your filing even if you are just snagging the screen shot online so you have it for your records.  When you receive your property tax, you should see homestead exemption noted.  It may just state ‘yes’ next to Homestead Exemption

Fulton County Residents and City of Atlanta/Fulton County Residents

You will register on Fulton County’s website or in person. File between January 1, 2016 and April 1, 2016

Link to file homestead exemption for properties in Fulton County including City of Atlanta/Fulton properties


DeKalb County and City of Atlanta/Dekalb County and City of Brookhaven/DeKalb County

You can apply on line or in person. File between January 2, 2016 – April 1, 2016.

Link to file homestead exemption for properties in Dekalb County including City of Atlanta/Dekalb and City of Brookhaven/Dekalb.


City of Decatur

You can apply in person or online.  File between January 1, 2016 – April 1, 2016.

It is best to file with City of Decatur PRIOR to March 15, 2016 so your 1st quarter property tax payment will include the homestead exemption.   You can file on line.

Link to file homestead exemption for properties in City of Decatur.


Cobb County

You can apply in person or online.  File between January 1, 2016 – April 1, 2016.

Link to file homestead exemption for Cobb County Property 


City of Smryna

You can apply in person, mail or fax.  File between January 1, 2016 – April 1, 2016.

Link for application to file homestead exemption for City of Smyrna.


City of Marietta

January 1, 2016 – April 1, 2016

You can file online or in person.  File between January 1, 2016 – April 1, 2016.

Link for filing homestead exemption in City of Marietta


Forsythe County

You can file online or in person.  File between January 1, 2016 – April 1, 2016.



Have additional questions or need more information on how to file homestead exemption in Atlanta?  Contact Leigh for more information!

Leigh Hays  | Atlanta Real Estate | Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown

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Inman Park Victorian For Sale

May 2nd, 2015

Beautiful Inman Park Victorian House for Sale!  503 N. Highland Avenue, NE, Atlanta GA 30307 has been listed for sale by Leigh Hays, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown.

1907 Gothic Victorian for Sale in Inman Park | Intown  Atlanta Life

1907 Gothic Victorian for Sale in Inman Park | Intown Atlanta Life

503 N. Highland Avenue was built at the same time as the twin house next door, using the same building permit in 1907, on a split lot. Sister houses were common at the time, although not in Atlanta. At that time, the house was located in a neighborhood called “Copenhill,” which was a planned community much like Inman Park and built contemporaneously with Inman Park. Copenhill no longer exists and is now part of the Inman Park Historic District.

In 1977, Richard Ballard bought the house – still a duplex – and lived in it until he sold it to the current owners in 2006. The current owners restored the house, returning it to a single family dwelling, building out the attic, and extending the footprint with a rear addition. All work was done using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, a national guideline for preserving the character and historical significance of properties on the National Register of Historic Places. The renovation was completed in April, 2007 – exactly 100 years after the house was originally built.

The renovation in 2007 was extensive and included removing ceilings/walls as needed and installing all new systems including plumbing, electrical and HVAC.   Light fixtures are vintage/antiques and all were found for the house during the renovation.  Most of the 6 fireplace mantles are original and the original tile has been preserved.  Heart of pine floors are throughout the home and even used on the kitchen countertops.

1907 Gothic Victorian house is located in Inman Park.  The house features 3 living levels and has outdoor space on every level.  The current owners purchased the home in 2006 and did an extensive restoration and renovation in 2007 including adding additional living space to the house. There are 6 decorative fireplaces and most are original to the home.  The floors throughout the home are pine floors. The main living level features: the foyer, parlor with the bay window, dining room, kitchen, den, and powder room.  The central hallway leads to the large rear porch.  Note the back door that has been modified.  The top portion can be opened and the bottom remaining closed.

Inman Park Victorian Home for Sale | Entrance Foyer

Inman Park Victorian Home for Sale | Entrance Foyer


Inman Park Victorian Home For Sale  | Kitchen with Pine Countertops

Inman Park Victorian Home For Sale | Kitchen with Pine Countertops

The second floor features the master suite with his & her bathrooms complete with a walk in closet & a large rear deck.  There are two additional bedrooms on this floor – one is currently used as a library and has a charming built in window seat.  His bathroom would service the secondary bedrooms on this floor or the 3rd floor bathroom. The third floor features two bedrooms – each with private balconies and one with a bonus room.  There is a shared full bathroom on this level.

Inman Park Victorian For Sale  | Foyer Staircase with Stained Glass Window | 503 N. Highland Avenue, NE Atlanta GA 30307

Inman Park Victorian For Sale | Foyer Staircase with Stained Glass Window | 503 N. Highland Avenue, NE Atlanta GA 30307

The back yard is large (larger than noted on tax records) and features alley access for off street parking.  The property is accessed with an automatic gate.  There is room on the property to add a parking garage or carport as desired.

The current owner is author and historian, Sharon F. Jones, author of Inman Park (Images of America).

Inman Park is a vibrant neighborhood with the best Street Festival in Atlanta.  This home is located across the street from the Freedom Park pathway connecting you to the Atlanta Beltline.  Homes in Inman Park were built in the late 1890’s through present day.  There is a mix of architecture in Inman Park ranging from Victorians, Craftsman, Cottages, and Dutch Colonials.  503 N. Highland Avenue is one of the only Gothic Victorian’s in the neighborhood and even in the city of Atlanta.

483 Kendrick Ave, SE, Atlanta GA 30315

March 29th, 2015

483 Kendrick Ave, SE, Atlanta GA 30315  | Historic Grant Park home for sale



Renovated 1938 cottage in Grant Park is just 1 block from the Zoo & Park and just 3 blocks from the Beltline.  This charming home has hardwoods & crown molding throughout & open floorpan wtih the dining room and kitchen open and with a view of the living room. The living room has judges paneling, decorative fireplace and great natural lighting.  Home was renovated circa 2007 and has double paned windows and updated systems.

The kitchen is spacious with lots of cabinets & countertop space & opens to the dining room complete with wainscoting and a charming built in shelf. There is a large walk-in pantry with access to the crawl space plus laundry closet with additional storage.  The range has gas cooktop and there is plenty of space for multiple cooks in this open kitchen.  The refrigerator and washer & dryer will remain, too. Courntertops are granite and the backsplash is a travertine tumbled tile.

Large master suite is in the rear of the home and opens to the deck and the large level lot. There are two closets and great light in the bedroom.  It is large enough for a king bed and dressers.  Bath has 2 sinks with great storage in the cabinets plus a separate linen closet.  The shower/tub is a whirlpool for maximum relaxtion!  Tile in the bathroom is travertine and the coutnertop is granite.  Bead board wainscotting surrounds the walls and adds to the charming details throughout this home.  The front of the house has two secondary bedrooms and share a renovated bathroom with waincoting detailing and beautiful granite sink.  Access to the attic is located in one of the bedrooms.

Large flat yard is has room for garden.  There is a charming storage shed, too.  Yard is fully fenced and private.  Deck off of the house is the perfect place for dining table, relaxing chairs and grill.

Grant Park has great green spaces and also playgrounds, picnic pavilions, pool, athletic fieds, baseball diamon, tennis courts and green spaces!  There is a weekly Farmer’s Market every Sunday in the park.  The annual Summer Shade Festival happens in August and is a fund raiser for the Grant Park Conservancy.  The Atlanta Beltline connects just a few blocks of the home. There are two parks just off of the Beltline – one with kudzu eating goats and the other one has a fantastic playground.

1151 North Ave, NE Atlanta GA 30307 Poncey Highland Bungalow

February 21st, 2015
Poncey Highland Bungalow

Poncey Highland Bungalow

If you are looking for a house in Intown Atlanta where you can easily walk to parks, the Atlanta Beltline, shops, restaurants and MARTA AND still find a bungalow with the original 1920’s charm and modern day function, 1151 North Avenue, NE Atlanta GA 30307 is going to be the house for you! It’s all in the details and this craftsman bungalow is loaded with details. One of the best and most unusual features are the hardwood parquet floors in the front rooms. The parquet oak floors are complete with the top nailing detail plus a beautiful inlaid border on the edges of the rooms. Typically this detail would have been reserved for larger homes built during the time. The kitchen and rear of the home have beautiful heart of pine floors. At the time the house was built, heart of pine would have been a less expensive than the oak used in the front rooms. Today, heart of pine is a premium flooring and reserved for a custom homes.

Living Room | 1151 North Ave, NE Atlanta GA 30307

Living Room | 1151 North Ave, NE Atlanta GA 30307

A nice detail inside and outside of the home, are the diamond paned transoms above the windows. A bonus is the transoms bring in additional light into the home. The fireplace & mantle in the living room are original and have had a wood burning insert added. One of the prominent details of a bungalow is the trim. This home has the craftsman trim around the doors & windows and the paneled doors. Current owners have restored the butler’s pantry and the pocket doors in the front bedroom. Ceiling heights are tall and the room sizes are large. The dining room easily seats 8-10 people and has room for sideboards.

Kitchen | 1151 North Ave, NE Atlanta GA 30307

Kitchen | 1151 North Ave, NE Atlanta GA 30307

Bathroom with Claw Foot Tub

Bathroom with Claw Foot Tub

Renovated by the current owners, the kitchen and the two bathrooms have all been updated for the pleasures of modern day living while still retaining the charm of the original house. The kitchen was redone with all new cabinets, granite countertops, white subway tile backsplash and a large under mount single bowl sink which makes clean up easy. One of the best features of the kitchen is the great light that comes through the windows. Storage is always a premium and this kitchen features a large walk in pantry. There is also restored butler’s pantry connecting the kitchen and dining room. Butler’s pantry is great for additional storage and staging area for diner parties.

The original claw foot tub remains in the hall bathroom. Master bathroom has a white subway tile shower with multi-heads plus body spray jets.

A bonus room  in the house is the mud room and laundry room. Located just off of the kitchen, the room has a laundry room closet for washer & dryer plus storage. This room is perfect for wiping your dog’s paws after a long walk in Freedom Park. Access to the back yard and parking makes this room a desired space. An added bonus is there are two windows that keep the room light and bright and help keep the natural light flowing in the kitchen, too.

Parking in Intown Atlanta is a premium and 1151 North Ave has private driveway with parking pad. Pad can easily park 3-4 cars and you can add more on the long driveway. Parking is in the rear of the home and you enter through the mudroom into the kitchen.

Yard with deck, garden, grass, shed + parking

Yard with deck, garden, grass, shed + parking

Off of the house is a large deck. There is plenty of space for grilling and a seating area. A terraced area allows for a beautiful garden view. There is still yard for grass or more garden. Private and fully fenced yard creates a place for your dog to enjoy the yard with you. Porches are a top of the list for most folks living Intown Atlanta. This home has a fantastic porch – full length of the home and complete with a swing. Room for a sitting area plus a dining table. This home sits above street level and sitting on the porch gives you a great vantage point to people watch.

Front Porch

Front Porch

Freedom Park is just steps away linking you to Candler Park to the east, Poncey Highland to the west, Old Fourth Ward to the south west and Inman Park to the south. Located near Little 5 Points (L5P), you can easily enjoy shopping & eating in L5P and Inman Park. The Inman Park Marta station is a short walk 10-15 minutes away. Bicycle lanes are located in select locations and of course bikes are welcomed on the Freedom Park trails as well as the Atlanta Beltline.

Poncey Highland is a vibrant neighborhood. The neighborhood was established in 1905 and still retains many historical sites such as the Ford Motor Company Lofts, the redeveloped Ponce City Market, Highland Ballroom & the newly renovated Plaza Theatre, which opened in 1939. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Gardens is located in Poncey Highland and just a few blocks from 1151 North Avenue. The gardens are beautiful place to walk and be sure to check out the koi pond. It’s not unusual to see President Carter & Roslyn walking on the grounds or nearby. Famous to locals and politicians since the 1950’s, Manual’s Tavern calls Poncey Highland home.

Schools: Springdale Park Elementary, Inman Middle School & Grady High School serve the house and are part of the Atlanta Public School System. There are many other options nearby for private schools and day cares. Check out greatschools.org for all of your private & public school options.

Video of 1151 North Ave, NE Atlanta GA 30307

Beltline Loft For Sale | NuGrape Lofts

November 15th, 2014

Beltline loft for sale in NuGrape Lofts located on Ralph McGill Boulevard in Historic Old Fourth Ward!  The loft is 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and has an open plan for flexible living options.  Loft has been newly renovated and the list price is $178,000.  Interested in a tour of the property?  Call 404-604-3170, Leigh Hays!

NuGrape Lofts, #2, Beltline Loft


Beltline Loft For Sale NuGrape Lofts

6 Staging Tips to Sell Your Home

November 11th, 2014

These 6 home staging tips to sell your home are the final touches for readying your home for the buying market. These staging tips are relatively low cost and in many cases free. Having your house staged and market ready will help you reduce the days on the market it takes to sell your home and will help net you more money.

TIP 1 – Curb appeal matters.

Curb appeal is the first impression a potential buyer has on whether or not they want to go inside of your home.  Make sure your yard is cleaned up and ready to go. Mow the grass, trim the bushes, and edge planting beds as well as the sidewalks and walk ways.

Fresh mulch and pine straw on all beds helps put a finishing touch. Consider putting an extra layer of mulch and pine straw in areas. It can add a lush look and help keep the weeding to a minimum.   In the fall, be sure to keep the leaves blown.

If you are a selling a condo or townhome, you will want to make sure the exterior of the building(s) and the landscaping are maintained. If you are in a smaller community, talk to the Homeowner’s Board and the Association to see if you can do a few clean up projects if needed. Remember, buyers are buying into the complex as well as the condo you are selling.


Tip 2 – Pack up and put away items you don’t need on a daily or weekly basis.

You are going to have to pack up and box up the house anyway – so why not before you list the house? You can donate items you know you won’t use in your new home. For items you will want in your new home, consider boxing everything up and putting into a rented storage unit nearby.

Many sellers overlook cleaning out and organizing their closets and pantries before listing on the market. These are very important areas to buyers. Make sure you organize and clean closets, pantries and cabinets.

Garages and storage areas are important spaces for buyers and often overlooked by sellers. You don’t want to overload the storage spaces with lots of boxes even if they well-organized stacks of boxes. You don’t want to send the message you are out of storage and space.

Having crowded closets, garages, and homes tells the buyer the house is too small. You want the home to appeal to a wide range of buyers.


Tip 3 – Stage rooms to be used as they were meant to be used.

Bedrooms should be staged as bedrooms. Your dining room should be a dining room and not a playroom. Most buyers and many real estate agents can’t look past what they see in the house.   Show them what they want to see.

If you have exercise equipment in your bedroom remove it and set up a bed to show off the room. Consider new sheets and thick comforter or duvet for the bed. While home offices are desirable features for most Intown Atlanta buyers, it is easier for a buyer to see a bedroom as an office than it is to see an office as a bedroom. The goal is to appeal to the most ready, willing and able buyers actively looking to buy.

Tip 4 – Declutter the countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms.

You want to make sure there are lots of open spaces on all of the countertops. We tend to fill it up the space we have. Countertops are high demand areas in kitchens and bathrooms.

Kitchen countertops need to be as free from items as possible. If you don’t use it everyday – put it away in a cabinet or box up for storage. Items you use frequently and can’t live without make sure it is show worthy and adds to the kitchen’s visual appeal. If your coffee pot is 30 years old, chances are it should be stowed out of sight. Toaster ovens are rarely attractive enough to be left out. Rearrange the pantry or cabinets to stow away these items out of sight for showings.

If you have a dishwasher, consider leaving the kitchen sponges and cleaning tools and sink stoppers in the top tray. Make sure they are all dishwasher safe in case they are not removed before running the dishwasher.

In your bathrooms, remove personal items such as toothbrushes and hairbrushes from the countertops. You want the prospective buyer to see the house as theirs and not yours. Create a system where you can stow away toothbrushes and razors out of sight for showings. Clear out a drawer or a cabinet where you will still have easy access for use but they are out of sight for showings. Ideally you will just have some hand soap and a clean hand towel out and little else on your bathroom countertops.

Tip 5 – Clean your house.

Clean your house like your mother-in-law is visiting and bringing her white gloves. Cleanliness does matter and telegraphs to the prospective buyer the condition of the rest of your house including the items they can’t see.

Do the windows. Yes, wash the windows – inside and out. Consider hiring a professional for this task. You will be amazed at what an impact it makes when the windows are cleaned properly. Resist the urge to use the hose spray cleaners, as they will leave streaks and spots.

Take note of the top of the refrigerator and the tops of the chandelier. These are places that most of us don’t see. The prospective buyer who is 6’ or taller will see these places.

Heating and air conditioning vents and return vents are often in need of a good vacuum and wipe down. Often if the vents are dirty it means the filter is need of changing or cleaning. Replace the filter as necessary.

Appliances are often overlooked and need to be cleaned especially if they are being conveyed with the sale of the home. Clean the microwave, the oven, the stove and the refrigerator. Prospective buyers will open the oven door and look to see how big of a turkey will fit. You will need to keep these clean while the house is on the market and being shown.


These 6 home staging tips are important to do before the pictures are taken and the sign is placed in the yard. You only have one chance to make a great first impression even if the first impression is online.

1084 Colquitt, Historical Bungalow for Sale in Inman Park

September 20th, 2014

1084 Colquitt, historical bungalow for sale in Inman Park, has been listed for $750,000. Spacious home has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms along great living rooms and spaces.

1084 Colquitt, Historical Bungalow for Sale In Inman Park

“This home has great curb appeal and you won’t be disappointed once you step inside!  The home has the best parts of a historic home with the preserved architectural features as well as having been modernized for today’s living.  There is a great two car garage which is coveted in Inman Park.  Location is fantastic and there is so much to do in the area”, says Inman Park resident and listing agent, Leigh Hays of Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown.

Renovated Bungalow for Sale in Inman Park, 1084 Colquitt

This beautifully renovated 1910 bungalow offers the wow factor with it’s large room sizes, original architectural features and updated kitchen and bathrooms.  In doing the renovations in 2006, the home has retained the classic appeal of a 1910 home with the modern conveniences today’s owners want in the kitchn and bathrooms. The kitchen is open with an island and features great modern amenities such as a built in wine refrigerator, built in microwave & oven along with a warming drawer. The master suite is on the main floor, and the bathroom was formerly a bedroom with a fireplace. The fireplace has remained in the bathroom and now is a functioning gas fireplace. There is a large jetted tub right in front of the fireplace along with a separate enclosed shower and two separate sinks and vanities.

The living spaces are large and open. There are a total of 5 fireplaces – 2 in the living rooms, 1 in the dining room, 1 in the master bedroom and the 5th one in the master bathroom.   The two living rooms have coffered ceilings. Original windows are still in place on the main level with custom made storm windows adding extra R value for maintaining a higher comfort level as well as improved utility bills. The large dining room has an original built-in butler’s pantry along with an added cabinet that presently houses the sound system for the home. Yes – there are speakers in the ceilings of select rooms and a centralized sound system. The home has hardwood floors throughout – including the upstairs living space.

Upstairs has great ceiling height and roof lines that create charming spaces without compromising the room sizes and usability. You will be surprised at how large these rooms truly are! The three bedrooms upstairs are just off of an upstairs den with built in bookshelves and a great den or library. One of the bedrooms has its own bathroom and the other two rooms share a jack and jill bathroom.

Renovated Bungalow for Sale in Inman Park, 1084 Colquitt

Inman Parkers love living on their front porches! Depending on the temperatures in the winter – which can be quite unpredictable – there are years where porch living happens 12 months out of the year. 1084 Colquitt boasts a true bungalow front porch which runs the entire length of the front of the house allowing for great people watching and catching up with neighbors. The property sits above street level and allows for privacy on the porch. A professional landscaper designed and installed the xeriscaped yard and it is both beautiful and low maintenance.  If you decide to plant annual flowers, there is a zero gravity water system filled by rain water tucked under the front porch.

1084 Colquitt, Historical Bungalow for Sale in Inman Park

The back yard offers a great grilling and entertaining spot complete with built-in natural gas grill and large paver patio. There is room for play area or plant a garden with the natural sunlight. A second rain water collection system is on the far right side of the garage and services the back yard plants. A large two car garage is accessed via an alleyway off of Sinclair Avenue and Colquitt Avenue. There is room for additional cars to park on the property behind the garage too.

Energy efficient features in this bungalow include double paned windows in the upstairs of the home, custom made storm windows on the original and historical windows on the first floor of the home, 2 new heat pumps, rain water collection systems with zero gravity pumps for watering the yard.

Inman Park schools are the City of Atlanta. The elementary school is the highly desirable Mary Lin Elementary located in Candler Park.  Inman and Grady are the middle and high schools respectively and are located in Virginia Highland and Midtown/Virginia Highland area. Nearby private schools include the Children’s School, Paideia, the Montessori Intown campus, the Inman Park Cooperative and many other great educational options.

Inman Park is a highly coveted neighborhood in the Intown Atlanta community with the best annual festival every April – The Inman Park Tour of Homes & Festival.  There are many walking and biking options as well as easy access to public transportation – MARTA train & bus lines. Located near the Freedom Park Paths this home connects easily to the Atlanta Beltline. Biking and walking are increasing in popularity as the best modes of transportation and the Atlanta Beltline has certainly helped make it easier. The Ponce City Market is scheduled to open in Spring 2015 and will be a huge mixed use development with retail, office, rental, restaurants, and markets.  Inman Park has two other mixed use projects being developed: the Krog Street Market (already have 2 restaurants open!) and the project under construction on Elizabeth Street and N. Highland which will include Inman Quarters Apartments opening in Spring of 2015.

Parks and playgrounds are close by in Inman Park. There is a park and green space on Euclid Avenue at Poplar Circle. Springdale Park located on Waverly between Elizabeth St and Euclid Ave has a new playground and is under going improvements in the park. Additional parks and playgrounds are found in the adjoining neighborhoods of Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highlands, Candler Park and Lake Claire. The newly constructed Old Fourth Ward Park features a skateboarding park and a future dog park to be constructed.


West Midtown Atlanta Loft for Sale

July 23rd, 2014

West Midtown Atlanta Loft Listed for Sale by Leigh Hays, Atlanta Intown Living

“West Midtown Atlanta is HOT and just going to continue to light up the Atlanta Real Estate Market” says Realtor, Leigh Hays of Atlanta Intown Living, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown.  “We’ve just listed an amazing loft in West Midtown Atlanta – just one block from the GA Aquarium and all that the West Midtown area of Atlanta has to offer.  As a real estate agent selling and specializing in Intown Atlanta, I am trilled to be listing this historic West Midtown loft!

This West Midtown Atlanta Loft is located in the Historic Giant Lofts located on Marietta Street near the intersection of Marietta Street and Ivan Allen Blvd.  The loft is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom listed for $127,900 and has 900+ square feet per the tax records.  The living space is open and flexible to allow for living area, dining area, office area and a private bedroom with a walk in closet for great storage.   Video of 426 Marietta St, #211, Atlanta GA 30313 The Giant Lofts in West Midtown Atlanta 

West Midtown Loft For Sale | Giant Lofts located at 426 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA

West Midtown Atlanta Loft For Sale | Giant Lofts located at 426 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30313

This true loft is located in the 1923 built Giant Lofts which was built as warehouse space for Westinghouse Electric Company by renowned Atlanta architect, Emil C. Seiz.  The building was converted to apartments in 1996 and sold as condos in 2001.  One of the great benefits of this West Midtown Atlanta loft is the great architectural details remain in the loft and the building and helping place it on the National History of Historic Places.  During the conversation in 2001 to lofts, the developers and the building won numerous awards including an award for Adaptive Design from the City of Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission and one from the Atlanta Historic Preservation for Certificate of Merit in Rehabilitation.

Location is everything and this West Midtown Atlanta Loft is in a hot location just off of the Centennial Olympic Park area near the GA Aquarium and World of Coke.  Building is continuing in the immediate area with Hyatt building a hotel directly across the street and the Falcon’s stadium right there.  Great Restaurants are nearby such as Ford Fry’s the Optimist, Bartaco (same folks as Inman Park’s Barcelona),  and Thumps Up.  Looking for some shopping?  Not a problem as new shops and shopping areas are opening all over Marietta Street corridor and there is always West Side Provisions on Howell Mill.

This West Midtown Atlanta loft is a great location for professional or student.  Proximity to major interestates makes this West Midtown Atlanta loft a great commute for the professional who travels or commutes in the area.  Undergrad and Grad students attending Georgia Tech, Morehouse College or Spellman College will find a great buy with this West Midtown Atlanta Loft!


Leigh Hays, Realtor at Intown Atlanta Living with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown, specializes in selling Intown Atlanta homes, condos, town homes and lofts.   Leigh is continually a top performing real estate agent and has been selling intown since 1996.  Experience Sells.

Are you interested in selling your home, condo, loft or town home?   Wondering what your property is worth?  Call Leigh Hays, Intown Atlanta Living, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown today!  Seller Consultations:  404-604-3170

Are you interested in buying a home, condo, loft or town home?  Search for Properties NOW!  Call Leigh Hays, Intown Atlanta Living, Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown today!  Buyer Consultations:  404-604-3170

Leigh Hays, Intown Atlanta Living
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown
1420 Peachtree Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309

Inman Park Real Estate Sales for June 2014

July 16th, 2014

Inman Park Real Estate Sales for June 2014

Inman Park real estate sales for June 2014 were terrific.  We are breaking out the sales between homes and condos/townhomes.  Typically they are different buyers and there are different demands which influence the sales data.  

HOMES in Inman Park: For the month of June, there were 13 homes for sale in Inman Park and 3 homes that were under contract.  Price ranges for the Inman Park homes were between $1,975,000 and $395,000 for a fixer upper.   6 of the 13 homes had price reductions.

There were two Inman Park homes that closed in June 2014.  One was listed for $879,900 and sold for 99% of the list price and sold in 2 days.  Home was located on Austin and was 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The second home that sold was on Edgewood and was listed for $420,000 and sold for 98% of the listed price.  Home was on the market for 5 days and was 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Inman Park Real Estate

CONDOS & TOWN HOMES in Inman Park: For the month of June, there were 12 active condos and town homes listed for sale in Inman Park in prices ranging from $849,000 to $172,500. One of the 12 active, was an Inman Park Village town home that has just been withdrawn from the market.  4 of the other 11 active properties were reduced during the listing period.

There were 15 pending Inman Park town homes and condos priced from $700,000 to $169,000.  The $700,000 listed town home is located in Inman Park Village and features an elevator servicing all three floors.

There were 10 condos/town homes in Inman Park that closed during the month of June.  They were priced from $650,000 to $145,000.  Most of the listings sold in less than 30 days on the market but there was one on Dixie that was listed for 351 days and sold for 78% of the listed price.

OVERVIEW of INMAN PARK REAL ESTATE SALES: The real estate market is continuing to move forward in Inman Park with increases in sold prices. Days on the market remain low as long as the price is right to start with or if it is quickly adjusted to meet the market. Condos & town homes are in demand in Inman Park and prices are increasing in the 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom price point.  The smaller condos are typically the last property type to see price improvements as the larger condos move up in price first.   Are you looking to sell your home?  Or buy a home?  Ready to find more about Inman Park Real Estate?  Contact Leigh Hays, Inman Park Resident & Intown Atlanta Real Estate Specialist, now!

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Leigh Hays, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown
1420 Peachtree Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30309