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The Atlanta Homes Team Real Estate Blog

improvements that increase the value of your homeIf you are currently in the process of selling your home, or plan on doing so in the near future, there are a few things that you can keep in mind in terms of home improvement that will go a long way toward increasing the value of your home. A lot of these improvements are intended to make your home more livable for one, but also much more attractive to a home buyer. Without further ado, let's get right into it! Here are 6 home improvement ideas that can help increase the value of your home, when you're ready to put it on the market.

6 - Landscaping: Whack Those Weeds

Home buyers are spending more time at home while on vacation, so they want to be able to have the yard become their own personal piece of paradise. A well thought out layout with

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It’s easy to keep your finger on the pulse in Atlanta. A number of blogs and websites dish up the details on events and local favorites. If you’re looking for things to do in your new neighborhood or want to get the kids out of the house, here are a few options. These websites will give you a starting point to local happenings in and around Atlanta.

Events—ATL Insider

atlanta eventsAtlanta is a city with an exciting number of events and activities. All the information can be overwhelming, but there's one place that has the low down on everything Atlanta. ATL Insider is a curated selection of blogs on Atlanta events and businesses. This resource is ideal for explorers, foodies, and movie aficionados alike. The blog feature festivals, neighborhoods, events, and

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luxury homes for sale alpharettaFor most people, a ride in a helicopter would be a once-in-a-lifetime treat, but for others, having a heliport on their property is a run-of-the-mill experience.

There is no doubt that Metro Atlanta is home to some of the most beautiful estates and mansions in the country. Want a rare glimpse inside some of the most glamorous estates in Alpharetta, GA? These multi-million dollar luxury homes for sale feature lavish amenities beyond your wildest imagination. From heated pools and state-of-the-art movie theaters, to elevators and pool houses, these properties are what dreams are made of.

Fulfill all of your voyeuristic fantasies and take a look at what these homes have to offer. Read on to check out photos, amenities, prices and so much more!

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atlanta's top neighborhoodsThere has been a major shift in desirable Atlanta neighborhoods over the past year. In 2013, outer Atlanta towns like Suwanee, Roswell and Smyrna ranked as the hottest areas in Atlanta. In fact, Roswell ranked in the top ten for the entire U.S.A. This year, none of these communities made the national or local list, leaving unexpected underdogs to take the lead.

Take a look at the hottest areas in Atlanta, and see why they’re suited to the Atlanta lifestyle.

Morningside-Lenox Park

Recently ranked as the second hottest neighborhood in the country for 2014, this Atlanta neighborhood came in at number one in the city. The highly desirable yet affordable area gains its notoriety from its proximity to some of Atlanta’s most expensive communities,

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Check Out This Stunning Druid Hills Property

elton johns atlanta home for saleHave you ever wanted to live in a home renovated by the "Rocket Man" himself? Now is your chance! Elton John's Atlanta home has officially hit the luxury real estate market. Located in the prestigious Druid Hills neighborhood, this property has a prime location atop Stillwood Hill. This is the first time the home has been on the market since one of Atlanta's most famous residents set out to renovate it.

A Luxury Real Estate Renovation

druid hills homeRumor has it that Elton invested upwards of $3 million to renovate the house which was originally worth just $725,000. Known for his flashy and contemporary design style, the Druid Hills home is surprisingly modest and tasteful. The three bedroom, three bathroom home

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With the kids off for the summer, it can be difficult to keep them busy. Luckily for families in and around Atlanta, there is a wealth of free kid-friendly activities and events. The area is a hotspot for cultural and historical family fun.

All Year Round

free kids bowling atlantaBowling

Getting active in Atlanta is easy, and an escape from the heat is always welcome. The Lawrenceville/Dacula Stars and Strikes bowling alley is hosting free bowling for kids. Register and start counting strikes!

Science Center

Explore the moon, watch some stars, and learn all about the planets. The Fern Bank Science Center has interactive exhibits for science-loving families. The center hosts a number of events throughout the summer, including Moon Fest. Admission to the center is

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alpharetta home amphitheaterThere are plenty of available Alpharetta homes for sale, which is good news for those who love live music. That's because Alpharetta is home to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, a 12,000 seat venue situated on 45 acres of manicured lawn. The venue is outdoors, and open during the warmer months of April - October. Many music lovers can be found sprawled on the gently sloping hill above the Amphitheater, making this the perfect place to enjoy some of the biggest names in music.

Spend Your Summer Rocking Out On The Lawns Of This State-Of-The-Art Venue

Surrounding the distinctive venue is a beautiful park, dotted with large heritage trees and blooming plants. Many Alpharetta residents spend the summer on the soft, green grass, under the shady of the

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reasons to love living in atlantaAre you thinking about relocating to Atlanta? Well, hurry up already, because you'll love it here! Anyone who has had the pleasure of living in this vibrant and dynamic city would probably need days to list the various reasons the beautiful Georgia capital is so lovable.

Luckily for us, this week the Huffington Post published a love letter to Atlanta with their article: "Why Atlanta Is The Big American City You've Been Missing Out On". The piece is a touching tribute to all of the best that Atlanta has to offer. Well, no offence Huff, but we at the Atlanta Homes Team think you missed a couple!

Without further ado, here are 5 MORE reasons that Atlanta is the city you've been missing out on.

5) The Starlight Six Drive In

starlight six drive inJust a couple of miles

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Are you confused about whether to purchase an Atlanta home for sale with a Heat Pump or an A/C System? Home inspector Steven Sheldon has the answer!

atlanta homes for sale heat pumpWhen inspecting Atlanta homes for sale, I am often asked by the prospective buyer to elaborate on the differences between a heat pump and a straight A/C unit and which type of system is best. The answer is really one of personal preference. Once you understand the nature of each type of system, you can make an informed decision on which works best for you.

First, A/C units and heat pumps look very similar. Unlike a straight A/C system which only provides cool air in the hot summer months, a heat pump is designed as both an air conditioner in the summer and a heat source in the winter. Sounds good,

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the atlanta homes team real estate blogHello! We are excited to announce that after months of hard work, the new Atlanta Homes Team website is live! Why are we so excited? Because we have designed a brand new look - easy to navigate, and teeming with all of the information you want and need. The Atlanta Homes Team aims to have the most comprehensive real estate website in the Greater Atlanta area.

The New Website

Spend a few minutes to explore the new and improve Atlanta Homes Team website. If you are interested in selling property in the Greater Atlanta area, a perfect place to start would be our Sellers page. Does buying your dream home seem more daunting than fun? Check out our Buyers page where you can find extensive information designed to give you the competitive edge! Here, you will

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