Alpharetta, Kennesaw and Woodstock Rank Among Best Georgia Cities

downtown Alpharetta GA

A recent ranking of the best cities in Georgia showcased some of the hidden gems in the metro Atlanta real estate market. The list used a variety of criteria to rank cities with a population of 10,000 or more, evaluating everything from cost of living, home prices, and tax rates to climate, local amenities, and commute time. Crime rates and employment rates also went into determining each city’s rank.

 

So what are the best places to live in Atlanta, and in the state of Georgia? We’re proud to note that three of the top ten cities are communities that we serve here at the Wolfert & Wrenn Real Estate Team with Keller Williams. Read on to learn why you should buy a home in Alpharetta, Kennesaw, or Woodstock!

Kennesaw

Coming in at number ten on the list, the Cobb County city of Kennesaw has one of the lowest crime rates of any of the cities that were sampled. It has previously been recognized as one of the best towns for families, and the historical and educational attractions (including Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park) make it a great place to live as well as a popular destination for visitors. See our Kennesaw real estate listings to start searching homes for sale in Kennesaw.

Woodstock

Woodstock, Georgia is a north Atlanta suburb that has been quietly racking up accolades and accomplishments in recent years, from being named one of the most affordable cities in Georgia to becoming a shining example of New Urbanism. In addition to the charming historic downtown, Woodstock boasts affordable homes for sale, lots of great amenities, and good schools, earning it the number eight spot.

Alpharetta

Alpharetta came in at number four on the list thanks to its excellent quality of life and high median household income. This city provides the best of both worlds, with suburban amenities and beautiful homes. However, many Alpharetta residents don’t even need to commute into Atlanta, since Alpharetta is a booming tech-industry hub in its own right! The city is home to dozens of major corporations, including AT&T, GE, IBM, Nokia, Philips, and Verizon. Visit our Alpharetta community page to learn more about this north Fulton County city and explore Alpharetta real estate listings.

If you are searching for homes in Cobb County, north Fulton County or Cherokee County, give us a call at 770-656-7551. North Atlanta real estate agents Barry Wolfert and Lisa Wrenn of the Wolfert & Wrenn Real Estate Team with Keller Williams will help you find the perfect place to call home!

 

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Sellers Enjoy Upper Hand in Roswell Real Estate

stage your front door to sell your house

We recently discussed the lack of homes for sale in Roswell and other north Atlanta areas, and how the disparity in supply and demand for north Atlanta real estate has created a seller’s market. Read on to find out what this situation means for those trying to sell their homes in Alpharetta and Roswell.

It’s a seller’s market- but don’t get carried away

Right now, sellers do have the upper hand in the Fulton County real estate market. The lack of inventory means that buyers are having to compete, even offering well over the asking price. Yet despite having the upper hand in north Atlanta home sales, sellers need to be careful not to abuse the situation.

While multiple offers may be rolling in, beware of exploiting potential buyers too much. A competitive market doesn’t mean that sellers should be completely unwilling to make repairs or give other concessions. It may be a seller’s market at the moment, most buyers are not going to overpay for these properties. If you try to play buyers against each other or refuse to negotiate, you could end up missing a sale. There’s nothing more frustrating than receiving multiple offers on your home, only to lose out completely by frustrating and offending all of your potential buyers.

That’s where having a trusted, experienced Realtor is especially valuable. With my experience in the Roswell real estate market, I am able to help my clients navigate the home-selling process and negotiate a great selling price. For more expert real estate advice, take a look at my tips for handling multiple offers on your home.

If you are selling a home in Roswell, contact me, Barry Wolfert, Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty Consultants. As an experienced real estate professional, I have the market knowledge and know how to help you navigate the ever-changing metro Atlanta real estate market. 

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What You Need to Know About North Fulton Real Estate Inventory

Roswell GA paradeHome sales and prices are up in the north Atlanta real estate market, but it’s still a tricky situation for both buyers and sellers. North Fulton County home sales in the first quarter of 2013 were up 20% over the same quarter in 2012, but lack of inventory is a real problem. While the high demand and low supply of homes for sale in Roswell, Alpharetta, and other north Fulton areas is creating a seller’s market, the incredibly low inventory of both new construction and existing real estate could be discouraging to buyers.

As a Realtor and associate broker with Keller Williams Realty Consultants, I was recently interviewed for the Atlanta Business Chronicle about the lack of available homes for sale in Roswell and other north Atlanta communities. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, take a look at my insights into the north Atlanta market.

What caused the low inventory in north Fulton County real estate?

Many of the foreclosed homes in north Atlanta were quickly snapped up by investors, while other Alpharetta and Roswell homes for sale were taken off the market by owners who owed more than they could hope to get on the market at the time. The area started recovering in late 2012 thanks to this low inventory, reaching as low as 15,000 to 20,000 homes. Compare that to the balanced market ideal of 50,000 and it’s easy to see why demand has been so strong.

What’s next for north Atlanta real estate?

While the market is still vulnerable, home prices should maintain a steady rise while supply remains low. New residential construction projects are beginning once more, but investors are more cautious now, which will prevent a glut of new homes on the market. The Roswell and Alpharetta areas are going strong as a center for businesses, especially in the tech industry, and continued growth in that regard will ensure demand for homes.

If you are interested in buying or selling Alpharetta or Roswell real estate, contact me, Barry Wolfert, today.  As an Associate Broker at Keller Williams Realty Consultants and an experienced Realtor within the North Atlanta real estate market, I can help you find a great home that fits your lifestyle. To see homes for sale in Roswell, head over to my listings page

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Fantastic Home For Sale in Alpharetta at 2280 Winthrope Way Drive

Lovely, well kept home with low maintenance cement siding in friendly pool community.  Two story entry and great room plus hardwoods on the main.  Master bedroom has sitting area and try ceiling.  Large, fenced, private backyard with deck.

2280 Winthrope Way Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009
 

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Lakeside Roswell Home For Sale at 40 Mill Pond Road

40 Mill Pond Rd

 

 

Check out this lovely, lakeside home in the heart of Roswell.  3 bedrooms with the master on the main plus two bedrooms upstairs.  Located just minutes to GA 400, Alpharetta Highway and Roswell Square.

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North Fulton County Real Estate Market Update

North Fulton County - Real Estate MarketThis is an inventory update for the North Fulton County (Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton) real estate market.  If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in North Fulton County, you need to know how the market is trending.

Numbers are for the last 7 days thru October 29, 2012.

 

Roswell/Alpharetta/Milton, GA (Northwest Fulton) Homes For Sale Real Estate Update:

Back On The Market: 10

+ New Listings: 36

Total Inventory Increase: 46

Expired: 10

– Pending Sales: 38

– Sold: 24

– Withdrawn: 4

Total Inventory Decrease: 76

NET EFFECT ON HOMES FOR SALE INVENTORY:  -30 homes for sale

To take advantage of this market, please contact me on how to best position your home for sale or how to make the best offer on a home you want.

 

 

North Fulton County Real Estate Market Update

This is an inventory update for the North Fulton County (Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton) real estate market.

Numbers are for the last 7 days thru October 22, 2012.

 

 

Roswell/Alpharetta/Milton, GA (Northwest Fulton) Homes For Sale Real Estate Update:

Back On The Market: 9

+ New Listings: 50

Total Inventory Increase: 59

Expired: 8

– Pending Sales: 30

– Sold: 28

– Withdrawn: 4

Total Inventory Decrease: 70

NET EFFECT ON INVENTORY:  -11 homes for sale

To take advantage of this market, please contact me on how to best position your home for sale or how to make the best offer on a home you want.

 

 

North Fulton County Real Estate Market Update

This is an inventory update for the North Fulton County (Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton) real estate market.

Numbers are for the last 7 days thru October 15, 2012.

 

 

Roswell/Alpharetta/Milton, GA (Northwest Fulton) Homes For Sale Real Estate Update:

Back On The Market: 7

+ New Listings: 28

Total Inventory Increase: 35

Expired: 13

– Pending Sales: 26

– Sold: 15

– Withdrawn: 7

Total Inventory Decrease: 61

NET EFFECT ON INVENTORY:  -26 homes for sale

To take advantage of this market, please contact me on how to best position your home for sale or how to make the best offer on a home you want.

 

 

North Fulton County Real Estate Market Update

This is an inventory update for the North Fulton County (Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton) real estate market.

Numbers are for the last 7 days thru October 8, 2012.

 

 

Roswell/Alpharetta/Milton, GA (Northwest Fulton) Homes For Sale Real Estate Update:

Back On The Market: 9

+ New Listings: 37

Total Inventory Increase: 46

Expired: 23

– Pending Sales: 18

– Sold: 31

– Withdrawn: 6

Total Inventory Decrease: 78

NET EFFECT ON INVENTORY:  -32 homes for sale

To take advantage of this market, please contact me on how to best position your home for sale or how to make the best offer on a home you want.

 

 

North Fulton County Real Estate Market Update

This is an inventory update for the North Fulton County (Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton) real estate market.

Numbers are for the last 7 days thru October 1, 2012.

 

 

Roswell/Alpharetta/Milton, GA (Northwest Fulton) Homes For Sale Real Estate Update:

Back On The Market: 9

+ New Listings: 34

Total Inventory Increase: 43

Expired: 23

– Pending Sales: 30

– Sold: 46

– Withdrawn: 3

Total Inventory Decrease: 102

NET EFFECT ON INVENTORY:  -59 homes for sale

To take advantage of this market, please contact me on how to best position your home for sale or how to make the best offer on a home you want.