Northwest Georgia Real Estate Blog

What will we find behind the walls of our Fixer Upper?

Someone asked if demo work was like they show on HGTV. Sorta. 

Here is a video of Sebastian in action taking a wall down. 

I considered picking up the sledge hammer and acting like I was doing demo work...but figured anyone who really knows me would say, "that has to be fake!"

I started this week so hopeful that we would find something incredibly cool as we started taking the walls down. Now, in my defense in our current home, letters were found from right before the Depression, written between two young college sweethearts! 

But while we didn't find a treasure like love letters, we did uncover this:

The big discussion is do we keep it and make it a focal point or...

Forget everything you have heard about remodeling a fixer-upper! I'm going to tell you the truth...

Chad and I have bought a house in Cartersville to rehab. It is a true fixer-upper and if you want to see all the photos click here to view all of the photos. But here is the main photo: 

The address is 135 Douglas Street Cartersville GA. It was listed with a realtor, so it wasn't some kind of super secret way to find good deals. A realtor is the way to go! It was listed for 118 days, so it did not move quickly either. The asking price was $90,000 and we paid $70,150. We paid all of our own closing cost, and did not ask for any additional concessions. 

Our budget for the rehab is $25-$30k. With Chad doing LOTS of the work, so if you don't have someone as handy it may be more expensive if you have...

Open House Weekend!


We are excited to have these 6 houses open this weekend! The first 3 are open on Saturday and the other 3 are open on Sunday. 

20 Stampede Pass is in Rydal and will be open Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Simply click the photo below to see more photos and all the details.

 

13 Lantern Light Trail is in Cartersville and will be open Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Simply click the photo below to see all the pictures and more!

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6 Fabulous Dining Choices For Someone Ready To Try Somewhere New

Spring makes me want to get out of the house and experience new things! And dining is a great way to experience new places and simply explore.

Here is my list of 6 places I either want to try or go back again. :) 

Living in Adairsville, we have gone to the Woodlands Grill several times and it is always fantastic.  But on my Spring List is the Beer Gardens. I think it would be wonderful to relax with a drink and some of their  small plates. I took a peek at the menu and there are several I would like to try. Plus, for a date night can you go wrong with the atomosphere...

5 Things Sellers Do To Hamper Their Sale


5 Things Sellers Do To Hamper Their Home Sale…Are you guilty?

  1. Not being flexible on showings. If people aren’t able to see your home, they can’t fall in love with it! We know the buyers like to see it on weekends and nights, which is highly inconvenient but did you know that most buyers who are turned down for showings don’t reschedule they just move on. Plan on making your home available to as many buyers as possible to increase your odds of selling for top dollar.
  2. A clean house shines! If your house is clean it makes the whole showing a million times better. Not only does it help the buyers with what their eyes are seeing but also most people assume if your house is clean then you are also taking care of the things...

Coming Soon In Rydal

18 Stampede Pass Rydal $497,000 

Here is a link to the 3d tour to see the entire layout. And we would love for you to join us for the Open House on Sunday, March 3rd from 2-5. 

You'll want to rush home to this home sitting on 3 acres with privacy and peace!

They say you only have one chance to make a first impression. When you walk into this home, you know it’s all you need. With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a bonus room above garage, plus a unfinished basement, this...

Real Estate Crush

This week’s crush won’t surprise anyone – a gorgeous Historic home in the heart of Cartersville. With a touch of color, I know no one is dying of shock reading this, considering I live in a Historic home in Adairsville with a touch of color. 

But – this super (SUPER) cute house may have a few tricks up its sleeve. Really:

  • Heart pine floors in most of the house
  • Fireplaces with the exposed bricks is almost too much for me
  • Original Bead Board on main level
  • The location is pefect – walking distance to downtown 
  • Lot is for those of us who aren't fans of yard work

This house is perfect for you? We would love to show it to you! Fill out the form below and we will call you to schedule a time. 

Ready to see pictures? Here...

Jenny's 4 Choices For A Valentine's Night At Home

 We all know this saying:

And this year feels like a stay home for Valentine's Day. But while I want to be home, I don't want it to be like a regular day! So here are my top 4 choices...

#1 A Romantic Dinner with fresh flowers, the good dishes, candle light, and a nice bottle of wine. Maybe even move a small table in a different room, in front of a window or a fireplace for dinner.

Now, if dinner is Chad cooking I'm totally happy! If it is going to be me cooking, I better get take-out and put it on the good dishes. :)

Yep, that is spaghetti pictured, trying to keep it real, it is a work-day! 

#2 Netflix with...

Jenny's Seller Nightmares and How To Prevent Them

“We have a problem.” is a phrase you never want to hear in a real estate transaction and when I hear it, even now, I get knots in my stomach. Since no two transactions are alike, it’s possible you could encounter a few bumps along the way. Some of these bumps may be uncontrollable but many are preventable when you have the right people and resources on your side. I’m getting candid about the 7 possible issues that sellers could face and more importantly, how to ensure they don’t happen to you!

 Termites

Termites

Buyers typically get nervous when it comes to termites. In Georgia, termites happen but they do cause a buyer to pause. According to Northwest Exterminators, termites cause...

7 Easy Upgrades To Transform Your Kitchen

When dreaming of your perfect kitchen, it can be hard to decide what changes need to happen in order to make it the perfect space for you. The kitchen is the most visited space in the house, so you want to make sure you are prepared before embarking on this remodeling journey.

There are many changes you can make when the time comes so we created a list to help you get started. Here are 7 easy upgrades to consider to bring your dream kitchen to fruition.

Renovating Cabinets

Rather than installing completely new cabinets, painting tarnished or scuffed cabinetry is a cost-effective way to brighten the room. Make sure to scrub the cabinets before you sand and prime, then paint. Although it's cost-effective, taking the added time to do the proper steps...