Northwest Georgia Real Estate Blog

Coming Soon in Calhoun and Open Houses

We are excited about both of these homes in Calhoun! 

First up is a fixer upper in Calhoun. Now what makes a fixer upper a fixer upper? It needs some work! Some houses need some love and some need some work. This one needs some work. So, what kind of work does it need?

It will need some up dated wiring, we know there is some type of plumbing issue but not sure exactly what is going on, and it does need cosmetic updates as well. But the pluses are really great in this home! The roof was put on around 2012. The HVAC and Hot Water heater is really newer. It is a tri-level home and has some really cool features to it. We don't have all the photos yet but here is the photo of the outside:

If you would like to schedule a showing for this weekend just respond back to the email and we will get you set up! Also, there is an Open House on Saturday from 2-4 p.m....

Coming Soon in Ranger

So, first is the deal of 2019! If you are open to the Ranger area, then this is a log home on 6.77 acres with two ponds. Interestingly, and what makes it such a deal is the house.
One the main level, you have 3 bedrooms and two full baths, with about 1600 sq. ft. but upstairs, is ready to be finished, the walls (studs) are in, wiring is in, two full baths are plumbed and the it is ready for the HVAC to be installed. That means you could have an additional 2 baths and 3 more bedrooms.
There is also a custom built playhouse, chicken coop, dog run, metal building, and open barn on the property. And the house has an attached two car garage! It is being listed at $220,000 which is below...

Coming Soon 110 Park Street Adairsville

We are excited to share a couple of the photos from 110 Park Steet in Adairsville. Home will be available for showings starting Thursday. Price is $225,000 and the home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These are a couple of my favorite photos. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us and if you would like to see it we would love to show it to you!

The brick fireplace is simply for looks now but is one of my favorite spots! 

And the kitchen is a dream to cook in! 

Here are just a couple more and yes, you may have guessed this but this home was my personal home. Everyone is always curious on why someone...

7 Accounts You Should Follow On Instagram If You Love HGTV

We  HGTV.

We also love Instagram. Instead of binge-watching House Hunters all day, we found inspiration on Instagram that will make your feed instantly better. 

Below are 7 accounts we follow on Instagram that you should follow if you love HGTV.

1. Sherwin Williams | ...

Here's how long you should live in your home before you sell it.

Whether you just moved in or have lived in your home for 50
years, it's common to wonder how long you should stay in your
home before you sell it. According to the National Association of
Realtors®, ten years is the average amount of time that a
homeowner will stay in their home before deciding to sell it.

Now, personally we find ourselves moving about every 5 years. And yep, we are starting to feel that moving itch again. :)

If you're under ten years and itching to sell, many experts say you
should follow the “five-year rule” and stay in the same home for at
least five years before selling.

This may sound like a long time and you may think you are readyto sell now, but before you make any rash decisions, we put together a few of the most important factors that you should be aware of.

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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 tear it out? ...

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 to hire everything...

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 at Barnsley?...

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 they don’t...