Open House! 130 Smithonia Rd Winterville GA

3 bedroom 2 bath ranch home for sale on ~1 acre located in the heart of Winterville, GA. Close to UGA and downtown Athens, GA.

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130 Smithonia Road, Winterville, Ga

OPEN HOUSE January 26, Saturday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1488 SqFt

Located in the heart of Winterville, this 3 BR 2 BA ranch home is a MUST SEE! As you enter, you are welcomed by a spacious living room that boasts laminate floors, vaulted ceilings, and a slate fireplace. The dine-in kitchen is bright and features stainless steel appliances, abundant cabinet space, and an extra deep sink. The owner’s suite has laminate flooring, a walk in closet, and a gorgeous updated bathroom.  The additional 2 bedrooms are large with great storage, and the guest bath is updated. The property includes a 2 car garage with a climate controlled workshop/craft room. This gem sits on approximately 1 acre of level, open land.  The back yard completes the home with an oversized patio, fire pit, and fencing. It’s just a short walk to downtown Winterville where you can enjoy the weekly live concerts during summertime at the bookstore and visit Pittard Park for its festivals, playgrounds, and basketball courts. Open house Saturday 1/25 2-4pm. Come see it before it’s gone!

 

Just Listed in Lexington Estates

101 East Creek Bend, Athens, GA
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$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS (2 full)
2400 Square Feet
This 2400 ft2, 3BR/2BA all brick ranch is a must-see for anyone who desires a low maintenance home with abundant storage and living space! This home has a great flow for entertaining. The oversized foyer is perfect for greeting guests and decorating for the holidays. The heart of this home is its enormous kitchen. It will be a challenge to fill the cabinets and pantry in this one! A center cooktop island completes this chef’s dream. The breakfast area with its bay window easily accommodates a 6 seat table, and there is also a formal dining room if you need more entertaining space. The home has many updates including a newer roof and water heater. Both bathrooms have been renovated with gorgeous tile; you’ll feel like you’re at a spa retreat every day. All three bedrooms are quite spacious and offer generous closet storage. The living room boasts plenty of natural light, a gas fireplace, and it has French doors that open out to a private deck – perfect for sipping your morning coffee. The home is situated on a large, level 1.3 acre lot. The 2 car garage has a workbench and custom storage cabinets, making it a perfect workshop area or man cave. Even the laundry room is spacious and has additional built-in cabinets and a 2nd pantry. This home is centrally located in East Athens and is zoned for the highly sought after Whit Davis Elementary school. It is just a short drive to the new UGA Vet School, the new WOW park, restaurants, and shopping. The sellers will install buyer’s choice of new flooring (with acceptable offer). Come see this one before its gone!!
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Athens GA Market Report – Oct 2017

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Just Listed! 4BR/2.5 Bath in North Oconee: 1780 Julian Dr, Watkinsville, GA

1780 Julian Dr, Watkinsville, GA

Just Listed

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2349 SQUARE FEET

Property Description

This 4BR 2.5BA home located in the highly coveted North Oconee school zone has it all! The main level features a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, an office, and a spacious living room with fireplace. The living room opens to the rear deck and large fenced back yard, perfect for relaxing after work or entertaining on the weekends. Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms and 2 full baths. The owner’s suite is remarkable with a large sitting area, his and hers closets, and a third closet ideal for shoes and handbags. Hardwood floors throughout. New roof in 2009 and new HVAC in 2015. Deerbrook Subdivision is just minutes away from the new Epps Bridge shopping center and conveniently located near Loop 10, Hwy 316, and Hwy 78, making an easy commute for the new owners. Hurry- this one won’t last long!



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10 Things You Need to Know about Buying a Home in Athens, Georgia

10 Things You Need to Know about Buying a Home in Athens, Georgia

  1. Real estate agent services are free to buyers In Georgia, the seller traditionally agrees to pay all the realtor fees for both agents. Be sure to get your own real estate agent to represent your side of the transaction and ensure your interests are protected. Remember, the listing agent has been hired by the seller.
  2. Pre-qualification is essential A lot of the mortgage calculators online can be misleading, especially if they are factoring in a large down payment. It’s important to discuss your budget with a lender to make sure you are shopping in the right price range. Your mortgage will likely have the property tax and home owners insurance included in escrow. Be sure to ask how much that will be. Beyond your budget, you will want to discuss the types of loans available to you. Both you and the home you chose must qualify for the type of loan you utilize. Your real estate agent can give you guidance on what loans a home qualifies for. Even if you’re certain of your budget and loan type, having a prequalification letter in hand will ensure that when you find your perfect home, you will be able to immediately write an offer to make it yours!
  3. You can eliminate 60% of the homes you love without ever stepping foot inside. A good realtor will ensure the photographs and description of their listing highlight the positives and downplay the negatives. I always encourage my buyers to drive around the neighborhoods and view the exterior before we schedule a showing. Not all yards are ideal for your needs, and not all neighbors keep their yards up the way you’d like to see every day on your drive home.
  4. Parents and friends can steal the joy out of your dream home. Say it isn’t so! You’ve been searching and have finally found the one- the home that you love, and logically you’d like to bring mom and dad or your best friend in to have a look. This always seems like a fantastic idea, and sometimes it truly is. Be prepared, though, for them to not see it in the same light you do. They haven’t seen the other 100 homes you’ve sifted through, and they will likely have unrealistic expectations of what you can afford in the current market. I’ve seen well intentioned loved ones talk the buyer into getting a larger, nicer, and more expensive house than their budget was comfortable with.
  5. You can buy a home with no money down Seriously. $0 down. And I’ve actually had buyers leave the closing table with a check! Ask me how I can make that happen for you.
  6. Stalking is a good thing. Have you ever lived in an apartment and wished you’d done more research before signing the lease? Yeah, we’ve all been there with the noisy neighbors and the midnight barking dogs. Make certain you’re an informed buyer. Drive through the neighborhood at night to check out the noise level. Search Georgia registered sex offenders. Go onto google earth and see what backs up to the property that you’re not seeing from the road. Google the address or the neighborhood name to see if anything pops up in the news or police blotter. Drive through the neighborhood after work or on the weekends and talk to your future neighbors about how they like living there. You won’t regret having that information before you purchase!
  7. Know your utility rates Your mortgage is only part of your monthly housing costs. Ask you realtor to get the utility info and the average costs for the last 12 months.
  8. Choose a local lender Having a lender that you can sit down with in person is essential to your sanity. All the ones I use in the Athens Ga area actually give you their cell phone numbers to be reached until late evening. This becomes important when we need to know what your mortgage payment will be to decide your offer amount (once you find your dream home after 5pm). It’s also important when you need to sign something or have questions about the seemingly endless documents they ask you for. A good local lender will typically attend the closing to make sure no questions go unanswered!
  9. Do a final walk through immediately before closing Seriously, do the final walk through immediately prior to closing. I knew one realtor who had the septic system flood the basement two hours before closing. Things happen, but it’s important to keep your liability to a minimum. It’s always easier to postpone a closing until repairs are complete than to close and try to get the previous owners to come back and fix it.
  10. Choose a realtor who has your best interests in mind Whatever realtor you choose to guide you through your home search, be sure your needs are their focus. If you feel like you’re dealing with a used car salesman, run away! Finding the perfect home for you, that meets your needs and your budget, is the only thing that matters. This is an important purchase, likely the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought, and you owe it to yourself to find an agent you trust.

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