I’m so excited to say that these two closed on their lovely new Whitemarsh Island home today. And yes, they are as every bit cute, and sweet as they can be in person. It was a tremendous pleasure to work with such lovely people!!
This home is so dreamy!
7891 US Highway 80 East
Savannah, GA 31410
Home is nestled on a private, wooded lot just West of Bull River on Wilmington Island.
Here are some of the features:
Separate Formal Dining Room
Separate Office/Study with French Doors
Cook’s Kitchen With Island
2 Story Foyer Entry
Split Floor Plan
Master on Main
Stainless Steel Appliances
Wrap Around Porch
Master Suite Opens To Deck
Full Bath Accessed From Pool
This house was on the market for just a few short hours when my buyers snatched it up! Awesome garage space, 3 separate garage bays with an extra large space perfect for a boat. A cool spot out back to roast oysters and a fabulous deck. This home is the spot for that Island lifestyle!
I work hard for buyers too..if you know anyone looking for a go-to Agent, I’m your girl!
Lots of potential! An opportunity to own property in Thunderbolt right next to Historic Bonaventure Cemetery. The lot is just over a 1/4 acre and features established vegetation like fruit trees, flowering trees, bamboo and oak trees that are hundreds of years old. The home itself was built in the fifties and has some nice features like hardwood floors, screened porch and central heat and air. The home needs a fair amount of work, but is still a bargain at this price.
7324 Grant Street
Savannah, GA 31406
4 bedrooms 2 baths
New Hot Water Heater
New Frigidaire Stainless Steel Appliance
(Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Oven & Microwave)
New Wood Floors, New Carpet, New Paint
Pantry/Laundry Room Combo
Rocking Chair Front Porch
Privacy Fenced Back Yard
Fabulous new listing in The Settlement on Wilmington Island.
This home is casually sophisticated and turn-key.
3 Bedroom & 2 Baths + Bonus/4th Bedroom
Master on Main, Split Floor Plan
Living Room, Family Room, Dining Room, Breakfast Area
Hardwood, Ceramic & Carpet
Granite counters in Baths & Kitchen
Stainless Steel Appliances & Glass Tile Backsplash
Wainscoting in Dining & Baths
Dual Vanity Vessel Sinks in Master Bath
Separate Garden Tub & Shower in Master Bath
Walk In Closet
2 Car Garage
NEW 15 Seer Lennox HVAC
NEW Smart Hotwater Heater
Cul De Sac
Private, Lush backyard
Koi Pond/Water Feature
NO FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIRED
Did you know …
that Thomas Jefferson was only 33 when he wrote the Declaration of Independence? That both Thomas Jefferson & John Adams–the only two signers of the Declaration who went on to be President–both died on July 4, 1826? That 155 million hot dogs will be eaten in the U.S. on July 4th alone? That the Liberty Bell, so it won’t crack, hasn’t been rung since 1846? That each year, it’s tapped 13 times in honor of the original colonies?
Whether you go all out at the Nation’s Capital and watch fireworks over the water, or have a humble backyard BBQ, be thankful for the country we live in and the patriots that make it all possible, daily.
Happy Fourth of July.
Open House Today on this great Midtown/Ardsley Area Cottage. This home features 3 bedrooms & 2 baths (2 bedrooms 1 bath down and 1 bedroom/1 bath up). The upstairs bedroom is an attic conversion and runs the entire length of the house with new carpet and exposed brick. This 1940 treasure has hardwood floors throughout with slate tile in the kitchen and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. All appliances can stay including stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and the washer & dryer. 201 e. 60th has a formal dining room with column detail, a mudroom off of the kitchen for storage and easy access to back yard, a living room with fireplace and mantle, and a flex space that would be a lovely yoga area or for casual office space. The bak yard is privacy fenced and features a great deck for entertaining, a detached garage for any of you tinkerers out there, and a fenced side yard that would be fantastic for gardening. This home is situated at the corner of 60th street and Habersham, so you are literally steps from dining, bars, grocery, yoga and more. This would be a fantastic home for a young professional or an artist type.
Open house today is from 12-2. I will serve lunch from Zoe’s Kitchen and welcome agents and the public to stop in and check this wonderful home out!
If you only click one link today, it should be this one:
Students of Savannah College of Art & Design brought big plans in small spaces to life. These innovative creators were tasked with utilizing a parking structure in Atlanta to create an inspirational and sustainable community that proposes an answer to the growing urban housing challenges cities are facing around the world. These student designers worked for 10 months to develop and create micro living spaces right down to every last detail, from architectural footprint to custom furniture and to even include home remote control.
Oh, any by micro living, I mean 135 square feet! The project was unveiled yesterday and you can watch the journey unfold by searching for #scadpad on your social media sites. Students will actually be living in these spaces and documenting their experiences.
This is a super cute, eclectic & quirky cottage in Thunderbolt with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, dining room, big open kitchen, Florida Room, side entry porch with laundry room and a great yard on a corner lot. Home features refinished hardwood floors, tile in bathrooms, fireplace, lots of closet space and renovated kitchen. Owner has made lots of updates & upgrades and it’s kind of a rare find at a great value in Thunderbolt. Would be perfect for a SCAD student or professor, an SSU student or professor, or someone looking to live in a safe, off the beaten path neighborhood that really is only about 12 minutes to everything. Only$139,000. Principal & Interest payments would only be around $650 and taxes and insurance are nominal…BONUS: not in a flood zone. A quick stroll to Tubby’s or Tortugas, a nice bike ride to Historic Bonaventure Cemetery. Watch the tide go in and out on the Wilmington Island River, throw your kayak in at the marina and explore the marshes, or trek through the dairy farm to the prayer flag trail.
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Separate Dining Room
En-Suite Bathroom in Owner’s Bedroom
Glass Sunroom on Front of Home
Screened Porch off of Kitchen
Drive Under Carport
Refinished Hardwood Floors
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Ceramic/Marble Floor Tiles in Baths & Kitchen
Tile Counters & Backsplash
Imported Talavera Accent Tiles
Imported Talavera Sink
Fenced Back Yard
Average Electric Bill: $129/mo
Average Utilities: $43/mo
If you have never owned a home you may not be aware of the benefits. Here is a list of 7 good reasons:
- Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home.
- Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, median existing-home sale prices have increased on average 6.5 percent each year from 1972 through 2005, and increased 88.5 percent over the last 10 years, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.
- Equity. Money paid for rent is money that you’ll never see again, but mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home.
- Savings. Building equity in your home is a ready-made savings plan. And when you sell, you can generally take up to $250,000 ($500,000 for a married couple) as gain without owing any federal income tax.
- Predictability. Unlike rent, your fixed-mortgage payments don’t rise over the years so your housing costs may actually decline as you own the home longer. However, keep in mind that property taxes and insurance costs will increase.
- Freedom. The home is yours. You can decorate any way you want and benefit from your investment for as long as you own the home.
- Stability. Remaining in one neighborhood for several years gives you a chance to participate in community activities, lets you and your family establish lasting friendships, and offers your children the benefit of educational continuity.
I have a great new listing on Oatland Island.
312 Sandy Springs Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
- Benefits & Features Include:
- 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths
- wood, tile & carpet
- separate dining room
- screened porch
- open kitchen
- 2 car, side entry garage
- fancy owner’s suite with sitting area
- owner’s en suite bathroom with dual vanity
- owner’s walk in closet
- owner’s suite private deck
- great Oatland Island location
- flood elevation certificate: AE (very low cost)
- termite bond
- chimney cleaned & inspected 2014
- new bath tub in owner’s bath
- new bath tile in guest bath
- new deck off of owner’s bedroom
- & more
My buyers got a sweet deal on a 3 bedroom 2 bath split floor plan condo at The Merritt on Whitemarsh Island. This unit features a separate dining room, breakfast bar, crown molding, new paint and carpets, built ins, screened porch off owner’s bedroom, dual closets & vanity, beautiful bay windows and a serene wooded view. The community is gated and features billiards table, fitness center, car wash, swimming pool, club house, business center and more. A great community for professionals, those seeking maintenance free living on the Islands and a perfect vacation home!
You get one chance to make a first impression so improving your curb appeal is a smart move for sellers. There are so many ways to spruce up the appearance of your home that can be quick and inexpensive. Even if you aren’t planning on moving any time soon, a few changes can be just the spice you need to fall in love with your home again. There are oodles of ideas to give your home-sweet-home a face lift and here are a few to help get your creative juices flowing.
- Add big, bold house numbers. It’s so easy to swap out house numbers, and this one thing can make a huge impact. Echo your house style in the numbers you choose — a clean sans serif font for a modern house, hand-painted tiles for a cottage, aged copper for a Prairie-style home etc.
- Paint the front door. A front door that pops can be hugely cheering and add a new dimension of character to your home.
- Add fresh porch furniture. We Southerners love to live outside and a pair of matching rockers, Adirondack chairs or a swing is a must when you have a front porch that is visible from the street.
- Swap out porch lighting. Try replacing tiny sconces with a big, statement-making pendant light, add recessed lighting beneath the eaves or install solar lights along the front walk.
- Sizzle with Red accents. Red has such vibrancy; a little goes a very long way. Try a bright red bench, planter or mailbox to add zing that can be seen from across the street.
Do some hardscaping. Built-in concrete planters, a low stone wall or new paths are all great ways to add structure to your front yard that will last for many years to come.
Spruce up the side yard. Camouflage an eyesore with attractive fencing, clear out weeds and lay out a neat path to the backyard.
Add depth with a fence. A low fence around a property not only adds a welcome boundary between a hectic street and a private space, but it also makes the front yard seem larger.
Grass won’t grow? Don’t want to mow? Replace your lawn with flowers. Dig up part or all of your front lawn and plant perennials instead for a lush landscape that sets your house apart.
Repair the driveway and paths. Cement, stone and pavement all can split and crack over time. Repairing or replacing damaged areas can do wonders to freshen up your home’s street view.
Paint the garage door. The garage takes up a lot of visual space, so it pays to make sure it looks its best.
Refinish the porch floor. If your porch floor has seen better days, renew it by stripping off old layers of paint and finish, and brushing on stain or paint.
Add a shiny new door knocker. Gorgeous hardware (plus a glossy paint job) can make even the plainest door look very classy.
Try a unique front door. A really eye-catching front door can be just the thing to give a plain exterior a big dose of personality. Whether it’s supersleek and modern steel or a beautifully detailed Craftsman Style door, it can set the tone for the entire house.
Match plantings to your house style. Let the plants and pots you choose reflect the style of your house for a cohesive look. Accent a modern home with succulents and spiky-leafed plants in simple round pots, or surround your cottage with lush beds of flowers
Echo the architecture with paths. Another way to accent the style of your home is by repeating the lines of the architecture in the paths and landscaping surrounding it. Wide, angular paths echo the geometry of the modern home here.
Create curb appeal even in the city. When you live in the city, it can be hard to personalize your home’s exterior. Work with what you have by adding neat window planters, glossy black shutters, good lighting and clearly visible house numbers.
These questions will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it’s a sign that you may be ready to move.
- Have you built substantial equity in your current home? Look at your annual mortgage statement or call your lender to find out. Usually, you don’t build up much equity in the first few years of your mortgage, as monthly payments are mostly interest, but if you’ve owned your home for five or more years, you may have significant, unrealized gains.
- Has your income or financial situation improved? If you’re making more money, you may be able to afford higher mortgage payments and cover the costs of moving.
- Have you outgrown your neighborhood? The neighborhood you pick for your first home might not be the same neighborhood you want to settle down in for good. For example, you may have realized that you’d like to be closer to your job or live in a better school district.
- Are there reasons why you can’t remodel or add on? Sometimes you can create a bigger home by adding a new room or building up. But if your property isn’t large enough, your municipality doesn’t allow it, or you’re simply not interested in remodeling, then moving to a bigger home may be your best option.
- Are you comfortable moving in the current housing market? If your market is hot, your home may sell quickly and for top dollar, but the home you buy also will be more expensive. If your market is slow, finding a buyer may take longer, but you’ll have more selection and better pricing as you seek your new home.
- Are interest rates attractive? A low rate not only helps you buy a larger home, but also makes it easier to find a buyer.
55 Beaver Run Savannah, GA 31419
All brick 3 bedroom 2 bath with 2 car garage and workshop with brand new roof. Well maintained and loved landscaping and yard with large covered patio in back yard. Interior of home has hardwood floors, ceramic tile and some carpet. Kitchen has updated cabinets and counters, peak-a-boo window with eat-in breakfast area and separate formal dining room. Dining room has glass french doors and chair moldings. Living room has a vaulted ceiling, lots of natural light and wood burning masonry fireplace. Bathrooms have been updated and are squeaky clean, one even has a new skylight. Laundry room just off garage with pantry.
Whether you have been practicing Feng Shui for years or never heard of it, here are a 5 Feng Shui concepts to help a home sell.
- Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter through the front door. It’s also the first impression buyers have of how well the sellers have taken care of the rest of the property. Make sure the area around the front door is swept clean, free of cobwebs and clutter. Make sure all lighting is straight and properly hung. Better yet, light the path leading up to the front door to create an inviting atmosphere.
- Chi energy can be flushed away wherever there are drains in the home. To keep the good forces of a home in, always keep the toilet seats down and close the doors to bathrooms.
- The master bed should be in a place of honor, power, and protection, which is farthest from and facing toward the entryway of the room. It’s even better if you can place the bed diagonally in the farthest corner. Paint the room in colors that promote serenity, relaxation, and romance, such as soft tones of green, blue, and lavender.
- The dining room symbolizes the energy and power of family togetherness. Make sure the table is clear and uncluttered during showings. Use an attractive tablecloth to enhance the look of the table while also softening sharp corners.
What’s trending in bathroom remodels? Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report shows that 60 percent of home owners are targeting the master bathroom for their bathroom remodels. The two main drivers for their remodels: To upgrade features and fixtures as well as to make space more functional.
Here are some of the growing trends that emerged from the Houzz report:
#1 Goodbye, bathtubs. The bathtub is starting to move out of the master bathroom. More than four in 10 – 43 percent – are forgoing a bathtub in the master bathroom, according to the report.
#2 Frameless glass is “in.” The majority of the home owners surveyed say they prefer glass shower enclosures and frameless glass. Glass block is “out,” according to the report.
#3 Let there be lots of light. Adding light was one of the top goal for home owners with their bathroom remodels, from adding windows to skylights to LED lights in the showerhead.
#4 Showing showerhead preferences. Rain and multiple showerheads are the clear choice for home owners under 45, while the 55-plus age group tends to prefer hand showers and sliding bars.
#5 Seeing white. White cabinets are the top choice in master bathrooms (with medium and dark wood coming in No. 2 and No. 3, respectively). Maple is the most common type of wood used, followed by cherry and oak.
#6 Silver bling. Silver-tone faucets remain the most popular, with brushed nickel topping the list. Polished chrome is also popular, while brushed bronze came in as the least popular choice for current bathroom remodels.
#7 Unique powder rooms. The powder room is getting more unique features than other bathrooms. Hardwood floors, wallpaper, pedestal sinks, and furniture-like cabinets are more commonly used in these spaces than in other bathrooms.
7 Bathroom Remodeling Trends. reposted from Realtormag.com by Melissa Dittmann Tracy
This home is just so fabulous! Check out all of the great features:
- Fantastic Midtown Location/Ardsley Park Area
- Corner Lot/Double Lot
- 30 Year Architectural Shingles
- Additional Blown-In Insulation
- Privacy Fenced
- Storage Building/Garage
- Iron Wrought Front Door
- Hardwood Floors
- Slate Floors in Kitchen
- Stainless Steel Appliances
- Extra Deep Garden Sink
- Fresh Paint
- Crown Molding
- Formal Dining Room
- Flex Space (Yoga Room/Office/Studio/Playroom)
- Two bedrooms & 1 Bath Downstairs
- 1 Bedroom/Loft & Bath Upstairs
- New Carpet Upstairs
- Jetted Garden Tub
- MLS 117450
I love the cold weather this time of year. It really gets me in the spirit. You know what is the best compliment to a cold day? Well, warming yourself next to a crackling fire of course! Whether your fireplace is working or non-working, epic or quaint…or even non-existent, here are a few that yule just love..and maybe this will provide some last minute inspiration to give your fireplace a quick Holiday makeover before your guests arrive.
It’s that time of year again! If you are shopping for gifts, or need something wrapped, come see me! I will be in the Macy’s court at the Oglethorpe Mall tomorrow, Monday the 16th from 1-7. Please stop by and I will wrap your gifts for a very minimal fee. All proceeds go to the Greenbriar Children’s Center.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays. I love my family and the way we celebrate. I thought I would share a silly & sentimental toast I wrote:
I hope that today your blessings are many,
the wine flows aplenty,
football is on your television,
and that the cooks need little supervision.
Maybe today you can cuddle up with a good book,
and the conversation isn’t full of political gobbledygook.
I hope that there is lots to be thankful for
your faith in humanity restored..
I hope that on this Thanksgiving day,
your love is near,
your home filled with cheer,
and your heart is twice as full as your belly.
Hey guys I need your help! This is an awesome townhouse with low amenity fees that is convenient to St. Joseph’s/Chandler, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Oglethorpe Mall, Savannah Mall and Hunter Army Airfield. Surely you know someone who might know someone?
66 Hidden Lake Court Features:
- 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths
- (dual owner’s suites)
- 1371 square feet
- does NOT require flood insurance
- bamboo hardwood floors
- neutral colors
- serene wooded back yard with deck
- laundry room
- storage room
- community pool
- convenient South Side location
- Short Sale: Easy short sale, no crazy waiting. I’m in direct contact with the Asset Manager. The asking price is $75,000 but there is some flexibility.
Call me to schedule a showing!
Tim, Jenni & I have been on quite the ride. I first met the Carey’s a few years ago when they relocated here from blustery Michigan. I helped them find a home while they settled in. Then last year they decided they were ready to buy again. They chose to build a brand new home, and it is gorgeous!! I have to say there were a few challenges on this transaction but in the end everything was great and some of the nicest people I have ever met got a beautiful home. Cheers guys!
- Seller has improved price to $139,900
- Seller will give new appliance allowance (up to $1000 at Sears with builder discount pricing)
- MLS number 110434
More Benefits & Features include:
- NEW ROOF
- NEW WINDOWS
- WOOD FLOORS
- NEW STORM DOOR
- ALL BRICK
- NO HOA
- PRIVACY FENCED BACK YARD
- 2 CAR GARAGE
- 3 BEDROOMS
- 2 BATHROOMS
- ABOUT 2 MILES FROM POOLER CITY LIMITS
Fantastic opportunity in Thunderbolt!! This is a rare find featuring over 1800 square feet three bedrooms, 2 baths, living room-dining room combo, den, florida room/sunporch, new roof and detached garage on a corner lot. Sellers are looking for a quick sale, so bring all offers! List price is $145,000.
Check out this townhouse I just listed! It is a 2 bedroom 2.5 bath with bamboo floors and serene wood view. Convenient to Armstrong, Hunter Army Airfield, hospitals, shopping and highways. Community features a swimming pool and low amenity fees. It’s priced at $75,000 and is a short sale . Don’t worry though…this is a short sale through Res.Net, which means BPOs have been completed, the negotiator is already asigned and seller documents are already on file. Make an offer and we will have a response in less than a week. No waiting around for months on end like other short sales!
Meet Shari & Spencer. They are the proud new homeowners of a fantastic property in a peaceful neighborhood with lush, mature trees. Oh, and guess what else? They are brand new grandparents and welcomed their first granddaughter into the world this week. New house, new grandbaby..I think you could say, best week ever!