Tag Archives: Savannah GA

Does Moving Up Make Sense?

17 Mar

 

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Are interest rates attractive? A low rate not only helps you buy a larger home, but also makes it easier to find a buyer.

Boston Butts to raise money for Hugs For Haleigh

5 Jan

Call me! 912 224 0460

 


Not your average log cabin….

27 Jun

I found this article about a hunting cabin renovated into this adorable shabby-chic cottage. An honest to goodness little Victorian Gingerbread House in the Catskill Mountains.  SHE did it all by herself, and for $3k. I love real estate outside of the box!


Neat story I just had to share!

275 Barrister Circle Guyton Georgia

12 Oct

Erin Rowley, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners | 912 224 0460
275 Barrister Circle, Guyton, GA
100 % Financing available, NO money down! $8,000 in your pocket at
tax time!
4BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $139,900
Year Built 2005
Sq Footage 1,674
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size .75 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Adorable Home for Sale in AWESOME school district. This home has been loved! This house features beautiful laminate wood floors, nice neutral paint throughout and great fixtures in common areas. Kitchen opens to backyard, which is enormous! Perfect for a Sunday BBQ, entertaining, and lots of room for children to play. Swing set will stay as well as above ground pool! Master bedroom is on main level. Big enough to accommodate king sized furniture. Master baths features dual vanities, linen closet, and walk in closet! How convenient?! Half bath is located on first floor as well. The BONUS ROOM above the garage is used now as 4th bedroom/playroom. This an exceptional deal! Come check it out!

Here is an estimate of what it would cost to live here:

If you put NO MONEY DOWN,

And paid full purchase price of $144,000,

At a 5.5% APR, for 360 months (standard)

Your Premium and Interest would be about $817 a month.

Factor in Taxes to be $115/month and $60 for insurance…

It would cost you about $875 a month to live here.

Shown by appointment anytime!
Direct (912) 224.0460
Office (912) 352.1222
http://www.savvyinsavannah.com

Directions:
Hwy 21 North (either from Garden City, or exit 109 off I-95 North)

Left on Hwy 30 (west).
Continue straight for a few miles.
RIGHT on Midland Road.
Pass through blinking light at Blue Jay,
Right on Courthouse Rd.
Left into Barrister Crossing.
Right at Stop sign.
#275 down on RIGHT

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see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – High/Vaulted ceiling
– Walk-in closet – Hardwood floor – Tile floor
– Living room – Bonus/Rec room – Office/Den
– Breakfast nook – Dishwasher – Refrigerator
– Stove/Oven – Microwave – Attic
– Washer – Dryer – Laundry area – inside
– Balcony, Deck, or Patio – Yard – Swimming pool

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Contact info:
Erin Rowley, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners
912 224 0460
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Feb 9, 2010, 4:33pm PST

Another Happy Buyer!!

7 Oct

Congratulations Dalphine!

We just closed on a beautiful 5 bedroom brick home.

dalphine

Sold!

22 Sep

Erin Rowley | Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners | 912 224 0460
123 Mapmaker Lane, Savannah, GA
Clean as a Whistle, Tip-Top, Move in Ready
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $168,900
Year Built 1989
Sq Footage 1,425
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Exceptionally well cared for brick home on Whitemarsh Island. Home sits on corner, elevated lot, with mature shrubbery.

123 Mapmaker Lane features 2 car garage with automatic doors, fresh carpet and paint, indoor laundry room, master suite with walk in closet, dual vanities.

Guest rooms are bright with ample closet space.

Home is shown by appointment any time!

direct: 912.224.0460
email: erin.rowley@coldwellbanker.com

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Directions

Victory Drive/HWY 80 East to Battery Point.
Entrance is Mapmaker Lane
Look for 123 on the left.

see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – Fireplace
– High/Vaulted ceiling – Walk-in closet – Living room
– Breakfast nook – Stove/Oven – Laundry area – inside
– Yard

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

– HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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Contact info:
Erin Rowley
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners
912 224 0460
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Sep 22, 2009, 8:19am PDT

Bonus Time

17 Sep

I have had some serious reductions on my listings this week! Over $89,000!

100 Stephens Drive ( a beautiful brick, 4 bedroom/3 bath with bonus home theater) was $335,000 is NOW $299,900.

81 Cooper’s Lane (an elegant combination brick with 4 bedrooms/3 baths + over sized bonus) was $260,000 Now $240,000!

11409 Colleen Drive ( a mid century modern brick ranch w 3 or 4 bedrooms) was $157,100 is NOW $149,000.

275 Barrister Circle ( a sweet low country home on 1/2 acre 4/2.5) started at $149,000 and is NOW $144,000.

1834 Hale Street (a renovated  Gordonston area bungalow) was $161,000 and is now $130,000!

bonuses

So, for anyone who brings me a contract on any of my listings from today through October 31 (Realtor or not)… I will give you your choice of :

1. A dinner for two at the restaurant of your choice ( Ruth’s Chris, Local 11Ten, Garibaldi, etc)

2. A couple’s massage at Vanilla Day Spa (or comparable service of your choosing)

3. An American Express Gift Card

My seller’s are all very serious and anxious to sell. Help me help them!

Email me or Call anytime!

The Victorian District

27 Aug

The Victorian District

Is an area developed from 1870 to 1910. In 1869 a streetcar system was installed. The boundaries are roughly East Broad on the East, MLK on the West, Anderson Lane on the South and Gwinett St. on the North. It is here where we start to notice the lack of parks or square between the grids, and have the patch of grass between street and sidewalk, and small gardens in front of the homes. The homes here are beautifully embellished with ornate details. Sadly, with the mass production of the automobile, also cam a depression in the area as residents were able to drive out to suburban areas. However, active revitalization is underway. Prices in the area vary.

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Commercial is Top Ranked in Nation

27 Aug

cbcom

Coldwell Banker Commercial Platinum Partners ranked first of 13 Coldwell Banker Commercial offices in Georgia and 28th of 254 Coldwell Banker Commercial offices nationally.

“We are very honored for the recognition as a top office, especially with the challenges that the current market poses. This ranking exemplifies our dedication to the foremost tools, trainings, and technologies which help our clients in the Commercial sector,” said Jeff Farmer, Commercial Director of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners.

Coldwell Banker Commercial Platinum Partners is a sister company to Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners. It is a full service commercial real estate company with local coverage spanning from Beaufort, S.C., through the greater Savannah area to St. Simons Island.

For more information call 912. 224.0460

Happy Birthday Leopold’s!

20 Aug

LeopoldsIceCream1LargeUnless you have been living under a rock in the city limits of Savannah Georgia, you know who and what Leopold’s is. For those of you new-comer’s, let me explain..

In 1919, Peter, George & Basil Leopold set up shop as an ice cream shop downtown at the corner of Gwinett and Habersham. It was here that Peter refined his knowledge of ice cream making, to the delight of any American. The ice cream shop was in full swing for about 50 years, with regulars such as the famed Johnny Mercer! The centennial of Mercer’s birth is being celebrated in Savannah this year, and Leopold’s has developed a special flavor of ice cream, Huckleberry Cheesecake, in his honor.

Stratton Leopold took the helm when his father and one of his uncles passed away.  Savannah saw  a dark day, when Stratton closed Leopold’s to pursue his dream as a movie producer in Los Angeles.  After some time, Stratton was taking up residence in both cities. It was then that locals saw the opportunity to shamelessly beg for Stratton to re open the beloved ice cream shop.

And so, he did. In 2004 Leopold’s was back in business at a new location, 212 E. Broughton Street! The new store was designed by Academy Award-nominated designer Dan Lomino, who incorporated many original fixtures, including the soda fountain, at the new location.

This weekend is the Celebration! There will be specials, including 90 cent ice cream and sodas, that will be available Saturday from 11-11.  There will be birthday cake at 3:30, and live music,and dancing.

Be there, or be square!

Ardsley Park

19 Aug

Ardsley Park & Chatham Crescent is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Savannah. It’s home to an eclectic blend of people and architectural styles. Ardsley Park is located in Midtown Savannah and is close to shopping, restaurants, hospitals and anything else you can think of.

Ardsley Park was developed starting in 1910 alongside the Chatham Crescent area, an adjacent planned community. The homes here are as varied as the residents who inhabit them. There are many textbook renderings of homes popular in the twentieth century on through the spectrum of local interpretation.

There are lots of green parks, some with playgrounds, that are loved by the residents. Home prices in the area have a huge range from the upper 100’s to just under a million dollars.

Areas of similar interest include: Parkside, Baldwin Park, Lamara

Gordonston

19 Aug

Gordonston is the newest neighborhood in Savannah to be named to the National Register of Historic Places. As you may or may not know, Gordonston was named for the noted family that developed it, The Gordon Family. The most famous member of the family, Juliette Gordon Low, was the founder of The Girl Scouts. At the time it was developed, it was accessible by the street car line which ran on Kinzie Avenue toward Thunderbolt. Homes here include a variety of architecture including stunning examples of Neo-Classical, Colonial Revival, and my favorite, Arts and Crafts. Gordonston is roughly bounded by Gwinett Street on the North, Skidaway on the South, Goebel Avenue on the West, and Pennsylvania on the East.

The area is sweet as can be, and tends to slip under the radar for many buyers. It is full of charm and in a convenient location.

Loggerhead Turtles have Hatched!

15 Aug

turtleThe second reported nest of  Loggerhead Turtles hatched on Tybee Island late Thursday night.  By Friday morning, 99 baby loggerheads made their way down the beach and into the ocean.  Some of them needed a little help, but they all made it.

Logger head nests are down this year from last year, a common trend here in Georgia and throughout the Nation.  Last year in Georgia, there were 1,646 nests identified, down to only 938 this year.  Of those numbers, Tybee Island had six of those nests in 2008, versus only two so far this year.

11409 Colleen Drive ~ SOLD 10/23/09

13 Aug

Erin Rowley | Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners | 912 224 0460
11409 Colleen Dr., Savannah, GA
Great home for first time buyer’s, military, or newly weds!
4BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $149,000
Year Built 1964
Sq Footage 1,608
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 1 Covered spaces
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

If you have been looking for a great home to invest in– look no further. This home is an absolutely adorable all brick ranch style home, with fenced backyard. The front and backyard have wonderful established plant life and lush green grass. The house has brand new carpet, new vinyl floors, and new neutral paint. There is an additional room which would be perfect for an office, den, or 4th bedroom. It even has it’s own separate entry. Off the formal dining room is a screened porch. The kitchen opens out to a covered patio, which welcomes you into a very sweet and peaceful backyard. There is
tons of storage here, both inside and out.

The neighborhood is well kept and quiet.

Perfect for military, move-up or 1st time buyers.

Seller’s are VERY motivated.

Here is an estimate of what it would cost to live in this home:

*IF* you paid full asking price, with no money down, at $149,000

At an interest rate of 5.5%

For 360 months (standard)

Would be about $846 a month for Premium and Interest.

Taxes and Insurance are estimated to be under $150 a month…

That brings your monthly payment to less than $950/month.

The seller’s are willing to negotiate.

Shown by appointment anytime!

Direct (912) 224.0460
Office (912) 352.1222

Abercorn Southbound. Take a RIGHT on LARGO DR. RIGHT on Colleen St.
#11409 on your right hand side.

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see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – Living room
– Office/Den – Dining room – Breakfast nook
– Dishwasher – Stove/Oven – Laundry area – inside
– Yard – Swimming pool

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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Contact info:
Erin Rowley
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners
912 224 0460
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Sep 15, 2009, 7:19am PDT

SOLD

13 Aug

Erin Rowley | Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners | 912 224 0460
1834 Hale Street, Savannah, GA
Great Gordonston Area Bungalow
2BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $125,000
Year Built 1930
Sq Footage 1,250
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Arts & Crafts enthusiasts and historic property lovers look out!

Renovated Gordonston Area bungalow. Super cute 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Huge living room with cathedral ceilings, dining room, updated kitchen with stainless appliances. Great ceramic counter. Indoor laundry room. Hardwood floors have just been completely sanded, re-stained and then topped with a polyurethane coat. They are gorgeous! Ceramic tiles in bathrooms. Living room features a beautiful hand worked Victorian fireplace with porcelain tile hearth.

Privacy fenced. Porch in front, patio stoop in back with brick patio and yard space. Alley on the right side allows for extra quiet and private lot. Neighbors are great. A ton of charm off the beaten path.

New siding (Georgia pine), new windows. There is a carriage house type building with plumbing and electricity that will convey with the sale. It needs work, but could prove to be an awesome studio space, guest house or even an efficiency apartment to help pay down your mortgage. Also provides plenty of storage space.

10 Minutes to downtown, southside and the beach!

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You really MUST see this place.

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Qualifies for Georgia Dream Maker program,
which GIVES YOU $8,000 for your down payment and closing costs. Seriously, you can buy this house if you have $500!
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Directions:

East on Victory, LEFT on Skidaway, RIGHT on Edgewood, LEFT on Kinzie, RiIGHT on Forest, RIGHT on Hale

Questions?
direct (912) 224 0460
office (912) 352 1222

https://savvyinsavannah.wordpress.com
http://www.savvyinsavannah.com

see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – Fireplace
– High/Vaulted ceiling – Hardwood floor – Tile floor
– Living room – Dining room – Dishwasher
– Refrigerator – Stove/Oven – Microwave
– Stainless steel appliances – Washer – Dryer
– Laundry area – inside – Balcony, Deck, or Patio – Yard
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

– Carriage House
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Exterior Front

Living Room

Kitchen 1

Kitchen 2

Bath 1

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Contact info:
Erin Rowley
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners
912 224 0460
For sale by agent/broker
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Posted: Feb 2, 2010, 8:15am PST

81 Cooper’s Lane — Sold !!

13 Aug

Erin Rowley | Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners | erin.rowley@coldwellbanker.com | 912 224 0460
81 Cooper’s Lane, Pooler, GA
REDUCED by $30,000! Beautiful home with warm, classic details…
5BR/3BA Single Family House
offered at $230,000
Year Built 2007
Sq Footage 2,772
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $67 per month
DESCRIPTION

This home is the popular “Franklin” floor plan. It features stunning hardwood floors, exquisite crown molding, high ceilings, and trey ceilings.

The kitchen is full of upgrades! Huge lovely cabinets, granite, smooth top range, glossy black appliances, and 6 person bar. Separate dining room as well as breakfast area.

Heated/cooled sun room just off the back of the home. It opens to a wonderful patio.

There is a full bath and bedroom downstairs, that can accommodate family members/guests who can’t do stairs. Bright & Airy throughout.

Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms, master bedroom, and HUGE bonus room, which functions now as a 5th bedroom.

Master suite upstairs features trey ceilings. Bath has dual vanities, separate garden tub and walk in shower. Walk in closet through bath.

Home sits on a great corner lot that overlooks the silo at The Farm. Great home with combination brick construction.

65 acre lake on property, as well as swimming pools, playground, fitness center and club house. Hargray has taken over recently, and Telephone/internet included in HOA dues.

No sign on property per CC&R’s. This price is subject to a short sale.

Call for an appointment to view.
Erin Rowley
Direct: (912) 224.0460
Office: (912) 352-1222
http://www.savvyinsavannah.com

Directions:

Take I-95 to Jimmy Deloach.
Take Jimmy Deloach down past Benton Blvd.

The Farm at Morgan Lakes is on your right hand side. The entry was is decorated with flags…pretty hard to miss.

81 Cooper’s Lane is the big house on the corner at your first right. You can see the Silo from the home.

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see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – High/Vaulted ceiling
– Walk-in closet – Hardwood floor – Tile floor
– Family room – Living room – Bonus/Rec room
– Dining room – Breakfast nook – Dishwasher
– Refrigerator – Stove/Oven – Microwave
– Granite countertop – Attic – Laundry area – inside
– Balcony, Deck, or Patio – Yard
COMMUNITY FEATURES

– Business center – Clubhouse – Fitness center
– Swimming pool(s) – Lake – Playground
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


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Contact info:
Erin Rowley
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners
912 224 0460
For sale by agent/broker
powered by postlets Equal Opportunity Housing
Posted: Feb 9, 2010, 4:33pm PST

Hello world!

12 Aug

Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Erin Rowley. I am a realtor with Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners in Savannah, Georgia, and I think it’s high time I started a blog!  Bear with me, as this in itself is a learning experience… So here goes!

I am a licensed Georgia Realtor, who specializes in working with first time buyers, relocation, military, short sales, vacation homes & new construction.  I grew up in Savannah and know the in’s and out’s of the coastal area.  It’s my mission to make you fall in with my city, and to share my experiences in real estate, life, and Savannah from day to day.

Feel free to browse through my other website.  Share your thoughts, I don’t bite!

http://savvyinsavannah.com/