February 2016

There are 12 blog entries for February 2016.

Live, work, & play at Atlantic Station, Atlanta's own "City within a City" with a walk score of 85!

This is the largest one bedroom floor plan and the largest unit available. The warm and inviting floor plan offers a stately entry foyer that leads to an open, yet defined living/kitchen concept with rare, additional flex space for dining, den, or office. En suite oversized master bedroom with privacy foyer, access to covered balcony, spa like master bathroom with double sinks, soaking tub, walk in shower, and walk in closet. Serene lake views from dual entrance balcony. The building offers resort style amenities. FHA, VA, and conventional financing available.

390 17th Street NW Unit 4041 is offered at $159,900

Listing Courtesy of Jamie

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Located on the highest floor with only one of this layout available in the 12 Atlantic Residential Tower, this south facing unit offers a rare, private balcony, and 180 degree views from its solid wall of glass. The one bedroom, one bathroom condo has a large, open living, dining, and kitchen flex space, motorized blinds, built in work space, and a walk-in closet with built ins.

12 Atlantic Station has a walk score of 85 and offers hotel quality amenities including its fitness center, pool, clubroom, 24 hour concierge, and more!

361 17th Street Nw Unit 2215 is offered at $184,900 

Listing Courtesy of Jamie Sternlieb of Atlanta Communities

Please Call Jamie at (404) 965-3006 for More Information and Availability

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Live, work, and play in The Heart if vibrant Downtown Atlanta. With a walk score of 94, this is the lowest priced unit located in The Premier Twelve Centennial Hotel Residences. Amazing unobstructed, jaw dropping 180 degree Southern Views. Open, yet defined layout with gallery style entry foyer, built in office workspace, large open Living/Dining/Kitchen flex space, and Master Suite with sitting area and large, walk-in closet. Hotel quality amenities include a pool, Fitness Center, Screening Room, Club Room, lobby restaurant, and 24 hour concierge. FHA, VA, & Conventional financing available.

400 W Peachtree Street Nw Unit 2410 is offered at $189,900

Listing Courtesy of Jamie Sternlieb of Atlanta Communities

Please Call Jamie at (404)

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Whether you’re a local or just visiting, downtown Fort Worth has a lot to offer. Dozens of world-class restaurants, a hopping nightlife scene, theater, annual events, and more – there’s more than you could possible take in in a single night. But if a single night is all you have, we’ve got a few suggestions.

Take in Some History
Fort Worth was established in 1849, and much of its history is on proud display downtown. Admire the architecture of the Tarrant County Courthouse and the Flatiron Building, or visit the 150 Years of Fort Worth exhibit, hosted at the historic Fire Station Number 1.

See the Sights
From parks to public art, there’s plenty to see just by walking around downtown. The famous Fort Worth Water Gardens on Commerce Street are a

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2015 was another busy year at 360 Condominiums in Austin with 51 of the 430 units changing hands.  That's only one more than the 50 that sold in 2014.  The highest price unit to sell was a 30th floor three-bedroom for $1,440,000 or $700.05 per square foot.  The least expensive unit was a small one bedroom that sold for $335,000, or $440.79 per square foot.  On average it took 55 days to sell a condo at 360 in 2015.  That's up a bit from the 39 day average in 2014.  However the average price per square foot went up a little in 2015 to $535.22, up from $521.25 in 2014. Below you can find some historic 5-year data about condo sales or you can view 360 condos for sale.  Want to know what your 360 condo is worth?

Average Days on Market for 360 Condos

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Photo of "The Pacific Heights" new luxury residences to be released in early spring

San Francisco remains one of the most desirable places to live...

We are seeing some properties come back on the market in 2016 that did not sell in 2015. The city is growing with new construction and some great new amenities in 2016 and 2017.

Interest Rates are at historic lows which makes today the perfect time for being a home buyer as low rates give you additional purchase power. To assess what that means, let’s model a few scenarios predicated on where rates have been in the past 5 and 15 years, vs where they are trending now. 

Purchasing a $1,250,000 property with 20% down, loan amount of $1,000,000

- 10/1 arm in 2005 averaged 5.250%, apr of 5.299%

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The days of Texas being a place to go for affordable housing are quickly coming to an end.  The Texas economy consistently ranks as one of the strongest in the country, and every time a magazine publishes a top 10 list of fastest-growing cities Austin, Dallas, Houston... they're all there.  As a result, the luxury condo market in Texas has been red hot, and developers seem to be trying hard to outdo each other to raise the bar on the quality and amenities of the new high-rises.

Have a look at the ten most expensive condos currently for sale, as of February 11, 2015

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#1:  $8.5M - Dallas - Ritz-Carlton Residences
At the top of the list is this 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath full-floor penthouse at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas.
It doesn't get much better than

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Welcome to The Dorsa Lofts at 1015 Washington Avenue. This century old building offers the finest in traditional loft living. With over 1500 square feet of open floor plan, this 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom loft sports high ceilings, exposed brick, original support timbers and warehouse windows. The unit comes with 1 assigned parking spot in the underground garage and one storage locker on the 2nd floor. If you are looking for a large working kitchen space then this loft is for you. Gas for the range is included in your monthly HOA fee. This loft is competitively priced to sell quickly. The Dorsa Lofts has an active HOA with strong board leadership and solid financials supporting the building. Location couldn't be more ideal in The Heart of The Loft

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Located in the historic Gaslamp District. The Hard Rock Hotel is one of the most unique investments in downtown San Diego. Owners can opt into a rental management program, but do not have to. These are hotel rooms, not timeshares, and no financing is available. Owners can stay in their room for free, up to 28 days a year if they put it in the rental program. Please contact a realtor for more info.

207 5th Unit 1111 is offered at $260,000

Listing Courtesy of Denny Oh of Pacific Sotheby's International Realty

Please Call Denny at (619) 786-7885 for More Information and Availability

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Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest nights for eating out, and several Fort Worth area restaurants are offering special menus to celebrate the holiday. Here’s our short list of six restaurants to consider for your special night out – and, of course, reservations are highly recommended.

Café Modern
Café Modern, located inside the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is serving a 3-course dinner on Saturday and Sunday, with sophisticated entrees like braised beef cheek and roasted sea bass with sous-vide lobster.

Buffalo West
Buffalo West, located on Camp Bowie Boulevard, is celebrating Valentine’s all weekend long, starting Friday the 12th. Alongside their full menu, the famous Chocoholic Dessert Bar is sure to please your sweetheart’s sweet

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