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"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"

Macon welcomes GreenTec Homes' contributions to 'New Urbanism' initiatives

Macon welcomes GreenTec Homes' contributions to 'New Urbanism' initiatives

MACON, Ga. -- Recently, Atlanta-based GreenTec Homes, Inc. launched a “New Urbanism” initiative with a hard hat walk-through and reception in Historic Macon, Georgia. After the reception, the company principals presented a donation of Christmas ornaments made by local elementary students at Macon’s Rice Elementary School to the Ronald McDonald House Charity in downtown Macon.

This event introduced GreenTec Homes to the local community, and answered all questions from the local community about the collaboration between GreenTec Homes, the City of Macon, Historic Macon, the Macon Housing Authority, and Mercer University. GreenTec Homes entered this partnership in order to help achieve the new walk-able urban initiative, or “New Urbanism” goals set forth by the City of Macon.

MOSAIC Group Wins Professional Remodeler Design Awards

MOSAIC Group Wins Professional Remodeler Design Awards

Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] has been named a winner in the annual Professional Remodeler Design Awards contest, presented by "Professional Remodeler" magazine.

MOSAIC Group won Silver Awards in the Kitchen Over $100,000 and Residential Specialty categories.

The Professional Remodeler Design Awards is a national contest that recognizes outstanding remodeling projects in 20 categories. Entries are judged on construction quality, overall design, creativity, problem-solving and value. Awards are determined by a panel of four industry expert judges.

The winning kitchen is the anchor of a whole house remodel in Sandy Springs. "The family wanted a family-friendly environment where they also could entertain," said William Fadul, co-owner of MOSAIC Group. "The kitchen is amply detailed, open and sophisticated.

Somebody Else Owns The Home You Are Living In

Somebody Else Owns The Home You Are Living In

Someone Else Owns The Home You Are Renting

Owning a home is still the American Dream. Renting is easier, but let's remember, somebody else owns the home you're renting. You are helping them achieve the American Dream and that's awful nice of you...but don't you want to achieve your own dream? You think that by renting you are saving money? You aren't. You are just paying someone else's mortgage, or at least part of it.

Wouldn't you rather invest that rent money into your own home? Let us assume that the average rent in a San Antonio Texas neighborhood for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is $1000. Over the period of one year (12 months), you have contributed $12,000 to a person's, whom you probably don't even know, future.

11 Questions to Ask Before Pricing Your Home

11 Questions to Ask Before Pricing Your Home
 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Are there improvements I can make to my home — both major and minor — that could enhance the price?

Not So Big House Principles Apply to Remodeling Projects of all Sizes

Free Educational Program on Oct. 15   The concept or movement of “Not So Big House” has entered the mainstream, but what is it and who started it? Well, what it is not about is tiny houses for everyone, or a creed of bad design in favor of tiny energy bills.   The No So Big House philosophy, in fact, embraces architectural style across the spectrum, and is a concept dedicated to homes of all … well, most sizes. It can be described as an anti-McMansion sort of trend, but it is much more positive than that.   This is a direction in home design and construction championed by Sarah Susanka, an architect by trade, that emphasizes the concept of home as haven, in scale and proportion to need, a welcoming, comfortable, usable place where space is used according to purpose, rooms flow together with subtle delineations -- well-built, light-filled and energy-efficient.

Selling Season Is NOT Over

Selling Season Is NOT Over

If you have been trying to buy or sell a home and the end of the spring-summer real estate season is stressing you out, The Castles By Chrissy Team says "relax!"

Even though real estate sales do fall off at the end of warm weather, there's still plenty of buying and selling coming this fall and winter.

Remember, sales volume is not your problem. The only house you care about is the one you're selling or hoping to buy.

Real estate isn't nearly as seasonal as it used to be. If a house is priced and marketed appropriately, no matter what time of year it is, there will be a buyer for it.

What's more, many home buyers and sellers are bucking the seasonal nature of residential real estate.