Midtown Garden Tour Sunday May 17, 2015

As you stand on your balcony looking out over Midtown (especially if you are looking East) you see a delightful canopy of trees…something Atlanta strives very hard to preserve. But there is something else amongst those trees…

…beautiful homes, and even smaller condominium communities, sidewalks…and gardens. In fact, LOTS of gardens!

Midtown Garden Tour Sunday May 17, 2015

Midtown Garden Tour May 14, 2015This Sunday, instead of the walk through Piedmont Park, you have an opportunity to view some 36 gardens featuring fountains, pools, and hidden terraces that are open for view. And best of all…it’s FREE!!!!

Take a stroll and see just how unique and special Historic Midtown Atlanta is. This is the area East of Juniper Street over to Monroe, and from 10th Street to Ponce De Leon Avenue. You will be amazed at what you are going to find!!!

Maps for the event and the gardens available to view will be posted on the Facebook Page, Midtown Garden Tour on Sunday morning. Maps can also be obtained at the “tour headquarters” located at 795 Myrtle Street.

Here’s hoping MyMidtownMojo will see you in the garden!

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Atlanta Condos For Sale | Viewpoint Midtown Atlanta

Viewpoint Condos May 10, 2015Soaring some 36 stories above Peachtree Street, meet Viewpoint Midtown Atlanta. Located on Peachtree Street, between 6th and 7th Streets, the building has been joined by Skyhouse South, an apartment building located on the Southeast corner (6th and Juniper Streets) and now under construction, Seventh Midtown which is at 7th and Peachtree Street. 

The building has 378 homes, ranging from one and two bedroom homes, to unique floor plans that offer an additional den/office space. There have been a couple homes that have been combined as well. 

Viewpoint Midtown Atlanta has figured out just what the Midtown Atlanta condominium buyer wants in both a home and a building! From the moment you enter the Viewpoint Midtown lobby with its striking white floors, red carpet and water feature to the rich woods used throughout the building, Viewpoint Midtown defines first class, urban living at affordable prices.

Potential home owners have a choice of granite and cabinetry, depending on the floor. Upgraded tumbled stone back splashes create beautiful kitchens. Floor plans range from 600 to over 1200 square feet in a variety of one and two bedroom options.

Viewpoint Condos May 10, 2015Perhaps Viewpoint Midtown’s most unique feature is the resident amenities, located on the 11th Floor. Split by the residential tower, one side is a resort-style lap pool, including a wet bar, grilling bar and plenty of seating. The other side of the 11th Floor amenity is a notable “zen garden in the sky.” There is an outdoor living room with its own fireplace and flat screen TV (a pretty cool place to hang out!) two additional grills and a tranquil reading area with a peaceful water feature.

The Viewpoint Midtown Club Room anchors the amenity area with a movie theatre, pool table, comfortable seating areas and a beautiful bar and catering kitchen area.  Located on the 12th Floor, the Fitness Center is…well…awesome! The cardio area features individual TV’s on every piece of equipment, or enjoy a view all the way to Stone Mountain from the picture windows. There’s weights on the other side of the center, and a stretching area. The Club room has a sound system whereby you can plug in your OWN iPod in the docking station, or there are numerous high definition plasma TV’s.

Viewpoint Midtown Atlanta Pool May 10, 2015Speaking of technology, Viewpoint Midtown is one of the most advanced towers in Atlanta. From high-speed Internet access, pre-wiring for surround sound and iPod docking stations, your technology needs are covered. Of course, the security and safety that Novare buildings are known for continues at Viewpoint Midtown.

Whether you are enjoying the view through your floor-to-ceiling windows, from your spacious balcony or from the pool or Zen Garden, Viewpoint Midtown is a Midtown landmark you’ll be proud to call home.

To learn more about purchase opportunities at Viewpoint Midtown Atlanta, click here to search for homes. Or contact us below and we’d be happy to tell you all about what homes are available in this Midtown Atlanta condominium building! 

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Top Ten Selling Midtown Atlanta Condo Building for 2014

I’m not quite sure what happened to this year! I mean, here it is April  May, and I’m just getting the 2014 Top Ten Selling Midtown Atlanta Condo report out! Yikes! But it is interesting to see the changes and how things have ranked. I’ve also noted the rankings from 2013 and 2012 alongside the name of each building. There will be links at the end of this post to the 2013 and 2012 posts!

 

Top Ten Selling Midtown Condos April 25, 2015

 

10.  Windsor Over Peachtree  (Not ranked in the Top Ten for 2012 or 2013)

  • 15 One Bedroom Homes — Sales Price from $56,000 – $84,000 — Average Sold Price: $73,600
  • 7  Two Bedroom Homes — Sales Price from $95,900 – $167,500 — Average Sold Price: $147,486

9.  A Three-Way Tie —

  1. M West (26 Homes Sold) — 1 One Bedroom home at $199,900; 24 Two Bedrooms Sale Price Range $201,900 – $281,500 — Average Sold Price:  $232,877; One 3-Bedroom Sold at $310,000
  2. Dakota (26 Homes Sold) — 4 One Bedrooms Sale Price Range $242,000 – $274,900 — Average Sold Price — $257,200; 22 Two Bedrooms Sale Price Range $307,000 – $461,000 — Average Sold Price — $382,225
  3. Tuscany (26 Homes Sold) — 14 One Bedrooms Sale Price Range $145,500 – $165,000 — Average Sold Price — $156,421; 12 Two Bedroom Homes Sale Price Range of $202,500 to $258,500 and the Average Sold Price was $230,033.

For 2012 and 2013, M West and Dakota Condominiums were not in the Top Ten. Tuscany was 9th in 2012 and 10th in 2013!

8.  Cornerstone Village (28 Homes Sold) #7 in 2013 and #8 in 2012

  • 21 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price range from $95,000 – $175,000. Average Sold Price — $131,981
  • 7  Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price range from $193,500 – $239,000. Average Sold Price — $219,957

7. Peachtree Lofts (32 Homes Sold) (Not ranked in 2013 and #7 in 2012)

  • 25 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price range from $115,000 – $197,500. Average Sold Price — $155,469
  • 7  Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price range from $184,900 – $272,000. Average Sold Price — $239,629

6. Spire Midtown (40 Homes Sold) (#5 in 2013 and #4 in 2012)

  • 31 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $160,000 – $265,000. Average Sold Price — $195,868
  • 9  Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $319,000 – $395,000. Average Sold Price — $344,788

5. Park Central (42 Homes Sold) (#3 in 2013 and #5 in 2012)

  • 21 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $149,000 – $180,000. Average Sold Price — $167,338
  • 21 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $199,000 – $245,000. Average Sold Price — $234,180

4. A Two-way Tie –(43 Homes Sold Each)

  1. Mayfair Renaissance/Tower — 17 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $130,000 – $225,00 and the Average Sold Price — $172,994.  There were 26 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range of $190,000 – $500,000 with the Average Sold Price being $290,535. (#9 in 2013 and #10 in 2012)
  2. 1010 Midtown — 15 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $242,000 – $290,000 and the Average Sold Price — $277,167. There were 26 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $390,000 – $734,900 and the Average Sold Price was $517,875. Additionally, there were 2 Three Bedroom homes that sold at $670,000 and $880,000, giving them an average Sold Price of $775,000. (#1 in 2013 and 2012)

3. Viewpoint Midtown Atlanta — (54 Homes Sold) (#2 in 2013 and #3 in 2012)

  • 14 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $185,000 – $259,000 and the Average Sold Price – $228,214.
  • 39 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $239,000 – $414,000. Average Sold Price — $331,297
  • One Penthouse Home sold at $874,900.

2.  Plaza Midtown (57 Homes Sold) (#6 in 2013 and 2012)

  • 22 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $178,395 -$241,000. Average Sold Price $200,882
  • 35 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $255,000 -$380,000. Average Sold Price $325,611

And the Number One Selling Midtown Atlanta Condo building for 2014 is….

Metropolis Midtown Condos For Sale

1. Metropolis Midtown (58 Homes Sold) (#4 in 2013 and #2 in 2012)

  • 42 One Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $132,400 -$250,000. Average Sold Price $184,153
  • 16 Two Bedroom Homes with a Sale Price Range from $227,00 – $323,000. Average Sold Price $280,088

During 2012 and 2013, 1010 Midtown had the most inventory and it was the only new construction option available in Midtown. Hence, the reason they held onto that #1 position for two years! But now you can see the shift in what is selling!

If you have any questions about the market in general, or perhaps your building specifically, please contact me. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Top 10 Midtown Atlanta Condo Buildings 2013

Top 10 Midtown Atlanta Condo Buildings 2012

 

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Midtown Alliance Schedules Blueprint 3.0 Open Houses

Midtown Blueprint 3.0 MyMidtownMojo.com april 16, 2015It’s been awhile since the original Blueprint Midtown was conceived. What you see today in Midtown Atlanta, from new condominium buildings built over the last 10 years, streetscape improvements and such, are a result of that plan.

Midtown Alliance Schedules Blueprint 3.0 Open Houses

But as we know, all good plans need a review and an update to keep up with the changing times we ALL are experiencing. And so, the Midtown Alliance has announced a series of Open Houses to seek the input of Midtown residents, workers, employers and community stakeholders about what they want to see in the future of Midtown Atlanta.

As I know it, there will be some suggestion boards with ideas already on them, and you will be given an opportunity to “voice” your opinion about these potential projects. This is a great way to really gauge the public’s  thoughts about projects and the future.

Here are the upcoming Open House dates:

  • Blueprint 3.0: Input Session at Food Truck Thursdays 
  • Thursday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. | Food Truck Park at 12th Street & Peachtree Street
  • Blueprint 3.0: Input Session & Happy Hour 
    Wednesday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. | Saltwood- Loews Atlanta Hotel Midtown / 1065 Peachtree Street
  • Blueprint 3.0 Input Session & Coffee 
    Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 a.m. | 800 Peachtree St., Suite D

You can RSVP (not required, but they would like to have an idea of the number coming!) HERE

 

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Why Is Midtown Atlanta Inventory So Low?

Why Is Midtown Atlanta housing inventory low April 7, 2015This is a question/challenge I face daily when working with Buyers that are looking to purchase a Midtown Atlanta condo. After viewing properties in an afternoon, the question often comes up, “Is that all we are going to see?” My reply is often, “That is all there IS to see!”

Why Is Midtown Atlanta Inventory So Low?

I’ve attached a link below to an article that recently appeared on the website Inman News which is real estate news for real estate agents. Always good stuff and very informative. However, as I am sure you have heard, real estate is local, local, local. So while this article gives you that 30,000 foot view of the market and conditions nationwide, I wanted to touch two points that relate to Midtown Atlanta…

Value Disruption/Reset in 08/09

As the article states, between 2007 and 2010, we saw a major change in values in Midtown Atlanta. Condos that originally sold for $350,000 were selling in foreclosure for $190,000!  Prices have returned to the higher values, so those that purchased at the high price, may now finally be able to sell their condo and not be “under water” in terms of the value. Those that snapped up at that $190,000 certainly are ready to move, but….

SQ5 Under Construction April 7, 2015Where Would I Go? (Move Up) and Stunted New Development

A quick glance at the Midtown skyline gives one the impression of “Wow, look at all those new condo buildings going up!” Ahhhh…not so fast. All those cranes you see are producing a bumper (maybe even an excess) crop of rental apartments, NOT condominiums For Sale! For the Midtown Atlanta condo buyer, a primary reason for a move, is to move into the latest and greatest new building. But what do you do, or where do you move, when you don’t have ANY new buildings?

Current Midtown Atlanta condo construction is limited to a couple buildings and townhome developments and those prices start in the $700,000 range. That might be a bit more of a “move up” than many buyers can afford.

So, when we are out looking at Midtown Atlanta condos for you to purchase, it’s not me giving you any kind of “salesperson pressure” to make a decision. It’s the market telling you, make that offer now, or it may be gone while you think about it.

Here is a link to Why Is Housing Inventory So Low?

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I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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