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2016 will soon be finished! With interest rates hanging below 4% and consumer confidence up, buyers were finally making a move! Summer was the most active time of the year in North Fulton as well as in other areas since, historically due to school schedules, many families move at that time.

Call us for the specific statistics on your neighborhood.

The renovated homes are selling for top dollar. What we are finding lately is that styles have changed in the past 10 years. Buyers are looking for all the updates that they see in new homes, even those offered at lower price points. There is a demand for the lighter granites or quartz countertops. Soaking tubs are more prevalent than the Jacuzzi tubs that were so desirable 10 years ago.

White cabinets are back “in”. The dark hardwood flooring is in vogue, and the lighter oak stains are no longer as popular. Buyers seem to prefer the dark walnut for flooring–or even grays. In fact, gray color schemes are the latest, with subway tile backsplashes. Even the light fixtures of 10 years ago often appear “dated” to today’s buyer.

Buyers are no longer “wowed” by theater rooms and fancy entertaining bars. They prefer functional, updated terrace levels, and home gyms are more popular than ever. And pools, or lots that can accommodate a pool. Outdoor entertaining areas are also very desirable.

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If you are considering any updates, we can give you advice on how to get the most “bang for your buck,” in other words, the best return on your investment.  Just call or Email Cathi at The Lund Group …

We hope that you have had a wonderful holiday season and that 2017 will bring joy and good health to you and to your families.