Snellville, GA Real Estate News

By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Brookwood High School Named Gold Award Winner and 2008 Georgia School of Excellence. They are one of 6 schools in the state of Georgia to be named and the only one in Gwinnett County.  Yet another reason to move to Snellville.   Brookwood consistently maintains excellence, with amazing test scores. But test scores don't tell the story. What tells the story is the programs that Brookwood offers to enrich the lives of their students. The fine arts, proven to improve test scores and academic achievement, are vital to the success at Brookwood. Brookwood sports one of the largest marching bands in Gwinnett county and is always puts on a great show. The orchestras are consisitently recognized at the state and national levels. Their music technology lab was one of the first music labs in the s...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
There are 184 Foreclosures in the Snellville area, including one that originally sold for $850,000 and is for sale for $400,000!  Check it out! Prices range from $35,000 to $599,000.   Buyer Full Page    Loans are still available.  Minimum 580 credit score required to qualify.
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Here are the latest stats for Snellville.  53 homes in Snellville sold in the month of October. The average sale price was 163,738 with 73 days on the market. The most expensive home sold for $633,800 and was on the market for 237 days.   There are also 143 pending properties for the month of October.  Properties are moving in Snellville.  Now is a great time to buy or sell.
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
GEORGIA FORECLOSURE DAILY REPORT Foreclosure Homes / Short Sale Homes List Updated Oct 8Th 2008 Fulton, North Fulton, DeKalb, County Georgia. Cities of Decatur, Tucker, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Duluth, Buford, Lawrenceville, Dacula, Grayson, Snellville, Loganville, Suwanee, Norcross, Winder, This list is updated daily with Homes added to MLS in the last 24 hours Due to the nature of Foreclosure Homes and Short Sale Home, Buyers should act quickly ! For all Your Real Estate Needs Call ! Eric Reid, Managing Broker Renaissance Realty Group Inc.Office: 404-921-2067 x 102 Fax: 770-513-4443  Short Sale list click here Foreclosure list click here
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Good news! Brightwater has just gotten more affordable.  The rage today is finding foreclosures. Everyone wants to find that diamond in the rough or that great deal.  Foreclosures in the Brookwood High School District are hard to come by.  There have been very few in the more expensive neighborhoods.  There is one that was just listed in the Brightwater for $314,900.  That is quite a bit under the average price for the neighborhood. If you are looking for a foreclosure, contact me. I have access to all of the foreclosures as soon as they come on the market, giving you a competitive edge.
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By Eric Reid
(Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners)
Why You Need a Home Inspection Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition. A home inspection is an evaluation of a home's condition by a trained expert. During a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy. The inspector will: Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical systems. Identify items that should be repaired or replaced. Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems (such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning), equipment, structure and finishes. The home imspection does not estimate the value of the house. After the inspection is complete, you will...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Welcome fellow bloggers and Sneville Residents.  This is the first in a series of school profiles. These profiles will have information about various schools in the Snellville area including Brookwood, South Gwinnett, Grayson and Shiloh High Schools.  We will start our series with Brookwood High School     Brookwood High School was given the Gold Award by Governor Sonny Purdue for Academic Achievement.   Brookwood had the highest SAT score in Gwinnett: Once again Brookwood leads Gwinnett County with a total score of 1638 – up 9 points from last year! The break down is as follows: Critical Reading 543; Math 559; Writing 536. Link to Registration- click here Brookwood has huge fine arts programs including many orchestras, many bands, the areas first music technology lab, a large choral pr...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
If you are interested in buying a home or a realtor in need of business, now is the time to jump in the market or call all of your leads.  Down payment assistance ends October 1. This means that buyers will now have to come up with 3.5% of the value of the loan as a down payment. This will eliminate many of the clients that are going from apartment living to inexpensive homes since their mortgage will be less than their rent. If you are a buyer, I have officers that can close in as little as 12-15 days! Let's go out and find you that dream home. Here are some examples of homes that are available in Snellvile:   Foreclures in Snellville   Good luck and enter the market place to help our economy and your bottom line.
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Snellville Homes for Sale, Snellville GA Active Listings - Snellville Real Estate Market Report August 2008*.  As of today Thursday, August 14, 2008 there are currently 1097 Snellville Homes for Sale.  Please keep in mind many of the Snellville pending home sales could be delivered in a month or in a few months. These are single family detached homes fee simple.  Homes in Snellville that are in Contingency other or CO Status - denotes inspections, or financing.  A new Contingency class has just been added to our contract and that is Contingency - Due Diligence.  This reflects new changes recently incorporated in our GAR contract that is an option to purchase after a due diligence period.  It is a great time to buy homes in Snellville, there are many Snellville homes and fine properties ...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Snellville encompasses 2 MLS Marketing Areas: Area 65 which is Grayson/Snellville and Area 64 which is Snellville, Lawrenceville, Lilburn.  The good news:  In June, 36 homes sold in the 30078 zip code. This means that 27% of all homes sold in Area 64 resided in the 30078 zip. This is excellent considering that this area also has the 30044, 30047 zip and several others. What is more encouraging is the 206 pending contracts that the area has during the month of June. Monthly Activity Report: 6-2008 Property Type: Residential     Office Code:  PRAY01   JAMIE PARKER Area Prop Type New Avg LP Pending Avg LP Sold Avg SP %SP/OLP Avg DOM 64 RES 473 $208,138 206 $175,808 132 $195,299 96.68% 80     473 $208,138   $175,808 132 $195,299 96.68% 80 Information herein is provided by Seller and is, the...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Summary of article posted by the Gwinnett Citizen www.gwinnettcitizen.com   Amy Robach graduated Brookwood in 1991. While at Brookwood, she was heavily involved in the theatre program, even dropping cheerleading to participate in theatre. The program is headed up by her aunt and uncle who do an outstanding job in helping Brookwood students to become their best. She started her career by graduating from the University of Georgias communication program. She then went on to work in Athens and then spent several years in Chareleston. She then headed to D.C where she became an a.m. anchor.   She then made it to MSNBC.  In order to make it this far, she had to sacrafice alot in the beginning, including working on holidays and excessive work weeks. She now has a husband and w kids. She is than...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
New London Theatre:  Beauty and the Beast July 18-August 3, 2008   Fri/Sat 8:00 p.m./ Sun 2:30 p.m.   Phone 770-979-3691 Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door                  Atlanta Reptile and Animal Show: July 26-27, 2008 Time: Sat 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Gwinnett County Fair Grounds 770-963-6522   Adults: $8, Kids 5-12  $5; Under 4 are free
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Book discussion: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month: Eclipse by Stephanie Myer for 7/17/2008 session.   Kid's Events: Storytime every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. July 16: Under the Sea July 23: Space Blast-off July 30   Smahs! Crash! by Jon Scieszka   Summer camp: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. for 6 year olds and up: July 17 Family Fun Trips July 24  Kids Games Through the Decades July 31 Summer Writing Camp   American Girls Club: July 12 @11:00 a.m.   Felicity and the American Revolution July 26 at 11:00 a.m. First "roadtrip" to learn about the 50 states   Midnight Release Party:   Breaking dawn by Stephenie Meyer Firday August 1st at 10:00 p.m.  Book released at 12:01 a.m.  
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Free food, family, live music, face painting, a car show...what a fourth of july event and it was all free thanks to First Baptist Snellville, First United Methodist of Snellville and Westminster Presbreterian.  One of the cooks told me that they had cooked 8,000 hamburgers as of 7:30 p.m.  The turnout was huge.  Fireworks concluded the evening.  Classic car show   Neighbors having fun       Event participant getting her face adorned with the American flag.    
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
    Minutes before the start of the parade The parade leaders.   Harleys helping lead the parade.   Parade participant   The parde was a great success. Due to high gas prices, the fire department was not able to send the fire truck like they usually do. We improvised and had the neighborhood Harley owners and some of their friends help lead the parade. A majority of the neighborhood participated and their was a float decoration contest. At the end of the parde, everyone enjoyed bomb pops, cookies, water and juice boxes in the club house.    
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Enjoy fireworks, a car show,food, kids rides and inflatables at this mega event celebrating the fourth in Snellville where everyone is somebody.  It is a great time to get together as a community and celebrate with your neighbors the freedom that we have in this great country. Check out the link:   http://www.snellvilleumc.org/templates/cussnellvilleumc/default.asp?id=31612    
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Our annual July 4 parade will be held for the residents of the Kensington community. Each year, the neighborhood has a parade complete with a Gwinnett County Fire Truck. The kids decorate their wagons, bikes, tricycles or whatever else they can get their hands on to show their pride in the freedom that we have in this great country. It is days like this that we can remember how blessed we are to live in a country where freedom is guaranteed and all can come together as a community. Have a happy 4th.      
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Are you looking for a home in the Brookwood High School district? Brookwood won the governors Gold medal for academic achievement and has the highest SAT scores in Gwinnett County.  Not sure where to look? Here  are some great neighborhoods for you to consider:   Brightwater- complete with swim/tennis and huge lake Havenstone- gated community with swim/tennis and lake Kensington- complete with swim/tennis/lake with walking trail and fishing. Montclair-  complete with swim/tennis/lake with walking trail and fishing. Brookwood Manor- swim/tennis Flowers Crossing at the Mill- swim/tennis Tanners Point- swim/tennis The Manors- new gated community The Enclave- new community The Woodlands- swim/tennis   Jamie Parker Realtor Snellville Realtor Atlanta Homes
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
This weekend is the 35th annual Snellville Days, which attracts visitors from all over the Southeast to Snellville. With live music, crafts and a parade, it is one weekend you will not want to miss. Click on www.snellvilledays.com for complete information. This was meant to be a one time event that has become a tradition for the last 35 years.Here is a summary: Saturday May 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. ParadeMay 3, 2008: 7:30 a.m. 1 Mile fun run at South Gwinnett HighMay 3, 2008  8:00 a.m. 5 K run starting at South Gwinnett High.Saturday Two Freestyle Divisions: Super-Open and Open Competition Registration on site at 10am Competition at 11am-5pm Sunday Four Toss & Fetch Divisions: Super Pro, Pro, Novice & JR Kids Competition Registration on site at 10am Competition at 11am-5pm9-6  on Saturday ...
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By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
Congratulations to the Brookwood Boys Swim team for winning the State Championnship. The girls placed 2nd in the state. Click for the full story. Congratulations to Brookwood's Robert Nelson, as he was chosen as an Emerson Scholar for the 2008 Interlochen Arts Camp. He is one of 52 musicians that were awarded this merit-based, full-tuition (over 6,000)scholarship to the camp. On Saturday, March 29, 2008, the Brookwood Science Olympiad Team claimed its first ever state title. Our team finished with a score 136 points, averaging fifth place in all the events. In an extremely competitive field containing at least 3 math and science magnet schools, 6 private schools, and Parkview, the five time defending state champs, we finished 52 points ahead of the second place. The complete dominance w...
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