Tucker, GA Real Estate News

By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
With the pretty spring weather contractors were out in force today as the improvements to Tucker's Main street continue.  When finished the new curb, side walks, green areas and signage should make the street a lot more visually appealing. The effort to draw more pedestrians, shoppers and visitors to Tucker has been slowed down by winter weather but we have seen the work force going full bore these last few days. Tucker is a great place to visit.  We have super restaurants, fun shops and lots of friendly people.                              
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Jennifer Garner is walking the TYSA Soccer fields this week as filming of the Disney Movie "The Odd Life of Timothy Greeen" is underway.  Traffic signs warn that motorists should be prepared to stop between March 21st and March 25th as the Tucker youth Soccer Association soccer fields are turned into a movie set. Parking for Extras, production vehicles and catering have been arranged around the Northlake                     neighborhood at Saint Bedes Church, Northlake Mall and other neighborhood institutions. We looked for Jennifer Garner as we drove by but it looked like everyone was taking a break from filming. DeKalb police are working the scene so don't even think about crashing the film set. Please shoot us an email if you have seen Jennifer garner at the film set or around town. ...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Renovated and Updated * 3682 Bonnie Glenn Lane * $ 209,900     ¨ 3 BRs. 2.5 Baths.  FULL Basement. Delightful move in ready home. ¨ Edinburgh Woods subdivision.  Tucker Georgia 30084 ¨ Bathrooms gutted and rebuilt.  Kitchen completely renovated. ¨ Recent renovations and updating includes new upstairs HVAC and condenser (2010), new windows, water heater (2007), new deck (2008) roof (2003) and chain link fence.   ¨ ENTRY FOYER features new hardwood floors, coat closet and cased opening to great room. ¨ POWDER BATH: all new fixtures. New pedestal sink, faucets, ceramic tile floor. ¨ SPACIOUS GREAT ROOM features new hardwood floors. Masonry fireplace with new built in bookshelves on both sides, new custom mantle, glass fireplace doors.  Bay window. Ceiling fan/light. Large cased opening bet...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Real Estate agents have a reputation that is barely above used car dealers.  Sadly, this reputation was earned over the years by licensed real estate agents who only worried about commission checks.  I learned long ago, it is better to "do the right thing" and the commission checks will come along in due time. Case in point.  I had listed a home at 3927 Roman Court Tucker GA 30084.  It was an estate and the heirs did everything they could to get the house ready for the real estate market.  The kitchen was updated and the hardwood floors were refinished.  I thought the house looked great.  But it sat on the market for a couple of months as foreclosed homes and short sales got most of the attention from buyers. The executors were considering a price reduction but it was really a tough dec...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
From our friends at the Livsey Elementary School PTA in Tucker Georgia Go to: http://savelivsey.com/ for active links and more INFO. Today is Saturday January 29, 2011 Links Livsey PTA Livsey School Website 96% Utilized. 100% Successful. Livsey is a National Blue Ribbon School with a proven record of student success. So why are we on the DeKalb County School System (DCSS) closure list? Download this overview of Livsey’s notable academic achievements and see for yourself. Please read our Community Letter stating our position regarding these matters. We need everyone’s help educating our community about Livsey School before the Feb. 7th recommendation by Interim Superintendent, Ms. Ramona Tyson. The facts are on our side. posted January 23, 2011 What You Can Do To Support Livsey Neighbors...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
If you are looking for an affordable and convenient place to live in metro Atlanta Georgia you may find your options rather limited.  Classic Village subdivision in Tucker Georgia is a rare combination of great housing, affordable prices, excellent location and convenient commute to major Atlanta employers. Ann Derksen, a client with a home listed on Duesenberg Drive in Classic Village, wrote this description of the neighborhood: "This might be helpful either in the flyer or the Internet listing, but we have great neighbors, and live on a fairly quiet street.  There's no thru traffic.  Grocery stores, the library, post office, Sam's, Wal-Mart, Staples, Handy ACE are less than five minutes away, as well as a bunch of restaurants/places to eat.  We are less than 10 minutes from three nice...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Traditional Cape Cod with Master Bedroom on main floor. New interior/exterior paint. Hardwood floors on main level. Great room with masonry fireplace. Kitchen features painted cabinets. New smooth top Jenn Aire cooktop. Two genrously sized bedrooms and a full bath on second floor. Storage and closet options throughout. New landscape installation fall 2010 includes a Bermuda sod lawn and flowering shrubs. Fenced low maintenance back yard. Dual fuel heat pump installed 2000. Convenient commute to Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and VA Medical Center. Cape Cod With Master Bedroom on Main Floor: 4217 Duesenberg Drive Tucker Georgia 30084  $159,900                                                                                                                                    ...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Millie has been miserable.  Her miseries started over Labor Day weekend when we visited my husband's parents at their farm in Crabapple.  We had a fabulous day.  Tim did some gardening and Millie enjoyed romping around the yard and pasture with her "cousin" Jigs who is a terrier type dog. We had a big family gathering for dinner, one of those bring a covered dish typ of affairs and my husband Tim did a low country boil with shrimp, sausage, new potatoes and sweet corn.  It was a nice day. When we got home I went to bathe Millie as she was just a bit dirty from romping around the pastures.  When I got her all hosed down I noticed she had a large number of fleas.  Millie occasionally gets a flea or two but nothing like this.  They were crawling all over her. Tim dashed to the gorcery stor...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Price reduction on Tucker Traditional Owners say get it sold.  Price reduced from $247,000 to $229,900.  Spacious and delightful two story on large cul-de-sac lot.  Call Sally at 770-939-3174 to see this home or others in the neighborhood.   Huge 5 BR Traditional * 4198 Oak Crest Drive Tucker, GA 30084   ¨ 5 BRs. 3.5 Full BATHS.  You will not find a better deal !!!! ¨ North Creek Subdivision.  Tucker Georgia 30084 ¨ NEWER (5 yrs): Architectural roof, Hardiplank siding on four sides, water heater, carpet. ¨ Spacious home on a large, private cul-de-sac lot. Fenced and private back yard.  Screen porch, deck and storage building. ¨ ENTRY FOYER has a wood parquet floor, front door sidelights. ¨ POWDER BATH off entry foyer. Vanity cabinet and sink. ¨ FORMAL LIVING ROOM: newer carpet, heavy ba...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Massive Tucker Ranch: Camelot Circle Tucker Georgia 30084 ¨ 5 BRs. 4 BATHS.  Finished Basement. Neat and Tidy. ¨ Idlewood Acres Subdivision. Tucker GA 30084. Original owner. ¨ Hardwood floors under carpet in most rooms. ¨ SPACIOUS FORMAL LIVING ROOM features a large picture window, carpet.  Cased opening to dining room.   ¨ FORMAL DINING ROOM is open to great room and has room for your largest holiday gatherings and celebrations.   Lots of windows.  Chandelier. Cased opening to living room.  Door to kitchen.  Large picture window. ¨ FAMILY ROOM has wood paneling, 2 double windows, carpet, door to bath #1. ¨ VERY SPACIOUS KITCHEN open to a large breakfast room.   Stained wood cabinets offer lots of storage.  Formica countertop.  Breakfast bar.  Window over double stainless steel sink. Vi...
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Tucker Tigers did it Again Tucker High School is listed as one of the top High Schools in the nation by Newsweek Magazine. Congratulations to principal Jackson & all the teachers and students for this achievement. Quite an accomplishment in the midst of all the construction work going on as the new school gets built. Tucker is a fantastic High School with Great Community Support. Are you interested in finding a bargain in the Tucker Community? Click on the link below to browse homes in Tucker. Give me a call if I can help you in any way. Enjoy The Day!!  
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By Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL
(Keller Williams on the Water)
Tucker GA Short Sale - 4054 Phils Court - Looking for a deal? Then look no further. This all brick ranch home needs some TLC and is ready for new owners. It's in the stable neighborhood of Windy Hill in Tucker off of Brockett Rd. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath with 3 large common areas. One of the big rooms could be used as a recreation room and there are 2 good sized family rooms. There's a huge back deck off the back of the house. Under those decks you'll find lots of dry storage. This is a short sale pending bank approval. It's set to foreclose in July, so hurry for this amazing deal at just $119,000. To get there take I-285 south east to exit 37 - LaVista/Tucker. Left (east) onto Hwy 236 to Right onto Northlake Pkwy. Left on Brockett Rd. Right on Phils Ct. Home on the Left near cul-d...
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By Dan Benefield
(Benefield Realty)
As we returned to our home in Tucker, GA after a nice Memorial Day lunch outing, I noticed a commotion in the flowers alongside our driveway. These are taken from my cell phone, and it's difficult to see the hawk that is in the high flowers by the upper gazing ball. We initially thought he was injured or tangled up in something. Turns out, he had caught himself a small rabbit and was really struggling to get it off the ground. As I move closer, the Hawk manages to drag him to the other side of the yard. He is guarding his prey as I begin to move closer, and eventually moves one more time. At this point he is getting a little tired of trying to move his prey, and as I move closer, he begins to develop more of a defensive posture against me. In the picture below, he begins to bristle and ...
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By Dan Benefield
(Benefield Realty)
  Community meeting on "The Future of Tucker" Tuesday, May 25, 6:45 p.m. Reid Cofer Public Library, 5234 Lavista Road Community leaders will explain new and coming developments in Tucker including renovation of Main Street.   TCA will announce the winner of our award for "Student of the Year in Community Service."   Tucker Civic Association Board of Directors monthly meeting Thursday, June 10, 7 p.m. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4882 Lavista Road Monthly meeting of the TCA Board of Directors.  Members and the general public are welcome.  For more information email president@tuckercivic.org.   "Give An Hour" at historic John's Homestead Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. 3071 Lawrenceville Highway "Give An Hour" is a monthly opportunity for local residents and business owners to donate an ho...
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By Dan Benefield
(Benefield Realty)
I do. In fact, it is my favorite sport. Back when I played, my coach told me I was a little small for the game, but that I made up for it by being slow. I understood the joke but didn't think it was very funny at the time. As much as I loved the game, the high school I attended never fielded a very good team. I don't think they have fielded a good team in the nearly 40 years since I attended there either. Flash forward a few years. My kids don't know how good they had it in high school. We moved to Tucker, GA in 1988. I had kids at some grade level in Tucker High School for 22 years. During that time, I believe there was only one season that the Tucker Tigers did not make the playoffs, and they still had a respectable season. Tucker is a nice bedroom community just 14 miles East of Atla...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Tucker Georgia OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY MAY 18th 3-5 pm   Fabulous Back Yard /4 BR 4507 Lashley Drive Tucker Georgia 30084 Located off Norcross Tucker Road. $ 179,900 ¨ 4 BRs, 2.5 Baths. Tucker 30084 ¨ Home office/Bonus room.  LR, DR ¨ New carpet. New Roof.  (2010) ¨ Kitchen renovated: granite tops/cabs ¨ Gazebo * New Deck * Patio * Fire Pit ¨ Nesbit ES,  Meadowcreek HS     Renovated Tucker Split Level 2686 Oswood Drive Tucker Georgia 30084 Located off Lawrenceville Highway between Walmart and Home Depot $ 197,500 ¨ 4 BRs, 2 Baths. Larger fenced back yard. ¨ Hardwood floors refinished. New carpet. ¨ New interior paint. New interior doors. ¨ Kitchen cabinets have new doors/drawers. ¨ Lower level: Rec room, bedroom, bath ¨ Smoke Rise ES,  Tucker MS & HS Questions?  Call Sally English and The En...
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By Dan Benefield
(Benefield Realty)
Relocating to Atlanta? You should consider Tucker, Georgia, as your place to settle down. Tucker is a vibrant community just 14 miles east of Atlanta with something for everyone. Hospitals, shopping, colleges, & business districts are all very convenient to the area. Each year the entire community comes together to celebrate Tucker Day.  Mainstreet is closed down and with the exception of the actual parade, nothing is allowed but foot traffic. Bands play throughout the day and vendors from all over with arts & crafts are set up. This year (2010) the 58th Annual Tucker Day Parade & Celebration will be held, Saturday, May 8th, from 9am until 4pm.  The Tucker High School Band will once again be sponsoring the Tucker Road Race.  The Quarterback Club will have its Pancake Breakfast.  Tickets...
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By Dan Benefield
(Benefield Realty)
Spring is now in full bloom in Tucker, GA. The pollen is subsiding a little and the dogwoods and azaleas are coming into their full glory. Tucker is a beautiful suburb about 14 miles east of Atlanta. Lots of shopping, great schools, parks, churchs, and a rich history make this bustling town a great place to live, work, and play. To search and view homes in the Tucker area of online click on the following link:  http://www.georgiamls.com/agentsite/index.cfm?SiteID=BENB The site is very easy to navigate and there is no registration required. In your search for homes for sale in Tucker, the following zip code will be helpful to you: 30084. Tucker is located in DeKalb County, Georgia, an area that Benefield Realty Company has serviced since 1948. You can find more local information, in addi...
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By Dan Benefield
(Benefield Realty)
Tucker Day this year falls on May 8th. This is the day the unincorporated town of Tucker closes off Mainstreet to everything but foot traffic. Families from all over Tucker & surrounding areas along with the local business community come out and participate in a day full of festivities. Typically there is a stage set up at one end of Mainstreet where live bands perform throughout the day. Vendors with arts and craft booths line both sides of the street. Food and drink vendors are everywhere and I'm looking forward to my funnel cake fix. There are usually helicopter rides throughout the day. About mid morning the parade gets started with entertainment from the shriners & their funny cars. There will be antique cars, marching bands, cheerleaders, & a first look at Tucker's powerhouse foot...
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By Sally English, Sally English Atlanta Real Estate Agent
(The English Team)
Delightful Tucker Split Level with Kitchen Renovation: 2686 Oswood Drive Tucker GA 30084                                                                                                                                       \                                                                                                                                                         ¨ 4 BRs. 3 BATHS.    Tucker GA 30084 ¨ Lots of updating and renovation.  Move in and enjoy. ¨ All new interior doors (2010).  New interior paint (2010) ¨ Newly refinished hardwood floors (2010) ¨ New kitchen cabinet doors.  Cabinet renovation (2010). ¨ New French doors (rec room to patio. ¨ New carpet. New vinyl kitchen floor. ¨ FORMAL LIVING ROOM features newly refinished hardwood floors.  Open to DR area.  Stairs t...
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