Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sawyer Farms, in Grayson, GA, Cont'd

For even more reasons to like Sawyer Farms in Grayson, GA, check out this link:

Grayson Demographics and Data  (ZIP Code is 30017).

Details indicate Grayson is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to invest in a home.  BTW, the builder has almost completed the entrance-way roadwork for Sawyer Farms community.  I'll keep an eye on this attractive community as it continues to develop.  Thanks.  Have a great day.  My email

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sawyer Farms in Grayson, GA

As in an earlier posting, Sawyer Farms is a new residential community under development in Grayson, GA. I really like the potential of this development so I'm coming back to it, and I'll keep an eye on it in the coming months.

What's not to like?  The location of Sawyer Farms is super-convenient, especially for young families.  Access to the neighborhood is direct via entrance on Hwy. 20/Grayson Highway.  Better still, this neighborhood is located just across the street from Starling Elementary and Couch Middle schools, both of which are new Gwinnett County facilities that opened just about 5-6 years ago.  These are very good schools.  I'm speaking from personal experience, as I have 2 daughters who attended both.  The school's facilities are contemporary and well maintained.  They also have strong leaders in their Principals, not mention very active and supportive booster groups and PTA.  And both schools boast testing scores well above the norm (for more details, please visit www.greatschools.org).

As a real estate agent, I'm very excited about Sawyer Farms.  I would even consider buying a home there, if I didn't already live just 2 miles away.  But it's not too late for you.  I imagine spec. homes will be completed in the next 90 days.  If you are looking for a great location to own a home, I want to help you purchase in Sawyer Farms. My website.  My Email.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

You Never Know Unless You Ask

If you haven't reviewed your homeowners insurance policy, maybe it's time to do so.  Check out this link: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/shop-for-home-insurance-quotes.aspx

The longer you stay with an insurer, the more likely you could be overpaying.  If you like your policy, I am happy for you.  But at renewal time, don't forget to shop your policy with your current insurer and others.  Competition leads to efficiency.

Matt Doyle, Realtor
RE/MAX Around Atlanta

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Grayson, GA is Growing

I'm glad and excited to learn a new, family-friendly residential community, Sawyer Farms, is yet another high-quality project that's coming to Grayson, GA.

Sawyer Farms is situated in the rapidly growing City of Grayson. Poised along Grayson Highway and encompassed by acre after acre of wooded green-space, it promises future residents access to excellent schools (sited immediately across the street from the new Starling and Couch elementary and middle schools), as well as close proximity to terrific dining and retail destinations such as The Shoppes at Webb Gin and a Kroger shopping center that features a lot of the businesses we rely on for everyday conveniences.

It looks like the homes will be offered starting in the low $200s, which is very affordable and very value-oriented for its location.  If you need more info., I'd be happy to help you.  Matt Doyle (website) Email

Monday, October 28, 2013

The ALTA Tennis Effect

Does anybody know what the effect of having an active ALTA Tennis Team (www.ALTATennis.org) has on a community's property value?  I suspect that having active tennis participation improves real estate value. Can anyone share data or insights in this regard?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Nationally, the latest home-sales data has sales of existing homes dropping 1.9%.  Actually, this isn't negative news if you are a seller because the slight decrease is due to affordability concerns associated with rising prices.

More importantly, in the data for Atlanta market is the detail that more 50% of the homes purchased in the ATL during September were purchased with cash, no mortgage.  Read between the lines:  The "smart money" is investing in real estate in metro-Atlanta.  Investors seem to believe the market has bottomed out and it's well on its way back up.  Investors are securing what's left of the foreclosure and REO market, and then some.  Soon you'll be renting their houses and not buying your own.  And eventually, in a few years or more, investors will be able to sell their property and realize super-normal returns on their investments.

If you are interested in buying, or if you have been waiting to sell, I think it's time to have a discussion with me as your RE/MAX Realtor.