Woodstock GA and Surrounding Areas Homes for Sale – Update by Red Hot Atlanta Homes

September 22, 2011

Wellstone – A Metro Atlanta Retirement Community

Filed under: 55+/Active Adult — Kathy and Ben @ 4:08 pm

If you are considering a move to an Active Adult neighborhood in North Metro Atlanta, consider Wellstone in Cumming GA. The Active Adult retirement neighborhood consists of 96 Ranch style condominiums built by Acadia Homes and is conveniently located just minutes off GA400 at Hwy 20.

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September 20, 2010

*Come to Woodstock GA for a fun Active Adult Lifestyle

For more aThe Willows Woodstock GA Active Adult Communitynd more of us, the Golden Years no longer means just sitting in your rocking chair or in front of the TV.  Many of us, and if you’re not us, your parents are(!) want to continue our active lifestyles but with less of the “honey-do” tasks such as mowing the lawn or painting the house.  So if you’re considering a lifestyle change, look no further than Woodstock, GA.

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June 25, 2010

Senior Tax Breaks Can Save You Thousands!

Seniors and Active Adults looking to buy a home in Metro Atlanta, particularly those relocating from out of state, may not be aware of two large tax breaks available for residents.  The first tax break is for all residents upon reaching age 62; at this age, you pay no taxes on the first $35,000 in retirement income each year ($70,000 for married couples).  Additionally, a new law has been passed that will phase out all state income taxes for seniors beginning in 2012- the full exemption will be reached by 2016.  This tax break alone can save thousands a year for most seniors.

The second tax break is for homeowners with their primary residence in Georgia and varies by county. Several counties in our marketing area allow exemptions on the school tax portion of your property tax bill.  Generally, these savings amount to $1000 or even more each year on your property taxes, depending on the value of your home. For example, in Cherokee County, the school tax exemption is available beginning once you turn 62 and exempts you of school taxes on the value of your home up to $358,475 of market value; in other words, you pay no school tax on homes below this amount, those valued over this amount would  pay school taxes on the additional value only.  Cherokee County also has additional tax breaks available based upon your income.  In Cobb County, you are exempt fromall school taxes after turning 62- again, other exemptions may also apply.  There are no income or home value restrictions to obtain the school tax exemption in Cobb County.  Forsyth County has an income based school exemption at 62 and a full school tax exemption at 65- there are other income based exemptions on your entire bill at 65.  Fulton County has a variety of exemptions available based on age, income and where you live in the county; the exemptions begin at age 62 with additional exemptions at 65 and 70 in some areas of the county.

Most other Metro Atlanta counties also have exemptions; generally if you are older, disabled, a veteran or have a limited income, it’s a good idea to research whether you are eligible now or will be eligible for exemptions in the future.  A little research could save you thousands of dollars!

June 21, 2010

*The Villa’s at Claremore Lake – Woodstock GA Homes for Sale

Have you ever driven through the Villa’s at Claremore Lake or noticed the lovely lake on Highway 92 leading into the community?  Designed for folks Villas at Claremore Lake Woodstock GA Homes for Salewanting one level living, the Villa’s at Claremore Lake are attached homes with complete living on the main level.  Some of the homes have basements and all  have a bonus area over the garage for additional living space and storage. The space can be used for a 3rd bedroom and bath, home office/den, or storage.

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May 10, 2010

*The Glens at Mountain Brook Woodstock GA

Located on Sweat Mountain off Highway 92, The Glens at Mountain Brook is a small community of ranch condos/patio homes.  This gated neighborhood has two and three bedroom homes with 2 car garages.  All homes feature high ceilings; lots of wood floors; 42 inch cabinets in the kitchen, some with granite countertops; sunrooms and patios.    These one level homes are perfect for the active adult/55+.

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April 7, 2010

Open House Sun, April 11 – The Willows – Woodstock GA – Active Adult Community

Open House Sunday, April 11 from 2 til 4 at The Willows, 226 Hames Road, #115 Woodstock.  Come see this delightful ranch condo in a friendly Active Adult Community.  Located just South of Hwy 92 on Hames Road. First community on the right watch for signs.

Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan with hardwood floors and neutral colors.  The home is ready for you to move in.  A large screen porch runs across the back with a fenced yard.  The porch and fenced yard are unique features in this style home.  There is an oversized 2 car garage with storage.

Come see this outstanding home on Sunday during the  National Association of REALTORS®  first Nationwide Open House Week-end.

April 2, 2010

* Montclair at Ridgewalk – Active Adult Community – Woodstock GA Homes for Sale

Have you been to see Montclair at Ridgewalk in Woodstock, GA?  It is small gated community off Rope Mill Rd just North of Towne Lake Parkway on the East side of I-575.  This is a terrific active adult community with 2 and 3 bedroom ranch condos.  The homes are not attached and all have courtyard patiosRead more.

March 15, 2010

*More Sparkling Bath – Selling Your Home Part 5

Do you like the feel when you walk into a hotel bath?  The lush linens, striking countertops, and clean feeling…again that is what a home buyer wants when they walk into your home.  In Sparkling Bath”  we talked about cleaning your bath, now let’s address the bath so home buyers are dazzled.  First start by picking a color scheme…crisp white if the walls are dark,  bold color if the walls are pale.  Remember pastels are out.   Use colors that are similar to adjacent bedrooms.

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March 12, 2010

*Sparkling Bath – Selling Your Home Part 4

You know those television and magazine ads you see for bathrooms with sparkles and glimmers shining on the TV screen or paper…well that is the way a home buyer wants to see your bathrooms.  Bathrooms sell homes so make the most of yours.  Plan a day to clean your bathrooms.  Read more….

March 5, 2010

If you are not busy tonight…Mardi Gras – Woodstock GA

While one could argue they are a little late to the party, the Woodstock GA Downtown Merchants kickoff the 2010 Friday Night Live Series with a Mardi Gras on Main event featuring street musicians, artists and other Mardi Gras themed activities including a foot parade thru downtown to the Gazebo at City Park.

Most downtown Merchants will have special offerings throughout the evening and the Woodstock Market will have over 50 vendors selling items early on from 9am thru 5pm. The official proceedings will begin at 5pm and last until approximately 9pm culminating in the crowning of a King & Queen at the park- the public is encourages to dress in their best Mardi Gras attire. More information is available at www.oldetownwoodstock.com

Other events in the 2010 Friday Night Live series include 80s night, Seite de Mayo, Electric Luau, Summer of Love, The Great Downtown Tailgate and Oktoberfest. These theme nights are the first Friday of each month and begin at 5pm with Live Music, Fantastic Food and Festive Activities, according to the Woodstock Downtowner. So skip the malls and have some fun downtown!

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