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

November 26, 2010

Santa is Coming to Woodstock, Ga’s Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights – Dec. 4

Woodstock, GA.s’ Christmas Jubilee and Parade is coming Dec. 4.  The festivities begin at 5:30pm with the Parade of Lights.  The parade is along Christmas Parade Dec 4 Woodstock GAMain Street beginning at Hwy. 92 and ending at Old Rope Mill Road.  The Christmas Tree Lighting will be held in City Park after the parade along with a visit from the grand ole man – Santa Claus.  Awards for best parade floats and “Citizen of Year” will also be announced.

Before, during and after the parade, there will be food vendors.  In City Park, there will also be Holiday Shopping with special vendors plus photos with Santa in the Gazebo.   Free marshmallow roast with smores will also be available (Be on the look out for me there – Kathy).

Help the Woodstock Jaycees Toy Drive for Woodstock’s less fortunate children.  The Jaycees will be collecting  new unwrapped toys and monetary donations to help Santa.  What a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

October 27, 2010

Weekly Buyer Deals and Steals

Time for another edition of our weekly feature– we’ve once again reviewed corporate-owned, lender-owned and foreclosure properties that have come on market in the last seven days in Woodstock, North Fulton and East Cobb County- here are the results:

Woodstock Homes for Sale

North Fulton Homes for Sale

East Cobb Homes for Sale

Our favorite “pick” this week is a foreclosure in the Towne Lake area of Woodstock.  This home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, was built in 1999.  With 2282 sq ft, this home in Deer Run Trails sold for $225,000 in 2004 and is listed for $159,900.

Remember, as always, that these “deals” aren’t always what they seem– sometimes banks and corporations list their homes at or near market value regardless of their condition, so you always want to make sure you know what other homes have sold for in the neighborhood/area and how the neighborhood/area is trending in value.

October 22, 2010

Woodstock Art and Wine Festival 2010 on Nov 6th & 7th

Downtown Woodstock GA will once again host the Woodstock Art and Wine Festival on November 6th and 7thThis lively 2 day event started in 2009 and will once again feature great art and entertainment.  Add in special kid’s events to the special wine tasting area and you have a fun weekend for the whole family!

The Festival area will be next to Pure Taqueria according to Premier Events, the producers of the event.  According to their website, more than 60 vendors are expected once again.  The wine list for tasting has not yet been posted so check back as we get closer to the event date.

Admission to the 2010 Woodstock Art and Wine Festival is free in the art and entertainment areas; wine tasting wristbands are $20 for adults.  Downtown Woodstock is always a great venue for fun events, so make your plans now!

October 8, 2010

Woodstock GA October Happenings and Events

The city of Woodstock, GA is going to be a busy place in October with several fall events.  It’s time to gather your fall jacket and walking shoes to have a great time.

First on October 14, 15, and 16 is Ghost Tales and TrailsNightly walking tours and storytelling will start at 6:30.  Tickets can be purchased on site at the gazebos in Downtown Woodstock City Park for $11 – Adults, $6 for children 12 and under.  Ticket sales are on a first come, first serve basis with the final tour starting at 9pm.  Paul Boehlert, 2 time Emmy nominee and storyteller leads a fantastic group of storytellers this historic walking tour and storytelling.  Proceeds from the sale of tickets go to Greenprints Alliance and Elm Street Cultural Art Events.  Come see Woodstock in a whole new way.

On October 23, there will be the SOBRA Woodstock Mountain Biking Festival and Grand Opening of “The Avalanche Trail“.  The festival will be at the Olde Rope Mill Park just North of Downtown from 9am to 4pm.  Activities will include group rides, mountain bike demonstrations, music and food.  This event is sponsored in part by the www.GreenprintsAlliance.org

Closing out the month is Halloween with Kids Fest 2010 on Saturday, October 30th.  This event is also at Woodstock City Park from 3pm to 7pm.  Trick or treat activities for the younger goblins and ghouls.  On hand will be a juggler, magician, dj, games, and more  At 6pm there will be a costume contest and candy give-away.  After all the Kids Fest, enjoy dinner with a downtown restaurant or park vendor.

On Saturday, October 30 in the evening hours, Woodstock Police will be distributing candy in local neighborhoods.

October 4, 2010

* Are You Ready for a Homebuyer…Selling Your Home

When selling your home keeping the house in order for showings is a challenge.  Here are a few tips we learned and used earlier this year when I had my own house of the market for sale.  Read more.

September 22, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Buyer Specials

Filed under: Deals and Steals, Woodstock — Tags: — Kathy and Ben @ 9:18 pm

Time for another edition of our new weekly feature– we’ve once again reviewed corporate-owned, lender-owned and foreclosure properties that have come on market in the last seven days in Woodstock, North Fulton and East Cobb County- here are the results:

Woodstock Homes for Sale

North Fulton Homes for Sale

East Cobb Homes for Sale

Our favorite “pick” this week is a foreclosure in Woodstock at Bradshaw Park– this home was built in 2007, has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, one half bath, granite countertops in the kitchen and is on an unfinished basement.

Remember, as always, that these “deals” aren’t always what they seem– sometimes banks and corporations list their homes at or near market value regardless of their condition, so you always want to make sure you know what other homes have sold for in the neighborhood/area and how the neighborhood/area is trending in value.

September 17, 2010

Woodstock GA FREE Concert – Sat, Sept. 18

The 2010 Woodstock Summer Concert Series comes to a finale Saturday, Sept. 18 with the Swinging Medillions in the Downtown Park at 7:30 pm.  It should be a great concert with a fantastic band.  Known as “The Party Band of the South”,  this group has been around since the 60s touring throughout the South.  Their most noted recording “Double Shot ( of My Babys Love)” was a million seller in 1966.    There could not be a better way to spend a Saturday evening then listening to this band. 

Before the concert at 7:30, there will shag lessons starting at 6:00pm in front of the stage.  If you never learned the Classic Carolina Shag come learn from Dewitt Hinson, North Carolina Shag Hall of Fame inductee.

On a personal note, this is group I listened to on the radio will cruising in the car on hot summer evenings and attended their events way back in the 60s.  It’s great knowing they are still appreciated and good music lives forever…Kathy

September 13, 2010

Etowah High School in Woodstock achieves Elite Honor

Filed under: North Atlanta, Woodstock — Tags: , — Kathy and Ben @ 9:27 am

Congratulations to Etowah High School in Woodstock GA. According to the Cherokee Tribune, Etowah HS is joins a select group of only 254 public schools nationally to be selected as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2010.

The US Department of Education awards public and private elementary, middle and high schools for either achieving at very high levels or for  making significant progress towards closing the achievement gap among disadvantaged or minority students.  Etowah High School was chosen for the award for high achievement on standardized state assessment tests.

The national Blue Ribbon award program started in 1992- Etowah HS is the second high school in Cherokee County to receive the award following Sequoyah HS in 2005.  Only six public schools statewide made the list this year and only one other high school in GA was picked for this elite honor.

Way to go Etowah High School!

September 1, 2010

Wednesday Weekly Buyer Specials

Time for our weekly feature– we’ve once again reviewed corporate-owned, lender-owned and foreclosure properties that have come on market in the last seven days in Woodstock, North Fulton and East Cobb County- here are the results:

Woodstock Homes for Sale

North Fulton Homes for Sale

East Cobb Homes for Sale

Our favorite “pick” this week is a foreclosure in Woodstock in Cornerstone Park– this Homes by Brumby built home originally sold for $275,000 in 2007 and is now for sale at $239,900.

Remember, as always, that these “deals” aren’t always what they seem– sometimes banks and corporations list their homes at or near market value regardless of their condition, so you always want to make sure you know what other homes have sold for in the neighborhood/area and how the neighborhood/area is trending in value.

August 23, 2010

More Change Coming to Downtown Woodstock GA

More change is coming soon to Downtown Woodstock GAGlassbaker, a maker of handmade glass beads for jewelry sold worldwide is soon moving to the current location of Priest Home Furnishings on Main Street.  According to the Cherokee Tribune, the company, which currently employs eight staff members and 80 artists that make the beads, will be moving into the 24,000 sq ft location and will have a retail storefront to sell merchandise.  According to owner Mary Guay, Billy Peppers of the Downtown Development Authority, “was unbelievably helpful” in coordinating the deal and assisting the company in obtaining a low-interest loan to help the company purchase the building.

Along with the move, Glassbakers will undergo a name change to Woodstock Arts Glass.  Peppers believes that companies like this will bring more artists downtown and “be the next wave of entrepreneurship in our downtown area”.

Interestingly, Glassbaker started after Guay took a took a two-hour class on making glass beads with her future daughter-in-law.  They soon began making beads to sell on eBay before having their products offered by New York jewelry distributor Chamilia.  Now their merchandise is sold world-wide with the company producing thousands of beads per month.

Priest Home Furnishings will undoubtably be missed- the company has been a Main Street fixture since 1963.  Herb Priest, the store’s owner, said he and his family is undecided about whether they’ll reopen in another location but will begin reducing prices at the store in order to liquidate their inventory.

In other news affecting Downtown Woodstock, Executive Director Peppers gave an update on the DDA’s Facade Improvement Program.  According to the Tribune, the program involves a matching grant of up to $5000 for downtown businesses to help them update their storefronts.  According to Peppers, about eight business owners have inquired about the grants.  “It’s a great opportunity to invest back into their buildings.”  Peppers stated.   Canton and Waleska in Cherokee County have also started similar programs.

We applaud the continued efforts of DDA and others to continue Woodstock’s progress as a thriving downtown area!

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