Best of the Year: Flowers across Atlanta, Homestead Exemption, Relationships & Remodels
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Welcome back to another week of Go GA, ddis Real Estate Radio right here on. AM nine 20 v answer in this first segment of the show. We've got our Metro Atlanta residential real estate update for the last seven days. We try to keep you as a listener. We try to keep your finger on the pulse of real estate in metro Atlanta because if you're paying attention to what's happening every single week, then you can make the best decisions possible when selling, buying, or renting anywhere in metro Atlanta in our, something you should know about Metro Atlanta.
The best places to see daffodils and spring flowers in Atlanta. For those of you who know me personally, you know, I love my yard. I love horticulture and ornamentals and flowers and colors, and so I did not write this segment of the show, so I'm actually looking forward to delivering it because I need to decide where am I going to go to take a look at all of the beautiful flowers that are on display in metro Atlanta, and.
How do you do remodeling on your home and keep your relationship safe? We ought to do a segment on someday about how do you buy a home or sell a home together and keep your relationship safe, because sometimes it causes a significant amount of drama or conflict in a relationship to be working on a project together.
My name is Cleve Gaddis. I have. Been in real estate myself for 22 years here in metro Atlanta. My family's been in real estate in metro Atlanta for 37 years. I live, eat, breathe, and sleep real estate. You're listening to Go Gaddis Real Estate Radio, where we help listeners go from real estate, novice to experts.
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Number of listings coming into the market continues to grow most every week, 1,829. When we are full force. In the middle of that spring and summer selling season, we might get 2500, 26 or 2,700 listings a week coming on the market. 1,829 for the last seven days that is moving on up 1,469. So you've got about 350 more listings that came onto the market than homes that went under contract.
But 1,469 homes going under contract for the week is still a very, very strong market that were 1,568 closings. That number is continuing to climb and I'm so happy to see that. And there were over a thousand homes, 1,070 to be specific. That had a price decrease for the week. That means there were 1,070 home sellers in Metro Atlanta that raised their hand and said, Hey, I might be more interested.
I might be more willing to negotiate with you this week than I was last week. Lots of opportunities for sellers who wanna list homes. If you're gonna list your home this year, I say, number one, my best advice for you is you gotta talk to Modern Traditions Realty Group. That's my real estate business. We can be reached by calling 7 7 0 4 9 7 0 0 0 0.
To me. It doesn't matter where you are in metro Atlanta, you need to get a second or a third opinion, and you need to interview several people before you list your home with anyone. Even if it is a longtime family friend or somebody from work or something like that, you need to get. Some advice from someone who is disconnected from you.
And my suggestion is you probably wanna work with someone that you are willing to fire if things don't go right, and sometimes working with a family friend or something can be a bit of a problem because you're not willing to fire them strong enough that sellers should be listing. More listings available every single week for the last three or four or five months.
Inventory is continuing to creep up just a little bit, but it's still a seller's market, so buyers have more opportunities. So if you feel like you've been shut outta the market, my suggestion for you is that it might be time for you to consider jumping back in. I'm so excited about our next discussion, and it is, where are the best places to see daffodils and spring flowers in metro Atlanta?
I am a sucker. For a beautiful plant or bush or flower or fruit tree or whatever it is, I am on a daily basis, absolutely amazed by the creation around us and I can't even believe, and I can't, I can't even express how thankful I am to God for. Being able to experience and see and smell and just do all the things that I'm able to do outside.
I have, since I was a little kid, I had loved outdoors. I've loved horticulture and ornamentals and annuals and perennials and all that kind of stuff. In fact, someday when I stopped doing real estate, which is not gonna be any time soon, I'd love to do a gardening show. Walter Reeves was one of my favorite people to listen to.
I loved listening to him every single Saturday morning, and I would love to do something like that right here in metro Atlanta or somewhere in the southeast when I, uh, retire from real estate. So the places, the best places in the spring, uh, to go see these landscapes that are alive with colorful blooms.
And, you know, daffodils are normally at their peak by mid-March. I've got a list of some of the area's most colorful gardens where you can enjoy them. First of all, you've got Daffodil Days at Oakland Cemetery. I have not been to Oakland Cemetery in years. You visit Atlanta's oldest public park to see the best display of thousands of heirloom daffodils.
I definitely want to go see that. The Daffodil Project in downtown Atlanta and Brook, one Brook Run Park, these beautiful blooms over 275,000 of them are a living Holocaust memorial. The organization's goal is to plant 1.5 million flowers worldwide. What an honorable thing for them to do. Then you've got Daffodil Color Fest at Gibbs Gardens.
If you've never been to Gibbs Gardens, it's less than an hour north of Atlanta. It is an award-winning botanical garden, 220 acres of plants and streams and waterfalls, and it's carpeted with, listen to this, it's carpeted with 20. Million daffodils carpeted with 20 million daffodils. You can also go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
I love to go to Atlanta Botanical Calloway Gardens is amazing for their flower. Smith Gilbert Gardens, which is in Kennesaw. And then the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, which is in Athens, are all great places to visit. Have you ever been involved in a project and gotten into a heated discussion or let's just say an argument with your spouse during a home project?
You're not alone. Uh, I will tell you that if someone that I'm romantically involved with, Were to get involved in a big, big project with me, I would have to mind my manners because I'm very bossy and sometimes I judge the way other people are doing things or want to do things or the decisions they make.
So I'm trying to say that I would not be an easy person to do projects with. And so I can totally relate Lydia and Lawrenceville says, I'm thinking, I think I'm going to kill him. Well, not really, but my husband and I are having issues with our home remodeling project. Any. Suggestions, and I do have a few suggestions for you for some best practices to saving your relationship during a home project.
In a home advisor survey, more than half of the respondents who reported completing a remodeling project with a spouse or domestic partner admitted to arguing with their partners during the PO process. In fact, 3% even considered a separation or divorce as part of that process. Number one, no conflict is normal.
And the reasons for conflicts, 34% are caused by unexpected costs, 48% by budget. Those are the same to me, 27% due to interior design conflict. 18% floor plan issues, 34% timeline and 30% paint color, uh, fight less is my suggestion by communicating more, be respectful of each other's perspective and opinions.
14% of the people surveyed reported a better relationship after the remodel, 85% reported an unchanged relationship and less than 1% reported a worse relationship. The reality is that being in any kind of relationship, and I am not, I am divorced. Uh, so I am not one to be giving relationship advice, but I can tell you, That it has become very clear to me over the last couple of years that the real key to a good relationship is open communication and having empathy for the other party.
To say that I did not have that in prior relationships would be an under statement. So my suggestion to you if you want to keep everybody happy is listen to your partner. Make sure you're explaining your side very, very clearly, and then be willing to come to some sort of compromise, cuz those projects can be extremely, extremely.
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First in December, the 31st of 2022, you have to be the registered homeowner. As of January the first, 2023, you're entitled to homestead exemption. It doesn't happen automatically. Just because the owner before you had homestead exemption doesn't mean you get it. You have to apply for it. How do you know how to do that?
Easy. Go to Go gaddi Radio Top toolbar. Look for Homestead Exemption. Click on Homestead exemption. It'll take you to another page. Gives you all the counties as, as well as the instructions for applying for homestead exemption E in each and every one of those counties. How much does it save you? I would say on average about 10%.
Remember your deadline to apply. Is April the first? It's the same deadline. I said March 15th, by the way, on a couple of shows. I don't feel bad about that because if I gave you a deadline of March the 15th, you were moving a little bit faster. But the truth is you have until April the first. That was my bad.
And I meant to look it up during last week's show, and I absolutely, for God, if you're looking to sell your home anytime in the next six months, we believe we can sell your home for $28,000 more than your neighbor did. And I say, if you don't believe me, challenge me. Go to go gadi radio.com. Click on sale for $28,000 more.
It'll take you like 28 seconds to put in a little information. I'll reach out to you. I'll investigate your situation, and I will present to you the options for selling your home. That, by the way, can include up to a $15,000. R and r budget and that stands for you. Relax while re rehab or refresh your home to get it ready to list.
Cuz sometimes just making a few little changes to the condition of your home can make a huge difference in the price that a buyer is willing to pay for that home. I've seen people invest five or $6,000 and sell their home for 20 or $25,000 more. It is remarkable. We're gonna take a break when we come back.
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