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Squatters evicted from Sandy Springs house

Squatters evicted from Sandy Springs house

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Four people were evicted from a large Sandy Springs house after police determined they were living there illegally.

PHOTOS | Squatters removed from mansion

A man, woman and two teenagers were removed from the house on Cross Gate Drive, off Long Island Drive, Tuesday afternoon.

Fulton County Sheriff's investigators said a deputy sergeant arrived at the house with an affidavit stating that Bank of America owned the property and no one was supposed to be living there.

The squatters' belongings were removed from the house. The sheriff's office said Bank of America arranged for movers to take the people's property and a locksmith to change the locks on the house.

Fulton County Housing Information Session focuses on supportive housing for veterans

Fulton County Housing Information Session focuses on supportive housing for veterans

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Veterans or family members of veterans who want to learn about supportive housing for homeless veterans can participate in a Wednesday, Sept. 25 Housing Information Session.

The Veterans Housing Services session will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Alpharetta Branch Library located at 238 Canton Street. Iola Green, Director of the Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD/VASH), will serve as the presenter.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)  and rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"

MOSAIC Group Wins Professional Remodeler Design Awards

MOSAIC Group Wins Professional Remodeler Design Awards

Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] has been named a winner in the annual Professional Remodeler Design Awards contest, presented by "Professional Remodeler" magazine.

MOSAIC Group won Silver Awards in the Kitchen Over $100,000 and Residential Specialty categories.

The Professional Remodeler Design Awards is a national contest that recognizes outstanding remodeling projects in 20 categories. Entries are judged on construction quality, overall design, creativity, problem-solving and value. Awards are determined by a panel of four industry expert judges.

The winning kitchen is the anchor of a whole house remodel in Sandy Springs. "The family wanted a family-friendly environment where they also could entertain," said William Fadul, co-owner of MOSAIC Group. "The kitchen is amply detailed, open and sophisticated.

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County to Host Information Workshop for Future Homeowners

Fulton County residents with dreams of owning a home are invited to attend a “Do You Dream of Owning Your Own Home?” information session on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.  Future homebuyers can learn more about all eligibility requirements of the Home Ownership Program (HOP) and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The workshop hosted by the Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center.  The Service Center is located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia 30349.

The Marketing Directors achieves sellout of Serrano Condominiums in Sandy Springs

The Marketing Directors achieves sellout of Serrano Condominiums in Sandy Springs

ATLANTA (June 12, 2012) – The Marketing Directors has achieved another impressive feat, announcing the sellout of all 150 condominiums at Serrano located at 901 Abernathy Road NE in the heart of Sandy Springs.  Serrano was the #1 selling condominium community in the Perimeter sub-market in 2011, achieving unmatched success and velocity.

“Serrano’s realistic pricing, luxurious amenities and sought after perimeter location appealed to first-time home buyers and discerning empty nesters,” says David Tufts, president of The Marketing Directors.

ST Residential starts 2012 with multiple sellouts

ST Residential starts 2012 with multiple sellouts

ATLANTA – ST Residential celebrates a strong start to 2012, announcing three sellouts since January at Horizon at Wildwood, Luxe and Serrano. Another sellout is not far behind, with 95% of The Townhomes at One River Place sold after a dramatic increase in traffic in the last quarter. Additionally, Atlanta’s premier eco-friendly high rise, The Brookwood, is leading the Buckhead submarket with the most net sales for the fourth straight quarter, and is currently over 50% sold.

We’re seeing strong demand at all of our communities in Atlanta” says John Huckaby, senior vice president of ST Residential.  “Limited supply for new construction condominiums and low interest rates has certainly helped strengthen the market.”