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Your North Buckhead / Brookhaven Real Estate Resource

Neighbors & Friends...

Happy New Year! 2012 is an exciting year! Not only are we out of the raging real estate waters of 2011, but the turbulence is slowly starting to settle down. And if the National Association of Realtors’ predictions are correct, we will begin to experience smoother seas toward the middle half to end of this year. The U.S. market is showing its first signs of rebounding with ~3% year over year increase in home sales. While home prices are dropping, we are experiencing some pockets where values are increasing. For more specific market conditions, see the Harry Norman exclusive Market Tracker report for your area on the interior pages of this publication. On a more personal note, my husband and I just celebrated our second Christmas with our energetic 19-month-old son. While he was more afraid of Santa this year than last, he enjoyed the gifts Santa left for him. One of his favorite gifts was a workbench with tools. Apparently our home needs repair work that neither my husband nor I noticed. Our son randomly finds areas of disrepair and uses his play hammer to fix them. If you’re in need of a handyman, I have a great one! In closing, I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Should you need any assistance with your real estate needs now or in the future please feel free to contact me. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your primary residence, a second home, vacation home, rental or investment property, I can help you! Sincerely,

Jackie Smith

Harry Norman, REALTORS®

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Seller Needed!

There is a Buyer Looking for a Home in Your Area with the following features: • walk-out backyard • in-ground pool • master on the main Call Jackie for More Info: 678-446-7732


Meet Market Tracker! Market Tracker is an exclusive Harry Norman report that informs you of residential real estate sales activity & regional trends.

The Absorption Rate looks at the past year’s monthly supply of inventory

Sold Units compares the sold units per price range compared to the prior year

Properties on the Market shows the number of properties listed in different price ranges

Average Price (x1000) looks at the past year and half average costs: Average Sold, Average Asking and Average Unsold

Do you want to remain on the pulse of the market? Receive your updated Market Tracker monthly! Send an email with your address to me at jackie.smith@harrynorman.com or call me at 678-446-7732 to receive your copy!


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Neighborhood: Windsor Park List Date: 6/23/2011 Sale Date: 10/14/2011 Sale Price: $830,000 Days on Market: 113

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Neighborhood: Windsor Bluff List Date: 7/8/2011 Sale Date: 10/7/2011 Sale Price: $670,000 Days on Market: 91

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List Price: $1,150,000

Neighborhood: Brookhaven Registry 6 BR / 4.5 BA

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List Price: $625,000

Neighborhood: Dunroven Farm 4 BR / 4.5 BA

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List Price: $399,900

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List Price: $799,000

Neighborhood: Brookhaven 5 BR / 3.5 BA

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List Price: $950,000

Neighborhood: Brookhaven 6 BR / 5.5 BA

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List Price: $414,000

Neighborhood: Lynwood Park 3 BR / 3.5 BA


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From My Kitchen To Yours... Instructions:

• 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed • 1 cup sliced carrots • 1 cup frozen green peas • 1/2 cup sliced celery • 1/3 cup butter • 1/3 cup chopped onion • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth • 2/3 cup milk • 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F 2. In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, peas, and celery. Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside. 3. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside. 4. In a 9 inch pie plate, place the bottom pie crust then place the chicken mixture on top. Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape. 5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

3405 Piedmont Road Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30305

Jackie Smith

Mobile: 678-446-7732 Office: 404-814-9000 jackie.smith@harrynorman.com www.jackiesmith.harrynorman.com

Market conditions in your neighborhood are enclosed If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.


The Beat  

The Beat- by Jackie Smith of Harry Norman, REALTORS®

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