What’s Hot? Latest Real Estate Trends

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Heritage

Homes built in the Victorian, Craftsman and Georgian styles are rich in architectural details, and whether built in 1880, 1920, or a modern interpretation, these homes give a sense of history, which is attractive to home buyers. The attention to even the smallest design elements makes every room special and make us want to call that space “home”.

Mid-Century Contemporary

Think about the home of the Brady Bunch and you’ll realize why this type home is so popular. Large open spaces with little decorative architecture mean ease of movement and flexibility. These homes generally have great potential for entertaining and multipurpose rooms. Built-in furniture (book cases, breakfast nooks, etc) save space, and large windows and sliding glass doors allow the outside in and make indoor-outdoor living spaces possible. Perhaps these qualities are the reason for the popularity of this type home, or maybe it takes us back to a more carefree time.

Mediterranean

The Mediterranean style has always been popular, as this style incorporates architectural detail as well as open space for the perfect balance of elegant and casual living. This style of home has always been associated with the “rich and famous”, and is popular along the “homes of the stars” tours, and perhaps it is the association with a lavish or leisurely lifestyle that keeps these homes on the top of our list.

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About christinahammondhomes

Christina Hammond is currently a real estate agent for Keller Williams Greater Athens in Athens, Georgia. Her interests in real estate began when she was an undergraduate at Arizona State University, where she studied business and psychology. During her years at ASU, she apprenticed with one of the top producing real estate brokers in the area, learning the details of real estate sales in a large metropolitan area. This practical experience, combined with her university studies, further increased her interest in real estate as a career. Christina excels in developing close working relationships with clients that often grow into long term friendships. She has 15 years of real estate experience, the last 8 in the Athens area. As in Phoenix, she has fostered many connections with her clients and finds this part of her work more satisfying in this smaller venue. As Christina says, “It is enormously rewarding to help a client find a home that is right for them. Homes are the physical manifestation of many people’s dreams, and it is hard to express the satisfaction of helping someone find a home that they love.” Of course, selling real estate requires shrewd understanding of the market and competing forces. Such skills were honed through her academic experience, understanding legal contracts, business negotiations, market competition, etcetera. But from Christina’s perspective, real estate is fundamentally about the people, rather than just buying and selling. When she is contracted, her obligation to her client is paramount, and she will represent them as assertively as is necessary. Christina states, “You learn quickly that in a big city, as well as a smaller community, a great agent must be thorough and aggressive, so that the client can know that their interests are being managed effectively, and it allows them to relax and focus on the big picture.”
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