Thursday, August 30, 2007

Real estate market in Athens

The market has slowed a little here, but according to this report, we're still in good shape. It shows that housing prices haven't increased nearly as much as other areas of the country so Athens is still an affordable place to live. This MSN article shows statistics for areas all around the country.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Oconee County - Pottery Show and Sale

The 5th Annual pottery sale, Perspectives 2007, will be held at Rocket Field, starting September 1. It's a great time to buy gifts for yourself or someone else. You'll see the work of potters from all over the state.

5 Points in Athens

Five Points is a great place to visit --or live. Houses here are older, historic homes that have lots of charm. The shopping area has restaurants including the Five Points Deli and 5&10 Restaurant. Clarke County has built several new fire stations over the past few years but this is probably the most impressive one. Earth Fare is a great place for groceries and more, including gifts, books, cards and a cafeteria.
To search for homes, go to and click on "Athens Area Homes". then select Area 6 - Five Points.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Athens Real Estate Sales Statistics - 2nd quarter

Well, I think we're finally seeing a slow down in the real estate market in Athens. Not bad, compared to other parts of the country, but still --things seem to be moving a little slower. Based on statistics from the Athens ILS, there were 1170 residential sales in the 2nd quarter 2007. In the 2nd quarter 2006, there were 1317 residential sales. This is not a drastic drop and the 1st quarter was actually higher in 2007 (2007 1st qtr. 820 sales and 2006 1st qtr. 697 sales for residential sales).

I believe that all the good publicity about Athens has helped the market to continue at a steady pace. Hopefully, things will turn around for all areas soon.

But, in the meantime, this could be an excellent time to buy. If you're considering moving to Athens, see all area listings at