July 2015

Found 10 blog entries for July 2015.

Awesome to be able to help two more families sell their homes in less than a week on the market and for asking price.

One home was located in historic Buford and the other in the Hamilton Mill subdivision.

Want more information on how the Hermes Realty Group gets homes sold? Call or email and let's sit down and talk for 15 minutes so we can show you. 678-775-2787 or Matt@AtlantaHomesGuru.com

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As we have all seen and heard, the real estate market has been booming in recent years in Georgia, but the market is always changing. In fact we are in the middle of a change now and the trends will continue.

If you're looking to sell your home in Hamilton Mill, Gwinnett County or anywhere in the Atlanta market or even your secondary property (vacation or investment house), now may be an ideal time to cash out before the next correction.

Let's go over a few of the reasons it makes sense to sell your home now.

1. Mortgage rates are going to increase: The Federal Reserve has made it clear that interest rates will be moving higher and it is not a matter of if but when. Fed chief Janet Yellen recently said that rates will move higher later this year after

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Virtual Tour

4260 Hopewell Manor Drive, Cumming

Gorgeous, like new home in Hopewell Manor subdivision. This home has it all! Beautiful hardwood floors throughout main level, updated chef's kitchen with granite counter tops, double wall oven and stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan w/formal living room with coffered ceilings and separate dining room. Large master suite offers spacious sitting area with fireplace and spa like bathroom. 3rd level features guest suite with private bath, kitchenette, and media room. Additional guest room on main level with private bath. Level, fenced back yard w/ lots of privacy.


This home in Cumming has a unique 3rd floor guest suite with it's own kitchenette and media room - great for a teen suite! 

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Chattahoochee River Summer Splash July 25th

It's HOT here in Hamilton Mill, and pretty much everywhere around Gwinnett and surrounding counties, so why not head to the Hooch for the 8th annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash this weekend in Sandy Springs?

The event, which is a fun and relaxing way for everyone to cool off from the summer heat in the river, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Boats will be launched only from 8:30 a.m. to noon for the event.

Participants will float the six-mile course from Morgan Falls Dam to Powers Island in rafts, canoes, paddle boards and kayaks (please, no paddle boats or tubes).

Following the float, there will be food, music, kid’s activities, wildlife programs, exhibitors and more

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Hamilton Mill home for sale –2946 Mill Park Ct., Dacula Ga, 30019, contact Matt Hermes with the Hermes Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty at 678-775-2787 or online at 2946 Mill Park Ct.  in the Hamilton Mill subdivision.

Beautiful home in sought after Mill Creek school district. This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is gorgeous inside. Hardwood floors throughout main level, upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances and view to family room with 2 story windows and built in bookcases. Luxurious master suite on second level with sitting room and spa like bath. Freshly painted interior, new hardwood floors, new HVAC units and spectacular, renovated backyard with large deck and Putting & Chipping Green perfect for

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Hamilton Mill home for sale –3355 Mill Valley Dr., Dacula Ga, 30019, contact Matt Hermes with the Hermes Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty at 678-775-2787 or online at 3355 Mill Valley Dr.  in the Hamilton Mill subdivision.

Hamilton Mill lake lots rarely come on the market but here is your chance. Immaculate home has all the upgrades and features. Updated kitchen with island and view to the family room. The two story family room has a wall of windows overlooking the lake. Sit back on your covered porch for your morning coffee and watch nature come to life. Stunning master bedroom suite with updated master bathroom. Finished terrace level with full bath, entertainment areas. Total of six bedrooms and five full baths. Walk to pool, tennis

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Hermes Realty Group has been ranked as one of "America's Best Agents" by REAL Trends for the state of Georgia.

Thank you for all who have allowed us to represent them over the past year with your real estate needs. Who do you know we can help this year?

REAL Trends is the undisputed leader in ranking the performance of residential real estate services firms, agents, and teams in the U.S. These annual, production based rankings rank the top brokerages, agents and teams by their transaction sides and dollar sales volume. Due to requirement of independent verification, REAL Trends is the trusted source for information about the performance of these residential real estate services firms, agents, and teams.

"Have you ever wondered who

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Hamilton Mill and Dacula Property Taxes on the Rise.

Hamilton Mill Residents will soon receive property tax bills for 2015 - scheduled to be mailed August 15th and October 15th.  According to the AJC, thousands of Metro Atlanta homeowners got a nasty shock recently when they got their property tax appraisals in the mail.

Residential property assessments are up sharply this year. But values rose much faster in some communities than others, a city-by-city analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found. That could mean big property tax increases for tens of thousands of homeowners.

Values rose 20 percent or more in Decatur, Stone Mountain, Palmetto and other communities.  Cities from Dacula to Alpharetta to Jonesboro also saw double-digit

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Georgia DOT opens flex lane on I-85 in Gwinnett

Commuters have a new lane on Interstate 85 to use when they are driving home through the Norcross area beginning Thursday afternoon.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that it has opened its new flex lane on I-85 north. The two-mile lane was installed on a re-built shoulder of the highway, between Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Indian Trail Road, to relieve congestion by adding more room for drivers merging onto and leaving the interstate during peak traffic times.

It is the only flex lane on I-85.

“You can use this new flex lane on your way home (Thursday),” District Engineer Brent Cook said in a statement. “This flex lane is just like the Georgia 400 system in

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Georgia’s 10 largest high schools by enrollment

If you have a Hamilton Mill  high school student, then you are quite aware that some of Georgia’s largest high schools have more students in one school than some districts have in all schools combined (or in some cities for that matter!).  As a community, Hamilton Mill has adjusted quite well.  When it comes to other schools in the Gwinnett County System, how does their enrollment stack up?  Here’s a look:

1. Mill Creek High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools, 3,678 students

2. Norcross High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools, 3,592 students

3. Brookwood High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools, 3,334 students

4. Berkmar High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools, 3,314

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