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‘Alexa, Tell Me About the Kitchen’

More brokerages are testing out how to use the rising popularity of voice-activated devices, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, in their business. Real estate brokerage Engel & Völkers is now showing how more professionals can conduct home tours with a voice assistant.

Real Estate Briefs: New condos and townhomes, plus realtor news

Engel & Völkers Atlanta’s Ben Harris Group recently closed on an $845,000 residence at 1010 Midtown, setting a record-breaking price per square foot in the luxury high-rise located in the heart of Midtown. The 28th floor unit was locked in at $605 per square foot by Engel & Völkers Atlanta listing agent Ben Harris who has secured over $30 million in total sales at the condo tower. 1010 Midtown is part of Selig Enterprise’s 12th & Midtown mixed-use development.

Engel & Völkers Atlanta Launches Alexa-Enabled Model Home at District Lofts

Engel & Völkers Atlanta is upping the ante on the traditional model home tour, integrating Amazon’s voice-activated smart device into the model home experience at District Lofts, a condo conversion in Atlantic Station. The smart technology greets potential homeowners upon entry and delivers a fully tech-enabled circuit around the unit. Model home visitors will be able to command Alexa using only their voices, and prompts will be set up around the home to guide their orders.

Engel & Völkers Atlanta Launches Alexa-Enabled Model Home at District Lofts

“With buyers relying more on technology, we are tailoring our sales efforts to meet the changing expectations of the modern buyer. What we are employing is reflective of a greater trend towards a larger tech presence in the home,” said Christa Huffstickler, Founder & CEO of Engel & Völkers Atlanta. “We aim to modify our sales approach to apply to the generations and audiences we are trying to appeal to, and the Alexa-enabled model home is representative of their new tech-focused approach to life.”

Engel & Völkers Atlanta Announces Record-breaking Sale at 1010 Midtown

Engel & Völkers Atlanta’s Ben Harris Group recently closed on an $845,000 residence at 1010 Midtown, setting a record-breaking price per square foot in the luxury high-rise located in the heart of Midtown. The 28th floor unit was locked in at $605 per square foot by Engel & Völkers Atlanta listing agent Ben Harris who has secured over $30 million in total sales at the condo tower. 1010 Midtown is part of Selig Enterprise’s 12th & Midtown mixed-use development.  

Luxury Midtown Townhouse Offers Tons Of Amenities

ATLANTA, GA — This week’s Midtown Wow House is a luxury one-bedroom unit at 1010. According to its Realtor.com listing, its located at 1080 Peachtree Street in the heart of Midtown. Here are the details.

Engel & Völkers Atlanta Announces Record-breaking Sale at 1010 Midtown

Luxury condominium high-rise celebrates highest price per square foot sold since 2008 opening. Engel & Völkers Atlanta’s Ben Harris Group recently closed on an $845,000 residence at 1010 Midtown, setting a record-breaking price per square foot in the luxury high-rise located in the heart of Midtown. The 28th floor unit was locked in at $605 per square foot by Engel & Völkers Atlanta listing agent Ben Harris who has secured over $30 million in total sales at the condo tower.

Stuck In The Dirt: After Years Of Promises, Atlanta's Fabled Luxury Skyscraper Clouded In Mystery

Five years ago, a New York developer bought a plot of land in Midtown Atlanta, declaring its intentions to build the tallest residential tower in the Southeast, with prices and finishes more in line with Midtown Manhattan. Brokers for the project — called No2 Opus Place — say they have dozens of buyers who have committed to buying units in the building, some of which are being offered for north of $10M.

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Customized 1010 Midtown condo breaks sales record at $845K

It’s no secret that demand for quality high-rise condos in Atlanta’s most walkable neighborhoods remains quite strong.

But at 1010 Midtown, the ongoing seller’s marker has resulted in a record-breaking sale for the decade-old building.

Record-breaking Sale at 1010 Midtown Announced

Engel & Völkers Atlanta’s Ben Harris Group recently closed on an $845,000 residence at 1010 Midtown, setting a record-breaking price per square foot in the luxury high-rise located in the heart of Midtown. The 28th floor unit was locked in at $605 per square foot by Engel & Völkers Atlanta listing agent Ben Harris who has secured over $30 million in total sales at the condo tower.

$4 Million Waldorf Astoria Buckhead Condo Sold

Engel & Völkers Atlanta has announced the sale of a full-floor residence at The Residences at Waldorf Astoria, Atlanta, marking metro Atlanta’s highest new construction condominium sale on FMLS since December 2017. Located above the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Buckhead, the 4,863-square-foot residence closed at $3.95 million.

Why Builders Love Atlanta

The list of cities that have been truly dominant in new construction gains in recent months and years is a short one. But that list includes Atlanta, which ranks fourth among U.S. cities with the most new-home development, according to a recent Realtor.com census data study. 

10 New developments creating buzz around Atlanta

Located in the heart of Brookhaven, Skyland Brookhaven is a new townhome development marketed by Engel & Völkers and currently being developed by Southeast Capital Companies.

Construction Ramping up on New 1105 West Peachtree Tower

Construction on a new 31-story Midtown office tower that has landed commitments from Google and Atlanta law firm Smith Gambrell & Russell continues moving forward.

Hot Market: More affordable Intown condos and townhomes are in demand

Intown condominiums and townhomes continue to be a hot ticket for homebuyers. The current limited inventory and increase in prices, however, have slowed things down a bit. Still, a few projects are coming online that could help open things up again.

1105 West Peachtree Files Plans To Go Vertical, Sales Launch For Tower's Condos

Plans have been submitted to the City of Atlanta for Selig’s forthcoming 1105 West Peachtree mixed-use to go vertical. Last week’s application was specifically field for the project’s 31 story office tower. The building permit submission follows the launch of sales for 1105 West Peachtree’s condo component, 40 West 12thEngel & Völkers Atlanta is managing the condo sales which launched this week.

MAY 2019 - Atlanta INtown

Intown condominiums and townhomes continue to be a hot ticket for homebuyers. The current limited inventory and increase in prices, however, have slowed things down a bit. Still, a few projects are coming online that could help open things up again. (p.24 & 28)

At Aqua building, $936K three-bedroom condo promoted as ‘the Midtown unicorn’

This sprawling Midtown condo from 2007 is described as having been barely lived in, but that could be an understatement. Maybe “mothballed” is more appropriate. Spartan to the nines, it’s one of seven units for sale at the 24-story Aqua building, where both Lil Wayne and CeeLo Green have formerly lived the luxe penthouse life. Given its three-bedroom status as a high-rise condo, the unit is marketed as “the Midtown unicorn.”

Residents can buy a new luxury Midtown condo for at least $500K

Residents looking to live in Midtown may want to start saving now. New luxury condominiums, called 40 West 12th, recently went on sale with prices ranging between $500,000 and $2.2 million, according to a release on the project.

Atlantic Station apartments being converted to condos

Another intown condo conversion is underway. Owners of Atlantic Station’s 17th Street Lofts apartments are converting the project to condominiums.  The 147-unit project will feature one, two and three-bedroom units priced from $400,000 to $600,000.

Atlantic Station apartments are latest to go for-sale condo, with ‘attainable’ prices

The trend of renovating and repositioning Atlanta apartments as for-sale condos is continuing at Atlantic Station, where the largest conversion project in recent memory has begun. The former 17th Street Lofts rental building, which borders Atlantic Station’s central green space, is now known as District Lofts.

 

CF Real Estate Services Announces 17th Street Loft Conversion

CF Real Estate Services and Engel & Völkers Atlanta today announced the conversion of 17th Street Lofts to District Lofts, a collection of 147 condominiums perched atop the retail centerpiece of Atlantic Station, with the first phase of the project currently undergoing a $2.3 million renovation.

Best New Development: 40 West 12th

When the formal sales promotion hasn’t even launched and you’re already making appointments, it’s a good bet that the marketing team has done an outstanding job providing the real estate market with the information needed to create buzz and potential sales right out of the block — or in this case — out of the ground.

Construction begins, sales launched for new Midtown condo community

Selig Development and Engel & Völkers Atlanta have launched sales for 40 West 12th, the new luxury condominium at its mixed-use development 1105 West Peachtree.

Fresh renderings: Block-consuming, multi-tower Midtown project set to begin ascent

Cranes are going up around Midtown’s 1105 West Peachtree site, where a major multi-tower development is soon to begin vertical construction, project leaders tell Curbed Atlanta. By mid-April, three cranes will stand on the property, which is expected to one day house three towers offering office space, for-sale luxury condos, and hotel rooms.

Real Estate Briefs: Harper on Piedmont, Preston Hills, Ashley Gables Buckhead and top agents

A $400 million development will bring a new mixed-use skyscraper and  “luxury” housing tower to 3354 Peachtree Road by 2022. The development will go up on what is now a 3-acre parking lot along Ga. 400 and the Buckhead MARTA Station.

Grand opening of Engel & Völkers’ South Buckhead location – 3.2.19

Engel & Völkers Atlanta recently opened a new location in South Buckhead, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new digs. The shop is situated between Midtown and Buckhead on 25th Street and Peachtree Street. In preparation for the move, the Peachtree Street building received a facelift and now features a crisp white exterior.

Real Estate Briefs: Team 360 forms, plus agent news, top offices, new homes and more

Engel & Völkers Atlanta has appointed Christian Ross as managing broker. Ross will oversee and lead a team of 45-plus real estate advisors. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for the 9,000 member Atlanta Realtors Association.

Where Midtown meets Old Fourth Ward, rental building is going condo, starting in $200Ks

Since the Great Recession petered out and thousands of luxury apartments began sprouting in Buckhead, Decatur, Old Fourth Ward, and other ITP hotspots, speculation has swirled that a mass condo conversion was inevitable.

Condo Sales Launched For Harper On Piedmont

TriBridge Residential has partnered with Engel & Völkers Atlanta, the leader in providing premier real estate services in the Atlanta market, to handle sales and marketing for the condominiums.

TriBridge Residential Launches Condominium Sales for Harper on Piedmont

TriBridge Residential is pleased to launch sales for Harper on Piedmont, a recently announced condominium conversion situated on the border of Downtown, Midtown and Old Fourth Ward.

Real estate company revamping Midtown apartments into luxury condos

New luxury condominium homes are coming to Midtown, an area that’s seen major commercial and residential changes in recent years. Harper on Piedmont, located on 625 Piedmont Avenue, will consist of 111 newly designed studios and one- to three-bedroom homes with upscale amenities. The homes will sit on the site of the former Ivy Hall Apartments.

People on The Move

Ginger Bondurant of Engel & Völkers Atlanta has been promoted to Creative Marketing Director.

People on The Move

Christian Ross has been appointed as Managing Broker of Engel and Völkers Atlanta.

This week in Atlanta real estate: New downtown Norcross communities, Midtown apartment dilemmas and more

Miller Lowry Developments entered into a strategic partnership with Waterford Homes to develop two subdivisions near historic downtown Norcross. The partnership allows Miller Lowry to focus on larger developments by shifting from a general contractor role to that of a custom residential builder.

15 townhomes starting in the low $800s going up near Huff Road

The project, named The Felix West Midtown, was recently announced by Miller Lowry Developments. The location at Huff Road and Earnest Street is in walking distance to Westside Provisions and will have direct access to the future extension of the Beltline, a press release said.

NEAR AVALON, UPSCALE TOWNHOME PROJECT FROM $500KS IS A HIT, PER DEVELOPER

A boutique townhome community with what developers call top-quality, unique style is aiming to capitalize on proximity to the massive Avalon project and urbanizing downtown Alpharetta.

For $360K in Cabbagetown, ‘sophisticated, luxurious retreat’ takes chances

With a listing that brims with superlatives such as “alluring,” “breathtaking,” and “luxurious,” this gussied-up loft at The Stacks in Cabbagetown has much to live up to for potential buyers.

Tour of Homes: Notable 2018 residential real estate sales around metro Atlanta

Based on the number of multi-million-dollar home sales in the metro Atlanta area between Jan. 1, 2018 and Nov. 15, 2018, the luxury residential real estate market in Atlanta continues to prosper.

Report: Intown condo and townhome prices are rising, yet so is inventory

Closing out the year from October 2017 through September 2018, Engel & Völkers Atlanta has released its Q3 market report, with some interesting findings regarding the city’s intown submarkets. While the number of sales went down and inventory is increasing in most areas, prices are increasing as well in hotter neighborhoods.

Atlanta’s near top as relocation destination

Many of the new arrivals to the city are young professionals, early in their careers and looking for a “starter” home. Unfortunately for them, the Atlanta price increases are worst at the lower end of the market, said Christa Huffstickler, chief executive of Engel & Völkers.

AJC - Amazon’s HQ2 decision highlights broader interest in urban, transit

“I think we have grown tremendously as a city,” said Christa Huffstickler, the chief executive of residential real estate firm Engel & Volkers Atlanta. She cited everything from jobs, to the Beltline to restaurants and festivals. “There are a lot of draws bringing people into Atlanta. Simultaneously, you have had this urban workforce that built up.”

ATLANTA INTOWN - Real estate brief

A recent $2.3 Million sale in Midtown marked the highest price per square foot for a high rise condo unit sale in that submarket. Engel & Völkers Atlanta recently sold the penthouse unit in the luxury condo high rise 1065 Midtown at $816 per square foot. 

ATLANTA INTOWN - ROOMS WITH A VIEW

With new condo projects like the forthcoming of 40 West 12 and Atlantic — which debuted in 2017 and has sold over 100 homes — generating interest and posting high sales, we’re optimistic that the market will respond positively to new condo development throughout the rest of the year and into 2019.

Simply Buckhead - Wowed on Wieuca

A young couple purchases the model home at Chastain East. The couple stepped in the door and toured the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home and a surprise proposal followed. We are so excited advisor Ashley Battleson was able to help plan this special surprise.  

ATLANTA HOME - Trending Now

Work out with a view and enjoy complimentary boutique fitness classes at Atlantic. For more information visit www.ownatlantic.com

ATLANTA HOME - WHAT'S NEW

Chastain East offers 32 newly built homes at Chastain Park. This tucked-away community offers elevator options. open floor plans, and master-on-main options. For more information, visit chastaineast.com.

ATLANTA HOME - REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE

Atlanta’s premier luxury real estate firm, Engel & Völkers Atlanta, will officially open its flagship shop’s doors this fall. At the crossroads of Midtown and Buckhead, two of the city’s hottest neighborhoods for high-end housing and cultural hotspots, Engel & Völkers Atlanta’s team of advisers is positioned to link together the aspirations of discerning individuals here and around the world with passion, expertise, and venerated leadership. 

IN A BUCKHEAD STATE OF MIND

Chastain East, a community of 32 custom-designed residences nestled beside Chastain Park. The neighborhood is located in the prominent W.T. Jackson Elementary School district and is being developed by Southeast Capital Companies and Home South Communities. Homes start at $1.1 million, and the community has received the Atlanta Agents’ Choice Best New Development award. For more information, visit chastaineast.com.

Unique Homes - Attitudes

Consumer sentiments towards owning & buying real estate continue to evolve, along with the definition of luxury. Our President & CEO, Christa Huffstickler, talked with Unique Homes Magazine about these changes taking place in the market since the 2008 Recession.

Buckhead condo includes gardens, absurdly massive terraces

What sets this three-bedroom condo apart at the 2828 Peachtree building is the way it hogs almost half of the amenities level on its own, serving a level of high-rise verdure not spotted in Atlanta since the penthouse terrace at Midtown’s Luxe tower. The building, opened in 2002, is known for massive, full-floor residences, and in terms of sheer space (3,000 square feet), this customized pad doesn’t disappoint.

Luxury condo market booms in Atlanta

The market for townhomes and condominiums continues to be solid, with condos selling faster in 2017 than in 2016 despite low inventory, according to Engel & Völkers Atlanta’s annual market report. Between January and December of 2017, Atlanta townhome and condo sales increased by 37 percent, and the amount of days spent on the market dropped from 50 to 30.

2018 AGENTS’ CHOICE AWARD – INDUSTRY MVP

Christa’s vast and varied experience in the marketing arena provides her a one-of-a-kind perspective, and her skills have proven to be invaluable in coaching and mentoring, helping to grow the businesses of her agents, implementing impactful digital marketing campaigns, facilitating project launches, creating innovative marketing campaigns, and executing exit strategy and onsite sales procedures..

Report: Atlanta condo sales heating up, especially in booming Midtown

Units around Midtown bagged almost 100 percent of asking price last year, according to new data. Despite hundreds of new for-sale multifamily units on the Midtown horizon, condo sales in the ever-changing subdistrict are trending upward, according to an analysis by brokerage Engel & Völkers Atlanta.

Modern Luxury - Interiors Atlanta August 2018

Our CEO, Christa Huffstickler, spoke with  The Atlantan Modern Luxury  to discuss the changing definition of luxury. Discerning buyers of homes priced $1 Million and above have come to expect an enhanced luxury, urban lifestyle. Read all about it on p.129.

$400 million Midtown project to have hotel, condos

Details are emerging about a $400 million mixed-use project in Midtown, which will include a hotel and a condo tower that would target buyers in the underserved “move-up” market.

Modern Midtown Atlanta condo boasts ‘million-dollar view’

Atlantic homeowner’s Larry & Julio Transformed their Atlantic home by  removing a third bedroom to fully embrace the city scene from the living area in their modern midtown condo. Their home also features a stunning art collection and baby grand piano.

Million-Dollar Condo Market Surges While Supply Lags Behind

Atlanta’s luxury condominium market is headed for another strong year as at least two new projects break ground.

2018 AGENTS’ CHOICE AWARD – BEST BROKERAGE WEBSITE

Engel & Völkers, a major factor in my decision has a modern, tech-focused approach to real estate. Most buyers are taking the first step toward home ownership digitally and our website is often our first – and only – chance to make connections with clients and showcase our portfolio. Our platform is sleek, user-friendly and highly visual, and it’s an integral party of our marketing strategy.

How virtual reality, drones are changing the game for Metro Atlanta realtors

Christa Huffstickler, president and CEO of Engel & Volkers Atlanta, noted they use these companies’ products to help with the presentation of homes. With Immoviewer, she can sit with clients in the comfort of an office or home and take 360-degree tours of several homes.

Engel & Völkers Atlanta, Above Atlanta Realtors merge

We are excited to announce that Above Atlanta REALTORS is merging with Engel & Völkers Atlanta.  Together, we boast a technology-focused, next-gen platform to provide the highest level of service for sellers, home buyers and developers. The Atlanta Business Chronicle calls this merger “a new residential powerhouse”

2-story penthouse on 46th floor in Atlantic Station going for $1.39M

A two-story, 46th floor penthouse in the Atlantic is looking for an owner. An owner who’d like to live steps away from the shops, restaurants and movie theater of Atlantic Station; An owner who wouldn’t hate waking up to views of downtown, Midtown and Buckhead through floor-to-ceiling windows

Cover story: Where are the best Atlanta neighborhoods to buy?

While homes are in high demand throughout the metropolitan area, some neighborhoods are hotter than others. Christa Huffstickler of Engel & Volkers Atlanta is seeing great demand for homes in West Midtown, South Buckhead and the neighborhoods along the new Westside BeltLine, such as West End.

Prime Residences

Among the fresh features of 229 recently converted condos in the 46-story art-deco style Atlantic – priced from the mid-$400,000s to more than $1.4 million – is a renovated club room with billards and a poker table, and on-demand workout services.

Less Is More: Downsizing to a more simple life Intown

Christa Huffstickler, President & CEO of Engel & Völkers Atlanta said that she has seen downsizers from the suburbs who’ve sold their large homes and want to move closer to work, culture and the city core where there’s an emphasis on wellness.

September 2017, Atlanta INtown

If you’re a fan of breakfast and brunch, our September cover story on where to start your morning is sure to make your mouth water. Also inside you’ll find a special section focusing on back-to-school and education, a preview of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and the Pianos for Peace feestival, and the real estate trend toward downsizing from a house to a condo.

Hot Market: Demand continues for Intown condos and townhomes

Christa Huffstickler, President & CEO, Engel & Völkers Atlanta, has seen a strong surge of interest in the Intown condo market. “Developers are responding to this pent-up demand and we’re seeing exciting, high-end projects opening in hot areas like Midtown, West Midtown and South Buckhead,” she said.

Inman Park, O4W condos compete with Buckhead, Midtown towers

While Atlanta’s luxury condo market in Buckhead and Midtown continues to be hot, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward and areas near the completed portions of the Beltline are picking up steam.

Meet Christa Huffstickler of Engel & Völkers Atlanta

For over 15 years, I have specialized in new construction residential real estate. We specialize in developer services, having worked on many of the city’s premier projects and shared our expertise on new project launches, revival of existing marketing campaigns, exit strategy solutions and onsite sales execution.

Midtown’s Atlantic building announces condo conversion

The Atlantic building at Atlantic Station in Midtown is converting its remaining apartments to luxury condos, with new interiors and hotel-style service.

State of the Market

Christa Huffstickler, now owner of Engel & Volk­ers Atlanta, the company’s fifth brokerage in metro Atlanta, continues to work with, high-profile projects such as The Atlantic, a 46-story residential tower in Atlantic Station that has converted remaining units to condos from the $400,000s to over $1.4 million.

Engel & Völkers Launches EDGE to Maximize Listing Exposure

Engel & Völkers has launched the Extensive Domestic & Global Exposure (EDGE™) platform, a diversified suite of partnerships designed to maximize exposure of its listings worldwide, the company recently announced.

People On The Move: Adam Parker

Adam Parker recently joined Engel & Völkers Atlanta as a Real Estate Advisor. With over ten years of experience, Parker is a top-producing real estate professional, helping clients achieve their residential and commercial real estate goals with an innovative integrated sales and marketing strategy that delivers choice results.

Cover story: How managing brokers foster a culture to recruit and retain

The work of a managing broker is seldom easy. It takes sharp interpersonal skills, deep knowledge of local markets and an awareness of trends among homebuyers to take a brokerage to the next level and make sure it maintains a high standard. Managing brokers have to guarantee they’re providing their agents with the best tools available, as well as the support and structure they need to thrive.

The Atlantic condos are selling, and what that means for the market

The Atlantic, a 46-story tower overlooking Midtown from 17th Street and the Downtown Connector, has recorded 20 closings this year. Another 18 units are under contract, said Christa Huffstickler, president and CEO of Engel & Volkers Atlanta.

Is a New Condo Your Best Bet to Become a Homeowner Now?

Many first-time homebuyers are feeling discouraged. Despite saving over many years, building strong credit and carefully scouring listings in desired neighborhoods, rising home prices and few newly constructed single-family houses mean the starter home is no longer an option.

Engel & Völkers reports new turnover record in first half of 2017

The Engel & Völkers Group has once again increased its total commission revenues in the first half-year 2017.

Innovators 2017 Award

Engel & Völkers partnered with immoviewer to provide each franchise office with an immoviewer camera, virtual-reality hardware and Google Cardboard viewers.