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House Hunt: Short Sales

Five potential short sales on the market in Buford this week.

It remains a seller's market out there with fewer and fewer homes on the market. Short sales are known for taking considerably longer than traditional sales or even foreclosures, but maybe now is a good time to consider one since options are somewhat limited. Potential buyers may find it more and more time consuming to get that perfect home for their family. On the other hand, potential sellers may find themselves in a surprisingly favorable situation with multiple buyers showing interest in their property. There are currently around 175 homes on the market in Buford and only about 10 of them are short sales. This week, House Hunt is taking a close look at five examples. If you are curious about a particular property, click on the address link for more details.

1.  2637 Democracy Drive  $325,000

This beautiful brick home in the serene Clearwater Plantation swim/tennis community has five bedrooms and four full baths. The inviting two story foyer welcomes you into this spacious home. The main level features a separate vaulted living room, a formal dining room and a two story great room with a fireplace. This opens up to the gourmet kitchen and breakfast room. The private bedroom complete with full bath on the main level is perfect for guests. Need additional space? How about a fully finished terrace level with a large recreation room, a media room, a bonus room, an office as well as a bedroom and full bath? All this and more if you are able to take advantage of this great opportunity!

2.  2648 Hidden Falls Drive  $325,000

This potential short sale is the lowest priced home on the market in the popular Hidden Falls subdivision. A five-bedroom, four-bath beauty with a gorgeous kitchen complete with stained cabinets, an island, keeping room, pantry breakfast bar. Upstairs, the walkway overlooks your two story family room with wall of windows. Other features include a bedroom on the main level, three car garage and full daylight basement. This charming home needs some simple improvements like paint and carpet but offers an opportunity for instant equity.

3.  1861 Binnies Way  $255,000

A must see! This is a beautiful seven-bedroom, four-bath home with tons of space in the popularBarringer Park neighborhood. A gourmet kitchen offers cherry stained cabinets, a breakfast island, granite countertops and upgraded appliances. The main level includes not only a formal living room and dining room complete with built in bookcases and a fireplace, but a guest bedroom and full bath as well. On the second level, the spacious master suite is finished with a separate sitting area, oversized walk in closet  and a gorgeous bath with granite and stone tile. There are also three roomy secondary bedrooms and two full baths as well as an office. A third level is where you will find an additional two bedrooms and a full bath as well as a second den.  This home is like no other!!

4.  4310 Oakbriar Place  $164,930

Part of the desirable Brickton Station swim/tennis neighborhood in Buford, this four bedroom, three bath home is in the sought after Buford school district. The home offers a great floor plan with an additional bedroom and bath in the finished basement. There is plenty of storage in this home near the Hamilton Mill community. It is well maintained and ready for a buyer! Don’t miss out!

5.  2661 Pine Log Way  $105,000

This ranch home in the Woods of Rock Springs neighborhood is a great potential short sale opportunity. It boasts a large kitchen with tons of cabinets and all appliances. A large laundry room is located off the kitchen as well as a spacious family room with a fireplace. Just enough yard to give you privacy but not require much upkeep. A storage building is located in the backyard. This home is ideal for a growing family!

Click here to view all homes on the market in Buford and visit our website www.searchingbufordhomes.com to create a custom search.

Click here to view all the foreclosures on the market in Buford.

For more information on these or other Buford homes, call Scott Lacy, email him at scottlacy@kw.com or follow @ScottTheRealtor on Twitter.

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