Where Will ABC’s Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Settle Down?

    Posted by Cristin  |  July 22, 2014  |  8:48 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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    'The Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman

    Atlanta & Chicago

    Most Known For

    Atlanta native who is looking for love on ABC's hit reality TV show

    The men have ‘told all,’ and now The Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, is just a week away from handing out the final rose.  Will she choose Nick Viall, a 33-year-old software sales executive from Chicago, or Josh Murray, a 29-year-old former professional baseball player from Dorfman’s hometown of Atlanta?

    Since she’s now thisclose to her happily ever after (fingers crossed), Trulia has made it easier for Andi and Josh/Nick to take their relationship to the next level and move in together!

    Will they rent or will they buy?

    Conventional real estate wisdom says to wait to buy, unless you know you’ll be able to stay put for 5-7 years. With the track records or other Bachelor/Bachelorette alums as precedent, let’s assume they should rent…for now.

    But, if Andi and Josh/Nick decide they do want make a commitment to both themselves and real estate, we have some great for-sale options for them as well!

    Will they settle in Andi’s native Georgia, where Josh lives as well? Or will they head to the Windy City of Chicago and take up residence in Nick’s town?

    Here’s some amazing options in both cities:

    Atlanta

     

    Buy: At the Buckhead Grand, this $320,000 condo is the right combo of grown up and sophisticated, with room to grow. If Andi and her man want to put down roots and have room for what’s ahead, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is a great choice.

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    3338 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326

    Rent: For $1,630 a month, Andi and her chosen beau can lay their heads in a super swank rental with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and every modern amenity under the Georgia sun. If you can’t be happy here, you have bigger problems.

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    W Glenridge Drive, Sandy Ridge, GA, 30319

     

    Chicago

     

    Buy: Modern and girly, this $399,000 Chicago condo in the highly-desired Old Town neighborhood, is just what a girl like Andi needs to start her post-Bachelorette life. It has amenities and a great central location, just steps from a gorgeous park.

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    343 West Old Town Court, Chicago, IL, 60610

    RentChicago’s hottest new apartment building, Hubbard Place, is in the booming River North neighborhood, and right across the street from the East Bank Club, where on any given day, you’re liekly to spot Oprah, Obama, and array of Chicago-based celebrities. This rental building shoots 43 floors into the sky and opened – Andi and her chosen beau would be the first people to live int heir condo. After living their lives in front of a camera, this apartment would be the perfect blank slate to start a life together.

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    360 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654

     

      The Altanta Mansion Formerly Rented By Real Housewife Kim Zolciak For Sale for Nearly $3 Million!

      Posted by Cristin  |  November 16, 2012  |  3:49 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      Kim Zolciak

      Roswell, GA

      Most Known For

      Fiery reality TV personality from Atlanta

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 15,800 square feet, pool, reality TV fame

      Price

      $2,999,000

      “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak has moved on, and her high-priced rental has moved onto the market for $2,999,000! Anyone with a Bravo TV “Real Housewives” addiction will recognize the estate on the chopping block as Kim’s self-professed “dream home.” It’s the mansion Kim, now-husband Kroy, and their kids lived in for the past two seasons of “Housewives” and during the spinoff “Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding,” which centered around Kim planning her lavish wedding in the backyard of this very home.

      Kim and clan famously clashed with the home‘s owners about the cost of interior decorating services, and rumors of eviction floated around the tabloids for months. Kim claims she was never tardy for a rent payment, and her family had rented the home with the intention to buy. But when the inspection came back $1 million lower than the owner’s rumored $3.25 million-dollar asking price, Kim and Kroy decided it would be a poor financial move to overpay for the home. According to reports, they bolted back to Kim’s much smaller townhouse while they waited out the completion of a bigger, better home.

      Anyone willing to shell out nearly $3 million dollars for a stately Georgia mansion (with a reality TV pedigree) would be scooping up a massive brick home on two acres. The listing information claims that the home is on the market for “one million less than the seller has invested in this house.” What exactly did the owners invest in? The estate includes a sports court, a pool with waterfall, outdoor living area, and an elevator. Because one isn’t enough, it’s got three full kitchens, plus a theater, game room, billiard room, au pair suite with full kitchen, gentlemen’s library, caterer’s planning office, two laundry rooms, a gym, reading loft, and sitting area with fireplace, three family rooms, a master suite with morning room and coffee bar, and so much more. That’s a whole lotta house! Kim didn’t want it, but it can still be yours!

       

       

       

       

       

        MLB Pitcher Derek Lowe Unloading Premier Atlanta Estate

        Posted by Cristin  |  February 7, 2012  |  2:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

        Derek Lowe

        Atlanta, GA

        Most Known For

        15+ year career in the MLB, with a disappointing last season with the ATL Braves

        Home Stats

        5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, award-winning design

        Price

        $3,495,000

        Derek Lowe’s inconsistent tenure with the Atlanta Braves is over, and so is his time in a stately mansion in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, according to Curbed Atlanta. Prior to his October 2011 trade, Lowe was coming off what some called “the worst season of his 15-year career.” He lost a major-league high of 17 games and ended the season with an 8.75 ERA. Lowe was subsequently traded to Cleveland for minor league pitcher Chris Jones. The Braves paid Lowe $10M of the $15M left on the final year of his contract. Not too shabby for a sub-par performance.

        Another contract Lowe is focused on finalizing is the one to sell his $3,495,000 Atlanta mansion. Not your typical sprawling jock mega-mansion in the ‘burbs, Lowe actually hung his (baseball) hat in a French country home designed by Stan Dixon that won the prestigious Shutze award. The estate boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 full and two partial bathrooms, and 12 foot ceilings. The large rooms have great flow and top-of-the-line finishes.

        The finished basement has a large wine cellar, man cave/cigar room, entertainment room, plus a bedroom and full bathroom. The master suite is on the main floor, overlooking the pool and private, fenced backyard. An airy living room overlooks the pool and outdoor entertaining area that features a cabana. Lowe’s home also features an incredible kitchen with hidden pantry and a built-in banquet.

          Atlanta Estate Equipped With Every Possible Amenity

          Posted by Cristin  |  August 30, 2011  |  2:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

          Home Stats

          3+ acres, 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 5 partial bathrooms

          Price

          $12,500,000

          Down in Georgia, you’ll find some incredible, “I can’t believe my eyes” kind of estates. Stately, sprawling and sparkling, Georgia has it all. Close to metro Atlanta, you have one of the more beautiful enclaves in America – Buckhead. And within Buckhead, you have 1867 West Wesley Road NW, a home so beautiful and spectacular, it is described as “Buckhead’s finest estate home.”

          From first glance, it is rather obvious that this is a very special home. Set on 3+ private acres with immaculate grounds and a beautiful outdoor pool and living room, the home dazzles. But it’s inside where the magic is truly revealed. This home boasts an elegant entry way with curved staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows that add airy elegance to every room. Chandeliers and perfect lighting abound. A dark wood library/office is elegant yet inviting.

          The gorgeous, fireside kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances is a foodie’s dream. If you’re a sports and fitness nut, call your agent right now because once you see the athletic amenities, you’ll need to own this home.  The daylight terrace level of this Atlanta home includes a golf room with an electronic golf simulator, a spa, a gymnasium, game room, and a sunny yoga studio/rec room. A home theater and wine cellar round out the ultra-luxurious details.

          This home has every possible amenity and spectacular entertaining spaces. Exquisite and undeniable attention to every possible detail. Overall, this estate is the perfect combination of elegance and opulence, all while maintaining with the feel of a comfortable family home.

           

          Diane Arnold of Dorsey Alston holds the listing