Atlanta Real Estate
As Atlanta, Georgia becomes an increasingly popular place to live, thousands have begun moving here each year without any idea of how or when Atlanta developed. There are many Atlanta real estate agents, in fact, that have no idea what the region looked like before the famous plantations and modern skyscrapers.
Prehistoric Indians in the region were called Mound Builders and they lived by hunting and foraging for fruits, vegetables, roots, nuts and grains in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Eventually Native Americans such as the Creek and Cherokee tribes thrived in the area where the city and suburbs are located today.
The first white explorer to the Atlanta Georgia area was probably Hernando de Soto of Spain. In 1540 Hernando de Soto journeyed through the surrounding area on his way from Florida’s peninsula to the Mississippi River. French settlers later in 1564 set up a colony in Florida and the king of Spain, King Philip II was displeased. He had claimed all the southeastern region of what is today the United States for Spain. So, the king sent Pedro Menendez de Aviles to force out the French from his territory in 1565. When Menendez defeated the French he ordered and constructed a series of strategically located forts all along the Atlantic coast. In 1629, the Georgia region, claimed also by England, became an area under the colonial land grant. King Charles I claimed the region and built a fort in 1721 on the Altamaha River but later abandoned it because of its high costs in 1727.
By 1730 several Englishmen planned to establish a separate colony in the area. This region was to be called Georgia after King George II. One of the visionaries was James Oglethorpe and he planned on sending imprisoned or released debtors to this colony but few actually made it to Georgia. After Oglethorpe and 120 colonists departed England in 1732, Spain was unhappy with King George II. The colonists befriended the Creeks and they soon began smuggling in goods past the Spanish. In 1739 Spain and England went to war over the disputed colony and other English smuggling activities.
Oglethorpe tried to crush the Spanish but was only able to do so in 1742 in the Battle of Bloody Marsh on St. Simons Island. Victory here ended the war in America but it continued in Europe. In 1754, King George II made the colony into a royal province. Today, few realize that Atlanta real estate has so much history or even know that Georgia is named after an English King.
Enjoy the feeling of deep rooted history and adventure. Explore Georgia's many gorgeous places to retreat to such as Collins Lake, shown in the picture. Although it is not as it was many years ago, we like to think it's better, visit Atlanta GA today!
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Our market area is in the north metro Atlanta area. We service Cobb County, north Fulton County, Dekalb County, Forsyth County and Gwinnett County. We are very familiar with Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Buckhead, and Midtown.
We have sold homes inside the perimeter and outside the perimeter. We can't know everything so for clients who want to look for property in Peachtree City, Newnan, Stone Mountain, Douglasville, Macon and areas further out we will gladly recommend a good agent who specializes in those areas.
We help buyers negotiate with builders for residential new construction houses. New houses in Atlanta are hot right now. We can represent you in the purchase of your new house built by any of the following builders: Torrey Homes, MDC Homes, Centex Homes, Pulte Homes, Morrison Homes, Ryland Homes, John Wieland Homes, Winmark Homes, Meridian Homes, John Willis Homes, Benchmark Homes and many more home builders.
We can help clients find short term apartments for rent but normally we don't work with clients who are just looking for rentals. We do help clients find Atlanta condos. We can also help you purchase HUD homes in Atlanta. We are an authorized agent with them and have the HUD key to get into HUD homes. We have access to foreclosure homes that banks want to sell.
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