I am an Atlanta native and made the decision in 2007 to leave my job as an architect/urban planner to get my real estate license. This was a difficult decision but has been great since my very first day in my new career and I am really enjoying it! It is so rewarding helping people find that perfect home, and it allows me to continue to satiate my love of good architecture and great neighborhoods!

I attended Georgia Tech (GO JACKETS!!!!) which is where I met my husband. For almost a decade we lived in one of Atlanta's fabulous in-town neighborhoods in a great 1920's Craftsman bungalow with our two dogs and two cats. Following the birth of our first child, we bought a foreclosure in the west Buckhead area and fully renovated it using an FHA 203k loan, which was a fun and sometimes daunting process. And just prior to the birth of our second child, we purchased and renovated a home in downtown Historic Roswell, completing our personal tour of some of Atlanta's best neighborhoods to live in!

I decided to create this blog in order to share useful information and resources about the real estate market and home buying process, as well as hopefully bring some humor and levity to what is often a complex and intimidating process. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Condo vs. PUD

A condominium is a type of ownership, usually in a multi-unit structure whereby the purchaser receives all of the following:
  • Ownership title to a unit
  • A proportionate interest in the common area (may have exclusive use of certain limited common areas)
  • A condominium is considered a:
    • Low-rise if the project has a maximum of four stories
    • High-rise if the project has five for more stories.
  • HOA – Insurance Policy covers the exterior of the building
    • Clients need to purchase a H-06 Policy (condo/contents only)
A Planned Unit Development is a comprehensive development plan for a large land area.  The dwelling may be attached or detached.  The purchaser receives all of the following:
  • Ownership title to a unit and a parcel of land immediately located beneath the dwelling
  • A proportionate interest in the common area (may have exclusive use of certain limited common areas)
  • Buyers need to purchase a full Home Owners/Hazard insurance Policy to cover exterior and interior of the property
  • Most common example is a Fee Simple Town Home
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Saturday, May 6, 2017


For Immediate Release


Alix Nadi Announced As 2016 Atlanta REALTORS® Association Top Producer
Top Producers Announced at ABR’s Annual Top Producer Banquet

ATLANTA, GA (May 6, 2017)Alix Nadi, with RE/MAX Around Atlanta, was announced as a Top Producer Award winner at The Atlanta REALTORS® Association’s prestigious Top Producers Gala held March 18th at the Marriott Marquis.

Recognition as a Top Producer of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association is merited based on the highest production for 15% of the membership. This year's minimum volume was just over $3.9 million or 9 total units. This year the Association accepted 1,135 applications and recognized a total of 220 new members.

Alix grew up in Atlanta and graduated with honors from Georgia Tech in 2002 with Architecture and City Planning degrees. After working as an architect for 5 years, Alix got her real estate license and joined RE/MAX in 2007. Despite entering the real estate industry at the cusp of the worst housing market in recent history, she immediately saw success and has earned honors as a Top Producer for most of her career. Recent awards include ABR’s Multi-Million Dollar Club, RE/MAX’s 100% Club, Jezebel Magazine’s “Who’s Who of Atlanta Real Estate Professionals,” and Kudzu’s “Best Of Atlanta” award for the past 4 years in a row.  Alix finished out 2016 in the top 10% for individual volume and top 5% for individual units across the entire Atlanta REALTORS® Association membership.

“I am thrilled be recognized with this prestigious award and am so grateful to all of my clients.  I decided when I got into this industry to build my business through working by referral and creating lasting relationships - I am lucky to have been able to help so many great people buy and sell homes, and I am honored to be included with the other Top Producers in this impressive group,” said Nadi.

For more information and a complete list of top producers and honorees, please visit the ARA website.


About the Atlanta REALTORS® Association
The Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA) is the voice of residential real estate in Metro Atlanta and has been an instrumental factor in the growth of real estate in the state of Georgia for more than a century. As the largest REALTOR® Association in Georgia, ARA serves as a central source of information for its members by focusing on real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in the industry and representing members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community.  While less than 50% of active real estate licensees in Georgia meet the requirements to become REALTORS®, they constitute 90% of the top producing real estate firms and nearly 90% of the top agents.  Membership in ABR is the hallmark of quality, professionalism and production.

About the Top Producers’ Award and Gala
The Top Producers Gala (formerly the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club Banquet) is a black tie optional event held annually to honor our top producing REALTORS®. Rules are designed to recognize the top 15% of our members for their achievements in real estate through volume of transactions and/or sales and are established annually by the Top Producers Committee and the Board of Directors. Recognition as a Top Producer of the Atlanta REALTORS® is merited based on the highest production for 15% of the membership. This year's minimum volume was just over $3.9 million or 9 total units. This year the Association accepted 1,135 applications and recognized a total of 220 new members.

Alix Nadi, RE/MAX Around Atlanta

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Winner of Kudzu's 2016 "Best Of Atlanta" Award!

I am thrilled to announce that for the fourth year in a row, I have been chosen for Kudzu.com's prestigious "Best Of Atlanta" award!  I am lucky enough to have been the recipient of numerous industry awards throughout my career, but this is always the one I am most proud of since it is based on the reviews and votes of my clients. My business is built on referrals and my goal is to always provide exemplary service above and beyond what my clients are expecting and my colleagues are providing. 

A huge THANK YOU to my wonderful, amazing clients - you are the reason I do this and I appreciate your votes!
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Homestead Exemption 2017

Happy New Year! If you purchased a new (primary residence) home last year, it is now time to file for Homestead Exemption if you have not done so already. According to Georgia law, if you purchased your home between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 you may be eligible to claim a Homestead Exemption, which will reduce your property taxes. The following is county­-by-­county contact information and deadlines for filing Homestead Exemption. Be sure to confirm eligibility and requirements with your county of residence.

CHEROKEE:                      2782 Marietta Hwy, Canton                 678­-493­-6120
      File Dates: By April 1, 2017
You must file in person. Bring a copy of driver’s license & warranty deed.
Office Hours: M-­F 8:00am-­5:00pm

CLAYTON: 121 S. McDonough St, Jonesboro
      File Dates: By April 1, 2017
New property returns should be made in person with recorded copy of Warranty Deed and Settlement Statement. Address changes should also be made during this period. A valid Georgia's Driver’s License with correct home address required. 
Office Hours: M-­F 8:00am-­5:00pm

COBB: 736 Whitlock Ave, Suite 100, Marietta                                770­-528­-8600
        4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
        4700 Austell Road, Austell
File Dates: By April 1, 2017
File by mail or in person. Provide warranty deed, identification, your license tag number and
name of current mortgage company. Most new property owners will receive a form by mail or may be requested after January 1. 
Office Hours: M-­F 8:00am-­5:00pm

DEKALB: 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 100, Decatur               404-­298­-4000
                1358 Dresden Drive, Atlanta
                2801 Candler Rd Suite 66, Decatur
File Dates: January 2 – April 1, 2017
Apply online or by mail ** Should receive information in the mail sometime in January, if not call. Return by certified mail with a copy of your warranty deed.
Office Hours vary by location so call or check website for details

FORSYTH: 110 East Main Street, Suite 260,                                 770-­781­-2106 
                        Forsyth Administration Bldg., Cumming, 30040
        File Dates: By APRIL 1, 2017
You must file in person. Bring a copy of driver’s license (address must match property address) & recorded warranty. Only those whose name(s) appear on deed can file. Download the Form
Office Hours: M-­F 8:30am-­5:00pm

FULTON: 141 Pryor Street, Suite 1047B, Atlanta                         404-­612­-6440
                        7741 Roswell Road NE, Suite 261, Sandy Springs 404-­612-­6440
                        3155 Royal Drive, Suite 175, Alpharetta                 404­-612­-6440
                        5600 Stonewall Tell Rd, Suite 224, College Park         404­-612­-6440
        File Dates: By APRIL 1, 2017
File online, mail or in person. Requires copy of your photo ID, car tag number, social security number for self and spouse. You may be able to file by mail ONLY if your
deed is already in the system.
Office Hours vary by location so call or check website for details

GWINNETT:       75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville (1st floor)                   770­-822­-8800
         File Dates: By April 1, 2017
Should receive information in mail by end of January or call after February 1st to request an application by mail; to file in person, bring your warranty deed. Or apply online.
Office Hours: M-­F 8:00am-­6:00pm

HALL:                 2875 Browns Bridge Rd, Gainesville                              770-­531-­6720
                        You may also Fax to… 770-­531-­3968
File Dates: Before April 1, 2017
Tax Assessor's Office mails to property owners for the current tax year. You must be living in
the property as of January 1 to qualify. Call if not received
Office Hours: M-­F 8:00am­-5:00pm

Please note that the above phone numbers, addresses and dates were verified as of October 2016. The locations and dates are subject to change without prior notification to our office. Please be sure to contact your county for thorough information and requirements.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Home Maintenance Checklists for Every Season

Home Maintenance Checklist – Summer Tips
This Summer home maintenance checklist offers tips and advice to keep your home’s systems–especially your air conditioning–in good working order during hot Summer months.
  1. Change/clean HVAC air filters.
  2. If applicable, have your septic tank system inspected to assure that it is in good working order.
  3. Have lateral sewer lines inspected and cleared.
  4. Inspect driveways, sidewalks, patios, bricks, and other concrete or stone surfaces for cracks. Repair as needed.
  5. Remove hair from drains in tubs, sinks, and showers using drain cleaner that is appropriate for your system.
  6. Inspect decks, steps, and wooden structures for wood rot and other damage. Make repairs as soon as possible to minimize further complications.
  7. Weatherproof all wooden surfaces if it has been two years or more since you last did so.
  8. Check eaves around your home’s roof, chimneys, caps, etc. Remove flying insect nests. Fix any damaged areas.
  9. Test ground-fault circuit interrupters around your home. Examine electrical cords for wear.
  10. Inspect washer hoses and dryer vent system.
Home Maintenance Checklist – Winterize Your Home
Our Fall maintenance checklist offers tips and advice to winterize your home’s systems and make sure they are in good working order during the upcoming Winter months.
  1. Have your heating system professionally inspected.
  2. Change/clean HVAC air filters. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment to clean out forced air registers and ductwork in your house.
  3. Check the weather stripping around your exterior doors and windows. Repair gaps or other damaged areas.
  4. Inspect the caulking around the exterior doors and windows. Reapply if necessary to minimize drafts and keep insects out.
  5. Properly “close” your pool. Make sure water is drained from pipes, and cover your pool to keep it clean and safe during the off-season.
  6. Clean your chimney and fireplace to minimize chances for fire-related problems during Winter.
  7. Inspect your roof for damaged shingles, flashing, skylights, dormers, etc. Repair as needed.
  8. Inspect attic and basement for signs of birds, squirrels, bats, and unwanted guests. Seal entrance holes.
  9. Drain water from outdoor faucets, garden hoses, and underground sprinkler systems to minimize freeze damage.
  10. Insulate pipes outside the home and in unheated basements and garages.
Home Maintenance Checklist – Winter Tips
Below is a home maintenance checklist offering tips and advice to keep your home’s systems in good working order during Winter months.
  1. Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries and any damaged equipment.
  2. Take fire extinguishers to a certified inspector to make sure they function properly.
  3. Change/clean HVAC air filters.
  4. Check faucets in your kitchen, bathrooms, basements, etc., for leaks and other problems. Clean the lint out of your clothes dryer vent.
  5. Check refrigerator and freezer gaskets. Place a dollar bill on the seal then close the door; if the bill easily moves, the seal is not working properly.
  6. Use a vacuum with a brush attachment to clean coils on the back of your refrigerator and freezer.
  7. Flush water heaters to remove sediment and improve efficiency.
  8. Dye test toilets and repair identified leaks.
Home Maintenance Checklist – Spring Cleaning Tips
Below is a home maintenance checklist offering Spring cleaning tips, and advice to get your home’s systems in good working order for the upcoming warmer months.
  1. Have your air conditioning system professionally serviced.
  2. Change/clean HVAC air filters.
  3. Clear debris from around the outside of air conditioner, removing the cover, if applicable.
  4. Inspect windows and doors to make sure they function properly. Replace if necessary.
  5. Check putty around windowpanes and weather stripping around windows and doors. Fix as needed.
  6. Check window and door screens. Replace or repair as needed.
  7. Check locks, latches, and hinges on your doors and windows. Replace or repair as needed.
  8. Trim back trees and shrubs as needed to eliminate overhanging branches and to improve curb appeal.
  9. “Open” your pool for the swimming season. Make sure your pump and filtration systems work effectively, and that your chemicals are balanced.
  10. Pressure wash your home’s exterior, and apply touch-up paint as required to address paint failure.
  11. Remove leaves, small branches, and debris from gutters, downspouts, and down-spout extensions so that water properly drains away from your home.
  12. Look for sagging or otherwise damaged gutter components. Repair if necessary.
  13. Inspect your basement or crawlspace for dampness.
  14. Turn on water to outdoor faucets, turn on irrigation system, and check sprinkler heads. Make needed repairs.
  15. Clean the screens on roof vents and louvers.
  16. Examine caulking around sinks, tubs, and showers. Reapply if necessary.
  17. Remove early signs of bird nests and stinging insect nests from eaves, ledges, etc.
  18. Check foundation walls and wooden areas at or near ground level for signs of termites and other wood-boring insects
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