Love Where You Live: Olde Town

 

I’m Kristi. I moved here 4 years ago to become Westobou’s executive director. Reggie is a competitive gymnastics coach and a vinyl DJ. We have a 10-year-old “boxador” named Bezel. We live in, what we refer to as, “The Tiny Tudor” in Olde Town, near downtown Augusta.

We love Olde Town’s close proximity to downtown and the Savannah River. It’s perfectly positioned to be an up and coming neighborhood – if it isn’t already. 

We do this often. We start at the house and walk to Mellow Mushroom or Pizza Joint for a beer and a slice. Sometimes we slow down early and grab sushi at Sole.

Hands down the Bee’s Knees is our favorite spot for date night. The food is always great and the atmosphere is perfect. We enjoy Secret Record night too.

A city, with a small-town feel, in the midst of a revitalization.

Do you want to live in this beautiful neighborhood? 


Adelle Dennis specializes in historic properties and properties of distinction in downtown Augusta. Contact her today about available homes in the Olde Town community. 

The Rice House – Sold!

Rex Property & Land, LLC is pleased to announce that it has brokered the sale of the historic Rice House at 1225 Greene St., Augusta GA.

Realtor, Adelle Dennis of Rex Property & Land negotiated the sale on behalf of KHK Augusta, LLC, a private partnership dedicated to saving Augusta’s historic architectural treasures.  

Prior to the sale, a permanent preservation easement which will be held by Historic Augusta, Inc. was placed on the property.  Additionally, the new owners agreed to complete a renovation schedule prepared by Historic Augusta.

The Rice House was built by Patrick H. Rice in the 1890’s as his personal home. Rice was a well known Augusta citizen and Catholic Layman. He served on many local committees and was devoted to bettering Augusta’s communities. His home is a beautiful example of the popular Queen Anne style, equipped with a corner turret, second story gable porch, weatherboarding and wood shingles, overhanging gabled rooms, and an irregular floor plan.

The new owners are committed to restoring the house to its former glory and plan on making it their personal home, just as Patrick Rice did in the 1890’s. They will work together with Historic Augusta to ensure the key historic elements of this home is maintained throughout the restoration process.  The sale and renovation work is another indication of the resurgence of the downtown Augusta historic district as a residential choice.


Adelle Dennis

Realtor


Adelle specializes in historic properties and properties of distinction. She would love to find the perfect buyer for your unique home. Give her a call today!

Office: 706.723.9572

Cell:706.829.1381

adelledennis@rexgroup.com

Still Renting? Owning Has Benefits.

Owning a home is a big step towards financial stability over time. Your hard-earned dollars could make their way back to you – rather than to a landlord. As a homeowner, you’ll start building equity.

What is equity? In short, it’s the portion of the property that you actually “own” which grows as you pay off your loan.

Showing that you can manage your day-to-day finances and save money is important when it comes to applying for a mortgage. In most cases, you’ll need to make a downpayment of at least 3.5% of the purchase price for an FHA loan all the way up to 20% for a conventional loan. If you haven’t been saving, start doing so right away to build up your home buying fund.

Costs will typically include your monthly mortgage, property taxes, potential HOA fees, mortgage insurance and any fees associated with the home buying process and upkeep of your home.

Call a lender, like McKenzie! Having a good understanding of your finances before taking the leap into the home searching process can pay off in big ways.

You and your lender will carefully review your income and credit report before you begin your home search – providing you with an accurate loan approval amount from the start. This means you can limit your search to only see homes that fall within your actual budget – avoiding the temptation of homes that cost too much.

Call McKenzie and Heidi today! They are ready to get to work for you and make your home-owning dreams a reality.

Heidi Amirault – 704.909.9909

McKenzie Cochran – 706.832.3061