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January 31, 2022
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Hello Friends! Let’s have a heart-to-heart about real estate.

Right now love is in the air, and I like to think of myself as a real estate matchmaker. I was gifted the pleasure of working with 37 families in 2021, and I’ve got my heart eyes set on helping even more this year!

To quote Elvis, I'd say this market is just "…a hunka hunka burning love," and the only thing I see extinguishing the flames are these rising interest rates! Take a look at the graph and details below that give you a clear idea of how rising rates affect your buying power.

It's my joyful purpose to intently listen to my clients wants, needs, and individual situations that bring them to a point of either buying or selling real estate. Home truly is where the heart is. If you or a loved one is looking to breakup with your current home, give me a call. I would be delighted to be your home matchmaker in 2022.

Much Love, Dani

Mortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. ⁠Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. ⁠According to the latest survey, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen from 3.22% at the start of the year to 3.55% as of last week. ⁠This is important to note because any increase in mortgage rates changes what a purchaser can afford. ⁠This table shows how rising mortgage rates impact a homebuyer's purchasing power.⁠

3657 Lake Ridge Drive, Gainesville - Under Contract

Enjoy the most breathtaking Lake Lanier sunsets & mountain views from this luxurious home in prestigious Harbour Point. The unique floor plan has everything you need on the main/upper level, including the private master wing complete with separate sunroom, gracious spa-like BA, & laundry room. Handicap elements throughout & the 3-level elevator allow for easy access to each floor. Rich features throughout include sky-high coffered & tray ceilings, custom architectural details, sophisticated millwork, beautiful hardwood floors, whole-house generator, sub-zero fridge (main kitchen) & sub-zero freezer, updated color palette, & lux fixtures & finishes. Each open floor allows for entertaining including the fabulous screened porch on main with wet bar, mid-level kitchenette, & sprawling back patio with invisible fencing for your lake dogs. Basement level is designed as a perfect in-law suite with full kitchen & dining, 2nd laundry, & stone fireplace. Resort-like neighborhood amenities include a gigantic clubhouse and pool overlooking Lanier & top-notch marina facilities.

1.18 Acres | Listed by Dani Burns, Keller Williams Lanier Partners

​​​​​​​MLS 10013263 | $1,750,000


​​​​​​​Four units are now roughed-in and getting ready for drywall. The beautiful brick paver-style road should be installed in the next few weeks. We’ve experienced so much interest on these first units as well as the upcoming townhomes. If you are curious in knowing more about Downtown Gainesville’s newest housing development, please give me a call! The sales center is open and you can drive by anytime.

341 Oak Street, Gainesville

  • Two blocks from Downtown Gainesville Square
  • ​​​​​​​Intimate community of only 20 units - 8 cottages and 12 townhomes
  • 2 BR and 3 BR floorplans available
  • Charleston vibe - trendy, comfortable, and original

Thinking of staying put and doing some updates to your home? Here is a list of trends for 2022.

The Most-Hyped Home Design Trends for 2022

Mark and I will celebrate Valentine’s Day at one of our favorite restaurants, Frankies in Duluth. What will you be doing? Here are some great ideas for a Valentines Day to remember:

1. Couples spa day at Chateau Elan

2. Wine tasting and dinner in Dahlonega. My personal favorite is Kaya Vineyards. See if one of their adorable cottages are free if you'd like to splurge.

3. How about a stay at home date night with steaks from Green's Grocery and a romantic comedy of the lady’s choice.

4. Downtown Gainesville square hop! I think its a lot of fun to do a local round about. Start with drinks at Cork-It, Dinner at Scotts, and end with a dessert to remember from Luna's.

5. Looking for a girls night out instead? Galentine’s at Avalon looks perfect for that!

Congrats to Jenny Floyd who won my Instagram giveaway!

​​​​​​​I partnered with some of my favorite local shops to curate this basket of goodies. Check out these great places for your Valentine’s gifts!

  1. Angel square card @martinfurnitureanddesign

  2. Corkcicle insulated mug @thelittleladybug

  3. Bracelet @style_collectif

  4. Original painting by @parrish.hoag from @carolinenixgallery

  5. Candle @upsy_daisy_boutique

  6. Polymer clay earrings @klei_designs (can be bought @themidlandsalon)

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