4 Great Reasons to Live in Uptown, Columbus GA

Riverfront Development
The master planning effort seeks to link physical planning with economic/community development programming and implementation, resulting in a master plan that seeks to capture the Uptown energy, direct it to the riverfront and make it a major asset that can reposition the city for decades to come

Riverfront Development

Jobs
TSYSTotal System Services, Inc. is the largest processor of merchant acquirers and bank credit card issuers. TSYS processes over $1 trillion a year in credit and debit card transactions.

Synovus – The Synovus Financial Corporation is a financial services company with approximately $27 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia.

AFLAC – Just miles away from Uptown, Aflac Incorporated is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, founded in 1955 and based in Columbus, Georgia.

WC BradleyThe W.C. Bradley Co. flourished over the next century, expanding into industries as diverse as textiles, outdoor and sports retail businesses, real estate, and barbecue grill manufacturing.

Arts & Culture
Once Georgia’s last frontier outpost, now it’s third largest city, Columbus is a true destination of choice. History, Theatre, Arts & Sports – Columbus has it all.

Springer Opera House
The Springer is one of America’s most vibrant professional theatre companies with a popular Main stage Series, an innovative second-space series called Studio II, an Academy Series featuring some of this region’s most talented student actors and a ten-state regional touring program called Springer Theatre On Tour. It is also the home of one of the nation’s finest training schools for young actors, the Springer Theatre Academy.

Springer Opera House

RiverCenter for Performing Arts
Located in the heart of historic Uptown Columbus, the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is the centerpiece of the city’s new arts and entertainment district. RiverCenter’s state-of-the-art facilities include the 2,000-seat Bill Heard Theatre, the center’s main venue and home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Featuring orchestra, mezzanine and balcony seating, the hall is designed to meet the complex technical needs of attractions such as Broadway shows, symphonic concerts, dance performances, pop concerts, lectures and conferences. From the ceiling large interwoven ribbons of steel mesh contribute a sense of intimacy, while shaped balcony fascias and custom light fixtures provide color, texture and warmth.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1855 by Mendelssohn’s student, Herman S. Saroni, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra became the third orchestra formed in the United States. In 1949, the organization as we know it today, was formed and has performed for 57 consecutive years. The CSO has been a professional orchestra since the late 1970’s and employs as many as 90 musicians for any given concert. Long recognized as one of the southeast’s finest musical ensembles, the CSO currently performs at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. George Del Gobbo has been the conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for the last 21 seasons.

The Columbus Civic Center
The Columbus Civic Center is a multipurpose public assembly facility with 10,000 arena seats, 23,000 square feet of flat floor space and 5,000 square feet of hospitality suites. The Civic Center is the premiere venue in a large sports and entertainment complex, commonly known as The South Commons Sports and Entertainment Complex. The Civic Center is also home to two professional sports franchises: the South Professional Hockey League’s Columbus Cottonmouths and the American Indoor Football Association’s Columbus Lions. The Columbus Civic Center is located at:

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Friday Night Concerts
Almost Every Friday Night in Fall and Spring, Uptown Columbus, Inc. hosts concerts featuring popular local bands on Broadway

Whitewater Rafting
This is the most exciting thing to happen to Whitewater Rafting in the Country. Come raft with us on the Chattahoochee River, the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world! The course has been described to be “Wild as Colorado and as Warm as Costa Rica.”

Whitewater Columbus GA

Interested in booking a trip down the Chattahoochee? Contact Whitewater Express at 1.800.676.7238 or www.whitewaterexpress.com.

RiverWalk Geo Tour
Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now, with the RiverWalk GeoTour, there are even more reasons to bring the family and hike along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk

Ed Sprouse, Real Estate Client

“I have had the pleasure of working with Cherie Sanders over a period of years and especially in connection with the development of the Synovus Centre and the location of our firm’s third floor offices in Synovus Centre. In my experience with her, I have found Cherie to be hardworking, knowledgeable, competent, committed and incredibly responsive. Cherie’s enthusiasm, positive outlook and approach to problems and issues make working with her a true pleasure. Cherie is clearly an asset to W.C. Bradley Co. Real Estate, LLC and to our community.”

Brady Dubberley, Real Estate Client

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Chris Woodruff for all of his work and expertise in helping us secure our location for Chicken Salad Chick in Columbus, GA. From our first meeting, I felt very comfortable about not only Chris’ knowledge of the Columbus market, but also his understanding of our concept and where it would best fit in that market. Chris’ diligence and patience was remarkable, and throughout the process he was always available to meet with us to review our position or just to talk through our negotiations. I firmly believe that our affiliation with W.C. Bradley Co. Real Estate, LLC not only helped us find a great property and negotiate a lease that in essence saved us money, but also Chris’ in-depth knowledge of Columbus helped us choose the best location that will greatly impact our future success.”

Max and Ann Burr, Real Estate Clients

“We first became acquainted with Leah Braxton several years ago when we first expressed interest in the Eagle and Phenix Mill. At the time, the mill project was still on the drawing board. Leah stayed close to us and walked us through the project, always keeping us up to date and in the loop. Since those early days we have become close friends and have found Leah to always be honest, forthright, professional and always willing to be of help. Although she in an employee of the W. C. Bradley company, she always makes us feel that she in truly interested in us. Through her we have established a close relationship with many others of the W. C. Bradley Real Estate family – to the point where we feel like one of the family – and that is an honored spot to occupy.”

Edgar Chancellor, Real Estate Client

“I’ve been in the real estate business with Doug Jefcoat for 15 years. Doug is solid as a rock. He has brought me excellent tenants including several national tenants over the years. He has also assisted me with many build out and construction projects. He is very detail oriented and has excellent follow up on projects. Doug has been and continues to be a very valuable asset to help me grow my business.”

Bob Brown, Real Estate Client

“Kathleen Mason is the epitome of real estate agents. I have used her twice. In both situations, she more than met my expectations from the initial meeting until after closing. She knows her trade and the geographical area that she works. She is trustworthy, consistent, and reliable. I will use her again, and often recommend her to my colleagues and friends. I strongly recommend her to represent your real estate issues.”

This Week in Real Estate News

This week’s top stories in real estate industry news:

Inventory Levels on the Rise as Sellers Gain Confidence
Forty percent of Americans say now is a good time to sell a home — up from 30 percent last month and 16 percent just one year ago, according to a new survey by Fannie Mae. Rising home prices are helping to boost sellers’ confidence.

30-Year Mortgage Rates Climb Near 4% Range

For the sixth consecutive week, mortgage rates inched higher, continuing to climb from all-time lows, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage—the most popular among home buyers—has now climbed a half percentage point since last month. 

A strengthening economy and positive employment report this month prompted fixed-rate mortgages to climb higher this week, says Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

Until Mortgage Rates Hit 10.5%, Buying A Home Will Still Be Cheaper Than Renting
The recent rise in mortgage rates has made buying a house a little more expensive: the increase in the 30-year fixed rate over the past month from 3.4% to 3.9% (Freddie Mac) raised the monthly payment on a $200,000 mortgage by $56, or 6%. However, because mortgage rates are still near long-term lows, and because prices fell so much after the housing bubble burst and remain low relative to rents even after recent price increases, buying is still much cheaper than renting.

Economist Temper Housing Bubble Worries

Although home prices are likely to continue to rise in the next few years, the national market is not in danger of a bubble, according to prominent economists.

“Four of the next five years are likely to be improving years in the housing market. I don’t say five because there’s always the possibility of little hiccups in the housing market,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors.

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/2013/06/10/economists-temper-housing-bubble-worries/#sthash.5HJGKrh4.dpuf

Economists temper housing bubble worries
Economists temper housing bubble worries

Although home prices are likely to continue to rise in the next few years, the national market is not in danger of a bubble, according to prominent economists. “Four of the next five years are likely to be improving years in the housing market. I don’t say five because there’s always the possibility of little hiccups in the housing market,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors.

CPT Jason C. M. Davis, Real Estate Client

“Laura Moseley did an amazing job in helping me move into my Eagle & Phenix apartment. She showed us the apartment and has stood with me the entire time. Whenever there was even the slightest issue – a light was out or a door jamb didn’t work, she immediately fixed the problem and took a personal interest in making sure that I was happy. I have had a string of great residence managers during my tenure in the military, but Laura takes the cake!! She is easy to talk to, always there when I have an issue and gives me the up-front, honest answer to any question I may have. She is more than fair and I always feel as though I have the full weight of Eagle & Phenix behind me. As my residence manager, I know that Laura always has my best interest in mind and I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else here in Columbus. I recommend this place to all of my friends – the location is great, the apartments are awesome, but Laura’s approach to her role in supporting the residents is what makes Eagle & Phenix a notch above any of the competition here in Columbus!”