Real Estate market continues to improve nationally. From a local perspective, inventory is so low right now, it is ridiculous. Now is a great time to sell or buy. For sellers, inventory is low and there is much less competition from short sales and foreclosures. For buyers, it is a combination of prices that are still well off their highs and very low interest rates.
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I will say that right now, it is in fact a good time to buy and a good time to sell. It is a good time to buy because interest rates are ridiculously low, and we are coming off the biggest market in documented history. I imagine that the real estate prices went down more in Rome after the fall, but I can't pull those statistics up on my computer. Now, it is a frustrating time to be a buyer because it is a struggle to get a contract on a home because there are multiple offers on most homes right now.
But, if you are a seller, we have never had this low of inventory on the market. We are 2.5 months of inventory in Gwinnett County.
So, yeah, it is a good time for both.
My wife and I were shopping for my daughter's homecoming dress a few weeks back at the Mall of Georgia. (Yes, I was helping my daughter shop for a dress) It was late, it was Saturday night and we were starving. We were thinking of going to PF Changs, which is my favorite restaurant. We were looking at an hour and a half wait... (did I mention we were starving). Well, I am always willing to try something new, so I suggested that we try Fuego Cantina and Grill.
If you have not deduced by now, Fuego is a Mexican restaurant.
The wait was non-existent. We were able to sit right down and it was less than a third full on a Saturday night. That typically is not a good sign, and I began to second guess my suggestion. But, we were in and seated, so I wasn’t going to make a break for it.
I was pleasantly surprised. The service was great. Granted, there were very few people there……so… Anyway, we started with Chips and ordered a Queso dip. The chips were seasoned, not just salted. It was a nice change. We ordered the Queso with Jalapenos on the side. The Queso was good, but really is there such a thing as bad cheese dip?
I ordered the Mexican Tacos, my wife ordered the shrimp enchiladas. My children ordered soft and hard tacos. Everything was phenomenal. It was amazing food. Everyone was supremely satisfied. The only word of caution is that if you get the Mexican Tacos, apply the red sauce sparingly. It is amazingly hot. It has a great flavor, but when I had finished, I was sweating.
We have been back one other time, and ordered the same thing. The only criticism I have is that the food was not quite as good the second time. They hand make their sauces, and the second time, the salsa tasted a little different, the lobster sauce on the enchiladas was a little different and the meat on the Mexican Tacos had a slightly different flavor.
All in all I would give it a solid four out of five and it is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in the area. I am actually worried that it won’t last long because it isn’t getting enough traffic.
So, I guess this is self-serving. I don’t want to see this place go out of business, cause I like the food.
One note of caution, it becomes more of a bar at 10pm. So, if you are looking to enjoy a family night out, you should stick to early evening.
David and Amanda Blanton
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