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Five Reasons to Love the Upper Westside

This month Atlanta Magazine published an article titled Five Reasons to Love the Upper Westside and I encourage you to follow the link and give their list a look-see.  While I honestly don’t know when the term “Upper Westside” started to really gain traction in Atlanta’s neighborhood vocabulary, the phrase doesn’t seem to be going away and, frankly, the […]

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Home Buying and Selling during the Busy Spring and Summer Months

Home Buying and Selling during the Busy Spring and Summer Months As we officially move into spring, and with summer right around the corner, another seasonal change is ready to take place as the Atlanta real estate market should be getting ready to kick into high gear. Typically, the number of home sales increases significantly […]

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Development Continues Along Howell Mill Road

Development Continues Along Howell Mill Road Howell Mill Road continues to be a hotbed for development on Atlanta’s Westside.  Westside Ironworks, home to Barcelona Wine Bar, O-Ku Sushi, and various retails outlets has been buzzing for well over a year and is continuing its expansion with the pending opening of Upbeet (a Yeah! Burger spin-off […]

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5 Money-Saving Tips for Spring House Projects

5 Money-Saving Tips for Spring House Projects Information in this article courtesy of the National Association of Realtors Spring is a common time of year to begin work on a home. The following five project ideas from Howmuch.net are designed to not only help your home look its best, but to also save you money: […]

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Get Ahead of the Spring Buying Season

Get Ahead of the Spring Buying Season Information in this article courtesy of the National Association of Realtors It may still be winter, but the spring buying season is just around the corner.  Wage increases and low inventory in many U.S. markets is making this year particularly advantageous for home sellers.  As such, Century 21 Real Estate’s […]

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The Big Down Payment Myth

The Big Down Payment Myth Information in this article provided courtesy of the National Association of Realtors.   Having the spare capital to put 20 percent down on a home purchase is great, but it’s certainly not the norm. Still, many people think it is and that belief may be holding some would-be home buyers […]

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Pricing Your Home to Sell

Pricing Your Home to Sell Information in this article provided courtesy of the National Association of Realtors. Putting your home on the market can be a stressful time but a real estate professional can help provide you with insight and guidance that help make the selling process as smooth as possible.  Realtors tend to agree […]

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Fox Theatre (and It’s Rooftop) Getting a Makeover

Atlanta’s legendary Fox Theatre is currently undergoing a bit of a makeover, with the theatre currently converting a large space into a members-only style bar and lounge. Many of the plans have not yet been fully disclosed, but the project is well underway with a completion date of Fall 2017.  Curbed Atlanta details that the […]

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Midtown Atlanta Named as One of America’s Top Five Great Neighborhoods

Well this is a pleasant surprise!  The American Planning Association -an organization comprised of planners, public officials, educators, students, and citizens who are committed to creating vital communities – has named Midtown Atlanta as one of America’s Top Five Neighborhoods for 2016!  #WOW I’ve included a link to their full website below, but here are a few […]

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My Number 1 Tip for Paying Off a Mortgage Faster

Paying off a mortgage early reduces overall debt which, in turn, frees up money for any other purchases you may want to make…who wouldn’t want to take advantage of that??  While a mortgage is a significant amount of debt that is amortized to be paid off over many years, I have a great tip that will help reduce […]

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