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Good Friday - 03/31/10 10:31 PM
For many of us, Good Friday serves as a reminder that in our darkest hour, light is just around the corner. Can this be said of our real estate market today? I believe so. Prices falling, unemployment high, an all around uneasiness felt in our nation. Perhaps we need to remind ourselves that good times are just around the corner. Are we going to look back and wish we'd bought more investment properties while the opportunities were so good. Population is going to increase. People are going to need a place to stay. Real estate is not a piece of paper. (3 comments)
Homes in the Medlock School District, Decatur, GA - 03/31/10 02:16 PM
Looks like good news for homeowners in the Medlock School district of Decatur, GA. It appears it will be one of the elementary schools removed from the list of closings. Medlock is the ideal neighborhood school and has served the area since the 1950's. A big Thanks goes out to all area neighbors voicing their opinions to the school board. This area has been a strong, sought after area for years and a quality school in the neighborhood will definately help things stay that way. Anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Medlock School district, please don't hesitate (0 comments)
Coming to Atlanta this weekend - POLLEN - 03/30/10 10:22 PM
That's right, warm weather the next few days and we're all going to need mask. It will be hard to find our cars at the mall because they'll all be the same color, sort of greenish yellow. But with that comes all the beauty of our area with the dogwoods, azaleas, fruit trees, etc. The blooms seem to be running a little late this year, which is probably good, that way a cold snap is less likely to nip the flowers. I hope everyone enjoys their Spring! (0 comments)
A Study of Blogging - 03/30/10 09:40 PM
OK so I'm pretty new at this and still trying to gain a better understanding of what exactly blogging is suppose to accomplish. As fate would have it, tonight my wife and I watched a movie called Julie and Julia (or it might be the other way around). Anyway, it is a story about Julia Childs in her younger years and the parallels with a modern day girl named Julie living in Queens. Julie decides to take Julia's famous book with French recipes, and spend one year preparing every recipe in the book, then blog about the experience each day. Over (1 comments)
Back When I Got Started - 03/29/10 05:20 PM
My how times have changed. Technology & gadgets have made our lives much more convenient and productive these days, although I must admit, I do miss the personal contact a little. Back when I got into the business: 1). There were no fax machines. When you wrote up a contract, you hand delivered it to the listing brokers office. 2). You needed plenty of carbon paper on hand. When writing up a contract you really had to press hard with your pen in order to get those additional copies you needed. 3). No cell phones. A pager was the height of (2 comments)
University Heights Subdivision in Decatur is a great location for starting out in the metro Atlanta area. The neighborhood is centrally located in unincorporated DeKalb County, and is served by Medlock and Laurel Ridge elementary schools, Shamrock Middle School, and Druid Hills High School. Homes in University Heights are within minutes of Downtown Decatur, Emory, the CDC, and the Atlanta VA hospital. Shopping available to the neighborhood is 5 minutes away at North Decatur, 5 minutes away in Downtown Decatur, and 5 minutes away at Toco Hills shopping center. Residents of University Heights (2 comments)
Homes in Clairmont Heights in Decatur are some of the best affordable homes in metro Atlanta. This subdivision is centrally located in DeKalb County. Fernbank Elementary School, Shamrock Middle School, and Druid Hills High School serve as the public schools for the neighborhood. All of the houses in Clairmont Heights are within minutes of Downtown Decatur, Emory, the CDC, and the Atlanta VA hospital. Shopping is available to the neighborhood at North Decatur (approximately 2 minutes away), Downtown Decatur (5 minutes), & Toco Hills (5 minutes). Residents of Clairmont Heights would have roughly a (0 comments)
Homes in the Great Lakes Subdivision of Decatur, Georgia have been in high demand for years. The homes in this subdivision are located in the City of Decatur. Shops, restaurants, Churches, schools, and mass transit are all within walking distance of this neighborhood. Decatur serves as the County seat for DeKalb County and is centrally located within the County. Homeowners in the Great Lakes Neighborhood have a mere 7 mile commute to Downtown Atlanta. This neighborhood gives homeowners the feel of quiet seclusion nestled in hardwoods with all the benefits of (0 comments)
Homes in Avondale Estates are a great value given the character and integrity of the neighborhood. The area is very conveniently located in central DeKalb County. Avondale Estates has its own shopping village, but is also just minutes from Downtown Decatur, and a relatively short commute to Downtown Atlanta. The community is also served by Atlanta's transit system, MARTA, where you can take the rail line to just about anywhere in metro Atlanta from the Avondale Station, including the Atlanta Airport. Avondale Estates is a close knit community with recreational facilities for every type family (0 comments)
Proper Grits - 03/27/10 08:23 PM
Being born and raised in the South has both advantages and disadvantages. I am certain that one of the blessings of being a Southerner is being able to incorporate grits into the breakfast meal. I am of the opinion that properly served grits should be served on a plate, not in a bowl. Properly prepared, one should be able to eat them with a fork as opposed to a spoon. Not too thick, mind you, but just thick enough to get from the plate to your mouth without dripping through your fork. One last thing. JMHO - if anyone wants a (1 comments)
Homes in Druid Hills are some of the most sought after in the Atlanta area. Located in the heart of Emory, the neighborhood is within minutes of Downtown Atlanta and Downtown Decatur. The amenities near Druid Hills Subdivision are vast and include restaurants and shops in Emory Village as well as Downtown Decatur, Emory University, Emory Hospital, the Atlanta VA hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Druid Hills Golf Club, the Fernbank Science Center, Fernbank Forest, the CDC, and public transportation. Druid Hills is a historic neighborhood with homes dating back to the early (0 comments)
Allow me to Vent Please.... - 03/26/10 03:01 PM
Over the years I've heard various instructors, speakers, & pundits tell how Realtors should seek to increase their level of professionalism to that of a Doctor. After my last two Doctor visits, I'm not the least bit sure that is a level I wish to aspire to at all. I have never made an appointment with someone, then had them wait for 2 hours while I am doing other things. I could show a house and get a signed contract in less time. At this point I'm thinking Doctors could learn a little professionalism from Realtors. Please pardon the frustating vent, (9 comments)
Homes in the Fernbank Elementary School district in Atlanta have always been in high demand. The area is very conveniently located and within minutes of Downtown Atlanta, Downtown Decatur, and Emory. Homes for sale in the Fernbank School district are some of the most sought after in the metro Atlanta area. Local amenities include all of the quaint eateries & shops in Emory Village and Downtown Decatur, the Druid Hills Golf Club, the Fernbank Science Center, Fernbank Forest, public transportation, and first rate Universities & hospitals. You will find (0 comments)
EMORY/CDC AREA HOMES FOR SALE NEAR ATLANTA, GEORGIA - 03/24/10 03:26 PM
EMORY/CDC AREA HOMES FOR SALE NEAR ATLANTA, GEORGIA In Atlanta, homes selling in the area comprised of Emory University, the CDC, and the Atlanta VA hospital tend to remain in demand during good times and bad. Needless to say, the Emory/CDC neighborhood is one of the best in metro Atlanta. This information is well known to locals and as a result, home sellers anywhere near the areas tend to promote their property as, "near Emory/CDC" or "near the VA hospital". Prices as of this writing reach as high as 2.7 million dollars. The higher priced homes would be located right in (0 comments)
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