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Early Voting in Dekalb County, GA Part 2 - 10/29/08 02:02 PM
This seems to be a pretty popular topic this week from the emails and phone calls I have been getting off line. So, I will elaborate a little more on what I have found out. See my previous post for early voting locations. Lines are long, probably no surprise there. I went to the 330 West Ponce de Leon location in downtown Decatur this morning about 10:30 a.m. It took an hour and a half. Most of the waiting was outside, so remember to dress appropriately for the weather. It was cold today! I saw people with books, magazines, IPods and (0 comments)
Early Voting in Dekalb County, GA - 10/28/08 09:23 AM
Advance Voting is available in Dekalb County, GA. You don't need to have a reason to vote early, you can just do it with proper identification. UPDATE: I just did it Wednesday 10.29.08. It took an hour and a half. During Advance Voting, registered DeKalb County voters may cast their ballot in person Monday through Friday, October 27th-31st from 7:00 am- 7:00 pm, at any of the following locations:
*Memorial Drive Complex 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, Georgia 30032 *330 West Ponce deLeon Avenue, Room A Decatur, Georgia 30030 *Lithonia Middle School 2451 Randall Avenue Lithonia, Georgia 30058 *DeKalb (9 comments)
Georgia Dream Homeownership Program - Down Payment Assistance - 10/27/08 11:25 AM
The Georgia Dream program has been around since 1977, but changed the name to Georgia Dream in 2005. It helps Georgians achieve the dream of Homeownership by providing First Mortgage Financing and Down Payment Assistance. Here's how it works: They provide the 30 year fixed rate mortgages Local lenders approve Conventional, FHA, USD-RD or VA mortgage loans. How do you qualify? 1. You must be a 1st time Home Buyer or not have owned a home in the past 3 years or purchase a home in a targeted area to qualify for 1st Mortgage Financing. (Targeted areas are not in metro Atlanta.) (5 comments)
Small world, I met an Active Rain Member today! - 10/24/08 04:10 PM
This morning I was at a class to learn about the Georgia Dream home ownership program. It is a great program that helps with 0% interest down payment assistance. After the class, I was approached by someone who said to me, Hey, I've been following you on Twitter and I've been reading your Blog on Active Rain too. Well, this was quite a surprise and might have freaked me out a little if I had tweeted that I was on my way to the class this morning. But, I hadn't. Andre Allen, is a real estate agent here in the Atlanta area, like me and (10 comments)
Decatur Low Country Boil - Oakhurst, Decatur, GA - 10/22/08 12:40 PM
The Decatur Low Country Boil is here again, this Thursday October 23, 2008 at the Solarium in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, GA. The Solarium is located at 321 Hill St. Decatur, Georgia. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. The entertainment lineup features Atlanta's favorite Cajun/Zydeco band, Hair of the Dog. Hair of the Dog is described at Zydecajun Honkey Tonk Dance Hall Blues. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Proceeds from this event benefit the Decatur Education Foundation. For 7 years, the Decatur Education Foundation has worked to give Decatur's students & teachers added support they would not have received from any where (5 comments)
When you Vote- Vote for Hope - Canned Food Drive - 10/22/08 11:40 AM
Voters who cast their ballots in the November 4, 2008 election can be good citizens in more ways than one. The First Baptist Church of Decatur on Clairmont is organizing a "Vote for Hope" food drive to encourage citizens to contribute non-perishable food items when they go to the polls in Decatur, GA. Other participating churches in the Vote for Hope food drive include: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Decatur, on West Ponce de Leon Ave Hillside Presbyterian Church North Decatur United Methodist Church on Church St. Oakhurst Baptist Church on East Lake Drive St. Phillip AME on Candler (1 comments)
We stopped traffic on our street - 10/19/08 05:21 PM
This picture was taken by someone in the Ridgeland Park neighborhood in Decatur, GA. It's from my old house the year my husband and I got married. We celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary this month. It was a lot of fun to do. I found the wedding dress on ebay and the groom is wearing a tux I found at thrift store. I wish I could find a picture of the guy we had falling from our roof the following year. By the way, not a real guy, a scarecrow kind of guy. :) That was fun too. I hope (18 comments)
Benefits of Condo Living in Decatur, GA. - 10/18/08 10:04 AM
There are plenty of great options for condo living in Decatur, GA. List prices as of today range from $12,500 to $799,900. There really is something for everyone.
Why live in a condo? You’re busy. You travel or would like to. You want a low maintenance lifestyle. You want the opportunity for social interaction with your neighbors. You do not want to deal with lawn maintenance. You do not want the responsibilities of dealing with exterior maintenance. You want amenities. You are renting now and are ready to stop paying someone else’s mortgage. You want to be part of a (2 comments)
Decatur Events for this Weekend - 10/16/08 10:58 AM
What are you doing this weekend? October is such a great month with lots of Fall Festivals and Events for all to enjoy in Decatur and Metro Atlanta. Here are some of my picks for the weekend. Martinis and Imax at Fernbank Museum Friday nights are great. Oktoberfest in Helen, GA, is just an hour and ½ North of Atlanta. Get out and see the fall foliage! The Decatur Beer Festival on Saturday October 18th has sold out to the first 4,000 people. But, the whole Downtown Decatur area will be a flurry of activity. Come anyway and check out the (5 comments)
My Personal Tour of Decatur and Atlanta Homes - 10/14/08 10:09 PM
I was out previewing homes today. As a real estate agent in Decatur, GA it's part of my job to know what's out there and available for my clients. Sure, I could lookon-line and I often do. But, I get a better feel for a home and neighborhood by actually being there. I'll take you along on my little tour of homes in Decatur and Atlanta, GA. You can view the map to see the push pin numbered with each location. My 1st stop was a home on Edmund Park Drive off of Rock Springs Rd in Atlanta. It's listed at (2 comments)
Are we working for Wine??? - 10/14/08 02:48 PM
Unbelievable! I'm a real estate agent, so I am used to getting emails from lots of agents, but this one topped the cake. A few minutes ago I received the following email from a real estate agent that I don't even know personally, with details removed to protect her identity. Hi! I am moving out of a condo on Juniper in December. I would love your help in finding a renter to take over my lease starting in December – by the 15th would be ideal. I am unit (blank) – the rent is $1550/month. I am on the courtyard/pool (20 comments)
Sketchworks Original Comedy in Decatur. GA - 10/13/08 10:35 AM
The Punchline is not the only place for Comedy in Atlanta. If you haven’t been to a Sketchworks Comedy Show in Decatur, GA yet, now is the time. Be forewarned, this comedy is not for the faint of heart. If you are easily offended, well you will be here. This show is not politically correct and doesn’t discriminate on who they offend. It is all original work and the show changes 4 times a year. Come prepared to laugh, a lot.
Come watch Atlanta's most outrageous actors and writers wreak havoc with all that is sacred. Masterminded in 2001, Sketchworks (3 comments)
What do you think of the iPhone? - 10/09/08 08:12 PM
I love my Blackberry, but my husband is interested in the iPhone. He likes it because he can load all of his music into it, 16 gb of memory which will give it plenty of memory to store his music. It operates on the new 3G network, which should be faster than the older versions. He can access the internet wherever he has the At&t coverage. He wants it for email and texting. There's over 1,000 applications that he can download into the phone. Who needs that much??? Anyway, the price is lower now, than the original prices. I just want (9 comments)
Decatur Electronics Recycling Day - 10/09/08 07:47 AM
Twice a year, in October and March, the city of Decatur, GA holds an Electronics Recycling Day. This semi-annual event has been dramatically successful in diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water. Electronics Recycling Day Saturday, October 25 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Decatur High School Parking Lot (on the corner of N. McDonough St. and W. Howard Avenue)
Don't throw away that old cell phone, camera or PC component! Save it and recycle it at Decatur's Fall 2008 Electronics Recycling event. Batteries and Styrofoam will also be accepted. For the first time at this event, (1 comments)
Boo at the Zoo Atlanta- Family Fun - 10/08/08 07:45 PM
Zoo Atlanta has a special event for children starting this Friday night for a total of 6 enchanting nights. It's Boo at the Zoo! Zoo Boo Town will only be open Friday and Saturday evenings for the next 3 weekends. Be there when the spell breaks at Atlanta's favorite fun family Halloween festival! Travel the paths, taste the treats and enjoy the sights and inhabitants of Zoo Boo Town. (But beware the creepy bugs.) When: Fridays and Saturdays October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Get the spooktacular scoop on the legend of Zoo Boo Town straight from (1 comments)
Georgia National Fair October 2-12 in Perry, GA - 10/08/08 08:55 AM
When was the last time you’ve been to an old fashioned fair with rides, livestock, concerts & pie judging? It’s been a very long time for me, I was a little kid the last time I went to one. Well, just about 100 miles south of Atlanta on I-75 is Perry, GA home of the Georgia National Fair! This October make the Georgia National Fair “Your Family’s Playground!” It’s one of the state’s best family-oriented, entertainment values. It’s the 19th annual state sponsored fair. It’s October 2-12. Fairgoers are educated and entertained at the Georgia National Fair. The Fair provides a (2 comments)
Martinis and Imax at Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, GA - 10/06/08 05:50 PM
Have you been to Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Martinis and Imax night yet? It is one of the great events to do here in Atlanta, GA. It's a great place, perfect for a date night or an evening out with friends. I love the architectural details in the building. You'll see a 47 foot replica of a dinosaur fossil, in addition to lots of other fossils on display in Giants of the Mesozoic. It's on our list of favorite places to take out of town guests. IMAX® tickets Friday nights during Fernbank's Martinis & IMAX® are $15 for adults and (4 comments)
Decatur, GA REO Market Analysis 3rd Quarter 2008 - 10/05/08 07:36 PM
What's going on with real estate in Decatur, GA? Well, the good news is that homes are still selling. Here is an analysis of single family homes in Decatur. July 2008 Sold Homes Sold 152 REO Properties 30 Average Days on Market 72 Original List Price $238,592 List Price $266,152 Sold Price $215,511 Range $26,100-$725,000 August 2008 Sold Homes Sold 164 REO properties 55 Average Days on Market 70 Original List Price $243,255 List Price $191,973 Sold Price $183,212 Range $22,500-$824,500 September 2008 Sold Homes Sold 85 REO properties 27 Average Days on Market 81 (0 comments)
What's this new Language? - 10/05/08 08:39 AM
Have you seen the newest language, text speak? Text speak uses creative shortcuts and abbreviations. If you've been on the internet or texting, you have probably seen some letters that equal shortcuts while texting or IMing, (instant messaging). Well, text speak must be here to stay! I am seeing it everywhere and we just received some info on it from our cell phone provider. Here's a little help on what these letters mean: k= OK jk= just kidding dk=don't know idk= I don't know ?= I have a question ttyl= Talk to you later ty= thank you pcm= please call me (2 comments)
Author Bio: Jen Bowman is a Realtor and Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty in Atlanta, GA and Anna Maria Island, FL. Jen is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and certified in Short Sales.
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