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In an article by Seth G. Weissman in the current Georgia REALTOR® Magazine, he says:  "There are two fundamental truths in the world of real estate brokerage.  The first is that most REALTORS® thrive on making deals happen.  The second is that great deal makers are great negotiators.  If you agre...
                        Today was the day of the long awaited 100-day naming ceremony of Zoo Atlanta's panda girl cub.  The name was determined through a public online poll sponsored by the Atlana Journal Constitution.  Voters had a list of 10 names that were suggested from various sources includ...
Atlanta based Home Depot reported on Wednesday that it plans to buy "The Home Way" and estabish a retail presence in China.  They expect the deal to close by the end of 2006 and it has already been approved by the Chinese government.  Near the end of 2004, Home Depot had opened a business develop...
Hey all you Harry Potter fans in Gwinnett County, the Georgia Board of Education voted to keep Harry Potter on the library shelves in Gwinnett holding that the books are good tools to ignite creativity and encourage students to read.  There have been year-long complaints from a mother who thought...
Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts show at the Cumming Fairgrounds - December 8 & 9 Breakfast with Santa - Saturdays through December 16 (reservations required) at the Southeastern Railway Museum in DuluthThe Nutcracker at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Theater - through December 17Live Nativity ...
Martha Stewart joins KB Homes in building a community called Wynchase in Woodstock, GA.  This is the second Martha Stewart/KB Homes community in metro Atlanta.  The first one, Hampton Oaks, opened in July of this year in Fairburn, GA.Wynchase is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2007 and will ha...
Last night, families in and around the metro area joined together outside the Governor's mansion for the lighting of the Christmas tree.  Governer Purdue said that the tree was the largest one to date weighing in at 2 tons.  The onlookers were entertained by dancers, live music and a tour of the ...
In November of 2005 one of the world's largest aquariums opened in Atlanta.  The Georgia Aquarium has more than 100,000 fish and animals from over 500 species. Atlanta officials have announced that Atlanta is having their largest tourism boom since the 1996 Olympics, due mostly in part to the ope...
Tonight my husband and I are going to my first annual KW Christmas Party.  It is behing hosted by one of our associates and the turnout is expected to be 50+.  Many of the ladies will be decked out in their finery as the wardrobes will run the gambit from casual to formal.  KW is providing the fo...
News from the Gainesville Times The city of Gainesville turned 185 on Thursday, and the occasion was marked with balloons, cupcakes and plenty of guests. Gainesville city employees, known Thursday evening as the City Celebration Singers had some fun on stage during the balloon drop at the 185th G...

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