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Real Estate Agent - Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

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2010 

Most common household appliances are equipped with an on/off switch.  Many people don't reralize, however that these appliances may be consuming electricity even when they are switched off.  These so-called "phantom loads" can consume a significant amount of electricity.  If you are interested in...
02/24/2010
Your home is your castle.  You decide, together with your family what to make of it.  Outside our home, we have limited opportunities to improve the environment.  But in our home we can do alot. At home we want to feel free, relaxed and do things that we like.  We want to eat, sleep, exercise and...
02/20/2010
When embarking in the home buying process, there are many things to consider. The journey is an enjoyable time in one's life. But it is one that will bring many additional responsibilities. Having the assistance of a reliable and experienced Georgia real estate agent can make all of the differenc...
02/18/2010
What better way to stay cozy and warm at home during this very cold winter than sit by a crackling fire.  Remember, though, that it is fire, and if not treated with respect, will cause untold damage to your home and perhaps to your family.  Every year, destructive fires are started due to unsafe ...
02/15/2010
Next time you're in your office, kitchen or laundry area - those rooms that commonly fall prey to clutter - stop and ask yourself: "What do I want this room to look like? How would it feel?"  Having a vision of your ideal space before you dig in is key to achieving - and maintaining - neatness.  ...
02/14/2010
Valentine Weekend is approaching, and there is a special way to celebrate with your loved one on Marietta Square. On Friday from 6-8 p.m., let your emotions be awakened at dk Gallery, located on the Marietta Square, at its special Valentine's Day show, "Romance of the Figure." The show, presentin...
02/10/2010
If you owned your home on or before January 1 of this year, you may qualify for a homestead exemption and could save money on your taxes. Homeowners in Cobb County, Georgia have until April 1st to apply for a homestead exemption for this tax year and may apply for homestead exemptions by mail. Ap...
02/07/2010
Our Federal Government has offered a tremendous gift to homebuyers.  First time buyers who have a contract accepted on a home by April 30, 2010 will be awarded with an $8000 income tax rebate.  Certain repeat buyers who are entitled to a $6500 tax credit.  Closings must take place by June 30, 201...
02/03/2010
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