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Real Estate Agent - Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta



Recent reports indicate that housing prices remain depressed and more foreclosures are coming on the market.  However, there is a bright spot in the economic picture.  The economic recovery is now consistently picking up speed, and American consumers are the ones pushing the gas pedal. They incre...
If you are a homeowner or thinking of becoming one, there are many items that must be examined to be sure that a home is in good condition.  Moisture intrusion is a problem that can lead to, among other things, mold growth and structural deterioration. Examine both the interior and exterior of th...
The Marietta History Museum is delighted to debut a new exhibit that will open on January 28th, 2011. Titled "Exploration of Southern Food Ways," the exhibit will bring the sights, smells, and experiences of authentic southern cuisine into the Museum. Running for a whole year, the exhibit will fo...
Kennesaw, Georgia has found an economical and environmentally friendly way to help dispose of old books, CDs and DVDs.  These items can be expensive, and you are probably tired of some of the ones you have. Now is the time to trade it for something else at The Kennesaw Book, CD, and DVD Swap. Sim...
Well into the winter as we are now, we hope that our furnaces are in good condition and will remain so for the duration.  Both old and new forced air systems need some basic maintenance to help keep them running smoothly and efficiently.  Here are a few tips:  - Set the thermostat at a reasonable...
Since its amazing renovation and revitalization two years ago, The Earl Strand Theatre on Marietta Square has hosted some of the finest talent in the Atlanta area.  From theatrical productions to musical and comedy performances, The Strand has become the place to go for high quality entertainment...
In recent months, many of us have seen our share of storms.  The more serious ones have left thousands of homeowners with a mountain of repairs.  If you are one of those, be aware that scams do occur in the contracting business.  Homebuilding has slowed, and less than ethical workers have entered...
What is the best thing about waking up on these chilly mornings that we have been experiencing of late?  A nice, warm shower is the perfect way to ease into the day.  But have you ever had a blast of icy cold water from the showerhead send shivers down your spine? Or worse, has somebody flushed a...
Here in the snowy South today we are seeing what we haven't seen enough of this week - the Sun!  Our radiating friend is making the landscape visible again.  In recent years we have begun to appreciate solar power not just for its snow removal powers, but for its ability to generate electricity. ...
  No one would argue that 2011 has gotten off to a cold, snowy and icy start.  Even here in the South, temperatures are well below normal and we have seen more of the white stuff than we are used to.  At times like this it is essential to protect ourselves, our pets and yes, our homes from the co...

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