atlanta: My 10 Favorite Free iPhone Apps for My Real Estate Business (Right Now) - 03/30/10 10:45 AM
I am an iPhone devotee. I suffered through years of Palm Treo and various Blackberries (a Curve and two Bolds) to land, finally, in the land of the iPhone. And I couldn’t love it more. The usability and variety of the apps available for work and for play are a big part of that.
It’s the device that seems to have an app for everything (except, as the joke goes, for actually making a phone call) – and here is a list of my 10 favorite apps for my real estate business...
And yes, I’m a cheapskate – all of these apps … (2 comments)

atlanta: Looking for Something to do In or Around Atlanta? How About 365 Things? - 03/03/10 02:30 AM

Whether you're new to Atlanta or a native, there's always something new to discover. Our great city is vibrant and eclectic, full of vitality and variety - and that's why so many of us love to call it home!
So newbie or you sometimes find yourself yearning for something new to do? Well, how about 365 things to do?
A new blogsite started about 2 weeks ago that will give you just that - 365 things to do in and around Atlanta!
Atlanta: 365 Days, 365 Things To Dowill feature one new thing to do (and occasionally two!) every day.
Who … (1 comments)

atlanta: The Gebhardt Group is on Facebook - Become a Fan Today of North Atlanta Real Estate and Homes! - 07/08/09 03:22 AM
That's right - The Gebhardt Group is on Facebook, and we'd love for you to become a fan!
Just click the image below to visit our Facebook Fan Page - North Atlanta Real Estate and Homes and then click on
We'll be posting links to our blog, Atlanta real estate news and tips, and fun photos of the Atlanta area. If you're a past client, friend or member of The Gebhardt Group family - or would like to be! - please visit our page and become a fan. We'd love to have you!
Of course, if you have and questions … (2 comments)

atlanta: That's Right, Atlanta - You're Still One of the Best Places to Buy a Home! - 06/25/09 08:27 AM
According to Forbes, in an article released today (Thursday, June 25, 2009), Atlanta is among of the best cities to buy a home. Based on criteria such a price per square foot, supply and demand, as well as "basis of change in price per square foot, frequency of real-estate transactions, and how evenly distributed home-sales activity is in a metro area," Atlanta ranks #13 in the Top 25 List.
"The Forbes rankings seem geared more toward each market's current and future potential as a place to buy a home, since some of the cities at or near the top of the … (2 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, Georgia Wins Coveted Spots in "Southern Living" Readers' Choice Awards | Atlanta, Georgia Readers' Top Pick! - 02/06/09 10:40 AM
In the January 2009 issue of Southern Living, Atlanta and other cities around The Peach State won coveted spots in the magazine's Top Ten lists of readers' choice awards. Appearing in all of the Top Ten lists except three (Best Beach, Best Hotel, and Best Family Destination), Georgia is well represented on the lists! 
Here are the results, as published in the January 2009 issue of Southern Living: 
Best Breakfast / Brunch#3 The Dillard House, Dillard, GA 
Southern Favorites:#1 The Lady & Sons, Savannah, GA#4 Blue Willow Inn Restaurant, Social Circle, GA#6 Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room, Savannah, GA 
Splurge … (0 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta's Buckhead Neighborhood Wins National Attention on HGTV's "Top Ten Dreamy Neighborhoods" - 02/02/09 01:54 AM

Want to live in a dreamy neighborhood?
Move to Atlanta, Georgia's Buckhead!
Known for "old-money mansions" and "new-money nightlife" this trendy north Atlanta district is well-known by locals and visitors, alike. It's a great area to live in-town and still feel like you're in a walking neighborhood: "Buckhead is a shopper's paradise, with two major shopping areas -- Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza -- that offer high-end retailers and great people-watching. The district also boasts the best dining and nightlife in the region, with more than 300 restaurants, bars and nightclubs."
It's not just the wealthy who live here! With 1-bedroom condos … (0 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, Georgia - Still a TOP PICK for Relocating | Now is a Great Time to Buy in Atlanta - 01/17/09 02:49 AM
According to's survey of relocation trends for 2008, Atlanta is still a top pick for relocation.
Las Vegas ranked at the top of the list, despite plunging housing values: "Las Vegas was followed in popularity by Denver, Charlotte, N.C., Phoenix/Mesa, Portland, Ore., Seattle, Orlando, Fla., Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg.  The results are largely consistent with 2007."
And despite the country's depressing real estate news over the past couple of years, some states continue to see rising relocation rates, including Georgia, which saw a 36% rise in relocation requests.
The proof lies in the numbers and numbers … (2 comments)

atlanta: ATLANTA - Named one of Top Ten Best Places to Retire on a Budget - 10/28/08 06:11 AM
REALTOR® Magazine Online reports that Atlanta has been named one of the Top Ten Best Places to Retire ona Budget.
The study, which was conducted by Forbes magazine, considered "affordability, inflationary pressures, and job prospects for the 20 percent of those older than 65 who are still employed." It also took into account number of physicians per capita and number of people who rely on Medicare.
We're not surprised! Atlanta really does have it all. The bright big-city lights full of exciting thing to do -- theatre, music, museums, history, professional sports teams, golf courses, and more. And a great proximity … (0 comments)

atlanta: ATLANTA - Named one of Top Ten Fastest-Selling Zip Codes - 10/27/08 04:08 AM
According to REALTOR® Magazine Online, Atlanta has made it into the Top Ten list of the fastest-selling zips codes.
The study was conducted by Altos Research, which conducts real estate data from all over the country. #1 on the list - Sunnyvale, California, with an average of 66 days on the market.
Atlanta, Georgia 30340, slipped in at number 10, with an average of 91 days on the market. According to FMLS (our Multiple Listing Service), from 1/1/08 through 10/27/08, the 30340 zip code has had an average list price of $213,805 and an average sale price of $207,160. (Also worth noting: … (0 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, Georgia - Comparing Cost of Renting vs. Buying - 07/15/08 07:41 AM
Atlanta, Georgia was named one of the "66 Cities Where it Makes Sense to Buy" a home. In a related article, buying vs. renting in the country's 100 largest metro areas was compared to show whether it's a good time to buy in those areas or whether renters should just continue to rent for now. See below for Atlanta's impressive ranking!
"Remember," the article warns, "even within a city, affordability will vary by neighborhood. Prices for rents and purchases in the chart below are averages, including some high-priced neighborhoods and others where values may be depressed because, for instance, they're far … (2 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, Georgia - One of 66 Cities Where it "Makes Sense" to Buy a Home - 07/15/08 07:22 AM
Atlanta - One of 66 Cities Where it "Makes Sense" to Buy It's just like we tell our buyers all the time - it's the right time to buy! A home is still a great investment - just don't expect to make a fast buck.

According to an article this morning on MSN Real Estate, Atlanta is one of the "66 Cities Where Buying Makes Sense" - where the drop in home values and the "soft" market have made the idea of homeownership increasingly realistic for many.

"With house prices falling around the country, many renters are wondering … (6 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, Georgia Named One of Top 100 Best Places to Raise a Family - 06/16/08 03:04 AM
What we here in Atlanta know to be true is finally public knowledge:
Atlanta, Georgia has been recognized by Best Life as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Raise a Family!
Now, we came in #61, which is too far down the list, in my opinion, but at least we're ranked, along with two other Georgia cities:
#4 - Columbus, Georgia#85 - Augusta, Georgia
Best Life compared and evaluated 257 cities using a combination of the following criteria: "somewhere safe, where they can attend good schools with favorable student-teacher ratios, above-average test scores and respectable budgets. Plenty of museums, parks … (0 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, Georgia Named One of Ten Best Places for Business and Careers - 04/01/08 08:17 AM
Atlanta, Georgia was just named one of the top ten Best Places for Business and Careers, according to
The Southeast holds half of the top ten spots, and Atlanta made the jump from #25 last year to #6 for this year, benefitting "from strong job and income growth and a big reduction in crime."
Cities were judged on criteria such as "solid job growth, an educated labor supply and low business costs," as well as "stats on crime, educational attainment, presence of four-year colleges and an index on cultural and recreational opportunities."
Six of the ten cities are capital cities.
What does this mean … (2 comments)

atlanta: Tornadoes Rip Through Atlanta - A Look at Some of the Damage - 03/18/08 06:23 AM
If you live in Atlanta, you probably spent this weekend (or at least Friday evening and Saturday) glued to your television or your weather radio, keeping an eye on the severe thunderstorms as they made their way from Alabama into the Atlanta area.
I know I was shocked to hear about the tornadoes that hit downtown Atlanta on Friday night, while the SEC championship game was going on in the Georgia Dome. By some lucky fate, the game went into overtime and kept the thousands of fans in relative safety in the Dome through the worst of the weather, which ripped a hole in … (15 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta Area Leap-Year Activities | February 29, 2008 | Atlanta Botanical Gardens - 02/28/08 07:14 AM

atlanta: Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre Named #1 Venue in the U.S. for its Size! | The Fabulous Fox Theatre | Atlanta, Georgia - 02/01/08 05:58 AM
Congratulations to Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre! 
The Fox has always been a prized venue for Atlanta.  The performing arts industry has also recognized it as a leading venue of the world's stage for 2007.
Venues Today magazine has ranked Atlanta's own Fabulous Fox Theatre as the "#1 Venue in the Country for 2007" for venues between 2,001 and 5,000 seats.  The Year-End Report is published annually in the publication's December issue.  The Fox outpaced the other venues in terms of both dollars and attendance.
Billboard Magazine has ranked The Fox Theatre #2 in North America for venues with 5,000 seats or less.  This year-end … (3 comments)

atlanta: Georgia Water Shortage | What Everyone Can Do To Help! - 12/04/07 08:00 AM
If you live in Georgia, you know we're in a drought. You also know that Lake Lanier hasn't looked this good in awhile.
In response to the water crisis, Governor Sonny Perdue has mandated a reduction in water consumption by 10% from last winter's usage (December 2006 - March 2007).
To do that, of course, we all need to cooperate. But it's not as difficult as you may think. With a few simple changes to your regular water usage habits, you could save gallons and gallons of water!
The Fulton County government website ( contains all the information you need to conserve water and … (6 comments)

atlanta: The Most Affordable Places to Live Well | Atlanta, GA Ranks #10 in the Country! - 11/07/07 06:22 AM
Where do you live? Can you afford to live in a city that boasts: "Triple-digit monthly parking fees, $12 movie tickets, clogged intersections and weekly grocery bills that rival some mortgage payments"?
Neither can I.
According to Yahoo! Real Estate's article "Most Affordable Places to Live Well"the above statement describes cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Well, thank goodness I live in one of the Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live Well...
Ranked #10 in the country's "most affordable places to live well, Atlanta (and the other 9 cities) offers a "similar or better quality of life...where the dollar goes … (2 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, Georgia | Top 5 Markets Where Home Prices are Rising - 11/06/07 12:32 PM
A few days ago, we posted a blog about the Atlanta real estate market - we are the 4th strongest real estate market in the country, despite the reports by our local (and national) media.
Recently, an article was published on Realtor Magazine online highlighting the Top 5 Markets Where Home Prices are Rising, and Atlanta is ranked #4, behind Seattle, Charlotte and Portland. (The article also profiles the Top 15 cities with the largest losses.)
We have a good deal of business that comes from relocation clients, moving in from out-of-state. Their idea of the Atlanta real estate market is often very … (2 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta theatre DAD'S GARAGE | World Premiere of "DATE" | Atlanta, Georgia - 10/22/07 03:24 AM
I am a theatregoer, and like many of my breed, I find new theatre exciting, especially when it's as original and hilarious as "DATE" at Dad's Garage.
Dad's Garage is a great, fun place to see live theatre and improv. In fact, it has been voted BEST THEATRE COMPANY AND IMPROV GROUP by "Creative Loafing, 5 years in a row!
Saturday night, I had the pleasure of seeing a new show at Dad's Garage, in their Top Shelf theatre, called "DATE: The Communication of Love, OR Never Having to Say I Love You."
If you have a spare evening, sometime between now and November 10th, I … (0 comments)

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