atlanta: Early Spring Freeze and our Atlanta Plants - 03/10/22 12:56 PM
Georgia is famous for spells of warm weather in early spring that are followed by a couple of days below freezing.
The average last freeze is March 27 but a frost can occur as late as April 23. (Brrrr!!)
See Predicting the last frost
If the soil is pretty warm before a freeze, and if the plants are low to the earth, little damage will occur.
If the cold temperatures are only expected at night, simply cover tender plants (tomato, impatiens, basil, etc) with light cotton sheets or with cardboard boxes. Weight them down with rocks or limbs. Remove them the next day when temperatures rise.
If the cold temperatures … (0 comments)

atlanta: ATLanta-area quickly becoming the Southern Tech Hub - 03/25/21 12:55 PM
Airbnb announced plans to open a technical hub in the City of Atlanta, in an effort to strengthen its regional footprint and provide a base for "hundreds of technical and non-technical roles over time." The company selected Atlanta after perusing the East Coast for a city that illustrated five key factors: leaders committed to economic empowerment; a commitment to diversity and inclusion; a diverse technical talent pool; a creative culture and a low residential turnover rate. Airbnb also lauded the state of Georgia for its "natural amenities" and workforce.  Airbnb joins a growing list of companies landing in "the Business Center of the … (0 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta Suburbs Eclipse City As Region's Most Expensive Apartment Submarkets - 02/04/21 12:58 PM
Apartment rents in Atlanta's suburbs surged last year, outpacing its previously popular urban core as the multifamily market continues to shake out from the effects of the pandemic economy.
Courtesy of Investors Management GroupVeridian at Sandy Springs, recently acquired by California-based Investors Management Group.Many of Metro Atlanta's suburban cities saw leaps in apartment rent growth year-over-year in January, while landlords in the city of Atlanta, which was the most expensive submarket this time last year, saw their rents stagnate, according to the latest data compiled by Zumper.
Atlanta's January year-over-year rent growth was under 1%, according to Zumper. At the same time, some of the metro area's more affluent suburban … (0 comments)

atlanta: Winter Festivals throughout the Atlanta Metro-area - 12/12/20 12:00 PM
As the holiday season approaches, Winter festivals and events offer the chance for families and friends alike together and revel in the most wonderful time of the year. For college football fans, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl is an exciting winter tradition. Celebrate MLK Day with the MLK March and Rally, and catch the month-long Jewish Film Festival. Here's a list of the festivals and fairs that happen all year round. If you are looking for things to do this weekend, today or tomorrow. See our handy guide to the 5 things to do in Atlanta today. We've got critics and reader recommendations for live music, food and wine events, sports, free or … (1 comments)

atlanta: Activities for this Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA - 05/22/20 01:16 PM
How to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend By Atlanta Parent Editorial . May 10, 2020 iStock
Summer fun is just around the corner! Try these special events and activities during your Memorial three-day weekend. Also check out our list of 250 Fun Things To Do in Atlanta With Kids for more ideas.
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Virtual Events: Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute This annual event includes music, posting of colors, a performance of the national anthem, keynote speaker, laying of the wreath, rifle salute and more.
Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony Dunwoody’s Mayor Lynn Deutsch will lead this year’s virtual celebration of Memorial Day.
National Park Service Virtual Memorial Day … (8 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, GA still growing and employing.... - 01/20/20 01:25 PM
Population and Employment TrendsYou can’t talk about supply and demand within the housing market without touching on population growth. And Atlanta’s population trend over the last few years can be summed up with two words: gradual growth.
The population of the city and surrounding area has grown gradually over the last few years. This brings more demand into the local real estate market, on both the rental and purchase side. As of 2017 (when the last measurement was taken) the city of Atlanta had a population of around 486,290. The broader metro area had a population of around 5.8 million during that … (6 comments)

atlanta: Have home prices in North Atlanta hit their peak? - 05/13/19 06:34 AM
Local home sales market nears its peak, agents say Posted by Reporter Newspapers | Apr 7, 2019
The white-hot housing market in Buckhead and top end Perimeter neighborhoods may be hitting its peak as prices rise above salaries, two experienced local real estate agents say. For now, Brookhaven is the hottest area, especially as long commute times drive some homebuying decisions.
“Families are feeling priced out of Buckhead’s new construction and smaller homes,” says John Mason of Harry Norman Realtors’ Dunwoody-based Atlanta Perimeter office. “The Brookhaven market is much stronger than Sandy Springs or Dunwoody.”
John Mason of Harry Norman Realtors.
Kelly Marsh of … (1 comments)

atlanta: Holiday sights in and around Atlanta: Botanical Garden - 12/14/18 01:47 PM
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns with new features and crowd favorites – including new music and motion for last year’s buzz-worthy spectacle, Nature’s Wonders. 
This year brings the debut of the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden. Plus, several larger-than-life plant giants from Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time will be awash in holiday glow.
See the Ice Goddess and Tunnel of Light along with the Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest, Model Trains and other favorites that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition

atlanta: Rock Blasting at I-285 / GA400 expansion site... - 09/22/18 11:37 AM
Granite blasting along I-285 in Sandy Springs to last 6 monthsMay 14th, 2018
Please be advised of upcoming blasting conducted by GDOT contractors which will take place along I-285:
Georgia Department of Transportation construction partners will begin blasting granite along I-285 westbound between Ashford Dunwoody Road and the Perimeter Center Parkway overpass on Thursday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. The blasting operation requires traffic pacing on I-285 eastbound and westbound and on Perimeter Center Parkway. Blasting operations will occur Monday through Thursday during the daytime twice a week for approximately six months.
I-285 eastbound traffic pacing will occur from Roswell … (1 comments)

atlanta: Why do the Schools in Atlanta-Metro start so early? - 07/27/18 12:56 PM
Why Do Metro Atlanta Schools Start So Early? Martha Dalton • Jul 25, 2017Share Students at some Atlanta Public Schools have already resumed classes. Credit Alison Guillory / WABE  Sponsored Content Sponsored Content Sponsored Content 1:42 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List In some parts of the U.S., kids go back to school after Labor Day.
However, that’s not the case for students in metro Atlanta’s public schools. In fact, some students in the Atlanta Public Schools have returned to class already. Cobb County students return July 31.
Hear the broadcast version of this story. 1:42  
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atlanta: WalletHub names Atlanta Traffic worst in America! - 07/16/18 12:07 PM
By Guest Columnist CARL HOLT, an avid promoter of bicycling who volunteered as project manager for the installation of Atlanta’s first bike corral, in the Kirkwood neighborhood
Gov. Nathan Deal stood at the North Wing stairs of the Georgia State Capitol on June 19 to announce the State of Georgia will issue $100 million bonds for a bus rapid transit project in North Fulton County. Deal was surrounded by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (a candidate for governor), House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), and a group of elected officials representing the state and Fulton County.
Carl Holt
The BRT project will be … (1 comments)

atlanta: Tons of Eggs-iting Easter Events in Atlanta, GA - 03/25/18 02:18 PM
2018 Guide to Easter Egg Hunts Around AtlantaBy Atlanta Parent Editorial . March 22, 2018
Here comes Peter Cottontail…and that means Easter egg hunts around Atlanta! Bring your baskets, sacks and baggies, and participate in one of the many Easter egg hunts and eggstravaganzas this spring. Here are some ideas for Easter games and ways to fill an Easter basket.
Easter Egg Scramble at Laurel Park, MariettaEgg hunt by ages with candy and prizes; visit with the Easter Bunny afterward for pictures at Laurel Park in Marietta. March 23.
Natural Egg Dyeing at Atlanta Botanical GardenUse dyes from plants and learn about them while decorating … (0 comments)

atlanta: ATLANTA during the Holiday Season: so much to see! - 12/07/17 01:59 PM
Things to Do in Atlanta on Christmas and the Holiday Season Atlanta sparkles with traditional and delightful holiday events that fill the air with anticipation and excitement for the season to come. Enjoy iconic Atlanta Christmas events, Hanukkah celebrations and Kwanzaa traditions and discover what's new this season. The possibilities are endless with so many things to do in Atlanta at Christmas time and the holidays. Start making your plans today!

Explore more Atlanta holiday fun and entertainment taking place throughout the season and find great deals on hotel packages from Stone Mountain and Buckhead, as well as discounts on tickets to … (1 comments)

atlanta: MARTA: New Northridge Road Station, Planning Meeting - 03/22/16 06:51 AM
When: March 28, 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Sherwood Event Hall (8610 Roswell Road #200, Sandy Springs, GA 30350)
The City of Sandy Springs invites you to roll up your sleeves and provide ideas for the future of the North Springs and new MARTA station areas. At this hands-on work session, you will have an opportunity to:
Discuss your hopes and expectations for these areas. Collaborate with others to develop ideas regarding how these areas might look and function in the future. Explore conceptual options for each station area. Spanish translation will be provided. Kid-friendly activities will also be available.

atlanta: Georgia Milestone Student Testing Explanation - 02/04/16 06:06 AM
I am continually asked these questions from my clients, out-of-state transferees with children, and fellow Realtors.... testing results aren't everything, but they are a darn good barameter of overall student performance in a particular school!
What is the purpose of Georgi​a Milestones?
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information abo​u​t their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the … (0 comments)

atlanta: N Atlanta Commuters scream for MARTA expansion - 11/18/15 03:43 AM
If there is one thing metro Atlanta is known for, it’s the traffic. But MARTA Board Chairman Robert Ashe has grand plans to change that. These plans include nearly $8 billion in funding over the next several decades as well as significant improvements and expansion projects, notably expanding rail services to Windward Parkway in Fulton County and in DeKalb County.
MARTA prides itself on being one of the top 10 transportation systems in the country. Their mission is only going to get greater as Atlanta’s population continues to grow and spread out in the metro area.
They estimate their services have moved over … (0 comments)

atlanta: Enjoy Atlanta during the Fourth of July Weekend - 06/24/15 06:09 AM
Things to Do in Atlanta on the 4th of July Fourth of July in Atlanta offers a host of traditional activities through which visitors and residents alike can celebrate the nation's birthday! Along with a burgeoning slate of barbecue and concert options, fireworks remain the marquee attraction on Independence Day, and Atlanta offers no shortage of locales that wow.
Fourth of July Fireworks DisplaysCentennial Olympic Park and Turner Field illuminate the skies over Downtown Atlanta with vibrant firework displays each Fourth of July. Enjoy food and fun from 6 p.m. until night at Centennial Olympic Park, or celebrate with America's Pastime … (0 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta's strong Real Estate Market driven by JOBS - 02/26/15 12:08 AM
The Atlanta region is showing strong job growth and strong levels of single-family home permits, according to a new report from Metrostudy Corp.
The residential real estate research firm's fourth quarter Atlanta Housing Report found net jobs in Atlanta through December 2014 increased by 67,400 positions, up 2.6 percent year-over-year. Atlanta ended the year as the No. 8 most populous MSA in the country, No. 7 for job growth and No. 3 for single family building permits. Foreclosure activity has hit a twelve year low and resale inventory remains low.
In other words, all key metrics point towards stronger housing growth … (0 comments)

atlanta: Peach Bowl, Peach Drop, New Year's Eve in Atlanta - 12/30/14 10:45 PM
                          Peach Bowl festivities: What to do even if you don't watch football  Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade
This annual parade celebrates football in Atlanta and the two teams competing later that day. The parade features floats, antique cars, marching bands and cheerleaders.
8 a.m. Dec. 31, launching from the intersection of Peachtree and Baker streets and ending at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Ole Miss Alumni Gamewatch
Are you an Ole Miss fan? The school’s official game-watching headquarters all season has been the Black Bear Tavern in Buckhead. Come join fellow Rebels who won’t be in the Georgia Dome.
11 a.m. … (2 comments)

atlanta: Incredibly fun things to do for Halloween in Atlanta! - 10/13/14 04:28 AM
Atlanta Georgia Aquarium Georgia A-Scary-Um
October 31-November 1, 2014
Kids 12 and under can receive FREE admission!*
Join us this October 31 – November 2, 2014, when Georgia Aquarium transforms into Georgia A-Scary-Um, a safe and friendly environment for the whole family to have fun in costume and trick-or-treat! Kids 12 and under in costume will receive FREE general admission with each paid adult or Annual Pass holder.* There will be music, games, contests and SPOOK-tacular prizes for all!
Find more info here.
Children’s Museum Trick or Treat!
Saturday, October 25,  6:30PM – 8:30PM
Join us for our annual Halloween event: … (0 comments)

John H. Mason, Associate Broker - Realtor; Atlanta Georgia (Harry Norman, Realtors)

John H. Mason

Associate Broker - Realtor; Atlanta Georgia

Cumming, GA

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Harry Norman, Realtors

Address: Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek,, Milton, Roswell, and Sandy Springs Georgia, Alpharetta, GA, 30009

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