Mike's Greater Athens Area Blog and Then Some

Real Estate Agent - Lanier Partners
Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.



  Please contact your senators and representatives to help this boy get the treatment that he needs. This type of bureacracy needs to cease.   If you haven't already, please feel free to read Ade For Al.  A simple Lemonade Stand at the local Farmer's Market in Lilburn, GA raised over $2500 for Al...
The following charts show the month to month residential real estate sales volume of the Greater Athens Ga metropolitan area for the months of June 2009 through May 2010. Sales volume of residential real estate has now shown an increase for the last 4 months from February throuug May, with May sh...
Remember when Chris Matthews said "I felt this thrill going up my leg". Well it appears that it might have just been sciatica. The three stalwart water bearers for the Obama administration have apparently not had any Kool-Aid lately. They have been slowly becoming, if not more critical, at least ...
  Please pay attention to this and voice your concern, if you are, to your senator and representative. Also submit any feedback to the FTC. Not since Woodrow Wilson has there been such an active desire by government to control the media and the message!   FTC PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ROLE OF THE GOV...
AmericanStyle magazine has named Athens, Ga as one of the top 25 mid-sized city art destinations for the 9th straight year in a row. Rating cities on their visual and performance arts, Athens was rated #18 in the mid-sized city category this year. While most people might know about Athens because...
While I am not a faithful Hannity watcher, last night I saw that Frank Luntz was going to do an active poll with Louisiana residents impacted by the BP oil spill disaster. There were a few surprises in it. First, almost to a person they are against the administrations policy of shutting down dril...
It appears that Ken Salazar, Sec. of the Interior, fudged a report to Obama and added paragraphs recommending shutting down existing exploration and drilling from floating rigs offshore. He has since apologized to them but has not changed his recommendations. However, these same experts adamantly...
The unemployment rate in Athens - Clarke County Ga has dropped for the second straight month in April. It is now at 7.4%, down from 7.9% in March and 8.4% in February. This is well below the national unemployment average of 9.7% and the Georgia unemployment rate of 10.4%, down from a March rate o...
On June 7 I received an email from the Georgia Association of Realtors with an urgent request that I respond to NAR's call to action regarding reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program which is currently expired. After reading the request my first, and current, response is WHY! Is it goo...

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