All About Georgia Real Estate

By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
So when I got the idea for The Georgia Craft Brewery Tour, it was 2019. Late 2019 in fact. And while I have been to a few since then, the blogging about it kinda went to the wayside with this b*tch called COVID! It really threw a monkey wrench into a whole lot of activities, right? But....let's fast forward .... 26 MONTHS!!! .... and the tour has returned. Now I first have to admit, beer and the desire to drop some pounds from your waistline are not the best match. UGH! There's a reason it's called beer belly.....but...I'll just have to work harder to work it off! So, yesterday (Saturday) with the not so warm winter weather of Atlanta making me stir crazy and a case of cabin fever, I said to my husband, "Let's go for a drive. Someplace." We ended up headed North on I-85 towards Commerce...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Happy 50th Birthday Rodney Mason Mortgage PRO Fun items behind us at Rodney Mason 's 50th Birthday Party tonight.The shelves are full of theater souvenirs from Rodney's favorite live performances.  One could see several different times Rodney had enjoyed the same shows and many items carried autographs!  Forever home for Rodney now. We met here on ActiveRain many years ago and sponsored several Meet-Ups together. Wherever Rodney worked, I suggested my Clients move over to where he was at that time. He has been wonderful with all the Clients I send to him. Right now, our experiences with him average out a five stars plus! And our Clients are not the only satisfied ones. From his online page...Whether you are in Georgia or Alabama, Florida, South Carolina or Tenn...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Mon 1-17-22 NO SOLID WASTE Pick-Up--MLK Day Throughout the City of Atlanta, each year, employees of Department of Public Works rest on the day of the national holiday remembering the Birthday of The Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr.  Images courtesy of Atlanta DPW.
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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055)
Just Listed in the Bridlewood Subdivision211 Gray Fox CrossingThe Bridlewood Property and Community InformationDon't miss this gem! Look no further than this beautiful home situated on a 0.21 acre-lot in the Bridlewood with 1,653 heated square feet. Just Listed at $195,000, this home is located at 211 Gray Fox Crossing in Bonaire GA. Below is a partial amenity list for this 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms Bridlewood home for sale: Open plan living room and kitchen Eat-in kitchen with granite counters, pantry,  and stainless steel appliances Appliances include electric range, disposal, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator  Tile, carpet and laminate flooring Three bedrooms Two bathrooms Master suite with walk-in closet Master bathroom includes dual vanity, garden tub, and separate shower Two-c...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Yes, Lasagna Can Change The World Just ask Rhiannon Menn...LASAGNA? ​"Take small steps" people say when a person describes a grand dream. Yet when Rhiannon Menn takes a step, it is very impactful.  Let's look at LasagneLove. One woman decided to do something during 2020 about her reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. She had always thought about other people. That's why she founded her first positive site. Rhiannon Menn describes herself as a mama, chef, and adventurer. She loves decaf coffee, traveling, and super fuzzy sweaters – which she, unfortunately, can no longer wear since she left New England for Hawai'i!After the birth of her second child, she had an epiphany: When she took good care of herself, she was much better at taking care of those around her.Rhia...
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By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
Want to Get Your Home or Condo Organized?How many times have you opened a drawer, a closet, looked in your garage or basement and said, "UGH...where did all this (*&(*%*^@ come from?" Followed by, "I gotta get the mess organized and cleaned up!"  I don't know about you...but for me it's a daily thing! I DID accomplish a major task in March of last year. I have a storage room that is part of my garage (formerly a carport) and it was a mess. One of those messes where you know where things are in some scary state of utter disorganization! I purchased a big rolling tool box like the mechanics use, but there was still so much to do. So, I stripped the room bare....completely....everything out...and started over! I also purchased new shelving. I think the whole project took me like 3 days.......
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
Another example of a mailer program I used in 2017. It essentially says that you should use a calm and cool agent to help with your real estate needs. Why, you might ask? Real Estate Agents are typically the calm between seller and buyer. We try to take the stress out of the process by taking sometime tough negotiation requests and presenting them to our clients without all the drama.I also like using this mailer card during the Winter months even though here in the South will rarely have enough snow to sled on. When we do, it gets really slippery!If you would like to discuss upcoming real estate needs with an agent that won't let your dreams slip away, give us a call. We would be happy to help.
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
WE ACCEPT CRYPTO CURRENCY-TO BE BUILT in Buckhorn Estates Perfect size for retirement, it offers 3 bedrms 2 bath on main. Two bedrooms over the garage w/ morning kitchen & w/d hook up with separate entrance. The living area is a grand open space, w/ the front door opening into the great room. A fireplace warms the entire area. The master suite is sumptuous, walk-in closet, & bath w/ a separate tub & shower & dual vanities. Located in mountain golf course community between Ellijay & Blue Ridge. Homes Close to Where You Work Follow This Home Free Home Values Schedule a Showing/Request Info Presented By: John Thomas Associate BrokereXp Realty770-650-9300Licensed In: GALicense #: 179339  
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Solid Waste Removal Crisis Due to Covid Wherever you are in Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown, Westside, Virginia Highlands, Cascade or even Lenox, you will have noticed that Solid Waste Removal has been slightly "hit or miss" since Covid-19 attacked our lives.DPW staffing's impacted by the recent COVID-19 surge. Until further notice, the Office of Solid Waste Services is collecting garbage as a priority. The DPW will allocate drivers to the garbage pick-up first.Recycling / Yard trimmings collection later on.Generally, residents are asked to remove the Recycling Carts from the street. Due to pick-up being impacted by the labor shortage from illness, that's changed.Residents are asked to leave recycling carts curbside until crews can collect them. Since DPW cannot sch...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: CRM Options -Which Is The Best One To Use?Whether you are in Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown or the Westside, keeping your Client Relationship Management (CRM) process up to date is critical. Of all the CRM options available, which is the best one?In November 2011, AR staff posted the results of a survey - Rich Agent Poor Agent. Along with that post, AR supplied a chart of available CRM options, noting in the list the number of people who had replied and the rating. Actually, again, what we want to know is WHICH IS THE BEST ONE?About 100 years ago, when completing my Post-License hours, an Instructor answered that question with firm resolve. What did he say?"Whichever CRM you actually use is the best one. Choose and use!"That said, the chart below has names of CRM o...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Keep Your Money Off IRS Table - Meals & MoreWhether in Atlanta Buckhead Midtown or the Westside, Keep Your Money Off IRS Table by tracking meals & more. Once we keep proper records, we'll be ahead of the process for sure. A previous post of mine discussed Mileage Deductions. What may be deducted from your amount due for taxes? In IRS Publication 535,* those expenses are described as follows:"To be deductible, a business expense must be both ordinary and necessary. An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your industry.  A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your trade or business. An expense does not have to be indispensable to be considered necessary."Even though an expense may be ordinary and necessary, it is importan...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Don’t Leave Cash On IRS Table – Note MileageIn Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and on the Westside, Car Mileage can mount up. Keeping Car Mileage Data Records will earn you cash at Tax Time. Once you understand how easy it is to track the mileage, you'll be delighted you started to record the data. Other expenses mentioned in another of my posts. For 2022, the IRS issued document number IR-2021-251, the 2022 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.Beginning on January 1, 2022, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 58.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 2.5 cents from the rate for 2021, 18 cent...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Client Wants the House But Needs An Elevator  When in Buckhead, Midtown and the Westside, one sees elevators in many places. Grand old elevators - such as in photo above - and grand new elevators.Home installation for elevators is a different subject. Years ago, adding an elevator was a full remodel job. Installation was very complicated and  so many inspections were required. In answer to the Client's request, today I learned about alternatives to the old traditional chairlift installed on the wall of a staircase. Lots of reasons not to want the chairlift sparked some very creative and innovative ideas.BEAM ME UP SCOTTIE!     Well, that's what I thought...Actually, it is a vacuum powered elevator with three different motor options.Then there is STILTZ for a mo...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Survey And Save Yourself A Series of Issues Whether in Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown or on the Westside, get a Survey and save yourself from a series of issues! I've written about this before. Others have written about this before on ActiveRain - my favorite being the one about the Railroad!I answer questions on Quora. Here's one I was requested to answer today:Often I get Upvotes but this was the first time the OP actually wrote a full answer back to me! Have to admit, I enjoyed reading her words, especially knowing she had an additional 22 other replies!So many times, people rely on a "landmark". Perhaps where the line of bushes is between the properties. Maybe the bushes weren't actually planted on the exact line! Those hypotheses about where the property bound...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Line Spacing - Techie Tidbit for Tuesday    Thanks to MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 for using her post to illustrate this Techie Tidbit for Tuesday.Back in the Dark Ages, 2010, 2011, 2012, AR offered classes through ActiveRain University. Who knows in which class I learned this tip but it is a lifesaver!I prefer the type to be close, line by line.  What does that mean? A picture is worth 1000 words. Here are some examples.Here's where I started: Ready to make a comment, so I put up her name.(May be superfluous when comment is to OP but I prefer to enter @name.)    NEXT:This gives you a WIDER SPACE between lines.For this style, simple -- just press the ENTER/RETURN.Full comment when you press the ENTER/RETURN for next line.NEXT:This gives yo...
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By Scott May, CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan, Peachtree City, Atlanta Metro)
Fayette County Wide Market Report for Single Family Detached Housing (Data Source: Georgia MLS) for 4th Quarter (10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021). Fayette County with a population of approximately 120,000 is located in the South Atlanta Greater Metropolitan area.  Fayetteville is the County Seat and has a population of about 20,000.  Peachtree city, most known for its golf course communities and 90 plus miles of golf cart paths, is the largest city in the county with a population of about 40,000.  Peachtree city was started in the 1950's but didn't get it's own zip code until 1979.       At the end of the 4th quarter of 2021 there was 138 active listings in the County with a little more than 3 weeks (.85 months) of inventory.  6 months is widely considered a stable housing market.  (All Data is ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Architectural Mix From Post-1880 To Post-2020   Mid-century recessed Telephone wall shelfIn Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and the Westside, homes of vastly different ages sit side-by-side.  That means the material used for construction will be significantly different. How one personalizes a home will be influenced by the type of materials used in construction. Let's start with hanging art. In the 19th century home, the walls were made of lath, covered with more than one coat of plaster. To start the process, wooden lath pieces were nailed to the structural members of the home.The initial coat, known as the Scratch Coat, is applied with a trowel to the lath and pushed through the spaces until it fills the gaps between them. The material is made of coarse aggregate a...
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By Scott May, CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan, Peachtree City, Atlanta Metro)
Snap shot Overview:  Newnan Georgia is part of the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area located about 40 miles Southeast of Downtown Atlanta.  The city has a population of about 50,000 and Coweta County a little more than 150,000.  About two thirds of the dwellings are owned with about a third being rented.  Some forecast estimates suggest that Coweta County will grow to over 200,000 by 2030.  The main issues illustrating the fourth quarter market is a record low number of homes for sale, lower number of homes being sold, extremely low number of days on market particularly for the dialed in move in ready stock, sharply increasing prices across the board, and all of this at a time where record low interest rates continue along with record high demand.  4th Quarter Coweta County Market Snaps...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
December Challenge - Scares And Gratitude in Atlanta GA What is something that I can identify as something I'd like "to scare away ... and not bring into the new year"?EASY!!!! Disorganization. I want to be more organized in 2022.  I want to be more consistent using my Client Relationship Manager IXACT Contact  on a daily basis. The platform began to serve real estate agents and continues to serve real estate agents. In addition to normal data storage, IXACT Contact offers newsletters, templates for letters, analytics and much, much more.I think that I will succeed with this goal. I am so happy when all the "apples" are sorted into the correct baskets and can be retrieved quickly when wanted. Feels more comfortable in the end.If you want to learn more about the IXACT Contact Real Estate...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
December Challenge - Miracles And Gratitude in Atlanta GASo there you are - having worked decades in Real Estate and your youngest of the five adult children calls and asks to meet because she wants to discuss her work. Meet Brenda - photo above!First, after fainting with joy that she still values your opinion, you say, "Sure!" During the talk she explains that she wants to leave her job with Marriott Hotels in Corporate Finance after seven years. My response? JUST LEAVE!!!With sincerity, I suggested she go for whatever change she wanted. Even two new starts if the first one didn't work out. In 2021, what under 30 year old even has stayed in one job for that long? Life is short and uncertain. SEEK JOY!!!!Second, another fainting spell coming, she tells me that she wants to go into Real ...
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