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Multiple Offer Situations

Multiple Offer Situations

Ka Pow! Boom! Bang! Twice in the last week I have had two different buyers that have made offers and run into multiple offer situations. It was not too long ago that we regularly encountered multiple offers, however, lately that has been a rarity. In these cases, both happened to be on bank-owned, Freddie and […]

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Ormewood Park / QT controversy

Ormewood Park / QT controversy

On Saturday an Ormewood Park resident stood on the corner of Ormewood and Woodland roads handing out information on the proposed building of a QuikTrip gas station. The proposed gas station would be located adjacent to the Little Azios where the run-down Jiffy Grocery is currently located.  I love the idea of having a convenience […]

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EAV Farmers Market is back!

EAV Farmers Market is back!

Today is the opening day of the farmers market in East Atlanta. This year the market has moved to a new location at 561 Flat Shoals Ave (across from the Midway). Our local neighborhood market has grown other the past few years and was voted ‘Best Outdoors Farmers Market’ in 2010 by Creative Loafing readers. […]

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Atlanta – May Festivals

Atlanta – May Festivals

Springtime in Atlanta is festival season. I spent this past weekend enjoying what may be my favorite Atlanta festival, the Inman Park Festival. May is also chock full of some great festivals, most of which benefit the neighborhood in which they are held. Here are a few that are on my radar. Sweet Auburn SpringFest […]

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Emma

Emma

Emma, a Splash Orpington, is one of our first hens. We had actually gone out to a farm in Bowden, GA to pick up a different kind of chick & she was thrown in as a bonus. The original chick we went to pick up turned out to be a rooster & quickly moved to […]

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Chilling Tornado Footage

Chilling Tornado Footage

There was a lot of hype in Atlanta yesterday about the impending storms. While on all sides of the city there was lots of damage, the city emerged pretty much unscathed. Here at the Roost, we did get a call from a tenant that had a tree fall across their driveway and they could not […]

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Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowner’s Insurance

A tree came crashing down I onto my house in the middle of the night. We were lucky and came out safe and sound. However, I thought this might be the perfect time to remind you that it is always good to review your homeowner’s policy on an annual basis. This is the first time […]

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Decatur Earth Day Festival

Decatur Earth Day Festival

Grab your old phone book and head to Decatur, Oakhurst Village  Sunday April 17th. The parade starts at 12:30 in Harmony Park (intersection of E. Lake & Oakview) and will  feature the Feed & Seed Marching Abominable Band. Festival runs from 1-4. There are so many fun things to choose from: Cake contest Donate old […]

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Welcome Lilly!

Welcome Lilly!

On April 2, 2011 Lilly, a Splash Orpington emerged from her/his (we don’t know yet!) shell to greet the world. Proud parents, Emma & Party Horn couldn’t be more pleased with their fluffy bundle of joy!

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Earth Day – Tire Roundup

Earth Day – Tire Roundup

Grab your gloves! It is time for the annual tire round in honor of Earth Day.  The tire collection  is  sponsored each year by city council member  Natalyn Archibong. Atlanta neighbors have a friendly competition to see which neighborhood can collect the most tire. East Atlanta has had the ‘honor’ of winning this contest numerous […]

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Atlanta #1 City for Home Buyers

Atlanta #1 City for Home Buyers

The April issue of Fortune Magazine featured an article on the 10 best cities for home buyers. Atlanta topped their list. Duetsche Bank looked at the cost of renting vs. owning. I heard a fellow REALTOR joke the other day that Atlanta is on sale. That is a way to put a different spin on […]

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Spring break

Nothing says spring break like going to mom’s work and scrubbing real estate signs! We capitalized on the 80 degree weather and the child labor and tackled the pile of dirty signs that has been threatening to overtake us. It wasn’t all bad for the girls, they got to play in the water and got […]

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Real Estate Technology

Real Estate Technology

I told someone that  I was spending 2 days in a real estate technology conference and they looked at me with an odd expression. Emerging trends, marketing hot topics, online tools, wordpress plugins, QR codes (love/hate), mobile technology. We are getting to nibble on a little of it all. Unlike many real estate functions, RE […]

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FHA Changes Premiums

FHA Changes Premiums


The FHA mortgage insurance premium, known as MIP, rates go up on April 18, 2011! You still have time to lock in and save money.

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Dekalb County History Center’s Annual Silent Auction

Dekalb County History Center’s Annual Silent Auction

Tomorrow night, March 25th from 6pm-9pm is the Dekalb County History Center’s annual silent auction. This is a free event, open to the public & there will be lots of awesome things to bid on from local businesses. Also, beer, wine & munchies! Mindy & I will be your friendly bartenders, so come on by, […]

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Potential DeKalb School Closures

Potential DeKalb School Closures

The DeKalb County school board is scheduled for a controversial vote on Monday March 7, 2011 regarding the potential closure of up to 8 schools. DeKalb County has faced a drop in enrollment and currently has  a large number of empty seats, that coupled with a reduction in funding has brought this issue, which has […]

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Eloise & Tootie

Eloise & Tootie

Spring is on the way & what better way to celebrate than with spring chicks! Eloise (yellow) & Tootie (brown), are Easter Egger chicks. They are 3 weeks old & will grow up to lay beautiful baby blue & light green eggs. Happy Spring!! Stacy

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Time to payback Uncle Sam

Time to payback Uncle Sam

I have not seen any reports of how many people took advantage of the first time home buyer tax credits that were available in several forms 2008 – 2010. I wonder how many folks are going to be surprised that Uncle Sam wants some money from them? Most people would consider the tax “credit” that […]

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Chicken Love

Chicken Love

Happy February! Can you believe it? We have almost made it to spring! We have several chickens & each & every one is special to us. But sometimes, you have those that take a super special place in your heart. Martha is one of those. Martha is a Silver Cochin & she came to us […]

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Landlords and 1099 reporting

Landlords and 1099 reporting

A new law went into effect for 2011 that affects landlords. All landlords who receive $600 or more in rent for the year must send a 1099 to all service providers that the landlord paid $600 or more during the year, such as plumbers, carpenters, yard services, and repair people. Prior to 2011, this requirement […]

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