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real estate market predictions 2015As we enter 2015, potential home buyers and sellers alike are wondering what 2015 will look like for the US housing market. While we saw an uneven recovery from the 2008-2009 Recession in 2014, some analysts have expressed their real estate market predictions (2015) and they believe things might even out as economic and job growth continue to accelerate in the United States.

Fortune reported that we can expect three main things:

  1. Home price increases are likely to slow down, although affordability will decline.
  2. Mortgage rates are likely to rise.
  3. Millennials will demand housing which will help boost prices.

But how accurate are these predictions? What does this mean if you’re looking to buy a home in 2015? Or sell a home?


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downtown atlanta, gaAtlanta occupies a unique position in the southern United States. As a crossroads in the heart of Georgia, the influences on its cuisine are felt from a myriad of different sources, reflecting the diverse cultural makeup that has come to epitomize the city. With so much to see and do, you don’t want to spend a lot of time, or money, finding a great place to eat. Downtown Atlanta has you covered. Without further ado, we present the top 5 Downtown Atlanta restaurants where you can dine on the cheap.

5. Rosa’s Pizza – It’s styled as the only place to get authentic New York style pizza in Atlanta (this fact is up for debate). Rosa’s offers patron’s the true New York experience along with their slice. Foldable and thin as you’d expect, this is the perfect

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in the spotlight suwanee gaSuwanee is a city in northern Georgia most notable as a suburb to the larger metropolitan Atlanta. But residents and visitors unanimously agree that Suwanee is a beautiful city in its own right; on two separate occasions the city was voted one of the top 10 places to live and the top 10 places for a family. The city's beauty and appeal to families can, in no small measure, be attributed to the community's stunning dedication to an outstanding amount of green space for a city its size. For a city of roughly 16,000 people, there are well over 500 acres of parkland for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Plus, these parks have all been intelligently designed to be interconnected and easily accessed throughout the city. Let's explore some of the parks and

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about shaun rawlsThe Rawls Group has the distinction of being the first Keller Williams Office in the state of Georgia, founded way back in 1999. Company founder Shaun Rawls has been on the move ever since. After being asked to head up the first Keller Williams office in the city, Rawls' baby has really taken off. Starting with just the one office and 27 agents, the group has now expanded to 6 offices with over 1000 agents servicing every part of Atlanta, this includes our very own Atlanta Homes Team. The awards have piled up since 1999 and it's clear that Shaun and his team deserves to be recognized.

Shaun Rawls: the Founder, the Man

shaun rawlsShaun Rawls was asked personally to utilize his expertise and leadership skills in opening up Keller Williams' first office in

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in the spotlight john creek gaThe community of Johns Creek is very new but at the same time very old. The ancestral home of the Cherokee Indian nation, the first incursions of European influence came in the form of the trading posts that dotted the banks of the Chattahoochee River, now a popular kayaking spot. It's appropriate that the site of America's first gold rush would develop into some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the entire country. Johns Creek is a city of over 76 000 combining to earn the 13th highest average income in the nation. Let's take a look back at the unique journey as this community moved from a frontier trader's colony to a thriving hot bed of Fortune 500 elite.

Turning back the Clock

Back in the 19th century, the only sign of European society at

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I am an avid reader and especially enjoy seeing reading campaigns, like the one sponsored by The Atlanta History Center & Atlanta Public Schools geared toward getting young and old to read more.

Reading ChallengeThis program is the largest in our nation’s history and is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest.  There is something available for everyone, so it's easy to pack up the family and head to the library to participate in the September Big Read Challenge.

Programs at different location

The September Big Read Challenge is a great opportunity to pick up a book and take a break from technology and just read!

To take the challenge and find out more details, visit

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Blue HeronBuckhead’s Blue Heron Nature Preserve is adding more space allowing it to connect to other existing trails, the Sarah Smith Elementary School and also eventually Buckhead’s PATH 400 Trail.  

The expansion of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Buckhead is a great way to give some space back to nature.  

Getting more space and connecting to other trails will no doubt add to the quality of life for residents along the Buckhead PATH 400 who will now be one step closer to having a nature preserve in their own backyards.

To get more details about the expansion, visit  The Blue Heron Nature Preserve.

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Calling all outdoor lovers!  Soon you’ll be able to cycle, rollerblade, walk or run from Buckhead to Sandy Springs on PATH400.Friends in park

This huge undertaking  known as Buckhead's PATH400 trail is underway and is all green!  It will be completely pedestrian-friendly --no cars allowed-- providing an inviting way to enjoy the outdoors!!  Residents will be able to travel along with 5 mile long trail meandering through neighborhoods in North Buckhead, Peachtree Park and Lindmont LaVista, and take in the greenery, and scenery as they skate, rollerblade, walk or run.  

Walkable, bikeable, connected to schools and businesses, this meandering green pathway is, to me like having our very own Central Park in Atlanta!

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Restaurant Week in Midtown will end on the Sunday, September 14th!

Over 40 restaurants have been participating in this year’s Midtown’s Restaurant Week.  With fixed prices and 3-course meals, you have a good opportunity to sample some of what Midtown has to offer this weekend.

Those wishing to get more information, visit for a complete list of participating restaurants.

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the atlanta homes team keller williams first atlantaIt is with great pleasure that The Atlanta Homes Team and Martin Archacki announce their move to Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta. Martin Archacki and his team could not be more excited to make the move into the KW family, and we wanted to share the news with you!

As our team works to provide you with the best service possible, it is with pride that we join forces with one of the most recognizable international real estate franchises in the world.

Why Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta?

Where do we start? There is a reason why Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta has been voted the #1 selling real estate office in Georgia since 2009 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The reason is that every member of the KW First Atlanta team strives to

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