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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ATLANTA IN JULY

 

Here is a our guide to living in Atlanta in July. This month is literally abuzz with events, music, and more. Check out what's on our radar.  This is a work in progress...so don't fret, we are still adding events by the hour:)  

 

Month of Music

Speaking of music, this month has an incredible mix of performances and concerts in the city. Starting the post-Fourth weekend is Rob Thomas at Chastain Amphitheater. 7/9/, Wiz Khalifa takes the stage for The Decent Exposure Tour at Cellariis Ampitheatre at Lakewood.  On July 10, Train with Goo Goo Dolls starts their performance at 7pm at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. And back to the 80s, we go on July 11, as New Kids on The Block: he MixtapeTour is finally here

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Atlanta at these fun Atlanta events.  There are so many more, but these are the “big ones”.  So be safe and have fun and get ready for our July full calendar of events coming at the end of the week.

It wouldn’t be the  Fourth of July in Atlanta without the annual Centennial Olympic Park Celebration.

Expect the annual celebration brought to you by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to have a massive display of fireworks, a variety of food trucks and a set by DJ Yvonne Monet. This is the 22nd year for the family-friendly event which many say is the largest and best Fourth of July Fireworks in the Southeast. Those of you live in a downtown condo, midtown or even Buckhead condo may have the pleasure of watching

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metro atlantas farmers markets

Nothing says summer quite like a morning stroll through a well-stocked farmers market. There is no better way to guarantee that you have healthy, locally grown foods stocked within your fridge.

Metro Atlanta features a wide variety of farmers markets, featuring everything from the freshest fruits and vegetables to vibrant flowers and home-baked bread. Forget the grocery store and instead buy local and indulge in handmade cheeses, raw honey and specialty cured meats. Other artisan products include soaps, preserves, condiments, and fudge.

We first shared this post over five years ago!  So much has changed since then and the number of great, local farmers markets has increased greatly. While we still love the ones we listed back then, we have more

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With the weather warm and in the midst of the dog days of summer, get Fido out of the house at our favorite Atlanta dog-centric and dog-friendly spots. If we missed some of your favorites, be sure to let us know. 

Patios with your Pooch

Some of our favorite spots to eat or grab a beer are pup-friendly. Grab a burger at Grindhouse Killer Burger and let your dog mingle on the patio and drink from the bowls of fresh water they replenish regularly. Park Tavern is the ultimate spot for you and your four-legged pal to plop down after a nice run in Piedmont Park. Lucky's Burger & Brew, with four locations, was inspired by the owner's Lab Lucky. The Brookhaven location is the perfect patio for people watching and grabbing a burger and beer with

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Are you thinking about selling your home in Atlanta or in the metro area? If yes, it's time to get moving and put your home on the market while the weather is nice and the summer heat still hasn't quite set in.  We realize this doesn't give you much time, but we are here to help you move swiftly and effectively and get your home listed in the "prime time". 

Before you list your home, take a moment and read these few easy suggestions to get your home sell-ready in no time. Just follow these simple guidelines, work with an experienced Atlanta agent, and sit back and watch as people clamor to get a look at your home. 

Slap on a coat of paint 

There is nothing like fresh paint on the walls to liven up a home. Paint over the darker and more daring

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In Georgia, there’s no sweeter feeling than closing on a home. However, last minute twists seem to come out of nowhere where real estate is involved. From signing refusals, to changes of heart, shifty lenders, to structural anomalies - knowing what to be prepared for at the eleventh hour is crucial to keeping control of the situation.

This list is not meant to dissuade you from buying or selling your home, only to give you perspective on very real possibilities that can arise during closing. Here are the top 11 things that can go wrong at the eleventh hour, and how to avoid them:

1. Misprints

atlanta homes for saleMisprints and misspellings in the paperwork can take hours or days to correct. The devil is in the details. Go over all paperwork with clarity before the

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In real estate, first impressions are important in creating a good relationship.

Similarly, curb appeal is the first thing that a potential home-buyers notice when looking for new homes. An un-mowed lawn, dead flowers, or even a bare yard are enough to dissuade potential buyers from putting in an offer.

According to studies by Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, and The Appraisal Institute, a well-landscaped yard can add between 5.5% and 15% to the property value of a home. When you break it down into dollar figures, the yard/landscaping has potential to add as much as $19,000 to a $150,000 home.

The Virginia Tech study surmised that three landscaping aspects affect the total value:

  • Design sophistication (42%)
  • Plant size (36%)
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1065 midtown atlanta condosThe Atlanta Business Chronicle recently reported that the 1065 Midtown Apartments, with occupancy of nearly 100 percent, will convert to condos in the Loews Hotel. According to the report, prices continue to climb on the Atlanta real estate market for intown purchases which is forcing the hand of TriBridge Residential to covert 52 apartments at the top of the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

Rent here has maintained between $2,500 and $7,000 per month, but now that Daniel Corporation, the original developer of 1065 Midtown, sold to TriBridge, renovations and conversions will begin as tenants’ leases start to expire.

Prices are expected to begin at $600,000, up 14% from 2006-2007 levels.

Atlanta Condo Market

The condo market in Atlanta has improved since

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best schools in AtlantaOne of the most frequent questions we hear at The Atlanta Homes is “which are the best neighborhoods for new families?” and “which neighborhoods have the best schools?” It’s a rather hard question to answer because Atlanta has many neighborhoods both “Intown” and Out of the Perimeter (OTP). We’ve developed a short list for those new families who are looking into buying a home in the Atlanta real estate market.

In the Perimeter, or “Intown”

Chastain Park
Chastain Park is the largest city park in Atlanta and is home to excellent public and private schools. Located just 5 minutes from Buckhead, Chastain Park has four preschools, two public schools (North Atlanta High – an international baccalaureate school; and Warren T. Jackson Elementary, a National

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valentines day events in atlanta 2015Valentine’s Day 2015 is arriving on February 14th, just a few days away to plan a night for you and your special someone. Atlanta has tons going on, and we have compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do so don't panic if you haven't made plans yet. No matter your relationship situation, any of these events would be great to enjoy with your spouse, significant other, potential new mate, or platonic friends.  Don’t stay in and sulk this year for Valentine’s Day - the Atlanta metro area has tons of events that are enjoyable whether you live in the city or just outside the perimeter.

Best Of Valentine's Day Events In Atlanta

  • From the Heart – Atlanta Symphony Hall. 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Enjoy musically romantic
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