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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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friday the 13th atlantaFriday the 13th is right around the corner, and for those who are superstitious or simply have a fascination with Black Friday, there’s a lot to know that surrounds this special date. While many people who have phobias of this holiday actually change their normal routines, others choose to treat it with a carefree opportunity to divulge in the eerie.

The metro Atlanta area has several spooky places to visit if you find you are one of the latter types of people; the former, however, might want to just stay home!

Friday The 13th: History & Impact

While the origin of the superstition is unknown, scholars have argued that its likely origin comes from the crucifixion of Christ as Friday was the day of the crucifixion and there were 13 people present

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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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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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