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First-Time Home Buyers Flock to the Atlanta BeltLine

Arguably one of the most ambitious projects of its time, the Atlanta BeltLine is already radically changing the landscape of Atlanta, both literally and figuratively, connecting neighborhoods and parks across the city. One effect of this massive project: a surge in new developments along the BeltLine, and surge in popularity among the connected neighborhoods. First-time home buyers, in particular, are beginning to flock to neighborhoods along completed and developing segments of the Atlanta BeltLine, taking advantage of the affordable properties before prices begin to rise in earnest. What Is the Atlanta Beltline? The Atlanta Beltline is a project to revitalize a 22-mile loop of historic railroad corridors into a network of walking/jogging/biking trails, eventually interconnecting dozens of Atlanta neighborhoods and thousands […]

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Spending The Day Shopping in Buckhead, GA

Many people refer to Buckhead as the “Beverly Hills of the South,” because of its wealthy residents, elegant mansions, and, of course, its world-class shopping opportunities. Since the first mall, Lenox Square, was built there in 1959, it has become a shopping mecca for people from all over the country. Where else can you find brands ranging from Tiffany & Co. and Cartier to Prada and Burberry? (Outside of Beverly Hills that is … ) Take a look at how you can spend the ultimate day of shopping in Buckhead. Lenox Square Never save the best for last, or you might miss all of the good deals. Lenox Square is not just a popular mall but a Southeastern icon and […]

First Time Home Buyers

Am I Ready To Buy A Home?

Am I ready to buy a home? It’s a question many potential first-time homebuyers ask themselves every day. It does not necessarily matter what is going on with the market or interest rates. What matters is what is going on in your life. Are your finances in order? Are you ready for the responsibility? Is your life stable enough to put down roots? Here are some ways you can tell if you are ready to buy a home: How much of a mortgage can you afford? The Federal Housing Administration and many lenders use a rule called debt-to-income ratio to determine whether a person can afford a mortgage and how much mortgage he or she can afford. In order to […]

Here are some ways you can tell if you are ready to buy a home:

5 Tips for Planning Your Move to Buckhead

Congratulations! You just bought a new home in Buckhead, one of Atlanta’s most sought-after communities. So, what now? Whether you plan to move from across town or across the country, here are some tips to help you plan the big day: Only pack what you need. If you are downsizing, all of your belongings will not fit into the new home. Even if you are upgrading to a larger home, you may have a large, awkward sofa that does not fit in your new living room. Discard items you canno use anymore before you move to save space. If you must bring everything along, you can find several public storage facilities in and around Buckhead. Label everything. It may seem […]

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Atlanta Renovates Local Park and Recreation Areas

Atlanta is home to over 343 parks, gardens, preserves and green spaces. Over the last few years, the city has worked to help make many of those local parks more desirable, attractive and safe, and it will continue to do so in 2015. Here is a look at just a few of its recent major projects. John Howell Memorial Park Located in Atlanta’s popular Virginia Highland neighborhood, just across from Inman Middle School, John Howell Memorial Park began undergoing renovation in 2012 and that continued into 2014. The 2.8-acre park received granite sitting walls, as well as replacements for its rusted chain-link fencing.  The walls will serve as a partition between the park’s volleyball courts and playground, as well as […]