Fort McPherson Plan Changes Direction

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In June, news outlets started to report that a deal was in the works for Fort McPherson to be purchased by Tyler Perry Studios (TPS). This was confirmed by the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority (MILRA) at the Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting held on June 25th. Many of the details are being withheld due to ongoing negotiations, here is what we have been able to determine so far. Both MILRA and TPS have prepared Memorandums of Understanding, their next steps will be to negotiate the two versions into one acceptable contract. TPS is looking to acquire approximately 330 acres of Continue reading

Some Great News For Your Guy for That!

2013 AGLCC COMMUNITY AWARDS NOMINEES Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:  The AGLCC is proud to announce the nominees for the AGLCC Community Awards to be given out at the 15th Annual Community Awards dinner on Friday, August 23rd, 2013, at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. In addition to celebrating those individuals that have been nominated for the 2013 Community Awards, the AGLCC will also recognize and honor the AGLCC Lifetime Achievement Award winner and, new this year, the AGLCC Vanguard Award winner. The 15th Annual AGLCC Community Awards Nominees have been gathered from a pool of open nominations submitted by the community Continue reading

cancelled-OPEN HOUSE!

This property is now under contract! Amazingly large full renovation in beautiful Sylvan Hills, just minutes from both Downtown and Airport. Blocks away from Perkerson Park and easy access to Westside Provisions District. This stunning home has gleaming hardwood floors throughout the large, open main level. Spacious kitchen with granite counters, dark cabinets & stainless appliances. Three generous sized bedrooms, bath & laundry complete the main level. The upper level is a complete master suite with sitting area, huge closet, double vanity with jetted tub & separate shower. Porch, deck and fenced backyard! Open House This Sunday July 21st Cancelled!

July 2013: Air conditioning Ask the Inspector!

The Inspector Newsletter Q: I can see leaves, dog hair and other debris in my outside cooling unit. Is this a problem? Yes it is, both in regards to the efficiency and operation of the unit for you and in regards to the outcome of a home inspection.  Part of what a professional inspector will observe is whether or not the outside unit, called the condenser, is clean, level and up off the ground.  The area around the condenser should also be free from debris. Insulation surrounding any copper pipe entering the home from the condenser or heat pump should Continue reading

1751 Buckeye St-Just Reduced!

Amazingly large full renovation in beautiful Sylvan Hills, just minutes from both Downtown and Airport. Blocks away from Perkerson Park and easy access to Westside Provisions District. This stunning home has gleaming hardwood floors throughout the large, open main level. Spacious kitchen with granite counters, dark cabinets & stainless appliances. Three generous sized bedrooms, bath & laundry complete the main level. The upper level is a complete master suite with sitting area, huge closet, double vanity with jetted tub & separate shower. Porch, deck and fenced backyard

Now that DOMA is overturned…

NGLCC On LGBT Business Implications After Supreme Court Overturns DOMA and Dismisses Prop 8   Statement by Justin G. Nelson and Chance Mitchell Washington, D.C. (06/26/13) – On behalf of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), we celebrate an emotional, thrilling, and historic day with the estimated 1.4 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business owners in this country. Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional and dismissed the case against Proposition 8, these American business owners can finally, formally include their families Continue reading

What Is Coming Up For July 2013?

July 2013 Event Calendar July 4, 2013 4th of July Celebrations The Fourth of July in Atlanta is non-stop fun, music and fireworks. July 11 – 21, 2013 National Black Arts Festival Over the years of the festival, artists and attendees alike have come to expect the emerging and renowned artists to grace the stages and exhibition spaces of the city. July 13, 2013 Atlanta Street Food Festival The Atlanta Street Food Festival is an event that will showcase the top Atlanta area food trucks and bring awareness to this growing community that provides high end, quality food in a… July Continue reading

Why Your Guy for That Recommends Shelter Mortgage…

1. Maybe the #1 reason to use Shelter Mortgage is how they do appraisals. They always use only the very best local appraisers that work in each county. Most importantly, they don’t use Appraisal Management Companies (AMC’s)! Be leery of the companies that do.  2. A close #2 reason to use Shelter is the control they keep of the process from start to finish. They do everything in-house which enables them to prioritize files and get approvals, appraisals, and closings done on time! 3. Also, their local head-underwriter is a former realtor who tries to find a way to make Continue reading

National Homeownership Month

The Benefits of Owning a New Home June is National Homeownership Month and the industry is celebrating. The great news is that if you are the market for a new home that despite the recent market downturn, there are still incredible advantages to owning a home. • On the financial side, there are tax incentives that help make owning a home affordable for thousands of American families. • In most instances, all of the interest and property taxes a home owner pays can be fully deducted from their gross income to reduce taxable income. • These deductions can result in Continue reading

East Point’s Annual 4th of July Celebration!

July 4th Hometown Celebration Join us in the heart of Downtown East Point for the oldest and largest 4th of July Celebration in South Fulton County, “Salute to the Red, White and Blue” Hometown Celebration! This fun filled event features activities for the whole family, including a professional Carnival complete with carousel, Ferris wheel, rides, games and more, Watermelon Eating Contest, a select merchandise vendor market, musical performances throughout the evening, a fabulous food court including Italian ice, funnel cakes, smoked and grilled meats, fried fish, beer and tropical drinks and more, and of course, the evening’s highlight at 9:30pm… Continue reading