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Five locals are opening the first Vodka Distillery in Old Fourth Ward!  Once opened it will be the first distillery in Atlanta since prohibition (since 1906).  The distillery will be a welcomed addition to the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and will also feature a Tasting Room for those thirsty and...
Keep your eyes peeled Atlantans!!! There is a new development coming to town: ‘Weatherby Townhouse and Flats’. This project it quite exciting, eco-friendly appliances, landscaping, and materials with an aggressive waste management plan. The plans were just submitted this week, thus there are no d...
Everyone would agree that the Atlanta Beltline is changing the face of Atlanta in a great way! However, it’s been a challenging road.  Delays, lack of funding, and legal issues are all muddying the waters of Atlanta’s most prized Project: The Beltline. Everyone has been excited about this ambitio...
The Housing Market in Atlanta has transitioned to a sellers market. Since its’ peak of 138,442 in October 2007, the number of houses for sale in Atlanta has fallen by almost 100,000 homes to 38,832 in January 2013. When the housing bubble burst, the market was flooded with available homes. Prices...
Mortgage rates took a break last week, but they will soon resume their upward march as lenders face higher mortgage fees that will get passed on to consumers. I have had several questions about the upcoming trend of mortgage rates.  Here is the answer:  UP!  All interest rates are headed up over ...
The positive change in the Atlanta housing market over the past year is no joke, and hopefully here to stay.  According the NAR (National Association of Realtors), nationwide existing home sales are up 10.7% from September 2012 and have maintained above year-ago levels for the past 27 months. A f...
  The current location of Dad’s Garage in Inman Park was sold to a developer this December.  For those of you who have not had the pleasure of experiencing a show at Dad’s Garage, you are missing out.  Since 1995, Dad’s Garage has been a great theater to see plays and improv. Personally, I’ve see...
  You can see that the Median home prices in 2012 (Red Line) overtook 2011 prices (Orange Line) in March and have held steady throughout the year. These statistics include all of Metro Atlanta; however, some neighborhoods started increasing in price in 2011, like Oakhurst and Kirkwood near Decatu...
  WOW!... How did that happen so quickly after years sluggish markets here in Atlanta? Well, buyers came out inforce this year and grabbed up all of the homes that were priced right. That, along with banks still holding on totheir 'shadow inventory', and we've now got a seller's market on all hom...

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