Fulton County, GA Real Estate News

By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Land Acquisitions Larry Story Presentation  Larry Story from North Carolina led Zoom attendees on an adventure during his presentation this week. Travel commenced in farm land continued to timber land and to his discovery of the stream a Client wanted to hear at night and tracts of land for sub-divisions. He explained many situations. If there are crops on land - what obligation does the Buyer have to the farmer? How should one work towards Zoning changes so Buyer can pursue goals? What about sanitation - public or septic? How does one assure the Buyer of water service? Start with the need to really know one's Listing. Larry explained that he spent many, many hours researching each tract to be sure what constraints would be applied to the use of the land. For ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead MidtownFlowers - Foundation For Work Relationships  In Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and on the Westside, flowers form foundations for work relationships.Whenever I go to meet a new Buyer Client, I bring a minimal flower arrangement in a container that was destined for the Recycle bin. That gift addresses two core values of mine. First, I cherish every opportunity to share beauty. A close look at almost any flower is a glimpse into beauty and majesty in the natural world. Second, I am concerned about how much is added to land fills every year. By re-using a disposable container, I am not adding anything extra. Interestingly, when working with a Buyer Client who will soon have to move, by using recylable containers, I avoid adding another possession to their moving work loa...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Isolated Living - Boarders Defeat Loneliness In Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and the Westside, Covid-19 created months of isolation for many people who were accustomed to being around others all the time. In fact, I was no exception. Being alone was a new experience for me after over fifty years of marriage and raising five children, all successfully living their lives with three of them and all the grandchildren far away in other states. Turns out it was very lonely in the house.So I decided to take in Boarders and that has made all the difference. In fact, life is a story or actually composed of many stories, isn't it Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ?Years ago I had raised birds - cockatiels. I searched for social media posts from people who wanted to give ...
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By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
In the age of the smart phone, we have a camera in our hand almost all the time.It's not like back in "the old days" when you had to put the film in the camera, take the pictures, then take the film to be developed and wait a week. Then open the envelope and find out half of them were __________________ (fill in the blank as to what was wrong with them, right?)I've got a really nice Nikon DSLR camera that I have honestly forgotten how to use. I don't take my own real estate photos for listings, and it's bulky to lug the case around, or have that "huge thing" hanging around your neck when you can have your phone in your pocket.  Side note, in doing videos for my You Tube channel, I'm going to break it out, or the actual video camera so I can have footage from two angles to edit together ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead - Tree Blocking Road - Local Landscaper Offers Safety Atlanta Buckhead Midtown area frequently offers neighbors obstacle avoidance adventures while driving with major trees fallen into streets. Not visible in the night time, the huge trees on the roads are accidents waiting to happen! May 6, 2021 was no exception. After two days of torrential rains, many trees were loose in the ground. This one actually split open and fell across the road. Landing near an intersection, this tree would have been  particularly dangerous if a driver turned into the side street after dark.   Luckily for the homes near the tree, it split towards the road. No damaged roofs this time.   Danny Blankenship owns Automatic Lawn Care, a family-based concern. He and his brother, Chris, and their thr...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead MidtownCDC Eviction Mandate NOT LEGAL Judge Says  In Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and the Westside, as well as all over the United States, a federal judge in Washington, D.C.  "vacated", that is, struck down, the CDC mandated nationwide Eviction Moratorium on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich, of the District of Columbia, announced the decision in a 20-page document saying,“It is the role of the political branches, and not the courts, to assess the merits of policy measures designed to combat the spread of disease, even during a global pandemic. The question for the Court is a narrow one:"Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not.” Therefore, the capacity ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - 1981/2021- Longhorn Steakhouse Great Food -  All over Atlanta Buckhead Midtown, the Greater Atlanta Metro area and at over 500 locations across the US as of 2020, Longhorn Steakhouse offers truly tasty foods in a wide variety of selections.In 2017, Longhorn Steakhouse opened in the city of Guayquil in the country of Equador. Not only in the US anymore!After the year or more of caution about eating inside restaurants, memories of favorite places may become stronger and the pull to re-visit a special restaurant may prevail. Fortunately, at the Longhorn Steakhouse, attention to health concerns was front and center along with the food! Check it out ...      About Longhorn Steakhouse: In 1981, George McKerrow, Jr. opened the first Longhorn with his friend Brian. Lo...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown- Nova Sushi - Another Opens Soon - 8th St NW Want some exceptional food? Pop over to Nova Sushi to try out anything on their menu. Everything we ever have ordered there has been both delicious and presented in an artistic fashion. At Nova Sushi, the chicken dishes, for example, offer large beautifully cut pieces complemented with artistically cut vegetables.   Soon Midtown - the 2nd location... History tells us that sushi - what we think of as a Japanese food item - actually descended from a Chinese dish known as NAREZUSHI. Thought to be prepared since the second century BCE, the dish featured fermented rice and salted fish. The procedure was instituted to preserve the food. In fact, the rice was discarded once it served its purpose of protecting the fish from s...
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
Amazing square footage wrapped in luxury living for the most discerning owner. 2500 PT comes with a signalized access, private garage parking and beautiful surroundings.Lush greenery, salt water pool ,fitness center, meeting rooms, social area ,dog park, and climate controlled storage are just some of the amenities. 24 hour concierge. 59 homes with privacy and your own personal elevator lobby.Only one elevator used for your unit. Step into this wonderful home complete with private covered balcony overlooking Peachtree Rd. 10' high ceilings. Through the double doors you enter to beautiful marble foyer that just flows into the home. Incredible master suite and custom master bath with soaking tub and separate shower. Wonderful great room. Tall windows throughout this home. The second bedr...
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By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
There really are all kinds of companies out there doing all kinds of things, in your backyard, and you don't even know they are there. Like FullStory. FullStory to add 100 Employees to Midtown Atlanta office Founded by former Google engineers, FullStory is a digital experience analytics company. The pandemic has shown the need for better digital analytics...think how much time people spent on the Internet, and companies what to know all they can about them and what their experience has been.... has spurred the company to add about 100 employees to their Midtown Atlanta office. Positions will be in all the departments, including sales and product development. The news release said that half of the new employees will work in the office and half will be remote.  FullStory is actually locat...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
    1- Why Do I Love You?      Let me Count the Ways!        AR February Challenge       Counting the ways REALTORS make a difference begins with Community Service. Dedication to one's community is a positive thing about working with real estate agents, in this case, REALTORS who give back to their community. The Atlanta Board of REALTORS sponsors programs selected on a biennial basis by the Board of Directors.During 2020, the efforts of these members, professionals  who know their communities intimately, participated in both fundraising and volunteering efforts.The volunteer efforts were focused on a wide range of Food Banks throughout the Atlanta area. The current fundraising focus assisted the Atlanta Children's Shelter. For several years running, an additional beneficiary has been C...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Zillow Takes Another Bite -     ShowingTime GONE Zillow Corporation just bit off another piece of real estate technology used by agents in the US and Canada as it continues to increase its stranglehold on the market.Showingtime, to be acquired under a "definitive agreement" for $500.000,000, allowed agents to schedule showings and supervise the schedules for viewing Listed properties.ShowingTime has been a great asset, provided at no additional cost with our memberships in FMLS, for use in our Metro Atlanta market. Its automated systems provided the information each agent independently entered into the system.All that information allowed for increased efficiency in arranging showings. When living in an Metro area where it can mean one hour in traffic to show a...
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By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
       Atlanta Buckhead Midtown    Let Your Photos Do The Talkin'      Photos need to tell a complete and unambiguous story - every single time we use them in our Listings or in our Blogging posts - every time. Is that photo highlighting the flooring? Is that a photo of an appliance? A picture is worth 1000 words when it works! Otherwise, it may cause confusion and CLICK! Away goes the reader...Here is clarity: The steps to the back yard. One can see the material of the treads. One can see the ground cover plants used. One can see the mulch used. The photograph, taken by Americo Perez-Mendez, Landscape Gardener, tells the whole story visually.                                    From the Living Room looking to the back yard - the photo includes the exterior steps. The amount of sun that ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Weather Comparison - Atlanta To Newton, Mass              Beauty in everything we choose to see.                          JANUARY 30, 2021Same day and same time of day... Newton, Massachusetts gets darker earlier than in Atlanta, Georgia Heard several AR members' stories of recovering from Covid-19 today. Brings a contemplative mood and lots of gratitude for each and every recovery - within our community and all around the world. Be safe out there everyone!
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Landlord Disaster Relief -      RE: Unpaid Rents                 IMAGINE YOURSELF IN THE SEATS ABOVE...THAT'S WHERE LANDLORDS WERE LEFT SUSPENDED Atlanta Buckhead Midtown Westside are all neighborhoods seriously affected by the Covid 19 rental concessions to Tenants. While there is no question that a nationwide crisis exists, solutions were offered to Tenants and not to Landlords. That is, Landlords face Foreclosure if not paying 100% of their Mortgage debt monthly. Landlords encounter penalties for not paying taxes. Landlords face risk if Hazard Insurance is not maintained. EXPENSES WITHOUT RENTAL INCOME!On Quora, Steve Shapiro asked a very pertinent question to an international audience: What steps are being taken to help landlords who have lost rent due to ...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
         Atlanta Buckhead Midtown  Funny Reflections On The Gifts of 2020                                  Everyone has a favorite story about the ups and downs in our "Most Recent Past Year" of adventure. Let's hope that your upcoming year will be full of joy and success! The deadly dozen below came to me as the 40th forwarded name on the email. Generally, don't read those but glad not to miss this group of reminders to smile. Which reminds me - hats off to Rocky Dickerson for his FRIDAY FUNNIES series. A dose of laughter goes a long way towards success! "Here are some things to consider since we closed the door on one of the craziest years of our lifetime:* The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner.* I was so bored I called Jake from State Farm just to talk to someone.   He a...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown    - COVID 19 Vaccine -   No Pain Premedication                Image:NIAIDALERT:       Stay away from ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen immediately before vaccine.    Dr. Simone Wildes, an infectious disease specialist at South Shore Medical Center and a member of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group, cautioned, “We do not recommend premedication with ibuprofen or [acetaminophen] before COVID-19 vaccines due to the lack of data on how it impacts the vaccine-induced antibody responses.”    When speaking with ABC News, the doctor explained that "now  COVID-19vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are being offered to an increasing number of people. Vaccine recipients typically experience minimal side effects -- the most common being temporary pain and s...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
   Atlanta Buckhead Midtown                Covid 19 + Fulton County Board of Health Merger         Atlanta Buckhead and Midtown are part of Fulton County in Georgia. When the Fulton County Board of Commissioners met on January 20, 2021, they approved a resolution to continue the transfer of the Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The date of transition is set for July 1, 2021. The Board of Health will continue to rely on the County for the provision of legal and facilities services.Fulton is the LAST county (of a total of 159 counties) to merge with the Georgia Department of Public Health. In April of 2016, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 885 to initiate the transfer. In April of 2017, the Fulton County Commissioners passed two relate...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
Atlanta Buckhead Midtown     - Foster Children -Clothing Donations NeededThe Bloom Closet serves 90 counties in Georgia supplying clothing and other items to Foster Children. Last year they served over 3000 children out of the 12,000+ children who are in Foster Care in Georgia. The non-profit's history is a reflection of the good that can be achieved when one person gets a great idea. Alisha Lane hosts a YouTube tour of the Charity headquarters and explains about its mission. This week volunteers are collecting donations in Atlanta in the Buckhead area. You may contact them (770-460-6652) to find out the address for drop-off. Or write to them by email at info@bloomouryouth.org. A List of items needed may be found at the end of this post. BTW - Boy's items are in very short supply. Reall...
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