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Virginia Highland Master Plan

Whenever I read the words “master plan”, lyrics to Eric B. & Rakim’s 1987 hit song “Paid In Full” course through my head.  Regardless of context, once I hear “master plan”, I hear these words: Thinking of a master plan Cause ain’t nothing...Show More Summary

The BeltLine Shed

Now that you’ve finally checked out the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, it’s time to visit the BeltLine Shed.  The BeltLine Shed is just south of the Ponce de Leon foot bridge on the Eastside Trail, adjacent to The Ford Factory Lofts/Murder Kroger complex. Show More Summary

Decatur and Crime: Perception vs. Reality

Is Decatur a safe place to live?  Is it getting safer, or more dangerous?  How do we define “safe” and “dangerous”? All valid questions, especially for those currently in the housing market.  While Decatur certainly has a (relatively) sterling reputation, a recent rash of robberies has some residents concerned. Show More Summary

Realtor Stockholm Syndrome

Ever wonder why a particular home is so overpriced? Why a seller seems so unreasonable, or why the house seems to be in such poor condition for showings? Realtors often encounter sellers who are unwilling to see their homes objectively, in particular when it comes to price. Show More Summary

The Best Loft In Atlanta

There are hundreds of lofts in Atlanta, but my new listing at Giant Lofts is cream of the crop. Am I slightly biased? Perhaps.  But I’ve seen more lofts  than Ann Taylor, and this one is the real deal.  Not one of those soft loftominiums, but also not so rough-and-tumble that you still feel like [...] The post The Best Loft In Atlanta appeared first on A is for Atlanta.

Mother’s Day In Atlanta, 2012: All About The Trees

I love Tress Atlanta.  This you already know.  I also love my Mom. So, hat’s off to Trees Atlanta for putting together a couple of cool programs to help celebrate all the Moms out there.  Straight from the release… 1. Take her on tour of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.  This free 90 minute walking tour, [...]Show More Summary

Doug Wiley, Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

It’s Spring, which means it’s time to mothball your corduroys and get excited about Atlanta’s outdoor glory.  If you’re looking for an absolutely perfect way to exercise,  socialize and explore, Bicycle Tours of Atlanta is the way to go.  There’s no better way to get to know Atlanta.  Get to know Doug Wiley, their Sales and [...]Show More Summary

2013 Atlanta Homestead Exemption Reminder

If you purchased a home in 2012 and have not filed for Homestead Exemption, you need to.  It’ll save you a few shekels when it comes to paying the tax man, so there’s really no excuse to not claim this benefit if you’re eligible. It’s a really simple process, but it should be fairly simple. [...]

Real Estate Typos

Blatant misspelling or typo:  which is worse? Near the intersection of Piedmont and Cheshire Bridge there are two signs.  One of them features a misspelling, the other an unfortunate typo.  Perhaps you’ve seen them: dozens of real estate listings on a daily basis.  I see a ton of typos and misspellings.  It might be a byproduct of [...]Show More Summary

On Doers: On Ryan Gravel and The Atlanta BeltLine

Recently, a friend launched an Atlanta-centric video podcast called On Doers.  Their vision: On Doers is a conversation series about founders, beginnings, invention, visionaries and starting up. In the history of the world, there’s never been a better time to start a company or work on an idea.   They just published their second installment, a fantastic [...]Show More Summary

Giovanni Di Palma

Atlanta pizza maven Giovanni Di Palma took the city by storm when he opened Antico Pizza Napoletana in 2009.  If you live in Atlanta, you know what I’m talking about, and you’re likely now just thinking about the pizza and how it has impacted your life.  Giovanni’s second act, Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano, is all about [...]Show More Summary

How To Avoid Sending Your Rental Deposit To Manti Te’o's Girlfriend

By now, you’ve probably heard the tale of Notre Dame star football player Manti Te’o's “girlfriend”. She never existed. While it’s hard to believe that any rational, sane person could fall in love with someone who never existed, Te’o isn’t the first person to fall for such a complete fabrication. We’ve all received an email [...]Show More Summary

Where Are All The Atlanta Foreclosures?

Where are the highest percentage of foreclosures and short sales in Atlanta? Where are the fewest short sales and foreclosures? The post Where Are All The Atlanta Foreclosures? appeared first on A is for Atlanta.

Atlanta BeltLine to Connect With Historic Fourth Ward Park

The Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail will soon connect with Historic Fourth Ward Park, thanks to a recent land acquisition from The Trust For Public Land by the Atlanta BeltLine. The post Atlanta BeltLine to Connect With Historic Fourth Ward Park appeared first on A is for Atlanta.

What Makes Peachtree Park Special

Nestled in the heart of Buckhead, Peachtree Park combines historic beauty and walkability with a true neighborhood spirit. it's one of Atlanta's hidden gems. The post What Makes Peachtree Park Special appeared first on A is for Atla...

Rebecca Serna, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

If you live in Atlanta and like riding a bike, then you need to get to know Rebecca Serna, the Executive Director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.  The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is a non-profit dedicated to making biking around Atlanta safer and easier.  Rebecca’s passion has me thinking about taking clients on their house hunts via bike… [...]Show More Summary

An Exercise In Narcissism: New Head Shots

What happens when a Realtor with an aversion to taking glamour shots actually sits down for a portrait session? Inquiring minds want to know... The post An Exercise In Narcissism: New Head Shots appeared first on A is for Atlanta.

Atlanta Real Estate: Buyer’s Market, or Seller’s Market?

The latest data indicates that the Atlanta housing market is a seller's market in certain price points, and a "buyer's market" in others. The post Atlanta Real Estate: Buyer’s Market, or Seller’s Market? appeared first on A is for Atlanta.

Paul Rudd As Peter Klaven, Realtor Extraordinaire

I Love You Man, a comedy released in 2009, gets better with every viewing.  As a Realtor, I have a deep appreciation for Peter Klaven, the protagonist played by Paul Rudd.  If you haven’t seen it, you should.  If you have seen it, watch it again. A brief, somewhat NSFW conversation about real estate marketing. [...]Show More Summary

Mike Patrick, Storico Fresco Pasta

Mike Patrick is the founder of Storico Fresco, which is hands down the best pasta in Atlanta.  There’s really not much more that I can say about it – try it once, and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.  His food is the truth, and his commitment to culinary anthropology is completely inspiring.  Get [...]Show More Summary

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