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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: Closings Due to Snow for January 17, 2022  The video above is from:Osborne Road NE in Brookhaven and from Ben Hill Road in East Point.Check these links for details:School and Business Closings AlertsFulton County .       Gainesville, Braselton and Buford.        Covid Testing.        Winter Storm Photos. Stay home if you can!
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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: Mon 1-17-22 NO SOLID WASTE Pick-Up--MLK Day Throughout the City of Atlanta, each year, employees of Department of Public Works rest on the day of the national holiday remembering the Birthday of The Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr.  Images courtesy of Atlanta DPW.
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By Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living)
Want to Get Your Home or Condo Organized?How many times have you opened a drawer, a closet, looked in your garage or basement and said, "UGH...where did all this (*&(*%*^@ come from?" Followed by, "I gotta get the mess organized and cleaned up!"  I don't know about you...but for me it's a daily thing! I DID accomplish a major task in March of last year. I have a storage room that is part of my garage (formerly a carport) and it was a mess. One of those messes where you know where things are in some scary state of utter disorganization! I purchased a big rolling tool box like the mechanics use, but there was still so much to do. So, I stripped the room bare....completely....everything out...and started over! I also purchased new shelving. I think the whole project took me like 3 days.......
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By HomeSalesForce.com Team Brokered by eXp Realty, Canton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, Atlanta
(eXp Realty)
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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: CRM Options -Which Is The Best One To Use?Whether you are in Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown or the Westside, keeping your Client Relationship Management (CRM) process up to date is critical. Of all the CRM options available, which is the best one?In November 2011, AR staff posted the results of a survey - Rich Agent Poor Agent. Along with that post, AR supplied a chart of available CRM options, noting in the list the number of people who had replied and the rating. Actually, again, what we want to know is WHICH IS THE BEST ONE?About 100 years ago, when completing my Post-License hours, an Instructor answered that question with firm resolve. What did he say?"Whichever CRM you actually use is the best one. Choose and use!"That said, the chart below has names of CRM o...
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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: Keep Your Money Off IRS Table - Meals & MoreWhether in Atlanta Buckhead Midtown or the Westside, Keep Your Money Off IRS Table by tracking meals & more. Once we keep proper records, we'll be ahead of the process for sure. A previous post of mine discussed Mileage Deductions. What may be deducted from your amount due for taxes? In IRS Publication 535,* those expenses are described as follows:"To be deductible, a business expense must be both ordinary and necessary. An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your industry.  A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your trade or business. An expense does not have to be indispensable to be considered necessary."Even though an expense may be ordinary and necessary, it is importan...
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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: Don’t Leave Cash On IRS Table – Note MileageIn Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown and on the Westside, Car Mileage can mount up. Keeping Car Mileage Data Records will earn you cash at Tax Time. Once you understand how easy it is to track the mileage, you'll be delighted you started to record the data. Other expenses mentioned in another of my posts. For 2022, the IRS issued document number IR-2021-251, the 2022 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.Beginning on January 1, 2022, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 58.5 cents per mile driven for business use, up 2.5 cents from the rate for 2021, 18 cent...
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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: Client Wants the House But Needs An Elevator  When in Buckhead, Midtown and the Westside, one sees elevators in many places. Grand old elevators - such as in photo above - and grand new elevators.Home installation for elevators is a different subject. Years ago, adding an elevator was a full remodel job. Installation was very complicated and  so many inspections were required. In answer to the Client's request, today I learned about alternatives to the old traditional chairlift installed on the wall of a staircase. Lots of reasons not to want the chairlift sparked some very creative and innovative ideas.BEAM ME UP SCOTTIE!     Well, that's what I thought...Actually, it is a vacuum powered elevator with three different motor options.Then there is STILTZ for a mo...
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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: Survey And Save Yourself A Series of Issues Whether in Atlanta, Buckhead, Midtown or on the Westside, get a Survey and save yourself from a series of issues! I've written about this before. Others have written about this before on ActiveRain - my favorite being the one about the Railroad!I answer questions on Quora. Here's one I was requested to answer today:Often I get Upvotes but this was the first time the OP actually wrote a full answer back to me! Have to admit, I enjoyed reading her words, especially knowing she had an additional 22 other replies!So many times, people rely on a "landmark". Perhaps where the line of bushes is between the properties. Maybe the bushes weren't actually planted on the exact line! Those hypotheses about where the property bound...
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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: Line Spacing - Techie Tidbit for Tuesday    Thanks to MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 for using her post to illustrate this Techie Tidbit for Tuesday.Back in the Dark Ages, 2010, 2011, 2012, AR offered classes through ActiveRain University. Who knows in which class I learned this tip but it is a lifesaver!I prefer the type to be close, line by line.  What does that mean? A picture is worth 1000 words. Here are some examples.Here's where I started: Ready to make a comment, so I put up her name.May be superfluous but I prefer to enter the name - @WHOMEVER.  NEXT:For this style, simple -- just press the ENTER or RETURN.NEXT:For this style, HOLD the CONTROL KEY and press the ENTER or RETURN NOTICE CLOSE LINES NEXT:For this style, simple -- just p...
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By Scott May, CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan, Peachtree City, Atlanta Metro)
Fayette County Wide Market Report for Single Family Detached Housing (Data Source: Georgia MLS) for 4th Quarter (10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021). Fayette County with a population of approximately 120,000 is located in the South Atlanta Greater Metropolitan area.  Fayetteville is the County Seat and has a population of about 20,000.  Peachtree city, most known for its golf course communities and 90 plus miles of golf cart paths, is the largest city in the county with a population of about 40,000.  Peachtree city was started in the 1950's but didn't get it's own zip code until 1979.       At the end of the 4th quarter of 2021 there was 138 active listings in the County with a little more than 3 weeks (.85 months) of inventory.  6 months is widely considered a stable housing market.  (All Data is ...
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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 - Architectural Mix From Post-1880 To Post-2020   Mid-century recessed Telephone wall shelfIn Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and the Westside, homes of vastly different ages sit side-by-side.  That means the material used for construction will be significantly different. How one personalizes a home will be influenced by the type of materials used in construction. Let's start with hanging art. In the 19th century home, the walls were made of lath, covered with more than one coat of plaster. To start the process, wooden lath pieces were nailed to the structural members of the home.The initial coat, known as the Scratch Coat, is applied with a trowel to the lath and pushed through the spaces until it fills the gaps between them. The material is made of coarse aggregate a...
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By Scott May, CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan, Peachtree City, Atlanta Metro)
Snap shot Overview:  Newnan Georgia is part of the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area located about 40 miles Southeast of Downtown Atlanta.  The city has a population of about 50,000 and Coweta County a little more than 150,000.  About two thirds of the dwellings are owned with about a third being rented.  Some forecast estimates suggest that Coweta County will grow to over 200,000 by 2030.  The main issues illustrating the fourth quarter market is a record low number of homes for sale, lower number of homes being sold, extremely low number of days on market particularly for the dialed in move in ready stock, sharply increasing prices across the board, and all of this at a time where record low interest rates continue along with record high demand.  4th Quarter Coweta County Market Snaps...
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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)
December Challenge - Scares And Gratitude in Atlanta GA What is something that I can identify as something I'd like "to scare away ... and not bring into the new year"?EASY!!!! Disorganization. I want to be more organized in 2022.  I want to be more consistent using my Client Relationship Manager IXACT Contact  on a daily basis. The platform began to serve real estate agents and continues to serve real estate agents. In addition to normal data storage, IXACT Contact offers newsletters, templates for letters, analytics and much, much more.I think that I will succeed with this goal. I am so happy when all the "apples" are sorted into the correct baskets and can be retrieved quickly when wanted. Feels more comfortable in the end.If you want to learn more about the IXACT Contact Real Estate...
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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)
December Challenge - Miracles And Gratitude in Atlanta GASo there you are - having worked decades in Real Estate and your youngest of the five adult children calls and asks to meet because she wants to discuss her work. Meet Brenda - photo above!First, after fainting with joy that she still values your opinion, you say, "Sure!" During the talk she explains that she wants to leave her job with Marriott Hotels in Corporate Finance after seven years. My response? JUST LEAVE!!!With sincerity, I suggested she go for whatever change she wanted. Even two new starts if the first one didn't work out. In 2021, what under 30 year old even has stayed in one job for that long? Life is short and uncertain. SEEK JOY!!!!Second, another fainting spell coming, she tells me that she wants to go into Real ...
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By Scott May, CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan, Peachtree City, Atlanta Metro)
The Holiday Season ending December 2021 has been like Summer in Winter with recent day time highs in the 70's shattering long held records all over Georgia.  By December 30, the jet stream began to sink lower toward the south producing massive severe weather including one massive thunderstorm topping out around 42,000 feet according to the radar blips and ended up dumping more than 3 inches in about a half hour, and in all more than 5 inches for the day.  These are the results in the area of The lakes of White Oak, Summer Grove, and Heritage Ridge neighborhoods on the East Side of Newnan Georgia. Above is the upper lake along the headwaters of the Sullivan Branch of White Oak Creek following the torrential downpour.    That's a lot of rain all at once and I wondered how the drainage wou...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Atlanta Country Club Communities Homes for SaleFind luxury homes for sale in Atlanta Country Club Communities in North Metro Atlanta.  Feel free to find your new home in Atlanta's finest country club communities. Many of these communities are gated golf communities and highly sought after as places to live!Sought After Atlanta Country Club Communities Atlanta CCAtlanta National CCBrookfield CCChateau Elan CCCC of the South Crooked Creek CCEdinburg Golf & CC Governors Towne ClubHorseshoe Bend CCLaurel Springs CCPolo Fields CCRivermont CCSt Marlo CCSt. Ives CC Sugarloaf CCThe Manor CCThe River Club White Columns CCWillow Springs CCWindwardWoodmont CC
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By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
I had mentioned this earlier in a comment left on another blog, but I have recently moved to using an iMac at work and away from my Windows laptop that I have carried back and forth from home to office for years. My wife, a lifelong Windows user said to me that I have moved to the dark side.I did this with major trepidation, but I work in an office with 2 other mac users. When problems crop up I know I can get quick help with any problem. Every day so far I have felt like I am relearning how to use a computer. Don't tell my wife, but it has been a fun experience so far.I am learning that the iMac has many quick ways to do things that took me much longer on the laptop. Also, as soon as I stop carting the laptop around so much, my elbow should stop hurting.So far, the mac has tested me, b...
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By Scott May, CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan, Peachtree City, Atlanta Metro)
Welcome to Summergrove Fall 2021 on the East side of the City of Homes, Newnan Georgia.  The Fall foliage this year has been exceptional.  This is Lake Summergrove, one of the central features in this large planned community surrounding a beautiful golf course, trails, hills, obviously lots of gorgeous trees and water as well.    Summergrove Market Data, November 2021Current data from the Georgia MLS show a three week housing supply, with 9 active properties, 15 Pending sales and 12 Sold properties.  The below market data is for the month ending November 2021, verses November 2020                         Average         Medium       Average Days on Market: 15  -50%List Price:      383,302            397,500        Medium Days on Market: 6    -50%                         357,620         ...
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By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(Maximum One Executive REALTORS®)
Atlanta GA Just Listed Homes – New Listings Today Atlanta GA new listings...are you looking for newly listed homes in Atlanta GA? Time is of the essence! If you are buying a home in Atlanta GA there are not many homes available right now. When new homes come on the market these days there then is a rush to see them and write on it before anyone else has the chance to do so. That is why we created this page that you can view Atlanta GA just listed homes. Why not be the first to find homes just listed today in Atlanta? Atlanta GA Homes Listed Today – Click Here!
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