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Atlanta Restaurants Serving Up a Thanksgiving Menu

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Ford Fry- Atlanta's go-to Restaurateur

(Pictures courtesy of Ford Fry)
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How Long Do Your Systems and Appliances Last?

Do you know how long your water heater will last? Or when it's time to buy a new washer and dryer? Knowing when it is time to replace your appliances can help you effectively manage your household budget. The following chart is the average life spanfalse

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How to Improve Your Home for Summer

 

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Vocab Cheat Sheet For First Time Home Buyers

 

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DIY or DON'T

A DIY project can be a money saving and fun way to add some home improvement. But where do you draw the line between doing a project yourself or leaving it to the professionals? First, ask yourself these questions:

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Posted in Design, DIY, home improvement, home projects, Tips, Trends

ATL Instagram Accounts You'll Drool Over

I am not much of a culinary expert, which is why I quickly followed these Instagram accounts when I moved to Atlanta. These Instagram accounts are more than just a good place to grab a burger; they will venture you into the city. Going out to eat willfalse

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Spring Cleaning Do's and Don'ts

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5 Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend

No weekend plans? No worries! We've got you covered with the best happenings around Atlanta.

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5 Simple Ways to Keep Your House Clean

Keeping the house clean can be a challenge for everybody, not just those whose home is on the market. Let’s be real. You barely have enough time in the morning to make a cup of coffee before you hit the road, let alone, to make your bed. Whether youfalse

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The Best Seafood in Your Neighborhood

If you didn’t get the chance to escape to the beach this summer, not only do we sympathize with you, but we are actually bringing the beach to you. Though the food group itself isn’t for everybody’s palate (you either love it, hate it, or are allergicfalse

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5 Tips for Selling Your Home

When you think about selling your home, of course certain factors like organizing, and finding an agent come to mind. However, there is actually a psychology behind having your home be prospective-buyer-ready and before you jump the gun, take a fewfalse

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The Best Brunch in Your Neighborhood

Brunch is our favorite time of day, and it’s about to be yours too. Whether you prefer eating a 7 course meal before the sun rises, you fill up on too much coffee, or you grab a bagel on the road, there is a breakfast spot for your specific tastes infalse

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5 Alternatives to Your Desk Chair

Whether you’re designing your work space at home or your desk at the office, finding the right environment and atmosphere for you is key when it comes time to focus, be productive, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The hard reality is, however, evenfalse

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5 Exhibits You Must See This Summer

Whether you’re trying to get the kids out of the house on a rainy day, you’re attempting to escape the unbearable heat of Hotlanta, or you just happen to be a sponge for knowledge, Atlanta’s many museums provide a great way to learn more about thefalse

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The Best Donut in Your Neighborhood

Donut get us wrong, we love swinging by the nearest Dunkin’ for an iced coffee and box of munchkins, and we’ve definitely turned the car around (more than once) when a “Hot Now” sign lit up. Over the past couple of years, however, specialty donutfalse

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Our 7 Favorite Resale Shops in Georgia

If you missed out on spring cleaning, we got you covered! Before the new school year begins, before the season changes, and before the final days of summer arrive, do yourself a favor and clean out your closet. We like to stick to the 365 rule aroundfalse

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Decorating Your Home: The Art of Quality

When buying a house, filling every room, every corner, and every space can be daunting, especially when you’re a first time homeowner or are making a big jump in square footage. After all, this is where you’re going to come home to after a long day atfalse

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5 Ways to Clean Green

While eating organic, working out, and using all natural everyday products has, in recent years, become the cool thing to do, there is a lot beneath the surface of changing what you consume, what you do on a daily basis, and what you clean both yourfalse

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4 Ways to Get Involved in Your Community

Settling into your dream home with brand new furniture, amenities, and memories to be made is what we love to celebrate. But with a new home comes a new community, something we value and love celebrating too. Whether you spend just one weekend orfalse

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Pin Me, I'm Dreaming: Our 5 Favorite Home Decor Boards

Go ahead and make yourself a cup of coffee, grab a blanket, and snuggle up on the couch. Oh, and be sure to cancel your morning plans because you're about to get lost in the Pinterest world of home decor galore. Out of the overwhelming hundreds andfalse

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Georgia's Food Truck Round Up

While Atlanta is home to many of the latest and greatest restaurants (Two Urban Licks, Marcel, and the Optimist, just to name a few), I have seen people stand outside in the 98 degree summer heat to wait for food made inside a truck at local parks,false

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Do's and Don'ts: Lighting Your Home

In the (sometimes chaotic) season of building or redecorating a home, lighting is usually not the first thing that comes to mind (unless you’re an interior designer, decorator, architect, etc.), and the psychology of lighting, the way it affects thefalse

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How to Refresh Your Home Without Leaving It

While summertime means beach trips, popsicles, and pool days, it also means school is out and therefore that tiny window of errand running between carpool, work, and sport practices no longer exists. Whether you’re working full time, you’re a new momfalse

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Atlanta's Bean Scene

While I’m a huge fan (and loyal customer) of Starbucks, Caribou, and Dunkin' Donuts coffee, I’m also a big believer in the coffee shop experience. Of course there are days when we are in dire need of caffeine, are in a rush and take advantage of thefalse

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Father's Day Gift Guide

We all know that one of the hardest days to plan and celebrate with gifts rolls around in the summer...Father’s Day. Don’t worry, you still have a week and a half to figure it out, but if you haven’t either thought of or bought him a gift by now, youfalse

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5 Helpful Hacks for Your 1st Big Move

While finding and purchasing your dream home can be a season full of sunshine and daisies, the reality of packing up your life in just a few months or even weeks can turn into anyone’s worst nightmare. Take it from someone who has moved over six timesfalse

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Summer Reading (for 1st Time Home Buyers)

With the new trend of delivered groceries and basic daily necessities, it seems like nobody has time to run to Publix to pick up some milk, let alone, time to sit down and read. However, if buying a house is anywhere on the horizon for you, please dofalse

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Happy (Rush) Hour: Five Perfect Podcasts for Your Commute

If you’re anything like me, you either sit in what feels like (or may actually be) hours of traffic every day or take a family road trip at least once a year to see the grandparents or venture to the beach. Instead of winding down after a day’s workfalse

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May Festival Round Up

Posted on 03, May 2016 by Ryann Hogan

April showers bring May flowers... and festivals! We've found the best festivals in and around Atlanta this May so you don't miss a minute of fun.

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Georgia Gift Guide

Those of us who live here know that Georgia is the best state! Why not share the love (and Georgia's incredible products!) with your friends and family? Our Georgia Gift Guide is a curated selection of the best local products for all of your lovedfalse

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The Easiest Plants to Grow Indoors

No green thumb? No problem! Indoor plants help purify the air, promote good health, and can pack a stylish punch in any room. These indoor plants will let you bring the outdoors in for minimal effort.

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Fake Your Spring Clean

Spring cleaning feels great- especially when it's over. Fortunately, there is no reason to dread this season's tidying. These spring cleaning hacks guarantee you will have the cleanest house in Atlanta in no time at all.

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7 Steps to Home Ownership

Buying a home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make. Are you ready? Be prepared to skillfully master the process with our 7 Steps to Home Ownership.

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Mortgage Update - Q&A with Jeremy Owens

In 2014, we interviewed mortgage expert, Jeremy Owens of Ameris Bank. As the housing market changes, so does the loan process. Check out the updates to Jermey's answers below.

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Top 50 Atlanta Restaurants

Long time Atlanta residents can all agree on one thing- this city has seen unprecedented growth and change in the last ten years. From the Avalon in Alpharetta to Krog Street Market on the Beltline, new development around Atlanta has changed the facefalse

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Atlanta Companies Rank on Best Places to Work List

The average American spends 46.7 hours at work each week - it helps if you work at a great place! Company review and recruitment site Glassdoor has published their list of the 50 Best Places to Work.  Although this list covers the entire United States,false

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Things to do in Atlanta - Holiday Edition

Are you ready for the holidays?  Don't miss a minute of merriment this year! We've compiled a list of the best holiday events around Atlanta to help you make the most of the most wonderful time of year.

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10 Reasons to Move to Atlanta

Thinking about making a change? Is there appeal in affordable living, top notch education, and a first class talent pool of cultural and technological innovators? How about warm weather, diversity, and a multitude of job opportunities? Full offalse

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2015 Back to School Dates for Metro Atlanta

All good things unfortunately must come to an end, including summer break. Make sure your family is ready for back to school season with this free Clickscape printable highlighting school start dates in the Metro Atlanta area. Enjoy the rest of summerfalse

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5 Tips for Reducing Your Summer Energy Bill

It's called Hotlanta for a reason. Summertime in Georgia typically consists of skyrocketing temperatures in the 90s and 100s. Unfortunately, as temperatures soar so will the cost of cooling a home. Beat the heat this summer by implementing some of thesefalse

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Airbnb, Realtor.com Partnership Promotes Home-Ownership

Airbnb and Realtor.com have announced a partnership allowing users to "live like a local" and experience a potential new neighborhood before purchasing into it.

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8 Budget-Friendly Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Posted on 17, July 2014 by Sarah Eick

Curb appeal matters, whether you’re trying to sell your home or you’re just vying for that coveted Yard of the Month award. If your home has unkempt landscaping, peeling paint or missing shingles, then you may need to make some repairs to add curbfalse

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Easy Tips to Sell Your Home

Posted on 10, June 2014 by Sarah Eick

Getting ready to sell? Move your property fast – and for the highest price possible – with these affordable tricks. These easy changes will make your home more attractive to potential buyers, and you can start at any stage in the selling process.

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Q&A with a Mortgage Expert - Jeremy Owens

 

Jeremy Owens is a well-respected Mortgage Banker with Brand Mortgage in Atlanta, GA. We recently caught up with Jeremy to get his take on the top 5 questions we hear from homebuyers about the mortgage process and interest rates.

What's the mostfalse

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Stop What You're Doing and Download These Apps for the Home!

Posted on 24, July 2012 by csadmin

Apps, apps, apps: it seems like there’s one for just about everything these days. It’s easy to get carried away, but if you’ve got a smartphone and/or a tablet you’ve got the upperhand when it comes to convenient functionality. Naturally, we’re mostfalse

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Atlanta's Must-Dos As Recommended by Actual Atlantans

Posted on 01, April 2012 by csadmin

The annual neighborhood guide put out by Atlanta’s Creative Loafing (our main weekly “alternative” publication) is like Christmas in March for those who love exploring our fair city.  Every year they put a different spin on the theme and this time theyfalse

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7 Tips for Reducing Your Indoor Pollen Count

Posted on 28, March 2012 by csadmin

Allergy season is going strong this year, with record pollen counts in Atlanta making plenty of people miserable. It’s a double whammy if you own a dark colored vehicle.  Unless you work from home, it’s probably not very realistic to think you can gofalse

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