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Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour Comes To Atlantic Station

Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour Comes To Atlantic Station

July 13, 2011 -- Washington -- Public policies currently under consideration could dramatically change the nature of home ownership in this country. Realtors® and invited local officials will share their insights and help Atlanta residents take action at the National Association of Realtors® Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour at Atlantic Station on July 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to share and discuss their home ownership experiences and related issues, and can learn about how potential public policy changes may affect their families and communities.  

NAR 2011 President Ron Phipps will be available for media interviews during the event. In addition to enjoying food and entertainment, members of the public can also register to win prizes at the event. Ongoing news and information about the tour are posted at www.houselogic.com/bus.



ATLANTA (June 28, 2011) – Over 90% of the homes at LUXE, the striking 22-story boutique-style Midtown condominium tower, have been sold with only 10 homes remaining for sale. LUXE is one of six condominium communities launched by ST Residential last year.


“Buyers are realizing this is the perfect economic climate to purchase,” says John Huckaby, ST Residential’s Regional Managing Director in Atlanta.  “The parkside location and luxurious amenities are also very appealing to the astute buyer.”


FULTON: County takes foreclosure help to Twitter

FULTON: County takes foreclosure help to Twitter

ATLANTA -- Fulton County answered residents' housing and foreclosures questions through Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Commissioner Liz Hausmann of District 3 and a Fulton County housing counselor took questions via the county's official Twitter feed between noon and 1 p.m.

Hausmann also organized a Foreclosure Prevention Fair for this Saturday at Alpharetta High School.

RELATED: Free foreclosure help for Fulton County residents

Anyone who didn't have the opportunity to ask questions or get answers is encouraged to attend the fair.

To see other Fulton residents' questions, check out the @FultonInfo Twitter feed and any tweets marked with the hashtag #FChousechat.

Things to Avoid When Holding an Open House

This weekend was national open house weekend. I had the opportunity to see an open house go wrong in a million dollar neighborhood, so I'm going to share some pointers to help your open house go smoothly.

1. Ensure that there are no malfunctions with the home. A defective air conditioner ruins the experience for everyone including the agent. You do not want the agent to be in a bad mood!

2. Have an agent who will not push prizes, giveaways, or follow prospective buyers as they look at the house. The idea is to make everyone comfortable and the way to do that is by making all information readilly available and be available to answer questions.

3. Have drinks and/or snacks on hand, especially on a hot afternoon. At a minimum, bottles icewater and soda is a must.

City of Atlanta offers down payment assistance

City of Atlanta offers down payment assistance

ATLANTA -- Anyone who wants to own a home in Atlanta could get as much as $50,000 to go towards a down payment.

Individuals must be making less than $71,000, and couples must make less than $82,000.

There are several other requirements for eligibility. For information, go to the Atlanta Development Authority.

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development has the responsibility for administrative oversight, management and implementation of the city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). 

It is designed to help revitalize neighborhoods and address the national foreclosure crisis.  NSP grants allow municipalities to purchase abandoned, bank-owned foreclosures to help stabilize communities hit hardest by the crisis.  

On Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, the city's Office of Housing is hosting a public information session.  The community is invited to attend the free event.  Here are the details:

NSP Public Information Session: Saturday, Feb, 5, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Old Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell Street.

More Important Information about the City of Atlanta NSP:

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Tips on Selecting a Qualified Home Remodeler

You've thought your remodeling project through from start to finish. You have determined what you want to achieve, have a realistic budget, and know when the job needs to be completed. Finding a qualified remodeling company to do the work is an equally important step.

We've all heard horror stories about remodeling projects gone bad. Here are 10 tips to help you select a qualified remodeling contractor.