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Tuesday, June 14, 2016   /   by Sarah Hunter

BUY vs RENT : Advantages and Disadvantages

The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. When making the decision either to rent or buy a place to live, there are two factors that must be considered. First, the financial aspects of your decision. Second is a set of personal and emotional factors which play an important role in the decision to rent or buy

There are advantages and disadvantages to renting a property, just as there to owning a home. Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages which will serve as your guide before making the final decision.

Let’s look at all the pros and cons of renting and buying a home. This will help you make a well-informed decision of what will suit you, right now.




Pros & Cons of Renting a Home

Advantages

No Maintenance Is Required. 
If the garbage disposal breaks or you need a plumber, getting maintenance is as easy as calling the superintendent.

It’s Easier to ...

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Friday, June 10, 2016   /   by Sarah Hunter

Famous HollyWood Stars Born in Atlanta

Celebrities can be huge sources of pride for their home state, and the feeling is often mutual. It's definitely amazing to know that some famous actors and actresses once lived a simple childhood before they took their rollercoaster journey to Fame and Fortune.  

Take a peek of our 5 Famous Hollywood Celebrities born in Atlanta


1. CHRIS TUCKER

Born August 31, 1972, in Atlanta, GA; son of Norris and Mary Tucker; children: Chris, Jr. Addresses: Manager: Tracy Kramer, Toltec Artists, 6353 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028.; Publicist: Samantha Mast, Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, 1888 Century Park East, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
He is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He also appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element.




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Tuesday, June 7, 2016   /   by Sarah Hunter

12 WAYS to BOOST your HOME'S VALUE

With housing prices increasing, now is the time to invest in your home to capitalize on its value. Whether you just bought a house or you have lived there for a while, the fastest way to increase your home's value is by making a plan. Start slowly. If your home is new, get to know it. If you have already been there a while, get started. List the things you want to change and the updates you would like to make. Take the list and categorize by how much it may cost, including your time and money. Be realistic. 

Once you have a categorized list, take a look and prioritize what is a real "must have" and what is more of a dream. See if you can come away with a reasonable balance. Once you have made a plan, do research or talk to a realtor to see what sort of return those improvements may bring.  

Here's what veteran real estate professionals from around the country have to say about what home improvement projects pay off, whether you are selling now or in the future. ...

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Friday, May 20, 2016   /   by Sarah Hunter

MEMORIAL DAY Weekend in ATLANTA

Memorial Day was originally created as a day of remembrance for those that were killed while fighting in the Civil War. Today, however, the holiday is used as a day to honor all Americans that have died while serving our country.

Atlanta Memorial Day activities are about family fun, memorable moments and invigorating nightlife. The perfect activity for you and your family this Memorial Day is in Atlanta. Even if you’re stuck in town for the three-day weekend, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Memorial Day. 




1. HONORING VETERANS

Salute the Troops
5/23–25
On top of a special salute to troops, Stone Mountain’s event includes an extended fireworks finale, lasershow, and three flame cannons that shoot fire almost 100-feet into the air


Memorial Day in Dacula
5/25
Expect at least 150 units marching in Dacula’s 22nd annual parade. Also find out who will wear the Miss Memorial Day 2015 crown.


Roswell Remembers
5/25
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Monday, May 9, 2016   /   by Sarah Hunter

HOUSE PLANTS for your HOME

Having potted plants into a living space is a trick that's been used by interior designers for years, but did you know that our leafy friends are also powerful filters that purify the air around us? 
 

In fact, several studies have been conducted showing that certain plants can rid a room of up to 89 percent of harmful VOCs like formaldehyde and xylene. If you or anyone in your family has allergies, smokes or just wants to breathe fresher, cleaner air in their homes.Want to see the best plants? Read on.




 
Aloe (Aloe vera)
This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe is a smart choice for a sunny kitchen window. Beyond its air-clearing abilities, the gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns.
 
People have been using aloe vera for more than 6,000 years when it was known as "the plant of immortality" in early Egypt.
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