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What’s Happening Around Atlanta May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

May flowers are in full bloom here in Atlanta. Enjoy the beautiful weather and check out these upcoming events in and around our fair city over the next 30 days! Click on the name of the event below for more details. Every Thursday starting on May 24th through September 27th, grab a friend and head […]


Market Update: Is the Market Shifting?

May 23, 2018

If we look at the total Atlanta real estate market, we are still in a heavy “Seller’s Market”. How long can this last? Are we in a shift? Yes and no. Here is a look at April 2018 vs April 2017.       This is the overall market, which shows less inventory, shorter days […]


A Delicious Summer Cocktail to Cool You Off!

May 23, 2018

We know the Derby and Cinco de Mayo have passed. This looks so delish, we just had to share. INGREDIENTS IN THE BLACKBERRY MINT JULEP MARGARITA COCKTAIL 5 Blackberries 6 Mint leaves 2 oz Milagro Añejo tequila 1 ozFresh lime juice 1 ozHoney syrup (one part honey, one part water)   Garnish: 2 Blackberries 1 Mint sprig   Directions: In a shaker, […]


Historic Living… Fables of the Reconstruction

May 23, 2018

The American Civil War left Atlanta in ashes. Many of the farms in the surrounding areas had also been devastated leaving no proper food supply. Freed slaves, then known as Freedmen, left the countryside in droves for the city. The population of Fulton county doubled in size from 1860 to 1870. Shantytowns developed on the […]


Historic Living…How Terminus turned into Atlanta

April 11, 2018

What does the history of Atlanta have to do with real estate? More than you may think. The growth of a town from the city center out has a pattern; as does its decline and then subsequent revitalization. Let’s look at a few little known facts about our fair city. When the Western and Atlantic […]


What’s Happening Around Atlanta

April 11, 2018

  Happy Spring! April in Atlanta means Festival Season has begun! Take a look at all the happenings around town taking place in the next 30 days!   The Atlanta Film Festival will be taking place from April 13th – 22nd. Find the complete schedule for your cinematic pleasure here:   Atlanta Film Festival   Looking […]


Easy Dips for Your Picnics and Parties

April 11, 2018

  As it warms up here (finally), you may find yourself having a picnic or going to a friend’s house for a potluck cookout. Regardless, we think you’ll find these dips an easy way to feed a crowd.  So, grab some friends and enjoy one or all of these dips! Spinach Dip INGREDIENTS For the […]


Market Update- Do Rising Interest Rates Make a Difference?

April 11, 2018

Last summer you considered buying a new home. You heard inventory was low and several homes in the area had multiple offers. You decided that it was not the right time for you. You figured you’d wait until the market “calmed down” and more homes came on the market. Maybe next Spring,,, Spring is here! […]


Lush – Champagne Cocktail

November 9, 2017

Since this month IAH will be hosting our quarterly event Celebrate You, where we will have a blind taste test of 3 bubblies, it seems the perfect recipe this month is a champagne cocktail.   Atlanta Chef-owner Shaun Doty and bar manager Jacki Schmidt created Lush as an aperitif, but it’s become a popular nightcap.   […]


What’s Happening…Around Atlanta?

November 9, 2017

We are fortunate to live in such a diverse, vibrant city.  We want to share a sampling of what’s happening around Atlanta over the next month. If you’re looking for something fun to do and you don’t see it here, reach out to us. Chances are… we can give you some ideas!   November 14, […]


Your Property Tax Skyrocketed!!! Now what?

June 10, 2017

Your Property Tax Skyrocketed!  Now What? Our phones have lit up with calls from clients and neighbors who were shocked to see increases of 20-60% on their property assessments. It’s that time of year…when the County Tax Assessor mails out notices to property owners informing them of any changes in appraised value on their homes and […]


Give your Atlanta home a quick refresh with these budget-friendly tips

May 14, 2017

(BPT) – Whether you are buying, selling or simply remodeling your Atlanta home, you are looking to invest in updates that will increase the value and appeal of your home. It’s natural to want it all, but before you over-personalize or break the bank, there are many simple, budget-friendly changes that can increase the value […]


Tax Advantages of Home Ownership in Atlanta

January 16, 2017

If you purchased or sold a home in 2016, you’ll want to read this and discover your tax advantages of home ownership. Soon, you will be preparing your Income Tax Return for 2016. You will need a copy of your home’s closing statement to make some of the calculations. These statements sometimes get mixed up […]


Thoughtful design in everyday spaces

November 29, 2016

Have you ever stopped to consider how much thought and effort went into the design of the spaces you visit every day? You may not realize it, but your favorite restaurants, neighborhood grocery store and go-to movie theater follow some very specific design principles in order to create a unique space that is both visually […]


​5 tips for creating fall curb appeal

November 1, 2016

  (BPT) – 5 tips for creating fall curb appeal! Soon, all things pumpkin spice will be here, including the home visitors that bring them. In preparation of the door bell ringing, create a little spice of your own with some seasonal curb appeal. You don’t have to limit yourself to pumpkins and hay bales […]