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Stunning 3 level townhome with 2 car garage in Hot & Convenient Vinings! Located near Costco, The Battery, Sandy Springs and 75! Main level features beautiful red oak hardwoods, 9′ ceilings, gorgeous kitchen, gas fireplace, and an updated powder room. Upstairs, find 3 bedrooms + laundry room! Owner’s suite overlooks Chattahoochee National Forest and the bath has separate tub & walk-in shower, dual vanity, and a walk-in closet. Downstairs there is a rec room and large storage closet stubbed for a bath. This home has the largest deck in the neighborhood! Swim + Fitness!
Here are some winter tips to make your home cozy, warm & protected.
Here are some important things that should be on your to-do list, to get your property ready for winter.
Clean gutters. If you can’t get on a ladder yourself, hire someone. Wait until all the leaves are down, then do it once (unless, of course, they’re already overflowing when it rains). So many water-in-the-basement problems are because of clogged gutters.
Get water away from the house. Same as above. Even if your gutters are clean, rainwater may be pouring down the leader pipes and emptying right at the corner of your house (and into the basement). You may need to hire someone to dig trenches and install underground drain pipes to pull roof water away from the house. Make sure that all landscaping is pitched away from the house.
Seal up masonry. Repair any broken joints or cracks in walkways, steps and stonework. Make sure you have clear, shovel-friendly paths to all doors.
Cut down on heating costs. Make your house more energy-efficient by adding insulation, caulking around windows and doors and new storm windows.
Hire a chimney sweep. If you haven’t had your chimneys cleaned in a while, it’s probably time. How often should you have your chimneys cleaned?
If you have 40 to 50 fires a winter, or about three times a week, you should clean it every year.
If it’s a couple of times a week, every other year is fine.
Only on Sunday? Then every third year will do.
Chimneys should be cleaned or inspected on an annual basis.
Get your furnace and boiler inspected. Instead of begging for service when your boiler blows on a dead-cold January night, sign a contract now with a reputable heating company. Many oil and propane suppliers are happy to bring you on board with an annual service contract. It’s worth it.
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is just over 1500 square feet and boasts hardwood floors, a huge kitchen with granite counters, and a cozy fireplace.
As the economy changes and interest rates rise, adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) and interest-only loans are becoming a more popular mortgage loan option. Here’s some information for you if you might be interested in an adjustable rate mortgage.
Fixed-Rate v. Adjustable-Rate With an ARM, the interest rate will fluctuate throughout the life of your client’s loan (verses a fixed rate loan, where the interest rate stays the same). With an ARM, the interest rate remains the same for the initial rate period, which usually ranges from one to five years, and then adjusts every year for the rest of their loan.
Benefits of an interest-only ARM? For buyers who qualify for an interest-only ARM, the main benefit is a smaller payment the first few years (since you’d only pay on interest). Many borrowers choose this option to pocket the savings and increase their salaries during that time, so they can afford bigger mortgage payments when the time comes.
Interest-only ARMs are not for everyone It’s important for your clients to understand that interest-only ARMs aren’t the right option for everyone. Only an experienced borrower who understands the risks associated with interest-only ARMs should consider this option.
Thanks to Devorah Shaw for the info!
3-6 Public Menorah Lightings with Chabad
4-5 Harry Potter Week at GyM
2-9 Gospel Nativity
2-9 Christmas at Callanwolde
2-23 Christmas Market at Atlantic Station
2-24 A Christmas Carol
2-24 Nutcracker Ballet
2-30 Holiday Plays
2-30 Make a Christmas Ornament
2-31 Festival of the SEAson – Holidays at the GA Aquarium
2-31 Lights at Life University
2-Jan 5 Holiday Lights at Calloway Gardens
2- Jan 6 Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Botanical Gardens
2- Jan 6 Holidays around the World “Winter Wonderland” at Fernbank
2- Jan 6 Christmas at Stone Mountain
5 Menorah Lighting on Ponce
7 Charity Toys for Tots Concert and Drive
7 Neuroscience Art Exhibit
7-8 Candlelit Choir
7 Jurassic Quest
8 8 Crazy Nights Haunkah Bash
8 Monday Night Brewing 10k
8 Santa Crawl
8 Sleighbells on the Square 5k/1k
8 Muppet Christmas Carol
8-9 Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
8-9 Cheerleading Competition
8 MLS Cup
9 Santa’s Coming to Cobb
9 Enchanted Woodland Wonders
9 Wanna Whole Latke Love!
11 Rudolph Puppet Show
12 Jingle Jam
12 Sake Tasting and Ramen Dinner
13 A Taste of ORT
14 Jingle Ball
15 V-103 Winterfest
14-15 Christmas with the Georgia Boy Choir
14-16 Urban Nutcracker
14 & 21 Candlelit Christmas at Atlanta History Center
14-23 A Christmas Tradition
14-30 A Year with Frog and Toad
15 Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales
15-16 A Celtic Christmas
15-16 Choral Concert
16 Holiday Sax Concert
16 Holiday Craft Bazaar at Grant Park Farmers Market
16 Atlanta Comic Book Convention
19 Holiday Wine Tasting
20 Holiday Concert to support Variety Playhouse
20-21 Holiday Variety Show
20-23 Your Happy Holiday
21 Christmas Jingle Mingle
29 Peach Bowl
31 New Year’s Eve in Downtown
31 Downtown Countdown
31 NYE Improv
31 NYE at City Winery
31 New Beer’s Eve
31 New Year’s Eve Comedy Show
31 The Roots at Coca-Cola Roxy
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and three Christmas ghosts.
- Dec. 2 to 22 at Aurora Theatre has one man playing all of the characters in Lawrenceville.
- Dec. 2 to 23 at Shakespeare Tavern downtown
- Dec. 6 to 16 at Sylvia Beard Theatre in Buford
- Dec. 6 to 21 at Art Station in Stone Mountain has a funny version with show tunes.
- Dec. 8 – 24 at Theatre in the Square Marietta
- Dec. 12 – 24 at Alliance Theatre at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
- Dec. 14 to 30 at Wren’s Nest has the audience walk through the scenes.
The Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl’s Christmas dream and includes music by Tchaikovsky.
- Dec. 2 – Georgia Ballet, Marietta
- Dec. 2 – Roswell Dance Theatre, Sandy Springs
- Dec. 7 to 9 – Atlanta Dance Theatre, Roswell
- Dec. 7 to 16 – Gwinnett Ballet, Duluth
- Dec. 8 to 24 – Atlanta Ballet, Fox Theatre
- Dec. 14 to 16 – Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Roswell
- Dec. 2 to 16 – Away in the Basement is about amazing church ladies at Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.
- Dec. 2 to 30 – Madeline’s Christmas is a musical play about 12 girls in Paris at Horizon Theatre.
- Dec. 7 to 16 – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a comedy about unruly kids in Alpharetta.
- Dec. 7 to 22 – Santa After Hours is comedy for adults at Out of Box Theatre, Marietta.