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Community Spotlight: Druid Hills and the Olmstead Linear Park

The planned community of Druid Hills encompasses an affluent neighborhood in Atlanta and a census-designated place (CDP) in the unincorporated portion of DeKalb County. The area is bounded to the north by South Fork Peachtree Creek; the CSX Railroad track to the east; Candler Park and Lake Claire to the south; and the neighborhoods of Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia-Highland, and Poncey-Highland to the west. It was designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Pa...

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Buyer’s checklist: If you’re thinking of buying a home in Atlanta

Buyer's Checklist - Atlanta GA Real Estate While the housing market in Atlanta has something for every budget, finding the right home that will suit your needs and give you the best value for your money can be a daunting task – but not if you plan ahead. Choose a real estate agent The right agent will provide you with access to real estate for sale in Atlanta, GA that may not be on the market, guide you in making informed decisions such as when to make an offer, and help you steer...

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Staging that sells

When you’re selling a home, it’s best to keep in mind that first impressions are often the deciding factor. If your home doesn’t grab attention or look appealing, you will probably lose many prospective buyers. With about 90% of homebuyers starting their search online these days, your home should be noteworthy enough to catch their eye and get them through your door. This is why home staging is becoming an essential step in maximizing your home’s visual appeal. And while it’s unde...

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City of Decatur

The Ratings Are In! Decatur Schools Top the List

Decatur schools ranked in second place overall on the list of the 2016 Best School Districts in the Atlanta Metro area, according to Niche, a content startup that runs a ranking and review site of schools and neighborhoods. The list and corresponding rankings provide a comprehensive assessment of the overall excellence of a school district, which includes academics, quality of teachers, school resources, student life, and more. Ranking factors take into account state test scores, college ...

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Atlanta among Top 5 hottest housing markets in 2016

Atlanta is #5 on the list of the top 10 up-and-coming metropolitan markets in the country, according to the 2016 Housing Forecast released by Compiled by chief economist Jonathan Smoke and his team,’s list took housing and economic data for the country’s 100 largest markets and ran them in a statistical model that predicts future values for home sales and prices. Markets whose forecasted growth was equal to or better than the U.S. average were then identified,...

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