Thoughts from the Team

How to Choose an Arborist

Here in Atlanta, taking down dead trees is a matter that often requires a professional. Many cases in the city and county require a permit for tree removal and the services of a licensed arborist. What do you need to know about how to apply for a permit and hire an arborist to help you take down your dead tree? Let’s take a closer look.  Size and Density Requirements In the city of Atlanta, homeowners need to know that permits are required to remove hardwood trees at least six inches in diameter and pines at least five inches. Tree density, ...
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Easy Ways to Make Your Pantry or Hall Closet More Organized

Almost everyone has experienced the out-of-control pantry or hall closet. They tend to be catch-all spaces where anything goes. But there are many great reasons to make an effort to organize your pantry or closet to keep it functional. You can keep up with expiration dates, stop overbuying, and know what you have on hand at a glance. Here are a few tips you can use to keep these spaces more organized.  Use Storage Bins In your pantry, storage bins can help you keep food organized and accessible. Even if it comes in colorful packaging, bags and boxes will only ...
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Holiday Home Safety Checklist

The holidays are a time of celebration. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments in the U.S. responded to 160 home fires caused by Christmas trees between 2014 and 2018 during the holidays. These fires led to an average of two deaths, fourteen injuries, and around $10 million in property damage. Trees aren’t the only cause of household fires or other accidents during the holiday season, so it’s best to create a holiday home safety checklist to ensure your family and house are safe this season. Here are some of the most common hazards and how to avoid them.  ...
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Townhome vs. Condominium: A Comparison

If you’re looking to buy a home and single-family construction isn’t on your list, you may be looking at townhomes or condos. Here is a quick guide to understanding some of the differences and similarities when buying or owning one of these properties.  Definitions It can get confusing because there is some overlap. However, in the most basic terms, condos are single residential units housed in a larger building. They resemble apartments, but they are owned instead of rented. A townhome is kind of a hybrid between a single-family home and a condo. They can share walls with neighbors, but ...
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Pros and Cons of Living with an HOA

If you've been shopping for a new home, you've undoubtedly run into Home Owner's Associations or HOAs. An HOA is a private association formed either by owner-occupants of the houses in the neighborhood or by the real estate developer to market, manage, and sell homes in a residential subdivision or townhome development. HOAs are common across metro Atlanta, but before you buy a new house, you may want to know some of the details regarding HOA membership. Here are just a few pros and cons of living in a community with an HOA.  Pros First, let's start with some of ...
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5 Amazing getaways within 2 hours of atlanta

Atlanta has the distinction of being one of the largest cities in the southeast. Whether you’re in the middle of the bustling city or any of the surrounding suburbs, you may occasionally feel like you need to get away. The best part of living in Atlanta is its proximity to other incredible places to visit. If you want to check out somewhere relaxing within 2 hours of Atlanta, we have a list to get you inspired.  Chattanooga When you think about Chattanooga, you may think of only one thing: The Chattanooga Choo Choo. You’re in luck, the famous train was ...
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