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Posts in category “Home Selling”

5/28 2012

2391 Paul Avenue

I found myself struggling with the FMLS description for my new listing at 2391 Paul Avenue.  The real estate database only allows me a couple of hundred words to describe the homes that I’ve been hired to market.  When a home’s unique selling proposition is clear, it comes pretty quickly to me.  Not as easy, when there are many things in a home to tout.

With 2391 Paul Avenue, I figured I would only focus on the house.  Newish construction (2003) with all the bells and whistles homebuyer’s are looking for today:  stainless/granite kitchen, audio pre-wire in master bedroom, living room and back deck, tons of windows, open floorplan, beautiful hardwoods, 3 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms… there’s plenty of good stuff within the house to highlight, I thought.

Of course, that got me thinking about what’s outside the house…

Detached garage.  Beautiful corner lot.  Rocking chair front porch, perfect grilling back porch.  Fenced yard.


Thinking about the lot, I started to consider the neighborhood…

Future park slated for the lots directly across the street.  Brand new Publix-anchored shopping center a few blocks away.  Buckhead Schools.  Location is everything, which got me to thinking…

Five minutes to I-75.  Five minutes to I-285.  Ten minutes- tops- to Buckhead, Midtown, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Smyrna.

The topper, the price:  $199,000.


If you’re interested in checking out this phenomenal new listing at 2391 Paul Avenue in the Riverside neighborhood, contact me.  You won’t be disappointed.

Posted by Jon at 8:24 pm on May 28, 2012 : 0 comments

Labels : Home Selling, Riverside

7/29 2010

Kristin Benoit, Bone Garden Cantina

Bone Garden Cantina is easy to miss- it’s located at the back of an old lumber yard- but once you’re there, you won’t forget it.  Great food, a wide variety of tequila, and a super-chill environment.   The good folks over at Bone Garden are celebrating their two-year anniversary  Saturday, and the opening of their new Tequila Club.  Co-owner Kristen Benoit on Atlanta, tacos and tequila…

Q. Most underrated thing about Atlanta?

A.  I’m constantly amazed by how many new and unique restaurants continue to open, even in difficult economic times. Atlanta’s dining scene is pretty impressive, and I’m not sure a lot of people outside the city realize that.

Q. Most overrated thing about Atlanta?

A. Well, I’m going to plead the fifth on this question, because calling anything “overrated” is certainly going to get someone upset. Come into Bone Garden and we can talk over margaritas!

Q. Favorite Atlanta neighborhood?

A. I enjoy living in Midtown because it’s interesting and diverse with the beautiful old homes, the high-rise buildings, the shopping, Piedmont Park, and the bars and restaurants.  It is also fun and easy to walk around Midtown, which I do quite a bit now that I have a dog.


Q. Under the radar gems?

A. One of my favorites is the Cyclorama in Grant Park.  I take everyone who visits Atlanta to see it.  Also, I may be biased, but Bone Garden is also under the radar.  It’s a little joint that I’m basically running for the pure love of real, authentic Mexican cooking. The idea was that other people looking for this type of food would seek us out. What we do is not for everyone. Some folks just want the “Speedy Gonzales Combo #2”.

Q. Coolest thing about being located in an Old Lumber Yard?

A. The old train tracks in the back are pretty cool. We picked this location because it was off the beaten path. Even after you find the Lumberyard, you still have to look for Bone Garden. It’s hidden in the back. But being such a large piece of property over-all, there’s plenty of free parking. In the City of Atlanta, THAT’s pretty cool.

Q. What is Bone Garden’s Tequila Club, and why is it awesome?
The tequila club is an opportunity for folks to learn more about the differences between tequilas and discover what they like the best.  We have 50 premium tequilas, and each one is different.  It’s definitely okay to lick, slam and suck when it comes to tequila, but it’s also nice to sip and appreciate the art of tequila crafting.  We’ll keep track of the different tequilas you try, and reward you along the way.  When you’ve tried them all, you get the chance to create a custom margarita that will be featured on our menu as well as a Members-Only t-shirt that my husband is currently designing.  Also, we are organizing tequila tastings – the first one is on Saturday, August 7th at 4pm.  We are featuring six tequilas with interesting information about each one, as well as some light snacks.  You can call us for more information if you want to attend!


The Details

Bone Garden Cantina

1425 Ellsworth Ind Blvd NW # 6
Atlanta, GA 30318-4154
(404) 418-9072

Posted by Jon at 8:52 am on July 29, 2010 : 1 comment

Labels : Five Questions With..., Midtown, Riverside, West Side

12/22 2008

Five Questions With… Jeff Mendelson

Think of “Five Questions With…” as Inside The Actor’s Studio meets Monica’s Closeups, with a dash of Magnum P.I., for good measure. Our maiden voyage, below:

Name: Jeff Mendelson
Age: 33
Occupation: Senior Recruiter, Accounting and Finance
Q. Last meal in Atlanta. Where are you going and what are you eating?
A. Probably Bones, but only because I’ve never been there and I love a good steak. I’d probably get the Porterhouse, but I’m open to recommendations.

Q. One day to show off Atlanta to Tom Selleck. Where are you taking him?

A. I guess I’ll take him to Bones with me. The day I show Tom Selleck around Atlanta, will probably be my last day in Atlanta, so for logistical reasons…

Q. Favorite neighborhood?

A. Riverside baby! Good proximity to most of Atlanta, up and coming area, great investment opportunity, and never a dull moment.
Q. Hawks, Falcons, Braves or Thrashers?
A. In order: Braves, Falcons, Hawks, Thrashers. If the Hawks ever become a dominant team, they could move up the list.
Q. Earliest Atlanta memory?
A. Late nights- at Park Towers with Jon & Jared- that involved Sega’s NHL 94 and Sam’s Chinese Gourmet.

Ed. Note: I am not the Jon he’s referring to, although I do enjoy Chinese food and was legendary for my Sega NHL 94 skills. I have since sworn off my Sega Genesis for Scrabble, which I’m just ok at.

For the red meat admirers looking to book at Bones, click here.
For Magnum P.I. fanatics, check out Magnum Mania, here.

Posted by Jon at 11:31 am on December 22, 2008 : 0 comments

Labels : Five Questions With..., Riverside