Good News For Atlanta Public Schools

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“Bashing public education is as American a pastime as apple pie and The Jerry Lewis Telethon. It’s a constant target- whether on the campaign trail, in an investigative report, or just as a topic of conversation between neighbors. Everyone has an opinion on how the problem can be fixed, or who’s to be blamed for the problem to begin with. …

Home Energy Audits

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I’m almost there, thisclose to becoming an EcoBroker certified real estate agent. My certification gives me not only great knowledge and expertise, but plenty of great resources to blog about.   You don’t have to be a hippy to get excited about green building and energy/resource efficient homes. You do, however, have to be a hippy to look like this …

Eli Zandman, ToNeTo Atlanta

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Eli Zandman is the vision behind ToNeTo Atlanta, a blog that’s dedicated to bringing the latest and greatest (and sometimes not so greatest) news from the retail, restaurant and real estate worlds. Their no-nonsense approach is punctuated by their penchant for not pulling any punches- which makes Eli a perfect person to pontificate his perspective on the questions that I …

East Lake Rising

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“What a day in East Lake. The neighborhood known best to most of the world as the home of The Tour Championship at East Lake and the legendary Bobby Jones is so much more. The Sanctuary team was fortunate enough to be hosted by one of the pioneers of modern day East Lake, Charlie Harrison. Harrison- a golfing legend in …

Limitless Paper In A Paperless World

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“For as long as I can remember, futurists have been telling us about life in a paperless world. Technology, the logic went, would free us from our precious paper. With major advancements in personal computing and broadband capabilities, paper was destined to become a thing of the past, joining the telex machine and Menudo in the recesses of our collective …

Caren West, Caren West PR

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This week we meet up with Caren West, President of Caren West PR, publicist extraordinaire, and all around all-star Atlantan. Caren’s client roster is a who’s who of Atlanta’s seen scene- from Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2009 and The Gerber Group to the the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Citysearch and skirt! magazine. Let’s get all “Five Questions With…” her: Q. Favorite neighborhood? …

Save Some Paper With Green Printing

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I love double entendres, especially when they’re good for the environment and my wallet. I was recently turned on to GreenPrint, an application that eliminates printing all of those extra unwanted pages. You know what I’m talking about- the “page after the page” that’s got nothing more than a URL, a banner ad, a logo or just some legal jargon. …

The Truth About The Housing Market

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Somewhere in between reporting on Illinois’ disgraced Governor (the man is beginning to take full ownership of the word “chutzpah“”) and Michelle Obama and fashion (Dear Media, Please start reporting more on the woman herself, and not what she’s wearing! With love, Jon), The Today Show featured a piece this morning on “Real Estate Myths”. The discussion was led by …

“Ringing Off The Hook”

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Interesting article on mortgage refinancing in yesterday’s AJC. If you’re thinking about refinancing but aren’t sure who to call, give me a holler and I’ll set you up with a mortgage broker that can help make sense of all the craziness.

The Mushroom House

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Built in 1973 in Aspen, Colorado (remind me to reserve the URL AisForAspen), this is one of the most irregular and irreverent homes I’ve ever seen. And I love it. Some more pix, below. To read the recent profile on The Mushroom House in The New York Times, click here. To see The Mushroom House photo gallery, click here. For …