Low Rates… Getting Lower?

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“Saw yesterday that the going rate on a 30 year fixed is 5.25%. Read today (here) about the plan to possibly push rates down to 4.5%. Looking to buy, good news. Looking to refinance, good news. And who said there’s no good news these days!”

Atlanta’s Pizza Messiah

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Shortly after moving to Atlanta three years ago, my wife and I were confronted with the sad state of pizza in Atlanta. Hungry for a slice post-flick, we drove all over town looking for something, anything that resembled pizza. Not much was open, and we were forced to choose between Papa John’s and Domino’s. The pizza we ended up ordering …

The End Of Journalism As We Know It

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Today’s ajc.com features a photo feature that asks readers to vote for their favorite mid-tier, Atlanta-based fast food burger: “Arby’s or Wendy’s”. That was the actual headline. “Arby’s or Wendy’s”. Readers are also asked to pick between Arby’s Market FreshReuben sandwich or Wendy’s Baconator burger. I know that the newspaper business is in trouble… but, really? Really? If you’re looking …

Atlanta: We’re Healthier Than Huntington, West Virginia

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Atlanta’s sloganeers have long sought to define our fair city in one catchy, succinct and memorable phrase. From “The City Too Busy To Hate” to the much-maligned “Every Day Is An Opening Day” (well-chronicled by the NY Times, here), we’ve seen our share of doozies. Unfortunately, none have had the same ring as, say, “I Love New York”, or “What …

The Graffiti Enforcer!

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Anyone that’s ever been through the Krog Street Tunnel knows it’s more than just a road that connects Cabbagetown and Edgewood. It’s also the site of some of Atlanta’s best graffiti art, as well as the site of hundreds of cliche social media profile pictures. Back in June, Cabbagetown resident Rodney Bowman took it upon himself to protect the tunnel- …

Walking The Walk

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Ever wondered how much you actually walk in a given week? One Atlanta organization is handing out pedometers and taking names… all in an effort to promote the walkability of downtown Atlanta. The Downtown Transportation Management Association is handing out pedometers to anyone that works downtown. The project- the Walk There Challenge– has been giving out prizes throughout the month …

Mortgage Rates Are Rising. Why?

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We’ve gotten used to low-interest rates for several years.  They’re still pretty low, historically speaking, but they’re starting to rise again.  It’s been pretty under-reported, likely due to optics.  Let’s face it, video of tornadoes, testifying IRS officials, and international uprisings will always trump a montage of central bankers wonking out over monetary policy. So, why are rates rising?  Julie …