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While most downtown areas are typically considered “entertainment” districts, none in Atlanta really compare to what Tyler Perry is cooking up on and around the 330 acres he bought near Fort McPherson in 2015. He’s putting the “entertainment” in entertainment district. 

The pieces are edging into place for what could be an absolutely stellar buying and selling season for residential real estate here in Atlanta.  

Many years ago and right out of college I worked for a good ol’ boy who owned a successful home remodeling company. We’d get to the job site on a blustery morning, the kind where the wind feels like tiny icicles stabbing through your clothes, knowing that we were outside all day. Before we c…

I was talking to a client last week who works at the CDC and was doing data analysis on the coronavirus that has swept China. She had heard mortgage rates were really low and was asking about a refinance. I blew her mind when I told her the low rates were in large part due to the virus. 

If you are tired of looking at traffic along I-285 and Ga. 400, I have a solution: Watch GDOT’s new video of its planned managed express lanes. There is very little traffic in those videos. 

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Henry County officials have shown they are hungry for new, large-scale projects that will complement its close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson and Atlanta Motor Speedway. The county is starting the new decade off with a bang as a $250 million residential development was just submitted for re…

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Let’s just start off that we all agree we were way too gluttonous over the holidays, and it’s time to clear out the clutter and find the right laser-focus that is going to make 2020 the best year ever.

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Once again, experts are surprised to see mortgage rates lower today than from where they began the year — to the point where I am actually refinancing the loans that I made last January. 

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Another year has passed and we still do not have enough houses for everyone that wants them. In fact, 91 percent of the market right now is under-supplied. 

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About 18 years ago I had the pleasure of attending The Norton Agency’s annual forecast event. It began with loud, high-energy dance music, then fog with colored lights bouncing across it. Amid all that, in walked Frank Norton Jr., an unassuming data-hound with a degree from Georgia Tech. 

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From a political point of view, things may seem rocky, volatile and uncertain. As for the economy, it’s been kind of a dull ride as investors and corporations play things safe, waiting to see how the political dust will settle.

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Thanksgiving is now over, or about to be over, and us Georgia Bulldog fans are getting ready to see if we can avoid a year-long brag-fest from those engineers who graduated in downtown Atlanta. Of the 113 times we have played each other, it has only happened 41 times, but when it does, when …

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With one of our most humbling of holidays right around the corner, I’m inspired to talk even more about how grateful I am to be living here in Atlanta. Thanks to all of you who work hard to make sure this is one of the most vibrant places to live, work and play in not just the entire country…

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You can say it’s because of the low unemployment rate, or that it’s just the preference of millennials, but the reality is, companies are now spending a lot more money to relocate their offices in cool places with a lot of amenities so they can compete for better employees.