Sunday at Sips n Strokes

Leann is teaching the Retro Flowers today! Everything is having such a great time on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. Come check out the studio in Toco Hills, at the corner of North Druid Hills and Lavista Road, in the Publix shopping center. The August schedule is now on the Sips n Strokes website under Georgia>Toco Hills.

Click Here to see the August schedule or call 404.901.1099

Cary Daniel Blumenfeld

Harry Norman, Realtors

678.983.7987

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Brookhaven Renovation Complete

We have finally completed the Brookhaven bathroom renovation. Along the journey, we encountered a number of problems, the most severe being the replacement of the existing air conditioning unit and furnace. After that was taken care of, we were able to shift our attention to the new windows.

Bathroom Before Renovation

Bathroom After Renovation

Kobee Steak absolutely loves the new shower!

Thenew windows have already made a huge difference regarding our utility costs. I can tell that less air is escaping and also coming in as a whole, not to mention they look fantastic.

Front Before New Windows

They did a great job custom building the picture window in front.

The contractors who installed the windows are from Window World based here in Atlanta. Check out www.windowworld.com for estimates.

Cary Daniel Blumenfeld

Harry Norman, Realtors

Atlanta, GA

678.983.7987

**Price Reduction** Vinings / Smyrna Townhome for Lease

$1,400

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths and 1 half bath

1 Car garage

Sitting room and living room.

Open concept with laundry on the main floor.

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Cary Daniel Blumenfeld

Harry Norman, Realtors

678.983.7987

Sips n Strokes Toco Hills / Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Benefit

Come join us at TOCO HILLS Sips n Strokes next Thursday July 21!! We will be painting the Funky Owl and donating $10 from every person to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta!!

http://www.choa.org/Support-Ch​ildrens/Events/Sips-n-Strokes-​CMN

Cary Daniel Blumenfeld

Harry Norman, Realtors

Buckhead North Office

678.983.7987

 

 

Foreclosure rates are falling?? — Not really the case…

During the first half of the year, foreclosure filings have dramatically decreased compared to recent years. We have seen the bottom of the housing market finally! Well this is not actually the case. Due to the ever increasing amounts of “shadow inventory”, foreclosures that have not yet been processed and placed into the market, we are seeing massive drops in foreclosure reporting. According to James Saccacio CEO of RealtyTrac, “[That’s what is] pushing foreclosures further and further out — we estimate that as many as 1 million foreclosure actions that should have taken place in 2011 will now happen in 2012, or perhaps even later,” Saccacio said. As a result, it will only prolong the housing slump, he said. The effects of this delay is great, and we will continue to see the downward pressure on the prices of homes, as long as there are considerable amounts of foreclosures on the market.

To read the entire article click here or go here http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/14/real_estate/housing_market_foreclosures/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2

Cary Daniel Blumenfeld

Harry Norman, Realtors

Buckhead North Office

678.983.7987

Verde Tonight in Brookhaven

Nestled in the Heart of Brookhaven, Verde is my favorite “theme” taco restaurants in the city. I’m sure that everyone has their own special taco place, but Verde really does excel among many. The atmosphere is great because it sits on a corner of the very busy Village Place mix-use development. People swarm to Verde for their great food  and local atmosphere.verde_bg_front1

Four friends and restaurant veterans – Alex, Freddy, Hil and Pat – opened the doors at Verde to the Brookhaven neighborhood in the spring of 2009. Their vision for the new restaurant was simple enough: open a local spot that would be fun and relaxed, perfect for families, friends, date-nights or just a neighborly drink. Stop by pretty much any day of the week and you can see that vision brought to life with plenty of fresh food, cool drinks and relaxed conversation flowing.

Like any good local place, at Verde we want to make sure everyone who walks in feels a familiarity and a sense of ownership – like this is your neighborhood place. At Verde, you’re always welcome and always have a say in how things are run. Think of us as the neighbors that happen to be excellent social hosts, and our restaurant as our great big house where we have everyone over to eat and drink our latest concoctions.

So, whether you’re looking for a little privacy in a comfy booth or a big patio full of friends and sunshine, we’re your place in the neighborhood for fresh tastes, and local flavor.

Cary Blumenfeld

Harry Norman, Realtors

Is your credit score high enough?

By Melissa Ezarik • Bankrate.com

With historically low rates, many homeowners are watching closely for the right time to refinance their mortgages. Those with good credit may well recall being showered with praise by a mortgage broker during the initial purchase for that solid credit score.

Read more: Good credit score not good enough anymore http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/good-credit-score-not-good-enough-anymore-1.aspx#ixzz1QtvjfY00