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Manhattan Land Scramble Amid Record Condo Sales

Manhattan Land Scramble Amid Record Condo Sales | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos Ballooning land prices are giving developers little choice but to focus on building — or in some cases, converting to — ...
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Top 50 Moving Hacks of All Time

Top 50 Moving Hacks of All Time | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Need help planning, organizing, and executing your big move? Our list of
top 50 moving hacks should have you covered!
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good ideas!

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Need help planning, organizing, and executing your big move? Our list of
top 50 moving hacks should have you covered!

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5 Ways to (Really) Save for a Down Payment | Zillow Blog

5 Ways to (Really) Save for a Down Payment | Zillow Blog | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Rents are projected to outpace home values by the end of the year, according to Zillow, so it's a good time to consider buying a home. Fixed mortgage payments and a more stable market are other reasons to make the jump. Zillow projects that by the end of 2015, millennials will become the largest home-buying age group. Whether you fall into that category or not, coming up with a down payment can be challenging. Here are some strategies to help you get there. Reduce large expenses Sure, skipping y
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Some great tips if you are looking to buy a home and need to work on that Down payment! 

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Invest Atlanta OKs talks with Weingarten Realty for Atlanta civic center - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Invest Atlanta OKs talks with Weingarten Realty for Atlanta civic center - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Weingarten Realty Investors plans to tear down the center and build a $298 million mixed-use project on the property. The project would include 250,000 square feet of office space, 222,900 square feet of retail, a grocery store, 250 condominiums, 386 apartments and 20 townhomes.
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Atlanta’s Oldest Apartments Purchased in Mixed-Use Deal | Commercial Property Executive

Atlanta’s Oldest Apartments Purchased in Mixed-Use Deal | Commercial Property Executive | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
A mixed-use property in Midtown Atlanta, part of which is arguably the city’s first ever multifamily apartment development, has changed hands.
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Well here is a few choice condominiums that will come to market sometime in early 2016!!!

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The Painted Duck to open summer 2016 on the Westside - Atlanta Magazine

The Painted Duck to open summer 2016 on the Westside - Atlanta Magazine | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
After opening the Painted Pin in Miami Circle this time last year, Justin Amick and William Stallworth are planning their next concept, The Painted Duck, for Westside’s Stockyards Atlanta development across the street from Miller Union for summer 2016.
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It's awesome to see the Midtown West are take off with entertainment and dining options as well as cool places to live!~

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The (Huge) Financial Case for Walkable Communities

The (Huge) Financial Case for Walkable Communities | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
It is easy to list the intangible appeal of walkable communities.
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Some great information about walkable communities and their economic impact! 

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Here To Serve’s Shout Restaurant Closing Dec. 23 as Tom Catherall Retires | What Now Atlanta

Co-Founder Leigh Catherall set to helm restaurant group. Change could mean eviction for Twist and Prime.
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Comcast plans to expand SE HQ in metro Atlanta; add up to 200 administrative jobs - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Comcast plans to expand SE HQ in metro Atlanta; add up to 200 administrative jobs - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The technology and media company could be scouting for about 150,000 square feet of office space. The Fortune 50 company could also locate a data center and call center operation in metro Atlanta.
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Work set to begin on Seventh Midtown condo building - Atlanta INtown Paper

Work set to begin on Seventh Midtown condo building - Atlanta INtown Paper | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The Loudermilk Companies will begin construction on Seventh Midtown, which will include 20 luxury condominiums and ground-floor retail space, at the end of the month. Located at 7th and Peachtree Streets, Lord Aeck Sargent designed the 9-story building, which will feature two and three bedroom condominiums from 1,800 to over 2,800 square feet. Prices begin in …
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From $700,000! Can I help you find your perfect floor plan?

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Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta: 6500 Square Foot Fashion Flop in Midtown

Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta: 6500 Square Foot Fashion Flop in Midtown | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
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alas....another retail store in Midtown Atlanta bites the dust....

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Atlantic Station Tower May Be New Home of WorldPay Regional Headquarters

Atlantic Station Tower May Be New Home of WorldPay Regional Headquarters | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Invest Atlanta has approved the issuance of $1.5 million in incentives to attract the company to move its regional headquarters to Midtown.
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If some of those jobs will involve a longer commute, maybe we can help them find just the perfect Midtown Atlanta Condo! 

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Advice for Putting Your Home in Shape Before You Sell

Advice for Putting Your Home in Shape Before You Sell | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Pay attention to the size of your furniture and the quantity of your knickknacks.
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Tesla to open Decatur store Nov. 4 as battle with dealers rages on - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Tesla to open Decatur store Nov. 4 as battle with dealers rages on - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
In addition to boosting supply, Tesla is investing in charging infrastructure in metro Atlanta. The company plans to install six-to-eight high-speed electric vehicle chargers at Atlantic Station — a retail, office and condo development in Midtown Atlanta.
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"In addition to boosting supply, Tesla is investing in charging infrastructure in metro Atlanta. The company plans to install six-to-eight high-speed electric vehicle chargers at Atlantic Station — a retail, office and condo development in Midtown Atlanta."

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Home Improvement Ideas Under $1,000 – Real Estate 101 – Trulia Blog

Home Improvement Ideas Under $1,000 – Real Estate 101 – Trulia Blog | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Check out these home improvement ideas and find out what upgrades (from updating your bathroom to enhancing your curb appeal) get the biggest return on investment.
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Getting ready to hit the ever-so-hot Spring Selling Market in Atlanta? You might want to consider these home improvement tips for a boost in your selling price!
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Should You Pack it Yourself or Hire a Pro? - SpareFoot Blog

Should You Pack it Yourself or Hire a Pro? - SpareFoot Blog | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever moved, you know that packing is a major hassle. Dishes and sentimental items need special care and can’t just be thrown into a box. Unpacking fragile items only to find an heirloom... Continue reading
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Having moved some 17 times myself, I can relate to both ways. But packing it yourself, or watching someone pack it all...the later was much better.

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How Did People Survive Before Air Conditioning?

How Did People Survive Before Air Conditioning? | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Although we may not be able to imagine summer without it, prior to its invention in 1902, people did still manage to live happily. Here's how they did it.
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Touring the plantation homes in Louisiana also taught me how they planted the rows of trees to channel the breezes from the river to cool the home...like at Houmas Plantation! 

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MODA Event Recap

MODA Event Recap | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
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What an awesome event this was! Hope I get to see some of these incredible ideas come to light.....the clock is ticking people! 

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Old Spaghetti Factory To Be Replaced By Torched Hop Brewery | What Now Atlanta

Old Spaghetti Factory To Be Replaced By Torched Hop Brewery | What Now Atlanta | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The Midtown brewpub will serve up food and 'hand crafted beer.'
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GREAT to see this empty space become something cool. Looking forward to checking them out once they are open! 

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How to create a photo gallery in your home - Atlanta Magazine

How to create a photo gallery in your home - Atlanta Magazine | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Family photo displays are often a decorative afterthought. Both the pictures and frames tend to be a hodgepodge of gifts and dated keepsakes. Finding a balance between sentimental images and artistic presentation can be daunting. Kennesaw-based designers Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole often create photo galleries for their clients. Below are some of their tips.
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This can be a great idea for those longer entrance hallways we find in many Midtown Atlanta condos....and a great use of the wall space!

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10 hottest housing markets for 2015 - CNNMoney

10 hottest housing markets for 2015 - CNNMoney | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
As the jobs picture improves, Millennials are finally going to be buying homes in 2015 -- and these 10 cities are poised to benefit the most, according to Realtor.com.
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Keep in mind, the reference to "Atlanta" covers a lot of territory! Certainly, Midtown Atlanta is NOT flooded with new homes...in fact there is very little new construction! 

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Pro athletes ditch the glitz for their childhood hometowns

Pro athletes ditch the glitz for their childhood hometowns | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Professional athletes are renowned for buying multimillion-dollar mansions in cosmopolitan playgrounds like Miami and Vegas. Less visible are the scores of players who settle down near their childhood homes.
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Why Atlanta’s housing market is outpacing the US as a whole - FT.com

Why Atlanta’s housing market is outpacing the US as a whole - FT.com | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Atlanta may have appeared in daily news digests with more than its usual frequency of late. As home of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the city has regularly featured in the story of efforts to control the deadly Ebola virus.
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Indeed, inventory is tight in Midtown Atlanta will almost no new construction in condos, or the buildings come start in the $700,000 price range! 

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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Names Chuck Meadows as Executive Director

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Names Chuck Meadows as Executive Director | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Regional Policy and Advocacy Leader to Head Organization Supporting Transformative Project
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Let's hope we one day see the light rail/tram transportation part of the Beltline come to life!!!

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Forecaster: Buckhead following Midtown’s lead - Once the epicenter of the metro Atlanta economy Buckhead is now taking a back seat to Midtown at least in the housing department. That was the messag...

Forecaster: Buckhead following Midtown’s lead - Once the epicenter of the metro Atlanta economy Buckhead is now taking a back seat to Midtown at least in the housing department. That was the messag... | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Once the epicenter of the metro Atlanta economy, Buckhead is now taking a back seat to Midtown, at least in the housing department. That was the message from Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D., director of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business in downtown Atlanta, during Wednesday’s quarterly Economic Forecasting Conference on campus. “Right now no one is going to break ground [on residential development projects] until they have the money,” he s...
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How to pull comps like an appraiser | Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser

How to pull comps like an appraiser | Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The right comps make all the difference. How do appraisers pull comps? I scraped the surface of this topic a few days ago in a class I taught, and I wanted to
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And this is how a real estate agent should also pull comps. And if it is a condominium, the comps should be from just the condo building where the subject is listed, NOT from surrounding buildings unless there are no other sales. 

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