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The Gifted Ferret Wine Tasting

by Page Plager

Woodstock, GA.

Looking for something different to do with your Saturday evening? The Gifted Ferret is the perfect place to wine and unwind. Every Saturday night The Gifted Ferret offers free public wine tastings. Guest will get to sample three different boutique wines and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 

It is not mandatory, but asked that you register prior to the wine tastings to ensure that they are properly staffed and have enough refreshments to serve everyone.

Bring a date or a couple of friends, and mix up your usual Saturday night plans with a visit to The Gifted Ferret!

Event Date: Saturday, November 14th, 2015. 6pm-8pm

Admission: FREE

* Must be 21+ to attend event

To register call (770)-693-5889. For more information, click here.

The Gifted Ferret
1910 Eagle Dr. Suite 400
Woodstock, GA 30189
(770)-693-5889
 

Page Plager and Blaise Bugajski
Property SELLutions
Ph: 770-639-SOLD
Info@PropertySELLutions.com
www.PropertySELLutions.com

Contact us today if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area - including North Fulton, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County or Dekalb County.

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Finding the Right Community

by Page Plager

I'm going to let you in on a secret; there's more to buying a home than simply loving the home itself.

Shocked? Of course you're not.

Just like us, you've heard "location, location, location," so you know that the surrounding community is just as important as where you sleep at night. But you may not know exactly what you should look for, so we've come up with a short list of things you should think about before putting an offer on that dream home.

Think of the Children!

If have children, or will in the future, it's important to know how active the streets are in your future neighborhood. You want your children to be safe when playing or walking near your home, so take a few trips to the area at different hours of the day to see how traffic flows. You can also ask neighbors and they'll generally give you an honest assessment. It's also a good idea to see if there are speed bumps or signs in the area to alert drivers of children. Keep an eye out to see how well-lit the streets are as well.

But It's So Far Away...

There are those that love living out in the solitude of the wilderness, but for many others they like having stores, schools, parks and other amenities readily available. You should time your trips, during heavy traffic times, from your prospective house to other areas that you'll frequent. You'll be able to decide whether or not you're too close, too far away, or just right when it comes to these times.

Remember, the closer you are to a major road, the likelier you are to hear that highway or interstate traffic at night. It's also pertinent to know if businesses in your area have early open or late closing times, especially if you have a job that isn't the traditional 9-to-5.

Safety First

In today's society, it's especially important to know who you're going to live by and what support is offered in the area. You can find out tons of information online about crime statistics (including sex offenders in your area), efforts on recycling, distance to hospitals, availability of public transportation and local ordinances. Talk to your local alderman's office, town hall or council meetings to learn more. You may even be able to talk to the neighborhood watch if one is available.

Keep Fun Close

If you and your family are always looking to have a little fun, it's important to know if there are parks, sports teams, or other activities in the area. You don't want to have to drive across the city, or country, just to have a good time.

Contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and/or help you find your dream home.

Page Plager and Blaise Bugajski
Property SELLutions
Ph: 770-639-SOLD
Info@PropertySELLutions.com
www.PropertySELLutions.com

Contact us today if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area - including North Fulton, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County or Dekalb County.

Image courtesy of Unsplash/Pixabay.com

Free Family Festival at the High Museum of Art

by Page Plager

Atlanta, GA.

Bring the family out to the Free Family Festival at the High, this Saturday! The Alliance Theatre and the Object Group have collaborated to bring the Habsburg Splendor exhibition to life! Explore the Habsburg family tree with Maria, Theresa and Rudolf as they run into some characters while on this colorful and musical journey.

There are plenty more activities going on throughout the day such as the Gilded Stroller Tour, Drop-in-Art-Making Workshop, Waltz Workshops and more. So bring the whole family and come be a part of a world class family experience.

Event Date: November 8th, 2015. Noon-5pm

Admission: FREE!

For more information, click here.

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-733-4400
 

Page Plager and Blaise Bugajski
Property SELLutions
Ph: 770-639-SOLD
Info@PropertySELLutions.com
www.PropertySELLutions.com

Contact us today if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area - including North Fulton, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County or Dekalb County.

Photo Courtesy of Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr.com

Choosing Between a House Vs Condo

by Page Plager

On our quest to find the perfect home, debating whether to purchase a house or a condo sometimes factors into the debate. Sure, there are lots of factors that make this an easy decision for some—kids, location, money, space—but for others there isn't a black or white answer.

That's because each has its advantages and disadvantages. Let's take a look at some of those now.

Traditional House (Pros and Cons)

Houses are traditionally more appealing to the "do-it-yourself'ers" and those with children because they have the advantage of having total remodel power over every inch of the house, without having to worry about consent from others—homeowners association rules aside. This allows for more flexibility when it comes to children and pet accommodations, as well as more room both inside and out. This also means that your neighbors generally don't live close enough to know what you're having for breakfast just by peering in a window.

But there are also drawbacks to homeownership, mainly in the form of effort. When you own your own home, you're required to perform (or pay for) maintenance on your yard and trees, which means you have to purchase equipment and tools to keep up with things. Then it not only becomes a financial investment, but a time investment as well. Utility bills can also be higher due to the size of a house.

Condominium (Pros and Cons)

There's a growing sect of people that pushed for more urban living, giving rise to larger and larger cities. The appeal of living in these close quarter areas is the accessibility of stores, restaurants, sports facilities and other amenities. If you're one of the many that struggle to find free time each day, condos can be an attractive choice for their convenience and low-maintenance living. And because you're only responsible for the interior of the condo, association fees cover exterior concerns such as a structural damage and lawn care, leaving you more time to enjoy the area.

Just like owning a traditional home, condos have a few drawbacks. Remember those association fees we talked about earlier? Well, these are extra fees that are in addition to your monthly mortgage payment. Think of them as H.O.A. fees, but for your condo. Oftentimes these may not be a set fee, and can fluctuate depending on needed maintenance. Not to mention that you're continuously surrounded, elbow-to-elbow, with all your neighbors. If you don't particularly like that neighbor that blares music until the early AM, you better hope that your homeowners’ rules have something that can help you.

It's Easy, Choose More Pros

There are pros and cons to every situation, you just have to determine which cons you can live with, and which pros you most look forward to enjoying. Both housing situations can be perfect depending on your lifestyle. Just remember that when the pros outweigh the cons, the cons will eventually start to dwindle away. Contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and/or help you find your dream home.

Page Plager and Blaise Bugajski
Property SELLutions
Ph: 770-639-SOLD
Info@PropertySELLutions.com
www.PropertySELLutions.com

Contact us today if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Greater Atlanta, Georgia area - including North Fulton, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County or Dekalb County.

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Page and Blaise Plager are the owner/agents of Property Sellutions.  We provide real estate services in Greater Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding communities North Fulton, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, Dekalb County,
Hall County, Glynn County, and The Golden Isles


 

We list and sell residential real estate including single family homes, condominiums, townhomes, rental property,
investment property, vacant land and lots for sale in the Great Atlanta, Georgia area.