DeKalb County

  • Excitement is building in north Georgia for the upcoming solar eclipse! On August 21, 2017, all of the continental United States will see a partial solar eclipse. A select population who live in a 70-mile wide swath across the country, including northeast Georgia, will get to experience a total solar eclipse, where the moon will completely cover the sun! This will be the first eclipse to cross the continental US in nearly 100 years. As thrilling as the event will be, eye safety is paramount during the solar eclipse, especially for little ones. Viewing the crescent of the “naked” sun for even a few moments will likely lead to lifelong visual impairment. Here are some tips from NASA to make sure everyone’s vision will be protected. If you want to view the eclipse directly, make sure your glasses have been designated with the ISO… Read More

  • Now that spring is upon us, this is the perfect time to entertain your friends, family, and neighbors outdoors! Here are some tips to for hosting amazing outdoor gatherings at your home. Nothing is worse than running out of food at your party, so make more than you think you will need! To minimize waste, place the food in dishes that can be easily refrigerated or go straight into the freezer. Consider hosting a potluck. If you’re throwing a backyard barbecue, provide the meat and buns, and ask each guest to bring a side or dessert. This will reduce your workload, allowing you to be more relaxed when your guests arrive! Coordinate your colors! Use flowers from your yard as table decor, and let the colors of the foliage inspire the rest of your decor. Choose tablecloths and place settings that… Read More

  • Last week, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage dipped to 3.9%. This is the first time the mortgage rate has dipped below four percent in 2017, and represents the lowest rate this year! Other mortgage rates have taken similar plunges – the average rate on a 15-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.23%, and the average rate on a 5-1 ARM dropped to 3.10%. There’s only one way to translate this good news – this is a fantastic time to buy a new home in Atlanta! If you are looking for a new home in Atlanta, be sure to visit beautiful new communities by Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes)! RHG builds new homes in the most sought-after areas of Atlanta. RHG communities provide easy access to major job centers, including Lawrenceville, Buford, Norcross, and Perimeter Center, and are an easy commute to… Read More

  • There has never been a better time to buy a new home! After a steady increase in mortgage rates at the end of 2016, rates have begun to drop again. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is 4.38 percent, and 15-year fixed rate mortgages are averaging an incredible 3.76%. A recently released housing forecast from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) indicates that mortgage rates will steadily rise over the next several months. The NAR report also predicts that housing costs will rise in conjunction with an increased demand for housing. If you’re in the market for a new home in Atlanta, Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes) invites you to visit one of our ten incredible communities in Gwinnett, Jackson, and DeKalb Counties! RHG offers a wide range of beautiful home designs with features such as open-concept layouts, gourmet… Read More

  • This New Year, don’t forget to include one of your most valuable assets in your list of resolutions – your home! Check out these easy ways to make your home cleaner and greener in 2017! Purge the Paper With busy schedules, it’s all too easy to let excess paper pile up. Go through the piles in your countertops and shred bills and other sensitive information. Toss school papers you don’t need, and scan special artwork to keep a digital image of your kids’ creations. File items you need to keep, such as tax records, insurance information, and your most recent loan statements. Safety First Do a safety check on your home. Start with the easy tasks, like checking and replacing the batteries in your smoke detectors. If you don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm, purchase at least one for each level of… Read More

  • Fall temperatures have finally arrived in Georgia – stay warm this season without breaking the bank by following these smart tips to save on home heating costs! Windows, especially single-pane windows, can be responsible for as much as 25% of heat loss in a home. Cover large windows and sliding glass doors with clear transparent film, which can be found inexpensively at home improvement stores. Keep any shades and curtains closed as much as possible to act as an additional barrier against heat loss. (If your windows are south-facing, however, consider leaving the shades open to let sunlight naturally heat your home.) Your attic is likely insulated, but how about the attic door? In addition, check that there are no warps in the door that may let cool air leak through. Consider installing a latch and bolt system to keep the attic door… Read More

  • Autumn is in full swing in Georgia, and now is the perfect time to decorate your home. Here are some super-easy ways to add seasonal warmth and beauty to your home this fall. Your mantle will positively glow with autumn light with this simple candle display. Place a warm orange or yellow candle in a glass jar, and surround it with clear round stones or unpopped corn kernels. To make your décor fireproof, substitute the candle for a battery-operated votive, which you can find at the local dollar store.       Create a seasonal art piece by taping pressed leaves to crafting paper. Pick leaves with vibrant colors that will truly stand out against the white background. Arrange them in rows, or place individual pieces around your home to remind you of fall everywhere you go!         Display the glory of fall… Read More

  • Now is the perfect time to visit one of the many pumpkin patches in metro Atlanta. Here are some fun places where you can pick your perfect pumpkin and enjoy other Fall activities! Washington Farms At Washington Farms in Watkinsville, bring the family for a full day of Fall fun! After you pick your favorite pumpkin, check out the cow train ride, pig races, petting farm, pumpkin launcher, corn cannon, jumping pillow and more! For a real thrill, come in the evening for Flashlight Nights, where you can explore a nighttime corn maze and gather around a campfire for hot chocolate and taste s’mores! For ticket prices and other information, visit the Washington Farms website. Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival Don’t miss one of the Southeast’s premier pumpkin patches at Stone Mountain Park! There are tons of activities, including the Funtastic Kid’s Carnival with boardwalk… Read More

  • October is a great time of the year to get your hands on some terrific items for your home at bargain prices. Check out these deals that you won’t want to miss out on this month! Patio Furniture The weather in Georgia will be mild for weeks to come – the lower humidity and cooler temperatures make this an ideal time for outdoor living! Take advantage of great deals as retailers clear out their stock of patio furniture. Consider big-box stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, and Sears, and look for coupons to stack on the savings. Cookware and Kitchen Accessories Retailers are getting a leg up on holiday cooking needs by offering great deals on cookware. This is the perfect time to spruce up your worn-out pots and pans. Look for discounts specialty items for the holiday baking season, too!… Read More

  • A recent study by Apartment List says that homeownership costs continue to drop across the nation, while the costs associated with renting have remained nearly the same over the past several years.  Mortgage interest rates have dropped by 13% since 2007, while rents have increased by about 3.7%.  In Metro Atlanta, the price of homeownership has dropped by 18.8% between 2007 and 2014, meaning that homeowners are able to get more bang for their buck! All signs point to the fact that NOW is the best time to own a home in Atlanta! If you are looking for a new home in Atlanta, be sure to visit new homes by Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes).  RHG builds beautiful new communities in Gwinnett, Jackson, and DeKalb Counties.  Choose from a variety of home designs with the features you want most, all at incredible… Read More

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