Whether we want to admit it or not the kids’ summer is coming to an end. Most of Atlanta area schools start in the first two weeks of August. So it is time to start thinking about back to school clothes and supplies. Maybe you even need a big ticket item this year for your kids, such as a computer. Every year the state tries to save us all a little bit of money on all of these things by offering tax free days just before the school year begins.
This year the tax free days are August 1 – 2. If you are wondering what is exempt from taxes during those two days here is a list that will help you. Pretty much everything you could possibly need to get your preschooler to college student ready for the year is included. The exemption starts at 12:01 a.m. on the 1st so you can go early if you really want to beat the crowds!
If you don’t know when your kids schools start back here are the start dates by county according to the school district websites. You can click the date to be taken to the 2014-2015 calendar for each district.
Cobb County – August 4
Douglas County – August 6
Fulton County – August 11
Forsyth County – August 7
Gwinnett County – August 5
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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Look at that picture! Are you as excited as I am? We are just a few short months away from the first phase of Avalon opening for us all to enjoy. A fantastic opening is being planned with fireworks and some amazing festivities.
Make sure you follow Avalon’s Facebook page and check out the website it has a new look that you will love! You can find up-to date pictures, restaurant and shop lists and so much more!
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It’s a little hard for me to believe that tomorrow is the Fourth of July! But what a great holiday that everyone looks forward to. It seems everyone is happy on the Fourth!
This is a big weekend for holiday travel and parties with those near and far! If you are one of the 41 million people AAA estimates will be traveling this weekend be safe and have a fun long weekend! If you have chosen to stay in town and celebrate with those nearby I put together a Fourth of July Party board for you over on Pinterest!
There are decoration, food and game ideas for those of all ages to enjoy! I tried to keep them fairly easy to pull together, so if you haven’t planned a party NOW is the time! Make this a co-hosting event, call your friends and get everyone on a mission for a great Fourth of July!
Take pictures if you do a party and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see what you do for your Fourth of July Party!
Have a happy and safe 4th!
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Waterside is a swim and tennis community in North Fulton County. The community has two beautiful lakes and 12477 Waterside Drive sits on one of those lakes. The swim/tennis amenity center is within walking distance. All these wonderful things are right at your fingertips!
This five bedroom and four bath home has a perfect wrap around porch for rocking chairs. The exterior is charmingly finished in shaker and stone giving the home a very inviting curb appeal.
Inside on the main level are formal and casual spaces all finished in neutral colors that make the spaces move-in ready. The dining room off the foyer is set apart from the hall by columns and finished in wainscoting and has a tray ceiling. Two windows let in sunlight and look on to the front porch.
The wainscoting from the dining room continues down the entire main hallway. In the back of the home is a two-story family room with stacked stone fireplace and a door to the back deck overlooking the lake.
The kitchen is separated from the family room by a large opening with raised bar. Oak cabinets provide storage for all of your kitchen appliances and the room is set up for multiple work areas. A breakfast nook is located adjacent to the main kitchen area.
The master is on the second level and is spacious and has his and her closets. The master bath has double vanity and a wonderful jetted tub. There are three additional bedrooms on the second level, a perfect private guest suite on the third level and a bedroom and bath on the main level! Plenty of bedrooms should you need them or turn one into an office or study!
The home is located in an award winning school district and less than five miles from great dining and shopping.
Nicole would love to show you this wonderful home and community. Call her today at 678-427-8697. Find out more about this listing and the other listing from The Cueny Team here and here.
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We all love our homes, but no one likes surprise repairs! There are regular things you can do each month that will help you stay on top of things. I wrote a post this week on my neighborhood blog about things you can do in June for home maintenance and I want to share it here today. I do this monthly on PalisadesAlpharetta.com, so you can always check the website for maintenance lists, but this month there were some things that I think often go over looked.
1- Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors – We all forget our smoke detectors until they beep in the middle of the night! Make sure they still work and change the batteries.
2- Clean the gutters - Consider installing gutter guards if you have lots of leaves and debris that clog them.
3- Check your home’s foundation – I think this also goes overlooked until we have a problem. Even a small crack that is not a structural concern can allow pests and water in. Fixing a small hole now can save you a lot of problems and money down the road.
4- Repair and seal garden fences and gates - Painting or sealing them each year will keep them in working order for a long time! Don’t wait for the paint to start peeling!
5- Replace old screen doors or add screens where needed – It is time to prepare to keep the mosquitoes and bugs out!
6- Clean the washer and dryer - Run an empty wash with vinegar and let air dry. Clean the rubber rings on both the washer and dryer.
If you need help with one of these items be sure to call one of our preferred service providers!
Have a great weekend!
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