Friday, January 4, 2013
These homes range from a four-bedroom raised ranch on Starlight Drive to a four-bedroom new traditional home on Old Forge Way.
This week House Hunt features homes with built-in suites or apartments for the in-laws, teen or rentals. These home range in price from $115,000 for a four-bedroom raised ranch on Starlight Drive to $474,000 for a four-bedroom new traditional home on Old Forge Way. Also, there is an Open House this Sunday on Willow Knoll Way. This home is an exlcusive Atlanta Country Club colonial and is loaded with amenities. See below for details. Click on a picture in the photo gallery to see a listing description. Click an address listed below and get directly linked to AOL Real Estate or the broker for complete listing information. In addition to helpful home buying tips, maps and contact information for the listings you choose, you will also be to …
Friday, December 30, 2011
The Felix family of Dallas, Georgia has won $500 for making the top 24 in Patch's Deck the House contest. Vote for this home as the Best Decked House in all of Patch, and Paulding County Schools could win $100,000.
Paulding County Schools could receive a late Christmas present with your help: $100,000. That’s because the Felix family’s light display, which this week was named Dallas-Hiram Patch's nominee for Patch’s nationwide Deck the House contest, has been named one of the 24 finalists. Patch users—you—have until Jan. 8 to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch; the grand prize winner’s school district gets a $100,000 donation from Patch, no strings attached. The Felix home is the only finalist from Georgia. Go to deckthehouse.patch.com to see all the nominees and to cast your vote for the Felix house. You may vote once daily through Sunday, Jan. 8, at 11:59 p.m. Regardless of whether the Paulding school system takes the big prize, the …
Each week we feature great homes in and around East Cobb just waiting for the right buyer.
For homebuyers, 2012 will be a bonanza of opportunities to purchase the home of their dreams. Since the real estate market is stilll sluggish, builders are offering tons of custom options and upgrades potential buyers want. The most popular upgrades include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, lighting fixtures and hardwood floors. Being able to incorporate these options into a newly constructed home is appealing to a homebuyer and gives the builder a definite edge over "finished homes." Take a look at the following new homes offering many of these sought-after upgrades. Click through the image gallery to preview the featured homes. Click on an address listed below to link to AOL Real Estate's full listing description, mortgage…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
With the kids home from school all next week, why not enjoy a cookie baking marathon?
I personally have never been too proud of my cookie making skills unless, of course, I use the quick and easy pre-made dough from the grocery store. Even then, it helps if it is already cut into cookie shapes. However, this holiday season we went on a cookie baking spree. The results—we are all craving more homemade cookies. Check out our three favorite cookies, but only try them if you are ready to give up store bought cookies for good. CHEWY BROWNIE COOKIES (taken from Santa’s Favorite Cookies) 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2/3 Crisco stick or 2/3 cup Crisco all vegetable shortening 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking …
Home heating costs are expected to rise this winter — the Better Business Bureau offers tips for improving your home's energy efficiency when preparing for colder weather.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Ethan Fowler
Thursday, December 29, 2011
With a tough economy looming over this winter, many people are looking for ways to save money through energy efficiency. The Better Business Bureau is offering a checklist for homeowners to safely prepare their homes for the cold winter months, and perhaps save a few dollars in the process. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, home heating costs this winter are expected to rise by 10.2 percent for homeowners who rely on heating oil. Homeowners can fend off some of the rising energy costs by winterizing their home before the harshest weather takes hold. With the unpredictability of Mother Nature, now is the time to prepare for the winter months ahead. The following is a BBB home winterizing checklist for consumers to …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Instead of one big resolution, try 10 little ones, which you can implement all at once or one per week for the first few months of the year.
By Ian Lee, Health Castle We've all done it: made a big, fat New Year's resolution that we swore up and down we'd stick to. And we did stick to it—for about six weeks. So what's the secret to making resolutions you can actually stick to throughout the entire year? According to dietitian Gloria Tsang, author of the new book Go UnDiet: 50 Small Actions for Lasting Weight Loss and founder of nutrition network HealthCastle.com, the key is to skip the overambitious resolutions that often leave us miserable and frustrated and focus on small, achievable resolutions that add up to create dramatic, long-lasting results. "You can't feast your way through the holidays and then expect to give up all sugar on January 1," Tsang said in a press release…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tammy Brady Elliott is the town winner for East Cobb in Patch's "Deck the House" contest.
Congratulations to Tammy Brady Elliott for submitting her holiday decorations photo to the Patch's national "Deck The House" contest. She is now eligible to win a $500 prize if chosen as one of the top 24 photos across the country--but she needs your votes! The 24 national finalists, each getting $500 towards their electricity bill, will be named Friday, at which time voting will open for the national $100,000 prize for local schools. Come back and vote on Dec. 30 for the winner! Congratulations, Tammy, from East Cobb Patch, and good luck!