Virtual Summer Concerts to Enjoy at Home

Many events have been postponed and some even cancelled this year. But that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! You can easily enjoy several concerts, some for free, at home with your family! Checkout the latest virtual concerts you can attend this Summer below:


September 25-27: The Monterey Jazz Festival goes virtual for its 63rd annual event. Artists will be announced beginning July 21. The festival will stream on YouTube beginning at 8 p.m. ET each day.


August 16: Steel Panther is throwing virtual concert Rockdown in the Lockdown to benefit Crew Nation and a Los Angeles animal rescue. The band will be interacting with fans during the show, as well as playing pre-recorded sketch comedy pieces. Tickets are $15, with VIP upgrades available; information on how to watch will be provided once a ticket is purchased. The show begins at 5 p.m. ET.


August 8: Monsta X’s global livestream concert Live From Seoul With Luv, originally scheduled for July 25, will feature the K-pop group performing songs from their 2020 album, All About Luv, as well as behind-the-scenes footage, and meet and greets. Tickets begin at $20, with merch bundles available at higher price points. The streaming concert begins at 11 p.m. ET.


July 25-26: Katy Perry headlines Tomorrowland’s virtual festival, Tomorrowland Around the World. The EDM event will feature more than 60 artists, including Steve Aoki, David Guetta, and many others. Tickets start at about $14 for single day, about $23 for the weekend pass; packages are also available. The event begins at 11 a.m. ET at


July 18: Bush is livestreaming a show from Los Angeles to promote their new album, The Kingdom. Fifty cents from every album sold during the livestream will be donated to voting registration nonprofit When We All Vote. The concert will stream on the band’s website, and begins at 9 pm. ET.


If you’re looking for a major change, perhaps selling your home and finding your new dream, home, we are here to help! Contact us for your home buying or selling needs.

What’s Your Lifestyle Type?

One of the most fun things about moving to a new place is developing your new routine. You may notice a change in hobbies, or your overall everyday activities may shift creating a new lifestyle in general. But what exactly is a lifestyle to begin with? Let alone, your lifestyle? To start, your lifestyle is easily defined as is the physical, psychological, social, and economical, values, interests, opinions, and behaviors of a certain individual, group or community.


Which lifestyle defines you the best? Take a look at our top 5!





If you are a hyperactive, outgoing, or a person who loves to always become busy or productive, this lifestyle is for you. An active lifestyle consists of having exercises daily, socializing with people, join groups or clubs in your neighborhood, and an active and healthy body and mind.


Healthy lifestyle can be defined similar to an active lifestyle but one where your daily activities heavily rely on healthy activities. This could mean living close to sources of healthy food options, near parks with trails and even sometimes even living in an apartment or home with workout equipment.


Modern living is a lot like a smartphone. It’s designed to reduce the small moments that take time out of your day, keeping things in one spot. If you use technology daily and even keep up with the latest tech, you can definitely classify yourself as a modern lifestyle aficionado.


If you are an artistic, spiritual, musical person, this lifestyle fits you. A bohemian lifestyle consists of traveling, seeking adventures, making time for your spiritual culture, artistic performances, and musical desires. You unleash the beast and go party, be an outsider, and tend to be very social.


Typically, a working lifestyle generally implies that the person enjoys their work; it can also imply that they simply feel compelled to do it. Do your daily activities revolve around your career? Did you move to that new condo because it’s closer to your job? It’s likely you live a working lifestyle.


Sometimes you can live a combination of lifestyles that make yours truly unique. But knowing your preferences can always benefit you when relocating to a new area. If you’re looking to live in the area that best fits your lifestyle, allow one of our seasoned Advisors to assist you with your buying and/or selling needs. We love to help you find the perfect place to call home! Call us at 404.845.7724 or visit our website


Tech Boom in Atlanta

Atlanta has become one of the most sought-after cities to relocate to over the past few years. In just the last two decades, Midtown alone has seen its residential population nearly double. Many are lured in by the mixed living options, comfortable housing cost, and looming career options, but even so, this is just the beginning. Tech companies from all around have considered making Atlanta their new home for some of the same reasons.

Atlantic Station is set to see many new tech-related tenants arriving soon. With the development of Atlantic Yards, which is to be complete this Summer, Microsoft has been confirmed to occupy the entirety of the two-building project by Summer 2021.

Atlanta’s first timber-built office stack, the T3 building, is also set to be complete sometime this year with Facebook claiming their stake of the 230,000 square foot structure along with other tech tenants, Interior Architects, which claimed more than 7,000 square feet, and Macy’s Technology, which took 107,000 square feet.

Google has also confirmed its Atlanta expansion plans, with new offices expected to open in 2022. Google will initially take five floors, or about 135,000 square feet, at Selig Enterprise’s latest developmental project, 40 West 12th which will also house a hotel and condos.

You can be sure, with the arrival of tech companies such as Facebook and Google will come a raise in the cost of living to those areas. The trend has occurred across the country in major cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and Austin which further proves the simple fact that there has never been a better time to buy in Atlantic Station.

With Microsoft and Facebook calling Atlantic Station home to thousands of new employees in the coming year, and the introduction of many more familiar tech companies, prices are bound to rise dramatically and not in very much time. In San Francisco, the median home price jumped from $150,000 to $400,000 in just 5 years when start-ups in the region attracted $5.8 billion in venture funding. It’s predicted the amount of tech companies in Atlanta will soon multiply once these well-known tech giants claim their spaces.

It’s clear; the period before tech-employees begin moving into their new neighborhood will likely be the last chance to enter such a promising area at prices. Along with the development of these new office spaces, there are several additional entities coming including Hine’s massive redevelopment of the area and the upcoming entrance of Invesco, and Anthem (both of which have leased hundreds of thousands of new space right next door to Atlantic Station). There has never been, and never will be, a better time to own a piece of Atlanta.

If you would like to know more or if you’re looking to relocate soon feel free to reach out to real estate Advisors here. We have many knowledgeable Advisors waiting to assist you!


Sprucing Up Your Backyard Getaway

Bring in the warm colors, poolside chic and lemonade. Summer is upon us. During the warmer months, you’re likely to spend more time outside lounging and entertaining, and there’s no doubt your outdoor space has been in a state of hibernation since last year.

Not only does sprucing up your outdoor space create an official area for you to relax or host events, but outdoor living spaces offer a good return on your investment and increase your property value, so, we’ve created a list of our top 5 ways you can ‘zhuzh’ up your space and bring it to life!



  1. Put down a rug

It may seem simple, but an outdoor rug can make your outdoor space pop with color, adding a warm touch and personality. Finding a rug that blends well with your space can soften to hardscape and bring everything together with a pop.

  1. Start painting

Add a fresh coat of paint to your outdoor furniture. Change up the color completely to something bright and cheerful or if you have natural-colored wood furniture, give those rough spots a quick sanding and apply a fresh coat of an outdoor finish to bring it back to life.

  1. Bring in the light

String some outdoor lights along the fence or over the patio and add to the ambiance for those late nights where you’ll be relaxing outside. By stringing the lights overhead, you’re essentially creating a ceiling plane, which helps make the space feel cozier and more inviting.

  1. Add some color

The smallest details can make a huge difference. Adding some colorful throw pillows in your outdoor furniture décor palette will create a warm, welcoming cozy space to your backyard or patio.

  1. Dress up the planters

Summer is a time for colors and greenery. Add some planters to add color to your porch. Even one or two planters is enough to enhance the area. If you’re short on floorspace, install some hooks and hang some baskets. If you have wide steps place planters on them to save room for seating on the porch. Window boxes can be added to railings to keep planters off the floor, but still add color too.

If you’re looking for a new home with an outdoor space you dream of or, interested in discussing how to get the best value for your home, our seasoned real estate advisors would be happy to assist you with your real estate goals. Just call us at 404.845.7724 or find out more at

8 Ways to Help the Environment

Happy Environment Day! We hope you are always doing everything you can to help protect our home and keep her green. There are plenty of things you can do every day to help reduce greenhouse gases and your carbon footprint to make a less harmful impact on the environment. Taking care of the Earth is not just a responsibility, it’s a necessity. Take a look at our top 8 ways to do your part for mother nature.



  1. Use Reusable Bags

Plastic grocery-type bags that get thrown out end up in landfills or in other parts of the environment. These can suffocate animals who get stuck in them or may mistake them for food. Also, it takes a while for the bags to decompose. Whether you are shopping for food, clothes or books, use a reusable bag. This cuts down on litter and prevents animals from getting a hold of them.

  1. Print as Little as Necessary

Now a days, you can usually sign documents, save files and more all digitally. Utilize your computer and reduce your printing as much as possible. When you do need to use paper ensure its recycled paper, and when you’re done, recycle it again. This even includes paper products like paper towels and tissue. Buy recycled products when you can to eliminate waste and save trees at the same time.

  1. Recycle

Recycling is such a simple thing to do, but so many people don’t do it. Many garbage disposal companies offer recycling services, so check with the company you use to see if they can help you get started! It is as simple as getting a bin and putting it out with your trash cans for free! Another way to recycle is to look for recycling cans near trashcans. Instead of throwing recyclables in the trash with your non-recyclables, make a point to take an extra step to locate recycling cans around you.

  1. Use a Reusable Beverage Container

Instead of buying individually-packaged drinks, consider buying a bulk container of the beverage you want and buying a reusable water bottle. Not only will this help the environment, but it will also help you save money since you are buying a bulk container. Or, if you frequent coffee shops, a lot of them offer a discount to customers who use a reusable container for their drinks. Starbucks, as an example, offers a small discount for customers who do this. Saving the environment and money? Win-win.

  1. Save Electricity!

Use energy-efficient light bulbs instead of regular bulbs. They last longer, which will save you a bit of money. Make you turn off lights, the TV, and other appliances when you are not using them. Lower your air conditioning or heat when it’s not necessary. This is especially true for between seasons. Open your windows in the early fall or layering your clothes in the early fall.

  1. Save Water

Water is wasted more frequently than we can see. Turn off the faucet as you are brushing your teeth. Don’t turn your shower on until you’re ready to get in and wash your hair. Limit your water usage as you wash dishes. Changing old habits will be good for both the environment and your wallet!

  1. Avoid Taking Cars or Carpool When Possible

Cars are harmful to the environment. Taking public transportation, walking, or riding a bike to work or school are better options that help the environment, as well as getting some exercise in! If you do need to use your car, find ways to carpool.

  1. Use Compostable Products

These days, you can find a compostable option of a lot of everyday products you use. From clothes and cutlery to diapers and even furniture. Buy compostable or biodegradable whenever possible to reduce the amount of trash that can end up in landfills and the ocean.


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Summer Home Check Up

Summer Home Check Up

As Summer slowly approaches, it’s imperative to check your things around your home and ensure everything looks good for the warm weather to come. Beyond the traditional Spring cleaning you’ve likely done this year, there are other items you should examine like the health of your roofing or your outdoor sprinkler system. We’ve created a list of the top 5 things you should check on before Summer arrives so you can complete your inspections and relax for the remainder of the season.



AC system

There’s nothing worse than having your air conditioning unit break when Summer is in full swing. Checking your HVAC system for leaks, changing the filter, and making sure your freon levels are good are minor things you can be doing to keep the health of your system top tier. For a complete HVAC system examination checklist, click here.

Inspect the roof

Flashing, caulking, shingles and other elements of the roof should be checked thoroughly. This is especially important if you had any severe spring storms. A simple inspection can stop larger problems in its tracks and means less hassle for you. Thankfully, you do not need to actually be on your roof to inspect it. Click here for a list of items to examine and how all from the ground.


Fix the sprinklers

Check for any winter damage, including broken heads and cracked pipes, by running your sprinkler one zone at a time. Any bubbling or geyser-like area needs a new head.



Check the fencing

If you have a wood fence, check the post for signs of rot and replace them as needed. If the plank itself looks fine, give it a good yank to make sure they are sturdy in the ground.

Get in the attic

This is especially important if you do not have a vent or fan to adequately circulate the air in this part of your home. If you use your attic for storage, go through the boxes and start cleaning out things you don’t need. Check for droppings from rodents as this could serve to be a bigger issue. Check and ensure there is proper ventilation, and no leaks. For a complete list of items to check in your attic, click here.


If you’re looking for something new this Summer, allow one of our seasoned Advisors to assist you with your buying and/or selling needs. We love to help you find the perfect place to call home! Call us at 404.845.7724 or visit our website