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Housing News

Housing News

Apr 9, 2016

By Juan Gonzales Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Minutes from last month’s Fed meeting showed the Fed is concerned about global economic weakness. This concern makes a policy rate increase in April unlikely. Recent economic reports show tepid economic growth, keeping inflation concerns at bay. Lack of inflation helps support conditions for low mortgage rates. Even with the tepid economy, the labor market continues to show strength. Last week’s unemployment claims fell more than expected, slipping to 270,000. Smart home technology can make outdated homes more desirable. Nearly 1/2 of Americans surveyed either have or plan to install smart home tech this year. The recent dip in mortgage rates has helped move some buyers off of the fence. Purchase applications were 11% higher than the same week last year. Annual owner-occupied purchases were up 15.9% in 2015. The 3.74 million purchases were the most seen since 2007’s 3.93 million. Rate movements and volatility are based on published, aggregate national averages and measured from the previous to the most recent midweek daily reporting period. These rate trends can differ from our own and are subject to change at any time. The Juan Gonzales Mortgage Team Neighborhood Mortgage, Inc Senior Loan Officer NMLS #1001339 (678) 990-8774 juan@nloans.net...

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Continually Proves to be a Successful Model

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Continually Proves to be a Successful Model

Mar 24, 2016

Moe’s Original Bar B Que is and always will be an evolving concept. As it continues to grow at an aggressive, yet manageable pace, continuity and consistency are key to the continued success. The foundation of the company is the food. Consistently providing top notch cuisine has ultimately been an accomplishment for this brand. From the roadside shack to the 10,000 square foot BBQ, bowling and music venue, the company likes to go with the flow. While not offering a cookie cutter atmosphere, each restaurant has the feel of Moe’s Original, but the character and personality of its local owner and community. Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s team is a family filled with like-minded individuals with common interests and goals driven to succeed through hard work in a team mandated environment. “We will continue to master the logistics of consistent BBQ and Southern fare, but our concept goes well beyond the food. We strive to make a comfortable environment for every customer who walks through our doors,” said founding partner Jeff Kennedy. “We have created a culture that brings people together for great food and good times. While our philosophy begins with the owners, it is shared by the employees and spreads contagiously throughout each and every restaurant.” Moe’s Original Bar B Que was founded in 2001 by Ben Gilbert, Mike Fernandez and Jeff Kennedy. After meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, they instantly became friends and had a mutual interest in all things Southern: BBQ, blues, college football, and whisky. In 1988, Mike hooked up with Moses Day in Tuscaloosa and began learning to fire roast meats. The boys were lucky to learn from Moses and his distinct style makes up Moe’s original flavor of BBQ. Loving the mountains, these entrepreneurs eventually all landed in Vail and refined the cooking skills they had learned over the years. By using fruit wood to smoke the meats fresh daily and accompanying it with two sauces, they knew they had something special. Unlike other BBQ joints, Moe’s Original BBQ doesn’t stop there as Southern style side dishes and desserts are prepared daily from recipes passed down for generations. Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que...

Free Advanced Search Tools For Home Buyers

Free Advanced Search Tools For Home Buyers

Aug 21, 2015

If you are currently in the market for a home, you will find my website an excellent resource. The site is continually updated with new and valuable information to aid in your decision making process. The search feature allows you to filter thousands of listings based on attributes that you select. You can simply search for houses in a certain area and price range, or you can look for houses that fit your specific style. If you know you want a brick house with gas heat and a garage, you can get the results you’re looking for. Most real estate websites don’t offer that degree of choice. By signing up with the Property Research Center, which is free, you have access to features that will help you find and organize the listings that best fit your needs: Saved Searches allow you to preserve your searches for reference at a later time. You can easily maintain lists of properties that match your criteria without having to re-enter any information, and there is no limit to the number of searches you can save. The Favorites Folder allows you to save the individual listings that you find appealing. You can save favorites from different searches into sub-folders, giving you the power to organize your favorite listings however you see fit. This is a great way to put in order those specific listings that interest you most. Again, you may save as many favorites as you wish. With the New Listing Notification service, you can be updated via e-mail as to new listings that match the criteria of any saved search. There is no need to check back for updates to your searches. All you have to do is decide whether you want daily, weekly, or bi-weekly notifications of the most recent listings. I always strive to make the home-buying process as smooth as possible. Don’t just take my word for it. Read Testimonials of my clients. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, I would love to be of assistance, and I look forward to hearing from you. Taty www.RealEstateOnHeels.com...

Easy Ways To Reorganize Your Kitchen

Easy Ways To Reorganize Your Kitchen

Aug 12, 2015

The kitchen, for most of us, is a home’s gathering place. It can bring to mind the smell of coffee brewing on a cold winter morning, the sensation of spice laden-steam rising from a boiling pot, or the sounds of the daily family hustle and bustle. For many homeowners, the kitchen can also be characterized by the horrors of clutter, crowded cabinets, and general disarray. If you’ve been trying to find ways to reorganize your kitchen without a costly remodel, here are a few quick ideas. Tip #1: Repack dry goods Most packaged food products can be more space efficient when removed from their original packaging and placed in stackable plastic containers. Tip #2: Free the spices Don’t waste cabinet or drawer space on your spice collection! Spices should be handy near the stove, so install a wall rack in a convenient location. Be careful to avoid spots that will get too much heat, as this can affect the flavor of some spices. Tip #3: Hang ‘em up Hanging pot racks can both free up your cabinet space and add a chef’s touch to your kitchen! If you decide against a full pot rack, consider ways to hang utensils out in the open. Preassembled racks can be attached to the cabinet undersides to accommodate your stemware as well. Tip #4: Tailor your cabinet shelves Measure your stacked dishes to find the exact height needs of your shelving, and use adjustable shelves to avoid wasting space. Tip #5: Add simple storage Most kitchens have room for small shelves between the counter space and cupboards that can store dry goods or cookbooks. Pull-out hanging rods for dishtowels can be installed in spaces between appliances and cabinetry, and wire racks can be fitted around sink pipes to hold cleaning supplies. I hope you find these ideas useful for your own kitchen. More homeowner tips like these can be found on my website. If you have any questions about your home, or any real estate needs whatsoever, please give me a call, e-mail or text. I’d be glad to help in any way possible. -Taty       770-367-9744 info@RealEstateOnHeels.com...

Anderson’s Sunflower Field Opens Tuesday

Anderson’s Sunflower Field Opens Tuesday

Jul 24, 2015

Where is a great and unique place in Cumming, GA to take family photos or graduation photos? Where can I see and purchase sunflowers?

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Opens 24/7 Store with LaundryMatic Locker System

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Opens 24/7 Store with LaundryMatic Locker System

Jun 2, 2015

Adding to full service downtown Charleston and West Ashley locations, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is proud to introduce a new drop off/pick up site at Mixson in North Charleston. Always open, the site adds accessibility as it features the LaundryMatic Locker system. This new convenient concept is self-managing for secure dry cleaning and laundry service. “Our system is easy to use as customers just place garments in any open locker, add a 4 digit code to lock, text, call or fill out our online form and our van picks up their items,” said Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners owner Courtney Friedman. “When the laundry is ready, our clients receive an email and text with the locker number and code for pick up at their convenience.” Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service dry cleaner and laundry service with free pick up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also services 36 hotels, 14 restaurants, and 6 hospitals plus commercial and residential accounts 6 days a week. In addition to wash/dry/fold and dry cleaning services, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning and restoration. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available. For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners,...