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Should the Buyer’s Agent Attend the Home Inspection?

Posted by on May 2, 2017

The question of whether the buyer’s agent should attend the home inspection can be argued both ways, and even the most seasoned industry veterans can disagree.  There are pros and cons for the buyers agent attending a home inspection, and this can even be influenced by the state and region that you’re in. A good article about this debate can be found online in “Working RE”:  http://www.workingre.com/should-agent-attend-home-inspection/  As you will read, this article surveyed experienced agents/brokers who have shared their opinions based on their real estate experience. Some of the reasons the article found for the buyer’s agent attending the inspection included: the buyer’s agent being there can act as an intermediary to request clarifications from the inspector and to explain things to the buyer. it can be a helpful learning experience for the buyer’s agent, which will help them professionally for their next client. And some of the reasons the article found for NOT attending were: being present can influence their client’s opinions towards or against something. it can open an argument about what the inspection is discovering. attending can...

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Health & Fitness

CAMP Skincare – All Natural and Organic Beauty Products

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

If I asked you what ingredients are in your face lotion, could you name them? Or better yet, could you pronounce them? Having great skin is an indicator of one’s health. The skin is the largest organ on the body. It only makes sense to treat it with the utmost care. Most, if not all, mainstream beauty products contain harsh chemicals and preservatives. Ever heard of Phthalates or how about Tricolson? Yikes!  They are meant to last on a shelf, not on your face.  After cycling through multiple beauty products, I finally found one to call my own: CAMP Skincare, a Toronto based line of beauty products that promote smart skincare using only Mother Nature’s ingredients.  I am a huge fan of the “Ying-Yang Balancing Facial Oil.”  As a repeat customer, I find that this oil leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated.  Did I mention that it smells amazing!? Ingredients: Cherry Kernel Oil: “Very high in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid known to effectively reduce acne while restores skin’s barrier function for a more supple, clear complexion.” Watermelon Seed Oil: “Contains over...

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Music

Southern Rock Spectacular in Atlanta

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

On  Saturday The Sundogs will hold their second  Southern Rock Spectacular at Smith’s Olde Bar. Joining them are  The Higher Choir featuring the Bearded Messiah Chance Walls and guitar slinging pal Grant Mitchell. The evening will start with the lovely and talented Andrea Colburn Band.  This night will feature rock n roll bands with swagger and attitude for fun on a hot summer night. Get advance tickets and save! You can even get a VIP table for you and your friends. Doors at 8, Andrea starts at 9. Get advance tickets here! “Part of what makes the Sundogs’ music so enjoyable is how they work as one. By sharing time on lead, embracing backing vocals and switching instruments the band creates a cohesive sound that is built around jangly guitars and catchy melodies.” -Chris Martin, Atlanta Examiner For more information about the Sundogs, visit...

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BS Tests

Gigantic Watermelon Slicer Tested

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015

BS TESTS has been awfully quiet until this most recent injustice awakened the Bull into a snarling mess of disappointment. This is a Watermelon Slicer that was purchased at Sam’s Club last summer and was never used until recently.  Currently it is not available and hopefully that will save you from making the mistake of throwing away ten plus dollars. First, the instructions suggest cutting both ends of the melon.  I guess without the old watermelon cutting knife that seem to work just fine, step one would not be possible.  This may also require a cutting board and lots of paper towels.  The flatter the end cut, we have learned the better it works.   Step 2: Place it on its circular juice catching tray, which oddly has a whole in the center so that the maximum amount of sticky juice squirts through it, onto your counter top. Step 3: Press the blades on top of the cut melon and push with as much force as you can humanly muster.  This may not be enough.  I can assure you this is...

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Templeton Rye Launch Party in Atlanta

Templeton Rye Launch Party in Atlanta

Sep 20, 2016

Red Phone Booth is kicking off its events in style with a Launch Party for Templeton Rye 6 year. Guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail, 2 oz pour of both the 4 year and the oldest Templeton Rye ever, the 6 year! Learn a little about the whiskey and taste light bites from the Red Phone Booth menu. There is also a very special surprise for all in attendance. Guests are limited, so please RSVP in advance. Cost is just $25 per person. RSVP at info@redphonebooth.com. Don’t miss the first big event at Red Phone Booth! The first of a multi-location franchise roll out, Red Phone Booth is a prohibition experience featuring an extensive classic craft cocktail and cigar program. Patrons will notice the finest attention to detail that provides for exceptional cocktails including 100% fresh squeezed juices such as blood orange, mango, and cranberry, hand chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, garnishes cut to order, a collection of some of the rarest liquors available and over a dozen tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents to help breath new depth. Small plates include fresh seafood, carpaccio, beef tenderloin, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts including a rotating selection of signature desserts. Showcasing the 1920s speakeasy theme, the venue features restored original brick floors, have a honey onyx bar, intimate fireplace, custom Italian leather couches, and hand-painted ceiling with back lighting. A private “mob-style” kitchen complete with poker and pool tables is available to rent for private events. Just like the former Prohibition in Buckhead, guests enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into a restored antique London red phone booth entryway. For additional information, please visit...

Moe’s Original Bar B Que to Open Soon in Jackson Hole

Moe’s Original Bar B Que to Open Soon in Jackson Hole

Sep 20, 2016

After much anticipation Moe’s Original Bar B Que will bring its Alabama-style BBQ and Southern fixins prepared fresh daily in mid-October to 140 N. Cache Street in the former Ripley’s location. With a kitchen that will stay open late, the award-winning restaurant will feature a Southern soul food revival that will fit any budget. While the setting will be family-friendly, there will be a full premium bar offering a lively bar scene complete with HDTVs for sports fans, music, shuffle board and other games upstairs. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery for any size group for parties, business lunches, reunions, weddings and other special events will also be available. Upon entering the 4000 square foot restaurant, guests will walk past chairlifts hanging from the ceiling, ski posters and local JHMR signs in a small dining room filled with dark wooden tables and cafeteria swinging chairs. Menu boards, posters, TVs, concert memorabilia and local art will also fill the walls leading up to an order counter in the main dining room that is directly across from a designed wooden pallet wall. This space will have an industrial feel with a 30 foot tall open ceiling, exposed mechanical system and wood/steel beams. Capacity is 125 inside with bar, banquet and community table seating. There is a beautiful outdoor dining space on the balcony that seats another 16 with views of Snow King and the shops along town square. Additionally, a private event space upstairs is available for smaller gatherings from viewing football games to birthday parties. “After being a fan of Moe’s Original Bar B Que in college and having a love of the mountains and skiing, I moved out west to work at the corporate headquarters in Vail, CO. I knew it was time to open a location of my own after learning all aspects of the company for five years,” said co-owner David Fogg. “When the founding partners told me that Tom Fay was interested in opening a Moe’s in another world class ski town, I was very interested. After meeting Tom and seeing his success in owning Pinky G’s, I was easily sold and knew it was a perfect fit to partner with him on this venture.” Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the...

4th Annual Alpharetta Business Expo Set For August 26

4th Annual Alpharetta Business Expo Set For August 26

Aug 3, 2016

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2016   ALPHARETTA, GA – The Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) will conduct its 2016 Alpharetta Business Expo on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta. Now in its fourth year, the Alpharetta Business Expo has become the premier North Fulton business expo focused on both small business and technology startups.   Approximately 90 exhibitors are scheduled to participate, including eight local food establishments who will provide food for attendees. The Expo will be open from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, with admission free and open to the public.   Celebrating Alpharetta’s status as the “Technology City of the South,” ABA will again host a Tech Startup Pitch Showcase featuring some of Alpharetta’s most interesting startups telling their stories and exhibiting their technology. All Showcase participants will pitch publicly to a panel of coaches at 9:00 AM.  After Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle cuts the ribbon at 10:30 AM to open the Expo doors, these same startups will be available during the Expo to demonstrate their technologies and answer questions.   “Although last year’s Expo was record breaking, this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever,” said John Ray, ABA Board Member and Owner of Ray Business Advisors/BookKeeping Express.  “Led by our premium sponsors, we’ve got the deepest line-up of exhibitors we’ve ever had, along with a tantalizing array of local restaurants and food vendors.   “Our Startup Showcase is a great way to start the day, and represents ABA’s support of the startup community in Alpharetta and North Fulton. Helping these companies make connections to the wider business community is a goal of this event,” Ray continued.   Premium sponsors for this year’s Expo include the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Roswell Infiniti of North Atlanta, Morrow Family Medicine, North Fulton Business RadioX, LG Electronics USA, Greater Alpharetta Technology Network (GATN), LGE Community Credit Union, Gwinnett Tech – Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus, Minuteman Press of Alpharetta, Hennessy Transportation, Family Life Publications, WebChimpy, TC Productions and Dramatic Water Solutions.   The Technology Showcase pitch event will begin at 9:00 am.  After Mayor Belle Isle’s ribbon cutting at 10:30, the Expo will remain open...