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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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Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Offer Second Atlanta Location

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Set to Offer Second Atlanta Location

Jul 18, 2016

In mid-August Moe’s Original Bar B Que will open a new location outside of the perimeter at 12020 Etris Rd Suite B-140 in the Sweet Apple Village shopping center in the heart of Roswell. Like the Midtown restaurant, Moe’s Original Bar B Que features award-winning pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces in addition to Catfish and a Shrimp Moe-Boy sandwich. Additionally, a daily rotation of traditional Southern sides and tasty desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations. Large party takeout orders and full service catering with delivery for parties and special events are also available. With square footage of 2,800 and a seating capacity of approximately 100, the new spot utilizes rustic looking woodwork with antique metal trims to provide a classic down home southern feel. Like most Moe’s Original Bar B Ques across the country, the Roswell eatery has an open kitchen feel, giving customers a full view of the Ole Hickory smoker and the food being prepared. The interior walls are covered with a mixture of music and sports complete with a ski lodge feel and Southern flare. A full size garage door opens up to a large patio area furnished with large picnic tables that are perfect for a great family dining experience or private party. Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. Owning several other locations in Northern Alabama, Chris Clowers and Mike Ellis have partnered on this venture with Roswell natives Kyle McCarter and Andrew Justin. This new BBQ joint will be open daily at 11am offering a full premium bar, plenty of TVs for sports viewing, family-friendly games like bingo and trivia during the weekdays and live music on the weekends. There is also ample parking available. For more information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que,...

Southern Rock Spectacular in Atlanta

Southern Rock Spectacular in Atlanta

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...

Jackson Hole Brings the Dining to the Table

Jackson Hole Brings the Dining to the Table

Jun 30, 2016

When starting this feature, I was writing a travel piece on everything that Jackson Hole has to offer. What I found was a culinary experience worth its own showcase. The restaurants in this list are only a sampling of the various dining that Jackson Hole brings to the table. Stop into Street Food at the Stagecoach for great eats on the way to the Village or coming off the pass. Husband and wife team Marcos Hernandez and Amelia Hatchard met while working at the Four Seasons before venturing out on their own with this global cantina. While the regular burger is grilled to perfection, the lamb burger should definitely be tried as all of the ingredients really complement each other. The overall menu has a lot of varied options, but be sure and check out the daily specials on the board for things like the highly popular Chipotle Cream Shrimp Quesadillas as well. While the unassuming dining room is off the bar in the Stagecoach, there is an enjoyable outside dining area with plenty of room to relax while the kids run around. **In the Know: The Habanero Hot Sauce is made and bottled in the restaurant ready to sell. If you’re looking for down-home cooking, take a step into Café Genevieve. While the Southern-inspired cuisine wins acolades all by itself, it’s also a charming place as the restaurant is housed in a historic log cabin listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Focusing its food and cocktails by the season, this cafe is open daily and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you’re lucky when you come in for brunch, you might see the Crabcake Benedict on the menu but if not, Fried Chicken and Waffles are always a perfect go to item. If you are passionate about the origin of your food, know that Cafe Genevieve sources it products from local ranchers and farmers to ensure sustainable ingredients. In the summer enjoy Cafe Genevieve’s bustling, sunny patio with excellent people watching and dogs welcome.**In the Know: Pig Candy, a thick applewood smoked bacon, coated with a blend of sugars and spices and baked low-and-slow, is available for sale on the website. Using fresh seasonal ingredients, E.leaven Food Company offers appealing meals made from scratch. In addition to serving breakfast all day...