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Fulton County Public Works Department Hosts “Fix a Leak Week” Event

Fulton County Public Works Department Hosts “Fix a Leak Week” Event

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Fulton County Gov.)  Because minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared “Fix a Leak Week”, March 14 through 20, 2011.

Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is an annual reminder to Americans to check household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.

In collaboration Fulton County Public Works Department is offering a free workshop on March 16, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Center which is located at 677 Fairburn Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA  30318. A Public Works expert will educate citizens on tips to fix leaks and water conservations techniques.

College Park Library to Host 2nd Workshop to Educate Seniors Citizens about Homestead Exemption

College Park Library to Host 2nd Workshop to Educate Seniors Citizens about Homestead Exemption

Fulton County will host a workshop on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to inform seniors of the Homestead Exemptions that can lower their tax bills. The session is the second of four meetings to be held across Fulton County.

The workshop entitled “Home Sweet Home” Important Tax Exemption Information for Senior Citizens is sponsored by the Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services Office of Housing and Community Development, Metro Fair Housing and the Atlanta/Fulton County Public Library’s College Park Branch. 

A representative from the Fulton County Community Action Authority agency will also attend the College Park meeting to discuss available resources to help residents with energy bills.

The workshop will be held at the College Park Library located at 3647 Main Street in College Park.

Fulton County Will Offer Housing Rehab Assistance

Fulton County Will Offer Housing Rehab Assistance

Atlanta, GA--  Homeowners in need of a loan to fund repairs to "substandard residential properties", have until March 31st to submit their Pre-Application for assistance.  Due to a federally funded program the Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services can offer county residents assistance in the form of a grant or loan.

Homes are eligible for County assistance if they are located in the unincorporated areas of the County or in one of the nine (9) participating municipalities (College Park, Hapeville, Union City, Alpharetta, Roswell, Mountain Park, Fairburn, East Point and Palmetto).  

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Mableton, GA--  

Four Things I Learned Shoveling Snow in ATLANTA I walked by the window yesterday and saw my neighbor outside clearing her driveway, got excited and volunteered to go shovel ours. I live in an equal opportunity house, Husband had no objection, and I really wanted to get out for a minute. We’ve been snowed in since Sunday night. Enough said.

While it SEEMED like a good idea, I grew up in Connecticut and thought I knew everything about snow, I quickly learned a few things: Don’t volunteer to shovel snow when its NOT snow. It was ice. Solid ice. Yeah, that’s different than the light, fun, fluffy stuff. I should’ve turned myself around when I stepped on it and slid 6 feet across the driveway.

Get yourself a BIG shovel. And apparently some other tools – like an ice pick.

South Fulton Citizens Can Take Advantage of Free Disposal of Bulk Waste on Saturday, November 13

Atlanta, GA--  Fulton County Commission Vice Chairman William “Bill” Edwards, District 7 will once again sponsor Bulk Waste Amnesty Day on Saturday, November 13, 2010, between 8:00 a.m.

Loan Modification Could be Good, but Short Sale is Better says 1 Expert

Atlanta, GA--  As more and more Atlanta homeowners find themselves in financial distress and are forced to make tough decisions regarding their homes and specifically their dropping values and ballooning mortgage payments, we turned to a housing expert to help us navigate this complex situation.

Marian Anthony is a real estate finance expert and author of Short Sale RUSH- A How To Guide for Nonperforming Assets.  According to Marian, a Short Sale is more advantageous than a Loan Modification or a Foreclosure because "the reduced payoff in a short sale releases you from the debt obligation." He states that a foreclosure will ruin the homeowner's credit, and "a loan modification actually builds a debt trap around the borrower, milking them for every last nickel."

With so much information and marketing dollars being spent on homeowners getting into Loan Modification programs which may keep you bogged in debt for years, take Marian's su