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'Flip This House' Stars Host Real Estate Workshop

'Flip This House' Stars Host Real Estate Workshop

DUNWOODY, GA -- HomeWise Solutions is offering local real estate professionals the chance to take part in a free workshop featuring Peter Pasternack and Brian Trow from the A&E reality show "Flip This House."

The real estate investment duo is offeirng their take on the state of the local market, opportunities for real estate professionals and ways to maximize income in a recovering market.

"We are so excited to have Peter and Brian join us for what will be a very informative session for anyone in the real estate community," said Shauna Smith, CEO and co-founder of HomeWise Solutions.

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Spring is just around the corner! Get a jump-start on your outdoor living plans Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon. Eric King, ASLA, owner of King Landscaping, and Rick Goldstein, a registered architect and co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will share decades of experience creating inviting outdoor living spaces.

"Easy Hardscaping" is a free crash course that will showcase the best (and worst) ideas in building patios, walks and walls for your home landscape. It will be held at the MOSAIC office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300.

Feel free to invite a friend. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail with your name and the number of attendees to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or call 770.670.6022. Space is limited.


KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.

MOSAIC Group Wins Remodeling Awards

Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] won two Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards in a recent competition sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The categories were Residential Kitchen ($80,001-$120,000) and Residential Exterior Specialty. William Fadul and Rick Goldstein are the company owners.

An impartial panel of judges, who are experts within the industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entrant’s “before and after” photography and project description. Judging was based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation.

MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] is a design/build firm with indoor and outdoor living divisions.

Tips on Selecting a Qualified Home Remodeler

You've thought your remodeling project through from start to finish. You have determined what you want to achieve, have a realistic budget, and know when the job needs to be completed. Finding a qualified remodeling company to do the work is an equally important step.

We've all heard horror stories about remodeling projects gone bad. Here are 10 tips to help you select a qualified remodeling contractor.

Make Your Own Rain Barrel

Collecting rainwater in rain barrels for use during dry months is an excellent way to conserve water and reduce water bills and the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a Rain Barrel workshop for DeKalb citizens on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Tucker Recreation Center (4898 Lavista Road in Tucker).

Important Information about Forclosure

DECATUR – As DeKalb County prepares to launch its Foreclosure Registry, a public information session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.