Rookie Mistakes New Owners Make

Author: Alex Delaney Rental property is an investment. Not only can it generate monthly income, but it can also, with care, become a valuable asset. Make sure that investment works for you. By ignoring the below information, you can put that investment at risk. Pre-marketing properties: Pre-marketing is a bad idea. It disrupts the already…

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Metro Atlanta Events: Weekend of June 7-9, 2019

Ladies of 60s Soul When and where: June 6 (8 p.m.) at Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE. Price: $5 Join Keisha and Kourtney Jackson as they relive the golden era of soul by recreating the magic of Aretha Franklin, the Supremes, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves and much more! Peachtree Corners Festival When and where:…

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Atlanta Summer Camps

Author: Alex Delaney At Compass Property Management Group, we know how difficult it can be to find interesting and exciting programs to keep your children busy during the hot summer months. So we decided to do some research and find the best camps in the metro area. It’s not too late to enroll your child…

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Metro Atlanta Events: May 31 – June 2, 2019

Author: Alex Delaney Join the fun at various events all over Metro Atlanta from festivals to butterflies, and even balloon races! There’s something for everyone. So pack your cooler and pick your spot! Atlanta Food and Wine Festival When and where: May 30th-June 2nd in Midtown Price: $$$$. Varies depending on the event Wine and…

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Code Enforcement and How It Impacts Owners

Author: Alex Delaney Code Enforcement is an arm of the county government that enforces the housing code, graffiti ordinances, and/or Commercial Maintenance and Industrial Code. Every county and/or city in Georgia maintains a code enforcement division which has the authority to enter residences and examine for violations of the Georgia code.   If your property…

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Why Does My Rent Keep Going Up?

Author: Alex Delaney We understand the frustration tenants experience with rising rent costs. But there is another side to the story. With property values increasing dramatically, owners are facing a shortfall and must compensate for that by raising the rent.   When property values rise, so do property taxes. Many properties in DeKalb and Fulton…

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Spring Cleaning: DIY Natural Methods

There are so many unknown chemicals in our everyday cleaning products. Do we really know what is in them? We get sucked in with the bold claims and the convincing words. However, we probably should be more conscious of what we choose to clean with. It’s probably not safe to be inhaling and breathing in…

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Landlord Retaliation Laws: How to Protect Yourself

Author: Alex Delaney A new bill, that will amend current laws around landlord-tenant issues, has passed the Georgia Legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.  This bill has the goal of protecting tenants from retaliation by landlords for taking certain actions, such as evictions, when tenants request repairs. The bill allows tenants to establish a…

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Discrimination Laws And The Fair Housing Act

Author: Alex Delaney  In 1968, after years of attempts, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. It was quickly signed into law by President Johnson. Meant as a follow up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this law was intended to correct the practice of restricting…

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Spring Events in Metro Atlanta: April & May

Georgia Renaissance Festival Delve into life in 16th century England with live entertainment, food, and artisan craft shops. When: April 13-June 2: Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Time: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Price: $20-$24 for adults, $10-$12 for children, free for children 5 and under Sandy Springs Artsapalooza An artist’s extravaganza featuring demonstrations and hands on…

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