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    Overcoming the affordable housing funding challenge

    By Guest Columnist MIKE DOBBINS, a professor of the practice of planning at Georgia Tech’s College of Design and and a longtime advocate for housing affordability The city is making constructive strides toward addressing its ever-growing affordable housing needs. Researchers are pretty much in agreement that a stable, safe, and affordable home provides the fundamental and essential grounding for families to make their way into better education, improved health, higher incomes, and a quality of life that holds out hope. Mike Dobbins The recent city elections highlighted the urgency for housing fairness, with the candidates mostly all pledging to do something about it. There seems to be a will for…

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    Atlanta home sales dropping, price rising

    The lack of homes for sale has tilted the market. At least in attractive areas, those who are selling homes often have a number of buyers bidding. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM The metro Atlanta real estate market continues to spiral in two directions at once: prices headed skyward, the number of homes for sale looping downward. Last month, the median sales price of a home in the region was $217,000 – up a solid 8.6 percent from January a year ago, an increase slightly stronger than the national price bump during the same period, according to Re/Max of Georgia. That continued a six-year trajectory from the rock-bottom prices ushered in…

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    Atlanta construction sector upbeat, survey says

    Construction workers early this year working on the Northside Drive Pedestrian Bridge that will connect Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Vine City MARTA station. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM It’s an upbeat time for the metro Atlanta construction industry, according to a survey of local companies. Revenues and profits have been rising and the biggest problem for the sector has been finding and hiring the right workers, said Tom Jollay, co-leader for the construction practice at Bennett Thrasher, an Atlanta-based accounting and consulting firm which conducted the survey with the Kennesaw State University College of Construction Management. More than half of all construction companies saw an increase in profit markets and more than three-quarters…

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    Atlanta Hawks Transfer Andrew White III from Erie to Atlanta

    ATLANTA, GA – The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has transferred forward Andrew White III from the team’s G League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, to Atlanta, it was announced today. White III is on a two-way contract. In 10 games with the BayHawks, he’s averaging 15.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in 26.2 minutes (.465 FG%, .393 3FG%, .778 FT%). White III, who started this season with the Maine Red Claws, has appeared in 34 G League games this season (21 starts), and has averaged 15.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 31.7 minutes (.444 FG%, .398 3FG%, .831 FT%). He was signed to a two-way contract by the Hawks on…

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    Valentine’s Day 2018: 7 Great Date Ideas In Atlanta

    ATLANTA, GA — There’s nothing wrong with dinner and a movie. But, with Valentine’s Day only a few days away, you may be racking your brain for ideas for a special date to observe the day. Fortunately, there are plenty of great options in Atlanta. If you’re willing to think outside the box just a little bit, you can make it a date at a lot of really cool spots around town. Whether it’s flowers, awesome architecture or just a few hours of relaxation you’re after, Atlanta has got you covered. Here are seven of our favorite spots in Atlanta to enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary date. Do you know of other…

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    First Look: Parkway 400 project project reflects a changing Alpharetta (Renderings) – Atlanta Business Chronicle

    For more than two decades, the formula for a suburban Atlanta office park seemed to work: develop mid-rise buildings along Georgia 400, with a short drive to the mall, the CEO’s house, and a golf course. Now, projects such as Avalon in Alpharetta, have proven a new model, with upscale apartments, and the right mix of stores and restaurants next to the office buildings, can achieve rents as high as some urban markets. Greenstone Properties, which is pitching a project at Georgia 400 and Old Milton Parkway, has taken notice. For example, it wants to reduce the amount of office space currently entitled for its project Parkway 400, from 630,000…

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    Utopic Wellness Communities Are A Multibillion-Dollar Real Estate Trend

    Thirty minutes from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lies a countryside oasis that resembles a fancier, modern-day version of Little House on the Prairie. Imagine 40,000 acres of forest surrounding newly built Craftsman and Victorian homes–each with sweeping Southern-style wraparound porches sprinkled with lemonade-sipping residents, old and young. Behind each house lie “alleyways” of forest trails–there, athleisure-clad grandmas go on runs while clusters of unaccompanied kids forage for secret treehouses strewn throughout the landscape. Nestled behind a communal organic farm, pigs and chickens roam free beneath pine trees. At the local inn, the concierge offers free bunnies at check-in. There are few cars on the premises; most residents prefer to…

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    Atlanta Schools Announce Weather-Days Makeup Plan

    ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta Public Schools have decided to make up for days missed due to weather cancellations by adding some time to days when students would already be in class. The district will add 30 minutes to the end of each school day from Jan. 29-March 30. That means elementary schools will let out at 3 p.m., high schools will be dismissed at 4 p.m. and middle schools will be dismissed at 4:35 p.m. during that period. Schools will not be operating according to the district-wide bell schedule during that time and parents should contact the individual school if they have questions about how schedules will be changed, the…

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    What People Are Looking For In Atlanta Apartments

    There are lots of apartment or condos for rental fee in Atlanta, GA. This leaves the inquiry: exactly how can you find apartment or condos for lease in Atlanta that are best for you? Did you conserve up sufficient cash and also are ultimately able to vacate your moms and dad’s residence? It has to really feel fantastic to taste the flexibility. Rash activities could commonly be the incorrect ones, as well as discovering the best location to live is much more vital compared to you assume. 1. Spending plan – Just check out advertisements of apartment or condos you will certainly have the ability to manage. Other than lease,…

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    Atlanta Communities the Fabulous Indeed

    Rent an apartment in Atlanta is best and the obvious for sure and it can make you feel perfect. There are many reasons which would be so fine for you and you will come up with the obvious decision of the righteous place and this will be in the finest order for you. You can find that everything you will meet here would be so trouble if not being dealt properly. You must have to be careful and it can make you feel with obvious and with the reliable term.