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Posted in Atlanta, Atlanta Events, Atlanta News, Local Business, Uncategorized

WEMC Lunch and Learn with Area Bank Lenders

WEMC Lunch and Learn with Area Bank Lenders

If you are interested in getting financing for your business.  This Meeting is for you!!  Come and learn from the bank’s decision makers! How to apply and get approved for business loans!

When
Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
Where
Empire Board Of Realtist Building – 686 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd sw, Atlanta, Ga 30310
Posted in Ashview Heights, Community Events

Ashview Heights Beautification Event

Good Day Good People, I hope this message finds you well. Thank you so very much again for attending our initial planning meeting. Your input was beyond helpful and contributed much to our group discussion regarding the Ashview Heights Beautification Event on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

 As you are already aware, the purpose of this event is to enhance and beautify the Ashview Heights Community and to assist the neighborhood with their valiant ongoing cleaning efforts. Our goal is to partner with various City and County Agencies and Organizations to ensure this event’s success.

 This email serves as a sweet reminder that our Ashview Heights Beautification Follow-Up Partners’ Meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM to be held at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, 1040 Fair Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Please email me back to confirm your attendance.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you again for all that you do!

 

With High Regards,

Shari A. Scales II

Assistant District Attorney

Community Prosecution – Zone Four

Office of the District Attorney

136 Pryor Street, SW

Posted in Community Events, Rambling

What a way to end a day

“A conversation…” tonight about the West End and surrounding communities was a great way to end it. 

Hearing the concerns of neighbors, old/new and potential shed light on some areas we(Realtors) have not considered or focused on.  Sure, there were the normal questions about safety, housing renovations and crappy agent experiences- but there were also very real questions about the availability of affordable rental housing for students and the home purchase process for the millennials. Which, to be honest, is something I had considered myself to be, until I looked up the definition : “Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, abbreviated to Gen Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.”

Yikes- ….Maybe I’m not. However, I still am within their range, right? I STILL feel their pains.

Somewhat.  

Honestly, I’ve never worried about such things. Which is why i feel that I’m behind in all of this. In 1997 I was offered to by a Brownstone in Brooklyn for $118k. I scoffed, thinking “who would want to spend that kind of money in this hood” …. That Brownstone today is worth $1.5million( more, if the neighboring home sells for their $2million list price).

“Opportunity Costs”

That experience shook me and is one of my deepest life regrets. Now, I’m lifting rocks to find one at $800k. And, I’m certainly on a mission to ensure my experiences are shared and others do not fall into the same ditch. What a huge burden to carry! 

But is it a burden? Or is it just what you or I am equipped to do….

Tonight was good. Real good. It’s time to throw some energy towards our millennials.  After all, they are the future. 

As usual, when I returned home, I did a “drive by” past my missed opportunity in Brooklyn….now a historic landmark.  

I pray I will never miss another opportunity. 


 I also pray the serenity prayer …

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.”

Posted in My Home, Rambling

…the storm is over…

After my 15hr drive back from Brooklyn, I’m tempted to sleep the day away…wondering why my room had gotten so bright..


I guess, God has other plans for me.

The sun felt like confirmation to the end of a storm. Not only the storm of yesterday or last week- but an ongoing storm in life.  Then I received a notification from the Word Of Faith app and tuned into their live service. 

1 Samuel 4….as the preacher stated, a bad chapter for those in it, everyone dies. But even in this, there was hope- light at the end of a tunnel (literally) as a baby was born. Although a life line, it was not seized by the bearer, who named the child something like “the glory of God departed” before she died. 

I had to review.  

What am I giving  birth to, and disregarding?  

The journey to Brooklyn was emotional. Yes. I’m sure hard for many to believe as I don’t show many sad emotions (usually my sadness manifest in anger and aggravation) but it was very hard to “walk the last mile” with this lady…


…I refuse to dwell in sadness, as God has given me a reconfirmed focus and desire. 

My three are now finally up & about- annoying each other, and in between Leah (12) made breakfast … Eggs & crescent rolls

I am blessed and favored, with people present and memories. 

Now to get up and see the damage yesterday’s storm caused to my car. A tree greeted us in our driveway- all across our SUV.  God must be making room in my life for a Tesla 

Sharing a few smiles below, can you believe my baby has grown!


Oh I also brought home several packs of my favorite candy!! Can’t seem to find these in Atlanta