Wren’s Nest Free

Wrens Nest part of Phoenix Flies on March 17 & 18 and 24 & 25. It’s Free and we’re open on Sunday (just these two weekends).
Two storytelling sessions each day. Saturday 11:30a and 1p and Sunday 1:30 & & 3. Saturday regular hours: 10-2:30; Sunday 1-4.
I hope all our neighbors will take advantage of this and come on down!

NPU-T: Atlanta Ambassador Essay Package

Good Morning,

We, the Office of Recreation in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, Strategic Service Learning Collaborative, The National Youth Leadership Council and Diversified Hospitality Institute are re-designing our Teen Program to Pilot Fall 2012 at four recreation centers (one in each quadrant of the city).

In preparation for our new Teen model we are training 8 Teen Ambassadors to represent each quadrant of the City (4 females and 4 males) by sending them to Minneapolis to the National Service Learning Conference as an initial introduction to the foundation of the program. We are using an Essay contest to select those Ambassadors along with evidence of their involvement in Leadership activities in school or community.

Call or email for an application, criteria and a Teen registration form. Please share with those who know of Teens who may be interested in representing Atlanta as our Teen Ambassadors.

Thank you,

Corliss R. Davenport

Corliss R. Davenport, Ed.S., CPRP

Office of Recreation

Program Manager

Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Peachtree Street Towers

Suite 1700, Harris Tower

233 Peachtree Street N.E.

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Office  (404) 546-6866

E-Fax  (404) 546-9569

email    crdavenport@atlantaga.gov


Home Owner Satisfaction Remains High

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, January 23, 2012

Nearly three out of every four home owners say they are satisfied with their purchase – and the No. 1 reason for their satisfaction is pride they feel about owning a home, according to HomeGain’s 2012 National Home Ownership Survey.
In addition to pride, home owners also said they enjoy the freedom and control they have to make improvement and upgrades to their home.
Of the 1,400 home owners surveyed nationwide, satisfaction was found to be highest in the Northeast at 77 percent, followed by the Southeast at 73 percent, the West at 71 percent, and the Midwest at 68 percent.
“The HomeGain 2012 National Home Ownership satisfaction survey shows in spite of declines in the values of homes nationwide, satisfaction among home owners remains high at 72 percent,” said Louis Cammarosano, general manager of HomeGain.
Of the 28 percent of surveyed home owners who indicated they are dissatisfied, price depreciation was cited as the primary cause. Other reasons for their discontent include property taxes, homeowner association fees, and maintenance and repairs.
Noteworthy survey statistics:
  • Home owners who paid less than $75,000 for their home were the most satisfied at 77 percent.
  • Home owners who paid more than $800,000 were least satisfied at 69 percent.
  • Buyers who purchased a home via short sale had the highest satisfaction rate at 83 percent, followed by foreclosed home buyers at 79 percent.
  • New-home buyers had a satisfaction rate of 73 percent, and existing-home buyers had a satisfaction rate of 71 percent.
  • Home owners ages 55-65 were the most satisfied at 76 percent. Home owners between 18 and 25 had the lowest satisfaction rate at 45 percent.
By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine