1338 Lucile Ave- BACK ON THE MARKET!!

Contract fell through- need serious buyers! Don’t miss this gem- last one left at this price with these details!

1338 LUCILE

1338 Lucile Ave- Renovated, Move-In Ready

Don’t miss this GEM! 4 Sided Brick Bungalow in Historic West End. 3bedroom plus a REAL  Bonus Room/Den/Office! Walk to public transportation (MARTA). Private 2 car detached covered parking. Many original details restored! Coffered ceilings, hardwoods and so much charm for the list price of $105.9K.
This is a smart move for first time home buyers- participate in ADA program and get down payment assistance.
Investors you can’t go wrong in this BeltLine Community! Walk to Atlanta University Center.

Simple Steps Help Georgians Conserve Fuel:From Gov Perdue

            ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue today asked Georgians to help with fuel conservation in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike by taking practical steps to improve fuel efficiency.  With gasoline prices rising and crude oil supplies in the Gulf of Mexico temporarily disrupted, fuel conservation is a necessary tool to help manage the supply of fuel and reduce the impact of higher fuel costs.    

“Georgians have been through this before with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and we’ll manage the temporary effects of Hurricane Ike through common sense and conservation,” said Governor Sonny Perdue.  “We can all help by reducing unnecessary travel, carpooling and using mass transit, telecommuting, driving a little slower, and fueling only when low on gas.”  

            Some practical fuel efficiency tips for drivers include:

  • Drive sensibly:  Speeding, rapid acceleration (jackrabbit starts), and rapid braking lowers gas mileage. 
  • Choose the right vehicle:  If you own more than one vehicle, drive the one that gets better gas mileage whenever possible.
  • Decrease speed:  Gas mileage decreases rapidly when driving more than 60 miles-per-hour.
  • Avoid idling:  Idling gets zero miles per gallon.  Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas while idling than cars with smaller engines.
  • Inflate your tires:  Keeping tires properly inflated improves gas mileage.

 Commute alternatives are also a useful way to conserve fuel, including telework, carpool and transit options, and flexible work schedules.  More information is available about commute alternatives at www.CleanAirCampaign.com.

Fuel efficiency tips are provided by the Drive Smarter Challenge.  The Drive Smarter Challenge (www.DriveSmarterChallenge.org) is a partnership between the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Association of State Energy Officials.

Contact: Office of Communications                404-651-7774        , Shane Hix, GEFA                (404) 584-1043        

Groups Add Driving to Home Cost

The real cost of housing is significantly higher than we think when transportation is factored into the equation, according to a joint study by the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Center for Transit Oriented Development.

These organizations have developed a database that measures affordability in 52 major metropolitan areas around the country. Its interactive maps show the cost of housing alone as a percentage of income and then the cost of housing plus transportation as an income percentage.

The farther from public transportation a community is located the higher its cost of living. In some cities, the cost of housing is less than 30 percent of income, but when transportation is added in the costs can be as much as 65 percent of income.

“Gasoline at $1 and gasoline at $3 are whole different worlds,” says Dave Van Hattum, program manager for the St. Paul-based Transit for Livable Communities. “This (Web site) map brings it home to people.”

Source: Center for Neighborhood Technology and St. Paul Pioneer Press, Bob Shaw (04/22/2008)

This is why I Iive in the West End of Atlanta 🙂 We have Marta at our door- the bus, train and the most important feature a New Yorker (like myself) can ask for…..SIDEWALKS!!!  Now we will have the BeltLine, bike paths and a trail to other neighborhoods. At this time, there is no better place to buy Real Estate in GA.