It’s April and that means there are a lot of new things in the air! It’s the season of change and renewal. Atlanta has experienced some pretty crazy weather with some very warm days only to be followed by near freezing overnight temps – it’s been a roller coaster. But, we’re finally getting there with the extended daylight hours, flowers starting to blossom, trees sprouting new leaves, grass getting green and birds chirping. It’s a great time to be in Atlanta (pollen and all!).
Some new and/or fun things to check out:
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is celebrating its’ 82nd Anniversary! It’s a must go-to event so put it on your calendar for April 14th and April 15th. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more. Even concerts and great food concessions, so don’t miss this!
Recess, a New Eatery at Krog St. Market. Recess, newly opened by the Castellucci Hospitality Group, is bringing a much needed plant-powered punch to the dining landscape at Krog. While Recess does offer entrees with meat and as add-ons to their grain bowls and salads, it’s a delight to find a place where the vegetarian options reign above all. Not only are dietary needs easily met, but the vegetables (and everything else) are treated with a deftness and sophistication that feel like fine dining. This is no average juice and bowl bar.
The Fox Theatre. On May 17th there will be a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of the Marquee Club, a $10 million project representing the theatre’s most substantial one-time renovations since its 1929 opening. It will not only be a premium event space, but have five new bars, a multi-level interior, and a “climate-controlled” rooftop terrace overlooking Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Street, offering public access to the Fox Thetre’s roof for the first time in nearly 50 years. It’s going to be really cool, however that cool factor comes with an annual subscription of a minimum of $2500!
And let’s not forget the Buckhead Farmers Market! This beloved market (officially known as the Peachtree Road Farmers Market) opened on April 7th and is back in full swing at The Cathedral of St. Phillip. The beloved market (officially known as the Peachtree Road Farmers Market) is back in full swing at The Cathedral Of St. Philip this Saturday April 7th, bringing with it the best locally-sourced products created right in Georgia’s backyard (don’t let the rain stop you, it moves inside during bad weather). Local artisans and farmers bring fresh farm to table goodies. Cooking demos are at 10:00 am to show you how to create some amazing dishes using the vendors products. So every Saturday from April through December 15th, 8:30am to noon, come for a great experience….free parking, bring cash (although some vendors take credit cards), and all are welcome..even leashed, well mannered dogs!
And finally….The Real Estate Market is in full swing, as well! If you are a Buyer, make sure to get pre-qualified by a good mortgage broker before you go out looking, as it will be required when making an offer. The general rule of thumb now in the metro area is the lower the price point, the lower the inventory and the quicker they sell (it’s not unusual to sell the first day on market!)…. So be prepared! And if you are a Seller, no matter the price point, it still is necessary to have your home in tip-tip condition, well presented and properly priced. I can help you on all these points, so please give me a call to discuss whether you are selling or buying.
Be sure to also check out a separate blog I have…. ToniitkinBlog.com. It has very different and interesting real estate posts than you will see here. And, I invite you to please visit and follow me on my social media pages!
Happy Spring 2018!!!!