Metro & More with Christina

I love Atlanta and all it has to offer. I want to share my city with you.
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I loved this! (Taken with picplz.)

Do I? Do I really?

Do I? Do I really?

Easter Sunrise Service at Stone Mountain! Amazing!

Easter Sunrise Service at Stone Mountain! Amazing!

East Atlanta Strut Festival for All ATLiens

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Greetings Blog Readers,

I am very excited to share with you one of my favorite neighborhoods in Atlanta. East Atlanta is a great place for food, shopping, fun, tattoos and music! This Saturday, September 17th, East Atlanta will be hosting its 14th annual East Atlanta Strut Parade, 5k and Festival. You know one of my favorite words is….FREE! Yes it is a free festival with many booths, music performances and volunteers raising money for further East Atlanta neighborhood projects. I have attached a link for more information and I will definitely be there. I hope to see you there and enjoy one of my favorite Atlanta secrets.

http://eastatlantastrut.com/

Have Fun!

-Christina Hall

Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park This Weekend

Greetings Blog Readers,

 If you were like me last weekend, you were stuck in the house for Labor Day due to all the rain. If you are looking for a fun event to do there is the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park. Tons of fun crafts, shows, concerts and events. Enjoy all Stone Mountain Park has to offer too. There is only a $10 parking fee per car which you really cannot beat. Enjoy this beautiful weather before it gets cold. 

Enjoy!

-Christina Hall

http://festivals.stonemountainpark.com/mini-section/default.aspx?id=14image


Greetings Blog Readers,
As some of you might know, I a will be getting into the Real Estate Arena myself in October (3 more weeks) and I would like to educate you all on what different options in this market people have in selling and buying their house. Let me know if I can be of any assistance. This is my first post on Real Estate so let me know if you are interested in finding out more information.
Foreclosure and walking away from your home is not the only option you have!!!! Short sale it!
Thanks,
-Christina Hall
WHAT IS A SHORT SALE?

If you’re one of the nearly 23% of homeowners whose properties now are worth less than the underlying mortgage loan and you find yourself in a situation where you have to move (a new job, perhaps, or because you can no longer afford the payments on this house and are hoping to downsize), the only way to sell your house successfully is either pay the bank the difference between the sales price and your mortgage balance out of your own pocket… or convince the lender to accept less cash than you actually owe.
While a short sale may make sense for some, the pros and cons should be weighed carefully before you get the ball rolling. In this infographic, we walk you through the basics of short sales, who should consider one and the typical steps in the process.

(Click on the title above to learn more.)
Via Column Five for Credit Sesame

Greetings Blog Readers,

As some of you might know, I a will be getting into the Real Estate Arena myself in October (3 more weeks) and I would like to educate you all on what different options in this market people have in selling and buying their house. Let me know if I can be of any assistance. This is my first post on Real Estate so let me know if you are interested in finding out more information.

Foreclosure and walking away from your home is not the only option you have!!!! Short sale it!

Thanks,

-Christina Hall

WHAT IS A SHORT SALE?

If you’re one of the nearly 23% of homeowners whose properties now are worth less than the underlying mortgage loan and you find yourself in a situation where you have to move (a new job, perhaps, or because you can no longer afford the payments on this house and are hoping to downsize), the only way to sell your house successfully is either pay the bank the difference between the sales price and your mortgage balance out of your own pocket… or convince the lender to accept less cash than you actually owe.

While a short sale may make sense for some, the pros and cons should be weighed carefully before you get the ball rolling. In this infographic, we walk you through the basics of short sales, who should consider one and the typical steps in the process.

(Click on the title above to learn more.)

Via Column Five for Credit Sesame

(via moneyisnotimportant)

Dragon *Con is taking over Atlanta This Weekend

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Greetings Blog Readers,

I know some of you are scratching your heads wondering what is Dragon *Con? Others are super excited about this once a year event that allows Galactica Geeks, old school Trekkies, Star Warriors, Comic book Gurus, and Curious Voyagers to take over Atlanta for the weekend. 40,000+ fantasy fans will be in and around the city having the time of their lives. I have highlighted some events around the city supporting the convention. For all of you Curious Voyagers who do not have the money to attend the convention, you can view the 10th Annual Parade on Peachtree Street starting at 10am on Saturday.

Live long and prosper Dragon*Con-ers!

-Christina Hall

On The Radar

imageDragon*Con Kickoff Party: 

Pre-Party At Battle & Brew, Tonight  B Is For Beer!

UYE From A To Z: Brickstore Pub

At Park Tavern This Weekend:

Beer And Whiskey Fest

Keep Up To Date:

Restaurant Openings And Closings On Talk

Free DJs And Dancing:

House In The Park

The 10th Annual Parade hits Peachtree Street at 10am on Saturday and we think an Irish Coffee or two will make the people watching a lot more fun. Michelle S is on the same wavelength, as she recommends Meehan’s Public Houseas “the perfect place to watch a parade.” If you want to stake out a prime spot, Café Intermezzo is waiting for you, starting at 6am. Fill your belly for a full day of fun like Rachel H with “everything from fruit cups to Eggs Florentine (which are delicious and huge, by the way).” Or grab a sandwich to-go after the show from Reuben’s Deli, which Jennifer Tproclaims “makes magic in your mouth.” ATL doesn’t need George Lucas, we’ve got Claudio!


The hotels close at night to those who don’t have passes, but bars around the neighborhood will still be action packed. Start the evening at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, where Jessica A enjoys the chill ambiance and live music. Meanwhile, Eowyn C highly recommends taking advantage of the deal and the view at SkyLounge, where a signature drink is just $5 during their “Flip Flop Fridays.” And if you need to coat your stomach before you pass out, Anatolia Café is open late. Jessica W hits them up for hookah and huge portions.

Some would argue that the best part of Dragon*Con is the incredible outfits, so be sure to get prepared properly atCostumes, Etc… Katharine S appreciates that the staff “exemplifies the triumvirate of values of retail folks: pleasant, helpful, and unobtrusive.” Or if you prefer to create your costume from scratch, Binders Art Supplies likely has anything you need. “The dazzling rows of creative inventory” make crafty types like Sheree H ”feel like a kid in a candy store. A really big candy store.

(Source: yelp.com )

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-Maya Angelou

Midtown Atlanta Restaurant Week August 27th-September 4th

Greetings Blog Readers,

Calling all foodies! Calling all foodies! I am happy to announce it is Midtown Atlanta Restaurant Week from August 27th-September 4th. I LOVE restaurant week but I never know when they happen until it is almost over. Plan your week now to join in on this 6th annual event. It is a great way to enjoy a three-course meal at some Atlanta’s most elegant and trending restaurants for only $25 to $35 set price. Normally you could not walk out the door of most of these restaurants without spending at least $45 to $60 for just a salad and main course.  Just be aware that you are subject to eat prix-fixe meals, which are meals that the restaurant has chosen to be apart of this special offer. There is always something on there for everyone. I have attached a link to a list of all participating restaurants. So put on your fancy clothes and make your way to Midtown to join in on Midtown Atlanta Restaurant Week.

Bon appetit my fellow Atlanta foodies!

-Christina Hallimage

(Source: opentable.com)