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Crystal Clark's Real Estate Blog

Keeping you updated on the Atlanta's real estate market.

By Crystal Clark | Agent in Atlanta, GA
  • Castleberry Hill Loft Pre-Auction OPEN HOUSE 11/14 - 11a-4p - Join Me!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Atlanta, Foreclosure in Atlanta, In My Neighborhood in Atlanta  |  November 13, 2010 6:27 AM  |  2,005 views  |  No comments

    Join me for a "Pre-Auction" OPEN HOUSE for this authentic, industrial loft in the heart of Castleberry Hill ~ Minutes from 255 Tapas & Lounge, Slice, No Mas, art galleries and much more!


    Bidding begins at ONLY $29,000 for this 1 Bedroom Loft.  Click below for more details.
    http://www.postlets.com/res/4690078

    For more information, Contact Crystal Clark directly at 404.992.1943 -OR- via email at Crystal@ATLRealEstateGuru.com. 

  • Kids Event at Lowes Atlanta Hotel

    Posted Under: General Area in Atlanta, Entertainment & Nightlife in Atlanta, In My Neighborhood in Atlanta  |  November 10, 2010 9:28 AM  |  1,989 views  |  No comments

    This sounds like it would be great to bring Lex to.  Unfortunately, as a "tween" it's becoming harder and harder to drag her along to events I think she'd enjoy.  This stage of individualism is KILLING me!  If you have children that will willingly let you cart them around town check it out!


  • Road Construction Alert - Duluth

    Posted Under: General Area in Duluth, Traffic & Public Transportation in Duluth, In My Neighborhood in Duluth  |  November 9, 2010 10:35 AM  |  2,045 views  |  No comments

    Beginning November 10th or 11th, C.W. Matthews, contractor for City of Duluth, will be patching the following streets:


    • Summit Ridge Parkway
    • Woodacres Boulevard
    • Augustus Drive

    Please allow for delays and consider using alternative routes if you travel on either of these streets.  If you live or work on or around the streets listed above, be sure to remove vehicles from street prior to this date to avoid ticketing and/or towing. For further information, please contact the Public Works Department at    770-476-2454.

  • Reducing My Carbon Footprint...

    Posted Under: General Area in Duluth, Quality of Life in Duluth, In My Neighborhood in Duluth  |  November 4, 2010 11:43 AM  |  2,049 views  |  No comments
    As many of you know, I live in Duluth.  Instead of having the "traditional" garbage service where the lovely trash man picks up your garbage every week and you pay a monthly or quarterly bill, residents in the city limits have to buy special "Duluth" trash bags otherwise your stinky waste sits at the curb until your HOA sends you a "friendly note".

    Over the last 5-years, I have watched the price of a box of 20 Duluth Garbage Bags go from $21 to a whopping $34!  Yeah, it's still inexpensive if you put one bag out every week amounting a little over $7 per month but I've decided to further reduce my waste by recycling more and funnel my money to other more pleasurable things!  Ok, I must admit that it has also has a little to do with the fact that my future B-Hub (that's husband :-) is an environmental engineer who specializes in waste management (noooo...he is NOT in the mafia if that's what ya'll were thinking) and tells me about all the things he sees in landfills.

    So, I bought the smaller Duluth Garbage Bags (I think they're like a 30-gallon and come in a roll of 20 for about $20) and I'm a little more anal on my recycling habits!  Every week, I cram all I can into my petite "accepted" trash bag, even if that means that (my daily smaller) bags are poking out of the top, fill my curbside recycling bin to the brim, make additional trips to the grocery store (with my re-usable environmentally friendly bags) to drop my egg cartons and what few plastic bags I do accumulate into their receptacles! When I'm cleaning out my paper files I even bring all of that paper to the large "paper" recycling bin at my daughter's school.

    So far, so good!  I haven't had to use a 2nd bag.  To find out which items can be recycled and for more recycling tips, visit www.sustainablegwinnett.com or contact the Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recycling Division Call Center at 770.822.7141.
  • Join Me @

    Posted Under: General Area in Atlanta, Entertainment & Nightlife in Atlanta, In My Neighborhood in Atlanta  |  October 21, 2010 7:53 AM  |  2,065 views  |  No comments

    This looks amazingly FUN!  My shih-poo (that's shih-tzu & poodle mix for those of you not up on your "designer" breed dogs) Leila is sure to steal the show!  I had to come back into this post to add that my daughter ABSOLUTELY HATES when I dress Leila up so she's sure not to be happy but oh well.  What is it worth having the cutest little doggie and not being able to dress her up? 

    I just spoke to a friend who is going to join me and bring her dog Sarah. Sarah is Lopsa-Opsa (or however you spell that) and quite a bit larger than Leila (only 5lbs). We've decided that we're going to bring them both in themed costumes.  This year's theme is going to be "The Pricess and the Frog".  Guess who's going to be the princess?  Yep!  Leila!!!  See ya there!!!

  • ALERT: Road Construction in Duluth

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Duluth, Traffic & Public Transportation in Duluth, In My Neighborhood in Duluth  |  October 18, 2010 10:11 AM  |  581 views  |  No comments

    DULUTH - Lane closures continue this week for I-85 Express Lane project in DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties. Georgia DOT’s contractor, World Fiber Technologies will work day and night this week as weather permits.

    The work plan will require the overnight closing of the outside lane of I-85 northbound from Pleasant Hill Road to State Route 316 in Gwinnett County starting at 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, 18th through Friday, 22nd.  “If the weather cooperates, crews will continue boring under the interstate to run the hundreds of miles of conduit needed for the technology that will operate the Express Lane system,” explained Georgia DOT District Construction Engineer, Randall Davis.

    Day work began this morning on the outside southbound lane of  I-85 will be closed from Jimmy Carter Blvd to Pleasantdale Road so crews can inspect and repair existing communications equipment. The lane will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. only.

    Tuesday, crews will install additional guardrail along interstate entrance and exit ramps. Traffic on ramps will be shifted over as crews work. The ramps will not close, traffic will be shifted over. Crews are planning to work Tuesday, 19th on the southbound entrance ramp at Pleasant Hill Road. Thursday, 21st crews will work on the southbound exit ramp to Beaver Ruin Road/SR 378. Friday, 22nd crews will fork on the southbound entrance ramp at Indian Trail. This guardrail work will occur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. if weather permits.

    The I-85 Express Lanes Project includes installation of 16 miles of fiber and signage along Interstate Highway 85 between Chamblee Tucker Road and Old Peachtree Road and along State Route 316 between I-85 and Riverside Parkway. This $11.7 million project was awarded to World Fiber Technologies, Inc., of Alpharetta. 

    When completed, registered transit buses, motorcycles, alternative fueled vehicles and vehicles with three or more passengers will be allowed to use the inside (left) HOT lane for free, while single- and double-occupant vehicles will be allowed to use the lane if they choose to pay a variably priced toll. 

    For additional information and construction updates on this project, please email Teri Pope at tpope@dot.ga.gov.

    Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about these or any other construction projects on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

  • A Spook-tacular Event in Duluth - Join Us 10/23

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Duluth, Entertainment & Nightlife in Duluth, In My Neighborhood in Duluth  |  October 15, 2010 9:17 AM  |  543 views  |  No comments
    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  My daughter (almost 13) who is now way too cool to hold hands with her mummy STILL loves to dress up and trick-or-treat (thank goodness) so we really have a wonderful time.  Join us in Duluth's Town Green next Saturday for Halloween on the Green for family-friendly activities, costume contest, pony rides, inflatables, hay rides AND we tour the "HAUNTED THEATRE" which includes a Spooktacular show! Then, they will be showing "Casper" at dusk.  See you there!!!


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