4th of July Festivities in Atlanta, GA

This 4th of July weekend in Atlanta, GA promises to be a good one with the following festivities:

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Check out all of the other fun activities going on in the Atlanta Metro Area this summer.

We hope everyone has a very safe and fun 4th of July weekend!🙂

Exclusive Milton Neighborhood Fully Furnished Rental – Available Now!

AvenueWest Atlanta, your locally owned and operated fully furnished corporate housing provider in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area has a brand new, 2BD/2Ba fully furnished unit available now for rent. Below are the specific details for this beautiful property:

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Located in the heart of Milton, surrounded by natural woods and pristine landscaping, apartment homes include custom details like ceramic tile, 9-foot ceilings, double vanity sinks, fireplaces, crown molding and arched entryways. Our community is pet-friendly and offers many amenities including a playground, a 24-hour fitness center, a barbecue area, a lighted tennis court and a resort-style swimming pool. Conveniently located near GA 400 and is just 20 miles from Buckhead. This unit features:

  • 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
  • 1,348 sq. Ft.
  • 1 designated outdoor parking space included
  • W/D in unit
  • Private balcony
  • 2 large flat screen TVs
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • All housewares, linens, and towels
  • Unlimited domestic long distance, expanded basic cable, wireless high-speed internet, and gas and electric usage – capped at $125/month

Visit our Property Profile Page for more information and pictures. For more information about pricing and availability, please contact us directly at Atlanta@avenuewest.com or via phone 678.901.9171.



Fun Things to do in Atlanta Over Labor Day Weekend

There are lots of exciting things going on this Labor Day weekend in the Atlanta metropolitan area for all ages and interests:

  • The 2nd Annual Pure Heat Community Festival: Sunday, August 31st at Piedmont Park – come by for a live performance by Faith Evans, a market, food vendors, educational forums, prizes and giveaways.
  • Atlanta Pride Weekend is going on 08/27-09/01 and the Pure Heat Community Festival is just one day of fun within the Pride filled weekend.
  • Dragon Con annual Sci-fi, fantasy and comic fan August 29-September 1. The parade is on Saturday morning at 10am and you don’t want to miss it!
You sure don't want to miss the Dragon Con Parade on Saturday, August 30th at 10am - fun for the whole family!

You sure don’t want to miss the Dragon Con Parade on Saturday, August 30th at 10am – fun for the whole family!

  • Seafood and Music Festival fun for the whole family! Saturday, August 30th at the Riverdale Town Center. There will be live music, seafood, and fun activities for kids of all ages.
  • Labor Day Paddle Monday, Sept 1 from 9:00a to 1:00p at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA. Ages 18+; tickets are $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members; Registration Required by August 27th.
  • Fireworks at Stone Mountain Park all three nights Friday-Sunday!

There are too many fun activites going on to list all of them here but you can refer to this article for some other fun activities.


We hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!🙂


A Recent Article in Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine Deemed Atlanta “A Thriving Market…[to buy] Cash Flow Properties”

The July/August issue of Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine featured Atlanta as one of their capital cities where property investments are a great buy since Atlanta is a high growth market.

Why is Atlanta a great market to buy investment properties? Well for starters, a quarter of the major fortune 500 companies are located in Atlanta and 75% of the major fortune 1000 companies. The Atlanta International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the whole world and the FBI says that the crime rate has dropped 40% in the last 10 years. There are tons of highly rated colleges and universities and the temperatures are fairly nice the majority of the year. RJ Palano, a buyer for BuyCashFlowProperties.com – a full-service investment company that only buys in the Atlanta Metropolitan area – says that “Atlanta has a lot of things going for it. One of the greatest attributes of Atlanta is that the employment sector is very diverse, from tech to health to transportation to personal services.”

Now is a great time if you are a property investor - Atlanta is a HOT market!

Now is a great time if you are a property investor – Atlanta is a HOT market!

Investing in properties in the Atlanta area 3 years ago was an exceptional opportunity since there were so many properties available. Now, there is a shortage of availability but building is on the rise. Investors are currently dominating the housing market and are snagging properties left and right from would be home owners: “…would-be owners are getting shut out as ‘build to rent’ is taking off and hedge funds and private investors are buying everything they can…Existing house values will continue to rise, as builders are building at new market rates for the pent-up demand by both would-be homeowners and investors,” stated RJ.

The employment rate has grown by 1.9% in Atlanta and the National average is only 1.5% and according the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this trend will continue. Atlanta is a high-growth market. Between 2000-2007, 1.1 million people moved to Atlanta and more and more are coming each day. Mr. Palano also explains that investing in a city primarily dominated by tourism when the economy faces a downturn is not a good investment: “when the economy goes down, people’s disposable income is impacted, thus they tend to travel less, which impacts cities that depend on tourism. I stay away from the Orlandos and Las Vegases of the world.” He also adds, “…each property I select for acquisition is located in a good neighborhood with good curb appeal and a functional floor plan. My top priorities are safety, growth, and cash flow – in that order…more people in the U.S. got wealthy by acquiring well located real estate and hanging on to it.”

Another factor that RJ considers is areas where property values are rising. “This is important for measuring investment returns. The aspect of future appreciation is something that we regard as more important than a higher cash-on-cash return based on just the rental income.”

The real estate market is hot in Atlanta right now and projections indicate that it’s only going to get better. RJ cocludes, “…it’s like being in real estate heaven…holding houses for long-term rental income allows you to make money while you sleep.”

In summary, Atlanta is a booming market filled with major corporations, relocation, a growing economy, great employment opportunities, and an awesome real estate market for investors. So why not find your perfect investment property now? You can download a free guide from Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine’s website about what you should consider when buying in Atlanta.

AvenueWest Atlanta is a licensed real estate brokerage offering short-term fully furnished rentals and is also a property manager looking for investors interested in having us manage your investment properties on your behalf. Our furnished rental program can get you higher rental returns than a traditional unfurnished rental can so give us a call today to find out more about our program – 1-800-928-1592 or email us Atlanta@avenuewest.com.

5 Tips to Staying Fit While Traveling for Business or Pleasure

It’s important to stay healthy and active even when we are away on a vacation or while traveling for business. An article published by the Huffington Post shares some insights and tips on how this can be done.

WalkJogRun This awesome app, MapMyRun, allows you to plan your running route based on sites you wish to see in your new city. It will also keep track of the miles you have run, the calories you have burned, and the attractions you have seen! Another running app, WalkJogRun, is based on GPS data and also allows you to log all of your training data which can be shared with others.

LoseIt If you want to watch what you eat while you are on your vacation or business trip, two great apps, MyFitnessPal and LoseIt, will help you keep track of your calorie intake and calories burned.

BodyWeightWorkout Three apps that will help you get motivated when there is no exercise equipment at your disposal are: Body Weight Workout, Fitness Trainer HD, and Plank Exercise Workout.

Spinlister Not a big fan of running? Many cities have bikes for rent and Spinlister is a site designed to help you find a bike near you.

Fitbit You can purchase a FitBit device before your trip which will help you “track your fitness day and night” and will help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

There are many ways to stay active even while on vacation or traveling for business. We hope that these apps will help you find your fitness motivation while you are away, but if not, that’s okay too. After all, aren’t vacations meant for relaxation?🙂

The Best Advice for Traveling with Your Kids This Summer

According to a recent article on the Better Health Channel, there are several different things that can be done to make your life so much easier while you are traveling with your children. Hopefully the below tips with help in your preparations prior to taking your trip.

  • Try to book accommodations with at least 2 bedrooms so that your kids can sleep separately from you. Try renting a home used as a vacation rental that allow for shorter term stays or a fully furnished rental in your destination city.
  • If traveling with a baby or toddler, you should think about renting all of your necessary furniture items such as a crib when you get there so you won’t have to lug these items with you. Also, rental car companies offer car seats for an additional fee. Be sure to bring along plenty of diapers and wipes with you as well.
  • If you are traveling with older kids, make the trip the most fun for them by including them in the travel planning prior to your vacations and also try to balance out your daily activities with adult and kid friendly activities.
  • A travel journal or notebook for each kid will be a great way to have them document their vacation experience and will allow them to look back at these fond memories at a later date. This is especially useful when traveling abroad.
  • Be sure to bring along plenty of toys for each child and plan fun games that can be done while traveling to keep your little ones happy and entertained.
  • Bring plenty of drinks and snacks along to your destinations because a hungry child is a fussy child.
  • Bring a travel first aid kit with you as well as any medications that might be needed such as Tylenol.
  • If traveling abroad, be sure that your kids get all of the appropriate vaccinations in advance and also be sure each child has a valid, up to date passport. Do both of these things at least 6 months prior to travel as passports can take a while to arrive and multiple doses of certain vaccines are required.

We hope that all of your travels this summer are fun for the whole family and will be remembered for years to come.🙂


If You are in Atlanta, Pop Over to the DeKalb Farmers Market!

For those traveling “to” or “through” Atlanta, the DeKalb Farmers Market is one place you must experience at least once. Starting from humble beginnings, this market is now 140,000 square feet of all kinds of world class food and drinks!

A great place to browse international produce, meats, and spices, either for a dish of your own or to experiment. If you are not as adventurous as to make or create a unique dish, then stop at their onsite café to eat lunch or dinner and experience something different. Their mission is one that can be learned and embraced by everyone…

“No matter how technologically advanced we become, we cannot escape our fundamental relationships with food and each other. The possibility of these relationships is the world market. In this context, the world works for everyone free of scarcity and suffering.”

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Come check out this market over the weekend if you are visiting Atlanta or if you live in Atlanta as it is a great place to meet and eat!🙂

If you are in need of fully furnished housing while you are staying in Atlanta, we are the local provider and can help you find the perfect home away from home.🙂