January 3, 2014 by Aaron Hofmann
Christmas is over, so what to do with the Christmas tree?
Keep Cobb Beautiful is sponsoring “Bring One for the Chipper,” a free tree-recycling drop off at Fullers Park at 3499 Robinson Road, Harrison Park at 2650 Shallowford Road and Sewell Park at 2085 Lower Roswell Road. Trees can be dropped off at these park sites through January 4th.
Christmas trees can be recycled to create fuel, mulch, habitats for wildlife and other useful materials.
Bring One for the Chipper is from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
- Home Depot*, 3605 Sandy Plains Road Marietta, GA 30066
- Home Depot*, 4101 Roswell Road NE Marietta, GA 30062
After January 4th, free mulch will be provided to Cobb citizens at Cobb Parks chipper locations as well as at Davey Trees (770-451-7911.) For more information, call Keep Cobb Beautiful at770-528-1135.
Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event.
The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers. Since its inception, the program has recycled over 5 million Christmas trees. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. You can support the Chipper program by bringing your cut Christmas tree to a designated drop off site or volunteering with your local coordinator to collect trees.
July 2, 2013 by Aaron Hofmann
The city of Marietta’s Fourth in the Park celebration begins Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. and includes a parade, free live concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games and fireworks finale.
The Marietta Freedom Parade includes 110 entries, 2,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Roswell Street Baptist Church and travels west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square past Glover Park and the Square, down Cherokee Street and ends at North Marietta Parkway. Entries include marching units from the city of Marietta, Air National Guard Band of the South, civic organizations, beauty queens, scouts and local businesses.
The end of the parade marks the start of the Festival. Food concessions, arts and crafts and carnival will provide plenty to do for the whole family.
- Marietta Freedom Parade, 10 a.m.
- Festival, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Scott Thompson concert, 12 p.m.
- Bell Ringing ceremony, 2 p.m.
- Float contest awards, 2:15 p.m.
- Unusual Suspects concert, 7 p.m.
- Greg Bates concert, 8 p.m.
- Fireworks, dark
The Fourth in the Park celebration is coupled with a large arts and crafts show that continues all day.
For more information, call Marietta Parks and Recreation at 770-794-5601 .
June 25, 2013 by Aaron Hofmann
The East Cobb housing market is doing well and off to a fast start in 2013. In the first five months of 2013, 611 homes have already been sold with an average price point of $374,000. And they’re selling fairly quickly with the average days on market being 82 days. For the homes that do stand out from the crowd, we are seeing very strong demand and buyer competition for those homes. Homes are selling at an average of 95% of original list price. And while 611 East Cobb homes have sold in the first five months, there are currently an additional 287 under contract. And with only 450 homes on the market, you can see that the demand is clearly outpacing the supply.
Low interest rates and great prices continue to drive Roswell home buyer demand. Pending contracts remain strong, so expect to see a continued strength in home sales in 2013.
As the inventory shrinks, you will expect to see homes sell quicker as there are fewer homes for buyers to choose from and when the right home pops up, the patient buyers will be ready to jump. While sales have increased, it’s likely sales would be much higher if there were more homes for sale. There’s just not enough homes for buyers to choose from right now.
As sales are improving, we’re also seeing prices increasing as well. We’re going to continue to see more equity sellers in the market and fewer distressed properties as we move forward over the next couple years. This will result in continued low inventory levels as the number of equity sellers that can afford to sell will be outnumbered by buyers eager to take advantage of prices that are still depressed and interest rates that are phenomenal. If you’ve thought about selling and just aren’t sure, be sure to contact us or find out how much your home is worth. Less competition is a good thing if you’re ready to sell.
For those looking to buy in East Cobb, here are some great homes for sale based on their school district:
- Homes for sale in Walton High School District
- Homes for sale in Pope High School District
- Homes for sale in Lassiter High School District
That is your East Cobb homes sales activity recap for May 2013. Hope that was helpful and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you sell your East Cobb home or find your new East Cobb home.
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