Premier Vinings Home on Quiet Cul-De-Sac Street

3884 Fairfax Court is a beautifully curated home situated on a private cul-de-sac in a wonderful neighborhood. Located in Vinings, a premier in-town location close to The Lovett School, Pace Academy, The Westminster School and Atlanta’s high ranked public schools, making it the perfect blend of nature and city-living! Just 5 minutes from the Vinings Jubilee shops and dining center, while also just 5 minutes from Georgia’s popular Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

This traditional two-story home is built with the main suite on the ground floor featuring walk-in closets and a rear deck access. Boasting 9+ foot ceilings, a banquet-size dining room, fireside family room, and a main level office or library…the space is limitless! A sunroom opens to a professional caterer’s kitchen with fresh, white cabinetry, granite countertops, Bosch appliances, a wine cooler, and breakfast area.

Upstairs includes three bedrooms with two full baths as well as large bonus rec room which could be converted to a 4th bedroom. The living area flows on to an outdoor terrace, rear deck, & huge landscaped fenced yard with separate stone patio area.

Listed by Stewart Hammond and Ginger Scott – $1,289,999

Luxurious Midtown High-Rise with Stellar City Views

20 10th Street #1604 is an exceptional corner unit featuring a private elevator that opens up to a beautifully renovated foyer, and floor to ceiling windows flooding the rooms with natural light. The property boasts a gourmet kitchen with beautiful granite counters and Viking appliances, along with a spacious primary suite featuring a walk-in closet, jetted tub, and separate shower. A recently updated bonus room could also be used as a private office! With voice enabled smart shades found throughout, this high-rise unit offers the perfect combination of privacy and luxury. Aqua’s incredible amenities include 24/7 concierge service, gated secure parking, rooftop pool, state of the art fitness center, and club room. Conveniently located within walking distance to Piedmont Park, Whole Foods, and restaurants.

Listed by Mackenzie Parker – $645,000

Charming and Updated Buckhead Home

With 10-foot ceilings, hardwoods, and natural light, 3248 W Shadowlawn Ave is the perfect combination of cozy and traditional. With plenty of space for entertaining, including a formal living room, separate dining room, and an additional flex space for the much-desired home office! A sunroom opens to a large wrap-around deck with a fully fenced backyard with loads of privacy.

 The light-filled kitchen boasts French doors, double ovens, Viking range, pantry, and a breakfast room. The spacious master suite includes a walk-in closet, dual vanity, and a refreshing skylight, adding superb natural light. Situated in Buckhead, this home is in a perfect location that is in walking distance to Buckhead Village, Andrews Square, Path 400 and more!


Listed by Becky Morris and Melissa Morris Fuller – $675,000

Inside the Tiny House of KREWE

New Orleans’ based eyewear company, KREWE,

has officially taken up residency in the Buckhead

Whole Foods parking lot. Situated perfectly for

exposure to those driving on W Paces Ferry Road,

the bright white 155 sq. ft. pop-up shop is an exact

replica of a shotgun home; a nod to New Orleans’

rich and historic architecture. KREWE seems to be

testing out the Buckhead market…again. Are they

here to stay this time? We popped into the ‘pop-up’

ourselves to get some answers!

Q&A with KREWE


How is Buckhead doing in terms of responsiveness to the KREWE brand? Are you thinking of permanently opening a store?

“Atlanta has always been a great city for us. This is the fourth time we’ve been in the city since 2018. We always look forward to returning and hope to stay longer this time!”


How many pop-up tiny houses do you currently have out testing the market right now?

“We currently have five tiny homes open in Austin, Atlanta, Dallas, DC, and Nashville. We also have two permanent brick and mortar stores in New Orleans and one in NYC.”


What is the inspiration behind the design of KREWE’S tiny houses?

“We tapped into the classic New Orleans architecture to create a unique mobile shopping experience that gives KREWE the ability to adapt and be where the customer is throughout the year. Our mobile boutique is the company’s modern take on the city’s iconic shotgun-style homes.”


How did the city of New Orleans influence the original concept behind the creation of KREWE eyewear?

“I’m inspired visually by New Orleans and by musicians and music or various periods of time in music. KREWE would not be where we are today without the ST. LOUIS collection of frames. The design was inspired by the wrought iron balconies of the French Quarter, which makes it special and uniquely New Orleans! “

If you had to name one thing that KREWE has an advantage over other eyewear companies in the market, what would it be?

“KREWE’s philosophy is to make modern frames that represent YOU in a unique way. Our styling and design sets KREWE apart! Specifically the color because we design our own acetates. Fit, a very wearable product, frames that you can’t find elsewhere – these are all important to the brand.”


You’ve been recognized by Forbes Magazine and have countless A-list celebs being spotted wearing your eyewear…what’s next?

“2021 is going to be an exciting year for KREWE and those who follow the brand! Just within the first month of the year, we introduced new frame families (AVO & MYLES, to name a few) and are excited to introduce new colors for popular frames like ST. LOUIS and COLLINS! There is more newness coming out – follow our social media channels for the exciting announcements!”

Jess Cooke Acknowledges Grandfather, Jesse Hill Jr.

Written by Jessica Cooke Scarborough

One of the reasons I love Atlanta is for its richness in Black History and Black Excellence. Atlantans are literally surrounded by greatness and legends! One such legend is my grandfather, Jesse Hill Jr., a prominent Atlanta businessman, civil rights leader, political activist and change agent who played a part in every major development in the City of Atlanta for over 40 years. I am proud to be his namesake.

Jesse Hill Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1926 with business and service in his blood. He grew up assisting his mother who was active with their local Urban League and his grandfather who sold wood and coal in the winter and ice and watermelons in the summer. Jesse received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from Lincoln University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, becoming one of their first African American MBA graduates. At the completion of his studies, Hill moved to Atlanta becoming an actuary with Atlanta Life Insurance Company making him only the second African American actuary in the entire country.

Professionally, Hill rose steadily through the corporate ranks of Atlanta Life and in 1973 Hill became Atlanta Life’s third President, Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board.  Simultaneously, Hill became the first president outside of the family of founder Alonzo Herndon, another legend in #BlackHistory and in life.  Hill went on to hold this position for over 20 years setting record breaking growth in total assets, revenues, profits and shareholder value and Hill’s professional and civil rights activities were always closely intertwined.

Under Hill’s leadership, Atlanta Life quietly underwrote finances for civil rights initiatives throughout Atlanta and the South, including providing bail money to release demonstrators arrested in sit-ins and other protests.  Hill and Atlanta Life Insurance Company are also credited for increasing African American access to affordable mortgage financing in the South.

Soon after his arrival to Atlanta in 1949, Hill quickly became acquainted with most of the key leaders of the time through the Hungry Club which held its meetings at the Butler Street YMCA where Hill first resided and which was then the only forum for black and white leaders to collectively engage in serious dialogue on contemporary issues.  As Chair of virtually every major voter registration drive in the black community during the 1960s registering over 50,000 new black voters, Hill also founded and chaired the All Citizens Registration Committee, a precursor to a political organization that has since nurtured the careers of Atlanta’s last four mayors.  And though Hill never held a political office, he had an ear to nearly every high ranking politician in Georgia from President Jimmy Carter to city council members and everyone in between.

Hill founded The Atlanta Inquirer, the weekly newspaper that became the voice of the civil rights movement in Atlanta.  And in 1960 along with other young black leaders of the time, Hill produced a survey of Atlanta’s black population entitled “A Second Look: The Negro Citizen in Atlanta” which challenged the predominant belief in Atlanta’s white community that Atlanta was a model for racial harmony in the South.  Hill was also a key player in the integration of Georgia colleges and universities namely the University of Georgia.

Hill achieved a laundry lists of first for African Americans.  In 1977 he was elected president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and became the first African American to hold such a position in any major U.S. city.  An integral figure in bringing public transit to Atlanta, Hill was appointed the first chair of MARTA Board of Directors and first African American to serve on the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia.  He was also elected as the first black member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce Club, and was the first African American receipt of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service.  Hill served on a number of corporate boards including Delta Air Lines, SunTrust, Comsat, Knight-Ridder, Morse Shoes, National Service Industries, and Rich’s, often as the first minority member.

Hill served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change for over 15 years and also chaired the local NAACP, and was also a key player in bringing the 1996 Olympic Games to the City of Atlanta and subsequently served as a member of the Board of Directors for the 1996 Olympic Games. He had a knack for bringing the city’s white leaders and black leaders together at one table to transform Atlanta from a mid-sized southern city to the large international city we think of today.

My grandfather left his earthly body and transitioned to heaven on December 17, 2012 but his legacy is all around Atlanta!  Whether taking Marta to a game, running through Harts-field Jackson International Airport, or riding down I-75/85 and passing the exit for Jesse Hill Jr. Drive in the heart of downtown, I am reminded of the words of another Black History leader and family friend, “Nothing good and nothing of importance happened in this town that Jesse wasn’t somehow involved in.”


Jessica Cooke Scarborough, Esq. is a third generation Atlantan and an Ivy League educated attorney who completed her Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.  Following law school, Jess practiced at one of Atlanta’s largest and most well respected law firms.  In more than five years of legal practice, Jess represented developers, lenders, borrowers, asset managers, and financial institutions in a wide array of real estate, finance, lending and securitization issues. Jess became an agent with Beacham & Company in 2014 and has been one of the firm’s most consistent producers. She and her husband, Jae, have two daughters and live in Smyrna.

Homestead Exemption Deadline is Approaching

What is it?

A legal provision that reduces the amount of property taxes on owner-occupied homes. The amount of the homestead exemption is deducted from the assessed value. Once granted, the exemption automatically renews each year the home is occupied under the same ownership. You cannot file for this exemption on rental properties, vacant land or anything other property other than your main residence.

How to apply?

To apply for a homestead exemption, the home must be your legal residence for all purposes, including registration of vehicles. You must have a copy of the recorded deed and any supporting documents that are required, each county differs.

If you closed on your primary residence in 2020, the deadline to file is April 1st, 2021.

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Retreat to Roswell, One of Georgia’s Best Cities

Roswell became an official city in 1854, and has since been dubbed Georgia’s best city to live in; chosen twice by Atlanta Magazine as the best place to live in the metro Atlanta area. With millennials now make up the largest percentage of buyers, and with the recent shift of working remote eliminating commute times, Roswell has become a popular destination for younger buyers. The city has seen a 27% year-over-year growth in its median sales price of homes, now $458,000; Roswell is on the real estate fast track.

The city’s population and size remains modest, creating a small town feel that everyone falls in love with. With its picturesque downtown filled with independently owned shops and restaurants, it’s no secret why people love it so much. It truly is a town with a perfect balance of work and life.


About the City of ROSWELL

Population: 93,968 | Median age: 38

Rent: $1,281 | Renters: 32%

Home Value: $374,700 | Homeowners: 68%

Household Income: $93,000 | Property Value: $355,900

What the residents LOVE

  1. Roswell hosts a block party every third Thursday of each month from April-October

  2. The restaurant scene is unbeatable, with numerous top-rated international and local cuisines

  3. Total of 18 public parks and hiking trails that border the Chattahoochee River

  4. An annual beer festival is held, and the city even has their own local craft brewery

  5. Top choice for families, as Roswell boasts many highly ranked public schools, and over thirty private institutions within the city limits

Where to EAT

Adele’s: Cajun inspired food created by owner and head chef from New Orleans

Amalfi Ristorante: Authentic Italian with an atmosphere made to feel like you’re eating in Italy

Greenwood’s on Green Street: Organic, farm-fresh food, situated in a traditional southern home with eclectic feels

Little Alley: Steakhouse with delicious meats, fabulous decor and a ‘go-to’ for a fancy night out

Roswell Provisions: French-inspired bistro; charm comparable to a rural French town, full of cheese & wines

Vas Kouzina: Greek cuisine infused with traditional flavors & techniques, all of which fully embody the flavorful culture

The Peak Time to List is — NOW

The 2020 real estate market started off strong, flattened a bit during spring, then exploded in summer and fall. Economist predictions are hinting this winter we will continue to experience record activity. Atlanta is currently sitting in the top ten list of cities whose market is expected recover the fastest. Atlanta is also expected to see one of the country’s steepest rises in home prices according to a 2021 housing forecast; projections showing a 6.7% growth, compared to a 5.7% national increase.

As we continue to navigate through this extremely competitive Atlanta market, we asked a few of our agents to provide one tip to potential buyers & sellers…

Westside Quarry Park is Delayed, Again.

The highly anticipated transformation of Atlanta’s infamous Bellwood Quarry, into what will be the city’s largest green-space, has been delayed yet again. The most recent council vote marks the third extension of an initial six-month moratorium, first established in February. The ordinance specifically states the halt of rezoning applications, building permits, or any special use permits associated with development. The Atlanta City Council says the ban is necessary while they work closely with surrounding neighborhoods (Grove Park, Howell Knight Station, Bankhead) to ensure equitable growth, and in an effort to stem gentrification. Now, with COVID-19 wreaking havoc, the local government is grappling with other issues in response to the global health crisis, which is likely to result in further delays.

With an insurmountable increase of public and private investments occurring since the park plans were publicly announced, promise after promise from city officials say the new multi-million dollar park would benefit the area — but a coalition of residents argue the park is only destroying the community. As more developers enter the area, the residents face housing affordability issues and rising property taxes.

Atlantans are patiently waiting on a response from city officials on how they plan to allow development to continue; in a manner that is both fair to current residents, and those looking to invest.

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Holiday Lights Location Guide


165 16th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30363

Sun – Thur : $25 per car | Fr – Sat : $35 per car

Dec 4th – Jan 18th | 6pm – 11pm


1269 Barclay Cir SE Marietta, GA 30060

$10 per car

Nov 26th – Dec 31st

Sun – Thur : 6pm – 9pm | Fri – Sat : 6pm – 10pm


4151 Bolingbrook Drive Marietta, GA 30062


Nov 27th – Dec 31st | 6pm – 10pm


4385 Lower Roswell Rd Marietta, GA 30068


Dec 11th – 13th | 6pm – 10pm


405 Waverly Hall Dr Roswell, GA 30075


Nov 27th – Dec 31st | 6pm – 9pm


2008 Palladium Drive Kennesaw, GA


Dec 1st – Dec 31st | 6pm – 10pm


1010 Token Way Kennesaw, GA


Dec 4th – Jan 3rd | 5:30pm – 10pm


6659 Bells Ferry Rd Woodstock, GA 30189


Dec 11th – 13th | 6pm – 9pm


6688 Bells Ferry Rd Woodstock, GA 30189

$10 per adult (14 & under free)

Dec 3rd – 23rd

Sun – Thur : 6pm – 9pm | Fri – Sat : 6pm – 10pm


550 Molly Lane Woodstock, Ga 30189


Dec 5th – 24th | 6pm – 10pm


1881 Stockmar Rd Villa Rica, GA 30180

$12 per person

Dec 2nd – 23rd | 6pm – 9pm


2632 Holly Springs Parkway Holly Springs, GA 30115


Dec 5th – 31st | 6pm – 11pm


5268 Seamus Way Powder Springs, GA 30127


Dec 1st – Jan 1st | 6pm – 11pm


2929 Mockingbird Circle Duluth, GA 30096


Dec 4th – 31st | 6pm – 10pm


3699 Autumn View Dr NW Acworth, GA 30101


Dec 2nd – 26th | 6pm – 9pm