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Fayette County Board Of Realtors rally with realtors in New Orleans

Jackie and Gary Begg.  Jackie is 2011 President of Fayette County Board of Realtors. Photo/Special.

Several Realtors from the Fayette County Board of Realtors joined thousands of Realtors across the country in New Orleans during the 2010 REALTORS Conference & Expo held November 5-8. Read More»

Hight addresses Master Gardeners at November meeting

Hight addresses Master Gardeners at November meeting

Carol Hight, a Carrolton Master Gardener and retired school teacher, was the main speaker at the Nov. 15 Fayette County Master Gardener meeting.  Her subject was Hellebores - Winter Beauties and she drew a crowd of more than 60 members.  Hellebores, or Lenten Rose, are carefree, evergreen, low maintanance plants that should be a part of everyone’s garden.  They bloom in a variety of colors and can be enjoyed from Christmas through April which will brighten your winter landscape.

New Master Gardeners

New Master Gardeners

From left are new Master Gardeners Jeanne Belvin, Diane Hartman, Ann Suenaga and Sylvia Benedetti.  As interns they completed 50 hours of volunteer work in the county.  They were presented with their certificate and badge at the November 15 monthly meeting by Sandy Edwards, Horticulture Program Assistant.  If you would like more information on the program, please contact the UGA Cooperative Extension Fayette County, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 209, Fayetteville.  Telephone 770-305-5176.

PTC may sack tree ordinance as waste of time

Peachtree City’s tree removal permit may become a relic of the past.

It has been ineffective at stunting the numbers of trees removed from the city since it was implemented in 2004, city staff said. Beyond that, administering the program has become especially tedious, requiring two staff visits per site, documentation and other procedures that have taxed the city’s code enforcement department. Read More»

Stop your hard-earned energy dollars from going out the window… literally

Wow, windows starting at $189, and installed within a week?

Unheard of?

Not with Discount Residential Services.

It’s a simple fact: heat moves toward cold and windows don’t insulate against air penetration as well as one might think. In colder months, up to 50 percent of a home’s heat goes right out the window, as well as a significant portion of your energy bills.

Discount Residential Services is now making it easier to conserve energy, and money, while adding beauty to your home. Read More»

Pfeifer Building Co. leaves customers happy with remodeling jobs

The Pfeifer Building Co. team. In the front, from left, are Lynn Geddie, Greg Creighton and Jeff Good. Standing, from left, are Jose Soleto, Dan Page, Mark Fancera, Paul Cataldo, Roy Reinertsen, and Duey Pfeifer. Photo/Special.

When Tom & Jo Ann Shell, long-term realtors in the Fayette-Coweta area, and Peachtree City residents for many years, needed a remodeling company to refer to their daughter for a screened porch, only one firm came to mind, Pfeifer Building Co. Inc.

“We had referred many of our seller and buyer clients to them, and all have been very satisfied with Pfeifer’s price, quality, and professionalism”, said Jo Ann Shell.

Another long-time Peachtree City resident, and ReMax Hall of Famer, Carolyn Schmalenberger, has also referred her clients to Pfeifer Building Co. over the years. Read More»

PTC Garden Club meets Nov. 18

The Peachtree City Garden Club will host its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at The Gathering Place in Peachtree City. The topic will be Organic Gardening 101.  Come learn the basics of organic and sustainable gardening and how you can incorporate these principles into your landscape. Larry Dove of Two Doves Farm will discuss what you can be doing now to prepare your backyard garden for the next growing season and what can be planted now.

Larry Dove is the first certified organic grower in Fayette County. Read More»

Re/Max’s Surfus one of top 50 Realtors in America

Sam Surfus was recently just inducted into America’s Top 400 Realtors List. He is number 45 out of the top 400 in America.

Sam Surfus with Re/Max Around Atlanta Results has recently been named by Real Trends as 45th in closed transaction sides out of 100 realtors nationwide for  the year 2009. Sam closed 200 transactions in 2009 and according to his broker, Barbara Pearson, Sam excels in customer satisfaction and work ethics and has done an outstanding job. Read More»

Contest will award one lucky winner a $5,000 flooring make-over

This fall, Flooring America of Peachtree City is giving consumers the opportunity to win a $5,000 flooring make-over in the Fix My Floor Contest.

Consumers can enter the contest online at FixMyFloorContest.com simply by telling us why they’re in need of new floors.

Consumers also have the option to accompany their statement with an uploaded photo of their current floors.

The Fix My Floor Contest will run until Dec. 30. The grand-prize winner will receive $5,000 in beautiful Downs“ flooring – which includes an extensive line of quality hardwood, carpet and laminate. Read More»

Refacing kitchen cabinets saves homeowners up to 50% off remodeling costs

Did you know that 80% of what you see in a kitchen is doors and drawer fronts? Are you also aware that by refacing cabinets that homeowners can save up to 50% of the cost of replacing kitchen cabinetry? Cabinet refacing is simply the removal and replacement of all doors and drawer fronts, backing, etc. along with the addition of storage solutions and many other accessories that make the kitchen more functional. The appearance of the finished product is comparable to all new cabinets. Below is a kitchen that went through the cabinet refacing process. Read More»

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