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East Cobbers love their homes and gardens. The EAST COBBER home and garden blog features awesome home and garden happenings, ideas, deals and tips to improve your living environment. Do you have an idea for the H&G blog? Email submissions and photos to hg@eastcobber.com.

Looking for your dream home? Lori Greenwald can help.

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Looking for your dream home? Call Lori Greenwald at Keller Williams Realty, 404-805-5401 or lorigreenwald@kw.com, www.yourdreamhometeam.com.

 

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Are You Ready to Move?

Open House Sunday July 20th, 2-4 pm

 

2180 Heritage Trace Drive, Marietta,GA 30062
$ 319,900
5 BR.  2.5 BA, East Cobb-Walton High School

Heritage Trace Front

Beautiful traditional home located in popular swim/tennis neighborhood in the heart of East Cobb.  Lots of upgrades-gleaming hardwoods throughout main floor, formal living and dining rooms, kitchen with granite counters open to fireside family room.  Located on approximately 1/2 acre private lot- perfect backyard area-level and fenced with play set AND cement sports court!

Open House Sunday July 20th, 2-4 pm

325 Kings Court, Marietta, GA 30067
$499,900
4 BR.  2.5 BA, East Cobb-Walton High School

Kings Court

Magnificent one level living on a beautiful fenced, level, private park-like lot! Fully renovated ranch style home features open floor plan and lots of windows, all Pella Designer Series.   New hardwood floors throughout entire home, renovated bathrooms and kitchen.  Fabulous screened porch overlooks backyard.  Swim/tennis available or join nearby Indian Hills Country Club for golf!

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1268 Promontory Lane, Marietta, GA 30062

For Sale $475,000  or Lease $3,400/month 
Possible Lease Purchase
 5 BR. 4 BA,  East Cobb- Walton High School

1268 Promontory Exterior

What an amazing value for a 5 bedroom /4 bath home with a a full basement!   Located in Walton Reserve swim/tennis subdivision, this home is move-in ready and features a great floor plan with a bedroom and full bath on the main floor. Fabulous open floor plan with 2 story foyer and great room.  Hardwoods on main.  Four spacious bedrooms and 3 full baths on upper level.  Great house at an AMAZING price!

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2302 Cross Creek Drive, Powder Springs, GA 30127
For Lease $2,000/ Month
4 BR. 2.5 BA, West Cobb- Your Own Private Retreat!

Cross Creek Front

Located on a gorgeous 1.8 acre level wooded lot with lots of privacy!  4 bedroom home features formal living and dining rooms and fireside family room. Kitchen with sunny breakfast room overlooks lovely wooded area.   Large deck area with lots of privacy perfect for entertaining.   Immediate availability. 

Crist Roofing offering $500 off for EAST COBBER readers

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Crist Roofing is offering $500 OFF any new roof when you mention their EAST COBBER ad (see their ad in EAST COBBER’s  June/July issue-page5) .Call 770-514-9653 for more info.

 

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Gardening expert to provide free advice at event

Meet Bobby Wilson, immediate past president of the American Community Garden Association and avid community gardener, 6:30 pm, Thursday, July 17. His talk and question-and-answer session will be held at the UGA Cobb County Cooperative Extension, 678 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200, Marietta. Wilson is the guest speaker of Cobb Community Gardens, an association dedicated to supporting and promoting community gardens throughout Cobb County.  

In addition to leading the largest community garden association in the United States and Canada, Wilson is the president and CEO of Metro Atlanta Urban Farm and program director for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension/Atlanta Urban Gardening Program.  As program director he provides garden instruction and support to some 300 gardens at public housing complexes, shelters, schools, churches and elder care facilities in metro Atlanta.

For more information about this free event contact Debbie Abernathy at debbie@esmithair.com.

 

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Cobb foreclosures continue to slide

 

July saw the fewest number of homes sold on the courthouse steps in 2014, and numbers have been primarily hovering at about 300 houses for the last six months.

According to legal notices published in the MDJ, 265 foreclosed properties were scheduled for auction in July, a slight drop from the 267 houses that were set to be sold in June.

In Cobb, the foreclosure process begins when a mortgage company issues a notice of default. After a notice of sale is advertised, the property is auctioned off to the highest bidder on the courthouse steps for cash on the first Tuesday of each month.

July’s numbers are a 51 percent drop from what they were a year ago at 536. Year to date, foreclosures in the county have declined 52 percent. There have been 1,796 Cobb homes scheduled for auction in 2014, compared to the 3,775 from February to July in 2013.

The number of foreclosures have generally been declining each month, except for in May, which had the highest number of homes set for sale this year at 368.

Meanwhile, foreclosures remain high in the state, with Georgia coming in fourth overall in the nation, according to a study released this week by CoreLogic, a California-based firm that provides data on financial, property and consumer information.

The state saw 31,819 completed foreclosures through May, the last month of data available from CoreLogic. Georgia ranked behind Michigan, Texas and California in the study, but Atlanta came in first in the nation’s metro regions with 18,994 finished foreclosures. The study area included Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Roswell.

(Reprinted from the Marietta Daily Journal. Written by Emily Boorstein, July 11, 2014. Click HERE to read the original article.) 

County surplus property sale on Saturday

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The Cobb County Purchasing Department will conduct a public sale of surplus property 9 am-1 pm, Saturday, July 12, at the surplus warehouse building, 1772 County Services Parkway, Marietta. It will be a cash only sale.

Items available include adult-sized bicycles, pool tables (assembly required), foosball tables, a musical organ, chairs, desks, miscellaneous artwork, filing cabinets, tools and hardware. All items sold as is. There are no motor vehicles for sale. Loading items will be purchaser’s responsibility. Call 770-528-8400 for more information.

 

 

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NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

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The Cobb County School District has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 4.78 percent. All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on the tax increase to be held 514 Glover Street, Marietta, Georgia in the Board Room on July 10, 2014 at 9am and 6:30pm. Times and places of additional public hearings on this tax increase are at 514 Glover Street, Marietta, Georgia in the Board Room on July 17, 2014 at 8:30am.

Tentative increase will result in a millage rate of 18.9 mills, an increase of 0.862 mills. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate will be no more than 18.038 mills. The proposed tax increase for a home with a fair market value of $225,000 is approximately $68.96 and the proposed tax increase for non homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000 is approximately $103.44.

 

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Pike Nurseries to Host Class on Growing Cacti and Succulents on Saturday, July 12

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Succulents and cacti continue to grow in popularity for their distinct foliage color, easy care and effortless garden beauty. Characterized by their ability to store water in their leaves and stems, these plants are perfect for the hot summer months. To help customers learn about these stunning, heat-loving plants, the professionals at Pike Nurseries are hosting a FREE Growing Cacti and Succulents Customer Class on Saturday, July 12 at 9 am. Participants will learn the basics for succulent and cactus care and see a variety of these plants in different colors, shapes and sizes.

Visit Pike Nurseries in East Cobb at 1875 Roswell Road or 2900 Johnson Ferry Road or online at www.pikenursery.com.

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Celebrate Horticulture Week with free event

Everyone is invited to join the celebration of 100 years of Cooperative Extension during Horticulture Week. UGA Extension Cobb County staff will host a special event 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, at Green Meadows Preserve Park.

Bring a picnic and enjoy all the park has to offer. Activities will include a bluebird trail guided walk and tours of the Cherokee Garden, the historic Period Garden, the new organic orchard, bee hives and the community garden.

The event is free and open to the public. Green Meadows Preserve Park is located at 3780 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, at the intersection of Dallas Highway and Old Hamilton Road. For more information, call the UGA Cobb Extension at 770-528-4070.

 

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Aware & Conscious Birds book Club meets weekly

“Aware & Conscious Birds” Book Club meets Mondays from 7-8:30pm at Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or www.consciousness.meetup.com/203.

 

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