These real-world trends in the Atlanta market are worth a look. Thanks to agent Peggy Desiderio and landscape contractor David Curl for your knowledge and advice
Walk To Pizza
What was once a lifestyle decision is now an economic necessity. This nation-wide trend holds for Atlanta, ITPand OTP.
Take the Last Train to Boomerville
Ranch-condo quads for the 55 and older set are hot properties if they have the right features: lock ‘n leave maintenance, water and energy efficiency, big kitchens, good detailing and NO STAIRS!
Seaside, Florida designer Andres Duany explains
retirement communities: http://vimeo.com/6517061
New Science for Crawl Spaces
Cleaning, sealing and conditioning your crawl space works. I know. I’ve done it at my house.
Direct, Efficient Solutions
Direct vent gas appliances allow installers to draw air for combustion and dilution from outside, a logical choice where finished basements limit available air and in older homes to bypass failing masonry chimneys.
Killing Two Birds with One Foam
Icycylene foam forms an efficient pressure and
thermal barrier. Foam keeps moisture and bugs out while increasing R-values in roofs, walls and floors. The nature of the material allows it to fill irregular spaces traditional materials cannot.
Hardscapes and Edible Gardens
Landscape clients spend more on patios, sit walls and fire pits than on trees and shrubs.
Many prefer kitchen gardens with fruit trees, berries and herbs and designs that reduce water use
On the Way Out……
Road Warrior no more Commutes over 30 minutes are no longer the norm.
Chimneys don’t make energy sense. Switch-activated gas appliances provide convenient, safe heating.
Rarely used jetted tubs are giving way to the oversized stall showers.
Made for another era furnace humidifiers, whole house, attic exhaust and ceiling fans often do more efficiency and air quality harm than good. Better to have a tight building with a designed ventilation system.