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A Solemn Ride to Spalding County

Posted on May 9, 2011 by

Spaulding County TornadoIt was a quite, solemn ride to Spalding County just a couple days after the storms to help with the tornado recovery, but it just looked like another ordinary Saturday ride in the country. Having stopped and got my biscuit and coffee, I noticed the boats behind the trucks presumably headed to the lake, the bicycles on the carrier off for a spin, folks setting up their yard sales and others getting ready @ the local flea market. Everybody seemed busy going somewhere, doing something. Everything seemed perfectly normal.

Spaulding County TornadoI remember thinking if all these folks even REALLY knew what kind of damage there was just down the road from where they were. I mean we see the snippets and hear the sound-bites on TV and we’re wowed or whatever but did these folks REALLY understand? Did they REALLY know what needs there were just down the road? I even thought did they even care? Certainly if they knew they would do something. Right? Read More→

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Pete Youngs

Posted on September 29, 2010 by

Pete YoungsPete Youngs  is a successful real estate investor, business owner, author, and lecturer dedicated to helping others to achieve their goals as investors and real estate entrepreneurs. Pete’s specialty is teaching people how to rehab properties for a fraction of the normal estimated cost. His knowledge and ability to get the highest quality results for the lowest possible price earned his companies many prestigious renovation contracts such as the living quarters for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games, Courtyard By Marriott Hotels, two different contracts within international communications giant MCI, Publix Distribution Center and hundreds of single and multi-family homes nationwide. Read More→

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Atlanta Fuller Center Legacy Build 2010 - Millard Fuller(Atlanta, GA) On September 11th, 2010, we not only commemorated our losses from the September 11th terrorist attacks on America, but we also celebrated the Fuller Center 2010 Legacy Build and dedicated 100 houses that were recently built or renovated by volunteers nationwide, 6 of which were in Atlanta. We’ve been working every other weekend all summer to finish up these homes and look forward to starting on more homes next weekend.

Yesterday was a wonderful celebration of what volunteers, local citizens, neighbors, friends, families, church groups, non-profits and businesses can accomplish by working together to achieve the common goal of eradicating poverty and substandard housing right here at home for all Americans one home at a time. It was a very rewarding experience to all those who participated  in Project Lakewood on site and off. The ultimate reward was an experience and sense of satisfaction of a job well done that no amount of money can buy. We thank everyone who participated from the bottom of our hearts. Your contribution made a difference and forever changed the lives of others.

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Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingYesterday evening, many folks turned out for our Atlanta REIA Meeting despite the holiday, to celebrate would could be their Last Labor Day and I want to personally thank everyone who attended. We really appreciate your support for our new Atlanta real estate investor group.

Several investors I spoke to at the meeting had done quite well in the Atlanta real estate investing market a few years ago, but got burned on a few deals gone bad when the housing market crashed more recently. As a result, they took some time off from real estate investing to recover, regroup and had to get a job to pay the bills. They came out last night to get re-focused and re-energized so they can accomplish great things buying, selling and/or holding real estate once more since housing prices are at an all time low. I commend you all for doing what it takes to get re-engaged and not take a few bad blows as permanent defeat. Just know that Atlanta REIA is here to help you in your future endeavors.

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The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta

Dedicating 6 Homes in the Lakewood Heights Community

Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM (EST)

Meet at 10 Gould Street, Atlanta, GA 30315

Atlanta Fuller Center Legacy Build 2010 - Millard Fuller(Atlanta, GA) September 11th 2010 will be remembered as a Day of Celebration in Atlanta’s Lakewood Community when six families walk into homes that were once abandoned or in dire need of major renovation. This work is part of The Atlanta Fuller Center for Housing’s five year commitment to revitalization and stabilization of Lakewood.

In a time where our state and nation has seen record number of foreclosures, The Atlanta Fuller Center for Housing, with the help of volunteers, and funds from ACORA a Community Renewal grant from the City of Atlanta, shows us that there is still hope and a need to continue to address the housing needs of low-income families. The group purchased an abandoned house and did a complete makeover using Green building materials and technology for the “new” home of Trina Kinson and her daughters who worked side by side with volunteers. This home was done using EarthCraft House standards and is the first known GREEN Certified Renovation completed by volunteers.  The other five houses also received major renovation and will allow the families to enjoy more comfortable living conditions. Kimberly Lacey of HGTV stepped in as a volunteer and donated her expertise to design and landscaping for the six homes. Read More→

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The Fuller Center of Atlanta’s President, Mark Galey, and Jeff Nix provides a video tour of the Vacant Property Security (VPS) system that was donated to the Fuller Center’s renovation project at 10 Gould Street in Lakewood Heights. Thanks Mark and Jeff for the demo and thanks Vacant Property Security, Inc. for the use of the system on the project. Read More→

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We had a great turnout at last night’s Atlanta REIA South Meeting in Stockbridge, GA. Special guests, Mark Galey, President of the Fuller Center of Atlanta, and Shane Persaud, President of the Fuller Center of Henry County, both residents of McDonough attended last night’s meeting. Mark talked about the Fuller Center of Atlanta’s relationship with Atlanta REIA and our recent work on Project Lakewood and how members can get involved and help us rebuild, renovate and repair homes for some of Atlanta’s most needy citizens. Shane talked about the brand new Fuller Center of Henry County that he just started and some of their recent accomplishments on Project McDonough. Atlanta REIA and Atlanta REIA North & South look forward to working with the Fuller Center on both Project Lakewood and Project McDonough. We hope you will get involved and lend a hand too! For more info, see the Fuller Center of Atlanta Website or the Fuller Center of Henry County Website.

Our main guest speaker this month was Dustin Griffin (Local Investor, Trainer, Website Developer, Internet Marketer and President of Atlanta REIA) who spoke on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for real estate professionals and “How to Establish a Strong Internet Presence Quickly, So You Can Dominate Your Competition Online in Weeks, Not Years!” Read More→

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The Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA) and the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta are looking for volunteers who can help us build, renovate and repair more homes for needy families in the metro Atlanta area. Volunteers can assist us in a variety of ways: Read More→

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Jeff Frank paints a home for the Fuller Center

Jeff Frank paints a home with the Fuller Center & Atlanta REIA

We want to thank volunteer Jeff Frank who donated some new and used painting supplies to the Fuller Center this weekend (July 24, 2010) during Project Lakewood. Despite the 100 degree heat, Jeff came out to 10 Gould St with a car trunk load of new and used painting supplies that can be used on housing renovation projects in Lakewood or sold at the LifeCycle Building Center for proceeds which can be used to fund other Lakewood projects. Again we want to thank Jeff Frank for his contribution and encourage others to donate new and used tools, building materials and supplies that can be used on projects or sold at the LifeCycle store. Read More→

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