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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→


Late Nite Networking for Real Estate ProfessionalsMonday, September 1st is Late Nite Networking at 8:00 PM at the Cheyenne Grill in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center on Peachtree Street in Atlanta just south of Lindberg Dr. I’ve been told that the Management at the Cheyenne Grill (Mike Gross and his partners) have renovated the room we normally meet in since our last meeting, so we are all looking forward to seeing the new changes. We will be giving away several prices this month that you must be present to win. Be sure to bring your business cards to you can get in on the drawing and have plenty of cards for sharing and networking.

Also, we now have 3 Late Nite Networking Events you need to know about and attend: Read More→


Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingHey everyone, our next Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance Meeting is on Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 5:30 PM at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell GA. Yes, this is the Labor Day holiday for all of you with J.O.B.s. But for the rest of us, Labor Day is just another day since every day is a job free holiday. So if you have a job, enjoy the weekend and better part of Monday with your friends and family, and then come out and join us at 5:30 PM and celebrate what may be your Last Labor Day. Then you can spend the rest of the year working with your new real estate investor association to achieve the financial freedom you want and deserve so you can “lose your job” and join the ranks of the “self unemployed”! We are absolutely not suggesting that you quit your job, but that you do indeed start to work toward financial independence through real estate investing. As you know, many investors make more money off a single deal or two than many of their friends and family members make all year and you can too!

At our next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting on Sept 6th, we will not only be celebrating your last Labor Day, but we will also be announcing our new membership programs, how you can become a charter member and we also want to get your input on our upcoming educational programs for the next year. After all, at Atlanta REIA, your real estate success is our mission and we want to give you what you want and need. So come out and join us on Labor Day!


Stefan Kasian

Posted on August 23, 2010 by

Stefan KasianDr. Stefan Kasian is a Professor of Psychology, published author, and international public speaker.

After a brief stint on Wall Street, he has directed several companies to buy, sell, and manage residential and commercial real estate investments. He has published dozens of articles and several books, including Auction Fever: Winning Strategies to Buy, Sell and Rent Real Estate which he co-authored with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Dolf de Roos, and Dream homes: When dreams seem to predict real estate sales, in which he interviewed ten individuals who experienced prophetic dreams that led to their subsequent acquisition of real estate. Read More→


Dear Real Estate Investor and Respected Client,

Stefan KasianLet’s face facts. Credit repair doesn’t work anymore. I’m sure you have tried or at least heard of Lexington Law Firm. The letter writing paper mill that churns out letter after letter for you. They mail it to the credit bureaus in hopes some minimum wage employee reading it will help remove that late or charge off for you.

That may have worked years ago. But bureaus have tightened up. And wised up. Unfortunately most credit repair programs use that same old outdated technology that doesn’t work. Believe me, I’ve tried them. I have the same clients you do, that need help getting financed, and until they get financed, that’s a $17,000.00 profit check I don’t have in my hands. And it’s usually credit problems holding them back.

So if you have poor credit or know someone who does, this spells bad news for you. It means your situation isn’t about to improve any time soon. Until now. Read More→


Atlanta REIA is an Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, but is not the same as the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, Inc. (GAREIA.ORG). Atlanta REIA is a totally separate Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association from the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.

Some people ask if we are a Georgia Real Estate Investors Association subgroup or subchapter, but we are NOT. Atlanta REIA is NOT a subgroup or subchapter of the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, Inc. Atlanta REIA is completely independent from Georgia Real Estate Investors Association and always will be.

Others ask if we are a splinter group of Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, but we are not… not really. While it is true that we formed several REIA groups due to our own personal ambitions, we wish to remain close allies with Georgia Real Estate Investors Association and help the organization and its membership while having the flexibility of doing our own thing. Read More→


Atlanta REIA North Monthly MeetingAtlanta REIA North is a new subchapter of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance, an Atlanta Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 1960 Skylar Hill Dr, Suite D, Buford, Georgia in North Gwinnett County just a few miles from the Mall of Georgia. This meeting is strategically located to serve Buford, Dacula, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Cumming, Duluth, Flowery Branch, Gainesville and other areas.

Like the Main Atlanta REIA Monthly Meeting, this subchapter will be led by Dustin Griffin and Gordon Catts and will focus on a wide variety of cutting edge real estate investing strategies with a special emphasis on Internet Marketing and Technology for the modern day “High Tech Investor”.

Our first Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting, TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 17th at 6:00 PM, Dustin will be teaching you “How to Establish a Strong Search Engine Presence Quickly, So You Can Dominate Your Competition Online in Weeks, Not Years!” Can your customers easily find your business on Google, Yahoo and Bing when they search for you or your services? Are you listed on the first page of the search engines for popular search phrases? If not, come find out how you can be as we kick off our Atlanta REIA North Meeting. There is a $5.00 cover charge at the door to help support our new group.

Late Nite Networking for Real Estate ProfessionalsImmediately after the Atlanta REIA North Monthly Meeting, we will reconvene at 8:30 PM at the Mall of Georgia Taco Mac for the “meeting after the meeting”, also known as Late Nite Networking. We hope you will come out and eat, drink, network and have fun with us! Read More→


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→


Fuller Center of Henry CountyMark Galey and Shane Persaud attended our Atlanta REIA South Meeting last night in Stockbridge, GA and announced that they have opened a new Fuller Center for Housing in Henry County. As you know, Atlanta REIA is a proud sponsor of the Fuller Center of Atlanta. With the opening of this new Fuller Center in McDonough, we also look forward to working with them to help eliminate substandard housing for needy families by rebuilding, renovating and repairing their homes. We hope you will get involved and lend a hand too! See our Events Calendar for the Fuller Center Saturday Volunteer Workdays. For additional information, see the Fuller Center of Atlanta Website or the Fuller Center of Henry County Website. Read More→


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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Dustin GriffinWith the rapid growth of the Internet over the past 10 years and millions and millions of sites competing for the coveted top 10 listings on popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and others, a good website alone is no longer adequate to compete for your fair share of Internet leads. If you want to dominate your local competition online by dominating the top 10 search engine listings for your targeted key word searches, you must do MORE than everyone else and do it BETTER! Read More→