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New FHA Streamline Refinance Program will help Georgia Homeowners

New FHA Streamline Refinance Program will help Georgia Homeowners

FHA Streamline Refinance is designed to help homeowners with FHA mortgages easily qualify for an interest rate reduction with no appraisal required, little income verification and little to no closing costs.

While it has become a bit more challenging to get approved for a mortgage, FHA has made it easier.  See the excerpt below from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

On March 6, 2012, the Acting Federal Housing (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante announced significant price cuts to FHA’s Streamline Refinance Program that could benefit millions of borrowers whose mortgages are currently insured by FHA.   Beginning June 11, 2012, FHA will lower its Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP) to just .01 percent and reduce its annual premium to .55 percent for certain FHA borrowers.

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $110 from Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services

ATLANTA -- Make sure that your home is sparkling clean with Wednesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

For one day only, DealChicken members can save 55 percent on two hours of housing cleaning from Buckhead-based Laughing Rainbow Cleaning Services. That's $49 for a scrub down with environmentally-friendly cleaning products, valued at $110.

Laughing Rainbow sets itself apart by sending the same cleaners to clients' houses for every appointment. Why the name? The company owner named it for her two daughters -- Ayeola (which means "rainbow") and Sekaya (meaning "laughter").

This deal expires on June 29, 2012 and is good for customers who live inside the perimeter; those outside the service area must pay a fee ranging from $15 to $30.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful named top 'Keep Georgia' affiliate

Keep Smyrna Beautiful named top 'Keep Georgia' affiliate

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Keep Smyrna Beautiful has placed first in the 2011 Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards program, the group announced Monday.

In addition, the organization won the Top Nonprofit Community Improvement Project award for its Community Garden. Angie Bolton, a tireless volunteer for the program, received the Carolyn Crayton Award for Georgia's female volunteer of the year.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful even received national recognition; it placed second in the Keep America Beautiful contest for cities with populations of 50,000 to 200,000.

For more than 30 years, Keep Georgia Beautiful has honored ongoing efforts in community improvement, waste reduction and recycling, litter prevention and volunteer work.

Learn more about Keep Smyrna Beautiful

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

 

For nearly two decades, California-based 

11 Questions to Ask Before Pricing Your Home

11 Questions to Ask Before Pricing Your Home
 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Are there improvements I can make to my home — both major and minor — that could enhance the price?

PROFILE: Local foodie, Bren Herrera, talks up Atlanta on Gilt City and receives national attention

PROFILE:  Local foodie, Bren Herrera, talks up Atlanta on Gilt City and receives national attention

Atlanta --  Bren Herrera, a local foodista that lives here in Atlanta most recently has been featured on the Gilt City "Cityunlisted" page for her continued role as a leader in the food blogging world.  Her site FlanboyantEats.com takes readers on a world journey amongst different flavors and unique latin dishes.  She has been featured in a variety of national outlets including NY Times and Dean & Deluca, and Bren will even be LIVE in STUDIO at CNN Espanol on Friday (10/7) morning cooking up another one of her latin creations. 

Bren wrote us a letter last week telling us more about herself and I wanted to share it with everyone: