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New Neighborhood Coming Soon in Alpharetta – Woodland Cove

Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods, luxury home1recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a 2013 Pacesetter, will soon be offering new homes in Alpharetta.   Woodland Cove will be an intimate enclave of 28 executive-style homes in one of metro-Atlanta’s most sought after suburbs.  Priced from the $400’s, the new construction will be a mixture of slab and basement homes.

Woodland Cove will be located off Douglas Road in Alpharetta (1 mile from Jones Bridge Road).

Alpharetta is known as an executive bedroom community; home to many corporate headquarters, upscale communities and great schools.

If you would like more information on Woodland Cove or other fabulous communities in the North Metro-Atlanta area, please contact me.

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

For more information on Alpharetta, see www.AwesomeAlpharetta.com.  Here’s an excerpt from their site.

Alpharetta’s unique shopping destinations make it a shopper’s paradise. Visit North Point Mall, with the only American Girl Boutique and Bistro in the Southeast, and then explore Queen of Hearts and its 30,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles.

Experience the Historic Downtown district that has maintained its small town charm while gaining a sophisticated stature. Enjoy a concert under the stars at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.  Explore award-winning parks, championship golf courses and outdoor adventures surrounded by tall trees and lush landscaping.

Fall Fixes NOT to Nix – Part 4

Pest Control: Defense or Offense?

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During cooler months, it is common for wildlife to want to move in to a home for warmth and shelter. Teams of mice and rats, squirrels and other animals can do damage to insulation and wiring, create unclean living situations, contaminate food, and keep people up at night with scratching and scampering. Carefully inspect possible sources of entry in the fall months and seal up any places where pests might gain access to the home.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has vast information about preventing and resolving rodent infestations. They recommend looking for any evidence of uninvited guests and possible access from inside the home in the following locations:

  • Inside, under, and behind kitchen cabinets, refrigerators and stoves
  • Inside closets near the floor corners
  • Around the fireplace
  • Around doors
  • Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines
  • Around the pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces
  • Around floor vents and dryer vents
  • Inside the attic
  • In the basement or crawl space
  • In the basement and laundry room floor drains
  • Between the floor and wall juncture

The CDC also recommends checking the following areas outside the home:

  • In the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves
  • Around windows
  • Around doors
  • Around the foundation
  • Attic vents and crawl space vents
  • Under doors
  • Around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines

Defend the home by filling holes with steel wool, held in place with caulk. Squirrels and raccoons require larger holes and do even more damage, so cover larger holes with lath screen, metal, cement or hardware cloth to stop entry into the building.

Assess the perimeters of buildings, inside and out, sweeping and raking debris away from walls. Remove woodpiles and leaves from around buildings. These areas are prime habitat for rodents and other pests, including termites and carpenter ants. In areas where problems persist, take the offense. Trapping or baiting with poison may be advised. Larger infestations may require the attention of trained professionals for control and cleanup.

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

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2019 Welcome Services

The Dinsmore Team has created this handy guide for both Buyers and Sellers. The guide lists trusted service providers that we use personally and professionally. The providers listed service the Forsyth and North Fulton County areas.

2014 Complete Guide to Moving

This 20-Page Guide will be your comprehensive source for selling your home and planning your move. It includes tips for getting ready to sell, planning your move, packing and transitioning into your new home.

2014 Home Owners Tip Guide

This 20-Page Guide will help you develop an annual maintenance schedule for your home's systems and appliances to help you avoid bigger problems by taking care of them while they are small. It's also a great resource for trouble shooting malfunctions on your own, saving you time and money.


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