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Mayoral Runoff to Take Place in Roswell

Tweet A three-way race for Roswell Mayor has come down to a Dec. 1 runoff between three-term incumbant Jere Wood and former City Council member David Tolleson.  Wood leads numerically however, did not have the needed 50 percent of the vote.  Council member Lori Henry was far back in third place. Tolleson said voters seemed […]

Obama Set to Sign New Homebuyer Tax Credit Bill

Tweet If you thought you missed your chance of $8,000 from the government, think again!  Buy a home before May 1 and collect up to $6,500 from the government.  If you’re a first-time homebuyer, get up to $8,000.  That’s right…President Obama is set to sign an extension of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit and […]

Sweet Apple Village in Roswell to Hold Inaugural Fall Festival

Tweet Sweet Apple Village, Roswell’s new premiere shopping destination, is hosting a fall festival that will be full of fun activities for the whole family. Come enjoy hay rides, jump houses, crafts, face painting, a fire truck and balloon creations in addition to give-aways galore and a farmers’ market. Sample food from Tera Humata, the […]

Fulton County Students Will Have Longer Days in 2010

Tweet Fulton County students will have an additional 10 minutes added to their school days next year when five half-days are eliminated, resulting in a 177 day calendar for the 2010-2011 school year. The shorter calendar year will result in $1.1 million in annual savings! New guidelines allow schools to deviate from the standard 180-day […]

Senate Passes Extension of Homebuyer Tax Credit

Tweet Senators agreed on Wednesday to extend the popular tax credit for first-time homebuyers and to offer a reduced credit to some repeat buyers.  The current $8,000 first-time homebuyers tax credit is set to expire at the end of November. The agreement in the Senate extends the existing tax credit for first-time homebuyers while also […]

Will the $8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit Be Extended?

Tweet This is a question I’ve been hearing a lot lately…”will the $8,000 home buyer tax credit be extended?”  Unfortunately, I am no fortune teller, neither is H2 Realty’s lead Realtor Aaron Hofmann or any other real estate professionals that I know of.  Here is what I’ve found though in doing some research. There is […]

Roswell Attempts to Ban Smoking in City Parks

Tweet The city of Roswell is yet again doing something to help promote a more healthy lifestyle; proposing a ban of smoking in Roswell city parks.  Unfortunately, this plan has met a roadblock and the ban has been delayed. The roadblock came at Monday night’s meeting when council members could not come to a decision […]

Roswell City Council Supports Private Dam Loan Legislation

Tweet Back on Oct. 12, Georgia Republican Wendell Willard of Sandy Springs asked the Roswell City Council for support of legislation creating a state fund that would issue low-interest loans for privately owned dams.  Today the Roswell city council gave its approval of the legislation. The legislation came forth as the state wants to ensure […]

Roswell City Council Votes Tonight About Smoking Ban

Tweet The Roswell City Council will vote tonight on an ordinance that if passed would prohibit smoking in city parks. Smokers would have to be inside private vehicles in order to be allowed to smoke within the parks. If Roswell approves the law, the city would join other local governments that have banned or put […]

Roswell Bridge Closed Due to Flood Damage

Tweet The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed the bridge on Riverside Road in Roswell, just east of GA. 9 for safety reasons. The bridge has been closed after it failed a GDOT test after the recent floods and must be tested further by engineers who must check the footing of the bridge. The bridge […]