The Letter that started it all......

Tell me what you like about Pike County, Georgia! Let's tell everyone!

I live in the best part of the biggest state east of the Mississippi river in the most generous and best country in the world. I really like my home and my neighbors. This blog celebrates that fact!

Let's get the word out! Just click on where it says "# comments" (where # is the number of comments) and use the comment form to tell me what YOU like about Pike County! Put your name in the comment. Bookmark this page!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Curb Appeal...It's what sells houses! Really!

A few hours of exterior home and yard work can add thousands to your home’s value.

How much value can neighborhood curb appeal add? Having nice landscaping adds $1,777 in home value when you’re selling your home, according to data collected in a survey about how home improvements boost home value.
Curb appeal works in the other direction, too. If a for-sale house down the block is sporting some bad curb appeal, it could sell for less than it might otherwise. And that comparable sale drives down the value of your home.
We couldn’t find any data on how much the average buyer discounts his offer when the neighbors haven’t painted their house since 1979, but we do know nobody pays top dollar to buy next door to a house that looks like the “before” picture in a siding ad.
Here are 6 quick exterior projects you can do in a day or two to add to your home’s value and neighborhood appeal.
  • Landscape for curb appeal by re-sodding bare spots, trimming shrubs, and adding colorful spring flowers to your front yard.
  • Pitch in with the neighbors to rent a power washer for a day to give your sidewalks and deck a little care and maintenance. Be gentle and careful if you decide to use the power washer to clean your home’s exterior; you can easily blast things off your house, like the paint, or get water into siding seams.
  • Clean your siding, whether it’s brick, wood, or vinyl, by using a long-handled, soft-bristled brush, soap (trisodium phosphate), and water.
  • Create a little cool curb appeal with house numbers — that is, dress up your address

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Morning study time on the back porch!

I love the mornings in the South and especially right here in Pike County! The birds are almost too loud as I do my study and "quiet" time. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Listing in Hillandale Subdivision, Griffin, GA

All Brick 3/2 with Daylight Basement

This is a very nice house that will take a minimum of preparation to move in.  A corner lot in a well-established subdivision in Griffin, this all-brick house has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  The kitchen has an island and the laundry is in a dedicated room off the kitchen. Crescent School District!  Call Randy 770-584-5085.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Were you on Active Duty in the Military?

If you served on active duty any time from 1957 through 2001 (the program was done away with 1 January 2002), you may qualify for a higher social security payment because of your Military service. Up to $1200 per year of earnings credit can be credited at time of application - which can make a substantial difference in social security monthly payments upon your retirement.

You MUST bring your DD-214 to the Social Security Office and you must ask for this benefit to receive it!
Soc Sec website: