With Hurricane season approaching, we are lucky in Atlanta to be so far inland. When storms hit here, we do have clean ups necessary, especially trees branches. A yearly inspection of your tree branches can catch “widow makers” before they fall. These are the tree branches that are essentially dead, and will possibly break off in the next storm. They are dangerous at any height on the tree and can damage roofs, vehicles and can injure people. Call Home Dumpsters when you need a roll off dumpster for branches and other landscaping waste.
If you have a situation where a tree is down, be careful first of electric wires. Many times our trees have been planted to outline the borders of the property, on the road, close to the power lines.
Call the electric company if you see downed lines, never approach the tree. After the environment is safe, if it is a small tree, and you have the tools needed, you may be able to cut it up yourself otherwise, call the professionals.
As reported in Atlanta IN Town, realtors are still predicting a strong finish for 2016. Atlanta and the surrounding communities are seeing growth, and Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist with Realtor.com, has made his predictions for markets that “are poised for a substantial growth in prices and sales” next year. He named north Atlanta as the fifth best market in the U.S. during 2016.
INTown also touts Atlanta as the best city for millennials. “About 13.5 percent of Atlanta’s population is between the ages of 24 and 35. The active, varied job market, affordable housing and vibrant nightlife have caused the city to become a desirable, go-to destination for young professionals.
Average mortgage rates are in the 4% range, low by historical standards – which motivates home buyers to lock in while they can. There are new lending regulations which have been slowing the approval process and delaying closings – but this is becoming standard practice and normalizing as people learn how to meet the guidelines. It’s still a sellers’ market, but a stronger economy could mean that things will improve for homebuyers. Additionally, increased housing prices could mean that more sellers who’ve been upside down or underwater may be able to put their homes on the market. Housing starts were up in fall, so new construction inventory should increase next year. The National Association of Realtors reported that the median number of days to sell a home in Atlanta has been 57 days.
If you would like to know the specials and events at Restore Atlanta, like and follow their facebook page. Restore supports Habitat for Humanity, and all net proceeds support Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to help fulfill the mission of providing quality homes to deserving, working families.
If you are remodeling, please consider donating to Restore!
All donations must be in excellent physical and working condition whether new or gently used. The following list represents examples of the kinds of items they can accept.
Examples of items Restore accepts:
Appliances (less than 9 years old) *
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets
Kitchen & Bath Sinks
Lighting & Lamps
Home Improvement Items
Toilets (1.6 GPF or less)
Flooring (Wood, Vinyl, Laminate)
Area Rugs & Carpet Tile
Homegoods & Small Electrics
Landscape & Gardening Supplies
Depending upon inventory at any given time, Restore may not be able to accept certain items. Restore must retain the right to decline donations due to safety concerns, facility limitations, marketability, etc.
The gates of Centennial Olympic Park open at 6 p.m., and the fireworks synchronized to music begin at 9:45 p.m. for the 4th of July Celebration. Arrive early because gates close when the park is full. Free.
Fireworks viewing – aquarium
July 4, 2016
0.5 miles NW
Two versions: Red White & Brew includes beer, a BBQ buffet, and live music in the ballroom, plus fireworks viewing atop the Georgia Aquarium parking deck. Funbelievable Fourth is a family version.
Fireworks viewing – Ventanas
July 4, 2016 (7 to 11 p.m.)
0.6 miles NW
Watch fireworks in Olympic Park from the rooftop of Ventanas with a buffet, drinks, and DJ at Red White & Booze.
If you are ready for some baseball and fireworks, this summer you can watch the Atlanta Braves play a home game at Turner Field followed by a fireworks show May 27, June 24, and July 1. Discount tickets $18 to $46.
According to the Realtors Association in Atlanta, your landscaping makes a big difference in selling your home. First impressions are important, and that is the front of your house – including the landscaping! Some people will not even come inside if your lawn, trees and flowerbeds are overgrown, or worse yet – dead.
“All beds should have fresh mulch, which is one of the best ways to get bang for your buck in terms of sprucing up your yard,” says Bill Golden, an Atlanta-based Realtor who works for Re/Max. “Overgrown shrubs should be trimmed, especially if they block the windows. This will not only help curb appeal but increase light in the home.”
Curb appeal is important to 71% of homebuyers when choosing their abode, according to a 2013 National Association of Realtors survey. Landscaping is a large part of that curb appeal, says Frank J. Lucco, managing director of IRR-Residential Appraisers & Consultants in Houston.
“That first impression is important,” says Lucco. “If they don’t like the looks of the front of the house, which is mostly landscaping,” often they won’t even go inside.
A landscaping investment could potentially pay a 215% return in home value, says Margaret Woda, a Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate in Crofton, Md. While you may only recoup 68% of kitchen renovation fees, Woda says landscaping is money well- spent.
Call us for quotes on a roll off dumpster to make your cleaning project a lot easier – for landscaping as well as interior clean ups. Get you your house ready for the market with a HomeDumpster!
With any bigger home or landscaping project, we have to plan ahead. Most big projects take the weekend or more – but if you can get rid of the trash as you go, it will be simpler and faster.
Give us a call first to order a roll-off dumpster before you tear down the fence or make the pile. Why move trash twice? If you have a contractor working for you, it may be simpler to order the dumpster for them, and tell us exactly where you want it, rather than have them guess and block your access or kill your grass. Avoid surprises and make your project as smooth as possible with a roll-off dumpster from Home Dumpsters.
Atlanta Build Remodel & Landscape Expo is a 3 day event being held from 29th January to the 31st January 2016 at the Atlanta Exposition Center.
This event showcases premier home remodeling and renovation sector experts. The latest innovations and updates are featured with a wide array of kitchen and bath fixtures, sunrooms, doors and windows, roofing solutions and siding on exhibit.
You can attend topical seminar sessions during the show or network with remodeling professionals. Try “the Design Matchmaker” to get a recommendation for a design consultant based on your needs.
Air conditioning systems, water treatment tools and reliable home security appliances are also showcased here.
If you are planning a big remodeling project and are ordering a home dumpster in the Atlanta Area, please consider donating cabinets, sinks and other used but undamaged building supplies. This helps Habitat for Humanity in Georgia, protects our landfills and you can get a tax write-off! It’s a win-win-win.
ReStore offers a free pick-up service for large items that you cannot easily transport to us. The ReStore partners with businesses and individuals to get the highest quality merchandise possible. They provide donors the opportunity to repurpose items they no longer need, while also offering the tax benefit for contributing to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Corporate donors can save time and money by offering items for donation and eliminating surplus sale costs, as well as storage, re-stocking, and disposal fees.
271 Chester Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
ReStore Main Phone: 404-525-2114 ReStore Donation Hotline: 404-525-2114 ext. 155
As you are taking your home improvement efforts outdoors, consider some efficient ways to clean up the yard. Scraggly bushes, and hazardous trees on your property make it look messy and can be dangerous in the next storm.
Consider, instead of hacking off branches and hauling them away piece by piece, you can save time and effort by pulling up the plants straight from the root. When you order a home dumpster for large jobs, these bushes fit right in and the job is done faster.
A “hazard tree” is a tree with structural
defects likely to cause failure of all or part of
the tree, which could strike a “target.” A
target can be a vehicle, building, or a place
where people gather such as a park bench, picnic table, street, or backyard.
Trees in poor condition may have many dead twigs, dead branches, or small, off-color leaves. Trees in good condition will have full crowns, vigorous branches, and healthy, full-sized leaves; however, green foliage in the crown does not ensure that a tree is safe. Tree trunks and branches can be quite defective and still support a lush green crown.
Inspect trees your trees at least every year. Tree inspections can be done at any time of year, leaf-on or leaf-off. To be thorough, inspect trees after leaf drop in fall, after leaf-out in spring, and routinely after severe storms.
Call Home Dumpsters to order a dumpster to handle landscape and tree “clean up.” We can handle larger bushes and branches which will mean less work for you in the long run.
We are seeing the “bagster” and its brother dumpster-bag brands all over Lowes and Home Depot for $29 to $39 initial price. Before you jump on this “great deal,” be sure and check for three things:
How big is your job?
How big is your driveway where they will need to pick up the bag?
Does your area have pickup at all?
How big is your job?
If you have under 3 cubic yards worth of construction debris, the average costs for collection is around $125. Plus the $30 charged by the retailer for the bag itself, bringing the total to about $155 per bag. This seems like a great deal, but the quoted collection fee assumes thatyou stay within the 3,300 lbs. (1.65 tons) weight limit of the bag; anything more means additional charges and may even pose the risk of the dumpster bag tearing during pickup.
In contrast, our dumpsters are $225 a week for 4 tons, and never break or tear open.
How big is your driveway?
Another problem with the “bagster” is its size. It is smaller and should be easier to place than a dumpster, but you will be limited in placement choices because the trucks used to pick up the bags are equipped with a hydraulic arm that requires at least 18 feet of vertical clearance. If you hope to place the bag behind your home our of sight from your HOA, or near the project, you still must be sure the bag is within 18 feet or so of the street.
We need clearance to place a metal dumpster, but be sure that anywhere we drop it off, we also make sure that we can pick it up.
Does your area even have pickup services?
Before you commit to a dumpster bag, be sure and call to confirm their pickup region. Some unhappy customers have bought a dumpster bag without realizing that the company doesn’t service their area, leaving them with a full bag and no way to haul it away. Read reviews of the customer service and make sure you aren’t waiting for weeks for the company to come pick up the bag!
We are here to answer your questions, and have actually brought a dumpster over for our customers to throw a bagster into. we are here when and where you need us so call HomeDumpsters anytime.
Compulsive hoarding is thankfully not very common, but it is becoming more recognized because of the reality TV show on TLC “Hoarding: Buried Alive.” It is a psychological issue of varying degrees and it can be very difficult to decide where cleanup should start. If you know someone or have a loved one who suffers from hoarding, here are a couple tips to help you.
Hire a professional
If you have ever tried to help your friends or loved ones clean up, you know how difficult it is to understand why they keep certain objects. Hoarders attach sentimental value to objects, and have trouble getting rid of anything: some valuable, some only with perceived value. This is an illness and it has no cure. There are therapists who understand, and can help a hoarder overcome these types of feelings and help them to see what is trash and what is not. Having someone like this at the time of the cleanup can be necessary to get the job done.
Rent a Dumpster
If you have permission, or you have inherited a hoard, then our advice is to rent a roll-off dumpster. This is the most efficient and cost effective method of waste removal. Home Dumpsters has years of experience working with families in the Atlanta Metro Area. Whether you need a one dumpster or a series of them, give us a call.
6th Annual NARI Atlanta 2015 Tour of Remodeled Homes
If you are interested in remodeling, we have been keeping an eye out for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Tour listing. It will be in October this year:
We are thrilled to announce the date for the 2015 NARI Atlanta Tour of Remodeled Homes – October 24th, 2015!
Cure Childhood Cancer will be our benefiting charity this year.
See Atlanta & Co. segment preview on the 2014 Tour by clicking here.
Who: NARI Atlanta’s remodeling contractor members are selected to showcase their outstanding Atlanta renovation projects. All NARI members are carefully screened for qualifications and business integrity. To learn more about NARI Atlanta, click on “About NARI” on the home page.
What: A fun, fabulous tour for anyone interested remodeling trends, design, and home renovations.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: Homes are located in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, and Atlanta area. A map of each homes location will be available soon for download closer to the date.