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Perry named among Top 10 Best Places in Georgia

Perry named among Top 10 Best Places in Georgia

PERRY, Ga.-Life is good in Perry. The Houston County was named on Movoto's recent list of the Best Places in Georgia.

The real estate blog examined all of Georgia's cities with a population of at least 10,000 before narrowing it down to 11 (nine of which are in metro Atlanta; two cities tied for 10th place). It used such statistics as amenities, cost of living, median household income, crime, tax and unemployment rates, and commute times to determine the ranking.

The top 10 include:

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
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These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Exercise 
    Photography 
    Scrapbooking 
    Hunting 
    Fishing 
    Couponing 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion

 

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Get Organized: Join the February Fling

Get Organized: Join the February Fling

Over on my Facebook page during the month of February we are having a February Fling! Each day we will purge, delete and FLING all sorts of things from our homes, offices and lives.

 

So get yourself a bag or box to put your items for donation in and gather some trash bags and let's start flinging!

 

Join us at www.facebook.com/goodlifeorganizing .

 

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Organization | Organized to Sell

Organization | Organized to Sell

Ten Reasons To Declutter and Organize Your Home BEFORE You Put It On The Market

1.  It makes a great first impression on the buyer. Usually that’s all you get.

2.  Clutter makes buyers think that the home will need a lot of work.

3.  “White” space in closets and drawers as well as on kitchen counters has great appeal.

4.  Your treasures may be distracting to buyers. Packing away collections can make your space more attractive.

5.  Buyers want to create their own memories in the home. Removing family photos and memorabilia gives the buyers a clean slate.

6.  By getting rid of the “noise” in the home you can highlight the house’s strong points.

7.  When you clear out excess accessories and furniture, you allow buyers to mentally “move in.”

8.  Decluttering and cleaning your home can lead to a more than 400% return on your investment according to Homegain.com.

9.  There are fewer things for you to clean and maintain while your house in on the market.

10.  You will save time and money by not having to pack, move and unpack unneeded items.

When in doubt, be ruthless with your decluttering. It will pay off in the end!

Job Opening in Perry

Job Opening in Perry

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

  • .Job Title:    Security Officer:
    Location:    Perry GA
    Pay:          $8.00 per Hour
    Education:  12 Years/GED
    Job Number:GA8034450
    Three (3) months security experience; knowledgeable of Word & Excel; high school diploma or GED.

Real Estate Recovery Or Not?

Real Estate Recovery Or Not?

Whether you live in Warner Robins Georgia, Las Vegas Nevada, or someplace else, the topic of Real Estate Recovery is one that keeps popping up.  If you watch the national news, spend time on HGTV, or get your real estate information from another source you quickly realize not all markets are created equal.  Some are booming, some busting, and others are moving along at a steady pace. 

The attached 2012 Predictions by the Pro's Infographic does a good job of breaking down the details for both U.S. and Canadian markets.

For a detailed analysis on real estate recovery, check out the full story on ActiveRain, the largest real estate social network.

187 years and counting: Hawkinsville Church Celebrates Homecoming

187 years and counting: Hawkinsville Church Celebrates Homecoming

They've come along way ... the First Baptist Church of Haynesville, located on Ga. 341 S in between Hawkinsville and Perry, celebrates its 187th homecoming celebration at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

And Senior Pastor David B. Fisher is excited. Fisher said, "We've come a long way - we're an old church but we have a new vision."

The Bradys, a Southern Gospel music group from Dothan, Alabama, will be the special musical guests at the event. With more than 20 years in the music industry, their songs have been consistently on the charts and aired on radio stations across the country. Their song, "Here I Am," was performed by The Hoppers and received two song of the decade and year awards, and was nominated  for a Dove award in the 1990s.