Month: December 2018

December 27, 2018

Land for Sale Spalding County | 3252 W. Ellis Road Griffin, GA 30223 | MLS # 8500632

$349,000


Beautiful 82+ acres of land, currently being used as hunting land. All wildlife is in abundance on the property, there is a great duck swamp. Property touches Head Creek and Shoal Creek. Covered shed on property as well.

Call Angi Pilkenton at McLeRoy Realty for more information on this property 770.468.3549 | 770.567.3030

December 26, 2018

Home for Sale Spalding County | 4338 Newnan Road Griffin, GA 30224 | MLS # 8500268

$210,000

Are you looking for privacy? This home sits on 19.68 acres in Spalding County. A four sided brick home with a unfinished basement and the attic could be finished for a bonus room. This home needs flooring, paint, updating in the Kitchen and bathrooms. Make this home your own by adding fresh new everything. It has the room inside and outside. Possible commercial property.

Call Sky at McLeRoy Realty to see this home today! 678.898.3.390 | 770.567.3030

December 26, 2018

Home for Sale Upson County | 168 Day Road Thomaston, GA 30286 | MLS # 8499992 | Virtual Tour

$156,000


This home has upgrades you do not normally see in this price range. New Harwood flooring in 2018, granite in the kitchen and both bathrooms, tile floors in both bathrooms, bookcases in the family room, large laundry room. Plumbing was just recently done in 2018. This home has been meticulously maintained, 2 stage energy efficient HVAC is only 4 years old.

Contact Angi Pilkenton at McLeRoy Realty to see this home today! 770.468.3549 | 770.567.3030

December 20, 2018

Home for Sale Spalding County | 106 Lake Chase Drive South, Griffin, GA 30224 | MLS # 8499718

$215,000


Located Right On The Line Of Spalding And Pike Counties With Easy Access To Highway 19/41. Three Bedrooms Includes A Split Bedroom Plan And A Bonus Room! The TV In Master Bedroom Is Remaining. Features Include 2 Nest Thermostats In Living Room And Master Bedroom Which Interacts With Phone And Alexa, Hardwood Floors, Solid Surface Countertops. Breakfast Nook And Bar Area As Well As A Separate Formal Dining Room. Laundry Room Located Close To Kitchen And Garage. There’s A Nice Front Porch And An Open Deck Area For Days When You Want To Be Outside.

Contact Alicia at McLeRoy Realty to see this home today! 770.584.1854 | 770.567.3030

December 20, 2018

Land for Sale Pike County | 0 Nazareth Church Road | MLS # 8497451


22.24 Acres North of Hwy 18 in Zebulon. Great property for hunting and/or building your forever home. Current survey has been obtained, tax map is incorrect on acreage.

Contact Angi at McLeRoy Realty to see this land today! 770.468.3549 | 770.567.3030

December 7, 2018

Land for Sale Upson County | Lot #17 Potato Creek Road | MLS # 8493844


Land Is Full Of Timber And Has Been Used For Hunting For Years! Five Mile Creek Is The Property Line Per Plat. Property In CUVA Since 2014 Per County Records And Assists With Tax Savings! Hunting Season Is In Effect So Please Contact Agent Prior To Viewing AND Wear Bright Clothing (Example: Hunter Orange) While Walking Property!

Call Alicia at McLeRoy Realty today! 

770.584.1854 | 770.567.3030

December 6, 2018

Easy-Up, Easy-Down Decor Hacks for Stress-Free Holidays

From Houselogic 

Give or take a Scrooge or two, everybody loves the holidays: Decorating the tree, hanging lights, hanging holly … all those things! But you know what nobody loves? Taking all those things down.

Because, wow, what an unorganized mess.

Before you go all Scrooge, get your jolly back with these simple holiday decorating hacks.

#1 Protect Ornaments With Holiday Recyclables

Image: Anne Arntson for HouseLogic

Trimming the tree should feel like the happy ending of a Lifetime holiday movie, not a game show guessing which box will contain broken memories.

Keep ornaments safe for next year by stowing them in leftover party cups, hot-glued onto a piece of foam board cut to fit inside a storage bin, recommends Lisa Woodruff, a Cincinnati-based professional organizer.

Or pack ornaments away using bubble wrap from holiday packages, or egg cartons from those countless cookies you made.

All of these options make for shock-absorbent padding that’s more durable than paper towels or tissue paper.

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#2 Create a Year-Round Focal Point

Image: Richelle Hesselink

You dream of decking every hall, every year, but when the holidays roll around, you’ve got a brisket to bake and cocktails to clink.

So focus your festive energy on just one iconic focal point — a wreath on the front door or greenery on the mantel — something that easily changes with the seasons.

Or, create a display that makes you feel merry year-round. (Try repurposing storefront letters to spell out “LOVE” or “JOY” — sentiments that never go out of season.)

#3 Get a Decorating Toolbox

Image: Courtesy of Lowes.com

Before you can hang a single strand of lights or sprig of mistletoe, you have to find the gosh-darn zip ties, track down the floral wire, and repurpose a few extension cords.

Just thinking about the prep work makes you ready for a long winter’s nap. But this year’s gonna be your prep for next year, and the years to follow.

As you put everything up, keep a running checklist of what you need. Then stock a toolbox that gets replenished every year.

#4 Leave Your Light Hooks and Nails in Place for Next Year

If you like to trim your home’s roof and siding with holiday lights, you know what a hassle it is to find last year’s nail holes while balancing on a ladder with your extremities slowly freezing.

So, this year, use hooks that match your siding (not nails because they fall out easier) or paint them so they are indistinguishable from your siding or trim before you put them up.

Then leave them up when you take down your lights.

Come next year, just rehang your lights and bask in your twinkling success.

#5 Wrap Lights Around Cardboard

Image: Christina Hoffmann for HouseLogic

There’s nothing like a multicolored knot of lights to put a damper on your bright holiday spirit.

So as you take down this year’s lights, wrap them around empty gift boxes or cardboard. Make a small notch on each side to keep the ends snugly in place.

Next year you’ll spend less time untangling your lights and more time basking in them.

#6 Hang Wreaths on Rods or in Rafters

Image: Russell Gregory

All year you look forward to hanging that wreath you got for a steal at an after-Christmas sale.

Rather than tossing it in a trash bag, where it can too easily get seriously mushed or even forgotten, hang it on a rod or from nails hammered into the attic rafters or garage walls, Woodruff recommends.

It will be easy to find, and will be in pristine shape for next year.

#7 Store Your Tree With the Decorations on It

Image: Chris Baldwin

No, seriously.

If strategizing the placement of skiing Garfield and his 107 dangly friends is your least favorite part of holiday decorating, skip it after this year.

Ask someone to help you tightly wrap this year’s decorated (artificial) tree — yep, ornaments and all — with heavy-duty stretch plastic wrap (the type that professional movers use, which you can find at home improvement stores).

Next year, just cut the wrap and reshape the branches.

Happy holidays indeed.

#8 Or Give In and Buy a Tree Bag

Image: BalsamHill.com

Every December 26, you begin to dread awkwardly wrestling your artificial tree back into its original packaging.

This year, go ahead and spend the 50 bucks on a tree bag or box, Woodruff says. It will seal out dirt, dust, and bugs, won’t smash the branches, and some styles even allow you to store your tree fully or partially assembled.

Plus, just knowing you can skip the reassembly next time makes for an extra happy New Year.

#9 Trim Those Trimmings

Image: Give Back Box

Getting out decorations should be a welcome walk down memory lane — not a guilt trip through items you “should” display but … ugh.

So when you take down this year’s decor, follow the old rule for paring down your wardrobe and get rid of anything you didn’t use — you know, that carol-singing mounted fish from your dad or Nana’s crocheted coaster set — and donate them.

“If it’s a sentimental item, take a picture of it,” Woodruff says.

You won’t waste storage space and, come next year, you’ll be greeted only by items you love and use.

#10 Organize By Room

If you’ve got snowmen in every bathroom and a jingle bell on every drawer, you may end up with mountains of half-empty boxes piled everywhere for longer than you spend enjoying the decor.

Get your halls decked more efficiently by sorting your boxes of trimmings by room, Woodruff suggests.

Then, label each light strand by location — mantel, doorway, tree, etc. Decorating is merrier when you can grab a bin and make an evening of it, one room at a time.

#11 Create a “Must-Have” Bin

Image: Anne Arntson for HouseLogic

Put all your favorite decorations in one “first-up, last-down” bin.

Next year, you’ll spend more time enjoying your cherished menorah or manger and less time rummaging to find it.