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A wave of uncertainty in the market regarding the current state of the economy has caused mortgage rates to fall below 4 percent. Both the 15 and 30 year fixed mortgage rates, as well as the five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage, all fell to below 4 percent, creating a great deal of unease. As rates continue to fall, the trend may actually prove to be an advantage for homeowners to sell their existing property or buy a new one.

The Impact of Economic Uncertainty on Mortgage Rates

The continuing atmosphere of economic uncertainty has certainly had a negative impact on mortgage rates, causing them to fall to their lowest point in quite some time. If this trend should continue, new home owners can expect to cut mortgage deals that

The total number of households headed by renters in the United States has increased by a very wide margin since 1965. In fact, there are more renters than at any other time since that year. This is a figure that has wide repercussions for the housing market as a whole. It reflects significantly on the ability of members of the millennial generation (born since 1981) to realize their goal of owning a home in the same way that their parents and grandparents were able to. As a result, there are currently many regretful renters in the market who would very much like to upgrade to owning.

There Are More Renters Today Than At Any Time in the Last 50 Years

As noted above, there are more people who are renting homes today than at any other time in the past

Are you the person who is little creeped out by drones delivering stuff to your home? Or are you the person who is looking forward to seeing this innovation spread like wildfire? A Kennesaw State University professor is doing his part to help drones deliver faster and more efficiently. Perhaps the results of this man’s study will get you onboard the drone train.

Donghyun Kim, assistant professor of computer science at Kennesaw State, is working hard on an algorithm to help drones take the most efficient route to destinations. Kim is an expert in computer algorithm optimization. Drone technology and disaster relief (and the intersection of the two) are two of his passions. Kim’s work was inspired by the unfortunate occurrences of recent natural

Kelly BarnhillCobb County is known for its amazing athletes who go on to do great things, and this story shows the continuing of that trend. A Marietta native was recently named the 2017 Best Female College Athlete at ESPN’s ESPY Awards.

Kelly Barnhill is the big winner who is making our entire area proud. Barnhill is a sophomore (rising junior) pitcher on the University of Florida’s womens softball team. She had a season for the ages, which included a trip to the championship finals of the NCAA softball tournament. Her freshman year campaign was great as well.

Barnhill finished her sophomore season with a blistering 26-4 record and a mind boggling 0.51 earned run average (ERA). Batters didn’t have a chance against her all season. Her performance on the mound was

As a homeowner, it's up to you to find out all the best ways to increase the resale value of your property. This means that you need to discover and implement the strategies that work best for your specific situation. Have you considered adding a swimming pool to your property? Experts agree that this is one of the safest and most cost effective techniques that you can adopt to add serious resale value to your home.

Geographic Location Matters

No matter where you live, this is a move that is practically guaranteed to add resale value to your home. In some locations, the total amount of value added may be even higher. For example, if you live in California or Florida, swimming pools are so prevalent that they are a vital part of the culture. In such

If you currently reside in Cobb County, you should be aware that the Board of Commissioners is considering a 10.2 percent increase in property taxes. This will be accomplished by increasing the rollback millage rate in the county's general fund.

Those interested in learning more about the property tax increase should attend the special public hearings that are set to take place on a number of dates in the near future.

The first meeting will occur at 6:30 p.m. on July 10th. The second and third meetings will take place at 9 a.m. on July 11 and 7 p.m. on July 25th. These meetings will be held at the second floor meeting room at the Board of Commissioners building. The address is 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta.

It is generally believed that the county

Credit agencies made two major changes this month that directly impact the real estate market. The changes will help more people qualify for home loans, but it will also introduce some risk in the lending process.

The first change: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion will remove tax liens and civil judgments from some credit profiles if the information isn't complete. The information that’s now required for inclusion is the person's name, address, and either date of birth or Social Security number. Many tax liens and civil judgments exclude this information, which can cause some identity misrepresentations and mistakes.

Seven percent of Americans with a credit profile have tax liens or civil judgments against them. According to a FICO study, these

Kennesaw Mountain TrailsCobb County, get ready to experience the beautiful setting of Kennesaw Mountain for three new sites for jogging and walking trails. Cobb County commissioners unanimously approved a contract for design work for the three new trails at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. This is big news.

This news is also a big win for the local economy with Marietta-based Heath & Lineback Engineers get overseeing the design for the big project. The $13.7 million project plans to add a little over three miles of walking trails along Whitlock Avenue, Cheatham Hill Road, and Burnt Hickory Road. The engineering work will be paid from the county’s 2016 special purpose local option sales tax proceeds.

Specific Project Details

The portion of the new trails

Sports Fanatics 5KThe Sports Fanatic 5K 2017 is coming soon to Kennesaw, Georgia. This is an annual event that celebrates sports, fitness, community, and many other important causes. If you'd like to take part in the celebration, now is the time to get involved. There is plenty of time and space for runner and volunteer participation.

Here are the Details on the Sports Fanatic 5K 2017

If you are searching for the latest details concerning the Sports Fanatic 5K 2017, you've come to the right place. The Sports Fanatic 5K will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Downtown Kennesaw benefiting the Dave Krache Foundation. Event costs range anywhere from free of charge for the Tot Trot to $15 for the 1 mile run to $30 for the main 5K event.

At 6:30 a.m. sharp, you

Kennesaw MountainEven after 153 years, the memories and impact of the bloody Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the American Civil War remain strong.

The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought on June 27, 1864, as part of the Union Army’s Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The six-day battle (ending on July 2, 1864) was one of the most forceful assaults launched by Union Major General William Sherman against the Confederate Army. 4000 soldiers (3000 Union soldiers and 1000 Confederate soldiers) lost their lives in the battle that ended in a tactical defeat for the Union. It was one of the bloodiest battles in the American Civil War. Despite the Confederate victory, it did not prevent Sherman's advance on Atlanta.

The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield