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May 2017

Found 6 blog entries for May 2017.

This coming Monday, May 29th, we will observe Memorial Day, when we gather with family and friends to remember soldiers who died while protecting our country.  The official federal holiday was originally called “Decoration Day,” a day of remembrance enacted immediately following the Civil War.  In 1968, Congress established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May, and now it is a three-day weekend that marks the unofficial start of the summer season. 

Parades celebrating armed service members take place every year on Memorial Day in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.  For local parades and events on Memorial Day in and near Metro Atlanta, visit  

Several local communities will host live

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For American families who have chosen to serve our country through military service, These loans are designed to save veterans money and allow them to buy their piece of the American Dream when they return home.  But not every veteran is eligible.  There are four qualifying groups:

  1.      Active Duty Service Men and Women.  The qualifying person must serve at least 90 days in the military during a time when the country is at war.
  2.      Active Duty During Peace.  The qualifying person must have served at least 181 days as full-time military personnel during a time when the country was at peace.
  3.      National Guard or Reserves Service.  The qualifying person must have served at least six years in either the Reserves or the National Guard.
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Home Site 159 in Castleberry Hills is Richardson Housing Group’s “Brooklyn” floor plan, complete with Craftsman style details, a large, covered back deck, and a full basement.  This home is packed with modern, high-end finishes, like 5-inch hand-scraped hardwood floors, site-finished hardwood stairs with wrought iron pickets, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.

This 4-bed, 2.5-bath home also has granite countertops in the kitchen and all bathrooms.  Heavy trim in the dining room and entryway gives way to 2-piece crown molding, recessed lighting, and pendant lights over the kitchen island. The over-sized master suite includes a sitting area and a custom tiled master shower.  Listed at just $299,950, Home Site 159 is a gem waiting for the

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It’s almost here:  summer vacation, when kids get excited because school is out and parents fear the moment they run out of ideas to keep them entertained.  Luckily, we live in a beautiful state where there are plenty of area attractions, parks, hiking trails, and activities to keep the kids busy all summer long.

Downtown Atlanta

Venture downtown this summer to visit Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coca-Cola, or The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, or Stone Mountain Park.  There are plenty of summer camp opportunities for kids who want a more in-depth experience, and you can check websites like Groupon to save money on admission with great discount codes.  For thrill seekers, don’t forget Six Flags Over Georgia, where you can beat

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With more than 40 years of experience in the residential building industry, Richardson Housing Group understands quality, craftsmanship, customer service, and value.  Now, RHG invites you to tour their six area communities, each with something unique to offer.



Castleberry Hills

Situated just around the corner from the Suwanee Town Center and minutes from the Mall of Georgia and Lake Lanier, Castleberry Hills is all about location!  Not only are the homes complete with tons of high-end finishes (like hand-scraped hardwoods, granite, and gorgeous trim packages), but the community is just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities in pretty Suwanee.  The local schools – Sugar Hill Elementary and Lanier Middle

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Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, is an ideal opportunity to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage, and Gwinnett County has some fantastic places to do it.  Since our offices are based in Gwinnett, we at Peggy Slappey Properties know some great places for fantastic Mexican food and atmosphere that will get your Cinco de Mayo celebration started right.

  1. El Taco Jalisco – Yes, it’s located next to a gas station, but be brave! It is an office favorite, a hidden gem of truly authentic, tasty food that you will NOT encounter in any chain restaurant.  Find it at 4545 South Lee Street in Buford, attached to the Exxon.
  2. Frontera Tex-Mex Grill – With several locations across Gwinnett, including Sugarloaf, Suwanee, Stone Mountain, Five Forks, Indian
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