Atlanta Real Estate and Lifestyle

April 2023


It’s springtime in Atlanta! Is there a better time of year in our beautiful city? This month we’re offering information and resources about our real estate market, some outdoor projects, and enjoying the bountiful fun Atlanta has to offer:

  • Lifestyle & Transitions: Insight and advice for three distinct lifestyle stages: your first home purchase, creating a livable place for family, and simplifying and rightsizing.

  • How Does Your Garden Grow: A favorite lawn care calendar, container gardening, 2023 garden trends and attracting birds.

  • Special Bonus: A comprehensive report from Today’s Homeowner on ROI for Remodeling Projects for 2023.

  • Outdoor Living Design Ideas: Using the ROI report stats, take a look at top renovations in Georgia: screened-in porches, decks, and patios.

  • Farmers Markets, Festivals, and Fun: Al fresco dining in Atlanta, top Spring hikes near us, Atlanta Braves & Truist Park schedule and details, 2023 Atlanta Film Festival, a list of farmers markets, and spring festivals.

Should you have questions about anything related to your home or the real estate market, feel free to give us a call. We’re here to serve and your referrals are always appreciated. Enjoy your April!

The Providence Group

P.S.: Here are two seasonal (and printable) checklists for you: Spring Cleaning and Spring Home Maintenance.

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Lifestyles and Transitions

Market cycles shift – and so do our lifestyle needs and priorities over time.

First-Time Homebuyers

Find the Right Home

5 tips to help you find the perfect place.

Georgia First-Time Home Buyer Programs, Grants

Updated for 2023

Rent vs. Buy … What’s Right for You?

NerdWallet’s Calculator

Growing Families

2023 Loan Options

Types, how to compare, and how to choose.

10 Reasons to Buy Bigger

A well-written article from Canada.

Tools to Investigate Neighborhood Safety



55+ New Construction

With an Interactive Map

Resale Communities

Less expensive communities & options

The Ultimate Guide to Downsizing

Tips to make a hard process easier.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Lawn Care Calendar & Facts

From Walter Reeves, a guide to cultivation and lawn care for the season.

The Complete Guide to Container Gardening

Exercise your green thumb whether you live in a house with a yard, a patio home, or a condo with a balcony. A GREAT resource!

2023 Trends in Garden Design

From, another excellent resource guide with links to dive deeper.

Birdscaping: 10 Tips

Attract birds with feeders, seed-producing plants, native plants for hiding and nesting, and water sources.

Special Report from Today’s Homeowner

ROI on Remodeling Projects for 2023

Your home is your biggest financial investment, but what are the smartest ways to invest in it? Today’s Homeowner determined the average return on investment (ROI) for 34 home remodeling projects across 1200+ US markets. About a third of the way down, you’ll see the percentages for Georgia. You can look at other states or drill down further by city.

Georgia’s ROI Remodeling Report

Outdoor Living Design Ideas

9 of the top 10 projects in the ROI report above were on the exterior of the home! In celebration of spring, let’s take a look at outdoor living spaces and creative ideas for each:

Screened-In Porches (#4 in GA)

40 Decorating Tips for Screened-in Porches

Deck Additions (#5 Composite, #9 Wood)

60 Wood & Composite Decking Designs

Concrete Backyard Patio (#6 in GA)

20 Design Ideas for Your Concrete Patio

11 Seriously Cool DIY Add-Ons

Here are some great DIY add-ons to enhance your current outdoor spaces.

Farmers Markets, Festivals, and Fun

Atlanta Patios for Al Fresco Dining

Eater Atlanta | Interactive Map

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

4/8-9 | Heart of Sandy Springs

Atlanta Braves Online Schedule

They are back … enjoy the season!

A-Z Truist Park Information Guide

Fabulous Spring Hikes Close to Us

8 hikes within an hour of Atlanta

Atlanta Area Farmers Market

Family-friendly | continuously updated

Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes

4/28-30 | Parade, music, art, & more

2023 Atlanta Film Festival

4/20-30 | Skip the pollen, stay indoors

Coming to Netflix in April 2023

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

4/14-16 | A tradition in Piedmont Park

Walter Reeves | The Georgia Gardener | Your April Calendar

Plant your vegetables | Spray your lawn for weeds | Hang your chimes and feeders