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Worried About a Runaway Bride (or Groom)?

weddings and new homesIf you are worried about being alone at the altar on your wedding day, then you are going to want to think about more than just the wedding plans!  You should consider purchasing wedding insurance.

Make sure that runaway bride (or groom) is only running away with your heart, not all the money you spent on the wedding too! Make sure  to talk to your insurance agent about wedding insurance in addition to the usual discussions about car, home, life and health insurance.

You may think that you would only need wedding insurance in the case of a runaway bridge situation, but according to Linda Rey, insurance expert at the

Equifax Personal Finance Blog,  wedding insurance can also help in the case of emergencies or other unfortunate situations. However you will find that wedding insurance is about far more than protecting yourself from fickle fiancés.

In her recent Equifax post, “

Protect Your Big Day with Wedding Insurance,” Rey describes many instances where weddings may need to be postponed or plans changed at the last minute, resulting in huge unplanned expenses. Illness or injury to the bride, groom or someone in the wedding party; failure of the vendors or venue to follow through on promises, or even an officiate who fails to show could create huge financial problems.

How much will the insurance add to your (already high, probably) wedding expenses? Rey says about $125 to $500 invested in insurance can protect a $24,000 wedding.

Find out what else wedding insurance will cover by visiting the

Equifax Personal Finance Blog. After the wedding bells are done ringing, we’d love to know how everything went.  Tell us the favorite part of your wedding, and what was the most unexpected!

The Astoria Offers Hassle-Free Lifestyle

With the warm weather, isn’t the idea of walking to dinner much more appealing than sitting in obnoxious Atlanta traffic? Ranked the 12th worst city with traffic, according to the Inrix 2010 Annual Report of Top Most Congested U.S. Metropolitans, living and working in Atlanta can be a challenge.

The Astoria’s convenient location found at the intersection of Peachtree Battle and Peachtree Hills provides homeowners with a solution. Astoria residents not only have easy access to Buckhead and Midtown, it also offers residents with various dining, recreational and shopping opportunities within walking distance.

For dinner, The Astoria houses several restaurants within its building: Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch Public House and Starfish. Residents craving something new can try nearby La Grotto Restorante, Houston’s, Benihanna, Pasta Vino or The Georgia Grill.

Have guests coming in town? Impress the cultural connoisseurs by learning a thing or two at the nearby Atlanta History Center and The Woodruff Arts Center, or go see a play or concert at The Fox Theater, or simply enjoy the beautiful spring flowers at The Atlanta Botanical Garden and Piedmont Park. For the sports fanatics, don’t worry – a minute’s walk to the Buckhead MARTA station provides a quick ride to Phillips Arena and the Georgia Dome.

The Astoria also offers various amenities and services within its luxury highrise doors, including a large swimming pool, heated spa, sun deck with a grilling area, fully-equipped gym, media room, gourmet kitchen and a private mini-park.

This 16-floor residential highrise offers homebuyers with multiple custom options, so no two homes are alike, each envision the resident’s own unique style and taste. And due to greatly reduced prices, owning one these luxury condos is now more possible than ever!

For more information on prices and other great local attractions near these luxurious condominiums at the
Astoria at the Aramore please visit their website.

Final Opportunities in Desirable West Cobb County

When the time comes to upgrade into a new home, what features and qualifications do most homebuyers require? A quality-built home at an affordable price in a convenient location is what most folks look for in their new home. Well Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods is pleased to announce that only six opportunities remain at the popular Burnt Hickory Township community in sought-after West Cobb County.

These reduced priced
Kennesaw estate lots, originally priced in the $600,000s, are now on the market from the high $200,000s. Homes feature four to five bedroom, three and half to four bath, three-car garage floorplans on homesites of up to 1.5 acres.

Estate Homes at Tarrington on the James Model Home Grand Opening

Are you searching for luxurious
Richmond new homes with enough room to accommodate your family’s needs? Then, you need to visit the Estate Homes at Tarrington on the James in Chesterfield County to tour the community’s new model home.

Showcasing the elegance you’ve come to expect from Boone Homes for the past 30 years, the beautiful four bedroom, three bath model home boasts many stunning finishes including exterior stone arches, rustic front door and shutters, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, chair rail and picuture frame molding and gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, island and stainless steel appliances.

Buyers will be impressed with the owner’s suite with built-in window seat and a personal retreat that can be used as a home office or gym.

Need more room for your growing family? No problem. The loft and finished attic with bathroom that can be used as an extra bedroom, children’s playroom, media room or game room will provide you with the extra space needed for your family.

In addition to the model home, the
Estate Homes at Tarrington on the James will offer 14 floor plans that range from 3,400 to 6,000 square feet priced from the $600,000s.

For more information about
Richmond home builder Boone Homes, visit the website.

The Simplicity of Steam and Luxury

residential steam showersLuxuries are often the pleasures of those with the gift of time. However, many luxuries require hard work to enjoy. While going to the best restaurant in town may be enjoyable for an hour or two, it may take more time to prepare for said event. Between making reservations, getting ready and driving to the destination, some people will ask: Where did all of the simple luxuries go?

Mr. Steam is happy to point out that one such luxury still exists. With just one home steam generator, you can enjoy steam, scent, sound and lights inside your personal steamroom. There are several products available that give you all of the
benefits of steam therapy with none of the hassle found in other luxuries.

  • ChromaSteam™, AromaSteam™ and MusicTherapy® are plug-and-play accessories that help create a total-body sensory experience. These require virtually no effort to install, thanks to the advanced Mr. Steam generator with a single operating platform.  Just attach them to your residential steam generator and you’re good to go.
  • Steam Genie is an innovative item that can activate your steam generator and pre-heat your steam bath remotely, all at the touch of a finger.
  • One you’re inside the steamroom, you can use the eTempo/Plus® to control temperature settings, ChromaSteam™ and AromaSteam™. You can also save two custom memory settings, allowing you to save your favorite combinations of temperature, light and scent.

If you’re still looking for a luxurious experience that’s hassle-free, Mr. Steam can help you experience the benefits of a home spa with minimal effort. For more information on how these home steam products can be incorporated into your everyday life, visit the
Mr. Steam website.