The 7th annual Downtown Development Day, dedicated to the appreciation of new developments in Atlanta, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the AmericasMart, Building Two, West Wing. Mark Becker, the seventh president of Georgia State University, will give the keynote address. Early registration tickets are $45 each. After Nov. 6, ticket prices increase to $55. For more information or to purchase tickets: www.AtlantaDowntown.com.

Atlanta interior designer Susan Currie has recently become one of 72 building professionals in Georgia with the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation recognizing her efforts to advance her focus on assembling homes for seniors. Currie’s design innovations seek to renovate homes to add features that require low physical effort, increase safety and are useful to people with diverse abilities.

The Federal Government has granted the City of Atlanta $1.1 million under its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to address foreclosures in neighborhoods that have been hit hard by the recession. As part of its Neighborhood Stabilization Program aimed towards prospective homebuyers, the Atlanta Development Authority will administer up to $25,000 in down-payment assistance to homebuyers purchasing a foreclosed home in one of the eligible census tracts (for a listing of eligible NSP census tracts, visit www.AtlantaGA.gov). Buyers must select a lender from a list for ADA-approved lenders (www.AtlantaADA.com), the purchase price of the home cannot exceed $252,890, and the gross household income of the purchaser cannot exceed 120 percent of the area median income.

Atlanta real estate agent Winter Baserva of ERA the Good Broker will appear on an episode of HGTV’s popular show, House Hunters, next Spring.  The show will take viewers through the experience of finding and purchasing a new home in the Brookhaven area.

The Paramount at Buckhead has noticed a trend of renters taking the next step to purchase their current rental properties within the 40-story luxury high-rise condominium complex, perhaps indicating that consumers realize that now is the time to purchase a home.  The Paramount’s five star services, amazing amenities, and great maintenance have made it one of Atlanta’s top selling condominiums according to Haddow and Company’s 2009 Mid Year Report.  For more information about the one and two bedroom homes available, visit www.ParamountAtlanta.com or call (404) 816-2929.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.