65 Roswell Street.Suite 500.Alpharetta GA.30004
  • Steve Beecham
    President, Home Town Mortgage : NMLS #166799

There’s No Place Like Home.

Home Town Mortgage has served the Alpharetta community since 1996 and is the oldest continually operating mortgage brokerage firm in the north Fulton area.

The company’s success is built on trust, established through exceptional customer service. Steve Beecham and his team have a genuine concern for every customer’s needs, and they offer 24/7 availability and in-person assistance throughout the loan process. The goal is to delight everyone who walks through their door.

Steve Beecham is the Owner and President of Home Town Mortgage and has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage business. He has consistently ranked as one of the top mortgage brokers in the state of Georgia and has served as President of the Georgia Mortgage Brokers Association. Steve serves on several non-profit boards in the area and is known as the “mayor of his village”, referring to his art of connecting people, both personally and professionally. He has written a book on networking, Bass-Ackward Business: The Power of Helping Without Hustling, and enjoys traveling around the country speaking to corporate and civic groups on the subject.

March 18, 2015


Kellie McCown is a fitness and nutrition coach in the Roswell/Alpharetta area with 7 years of experience across the globe getting real results for real people. Kellie specializes in training and equipping her clients to create fitness and eating habits for life.  Here's a great article she has written specifically for our newsletter.

Your Brain Is Begging You to Move More and Eat Better!


How important is eating healthy, natural foods?

  • Memory and brain function: Omega 3 fatty acid foods have been shown to be beneficial and can be found in olive oil, fish, coconut oil, avocado, and eggs.
  • To concentrate and stay alert: Your brain also needs a steady state of energy which it metabolizes from healthy, wholesome carbohydrates like potatoes, rice, oats, or legumes.
  • More energy and metabolism: Your parents were right in forcing you to eat fruits and vegetables. They have crucial vitamins and minerals making them a must have in everyone's diet.
  • Maintaining cellular rejuvenation/function: Protein, especially lean proteins like fish, chicken, or lean beef, is the key nutrient for growth and maintenance of all cells in the body including the brain, bone, and skin. It is indispensable.

No time to exercise?  

  • De-Stress: If you have a stressful job/life and feel you have no time to workout, it's a good indicator that you need to make time for a quick training session. Exercise can have an irreplaceable effect on lowering stress levels and anxiety.
  • Sleep: You have always heard to get 7-8 hours of sleep; one main reason is to enhance concentration abilities and functionality.
  • Brain plasticity: Its ability to change physically, functionally, and chemically, can be improved through physical activity.

With proper nutrition and exercise combined, not only could your job performance greatly improve thanks to a sharp mind, but you can also have an improvement in everyday functionality, body image, and confidence!


If you are unsure how to accomplish these goals, Kellie would love to help you!  Call her at

(404) 918-5789 or click on the link below. 


Learn more.


We're a day late for St. Patrick's Day but it's still worth noting: our very own Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Milton (and also in Brookhaven) has become the first American pub ever to win the Irish Pubs Global Federation's "Irish Pub of the Year".  The award winner was named earlier this month in Dublin, Ireland in front of thousands of the federation's members and other pub-goers. This award is the highest honor in the pub industry.

Owner Ron Wallace, our friend and all around great guy, named the pub after his American Bulldog, Peaches, who was blind in one eye. If you haven't been to this great neighborhood spot - perfect for young and old - give it a try!

Check out the menu.


This grand and stately animal is looking for a new home and loving owners.  Lord Byron is a Red  Bone Coon Hound and is 65lbs and 4 years old.  He is not for sale but will be given to good people who will love and appreciate him. He lives in Palo Alto, CA, but the current owners have agreed to fully fund the cost of getting him to new and good owners regardless of where.  And this includes flights!   


If you know anyone who might be interested, please email Steve Slack using the link below.   He says "anyone would gain from having this guy in their lives".  


Inquire about Lord Byron.


Everybody should be, but if you are really serious about it you need to know that Friday, March 20th is International Day of Happiness.  To mark the occasion, a couple of my super happy friends, June Cline and Sandy Weaver Carman, are throwing a Happiness Party from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Gordon Biersch Brewpub in Buckhead.  You might want to check it out!

Get the details.


Loyal reader Lynn Longino was the first to respond to our question about the unique feature of  Muss and Turner's - and she was correct!  M&T's includes a hidden bar next door called Eleanor's that you can only access through --- well, just go see for yourself.  It's located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 309 in Smyrna.

Thanks for answering Lynn! 

Steve Beecham
President, Home Town Mortgage
65 Roswell Street, Suite 500
Alpharetta, GA  30009

Paula Farlow, Home Town’s rock star Loan Processor, is also a Loan Officer in her own right.  She has over 28 years of experience in residential lending as well as in operational and financial management.   Since Paula joined Home Town in 2013, the team has been able to successfully navigate a new mortgage climate, a myriad of new industry regulations and a move to a new office location, becoming an even stronger company in the process.  Paula lives in Ellijay with her husband, Lew, where they enjoy entertaining a multitude of friends and family members on a very regular basis.

Paula Farlow : Loan Officer/Processor

770.317.1027 (cell) : 678.731.1647 (efax) : paula@hometownmoney.com

March 18, 2015

30 Yr Fixed - 3.75% (APR 4.25%)

15 Yr Fixed - 3.125% (APR 3.625%)

30 Yr JUMBO - 4.0% (APR 4.5%)

Rates may change or not be available at the time of loan commitment or lock-in

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