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Lafayette Square
December 2008 - Home. Its a place of lively conversation with friends and a glass of wine; where recipes come to life and good books never collect dust; where morning jogs revive and evening strolls unite. But most of all, home is where the good life begins.
 

Introducing Lafayette Square, a unique collection of luxury townhomes architecturally inspired by New Orleans French Quarter. Located on Spalding Drive just off the 400 corridor in Sandy Springs, these 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes toast the good life with an eye for detail and timeless design. The stately streetscape is a joy to behold with wrought iron touches and brickwork unique to the area. Inside, each residence is plush with interior features for easy, luxurious living. And next door you will enjoy access to a wonderful neighborhood swim and tennis club. With a residence at Lafayette Square, you'll own the perfect home to fuel your passion for living well. Because nothing less will do.


Distinctive architecture and a strong sense of design is what truly separates Lafayette Square from surrounding developments. Lafayette Square is unique for the area with its lacey wrought iron porches, multiple roof dormers, elegant flourishes and stylish brickwork. The interiors are no less designed to impress with fine finishes, large master suites, gourmet kitchens and ample windows to bathe each room with a shower of light. When you're here it doesn't take long to realize that this is more than a home; its a work of art.

RED HOT PERIMETER MALL LOCATION!!!!
Prices start in the high $300's
Contact Our Sales Office Today: 404-303-1604 or visit www.LafayetteSquare.com

Directions:
Take GA 400 North to exit 5A Abernathy Rd. and turn right. Travel East on Abernathy Rd. Turn left onto Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Take Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. to Spalding Dr. and turn left on Spalding Dr. Cross over Ga. 400 and Lafayette Square is immediately on the right.
 

 

The Gates of Braselton
December 2008 - With a community spirit so authentic you'll think you stepped back in time. Welcome to a world where the fusion of luxury, location and lifestyle forms the perfect fellowship. The Gates of Braselton provides one of the finest examples of a genuine neighborhood available anywhere.


Feel the luxury in this gated community of grand homes featuring distinctive architectural elements, masterful design and lavish details. The award winning builders of Bryce Homes and LPI Homes are dedicated to building homes of lasting elegance and exceptional quality. The numerous floor plans are designed for easy family living and entertaining in resplendent comfort. You will find spacious homes of 5 or more bedrooms all with magnificent owner's suites, elegant baths and spacious closets. Welcoming entryways draw you into the heart and soul of the home with its various gathering spaces, grand rooms, formal dining rooms and opulent kitchens. Well designed kitchens are both chef and child friendly with granite countertops, rich cabinetry, and beautiful appliances. Terrace levels offer even more versatile and expansive living space. Hardwood floors and exquisite trim further define the luxurious richness of these homes.


Observe the location at The Gates of Braselton; emerging as one of the area's premier live, work, play communities. Abundant dining options are within walking distance along with retail and business centers. Medical offices are nearby and a new hospital is under construction. All of this convenience with easy access to I-85 make this neighborhood most accommodating. With the winery at Chateau Elan nearby, a short drive to the North Georgia Mountains, and a reasonable drive to Atlanta entertaining options are endless. All of this and the added bonus of being part of Gwinnett County Public Schools in the Mill Creek Cluster make the Gates ideal.


Experience the lifestyle where you can retreat with the family to your private space or celebrate in the street with your family of friends. Community spirit is robust at The Gates of Braselton, enhanced by outstanding amenities through the gathering rooms of the clubhouse or the fitness center along with swim and tennis. Families are thriving, children are growing, roots are deepening, friendships are emerging and your neighbor has your back in this retreat behind the gates.


Marketed by Peggy Slappey Properties, professional agents are onsite to serve you. Prices start in the $400's and up. Contact Our Sales Center today: 770-271-5555 or click here for more information or visit www.psponline.com.


Directions: From I-85 North, turn left off of exit 126 onto Hwy 211 towards Chateau Elan. Turn left onto Thompson Mill Road and the Gates of Braselton will be on your left.

 

 

Meranova at Mill Creek! New Community in Gwinnett
December 2008 - If you like to live and think outside the box, Meranova is for you. This new community offers the most creative home designs and style options available anywhere. The extraordinary builder Scott Puckett of LPI Homes has taken a bold step to bring some of the most cutting edge style to the marketplace. Using a variety of natural and organic elements, Mr. Puckett delivers homes with strong architectural distinction, functional use of space, assorted design options and unrivaled value. The style features of Meranova are typically seen only in the million dollars and above category.


Choice is one of the outstanding characteristics of the homes in Meranova. The homebuyer can customize their home using the many options of interior brick wall features, timbered walls, or the paradise look of hardwood ceilings! Not only is style a hallmark of this community, space and function are beyond the expected. Some plans feature three stories with 7 bedrooms. All have chef style kitchens with granite counter tops, custom cabinetry and up to date lighting elements. The master suites are graciously sized some with fireplaces or sitting rooms. Especially appealing are the plan options with teen retreat spaces, media rooms or office study space. Rest assured your home in Meranova will be uniquely yours, no cookie cutter designs allowed!


Not only will you revel in the style of Meranova, you can live confidently in the quality of your home. LPI Homes stand the test of time as third generation builders are dedicated to building to the highest industry standards. Scott Puckett is a highly respected builder, an active member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the winner of numerous professional awards. Now he leads the way bringing not only high quality but high style.
 

The location of Meranova at Mill Creek could not be better. Situated off Spout Springs Road this community is in the excellent school cluster of Mill Creek High School. With convenient shopping at the Mall of Georgia and the Hamilton Mill area, numerous dining options and many nearby golf courses everyone in the family will be happy.


Marketed by Peggy Slappey Properties professional agents are onsite to serve you. Prices range from $280's to $350's. With a whole lot of artist and a little bit of rebel, live like no other at Meranova! Contact Our Sales Center Today: 678-482-9261 or click here for more information or visit www.psponline.com.
 

Directions:I-85 North to Hamilton Mill Road (Exit 120). Turn right. Left on Braselton Hwy. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Spout Springs Road. Meranova at Mill Creek community will be 1/4 mile on your left.

 

 

SouthLife Homes proud to build high quality homes

December 2008 - SouthLife Homes is proud to be building high quality homes at an exceptional value and craftsmanship in the Paulding and Fulton County areas.

 

We are now presenting beautiful homes that are priced from the 120's - 180's with the curb appeal, amenities and details that are so important to each and every homeowner when making such a large investment today.

 

SouthLife Homes takes ownership in the fact that all of our homebuyers are entrusting their investment to the SouthLife team and we intend not only to meet the expectations but exceed them in quality, value and customer service each and every time. SouthLife Homes is so proud of the design and excellence that our product brings back to the marketplace and we look forward to being a part of each of our buyer's new home buying experience. Click here for more information on Southlife Homes.

 

 

Parkstone Models now for sale. Move in before the holidays!
December 2008 - Atlanta's Premier New Home Builder - Sharp Residential Now Offering...
5 Percent to All Brokers that Sell and Close on a Parkstone Home by the End of the Year! Homes from the $200 to $400s in Cumming. 115-Acre Natural Space, Jr. Olympic Pool with Water Park, 6 Lighted Tennis Courts!
 

Four former designer decorated models now for sale! Call 770-887-7599 for more details, visit www.sharp-residential.com
 

 

Brock Built Takes Home Eleven OBIE Awards
December 2008 - Brock Built Takes Home Eleven OBIE Awards
Atlanta's largest intown homebuilder recognized for building design, urban redevelopment/revitalization and marketing Brock Built City Neighborhoods was awarded Saturday at the Greater Atlanta Home Builder's Association's 28th annual OBIE Awards program with eleven OBIE awards for outstanding building design, urban redevelopment/revitalization and marketing efforts during the last year.

Brock Built received six Gold awards in the following categories:
*Best Building Design-Attached Model: $375-$499,999: Huff Heights
*Best Building Design-Attached Model: $500,000 and up: Huff Heights
*Single Family Detached-Urban Redevelopment/Revitalization: $200-$299,999: Habershal at West Highlands
*Single Family Detached-Urban Redevelopment/Revitalization: $300-$399,999: Habershal at West Highlands
*Single Family Attached-Urban Redevelopment/Revitalization: $300-$399,999: DuPont Commons
*Single Family Attached-Urban Redevelopment/Revitalization: $400-$499,999: Huff Heights

The company also received five silver categories in the following categories:
*Single Family Attached-Urban Redevelopment/Revitalization: $500-$749,999: Huff Heights
*Best Audio/Visual-Best TV Spot
*Single Family-Zero Lot Line: $400-$499,999: Belmont Chase
*Single Family-Detached $425-$499,999 (100+ homes per year): Rosalyn Commons
*Best Interior Merchandising-Detached $400,000 to $499,999: Dupont Commons

These recognitions, presented by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, are the highest that can be bestowed upon new home building industry members.

"We could not be more excited about these recognitions," said Steve Brock, Founder and CEO of Brock Built. "We are very honored to have received acknowledgement as among the best in Atlanta's home building industry. To have received eleven awards is phenomenal, and is a testament to the passion, diligence and commitment of the entire Brock Built team."

The Sales and Marketing Council of the HBA presents its annual OBIE Awards every November. The OBIE Awards began in 1980 and have grown throughout the years to now feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories in which to enter. These awards are the highest honor given in the Atlanta housing industry, and winners gain industry recognition and attract promotional opportunities.
 

 

O’Dwyer Homes is a 100% ENERGY STAR Homebuilder
November 2008 - Award-winning Atlanta homebuilder, O’Dwyer Homes announces it is a 100% ENERGY STAR homebuilder. To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.

O’Dwyer Homes is a “Green” builder using environmental processes and products while building your home. A “Green Home” begins with ENERGY STAR blue. Green building means improving the way that homes and homebuilding sites use energy, water, and materials to reduce impacts on human health and the environment. Building a green home means making environmentally-preferable and sustainable decisions throughout the building process - decisions that will minimize the environmental impact of the home while it is being built and over the many years it will be lived in.

Some of the energy efficient features in an O’Dwyer home include:
*Highly efficient heating and cooling systems to promote energy conservation and cost savings
*Energy Star appliances which saves on energy use
*Wood framing techniques that promote recycled materials, tree savings and more efficient homes
*Non toxic paint and flooring which provide a healthy living environment
*Non toxic pest treatments on all lumber in contact with foundations
*Additional insulation in walls and floors for comfort and conservation
*Extra efficient windows to conserve additional energy
*Passive radon systems to promote healthy air quality

An O’Dwyer ENERGY STAR qualified home offers homebuyers all the features they want in a new home, plus energy-efficient improvements that deliver better performance, lower ownership cost, environmental protection and it’s a smart investment. For more information on our ENERGY STAR standards, visit our Website at www.odwyerhomes.com or click here for community details.
 

 

Touchstone Homes Offers Its Best New Homes Prices of the Year! Just in time for the Holidays!
November 2008 - With the Touchstone Homes' Year-End Blow-Out Sale, buying a new home is now within reach at a price that will put a twinkle in your eye. All Touchstone Homes' communities are offering deep discounts on inventory homes from December 5th, 6th & 7th.

"We are focused on giving our buyers the most home for the money," says Bryan Cohen, President of Touchstone Homes. "We want to bring value directly to our customers. With the holidays approaching we realize it is a great time of year to spend with family and friends. With the Year-End Blow-Out Sale, Touchstone Homes can have buyers moved in by the end of the year."

Excellence, integrity and honesty in the conduct o f our business, and above all, consistency in quality and performance, are the cornerstones of the success of Touchstone Homes. New home buyers can survey all twelve communities in six counties priced from $140s to the $400s to find their perfect dream home - ready to move in before Christmas:
1. Barrow: Sienna on the River
2. Cobb: Ridenour
3. Douglas: Tributary at New Manchester
4. Forsyth: Lanier Walk, Hampton, Suffolk at Windermere
5. Gwinnett: Ivey Chase, Riverdance, Trilogy Park, Village Grove
6. Hall: Sterling on the Lake
7. North Fulton: New Haven Walk

With so many communities to choose from, buyers will have a variety of locations, floor plans and amenities that provide many options: conveniently located near business and shopping districts; communities that host a variety of activities and amenities; a master-planned golf community located near the North Georgia Mountains; small community atmosphere; rustic craftsman style homes; and the list goes on. Click here for community details.

 

 

Up to $85,000 year end incentives in Brookhaven
November 2008 - Up to $85,000 year end incentives on luxury townhomes in Brookhaven, Haven on Briarwood. HURRY! Must close by December 31, 2008. See agent for further details or call 404-518-8788

 

 

Millard Bowen Communities continues to build through hard times.
November 2008 - Subdivisions are shutting down, sales offices have closed up and financial institutions have taken back many new home neighborhoods throughout metro Atlanta. The economy is tough and it has hit homebuilders especially hard. However, one local builder, Millard Bowen Communities continues to build new homes throughout metro Atlanta. The builder, who has been developing new home neighborhoods since the 1960s, admits that business has drastically decreased, but they continue to build and sell homes. For example, one of their communities in Sugar Hill, Brighton Park, has 4 new homes that recently began construction. The brick ranch community has seen steady traffic the past several months. According to the new home sales agent, Cana Dailey, we have had 3 clo sings this month and a lot of interest in these new homes and I expect we will sell them soon, maybe even before they are completed. People like the fact that we are still building. They dont want to buy in a community that looks abandoned.

Another motivating factor for buyers has been interest rates, which remain drastically low. For secure buyers this is an unprecedented time to buy a home. According to the companies Marketing Vice-President, Bob Hartwell, this is the best time to buy, interest rates are very low, negotiation is widely available and there is a surplus of homes on the market. . But this market will not last forever. Builders are not building at the rate they were even 1 year ago. As these new homes get bought up the amount of homes the buyer has to choose from is going to decrease dramatically.

Millard Bowen Communities has 22 neighborhoods throughout North metro Atlanta with homes priced from the mid $100s to the low $400s. For more information on Millard Bowen Communities, click here, visit bowenhomes.com or call 1-877-BOWEN-4U.
 

 

D.R. Horton, Inc. - New Home Expo at Heritage Pointe
November 2008 - Atlanta will be hosting its first New Home Expo at Heritage Pointe on Thursday, November 13th starting at Noon. Heritage Pointe is located in the Historic town of Senoia in peaceful Coweta County. During the New Home Expo, participants will have the opportunity to tour through the model homes and learn about the energy efficient features in the new homes from the company representatives themselves.

 

Come talk to representatives from major vendors such as GE, Honeywell, Silverline and Wayne Dalton. The Home Expo isn't just all information, there will be a light lunch served along with prize giveaways. If you're interested and would like to receive more information, click here and visit the community next week!

Heritage Pointe offers classic architecture throughout the neighborhood as well as unique floor plans that D.R. Horton Atlanta only builds at Heritage Pointe. Pricing starts in the $190s, a small price to pay for a unique architecture as well as the amenities the community hosts. Living at Heritage Pointe, residents can enjoy a neighborhood clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts and a children's playground. Sidewalks wind through the neighborhood making this family friendly neighborhood a peaceful retreat for everyone to enjoy. Come by or call today to receive more information on Heritage Pointe and the New Home Expo!
 

 

Touchstone Homes Hosts “How to Survive – Strategic Planning for 2009” Seminar
October 2008 - Touchstone Homes, one of Gwinnett County’s premiere home builders, hosted a seminar for real estate industry professionals titled “How to Survive – Strategic Planning for 2009” at their corporate headquarters in Suwanee on Wednesday, October 22nd. “The purpose of the seminar was to bring the real estate community together and help them develop a business plan for 2009. We wanted to show them that it is possible to survive this incredible housing market,” explained Bryan Cohen, President of Touchstone Homes.

Some of the topics covered during the half-day seminar included:
How builders survive
How builders make money
How realtors make money
How to develop a business plan for 2009

The seminar was lead by Bryan Cohen, offering a builder’s perspective, and Sandy Andrew, President of AtlantaNewHomesDirectory.com, offering a marketing perspective. Touchstone Homes began its operations in 1994 and quickly established itself as one of the leading names in Atlanta’s home building community winning numerous Professionalism Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builder Association, in 2007 was awarded the prestigious designation of America’s Best Builder by BUILDER Magazine and in 2008 was recipient of the Lee Evans Group Management of Excellence Award. Sandy Andrew was formerly recognized as one of the top 100 Realtors nationwide by REALTOR Magazine. She was the #1 agent in Gwinnett for the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS (NAMAR) and was a Top 10 agent for RE/MAX of Georgia. With a passion for strategic marketing and 20 years in real estate, she founded Atlanta New Home Directory.com in 2003.

Attendees included real estate agents from numerous agencies such as Coldwell Banker, Metro Brokers, RE/MAX and Prudential Georgia Realty. Several agents commented, “In this market we are realizing that we have to go back to the real estate basics – almost like starting over.” Ginny Staib, an agent with RE/MAX explained it this way “I came today to get motivated again – it has been tough lately due to market conditions.”


Despite the gloomy market, some realtors reported they are having a stellar year in new home sales – having scores of closings and helping many people find an excellent bargain in this buyer’s market. Phyllis Henderson, an agent with Virtual Properties and formerly with RE/MAX said, “Because I took the time to create a comprehensive business plan in 2007, I am seeing excellent results so far for 2008. In fact, it has been my best year in a while.”


Overall the seminar helped the professionals in the residential real estate market understand how laying the groundwork for a better market needs to start now so that when the market improves, they will be ahead of the curve.
For more information on seminars hosted by Touchstone Homes, please contact Tina Bennett at 678-318-4083 or tbennett@touchstonehomes.com.
 

 

Brookhaven at Johns Creek Announces Grand Opening Festivities
October 2008 - Jim Chapman Communities announces the Grand Opening of its newest active adult community, Brookhaven at Johns Creek. Combining a perfect location with one level ranch homes designed just for the active adult, Brookhaven at Johns Creek brings active adult living to one of metro Atlanta’s newest cities. Homeowners at this new community enjoy the privacy of a gated community, the luxury of low maintenance living and the convenience of a prime location in an exciting new city. Festivities will be held Oct. 15-16 to celebrate the Grand Opening of its models and amenity complex.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 15. The Johns Creek and Greater North Fulton Chambers of Commerce will be present to conduct the ribbon cutting ceremony. Local government officials have been invited to personally join Jim Chapman for this event, including Mike Bodker, Mayor of Johns Creek, members of the Johns Creek City Council and Fulton County elected officials. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, attendees will be invited to the Grand Clubhouse for lunch and refreshments.

Local real estate agents will be invited to a “Margaritas, Models and Meet the Artist” exclusive preview cocktail party on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. to view the four new fully furnished models and the 5,000 square foot clubhouse. Local artist Chris Glennon will be on hand to personally showcase her work, which will be on display throughout the models and clubhouse. A special artist original will also be raffled off during the event.

Brookhaven at Johns Creek features Jim Chapman Communities' national award winning two and three bedroom ranch condominiums as well as its newly designed three and four bedroom ranch-style single family homes. Bonus rooms with full baths and exciting outdoor living spaces are available in all plans. All homes are brick and stone construction with inviting front porches, vaulted ceilings and oversized master suites.

Residents will enjoy incredible amenities not seen before in an infill active adult community in Atlanta including two lighted tennis courts, a nine foot wide, asphalt paved walking trail, large heated pool, gardening center, bocce courts, croquet courts and a 5,000 square foot Grand Clubhouse with exercise room and kitchen. For more information on Jim Chapman Communities, call (770) 319-7474 or click here.

 

 

VINTAGE COMMUNITIES INTRODUCES NEW EAST ATLANTA HOMES

September 2008 – Just a few miles from downtown Atlanta and downtown Decatur nestles a beautiful intimate community of 29 new home sites. Birkdale Village offers an eclectic group of custom homes, some craftsman style and some with a European flair, featuring large front porches and custom designed exteriors. Three model homes are currently under construction. They offer Hardi plank siding with front elevations accented with brick, stone and shake and one or two bay attached or detached garages with carriage style doors. Homes are priced from the $300’s to 400’s.


Inside these charming homes you will find airy ten foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout the first floor. The large gourmet kitchens feature stained custom built cabinetry, large islands, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The luxurious master suites have trey and/or vaulted ceilings, decorative crown molding and spacious baths. Full basement plans are available featuring stubbed bath and poured concrete walls.


Location is everything and this community has it. Minutes from I-20 means all the attractions of downtown Atlanta such as Turner Field, the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park are easily accessible. Great shopping, hospitals and Atlanta’s colleges and universities are a short distance away.
 

Don’t miss your opportunity to visit this charming community that offers the best features of in town living. From Atlanta, take I-20 East to Candler Road Exit, turn left on Candler Road, go 1.2 miles to left on Tilson Road. Birkdale Village is on the right. For more information, click here
 

 

Bidding Open Now for Brock Built's Green House, Auction on eco-friendly home closes Oct. 3, 2008
September 2008 - The Brock Built Green House will be sold at auction to the highest bidder in an online auction that begins today. Bidding will start at $350,000 and will go up in increments of $1,000 or more. The sale of the home is being handled by Interstate Auction and all the proceeds of the sale will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The EarthCraft certified home showcases environmentally friendly and sustainable design feature and was built entirely by donations from Brock Built and their vendors and suppliers.

Brock Built’s Green House showcases environmentally friendly and sustainable design features attainable for the typical Atlanta family. Such features include energy efficient appliances, plumbing, doors and windows as well as environmentally friendly paints, cleaners and recycled insulation, foundation and siding. Contributions were made for the funds, services, building materials, fixtures, appliances and everything else necessary to build the home. All of the participating vendors demonstrated their commitment to EarthCraft standards. Interested bidders should visit the Brock Built Web site, www.brockbuilt.com/extreme_green for more information.

Prospective buyers are encouraged to tour the property before bidding on the house. The property is open for free tours Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointments for groups. Call 404-214-2744 to arrange a group showing.

The online auction will end at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2008. Prior to bidding, a person must agree to the Terms and Conditions, and the Green House Auction Purchase and Sale Agreement. Both items may be found at www.interstateauction.com.

Brock Built is working in partnership with WSB-TV Channel 2 in the “Going Green 2008” campaign, an important program addressing an issue that is changing the quality of life of every citizen in Georgia. The program also helped consumers understand what they can do in their own homes to go green.

For more information on The Green House, visit www.brockbuilt.com or call 404-351-7555.

 

 

Harcrest Homes Grand Opening Event: New Model at Habersham on Laurel Springs
September 2008 – September 16, 2008 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Harcrest Homes will celebrate the grand opening of their new decorated model The Wellington. The Wellington plan recently went through a redesign to maximize living space and create a more affordable home. From the grand entry to the stunning built-ins, this new model offers a refreshing and creative approach to flexible living. A bedroom/optional study on the main level and master up with sitting area, bonus room/media makes this five bedroom, four bath home a wonderful retreat. The old world architecture transitions from the outside elevation into the home with exposed rustic beams on the second floor visible from the foyer.

Habersham on Laurel Springs is a gated community offering a premium location in the highly sought after Johns Creek/Suwanee area. The neighborhood is complete with amenities including swim, tennis, pavilion and gathering area with fireplace. Upon completion, the neighborhood will be home to 69 residents. Harcrest has just completed a fine ensemble of over 25 homes ranging in price from the mid $400s to the $600s. The Summer Tour of Homes is currently underway and the feedback from visitors is very positive.

Harcrest Homes over the past 30 years has received over 90 awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and has set the standard for quality home building in Northern Atlanta. In keeping with their extraordinary reputation for building fine homes, Habersham at Laurel Springs has raised the bar once again. Habersham’s unique collection of homes features four and five bedroom plans ranging in size from 3334 to 4040 square feet. The rolling terrain and heavily wooded surrounding area set the tone for these homes that feature abundant outdoor living areas with covered front porches, spacious decks and patios. Additionally, Harcrest provides the first year of Chem Lawn service for free to all home owners—evident in the lush green lawns. Home sites range from approximately one-quarter to one third acre. All homes enjoy a gourmet kitchen, deluxe trim package throughout, professionally landscaped lawn, Whirlpool Gold appliances and Delta plumbing features.

The location of Habersham at Laurel Springs is convenient to Johns Creek and easy access to GA 400. The Avenue South Forsyth is a quick four mile commute and the immediate area has excellent shopping and restaurants. Children will attend the new Johns Creek Elementary, Riverwatch Middle and the nationally ranked South Forsyth High.

The decorated model is open daily and Harcrest Homes Realty sales associates Maryellen Peterson and Jolee Stebbins can be reached at 678.513.9997, or click here. From GA 400N take Exit 12A/MacFarland Road, veer right, travel one mile and turn left on McGinnis Ferry Road—continue on McGinnis Ferry Road, and turn left on highway 141, turn right onto Laurel Springs Parkway, and the neighborhood is the third entry on the right.
 

 

Skyline Condominium Offers Affordable Luxury
September 2008 – While Skyline Condominium will feature 12 one- and two-story penthouses with exceptional views of the City of Atlanta priced from the $600, it also offers plans starting in the $180s. Four one-bedroom floorplans offer the same views, location and amenities allowing the first-time buyer live in luxury in Lindbergh — Atlanta’s next “it” neighborhood at an affordable price.

All floorplans will offer gourmet kitchens with 42” European cabinetry, stone countertops with undermount stainless-steel sink and Euro-style faucet, a KitchenAid stainless-steel side-by-side refrigerator and Bosch stainless-steel appliances, including electric ceramic-top range, dishwasher, microwave and disposal. The luxurious touches continue in the master bath including Euro-style raised height vanity and faucets with stone countertops and undermount sinks, designer-selected lighting and porcelain floor and wall tiles, elongated water closets and a deluxe, walk-in shower with glass surround. All plans also include 10-foot smooth coat ceilings, hardwood floors and floor to ceiling glass walls.

Skyline Condominium will also offer an array of fabulous amenities which are not typically found in many condominium high-rises in the Atlanta area. Amenities include a pool with waterfalls, sun deck, cabanas, a SkyClub and exercise room. There is also a spacious lawn area where residents may mingle, enjoy afternoon picnics with friends and family or play bocce ball and badminton. The ground floor of Skyline will also offer residents retail shops, and additional property recently purchased by MCL Companies is slated to include a grocery store and restaurant.

Developed by MCL Companies, Skyline Condominium offers 21 stories of spacious floorplans. Located at the corner of Morosgo Drive and Adina Street, Skyline will encompass 220 one- to three-bedroom new homes priced from the $180s to $1 million-plus. For more information about Skyline, click here or call 404-467-4447.
 

 

 

 

Heron Bay Golf and Country Club Hosts Fifth Annual Goblin Gallop
Proceeds to benefit the Hands of Hope Clinic, Henry County’s only Free Medical and Dental Clinic
August 2008 - Heron Bay Golf and Country Club is pleased to announce that the fifth annual Goblin Gallop to benefit Henry County’s Hands of Hope Clinic is right around the corner. People of all ages are invited to grab their favorite Halloween costumes and join Heron Bay for an evening of fall family fun. The event, a 6K run, 1mile Run/Walk and Tot Trot, is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. on October 25, 2008.

Established in 2004 as a way to bring the community together while drawing awareness of and raising funds for the Hands of Hope Clinic, the Goblin Gallop has grown in size each year, and has been hosted by Heron Bay Golf and Country Club since 2005. Last year’s Goblin Gallop attracted more than 230 participants and raised more than $20,000 for the clinic, which provides medical and dental services to uninsured residents of Henry County.

The Goblin Gallop is an event for every age group with three different races: 6K Run, 1 Mile Run/Walk and the “Tot Trot,” for kids aged five and under. Pre-registration is now being accepted for the race. The cost is as follows: 6K Run - $15, Pre-registration, $20 at the door; 1 Mile Run/Walk - $10 Pre-registration, $15 at the door and “Tot Trot” ages 5 and under, 60 yards – no charge. During the Goblin Gallop, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes and prizes will be awarded to the most creative costumes. Pre-registration forms are available at www.HeronBayInfo.com. Click on the Goblin Gallop icon to access the form.

Georgia fans need not worry about missing the big University of Georgia versus Louisiana State University game. Heron Bay will broadcast the game on-site during the race on a plasma television, which will be raffled off to a race participant following the event. All 6K participants will receive a raffle ticket upon registering and additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the race, so be sure to bring a few extra dollars.

To visit Heron Bay, take I-75 South to Exit 216. Turn right and proceed five miles to Heron Bay Golf & Country Club.
 


McCar Homes Offers Several Atlanta Communities Perfect for First-time Home Buyers
New temporary tax credit available to first-time home buyers
August 2008 – On July 30, 2008 President Bush signed the Housing Stimulus Bill into law. One aspect of the new law, known as the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, is the temporary tax credit for first-time home buyers, which includes those who have not owned a home in the last three years. McCar Homes offers several Atlanta communities that are perfect for first-time homebuyers.

The Sanctuary at Lakeside Preserve features stylish two-story, single-family homes with 1,611 to 3,200 square feet of living space. First-time home buyers will enjoy a luxurious lifestyle with state-of-the-art features included with every home. Residents will also enjoy an amazing resort-style amenities package. Homes at The Sanctuary at Lakeside Preserve are priced from the $150,000s.

Evans Farms is a masterplanned community located in beautiful Forsyth County. With over two acres of open space and over one and a half miles of natural walking trails bordering community lakes, this single-family home community is perfect for home buyers that love the outdoors. New home buyers can choose spacious floorplans from one of four McCar Homes’ collections. Homes at Evans Farms are priced from the $220,000s.

With new homes priced from the $130,000s, Austin Meadows is an affordable townhome community conveniently located inside the perimeter. This gated community is located in Decatur and is less than 15 minutes from Downtown Atlanta. Residents of Austin Meadows will enjoy 2.7 acres of greenspace and a resort-style pool and cabana. Home buyers can choose from nine floorplans with two to four bedrooms and 1,537 to 2,175 square feet of living space.

Keystone Gates is a luxury new townhome community perfect for every lifestyle. The two-story townhomes have three bedrooms with two and a half bathrooms. With vaulted ceilings, open floorplans and large rear patios, homes at Keystone Gates provide plenty of space to entertain. Residents will enjoy an active lifestyle with over 15 acres of greenspace, a community pool, cabana and community playground. Homes at Keystone Gates are priced from the $130,000s.

To learn more about these amazing Atlanta communities, click here.



Last Chance for Active Adults to Call The Cottages Home
Only One Home Remains in Active Adult Community at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club
August 2008 - Only one home remains in Heron Bay Golf and Country Club’s The Cottages, an intimate active adult neighborhood of 67 homes by Windsong Properties. The EasyLivingcm designated home showcases Windsong's popular Starcrest floorplan, which features an oversized great room with fireplace, spacious dining area, gourmet kitchen with large breakfast bar, private courtyard and two-car garage. The 1,800 square foot home is priced at $187,900 and offers ample storage and designer details throughout. Heron Bay is a beautiful master-planned new community in Henry and Spalding counties, just south of Atlanta.

With lawn maintenance taken care of and Heron Bay’s incredible amenity package, homeowners in The Cottages have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the many opportunities for leisure (such as walking trails, swimming pools, golf, tennis and more) everyday. For more information about this home, call 770-898-1042.

Residents at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club can enjoy sunsets from the newly opened Lakefront Park Pavilion overlooking the 1,100 acre Cole Reservoir. Additional amenities include a three-pool aquatic center, seven miles of walking trails, lighted tennis center and a 5,000 square foot community lodge with fitness center. Residents can also join Canongate at Heron Bay and enjoy the 7,300-yard, par 72 golf course, practice facilities, Pro Shop and Grille. The affordable membership also includes reciprocal privileges at many other Canongate courses within an hour’s drive of Heron Bay.

To visit Heron Bay, take I-75 South to Exit 216. Turn right and proceed five miles to Heron Bay Golf and Country Club. For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.
 

 

Homes By Williamscraft, Inc. begins construction of the Clubhouse & Pool at Crabapple Crossroads

August 2008 – HOMES BY WILLIAMSCRAFT, INC. proudly announces that construction of the Clubhouse & Pool has begun at CRABAPPLE CROSSROADS. Additionally, Williamscraft has brought one of its most popular plans to Crabapple Crossroads: ‘The Marshall’. The Marshall boasts two master suites (one on each floor!) with a graciously open floor plan. A well-designed side courtyard, spanning the 54’ depth of the home, gives homeowners unbelievable outdoor living space and a low maintenance lifestyle. Finally, construction of Lodestone’s new ‘Lifestyle Center’, The Crabapple Mercantile Exchange, has begun! Adjacent to Crabapple Crossroads, the Crabapple Mercantile Exchange will offer 23,000 square feet of retail shops & restaurants and 22,500 square feet of office space.


With award winning schools, restaurants and retail shops all within walking distance, CRABAPPLE CROSSROADS truly is a ‘live, work, play’ community! Crabapple Crossroads is located ¼ mile south of the intersection of Crabapple Road and Birmingham Hwy. For more information, please contact BB Benbrook or Bob Litterilla at 678-366-1407 or click here.

 

 

Brock Built Green House near completion
August 2008 – Brock Built is busily putting the finishing touches on their EarthCraft certified home, The Green House, which will be sold online by Interstate Action with proceeds benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Interior decorating will occur next week, in just enough time for the official unveiling of the home. The home, located at 1536 Craftsman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318, will be open to the public August 23 through October 3 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

The home will be sold to the highest bidder through an online auction that runs September 17 through October 3. All of the proceeds of the sale will be given to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The bidding will start at $350,000 and interested bidders should visit the the Brock Built Web site, www.brockbuilt.com/extreme_green for more information.
 

The home showcases environmentally friendly and sustainable design features attainable for the typical Atlanta family. Such features include energy efficient appliances, plumbing, doors and windows as well as environmentally friendly paints, cleaners and recycled insulation, foundation and siding. Contributions were made for the funds, services, building materials, fixtures, appliances and everything else necessary to build the home. All of the participating vendors demonstrated their commitment to EarthCraft standards.
 

The EarthCraft program is a voluntary green building program which serves as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment. EarthCraft homes are thoroughly inspected and tested (for factors such as air leakage and carbon monoxide safety) before the homeowner moves in. They are proven to help save energy and water and conserve natural resources. They are more affordable because they help homeowners lower energy costs by up to 30%, lower maintenance and repair costs, and even lower doctor’s bills for health problems related to poor indoor air quality.

 
In addition to public tours, the home is also open for local business and organizations to rent out for meetings or special events. There will be no fee to tour the home but donations to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
 

For more information on Brock Built’s communities or The Green House, visit click here or call 404-351-7555.
 

 

Touchstone Homes Announces Pre-Sale Opportunities At Sienna On The River In Braselton
August 2008 – Touchstone Homes announces pre-sale opportunities at Sienna on the River in Braselton, Georgia. These beautiful homes will offer craftsman style exteriors, 4-5 bedrooms, 3-4 baths, 2-4 car garages, spacious master suites, and expanded outdoor living spaces including courtyards. Sienna on the River is surrounded by 15 acres of conservation area along both the Mulberry River and Duncan Creek providing gorgeous riverfront lots and views.

Sienna on the River is located across from Chateau Elan at the intersection of State Route 211 and Liberty Church Road, which will offer homeowners access to golfing, Lake Lanier, the North Georgia Mountains, and the Tanger Outlet Malls in Commerce. “This outstanding location will provide everything from beautiful natural scenery to a variety of recreational facilities,” said Bryan Cohen, President of Touchstone Homes.

Sienna on the River offers low maintenance living which includes: an Olympic sized pool and tennis courts (currently under construction), playground, beautiful landscaped grounds, garbage pick-up, street lights, sidewalks within the community, and you are just minutes to natural open space including the Town of Braselton Riverwalk project. Homes range from high $300’s to $500’s.

To visit Sienna on the River, travel on Interstate 85 North to exit 126, turn left off the exit and travel 1.2 miles to Liberty Church Road and turn right, entrance to Sienna on the River will be on your right just before you cross the Mulberry River. For information on Sienna on the River, call Debbie Nunn at 770-586-5358. Decorated model home is open 7 days a week, Tuesday thru Saturday 10-6 and Sunday thru Monday 12-6.

Touchstone Homes has been developing and building in some of Atlanta’s finest communities since 1991. Over the years, as one of Atlanta’s premier new home builders, Touchstone Homes has built new homes in Gwinnett, Forsyth, Fulton, Hall, Cobb, and Douglas Counties. Touchstone Homes’ experienced new home builders and on-site professionals are well versed in assisting homebuyers throughout the entire home building process to ensure all your expectations are met. From the time you select your home and make all of your selections in our Design Studio to the day you move into your new home-we’re with you every step of the way.

Touchstone Homes has received numerous Professionalism Awards from the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association, and the company has earned the coveted Certified Professional Home Builder designation. Touchstone Homes has also received the national award of America’s Best Builder for 2007 by Builder Magazine and the Management of Excellence Award for 2008 by the Lee Evans Group. For more information, click here.
 

 

Circle 75 The Towns of Cresent Park and they lived happily ever after
August 2008 – When Anthea Drew and Miles Mazzawi purchased their new townhome they saw it as an investment in the future. What Drew didn't know was that Mazzawi had plans to solidify their future together. They closed on their townhome on May 2. Later that night, Drew and Massawi were happily painting their master bedroom when Mazzawi left to run an errend. Drew heard the doorbell ring about an hour later, and when she opened the door she saw Mazzawi, wearing a tie and jacket and carrying a dozen, beautiful red roses. Tears of joy filled Drew’s eyes as Mazzawi dropped to one knee to ask for her hand in marriage on the threshhold of what will be the couple’s first home together.

Drew, 30, and Mazzawi, 33, are both dentists. They met in a class they both attended 8 years ago and have been friends ever since. They have been dating for the past two years and opened a successful pediatratric practice, Cherokee Children’s Dentistry, about two years ago. They saw The Towns of Crescent Park and knew that this would be perfect for their first home together.

“We spent several months looking for a place to purchase as a couple, and as soon as we saw this community we knew we were home,” said Mazzawi. “I had this proposal planned before we even started looking for a home. It just seemed so perfect to ask her to spend the rest of her life with me as we entered this new chapter of our lives together.”

“I was so surprised! He looked so handsome, and I was covered in paint,” laughed Drew. “I knew he was the one for me, and I was confident in our decision to buy at The Towns of Crescent Park, but this was just the icing on the cake!”

The couple, like many others, chose The Towns of Crescent Park because it is a thriving Live/Work/Play community. It's location in Cobb County in Circle 75, means that they will have lower property taxes, but still have an Atlanta address.

Exclusive sales and marketing is provided by Morris & Raper. Interested homebuyers may contact Michelle Legan or Lori Clezie at 404-446-0075 for more information or click here.

 

 

Harcrest Homes Announces New Homes In the City of Milton
August 2008 – Harcrest Homes recently celebrated a ground breaking with the start of their first two homes in a new neighborhood located just inside the City of Milton, aptly named Milton Place. Mike Smith, President of Harcrest Homes has combined efforts with the developer team Hopewell Subdivision LLC. The development team includes twin brothers Sean and Kevin Connelly, Mark Stuart and John Straughan. This group has enjoyed great success in developing small neighborhoods that create a sense of place, and providing home sites that allow builders to truly showcase their homes. Milton Place will continue the tradition with a total of 27 custom homes crafted in a beautifully wooded and gated enclave.

The Kingsbrooke and Habersham models are currently underway and will be ready for move-in October 2008. Harcrest Homes over the past 30 years has received over 90 awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and has set the standard for quality home building in Northern Atlanta. In keeping with their extraordinary reputation for building fine homes, Harcrest has raised the bar once again. Milton Place will offer a unique collection of six home plans and a vast array of exterior elevations. The home plans features four and five bedrooms and range in size from 3334 to 4291 square feet. The level terrain and heavily wooded surrounding area set the tone for these homes that feature abundant outdoor living areas with covered front porches, spacious decks and patios. New home sites range from approximately one-third to over one half acre. All homes enjoy a gourmet kitchen, deluxe trim package throughout, carriage style garage doors, professionally landscaped lawn, KitchenAid® appliances and Delta plumbing features.

The location of Milton Place is convenient to downtown Alpharetta—located one and a half miles from Main Street and easy access to GA 400. The quaint, historic downtown Alpharetta area offers fine dining, shopping and many small businesses. Children will attend Cogburn Woods Elementary, Hopewell Middle and Milton High.

The information center will open mid August and the response has been very strong since the signage and information mailbox were installed. The sales and marketing will be performed by Harcrest Homes Realty. Harcrest’s Sales Counselor/Broker Jolee Stebbins can be reached at 770.318.3848. To visit: take GA400 to Haynes Bridge Road, travel West and turn left on Academy through Main Street (downtown Alpharetta). Turn right on Canton Road. Travel one and a half miles to Milton Place entry on the right.

 

Contact: Amanda Staines 770.619.9662 Ext. 26


Bowen Family Homes offers New Home Plan in Stonehaven Pointe
August 2008- Bowen Family Homes is proud to introduce a new floor plan, the Leighton, to Stonehaven Pointe. Stonehaven Pointe is a beautiful South Forsyth master-planned community with 10 acres of amazing amenities in a very popular location. The Leighton floor plan will start at $194,900 and will feature three exterior elevations from which homeowners can choose.


The two- story Leighton design features three bedrooms and two-and-half baths. The three bedrooms are located on the second story of the home. The plan features a large owner’s suite on the second floor as well with an expansive walk-in closet, and a separate tub and shower in the master bath offering additional convenience and privacy. The laundry room is located on the upper level in addition to a loft area.


The first floor boasts a state of the art kitchen and quaint breakfast nook, which overlooks the family room that includes a beautiful fireplace and hearth area. In addition to the two-car garage, the plan has a comfortable 1658 square feet of living space for a reasonable price.
“We are proud of the hard work and dedication to quality that our team provides. Being named as the 10th best selling community in Atlanta is a remarkable success,” Bowen continued. “The community appeals to what today’s homebuyers want, and the introduction of new Leighton plan should help to continue the tremendous response we have had thus far.”


Stonehaven Pointe offers amenities for everyone, from the elegant clubhouse where families can gather and entertain and the junior Olympic pool with slide and the aquatic play park where young children can splash to the multipurpose fields where anyone can go for a pick-up game of their favorite sport. The six tennis courts are lighted for play into the late hours, and sidewalks and streetlights throughout the community connect everything for easy, safe access. The new neighborhood also has a dog park where residents can take their four-legged friends for playtime and to meet with their neighbors.
 

For more information on Stonehaven Pointe, call on-site sales agents Casey Wood and Jeff Anthony at 770-844-0779. For more information about Bowen Family Homes, please call their Atlanta region headquarters at 678-325-4554 or 1-877- MY BOWEN or click here.

 

 

Harcrest Homes Announces Grand Opening of Amenities on Habersham on Laurel Springs
August 2008 – Harcrest Homes’ newest community in Johns Creek/South Forsyth is pleased to announce the grand opening of their recreation facility at Habersham on Laurel Springs. Habersham on Laurel Springs Members Club will include swim, tennis, pavilion and gathering area with fireplace. This gated community offers refreshing old-world style architecture with all the new features buyers are looking for. Upon completion, the neighborhood will be home to 69 residents. Harcrest has just completed a fine ensemble of 21 homes ranging in price from the mid $400s to the $600s. The Spring Tour of Homes is currently underway and the feedback from visitors is very positive.

Harcrest Homes over the past 30 years has received over 90 awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and has set the standard for quality home building in Northern Atlanta. In keeping with their extraordinary reputation for building fine homes, Habersham at Laurel Springs has raised the bar once again. Habersham’s unique collection of homes features four and five bedroom plans ranging in size from 3360 to 4040 square feet. The rolling terrain and heavily wooded surrounding area set the tone for these homes that feature abundant outdoor living areas with covered front porches, spacious decks and patios. Additionally, Harcrest provides the first year of Chem Lawn service for free to all home owners—evident in the lush green lawns. Home sites range from approximately one-quarter to one third acre. All homes enjoy a gourmet kitchen, deluxe trim package throughout, professionally landscaped lawn, Whirlpool Gold appliances and Delta plumbing features.

One showcase home and seven field models are currently available for touring. Harcrest Homes has assembled a wonderful assortment of two-story home plans, and many feature a basement and many upgraded features. Mike Smith of Harcrest Homes expressed, “these are truly some of the most beautiful homes we have built, and we are most excited about this unique collection of homes that depict a style of architecture that is so memorable”

The location of Habersham on Laurel Springs is convenient to Johns Creek and easy access to GA 400. The Avenue South Forsyth opening this Spring is a quick four mile commute and the immediate area has excellent shopping and restaurants. Children will attend the new Johns Creek Elementary, Riverwatch Middle and the nationally ranked South Forsyth High.

The decorated model is open daily and Harcrest Homes Realty sales associates Maryellen Peterson and Jolee Stebbins can be reached at 678.513.9997 or click here. From GA 400N take Exit 12A/MacFarland Road, veer right, travel one mile and turn left on McGinnis Ferry Road—continue on McGinnis Ferry Road, and turn left on highway 141, turn right onto Laurel Springs Parkway, and the neighborhood is the third entry on the right.

 

Contact: Amanda Staines 770.619.9662 Ext. 26

 

 

Skyline Condominium Offers Amazing Amenities
August 2008 –Skyline at Lindbergh will offer an array of fabulous amenities which are not typically found in many Atlanta condominium high-rises. Located at the corner of Morosgo Drive and Adina Street, Skyline's 21 stories will encompass 220 one- to three-bedroom SkyHomes priced from the $190,000s to $1 million-plus .

The location is the first amenity offered. It is exceptional on its own--just minutes from Midtown, Downtown and Buckhead. Skyline is situated in the heart of the emerging Lindbergh area near fabulous restaurants and world-class shopping. Upon entering the dramatic two-story lobby, residents will be greeted by a 24-hour concierge desk including security.

Moving beyond the lobby, residents will enjoy 700 to 2,400 square feet of living space and an array of upgrades which are included at no additional charge. Every SkyHome includes 10-foot smooth coat ceilings, granite countertops, Bosch stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, spacious bathrooms and floor to ceiling glass walls.

The amazing amenities continue outside of the new homes including a pool with waterfalls, a sun deck and private cabanas. A contemporary club room with a kitchen and an outdoor terrace invites residents to come together for an evening of entertainment. Homeowners who enjoy an active lifestyle will feel right at home in the fully-equipped fitness center. As well as enjoying the great outdoors on the spacious lawn area where residents can walk their dogs, play bocce ball and badminton or enjoy afternoon picnics with friends and family. The ground floor of Skyline will also offer residents retail shops, and additional property recently purchased by MCL Companies is slated to include a grocery store, restaurant and other stores.

Developed by MCL Companies, Skyline Condominium was developed by MCL Companies. For more information about Skyline, click here or call 404-467-4447.

 

 

Some Students are “Sharper” than others
August 2008- The Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF), a private, nonpartisan research and education organization, uses the Criterion -Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores to rank Georgia public schools. The CRCT is a test designed to measure how well students acquire, learn and accomplish the knowledge and skills set forth in a specific curriculum or unit of instruction. Students who live in Sharp Residential neighborhoods, like Seven Hills and Liberty Park, attend some of the top ranked schools in Georgia.

The number one schools in Paulding County that residents of Seven Hills attend are Floyd L. Shelton Elementary, Lena Mae Moses Middle School and East Paulding High. Liberty Park, another Sharp Residential neighborhood, has students attending number one ranked North Atlanta High School.

When asked about how the rankings would impact sales, Tom Sharp, president of Sharp Residential, commented, “We have done well at Seven Hills and Liberty Park. The excellent schools serving our communities are just one of the many reasons families are purchasing Sharp homes.”

Developed by Cousin’s Properties, Seven Hills is an award-winning master-planned community featuring homes built by Sharp Residential. The Paulding County community recently named “Community of the Year” at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s 27th Annual OBIE awards. Seven Hills features single-family homes from Sharp’s Classic Series which are priced from the $350,000s to $500,000s.

Located in the city of Atlanta, Liberty Park is enjoying successful sales and is currently 70 percent sold. The elegant three-story new Atlanta townhome community offers superb convenience to all that Atlanta has to offer and is just five minutes from downtown, three minutes to I-285 and three minutes to I-75. The new Atlanta townhomes at Liberty Park require minimal maintenance and are competitively priced from the $200,000s. Offering an already incredible price, Sharp Residential is also offering up to $4,000 in closing costs.

Discover the Sharp difference - call 770-518-4896 or click here.


Builder Announces Groundbreaking of New Phase And Upcoming Amenities In Woodstock
August 2008 – Homes By Brumby is quickly building the first 77 new homes in their Woodstock community Cornerstone Park. They are pleased to announce that the community will now be expanded to include a second phase located directly across the street on Ragsdale Road. The second phase will have approximately 105 home sites and will be the location of the neighborhood recreational amenities. The planned amenities include a pavilion, pool, tennis and park. Anticipated completion is scheduled for Spring 2009.

The convenient and centrally located community is minutes off GA 400 and I-575 in Cherokee County. With ten new home plans and an extensive array of exterior elevations, Cornerstone Park offers a wide variety of home choices including master on the main, and basements in this new low maintenance lifestyle community. The exterior features include neighbor friendly front porches leading to pedestrian sidewalks. Stone, shake, Hardi-plank and brick exteriors complete with carriage-style garage doors make each home unique. Interiors are loaded with many upgrades including: gourmet kitchens, detailed molding and trim and upscale flooring. Each home also includes a professionally designed and expertly manicured lawn, which will be maintained by the homeowners association.

The Fairview plan serves as the decorator models and is open daily. Several field models are ready for preview. New home prices start from the mid $200s to the $300s. Children will attend Woodstock High School, Woodstock Middle School and Little River Elementary School. Cornerstone Park is in the proposed area for the new Arnold Mill/Mill Creek Middle school (opening Fall 2009) and High school (opening Fall 2010). The Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners sales associate Donna Hesketh can be reached at770.516.7992, email: cornerstonepark@comcast.net, or click here.

Cornerstone Park information center is located at 114 Cornerstone Place, Woodstock, Georgia 30188. Directions: From GA 400N to exit 7B, travel west on Hwy. 92, and turn right on Ragsdale Road, entry on right. From I-575 take exit 7, travel 4 miles east on Hwy. 92, turn left on Ragsdale Road to entry on right.

 

Contact: Amanda Staines 770.619.9662 Ext. 26

 

 

BRAYSON HOMES SETS GRAND OPENING AT OAKDALE RIDGE IN SOUTH COBB COUNTY
JUNE 2008 – Brayson Homes will hold Grand Opening this Saturday, June 28, in Oakdale Ridge, its 25-home community in the Smyrna/Greater Vinings area of South Cobb County just two miles outside Interstate 285.

Scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., the event will feature food from the famed Varsity drive-in restaurant.

Oakdale Ridge is located on Oakdale Road, which runs off South Cobb Drive and Highlands Parkway. In this community, Brayson Homes is introducing new two and three-story Craftsman-styled plans, and home prices start at $269,000. Located on the property is a garden-like common space with a sitting area from which residents will have an excellent view of the downtown Atlanta skyline.

The four to seven-bedroom homes will have architecturally-controlled exteriors with beautiful Craftsman design details, as well as prairie-style front windows, board and batten shutters, decorative 12-light glass front doors, and carriage-style garage doors. The exteriors will have brick or stone accents, and options include three sides brick. Most homes will have covered front porches, and a number of basement homesites are available.

The extensive special features in the spacious interiors include wide plank hardwood entry foyers, solid surface kitchen countertops with an integrated sink and pull out faucet, recessed lighting in the kitchen, a luxurious garden tub and separate shower in the owner’s suite, and many energy efficient features. Some plans offer such things as a double sided fireplace opening into the living room and keeping room, a loft, and a sitting area in the owner’s suite.

The community, which is convenient to both I-285 and I-75, has sidewalks, streetlights, and underground utilities. More information about Oakdale Ridge can be obtained by calling the on-site agent, Tonya Abernathy, at 770-616-7674 or by visiting the decorated model home or click here.

 

 

Mark Carruth Brings Diverse Background to Active Adult Market
JUNE 2008 - As a third generation homebuilder, Mark Carruth has been building homes since the age of 16. In college, Carruth pursued a medical career briefly, but as a junior decided his passion was building homes. Carruth graduated from the University of Georgia with a Business Degree with an emphasis in real estate. After college, Carruth worked in the Macon and Atlanta residential and commercial markets before starting his first company, Loren Construction. Carruth now brings that diverse background to the active adult market at Windsong Properties, which he founded with Steve Romeyn to meet a demand fueled by the baby boomers and the change in demographics.

Windsong is Carruth’s fourth company and is his first company focused solely on the active adult market. Carruth relates to the active adult as an empty nester himself, and he uses that personal experience and merged it with his building experience.

 

“Building for the active adult market is just as much about building a lifestyle as it is building the actual home,” said Carruth. “People go through a lot of changes in their fifties. Whether it is career-related, family-related or health-related, Windsong allows active adults to live a lower-maintenance lifestyle in a community of like-minded people.”

Windsong pays attention to the details that make living simple for the active adult. Homes are single-level, have no steps, are EasyLiving certified and have wider openings creating wheelchair accessibility. The homes are smaller, but the individual rooms are more spacious.

After 30 years of building homes, Carruth still enjoys the process and works hard to make it enjoyable for his clients as well. “Clients are excited about the custom building process, but have reservations because they have heard so many horror stories about the homebuilding process,” said Carruth. “I just want the process to be fun. You do not want your client to be worn out or stressed; and you want the results to be positive.”


When he’s not building homes, Carruth enjoys playing golf, boating or traveling to his second home on Hilton Head Island. Carruth is also actively involved with Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Atlanta Home Builder’s Association. For more information, call 770-516-3409 or click here.
 

 

Windsong Properties to Host Active Adult Homebuyer Seminar
JUNE 2008 – Windsong will host an Active Adult Homebuyer Seminar on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at The Villas at Blackberry Run in Seven Hills, which is located in Paulding County. The seminar will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Villas' Clubhouse. Speakers will include Patricia Ann Bowen, a relocating specialist and Arow Flemmer, an interior designer that will talk about staging and decorating. The seminar is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to RSVP at 770-917-8082.

Patricia Ann Bowen is responsible for marketing and client relations with Get Ready for Tomorrow, a Senior Move Management and Estate Liquidation service. She has a Masters degree in Psychology and years of marketing, training and intervention experience. With her Operations Partner, Tome Schulte, she provides free estimates for what it will take anyone to ‘Get Ready for Tomorrow,’ including downsizing, selling, donating, packing, sorting and more.

Arow Flemmer is the owner of Under the Willow Interiors and has been running her own business for six years. She is one of four Accredited Staging Professional Masters in Georgia. Flemmer received her Interior Design degree from Lambuth College and has approximately 20 years industry experience. Flemmer has been staging home for four years and has staged homes with values ranging from a $92,000 condo to a $2.6 million estate. As part of a staging team, Flemmer was featured on two episodes of A&E’s Flip This House in the Atlanta market.

The Villas at Blackberry Run is a master-planned community located in Seven Hills between Acworth and Dallas. These ranch-style homes consist of two to three bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Features of the homes include private courtyard retreat with patio, ventless fireplace with gas logs, oversized Master walk-in closet, and cultured marble garden tub and separate shower in the Master bathroom. For more information and directions, call 770-516-3409 or click here.
 

 

DAVID WEEKLEY GREEN HOMES IN ATLANTA OFFER SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS IN ENERGY USAGE
JUNE 2008 – The nation’s largest privately-held builder, David Weekley Homes, has launched its new ‘Green Home’ program in its new Atlanta neighborhoods. According to Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Inc., “80% of all environmental damage is directly related to energy generation and use.” Today, David Weekley Homes is setting the standard in constructing the most energy efficient and cost effective homes in Atlanta, which help lessen the impact on the environment and save money for its growing list of new Homebuyers.

The Green Homes offered through the program are Energy Star® Certified and meet the Diamond Level requirements for the Environments For Living® Program. David Weekley Green Homes save up to 50% in heating and air conditioning usage over a similar home built to 2004 building code standards. The homebuilder’s Green Homes are a ‘win-win’ for its increasing list of Customers and the environment.

“By utilizing innovative, environmentally beneficial products, we are able to reduce the amount of energy needed within our new homes. This means there is less damage to our environment and it also means lower energy bills for our Homeowners,” said David M. Weekley, Chairman, David Weekley Homes. “Our Green Homes are just one of the many ways that we can help our Customers invest their housing dollars more wisely, help the environment and live more comfortably – all of which can help make their David Weekley Green Home easier to resell.”

For more information about David Weekley Homes in Atlanta, click here or call 888/888-7417.
 

 

Few Homes Remain at Two of McCar Homes’ Atlanta Communities
JUNE 2008 – Only a few homes remain in two of McCar Homes’ most sought-after new Atlanta communities, Daniel Creek and Kingsbridge Point. Daniel Creek, located in Sugar Hill, only has five homes remaining and Kingsbridge Point, located in Cobb County, only has 12 homes remaining. Both neighborhoods feature spacious single-family homes at affordable prices.

Homes at Daniel Creek are from the Cottage, Hearth and Preserve collections and are priced from the $250,000s. Plans range in size from 2,522 to 3,256 square feet with three, four and five bedrooms. Exteriors feature low-maintenance three side brick, welcoming front porches and front or rear courtyard garages. Interiors of the new homes include gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, hardwood floors throughout the main level and spacious master suites. Homebuyers can also choose from a variety of state-of-the-art options, such as wireless broadband internet and private Web cameras at the community school bus stop.

Children at Daniel Creek attend excellent Gwinnett County schools, including Riverside Elementary, Lanier Middle and North Gwinnett High schools. For more information about Daniel Creek, please contact our on-site sales agent at (770) 614-1323.

New homes at Kingsbridge Point are from McCar Homes’ Masters, Premier and Preserve collections and are priced from the $290,000s. The traditional two-story style plans range in size from 2,500 to over 4,000 square feet with up to five bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms. Features of the new homes include vaulted ceilings, granite countertops and spacious master suites. Homebuyers can also take advantage of new elevations featuring rich paint color trim packages and unique carriage-style garage doors currently available from McCar Homes.

Amenities at Kingsbridge Point include a community pool, cabana, professional landscaping and sidewalks. Children at Kingsbridge Point will attend Clay Elementary, Lindley Middle and Pebblebrook High schools. For more information click here or call 770-945-6259.

 

 

Kairos Development Corporation Partners with Outstanding Team to Create Avignon at Vinings
May 2008 - Karios Development Corporation has partnered with the best in the building industry to develop Avignon at Vinings, a 170-home gated community of condominiums, new townhomes and single-family homes. Harrison Design Associates, The Preston Partnership and B&C Studio have all teamed up with Kairos Development to create this one-of-a-kind community located in the heart of Vinings Village.


Harrison Design Associates, established in 1991, specializes in the design of custom residential homes, as well as new townhomes and specialized commercial projects. The award-winning firm brings high-quality design to the residential market by creating one-of-a-kind homes that will become timeless investments showcasing the individuality of each family who lives in the homes.


The Preston Partnership is a full service, multi-discipline firm with a focus on architecture and design, combined with an absolute commitment to service. Established in 2001, the firm’s multi-disciplinary approach includes architecture, structural engineering, MEP engineering, interior design and landscape architecture.
B & C Studio is a full-service landscape architecture, design and planning firm. Services include traditional landscape design, land planning, site design and layouts, design guidelines and construction documents.
Avignon at Vinings is reminiscent of a romantic village on a hillside with a grand Chateau as the focal point.

 

The 170-home gated community will feature Single-family Villas, Village new townhomes and Village condominiums starting from the high $300s to more than $1 million. For more information, click here or call 770-394-5400.


Driven by the desire to create aesthetically beautiful “Live Life Communities” and facilities that address their clients’ needs and distinctive styles, Kairos (ki-ros) offers a vast array of choices and options in each of its communities. Since entering the industry in the mid 1980s, the company has developed more than $400 million in Atlanta area real estate assets, including residential, retail and office properties. During that time, Kairos Development has received many outstanding awards. Most notable is the 2005 Development of Excellence Award presented by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Regional Business Coalition for the multi-use urban development and environmental buffer provided by The Aramore on the city’s famous Peachtree Road. For more information, call 404-350-1440 or click here.

 

 

Brock Built Builds a Better Community
June 2008 – Atlanta’s largest intown homebuilder, Brock Built, is partnering with WSB-TV Channel 2 in the “Going Green 2008” campaign, an important program addressing an issue that is changing the quality of life of every citizen in Georgia. As part of that effort, Brock Built has started construction on an environmentally-friendly demonstration home in its Atlanta West Highlands Community. When complete, the new home will be open for tours and auctioned to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Groundbreaking for The Green House began in March and work is progressing quickly. When complete, the home will showcase environmentally friendly and sustainable design features attainable for the typical Atlanta family. Contributions are being solicited for funds, services, building materials, fixtures, appliances and everything else necessary to build the home. All participating vendors are required to demonstrate that their contribution will promote EarthCraft standards.

The EarthCraft program is a voluntary green building program which serves as a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills and protect the environment. EarthCraft homes are thoroughly inspected and tested (for factors such as air leakage and carbon monoxide safety) before the homeowner moves in. They are proven to help save energy and water and conserve natural resources. They are more affordable because they help homeowners lower energy costs by up to 30%, lower maintenance and repair costs, and even lower doctor’s bills for health problems related to poor indoor air quality.

Construction on The Green House is expected to be complete in August, when the public will be invited to tour the home. WSB –TV will film the entire building process and will run a special one-hour prime time program in September telling the story of the innovative partnership behind the home’s creation, as well as the remarkable transformation of the larger West Highlands community.

The Green House will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in October 2008. All proceeds from the sale will be given to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization that provides care, research, teaching, wellness and charity care for the children of Atlanta.

For more information on Brock Built’s new communities or The Green House, click here or call 404-351-7555.

 

Melissa Danielson of Solid Source Realty Takes on Sales at The Cottages at Heron Bay Golf and CC
June 2008 - Melissa Danielson of Solid Source Realty has taken on the sales for Windsong Properties' The Cottages at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club. Danielson has more than twenty years of marketing, management and sales experience. The Cottages is an intimate Active Adult neighborhood of 67 homes by Windsong Properties, where low-maintenance homes start in the mid $180,000s. Heron Bay is a beautiful master-planned community in Henry and Spalding counties, just south of Atlanta.

“The Cottages are a wonderful Active Adult community that I just love,” said Danielson. “The reason is the people, product, and place. It’s the people that make a place home, and there are wonderful neighbors in The Cottages. Empty nesters, couples, widows, singles, from all over love this place because the people who live here truly care about their neighbors and the place they call home. The relaxed, well maintained, inviting atmosphere is evident from the moment you drive in to the area.”


Danielson, who lives in McDonough, Ga., specializes in new construction; resales; second homes; land; VA, HUD and bank-owned homes in the metro Atlanta area and coastal Georgia/ St. Simons Island. She is a Multi-Million Dollar Producer, Lifetime Member of the Circle of Excellence and ranked in the top 10% of Henry County Sales Production. Danielson is a local, state and national member of the Board of Realtors and an Active Life Member of the Metro South Association of Realtors.

New homes at The Cottages at Heron Bay offer spacious ranch plans from approximately 1,800 to 2,000 square feet with up to three bedrooms and three full baths, front porches, private courtyards, rear patios and attached, two-car garages. The interiors feature Corian® countertops, hardwood floors, designer baths, and upgraded lighting packages and cabinetry choices. With lawn maintenance taken care of and Heron Bay’s incredible amenity package, homeowners in The Cottages have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the many opportunities for leisure (such as walking trails, swimming pools, golf, tennis and more) everyday. Windsong Properties is currently offering a builder’s closeout special with significant discounts on each of these four homes. For more information about new homes in The Cottages at Heron Bay, click here or call 770-898-1042.
 

 

 

Minerva Properties Announces Direct Lot Sale Program at Heron Bay Golf & Country Club
June 2008 – Minerva Properties is offering future homeowners a rare opportunity at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club. For a limited time, buyers will be able to purchase a lot in either The Links or Lakeview neighborhoods, with the option of delaying construction on their new home for up to two years. Fifty lots varying in size from one-half acre to one and a half acres are available under this program and are priced from $74,000 to $387,000. Lot locations include a mix of interior lots, golf lots and several spectacular lakefront and lake view lots.

“This is an incredible opportunity for future new homeowners,” said Brian Davison, Managing Partner with Minerva Properties LLP, the developer of Heron Bay Golf and Country Club. “Homeowners can purchase their home site now while interest rates are at historic lows. They can then delay the construction process for a period of up to two years, allowing them time to sell their existing home, arrange financing or to design their new home.”

New lot owners will have access to the full spectrum of resort-style amenities available to all Heron Bay property owners upon closing. These amenities include the newly opened Lakefront Park with covered Pavilion overlooking the 1,100 acre Cole Reservoir, a three-pool aquatic center with kid-friendly water features, seven miles of walking trails, a tennis center, children’s play park and sports field and the 5,000 square foot community Lodge with fitness center. Residents can also elect to become members of the golf facilities at Canongate at Heron Bay, which includes an 18-hole championship golf course, quality practice facilities, clubhouse and restaurant, and reciprocity at other Canongate courses.

To find out more information about Heron Bay Custom Homes and the Direct Lot Sale Program, call 770-898-4891, click here or stop by the sales office, which is open seven days a week. To visit Heron Bay, take I-75 South to Exit 216. Turn right and proceed five miles to Heron Bay Golf & Country Club.

 

 

Tyler Perry’s “The Family that Preys” filmed at The Astoria at the Aramore
May 2008 – Kairos Development Corporation’s Buckhead high-rise, The Astoria at the Aramore, served as a filming site for the upcoming motion picture “Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys.” Earlier this month, Tyler Perry and Lionsgate Films spent 24 hours over two days shooting scenes for the film at The Astoria at the Aramore. Filming was conducted on the ground floor and the 12th floor of the building.

The film stars Tyler Perry, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard, and is a story about a friendship between two women and about the struggles each of their families face. In the story, Kathy Bates is the head of a powerful Atlanta family whose longstanding construction business is facing a vicious power struggle.

According to Jack Williams, Business Director for Kairos Development Corporation, the site of The Astoria at the Aramore was chosen by the producers of the film because of the building’s location on Peachtree Road and the status of the job site.

Inviting home exteriors with large balconies and an actual backyard setting along Peachtree Creek, allow homeowners to enjoy the serene outdoors without leaving the comforts of home. An abundance of amenities are offered at The Astoria to cater to homeowners’ every need, including a pool, heated spa, private poolside cabanas, poolside summer kitchens and grilling areas, state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the sundeck, concierge and street-level retail and dry cleaning services. Each condo provides a magnificent 180-degree surrounding city view, which was accomplished through the use of abundant windows and large balconies. Resident move-in is anticipated for Summer 2008, where new condos are priced from the $400,000s and penthouses are priced from the $900,000s.


For more information about The Astoria at the Aramore, call 404-355-6999 or click here.

 

 

Final Opportunity to Call Cascade Cove Home
March 2008 – Time is running out for Fulton County new townhome shoppers to call Cascade Cove home. Cascade Cove is McCar Homes’ most relaxing new Atlanta townhomes community and only a few homes remain in this highly sought-after neighborhood. This community combines a convenient South Fulton location with upscale features and finishes in a gated, retreat environment. The two and three-story townhomes in this exclusive community start in the $170,000s.

The townhomes at Cascade Cove are from McCar’s popular Elite collection and offer elegant exterior elevations featuring McCar Homes’ new stylish, rich paint color scheme – providing a charming streetscape throughout the community. The homes offer almost 2,000 square feet of living space and the flexible floorplans have two to four bedrooms featuring double owners' suites and roommate plans.

All of McCar’s homes at Cascade Cove offer many of the design features today’s homeowners are looking for, including upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, a variety of flooring including hardwoods and countertop and cabinet choices. Children at Cascade Cove attend West Manor Elementary, Young Middle and Benjamin E. Mays High. For more information, call 404-505-6599 or click here.



Spring Incentives for Agents and Buyers at Serrano in Sandy Springs
March 2008 - During the month of March, The Lane Company is offering special incentives to new home buyers and their agents at Serrano, the Mediterranean inspired community located in larger master-planned Abernathy 400 development in Sandy Springs. Upon completion, the new community will consist of 150 condominium residences priced from the low $300,000s.

“As development of the new community continues at a steady pace, with the covered parking garage nearing completion and the framing of the main residential component underway, we wanted a way to reward the first homeowners at the community,” said John Bell, Southeast Regional Partner, Lane Company. “For those who sign a contract in the month of March, we will provide $2,000 in closing costs plus a Bose Surround Sound System. In addition, the buyers’ agents will receive a 5 percent commission through April. For more details, interested prospects should visit our sales gallery, which is located onsite at 901 Abernathy Road.”

Please see attached press release for more information. If you have any questions, contact Lana Rader at 770-383-3360 ext. 22 or click here.


 

Last Chance at McCar Homes’ Kingsbridge Point
March 2008 – McCar Homes is pleased to offer big savings on new homes at Kingsbridge Point, a single family home community located just minutes from downtown and Vinings. Only a few home sites remain in this 79 home community. Homes in Kingsbridge Point are priced from the $270,000s and include spacious floorplans and great amenities in a Cobb County community. Special savings up to $30,000 are available now select inventory ready for quick move-in.
McCar Homes is currently offering new elevations featuring rich paint color trim packages and unique carriage-style garage doors. Traditional two-story style plans are available on wooded home sites. Homes range in size from 2,500 to over 4,000 square feet. Home features include vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, spacious master suites. Homes are from McCar Homes’ Masters, Premier and Preserve collections and offer up to five bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms.

Kingsbridge Point features such amenities as community pool, cabana, professional landscaping and sidewalks. The Cobb County schools that are zoned for Kingsbridge Point are Clay Elementary, Lindley Middle, and Pebblebrook High. For more information call 770-945-6259 or click here.
 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, March 25 ribbon cutting ceremony for Woodbridge Crossing
March 2008 – The Providence Group is pleased to announce the grand opening of the covered bridge at Woodbridge Crossing in Smyrna. To commemorate the opening of the bridge which is located in the Historic Concord Covered Bridge Area of Smyrna and crosses Nickajack Creek, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 25 with special guests, Mayor Max Bacon, City Council Representative Pete Wood and Harold Smith with the Smyrna Historical Society. This event is being co-sponsored by Countrywide Home Loans.

“Woodbridge Crossing is nestled quietly in the Concord Covered Bridge Historic Area of Smyrna which is full of rich Southern history and beautiful surroundings,” said Ginny Bryant, Director of Marketing for The Providence Group. “We are excited about the completion of the beautiful covered bridge within the community and hope that homeowners will enjoy both its visual appeal and its usefulness.” The bridge was newly constructed in 2007 and special consideration was put into the planning of this bridge. The new covered bridge replaces an existing bridge that was dilapidated and impeding the flow of water through Nickajack Creek. The new covered bridge was raised to help increase water flow and constructed to insure safe travel over the bridge and into the community.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a welcoming speech by Warren Jolly of The Providence Group and special guests will also say a few words. A brunch buffet catered by Carolyn’s Gourmet Café will be served in the Woodbridge Crossing clubhouse. Drawings will be held every 30 minutes so all attendees are asked to stay for the entire event which will run until 1:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited! Register to WIN $10,000 in prize giveaways every 30 minutes including sky box tickets to the Hawks and Thrashers provided by Comcast; a Spa Sydell gift certificate donated by Atlanta New Homes Directory; two VIP tickets to the High Museum of Arts Wine Auction, donated by Skirt Magazine; a high definition flat screen television with DVD player plus prizes donated by local businesses including a gift card to Atkins Park in Smyrna Market Village, a family pass to Tolleson Pools, one month at World Gym including one visit with a trainer, and an incredible Ultimate Welcome Gift from SmyrnaVinings.com that is valued at over $4,000, PLUS $1,000 CASH! There will be many more prizes from other local restaurants and shops!

The homes at Woodbridge Crossing range in size from 2,500 to 3,500 square feet, and offer elegant exteriors featuring traditional brick, siding and stone which blend with the carriage-style garage doors. In addition, all homes incorporate a variety of interior designer features, such as gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplashes, custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances including double ovens; large master suites with luxurious baths including garden tubs and walk-in showers; vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, detailed trim and eight-foot doors throughout the main levels; and wrought-iron stair balusters.

To visit the neighborhood from downtown, take I-75 North to I-285 West. Take the Atlanta Road exit and turn right. Follow to the second traffic light and make a left onto Cumberland Parkway, which turns into the East West Connector. Go through four traffic lights, and Woodbridge Crossing will be located on the left. You will need to make a U-turn to enter the community until the second entrance opens in early spring 2008.

For more information on Woodbridge Crossing, click here, or email Woodbridge@TPGHomes.net, or contact the on-site agent, at 678-264-8190, or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

J.D. Kent Joins Legacy Realtor As Land Specialist
March 2008 – Legacy Realty President, Harry Hammond, announced this week that J.D. Kent, a veteran land sales specialist has joined the firm.


Although relatively new in the real estate business, Kent has enjoyed tremendous success having brokered more than $50 million in transactions the previous three years. Some of his more notable transactions were the $12M sale of Canterbury Golf Club in Marietta, a 140 acre tract of land in south Forsyth valued at more than $17M and a single family residence on Lake Lanier with a value of more than $11.5M. In 2006, his second year as an agent, he most likely achieved an all-time record in single day closings with 14.


“We are very pleased to have J.D. join our team. His expertise in the sale of large developed and undeveloped land parcels will be a huge asset for Legacy’s clients,” said Pratt Farmer, vice president of sales and marketing for Legacy Realty. “I am delighted to work for Legacy Realty,” said Kent. “The company is known for handling each transaction with integrity and perseverance. In addition, Legacy’s long-standing presence in residential and land brokerage, combined with the depth of experience of the entire organization makes the sales process much smoother .”
 

A member of the Chatham family of related businesses, Legacy Realty was founded more than fifteen years ago by real estate veterans, Harry L. Hammond, Jr. and David Chatham. Since its inception, the company has brokered nearly $2 Billion. Legacy Realty is widely recognized for unparalleled homeowner, builder and Realtor service. The company, based in Alpharetta has been repeatedly recognized for its sales and marketing success. To learn more about Legacy Realty, call 770-663-7290 or click here.

 

 

Construction continues at Serrano in Sandy Springs
March 2008 – As Serrano takes shape to become one of Sandy Springs most enviable locations, development continues at a steady pace. Signifying the continuing construction of the Mediterranean inspired community, the covered parking garage is nearing completion and framing is set to begin on the main residential component in March. Serrano is the residential component of the larger master-planned Abernathy 400 development. Developed by Lane Southeast, LLC, the community will consist of 150 condominium residences priced from the low $300,000s.

“As construction on the community continues to progress, Serrano is truly beginning to take shape,” said John Bell, Southeast Regional Partner, Lane Company. “Conveniently located near GA 400 and I-285, passers by can now get a visual of the shape and form of the community. For a deeper look inside this European village in Sandy Springs, interested prospects should visit our sales gallery, which is located onsite at 901 Abernathy Road.” To arrange an appointment with a sales consultant, contact Maggie Crist at 404-729-5591 or click here.
 

 

PRESTIGUOUS MANAGEMENT AWARD PRESENTED TO TOUCHSTONE HOMES
March 2008 – After just receiving the America’s Best Builder Award for 2007, Touchstone Homes receives 2008 Management of Excellence award from the Lee Evans Group based in Littleton, Colorado. The award was presented to Touchstone Homes President Bryan Cohen and CEO Richard Stein at the Lee Evans Executive Summit in Vail, Colorado. “This award inspires us to redouble our efforts toward continuous improvement and validates our 3-year preparation for these ‘Incredible Times’. We are excited about the future: and remain as always, Aggressively Conservative,” says Richard Stein, CEO, Touchstone Homes.

 

This prestigious award which is sought after by national home building companies of all sizes. Touchstone Homes is one of 20,000 national builders that applied for the Management of Excellence award in December 2007. According to the Lee Evans Group, other builders have applied multiple times for this award and never won; Touchstone wins after its first submittal. “Winning this award clearly brings Touchstone Homes into an elite group of home builders,” says Jeffrey Abraham, CFO of Touchstone Homes.

Lee S. Evans is a retired professor from the University of Denver who started his career in 1954 by teaching builders about good management practices. At the time, he was Director of the Real Estate and Construction Management Department for the University of Denver. He put together a group of professors from the university with a sponsorship from Practical Builder Magazine (now Professional Builder Magazine) and presented the first management training session in the industry. In the early 1970s, Mr. Evans retired and began conducting programs in Colorado for owners and top management employees of home building companies.

In 1992, the Lee Evans Group was formed to offer management seminars to home building companies in such topics as controlling costs and improving variances to achieve superior profits. The objective was to reach builders and key staff across the United States. Chuck Shinn is President of the Lee Evans Group and Shinn Consulting and has worked with Touchstone Homes for the past 10 years. Mr. Shinn has conducted seminars at Touchstone Homes offices in Suwanee for employees to learn, his trademark seminar being “How Builders Make Money”. ”. “The Lee Evans Group has clearly been our partner in success over the years,” says Bryan Cohen, President of Touchstone Homes.

For more information on Touchstone Homes call 770-945-5228 or click here.

 

 

Winmark Homes Offers New Homes in Forsyth County
March 2008 – People from all over the country are flocking to Forsyth County to find a permanent residence, according to Forbes Magazine. This metro-Atlanta county has received top rankings on three separate lists published by Forbes: fastest growing, richest, and best place to get ahead. Interested homebuyers that wish to live in this desirable county should turn to Winmark Homes’ Champions Run or The Villages at Castleberry. Champions Run features single-family homes priced from the $300,000s, and The Villages at Castleberry is a mixed community of new townhomes and single-family homes priced from the $190,000s.


Forsyth County was recognized as being one of the top 25 fastest growing counties in the nation, having a 53.4% population increase since 2000 according to Forbes Magazine. Slightly north of the city of Atlanta, Forsyth County is home to Lake Sidney Lanier and only a short distance to the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.


However, Forsyth County is not only one of the fastest growing counties in the nation; it is also one the richest and one of the best places to get ahead. A median household income of $83,682 put Forsyth County at number 13 on Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s richest counties. Being a wealthy county also makes it a great place to get ahead, as Forsyth County was ranked number two in this category on the Forbes Magazine list. Because of the strong income boost of 21% from 2000, this county has attracted businesses and qualified workers from all over the country. This statistic is reflected in the strong job growth rate of 8% per year since 2000.

 

For more information on Winmark Homes, click here or call 770-614-3101.


 

 

Beautiful Rosebriar Model Home Now For Sale at West Park
March 2008 – Sharp Residential is pleased to announce that the fully furnished Rosebriar model home at West Park is now for sale. Located in rapidly growing West Cobb County off of Acworth Due West and Stilesboro roads, the intimate neighborhood features homes from Sharp Residential’s Classic series priced from the high $500,000s to the $700,000s. The spacious five bedroom, four and one-half bath Rosebriar is listed at $779,900 with all home furnishings added for an additional $50,000

The five-bedroom, four and one-half bath home has a keeping room, butler’s pantry, formal living and dining room, a grand master suite and plenty of luxurious features. The spacious gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, double ovens, upgraded cabinet stain, an upgraded GE Monogram level stainless steel appliance package and much more.

Offering homeowners an ideal area to unwind from a long day, the master suite features a sitting area with a fireplace and wet bar. The large master bath features granite countertops, oversized jetted tub and separate shower with second shower head with its own controls, upgraded tile and more. In addition to the many upgraded features of the home, new homebuyers may truly have the dream home they desire right away as all chairs, sofas, tables, beds, lamps, window treatments, bed coverings, accent pieces and rugs are included for an additional $50,000. Click here for more information.
 

 

Limited Inventory Available at Sharp Residential’s Liberty Park
March 2008 – Located in the city of Atlanta, Liberty Park is enjoying successful sales and is currently 70 percent sold. The elegant three-story townhome community offers superb convenience to all that Atlanta has to offer and is just five minutes from downtown, three minutes to I-285 and three minutes to I-75. The townhomes at Liberty Park require minimal maintenance and are competitively priced from the $200,000s. Offering an already incredible price, Sharp Residential is also offering up to $4,000 in closing costs.

With four floorplans to choose from and many interior options available, the two bedroom, two bathroom homes overflow with individual character. Options such as maple or cherry cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel or black kitchen appliances and hardwoods throughout the main living area create diversity in each of the homes. All of the homes have one-car garages, basements and bonus rooms are available.

The townhomes at Liberty Park are populated with an array of people - students attending nearby colleges, young professionals and many first time homebuyers. With a gated entrance that is manned with security from dusk until dawn, homeowners will enjoy the privacy and safety Liberty Park affords while at the same time living within minutes of the restaurants, shopping and entertainment downtown Atlanta has to offer.

The townhomes at Liberty Park gracefully line the streets in a boulevard-style street plan, keeping the look and feel of the community similar to the historic homes in the area. For more information on Liberty Park, click here.
 

 

PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL WELCOMES STEVE OWEN AS GENERAL SALES MANAGER
March 2008 – Peachtree Residential Properties is pleased to announce that Steve Owen has been named the general sales manager for the company. Owen brings more than 12 years of experience in the real estate industry to his new role at the company. Previously, he served as an on-site sales manager for Peachtree Residential.

"Steve's dedication and commitment to the company's mission of 100 percent customer satisfaction is evident," said Mike Ruland, Chief Operating Officer. "His experience in new home sales and his wealth of construction knowledge is highly beneficial to the company as well as the team he will lead." In his new role, Owen will oversee all on-site sales operations, ensuring that the Peachtree commitment to impeccable high quality communities and exceptional personalized customer service is followed on a daily basis.

"At Peachtree Residential, every home is built as if a member of our team were going to live in it," said Steve Owen. "The homes combine unsurpassed attention to quality and detail. Our professional sales people and building staff treat each home buyer as if they were a member of our own family and provide high touch customer service from the moment guests walk in the model home until the day they move in to their new homes. It is quite an honor to be working with a home builder that has a stellar reputation, and I look forward to bringing my very best to my new position."

Peachtree Residential Properties was founded in 1988 with a commitment to build quality homes with meticulous craftsmanship, custom designs and thoughtful touches. Celebrating its 20th year of building homes only in the most desirable Atlanta locations, Peachtree Residential is among Atlanta's premier luxury builders. The company prides itself on offering design flexibility and Peachtree tailoring, enabling homes to be individualized to each buyer's personal style without custom pricing. In fact, the company has earned a reputation as "the builder who listens." A certified professional builder, Peachtree Residential ensures that every home meets the "Foundation to Rooftop" Gold Standard of Approval. Excellence is something that will never change at Peachtree Residential. For more information, click here or call 770-622-2522.
 

 

Enjoy Silver Comet Trail at McCar Homes’ Carrington in Cobb County
March 2008 – Carrington, located in Cobb County along the historic Silver Comet Trail, offers homeowners the opportunity to live alongside a piece of Georgia’s history while at the same time owning a brand new townhome. McCar Homes' Elite Collection offers luxury townhomes with exciting bold color schemes and versatile floorplans designed to suit buyer’s wants and needs. Carrington also offers a truly unique convenience for homeowners to enjoy rollerblading, biking and walking along the famous Silver Comet Trail, with direct access from within the community.

Carrington’s elegant streetscape is inspired by the past and provides for a quaint community atmosphere. The neighborhood has three direct access paths leading to the Silver Comet Trail and sidewalks with streetlights throughout. The cabana is modeled after the original train station at the Silver Comet Trail adding to the extraordinary charm of this one of a kind community.

Townhomes at Carrington are priced from the $140,000s to $160,000s, and are available in three bedroom plans with two and a half bathrooms at approximately 1,588 square feet. Some townhomes back up directly to the Silver Comet Trail, allowing for beautiful views of trees and portions of the trails. All of McCar’s homes at Carrington offer many of the design features today’s homeowners are looking for, including upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, a variety of flooring including hardwoods and countertop and cabinet choices.

In addition to living within walking distance of one of the state’s most popular trails, Carrington’s homeowners also will enjoy the open space, community swimming pool and cabana. For more information, visit click here.

 

 

Merrimont Offers Fabulous Grand Closeout Opportunities
March 2008 – The Providence Group encourages interested new home buyers to visit Merrimont in sought-after Johns Creek to take advantage of the promotion the company is currently offering – no payments for six months. Merrimont is a gated community which features upscale new townhomes with a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. With an exceptional location in North Fulton County, Merrimont offers homeowners convenience to the North Point Mall area with its exquisite dining excursions and unique shopping. Interested buyers should visit the community NOW to pick out one of the few remaining, spacious townhomes which are affordably priced from the low $200s.

When moving into a new home, there is always plenty to worry with which is precisely why The Providence Group is presently offering to pay the buyer’s principal and interest payments for the first six months of home ownership. Without the worry of payments for half of a year, homeowners can spend more time getting settled into their new home, enjoying the company of friends and family, and taking advantage of the great shopping and dining excursions in the area.

The three-story new townhomes at Merrimont offer 2,500 square feet of living space, excellent exterior elevations, and incorporate a multitude of designer interior features. All homes have gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets; large master suites with trey ceilings and spacious baths; and 9-foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout the main living areas. Homeowners can choose from nine floorplans, which range from three bedrooms with three and one-half baths to four bedrooms with three and one-half baths. All homes also feature rear-entry two-car garages creating a very attractive streetscape.

For more information on Merrimont, click here, or contact the on-site agent at 770-751-5800, or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
 

 

Broker Luncheon Hosted by The Providence Group a Huge Success
March 2008 – Approximately 120 agents attended an agent luncheon held at The Providence Group’s Jamestown on February 26. Located in Alpharetta, Jamestown is a new mixed-use community with luxury townhomes and single-family homes. The community offers fabulous perks, including an Alpharetta address with low Forsyth County taxes and a new upscale mall which will be located across the street from the community. Jamestown will be comprised of two neighborhoods - The Parc and The Overlook – which combined will offer 20 different floorplans at a variety of price points. Townhomes at Jamestown are priced from the high $200s to the mid $300s and single-family homes are priced from the high $300s to the low $500s.

“We had a great turnout at our agent luncheon at Jamestown,” said Ginny Bryant, Director of Marketing for The Providence Group. “Everyone really seemed to have a great time – especially our cash prize winners. Miriam Carreras of New Homes America won $100; Cheryl Scutt of Results Realty won $500; and Joyce McQueen of Ken Harris & Associates won the grand prize of $1,000.”

The luncheon was catered by Jason’s Deli and all in attendance enjoyed sandwiches, pasta salad and dessert. Sponsors for the event were Countrywide and Craig Bland, a representative from Countrywide.

Grand prize winner Joyce McQueen said, “The Jolly Principals and their operation managers have done it again. Jamestown is an incredibly unique community with beautiful aesthetics throughout. The location, number of homes and amenities are perfect, and with the low Forsyth County taxes, people will be unable to find anything around like it. Thank you Craig Bland, the other partners of the Countrywide Home Loans Team, Pete and Warren Jolly and the on-site agents, Dana Bush and Arthur Eypel for an incredible event.”

For more information on Jamestown, contact the on-site agents, Dana Bush and Arthur Eypel, at 770-521-2151, or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information about The Providence Group, visit click here.
 

 

The Providence Group Announces Grand Opening of Covered Bridge at Woodbridge Crossing
March 2008 –The Providence Group is pleased to announce the grand opening of the covered bridge at Woodbridge Crossing in Smyrna. To commemorate the opening of the bridge which is located in the Historic Concord Covered Bridge Area of Smyrna and crosses Nickajack Creek, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 25 with special guests, Mayor Max Bacon, City Council Representative Pete Wood and Harold Smith with the Smyrna Historical Society. Woodbridge Crossing is an upscale community of single-family courtyard and garden homes priced from the high $300’s to $500’s.

“Woodbridge Crossing is nestled quietly in the Concord Covered Bridge Historic Area of Smyrna which is full of rich Southern history and beautiful surroundings,” said Ginny Bryant, Director of Marketing for The Providence Group. “We are excited about the completion of the beautiful covered bridge within the community and hope that homeowners will enjoy both its visual appeal and its usefulness.”

The ribbon cutting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a welcoming speech by Warren Jolly of The Providence Group. Special guests will also say a few words and then all those in attendance will be invited to enjoy light snacks and refreshments in the Woodbridge Crossing clubhouse.

To visit the neighborhood from downtown, take I-75 North to I-285 West. Take the Atlanta Road exit and turn right. Follow to the second traffic light and make a left onto Cumberland Parkway, which turns into the East West Connector. Go through four traffic lights, and turn left onto Cooper Lake Road, the community will be on the left.

For more information on Woodbridge Crossing, click here or contact the on-site agent, at 678-264-8190 or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
 

 

2009 Teacher Of The Year Finalists Named
March 2008 – State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced the 10 finalists for 2009 Georgia Teacher of the Year at today's State Board of Education Meeting.


The finalists were chosen from a pool of 141 applicants that were selected as the Teachers of the Year in their school districts. The applications were read by a panel of judges that included teachers -- including past Georgia winners and finalists -- administrators, community leaders and others. The 10 finalists were chosen based on the scores of the essays on their applications.

 

2009 Georgia Teacher Of The Year Finalists are: Leanne Maule at Cartersville High School :: Clay Hildebrand at Smokey Road Middle School :: Gina Coss at Sedalia Park Charter Elementary School :: Christopher Spraggins at Columbus High School :: Aletha Snowberger, Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School :: Daniel Petritz, Conyers Middle School :: Tracy Wilson at Americus-Sumter County High School :: David Curtis, Callaway High School :: Dwight Stafford, Performance Learning Center :: Stephanie Shelton, Washington County High School
 

 

 

 

PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY
February 2008 – This year, Peachtree Residential Properties marks its 20th anniversary of building new homes in metro Atlanta. Known as “The Builder Who Listens,” Peachtree Residential is celebrating the milestone with special incentives at its communities throughout the area.


“Twenty years ago, I founded Peachtree Residential with a commitment to build authentic, high quality homes with meticulous craftsmanship, custom designs and thoughtful touches. Today, Peachtree is thriving -- with highly skilled experts who are committed to the company, combined with an available offering of exceptional townhomes, move-up homes and luxury residences in some of metro Atlanta’s most popular areas,” said David J. Borreson, President and Chief Executive Officer. “At Peachtree Residential it has always been our mission to provide complete customer satisfaction and homes that are unsurpassed in quality. I take great pride in celebrating 20 years of success, and share this with the entire team at Peachtree Residential.” For more information about this Atlanta Builder, click here.
 

 

Gated Community in Johns Creek Offers New Incentives and Floor plans
February 2008 – Featuring Single Family Garden Homes and Traditional Townhomes, The Providence Group encourages interested new home buyers to visit Abberley Towneship in Johns Creek. Though there are only limited opportunities to purchase a townhome from the Promenade series, the community recently unveiled three new floor plans in the Garden Home selection, one of which offers dual master suites. Abberley Towneship is a gated community rich in amenities and extensive landscaping and offers two- and three-story Garden Homes and two- and three-story townhomes priced from the $250s to $450s.

“Sales have been doing well at Abberley Towneship and we currently have only 10 homes remaining in our Promenade series of townhomes which are priced from the $250s,” said Ginny Bryant, Director of Marketing for The Providence Group. “Giving interested new homebuyers even more reason to purchase a new home at Abberley Towneship today, we have added new floor plans and are currently offering $25,000 on select Garden Homes and on townhomes in our Classic series which are priced from the $290s. With deals like these, and the convenience that living just minutes from GA 400 affords, we encourage new home buyers to visit soon and pick out their favorite new home while they last.”

The Providence GroupRanging in size from 2,000 to 3,400 square feet, the homes at Abberley Towneship offer all the luxurious features today’s sophisticated buyer has come to expect including gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets; large master suites with luxurious baths including garden tubs and walk-in showers; built-in bookshelves in the living areas; and vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and intricate molding throughout.

For more information on Abberley Towneship, click here, or contact the on-site agent, at 770-475-1200, or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
 

 

WINMARK HOMES’ SILVER OAK CONVENIENT TO SHOPPING, DINING VENUES IN LAWRENCEVILLE
February 2008 – Living at Winmark Homes’ Silver Oak community in Lawrenceville just got better. In addition to its location near grocery stores, banks, restaurants and movie theaters, The Avenue Webb Gin just opened near Silver Oak, which offers single-family homes from the mid $200,000s

Winmark HomesHomebuyers have been consistently drawn to Silver Oak because of its wonderful Gwinnett County location, proximity to Sugarloaf Parkway and Ga. Highway 20, good school systems and its great value for the money. Now, The Avenue Webb Gin brings shopping opportunities even closer. A variety of restaurants and shops such as the Gap, Banana Republic and Barnes & Noble are now located near Silver Oak, along with a Kroger and Ingles right down the street. Some of the restaurants located near Silver Oak include Macaroni Grill, On the Border and Chili’s. Additionally, Silver Oak residents live near Gwinnett Place Mall, Discover Mills and The Mall of Georgia.

Upon completion, there will be 160 homes at Silver Oak. A variety of five and six bedroom floor plans are available. Homes range in size from 2,300 to 3,000 square feet and feature 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors in foyers and powder rooms, beautiful kitchens with Birch cabinets and large master bedrooms with luxurious master baths. All of the homes have two-car garages with carriage-style doors. The homes exteriors are a combination of brick, stone and cedar shake fronts. Outstanding community amenities include a cabana, swimming pool and lighted tennis courts.

For more information about Winmark Homes, click here or call 770-614-3101.
 

 

Sharp Residential Announces Customer Referral Program
February 2008 – Sharp Residential is pleased to announce its newest incentive for homeowners – a $1,000 customer referral program. In addition to the fabulous prices, locations and homes that Sharp Residential offers home buyers, those who have purchased a Sharp new home can continue to reap the benefits simply by referring friends, family members and co-workers. If a contract is written and signed at a Sharp Residential community, the homeowner who made the referral will receive $1,000. Building throughout metro Atlanta, Sharp Residential features single-family homes and townhomes priced from the $200,000s to $700,000s.

Customer satisfaction is a top priority for Sharp Residential and the company consistently ranks highly among customer satisfaction surveys. Offering this referral incentive is just one of many ways in which the company enjoys showing its appreciation to customers. Providing an exceptional home buying experience in which a new homeowner would want to refer a friend, family member or co-worker to Sharp, is the epitome of success for Sharp Residential.

Sharp Residential builds a variety of single-family homes in Cobb, Paulding, Cherokee and Forsyth County as well as the City of Atlanta. Ranging in price from the $200,000s to $700,000s, all homes offer plenty of space to live comfortably and include many of the features today’s new home buyers have come to expect including two-story family rooms; spacious kitchens with name brand appliances; breakfast areas; large master suites with trey or vaulted ceilings; master baths with walk-in showers and separate garden tubs; two-car garages and much more.

Discover the Sharp difference - call 770-518-4896 or Click here.
 

 

Grand Opening of TELL RIVER- Atlanta’s Newest Community
February 2008 – Silvercreek Communities is pleased to announce the grand opening of one of its newest Fulton County communities, TELL RIVER in Atlanta, Georgia. Located behind Campcreek Marketplace, It offers the best of both worlds: town & country. This new master planned community of craftsman style single family homes offers serene views of nature at its best. The 158 single-family homes are priced from the $180,000s. Atlanta new home shoppers are encouraged take advantage of the ½ acre lots in close proximity to shopping, dining, great schools & downtown Atlanta. Silvercreek Communities presents its craftsman style series of estate homes with superior value.


Silvercreek CommunitiesTELL RIVER has home floor plans up to 5,000 square feet with as many as 6 bedrooms, four baths and basements, 3 car garages and side entry lots. Most kitchen floor plans open into the breakfast area and a large great room and features many upgrade options. Upgrade options include 42” kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash and hardwood floors, which can extend throughout the entire first floor. The formal dining and bedroom/study are also on the first floor. Other home highlights include a two-story foyer, a bedroom and full bathroom on the main level, a garden tub, separate shower and granite or cultured marble countertops in the master bathroom and secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets.

All of the homes at TELL RIVER offer upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, a variety of flooring including hardwoods, and countertop and cabinet choices. Amenities include a craftsman style cabana, pool, sidewalks & streetlights & nature preserve. For more information, call Chelsea & Eva @ 1-800-662-0196xt.59 or click here.
 

 

LUXURY TOWN HOMES NOW AVAILABLE AT CARLTON AT HAMILTON MILL
Winmark Homes
February 2008 – Luxury new townhomes are now available at Carlton at Hamilton Mill, a gated community of maintenance-free homes only minutes from I-85, The Mall of Georgia and many other shopping and dining establishments in the popular Hamilton Mill area of Gwinnett County.

The new town homes in the community are priced from the $190,000s, while master-on-the-main villas are available from the $230,000s. The villas and town homes range from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet.

Three new town home plans offering three bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms are available at Carlton at Hamilton Mill. A fourth-bedroom option is also available in one of the town home plans. Features include large, open floor plans where the living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens flow freely. The downstairs living area is accentuated with a fireplace and hardwood floors in the foyer. The upstairs master bathroom is spacious and includes a garden tub, separate shower and double vanities, and the master bedrooms’ sitting areas offer a perfect spot to relax and read a book.

The home exteriors include a mix of brick, stone or shake accents and Hardiplank siding. Amenities include a clubhouse, zero-entry swimming pool and tennis courts. Students living within the community will attend the prestigious Ivy Creek Elementary, Glenn C. Jones Middle and Mill Creek High schools.

For more information on Winmark Homes, click here or call 770-614-3101.
 

 

 

The Providence Group Provides Big City Living with Small Town Feel
The Providence GroupFebruary 2008 –The Providence Group’s Eastland Gates in East Atlanta offers big city living with a small town feel, and is just a short drive to East Atlanta Village. East Atlanta is a diverse, friendly area with traditional neighborhood charm and pride. Commonly referred to as the best kept secret in Atlanta, East Atlanta Village is a fun, trendy part of town offering convenience to quality shops, services and dining. Eastland Gates is a private gated community of two- and three-story brownstone condominium homes priced from the $190s.

“Imagine never having to deal with traffic to see your favorite games at Turner Field, Phillips Arena and the Georgia Dome,” said Ginny Bryant, Director of Marketing for The Providence Group. “East Atlanta Village offers great shops, restaurants and music venues and is only minutes away from Eastland Gates. We’re close to the library, YMCA, Zoo Atlanta and Grant Park. It’s time to look into moving to Eastland Gates located in prestigious East Atlanta.”

The new homes at Eastland Gates range in size from 1,160 to 1,856 square feet, and offer elegant exteriors featuring traditional brick, siding and stone. In addition, all homes incorporate a variety of interior designer features, such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and exceptional trim levels.

Homeowners at Eastland Gates also enjoy an array of fabulous amenities including an aquatic center and cabana. Leaving more time to enjoy life and all the excitement that surrounds the East Atlanta Community, landscape maintenance will be provided by the homeowners association.

For more information on Eastland Gates, click here, or contact the on-site agent, at 404-622-7900 or Eastland@TPGHomes.net, or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
 

 

OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME - BUY YOUR LOT NOW, BUILD YOU DREAM HOME LATER
February 2008 - John Willis Homes is pleased to announce the opportunity of a lifetime with an exclusive lot sales program at numerous John Willis Homes’ Atlanta communities. Now, in an unprecedented initiative, 2005 Builder of the Year, John Willis Homes, invites homebuyers to purchase their ideal lot in one of their many sought after communities located throughout metro Atlanta with the flexibility to delay their construction start for up to 2 years.

 

“Our new lot sales program provides an exclusive opportunity for today’s savvy buyer. They can secure a lot in highly sought after communities allowing the flexibility to build their dream home in the time frame that works best for them,” said Judie Woodall, Strategic Real Estate Solutions Consultant for John Willis Homes. The John Willis Homes lot sales program allows the purchaser to contract a lot with a five percent deposit and close within 45 days.

 

The purchaser may use a builder of their choice to construct their home, in select communities, with the understanding that any new builder will be required to submit plans to John Willis Homes prior to commencement of construction to ensure that the integrity of the community is maintained. John Willis Homes has the option to repurchase the lot at the original contract price should the purchaser’s commencement of construction requirement be delayed. For more information about John Willis Homes lot sales program, please call Brenda Mayton at 770/623-1496 ext. 3021.

 

 

Town Center at Heron Bay Welcomes Bay Pharmacy
February 2008 – Minerva Properties is pleased to welcome Bay Pharmacy to Heron Bay Golf and Country Club’s retail village, Town Center at Heron Bay. Bay Pharmacy, adjacent to Spalding Regional Urgent Care, is a full service 2,400 square foot pharmacy with drive-through slated to open later this month. Bay Pharmacy is located at 3338 Highway 155 in Locust Grove and will offer traditional prescription, durable medical equipment, doctor and compounding services and sell health and beauty products, gifts, snacks and candy, greeting cards, herbs and homeopathic medicines.

Partners Ronnie Jeffears and registered pharmacist Marobe Andwele, along with staff doctor of pharmacy Annette Duncan, bring a combined 58 years of pharmacy experience to Bay Pharmacy. Jeffears has owned and operated independent pharmacies in Hampton since 1972 and Andwele has served as a south side pharmacist since 1989.

To best serve the health needs of its customers, the pharmacy will offer free delivery within a limited radius. Plans are underway by the pharmacist to offer regular, free health seminars to residents of Heron Bay and surround communities.

The retail village at Heron Bay will incorporate a mix of retail, office and medical facilities. The commercial center will encompass ten acres and will contain 86,238 square feet, including 23,602 square feet of high visibility retail space, with drive through outlets. There will also be three designated restaurants at 1,200, 2,442, and 3,247 square feet. The remaining retail space will be reserved for retail oriented offices and other retail businesses. An office component comprised of 51,444 total square feet will also be available, which can be subdivided into individual offices ranging in size from 950 to 5,150 square feet. The retail spaces will be available for lease, and the office space is for sale under a condominium form of ownership. For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.


Spalding Regional Medical Center Celebrates Grand Opening at Town Center at Heron Bay
February 2008 – Heron Bay Golf and Country Club is proud to announce the recent grand opening of Spalding Regional Urgent Care at Heron Bay located within the Town Center at Heron Bay. The facility provides the residents of Heron Bay and surrounding communities with a quick, convenient location for their urgent medical care needs. Open seven days a week and staffed by board certified physicians, Spalding Regional Urgent Care at Heron Bay offers walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries as well as vaccinations, physicals and occupational health services.

The center is part of Spalding Regional Medical Center, which has been providing quality medical care to the residents of Spalding County, Henry County and the surrounding areas for more than 100 years. Spalding Regional Urgent Care at Heron Bay began welcoming patients in October and currently occupies 11,192 square feet of space at the retail center, which includes the urgent care center and four medical office suites.

Spalding Regional Medical Center, part of Tenet Georgia, is a 160-bed acute care hospital located at 601 South Eighth Street in Griffin, Ga. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of Spalding, Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Lamar and Pike counties for more than 100 years. Spalding Regional provides a number of services, including specialties in orthopedics, women’s services, cardiac care, oncology services, physical, occupational and speech therapy and sleep medicine. For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.


Heron Bay's John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction
February 2008 – Heron Bay Golf & Country Club congratulates Atlanta-based John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods for ranking highest in customer satisfaction among new home builders in Atlanta in the 2007 New Home Builder Customer Satisfaction StudySM recently released by J.D. Power and Associates. John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is currently building single family homes along the golf course in The Preserve at Heron Bay priced from the high $300’s.

In addition, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods tied for the highest customer satisfaction ranking in Charlotte in the 2007 New Home Builder Customer Satisfaction StudySM recently released by J.D. Power and Associates and Wieland Financial Services was recognized for the highest customer satisfaction ranking among Builder Mortgage Originators in Atlanta.

Founded by John Wieland in 1970, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is currently building in 60 neighborhoods with operations in Atlanta; Charlotte and Raleigh, NC; Charleston, SC and Nashville, TN. In its 35-year history, the company has won more than 600 awards for excellence, including the industry’s top award, America’s Best Builder in 2005. Also named National Builder of the Year and a National Housing Quality Award winner, Wieland is the Southeast’s leading builder of move-up homes. Widely recognized for excellence in home design, quality and neighborhood planning, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods offers a portfolio of home and new townhomes from the $200s to over $ 1 million. For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.
 

 

PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL NAMES EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR
February 2008 – Understanding that each employee is crucial to the success of a company, Peachtree Residential Properties is pleased to recognize several of its team members for outstanding work during 2007. The following employees were recognized based on a variety of factors, including their hard work, dedication to Peachtree Residential’s mission and positive feedback received from both other staff members and homeowners.

Employee of the Year was awarded to Rex Barron. Barron, who has worked for Peachtree Residential for 12 years, serves as the company’s Director of Construction. In this role, he oversees all project managers and the building process of each and every home. According to Borreson, Barron’s dedication to the company, his management abilities and his 100% commitment to customer satisfaction make him more than worthy of being named Employee of the Year.

The sales and project managers at Provence, a single-family home community priced from the $400’s to $700’s in Cumming, were named Project Team of the Year. This team included Dan Rogers and Steve Pawlik, both sales managers, and Chase Mitchell and Barry Smith, project managers. In fact, Smith – on his own merit – was awarded Project Manager of the Year.

Mike Collins was individually awarded Sales Manager of the Year for his work at Victoria Square, a luxury new townhome community in downtown Alpharetta. The Customer Service Award was presented to project manager Jason Cohen for his unsurpassed commitment to ensuring that each and every buyer is happy in their new Peachtree Residential home. For more information on Peachtree Residential, call 770-622-2522 or visit click here.

 

Heron Bay Golf & Country Club Henry County’s Number One Selling Community
February 2008 - You may be wondering why Atlanta communities succeed when others fail - well there's an answer in the data. According to figures from SmartNumbers, Inc., the bulk of Atlanta’s successful communities are large-scale master-planned neighborhoods. Minerva Properties' Heron Bay Golf & Country Club in Henry and Spalding counties is just one great example of a community that continues to see sales and growth.

In fact, Heron Bay was the number one selling new community in Henry County for the fourth consecutive year with 110 closings in 2007. An additional 18 closings were captured in the Spalding County neighborhoods of Heron Bay in 2007. These figures place Heron Bay in the Top Eight Atlanta communities for the entire Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area for single family homes.

Heron BayHeron Bay was named the “Community of the Year” in 2005 by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, and awarded the 2006 Grand Award for Outstanding Development by the Georgia Urban Forest Council for its efforts in tree preservation.

The new community, located along the shores of the 1,100 acre Cole Reservoir, just 30 minutes south of Atlanta, offers an 18-hole Canongate golf course, a three-pool aquatic center with kid friendly water features, seven miles of walking trails, a lighted tennis center and multi-purpose play field and a 5,000 square foot community lodge with fitness center.

Heron Bay features numerous neighborhoods offering a diverse selection of home styles from the area’s top building companies such as DR Horton, Pulte Homes, Ryland Homes, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Brayson Homes, and an impressive list of local custom builders. Homes are priced from the High $100’s to over $1 million. Heron Bay has low maintenance homesites as small as 6,000 square-feet with age-targeted villas for active adults. Its traditional family neighborhoods have home sites ranging from ¼ to ½ acre and the elegant estate homes in the custom neighborhoods are on ½ - 1 ½ acre home sites, many offering spectacular views of the golf course or lake.

Heron Bay encourages neighbor interaction with a very active community association that hosts regular homeowner events such as poolside luaus, holiday parties, wine tastings, and trivia nights. For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.
 

 

Brandon Hall Continues to Thrive: Steady sales in Phase IV leads to Spring opening of Phase V
February 2008 – While many home builders have struggled to sell inventory at their communities, Sharp Residential continues to produce new phases at its Forsyth County community, Brandon Hall. Since opening in the summer of 2007, 15 of the 49 lots available in Phase IV have already been purchased, and Phase V has been determined to open earlier than planned with sales beginning sometime this Spring. Brandon Hall is located between the popular areas of Windermere and James Creek, and is just south of Georgia Highway 20. Upon completion, Brandon Hall will feature a total of 325 homes priced from the high $300,000 to the $500,000s.

With the success of Phase IV there was no question that a new phase in this new community would soon be underway. Thus, opening in the spring of 2008, Phase V will offer beautifully wooded lots which are slightly larger than the lots of previous phases.

Sharp Residential New CommunitiesEvery new home at Brandon Hall has an array of luxurious standard features. The gourmet kitchens have granite or corian countertops with designer tile backsplashes, an undermount stainless steel sink and a premium GE appliance package. The master baths are accented with garden tubs, which can be upgraded to an oversized jetted tub, and separate cultured marble shower. Master suites are oversized with custom walk-in closets and have the option of trey or vaulted ceilings. For a first-hand look at the intricate detail applied to every home, interested new homebuyers can tour the fully decorated model home at the community.

Homeowners at Brandon Hall will also be able to enjoy the close proximity to Lake Lanier as well as the many amenities within the community. The new community features a Junior Olympic swimming pool, children’s water slide, four lighted tennis courts, and a children’s playground.

For more information about Brandon Hall, call the sales associates at 770-205-1857 or Click here.
 

 

JOHN WILLIS HOMES INTRODUCES TURNKEY HOME MAKEOVER PROGRAM
February 2008 – Now, homeowners desiring a facelift for their home have a proven resource in the 2005 Builder of the Year, John Willis Homes. With a turnkey, no hassle approach, John Willis Homes Exclusive Home Remodeling Division and Resale Home Makeover Program, makes home renovation simple and headache-free for those who don’t claim the “Do It Yourself” title.


Prospective clients can expect full-service custom updating with experienced professionals specializing in Kitchens, Baths, Lighting, Outdoor Living Areas and Basement Finishes. Award-winning builder, John Willis, provides an extraordinary experience and all services are protected by a one-year warranty and Professional Interior Design Support.


For more information about John Willis Homes Exclusive Remodeling Program as well as Resale Home Makeover Program, please call Brenda Mayton for a free consultation at 770/623-1496 ext. 3021.

 

 

Millard Bowen is 2007 Recipient of the Lewis Cenker Award

February 2008 – The Lewis Cenker Award is the highest honor given by the HBA to an individual who has made a lifelong contribution to the advancement of the homebuilding industry in Atlanta. The award is named after Lewis Cenker, who was president of the National Association of Home Builders in 1974 and is the only Atlantan to have held this prestigious office. The 2007 Lewis Cenker Award winner is Millard Bowen.

 

 

Grand Opening of Model Home at Cobblestone Creek
February 2008 – McCar Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of the model home at one of its newest Cobb County communities, Cobblestone Creek in Mableton. This gated new community of traditional single family homes and townhomes offers breathtaking panoramic views of the downtown Atlanta skyline. The 69 single-family homes are priced from the $240,000s and 82 townhomes are priced from the $200,000s. Cobb County new home shoppers are encouraged to tour the model home, the Candler, one of the homes in McCar’s popular Park Collection, to see first-hand the beautiful homes and superior features available at Cobblestone Creek.

McCar Homes New CommunitiesThe model at Cobblestone Creek is 2,398 square feet and has five bedrooms, three baths and two dining areas. The kitchen opens into the breakfast area and a large great room and features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash and hardwood floors, which extend throughout the entire first floor. The formal dining and fifth bedroom/study are also on the first floor. Model home highlights include a two-story foyer, a bedroom and full bathroom on the main level, a garden tub, separate shower and granite countertops in the master bathroom and secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets.

All of the homes at Cobblestone Creek offer upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, a variety of flooring including hardwoods, and countertop and cabinet choices. Amenities include a furnished clubhouse, pool, sidewalks, streetlights, nature preserve, central pond and walking trail. For more information, call 678-321-2535 or visit click here.
 

 

McCar Homes New CommunitiesMcCar Homes Announces Olde Union Preserve
February 2008 – McCar Homes is pleased to announce the opening of its newest Forsyth County neighborhood, Olde Union Preserve in Alpharetta. The new community, which features beautiful new homes on wooded sites, will offer floor plans from McCar’s popular Hearth Collection. The 112 single-family traditional and craftsman-style homes at Olde Union Preserve are priced from the low $300,000s. The model home is currently under construction and will be open soon.

Close to dining, GA 400, golf courses and shopping, Olde Union Preserve is surrounded by Alpharetta Greenway and future Fowler Park, Forsyth County's largest parks. Homeowners can enjoy more than 50 acres of open space at Big Creek Preserve, which runs through the community, or can walk, jog, inline skate or bike from home to Alpharetta's Pedestrian Bridge, which overlooks Padgetts Preserve. An abundance of shopping and dining outlets are located nearby on Windward Parkway, North Point or in Cumming. Crooked Creek and Alpharetta Country Club are also both within close driving distance to Olde Union Preserve.

Amenities include beautifully landscaped common areas, impeccably manicured streetscapes, a cabana, community swimming pool, and playground. Children at Olde Union Preserve attend excellent Forsyth schools. For more information, click here.
 

 

Construction Begins on Lakefront Park at Heron Bay Golf & Country Club
Heron Bay New Communities
February 2008 – Minerva Properties is excited to announce that construction is now underway on the much anticipated Lakefront Park at Heron Bay Golf & County Club. The five acre park, located along the shores of Henry County’s 1,100-acre Cole Reservoir, will include a covered picnic pavilion with catering kitchen and baths and two outdoor fire-pits with grassed sitting areas. The target opening date for the large park is Spring 2008.

Heron Bay is a group of new communities adjacent to the 1,100 acre Henry County Cole Reservoir and Heron Bay residents have access to non-motorized or electric trolling motor boating from Henry County’s boat ramp located within 5 minutes of Heron Bay. Several of the new homesites in Heron Bay are located along the shores of the lake offering spectacular views and vistas. And, two of the golf holes at Canongate at Heron Bay, #3 and #13 offer long, sweeping views over the water.

To visit the Heron Bay new communities, take I-75 South to Exit 216. Turn right and proceed five miles to Heron Bay Golf & Country Club. For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.

 

 

Phase II of Trail System Complete at Heron Bay Golf & Country Club
February 2008 – White Oak, Buckeye, Fern, Azalea and Hemlock are common plants in this part of the country and guaranteed to make a prompt appearance during any native plant identification hike, but Heron Bay Golf & Country Club celebrates these familiar plants in the naming of its numerous trails, winding throughout the community. The second phase of the extensive trail system was recently completed, adding three new trails and providing easy access to the various community parks and new communities at Heron Bay.

Heron Bay New CommunitiesThe trails allow residents to enjoy the natural beauty of the Canongate golf course, extensive greenways and preserves and amazing views over Henry County's beautiful Cole Reservoir. In addition, Heron Bay's trails are adjacent to the Cubihatcha Outdoor Center, a county nature trail system and preserve with an additional 10 miles of pristine trails and wooden boardwalks winding through nearly 1,000 acres of natural woodlands.

Construction of trails will continue as Heron Bay grows, eventually connecting each of the neighborhoods within Heron Bay and including a loop trail. Trail markers inform walkers of the trail direction, distance and difficulty, as well as educate walkers about the different animal and plant species native to the area that can be seen on the trails. Deer, wild turkeys, beavers, raccoons and other wildlife abound and are often spotted along the trails. For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.
 

 

Grand Closeout Sale at The Villages at Huntcrest
The Providence GroupFebruary 2008 – The Providence Group is currently offering new home buyers final opportunities at the grand closeout sale at The Villages at Huntcrest in Lawrenceville by offering a promotion featuring no payments for six months. The Villages at Huntcrest is a gated community which features elegant new townhomes in close proximity to the best Gwinnett County has to offer, including Discover Mills Mall and the Gwinnett Arena, with very easy access to I-85. Interested buyers are encouraged to visit the community soon to pick out one of the few remaining homes which are affordably priced from the $240’s to the $300’s.

Allowing home buyers to move into their new home at The Villages at Huntcrest virtually worry-free, The Providence Group is currently offering to pay the buyer’s principal and interest payments for the first six months of ownership. Homeowners will be able to spend more time settling into their new home, meeting new neighbors and enjoying all that Gwinnett County has to offer without worrying with principal or interest payments for half of a year.

The Villages at Huntcrest features two- and three-story classic townhomes, which have approximately 2,100 to 3,000 square feet of living space. True to the upscale quality of The Providence Group, many standard features found in the new homes at The Villages at Huntcrest are considered part of an upgraded package at other communities. These new townhomes feature hardwood floors throughout the main level; granite countertops with ceramic tile backsplash, 42-inch maple cabinets, recessed overhead lighting, and stainless steel or black Whirlpool© appliances in the kitchen; detailed trim packages; fireplaces; and separate shower and garden tub and cultured marble vanity with integrated bowl in the master bath.

For more information on The Villages at Huntcrest, click here, or contact the on-site agents at 770-995-4344 or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
 

 

The Providence Group & Jolly Development Celebrate The End of a Successful Year
January 2008 – Employees of The Providence Group and Jolly Development recently gathered at Modavi’s in Duluth for an end-of-the-year celebration. The companies had lots to celebrate this year – 2007 marked their 25th Anniversary and was also the year the monumental 1,000th home closed. Founded by Pete and Warren Jolly, The Providence Group and Jolly Development have developed some of the area’s finest communities and continue to defy the trends of today’s builders with their unique Developer-Builder-Sales team approach to residential development.

“We had so many great accomplishments this year; it was nice to have everyone together – outside of the work environment – to celebrate our successes and look ahead to the new year,” said Ginny Bryant, Director of Marketing for The Providence Group. “In addition to celebrating 25 years of successful home building and closing our 1,000th home, we also brought home four OBIE Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association in 2007. It was a great year and we look forward to continued success in 2008. ”

Interested new home buyers are encouraged to visit communities by The Providence Group to see the high-end features of the homes and exquisitely laid out communities for themselves. Covering metro Atlanta, The Providence Group’s communities can be found in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Dunwoody, Intown, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Sandy Springs, Smyrna and Suwanee.

For more information on The Providence Group, click here.
 

 

The Providence Group Celebrates its 1,000th Home Closing
The Providence GroupJanuary 2008 – The Providence Group, the homebuilding entity of Jolly Development, ended 2007 on a high note. The company, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007, also closed its 1,000th home on Dec. 19 at Woodbridge Crossing in Smyrna. David and Patty Emerson were the lucky new home buyers at the new upscale community of single-family courtyard and garden homes located at the intersection of the East West Connector and Cooper Lake Road. Woodbridge Crossing features three- and four-bedroom detached homes priced from the high $300’s to $500’s.

“We are incredibly pleased with the success we had throughout 2007,” said Ginny Bryant, Director of Marketing for The Providence Group. “The Providence Group continues to defy the trends of today’s builders; we were honored to celebrate our 25th Anniversary and close our 1,000th home in the same year. The Providence Group’s ability to build consistently successful “leading-edge” designs in great locations is the result of careful planning, and a clear sense of vision that surpasses conventional building practices. You can expect exceptional finish levels in every Providence Group home. We hope the Emersons will enjoy living in Woodbridge Crossing nestled quietly in the Concord Covered Bridge Historic Area of Smyrna with the Silver Comet Trail within walking distance.”

For more information on Woodbridge Crossing, click here, or contact the on-site agent, at 678-264-8190, or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
 

 

HOMEOWNERS GET MORE THAN THEY EXPECT AT TWO CHATHAM NEIGHBORHOODS
January 2008 – Chatham Neighborhoods and Legacy Realty are proud to feature Brooks McCord and Craig Johnson, partners of P & G Homes, as exceptional custom builders at Blue Valley and Crabapple Brook. For more than 25 years, P & G Homes has had one primary goal: to give homeowners more than they expect. From the customer care and builder precision to the thorough detailing and superior standards, P & G homes are built to be the best.
 

Currently crafting luxurious residences at Blue Valley and Crabapple Brook, P & G homes are known for distinctive architecture with grand detail. Homes are appointed with fantastic two-story foyers, culinary kitchens with islands, stone countertops and breakfast bars. Stain grade custom cabinets, keeping rooms, two laundry rooms and multiple fireplaces all add to P & G Homes’ exceptional offering.
 

P & G Homes was started 25 years ago by McCord and Johnson when they realized that there was a real opportunity to thrive in the home building industry. They seized the chance to create more value for new homebuyers and dedicated themselves to committing quality time listening to each of their customers. By leveraging McCord’s’ vast experience in the housing industry and Johnson’s financial background, they have successfully made P & G Homes a company that fulfills the potential they envisioned. Recently, in an effort to expand P & G Homes’ presence, a partnership was formed with Peter Fisher. Fisher’s vision for creating homeowner value is very similar to that of McCord and Johnson’s, making the partnership a perfect fit. Additionally, he brings to P & G Homes a diverse set of skills that are well suited to the goal of giving homeowners more than they expect.
 

Located in both North Fulton and Cherokee counties, Blue Valley will feature 98 stately new homes steeped in the classic southern vernacular priced from $1.6 million plus. Front porches, classic columns and artisan-crafted details bring charm and taste to these feature-rich estates. Priced from the $900s, Crabapple Brook will sit on acre plus lots with a backdrop of rolling hills and hardwoods. This gated masterpiece will only feature 36 homesites, making Crabapple Brook intimately exclusive. Overwhelming interest in the neighborhood has exceeded expectations.


For more information about P & G Homes at Blue Valley, please call 770/664-6925 or click here, and for P & G Homes at Crabapple Brook, please call 770/475-3367 or click here.
 

 

Richport Properties Now Accepting Pre-Sales for Phase II at Vineyard Gate
January 2008 – Richport Properties, which was recently named one of the best homebuilders by Gwinnett Magazine, is pleased to announce that they are now accepting pre-sales for Phase II at Vineyard Gate, Braselton’s first Conservation Community. Vineyard Gate’s first phase has experienced much success, and interested new home buyers are encouraged to pick out their favorite new home in Phase II before it’s too late. Phase II features new floorplans which are affordably priced from the mid $120,000s to the $160,000s, making it ideal for first time buyers.


Richport PropertiesThe new phase will consist of 100 new homes and the addition of a new model home, which is currently under construction. The original model home is one of the last nine remaining homes from Phase I. To help encourage the sales of these final few homes, interested homebuyers can receive $5,000 towards closing costs and a $3,000 shopping spree at Rooms To Go.
 

When complete, Vineyard Gate will have 200 homes featuring neo-traditional influences. This architectural styling is reflected in the doors, windows, front porches, columns and some rear-entry garages. The two-story and ranch-style homes are finished in durable HardiePlankTM siding with brick accents available. Ranging from 1,400 to 2,300 square feet, the three- and four-bedroom homes feature large family rooms and fireplaces and master on the main level or front porches on some plans. The all-electric homes are certified by the Jackson EMC Right Choice program, so buyers can be sure their homes will be comfortable and economical for years to come.
 

Richport Properties, Building a Better World Together For 30 years and Counting. For Richport Properties at Vineyard Gate, call 706-658-0027 or click here.

 

 

ROBERT HARRIS HOMES FORSYTH COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSTS AGENT LUNCHEON
October 2007 – Robert Harris Homes held a successful agent luncheon at the Cottages at Greystone located in South Forsyth County. More than 20 agents attended the catered luncheon on August 21st. Tom Shea, of the Shea Team at Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA, won the $1,000 VISA gift card grand prize. Other Agents won prizes as well. The agents who attended the luncheon expressed what a great reputation Robert Harris Homes has in the Realtor community.

 

Robert Harris HomesLocated off of Peachtree Parkway, near new shopping plazas, the Cottages at Greystone is a charming collection of ranches, master-on-main townhome condominiums and 2-story floorplans. These spectacular homes will offer carefree living including exterior building and lawn maintenance, two-car garages and basements, priced from the low $200s. Residents will also enjoy onsite swim/tennis amenities. The Cottages at Greystone will feature approximately 125 Craftsman-style homes with superior added extras like Corian countertops in the gourmet kitchens, pre-wired security systems, hardwood floors in the kitchen, breakfast area and foyer as well as Maytag appliances in the gourmet kitchen. Homes also have an option to add an elevator.

 

Located near Johns Creek and GA 400, the Cottages at Greystone are just minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment allowing residents quick and easy access to conveniences. For more information on the Cottages at Greystone, please call Helen Fuller at 770/205-1708 or click here.

 

 

Family-Owned Atlanta Home Builder Announces New Name & Identity As It Expands Across the U.S.
October 2007 – HomeLife Communities, a third generation, family-owned Atlantabased builder of affordable homes and neighborhoods, is changing its name as it continues to grow into one of the nation’s leading home builders. Effective January 1, 2008, the company’s new name will be Atreus Homes & Communities.

Based on the Greek word for the entrance to the home, the name Atreus Homes & Communities marks a new beginning for the award-winning homebuilder. The new Atreus Homes & Communities will be dedicated to building on its roots in the Southeast and bringing affordable homes to new families in new markets coast to coast.

The company will announce its new identity at a press conference Sunday, Oct. 28 as part of the
NASCAR Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Atreus Homes & Communities is the
sponsor of the No. 66 Dodge on the Busch circuit, driven by Steven Wallace and Chase Austin.
Wallace will be driving the HomeLife Communities Dodge at the Sam’s Town 250 event in
Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, Oct. 27, while Austin will wheel the new Atreus Homes &
Communities Dodge, hoping to become the first African-American driver to compete in a Busch
Series oval event.

The new Atreus Homes & Communities will still be dedicated to the mission the company has
had for three generations: providing quality, affordable dream homes for new home buyers and
their families. The company’s mission and motto will remain, “Building Affordable Dreams.”
“We started this company with just $40,000 and seven houses,” noted Jon Been, the company’s
founder and CEO. “Since then, we’ve built new homes for more than 10,000 families, and
expanded into five different cities. We needed a new, unique name that could grow with us.”

The weekend will be a busy one for the homebuilder. In addition to the NASCAR events, on
Sunday night, the company will be showcased on ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”
as it helps an impoverished Native American family on the reservation in Arizona by building them
a new, zero-energy home.
 

 

 

The Providence Group & Jolly Development Collect Essentials for Young Lives
The Providence GroupOctober 2007 –  In conjunction with the Jolly Companies’ Silver Anniversary, Jolly Development Company and its’ subsidiary The Providence Group are pleased to participate in HomeAid Atlanta’s sixth annual Essentials for Young Lives Drive, a community-wide effort to collect much needed items such as diapers (newborn to toddler, including training pants), baby wipes, baby food and formula for homeless infants and toddlers.

The Providence GroupWarren Jolly, President, Jolly Development comments, “We are pleased to partner with HomeAid Atlanta to give back to those who need it most -- metro Atlanta’s homeless infants and toddlers.” The Providence Group is currently collecting items at various communities throughout Atlanta, and encourages anyone who is able to participate by donating items.

 

Drop off areas include:
Abberley Towneship and Merrimont in Johns Creek, Enclave at Milton Park and Jamestown in Alpharetta, Sterling of Dunwoody ,Alderwood on Abernathy, Promenade at NorthPlace and Highlands in Sandy Springs, Three Bridges in Suwanee, Bristol at Briarcliff in Atlanta, Eastland Gates Condominiums in East Atlanta, Villages at Huntcrest in the Sugarloaf/Lawrenceville area, and Woodbridge Crossing in Smyrna.Donations can also be dropped off at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Housing Center in Tucker.

For more information about The Providence Group and directions to communities, click here. Photo Caption: Warren Jolly, Principal of Jolly Development, Ann Carey, Executive Director of HomeAid Atlanta, and Pete Jolly, Principal of Jolly Development, pose in front of a home at Merrimont in Johns Creek with items needed for the Essentials for Young Lives Drive.
 

 


AVID RATINGS AND PROFESSIONAL BUILDER MAGAZINE RECOGNIZE TOUCHSTONE HOMES

AS A 2007 AVID AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST HOMEBUILDING EXPERIENCE IN ATLANTA MARKET
October 2007 – AVID Ratings™ Co. and Professional Builder magazine have announced the winners and finalists of the AVID Awards™ for best customer experience in the home building industry. Touchstone Homes, with headquarters in Suwanee, Ga., has been recognized as a finalist for Best Homebuilding Experience in Atlanta Market.


Now in its fifth year, the AVID Awards presented by Professional Builder are the leading industry sponsored awards honoring the best builders in United States for excellence in homeowner delight. In 2007, AVID Ratings surveyed 65,000 homebuyers in the Atlanta area to determine the top
builders in that market. Touchstone Homes was named one of three finalists for the top award out of
31 builders in the Atlanta market. According to survey respondents, 88.2 percent of Touchstone Homes’ homebuyers are willing to recommend their builder to family and friends.


“Our data shows more than two-thirds of Touchstone’s customers make referrals,” states Paul Cardis, CEO of AVID Ratings. “These days, referrals are generated by providing a delightful customer experience, not merely satisfying, and Touchstone Homes understands this concept.”

 

Touchstone Homes’ top areas in customer experience are: Clear explaination of home’s operation, The condition of the job site, Homebuyers actually making referrals, The exterior trim, The grading and drainage

 

 

STUNNING MOUNTAINSIDE VIEWS ABOUND AT THE PRESERVE AT SIERRA CREEK
October 2007 – Vintage Communities is proud to announce the grand opening of The Preserve at Sierra Creek, situated on the Little Mulberry River in the Hamilton Mill area of Gwinnett County. The Preserve, priced from the low $300s, is the second neighborhood to open within the picturesque Sierra Creek community, which is located near the top of Poole Mountain. The Preserve features quality, custom-built new homes surrounded by green space, including some homesites along the Little Mulberry River.

Homebuyers at The Preserve at Sierra Creek can customize their new home to suit their lifestyle. They have the option of customizing an existing plan or bringing a plan of their own. Builders include Don Gale Homes and Blue Nile Homes. An integral part of the Sierra Creek lifestyle is the abundance of recreational amenities available, both within the community and at nearby Little Mulberry Park. Homeowners at Sierra Creek will enjoy a beautifully decorated clubhouse with both formal and informal areas for adults and children, an outdoor fireplace; an aquatic center with competition sized swimming pool, double-spiral water park slide, and three water mushrooms; a playground and four lighted tennis courts as well as 65 acres of community green space. Homeowners can also take full advantage of the 890 acre Little Mulberry Park, which features miles of hiking and equestrian trails plus a lake and nature preserve.


For more information on homeownership at Sierra Creek, please contact Jeanette Moore at the Sierra Creek Information Center at 770/277-4777 or click here.
 

 

Grand Closeout Sale at Merrimont in Alpharetta Community offers great location at great price
October 2007 – Currently celebrating its Silver Anniversary, The Providence Group invites interested new home buyers to Merrimont in newly incorporated Johns Creek. Merrimont is a gated community which features upscale new townhomes with a comfortable and convenient lifestyle. With only a few homes remaining, The Providence Group is currently offering these well appointed townhomes at great closeout prices! Interested buyers are encouraged to visit the community soon to pick out one of the remaining, spacious townhomes which are affordably priced from the low $200,000s.

The Providence GroupThe three-story townhomes offer 2,500 square feet of living space and offer excellent exterior elevations while also incorporating a multitude of designer interior features. All homes have gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets; large master suites with trey ceilings and spacious baths; and 9-foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout the main living areas. Homeowners can choose from nine floorplans, which range from three bedrooms with three and one-half baths to four bedrooms with three and one-half baths. All homes also feature rear-entry two-car garages.

Homeowners enjoy the close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as the extra sense of security the street lights found throughout the neighborhood offer. In addition, there are sidewalks and a community swimming pool.

For more information on Merrimont, click here, or contact the on-site agent at 770-751-5800, or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
 


The Providence Group is Pleased to Announce Woodbridge Crossing
October 2007 –The Providence Group is pleased to announce Woodbridge Crossing, a new luxurious community of single-family courtyard and garden homes in Smyrna. The company, which is currently celebrating 25 years of successful home building, encourages interested new home buyers to visit the quaint community, located at the intersection of the East West Connector and Cooper Lake Road, to reserve their favorite new home. Woodbridge Crossing features three- and four-bedroom detached homes which are priced from the high $300,000s to $500,000s.

Ranging in size from 2,500 to 3,500 square feet, the homes at Woodbridge Crossing offer elegant exteriors featuring traditional brick, siding and stone which blend with carriage-style garage doors. In addition, all homes incorporate a variety of interior designer features, such as gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplashes, custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances including double ovens; large master suites with luxurious baths including garden tubs and walk-in showers; vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, detailed trim and eight-foot doors throughout the main levels; and wrought-iron stair balusters.

Homeowners at Woodbridge Crossing may also enjoy an array of fabulous amenities including a swimming pool, clubhouse with full kitchen, outdoor seating area, outdoor fireplace, and a beautiful covered bridge over Nickajack Creek. In addition, there are sidewalks on both sides of the street and oak and maple trees planted in each front yard creating a very attractive streetscape. Leaving more time to enjoy life and all the excitement that surrounds the community, landscape maintenance will be provided by the Homeowners Association.

For more information on Woodbridge Crossing contact the on-site agent, at 678-264-8190 or click here.

 

 

Heron Bay Welcomes Buchanan Custom Homes to Custom Division
October 2007 – Heron Bay Golf and Country Club is proud to welcome Buchanan Custom Homes to their custom building team in The Links and Lakeview neighborhoods. Home sites will range from .5 to 1.5 acres and many offer spectacular views of Heron Bay’s Canongate golf course, Henry County’s Cole Reservoir and the serene woods that wind throughout Heron Bay. Prices for Buchanan Custom Homes will start at $750,000. Buchanan Custom Homes, owned by Hollis Buchanan has been in business since 1978, building homes with the absolute highest level of quality in materials and workmanship.

 

From unique initial designs to the finished project, Buchanan homes are a reflection of each customer's personal taste and style, and are built upon a timeless foundation of craftsmanship and pride. Buchanan Custom Homes merges the talent of a highly skilled group of professionals to create dream homes. Central to this process is the customer, whose preferences, lifestyle and family size are carefully taken into consideration when creating each floorplan. Buchanan Custom Homes has built a solid reputation through their performance, service and caring concern for customer satisfaction. For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.
 

 

 

Homes at The Reserve at Dog River
The Reserve At Dog RiverOctober 2007 – The Reserve at Dog River is a small secluded estate subdivision being developed along the banks of the Dog River. It is truly a one of a kind neighborhood with Dog River rapids on its eastern border, the 800 acre Dog River Park on its northern border and the picturesque Caine Creek running through the middle.

The Reserve At Dog RiverAll 29 new home sites at The Reserve are a minimum of five acres. Each is totally unique with creeks, panoramic views and hardwood forests. Everyone agrees, The Reserve at Dog River is more like Blue Ridge than any other location around Atlanta. The reserve's few fortunate homeowners will enjoy the serenity of a private estate without the drive to the country.

The Reserve at Dog River is proud to feature Douglas County's most renowned custom home builders, Joe Colombo with Colombo Development and Mark Lackey with Lackey Homes. Homes start from the $600's and individual new home sites start at just $149,000. Each home is a true custom masterpiece designed to accent the beauty of each new home site.

The Reserve at Dog River is conveniently located at the corner of Rand Road and Phillips Mill near the intersection Highway 166 and Highway 5 in Douglas County. It is only a 25 minute drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and 15 minutes from all the shops and restaurants at Arbor Place Mall.

 

For more information about this spectacular community, visit us online at www.thereserveatdogriver.com or call Nancy Mitchell at 678-523-6082. To view the profile for Clear Creek Communities on AtlantaNewHomesDirectory.com, click here.

 

 

 

SERRANO BRINGS A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN TO SANDY SPRINGS
Evolv New Homes Marketing
October 2007 – Nestled near a fountain-filled courtyard, pool and Mediterranean style architecture, Serrano, a 150-residence, luxury condominium community, is about to break ground at one of Sandy Springs’s most enviable locations. For those interested in reducing commute time or living within minutes of fine dining, award-winning retail, nationally acclaimed health care and enjoy an enticing touch of Mediterranean charm, Serrano is the place to live.

“There is no other residential community like it in North Atlanta,” says Gigi Giannoni, president of Evolv, a full-service real estate group handling Serrano’s sales and marketing. “Each of the carefully designed and spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums includes rich interior finishes and details representative of upscale homes – such as chef-like kitchens and other modern amenities.” In addition, each of the luxury residences and amenity areas are pre-wired for Internet WI-FI access.

Serrano offers 13 diverse floor designs for homeowners to choose from, catering to the varied needs of professionals, singles, and empty nesters. Those who look forward to downsizing will find spacious interiors as well as on-site storage facilities if necessary. Pets are family too and are welcome at Serrano. Aesthetically hidden, covered parking enables residents to maintain privacy and security, while an expansive Clubroom houses a full kitchen, conference room capabilities, fireplace, media room, exercise facility and an area for extended entertaining beyond the residences.

Advance reservations are now being taken. Residences are priced in the $300,000s. Serrano’s completion is slated for late 2008. For more information please click here or contact one of our new homes consultants at 770-379-9399.

 

 

ROBERT HARRIS HOMES: NEW LOW MAINTENANCE LIFESTYLE IN CHEROKEE COUNTY
September 2007 – Robert Harris Homes is pleased to announce the pre-grand opening of Waterstone at The Bluffs, an exceptional new homes maintenance-free community located in Canton.
 

Priced from the $190s, Robert Harris Homes will build 120 two- and three-bedroom ranch condominiums that range from 1,800 – 2,200 square feet. The homes will offer views of the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as access to the 387-acre Hickory Log Creek Reservoir. Waterstone at The Bluffs is a gated community and will also feature a custom swimming pool, a beautifully-appointed clubhouse and state-of-the-art fitness center.


The finely-crafted ranch condos consist of open floorplans and elegant details such as smooth ceilings, custom interior trim packages and gourmet kitchens. Extra touches in the master bath include toe-kick lights under the bathroom cabinets. All new homes feature two-car garages, sunrooms, and spacious master suites. Lawn care, world-class amenities and exterior maintenance are included in the HOA which is $180 a month. For more information about homeownership at Waterstone at The Bluffs, please call Brandon Powers at 678/388-5037 or visit click here.
 

 


The Providence Group Invites New Home Buyers to Enclave at Milton Park
September 2007 – The Providence Group, which is currently celebrating its Silver Anniversary, is encouraging interested new home buyers seeking convenience and plenty of recreational activities to visit Enclave at Milton Park in Alpharetta. In addition to being surrounded by some of the most beautiful parks and trails in Georgia, Enclave at Milton Park also offers supreme convenience to the North Point area where homeowners may enjoy an array of great shopping and dining venues. The community features spacious two- and three-bedroom Brownstone townhomes priced from the low $200,000s to low $300,000s.

The Providence GroupDetailed trim work can be found throughout the interior of the homes as well as substantial crown moldings, 9-foot ceilings, Victorian-style windows, site-finished hardwood floors and marble surround gas fireplaces. The gourmet kitchens are an ideal area for friends and family to gather and feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, under-mount ovens and separate 30-inch gas cook tops. The luxurious master suites feature trey ceilings and spacious baths with his and her vanities, tile backsplash, large garden tubs and separate tile surround showers.

The maintenance-free community offers plenty of great amenities for homeowner’s enjoyment such as a community lake, gazebo, sidewalks, streetlights and access to the Alpharetta Big Creek Greenway, which features over six miles of walking and biking trails through lush green space.

For more information on The Enclave at Milton Park, contact the on-site agents at 770-817-0164 or click here, or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
 

 

ROBERT HARRIS HOMES LAUNCHES ENHANCED NEW WEBSITE
September 2007 – Robert Harris Homes is pleased to unveil their brand new enhanced website at www.robertharrishomes.com.  Realizing that 9 out of 10 homebuyers now use or plan to use the Internet to aid in their real estate search, the new Robert Harris Homes’ website has been re-designed to entice the customer with more information at their fingertips and the ability to drive traffic directly to their communities.


“It was imperative that we re-designed our website to make it as functional and inviting as possible. It is also designed to be extremely informative to drive prospective homeowners to our communities,” said Marci Saunders, marketing director for Robert Harris Homes. “And, due to the current market conditions, it was important that we made our website a priority.
 

The improved website has an updated look and the efficiency has been increased. The new concept provides a wealth of additional information including schools, entertainment, and places of worship, inventory pictures and available homes and floorplans. For more information on new homes built by Robert Harris Homes, please call 678-388-5021 or click here.
 
 

 

Traton Homes Opens Phase III in Paulding’s Rosewood Park
September 2007 – Traton Homes announces the opening of Phase III in Rosewood Park, a single-family new home community located in Northeast Paulding County near the Cobb County line. Phase III will feature 71 new home sites, with 23 of those now being released.

Traton HomesSituated on Highway 92 near the Kroger Shopping Center in desirable northeast Paulding, Rosewood Park offers three- to six-bedroom homes ranging in size from 2,000 to 3,600 square feet. Priced from the $230,000s, pre-sale homes now include granite countertops, maple cabinetry and under-mount stainless steel sinks in the kitchens; stainless steel ranges, dishwashers and microwaves; hardwood floors throughout the foyers/first floor hallways, powder rooms, dining rooms, kitchens/breakfast rooms and family rooms; shallow coffered ceilings in family rooms; iron stair railing and an included media room for those plans that have the option. These new homes have nine-foot ceilings on the first and second levels.

Exteriors in Rosewood Park are finished in a blend of cedar shake, concrete siding, and brick or stone fronts. They feature engineered roof and floor trusses and engineered wall panels to help ensure structural quality. Residents enjoy a neighborhood swimming pool with mushroom water feature, cabana, sidewalks and a tot lot. For more information, call 678-574-8787 or visit click here.
 

 

Model Now Open at McCar Homes’ Briarcrest
September 2007 – McCar Homes invites new home buyers to visit the newly opened Pembroke model at Briarcrest, one of Union County’s most sought after communities. This Waxhaw swim/tennis community offers plans with finished third floors, luxurious master suites and side entry garages. Priced from the $300,000s, Briarcrest offers twelve different floorplans from four of McCar’s most popular home collections. With home sites averaging three-quarter acres and a variety of elevation styles available, Briarcrest is no “cookie cutter” neighborhood.


Exteriors at Briarcrest include sitting front porches, screened in back porches, sod yards with four-zone irrigation systems included, and a wide variety of architectural styles integrating brick, shake, stone and Hardi-plank siding. Future residents can also choose among several options including three-car garages and three-sides brick. In addition, the interiors offer an array of design features today’s homeowners are looking for including trey ceilings, two-story foyers, two-story family rooms, private studies, and formal dining and living rooms perfect for entertaining.


McCar Homes also offers an impressive amenity package at the new home community. Residents will have access to country club style amenities, including basketball courts, tennis courts, a swimming pool with zero entry, a waterslide and children’s water features and an island in the middle! There is a clubhouse with a furnished Great Room and kitchen, paved hike and bike trails, a tot-lot, a dog park, multi-purpose fields and a covered picnic area. For more information, call 704-221-9300 or visit click here

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The Providence Group & Jolly Development Celebrate Silver Anniversary
August 2007 – Jolly Development Company and its’ subsidiary The Providence Group are pleased to announce the celebration of the Jolly Companies’ Silver Anniversary. Founded by Pete and Warren Jolly in the 1980’s, Jolly Development has played an integral part in the ever-changing landscape of Atlanta with the development of some of the area’s finest Atlanta new homes communities. In 2001, the company added its homebuilding subsidiary, The Providence Group, which continues to defy the trends of today’s builders with the unique Developer-Builder-Sales team approach to residential development.

The Providence GroupMaking it easy for new home shoppers to remember it’s the 25th anniversary of the company, The Providence Group is currently offering a $25,000 incentive on select communities throughout the Atlanta area during its Silver Anniversary Celebration. Homebuyers will appreciate this amazing, limited time incentive at Abberley Towneship and Merrimont in Johns Creek; Enclave at Milton Park and Jamestown in Alpharetta; Alderwood on Abernathy and Highlands of Sandy Springs in Sandy Springs; Three Bridges in Suwanee; Villages at Huntcrest in the Sugarloaf/Lawrenceville area and Woodbridge Crossing in Smyrna.

“It means a great deal to be celebrating 25 years of successful development and building new homes in the metro Atlanta area,” said Warren Jolly. “We pride ourselves on fulfilling our customer’s desires and offering unique products. We are pleased to celebrate our Silver Anniversary and offer interested new home buyers a rare opportunity to take advantage of great incentives at select communities in Atlanta’s finest locations.”

For more information on The Providence Group, click here.
 

 

MODEL HOMES NOW OPEN AT HUNTERS WALK, ROBERT HARRIS HOMES
Robert Harris HomesAugust 2007 – Robert Harris Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of two professionally decorated model homes at Hunters Walk, located in South Forsyth County.


The Belmeade model home is a three bedroom master-on-main floorplan with a finished bonus room and daylight basement. An impressive two-story foyer flows into the vaulted family room with a granite surround fireplace, and a separate formal living room and dining room. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops with an island and an oversized breakfast area. Upstairs, another luxurious suite boasts a large walk-in closet.


The five bedroom Cassington model is an elegant floorplan featuring a guest bedroom on the main level and a grand family room with a wall of windows. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, Jenn-Air® stainless steel appliances, a cozy keeping room and see-through fireplace. Archways lead into the formal dining room and study. The upstairs master suite features a large sitting room.
Hunters Walk, Robert Harris Homes’ newest community, is an eco-friendly conservation neighborhood located in Forsyth County. Purposefully designed around the natural habitat of heavily wooded lots, Hunters Walk has dedicated a generous 49 percent to undisturbed green space.


Priced from the mid $200s, Hunters Walk is a private neighborhood ideal for young families or empty nesters. The community will feature approximately 156 large single family ranch, two-story and master-on-main homes with a mix of brick or stone accents offering homebuyers’ unusual affordability. Basement lots will also be available. For more information on Hunters Walk, please call Jesse Hummel at the Hunters Walk Sales Center at 678/455-3740 or visit click here.
 

 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: COPPERLEAF AT GLOBAL FORUM GRAND OPENING
August 2007 – Located on Buford Highway, and a part of the world-class mixed-use project, Global Forum, Copperleaf represents a wonderful rebirth of yesteryear, when homes were located within an all-inclusive community replete with every convenience.
 

Priced from the mid $200s, Copperleaf at Global Forum will consist of 196 brand new brick townhomes, each packed with amazing standard features. The two and three bedroom three-story townhomes will feature onsite finished hardwood floors and fireplaces, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Additionally, staircases with crafted iron railings, two-car garages and CAT5 wiring throughout are among the other remarkable standards prospective buyers will find in these extraordinary homes Copperleaf at Global Forum is the ideal address for singles, young professionals and families with children. Homeowners can enjoy the beautiful pool, children’s playground and strolls through the meditation garden. They may also dine with friends, shop and socialize all within this rare, but highly sought after village concept.

Global Forum is a 70-acre mixed-use development located on Buford Highway, and is one of the first projects under Gwinnett County's mixed-use redevelopment ordinance. It consists of over 80,000 square feet of retail space and includes apartments, townhomes and office space. The site is located just outside I-285 with a small sliver situated in the DeKalb city of Doraville.


For more information on homeownership at Copperleaf at Global Forum townhomes, please call the sales agent at 770-417-5086.

 

 

EVERYBODY NEEDS A LITTLE TLC!

August 2007 – Tilghman Lifestyle Communities is proud to celebrate the opening of sales at Rock Hill Springs in beautiful Ellenwood, Georgia. Homes at Rock Hill Springs are reasonably priced from the mid 200's. Rock Hill Springs is a quiet, intimate community of 60 home sites located off of Flakes Mill Road. Wooded and basement lots are available now just in time to enjoy the fall and holidays.

The homes at Rock Hill Springs are from our Designer Series featuring a full brick front, carriage garage doors, granite countertops, tile floors, gourmet kitchens, home theater rooms and much more! Tilghman Lifestyle Communities works hard to maintain a high quality standard.
For more info click here or call (770)616-2367.
 

 

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Now Selling at The Preserve at Heron Bay
August 2007 – Heron Bay Golf and Country Club is proud to celebrate the opening of sales in John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods first Henry County community, The Preserve at Heron Bay. Homes at Heron Bay’s newest neighborhood, The Preserve, are under construction now and will be priced from the mid $400,000s to the $500,000s. John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is offering a special $5,000 bonus toward designer features for the first five purchasers in the community.

An intimate neighborhood of only 50 home sites, The Preserve is situated along the 5th hole of the golf course. Several home sites also back up to the green on the 2nd golf hole. Nature lovers will likely select one of the heavily wooded sites in this beautiful community. Home sites will be ½ acre and larger and basement home sites will be available.


The homes are from John Wieland Homes and Neighborhood’s Signature Homes Collection. Wieland's Signature Homes draw inspiration from European Manor and Traditional American architecture with detailed exteriors using varieties of brick and stone. Inside, floor plans are designed for gracious living with open spaces, gourmet-outfitted kitchens and luxurious spa baths. Homes average 3,000 to more than 3,500 square feet and offer three-car garages. Homebuyers will appreciate the attention to detail, superior quality and exciting range of customizing options available through Wieland’s exclusive New Home Design Center.

For more information, click here or call 770-957-5633.

 

 

The Providence Group’s Three Bridges Thrives in Stylish Suwanee
Exciting city named one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S.
The Providence GroupAugust 2007 – The Providence Group invites interested new home buyers to an exciting live, work and play community in Suwanee – a town which was recently named by CNN Money as the number 10 place to live in the United States. Three Bridges offers single family homes, courtyard townhomes and traditional townhomes, along with swim and tennis, quaint retail shops and office condominiums. In addition, Suwanee boasts more than 270 acres of green space and a newly developed Town Center – two reasons it was chosen as a great place to live and raise a family in the U.S. Located at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Suwanee Dam Road, Three Bridges is conveniently located to major roadways, shopping and dining and offers homes priced from the $250,000s to the $450,000s.

Three Bridges offers two-story single family homes, and two- and three-story townhomes which range in size from 2,300 to 3,400 square feet. The spacious townhomes feature elegant traditional facades with two-car garages in the back of the home, private dining rooms, and architecturally designed patios or deck/sunroom combinations. The single family garden homes offer many of the same features as the townhomes, along with optional third floor retreats, libraries, sitting rooms and landscaped courtyards. Basements are also available on some of the single family floor plans.

For more information on Three Bridges or more Atlanta townhomes, click here or contact the on-site agents at 678-932-9284 or stop by the sales office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

MODEL HOME NOW OPEN AT ACTIVE ADULT CHATHAM NEIGHBORHOOD
August 2007 – Chatham Neighborhoods and Legacy Realty are pleased to announce the grand opening of the Aberdeen model home at Parkside at the Polo Fields, the 100 percent Chathambilt active adult, gated residential neighborhood in Forsyth County.


The Aberdeen model home blends luxury with functionality. Dramatic 10’ ceilings and 8’doors create a spacious open environment and stunning hardwood flooring, granite countertops and exquisite cabinetry add to the elegance. The banquet-sized dining room complete with a Butler’s pantry is enhanced with detailed millwork. The owner’s suite on the main floor includes a convenient laundry room opening to the owner’s suite closet. Upstairs features two additional spacious bedrooms and a large loft area. The backyard is a private oasis featuring a covered porch, extended patio, waterfall and brick and stone fireplace.


The active adult community is the first of its kind for Chathambilt, one of Atlanta’s most prominent builders since 1948. Priced from the $500s, Parkside at the Polo Fields will consist of 49 Chathambilt semi-custom homes, each the result of many months of research, including actual input from prospective homeowners.

Residents at Parkside at the Polo Fields leave maintenance worries at the front door choosing instead to gather at the manicured neighborhood park, stroll around the lavishly landscaped common areas or socialize at the pavilion with its cozy fireplace. Parkside at the Polo Fields is located less than a quarter mile north of The Polo Golf and Country Club on Bethelview Road and is convenient to nearby health care, shopping, dining and access to Georgia 400. For more information about homeownership at Parkside at the Polo Fields, please contact Candace Story or Lauren Cole at 678-513-9600 or click here.
 

 

Final Lots of Phase I Still Available at Richport Properties’ Vineyard Gate
August 2007 – Richport Properties is pleased to announce that only 11 lots are still available in the first phase at Vineyard Gate in Braselton. It seems no surprise that these homesites are selling fast due to the fact Vineyard Gate has so much to offer homebuyers. The community will encompass three phases upon completion with homes priced from the high $120,000s.

There are currently completed homes on two of the 11 lots still available in the first phase. One lot features a three bedroom, two-story home with rear-entry garage and the master on main. Making the home perfect for entertaining, there is a large front porch and two-story family room. The other lot features a three bedroom split-foyer home on a spacious, private cul-de-sac lot, and includes an unfinished basement and a deck. Interested home buyers may also purchase one of the other nine available lots and then choose from eight different floor plans to have a home built that best suits their needs. The floor plans include two-story, ranch, split-foyer, and rear-entry homes.

Vineyard Gate is a conservation community dedicating about 30 percent of the 66 total acres of the community to be preserved as green space, which is a rarity among new communities. Combining small town life with easy access to fine dining and shopping, Vineyard Gate is located convenient to the Mall of Georgia, Chateau Élan, Discover Mills and Atlanta. Richport Properties, Building a Better World Together For 30 years and Counting. For Richport Properties at Vineyard Gate, click here or call 706-658-0027

 

 

Sharp Residential Residents at Bentwater At Winding Creek Cool Off This Summer
Sharp Residential
August 2007 – Residents at Bentwater at Winding Creek in the city of Acworth have been cooling off all summer long in the fun-filled Olympic-sized pool. The Sharp Residential community in Paulding County offers an array of exciting amenities for homeowner’s enjoyment, and with temperatures well into the 90s the past several weeks, the pool has certainly been a neighborhood hot spot.

Bentwater at Winding Creek features an Olympic-sized pool, aquatic playset, spray pool, waterslide, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, two children’s playgrounds, a clubhouse, community garden, outdoor amphitheatre, picnic pavilions and walking trails. Residents may also enjoy the 8-hole championship golf course and retail village also located within the community. Additionally, the community has an activities director.

The successful master planned community developed by Cousins Properties features homes from Sharp’s Horizon and New Traditions Series which are priced from the $200,000s to the $400,000s. The community consists of five phases, and has experienced a great deal of success since sells first began in 2000. Within the first four phases of the community, only 11 homes remain – 6 from the Horizon Series and 5 from the New Traditions Series. The fifth and final phase will consist of 49 homes, and several lots have already sold. Interested new home shoppers are encouraged to stop by the sales center soon to pick out their favorite remaining lot. Click here for more information.

 

 

Ascenture Homes Announces The Opening of Oakland Trace
August 2007 – Ascenture Homes is pleased to announce its newest, luxury community in Lawrenceville, Oakland Trace. The traditional-style neighborhood offers homeowners ample privacy and is perfect for evening strolls with the family. In addition, the location offers easy access to the Mall of Georgia, Discover Mills and The Avenue® Webb Gin. The craftsman-style single family home community will offer 27 elegant homes which are affordably priced from the mid $200,000s.

Allowing homeowners to chose the plan that best suites the needs of their family, many plans have large rooms on the main floor with a private bath – perfect for a home office or guest bedroom. In addition, some of the plans offer lofts, game rooms, balconies and porches, and all feature two-story foyers with hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings on the main level, stone fireplaces and ceramic tile in the powder rooms and all baths.

The visually appealing exteriors feature stacked stone and brick elevations, and sidewalks and streetlights are located throughout the community. There is also beautiful landscaping within Oakland Trace as well as a community playground. In addition to the variety of shopping and dining venues nearby, homeowners at Oakland Trace also have great convenience to Hwy. 316, I-85 and Ronald Reagan Parkway. Exclusive sales and marketing is provided by Morris & Raper. Interested homebuyers may contact the sales center at 678-376-1880 or click here for more information.

 

 

Kairos Development Breaks Ground at Avignon at Vinings
Jenny Pruitt and AssociatesAugust 2007 - Kairos Development Corporation proudly broke ground last week at Avignon at Vinings. Located in the heart of Vinings Village, Avignon at Vinings is reminiscent of a romantic, European village on a hillside with a grand Chateau as the focal point. The 170-home gated community will feature centuries-old charm in luxurious Single-family Villas, Village town homes and Village condominiums starting from the high $300,000s to more than $1 million.

A Kairos Development “Live Life Community,” Avignon at Vinings will offer residents a full amenity package including a pool; wellness center and a clubhouse with a caterer’s kitchen; and resident wine cellar with lockers and a tasting room. Lovely topography invites homeowners to relax and unwind at outdoor gathering spaces with scenic views of the City of Atlanta. For more information, click here or call 770-394-5400.

 

 

 

SILVER CREEK ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF LEXINGTON PARK!
Silver Creek Communities
August 2007 - For today’s busy families, Lexington Park is a tranquil haven to welcome you home. These single-family residences of a grand traditional style, in two-car and three-car garage elevations, feature four to seven bedrooms, master suites as large as 1,000 square feet, walk-in closets and massive living areas, providing all the space you need for entertaining your friends or just retreating to your own quiet sanctuary.

A lush, wooded landscape and centrally located amenities area, which includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, playground and clubhouse, completes the warm and relaxing allure of this community. Lexington Park is conveniently located near I-285, the airport and downtown Atlanta. When you consider that this luxury and this location can be had at prices starting at just over $200K, you may discover that Lexington Park truly is the haven your family deserves. For information about Lexington Park, call 1-800-662-0196 or click here
 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: GRAND OPENING OF RIVER GREEN SALES CENTER

July 2007 - Chatham Neighborhoods and Legacy Realty are pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Legacy Realty Sales Center at River Green, offering prospective custom home buyers exceptional expertise and superior service.


The Legacy Realty Sales Center is now part of the entire River Green single-family homes sales complex, conveniently situated in close proximity to Central Park in River Green, which features a soccer field, playground and multiple tennis courts. Now, prospective homeowners have the opportunity to gather information and shop the variety of homes available at every price point within River Green. Without a doubt, the sales complex is a one-stop shop that will make the home buying process more streamlined and comprehensive.


“We are very excited about our new sales center location in the heart of River Green. In addition to the great location, this sales center will allow us to better showcase our outstanding group of custom homebuilders,” said Pratt Farmer, vice president of sales and marketing for Legacy Realty. Buyers interested in River Green townhomes are invited to tour the McBride model homes located at the River Green entrance closest to the new elementary school slated to open in the fall of 2008. Experienced sales consultants are on-site there to assist with all townhome purchase needs. For more information about River Green, please call the Sales Center at River Green at (770) 704-6460.

 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: Grand Opening of The Lakes at Sugarloaf
McCar Homes
July 2007 - Join McCar Homes as it celebrates the grand opening of its newest community, The Lakes at Sugarloaf. New home shoppers are invited to visit this beautiful community in the highly sought-after Sugarloaf area. In phase one, this gated community is set to welcome 36 new homeowners looking for a beautiful, well-built single-family or townhome in a prime location. In Phase One and Three the community will offer the Premier series and in Phase Two the community will feature the Hearth, Carriage and Georgetown collections.


With townhomes from the high $200,000s and single family homes from the $400,000s, the elegant homes at The Lakes at Sugarloaf offer 2,859 to 3,226 square feet of space. Homeowners can choose from over 12 unique floor plans from four of McCar Homes’ popular home collections. The homes offer many of the design features today’s homeowners are looking for, including upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, countertops, cabinet choices and a variety of flooring including hardwoods.
 

In addition to the quality homes at The Lakes at Sugarloaf, McCar Homes also prides itself on the community’s amenity package. Homeowners are certain to enjoy the beautifully landscaped entrance and common areas, the community Jr. Olympic swimming pool, tennis court, cabana and tot lot.
Children at The Lakes at Sugarloaf attend excellent Mason Elementary, Hull Middle and Peachtree Ridge High schools. For more information about The Lakes at Sugarloaf, call (678)-321-2536 or click here.
 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: Monte Hewett Homes Opens Two Models at Sherwood Park
July 2007 - Monte Hewett Homes announces the opening of two model homes in Sherwood Park, a luxury community of three-story townhomes priced from the low $400,000s and 36 traditional single-family homes from the $500,000s.
 

Monte Hewett HomesThe single-family model is the 3,355 square-foot Mason home plan, which includes four bedrooms and three and one-half baths. Hardwood floors flow throughout the main level, a standard feature for all homes in Sherwood Park. The Mason is an open plan with a large family room complete with limestone fireplace, formal dining room and study. A home office and mud room are located adjacent to the kitchen. The kitchen itself is perfect for multi-taskers; it provides a great view of the family room, an oversized island with seating for five, and a convenient home office nook. Upstairs, the master bedroom provides private, luxurious space with direct access to a second-story covered deck. A morning bar is designed to complement both the space and a busy lifestyle with beautifully stained cabinetry and its own stainless steel mini-fridge and sink.


The Kirkland townhome model features three bedrooms, three and one-half baths and 2,666 square feet of living space. The open home plan offers many of the elegant design options showcased in the single-family model home. Ground floor flex space contains and full bath and can be used as a bedroom. For the model home, Monte Hewett transformed the space into a movie room with fun, striped wall colors that coordinate with Andy Warhol prints of Marilyn Monroe. For more information, call 678-460-0706.

 

 

Bowen Family Homes Announces New Decorated Model At Hanover Pointe in Alpharetta
July 2007 – Bowen Family Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Wysteria decorated model at Hanover Pointe, a community of garage town homes located in sought-after Alpharetta and priced from $199,900.

The new Wysteria model home features three bedrooms with the master bedroom on the main level, two and one-half baths, a two-story family room and an upstairs loft. Hardwoods flow throughout the main level in every area except the laundry, which is tiled. The gourmet kitchen features cappuccino-colored maple cabinets, silestone countertops, tumblestone backsplash, recessed can lighting and stainless steel appliances. The spacious owner’s bath is complete with marble countertops, tiled floors, dual sinks and a garden tub with separate shower with tile backsplash. Extensive trim and molding packages can be found throughout the home. These spacious townhome plans are also featured in other Bowen Family Homes communities as single-family homes and range in size from 1,848 to 2,133 square feet. Both ranch and two-story single-family homes will be offered in its sister community, Hanover Place.

Homeowners will enjoy a variety of amenities including a pool, mushroom play fountain and cabana. Hanover Pointe homeowners will also have access to the amenity area at Hanover Place, offering a pool, aquatic park, cabana, playground and four tennis courts. For more information about Bowen Family Homes, please call their Atlanta region headquarters at 678-325-4500 or 1-877- MY BOWEN or visit online at click here.

 

 

 

HOMELAND’S FIRST CRAFTSMEN-STYLE NEIGHBORHOOD SELLING FAST IN VILLA RICA
Homeland Communities
July 2007 – Homeland Communities is proud to announce Manchester Meadows, their first ever Craftsman-style community located in Paulding County. Manchester Meadows is an intimate community of 69 Craftsman-style homes, including some picturesque lake lots, in a rare and tranquil setting. With a variety of five floor plans, priced from the low $200s, Manchester Meadows will boast security systems in every home and designer interior features including gas fireplaces with marble surrounds, deluxe trim packages, trey ceilings and wood foyers. Gourmet kitchens will feature 42” flat panel cabinets, GE black or white appliances and breakfast bars. All master-on-main, two-story and ranch homes will have three or four bedrooms.


Homeland has also launched a brand new floorplan at Manchester Meadows; Hyde Park. The Hyde Park is a lovely home with a two-story foyer, living and dining room, family room and conveniently located laundry room. Upstairs includes four bedrooms and spacious walk-in closets. The master suite boasts a sitting room as well as a separate shower and tub in the bathroom.

Minutes from I-20, Manchester Meadows offers buyers the affordability, convenience, security and low maintenance of an exceptional neighborhood usually found in more expensive single-family communities. Manchester Meadows also offers buyers the ability to move-in immediately. With five homes ready to close, and enticing incentives for first time homebuyers including $3,000 paid in closing costs or $7,500 in free upgrades, the decision to own at Manchester Meadows is simple. For more information on homeownership at Manchester Meadows, please call the Manchester Meadows Sales Center 770/456-2224 or click here.

 

 

 

Sharp Residential Announces Grand Opening Of Amenities At Olde Heritage
Sharp ResidentialJuly 2007 – Sharp Residential residents at Olde Heritage in Cherokee County are splashing into summer with the new amenities that are now open at the community. Temperatures have already been reaching the 90s in early June, and homeowners have been seen cooling off in the community pool during the hot summer days. During the cooler evenings, many residents are getting together for friendly tennis matches or laying out blankets on the ample greenspace available to enjoy a late picnic.

Olde Heritage has a junior size Olympic swimming pool, a kiddy pool for the younger children, two lighted tennis courts, and ample greenspace perfect for playing a round of kickball with the kids or tossing around a baseball. Olde Heritage features homes from Sharp Residential’s Classic Series priced from the mid $400,000s to the low $600,000s. The 145-home community offers ranch and two-story plans ranging in size to more than 3,900 square feet. Homes feature masters on the main, spacious breakfast areas, expansive family rooms, spa tubs in the master baths, basements, elegant trim packages, two-car garages and much more.

Olde Heritage is located off of Hendon Road, between North Arnold Mill and Tripp roads. From Roswell, follow Highway 140 for approximately seven miles to a left onto Arnold Mill Road. Follow to a right on North Arnold Mill Road. Turn right onto Hendon Road, and the community will be half a mile on the right. For more information about Olde Heritage, contact Michael Barsky at 770-592-4498 or
click here.
 

 

 

Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services’ Cochran Lake Estates offers custom homes in East Cobb
July 2007 – Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services’ Cochran Lake Estates continues to draw home buyers seeking a top-of-the-line custom home in an intimate enclave in East Cobb. The community features 12 homes priced from $1 million to $2 million, and a variety of custom homes are still available in this sought-after community.

Jenny Pruitt And AssociatesThe homes at Cochran Lake Estates, which are built by custom homebuilders Tobin Properties and Lonestar Custom Homes, range from 4,800 to 5,800 square feet. The homes are situated amongst the heavily wooded community on one-half acre home sites. The five available homes at Cochran Lake Estates have five to six bedrooms each, with either a master-on-main or guest bedroom suite on the first floor. The homes’ basements are three-fourths completed, perfect for customization by the home buyer. Basements include million-dollar home features such as wet bars with mini kitchens, recreation and theater rooms, fireplaces and multiple bathrooms.

Tobin Properties and Lonestar Custom Homes extend indoor living outside with covered decks with fire places, screened porches and beautiful water features. The homes include Subzero built-in appliances, three-car garages and incredible exterior stone detailing. Cochran Lake Estates has quiet streets with winding sidewalks and underground utilities. Each home site is perfect for a swimming pool. For more information, call Melissa Gerace at 770-364-3545 or
click here.

 

 

 

Atlanta Based Homebuilder Winmark receives Pinnacle Small Business Award
Winmark Homes was named one of the top 25 Pinnacle Small Business Award Winners by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.
 

The awards are based on six criteria, which include: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales unit and/or unit volume, original entrepreneurship, innovative product or service, response to adversity and evidence of contributions to the community. “We are honored to be listed among Gwinnett County’s top businesses. This is such a prestigious designation,” said Michelle Jenkins, President of Winmark Homes. On a daily basis at Winmark Homes, we strive to make the company stronger, more visible and more aware of the local, state and national economy and environment. It’s nice to know Winmark was recognized as the best-of-the-best by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.” Winmark was the only home builder on the 25 Pinnacle Small Business Awards list. For more information about Winmark Homes, click here.
 

 

PARKSIDE AT POLO FIELDS IS 100 PERCENT CHATHAMBILT
June 2007 – Chathambilt Homes today announces the opening of Parkside at the Polo Fields, a new single-family, gated residential neighborhood in Forsyth County near the Cumming, Georgia city limits.
The active-adult community is the first of its kind for Chathambilt, one of Atlanta’s most prominent builders since 1948. The new neighborhood is marketed by Legacy Realty, a widely respected North Atlanta real estate company, and an affiliate of Chathambilt Homes.


Upon completion, Parkside at the Polo Fields will consist of 49 Chathambilt semi-custom homes, each the result of many months of research, including actual input from prospective homeowners. Homes range from approximately 2,800 to 3,300 square feet and brim with custom detail both inside and out. Exteriors consist of brick, shake, cultured stone or siding. Prices start in the $500s. Residents at Parkside at the Polo Fields leave maintenance worries at the front door choosing instead to gather at the manicured neighborhood park, stroll around the lavishly landscaped common areas or socialize at the pavilion with its cozy fireplace.


Parkside at the Polo Fields is located less than a quarter mile north of The Polo Golf and Country Club on Bethelview Road and is convenient to nearby health care, shopping, dining and access to Georgia 400.
For more information about homeownership at Parkside at Polo Fields, please visit www.chathamlegacy.com or contact 678-513-9600.

 

 

BEST SELLING COMMUNITY IN GRAYSON SCHOOL DISTRICT NOW OPEN
June 2007 – Not only is Bowman Meadows Gwinnett County’s newest conservation community, minutes away from Tribble Mill Park and downtown Lawrenceville, it is also the best selling community in the highly sought-after Grayson school district.


A neighborhood to consist of 60 craftsman style-homes with custom elevations of board and batten, brick, stone and Hardi-plank siding, Bowman Meadows offers a wide selection of traditional single-level and two-story designs with basements available priced from the low $200s. As an added and unique bonus to homebuyers, Bowman Meadows is located in close proximity to Tribble Mill Park and Bay Creek Park, a 154-acre Gwinnett County park, an amazing attraction perfect for families. Combined, the parks feature a state-of-the art aquatic center, tennis courts, gymnasium, pond, walking trails, picnic area, skating park, football, baseball and basketball facilities and more.

Located in the renowned Grayson school district, children at Bowman Meadows will attend Grayson Elementary, McConnell Middle School, a Georgia School of Excellence, and Grayson High.
For more information on homeownership at Bowman Meadows, please contact George Elston at the Bowman Meadows Sales Center at 770/962-9789 or visit www.chathamlegacy.com.
 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: HOMELAND’S AMAZING AGENT INCENTIVE – EASY AS 1-2-3
June 2007 – Don’t miss the Agent Incentive at Homeland Communities’ crowning achievement, Suwanee Station, a master planned neighborhood created for easy living for families and singles of all ages, located in Gwinnett County near Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and McGinnis Ferry Rd.


With an outstanding location, beautiful townhomes and impressive single-family homes that are priced right, selling at Suwanee Station could not be easier or more profitable! Agents who sell their first home at Suwanee Station will receive $1,000 plus 3 percent commission. For a second sale, agents will receive $2,000 and for the third and subsequent sales, $3,000 as well as the 3% commission. All contracts must be written and closed in 2007.


Suwanee Station is priced from the $190s and features single-family plans and eight low maintenance townhome plans with garages, brick exteriors, security systems and an advanced communications infrastructure. The amenity area includes a junior Olympic swimming pool, 8 lighted tennis courts, 10,000 square foot clubhouse and nature trails all within a delightful tree-lined stroll. To round out the extraordinary amenities, Suwanee Station has an Activities Director on staff, providing events and get togethers that enhance the neighborhood experience. Suwanee Station ALTA teams are also up and running, with tennis teams for almost every level of play. Suwanee Station is comprised of 100 plus coveted north Georgia acres, which boasts shops, services and a charming, pedestrian friendly town commons and neighborhood amphitheatre. Residents also benefit from the close proximity to Suwanee Jubilee, a brand new “Main Street” shopping experience complete with a Fresh Market, Salon & Spa, Wellness Center, restaurants and more.


For more information on about Homeland Communities, click here.
 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: Richport Properties Announces New Phase At Stonecypher
June 2007 – Richport Properties’ Stonecypher community has experienced quite a change this summer. Located in Gwinnett County, Stonecypher recently opened Phase III, adding a swimming pool, 76 single-family homes and townhomes and a new model home showcasing a townhome floor plan. The newest phase is the largest at Stonecypher and offers homes priced from the $190,000s.

The newest phase at Stonecypher will offer Craftsman-style homes with covered front porches and an array of great floor plans. There are 13 different single-family plans to choose from with the options of three bedrooms and two and one-half baths to three bedrooms and three and one-half baths. Homes feature recessed can lighting in the kitchen; double crown molding in the dining room; 42-inch kitchen cabinets; and a marble finished shower, tile floor and trey ceilings in the master bath.

The townhomes in Phase III feature double crown molding in the dining room; 36-inch kitchen cabinets; recessed can lighting and marble finished showers in the master bath. There are five floor plans to choose from which offer two bedrooms and two and one-half baths or three bedrooms and two and one-half baths. All of the townhomes and single family homes also offer a two-car garage with a garage door opener.

To visit the community, take 85 North to Exit 111. Turn left on Lawrenceville-Suwanee. Drive pass Buford Highway and turn left on Main Street. Turn right on Stonecypher Road and drive to the end of road. Stonecypher will be on the right side of street. For more information, click here or call 770-932-0709.

 

 

CLUBHOUSE ADDS CHARM AT MADISON
June 2007 - At Madison, neighbors can enjoy the charming 2-story clubhouse for all of their social gatherings and events, complete with a rocking chair front porch. It is beautifully situated in a park-like setting overlooking the lake and includes a family pool, children’s play park and two lighted tennis courts that will bring additional enjoyment to every homeowner. Downstairs, with the abundance of space, homeowners can entertain or conduct neighborhood meetings. Part of the pool area is covered from the above deck offering relaxing shade and the pool sundeck features tables, chairs and lounge chairs.


Coldwell Banker Builder Developer ServicesMadison is an intimate neighborhood that will feature 90 heavily wooded homesites priced from the high $400s. From exquisite stone to classic brick, gracious facades, sprawling porches, luxurious colors and custom landscaping, homeowners will find that Madison is a very special community. The streets of Madison are lined with custom-crafted homes highlighting remarkable architecture, proportion and detail.
Each floorplan will boast today’s most desired appointments. Large islands, beautifully crafted cabinets, granite stone and tile, hardwood floors and impressive detailed trim are just a few of the features found at Madison. Keeping rooms and grand rooms with fireplaces, offices and studies and luxurious master suites with large walk-in closets are incorporated into each home.


The charming community of Madison is conveniently located in the heart of South Forsyth. Excellent new schools including West Forsyth High that will open fall 2007, the YMCA and fabulous specialty shops are only minutes away. Madison is ideally located for business executives commuting to Windward, Johns Creek, North Point and many other employment centers located in the GA 400 corridor. Fun-filled weekends at Lake Lanier and the North Georgia Mountains are also only a short drive away. For more information about Madison, please call Brenda Boyd at 770/205-0520 or visit www.welcometomadison.info.

 

 

 

Monte Hewett Homes’ Heatherton in Roswell Marks Change in Seasons
Monte Hewett Homes
June 2007 - Heatherton, Monte Hewett Homes’ luxury community in Roswell, will mark the summer solstice on June 21, 2007, with unique shadow points in the community’s formal maze.
Referred to as “The Heatherton Folly,” the maze consists of two partially overlapping labyrinths. The larger labyrinth ends at the Solstice Spire, whose shadow marks the seasons. At the summer solstice, the spire will cast its shortest shadow of the year. At sunrise and sunset that day, the spire’s shadow will strike two black rocks just outside the maze. The only other day of the year when the shadow strikes these two rocks is at the Winter Solstice.


The second labyrinth ends at the Equinox Spire, whose shadow points mark the time. Developed by Harold Cuncliffe of the Pacific Group, the Heatherton Folly also marks Heatherton’s position on the earth, 83 degrees longitude and 34 degrees latitude, by the angular measurement between the stones that circle the two labyrinths.


The Heatherton Folly’s presence in Heatherton is much like the community itself – out of the ordinary, interesting, a little bit dressy and a lot of casual fun. Fewer than 100 buyers will have the opportunity to build homes in the luxury community, which has 14 two-story Courtyard Homes priced from the high $400,000s, 42 two-story Manor Homes priced from the mid $500,000s and 39 three-story Town Homes priced from the low $400,000s. Rich in Shaker, Colonial Revival and Williamsburg architecture, the homes recall a refined Southern manner while contributing a sophisticated style all their own. For more information, call 678-538-3125 or click here.
 

 

GRESHAM RIDGE OFFERS UPSCALE HOMES IN EAST COBB

June 2007 – A very special enclave of upscale homes, located in East Cobb’s Kell High school district. The community of just 19 exclusive custom homes is a blend of architectural styles reminiscent of old-world charm. The extended cul-de-sac street and fully landscaped yards set the tone for a close-knit neighborhood. From the high-$500,000s, the homes include 10-foot ceilings, open floor plans, gourmet kitchens and an abundance of crown molding and elegant trim.

The community has seven floor plans each with unique classical exterior architecture, stone, brick, cedar shake, board and batten, and Hardie siding. Exteriors as well as interiors can be customized to suit the flow of the community and buyers’ preferences. All homes are Earthcraft certified and constructed with top-of-the-line energy efficiency guidelines. Pritchard Brothers is a Certified Professional Home Builder through the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

Gresham Ridge is an exclusive development by award-winning Pritchard Brothers Homes. Since 1976, Pritchard Brothers has been dedicated to customer service and quality construction. The company recently received the 2006 100 Percent Customer Recommendation Award from The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. The Gresham Ridge sales center is open Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 6 p.m. For information call 678-401-4018 or click here. It is located in East Cobb County, just minutes from I-575 at Exit 4. To visit the community, take I-575 north to Exit 4/Bells Ferry Road and turn left. Turn right onto Shallowford Road, and Gresham Ridge is on the left.

 

 

Grand Opening Of The New Briarcliff Model And Catered Broker Luncheon Hosted By Sharp Residential At Harmony On The Lakes A Huge Spring Success
June 2007 – More than 65 agents attended an agent luncheon held at Sharp Residential’s new model home at Harmony on the Lakes on May 15. The Briarcliff model is from Sharp’s New Traditions Series, which will be built at The Overlook and LakeShore at Harmony on the Lakes. Exclusively built by Sharp Residential, homes at the two neighborhoods have wooded lots and homeowners will have access to a private swimming pool. Sharp Residential homes at Harmony on the Lakes are priced from the $200,000s to the $380,000s. Located in Cherokee County, Harmony on the Lakes is a TownPark™ community featuring an array of fabulous amenities and retail shopping on site.

The model home features the Briarcliff plan with five bedrooms and three full bathrooms. On the main level there is guest bedroom and bathroom, a living room and family room, which both have fireplaces, a spacious kitchen, and a bowed wall of windows that overlooks the backyard. A double staircase allows for easy access from the foyer or family room to the upper level where the remaining three guest bedrooms, two bathrooms, and enormous master suite are located.

The home also showcases a variety of upgrade features that Sharp Residential offers new home buyers, including rope lighting under the kitchen cabinets; granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms; a large chef’s cook top; beamed ceilings; stained stair treads; an oversized shower and large his and hers closets in the master bathroom; a wet bar in the master suite; old-world railing; and raised panel end caps. As with all Briarcliff homes, the model also has an outdoor fireplace in the backyard and unique to the model is an outdoor water feature. For more information,
click here.

 

 

 

Movie Night Just Got Better: Haven Properties Equips Homes with Free Theatres
Haven Properties
June 2007 – Homebuyers who purchase in select Haven Properties communities before July 31, 2007, will watch movies on 92-inch screens in their own private home theatres. Atlanta’s premier builder of EarthCraft and Energy Star semi-custom homes is building Terrace Level entertainment rooms into homes in Stewarts Creek at Chapel Hills Golf and Country Club, Harmony on the Lakes, Chestatee at Lake Lanier, Windermere and Hawthorne at Lost Mountain.

Haven Properties will provide the 92-inch movie screen and finish a Terrace Level home entertainment room and full bath for homes with signed sales contracts by July 31, 2007. In addition to the movie room bonus, buyers will receive the high performance construction that comes as a standard bonus with every Haven Properties home. Each home is certified to meet or exceed EarthCraft and Energy Star requirements, and all new construction comes standard with The Cleaner Kitchen (Silestone countertops with MicroBan, Pur water filters and stovetop ventilation to the outside). The extra measures mean homes are healthier, more comfortable, quieter and at least 30 percent more energy efficient than standard construction. For more information on Haven Properties, call 770-752-0919 or click here.



HAVEN PROPERTIES OPENS IDEA HOME AT LE JARDIN
June 2007 – Haven Properties, Atlanta’s award-winning builder of high performance semi-custom homes, announces the opening of the IDEA Home at Le Jardin in South Fulton. Haven Properties is offering homes from the $500,000s in the Tapestry neighborhood of the master-planned, French-inspired luxury community. The IDEA Home is one of 26 homes we will showcase in Botanica within the Tapestry neighborhood of Le Jardin.

Haven PropertiesHaven is showcasing one of their most popular plans in their IDEA Home at Le Jardin – the Raleigh I with the Grand Suite option. The five-bedroom and four-bath home features a gourmet kitchen with large island and breakfast area for entertaining along with a 36-inch cook top, double ovens and microwave to handle cooking for small and large crowds. Upstairs, visitors will discover the glamorous owners retreat, which includes a sitting area, columns, a lavish salon for relaxing in a jetted tub with a fireplace above, and a generously sized walk-in his and hers closet. According to the homebuyer’s preferences, Haven Properties can configure the Raleigh I with the media room, the teen suite or the owner’s retreat upstairs.

Homeowners in Botanica will appreciate the 18-acre Tapestry Club, which will feature inspiring gardens, a 25,000 square foot Clubhouse including an indoor gymnasium, pools and the delightful Children’s Play Garden. An around-the-clock patrol will give homeowners additional peace of mind, while the Le Jardin concierge will provide a five-star level of personal service to all residents. For more information on Haven Properties, call 770-752-5772 or click here.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP REAL ESTATE OFFERS NEW INCENTIVES AT MILLSIDE MANOR IN GWINNETT COUNTY
June 2007 – Friendship Real Estate Services is now offering home buyers great incentives at Millside Manor, a community of 71 four-sides brick homes priced from the low $200,000s in the Hamilton Mill area of Gwinnett County.

Home buyers may receive a $10,000 Buyer Bonus to be used toward closing costs or upgrades when purchasing select inventory homes. Popular choices of upgrades include appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors and window blinds. For more information about the incentives being offered at Millside Manor, please call 678-714-8855 or visit www.FriendshipLiving.com.

Friendship Real Estate ServicesMillside Manor’s 71 ranch and two-story single-family homes are available in several different floor plans. The uniquely designed two- to five-bedroom homes are priced from $225,900 to $268,900. Double master suites, master-on-main and lofts are available with flexible living areas and hundreds of custom options. Interior home features include smooth ceilings; decorator trim packages; hardwood floors in foyer; cultured marble vanities; garden tub and separate easy care shower in master bath; tile floors in the bathrooms; pre-wire for security system; designer chrome plumbing fixtures; and cathedral style interior doors.

Builders at Millside Manor are AK Builders, Appco Enterprises and Jason Gillis Homes, representing a combined 30 years experience and more than a thousand homes built. For more information, click here.

 

 

 

HOMEOWNERS ENJOY LUXURIOUS LIVING IN  THE ESTATES OF FORREST GLEN
June 2007 – Homeowners at The Estates of Flowery Branch love the intimacy of their community as well as the superb location. The 36 two-story single-family homes at The Estates of Forrest Glen feature plans with masters on main and up to six bedrooms.

 

The internal amenities of the homes include two-story foyers and kitchens, keeping rooms, iron railings, three-car garages and hardwoods floors in foyers, great rooms, breakfast rooms and kitchens. The homes range approximately from 3,000 – 3,500 square feet and are situated on home sites of up to two acres. For more information about The Estates of Forrest Glen call 770-965-8519 or click here.



FULLY DECORATED MODEL HOME IS NOW OPEN AT THE RESERVE AT LIBERTY PARK
June 2007 – Southern Creek Development announces the fully decorated model home at The Reserve at Liberty Park. Located in Braselton, the single family homes in the community are priced from the mid $300,000s to the $500,000s.

The model home boasts 3,650 square feet and showcases Trisyn Homes’ Starling Plan with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Home shoppers enter the home and are greeted by the two-story foyer which gives-way to the two-story great room. Also on the main level, there is a private study, bedroom, bathroom, dining room, mud room, breakfast area, butler’s pantry and spacious kitchen. The gourmet kitchen includes an oversized central island and granite countertops, and a small study area with a work desk. Hardwood floors also run throughout the main floor.

Located upstairs are the three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, and expansive master suite. The master suite includes a sitting area with fireplace, and the master bath consists of a garden tub, walk-in shower, his and hers vanities, and an incredibly spacious walk-in closet. Unique to the model, a media room was created upstairs with built-in shelves and a computer area, and there is a home theatre located in the basement. For more information, call 706-658-0015 or click here.



HOMEOWNERS ENJOY LIFE AT CLARKSTONE VILLAGE
June 2007 – New home buyers are continually drawn to the home styles and small-town atmosphere at Trisyn Homes’ Clarkstone Village in Hall County. The intimate community of 67 single family two-story homes is located in beautiful Flowery Branch and offers homes priced from the $190,000s to $200,000s.

Clarkstone Village boasts a number of features rare to the area and price range including carriage exterior trim, brick fronts and craftsman brick watertable skirting on the sides and the rear. The homes also feature floor plans of up to 2,300 square feet, 9-foot smooth ceilings, maple cabinets, marble and glass front gas log fireplaces, hardwood floors in the foyer, spacious family rooms, and open kitchens with islands, front porch entry and walk-in closets.

Streetlights and sidewalks on both sides give the community a homely neighborhood feel. Homeowners will also receive a free 2-year membership to the nearby Lake Lanier water park. Clarkstone Village is served by Flowery Branch Elementary and West Hall Middle and High Schools. For more information, call 770-967-6002 or click here.
 

 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: MONTE HEWETT HOMES’ WEST VILLAGE
June 2007 – Monte Hewett Homes welcomes the first homeowners to West Village in Smyrna. Keith Dixon and his family of four chose a single-family home in West Village because of the great quality and convenience.


Monte Hewett HomesMonte Hewett Homes’ single-family homes in West Village are priced from the $600,000s. As with all homes built by Monte Hewett, those in West Village meet or exceed the high standards of EarthCraft construction, so they are more efficient and comfortable, saving home owners 30 to 45 percent on their energy bills. The environmentally friendly construction is a real bonus to the Dixon family.


West Village’s retail component will include restaurants, quaint boutiques, a coffee bar and larger shops to attract community residents and visitors alike. The community’s residential components will include the 115 townhomes and 70 single-family homes by Monte Hewett Homes as well as apartments and condos. In all, the community will boast some 1,100 residential and retail units. For more information on West Village, click here or call 678-538-3130.

 

 

 

The Perfect Place Setting – Indoors and Out – Ansley Creek in East Cobb
June 2007 – Located within walking distance of Pope High School, pre-sales are now being accepted at Ansley Creek. Consisting of 20 lavish manor homes priced from the high $800,000’s, homeowners at Ansley Creek will enjoy classic home designs, tree-lined streets and paver sidewalks that lead past homes designed with architectural features that define this timeless community. Interested new home shoppers can now visit www.ansleycreek.com to find out more information and to register on the community’s VIP buyer list. Sales and marketing is being handled by Jenny Pruitt & Associates New Homes Services.

The homes at Ansley Creek are built by one of Atlanta’s finest custom home builders, Sessoms Homes, LLC. The unique homes meld old world designs influenced by French Country, English Manor and Traditional Southern architecture. The four bedroom homes offer many elegant details, including hardwood floors throughout the main levels, extensive trim packages, 10-foot ceilings on the main levels and spacious decks and patio spaces (per plan). Homeowners can also choose from a variety of additional upgrades to suit their personal needs, including whole-house audio systems, stain-grade elevators, outdoor fireplaces and finished basements with media rooms, exercise rooms, extra bedrooms or wine cellars.

Ansley Creek is conveniently located near major shopping areas including Perimeter Mall, Northpoint Mall, The Avenue of East Cobb, and Town Center. Additionally, some of Atlanta's most exclusive Country Clubs and Atlanta's various business, cultural, and entertainments centers are easily accessible. For more information, contact Donna King at 770-826-3028 or click here.

 

 

 

HAVEN PROPERTIES OPENS AMENITIES IN HAWTHORNE AT LOST MOUNTAIN
Haven Properties
June 2007 – Haven Properties opened amenities in Hawthorne at Lost Mountain. Residents of the West Cobb community, which is located within the new Hillgrove High School district, will have opportunities to swim and play outdoors just in time for summer fun. Homes in Hawthorne at Lost Mountain start in the high $400,000s.

The community’s new amenities include a family swim pavilion, walking trails, outdoor gathering space, and children’s play park. The completion of new homes and amenities is creating a beautiful streetscape to welcome families home every day.

Homes in Hawthorne at Lost Mountain are set on half acre sites. The three-sides masonry exteriors feature brick and cement siding with natural stone accented front elevations. Luxurious interiors are finished with show-stopping details including oak hardwoods in the kitchen, breakfast room, foyer and powder bath; heavy trim in the formal dining room, family room and foyer; and large traditional fireplace with marble, stone or brick surround. Many kitchens feature elements of The Cleaner KitchenTM program, with Silestone countertops featuring Microban bacterial inhibitors, Pür water filters and stove top ventilation to the outdoors. Haven Properties also recently added 36”, five-burner cook tops as a standard feature in all homes, adding luxury and supreme convenience to any chef. All kitchens have ceramic tile backsplash and black appliances, including a built-in double oven. For more information, call on-site sales agent Pam Adams at 770-222-2735 or click here.

 

 

NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO BUY AT ASCOT REALTY’S AUGUSTINE PLANTATION IN AUBURN
May 2007 – Ascot Realty is offering $8,000 in incentives at Augustine Plantation, an intimate community of 21 homes priced from $174,900 to $229,900 in Barrow County. If using the preferred lender Ascot Realty is offering home buyers an $8,000 Buyer Bonus on select inventory available to close within 30 days. The Buyer Bonus may be used any way the buyer prefers, from lowering the price of the home and closing costs to upgrades such as granite, hardwoods or appliances. In addition, the builder will also pay $2,500 toward closing costs. Interested buyers should contact the sales agent for additional details.

The homes in the community range from 2,000 to 2,800 square feet of living space. Home buyers will appreciate the many standard features available in the homes at Augustine Plantation, including hardwood floors in the foyer, plush carpeting throughout, brick accents on the front of the homes, three-sides concrete siding, solid maple cabinetry and wood-burning fireplaces in each home. Most of the homes, which are built by Atlanco Builders, have vaulted ceilings in the master bedrooms, as well as the family rooms and kitchens. For more information, call Kari Ann West at 770-231-7418 or click here.


 

ASCOT REALTY OFFERS GREAT INCENTIVES AT THE PARK AT COPPER TRAIL
May 2007 – Now is a great time to buy a new home at Ascot Realty’s The Park at Copper Trail. Homebuyers may receive $5,000 of free upgrades when purchasing select inventory at the Buford community, which consists of 52 homes priced from $200,000 to $263,900.

Homeowners may choose among four home plans in the community ranging in size from 2,200 to 2,800 square feet. Those include the Sterling, Wilshire, Winfield and Sutherland. All of the homes at the Park at Copper Trail are two-story plans and have three or four bedrooms and two-car garages. The most popular plan, the Sterling, has a beautiful guest bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor, which can be used as an in-law suite. All of the homes feature formal dining rooms, kitchens with eat-in breakfast areas, family rooms with fireplaces and entry foyers with hardwood floors. Basement lots are available. For more information, call 770-364-8667 or click here.

 

 

 

JOHN WIELAND HOMES AND NEIGHBORHOODS TO BUILD AT THE PRESERVE AT HERON BAY
May 2007 – Minerva Properties is pleased to welcome John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods to their first Henry County community, Heron Bay Golf & Country Club.John Wieland will be building at Heron Bay’s newest neighborhood, The Preserve. Building from its Signature Homes Collection, homes will be priced from the mid $400,000s to the $500,000s.

An intimate neighborhood of only 50 homesites, The Preserve is situated along the 5th hole of the golf course. Several homesites also back up to the green on the 2nd golf hole. Nature lovers will likely select one of the heavily wooded sites in this beautiful community. Homesites will be ½ acre and larger and basement lots will be available. Homes will average 3,000 to more than 3,500 square feet and offer three-car garages.

Residents at The Preserve will enjoy the many resort-style amenities of Heron Bay Golf & Country Club, including the Lakefront Park, Tennis Center, miles of sidewalks and nature trails, the 5000 sq. ft. Community Lodge with fitness center and the three-pool Aquatic Center with heated Junior Olympic pool for extended swim seasons. Residents may also choose to join Canongate for play on the beautiful and challenging 7,300 yard, par-72 golf course, or take advantage of fishing and non-motorized boating on Henry County’s 1,100-acre Cole Reservoir, which is adjacent to Heron Bay.

For more information on John Wieland Homes at Heron Bay call Wieland’s Corporate Sales Team at 770-996-6065 or visit jwhomes.com.
 

 

 

McCAR HOMES CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF DECORATED MODEL HOME AT DANIEL CREEK
May 2007 – McCar Homes is pleased to announce the opening of its fully decorated model home at Daniel Creek, an intimate community of just 38 homes located in Sugar Hill. Offering plans from the Cottage Collection, the single-family homes at Daniel Creek are priced from the $300,000s.

Premiering at Daniel Creek is the four-bedroom, two and one-half bath Preston plan. Guests are welcomed in to the home by a large, open study, which leads to the formal dining room. Completing the first floor is a powder room, great room, gourmet kitchen and spacious living room. Hardwood floors run throughout the main level as well as elegantly appointed trim. The gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, tile backsplash and beautiful granite countertops, which are also in the baths. The large master suite with private bath is located upstairs, as well as three additional bedrooms and two baths.

The homes at Daniel Creek range in size from 2,522 to 3,256 square feet with three, four and five bedrooms. Homeowners at Daniel Creek can spend time with friends and family members at the community gathering area with a covered fire pit and children can play at the playground. For more information about Daniel Creek, please contact our on-site sales agent at (770) 614-1323 or click here.

 

 

 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES NOW ACCEPTING PRESALES AT DAVIS OAKS
May 2007 – Richport Properties is pleased to announce that presales are now being accepted at their newest community in Dekalb County. Located in the popular Oak Grove area on the old Davis property, Davis Oaks will offer just 21 luxury town homes priced from the $460,000s.

All town homes at Davis Oaks will feature two-car, rear-entry, drive-under garages; decks and porches; gourmet kitchens with granite countertops; hardwood floors throughout the main level; and unfinished basements that can be built out for a home office, home theater or storage. Many home buyers will also have the option to install an elevator in their three-story home. All home fronts will face LaVista and Alderbrook to create a very attractive streetscape. Richport Properties will preserve as many trees as possible in the community, which will give homeowners an abundance of greenspace and allow homes to blend nicely with the natural surrounds. Homeowners at Davis Oaks will also have all their landscaping and exterior maintanence taken care of by the homeowner’s association.

For more information on Davis Oaks, please visit the sales center at 1510 Oak Grove Road, Suite 3, Decatur GA 30033. To contact the on-site agent, Debbie Spivey, please call 404-634-1470 or click here.

 

 

 

PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS MODEL HOME AT WINDERMERE IN FORSYTH COUNTY
May 2007 – Peachtree Residential is pleased to announce the opening of its decorated model home in the Salisbury enclave at Windermere, a luxury golf community in South Forsyth County. Offering gorgeous views of the surrounding areas, homes in Salisbury at Windermere are priced from the mid $500,000s.


Featuring five bedrooms and four baths, the two-story plus full basement Tidewater model offers stunning views from every room of the house. The gourmet kitchen with breakfast room opens to a sunroom. A two-story party deck is located off of the sunroom. Inside, the large formal dining room and living room are perfect for entertaining as well. A guest bedroom and full bath are also located on the home’s main level. Upstairs, the large master suite with sitting area also provides additional living space with a private master retreat located off of the room. An additional three bedrooms are located upstairs. Offering an endless array of fun-filled amenities, Windermere features a private 18 hole Davis Love Signature golf course, swim and tennis lodge, swimming pool with mushroom waterfall and waterslide, tennis courts, playground, basketball court and open greenspace.
 

For more information on homes within the Salisbury and Stanford enclaves, priced from the mid $500’s, call 770-844-9751. For information on Peachtree Residential homes in the Suffolk enclave, priced from the mid $300’s, call 678-965-5944 or click here.

 

 

HIGHLAND VILLAGE OFFERS EXCLUSIVE LIVING IN THE VININGS AREA
May 2007– Offering a unique opportunity to live in an EarthCraft Home in the popular Vinings area, pre-sales are now being accepted at Highland Village. With only 21 homes available in the intimate community, homes at Highland Village are priced from the mid $500,000s. Sales and marketing is being handled by Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services.

Atlanta Custom Homes LLC and Bonner and Fountain Construction LLC are building at Highland Village. The homes are all EarthCraft certified and include an array of standard features that enhance the appeal of the homes, including granite countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms; dramatic vaulted ceilings throughout; hardwood and tile floors; and true gourmet kitchens. Additionally, the homes feature whole house water filtration systems, fiberglass exterior windows and life-time waterproofing warranties. The homes range in size from 3,200 to 4,000 square feet and offer full basements. For more information
click here.

 

 

SHARP RESIDENTIAL CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING AT WEST PARK WITH A SPRING LUNCHEON
May 2007 – Sharp Residential recently celebrated the grand opening of West Park, an intimate community of 84 homes in Cobb County, with a Spring Fever Luncheon. The community welcomed real estate agents and interested new homebuyers to the community on April 17th for an exquisite lunch catered by Situations Catering. Those in attendance were also allowed to tour the fully decorated model home as well as many other homes in the community that were open for viewing. Over 70 people visited the community and in addition to the delicious spring menu, all agents were given a special gift to promote Sharp’s Agent Incentive, Sharp Pay.

 

At West Park, homes will be built from the Classics series, and an abundance of extra features will be incorporated into all of the homes. Enhancing the elegance of the plans, all of the homes will be three-sides brick with real stone exteriors and carriage-style doors on three-car garages. All homes include gourmet kitchens with double ovens and granite countertops, upgraded trim packages, irrigation systems, extensive molding, and options of master on the main.

The homes in West Park feature two-story plans that feature spacious breakfast areas, expansive family rooms, spa tubs in the master baths, three-car garages and much more. The executive-style traditional homes sit on three-fourth acre wooded homesites – offering homeowners an abundance of privacy. For more information,
click here.

 

 

McCAR HOMES ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF MODEL HOME AT KEYSTONE GATES
May 2007 –McCar Homes announces the grand opening of the fully decorated model home at Keystone Gates in Lithonia. Located one mile from I-20 and just minutes from Stone Crest Mall, this gated community features luxury town homes priced from the $180,000s.

From McCar Homes Legacy Collection, Keystone offers the Stonemont floorplan as the fully decorated model home. Offering three bedrooms and two and a half baths, the home’s spacious floorplan provides an open feel. Additional features, such as hardwood flooring and a fireplace, add to the home’s ambiance.

Homeowners at Keystone Gates can choose from an array of design features including upgraded cabinets, open rail stairs, upgraded lighting and all town homes are pre-wired for security systems. Keystone Gates offers a variety of floor plan options that can fit any new home buyer’s budget.

McCar Homes offers a 15 year warranty that covers construction defects, as well as structural element failure. For conditions that exceed McCar Homes' Limited Warranty guidelines, the One Year Platinum Protection Plan addresses other items. The community also features fabulous amenities including two pools and a cabana. For more information, click here.



McCAR HOMES ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF THE GATES AT JOHNS CREEK
May 2007 – McCar Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest community located in the heart of the prestigious Johns Creek business area, The Gates at Johns Creek. This exclusive gated community features homes from the Village and Cottage Collection with single-family homes from the $300,000s and town homes from the mid $200,000s.

The town homes at The Gates at Johns Creek offer low maintenance exteriors and innovative floorplans. The large two-story town homes from the Village Collection range in size from 2,182 to 2,222 square feet and offer double master suite designs or traditional three-bedroom plans. All of the homes at The Gates at Johns Creek offer upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, a variety of flooring including hardwoods, countertop and cabinet choices.

In addition to the beautiful homes, homeowners will enjoy the community swimming pool and cabana. Lighted sidewalks also wind throughout the community. The community is close to many dining and shopping outlets for homeowners’ enjoyment. For more information, call 678-321-2530 or click here.

 

 

 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES ANNOUNCES NEW ROCKBRIDGE IN NORCROSS
May 2007 – Richport Properties is pleased to announce that construction is underway at its newest Norcross community, New Rockbridge. Located just minutes from I-85 off of Jimmy Carter Road, New Rockbridge will feature 68 town homes priced from the mid $190,000s to the low $200,000s.

When complete, New Rockbridge will offer 11 town homes with one car garages, at 1,700 square feet, and 57 two-car garage town homes, at just under 2,000 square feet. Of the floor plans to choose from, one will offer two master suites, making it ideal for a roommate situation, and all other plans will be three bedrooms with two and one-half baths. All homes will have some hardwoods on the first floor, security systems, and garage door openers. The exterior of the homes will feature attractive low maintenance front combinations of brick, stone and cement siding. Throughout the community, there are several greenspaces, as well as sidewalks and streetlights.

New Rockbridge is located behind Rockbridge Elementary School, and children in the community will attend New Rockbridge, Lilburn Middle and Meadowcreek High schools. For more information on the community, call Dennis Speas at 678-371-6014 or visit www.richport.com.

 

 

VARIETY OF HOMES, AMENITIES DRAW BUYERS TO PROVIDENCE IN DACULA
May 2007 – New home buyers at Winmark Homes’ Providence in Dacula will soon be able to enjoy the full amenities package of this single-family community priced from the $240,000s. Located near the Mall of Georgia and Ga. Highway 316, Providence offers large homes within a great price point in Gwinnett County.

The lighted tennis courts and clubhouse are complete now, and the pool will be ready this summer at Providence. Homeowners will enjoy the outstanding amenities of the community, including a Junior Olympic swimming pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. Winding sidewalks lined with streetlights will allow residents to enjoy the beautiful rural setting of Providence.

This 159-home community has two models, the four-bedroom, two- and one-half bathroom Azalea and the five-bedroom, three-bathroom Kendall. Seven different house plans, ranging from four- to six-bedroom options, will comprise the community, and each of these are available in multiple front elevations. Master-on-the main, ranch and second-story master bedroom homes are available at Providence. Each plan can be customized to meet buyers’ needs, from upstairs reading areas in a bonus space to entertainment lofts and media rooms with a separate bathroom. For more information about Providence, call 678-730-1191 or
click here.

 

 

 

NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY AT BOWEN FAMILY HOMES’ CASWELL OVERLOOK IN MARIETTA
May 2007 – Bowen Family Homes has experienced successful sales for Caswell Overlook, the Cobb County luxury community of more than 200 brick, two-car garage town homes priced from the $220,000s. With the community amenities opening soon and great incentive offers for buyers, now is the perfect time for potential homeowners to purchase their new home in Caswell Overlook.

Many homes are still available within Caswell Overlook, but only four opportunities remain to purchase a basement home in the community. Of the 15 original basement homes, 11 have sold in only three months. Several homes that are able to close in 30 days are now available, and Bowen Family Homes is offering a $10,000 incentive for buyers who purchase homes that are able to close within 60 days and obtain financing through the preferred lender.

Soon, homeowners will have the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous amenity package of a pool with mushroom fountain, playground and cabana at Caswell Overlook. The amenities are scheduled to open July 4, just in time for gatherings with friends and family. Each two-car garage town home features a spacious, award-winning home plan ranging in size from 1,755 to 1,859 square feet. For more information, call Jeff Anthony at 770-955-0774 or click here.

 

 

 

KAIROS DEVELOPMENT BREAKS GROUND ON LUXURY CONDOS
May 2007 – Kairos Development Corporation announces the start of construction on another “Live Life Community,” The Astoria at The Aramore, a luxury high rise consisting of 71 exclusive condominiums located within “the living room of Atlanta” just south of Peachtree Battle in Fulton County. Condos are priced from the $400,000s, and penthouses are priced from the $900,000s. The official start date for construction was early March.

The Astoria offers condo buyers the opportunity to personalize their homes with high end options chosen by the world renowned Cooper Cary design team. Home plans at The Astoria boast 1,500 to over 4,000 square feet and are designed with larger areas than most Atlanta condos to better accommodate buyers who require extra bedrooms, storage space, and ample space for larger furniture. The Astoria is also pet friendly.

The exterior of The Astoria is designed to complement the architecture and character of the existing neighborhood. Inviting home exteriors with large balconies and an actual backyard setting along Peachtree Creek, allow homeowners to enjoy the serene outdoors without leaving the comforts of home. Amenities include a lap pool, heated spa, water wall, outdoor fireplace in elegant garden setting, private poolside cabanas, poolside summer kitchens and grilling areas, state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the sundeck, clubroom with full catering kitchen, more than one acre of green space, media room, concierge, private guest suite, and street-level retail and dry cleaning services. For more information on The Astoria at The Aramore, call 404-355-6999 or click here.

 

 

Richardson Housing Group is Georgia’s 2007 Family-Owned Business of the Year
April 2007 – Richardson Housing Group has been named the Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year in Georgia by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Nominated by the publishers of the Gwinnett Business Journal for the company’s model approach to business, community and family, Richardson Housing Group’s President and Founder, Allen Richardson, will accept the award at a luncheon hosted by the Georgia Lenders Quality Circle this spring.

The SBA Award recognizes a family-owned business with outstanding growth in sales and profits while also providing employment opportunities for both family and non-family employees. The award acknowledges a company that shows potential for long-term business growth while providing voluntary community services.

Since its inception, the company has grown from two to nearly 40 employees, and continues to develop growth and expansion opportunities within the company and the industry. Richardson Housing Group has experienced sizeable growth in recent years, which is expected to continue into 2007 and beyond. Its annual gross profits were $6.2 million in 2005, doubling its gross profits since 2001. Last year alone, the company sold 220 homes, a company record, and generated approximately $45 million in revenues.

For more information on Richardson Housing Group, click here or call 770.963.0359 ext. 323
 

 

TOUCHSTONE HOMES AWARDED AMERICA’S BEST BUILDER FOR 2007
April 2007 – Touchstone Homes is proud to announce that they have been awarded the designation of America’s Best Builder for 2007. A panel of ten industry judges selected the America’s Best Builder honorees based on their outstanding performance in five different areas; these areas include finance and operations, customer service and quality, community and industry service, design and construction, and marketing. Touchstone Homes President Bryan Cohen stated that, “Touchstone Homes has been awarded America’s Best Builder for 2007 because we strive for success, quality, and distinction in all of the areas within the building industry; we want our customers to receive a quality home with the finest customer service, and we want our employees to have the opportunity to learn and grow with our company both personally and professionally.”

For more than a decade, BUILDER Magazine, the leading publication in the housing industry, and the National Association of Home Builders have recognized the best builders in the nation. The America’s Best Builder contest receives entries from home builders across the United States, and Touchstone Homes is proud to earn one of the homebuilding industry’s prominent honors.

Touchstone Homes has been developing and building in some of Atlanta’s finest communities since 1994. Over the years, as one of Atlanta’s premier new home builders, Touchstone Homes has built new homes in Gwinnett, Forsyth, Fulton, Hall, Cobb, and Douglas Counties. Touchstone Homes’ experienced new home builders and on-site professionals are well versed in assisting homebuyers throughout the entire home building process to ensure all your expectations are met. From the time you select your home and make all of your selections in our Design Studio to the day you move into your new home-we’re with you every step of the way.

Touchstone Homes has received numerous Professionalism Awards from the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association, and the company has earned the coveted Certified Professional Home Builder designation. For more information on Touchstone Homes call 770-945-5228 or click here.

 

 

FINAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR VILLAGE GROVE ESTATES
April 2007 – Touchstone Homes announces the final opportunities in Village Grove Estates. This mixed use community, conveniently located in Suwanee will be closing out the final five estate homes soon. The final five homes range in price from $374,020 to $459,900, have five or six bedrooms, and are a mix of basement and slab homes. Some homes are ready for immediate move in and others will be ready for summer. These homes are craftsman design with rocking chair front porches, granite counter-tops and maple cabinets in the kitchen, and spacious master suites.

Village Grove features shops and a business complex within the community. Amenities include parks, nature trails, playground, junior Olympic swimming pool, and tennis courts. All of this combined make Village Grove a true live, work, and play community.

Village Grove is serviced by the much sought after Gwinnett County School district. These schools include: North Gwinnett High School, Lanier Middle School, and Level Creek Elementary School. To get to Village Grove take I-85 North to exit 111, turn left and continue on Lawrenceville/Suwanee Road approximately 4 miles, after crossing over Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Village Grove will be the first street on the left. For more information on the Estates at Village Grove contact Heather Taylor at 770-904-3942 or click here.

 

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES ANNOUNCES PHASE II OF MANCHESTER WALK IN GWINNETT COUNTY
April 2007 – Bowen Family Homes is pleased to announce Phase II is now selling at Manchester Walk, a pool, cabana and playground community of Arts and Crafts style homes priced from the $160,000s in Lawrenceville. Phase II will include 37 homes.

Bowen Family Homes is currently offering buyers a $10,000 Anyway You Want It incentive on the three remaining basement homes in Phase I. The basement homes include two Lakeland styles with three bedrooms and two baths in 1,755 square feet of living space. They are priced at $208,010 and $210,725. The hometown builder’s popular Carter home style is the third remaining basement home. It includes four bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a spacious family room with corner fireplace in 1,855 square feet.

The 203 homes of Manchester Walk offer two-car garages and range in size from 1,600 to 1,865 square feet of well-designed living space. Home plans offer either three or four bedrooms and two or two-and-one-half baths. Loft areas are also available in most home designs. Home exteriors are concrete composite siding with brick or stone fronts. Homeowners at Manchester Walk will enjoy a neighborhood swimming pool, cabana and playground. For more information, call 678-407-6184 or click here.

 

FRIENDSHIP ANNOUNCES ‘MILLION DOLLAR’ HOMES FROM THE $200,000's
April 2007 – Friendship Real Estate Services announces that Green Leaf Family Communities will build the exclusive Coventry Collection at Woodward Crossing, a single-family home community priced from the $200,000s. When complete, this Buford community will have 150 homes.

Green Leaf Family Communities, which is owned by Allen Parker, has more than 30 years experience building in the Atlanta area. Well known for a commitment to quality construction and attention to details, Green Leaf Family Communities’ homes boast stunning interior and exterior architectural details. Green Leaf has built homes up to $5 million in some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Atlanta, including homes for some of Atlanta’s VIPs.

The homes at Woodward Crossing will offer details such as custom-designed cabinetry, hardwoods on the main floor, wrought iron stair railings, granite countertops, decorative hardware in rubbed bronze and brushed nickel finishes and exclusive lighting packages – features that are not available in this price range in Gwinnett County. The homes’ exteriors are comprised of stone, brick and Hardiplank® Siding and have unique decorative elements including Tudor style designs and old-world architecture. Additionally, the community will have a swimming pool, cabana and children’s playground area. For more information click here.
 


QUANTUM HOMES OPENS JONES BRIDGE ESTATES IN JOHN’S CREEK
March 2007 – Quantum Homes is pleased to announce the opening of Jones Bridge Estates in John’s Creek, a luxurious community of three-story manor homes in north Fulton County. When complete, this community will include 27 homes priced from the high $500,000s ranging from 3,500 to 3,700 square feet.

Jones Bridge Estates has 11 different homes available, and the model features the Providence, which has four bedrooms. The manor homes have three levels of living space with the garage and terrace level completely finished. Homebuyers can opt to use this space as an additional bedroom, media room or home office. Plans range from three to five bedrooms each.

The fully decorated Providence model, like all the homes at Jones Bridge Estates, is loaded with elegant standard features, including site-finished hardwood floors throughout the main living area and third level of the home. Other features are 10-foot ceilings on main floor, oak stair railing and stair treads with iron balusters, tile and stone backsplash and granite countertops in the kitchen, cultured marble vanities and jetted tubs in the master bedroom. Elevators are standard in all completed homes, as are gas log fireplace and wiring throughout the home for phone, cable and the security system. All homes at Jones Bridge Estates have two-car garages and feature a terrace-level entry with porches and covered entryways. This gated community has sidewalks, streetlights and underground utilities. For more information, click here or call 678-319-0860.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP OFFERS TWO NEW PLANS AT LOGANVILLE’S KELLY MILL
March 2007– Friendship Real Estate Services recently began offering two new home plans at Kelly Mill, a Loganville community with 73 craftsman style homes priced from the $190,000s to $230,000s. The new Hadley is a two-story home with three bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms with a loft area starting at $209,900, while the Brighton is a ranch-style home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sunroom priced from $199,900. Kelly Mill is comprised of seven floor plans.

Kelly Mill’s model, the Greenway, has four bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms and is priced from $224,900. This fully decorated homes shows the standard features available at Kelly Mill, including smooth ceilings, wrought-iron interior railings, hardwood floors in the foyer, garage door openers, maple cabinetry and designer lighting packages with homeowner’s choice of brushed nickel or rubbed bronze fixtures.

All homes at Kelly Mill include a security system and pre-wiring for satellite and computer accessibility. The homes’ exteriors are comprised of stone and brick accents and Hardiplank siding. A 6-foot wooden fence surrounds the backyard for privacy. Homeowners will enjoy the private backyard patios, and depending on the plan, some homes have covered patios. The community has sidewalks, streetlights and underground utilities. If homebuyers purchase homes now, they can receive a $5,000 incentive to use anyway they like, from home upgrades to an appliance package. Additionally, homebuyers can receive $2,500 toward closing costs. For more information about the community, click here or call community sales agents Chris Milton or Lizette Mercado 770-554-3855.

 

 

ASCOT’S LYNNFIELD PARK IN GWINNETT OFFERS HOMES FOR EVERY BUYER
March 2007 – Gourmet kitchens, large dining rooms and spacious family living areas are drawing new home buyers to Ascot Realty’s Lynnfield Park, a community of 97 homes priced from the low $100,000s in Lawrenceville. Visitors are invited to tour the model home, the Madison plan, which has four bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms. The plan is popular among Lynnfield Park homebuyers because it has formal living and dining rooms as well as a kitchen with breakfast bar which overlooks the spacious family room. Like all the homes of Lynnfield Park, the Madison model features a brick- and stone-accented front with a carriage style garage door.

When complete, Lynnfield Park will offer 97 homes with standard features such as formal living and dining rooms for easy entertaining, master bedrooms with sitting areas and European-style maple kitchen cabinets with either light or cherry stains. All homes have interior wrought-iron railings on the stairs, and granite countertops are an option in the kitchens. In addition to spacious master suites, the homes have large secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets. For more information on Ascot Realty, click here or call 770-614-5993.


LOW PRICES, LARGE HOMES BRING BUYERS TO SEDGEFIELD
March 2007 – Homes are selling fast at Ascot Realty’s Sedgefield, a community of 121 ranch and two-story homes, in the popular Buford area of Gwinnett County. Priced from the low to mid $200,000s, the homes range from 2,400 to 2,700 square feet and are loaded with standard features.

Nine different floor plans in Sedgefield offer something for every buyer, including a master-on-the-main home, various plans with basement lots, traditional two-story homes and a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home. Some designs, like the four-bedroom, three-bathroom Alexis, include vaulted ceilings, spacious master suites and finished bonus rooms. Homes are constructed by AK Builders, Jason Gillis Homes and Lenox Communities. A model home is open for guests to tour. For more information on the community, click here or call Kristine Forbes Davis at 404-975-9640 or Mike Miller at 404-787-6526.

 

 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES BUILDS NEW COMMUNITY IN HISTORIC OAK GROVE
March 2007 – Richport Properties is pleased to announce the opening if its newest community in DeKalb County. Located on the old Davis property across from The Grove, Davis Oaks will offer just 21 luxury town homes priced from the $450,000s.

Richport is considered a pacesetter in the construction of environmentally friendly homes, traditional neighborhood developments and communities with greenspace. During construction of Davis Oaks, the company will preserve as many trees as possible on the historic site.

The town homes at Davis Oaks will feature rear-entry, drive-under garages; decks and porches; gourmet kitchens; and unfinished spaces that can be built out for a home office, home theater or storage. Many home buyers will also have the option to install an elevator in their three-story home. All home fronts will face LaVista and Alderbrook to create a very attractive streetscape. For more information, call on-site agent Debbie Spivey at 404-444-8675 or click here.

 

 

 

GRAND OPENING OF THE OVERLOOK AT LITCHFIELD
February 2007 – David Chatham, Harry Hammond, Jere Wood and other area dignitaries recently cut the ribbon at the grand opening of The Overlook at Litchfield, Chatham’s latest world-class family neighborhood located within prestigious Litchfield Hundred.

Stunning homes, priced from the $900s, will sit on acre lots in a beautifully wooded setting. Residents of The Overlook at Litchfield will enjoy the newly refurbished swimming pool, tennis courts, pavilion, expanded clubhouse and other amenities of Litchfield Hundred, one of Roswell’s most exclusive and established communities. Custom homes feature all of the craftsmanship and detail homeowners have come to expect from a Chatham neighborhood. For more information on The Overlook at Litchfield, please contact Gwen Meadows or Brenda Smith at 770/645-2757 or click here.
 

 

PRE-SALES NOW BEING ACCEPTED ON NEW PHASE AT DUPONT COMMONS
February 2007 – Brock Built City Neighborhoods is pleased to announce that presales are now being accepted on homes in Phase III of its popular Westside community Dupont Commons. The homes at Dupont Commons are priced from the mid $400,000s, and are characterized by classic craftsmanship architecture while incorporating many luxurious features today’s home buyers desire. Homeowners will be able to choose from 12 different well designed floorplans with a variety of color schemes within Phase III. The three and four bedroom homes feature spacious and open floorplans with gourmet kitchens featuring stainless steel appliances and granite countertops; intricate detailing, such as crown molding in the dining rooms and master bedrooms; and luxurious master retreats with jetted garden tubs, separate showers and walk-in closets. Hardwood floors run throughout the main level.

Homeowners will also enjoy all the privileges of the Dupont Club, a spacious, well-appointed clubhouse offering sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline. At the club, residents can take advantage of the kitchen, fitness center and grand room with double sided fireplace. Residents can also take advantage of all of the greenspace in the community – enjoying life outdoors while walking on the nature trails, having a picnic or throwing the ball at the four-acre park or taking a leisurely stroll on the community sidewalks that wind throughout.

Brock Built neighborhoods offer the convenience and amenities of city living with the charm of a bygone era within the peaceful surrounds of the suburbs where generation after generation can call home. For more information on Brock Built’s communities, click here or call 404-351-7555.

 

 

BROCK BUILT HEADS TO SMYRNA WITH FOUR NEW NEIGHBORHOODS
February 2007 – Brock Built City Neighborhoods has built communities throughout the City of Atlanta for a while, and is now bringing their homes to Cobb County with The Smyrna Collection.

 

The Smyrna Collection will open throughout 2007 with North Whitfield Reserve being the first to welcome new residents in early spring. The other three communities opening are Belmont Chase, King Springs Preserve and Rosalyn Commons. All homes will feature numerous interior features including hardwood floors on the first level, granite countertops, custom cabinets, nickel plumbing fixtures, stainless steel appliances, trey ceilings and much more.

Amentias of The Smyrna Collection will work to give the community a retro “old town” style and include sidewalks, streetlights, underground utilities, hidden garage doors and service allies that mask unsightly garbage cans. Brock Built neighborhoods offer the convenience and amenities of city living with the charm of a bygone era within the peaceful surrounds of the suburbs where generation after generation can call home. For more information on Brock Built’s newest communities, click here or call 404-214-2918.
 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: McCAR HOMES INVITES SHOPPERS TO MAKE THEIR MOVE INTO A NEW TOWNHOME
February 2007 – Due to the overwhelming success of the “Make Your Move” promo held by McCar Homes last weekend, the savings have been extended for one more week. Through March 4, 2007, McCar Homes invites new home shoppers to make their move with special savings on select townhomes in all of its townhome communities. There are still a variety of new townhomes offering superb homesites and the finest in new home features available. For home shoppers who purchase select inventory townhomes and close by March 31, 2007, McCar Homes is offering up to $25,000 in savings.


Shoppers can preview each of the new townhomes available at McCar Homes many townhome communities across metro Atlanta by clicking here or by visiting the on-site sales associates at each community.
 

“We had an excellent weekend of sales – with more than 30 new home shoppers making their move into a new townhome,“ said Keith McSwain, CEO of McCar Homes. “Townhomes are great for first-time buyers, busy professionals, singles, active adults or those who just don’t want the upkeep and maintenance involved with a single-family home. For those who weren’t able to make it last weekend, we are extending the opportunity to purchase a new townhome at an incredible price.” * Rules and restrictions apply. See a McCar Homes onsite agent or call 770-206-9100 for details.

 

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES INVITES PRIORITY LIST REGISTRANTS
February 2007 – Bowen Family Homes invites interested homebuyers to register on Sweetwater Landing’s Priority List in order to have first choice of home sites and home plans once presales begin in late February or early March. The hometown builder expects quick sales when the community is introduced and will offer Priority List registrants updates on the community’s progress and an invitation to the private presale. Homes will start in the $200,000s.

Many of the single-family homes in Sweetwater Landing have rear entry garages and are approached by quaint alley streets, which create a small town atmosphere. Other homes will feature Bowen Family Homes popular Village Series of home designs, including three and four bedroom homes with up to almost 2,500 square feet of living space.

The community will also offer a neighborhood pool, a tennis court and cabana. For more recreational activities, residents can simply cross the street to visit Powder Springs Park, which contains 17.5 acres of ball fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, paved trails and an outdoor swimming pool.

Interested buyers may register on Bowen Family Homes’ Priority Interest List now. Bowen Family Homes will contact priority registrants and invite them to participate in the Early Homesite Reservation Program and purchase a home in Sweetwater Landing before the official grand opening to the general public. To register, call 1-877 MY BOWEN or click here.

 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: BOWEN FAMILY HOMES’ HANOVER HAS IT ALL
February 2007 – Bowen Family Homes presents buyers the opportunity to live in an exciting Alpharetta community and pay lower Forsyth County taxes with Hanover Place and Hanover Pointe. A Priority Interest List is now forming for home buyers who wish to receive updates on the community and notification when private presales begin in late February or early March.

Hanover Place will be comprised of two-story and ranch-style single-family homes from Bowen Family Homes’ Family Series. The all new single-family home designs have 2,700 to 3,400 square feet with four or five bedrooms and 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 baths. Some designs offer the Owner's Suite on the main level.

Hanover Pointe will feature two townhome designs with two-car garages, many which are rear-entry and approached by quaint alley streets. The combination creates a unique small town atmosphere and inviting environment. These spacious townhome plans are also featured in other Bowen Family Homes communities as single-family homes. In addition to the new Family Series plans, Bowen Family Homes will offer some of their most popular floor plans in the two communities. Located across the street from each other, the communities are easily accessible from GA 400, just off of McFarland Road. To register or for more information, call 1-877 MY BOWEN or click here.

 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: BOWEN FAMILY HOMES OPENS TWO MODEL HOMES AT BRYNFIELD
February 2007 – Bowen Family Homes is pleased to announce the opening of two fully decorated model homes in Oakhurst at Brynfield, a gated townhome community in Suwanee. The two models, the Eldridge and Davidson, each showcase Bowen Family Homes’ popular floorplans.

Both model homes feature hardwoods throughout the first level, tile in the laundry and bathrooms and separate garden tub and shower in the owner’s bathrooms. The Eldridge is a three-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bathroom plan that has a spacious kitchen with morning room, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. This plan also includes dual sinks in the luxurious owner’s bath. The Davidson has two spacious owner’s suites and two owner’s baths along with one half bath. The kitchen features Silestone countertops, black appliances and a separate dining area. This model home is accented by open iron railing.

There are four available floorplans in Oakhurst at Brynfield. Two plans have three bedrooms and two have dual owner’s suites, an ideal arrangement for roommates. All available homes feature 1,650 square feet of living space. Home interiors are filled with corner fireplaces in the family rooms; dining rooms or morning rooms according to plan; convenient upstairs laundry rooms; vaulted ceilings, garden tubs and separate showers in spacious owner’s suites; and versatile kitchens.

Priced from $177,900, the garage townhomes offer access to a pool with mushroom fountain, cabana, playground and plenty of sidewalks for strolling and meeting neighbors. For more information on the townhomes at Brynfield, call 770-962-3651 or click here.


BOWEN FAMILY HOMES’ MANCHESTER WALK OFFERS NEW HOME PLAN
February 2007 – Bowen Family Homes is pleased to offer a new home plan now available at Manchester Walk, a swim/tennis community of Arts and Crafts style homes priced from the $160,000s.

The Summerlin features three bedrooms and two bathrooms with 1,600 square feet. The Owner’s Suite is located on the first floor and includes a spacious Owner’s Bath and dual walk-in closets. The second floor features a loft area along with the remaining two bedrooms and a full hall bath. The Summerlin is priced from $164,900.

Several homes are currently available in Manchester Walk, all finished in the three-bedroom Lakeland floor plan. These homes feature a corner fireplace in the living room, a two-story gallery entry way and a spacious upstairs Owner’s Suite with the laundry room conveniently located nearby. Prices range from $174,870 into the $190,000s for Lakeland homes with basements. Bowen is offering buyers a $10,000 Anyway You Want It incentive on the four Lakeland homes that are ready for quick move in.

The 203 homes of Manchester Walk offer two-car garages and between 1,600 and 1,865 square feet of well-designed living space. Exteriors are concrete composite siding with brick or stone fronts. Residents of Manchester Walk will gather at a neighborhood swimming pool, cabana and playground. For more information, call 678-407-6184 or click here.


MORE PLANS MEET MORE LIFESTYLES, MORE BUDGETS FOR PROMINENCE COURT HOMEBUYERS
February 2007 – Bowen Family Homes presents two new home plans in Prominence Court, a community of 289 two-story homes in Canton. The Summerlin and the Townsend give homebuyers even more options, with homes now starting at $149,900. And homeowners still have access to kid-friendly amenities, including a playground and pool with mushroom fountain.

The Summerlin features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage and 1,595 square feet of space designed for living. As requested by homebuyers, the Owner’s Suite is located on the main living level and includes a spacious bath with dual walk-in closets. The second level features a loft as well as the remaining two bedrooms and a full bath in the hall.

The Townsend is a three-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath plan with 1,358 square feet of living space. It includes a one-car-garage, kitchen with breakfast nook and separate dining room. All three bedrooms are located on the second floor, with the laundry room located conveniently nearby.

All of the homes in Prominence Court boast nine-foot ceilings on the first floor, maple cabinets in the kitchen, hardwoods in the foyer, a family room fireplace with marble surround and decorative mantle, and dual air conditioning units. Traditional exteriors are punctuated with shake, stone or brick accents. Yards are sodded on four sides. For more information, call 678-493-2307 or click here.

 

 

MONTE HEWETT HOMES OPENS MODEL HOME IN STONEHAVEN AT VININGS
February 2007 - Monte Hewett Homes announces the opening of a model home in Stonehaven at Vinings, a community of 71 traditional single-family homes with modern accents priced from the mid-$600,000s. The model home showcases the Bristol plan and includes an enviable entertaining area with wine cellar, full kitchen, game room and stone fireplace in the daylight basement.


The basement area’s exposed stack stoned interior wall includes a large fireplace surrounded by a sitting area where guests can rest between games of pool or other game room activities. Hardwood plank flooring runs throughout the finished space, and there’s still plenty of unfinished space for storage or future expansion.


On the main level, Stonehaven’s model home features a gourmet kitchen with a large honed granite food preparation island, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, long home management desk and access to the wine cellar. The home’s main level also offers a home office and a formal dining room. Upstairs, four bedrooms provide ample space for family members and guests to relax.

 

The nursery’s built-in window seat is complemented by a picket fence and decorative painting on an adjoining wall. A jack-and-jill bath connects it to the boy’s room, where a wall-sized world map accented with galvanized tin panels inspires a lifetime of adventure. The relaxing owner’s suite comprises almost half of the second floor and includes a large bath with a corner jetted tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. For more information, call 678-460-0705 or click here.

 

 

DAMASCUS HOMES NOW ACCEPTING PRIORITY RESERVATIONS AT DEL MAR CLUB AT HARBINS
February 2007 – Damascus Homes is now accepting priority reservations at Del Mar Club at Harbins, a new community of craftsman-style homes in Dacula. Conveniently located on Harbins Road just off Highway 316, homes at Del Mar Club at Harbins will be priced from the $290,000s to the $400,000s. New home shoppers can call 770-554-HOME (4663) to register with an Online Sales Counselor for the Priority Interest List so they can remain informed on updates on Del Mar Club at Harbins.

The 139 homes at Del Mar Club at Harbins will offer over 3,600 square feet of living space with up to six bedrooms and feature many of the designs today’s home buyers are looking for, such as master-on-the main options, teen suites, keeping rooms and formal living and dining rooms. The stylish interiors feature many of today’s popular decorator design options such granite countertops, bronze lighting packages, hardwood and tile floors, deluxe trim, fireplaces and Maytag appliances.

Keeping in tradition with the craftsman style, the homes exteriors will be just as appealing as the interiors. The homes will have stacked stone or brick, architectural shingles, Cemplank siding and carriage-style garage doors. Homeowners will enjoy an array of amenities including a pool, kids water park and community clubhouse, walking trails, neighborhood parks. For more information about Del Mar Club at Harbins, call 770-554-HOME or click here.

 

 

CLUB HOUSE OPENS AT ASCOT REALTY’S PRIMROSE CREEK
February 2007 – The spacious club house at Primrose Creek, Ascot Realty’s new community priced from the $230,000s to the mid $300,000s, recently opened in Gwinnett County. The club house is surrounded by the premiere amenities of the community, which is located in the fast growing area of Sugar Hill. When complete, Primrose Creek will have 371 homes.

The club house includes a large, fully operational kitchen, a cozy great room with fireplace and a pub room decorated with high-top tables and bar stools. It opens to a stained concrete deck with an outdoor fireplace, and it also includes four bathrooms. The club house serves as a beautiful backdrop for the junior Olympic pool, a zero-entry pool with three mushroom water features and another pool with a waterslide. Four lighted tennis courts and a children’s playground area are situated adjacent to the club house.

Homes in the Estates, which will have 70-foot frontages, are currently being built near the community amenities, and they are priced from the high $260,000s to the $339,900, ranging from 2,548 to 3,156 square feet of heated living space with a variety of four- and five-bedroom floorplans. The Enclave will feature homes with 60-foot frontages starting in the $230,000s. For more information, call 770-614-5993 ext. 282 or click here.

 

 

NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: RICHPORT PROPERTIES ANNOUNCES ROCKBRIDGE IN NORCROSS
February 2007 – Richport Properties is pleased to announce its newest Norcross community, New Rockbridge. Located just minutes from I-85 off of Jimmy Carter Road, New Rockbridge will feature just 68 townhomes priced from the high $100,000s in a convenient location.

When complete, New Rockbridge will offer 11 townhomes with one car garages, at 1,700 square feet, and 57 two-car garage townhomes, at just under 2,000 square feet. New Rockbridge is located behind Rockbridge Elementary School, and children in the community will attend New Rockbridge, Lilburn Middle and Meadowcreek High schools. For more information on the community, call Dennis Speas at 678-371-6014 or click here.

 

 

McCAR HOMES’ NEW HOMES INSPIRED BY THE PAST AT DANIEL CREEK
February 2007 – Offering the charm of yesteryear with the innovation of today, McCar Homes is pleased to announce the opening of Daniel Creek, an intimate community of just 38 homes in Sugar Hill. Priced from the mid $300,000s, McCar Homes is offering homes from its Cottage Collection at this private, gated community.

With a variety of home styles to choose from, the homes at Daniel Creek range in size from 2,854 to 2,966 square feet with three, four and five bedrooms. Built with traditional three-sides brick elevations, homes feature welcoming front porches and are built to reflect communities of the past, the homes’ rear and courtyard entry garages provide a unique streetscape.

McCar Homes offers a 15 year warranty that covers construction defects, as well as structural element failure. For conditions that exceed McCar Homes' Limited Warranty guidelines, the One Year Platinum Protection Plan addresses other items. For more information on Daniel Creek, call (770) 614-1323 or click here.
 


McCAR HOMES ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF MODEL HOME AT HIGHLAND CREEK
February 2007 – McCar Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of its fully decorated model home at Highland Creek in Gwinnett County. Priced from the mid $200,000s, McCar Homes offers single-family plans from its Masters and Regal collections.

Featuring four bedrooms and three and a half baths, the two-story Hanley model offers 3,390 square feet of living space. With all of the bedrooms on the second floor, the first floor is perfect for entertaining friends and family – with a formal living room and dining room and beautiful sunroom located off of the back of the house. The two-story family room opens to the kitchen with breakfast nook and a large center island. Double ovens, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and hardwood floors lend to the beauty of the home. Dual staircases lead to the second level. Upstairs, the large owner’s suite has a sitting room and deluxe bathroom with his and her vanities and a large walk-in closet.

With a variety of home styles to choose from, the homes at Highland Creek offer up to 4,422 square feet of space. Homeowners can choose a one- or two-story plan from one of two McCar Homes’ collections. In addition to all of the surrounding entertainment and recreation options, homeowners at Highland Creek will enjoy the abundance of community greenspace, a swimming pool and cabana. For more information on Highland Creek, call (770) 945-3926 or click here.
 


NEW TOWNHOMES IN ATLANTA: McCAR HOMES CELEBRATES OPENING OF WESTCHASE COMMONS
February 2007 – McCar Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest Gwinnett County townhome community, WestChase Commons. A gated community conveniently located near I-285 and I-85. WestChase Commons features two- and three-story townhomes priced from the high $200,000s.

Designed with upgraded trim exteriors and innovative floorplans, McCar Homes' townhome collections offer a carefree lifestyle with the look of luxury. Offering up to three bedrooms, two and a half baths and two-car garages, the two- and three-story townhomes boast inviting Juliet balconies, front porches and spacious floorplans. Some plans offer basements and masters on the main. The appealing exteriors feature a combination of brick, shake and stone. All of McCar’s homes at WestChase Commons offer many of the design features today’s homeowners are looking for, including upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, a variety of flooring including hardwoods, countertops and cabinet choices and range in size from 2,183 to 3,123 square feet.

In addition to the great Gwinnett county location, WestChase Commons offers homeowners access to a community swimming pool and cabana. With more time to enjoy the amenities due to the low maintenance homes, residents can spend summer weekends at the pool and gather with neighbors at the community cabana. For more information, call (770) 416-0793 or click here.
 


TOWNHOME COMMUNITY OFFERS VARIETY OF CHOICES FOR NEW HOME SHOPPERS
February 2007 – Located just miles from Georgia 400 in the sought after Johns Creek and Windward areas of Forsyth, new home shoppers visit Faircroft because of its convenient location. However, shoppers become new homeowners once they tour one of the beautiful townhomes in the community. Building homes from the Village and Legacy collections, townhomes are priced from the low $200,000s.

Whether choosing a home from the Village or Legacy collections, all of the townhomes at Faircroft offer low maintenance exteriors and innovative floorplans, The large two-story townhomes from the Village Collection range in size from 2,182 to 2,222 square feet and offer double master suite designs or traditional three-bedroom plans. Townhomes from the Legacy Collection feature stylish floorplans with plenty of room. The large floorplans offer up to 2,200 square feet of living space with distinctive features, such as masters-on-the main and five-bedroom plans. The homes also feature separate living and dining areas, as well as lofts.

The homes exteriors are just as appealing as the interiors, featuring three-sides brick and two-car garages. All of the townhomes offer private lots, backing up to wooded areas. In addition to the beautiful homes, homeowners will enjoy the community swimming pool, cabana and tennis courts. Sidewalks wind throughout the community. Due to the community’s Forsyth County location, homeowners can take advantage of the community’s close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment while at the same time enjoying the low Forsyth County taxes. For more information on Faircroft, call (770) 772-4630 or click here.
 


McCAR HOMES WELCOMES HOME SHOPPERS TO THORNGATE
February 2007 – McCar Homes welcomes new home shoppers to Thorngate, a beautiful community featuring three McCar Homes’ collections and an abundance of greenspace in Cumming. Building homes from the Regal, Masters and Prestige collections, homes are priced from the $250,000s to the $390,000s.

Located close to the historic area of Cumming, Thorngate is convenient to shopping, dining and entertainment. Homesites range in size from a quarter to one-third of an acre and are landscaped with a variety of trees and foliage. More than 18 acres of natural space and sidewalks wind throughout the community.

With a variety of home styles to choose from, the homes at Thorngate offer 2,500 to 4,000 square feet of space. Homeowners can choose a ranch or two-story plan from one of three McCar Homes’ collections. The homes offer many of the design features today’s homeowners are looking for, including upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, a variety of flooring including hardwoods, and countertop and cabinet choices. In addition to the beautiful homes and abundance of greenspace, Thorngate offers an impressive amenities package. Homeowners will have access to the community swimming pool with mushroom water feature, clubhouse, tennis courts, basketball court and playground. For more information on Thorngate, call (770) 844-5988 or click here.
 


McCAR HOMES WELCOMES HOME SHOPPERS TO EVANS FARMS
February 2007 – McCar Homes invites home shoppers to visit its newest community in Cumming, Evans Farms. Located off of Atlanta Highway and Post Road, Evans Farms offers “open country living.” Each home sits on a wooded lot and is surrounded by mature trees with nature trails running throughout the community.

Priced from the $230,000s to the $380,000s, the traditional homes at Evans Farms offer 2,500 to 4,200 square feet of space. Homeowners can choose a ranch or two-story plan from one of three McCar Homes’ series. The homes offer many of the design features today’s homeowners are looking for, including upgraded appliance packages, designer lighting fixtures, a variety of flooring including hardwoods and countertop and cabinet choices.

In addition to the quality homes at Evans Farms, McCar Homes also prides itself on the community’s amenity package. Homeowners will have access to the two and a half miles of walking trails, swimming pool, tennis courts, kid’s water area, playground and play field. In addition, to ensure homeowners’ privacy and maintain the secluded feel of the community, McCar Homes has established a 50 foot buffer around common areas throughout. For more information on Evans Farms, call (678) 455-2296 or click here.

 

 

CONSTRUCTION HAS NOW BEGUN AT MONTE HEWETT’S HILLSIDE AT CHASTAIN
February 2007 - Monte Hewett Homes is pleased to announce the start of construction at Hillside at Chastain, the new community coming to the Chastain Park area. Monte Hewett Homes will build six of the 11 homes in Hillside at Chastain, priced from $1.7 million.


The brick homes will update the traditional styles of the surrounding area, and are within walking distance of Chastain’s famous trails, equestrian center, golf course and tennis courts. Monte Hewett is tailoring each of his company’s homes specifically for its homesite, while also including the most demanded features and architectural details. Each home will contain about 5,000 square feet of living space with three-car garages and basements. Some will offer masters on the main floor, and all include open floor plans with high ceilings and intricate details to create welcoming spaces. Like all homes by Monte Hewett, these will be EarthCraft certified, so they’re friendlier to the environment and more energy efficient than standard construction.
 

Homeowners in Hillside at Chastain will become part of an established community with an active civic organization, a private neighborhood pool and the natural views and many activities of Chastain Park. The community not only offers convenient access to downtown Atlanta and major shopping, dining and cultural venues, but is also convenient to many of the area’s top private schools. For more information call 678-460-0710 or click here.

 

 

JENNY PRUITT NEW HOMES SERVICES ANNOUNCES LAND ACQUISITION TEAM
February 2007 - In order to offer its Builder/Developer clients even more, Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services is pleased to announce the addition of Land Acquisition and Marketing Services. Heading the team, Katherine Woodruff and Caroline Simmel join Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services as the land acquisition and marketing team.

 

With an ability to assist clients from a different perspective, the land acquisition department will work closely with the sales department to provide a unique understanding of the growth patterns of residential and commercial development. In this capacity, Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services will be able to offer a perspective on new areas for development and the land usage that will be required, enabling the company to focus in a different manner other than typical land brokers. Katherine and Caroline come to Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services from the Sandy Springs office of Jenny Pruitt & Associates. For more information about Jenny Pruitt & Associates New Homes Services, visit www.jennypruitt.com or call 770-394-5400.

 

WINMARK HOMES OPENS MODEL AT THE CROSSING AT CASTLEBERRY
February 2007 – Winmark Homes is pleased to announce the opening of its new model home at The Crossing at Castleberry, the luxury villas section priced from the $200,000s located within The Villages at Castleberry. The Villages at Castleberry is Winmark’s premier Cumming community in Forsyth County featuring a unique variety of townhomes and single-family homes.

The new decorated model features the Chaucer, a three-bedroom and two and one-half bathroom plan. At 1,831 square feet, the Chaucer model is priced at $226,000. Like all new homes in The Crossing at Castleberry, the master bedroom is located on the first floor along with the large family room and kitchen. The second floor has two bedrooms and a loft area. The home has a welcoming terrace on the first floor, along with a two-car garage. The homes at The Crossing at Castleberry, which has four floor plans available, range from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet. Town homes within this area of the community are priced from $226,000 to $240,000.

The Villages at Castleberry’s deluxe amenities package includes a junior Olympic swimming pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. The monthly home owner’s association fees at The Crossing at Castleberry are $145 a month, which includes law maintenance, exterior building maintenance and the amenities. The community is a short drive from Northpoint Mall and near one of Georgia’s largest and most popular recreational venues, beautiful Lake Lanier. For information about The Crossing at Castleberry,
click here or call 678-965-6812.


WINMARK HOMES OPENS SECOND MODEL AT CHAMPIONS RUN
February 2007 – Winmark Homes is pleased to announce the opening of a second decorated model home at one of its newest and exciting communities, Champions Run. Upon completion, Champions Run, which is in South Forsyth County in Suwanee, will offer homes priced from the $300,000s. Custom homes in the final phase of the community will be priced from the $600,000s. In combination, the total homes in the community will be 360.

The first floor of the Azalea plan model has 5-inch hardwoods flowing throughout the living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and breakfast area. All four bedrooms are located on the home’s second level, and the master suite includes a large walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom. The Azalea is priced from $355,900 and has 3,142 square feet of living space.

Champions Run is a neighborhood with a rural feel located within a 10-minute drive to shopping and dining venues in Suwanee. Plans ranging from 2,200 to 3,200 square feet are available and range from three- to six-bedroom options. Basement options are available on some home sites in the community. Community amenities will include an elegant clubhouse with outdoor fireplace. For more information,
click here or call Steve Pawlik at 678-730-1174.

 

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NEW MODELS AT CASWELL OVERLOOK
January 2007 – Bowen Family Homes announces the opening of three new fully decorated models in Caswell Overlook, a swim community of luxury townhomes priced from the mid-$220,000s. These three-bedroom two-and-one-half-bath models showcase three of Bowen Family Homes’ award winning floorplans, including popular loft options.
 

The Laurel model includes oak hardwoods that flow throughout the main level and boasts 1,755 square feet of space. The kitchen features a tile backsplash, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and Madison Espresso cabinets. Upgrades to the Owner’s Bath include a tiled shower area with buttress wall, separate garden tub, tile flooring, and dual sinks with cultured marble countertops. The Brookview model features a variety of upgrades in 1,848 square feet of living space. The oak hardwoods through the main area lead to the living room, which includes a double mantle with a mirror above the fireplace. The kitchen has Cherry Hill Dark 36-inch cabinets, granite countertops and bronze faucets. The Owner’s Bath includes a tile shower surround, tile flooring and Diamonite countertops. The Crawford model has 1,856 square feet of space with hardwoods in the full foyer and powder area. The kitchen includes Kingston Maple Light cabinets, laminate countertops, a tile backsplash and black on black appliances.


Caswell Overlook will offer a pool with mushroom fountain, cabana sand playground for gatherings of families and friends. The first homes will be ready for move in during early 2007. For more information, call (770) 955-0774 or click here.

 

 

DAMASCUS HOMES ACCEPTING PRIORITY RESERVATIONS AT AVINGTON GLEN - THE ARBORS
January 2007 – Damascus Homes is now accepting priority reservations at The Arbors, located within the new Gwinnett County community Avington Glen. Offering close proximity to local schools, Tribble Mill Park, the Gwinnett Civic Center and three different shopping districts, Discover Mills, the Mall of Georgia and The Avenues at Webb Gin, Avington Glen has been a popular choice for Gwinnett County new home shoppers.

The Arbors at Avington Glen will feature 167 craftsman style homes priced from the $270,000s to the $400,000s. Priority reservations on homes within this new neighborhood are now being accepted. Interested home shoppers can call 770-554-HOME (4663) to register with an Online Sales Counselor for the Priority Interest List. The Craftsman style homes at Avington Glen - The Arbors will have granite countertops, extensive trim throughout, up to six bedrooms and huge master bedrooms, some with sitting areas and an optional fireplace.

Community amenities will include a lake with fountain, pool and cabana, walking trails, and neighborhood pocket parks. For more information about The Arbors at Avington Glen, call (770) 554-HOME or click here.


DAMASCUS HOMES OFFERS SMALL TOWN LIVING WITH ALL THE CONVENIENCES OF THE CITY
January 2007 – For metro Atlanta new home shoppers who want to escape the city yet still live within close proximity of shopping, entertainment and dining, Damascus Homes has the solution. The new home builder, who is based in Loganville, Ga., is currently building in two communities, Lighthouse Estates and Laurel Park, in Winder. Offering a convenient location close to Athens and Atlanta, Winder still exudes the charm – and affordability -- of “small town living”. New home shoppers are invited to visit the model homes at Lighthouse Estates and Laurel Park, where homes are priced from the $140,000s to the $180,000s.

The 135 homes at Lighthouse Estates offer 1,493 to 2,712 square feet of living space in ranch, two-story and split-foyer plans. The homes feature many of the design features today’s home buyers are looking for, such as master-on-the main options, formal dining rooms, vaulted ceilings and spacious living areas. Home sites are a minimum of half an acre in size.

Offering even larger home sites, with a minimum of half an acre and up to three acres, are the 98 homes at Laurel Park. Ranch, two-story and split-foyer plans are available. The homes feature separate dining areas, kitchens with breakfast areas, master-on-the-main options and vaulted ceilings. Both of the communities have fully decorated model homes available for viewing. For more information about Lighthouse Estates, call 678-252-6089. For more information on Laurel Park, call 678-252-6088.

 

 

SHARP RESIDENTIAL OPENS NEW MODEL HOME AT WEST PARK IN COBB COUNTY
January 2007 - Sharp Residential is pleased to announce the opening of the model home at its newest community West Park, located in popular and rapidly growing West Cobb County. Located off of Acworth Due West and Stilesboro roads, the intimate neighborhood features 84 homes from Sharp Residential’s Classic series priced from the high $500,000s to the $700,000s.

The Rosebrier model is a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home and has a keeping room, formal living and dining room and a grand master suite. Enhancing the beauty of the home is a two-story bowed wall of windows, where views of the large backyard can be enjoyed from the kitchen and living area.

At West Park, Sharp Residential is offering newly designed homes from its Classic series, which have never been offered before. Enhancing the elegance of the plans, all of the homes will be three-sides brick with real stone exteriors and carriage-style doors on three-car garages. For those who love to spend time cooking, gourmet kitchens will come standard with double ovens and granite countertops. Intricate wrought iron handrails will adorn the stairs. Upgraded trim packages and irrigation systems are standard in all of the homes as well.

The homes in West Park feature two-story plans ranging in size from 2,800 to over 4,000 square feet. Homes feature spacious breakfast areas, expansive family rooms, spa tubs in the master baths, three-car garages and much more. Along with sidewalks, community amenities will include a swimming pool, clubhouse with party room and tennis courts. For more information, call the sales associate at 770-419-7237 or
click here.

 

 

CORNERSTONE ASSOCIATES OPENS MODEL HOME AT HERON BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
January 2007 – Heron Bay Golf & Country Club is pleased to announce the opening of a new model home within its custom home neighborhood, The Links at Heron Bay. Built by premier builder, Cornerstone Associates, this new model home is a stunning addition to the community, which includes homes priced from the high $300’s to over $1 million plus. The Palm Springs model, built in the Tuscan style, is currently open for guests to tour and is for sale, priced at $589,600.

An exquisite five bedroom, four and a half bathroom Mediterranean style home, the Palm Springs greets guests with a grand front porch with large columns and four archways. Designed with an open floorplan, the home’s centerpiece is a two-sided fireplace flanked with stone and stucco, which divides the family room and kitchen. The gourmet kitchen includes a breakfast room, large pantry and built-in home management station with desk. The master bedroom is also located on the main level and features a sitting room and luxurious master bath with jetted tub, a large walk-in shower and barrel vaulted ceiling.

A magnificent open staircase with wrought iron railing leads guests upstairs, where an additional three bedrooms and two large full bathrooms are located. Perfect for guests, another bedroom with full bathroom is located in the home’s finished basement. Built with the entire family in mind, the basement also features a movie room and kitchenette perfect for movie nights with friends and spending time with the family. For more information on Cornerstone Associates’ custom homes at Heron Bay, call 770-898-4891 or click here.

 

 

ASCOT REALTY HOLDS GRAND OPENING FOR CREEKSIDE AT PINECREST
December 2006 - Ascot Realty is celebrating the grand opening of Creekside at Pinecrest, a community of 120 three- and four-bedroom homes in Sugar Hill. Many incentives and deals are available right in time for the holidays at this new community of two-story, traditional homes priced from $169,900 to $220,000. Creekside at Pinecrest is four miles from the Mall of Georgia, Lake Lanier, I-85 and I-985.

The decorated model, the Pinecrest, is now open, and this three-bedroom, two and one-half bathroom home with a second-floor computer room is a good example of the well-designed homes available in the community. Featuring a two-car, front-entry garage, the home’s main level flows freely from the dining room and living room to the kitchen, which is complete with black appliances and rich, cherry-stained cabinets. Upstairs, the 1,700 square-foot home has vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom, and the master bathroom is spacious with a garden tub and separate shower.

During the grand opening, six homes are move-in ready within the next 30 days, and Ascot has many incentives available for buyers, including three months with no payments with the preferred lender, Alesha Giles with Home America Mortgage. Incentives vary for each home, so see the agent, Maria DeLeon for more details. For more information, contact Maria DeLeon at 404-557-5996 or click here.


ASCOT REALTY OPENS MODEL HOME AT AUGUSTINE PLANTATION
December 2006 – Ascot Realty recently opened the Benjamin model home at Augustine Plantation, an intimate community of 21 homes in Barrow County near Auburn priced from $174,900 to $229,900.

The Benjamin plan is one of six floorplans available at Augustine Plantation. This ranch is available with a side- or front-entry, two-car garage. Vaulted ceilings in the kitchen, living room, dining room, master bedroom and a secondary bedroom add to the home’s spacious appeal. The kitchen’s center island is accentuated with rich-stained cabinets that feature crown molding, and marble surrounds the wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Fully decorated, the home is a great example of the stylish possibilities available for new homebuyers at Augustine Plantation.

The homes in the community, which range in size from 2,000 to 2,800 square feet, are ranch, two- story and split-foyer plans. Homebuyers can choose a three- or four-bedroom plan. Homebuyers will appreciate the many standard features available in the homes at Augustine Plantation, including hardwood floors in the foyer, plush carpeting throughout, brick accents on the front of the homes, three-sides concrete siding, solid maple cabinetry and wood burning fireplaces in each home. Most of the homes have vaulted ceilings in the master bedrooms, as well as the family rooms and kitchens. For more information, call Ashley Sharpe at 770-616-1615 or click here.


ASCOT REALTY PRESELLING IN SUGAR HILL’S PRIMROSE CREEK
December 2006 – Presales are now available in Ascot Realty’s Primrose Creek, a community of Craftsman-inspired traditional homes in the popular area of Sugar Hill in Gwinnett County. When completed, the community will have 371 homes priced from the $230,000s to the mid $300,000s.

Primrose Creek is comprised of two different areas, the Estates and the Enclave. Homes in the Estates are priced from the high $260,000s to the $339,900, ranging from 2,548 to 3,156 square feet of heated living space. The Enclave will feature homes starting in the $230,000s.

The Estate homes will have a variety of four- and five-bedroom floorplans with standard features such as hardwood floors in the foyer, half bathroom, breakfast area, kitchen and dining room downstairs. The kitchens have 42-inch raised panel cabinets with decorative molding and granite countertops. Homebuyers have a choice of brushed nickel or rubbed bronze fixtures throughout the house. A six-foot jetted tub, tile flooring and surrounds and double vanities add a touch of elegance to the master bathroom, and trey ceilings accentuate the master bedrooms as well as the dining room downstairs.

The community, which will have a guard station at the community boulevard entrance, features an amenity package of multiple pools, tennis courts and a spacious, designer decorated clubhouse with a large, wrap-around bar in the full-service kitchen. Cabanas are located around the amenity package as well. For more information, call Kate Austin at 770-896-1527 or click here.

 

FRIENDSHIP OPENS NEW MODEL AT LOGANVILLE’S KELLY MILL
December 2006 – Friendship Real Estate Services recently opened a new model home in Kelly Mill, a Loganville new home community with 73 craftsman-style homes priced from the $190,000s to $230,000s. The new model is the Greenway, a four-bedroom, two-and-one-half bath plan priced at $224,900. The Greenway is one of five different floorplans currently being built in the unique Gwinnett County community.

In the Greenway model, hardwood floors invite guests through the foyer and into the dining room, while the kitchen is finished with warm-looking ceramic tile flooring and maple-stained cabinetry. The home’s first-floor is accented with designer colors throughout, as well as in the half-bath also located downstairs. All four bedrooms are located on the second floor, along with two bathrooms. The master suite provides comfortable space for homeowners, and the family will enjoy using the upstairs office as well.

Like all homes in Kelly Mill, a security system is included in the Greenway, and the model is pre-wired for satellite and computer accessibility. The new homes’ exteriors are comprised of stone and brick accents and Hardiplank siding. A 6-foot wooden fence surrounds the backyard for privacy. Homeowners will enjoy the private backyard patios, and depending on the plan, some homes have covered patios. The community has sidewalks, streetlights and underground utilities. For more information call 770-554-3855 or click here.

 

TRISYN HOMES ANNOUNCES RESERVE AT LIBERTY PARK
December 2006 – Atlanta builder Trisyn Homes, recently named the 9th Fastest Growing Homebuilder in the US by Builder magazine, is “taking it to the streets,” as they ask potential homebuyers what they want to see in their newest community, The Reserve at Liberty Park. Potential homebuyers can register at the community’s website.

Set to open Spring 2007, The Reserve at Liberty Park will be a 211 home community in Braselton, Georgia, priced from the mid $300,000s to the $500,000s. Homes will feature hardwood floors in the foyer, powder room, kitchen and breakfast room, trey and coffered ceilings, arched doorways, granite countertops and luxurious wall trim, butler’s pantries, dual walk-in closets, covered porches and dramatic staircases. The plans also include a number of luxurious upgrades including jetted tubs, iron pickets for staircases, stainless steel appliances, beveled mirrors and stacked stone fireplaces.

The Reserve at Liberty Park, a gated community with lush landscaping and greenery, will offer homeowners such amenities as sidewalks with streetlights, pocket parks throughout the community, a clubhouse with a clubroom, sauna and steam rooms, four lighted tennis courts, resort quality swimming pool with waterfall, infinity edge and zero entry for the little ones. For more information about The Reserve at Liberty Park, call 706-658-0015 or click here.


 

TRISYN HOMES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CLARKSTONE VILLAGE
December 2006 – Trisyn Homes is celebrating the Grand Opening of its newest Hall County community, Clarkstone Village with the opening of a new model home. Clarkstone Village is an affordable community of 67 single family two-story homes located in beautiful Flowery Branch, only a few miles from the Mall of Georgia and Lake Lanier.

The new homes, priced from the $190,000s to the $200,000s, feature floor plans of up to 2,300 square feet, 9-foot smooth ceilings, maple cabinets, marble and glass front gas log fireplaces, hardwood floors in the foyer, spacious family rooms, open kitchens with islands, front porch entry and walk-in closets. Clarkstone Village also boasts a number of features rare to the area and price range including carriage exterior trim, brick fronts and brick water table skirting on the sides and the rear.

Streetlights and sidewalks give the community a homely neighborhood feel. Homeowners will also receive a free 2-year membership to the nearby Lake Lanier water park. For more information, call 678-794-0133 or click here.

 

PRESIDIO HOMES & DAMASCUS HOMES OPEN MONTREAUX IN-TOWNE
December 2006 – Atlanta new home builders Presidio Homes and Damascus Homes are proud to announce that they have joined together to build Montreaux In-Towne. This new home community of craftsman-style homes is conveniently located within eight miles of eight parks and is only moments from the popular Snellville shopping and business area on Highway 78. Homes are priced from the low $200,000s to the $300,000s.

Upon completion, the 140 two-story homes in Montreaux ‘In-Towne’ will boast plans with up to 3,600 square feet of space with popular features including oversized master bedrooms, master-on-main, granite kitchen counters and hardwood floors in the kitchen, foyer and breakfast area. Several plan options will make it possible for homebuyers to select the best home for their lifestyle whether that includes a spacious master retreat with a cozy sitting area replete with an optional fireplace, a beautiful formal living room or even a media loft area. For more information about Montreaux In-Towne, call 678-252-6081 or click here.

 

DAMASCUS HOMES & PRESIDIO HOMES ANNOUNCE OPENING OF CHANDLER BLUFF IN GRAYSON
December 2006 – Damascus Homes and Presidio Homes are pleased to announce the opening of Chandler Bluff, a new community of craftsman-style homes in Grayson. Located only minutes from the Mall of Georgia and Tribble Mill Park, homes in the community are priced from the $250,000s to the $400,000s.

The 107 two-story homes in Chandler Bluff will offer up to 3,600 square feet of living space with up to six bedrooms and feature many of the designs today’s new home buyers are looking for, such as master-on-the main options, teen suites, keeping rooms and formal living and dining rooms. The stylish interiors feature many of today’s popular decorator design options such granite countertops, nickel lighting packages, hardwood floors, deluxe trim, fireplaces and Maytag appliances.

The homes’ exteriors will feature large front porches, stacked stone or brick, architectural shingles, Hardi Plank siding and carriage-style garage doors. For more information about Chandler Bluff, call 678-252-6085 or click here.

 

DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES INVITES BUYERS TO VISIT THE NEW TELFAIR COMMUNITY
November 2006 – David Weekley Homes welcomes all homebuyers to the newest Forsyth County community of Telfair. Located off of Kelly Mill Road, Telfair features 13 unique Weekley floorplans starting in the $360,000’s, with square footage from the 2,300’s. Coming soon in 2007, everyone will be delighted to tour Weekley’s model home, The Breeland. The two-story Breeland will feature a welcoming covered front porch, a downstairs’ Owner’s Retreat with a luxurious master bath suite, Family Room and a gourmet kitchen overseeing the Family Room and breakfast area. The upstairs is open to below and buyers will appreciate the Children’s Retreat, which is great as a playroom or game room, three additional bedrooms and two full size baths.

In addition to the hundreds of options available with a David Weekley home, buyers will especially like the Outdoor Living option. This option is an additional living room space attached to the home, where homeowners can enjoy gatherings in their outdoor living space, or even relax as a family in front of the optional fireplace. Telfair offers a host of amenities to its residents. Here, residents enjoy a community pool and club house, tennis courts and close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment.

 

Telfair is located just minutes from prestigious North Fulton County and GA 400, the community also has lower property taxes of Forsyth County. For more information about David Weekley homes in Telfair, contact Sales Consultant Bette Glass, at 770-205-0037 or click here.

 

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES OPENS MODEL HOME IN WILLOUGHBY COVE IN HAMILTON MILL

November 2006 – Bowen Family Homes announces the opening of a model home and community park in Willoughby Cove, a community of ranch-style homes located in the Hamilton Mill area of Gwinnett County.

The Willoughby Cove model showcases the Blackburn home style, which offers 2,366 square feet of easy-living space. The large master suite features a trey ceiling, his and her walk-in closets and a luxurious bath with separate tub and shower. The open family room spills onto a covered porch, and the spacious breakfast room opens to a grilling porch. The dining room’s bayed wall of windows gives a full view of the back yard. For the model, the third bedroom has been transformed to a study with the optional addition of French doors off the foyer. The model also presents hardwood floors throughout the main living areas and extra conveniences such as cabinetry in the laundry room/mudroom adjacent to the two-car garage.

With 2,059 to 2,490 square feet of space, the new homes in Willoughby Cove offer either three or four bedrooms, with an optional bonus room in some plans. Buyers may choose among six ranch plans, each with multiple elevations to create a community of complementary but varied homes with brick, shingle and/or stone accents. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN or click here.

 

 

ASCOT REALTY OPENS NEW MODEL AT SUGARLOAF COMMONS
October 2006- Ascot Realty recently opened a new decorated model home at Sugarloaf Commons, a community of three- and four-bedroom new townhomes in Lawrenceville priced from $179,900 to $202,900.

Visitors of the three-bedroom Bristol model enter through a foyer with towering ceilings. The kitchen, family room and dining room all flow freely throughout the first floor. A corner fireplace with gas logs is sure to become a gathering spot for homeowners in the home, and a two-car garage with carriage-style doors will give homeowners plenty of room for vehicles and extra storage. The model’s three bedrooms are upstairs, and the master includes a spacious walk-in closet and large master bath with separate garden tub and shower.

The model, like all 36 townhomes of Sugarloaf Commons, offers smooth, 9-foot ceilings, cherry-colored cabinets in the kitchen, hardwood floors in the two-story foyers, powder rooms and two-car garages. With seven different floorplans to choose from, some of the homes feature separate formal dining rooms, while others have combined dining and kitchen areas. The spacious master suites include bathrooms with double, culture marble vanities and separate garden tubs and showers. All homes are prewired for alarm systems.

Located near the intersection of Waterford Parkway and Old Norcross, Sugarloaf Commons is served by Benefield Elementary, Sweetwater Middle and Berkmar High Schools. To arrive at the community, travel I-85 North to Pleasant Hill Exit, turn left. Turn right on Satellite Blvd. Then take a right on Old Norcross Road. The community is on the left after Herrington Road on Waterford Park Drive. For more information, call Monica Lewis at 770-364-8667 or click here.



ASCOT REALTY OFFERS HOMES AT AUGUSTINE PLANTATION
October 2006 – Ascot Realty recently began selling new homes at Augustine Plantation in Auburn, a rural community of Barrow County. The 21 homes in the community are priced from $169,900 to $229,900. Augustine Plantation opened in January, but Ascot began offering homes in the community in August.

The community is convenient to Winder, Athens, Buford and Lawrenceville and offers homes in ranch and two-story plans. All homes range from 2,000 to 2,500 square feet. Five plans are available in the community ranging from three to four bedrooms. Popular plans include the Dunbar, which has four bedrooms and three baths, one which is the mother-in-law suite on the first floor. Other popular plans include the Fambridge and the Samuel, both which have three bedrooms.

The new homes’ standard features are hardwood floors in the foyer, carpeting throughout, brick accents on the front, three-sides concrete siding, solid maple cabinets and wood burning fireplaces. Most of the homes, which are built by Atlanco Builders, have vaulted ceilings in the master bedrooms, family rooms and kitchens. The homes are situated on three-fourths acre home sites, and the community has welcoming streetlights and sidewalks, as well as underground utilities.

Children in the community will attend Auburn Elementary, West Side Middle and Apalachee High School. To visit Augustine Plantation, take I-85 North to Highway 316. Turn left on Ga. Highway 29/Ga. Highway 8 and proceed seven and one-half miles into the City of Auburn. Turn left at the red light onto Carl Cedar Hill Road. Drive three-fourths of a mile, and Augustine Plantation is on the left. For more information, call Ashley Sharpe at 770-616-1615, Debbie Flanagan at 770-900-6244 or Marjorie Nix at 770-527-9889 or click here.



ASCOT REALTY OPENS NEW COMMUNITY CREEKSIDE AT PINECREST
October 2006- Ascot Realty recently opened Creekside at Pinecrest, a new community of 120 three- and four-bedroom, two-story traditional homes in the Sugar Hill area of Gwinnett County. The homes are priced from $169,900 to the $190,000s. Twenty homes are currently under construction with the first to be ready by October. Homes within the community range from 1,400 to 2,050 square feet and six plans feature two-car garages.

There are seven plans available. One of the most popular is the Pinecrest model which is a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home with a separate computer area. Some features of this home include stone and brick accents, vaulted ceilings, 30-inch maple cabinets, a two-story foyer, cultured marble vanity countertops, brushed nickel lighting, no-wax vinyl floor covering and wall-to-wall carpet. Each home is pre-wired for a security system and also includes black or white GE appliance packages.

The builders of Creekside at Pinecrest include AK Builders, Veritas Homes and Sunview Homes. At closing, the seller will contribute toward closing costs with the preferred lender. For a limited time, special financial program features zero payments for three months.

Located one mile south of Ga. Highway 20 on Peachtree Industrial, Creekside at Pinecrest is served by top Gwinnett schools including Sugar Hill Elementary, Lanier Middle and North Gwinnett High Schools.

For more information, contact Maria DeLeon at 404-557-5996 or click here.

 

 

SHERWOOD PARK EXTENDS REVITALIZATION IN SMYRNA
October 2006 - As the first new community going in the northwestern corner of Smyrna, Monte Hewett Homes’ Sherwood Park is leading the way in the transformation of a new portion of the trendy town. Sherwood Park will place 57 three-story townhomes and 36 single-family new homes on a 10.9-acre tract that was once filled with substandard housing.


Located just north of Concord Road next door to the City of Smyrna’s Lake Court Park, Sherwood Park will feature a private path for direct access to a new dog park, bocce court, volleyball courts and trails. Some residents will even have backyards that border the park’s acreage. The traditional single-family homes in Sherwood Park will start in the $500,000s and will vary from about 2,600 to about 3,200 square feet. They can be built on basements. Large kitchens, covered patios, front porches and an array of design options await new homebuyers. Exteriors will be finished in brick, shake and stone accents with wooden shutters, columns and architectural details.


Townhome buyers will choose from three plans with 2,200 to 2,700 square feet of space. One attractive feature of the townhomes are the master suites with sitting rooms, large walk-in closets and even an option for a morning bar. Townhome prices will start in the $400,000s. Like all homes by Monte Hewett, those in Sherwood Park will meet EarthCraft construction standards for energy efficiency, minimal environmental impact and cleaner indoor air. For more information, call 404-459-6080 or
click here.
 

 

VININGS ON THE CHATTAHOOCHEE IS SELLING FAST AND NEARING PHASE III
October 2006 – Winmark Homes is pleased to announce that its Intown Atlanta community, Vinings on the Chattahoochee is enjoying tremendous success. Homes in Phase II are almost 50 percent sold out, and Winmark Homes will soon begin construction on Phase III. Located inside the Perimeter, Vinings on the Chattahoochee offers high-quality homes priced from the $300,000s.

An intimate community within walking distance of the beautiful Whittier Mill Park and the scenic Chattahoochee River, Vinings on the Chattahoochee features 142 luxury-style, two-story homes with front porches and carriage-style garage doors. The four, five and six bedroom new homes have vaulted ceilings and spacious master suites with sitting areas, optional game rooms and kitchens with Corian countertops.

The fully decorated model home is now open. For more information on the community, call 404-794-6007 or
click here.

 

 

PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL CELEBRATES OPENING OF TWO CHEROKEE COUNTY COMMUNITIES
October 2006 – Marking its entry into Cherokee County, Peachtree Residential celebrates the grand opening of two new Cherokee County communities – Bradshaw Glen and Millstone Creek. Located next door to the very popular Woodstock community Bradshaw Farm, Bradshaw Glen will feature 32 homes priced from the high $300,000s to the $500,000s. Millstone Creek in Canton will offer just 43 homes priced from the high $400,000s to low $700,000s.

Bradshaw Glen offers 11 new home designs to choose from. Homes offer four or five bedrooms and many of the features discriminating buyers desire, including two-story family rooms, first floor master suites, study options, and two or three car front- or side-entry garages. All of the homes will sit on large, widely spaced, open homesites, providing a sense of privacy and additional room for private swimming pools.

Offering scenic wooded homesites, Millstone Creek homeowners can choose from one of eight plans available at the community and customize their homes to fit their needs. All of the homes will feature basements and master on the main plans are available. Preserving the beauty of the surrounding area, approximately 28 acres of Millstone Creek is dedicated to greenspace. Homeowners will enjoy the community walking trails along Mill Creek, and the central park with rustic outdoor fireplace, called Chimney Rest. For more information about Bradshaw Glen, call 770-926-9986, and for information on Millstone Creek, call 770-479-5050 or click here.

 

 

 

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PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL NOW ACCEPTING PRE-SALES AT TAVISTOCK
October 2006 – Peachtree Residential Properties is pleased to announce that it is now accepting pre-sales on homes at Tavistock, its newest community located in the popular Johns Creek area of Duluth. A gated, private community offering homeowners the opportunity to live within a prime North Fulton location, the 35 homes at Tavistock are priced from the $700,000s.

Tailored to fit homeowners’ needs, an array of spacious home designs are being offered at Tavistock, each with various front elevation options. All of the new homes are built with four-sides brick, have at least five bedrooms, and include basements. Rich architectural details will be available throughout each of the homes, including granite countertops and custom cabinets. Homeowners can personalize their new homes with spacious third-story retreats, keeping rooms and beautiful front porches.

Children at Tavistock will attend schools in the sought-after and highly ranked North Fulton school district: Shakerag Elementary, River Trail Middle and Northview High schools. The on-site sales center and decorated model will be opening soon. Pre-sale appointments can be arranged by calling 678-560-4958 or for more information click here.


PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS MODEL HOME AT VICTORIA SQUARE
October 2006 – Peachtree Residential Properties is pleased to announce the opening of its model home at Victoria Square, an exclusive new townhome community located in downtown Alpharetta. Guests are now welcome to tour the professionally decorated model home at the community, where townhomes are priced from the $360,000s.

Featuring the Kensington floorplan, guests can enter the model home through the lowest level, which, in addition to a two-car garage, also has a large game room that includes a pool table, bar, plasma screen TV and full bath, as well as an entrance to the private backyard. The main level includes an elaborate trim package, hardwood floors throughout and a surround sound system. A butler’s pantry is located off of the formal dining room and the galley style kitchen with eat-in bar features stainless steel appliances and beautiful custom cabinets. The large family room has a beautiful fireplace and offers access to the home’s sunroom, which can be used as a reading room or library. Three bedrooms are located on the third floor, as well as the laundry room. The master bedroom features vaulted ceilings and a beautiful master bath with jetted bathtub, separate shower and separate vanities. For more information, call 770-752-8029 or click here.


PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL NOW ACCEPTING PRE-SALES AT WINDFAIRE
October 2006 – Peachtree Residential is now offering pre-sale pricing on its new homes at Windfaire. Tucked away at the edge of Woodfield, an upscale Roswell community, the 38 estate homes at Windfaire are priced from the $600,000s.

Homeowners at Windfaire can choose from an array of Peachtree Residential designs, and can personalize their homes to fit their lifestyles. All of the homes will offer side-entry garages, basements and many other high quality custom features. Master-on-the-main plans are available as well as spacious third-story retreats, keeping rooms and beautiful front porches.

Homes at Windfaire will be situated on three-fourths of an acre to one-acre plus wooded homesites, and open green space has been dedicated to the community for homeowners’ enjoyment. Residents at Windfaire can choose to use Woodfield’s swim and tennis facilities for an annual fee. For more information on this community, call 770-844-9751 or click here.

 

 

PULTE HOMES NOW ACCEPTING PRESALES AT THE VILLAS AT HERON BAY
October 2006 – Presales are now being accepted on homes in The Villas at Heron Bay, a community of ranch homes ideal for people seeking an active adult lifestyle. Located along the 18th fairway of Canongate at Heron Bay, within the master planned community of Heron Bay Golf & Country Club, the 54 homes in The Villas are priced from the $230,000s and offer Pulte’s new Signature Standards.

The Villas will offer four to five house plans, all of which are single-story with two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms each. Homes feature a lanai, great for taking in the scenic surroundings of Heron Bay, especially on the homesites situated along the golf course or nature preserve, and depending on the plan, homeowners will enjoy private dens and libraries, which will make their homes truly unique. The homes range from 1,590 to 1,919 square feet and have two-car garages.

Residents will enjoy the many resort-style amenities of Heron Bay Golf & Country Club, including the Lakefront Park, Tennis Center, miles of sidewalks and nature trails, the 5000 sq. ft. Community Lodge with fitness center and the three-pool Aquatic Center with heated Junior Olympic pool. Residents may also join Canongate for play on the 7,300 yard, par-72 golf course, or take advantage of fishing and non-motorized boating on Henry County’s 1,100-acre Cole Reservoir, which is adjacent to Heron Bay. For more information on The Villas, call 770-957-8630 or click here.

 

 

PAUL THOMAS HOMES ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING OF HARBINS LANDING ESTATES
October 2006 – Paul Thomas Homes is pleased to announce the grand opening of Harbins Landing Estates, a master planned community located in Dacula. Located just minutes from Highway 316 and I-85, homeowners will enjoy all of the conveniences the area offers while at the same time enjoying all of the exceptional amenities within the community. Paul Thomas Homes will be building 174 new homes homes priced from the $290,000s within Harbins Landing.

Homeowners can choose a new Paul Thomas Homes’ plan and then choose an exterior elevation from one of the three styles offered. All of the homes offer an array of choices and an abundance of space at 2,700 to 3,400 square feet. All of the homeplans at Harbins Landing Estates feature formal living and dining rooms, kitchens with breakfast areas, and large owner’s suites with luxurious bathrooms that include garden tubs and dual vanities. Details such as granite countertops, upgraded trim packages and hardwood floors offer upscale standards to the homes at Harbins Landing.

Homeowners will enjoy the community’s junior Olympic swimming pool, four lighted tennis courts and a community clubhouse featuring an expansive stone porch and children’s activity room. For more information on the community, call 770-962-4740 or click here.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP REAL ESTATE SERVICES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF KELLY MILL IN LOGANVILLE
October 2006 – Friendship Real Estate Services recently opened Kelly Mill in Loganville, a community of 73 craftsman-style homes priced from $190’s to $230’s. The community features homes loaded with standard features in a desirable Gwinnett County location.

The community is comprised of five different floorplans, with three more on the way, -- the Greenway, Preston, Radford, Roseville and Lloyd – ranging from 1,700 to 2,300 square feet. The ranch- and two-story home plans feature four to five bedrooms with one and two-car garages. Some standard features include smooth ceilings, wrought-iron interior railings, hardwood floors in the foyer, garage door openers, maple cabinetry and designer lighting packages with homeowner’s choice of brushed nickel or rubbed bronze fixtures. The homes’ exteriors are comprised of stone and brick accents and Hardiplank siding. Back yards are enclosed with a 6-foot wooden privacy fences providing homeowners with private patios -- some homes have covered patios. The community has sidewalks and streetlights.

For more information about the community, call community sales agents Donna Courtney at 770-869-5577 or David Moore at 678-449-8409. The community sales office number is 770-554-3855 or click here.

 

 

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PRE-SALES UNDERWAY FOR PHASE II AT SHARP RESIDENTIAL’S COMMUNITY BRANDON HALL
October 2006 – Sharp Residential announces pre-sales at Brandon Hall, a community located off Windermere Parkway in South Forsyth County. Sharp residential has seen great success in this community. Phase I is selling fast and pre-sales are underway for Phase II and there are many beautiful homes still available. Sharp Residential will offer single-family homes priced from the mid $200,000s to the mid $400,000s.

Upon completion, 270 homes will be available in two phases at Brandon Hall. Whether choosing a home in the Classic or New Traditions series, homeowners will have an option of four or five bedrooms, one or two-story family rooms, offices, bonus rooms and study options, breakfast rooms, two-car front-entry garages with carriage doors and front porches with brick or stone floors. Homes in the New Tradition series offer 1,800 to 2,700 square feet and homes from the Classic series offer 2,400 to 3,200 square feet. Most homes in the community are two story, however, both series offer one ranch floorplan.

Close to Lake Lanier, homeowners will enjoy all of the amenities surrounding the community, as well as a neighborhood pool with children’s water slide, four lighted tennis courts and children’s playground. For more information about Brandon Hall, call 770-330-8123 or
click here.


SHARP CELEBRATES THE COMPLETION OF PARKSTONE MODEL HOME PARK
October 2006 – Sharp Residential has announced the opening of its model home park at Parkstone, a new community in Forsyth County. With a selection of homes from each of the home series available at Parkstone, guests who tour the model park will see what each neighborhood in Parkstone has to offer.

The model home park is located centrally around a beautiful outdoor fire place and activity lawn where residents will enjoy community activities and spending time with friends and neighbors. The park features Parkstone homes priced from the $190,000s to $400,000, in traditional ranch and two-story homes from the company’s Classic, New Traditions and Horizons series available.

The five model home plans include the Avensong from the Horizon series, the Thornberry and the Springdale from the New Tradition series and also the Avondale and the Canterbury from the Classic series.

The model home park is open Monday–Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. . For more information on Parkstone, call 770-887-7599 or
click here.

 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES TO BEGIN PHASE THREE AT STONECYPHER
October 2006 – Richport Properties will soon begin Phase III at Stonecypher, a traditional development neighborhood located adjacent to Old Town Suwanee. The upcoming phase will add a swimming pool to the community and will include 76 single-family and townhomes priced from the $190,000s, making it the largest phase yet at Stonecypher.
At Stonecypher, Craftsman-style cluster homes feature covered front porches where owners and guests can visit during the summer. The homes include some features such as marble fireplaces and 9-foot ceilings on the first floor. The new homes community features a 6-acre natural conservation area donated to the Gwinnett Open Land Trust by Richport Properties. When the neighborhood is complete, this area will offer homeowners a common place to enjoy the outdoors and build community spirit. And, sidewalks will connect the homes and create an easy walk to PlayTown Suwanee and other Old Town Suwanee amenities.


Opportunities are still available to purchase single-family and townhomes in Stonecypher’s first and second phases. For more information, call 770-932-0709 or click here.

 

 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES ANNOUNCES FINAL PHASE AT AVINGTON
October 2006 – Richport Properties is pleased to announce the opening of the final phase at Avington, its very popular community in trendy south Forsyth County. Avington is a traditional neighborhood featuring the timeless architecture of Craftsman-style homes. This phase will offer new home plans, priced from the high $200,000s.

This phase will include nineteen homes with new appealing features such as front facing garages, four and five bedrooms, masters on the main, formal living, dining rooms and great rooms, 42-inch kitchen cabinets, large master suites with sitting areas and large walk-in closets.

The new home plans at Avington will offer popular options such as screened porches, computer nooks, home offices and large bonus rooms. Nine foot ceilings on the main level and trey ceilings in the master suites make the already large rooms seem even more spacious. High-end details such as cultured marble counter tops in baths and solid surface kitchen counters are found throughout each home.

The community features amenities such as sidewalks, a tennis court, swimming pool and a play area for children. Lawn maintenance and trash pick-up is provided by the Homeowner’s Association. For more information, call 770-888-5995 or click here.

 

TOUCHSTONE HOMES BUILDS HOMES IN SUFFOLK AT WINDERMERE
October 2006 – Touchstone Homes is currently building in Suffolk at Windermere which offers many home sites with soaring views. Touchstone Homes is offering five different floor plans with four to six bedrooms. Some of the included features in these plans consist of granite countertops with tile backsplash and recessed lighting in the kitchen and the master suite offers trey ceilings, a jetted tub with ceramic wall tile and a glass enclosed shower.

Touchstone Homes boasts beautiful homes starting in the $300’s in Suffolk at Windermere. The new homes community features an 87 acre future county park, 15 miles of pathways and sidewalks, an 18-hole Davis Love III Signature Private Golf Course, and a Golf Club house that features The Plateau Bar & Grill, The Piedmont Room – the ideal setting for social functions and a full service Pro Shop. Suffolk at Windermere is also convenient to The Mall of Georgia, Lake Lanier, and the North Georgia Mountains.


Suffolk at Windermere is serviced by the Forsyth County School District. These schools include Daves Creek Elementary, Forsyth Middle, and South Forsyth High School. To visit Suffolk at Windermere from Atlanta, take GA 400 North to Exit 14 (Hwy 20), go right approximately 4 miles. Take a right onto Windermere Parkway and follow the signs to Suffolk at Windermere. For more information on Suffolk at Windermere call 770-888-WIND. Windermere is open seven days a week.

Touchstone Homes has received numerous Professionalism Awards from the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association, and the company has earned the coveted Certified Professional Home Builder designation. For more information on Touchstone Homes call 770-945-5228 or click here.
 

 

 

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SOUTHERN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF HILLSIDE TRACE VILLAGE!
October 2006 – Hillside Trace Village, A Wonderful New Luxury Townhome Community Located In South Forsyth County Just Minutes From John’s Creek And Peachtree Industrial. This Community Features 33 Craftsman-Style Townhomes With Three Bedrooms And Two And A Half Baths. Southern Residential Construction, Inc. Offers Many Upgrades As Standard In Hillside Trace Village Including Hardwoods Throughout The First Floor, On-Site Finished Custom Cabinets, And Granite Countertops In The Kitchen.

Hillside Trace Village Is Nestled In The Back Of Hillside Trace, Which Is A Swim Tennis Community Conveniently Located Off Of Old Atlanta Road. For More Information Please Call 770-476-8022 Or Click Here.

 

CASCADE RUN NOW PRE-SELLING IN FORSYTH COUNTY
October 2006 – Keller Williams Atlanta Partners Announce The Opening Of Cascade Run In South Forsyth County. This Intimate Community Boasts 15 Custom Homes From 4,500-5,000 Sq Ft On ½+ Acre Sites. Homes Offer Substantial And Luxurious Living Space, Unparalleled Craftsmanship And Superior Attention To Detail. These 5 Bedroom new Homes Feature: Custom Cabinetry With Granite Countertops Throughout, Exquisite Interior Designs With Stone And Brick Accents Available, State Of The Art Prewired Systems, Engineered Heating And Air Systems For Maximum Efficiency, Multiple Fireplaces With Designer Finishes, Expansive Covered Porches With Craftsman Details, Professionally Deisgned Street Scapes That Enhance The Country Living, Designer Lighting And Appliance Packages.

Cascade Run Retains The Privacy Of A Small Community, But Offers Homeowners An Extensive Amenties Package As A Part Of The Grand Cascade Community Such As A Grand Clubhouse, Jr. Olympic And Wading Pools, Tennis Pavilion With 8 Courts, As Well As Winding Nature Trails Along The Chattahoochee River, Park-Like Playground, And Stocked Fishing Lakes. Priced From The High $700’S, The Bulders At Cascade Run Guarantee That Your New Home Will Surpass Your Expectations. For More Information Please Call 770-476-8022 Or Click Here.

 

HAVEN FEATURES RALEIGH-STYLE HOME OF THE MONTH AT CHESTATEE
September 2006 – The buyer of Haven’s Featured Home of the Month in Haven Ridge at Chestatee will move into an award winning Raleigh home with five bedrooms, four baths and a large backyard waiting for play and gardening. And if the buyer writes a contract on the featured home by October 31, 2006, Haven will pay the Homeowners Association initiation and first year’s fees. This basement home is selling for $439,900.

The Home of the Month contains a stunning bowed wall of windows in the two-story family room, offering a view of the spacious backyard. From the rocking chair front porch, family and neighbors can enjoy watching play on Chestatee’s 18-hole golf course. The Owner’s Retreat offers another place to take in the outdoors with a bayed sitting area.

Resort-like amenities include a Junior Olympic pool, a kids’ pool with play area, hiking and biking trails, a half-court basketball court, lighted tennis courts, and a croquet court. Opportunities to gather with friends are abundant, too, with a clubhouse, the Nightfire Cottage with full kitchen, a community square with bandstand and regular summer cookouts at the marina. With Haven’s Featured Home of the Month offer, a lucky homebuyer will use these amenities free for one year. Haven Ridge at Chestatee is Lake Lanier’s only master-planned golf community. For more information, call 888-430-5253.

 

 

NEW MODEL OPENS AT ST. MICHAEL’S BAY
September 2006- A model home recently opened at Peachtree Residential’s St. Michael’s Bay, a stunning community of 128 homes priced from the $400,000s located adjacent to Lake Lanier in Forsyth County. The home premiers the Brevard model, which has five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. From a multi-level deck, the home offers breathtaking views of Lake Lanier. The home’s centerpiece is sure to become the two-story family room with fireplace and gourmet kitchen with keeping room with an additional fireplace. The guest bedroom with full bathroom, study and formal living and dining room complete the home’s first level. The upstairs includes the remaining four bedrooms, including the luxurious master suite. The third floor’s family hobby room offers stunning views of the lake.

St. Michael’s Bay homeowners can choose from a variety of home plans with impressive architectural styles and innovative floorplans. Homes are designed to maximize space, capture natural light and incorporate outdoor living areas. Home sites are on heavily wooded half-acre lots. Homeowners can enjoy the amenities of The Bay Club, including a billiards room, fitness room, patios for entertaining, Junior Olympic pool with kids play area and tennis courts. Residents can also enjoy swimming, fishing and boating at Lake Lanier. For more information, call 678-455-7265 or click here.
 

 

 

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PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS TWO MODELS AT WINDERMERE
September 2006- Peachtree Residential Properties recently opened two fully decorated model homes at Windermere, a luxury golf community in South Forsyth County priced from the $300,000s and the $500,000s. Peachtree Residential now builds in three neighborhoods within the community. The Cambridge model, which is in the Salisbury enclave, offers three levels of living space with a bowed wall of windows and beautiful fire place highlighting the main living level. Its large kitchen opens to the keeping room with fireplace, where homeowners can enjoy spending time together. The large formal dining room is perfect for entertaining. The home’s first level also features an office and guest bedroom with bath. The additional four bedrooms, including the master bedroom with sitting area, can be found upstairs. The home’s third story retreat has a media room that is perfect for entertaining.

The second new model home features the Brighton plan in the Suffolk enclave. Located on a private wooded lot, homeowners will enjoy the beautiful views the home offers from its many windows. The interior features a two-story sunken living room that opens to a dining room with columns. The custom kitchen has an oversized island and opens to the large grand room with a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves. The perfect place to work from home, the downstairs also features a study and full bath. The upstairs features four bedrooms, including the large master suite with fireplace. An abundance of windows welcome light in the luxurious master bath with two large closets, an oversized shower and a corner tub. The finished third floor with full bath is designed as a retreat.


Windermere offers luxury golf living in South Forsyth County. Located just minutes off of Georgia 400, homes within the community sit on wooded lots. Homeowners will enjoy the rolling green hills and magnificent views. For more information click here or call 770-622-2522.

PRESALES AVAILABLE AT VICTORIA SQUARE IN ALPHARETTA
September 2006- Peachtree Residential Properties is now accepting presales at Victoria Square, its most exclusive townhome community located minutes from downtown Alpharetta and GA 400. The townhomes are priced from the $360,000s and range from 2,200 to 2,800 square feet. All 68 townhomes in the community have two-car garages with three levels of possible living space.

Peachtree Residential doesn’t expect these traditional brick townhomes to last long because of their location and size. Homeowners can finish the ground-level floor to include a bathroom and bedroom or home office. The second offers the main living area, while the two to three bedrooms are on the third floor. A decorated townhome model will be complete by the end of August. . For more information about the community, call 770-752-8029 or click here.

PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS PROVENCE
September 2006- Peachtree Residential Properties recently opened Provence in South Forsyth. One of the area’s newest communities, it will feature 208 homes in two distinct villages priced from the mid $300,000s to low $500,000s when complete. Homes in Cezanne are priced from the mid $300,000s and range in size from 2,700 to 3,300 square feet. The homes include many special features throughout, including hardwood floors in the foyers, breakfast areas and keeping rooms; and gourmet kitchens with double ovens and center islands that are perfect for storage, meal preparation and family gatherings. The homes in Van Gogh are priced from the low $500,000s. These homes offer many features for discriminating buyers, including granite kitchen and bathroom countertops and stainless steel appliances. Side-entry garages are available, some with three-car garage options. Keeping rooms are standard in many of the Van Gogh plans. When complete, Provence will offer an array of amenities the whole family will enjoy. The amenity area at the community will feature a junior Olympic swimming pool, heated cabana, three lighted tennis courts and sidewalks throughout. Children in Provence will attend Shiloh Point Elementary, South Forsyth Middle and South Forsyth High School. For more information about the community, call 678-965-5310 or click here.

 

 

AMENITIES OPEN AT BOWEN’S STONEHAVEN COMMUNITY
September 2006- Homeowners are enjoying the new amenities at Bowen Family Homes’ South Forsyth communities Stonehaven Pointe and Stonehaven Terrace. These fabulous amenities include the neighborhood clubhouse, Junior Olympic pool with water slide and sundeck, Aquatic Park play pool, six tennis courts, multi-purpose athletic field and children’s playground. New Homeowners celebrated the amenities opening with a community-wide party in early August.

Stonehaven Pointe offers 480 Arts and Crafts style single-family homes ranging from 1,650 to 2,200 square feet priced from the $180,000s. With 16 different home styles to choose from, home buyers have a variety of options, including formal dining room, study, master-on-the-main and a variety of kitchen layouts to serve any cooking style. Stonehaven Terrace is the townhome section of the planned community, and it has four styles available at 1,800 square feet each. The Sterling and Templeton plans each have two upstairs owner suites, perfect for roommates. The Sycamore and Talbot plans have three bedrooms upstairs. Each of the homes includes a one-car garage. Homes are priced from $166,900. Families in the community are served by Shiloh Pointe Elementary School, South Forsyth Middle School and South Forsyth High School. For more information, call Tracie Shaw and Melissa Harrison at 770-844-0779 or David Kunis at 678-513-6353 or click here.

MODELS OPEN AT BOWEN FAMILY HOMES’ ALCOVY FALLS
September 2006- Two new models recently opened at Bowen Family Homes’ Alcovy Falls community located in Lawrenceville where homes are priced from $139,900. The models showcase the two-story Summerdale and Townsend plans, and the community also includes ranch homes. Garage townhomes will be available later this year. The Summerdale model offers the Owner’s Suite on the main level with the other two bedrooms upstairs. The home has an open two-story foyer, large kitchen, family room with fireplace and two-car garage. The Townsend has three upstairs bedrooms. An eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and spacious family room are the center of the home’s main level. Two additional floorplans are available at Alcovy Falls, including the three-bedroom Alcovy ranch plan and three-bedroom Bradford plan.

Buyers can choose from a variety of front elevations, all which give the homes in the community a custom feel. Front and back yard lawn maintenance is included in the homeowners association feeds, along with the amenities of a swimming pool and tennis. For more information, call on-site agent Terence Curry at 1-877 MY BOWEN or click here.

PRESALES AVAILABLE AT BOWEN’S BRYNFIELD
September 2006- Bowen Family Homes’ Brynfield, an exclusive gated community of single-family and town homes in Suwanee, is now accepting Early Homesite Reservations. The new homes community will have 250 homes when complete, and Bowen has already more than 1,000 inquiries about community.

Brynfield has two decorated model homes. The first, the Wedgewood, is a master-on-the-main plan with a loft overlooking a two-story family room. The four-bedroom home can be constructed with an optional fifth bedroom upstairs. The Carrington has three bedrooms upstairs with an optional fourth bedroom or den downstairs. It also offers a formal dining room and a spacious two-story family room. Six three- and four-bedroom homeplans are available, and Brynfield also has two- or three-bedroom townhomes at 1,650 square feet each. The neighborhood has a cabana and pool with mushroom water fountain, all within the confines of a gated community. For more information, call 1-877 MY BOWEN or click here.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP OPENS NEW MODEL AT MILLSIDE MANOR
September 2006- Friendship Real Estate Services recently opened a new five-bedroom model home at Millside Manor in the Hamilton Mill area of Gwinnett County. The model is the Elliot plan with dual master suites on the first and second level of the home. The spacious upstairs master suite is extends onto a second-level balcony. The first-level master bedroom has a walk-in closet and bathroom that is perfect for a mother-in-law suite or spacious home office and library. The home has three and one-half bathrooms. The Elliot plan’s first floor easily flows from one room to the next. Homeowners will enjoy the large formal dining room and breakfast area which are both located conveniently near the kitchen. The family room has kitchen access as well.

Millside Manor will have 71 four-sided brick ranch and two-story homes priced from the low $200,000s when complete. Homes in the community have grand, large gallery entrances, arches and trey ceilings. The brick cluster homes are detached with backyards that can easily be fenced for privacy. The homeowner’s association fees cover lawn maintenance. The homes interior features include cultured marble vanities, garden tubs and separate showers in the master bathroom, designer chrome plumbing and cathedral style interior doors. For more information on Millside Manor, call Brandy Calvert at 678-714-8855 or click here.


BUFORD’S SANDY CREEK PRESELLING IN SECOND PHASE
September 2006- Friendship Real Estate Services’ Sandy Creek is the perfect fit for homebuyers who want to purchase new homes priced from the $190,000s. Presales are now available for the second phase in this 40-home Buford community in Gwinnett County. Sandy Creek features homes that are built with brick and stone accents in the Arts and Crafts style. Decorative streetlights, mailboxes and sidewalks add character to the charming neighborhood.

With more than 2,000 square feet of living space, the homes are spacious and perfect for growing families or for homebuyers looking to downsize from larger homes. Interior features include double carriage garage doors, smooth ceilings, nine-foot ceilings on the first floors, two-story foyers and family rooms, huge bedrooms and kitchens. Generous master suites offer sitting rooms, double vanities and garden tubs with separate showers. Convenient to I-85, I-985, the Mall of Georgia and several other malls, Sandy Creek is close to other amenities including Lake Lanier, restaurants, Gwinnett Center, movie theaters and much more. For more information, call 678-873-3794 or click here.

 

 

 

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WINMARK OPENS NEW PHASE AT THE FALLS AT BRASELTON
September 2006 - Winmark Homes recently opened the newest phase of homes at The Falls of Braselton, located in Gwinnett and Barrow counties near Chateau Elan. Presales are now underway, with homes priced from $216,000 to the $300,000s. The community offers some of the most competitive prices in the Chateau Elan area, and it is convenient to I-85, Lake Lanier, the Mall of Georgia and many golf courses. Currently, 80 new home sites are available, and the homes are loaded with standard features including carriage style doors for two-car garages, security systems, smooth-finish ceilings, 42-inch cabinets with crown molding, hardwood floors in the foyer, phone and cable access in all bedrooms, chrome hardware throughout the bathroom and kitchen, spacious master suites and pedestal sinks in the powder rooms.

When complete, The Falls of Braselton will have 399 homes ranging from 2,300 to 3,300 square feet. Homes, which have three to six bedrooms per plan, have nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, kitchens with recessed lighting and islands, lofts or work stations, master suites with sitting areas and large secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets. Exterior features include front porches, Hardiplank siding and brick and stone accents. The neighborhood has a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, four lighted tennis courts, a playground and a beautiful clubhouse. The community is adjacent to Braselton’s new park, the 60 acre Mulberry River Walk. For more information call Lisa Johnson at 770-965-8487 or
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WINMARK OPENS NEW MODEL AT KINGSTON
September 2006 - Winmark Homes recently opened a new model home at Kingston, a community located off Beaver Ruin Road in Gwinnett County. The model is the four-bedroom Lexington Plan, one of the most popular plans in the community. The two-story, 2,629 square-foot home has a roomy entry foyer flanked by a first-floor bedroom that could make a nice home office. The home’s dining room is beyond this bedroom, and it proceeds to the family room, breakfast area and kitchen with a center island. The master bedroom and two additional bedrooms are on the second floor. For convenience, the laundry room is located on the second floor. Decorated with all of the stylish colors and furniture choices of today, the Lexington model will help visitors visualize their new Kingston home.

The swim and tennis community features two-story and ranch homes. With seven plans to choose from, homes range in size from 2,500 to 3,056 square feet and offer four, five or six bedrooms with two and a half, three or four bathrooms. Lots are a little more than a quarter of an acre. Upon completion, Kingston will have 144 new homes priced from the low $240,000s to the mid $260,000s. For more information on the community, contact the on-site agents, Chris Davenport or Susan Bramble at 770-935-3680 or
click here.

PRESALES AVAILABLE AT CHAMPIONS RUN BY WINMARK HOMES
September 2006 - Presales are now available in one of Winmark Homes’ newest communities, Champions Run in Forsyth County. The community has a rural feel but is only 10 minutes away from shopping and dining venues in Suwanee. The first phase of Champions Run will be 175 homes, and the community will have 360 homes priced from the $280,000s to $300,000s when complete. The community will also include custom homes, priced from the $500,000s, which will be available during the last phases of construction.

Champions Run is in a highly-rated school district. Children in this community will attend Sharon Elementary, Riverwatch Middle and South Forsyth High schools. Home plans will range from 2,200 to 3,000 square feet with three- to six-bedroom options. Basement lots are also available in Champions Run. The community will have a swimming pool, tennis courts, an elegant clubhouse and children’s playground area, all of which are coming soon. To visit Champions Run, take 400 North to Exit 13 (Highway 141) and turn right. Travel about three miles to Sharon Road and turn left. Sharon Road turns into Old Atlanta Road. Turn left on James Burgess Road. The community is on the right. For more information, call Steve Pawlik or Patty Atkinson at 678-730-1174 or
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WINMARK OPENS NEW COMMUNITY OF SILVER OAK
September 2006 – Winmark Homes recently opened Silver Oak, and homes are selling fast in this 160 home Lawrenceville community priced from the $200,000s. Initial low first-phase prices are now available in the community before the second phase begins. If homebuyers purchase an existing house before the end of the year, they can receive a $5,000 buyer incentive for new home upgrades of their choice. Homebuyers are drawn to Silver Oak’s convenient Gwinnett County location, large home plans and sought-after school district. Children will attend Pharr Elementary, McConnell Middle School and Grayson High School.

The community offers a variety of five- and six- bedroom plans that range from 2,300 to 3,000 square feet. The homes have nine-foot ceilings, hardwood floors in foyers and powder rooms, beautiful kitchens with Birch cabinets and large master bedrooms with luxurious master baths. All of the new homes have two-car garages with carriage-style doors. Silver Oak’s homes have exteriors of a combination of brick, stone and cedar shake fronts. Community visitors can also tour the model home at Silver Oak, which features the five-bedroom, three-bath Lexington plan.


Community amenities include a cabana, swimming pool and lighted tennis courts. These will be completed by December. The community is in close proximity to Highway 20, Grayson and new, upscale Avenue shopping. For more information, call 678-730-1178 or
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HERON BAY WELCOMES VESTA BUILDERS TO COMMUNITY
September 2006- Vesta Builders LLC recently joined Heron Bay Golf & Country Club’s builders in the custom home division. Vesta has now begun construction on homes in the Links and Lakeview neighborhoods within Heron Bay. Vesta specializes in building custom residential homes in a wide variety of styles, including traditional, craftsman and European. Vesta homes in Heron Bay are priced from the low $400,000s.


Vesta Builders owner Tana Malinowski has specialized in custom-home building since 1988, and through each home she builds, Malinowski strives to improve quality and value of each Vesta home. She pays special attention to each homeowner’s desires, needs and visions of their new home. Homeowners at Lakeview and the Links will enjoy all the amenities of Heron Bay Golf & Country Club including the Lakefront Park, three-pool Aquatic Center with kid friendly water features such as waterslides and water mushrooms and a heated Junior Olympic pool. Residents may also choose to join Canongate for play on the beautiful 7,300 yard, par-72 golf course, or take advantage of fishing and non-motorized boating on Henry County’s 1,100-acre Cole Reservoir, which is adjacent to Heron Bay. To learn more about Vesta Homes at Heron Bay, call the custom homes office at 770-898-4891 or click here.

 

 

 

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HAVEN OPENS MODEL AT HAWTHORNE LOST MOUNTAIN
September 2006 - Haven Properties recently opened a new model home at Hawthorne at Lost Mountain, an exclusive West Cobb community in the new Hillgrove High School district. Priced from $400,000, the model showcases the Ashville I plan which has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths on two levels of living space. The home’s entry is flanked by the formal dining room on the left and the living room on the right. The gourmet kitchen, with walk-in butler’s pantry and culinary island, flows easily onto the two-story great room, creating a large space for entertaining and enjoying family time together. A large, panoramic bay window is the centerpiece of the first-floor owner’s retreat. The retreat also has a trey ceiling and a six-foot jetted spa tub and a separate glass enclosed, ceramic tile shower in the bathroom – all features that are standard with Haven Properties’ homes in Hawthorne at Lost Mountain

A variety of four- and five-bedroom home plans, including some newly developed plans that incorporate innovate design features, give homebuyers options for creating the ideal home for their lifestyle. Like all homes built by Haven Properties, those in Hawthorne at Lost Mountain are Energy Star and EarthCraft certified for comfortable, energy-efficient living year round. Prices start in the $400,000s. Community amenities include a family swim pavilion, walking trails, outdoor gathering space and children’s play park. The community is served by Kemp Elementary School, Lost Mountain Middle School and the new Hillgrove High School. For more information, call on-site sales agent Pam Adams at 770-222-2735.

 

 

HAVEN PROPERTIES TO BUILD AT LE JARDIN
September 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Haven Properties building in South Fulton’s Le Jardin, a master planned community. Haven will build 26 homes, priced from the mid $400,000s, in the Botanica section of the community’s Tapestry neighborhood. Haven will build the Raleigh “Grand Suite,” Asheville and Melbourne plans, which will all be built to EarthCraft home standards. Features of these plans include a large sitting room off the kitchen and spacious master suites with his and her closets. Grand entrances, bold colors, open entertaining areas and private, luxurious owners’ suites are a few of the many details that make Haven’s Le Jardin homes unique.


The first homes, including an IDEA Home, will open this fall. Botanica homeowners will enjoy the 18-acre Tapestry Club which includes gardens, a large clubhouse with an indoor gymnasium, pools and a children’s play garden. For more information, call Haven Properties at 770-752-0919.

 

 

 

ASCOT OFFERS HOMES IN GWINNETT’S LYNNFIELD PARK
August 2006 – Ascot Realty now sells homes in Lynnfield Park, a 97-home community in Lawrenceville priced from the low $200,000s to $240,000s. Featuring four- and five-bedroom plans, the homes have standard features such as television niches, interior wrought iron railings, gas logs and granite and marble fireplace surrounds. The four-bedroom, two and one-half bathroom Madison model is popular among Lynnfield Park buyers for its spacious sitting area in the master suite.

The new homes in Lynnfield Park, located only minutes from the downtown Lawrenceville square and Ga. 316, are situated on one-fourth acre lots with four-sides sod. The homes feature brick and stone fronts exteriors and concrete siding, and the community has sidewalks and streetlights. For more information about the community, call sales agents Bonnie Burleigh at 678-977-7000 or Lorenda Foster at 678-907-0763 or click here.



HOMES AVAILABLE IN BUFORD’S PARK AT COPPER TRAIL
August 2006 – Ascot Realty offers new homes in The Park at Copper Trail, a community of 52 homes priced from $199,900 to $229,900. The sister community to the The Post at Copper Trail, both communities are conveniently located in Buford between I-85 and I-985 near dining, entertainment and shopping venues -- including The Mall of Georgia. The four popular floorplans in The Park at Copper Trail include the Sterling, Wilshire, Winfield and Sutherland. The most popular plan is the Sterling, which has a guest bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor. The Winfield, another popular plan, has four bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom on the main level which is complete with large master bathroom and walk-in closet.

The community’s two-story homes have three or four bedrooms and two-car garages. All of the homes feature formal dining rooms, kitchens with eat-in breakfast areas, family rooms with fireplaces and entry foyers with hardwood floors, and basement lots are available. For more information, call Cristen Taylor at 770-616-7102 or click here.



COTTAGE STYLE HOMES IN SUGARLOAF COMMONS
August 2006 – Homes in Sugarloaf Commons, a community of three- and four-bedroom townhomes in Lawrenceville priced from $179,900 to $202,400, are now for sale by Ascot Realty. The large cottage-style homes have ample floor space and boast lots of storage. Ascot built the four-bedroom townhomes after home buyers requested these large plans, and all four bedrooms are large enough to offer comfortable living space. The 36 townhomes of Sugarloaf Commons are built by Northpointe Communities, LLC, and have smooth, 9-foot ceilings, cherry-colored cabinets in the kitchen, hardwood floors in the two-story foyers and powder rooms and two-car garages. Seven different floorplans are available, and the homes have separate formal dining rooms, while some have combined dining and kitchen areas. Master suites include bathrooms with double, cultured marble vanities and separate garden tubs and showers, and the homes are prewired for alarm systems.

The homeowner’s association fees at Sugarloaf Commons are $99 a month, which includes maintenance of streetlights and sidewalks as well as landscaping around the townhomes and the community common areas. These homes are truly unique because residents own the land around their townhome, allowing them to plant a tree or put up a fence if they wish. For more information, call Monica Lewis at 770-364-8667 or Kate Austin at 770-896-1527 or click here.

 

 

GRAND ESTATES OPENS IN ALPHARETTA
July 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services on the opening of Grand Estates of the South, a new community of 24 old-world style manor homes in Alpharetta. Located minutes from Ga. 400, it will consist of custom-built estates by Harrison Design Group and developed by Platinum Land Investments, Inc. The homes are priced above $2 million and range from 6,500 to 10,000 square feet.

Some of the many features will include mudrooms, lavish laundry areas, wine cellars and kitchens with keeping rooms that have stone fireplaces. The homes also include custom trim packages and generous lighting allowances. Residents can use the amenities of the nearby Country Club of the South, including swimming pools and tennis courts. Families in Grand Estates will be served by Barnwell Elementary, Autrey Middle and Centennial High schools. For more information, call Karen “Stevie” Edwards at 404-421-2101 or
click here.
 


VIP BUYERS LIST AVAILABLE FOR IVEY MILLS
July 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services on Ivey Mills, a community of 22 homes in historic Roswell that is now accepting names for a VIP Buyers List. The homes are priced from $1.3 million and are now available for presales. The two-story homes will be built by Atlanta’s finest custom home builders, and Ivey Mills is developed by Jim and Richard Wernick of Land Sellutions. Ranging in size from 5,500 to 6,500 square feet, all homes are on three-fourths acre home sites.

Children in Ivey Mills will attend highly rated Fulton County Schools Hembree Springs Elementary, Elkins Pointe Middle and Roswell High School. For more information on the community, call 770-394-5400 or
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RICHPORT PROPERTIES RELEASES ADDITIONAL LOTS AT VILLAGE GROVE
August 2006 - Richport Properties announces the release of 43 additional lots in Village Grove, a live, work and play community in Suwannee. The new lots are in The Enclave at Village Grove and are priced from the mid $200,000s. A mixed-use community featuring residential, commercial, retail and recreational areas, the new homes in The Enclave will feature the Craftsman style Vickery and Carrington three-bedroom floorplans. For Richport Properties at Village Grove, call 770-904-6100 or click here.


 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES TO BUILD AT ORCHARD PARK
August 2006 - Richport Properties announces the opening of its new townhomes at Orchard Park, a mixed use community in Newton County near historic Covington. Priced from the $130,000s, the townhomes range from 1,350 to 1,860 square feet and have two- and three-bedroom plans available. The homes feature large family rooms with fireplaces and a choice of the master suite on the main level or upstairs. For more information about Orchard Park, call 770-385-0635 or click here.
 

 

 

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TOUCHSTONE HOMES ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF LANIER WALK

August 2006 - Touchstone Homes announces the Grand Opening of Lanier Walk, a beautiful new townhome community located in Forsyth County.  This community boasts two different floor plans and will consist of 74 craftsman style townhomes.  The townhomes will feature three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and a two-car garage.  The Lanier Walk townhomes offer many exceptional included features like granite countertops in the kitchen with maple cabinets and double sink vanities in the master bath with cultured marble countertops. 

Lanier Walk is convenient to shopping, camping, golfing and beautiful Lake Lanier.  This community offers low maintenance living and covered front porches.  Lanier Walk’s Grand Opening pricing starts in the low $200’s with presales starting now.  “This community is definitely going to do a good job at illustrating the Touchstone difference in building communities and new homes,” said Bryan Cohen, President of Touchstone Homes.

Lanier Walk is serviced by the Forsyth County School District.  These schools include Mashburn Elementary, Otwell Middle, and Forsyth Central High.  To visit Lanier Walk from downtown, take 400 North to Exit 14. Head East on Hwy 20 to left on Marketplace Blvd. Turn right on Buford Dam Rd. Lanier Walk is located 2.5 miles ahead on the right.  For more information on Lanier Walk contact Mary Anderson at 770-886-1306.

Touchstone Homes has received numerous Professionalism Awards from the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association, and the company has earned the coveted Certified Professional Home Builder designation.  For more information on Touchstone Homes call 770-945-5228 or click here.

 

TOUCHSTONE HOMES ANNOUNCES PARK PLACE GRAND OPENING
August 2006 - Touchstone Homes announces the Grand Opening of Park Place, a Townhome community in Forsyth county. This community boasts 43 luxury townhomes which feature three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. These beautiful townhomes will offer craftsman style exteriors, two-car garages, granite countertops in the kitchen and nine-foot smooth ceilings on the main level.

Park Place is located next door to Hampton, which will offer homeowners access to golfing, Lake Lanier, the North Georgia Mountains, and the North Georgia Outlet Malls. “This outstanding location will provide everything from beautiful natural scenery to a variety of recreational facilities,” said Bryan Cohen, President of Touchstone Homes. Park Place offers low maintenance living which includes: a dipping pool, beautiful landscaped grounds, garbage pick-up and you are just minutes to sidewalks and natural open space. Grand Opening prices for Park Place start in the low $200’s.

Park Place is serviced by the Forsyth County School District. These schools include Chestatee Elementary, North Forsyth Middle, and North Forsyth High. To visit Park Place travel on Georgia 400 North past exit 17. Go past the red light for approximately two miles to Hampton Park Drive and turn right. Park Place is approximately 18 miles north of Milton Parkway. For information on Park Place call Sharon Jones or Elaine Greene at 678-341-6980.

Touchstone Homes has received numerous Professionalism Awards from the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association, and the company has earned the coveted Certified Professional Home Builder designation. For more information on Touchstone Homes call 770-945-5228 or click here.


HAVEN OPENS FIELD MODEL AT HAVEN RIDGE AT CHESTATEE
July 2006 - Haven Properties announces the opening of a model home in Haven Ridge at Chestatee, a master planned community located on an 18-hole golf course in Dawsonville. The first floor of the 3,200-plus-square-foot home is fully decorated, and the home is priced at $429,900.
The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath Monroe model includes many upgrades that are available at all of Haven’s new homes at Chestatee, including a 6-foot jetted spa tub, ceramic tile shower with frameless glass enclosure and exterior Craftsman detailing such as covered porches, custom shutters, columns and bead board ceilings.

 

All Haven homes at Chestatee are EarthCraft built and third-party certified to meet Energy Star requirements. Designer furnishings and colors accent the first floor of the home’s spacious kitchen, living room and dining room. A firepit, which is the centerpiece of the home’s outdoor patio, provides a warm gathering spot. For more information, call 888-430-5253.
 

 

 

HAVEN OPENS STEWART’S CREEK AT CHAPEL HILLS
June 2006 - Haven Properties announces the successful opening of Stewart’s Creek at Chapel Hills Golf & Country Club in Douglasville. When completed, the community will have 140 new homes priced from the $300,000s to mid $400,000s. The spacious two-story homes include four- and five-bedroom plans, many of which offer master-on-main options.


Upgrades and luxuries are available throughout the homes at Stewart’s Creek at Chapel Hills: hardwoods in the kitchen, breakfast area and foyer, GE kitchen appliances including double ovens, solid-surface countertops and large owner suites with sitting rooms, walk-in closets and 6-foot jetted spa tubs. The homes’ exteriors feature masonry siding and are accented with stone, brick and/or cedar shake.
The community includes three swimming pools, four lighted tennis courts, 4.5 miles of walking trails and cart paths. The 18-hole golf course, Chapel Hills, is located near a 60-acre nature preserve. For more information, call 770-942-9799.

 

 

ASHTON PARK OPENS IN WEST COBB
June 2006 - Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services announces the opening of Ashton Park, a West Cobb community with 30 new homes priced from $211,000 to $250,000. The homes, which are built by Stone Creek Homes LLC, range in size from 2,100 to 2,600 and are situated on one-third to one-half acre lots. The single-family, traditional-style homes offer three to five bedrooms and feature upgrades such as oak cabinets, ceramic tile in the bathrooms and trey ceilings in the master bedrooms.

The intimate community is served by Clay Elementary, Lindley Middle and Pebblebrook High Schools. To visit Ashton Park, take I -20 West to Exit 46B (Six Flags) and bare right. Turn right on Factory Shoals Road and then turn left onto South Gordon Road. Turn right onto Pisgah Road, and the community is one-third of a mile on left. For more information, call 770-944-2273 or click here.


HOME SITES AVAILABLE IN EXCLUSIVE COCHRAN LAKE ESTATES
June 2006 - Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services announces the opening of the intimate enclave of Cochran Lake Estates in a sought-after East Cobb location. Built by Tobin Properties and Lonestar Custom Homes, the 12 new homes homes of Cochran Lake Estates are priced from the high $800,000s to more than $1 million.

Situated on wooded one-third to one-half acre lots, these new homes range from 4,800 to 5,800 square feet. Features such as outdoor stone fireplaces, home media systems with theater seating and wood-paneled studies make these custom-built homes truly unique. Children at Cochran Lake Estates attend Shallowford Falls Elementary, Simpson Middle and Lassiter High School. To visit Cochran Estates, take I-285 to Riverside Drive and go outside the perimeter to Johnson Ferry Road. Take this to Shallowford Road, and turn left on Shallowford. Go about one mile to Wesley Chapel and turn right. Take the first left on Fricks Road, and the next right is Cochran Lake Road. For more information, call Melissa Gerace at 770-364-3545 or click here.
 

 

 

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EXCLUSIVE STONEHURST OPENS IN EAST COBB
June 2006 - Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services announces the opening of a private and exclusive new home community, Stonehurst. Priced from the $800,000s and above, these custom homes have media rooms with theater seating, outdoor fireplaces, SubZero kitchen appliance packages, three-car garages, outdoor fireplaces and incredible exterior stone detail work.

The East Cobb community, in which homes are built by Tobin Properties and Lonestar Custom Homes, is situated on one-third to one-half acre lots in a private area. Children in the community will attend Rocky Mount Elementary, Simpson Middle and Lassiter High. To visit Stonehurst, take I-285 to Riverside Drive, and go outside the perimeter to Johnson Ferry Road. Turn left and go about six miles to left again onto Shallowford Road. Go about three miles and cross over Sandy Plains. Stonehurst is on the left before Blackwell Road. For more information, call Melissa Gerace at 770-364-3545 or visit click here.

 

PARKSIDE HOMES OPENS NEW MODELS AT AUTUMN LAKES AND OAKLEAF MANOR IN S. FULTON
June 2006 – Parkside Homes announces the opening of two new professionally decorated model homes at Autumn Lakes and Oakleaf Manor, two premiere swimming communities located in Union City, South Fulton County. Autumn Lakes offers four and five bedroom plans from the $170's and Oakleaf Manor offers three and four bedroom plans from the $160’s. Both communities boast two-story Craftsman Style Homes with standard features including brick or stone accents, owner's suite with sitting area, three car garages (per plan), Maple kitchen cabinets, and monthly lawn maintenance which is offered as a convenience to home owners. These communities will share an Aquatic Center with pool house and playground.

A highlight of select Autumn Lakes and Oakleaf Manor plans is the private, tiled personal balcony adjoining to and with easy access from the Owner’s Suite. Parkside Homes placed special emphasis on the creation of this unique balcony concept, seeking to offer the customers a place their own private get-away for privacy, thought, or reflection if so desired.

Located in popular South Fulton County, these communities are just minutes from I-85 South of the Perimeter, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and conveniently located near shopping and retail malls, dining and entertainment including Six Flags, Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park and Dixie Fun Park. You can reach these communities by traveling I-85 South to Exit 64 (Hwy 138) & make a left off the exit & then a right onto Jonesboro Road (approximately 2.3 miles). For more information, call 770-969-5157 for Autumn Lakes or 770-969-5651 for Oakleaf Manor or click here.

 

THE ENCLAVE OFFERS ACTIVE ADULTS MORE AT HERON BAY
June 2006 - Heron Bay Golf & Country Club announces the opening of The Enclave, a community built by Bob Adams Homes that offers active adult new home shoppers even more.

Priced from the mid $300,000s to the high $400,000s, the floorplans of homes in The Enclave have such features as low-entry thresholds and wide doorways for buyer’s convenience. This community sits adjacent to the 15th fairway of the golf course, and a decorated model is open for homeowners to tour. The Lawn Management Program takes care of weeding, fertilizing and mowing so that homeowners can Simplify® their lives, have more time to socialize with neighbors and take full advantage of all the communities’ great amenities. Residents in the 58-home community will enjoy the amenities of Heron Bay, including a Community Lodge with fitness center, three-pool Aquatic Center and the 7,300 yard Canongate golf course. For more information, call 678-583-5767 or click here.


HERON BAY’S MEADOW GLEN FEATURES FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOMES
June 2006 - Heron Bay Golf and Country Club announces the opening of Meadow Glen, a 95-home community within the master planned neighborhood. Built by DR Horton Homes, one of America’s top home builders, the homes are priced from the low to high $200,000s and are conveniently located in walking distance to future retail shops and the multipurpose sports fields.

Meadow Glen is comprised of six of the builder’s most popular floorplans that feature sought-after designs in today’s plans including media rooms, keeping rooms, master suites with large walk-in closets and sitting rooms and spacious kitchens with center islands and breakfast areas. The homes range in size from three to five bedrooms and feature a vast array of quality finishes. Two model homes are available for homebuyers to tour. Residents in Meadow Glen will enjoy all the amenities of Heron Bay. For more information, call 678-583-1078 or click here.

 

 

JIM CHAPMAN DEVELOPS BROOKHAVEN AT SUGARLOAF IN GWINNETT
June 2006 - Jim Chapman Communities announces the Brookhaven at Sugarloaf in Duluth, the company’s newest active adult community in Gwinnett County. The gated community is for adults 55 and older, and the homes feature step-free ranch plans priced from the $230,000s.

Built with active lifestyles in mind, the two- and three-bedroom homes at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf are ideal for individuals or couples, offering up to 1,875 square feet. The homes feature details including custom wood trim, 12- to 16- foot vaulted ceilings, great rooms with gas fireplaces, decorative wood mantels and spacious master suites with his/her vanities and ceramic tile showers. When homeowners gain more time for entertaining with their new low-maintenance home, they can enjoy large kitchens, casual breakfast bars, GE appliances and custom cabinetry. The homes’ exteriors feature large, Southern-style front porches with columns and bead board ceilings and roomy patios. For more information, call 770-418-9875 or click here.

JIM CHAPMAN OPENS MODEL HOMES AT THE HAVEN AT SLATER MILL
June 2006 - Jim Chapman Communities announces two new model homes at The Haven at Slater Mill in Douglasville. The two fully decorated models, The Westminster and The Oxford, have many options available to reflect homeowners’ tastes and styles in the gated active adult community.

The Westminster features three-bedrooms and has upgrades such as granite countertops, 12x12 ceramic tile, hardwood floors and custom cabinetry, and the Oxford plan has many of the standard features available in the ranch-style condominiums at The Haven at Slater Mill. An on-site design center makes personalizing new homes easy. The step-free condos are priced from the low $200,000s and are functional, yet cozy, with ample space for family visits or entertaining friends. The community caters to the 55 and older crowd with many entertainment opportunities available, including a clubhouse with exercise facility, spacious veranda and nearby swimming pool. For more information call 678-838-7676 or click here.

 

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES OPENS AUTUMNBROOKE
June 2006 - Bowen Family Homes announces the grand opening of Autumnbrooke, a new community in Buford with homes priced from $200,000. Bowen Family Homes introduced new elevations and home plans in this community, which is convenient to the Mall of Georgia.


Autumnbrooke offers 110 homes ranging from 2,000 to 2,300 square feet. Bowen Family Homes offers six floor plans in the community of homes, which range from three to four bedrooms. All homes in the community include beautiful hardwood foyer entries, shadow box and crown molding in the dining room and eye-catching decorative niches to display favorite items. For more information, call 770-831-9956 or click here.

 

 

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WINMARK HOMES OPENS NEW MODEL AT THE HAMPTONS
June 2006 - Winmark Homes announces the opening a new model home in The Hamptons, a new community near the Mall of Georgia and minutes from Hamilton Mill’s shopping, dining and entertainment venues in Gwinnett County. The Hamptons features two-story and ranch homes with private lots that border wooded greenspace areas. The homes are priced from the mid $200,000s, and the community will include 136 homes when complete.


The Hamptons’ new model features the Rosewood plan, a two-story, five-bedroom, four-bathroom home with a two-car garage. The professionally decorated model home features a large kitchen with work island overlooking the family room, complete with a fireplace and built-in bookcases. The roomy downstairs features a formal living room, a grand formal dining room and a bedroom with full a bathroom. Four other bedrooms and three full bathrooms await visitors on the second floor. The upstairs master suite features relaxing master bath. The home also has an open media room for the family’s enjoyment. Community amenities include a cabana, swimming pool and tennis courts. For more information on Winmark Homes, call 770-614-3101 or click here.

WINMARK HOMES OPENS NEW PHASE AT RIVER STONE
June 2006 - Winmark Homes announces the successful opening of the second phase of River Stone, a fast-selling Gwinnett County community located in the Brookwood school district that borders the Yellow River. Upon the community’s completion, River Stone will have 143 homes.


Homes are priced from the mid $200,000s, and plans feature four, five or six bedrooms with optional basements and two-car garages. Ten different floor plans are available with homes ranging in size from 2,600 to 3,300 square feet. Features include hardwood floors, arch entryways, Corian countertops in the kitchen, large master suites, nine-foot smooth ceilings and full front porches. Families will enjoy River Stone’s amenities of a clubhouse with swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts and children’s play area. Call 678-924-1488 for more information or click here.

WINMARK HOMES OPENS NEW PHASE AT LIBERTY ESTATES
June 2006 - Winmark Homes announces the Phase II opening at Liberty Estates, a community of single-family homes located near Jackson County’s Chateau Elan in Braselton.


Priced from the $170,000s, homes in this 62-lot addition of Liberty Estates are quickly selling. Liberty Estates is a perfect place for families to call home. Upon completion, there will be 204 homes featuring three, four or five bedrooms, optional basements and two-car garages in the community. Eight different floorplans are available, including two-story and ranch options. Homes range in size from 1,889 to 2,771 square feet. Community amenities include a cabana, swimming pool, playground and tennis courts. For more information, call 706-654-2850 or click here.

 

ASCOT OPENS SECOND PHASE AT SEDGEFIELD
June 2006 - Ascot Realty announces the opening of Phase II of Sedgefield, a community of ranch and two-story homes in the Hamilton Mill area of Gwinnett County. The community of 121 homes is priced from the $190,000s to the low $200,000s. Sedgefield’s first phase sold quickly, and second-phase sales are expected to do the same.

 

The homes range from 2,100 to 2,700 square feet, and homeowners can choose from one of nine floorplans available in the community, which is surrounded by 25 acres of open space. For more information about Sedgefield, call 770-614-7162 or click here.



 

SECOND MODEL HOME OPENS AT ASCOT’S SCENIC CROSSING
June 2006 - Ascot Realty announces the opening of the second fully decorated model home at Scenic Crossing, a popular community of ranch and two-story homes located at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Sugarloaf Parkway in Gwinnett. The model is accented with today’s popular home designs and colors, and it represents all that Scenic Crossing homes have to offer. Homes in Scenic Crossing are priced from the $230,000s to the $260,000s.


The new model features a master-on-main plan, and home plans at Scenic Crossing have many options as well, from sitting rooms in master suites to gas fireplaces. All homes have granite countertops and tiled master baths and range 2,200 to 2,800 square feet. For more information, call 770-614-5993 or click here.


ASCOT OPENS SUMMEROUR NEAR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NORCROSS
June 2006 - Ascot Realty announces the opening of Summerour, a townhome community near downtown Norcross priced from the $220,000s. The homes’ exteriors feature stone, brick and concrete siding and rear-entry, two-car garages.


The community will feature 21 homes offering three and four bedrooms, including a large secondary bedroom suite on the first floor and an option for two master bedrooms on the second floor. The main level of each home at Summerour is spaciously designed with large kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms. For more information about Summerour, call 770-614-5993 or click here.


ASCOT OPENS PRESERVE AT WOLF CREEK IN GWINNETT
June 2006 - Ascot Realty announces the opening of its final neighborhood in the popular Wolf Creek community in Gwinnett, The Preserve at Wolf Creek. With 51 homes priced from the $210,000s to the $280,000s, the Preserve joins other community neighborhoods, the Enclave and Preserve at Wolf Creek.


The Preserve at Wolf Creek will offer plans currently not available in the community, including master-on-main, ranch and five-bedroom plans. Features of these new plans include concrete siding, hardwood floors in the foyer and front-entry garages. Wolf creek is a large community with family-friendly amenities that include a junior Olympic pool, four lighted tennis courts and sidewalks and streetlights throughout the community. Homes in the Enclave at Wolf Creek are priced from the $190,00s while those in the Estates at Wolf Creek are priced from the mid $200,000s to $300,000. For more information, call 678-977-7000  or click here.

 

 

Tim Jones Communities announces the opening of Heritage at Crystal Lake

June 2006 - Tim Jones Communities announces the opening of Heritage at Crystal Lake, a Gated Golf and Country Club Community located in Hampton, Henry County. Homes are priced from the low $300's. Heritage at Crystal Lake features an 80 Acre Residential Lake, 18 Hole Golf course, 8 Acre Amenity Complex, Pool, Tennis Courts, Playground, and Sports Courts. The community offers 61 approximately 1/2 acre home sites. Standard features include: 4 sided brick, side entry garages, smooth ceilings throughout, granite or solid surface kitchen counter tops, wrought iron spindles, 2" faux wood blinds and many more! Our standards are their upgrades!! Seeing is believing!

 

There are homes that can close in 30 days or less or choose to build with or without a basement. 3% C0-OP. The Heritage at Crystal Lake is also offering a Buyers Incentive of a free Golf Membership for the first few homeowners at closing! Hurry! Limited opportunities available! Please call 770-897-0993 for more information or click here.

 

 

THE SOUTHERN RESIDENTIAL GROUP OPENS TWO MODEL TOWNHOMES IN LITHONIA'S FAIRINGTON TOWNSHIP
May 2006 - Southern Residential Group announces the opening of their new model townhome and sales center complex at Fairington Township, in Lithonia. The Atlanta builder is constructing 156 affordable two-story townhomes starting in the low 120's. These townhomes are perfect for the first time homebuyer and those looking to downsize. The model is a traditional two-story townhome with three bedrooms and two and one half baths. This plan boast a roomy kitchen, open dining area and a spacious columned living room.

Fairington Township is a charming community nestled within the Communities at Fairington near Panola Road and Interstate 20 in Dekalb County. This location is convenient to I-285, Downtown Atlanta, The Hartsfield Jackson Airport and The Mall at Stonecrest. Homes are now selling from the low 120's. For more information, call 678-418-4090 or click here.

 

 

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PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS MODEL HOME IN HAMPSHIRES

May 2006 - Peachtree Residential announces the opening of its new model home at The Hampshires. The home, which is located in the lovely wooded community in Alpharetta, is the Brunswick plan, which features a full finished basement and third-story retreat with private bath. The home’s large kitchen overlooks a keeping room, and the first-floor also includes a “command center” for busy families, a formal dining room, family room, study and guest bedroom with full bathroom. The second floor offers four bedrooms, including a large master suite with full bathroom. A private back deck offers scenic views of the area.


The traditional two-story homes at The Hampshires range in size from 3,200 to 4,200 square feet, and 10 floorplans are available for homeowner’s choosing. Design consultants from Peachtree Residential’s Design Center are available to turn homes into showcases. The homes in The Hampshires are priced from the low $600,000s to the $800,000s. For more information, call 678-566-3179 or click here.
 


PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS MODEL HOME IN WESTBROOK

May 2006 - Peachtree Residential announces the opening of its professionally decorated model home in Westbrook, a family-friendly community in Cumming. The model is the Madison floorplan with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a finished third floor. A “rocking chair” front porch greets visitors and invites them into the first floor which offers a two-story grand room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen, keeping room with fireplace, a banquet-size dining room, private study and guest bedroom with full bathroom.,
 

The home’s elegantly decorated second floor features the remaining bedrooms and bathrooms, including a master suite with a cozy sitting area with a fireplace. The third story offers something any family would love, a media room. Homes in this community range in size from 2,900 to 4,100 and are priced in the mid $400,000s. For more call 770-886-6642 or click here.

 

 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES RELEASES 42 LOTS IN VINEYARD GATE
May 2006 - Richport Properties announces the opening of 42 lots at Braselton’s first Conservation Community, Vineyard Gate. About 30 percent of the 66 acres in the community are reserved for greenspace. The homes, which are priced from the high $130,000s, offer neo-traditional architectural elements. The new lots border a conservation area and will support homes with front and rear-entry garages.


Vineyard Gate includes pocket parks, a beautifully landscaped entry, a marked trail system and 21 preserved acres. When complete, Vineyard Gate will have 200 homes, all of which are built to maximize greenspace. The homes range in size from 1,400 to 2,300 square feet and feature three-bedrooms, large family rooms, fireplaces, master on the main level and family-friendly front porches on some plans. For more information, call 706-658-0027 or click here.


 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES OPENS SECOND PHASE OF STONECYPHER
May 2006 - Richport Properties announces the second phase of Stonecypher, a traditional neighborhood development located adjacent to Old Town Suwanee that is priced from the $220,000s. The new phase will consist of five townhomes and five single-family homes, and Stonecypher will include 37 townhomes and 36 more front-porch style single-family homes when completed.
The neighborhood’s Craftsman-style cluster homes have covered front porches where owners and guests can visit on summer evenings.

 

Features such as marble fireplaces and 9-foot ceilings on the first floor make the homes as welcoming on the inside as they are inviting from the outside. The community features a six-acre natural conservation area donated to the Gwinnett Open Land Trust by Richport Properties. Upon completion, this area will offer homeowners a common place to enjoy the outdoors and build community spirit. For more information, call 770-932-0709 or click here.

 

PAUL THOMAS HOMES HOLDS GRAND OPENING FOR HUNTINGTON RIDGE
May 2006 - Paul Thomas Homes announces the opening of its new development, Huntington Ridge in Mableton. Located in Cobb County, Huntington Ridge offers two-story, single- family homes with basements and masters on main in the popular traditional style of Neo-Classical architecture. The homes have front porches that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing.


Priced from the low $300,000s to mid $400,000s, the 34 homes range in size from 2,700 to 3,700 square feet. Features include granite countertops, tile floor and walls in bathrooms, birch cabinets, wood windows, upgraded Moen fixtures and marble vanities. Home owners can enjoy sidewalks on both sides of the street and streets with the convenience of underground utilities. For more information, call 404-543-4013 or click here.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP REAL ESTATE SERVICES OPENS MODEL AT LYNNFIELD PARK
May 2006 - Friendship Real Estate announces the opening of its new, expertly decorated model home in Lynnfield Park, a new community of brick- and stone-front homes in Gwinnett County. The Craftsman-style homes are priced from the low to mid $200,000s and are located near the quaint Lawrenceville Square.


The two-story, four bedroom, two and a half bathroom Madison model represents the best Lynnfield Park has to offer. Loaded with today’s modern features, the first-floor includes a great room that opens to a cook’s dream kitchen, a great room, a formal living room and dining room. The home’s bedrooms and laundry room are located conveniently upstairs. All Lynnfield Park homes feature a brick front and Hardi Plank on three sides. Each home site is situated on a quarter-acre lot with two hardwood trees planted in the backyard.
Upon completion, Lynnfield Park will consist of 97 homes ranging in up to 2,600 square feet. For more information, call 678-386-5534 or click here.

 

 

JENNY PRUITT HOMES OPENS BROOKVIEW MANOR

May 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Jenny Pruitt Homes on the opening of Brookview Manor, an intimate enclave of 23 homes in sought-after East Cobb. The community features a variety of homes on half-acre home sites priced from the $700,000s.


More than 60 guests attended the agent luncheon hosted by Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services at Brookview Manor, an intimate enclave of 23 homes in sought-after East Cobb. Held at the community’s model home in April, guests were treated to a catered lunch and welcome to tour five of the beautiful homes within the community. Built by some of Cobb County’s most reputable builders, Brookview Manor features a variety of homes on half-acre home sites priced from the $700,000s.


The stunning executive homes at Brookview Manor are inspired by timeless architecture while at the same time incorporating state-of-the-art amenities with well-designed floorplans. For more information on the community, contact Donna King at 770-826-3028, Lindy Schmitt at 770-356-5913 or Laura 404-210-0844.

 

 

JENNY PRUITT HOMES’ FERNWOOD CREEK AVAILABLE FOR SALES

May 2006 - Jenny Pruitt Homes announces the opening of Fernwood Creek just minutes from Roswell in Cherokee County. The community will include 51 homes priced from the mid $500,000s to $700,000. The homes at Fernwood Creek are built by custom builders who have constructed million dollar homes and are incorporating many of those details into the homes. The stunning two-story homes range from 2,800 to 3,800 square feet and are available in four and five bedroom floorplans. Special details run throughout, making each home unique.
 

Homes are located on sites ranging from one-fourth to half an acre and maximize the community’s green space of more than eight acres. Residents will enjoy the community’s walking trails, and all yards are fully sodded and include irrigation systems. For more information, call Levy Crawford at 770-591-1993 or click here.

 

 

JENNY PRUITT HOMES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF REGISTRY OAKS

May 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Jenny Pruitt New Homes on the successful opening of the elegant Registry Oaks in Vinings. The custom built homes are priced from $700,000. The spacious two-story unique floorplans are designed for sophisticated buyers who have growing families or are empty nesters. Registry Oaks offers beautiful views of Vinings, and community’s sidewalks are perfect for neighborhood interaction. The community is located near prestigious public and private schools. For more information, call 770-394-5400 or click here.

 

 

JENNY PRUITT HOMES OPENS PRESTIGIOUS RIVER’S CALL

May 2006 - Jenny Pruitt Homes announces the opening of River’s Call, a unique guarded community surrounded by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Offering the quite elegance of country homes in East Cobb County, the community’s 35 homes are priced from $1.2 million ranging from 5,000 to 8,000 square feet.
 

All of the homes in River’s call have terrace levels and are built with attention to detail and with all of the features homeowners’ desire. In addition to direct access to the Chattahoochee River, the community has a beautiful passive park, where homeowners can meet for picnics and kids can play, and a swim club. Homeowners can choose from homes built by one of the four elite homebuilders in the community. For more information on the community, call 770-955-5770 or click here.

 

 

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES STARTS PHASE II IN GWINNETT’S POPULAR THORNHILL COMMONS
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com is happy to announce that Bowen Family Homes is now building in Phase Two of Thornhill Commons. The 68 additional Arts & Crafts style homes is this phase are priced from the $250,000s and offer 2,000 to 2,271 square feet of living space. These two-story homes are packed with options and buyers choose among six plans with several elevations each to create a community of complementary but varied home styles. Exteriors feature brick, shingle and/or stone accents. Inside, elegant molding packages for the dining room, fireplaces with marble surrounds and hardwood entries are among the sophisticated details that greet family and visitors.
In choosing a home plan, buyers have options for popular design elements such as a two-story family room, a downstairs bedroom or a classic study or library. The homes offer three or four bedrooms, with plenty of space for families to live and grow. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN.
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BOWEN FAMILY HOMES’ ELLINGTON OPENS IN FORSYTH
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com and Bowen Family Homes announce the opening of Ellington, a Forsyth community offering the builder’s Village Series of plans with all new elevations featuring an abundance of brick. Comprised of Bowen’s most popular design elements, the Village Series homes of Ellington are priced from the $260,000s.


Each home has unique characteristics that make it stand out from the ordinary, such as decorative columns, niches for artwork or loft spaces. The homes offer up to five bedrooms with the Owner’s Suite available on the main level. They range from about 2,000 square feet to about 2,600 square feet. Many home elevations feature extensive brickwork, and several also have stacked stone accents.


Ellington is surrounded by the best in shopping and dining. Located near the upscale shops of The Forum and many premier restaurants, the community is also adjacent to some of Forsyth County’s most exclusive addresses. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN.
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BOWEN FAMILY HOMES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF ASHMORE IN GWINNETT COUNTY
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Bowen Family Homes on the successful opening of Ashmore. With 50 homes sold in just nine days, buyers should act fast. Priced from the low $400,000s, 85 homes are available. These stunning designs offer 2,536 to 3,277 sq. ft. and four or five bedrooms, so families have plenty of room to grow. Owner’s suites and secondary bedrooms on the main level, keeping rooms with fireplaces and many other popular options will make the homes livable and loveable. Ashmore neighbors will gather at a community pool and cabana.“

 

Our phenomenal sales result from a combination of factors – a beautiful new product appealing to move-up buyers, an outstanding location in the Peachtree Ridge school district, and the hard work contributed from our Internet Sales Division and our Community Sales Managers," said David Bowen, Owner of Bowen Family Homes. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN. (view more about Bowen Family Homes).


 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES ANNOUNCES SPRING OPENING OF MANCHESTER WALK
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Bowen Family Homes on the spring opening of Manchester Walk, an ideal community for families who want to be near the shopping and business centers of Gwinnett County. Buyers who want to be on the priority list can register through the Bowen Family Homes Early Homesite Reservation Program.


With just over 200 charming Arts and Crafts style homes, Manchester Walk will offer plenty of options for different lifestyles. The three- and four-bedroom homes offer loft areas for extra space. Homes have a two-car garage, and they range in size from 1,575 to 1,865 square feet. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN.
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ASHTON WOODS HOMES OPENS TWO MODELS AT CONCORD FARMS

April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Ashton Woods Homes on the opening of the two fully decorated model homes at Concord Farms in Cumming. Standing out from the rest, Concord Farms offers spacious homes on large home sites priced from low $200,000s and a variety of community amenities.

 

Guests are welcome to tour the model homes, the Charlotte and Asheville, to get a feel for the community and its beautiful homes.
Homeowners have many options when choosing a new home at Concord Farms. Offering homes from the Horizon series, designed by award-winning architects, there are eight plans to choose from. The homes feature a variety of different living areas such as spacious family rooms, formal living and dining rooms, dens, four to five bedrooms, huge kitchens, lofts and spacious owners suites. Approximately 174 homes will provide options such as sunrooms, sitting rooms, game rooms and studies. Presale buyers will be able to personalize their homes at the Ashton Woods Homes design studio by selecting cutting edge designer options. The homes carry the Ashton Woods Power House trademark, which means they are energy efficient and incredibly comfortable. For more information, call 678-947-3083

 

ASHTON WOODS HOMES OPENS THREE NEW MODELS AT FLATS AT RIVERWALK
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Ashton Woods Homes on the opening of three decorated models at the Flats at Riverwalk, the popular condominium community located in Cobb County’s prestigious Wildwood area. Featuring three of the community’s four popular floorplans, guests now can tour the Inman, Piedmont and Ansley models.


Priced from the $190,000s, the 128 condominiums at the Flats at Riverwalk will be divided among three, four-story buildings with underground parking and elevators. Features include nine-foot smooth ceilings, GE appliances, garden tubs in master baths and spacious walk-in closets. Covered balconies, vinyl windows and gas fireplaces are standard. All homes are acoustically engineered for a quiet living environment. For more information, call (770) 818-9279.
 

 

ASHTON WOODS HOMES OPENS TWO MODELS AT THE VILLAGES AT CONCORD FARMS

April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Ashton Woods Homes on the grand opening of its two model homes at The Villages at Concord Farms, a charming community of ranch-style homes located in Forsyth County. Guests to the community are welcome to tour the two professionally designed model homes, the Hawthorne and Saratoga. The Villages at Concord Farms offers low-maintenance homes priced from the low $200,000s with amenities designed for those who want to take it easy.
Homes offer many of today’s designer options including granite, stainless steel appliances, wrap-around porches, screened-in patios and outdoor fireplaces. With six ranch plans to choose from, the homes feature various Craftsman-style elevations and range in size from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet with two, three or four bedrooms and two or three baths, and plenty of storage. Ashton Woods Homes will build 131 single-family homes at The Villages at Concord Farms. For more information, call 678-965-6055

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES OPENS MODEL HOME IN CANTON’S PROMINENCE COURT
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Bowen Family Homes on its new decorated model home in Prominence Court, the Canton community where the Atlanta builder is constructing 289 two-story homes. The model follows the Carter home style, with three bedrooms and a loft for home office or play space. An open kitchen, finished with Silestone countertops and custom-look cabinets, flows into a two-story great room. Rich hardwoods through the downstairs and wrought iron spindles on the staircase lend an open, sophisticated air.


Prominence Court is a charming community with decorative street lights, wrought iron mailboxes and traditional homes priced from the $160,000s. Its popularity is due in part to its location in the City of Canton, stellar swim amenities, and a school district including the brand new Freedom Middle School. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN or click here.

SHARP RESIDENTIAL NOW ACCEPTING PRESALES AT OLDE HERITAGE
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Sharp Residential on its upcoming community Olde Heritage in Cherokee County.  Presales now are being accepted at this new conservation community with homes from Sharp’s Classic series priced from the mid $300,000s to the low $500,000s.
Sharp Residential will be offering ranch and two-story plans ranging in size from 2,800 to 3,000+ square feet.  Homes will feature masters on the main, spacious breakfast areas, expansive family rooms, spa tubs in the master baths, basements, elegant trim packages, two-car garages and much more.  Along with green space, community amenities will include a swimming pool and tennis courts. For more information call 678-233-7965 or click here.

WINMARK HOMES OPENS MODEL HOMES AT THE VILLAGES AT CASTLEBERRY

March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Winmark Homes on the opening of four new model homes at its premier community in Forsyth County – The Villages of Castleberry. Offering a unique mix of townhomes and single family attached master on main plans, each neighborhood within the community now has a fully decorated model home. The Rosewood plan at The Reserve at Castleberry features five bedrooms and three baths. Homes are priced from the $240,000s. A variety of townhomes are available Castleberry’s neighborhoods, including impressive master-on-the-main plans. The Sherwood townhome plan features three bedrooms, and the Sheldon features two bedrooms with a loft option. The townhome plans are priced from the $180,000s. The patio homes are priced from the $220,000s. For more information, call 678-965-6812 or click here.

 

 

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PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS DECORATED MODEL AT CLEARBROOKE IN N. FULTON COUNTY
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Peachtree Residential on the opening of its fully decorated model home at Clearbrooke, a private, gated community of estate homes on one acre plus lots in North Fulton County. Decorated in today's home design trends, the model is a Cambridge floorplan, which features five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,000 square feet of living space.
The distinguished homes at Clearbrooke feature brick, shake and stone exteriors with welcoming front porches. Homeowners can choose from 11 different floorplans, and all of the homes within the community have basements and side-entry garages. Master-on-the-main plans are available. Upon completion, only 42 homeowners will have the opportunity to live within this community where homes are priced from the $600,000s to over $800,000. For more information click here or call 770-442-5658.

PRESIDIO HOMES OPENS FULLY DECORATED MODEL HOME AT LENORA MEADOWS
March 2006 - Atlanta New Home Directory.com congratulates Presidio Homes on the opening of its fully decorated model home at Lenora Meadows, its popular community in Gwinnett County located a quarter mile from Lenora Park featuring a variety of homes priced from the $160,000s to the $190,000s. The Knollwood, a two-story plan with four bedrooms and two and a half baths, offers plenty of room. Featuring a beautiful kitchen with breakfast area, dining room, two-story foyer, family room and living room with fireplace, the home is a popular plan at Lenora Meadows.Homeowners at Lenora Meadows can choose from two-story and split foyer homes offering 1,800 to 3,115 square feet of space. Homes within the community feature large master suites with trey or vaulted ceilings and master baths with garden tubs, living rooms, dining rooms, two-story foyers and kitchens with breakfast nooks. For more information, call (678) 413-0920 or click here.

PRESIDIO HOMES TO OPEN CHANDLER BLUFF IN GRAYSON
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Presidio Homes on the upcoming opening of Chandler Bluff, a community of craftsman-style homes in Grayson located just 20 minutes from the Mall of Georgia. Priced from the low to mid $200,000’s, the homes at Chandler Bluff were designed by award-winning architect Frank Betz. The two-story homes at Chandler Bluff will offer 2,100 to 4,000 square feet of space with four to five bedrooms and will feature many of the designs today’s home buyers are looking for, such as master-on-the main options, teen suites, keeping rooms and formal dining rooms. The stylish interiors feature many of today’s popular decorator design options such granite countertops, custom cabinets, nickel lighting packages, fireplaces and Maytag appliances. Keeping in tradition with the craftsman style, the homes exteriors will be just as appealing as the interiors. Homes will have large front porches, stacked stone, architectural shingles, Hardy Plank siding and carriage-style garage doors. For more information about Chandler Bluff, call (770) HOMES–4-U. or click here.


WINMARK HOMES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CHAMPIONS RUN
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Winmark Homes on the opening of Champions Run in Forsyth County. Champions Run will offer 360 homes priced from the $280,000s to the high $300,000s, including custom homes that will be priced from the $500,000s.
Located within a highly rated school district, children will attend Sharon Elementary, Riverwatch Middle and South Forsyth High schools. Community amenities will include an elegant clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts and a playground area. For more information, call 678-730-1174 or
click here.

WINMARK HOMES OPENS MODEL HOME AT VININGS ON THE CHATTAHOOCHEE
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Winmark on the opening of its model home at Vinings on the Chattahoochee, an intimate community of single-family homes within walking distance of the beautiful Whittier Mill Park and the scenic Chattahoochee River. The luxury homes at the community are priced from the mid $290,000s.The fully decorated model home features a gourmet kitchen, great room with fireplace, dining room and study downstairs. Upstairs features three bedrooms and a media room. The home also has a double front porch and two-car garage. For more information, call 404-794-6007 or click here.

WINMARK HOMES OPENS MODEL HOME AT CARLTON AT HAMILTON MILL
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Winmark Homes on the opening of its new model at Carlton at Hamilton Mill, a carefree, gated community featuring master on the main floorplans. Located within half a mile of I-85, the 125 homes at Carlton at Hamilton Mill are priced from the $200,000s.
The new model, the Chaucer plan, features a dramatic two-story family room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen with hardwoods and island overlooking the family room, master-on-the-main with trey ceiling and luxurious master bath complimented by a dual head shower. For more information, call 678-730-1176 or
click here.

 

THE SOUTHERN RESIDENTIAL GROUP OPENS TWO MODEL TOWNHOMES IN LITHONIA'S FAIRINGTON TOWNSHIP
May 2006 - Southern Residential Group announces the opening of their new model townhome and sales center complex at Fairington Township, in Lithonia. The Atlanta builder is constructing 156 affordable two-story townhomes starting in the low 120's. These townhomes are perfect for the first time homebuyer and those looking to downsize. The model is a traditional two-story townhome with three bedrooms and two and one half baths. This plan boast a roomy kitchen, open dining area and a spacious columned living room.

Fairington Township is a charming community nestled within the Communities at Fairington near Panola Road and Interstate 20 in Dekalb County. This location is convenient to I-285, Downtown Atlanta, The Hartsfield Jackson Airport and The Mall at Stonecrest. Homes are now selling from the low 120's. For more information, call 678-418-4090 or click here.

 

 

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PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS MODEL HOME IN HAMPSHIRES

May 2006 - Peachtree Residential announces the opening of its new model home at The Hampshires. The home, which is located in the lovely wooded community in Alpharetta, is the Brunswick plan, which features a full finished basement and third-story retreat with private bath. The home’s large kitchen overlooks a keeping room, and the first-floor also includes a “command center” for busy families, a formal dining room, family room, study and guest bedroom with full bathroom. The second floor offers four bedrooms, including a large master suite with full bathroom. A private back deck offers scenic views of the area.


The traditional two-story homes at The Hampshires range in size from 3,200 to 4,200 square feet, and 10 floorplans are available for homeowner’s choosing. Design consultants from Peachtree Residential’s Design Center are available to turn homes into showcases. The homes in The Hampshires are priced from the low $600,000s to the $800,000s. For more information, call 678-566-3179 or click here.
 


PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS MODEL HOME IN WESTBROOK

Atlanta Real Estate News, May 2006 - Peachtree Residential announces the opening of its professionally decorated model home in Westbrook, a family-friendly community in Cumming. The model is the Madison floorplan with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a finished third floor. A “rocking chair” front porch greets visitors and invites them into the first floor which offers a two-story grand room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen, keeping room with fireplace, a banquet-size dining room, private study and guest bedroom with full bathroom.,
 

The home’s elegantly decorated second floor features the remaining bedrooms and bathrooms, including a master suite with a cozy sitting area with a fireplace. The third story offers something any family would love, a media room. Homes in this community range in size from 2,900 to 4,100 and are priced in the mid $400,000s. For more call 770-886-6642 or click here.

 

 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES RELEASES 42 LOTS IN VINEYARD GATE
Atlanta Real Estate News, May 2006 - Richport Properties announces the opening of 42 lots at Braselton’s first Conservation Community, Vineyard Gate. About 30 percent of the 66 acres in the community are reserved for greenspace. The homes, which are priced from the high $130,000s, offer neo-traditional architectural elements. The new lots border a conservation area and will support homes with front and rear-entry garages.


Vineyard Gate includes pocket parks, a beautifully landscaped entry, a marked trail system and 21 preserved acres. When complete, Vineyard Gate will have 200 homes, all of which are built to maximize greenspace. The homes range in size from 1,400 to 2,300 square feet and feature three-bedrooms, large family rooms, fireplaces, master on the main level and family-friendly front porches on some plans. For more information, call 706-658-0027 or click here.


 

RICHPORT PROPERTIES OPENS SECOND PHASE OF STONECYPHER
Atlanta Real Estate News, May 2006 - Richport Properties announces the second phase of Stonecypher, a traditional neighborhood development located adjacent to Old Town Suwanee that is priced from the $220,000s. The new phase will consist of five townhomes and five single-family homes, and Stonecypher will include 37 townhomes and 36 more front-porch style single-family homes when completed.
The neighborhood’s Craftsman-style cluster homes have covered front porches where owners and guests can visit on summer evenings.

 

Features such as marble fireplaces and 9-foot ceilings on the first floor make the homes as welcoming on the inside as they are inviting from the outside. The community features a six-acre natural conservation area donated to the Gwinnett Open Land Trust by Richport Properties. Upon completion, this area will offer homeowners a common place to enjoy the outdoors and build community spirit. For more information, call 770-932-0709 or click here.

 

PAUL THOMAS HOMES HOLDS GRAND OPENING FOR HUNTINGTON RIDGE
Atlanta Real Estate News, May 2006 - Paul Thomas Homes announces the opening of its new development, Huntington Ridge in Mableton. Located in Cobb County, Huntington Ridge offers two-story, single- family homes with basements and masters on main in the popular traditional style of Neo-Classical architecture. The homes have front porches that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing.


Priced from the low $300,000s to mid $400,000s, the 34 homes range in size from 2,700 to 3,700 square feet. Features include granite countertops, tile floor and walls in bathrooms, birch cabinets, wood windows, upgraded Moen fixtures and marble vanities. Home owners can enjoy sidewalks on both sides of the street and streets with the convenience of underground utilities. For more information, call 404-543-4013 or click here.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP REAL ESTATE SERVICES OPENS MODEL AT LYNNFIELD PARK
Atlanta Real Estate News, May 2006 - Friendship Real Estate announces the opening of its new, expertly decorated model home in Lynnfield Park, a new community of brick- and stone-front homes in Gwinnett County. The Craftsman-style homes are priced from the low to mid $200,000s and are located near the quaint Lawrenceville Square.


The two-story, four bedroom, two and a half bathroom Madison model represents the best Lynnfield Park has to offer. Loaded with today’s modern features, the first-floor includes a great room that opens to a cook’s dream kitchen, a great room, a formal living room and dining room. The home’s bedrooms and laundry room are located conveniently upstairs. All Lynnfield Park homes feature a brick front and Hardi Plank on three sides. Each home site is situated on a quarter-acre lot with two hardwood trees planted in the backyard.
Upon completion, Lynnfield Park will consist of 97 homes ranging in up to 2,600 square feet. For more information, call 678-386-5534 or click here.
 

 

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JENNY PRUITT HOMES OPENS BROOKVIEW MANOR

Atlanta Real Estate News, May 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Jenny Pruitt Homes on the opening of Brookview Manor, an intimate enclave of 23 homes in sought-after East Cobb. The community features a variety of homes on half-acre home sites priced from the $700,000s.


More than 60 guests attended the agent luncheon hosted by Jenny Pruitt New Homes Services at Brookview Manor, an intimate enclave of 23 homes in sought-after East Cobb. Held at the community’s model home in April, guests were treated to a catered lunch and welcome to tour five of the beautiful homes within the community. Built by some of Cobb County’s most reputable builders, Brookview Manor features a variety of homes on half-acre home sites priced from the $700,000s.


The stunning executive homes at Brookview Manor are inspired by timeless architecture while at the same time incorporating state-of-the-art amenities with well-designed floorplans. For more information on the community, contact Donna King at 770-826-3028, Lindy Schmitt at 770-356-5913 or Laura 404-210-0844.

 

 

JENNY PRUITT HOMES’ FERNWOOD CREEK AVAILABLE FOR SALES

Atlanta Real Estate News, May 2006 - Jenny Pruitt Homes announces the opening of Fernwood Creek just minutes from Roswell in Cherokee County. The community will include 51 homes priced from the mid $500,000s to $700,000. The homes at Fernwood Creek are built by custom builders who have constructed million dollar homes and are incorporating many of those details into the homes. The stunning two-story homes range from 2,800 to 3,800 square feet and are available in four and five bedroom floorplans. Special details run throughout, making each home unique.
 

Homes are located on sites ranging from one-fourth to half an acre and maximize the community’s green space of more than eight acres. Residents will enjoy the community’s walking trails, and all yards are fully sodded and include irrigation systems. For more information, call Levy Crawford at 770-591-1993 or click here.

 

 

JENNY PRUITT HOMES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF REGISTRY OAKS

Atlanta Real Estate News, May 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Jenny Pruitt New Homes on the successful opening of the elegant Registry Oaks in Vinings. The custom built homes are priced from $700,000. The spacious two-story unique floorplans are designed for sophisticated buyers who have growing families or are empty nesters. Registry Oaks offers beautiful views of Vinings, and community’s sidewalks are perfect for neighborhood interaction. The community is located near prestigious public and private schools. For more information, call 770-394-5400 or click here.

 

 

JENNY PRUITT HOMES OPENS PRESTIGIOUS RIVER’S CALL

May 2006 - Jenny Pruitt Homes announces the opening of River’s Call, a unique guarded community surrounded by the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Offering the quite elegance of country homes in East Cobb County, the community’s 35 homes are priced from $1.2 million ranging from 5,000 to 8,000 square feet.
 

All of the homes in River’s call have terrace levels and are built with attention to detail and with all of the features homeowners’ desire. In addition to direct access to the Chattahoochee River, the community has a beautiful passive park, where homeowners can meet for picnics and kids can play, and a swim club. Homeowners can choose from homes built by one of the four elite homebuilders in the community. For more information on the community, call 770-955-5770 or click here.

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES STARTS PHASE II IN GWINNETT’S POPULAR THORNHILL COMMONS
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com is happy to announce that Bowen Family Homes is now building in Phase Two of Thornhill Commons. The 68 additional Arts & Crafts style homes is this phase are priced from the $250,000s and offer 2,000 to 2,271 square feet of living space. These two-story homes are packed with options and buyers choose among six plans with several elevations each to create a community of complementary but varied home styles. Exteriors feature brick, shingle and/or stone accents. Inside, elegant molding packages for the dining room, fireplaces with marble surrounds and hardwood entries are among the sophisticated details that greet family and visitors.
In choosing a home plan, buyers have options for popular design elements such as a two-story family room, a downstairs bedroom or a classic study or library. The homes offer three or four bedrooms, with plenty of space for families to live and grow. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN.
(view more about Bowen Family Homes).
 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES’ ELLINGTON OPENS IN FORSYTH
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com and Bowen Family Homes announce the opening of Ellington, a Forsyth community offering the builder’s Village Series of plans with all new elevations featuring an abundance of brick. Comprised of Bowen’s most popular design elements, the Village Series homes of Ellington are priced from the $260,000s.


Each home has unique characteristics that make it stand out from the ordinary, such as decorative columns, niches for artwork or loft spaces. The homes offer up to five bedrooms with the Owner’s Suite available on the main level. They range from about 2,000 square feet to about 2,600 square feet. Many home elevations feature extensive brickwork, and several also have stacked stone accents.


Ellington is surrounded by the best in shopping and dining. Located near the upscale shops of The Forum and many premier restaurants, the community is also adjacent to some of Forsyth County’s most exclusive addresses. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN.
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BOWEN FAMILY HOMES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF ASHMORE IN GWINNETT COUNTY
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Bowen Family Homes on the successful opening of Ashmore. With 50 homes sold in just nine days, buyers should act fast. Priced from the low $400,000s, 85 homes are available. These stunning designs offer 2,536 to 3,277 sq. ft. and four or five bedrooms, so families have plenty of room to grow. Owner’s suites and secondary bedrooms on the main level, keeping rooms with fireplaces and many other popular options will make the homes livable and loveable. Ashmore neighbors will gather at a community pool and cabana.“

 

Our phenomenal sales result from a combination of factors – a beautiful new product appealing to move-up buyers, an outstanding location in the Peachtree Ridge school district, and the hard work contributed from our Internet Sales Division and our Community Sales Managers," said David Bowen, Owner of Bowen Family Homes. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN. (view more about Bowen Family Homes).


 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES ANNOUNCES SPRING OPENING OF MANCHESTER WALK
Atlanta Real Estate News, April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Bowen Family Homes on the spring opening of Manchester Walk, an ideal community for families who want to be near the shopping and business centers of Gwinnett County. Buyers who want to be on the priority list can register through the Bowen Family Homes Early Homesite Reservation Program.


With just over 200 charming Arts and Crafts style homes, Manchester Walk will offer plenty of options for different lifestyles. The three- and four-bedroom homes offer loft areas for extra space. Homes have a two-car garage, and they range in size from 1,575 to 1,865 square feet. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN.
(view more about Bowen Family Homes).

 

 

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ASHTON WOODS HOMES OPENS TWO MODELS AT CONCORD FARMS

April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Ashton Woods Homes on the opening of the two fully decorated model homes at Concord Farms in Cumming. Standing out from the rest, Concord Farms offers spacious homes on large home sites priced from low $200,000s and a variety of community amenities.

 

Guests are welcome to tour the model homes, the Charlotte and Asheville, to get a feel for the community and its beautiful homes.
Homeowners have many options when choosing a new home at Concord Farms. Offering homes from the Horizon series, designed by award-winning architects, there are eight plans to choose from. The homes feature a variety of different living areas such as spacious family rooms, formal living and dining rooms, dens, four to five bedrooms, huge kitchens, lofts and spacious owners suites. Approximately 174 homes will provide options such as sunrooms, sitting rooms, game rooms and studies. Presale buyers will be able to personalize their homes at the Ashton Woods Homes design studio by selecting cutting edge designer options. The homes carry the Ashton Woods Power House trademark, which means they are energy efficient and incredibly comfortable. For more information, call 678-947-3083

 

ASHTON WOODS HOMES OPENS THREE NEW MODELS AT FLATS AT RIVERWALK
April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Ashton Woods Homes on the opening of three decorated models at the Flats at Riverwalk, the popular condominium community located in Cobb County’s prestigious Wildwood area. Featuring three of the community’s four popular floorplans, guests now can tour the Inman, Piedmont and Ansley models.


Priced from the $190,000s, the 128 condominiums at the Flats at Riverwalk will be divided among three, four-story buildings with underground parking and elevators. Features include nine-foot smooth ceilings, GE appliances, garden tubs in master baths and spacious walk-in closets. Covered balconies, vinyl windows and gas fireplaces are standard. All homes are acoustically engineered for a quiet living environment. For more information, call (770) 818-9279.
 

 

ASHTON WOODS HOMES OPENS TWO MODELS AT THE VILLAGES AT CONCORD FARMS

Atlanta Real Estate News, April 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Ashton Woods Homes on the grand opening of its two model homes at The Villages at Concord Farms, a charming community of ranch-style homes located in Forsyth County. Guests to the community are welcome to tour the two professionally designed model homes, the Hawthorne and Saratoga. The Villages at Concord Farms offers low-maintenance homes priced from the low $200,000s with amenities designed for those who want to take it easy.
Homes offer many of today’s designer options including granite, stainless steel appliances, wrap-around porches, screened-in patios and outdoor fireplaces. With six ranch plans to choose from, the homes feature various Craftsman-style elevations and range in size from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet with two, three or four bedrooms and two or three baths, and plenty of storage. Ashton Woods Homes will build 131 single-family homes at The Villages at Concord Farms. For more information, call 678-965-6055

 

BOWEN FAMILY HOMES OPENS MODEL HOME IN CANTON’S PROMINENCE COURT
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Bowen Family Homes on its new decorated model home in Prominence Court, the Canton community where the Atlanta builder is constructing 289 two-story homes. The model follows the Carter home style, with three bedrooms and a loft for home office or play space. An open kitchen, finished with Silestone countertops and custom-look cabinets, flows into a two-story great room. Rich hardwoods through the downstairs and wrought iron spindles on the staircase lend an open, sophisticated air.


Prominence Court is a charming community with decorative street lights, wrought iron mailboxes and traditional homes priced from the $160,000s. Its popularity is due in part to its location in the City of Canton, stellar swim amenities, and a school district including the brand new Freedom Middle School. For more information, call 1-877- MY BOWEN or click here.

 

SHARP RESIDENTIAL NOW ACCEPTING PRESALES AT OLDE HERITAGE
Atlanta Real Estate News, March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Sharp Residential on its upcoming community Olde Heritage in Cherokee County.  Presales now are being accepted at this new conservation community with homes from Sharp’s Classic series priced from the mid $300,000s to the low $500,000s.
Sharp Residential will be offering ranch and two-story plans ranging in size from 2,800 to 3,000+ square feet.  Homes will feature masters on the main, spacious breakfast areas, expansive family rooms, spa tubs in the master baths, basements, elegant trim packages, two-car garages and much more.  Along with green space, community amenities will include a swimming pool and tennis courts. For more information call 678-233-7965 or click here

 

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WINMARK HOMES OPENS MODEL HOMES AT THE VILLAGES AT CASTLEBERRY

March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Winmark Homes on the opening of four new model homes at its premier community in Forsyth County – The Villages of Castleberry. Offering a unique mix of townhomes and single family attached master on main plans, each neighborhood within the community now has a fully decorated model home. The Rosewood plan at The Reserve at Castleberry features five bedrooms and three baths. Homes are priced from the $240,000s. A variety of townhomes are available Castleberry’s neighborhoods, including impressive master-on-the-main plans. The Sherwood townhome plan features three bedrooms, and the Sheldon features two bedrooms with a loft option. The townhome plans are priced from the $180,000s. The patio homes are priced from the $220,000s. For more information, call 678-965-6812 or click here.

 


PEACHTREE RESIDENTIAL OPENS DECORATED MODEL AT CLEARBROOKE IN N. FULTON COUNTY
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Peachtree Residential on the opening of its fully decorated model home at Clearbrooke, a private, gated community of estate homes on one acre plus lots in North Fulton County. Decorated in today's home design trends, the model is a Cambridge floorplan, which features five bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,000 square feet of living space.
The distinguished homes at Clearbrooke feature brick, shake and stone exteriors with welcoming front porches. Homeowners can choose from 11 different floorplans, and all of the homes within the community have basements and side-entry garages. Master-on-the-main plans are available. Upon completion, only 42 homeowners will have the opportunity to live within this community where homes are priced from the $600,000s to over $800,000. For more information click here or call 770-442-5658.

PRESIDIO HOMES OPENS FULLY DECORATED MODEL HOME AT LENORA MEADOWS
March 2006 - Atlanta New Home Directory.com congratulates Presidio Homes on the opening of its fully decorated model home at Lenora Meadows, its popular community in Gwinnett County located a quarter mile from Lenora Park featuring a variety of homes priced from the $160,000s to the $190,000s. The Knollwood, a two-story plan with four bedrooms and two and a half baths, offers plenty of room. Featuring a beautiful kitchen with breakfast area, dining room, two-story foyer, family room and living room with fireplace, the home is a popular plan at Lenora Meadows.Homeowners at Lenora Meadows can choose from two-story and split foyer homes offering 1,800 to 3,115 square feet of space. Homes within the community feature large master suites with trey or vaulted ceilings and master baths with garden tubs, living rooms, dining rooms, two-story foyers and kitchens with breakfast nooks. For more information, call (678) 413-0920 or click here.

PRESIDIO HOMES TO OPEN CHANDLER BLUFF IN GRAYSON
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Presidio Homes on the upcoming opening of Chandler Bluff, a community of craftsman-style homes in Grayson located just 20 minutes from the Mall of Georgia. Priced from the low to mid $200,000’s, the homes at Chandler Bluff were designed by award-winning architect Frank Betz. The two-story homes at Chandler Bluff will offer 2,100 to 4,000 square feet of space with four to five bedrooms and will feature many of the designs today’s home buyers are looking for, such as master-on-the main options, teen suites, keeping rooms and formal dining rooms. The stylish interiors feature many of today’s popular decorator design options such granite countertops, custom cabinets, nickel lighting packages, fireplaces and Maytag appliances. Keeping in tradition with the craftsman style, the homes exteriors will be just as appealing as the interiors. Homes will have large front porches, stacked stone, architectural shingles, Hardy Plank siding and carriage-style garage doors. For more information about Chandler Bluff, call (770) HOMES–4-U. or click here.


WINMARK HOMES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CHAMPIONS RUN
Atlanta Real Estate News, March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Winmark Homes on the opening of Champions Run in Forsyth County. Champions Run will offer 360 homes priced from the $280,000s to the high $300,000s, including custom homes that will be priced from the $500,000s.
Located within a highly rated school district, children will attend Sharon Elementary, Riverwatch Middle and South Forsyth High schools. Community amenities will include an elegant clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts and a playground area. For more information, call 678-730-1174 or
click here.

WINMARK HOMES OPENS MODEL HOME AT VININGS ON THE CHATTAHOOCHEE
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Winmark on the opening of its model home at Vinings on the Chattahoochee, an intimate community of single-family homes within walking distance of the beautiful Whittier Mill Park and the scenic Chattahoochee River. The luxury homes at the community are priced from the mid $290,000s.The fully decorated model home features a gourmet kitchen, great room with fireplace, dining room and study downstairs. Upstairs features three bedrooms and a media room. The home also has a double front porch and two-car garage. For more information, call 404-794-6007 or click here.

WINMARK HOMES OPENS MODEL HOME AT CARLTON AT HAMILTON MILL
March 2006 - Atlanta New Homes Directory.com congratulates Winmark Homes on the opening of its new model at Carlton at Hamilton Mill, a carefree, gated community featuring master on the main floorplans. Located within half a mile of I-85, the 125 homes at Carlton at Hamilton Mill are priced from the $200,000s.
The new model, the Chaucer plan, features a dramatic two-story family room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen with hardwoods and island overlooking the family room, master-on-the-main with trey ceiling and luxurious master bath complimented by a dual head shower. For more information, call 678-730-1176 or
click here.
 

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