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Riverline


Atlanta
Low $400s+

Riverline, A New Townhome Community in the rapidly transforming Riverside Neighborhood on the Westside of Atlanta!
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Aldyn


Woodstock
High $200s+

Boasting stylish new townhomes in Woodstock that feature quality construction & consumer-inspired floor plans
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Alcovy Walk


Monroe
High $200s +

Picture this. A friendly rocking chair front porch & 9' ceilings. Come see more!
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Waterford at Briarcliff


Atlanta
Low $900s+

New Custom Luxury Homes in Atlanta built by Rocklyn Homes! Now selling!
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New Decorated Model at the Georgian 09/20/2021
DALLAS - A beautiful new decorated model home is now under construction at Heritage Pointe at The Georgian. The highly desired Braselton home plan serves as both the model home and the sales center for Artisan Built Communities in this popular active adult neighborhood in Paulding County.

The Braselton floor plan offers between 1,792 and 2,032 square feet of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Because single-level living makes everything so much simpler, the owner’s suite is located on the main level. It includes a large walk-in closet that anyone with a large shoe collection is sure to be envious of. The kitchen holds the secret ingredient for cooking and gathering with friends and family – a large center island and breakfast area connected to the home’s great room. Homeowners with culinary skills love the Samsung stainless steel appliances and the easy clean up offered by granite countertops. Rounding out the main level is a separate room that can be utilized as a formal dining room, home office or a study.

Artisan Built Communities currently has 19 new home sites available at Heritage Pointe including several golf course home sites. Homebuyers can choose from a variety of ranch home plans designed exclusively for active adults. Priced from the $300,000s, the homes include 1,607 to 2,358 square feet of living space and up to four bedrooms and three baths. Homes at Heritage Pointe include large owner’s suites on the main floor, open living areas, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and Samsung stainless steel appliances, and optional second floor living spaces.

Heritage Pointe is located on The Frog, The Georgian’s championship golf course, and is just around the corner from the course’s beautiful clubhouse, accessible by golf cart. The peaceful, quiet location is ideal for active adults looking for a close-knit, happy community to call home. Heritage Pointe homeowners will also have access to a future active adults-only amenity center and have plenty of time to enjoy them thanks to lawn care and garbage service being included.
Traton Homes Announces Expznsion Into Florida 09/17/2021
MARIETTA - Georgia-based Traton Homes is pleased to announce its entry into the Florida market. An award-winning Atlanta home builder celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Traton Homes recently hired Mike Burgess as the division president of its new Florida division.

Burgess was most recently vice president of the D.R. Horton Greenville, South Carolina Division. He worked with various builders and developers in Virginia and Idaho before joining D.R. Horton’s Florida Division in 2010, and in 2017, he was appointed as vice president of the Greenville, South Carolina Division.

Traton will begin building in Bay and Walton counties this year. Cessna Landing, a community of 19 homes located in Santa Rosa, is among its first Florida developments. The company is hiring for various office and field positions and will be establishing its office in Bay County. Traton plans to aggressively expand its operations in Florida in 2022, focusing primarily on the panhandle area.
Final Opportunities at Cannon Trace 09/14/2021
WINDER - Have you been looking for a new home? Check out these final opportunities at Cannon Trace in the Winder/Barrow area. The Barrow County area is a convenient area that offers a great place to call home. It has great access to Hwy 316, Interstate 85 and Athens. It is a little bit rural but with easy access to Duluth, Lawrenceville and Athens. You are minutes from downtown Winder which has some super restaurants to grab some great eats either outdoors, takeout or dine in.You are also a quick trip to the Mall of Georgia in Buford.

Ideally located in the Winder city limits, Cannon Trace features gorgeous new homes priced from the high $200’s. With modern farmhouse exteriors these award-winning plans will feature all the outstanding features that you have come to expect from Rocklyn Homes.

Notice the exciting new farmhouse exteriors in this community. /qurg the true Rocklyn style, the interiors are nothing short of gorgeous with gourmet kitchens with islands, masters with sitting areas, granite countertops, hardwoods on the main and private rear patio, fence, and full security system.

The amenities at Cannon Trace will include a swimming pool for the warm summer months . Priced from the high $200’s, these award winning home plans are perfect for most anyone.
Kolter Homes Expands Cresswind Lifestyle Program 09/09/2021
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Kolter Homes recently expanded its award-winning Cresswind Lifestyle Program to highlight the wide and diverse range of interests Cresswind programming serves. Rolled out under the new tagline, ‘Set Yourself F.R.E.E,’ the updated program supports the four cornerstones of Fitness, Relationships, Education and Entertainment that are designed to help Cresswind residents ‘Live Better, Longer.’

The Fitness cornerstone includes weekly fitness classes, nutrition classes, a focus on overall health and wellness and state-of-the-art fitness centers and equipment. At new Cresswind communities throughout the Southeast, such as Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes in Hoschton, Georgia, Kolter Homes is working with EGYM, a global fitness technology leader.

The Relationships cornerstone includes resident club formation, casual social gatherings, friendships, community outreach and volunteer opportunities. Cresswind residents enjoy both community-planned and resident-formed activities and events that foster the formation of relationships.

The Education cornerstone at Cresswind communities includes programming, activities, learning new hobbies and speakers that stimulate thought, ideas, discussion and lifelong learning.

The Entertainment cornerstone includes weekly diverse programming for residents to let loose, socialize and have fun at concerts, dances, comedy shows, happy hours and socials. Each Cresswind community’s onsite lifestyle director plans entertainment based off residents’ feedback, making each community’s activities unique to them.

Located among 403 rolling, wooded acres, Cresswind Peachtree City is the only resort-style, 55+ community located in desirable Peachtree City, Georgia. The Cresswind lifestyle is centered on Fitness, Nutrition and Relationships, and geared toward an active, fulfilling lifestyle. The low maintenance, ranch-style homes at Cresswind are designed specifically for active adults with open plans for entertaining, flex spaces and even golf cart garages to house the preferred mode of transportation in Peachtree City. Homes are priced from the upper $200,000s to $600,000s.
Make the Move to Kyle Farm 09/01/2021
POWDER SPRINGS - If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) reveals the number of respondents who say it’s a good time to sell is higher now than it was over the past few summers (see graph below). Today, the majority of consumers, 75 percent, say it’s a good time to sell a house. Now is definitely the time to sell according to KeepingCurrentMatters.com.

The higher "good time to sell"l sentiment has to do with today’s market conditions, specifically low housing supply and high buyer demand. In the simplest terms, we don’t have enough houses available for sale to meet buyer demand. If you sell your house now; you can make that move, whether downsizing or up-sizing to the home of your dreams. Have you always wanted a basement? We have an available home with basement right now.

Whether you are a hiker or love the city, or both, Kyle Farm is ideal for a great lifestyle. Kyle Farm is located near Historic Marietta, Downtown Acworth, Downtown Kennesaw, Kennesaw National Park, and great malls for shopping and dining like The Avenue at West Cobb and Town Center at Cobb with gorgeous views of Lost Mountain.
Artisan Built Communities Releases Active Adult Homesites 08/25/2021
DALLAS, GA. - New homesites are coming soon to Heritage Pointe at the Georgian., the active adult neighborhood within the popular master-planned golf community in Paulding County. the community is sold out, so these 19 new homesites are your first opportunity this summer.

These homesites include many on the golf course and three basement homes. Buyers can choose from several ranch plans from 1600 to 2500 square feet approximately. Priced from the $ 300,000’s, the sizes are up to four bedrooms and three baths.

The peaceful quiet location is ideal for active adults looking for a close-knit happy community to call home. Homeowners will also have access to a future adults-only amenity center. Lawn care and garbage services are included.
Find Your Home at Townes of Auburn /Barrow County 08/05/2021
WINDER - If you are planning on a new home this year, you should check out Townes of Auburn in the Winder/Barrow County area. You can get on the VIP List on our website. Ideally located in Auburn, Georgia between Dacula and Winder, this community has excellent access to Hwy 316 and I-85 for commuting to Athens or Atlanta.

In the true Rocklyn Homes tradition, Townes of Auburn will feature award-winning plans with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths.The interiors are exquisite with gourmet kitchens with island* with granite countertops and 42″ cabinets. You will love the easy maintenance with hardwoods on the main floor and oak tread staircases. The owner’s suites have sitting areas* and trey ceilings plus a spa-inspired bath. Enjoy your privacy with a private rear patio*, fence* and full security system.

Here are three key concepts about homeownership you should understand before you get started:

Saving for a down payment is sometimes viewed as one of the biggest obstacles for homebuyers, but that doesn’t have to be the case. As Freddie Mac says: “The most damaging down payment myth—since it stops the homebuying process before it can start—is the belief that 20% is necessary.

Some young homebuyers don’t feel they can afford a home that suits their growing needs and have decided to continue renting instead. That means they’ll miss out on some of the long-term benefits of owning a home.

Finally, with mortgage rates starting to rise along with home prices appreciating, putting off buying a home now could cost you much more later.
Phase IV Coming Soon at Renaissance at South Park - Fairburn 08/04/2021
FAIRBURN - Rocklyn Homes is pleased to announce Phase IV at Renaissance at South Park is coming late August or early Fall! For those who are ready to purchase a new townhome now, check out our sister community at Cascades where final opportunities are now available.

Some of the most popular Floor Plans will be available in the Phase IV at Renaissance at South Park. Phase IV will include exciting new upgrades like exquisite detailing with wider baseboards and intricate door details.

Renaissance at South Park is conveniently located with easy access to I-85 and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Put your name on a new home now to be able to enjoy the amenities when the time is right. You can look forward to a pool with beach swim out, year round tennis courts and community clubhouse.
Come See Cannon Trace in Winder 07/31/2021
WINDER - The community you choose is important. Without a doubt, Winder is a great place to live. With easy access to main roads, you can jump on Hwy 316, Interstate 85 and Athens. It is a little bit rural but with easy access to Duluth, Lawrenceville and Athens. You are minutes from downtown Winder which has some super restaurants to grab some great eats either outdoors, takeout or dine in. The town of Auburn and the town of Winder are both located minutes from Hwy 316 and Fort Yargo State Park. You are also a quick trip to the Mall of Georgia in Buford.

Ideally located in the Winder city limits, Cannon Trace features gorgeous new homes priced from the mid $200’s. With modern farmhouse exteriors these award-winning plans will feature all the outstanding features that you have come to expect from Rocklyn Homes.

Notice the exciting new farmhouse exteriors on this community. In the true Rocklyn style, the interiors are nothing short of gorgeous with gourmet kitchens with islands, masters with sitting areas, granite countertops, hardwoods on the main and private rear patio, fence, and full security system.

The amenities at Cannon Trace will include a swimming pool for the warm summer months. Priced from the mid $200’s, these award winning home plans are perfect for most anyone.
Princeton Ridge by Rocklyn Selling from Mid-$200’s 07/29/2021
STONECREST - Homes in Princeton Ridge by Rocklyn homes offer the following features: Award Winning Plans, 3 Bedrooms with 2.5 Baths, Gourmet Kitchen with Island, Hardwoods on 1st Floor, Oak Treads on Stairs, Master Suite with Sitting Area, Master Bath with Garden Tub, and Separate Shower with Tiled Floor.

Virtual Tours of Rocklyn Communities are available.
Find Your Your New Home at Cascades 07/25/2021
ATLANTA - Now is a great time to make your move into a new townhome. Cascades invites you to plan ahead to your new home by choosing your floor pland and site now. Two story townhomes at Cascades are priced from the low to mid $200’s. This community is now offering final opportunities.

The homes at Cascades are beautifully well-appointed with many outstanding features including gourmet kitchens with island *, hardwoods main floor, stainless steel appliances*, and easily maintained oak tread staircases. Many plans offer master baths with garden tubs and separate showers and media rooms. *per plan.

Cascades is very centrally located with easy access to the new Mercedes Benz Stadium and all the exciting events that are now opening back up in this area. If you love a good outdoor movie and a few food trucks plus exciting other events,
Princeton Ridge Now Selling 07/22/2021
LITHONIA - If you are in the market for a new home, check out these amazing new homes by Award-Winning Rocklyn Homes. Princeton Ridge is now selling and is located within minutes to Stonecrest Mall. The Sales Consultant is now onsite!

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The challenge is inventory. Like you, many buyers want to capitalize on these market conditions, and it’s leading to more buyer competition and bidding wars.

If you’re having a hard time finding a home to buy, it may be time to talk to your trusted real estate advisor about a newly built home. Early indicators show new-home construction is beginning to ramp up. While new homes alone won’t be able to fix all of the inventory challenges, this does mean you’ll soon have more options as you search for a home. As a buyer, a newly built home may be exactly what you’re looking for – it’s brand new, and with builder customization options, it’s uniquely yours from the ground up.
Lake Arrowhead Named One of America’s Top 100 Places to Live 07/09/2021
WILMINGTON, N.C. - ideal-LIVING magazine is pleased to announce the Top 100 Planned Communities as featured in the summer issue of Ideal-LIVING magazine’s Best Places to Live. hese planned communities are walkable with lots of open spaces and and have promote a real sense of community. Overall health and wellness is promoted by the myriad of amenities and clubs that allow a new homeowner to dive into a healthy, active lifestyle. Residents might enjoy some or all of the following amenities: golf, walking and biking trails, fitness centers, spas and health clubs, community gardens, marinas, boating, and watersports, as well as tennis and pickleball.

Lake Arrowhead, by Majestic Lifestyle Builders, is in Waleska. Homes range in price from the $260s to the $800s.
Love Where You Live in Winder 07/06/2021
WINDER - Why not make the move into a brand new townhome by Rocklyn Homes? Not the townhome of past years, these homes are luxurious with exquisite detailing and up to the minute features. Notice the exciting new farmhouse exteriors in this community, Cannon Trace.

In the true Rocklyn style, the interiors are nothing short of gorgeous with gourmet kitchens with islands, masters with sitting areas, granite countertops, hardwoods on the main and private rear patio, fence, and full security system. Three townhomes are now available at Cannon Trace, but hurry, they sell quickly. Ideally located in the Winder city limits, Cannon Trace features gorgeous new homes priced from the mid $200’s. With modern farmhouse exteriors these award-winning plans will feature all the outstanding features that you have come to expect from Rocklyn Homes.

No matter what you love, you will find it in Winder. For example, golfers love playing at the par-72 Chimneys Golf Course. Love to fish, camp or hike? The gem of this community is Fort Yargo State Park. Amenities include camping, cottages, the 260-acre Marbury Creek Reservoir with swimming beach, boat rental, hiking and biking trails, picnicking and mini-golf. Most facilities are wheelchair accessible. The park also includes Will-A-Way Recreation Area, an accessible facility specifically designed for challenged populations, with a group camp, picnic and fishing areas, and paved trail. Priced from the mid $200’s, these award winning home plans are perfect for most anyone.
Final Opportunities at Cascades 06/29/2021
ATLANTA - Thinking of making a move? With today’s real estate market, you definitely need to plan ahead. If you are wanting a late summer move or fall move, now is the time to choose your homesite and plan for upcoming two story townhomes at Cascades priced from the low to mid $200’s where only 2 story townhomes remain. This community is now offering final opportunities.

The homes at Cascades are beautifully well-appointed with many outstanding features including gourmet kitchens with island *, hardwoods main floor, stainless steel appliances*, and easily maintained oak tread staircases. Many plans offer master baths with garden tubs and separate showers and media rooms. *per plan.

Cascades is very centrally located with easy access to the new Mercedes Benz Stadium and all the exciting events that will be coming back soon to this area.

Call David Tenenbaum at 404-722-6637 for an appointment, virtual tour or email Cascades@RocklynHomes.com.

Award-Winning Rocklyn Homes is one of Atlanta’s Top 5 Homebuilders in the Atlanta Business Chronicle 2018 and listed as the 12th largest builder in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle 2019. Ranked Nationally at #68 in the 2019 Builder 100 List by Builder Magazine. Rocklyn builds quality single-family homes and townhomes with award-winning plans in the Metro Atlanta area from the High $100’s to $400’s.
Homeowner Associations Trend Popular with Georgia Homebuyers 06/26/2021
ATLANTA - A notable housing trend resulting from strong home sales in 2020 and 2021, is a preference by American homebuyers for community associations, also known as condominium and homeowners associations (HOA). According to the Foundation for Community Association Research, the number of new condominium and HOAs nationwide is expected to increase by 4,500 this year, and Beacon Management Services sees this same trend in Georgia.

Community associations represent nearly 25% of U.S. housing stock serving more than 73 million Americans. They are popular housing choices for buyers seeking proximity to city centers, public transportation and schools. These planned communities often provide residents the benefit of shared amenities.

“One of the biggest reasons residents prefer homes in communities with HOAs is because they are proven to stabilize home values,” Lisa Simmons, President of Beacon Management Services, said. “Homeowners usually have to get permission to make structural changes to their property, and the HOA maintains the aesthetic consistency and appeal of the neighborhood.” Associations also typically have rules concerning landscaping, trash placement, decorations and vehicle parking. These rules have one ultimate goal — to make the community look nice and, therefore, keep property values high. Protecting property values is why HOA neighborhoods are so desirable and homes in them often sell for more than homes in non-HOA communities.

Metro Atlanta’s residential growth knows no boundaries as home builders are going further afield to find affordable land options. According to MarketNsight Founder and Principal John Hunt, historically low home inventory will take 10 years to reach normal levels as the market is short 92,000 homes on an annualized basis.
Affordable Homes at Princeton Ridge 06/23/2021
LITHONIA - Without a doubt, housing is still affordable. According to this article in KeepingCurrentMatters.com, buying a home is still a good investment. The real estate market is soaring today. Residential home values are rising, and that’s a big win for homeowners. In 2020, there was a double-digit increase in home values – a trend that’s expected to head toward similar levels this year.

However, skyrocketing prices are causing some to start questioning affordability in the current housing market. The findings show the historical averages of the national payment to income ratio, which they define as “the share of the median income needed to make the monthly payments on the median-priced home.” Their study reveals:

The average over the last 25 years was 23.6%
The average over the last 5 years was 20.1%
The average today stands at 20.5%

Ideally located under five miles to Stonecrest Mall, Princeton Ridge will have easy access to I-20, Hwy 124 and Hwy 278. If you love nature, it is a quick trip to Arabia Mountain for sightseeing or hiking. Stone Mountain Park is a twenty minute ride to enjoy all the year round events. The city of Lithonia is a fast six minutes down the road. Lastly, with such easy access to I-20, the best of the City of Atlanta is just around thirty minutes away. Homes From the Mid $200’s
Homes with Amenities at Townes of Auburn 06/17/2021
AUBURN - Ideally located in Auburn, Georgia between Dacula and Winder, Townes of Auburn has excellent access to Hwy 316 and I-85 for commuting to Athens or Atlanta.

If you want amenities, the Townes of Auburn will offer them. Keep checking back for more information or join our VIP List. Homeowners will enjoy wonderful amenities like a swimming pool for the hot weather, clubhouse , year-round tennis and pickleball courts. The homes in this community are selling rapidly and 100 have already sold!

In the true Rocklyn Homes tradition, Townes of Auburn will feature award-winning plans with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths.The interiors are exquisite with gourmet kitchens with island* with granite countertops and 42″ cabinets. You will love the easy maintenance with hardwoods on the main floor and oak tread staircases. The owner’s suites have sitting areas* and trey ceilings plus a spa-inspired bath. Enjoy your privacy with a private rear patio*, fence* and full security system. *per plan There will be nine floor plans offered.
David WeeklY Homes Takes Part in Bunks Across America 06/16/2021
ATLANTA - On Saturday, June 12, at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, 40 David Weekley Homes – Atlanta Division team and family members joined Gwinnett County Chapter members of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) for the nonprofit’s 3rd Annual Bunks Across America event. With 260 chapters across the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda, SHP has a mission to ensure that “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town.”

During this year’s Bunks Across America event, David Weekley Homes’ volunteers took raw lumber and turned it into beds in an assembly line-style process. The beds built during the event were ready to go into area homes right away – giving 102 children a much-needed place to rest their heads. In addition to 160 volunteer hours, David Weekley Homes’ Atlanta Division donated $7,500 to the nonprofit’s Gwinnett Chapter. Combined with David Weekley’s other divisions throughout the U.S., the national builder has donated $81,000 to Sleep in Heavenly Peace in 2021.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace estimates that 2-3% of children in the United States don’t have their own bed. When applying those percentages to United States Census Bureau data, bedlessness could impact more than 7,300 children under 18 in Gwinnett County alone. To request a bed, prospective recipients are encouraged to visit www.shpbeds.org and fill out an application. An SHP representative will then reach out to confirm the need and provide details about the bed delivery. There is no cost or further obligation. For anyone who wishes to donate to the cause or volunteer their time, they are also encouraged to visit www.shpbeds.org.

David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.”
4 Homes Remain at Oakhurst 06/04/2021
WOODSTOCK - Oakhurst is the ultimate in Southern Charm and coveted Woodstock living—but there are only a few opportunities to call this delightful community home!

On top of the exceptional amenities, thoughtful community layout, and natural abundance all homeowners here will enjoy, closeout buyers will also benefit from:

• A short window of construction crews and noises
• Fully installed streetscapes and amenities from day one
• Established pricing on remaining residences

Both the small-town character of Woodstock and the modern hustle and bustle of Atlanta are mere minutes away—which means residents will have easy access to it all, including:

• An array of restaurants and retailers in downtown Woodstock—just 2 miles away
• A prime location minutes off of I-575 in Cherokee County
• A bustling calendar of local festivals, farmers markets, and more
• Recreation and entertainment of Lake Allatoona and LakePoint Sporting Complex within easy reach

Pricing from the $400s.
Rocklyn Offers Townhomes in Beverly Heights 05/21/2021
LITHONIA - If you have been part of the bidding war on a resale home, consider this: Beverly Heights in Lithonia is coming Summer 2021. You can still be moved over the Summer months and choose some of your design features. You can get on theVIP list here to keep up with the most recent updates and when Pre-sales are starting.

Undeniably, Rocklyn Homes offers the most bang for your buck. Not only do you get a brand new home but the features are a great combination of traditional and modern. Beverly Heights will be offering a 3 Bedroom | 2.5 Baths townhome with a one-car garage and gorgeous brick, stacked stone and cedar shake exteriors.

Located in the very popular Lithonia area, this community will have easy access to Stonecrest Mall and downtown Atlanta for the best eateries and shopping. For nature lovers, Arabia Mountain is a quick trip or get some fresh and exotic food at DeKalb Farmers Market in Decatur which is just down the road a bit. For year round events, you are under ten miles to the popular Stone Mountain Park with everything from hiking to events.
Four Homes Now Available at Fields Bridge 05/20/2021
CUMMING - Fields Bridge offers a modern, urban, farmhouse-style home with outdoor living options. Some other options include side-entry garages, three-car garages, and each home is situated on an oversized homesite. This unique development will only have 29 opportunities with upgraded finishes and private backyards.

Located in North Forsyth and minutes from GA 400, this area allows you easy access to the best of Atlanta, yet provides a rural lifestyle. Fields Bridge offers community activity fields, a picturesque creek with a bridge and walking paths, and a fishing pond for fun and relaxation. Currently offering a $5,000 Closing Cost Incentive.

The Cumming area is well-known for its award-winning schools and easy proximity to Coal Mountain, Sawnee Mountain Preserve, Lake Lanier, and the North Georgia Premium Outlets. Homes Starting From the $500s.
Traton Homes Opens for Sales at East Cobb 55+ Community 05/18/2021
MARIETTA - Traton Homes is pleased to announce that its newest 55+ age restricted community is now open for sales. Courtyards at Ebenezer features floor plans from Traton’s new active lifestyle collection priced from the high $400,000s to $500,000s.

The homes at Courtyards at Ebenezer are designed with the modern active adult buyer in mind, with livable ranch-style homes that offer expertly designed layouts and private courtyards for outdoor entertaining. Homes include two or three bedrooms and two or three-car garages and range from approximately 1,700 to 2,800 square feet of inviting living space. Features found inside the homes include open living areas, gourmet kitchens with islands, walk-in pantries, impressive owner’s suites, and options for second floor living.

This gated 55-plus community boasts a premier East Cobb/Marietta location that puts homeowners right in the middle of the Marietta Square, downtown Woodstock and downtown Roswell. The community is also conveniently close to world-class healthcare facilities including the WellStar Kennestone Hospital District. In addition, Courtyards at Ebenezer will offer homeowners a low-maintenance lifestyle, leaving more time to enjoy life.

The model home at Courtyards and Ebenezer featuring the Redford plan is currently under construction and expected to be complete this summer. In the meantime, interested home buyers are invited to tour our local model home also located in Marietta.
Find Your New Home at Renaissance at South Park 05/17/2021
FAIRBURN - You may be growing tired of putting your offer in on a resale house just to be outbid by another homebuyer. Why not buy new? Not only do you get the best and latest features, but you may be able to choose some of your own design features if you hurry into Renaissance at South Park where they are now pre-selling the newest phase.

Some of the most popular Floor Plans will be available in the Phase IV at Renaissance at South Park. Phase IV will include exciting new upgrades like exquisite detailing with wider baseboards and intricate door details.

Now is the time to choose your new home at Renaissance. Renaissance at South Park is conveniently located with easy access to I-85 and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Put your name on a new home now to be able to enjoy the amenities when the time is right. You can look forward to a pool with beach swim out, year round tennis courts and community clubhouse.
Denim Marketing Wins Five Accolades in 15th Hermes Awards 05/16/2021
ATLANTA - Denim Marketing is excited to announce it received five awards in the 15th Annual Hermes Creative Awards including one Platinum, two Gold and two honorable mentions. The Hermes Awards evaluate the creative industry’s best publications, branding collateral, websites, videos and advertising, marketing and communications programs.

In the 2021 Hermes Creative Awards, Denim Marketing received:

Platinum for Crosby Design Group Penthouse Renovation Article
Gold for the 2020 Online Homebuyer Mystery Shop Report
Gold for the J. Wright Building Company Indian Lake Plan Viral Pinterest Pin
Honorable Mention for the Advocates for Children: Magical Moments Holiday Appeal
Honorable Mention for the Parkland Residential Single-Family Rental Article
Villa Magnolia is 50% Sold 05/12/2021
ALPHARETTA - This charming community of only 26 single-family homes is located directly on Alpharetta’s Main Street. Priced from the high $600,000s, homes feature chic European style in a prime, walkable location.

Inspired by Italianate architecture, Villa Magnolia offers two thoughtfully designed three-story, rear-entry designs with open, livable floor plans, elevator options, double porches and expansive outdoor spaces. Homes boast upscale interior features including chef-style kitchens with granite and marble finishes, premium appliances and sleek, European-styled cabinetry.

Homes in Villa Magnolia face the community’s landscaped green that connects directly to Wills Park. Residents love the access to the walking paths and pocket green spaces of Wills Park. Considered one of the finest equestrian facilities in the Southeast, Wills Park also offers residents walkable access to two recreation centers, a recently-updated pool, multiple playgrounds, a dog park, tennis courts and more. Residents enjoy the community’s walkability to popular shopping, dining and entertainment options in downtown Alpharetta as well.

Children residing at Villa Magnolia attend top-rated schools including Manning Oaks Elementary, Northwestern Middle and Milton High.

Villa Magnolia is located at 377 South Main Street in Alpharetta.
MarketNsight Now Serving 35+ Cities Across Southeast 04/30/2021
ATLANTA - Customers across more than 35 cities can now access the latest housing, pricing, product and location data through the Feasibility Matrix® program, exclusive to MarketNsight. Additionally, Atlanta customers can access mortgage data through the firm’s new Mortgage Matrix® program.

Using up-to-date data from several reliable sources to ensure information accuracy, the firm’s customers have the ability to maximize resources and plan for success, reassuring them that a potential development will yield a good return on investment and help avoid costly mistakes.

MarketNsight is focused on helping its customers make smart decisions as it relates to purchasing land and pricing product. Its groundbreaking Feasibility Matrix provides a one-stop shop for gauging new home community feasibility by providing ranking reports, lot and raw land sales data, regression analysis and mortgage data.
Make Your Move to The Canoe Club 04/29/2021
FAYETTEVILLE - This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage. In reality, there’s still time to secure a rate far below the historic norm.

Homeowners love their new home at The Canoe Club in Fayetteville. New home inventory is at all-time lows, so make your plan to choose a home plan and set your sights on The Canoe Club for the final phase. You can choose your new homesite and home plan to build your new home! Hurry, homesites are selling fast! Is it your time to make the move to an incredible lifestyle?
Enjoy Great Restaurants and Easy Access at Cannon Trace in Winder 04/28/2021
WINDER - The Barrow County area is a convenient area that offers a great place to call home. It has great access to Hwy 316, Interstate 85 and Athens. It is a little bit rural but with easy access to Duluth, Lawrenceville and Athens. You are minutes from downtown Winder which has some super restaurants to grab some great eats either outdoors, takeout or dine in.

Ideally located in the Winder city limits, this new home community features gorgeous new homes priced from the mid $200’s. With modern farmhouse exteriors these award-winning plans will feature all the outstanding features that you have come to expect from Rocklyn Homes.

Notice the exciting new farmhouse exteriors on this community. In the true Rocklyn style, the interiors are nothing short of gorgeous with gourmet kitchens with islands, masters with sitting areas, granite countertops, hardwoods on the main and private rear patio, fence, and full security system.

The amenities at Cannon Trace will include a swimming pool for the warm summer months that will be here soon. Priced from the mid $200’s, these award winning home plans are perfect for most anyone.
Rocklyn Homes Honored in Top 25 Homebuilders 04/23/2021
ATLANTA - Rocklyn Homes has just been listed as the eleventh top homebuilder in the Atlanta area according to the numbers run by MarketNsight and published by AtlantaRealEstateForum.com. Other recent awards include being chosen one of Atlanta’s Top 5 Homebuilders in the Atlanta Business Chronicle and being ranked nationally at #68 in the 2019 Builder 100 List by Builder Magazine.

What makes Rocklyn Homes so successful? Rocklyn Homes is a family owned company that prides itself on producing every home as they would their very own. Building beautiful, well-constructed homes at a reasonable price, Rocklyn Homes brings luxury to each home. They blend spacious interiors with an aesthetically pleasing exteriors and great communities. Rocklyn Homes consistently delivers quality, value, and reliability that makes a your new home perfect for you today and tomorrow.
Keep Your Eye on Cascades by Rocklyn Homes 04/15/2021
ATLANTA - Atlanta is a booming area and new homes are selling rapidly. If you are wanting a summer move, now is the time to choose your homesite and plan for upcoming two story townhomes at Cascades priced from the low to mid $200’s. Cascades is very centrally located with easy access to the new Mercedes Benz Stadium and all the exciting events that will be coming back soon to this area.

The homes at Cascades are beautifully well-appointed with many outstanding features including gourmet kitchens with island , hardwoods main floor, stainless steel appliances, and easily maintained oak tread staircases. Many plans offer master baths with garden tubs and separate showers and media rooms.

You could pay a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Oakland Cemetery, or one of the many parks and nature sites in and around Atlanta. Sightseeing and outdoor dining in one of Atlanta’s several destination neighborhoods is another great spring activity. Even with activities still not full steam, Atlanta offers many venues to get out and enjoy the weather.
Traton Homes Awarded Best of Cobb 04/08/2021
MARIETTA - Traton Homes is currently celebrating its 50th year building new homes in Cobb County and throughout the metro Atlanta area and is honored to have been chosen as a Best of Cobb winner for 2021. Cobb Life magazine’s readers voted Traton Homes as the Best Builder in Cobb County for the second time.

Traton’s most recently announced coming soon community, Tapp Farm, is a master-planned community in Powder Springs that will feature both townhomes and single-family detached homes. Priced from the low $300,000s, this community will offer great amenities including a pool, cabana, walkability to downtown Powder Springs, as well as direct access to the Silver Comet Trail.

Discover “Altogether More” by visiting a well-crafted Traton Home in an amazing location. Visitwww.TratonHomes.com to find a community where you want to be.
New Phase Coming Soon at South Wind 04/02/2021
HOSCHTON - Kolter Homes recently announced a new partnership with EGYM, a global fitness technology leader, to integrate the EGYM digital platform and Smart Strength training equipment into new Cresswind active adult communities including Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. Developed to make fitness more accessible for all, the intelligent hardware and software solutions from EGYM will allow Cresswind residents to easily take control of their health and well-being.

This innovative partnership will deliver long-term value to residents, allowing them to enrich their quality of life through fitness. EGYM and Kolter Homes strive to create communities that encourage healthy, active lifestyles. Dedicated to making the gym work for everyone, EGYM upholds the Kolter Homes mission to design communities based on the cornerstones of Fitness, Relationships, Education and Entertainment to help residents “Live Better, Longer.” The addition of EGYM, with personalized, real-time fitness training that provides digital onboarding, motivation, engagement and progress tracking, is a natural fit.

Located in Hoschton, Georgia, Cresswind Georgia serves as the active adult component at the master-planned Twin Lakes development. In addition to a low-maintenance lifestyle, residents will enjoy resort-style amenities both inside and out. The resident-only lakeview clubhouse, currently under construction and projected to open in 2022, will feature a lounge area, an arts and crafts room, event spaces, an indoor pool with lap lanes, a cardio studio and a state-of-the-art Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center powered by EGYM. Planned outdoor amenities include a resort-inspired pool, event lawn, walking trails throughout, bandshell, bocce and tennis courts and access to fishing, kayaking and canoeing on the community’s two lakes.

Priced from the mid-$200,000s to $400,000s, homes at Cresswind Georgia feature regionally inspired layouts and design elements and a catalog of personalization options including flexible room configurations, golf cart garages, finished or unfinished bonus rooms, enclosed patios and more. The community’s Jackson County address offers a serene, nature-inspired locale without sacrificing convenience to popular destinations in downtown Hoschton and Braselton.
Check Out South Wind at Fairburn 04/01/2021
FAIRBURN - Check out South Wind in the Fairburn area for new larger luxury home plans that are coming soon!

Today’s most compelling buyer incentive is low mortgage interest rates. The 30-year fixed-rate is now averaging just over 3%. While that’s slightly higher than the record lows from 2020 and earlier this year, it’s still way lower than historic norms, making purchasing a home an ongoing perk for hopeful buyers.

South Wind is in a great location that offers easy access to Downtown Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and all the best of Atlanta. Just jump on I-285 and be anywhere you want to be in a very short time. These homes have the award-winning designer touches so well-known with Rocklyn Homes. Love the outdoors with a Clubhouse, Swimming Pool and, Tennis Courts.
Artisan Built Communities Introduces New Elevations to NatureWalk 03/31/2021
DALLAS - Artisan Built Communities introduces a new series of elevations for homes at Rosemont, a section of NatureWalk at Seven Hills, the popular Paulding County master-planned community. The new elevations offer additional variety for home buyers and provide an even more visually appealing streetscape within the community.

Three new options feature the Perry, Hartwell and Alston plans, each boasting Craftsman-style exteriors that feature accents of cedar shake shingles, brick, and carriage-style garage doors. Each home offers four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms, with up to 2,773 square feet of living space.

Priced from the low $300,000s, the new homes at Rosemont are designed to suit today’s lifestyle and preferences. The plans boast open concepts and expansive great rooms, each warmed by a cozy fireplace. Flexible spaces are available, offering buyers ample opportunity to create a convenient home office or a focused space ideal for remote learning. In addition, the homes at Rosemont boast luxurious spa-like owner’s baths, stainless steel Samsung appliances, and granite countertops throughout.
Anne Segrest McCulloch to Speak at Spring 2021 Ackman Lecture 03/30/2021
Anne Segrest McCulloch, President & CEO, Housing Partnership Equity Trust, will be presenting the Spring 2021 Ackman Lecture in Real Estate Leadership and Ethics—Housing Equity in a Time of Crisis. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, online.

HEPT, Anne McCulloch’s organization, is a social purpose apartment REIT founded and owned by nonprofit affordable housing developers, with investments from institutional and impact investors, which acquires and preserves affordable rental housing.

Anne previously served as Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President for Credit and Housing Access, leading efforts to expand lending in emerging multicultural markets and improve borrower access to mortgage credit and affordable housing. She also served as divisional general counsel for Fannie Mae’s apartment finance business, with responsibility for a $200B debt and equity portfolio, as Chief of Staff to the Chairman and the CEO, and as a member of the company’s senior management committee. Anne has also served in a range of public sector leadership roles, with HUD, the FDIC, and the RTC.

The Ackman Lectures in Real Estate Leadership and Ethics are made possible through the support of The Herman and Lawrence D. Ackman Endowment Fund in Business Ethics. Each semester, the Ackman Lecture is given by a prominent member of the real estate community who has led by example in his or her commitment to upholding ethics in business and who has made an indelible impact on the communities in which he or she develops, invests, or provides capital.
Princeton Ridge Now Selling 03/28/2021
DEKALB COUNTY - Are you in the market for a new home? Check out these amazing new homes by Award-Winning Rocklyn Homes. Princeton Ridge is now selling and is located within minutes to Stonecrest Mall. Purchasing your new home now will allow you some advantages that a re-sale home just will not offer.

First, buying early will allow opportunities to choose some of your design options, saving you remodeling money down the road. Then, you live in a brand new home. This means new appliances, the latest trends and a exciting new home community. Lastly, you can take advantage of historic mortgage rates that will allow you to get the most home for your money! The improving economic picture is putting upward pressure on mortgage rates, which have moved above 3% in recent weeks for 30-year fixed-rate loans. The Mortgage Bankers Association is forecasting that the Freddie Mac survey rate will reach about 3.5% by the end of 2021. Adding fuel to the rebounding economy and rising buyer demand is the fact that that most millennials are rapidly approaching peak first-time homebuyer age. The largest cohort of millennials are now 29, and historically, peak first-time homebuyer age is 32 or 33. The MBA is forecasting that this wave of young homebuyers will support the purchase market for at least the next few years.

Ideally located under five miles to Stonecrest Mall, Princeton Ridge will have easy access to I-20, Hwy 124 and Hwy 278. If you love nature, it is a quick trip to Arabia Mountain for sightseeing or hiking. Stone Mountain Park is a twenty minute ride to enjoy all the year round events. The city of Lithonia is a fast six minutes down the road. Lastly, with such easy access to I-20, the best of the City of Atlanta is just around thirty minutes away.
Make Your Move to Fields Bridge in Cumming 03/25/2021
FORSYTH COUNTY - The real estate market in the Atlanta metro area is booming! Fields Bridge by David Patterson Homes has just announced that Phase I is sold out! Phase II has 20 homesites which have just been released!

If you are in the market to sell your current house and move up to a new home, without a doubt, your timing is perfect! According to this article in USNews.com; your equity is higher right now than it has been in years."On average, homes with a mortgage gained $26,300 in equity in the last three months of 2020 versus a year earlier, according to real estate information company CoreLogic. That average gain is the highest since 2013, the firm said.

The surge in homeowners’ equity can potentially make a positive impact on borrowers’ finances; for one thing, it creates a buffer against potential financial hardship, such as job loss. And homeowners could opt to put some of the gains to use, giving a boost to the economy. "

Located in North Forsyth County, Fields Bridge offers a modern, urban farmhouse-style home with outdoor living options. Some other options include side-entry garages, three-car garages, and each home is situated on an oversized homesite. This unique development will only have 29 opportunities with upgraded finishes and private backyards.
Kolter Delivers Additional Reasons to Buy Homes 03/24/2021
ATLANTA - Kolter Homes is proud to offer its award-winning Cresswind lifestyle in sought-after locations throughout the metro Atlanta area. Currently, the builder is selling new active adult homes at Cresswind Peachtree City and Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes in Hoschton.. Communities located outside the city’s confines and congestion present their own unique lifestyle. Whether homebuyers feel most at home east or south of the Atlanta perimeter, Kolter Homes offers new active adult living options in both directions within the Braselton/Hoschton area and Peachtree City. Both destinations rank in the Top 25 Best Places to Buy a House in the Atlanta Area .

Peachtree City is considered one of the best places to live in Georgia by Niche.com and the safest city to live by SafeHome.org. The city is distinguished by a quaint village concept and is located south of Atlanta, roughly 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 25 minutes from Atlanta’s major sporting venues. Residents enjoy a nature-inspired backdrop with 400 acres of rolling hills and golf cart access to popular shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Priced from the high $200,000s to $600,000s, Cresswind Peachtree City features low-maintenance single-family homes designed for active adults. Floor plans range from 2,027 to 3,783 square feet of living space with two-to-four bedrooms, golf cart garages, daylight basement homesites and a wide variety of structural options including flexible lofts and bonus room spaces.

Additional opportunities from Kolter Homes are available east of Atlanta in Hoschton at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. Offering rural, small-town charm, Hoschton and neighboring Braselton feature a low unemployment rate with impressive 8.5% home appreciation over the last 10 years, according to BestPlaces.net.
David Weekly Brings Newes Active Adult Community To Woodstock 03/23/2021
WOODSTOCK - Encore by David Weekley Homes is pleased to introduce its latest 55+ community in Cherokee County’s City of Woodstock. Opening to the public for presales on March 27, the gated community of Glenhaven at Ridgewalk will showcase roughly 130 ranch-style, single-family homes featuring Owner’s Retreat on main, optional second floor with walk-up storage or bonus room, entertainment-friendly open concepts, and square footages ranging from 1,827 to 3,706. As construction gets underway in earnest, homes will be poised along sidewalk lined streets radiating out from an amenity center that will soon boast a 4,100-square foot clubhouse with fitness center, kitchen, gathering spaces, activities director and swimming pool with lap lanes. The addition of a pickle ball court is planned during Phase 2 construction.

Glenhaven is located within two miles of Woodstock’s vibrant downtown area that boasts 20 chef- driven restaurants, 35 independent retailers, a brewery, a cultural arts village, a live theater and a wealth of fun-focused annual events. A little closer to home, The Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta features a collection of restaurants and recognizable brands such as Coach, Chico’s, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Kate Spade, Polo – Ralph Lauren, and more. Neighboring Olde Rope Mill Park offers multiple mountain bike and multi-use trails that are part of Woodstock’s extensive GreenPrints Trail System, as well as fishing, canoeing, picnic areas, decks overlooking the scenic Little River and a playground for when the grandkids come to visit.

Once presales open on March 27, David Weekley Homes will extend a special incentive of $10,000 in design center credits to homebuyers who sign a contract by April 30, 2021. The launch of presales also includes the debut of a professionally merchandised model home at the community, which will be open for homebuyers to tour.
Free Video Series: The Marketing Thread 03/22/2021
ATLANTA — Award-winning Denim Marketing recently launched The Marketing Thread, a free video series focused on the latest marketing trends. Hosted by members of the Denim Marketing team and Todd Schnick, the firm’s digital content producer, the goal of the videos is to make the latest marketing information accessible to home builders and related companies.

This collection of easily digestible marketing videos addresses a variety of subjects including social media best practices, generation-based marketing, media relations and blogging, as well as other helpful marketing tips designed to encourage successful marketing strategies. The subject matter of these short, snackable videos can easily be implemented into marketing plans to improve overall effectiveness.

The first video in the series, presented by Morgan, focuses on the 5 Marketing Must-Haves. Future subjects in The Marketing Thread video series include:

Marketing to the Generations
Don’t Click Boost: Best Practices for Facebook Ads
#Reply Post – Responding on Social Media
Tips for Great Media Relations
What goes where? Content for PR, Blogs and Social Media
Planning for the New Year
Best Practices for Instagram Grids
Resolutions for the New Year - like Inbox zero
User-Generated Content (video, photos, testimonials, promotions)

The Marketing Thread is a can’t-miss new video series that promises to boost any marketing .
First Atlanta Housing Report for 2021 03/20/2021
ATLANTA - MarketNsight recently released its first housing report regarding 2021 Atlanta housing year-to-date. Data shows the roles of closings and pendings reversed with closings dropping first following by pendings, but record-breaking permits continued into January 2021 with the highest seen since January 2007, suggesting that new supply is coming.

Regarding total new home sales in 2020, closings were up 6% over the previous year, and the recent sharp increase in permits should help alleviate the supply shortage somewhat. Hunt predicts 2021 closings could be up 10% or more compared to last year. “As I have said before, I believe the acute lack of supply will be with us for a long time,” John Hunt, the President of MarketNsight, said. “We just cannot make up for it with new construction only, and we cannot force existing homeowners to list their homes, which would help on the supply side. “As the rest of the economy finally begins to see improvement, rates will continue to rise, but we think the 30-year fixed will stay at or below 4% for the next few years at least.

Interest rates will eventually rise, and homeowners will feel confident in listing their homes, which will create more competition for new home sales. Now is the time to excel in the marketing basics: price, product, place and promotion.
New Cartersville Townhomes Now Underway 03/18/2021
CARTERSVILLE - Womack Custom Homes is pleased to announce construction is well underway on a new townhome project in the Summer Hill area of Cartersville. Priced from the mid-$100,000s, this collection of townhomes is located on Jones Street and walkable to downtown Cartersville with sales projected to begin this spring.

Featuring two, four-unit buildings for a total of eight townhomes on basement homesites, the new townhomes will offer 1,300 square feet of thoughtfully designed heated living space with three bedrooms, two baths and the option to add an additional bedroom and bath in the unfinished basement in the future. Starting from the $179,900s, townhomes will also feature stunning views of the surrounding trees and mountainsides from the outfacing decks.

Residents will enjoy a charming lifestyle with walkability to dining, shopping and entertainment in Historic Downtown Cartersville including the city center’s new Entertainment District. During special hours, patrons can now purchase to-go adult beverages from one of the district’s licensed chef-owned eateries and bars while perusing the locally owned shops. Additionally, I-75 is also nearby for further exploration and other popular destinations.

Students living at the Jones Street townhomes will attend schools within the Cartersville City School District including Cartersville High, Cartersville Middle, Cartersville Elementary and Cartersville Primary.
Pre-Selling Home Sites at Cascades 03/16/2021
If you are wanting a summer move, now is the time to choose your homesite and plan for upcoming two story & single family homes priced from the low $200’s to the mid $200’s. The homes at Cascades are beautifully well-appointed with many outstanding features including gourmet kitchens with island *, hardwoods main floor, stainless steel appliances*, and easily maintained oak tread staircases. Many plans offer master baths with garden tubs and separate showers and media rooms.

When deciding to buy now or wait until next year, the financial aspect of the purchase is easy to evaluate. You just need to ask yourself two questions: 1.Do I think home values will be higher a year from now? 2.Do I think mortgage rates will be higher a year from now? From a purely financial standpoint, if the answer is ‘yes’ to either question, you should strongly consider buying now. If the answer to both questions is ‘yes,’ you should definitely buy now.

Cascades area is near Six Flags of Georgia, a short drive to Spellman College at around eight miles, and around ten miles to downtown Atlanta. When the time is right, enjoy baseball or just hanging out at the field when you live at Cascades? The Battery and Sun Trust Park is just down the road in Smyrna at around thirteen miles. Cascades is very centrally located to the best of Atlanta.
Clubhouse Groundbreaking at Twin Lakes 03/15/2021
HOSCHTON - Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes will feature resort-style amenities both inside and out starting at The Club. Slated to open spring 2022, the Clubhouse’s Indoor amenities at the resident-only lakeview clubhouse will include a lounge area, event spaces, a state-of-the-art Cresswind SmartFIT Training Center powered by EGYM, cardio studio and arts and crafts room. Upon completion, The Club will also feature an indoor pool with lap lanes.

Residents will also enjoy a variety of outdoor amenities including walking trails, a resort-style pool, event lawn, bocce and tennis courts and bandshell. There are also two community lakes on the property for fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

The Cresswind Pickleball Center, designed to feature more than 40 courts as well as tennis, will serve as the community signature. The Cresswind Georgia Pickleball Center is estimated to be the largest private pickleball complex in Georgia and one of the largest in the Southeast, capable of hosting large-scale tournaments.

Twin Lakes serves as one of the largest new residential master-planned developments in the greater Atlanta metro area in more than a decade. In total, Twin Lakes will feature 2,600 homes with 1,300 low-maintenance single-family homes in the active adult Cresswind Georgia section. Priced from the mid-$200,000s to $400,000s, home designs at Cresswind Georgia boast regionally inspired style with layouts, finishes and design options created with today’s active adult in mind. Standout features include gated entries, full-yard maintenance, common area upkeep, security monitoring and high-speed cable and internet.
Fields Bridge Announces VIP List Now Open for Phase II 03/12/2021
FORSYTH COUNTY - The real estate market in the Atlanta metro area is booming! Fields Bridge by David Patterson Homes has just announced that Phase I is SOLD OUT! Act quickly to put your name on the VIP List for Phase II with twenty homesites which is slated to be released this spring.

Located in North Forsyth County, Fields Bridge offers a modern, urban farmhouse-style home with outdoor living options. Some other options include side-entry garages, three-car garages, and each home is situated on a spacious half-acre homesite. This unique development will only have 29 opportunities with upgraded finishes and private backyards.
Grand Opening at Cannon Trace 03/11/2021
WINDER - Come out on Saturday, March 13th for the Grand Opening of Cannon Trace from 11:30 am to 2:00pm. Join us for great food catered by popular Atlanta Uptown Food Truck, gift card drawings giveaways and tour new model homes. There will be grand opening incentives for homebuyers so make your plans to attend! New homes are now selling!

We will also have a special agent giveaway: the first 10 agents to arrive will receive a bottle of champagne!

The Grand Opening will be at 305 Georgia Highway 211, Winder, GA 30680.
Four New Models at Seven88 West Midtown 03/04/2021
ATLANTA — Seven88 West Midtown, a new high-rise residential condominium in West Midtown, has four decorated model homes open to the public for touring. Open by appointment, the model homes feature four unique floor plans ranging from one to three bedrooms, offering options for a variety of buyer preferences.

Each residence at Seven88 West Midtown is thoughtfully constructed with designer finishes presented in three distinct options, as well as hardwood flooring throughout and panoramic skyline views, which are magnified by floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchens in each home boast European-style cabinetry with undermount lighting, waterfall-edge quartz countertops, tiled backsplashes and a luxury appliance package that includes a gas range with convection oven, full-sized dishwasher, 36 counter depth French door refrigerator, and built-in wine storage (per plan). The luxurious finishes continue in the bathrooms, which are outfitted with Kohler plumbing fixtures and timeless porcelain wall tile, as well as a backlit mirror and separate glass shower in the master bath.

Controlled access parking, bike storage, package lockers and a concierge mean that residents can focus on living life and leave the details to the team at Seven88. In addition, Seven88 West Midtown will feature 9,000-square-feet of ground-level, curated retail, restaurant, and entertainment space.
Del Webb at Lake Oconee Undergoes New Year Refresh 03/02/2021
ATLANTA - PulteGroup Interiors recently tackled an enormous undertaking at Del Webb at Lake Oconee, an established 55+ community in Greensboro, Ga. The talented team of designers was tasked with creating an inviting interior design for a new model home, refreshing three existing model homes with an updated new look, and designing a new sales office where onsite sales consultants can greet prospective new neighbors at the lakeside active adult community. Located less than two hours from Atlanta, imaginatively designed ranch homes featuring open concept interiors at the gated, golf cart community are priced from the high $200s - $400s. The model homes and sales office will debut to the public on Saturday, March 6.

Del Webb is proud to have had a presence on Lake Oconee since 2007. As is the case with all its communities, Del Webb at Lake Oconee boasts an impressive amenity package to coincide with its scenic lakeside placement and active adult lifestyle. Amenities include a 21,000 square foot clubhouse with fitness center and heated indoor lap pool, full-time lifestyle director, tennis complex, outdoor swimming pool, bocce ball courts, dog park, lakeside pavilion with outdoor fireplace and picnic tables, and boat docks with direct lake access.

To get to Del Webb at Lake Oconee, the GPS address is 1071 Cottonwood Trace, Greensboro, Georgia 30642.
Grand Opening on March 13th for Cannon Trace 02/27/2021
WINDER - Come out on Saturday, March 13th, for the Grand Opening of Cannon Trace by Rockland Homes from 11:30 am to 2:00pm. Join us for great food catered by local Flavor Rich food truck, gift card drawings giveaways and exciting new homes. There will be grand opening incentives for homebuyers so make your plans to attend!

Ideally located in the Winder city limits, this new home community will feature gorgeous new homes priced from the mid $200’s. With modern farmhouse exteriors these award-winning plans will feature all the outstanding features that you have come to expect from Rocklyn Homes. The amenities at Cannon Trace will include a swimming pool for the warm summer months that will be here soon.

Cannon Trace is located at 305 Georgia Highway 211, Winder, GA 30680. Come join us on the 13th!
Pulte Homes Debuts New Community in Fayetteville 02/25/2021
FAYETTEVILLE - Fayetteville not only garnered the attention of Niche Rankings this year, but also national homebuilder, Pulte Homes. Located roughly 20 miles south of Downtown Atlanta and selected as the site of one of its newest single-family home communities, Pulte is proud to introduce Brighton to Fayetteville homebuyers. Showcasing four enticing ranch and two-story Life Tested® home designs set on scenic homesites of up to 1-acre, Brighton offers exceptional value with prices starting in the High-$300s.

All four of the home designs offered at Brighton feature a flex space on the main level which makes the ideal place for a home office to serve the growing number of telecommuting professionals. The Dunwoody Way ranch floor plan optimizes one-level living – which is often sought-after by empty nesters but offers an optional second story. Open concepts in the main interior living spaces and a focus on outdoor living spaces on all four designs prove the perfect fit for families who love to entertain. For families with school-age children, the community is served by Fayette County Public Schools – with students attending North Fayette Elementary, Flat Rock Middle, and Sandy Creek High Schools.

Pulte Homes is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc.
Find Your New Home at Seaboard Township 02/24/2021
Paulding County - Be in the right place at the right time, this is what many new homebuyers strive to do. If you are looking for a growing area, yet long for nature, Paulding County offers the best of both worlds. Here are three highlights of this area:

1. The 2nd fastest growing county in both Metro Atlanta and Georgia.
2. A well educated workforce that is part of a labor market of over 692,000
3. The Paulding 278 Business Corridor connects directly to I-20 and Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson

Imagine being in place to enjoy walking to Silver Comet Trail at marker 14.7, during all of the seasons. Enjoy the walk that is absolutely free of charge and the trail travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties. It is a paved trail that is perfect for walking, hiking, bicycling, and more. This trail is also wheelchair accessible.

With such easy access to main roads, Hiram in Paulding County offers entertainment venues and culture. Just minutes away in Cartersville is the Tellus Science Museum and the Booth Wester Art Museum. Looking for a rollercoaster ride? Check out Six Flags Over Georgia that is just 15 miles south on Hwy 278. Enjoy the farm life? Don’t miss Petit Creek Farms with year round events including Pumpkin Fest & a Country Christmas. There is much to do and see when you have access to the best of Atlanta.

Choosing to build a home now will guarantee you affordable pricing, great mortgage rates and the opportunity to personalize your home just the way you want it.
Check out our New Rocklyn Communities 02/23/2021
ATLANTA - If you missed your opportunity to buy a new home at Camp Creek Village, check out our sister communities, just a few miles away. If you are looking in South Fulton, there is Renaissance at South Park in Fairburn or Cascades just outside the perimeter in Atlanta.

Cascades offers two story townhomes and single-family homes priced from the low $200’s to the mid $200’s. Undeniably, these homes are well-appointed with many outstanding features including gourmet kitchens with island , hardwoods main floor, stainless steel appliances, and easily maintained oak tread staircases. Many plans offer master baths with garden tubs and separate showers and media rooms. Cascades is near Six Flags of Georgia, a short drive to Spellman College at around eight miles, and around ten miles to downtown Atlanta. When the time is right, enjoy baseball or just hanging out at the field when you live at Cascades. The Battery and Sun Trust Park is just down the road in Smyrna at around thirteen miles. Cascades is very centrally located to the best of Atlanta.

A new phase is now pre-selling at Renaissance. Move now to enjoy the amenities that will re-open when the time is right. You can look forward next summer to a pool with beach swim out, year round tennis courts and community clubhouse. If you are in the market for a new home, ask about our new 2-story townhomes in the new phase with some of our most popular Floor Plans that are available now! Renaissance at South Park is conveniently located with easy access to I-85.
Bentley Estates in Stonecrest Now Selling 02/18/2021
STONECREST - If you love the new city of Stonecrest, be sure to check out Rocklyn’s newest community, Bentley Estates. In the Rocklyn Homes tradition, these new townhomes feature detailed and luxurious options. Bentley Estates plans include three bedroom, two and 1/2 bath homes with gourmet kitchens with an island*, hardwoods throughout the main floor and easy maintenance oak treads on the stairs. The homeowner suite offers a sitting areas and a spa-inspired bath with a garden tub & separate shower with tiled flooring.

If you act quickly, you can take advantage of the current buyer incentive within 60 days. Homes are ready now for immediate move-in but if you miss this opportunity, choose your plan and personalize your new home for late spring or early summer move-in dates.
MarketNsight Reports Homebuyers Not Fleeing Southern Cities for Suburbs 02/17/2021
ATLANTA - MarketNsight numbers for 2020 and 2021 to-date show homebuyers are not fleeing southern cities to move to the suburbs, and all areas are selling more homes today. The suburban shift has been going on since 2014, according to MarketNsight and ViaSearch President John Hunt. Buyers and home builders have been moving and building farther out due to increasing land prices for years. Atlanta began to run out of cheap lots in core counties in 2013, and people’s incomes were not increasing fast enough to buy homes in these desirable areas, so they were forced to go to outlying counties.

After crunching the numbers for intown zip codes, all intown areas are up big in terms of 2020 home sales. This includes Virginia Highland, Kirkwood, Decatur, Buckhead, West Atlanta and many others. Pending sales in all these markets are hugely positive in terms of year-to-year sales.

“People are moving out of apartments, especially the millennials,” said “People are moving out of apartments, especially the millennials,” Hunt said. “We see an astounding interest in home sales in this group. In 2011, people in their 30’s made up only 20% of home sales, but in 2020, people in their 30’s comprised 36% of home sales and $300 billion in mortgages.”

What does MarketNsight predict for 2021? Hunt forecasts new home pending sales will remain strong in 2021 and anticipates new home permits will be up 10% YOY. “We see an astounding interest in home sales in this group. In 2011, people in their 30’s made up only 20% of home sales, but in 2020, people in their 30’s comprised 36% of home sales and $300 billion in mortgages.” What does MarketNsight predict for 2021? Hunt forecasts new home pending sales will remain strong in 2021 and anticipates new home permits will be up 10% YOY.
Builders Sell 266 Homes in 6 Months at Twin Lakes in Hoschton 02/16/2021
HOSCHTON - Home builders at Twin Lakes in Hoschton include DR Horton, Eastwood Homes and Fischer Homes, with Kolter Homes serving as the active adult component at Cresswind Georgia. Since July 1, 2020, when all builders at Twin Lakes officially opened for sales with decorated models, 266 homes have collectively been sold.

The Twin Lakes development will feature 2,600 total homes upon completion. The active adult section by Kolter Homes, Cresswind Georgia, will feature 1,300 low-maintenance, single-family homes currently priced from the mid-$200,000s to $400,000s. Set in Jackson County, Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes offers a gated destination for active adults without sacrificing convenience to popular nearby attractions and dining options in downtown Hoschton and Braselton. Additionally, the Mall of Georgia is 17 miles away for further shopping and dining needs.

The Cresswind Georgia model home park features 15 decorated models ranging from 1,400 to more than 2,800 square feet of heated living space with two-to-four bedrooms, two-to-three baths, two- to three-car garages and a catalog of personalization options including golf cart garages, finished or unfinished bonus rooms, finished or unfinished basements, enclosed patios and more.

Residents at Cresswind Georgia will also enjoy resort-style amenities to include walking trails, a lakeview clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, an event lawn, bandshell, state-of-the-art fitness center powered by EGYM, social ballroom, arts and crafts studio and game rooms. There are also two community lakes on the property for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Expected to open in March 2022, Kolter Homes recently broke ground on the Cresswind clubhouse.

This spring, Cresswind will open its first phase of the resident-exclusive Pickleball Center for play. Upon completion, this complex will include more than 41 courts, estimated to be the largest private pickleball complex in Georgia and one of the largest in the Southeast. Capable of hosting large-scale tournaments, the first proposed event at the Pickleball Center will be the inaugural Cresswind Cup, bringing together players and neighbors from Cresswind communities across the Southeast. Tournament dates are currently in planning.
New Phase Opens at Vernon 02/11/2021
ORMEWOOD - The Brightstar Team | COMPASS is pleased to announce that construction is underway on Phase 2 at Vernon in Ormewood. This community offer new homes from the $600,000s built by Southwyck Homes in an excellent intown location. These homes offer an incredible location, unique exterior elevations, outdoor living spaces and luxury interior finishes. Vernon is located steps from the BeltLine, Glenwood Park and the Memorial Drive corridor.

The homes at Vernon offer three or four bedrooms and offer up to 2,400-plus square feet of living space. Luxury features found in these homes include gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, open living areas with 10-foot ceilings and gas fireplaces, extensive hardwoods on the main level, and luxurious owner’s suites with dual walk-in closet and spa-like baths with oversized dual vanities. The neighborhood HOA will maintain streetlights as well as common area landscaping.

Located at the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Berne Street, Vernon is truly a walkable community. Homeowners can utilize the Atlanta BeltLine via the Southside Trail to access many popular attractions including gourmet eateries, coffee shops, fitness centers, bars, grocery stores, Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta and Beacon Atlanta, to name a few.
Kolter Homes Welcomes New Lifestyle Director 02/10/2021
PEACHTREE CITY - Kolter Homes announces the addition of Lifestyle Director Susan Larence at Cresswind Peachtree City. The nationally recognized Cresswind lifestyle program is aimed at helping residents live better, longer. Working from this foundation, Larence is applying her extensive experience in the hospitality industry to develop a lifestyle program focused on the Cresswind pillars of fitness, nutrition and relationships. Amidst the ongoing global pandemic, Larence has dubbed the community’s Pavilion space as instrumental in hosting socially distanced outdoor concerts and movie nights. Additionally, according to Larence, residents continue to safely socialize with each other around the community’s many outdoor amenity spaces including the pool, veranda, fireplace, grill and golf carts.

Located in Peachtree City, roughly 25 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Cresswind Peachtree City features low-maintenance homes from the high $200,000s to $600,000s. Award-winning home designs range from 2,027 to 3,783 square feet of living space with two-to-four bedrooms, golf cart garages, basement homesites and flexible lofts and bonus room spaces.

Overseen by Larence, the active adult community features an impressive amenities package, which includes a resident-only clubhouse with fitness center, demonstration kitchen, arts and crafts studio, social spaces and an indoor pool. Outdoor amenities include pickleball and tennis courts, walking and hiking trails, a resort-style pool with sundeck and event lawn.

Surrounded by more than 400 acres of rolling hills, residents also enjoy convenience to local shopping, dining, golf and healthcare facilities via 100+ miles of golf cart paths. For further exploration, Cresswind Peachtree City is roughly 20 minutes from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Atlanta and 25 minutes from Atlanta’s major sporting venues.
Parkland Communities Launches New Website 02/09/2021
ATLANTA - Parkland Communities recently unveiled its newly redesigned website – www.ParklandCo.com. The new site was designed to provide a fresh new look for the brand, as well as showcase projects with improved images and site plans. Parkland has been developing in metro Atlanta for more than 20 years. This includes over 700 acres and more than 1,780 homesites providing quality residences to thousands of Georgia families.

Parkland Communities has developed many well-known communities including Kingsley Creek, Summertree, Crestview at Town Lake, The Park at Old Roswell and Huntleigh Chase, to name a few. Parkland has worked with McKinley Homes, DR Horton, Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison and many other home builders. The new Small Builder Program from Parkland Communities focuses on developing lots for small builders looking to build 50 to 100 homes a year.

Parkland has developed many well-known communities including Kingsley Creek, Summertree, Crestview at Town Lake, The Park at Old Roswell and Huntleigh Chase, to name a few. Parkland has worked with McKinley Homes, DR Horton, Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison and many other home builders. The new Small Builder Program from Parkland Communities focuses on developing lots for small builders looking to build 50 to 100 homes a year.
MarketNsight Wraps 2020, Makes 2021 Predictions 02/05/2021
ATLANTA - MarketNsight recently released the final 2020 numbers for Atlanta housing in addition to making 2021 predictions. Data shows that for all 2020, Atlanta new home pending sales were up 22% and 2020 new home closings were up 6% over the previous year.

New pending sales were positive year-to-year a total of 41 weeks and negative year-to-year a total of seven weeks. Of those seven negative weeks, six coincided with the government shutdown – the second week of March through the third week of April. The good news is that permits in the last half of 2020 hit records not seen since 2007, and November permits were the highest since November of 2006.”

The permit 12-month moving average was relatively flat since 2019 until turning positive in August of 2020. The pandemic caused a steep drop in the year-to-date and year-to-year percent changes, but since bottoming in May at -14%, it has improved steadily.

MarketNsight predicts permits will be up between 15 and 20% this year. Keep in mind every city within a 250-mile radius of Atlanta already experienced at least a 20% increase in permits over 2019. The recent sharp increase in permits should help alleviate the supply shortage somewhat, and we believe closings could be up 10% or more for 2021.

The current environment of ultra-low interest rates and near-zero inventory is going to be here for the future. As the rest of the economy finally begins to see improvement, rates will rise, but MarketNsight expects the 30-year fixed will stay at or below 4%. These factors continue to present opportunities to fill pent-up demand with new homes, provided homes can be put on the ground at the right price. If rates were to go above 4%, as they did in 2018, it could have a dampening effect on housing demand.
Traton Homes Marks 50 Years of Home Building in Metro Atlanta 02/03/2021
MARIETTA — Family-owned Traton Homes is celebrating 50 years of offering Atlanta area home buyers ‘Altogether More.’ As part of its celebration, the Marietta-based home builder is making a donation to HomeAid Atlanta for every new home closed this year.

Voted Best Builder in Cobb County in 2019 by Cobb Life Magazine, Traton is a seven-time winner of the GuildMaster Award for Customer Service Excellence. In addition, Traton has won more than 50 OBIE Awards for homebuilding excellence from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. The hometown builder blends careful, up-to-date design and top-quality materials to create enduring appeal and exceptional value. To celebrate the milestone, Traton Homes is making a donation to HomeAid Atlanta for every new home closed in 2021. The nonprofit organization builds new lives for families and individuals experiencing homelessness, supported by donations of services and materials from members of the home building industry.

2020 successes include the close-out of two townhome communities near downtown Marietta: 31 homes in Grammercy Park were sold within seven months, and 38 homes in Mangêt were sold within 12 months. In 2020, Traton also neared closeout of the 1825 Stilesboro 55-plus community and prepared for the early 2021 opening of two new 55-plus communities, Kirk Ridge in Marietta and Courtyards at Ebenezer in East Cobb.

Traton Homes is currently building in seven Cobb County communities, with prices ranging from the high $200,000s through the $500,000s. Buyers choose from full-featured townhomes, single-family detached homes, and 55-plus ranch courtyard homes. Traton builds in convenient locations and with amenities carefully selected for each community’s lifestyle.
Cannon Trace and Townes of Auburn Now Selling 02/02/2021
BARROW COUNTY - The Barrow County area is a convenient spot that offers a great place to call home. It has great access to Hwy 316, Interstate 85 and Athens. It is a little bit rural but with easy access to Duluth, Lawrenceville and Athens. The town of Auburn and the town of Winder are both located minutes from Hwy 316 and Fort Yargo State Park. Two new home communities by Rocklyn Homes are now selling:

Ideally located in the Winder city limits, Cannon Trace will feature gorgeous new homes priced from the mid $200’s. With modern farmhouse exteriors these award-winning plans will feature all the outstanding features that you have come to expect from Rocklyn Homes. The amenities at Cannon Trace will include a swimming pool for the warm summer months that will be here soon. Priced from the $200’s, these award winning home plans are perfect for most anyone.

Now pre-selling, the Townes of Auburn is offering homes from the mid $200’s. These farmhouse inspired townhomes will feature three bedroom, two and 1/2 bath award-winning plans with excellent detailing. The amenities will include a swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis & pickle-ball courts and a playground.
Discover Fields Bridge in Cumming 01/29/2021
CUMMING - Cumming is a great area to live. Minutes from GA 400, this area allows you easy access to the best of Atlanta, yet provides a rural lifestyle. At Fields Bridge by David Patterson Homes, 6 homes are already under contract in Phase I and 2 additional homes are under construction and will be ready for spring move-in!

Located in North Forsyth county, Fields Bridge offers a modern, urban farmhouse-style home with outdoor living options. Some other options include side-entry garages, three-car garages and each home is situated on a spacious half-acre homesite. This unique development will only have 28 opportunities with upgraded finishes and private backyards.

The Cumming area is well-known for its award-winning schools and easy proximity to Coal Mountain, Sawnee Mountain Preserve, Lake Lanier and the North Georgia Premium Outlets. Fields Bridge offers community activity fields, a picturesque creek with bridge and walking paths, and a fishing pond for fun and relaxation. Homes Starting From the $400s.
Pulte Homes Unveils Winslow at Brookstone in Acworth 01/28/2021
ACWORTH - Demand is high for Pulte Homes’ newest single-family home community in Acworth.Two-story homes priced from the High $300s showcase five Life Tested® home designs that have become the hallmark of the builder with a 71-year history as a leader in the homebuilding industry. In addition to beautiful homes, Winslow at Brookstone is located in the sought-after Allatoona High School District within seven miles of the shores of Lake Acworth.

Winslow at Brookstone’s Acworth address affords its residents an ever-growing network of retail, dining and entertainment destinations. Homeowners can shop for grocery supplies in the Publix at Brookstone Village less than two miles from the community or fill their new closet with fashion finds at The Avenue West Cobb within 8 miles of Winslow. The community’s proximity to Cobb Parkway and Dallas Highway provides easy commuting options into major employment centers in Marietta, Kennesaw, Woodstock and Smyrna. Ideal for families, students living in Winslow at Brookstone are afforded access to Cobb County Public Schools’ highly rated Allatoona High School District, including Pickett’s Mill Elementary, Durham Middle and Allatoona High Schools.
Rocklyn’s Princeton Ridge Now Selling in Lithonia 01/27/2021
LITHONIA - In the market for a new home in 2021? With housing inventory at all time lows, the ability to go out and choose a finished home is not easy. With winter upon us, can Spring be far behind? Now is the perfect time to choose your new home at Princeton Ridge and be ready to move in the Spring. Rocklyn Homes offers unique homes with award-winning features.

The homes at Princeton Ridge feature three bedrooms and two and one-half baths plus garage. Each home will have outstanding features such as gourmet kitchens with island, easy to maintain hardwood flooring on the main floor, oak tread stairs, owners suites with sitting area and spa-inspired baths with garden tub and separate shower with tiled floor.

Ideally located under five miles to Stonecrest Mall, Princeton Ridge will have easy access to I-20, Hwy 124 and Hwy 278. If you love nature, it is a quick trip to Arabia Mountain for sightseeing or hiking. Stone Mountain Park is a twenty minute ride to enjoy all the year round events. The city of Lithonia is a fast six minutes down the road. Lastly, with such easy access to I-20, the best of the City of Atlanta is just around thirty minutes away. Home prices begin at the low $200,000s.
The Providence Group Parent Company Ranked No. 5 Among America’s Best Small Companies 01/26/2021
ATLANTA - Green Brick Partners, the parent company of Atlanta-based The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC, was recently named to the 2021 America’s Best Small Companies List.

The Providence Group is ranked among the top 15 Atlanta home builders based on unit volume by MarketNsight, an Atlanta-based housing analyst firm, and had a successful 2020 with 11 wins at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s 40th Annual OBIE Awards including winning Attached Community the Year for Pratt Stacks.

Priced from the low $400,000s, Pratt Stacks was the fastest-selling condo community in Atlanta for the second year in a row according to Haddow Reports. The community features luxury condominiums situated along the Atlanta BeltLine in sought-after Grant Park. Condo designs range from 1,318 to 2,236 square feet of living space with two-to-three bedrooms, two-to-three baths and one-car garages. The Providence Group is currently selling condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes at more than 15 communities throughout Atlanta and the surrounding area.
Traton Homes Unveils New Marietta Community, Kirk Ridge 01/22/2021
MARIETTA. — Traton Homes announces that Kirk Ridge, a 55-plus age restricted community in Marietta, is now selling. This enclave of just 37 thoughtfully crafted ranch homes features Traton’s newly designed collection of plans exclusively for active adult buyers.

Located at the foothills of Kennesaw Mountain, homes at Kirk Ridge offer single-level living as well as beautiful and functional features including ample storage space, two-car garages, gourmet kitchens with large islands, luxurious owner’s suites, 10 ft. ceilings, bonus room options and optional second levels for even more living space. Plus, each home features its own private courtyard, offering additional outdoor living and entertaining space.

Interested home buyers are invited to tour the community’s brand-new decorated model home, now open daily for tours. Homes are priced from the $400,000s to $500,000s. Located at 1725 Stilesboro Road in Kennesaw, Kirk Ridge is annexed into the City of Marietta.
Intown Focus Realty Closes 2020 With More Than $30 Million in Atlanta Home Sales 01/20/2021
HAPEVILLE – Locally owned Intown Focus Realty, an established leader in real estate for Atlanta’s Tri- Cities, announces record-breaking results for 2020, with more than $30 million in closed and pending sales. The Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS) ranks the firm among the top three real estate agencies serving East Point, Historic College Park and Hapeville.

According to GAMLS, Intown Focus Realty was second in both volume and number of homes sold for East Point and third for both Historic College Park and Hapeville. The achievement is especially notable for a hometown firm that competes with national, corporate-owned and franchised chains. While focused on the Tri-Cities area currently, the Intown Focus team works and makes referrals throughout the Atlanta region. The firm is already on pace for another record-breaking year in 2021, with more than $5 million in its pipeline of sold, pending and coming soon clients.
Final Opportunities at Camp Creek Village 01/19/2021
ATLANTA - The next home shopping season will be the hottest in recent memory according to Zillow. They are expecting a perfect storm of market conditions to create the hottest spring shopping season in recent memory, with sales happening quickly. Local economies and schools should be in the process of opening back up. Many will also have more certainty about whether their jobs will be performed remotely in the long term, adding buyers to the market who had been waiting for that to be settled. Add in expectations for mortgage rates to rise later in the year, and we could see a buyer frenzy as they look to lock in rates as low as possible.

living close to the airport or downtown Atlanta may be just what you need, and Camp Creek Village is a great place to purchase your new home. Camp Creek Village has quick access to I-285, I-20, and I-85, allowing you to experience the best of Atlanta within a short drive.

Love to golf? Did you know that Camp Creek Village is minutes away from Wolf Creek Golf Club? Offering both membership and access to the public, Wolf Creek has earned a reputation as one of the toughest golf tracks in the Atlanta Metro area.

Camp Creek Village by Rocklyn Homes offers a clubhouse with swim and tennis for when the current situation is over and is a short walk to shops, Bella restaurant and Live Jazz. Low HOA fee.
Final Opportunities at Stone Mill 01/16/2021
STONE MOUNTAIN -- Now is a great time to lock in low, low mortgage rates and choose your new home at Stone Mill. With two remaining homes, Stone Mill offers many luxury features in their three bedroom, two and 1/2 bath townhome plans. Enjoy hardwoods on the first floor, oak tread stairs, fireplace, high top breakfast bar or island*, granite countertops with tile backsplash and 42″ kitchen cabinets. Security features include a fence and full security system.

Ideally located, Stone Mill, priced from the low $200’s, has easy access to from Stone Mountain Park, Hwy 78 and I-285. Surrounded by numerous parks and with easy access to the best of Atlanta, Stone Mill offers easy access to DeKalb Farmers Market, North DeKalb Mall, Northlake Mall and many more small shopping centers, eateries and other shopping venues.

In 2020, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage hit a record low 16 times, continuing to fall further below 3%. The housing market has been very active last year and is expected to continue briskly in 2021. The main reason that homebuyers are making the move include record low mortgage rates and low housing inventory. This combination has created an urgency to purchase a new home.
Construction Underway at Parkland Springs 01/12/2021
ATLANTA - Parkland Springs is the first build-to-rent community in Lawrenceville. Site development is complete, and construction has started on the first two buildings. Parkland Springs is located at 1510 Duluth Highway in the highly coveted Peachtree Ridge High School district and includes an abundance of park space. This unique townhome product offers 58 opportunities for renters looking to be in the center of it all in Lawrenceville.

Three-bedroom units offer two-and-a-half baths plus a loft with 1,950 square feet of living space. Two-bedroom units offer 1,630 square feet of space. The monthly rent for townhome units will range from $1,900 to $2,200 per month.

Parkland Residential is focused on the underserved missing middle market. The concept of missing middle is defined by John Hunt, principal with MarketNsight, as a single-family home located alongside what looks like a single-family residence but is really a duplex, quad, eightplex or more. Missing middle housing goes hand-in-hand with affordable housing. Many consumers want to live near work but cannot afford to and having other options for housing is important.
MarketNsight Predicts Permits Up 10% in 2021 01/06/2021
ATLANTA - In 2020, the market was in extremely good shape as we entered March, then came COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the shelter-in-place order. The market drop was short-lived as low interest rates and low inventory drove buyers to the market. MarketNsight and ViaSearch President John Hunt reports, “It looks like Atlanta will end the year up 20% YOY for pending new home sales and up 6% for new home permits.”

What does MarketNsight predict for 2021? Hunt forecasts new home pending sales will remain strong in 2021 and anticipates new home permits will be up 10% YOY. "It has become more difficult to develop in the metro area because of several factors – lack of development money, government red tape, zoning issues and overall failure to get projects approved. In fact, Atlanta recently dropped to No. 4 from its long-held position as the No. 3 housing market in the country.”

“Again, this isn’t because of lack of demand,” Hunt said. “It is due to the fragmentation of the market, entitlements and just the extreme difficulty of bringing projects to market. For as strong as 2020 has been, the Atlanta market is still only at 47% of its peak in 2006 (down 53%). New home prices jumped 12% in November. This is after being year-to-year since January,” Hunt said. “We are starting to see some pricing power in new homes. Resale list prices are out of control, and we are seeing 21% price increases in resale homes fueled by multiple offers and lack of supply.”
Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes Finishing Pickleball Center 01/05/2021
HOSCHTON - Construction is nearly complete on the first 20 courts and championship court of the highly anticipated community Pickleball Center at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. With the first phase projected to open the first quarter of 2021. the Pickleball Center will feature more than 30 courts at completion and is estimated to be the largest privately pickleball complex in Georgia and one of the largest in the Southeast capable of hosting large-scale tournaments,

Cresswind Georgia will feature a variety of other popular, resort-style amenities. Additional planned outdoor amenities include two community lakes for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, paddle boarding and sailing, walking trails, a resort-style pool, event lawn, bandshell and bocce and tennis courts. Future indoor amenities at Cresswind Georgia include a community-exclusive clubhouse, named The Club at Cresswind, to feature a fitness area with cardio, weight and CrossFit areas, an aerobics, yoga and dance studio, lounge area, social ballroom, arts and crafts room with kiln, and stunning lakeside views. Upon completion, The Club will also feature a spa and indoor pool with lap lanes.

Located within the master-planned Twin Lakes development in Hoschton, Cresswind Georgia is the active adult component with 1,300 low-maintenance, single-family home opportunities. In total, Twin Lakes will feature 2,600 homes upon completion, serving as one of the largest new residential master-planned communities in the greater Atlanta metro area.
Find Your New Home at Seaboard Township 01/02/2021
HIRAM - Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at two of them.

Move-up or Downsize: One option is to consider moving into a new home, putting the equity you’ve likely gained in your current house toward a down payment on a new one that better meets your needs – something that’s truly a perfect fit, especially if your lifestyle has changed this year.
Or: Become a First-Time Homebuyer: There are many financial and non-financial benefits to owning a home, and the most important thing is to first decide when the time is right for you. You have to determine that on your own, but know that now is a great time to buy if you’re considering it.

When you are considering a new home, check out these amazing townhomes at Seaboard Township in Hiram. Within walking distance to Silver Comet Trail at marker 14.7, Seaboard Township has several available homes. Enjoy the walk that is absolutely free of charge and the trail travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties. It is a paved trail that is perfect for walking, hiking, bicycling, and more. This trail is also wheelchair accessible.

Award-Winning Rocklyn Homes is one of Atlanta’s Top 5 Homebuilders in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Rocklyn is ranked nationally at #68 in the 2019 Builder 100 List by Builder Magazine. Rocklyn builds quality single-family homes and townhomes with award-winning plans in the Metro Atlanta area from the low $200’s to $400’s.
Find your new home at South Wind/ Fairburn 12/30/2020
FAIRBURN - Current mortgage rates are extremely attractive right now. According to this article in Keepingcurrentmatter.com, ;here are several factors that influence the cost of a home. Two of the major ones are: The price of the home and the mortgage rate at which a buyer can borrow the funds necessary to purchase the home. Purchasers, however, should realize that the price of a house is not as important as the monthly cost.

There is no doubt that homebuyers are searching for homes that can function as an office, school and gym during these times. One great thing about South Wind is the option of a basement. These homes have the award-winning designer touches so well-known with Rocklyn Homes. Love the outdoors with a Clubhouse, Swimming Pool and, Tennis Courts.
Artisan Built Communities Opens New Phase in NatureWalk at Seven Hills 12/24/2020
DALLAS - Artisan Built Communities announces the opening of a new phase in the Rosemont section of NatureWalk at Seven Hills, a Paulding County master-planned community that brings big-city amenities to the suburbs. The estate homes in the new phase will start in the low $300,000s.

Artisan Built builds its Estate Series homes in Rosemont, offering four distinct styles that range from 2,608 to 3,317 square feet with up to five bedrooms and four bathrooms. While timeless in their execution, the estate homes are designed to suit today’s lifestyles and preferences. They feature open concepts and expansive great rooms, each warmed by a cozy fireplace. Flexible spaces can accommodate a stylish, convenient home office or comfortable, spacious areas for remote learning. Luxurious features include spa-like owners’ baths, stainless steel Samsung appliances, and granite countertops.

Residents of Rosemont enjoy access to the resort-style amenities throughout Seven Hills, including expansive green spaces, a dog park, miles of trails for hiking or biking, and a 13-acre theme park-style water park. The classic clubhouse contains a wellness center and is flanked a large children’s playground as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
Traditions of Braselton Listed Among Atlanta’s Top 25 Subdivisions 12/18/2020
JEFFERSON - Metrostudy has recently released the results of its 3Q20 Atlanta Residential Survey – placing the 1140-acre master- planned community, Traditions of Braselton squarely in the Top 25 Subdivisions in Atlanta by absorption rate, it was clear that this community was no longer Northeast Georgia’s best kept secret.

Situated in Metro Atlanta’s Jackson County, Traditions of Braselton boasts Everyday Luxury in a Country Club Setting with new construction homes priced from the low $300s to the $700s+ and a collection of resort-quality amenities that include Traditions Golf & Country Club - an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse; swim club with junior Olympic-sized pool, waterslide and splash zone; tennis/pickleball complex; Owner’s Clubhouse; playground; walking trails; event lawn; social clubs and more. Traditions of Braselton residents enjoy access to excellent Jefferson City Schools, proximity to I-85 for commuting professionals, and convenience to the Main Street charm of historic Braselton and Jefferson.

Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains – just one hour north of the busy city streets of Downtown Atlanta, Traditions of Braselton serves as a suburban oasis that boasts scenic beauty and a desirable resort-inspired lifestyle. World-class amenities include an 18-hole golf course and club, expansive owners’ clubhouse, junior Olympic-sized pool with waterslide and splash zone, six lighted tennis courts with spectator pavilion, pickle ball court. playground and festival lawn. Traditions of Braselton has assembled some of the South’s finest builders to offer a wide array of homes to fit a variety of styles, taste levels and budgets.
Make Your Move Up to The Canoe Club 12/17/2020
Moving to The Canoe Club will put you in place to enjoy all the amenities, including the 5,500 square foot Nantucket-inspired Lake Cottage Clubhouse overlooking the lake or the spacious clubhouse. And you will enjoy the large gathering room, sunroom, a catering kitchen, and a coffee bar. The Canoe Club in Fayetteville is located approximately 22 minutes from downtown Atlanta, making it an easy trip to enjoy all that downtown Atlanta has to offer. If you travel frequently or work within the airport industry, Fayetteville is only 13 miles from Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport.

There is no doubt that homebuyers are on the move this year. If you have been considering a move, did you know that house inventory is at record lows? This means that there are more homebuyers than houses to purchase, ensuring you will get top dollar if you sell your home right now and make your move to The Canoe Club. The health crisis definitely put homebuying plans on pause for many earlier this year. Buyers, however, are in the market and making moves well past the typical busy homebuying seasons of spring and summer.

One of the main reasons buyer traffic has continued to soar in the second half of 2020 is how dramatically mortgage rates have fallen. According to Freddie Mac, the average mortgage rate last December was 3.72%. Today, the rate is a full percentage point lower.

There are first-time, move-up, and move-down buyers actively looking for the home of their dreams this winter. If you’re thinking of selling your house in 2021, you don’t need to wait until the spring to do it. Your potential buyer is very likely searching for a home in your neighborhood right now.
Two New Rocklyn Communitiess Now Selling in Barrow County 12/16/2020
BARROW COUNTY - Looking for a home with easy access to Hwy 316 and Interstate 85? You might consider the Barrow County area. Rocklyn Homes is now selling in two new townhome communities in the Winder and Auburn area of Barrow County. Auburn is ideally located between Dacula and Winder and both communities have excellent access to Hwy 316 and I-85 for commuting to Athens or Atlanta. The Townes of Auburn Sales Center is coming soon at 1612 Atlanta Hwy. NW, Auburn, GA 30011. Cannon Trace is located at 305 Georgia Highway 211, Winder, GA 30680. Barrow County is a convenient area that offers a great place to call home. It has great access to Hwy 316, Interstate 85 and Athens. It is a little bit rural but with easy access to Duluth, Lawrenceville and Athens.

The number one factor impacting today’s home buying affordability is record-low mortgage rates. There’s no doubt that prices are on the rise. However, mortgage rates have fallen dramatically. Last week, Freddie Mac announced that the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.72%. Last year at this time, the average rate was 3.68%. If you’re considering purchasing your first home or moving up to the one you’ve always hoped for, it’s important to understand how affordability plays into the overall cost of your home. With that in mind, buying while mortgage rates are as low as they are now may save you quite a bit of money over the life of your home loan.

Five Great Reasons Not to Wait to Sell Your House 12/15/2020
CANTON-Many home sellers feel like the holiday season is exactly the wrong season to sell their current home. This article in KeepingCurrentMatters.com explains why you may want to consider selling your house now. Let’s unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this season, is the best choice you can make. This year, buyers want to purchase homes for the holidays, and your house might be the perfect match.

Here are five great reasons not to wait

1. Buyers are active now. Mortgage rates are historically low.
2. Purchasers who look for homes during the holidays are ready to buy.
3. You can restrict the showings to times that are most convenient for you.
4. Homes decorated for the holidays appeal to many buyers.
5. There’s minimal competition for you as a seller. There just aren’t enough houses on the market to satisfy buyer demand.

For a limited time, Soleil Laurel Canyon is offering up to $10,000 off of select homes. Now in builder closeout, only 11 homes remain. This is the final release of new homes, so hurry in to choose yours
Only 3 Homes Left in Renaissance Phase Three 12/14/2020
Rocklyn Homes has a few new 2-story townhomes in Phase III with some of our most popular Floor Plans that are available now! Renaissance at South Park is conveniently located with easy access to I-85.

Move now to enjoy the amenities that will re-open when the time is right. You can look forward next summer to a pool with beach swim out, year round tennis courts and community clubhouse. If you are not sure how to get started, check out this article in KeepingCurrentMatters.com :

Homeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and down payment assistance options, uncertainty along the way can ultimately hold some buyers back. Today, there are over 75 million Millennials and 67 million Gen Z’ers in the U.S., making up a significant number of both current and soon-to-be homebuyers. According to a recent Fannie Mae survey of more than 2,000 of these individuals: “88% said they are confident they will achieve homeownership someday.”
New 55+ Neighborhood Has Just Opened 12/10/2020
FLOWERY BRANCH - Sterling on the Lake by Newland has welcomed its newest addition to the community, a 55+ neighborhood that opened on December 5. Encore by David Weekley Homes at The Retreat introduces beautiful, low-maintenance ranch-style homes to an already impressive selection of housing options within the community. With the neighborhood’s multi-generational energy, convenient location, and resort-style amenities, homes in this section are expected to sell quickly.

Upon completion, The Retreat at Sterling on the Lake will include 214 Hall County homes, each designed with the active-adult lifestyle in mind. Each house features ranch-style living, open concepts that are ideal for entertaining, chef-inspired kitchens and professional lawn care maintenance. Home buyers can choose from multiple floor plans, with either single-level living or a 1.5 story design for extra bonus space.

Outside of the home, residents will enjoy a balance of excitement and relaxation, with access to a variety of amenities within the neighborhood, including The Retreat clubhouse, which features fitness and aerobics rooms, a pool table and a selection of indoor and outdoor gathering areas. In addition to the clubhouse, residents can participate in a tennis or pickleball match on the sports courts or unwind in the pool. Within the greater Sterling on the Lake community, residents can also access the Lakeside Clubhouse with a fitness center, movie theater and catering kitchen, additional tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts, resort-like pools, trails, green spaces and a full-time activities director. Lake Lanier is also closely located to the community for fishing and boating.
Last Chances at Camp Creek Village 12/01/2020
ATLANTA - Camp Creek Village is a great place to purchase your new home. Camp Creek Village has quick access to I-285, I-20, and I-85, allowing you to experience the best of Atlanta within a short drive. Love to golf? Did you know that Camp Creek Village is minutes away from Wolf Creek Golf Club? Offering both membership and access to the public, Wolf Creek has earned a reputation as one of the toughest golf tracks in the Atlanta Metro area.

Rocklyn Homes is well-known for its award-winning plans and Camp Creek Village is no exception. Featuring three-story townhomes, it offers spacious homes with basements. See all floorplans here. Camp Creek Village offers a clubhouse with swim and tennis for when the current situation is over and is a short walk to shops, Bella restaurant and Live Jazz. Low HOA fee.

Act quickly to take advantage of up to $6K in holiday closing costs or design options plus blinds.
Five OBIES for Haven Design Works 11/27/2020
ATLANTA - Haven Design Works won big at the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s 40th Annual OBIE awards. The interior design team was recognized during the awards ceremony with four Gold OBIEs and one Silver OBIE for Best Interior Merchandising and amenity center design. Haven prides itself on designing beautiful spaces that are strategic, data-driven choices elevating their projects with trend forward design.

Haven Design Works won the following OBIEs:

Community of the Year & Best Amenity Package – GOLD Winner
Single Family Builder, Detached, $1 to $1.2 Million – GOLD Winner
Best Interior Merchandising, Attached, $299,000 and Under – SILVER Winner
Best Interior Merchandising, Detached $300,000 - $399,000 – GOLD Winner
Best Interior Merchandising, Attached, $299,000 and Under – GOLD Winner
MarketNSight Predicts Upward Trend to Continue Despite Pandemic 11/25/2020
ATLANTA - MarketNsight is focused on helping home builders and developers make smart decisions related to purchasing land and pricing product. They the slight moderation it predicted in September showed up in force for October. As for price, new list prices are flat year-to-year since January. Resale list prices are up year-to-year 9% since January. Again, strong evidence that price is not the reason for the drop-off in new homes.”

New home closings also dropped unexpectedly in October. Closings always follow pending sales in normal times. However, starting in August after being up 25% and 29% the previous two months, new closings unexpectedly dropped dramatically while pending sales continued to rise. In essence, the lagging indicator became the leading indicator and new pending sales were forced to follow closings down at the end of October. Once again, this same decline was not seen in resale closings.

“The sharp drop off in new closings and pending sales was not caused by lack of demand, price increases, or the election,” President Hunt said. “The only answer left is lack of supply.

The current environment of ultra-low interest rates and near-zero inventory will be with us for a while regardless of who occupies the White House. These factors will continue to present opportunities to fill pent-up demand with new homes, providing homes can be built at the right price. Permits are starting to increase, just as new pending sales and closings retreat due to lack of supply.

Atlanta is, and has been, in a perpetual state of undersupply for new construction and housing in general, and this may last another decade or longer. The good news is that permits have hit records not seen since 2007 for the last three months. The bad news is, that it is not enough.

Since 2019, the 12-month permit moving average has been basically flat. The pandemic caused a steep drop in the year-to-date, year-to-year percent change, but since bottoming in May at -14%, it has improved steadily and was back to even with 2019 in September. “I believe this upward trend will continue and we could end 2020 up 5% to 10% over 2019,” Hunt said. “Pretty amazing in the midst of a pandemic.”
13 Homes Remain at Soleil Laurel Canyon 11/24/2020
CANTON - It is absolutely the best time to sell your house and make the move to Soleil at Laurel Canyon.

If you have been waiting to put your current house on the market, now is the time. With extremely low mortgage rates, starter or move up homes are in hot demand. Last week, the average time a property spent on the market was 13 days faster than a year ago, marking the seventh consecutive week that homes are selling 13 or 14 days faster than they did in 2019. For the 13th week running, listing prices logged double-digit growth, up 12.9% over last year. This latest increase is on par with the 12.2% growth that was recorded in October, when the median listing price reached $350,000.

It’s your time to enjoy your life. Enjoy an active adult community whose beauty and nature is second to none! With ranch-style homes, this community is designed for 55+ with the ability to gracefully age in place. Enjoy all your free time with a low-maintenance home that allows you to enjoy all the amenities. The HOA dues cover complete lawn maintenance and an irrigation system, in-home security monitoring and maintenance, and Comcast cable TV. For a limited time, Soleil Laurel Canyon is offering up to $10,000 off of select homes. Now in builder closeout, only 13 homes remain. This is the final release of new homes, so hurry in to choose yours.
New Model at Kendrick in Brookhaven 11/20/2020
BROOKHAVEN - Minerva Homes announces its new decorated model home at Towns at Kendrick in Brookhaven is now open and available for tours by appointment. Interested homebuyers are invited to schedule a VIP tour to see the decorated Adderley model and learn more about the luxury townhomes priced from the low $700,000s.

The Brookhaven location of Towns at Kendrick combines convenience of intown living while retaining a charming, small-town feel. Homeowners enjoy walkability to nearby eating, dining and local amenities at Town Brookhaven, including Souper Jenny, Flying Biscuit Café and Red Pepper Taqueria. Brookhaven Park and Ashford Forest Preserve and Trailhead are also nearby. In addition, homeowners can walk to the Brookhaven Marta station, which offers convenience to Buckhead, Sandy Springs and the Perimeter Business District.

Minerva’s thoughtfully planned neighborhoods are located in Atlanta’s premier locations — Brookhaven, Decatur, Druid Hills, Tucker and beyond. Discover well-planned communities that will turn every day into extraordinary living with thoughtfully designed residences and convenient locations in the heart of where home buyers want to be.
It’s a Good Time to Buy a Rocklyn Home 11/19/2020
FULTON COUNTY - Without a doubt, this has been a year for moving. Homebuyers are on the search for new homes that fit their new lifestyle of working, schooling and sometimes a gym at home. Rocklyn Homes offers many move-in ready homes at various communities throughout the metro. A local family-owned business in the Atlanta area Rocklyn Homes is all about setting traditions.

In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly. As Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “It will be one of the best winter sales years ever.” The typical winter slowdown in the housing market is simply not on the radar.

While today’s historically low mortgage rates are expected to remain low, they won’t be this low for much longer. This could be the last chance for homebuyers to secure such low rates, and they’re ready to take action.

Rocklyn Homes is showcasing two communities in this article, Renaissance at South Park and South Wind, both in the South Fulton area: Re.naissance at South Park and South Wind. These homes have the award-winning designer touches so well-known with Rocklyn Homes. Love the outdoors with a Clubhouse, Swimming Pool and, Tennis Courts.
New Clubhouse at Courtyards at Camden 11/17/2020
MARIETTA - The new clubhouse at Courtyards at Camden features a transitional, warm and inviting design. The foyer welcomes with a beautiful chandelier and leads to an equestrian-themed club room with comfortable seating, extensive molding and cedar beams, a space perfect for movie nights and countless activities with neighbors. The kitchen features a large island with iced white quartz countertops, white linen cabinets, stainless appliances and a ripple grey backsplash. The clubhouse also offers a fitness room and a flex room perfect for playing cards and games. A rear covered porch leads to a pool, firepit gathering area, bocce ball court and dog park.

Offered by Traton Homes, the active adult homes at Courtyard at Camden are priced from the high $300,000s and offer four unique ranch home plans to choose from. Plans offer two or three bedrooms, two or three baths and two-car garages. Every home offers single level living with a variety of options for additional living space including a popular second level space. In addition, each home features its own private courtyard, an ideal place for relaxing, container gardening or entertaining.

Courtyards at Camden includes a multitude of amenities in addition to the clubhouse. Homeowners have access to a pool, firepit gathering area, bocce ball court and dog park. In addition to the in-community amenities, the great West Cobb location on Mars Hill Road offers homeowners easy access to the area’s best shopping, dining, recreation and healthcare facilities.
Award-Winning Builders In Atlanta 11/10/2020
ATLANTA - The Tamra Wade Team of RE/MAX TRU is excited to congratulate award-winning home builders Magnolia Residential and t-Olive Properties on several recent accomplishments: Magnolia Residential won a Silver OBIE for Best Detached Model Building Design – $600,000 - $699,999 for the Sicily C plan at Villa Magnolia, and t-Olive won the 2020 Best Home Builder in North Atlanta presented by Appen Media Group.

The OBIE Awards serve as the premier awards in the Atlanta residential real estate market and new home construction industry. The Silver OBIE presented to Magnolia Residential is for the popular Sicily home plan at Villa Magnolia. This community of low-maintenance homes is located in Alpharetta on Main Street, and homes feature open floor plans with chic European details throughout.

t-Olive Properties recently won Best Home Builder of North Atlanta for 2020 presented by Appen Media Group. A second-generation home builder, t-Olive is led by president and founder Randy Schiltz as a custom builder with multiple designations and awards. More than 10,000 North Atlanta residents voted in the Appen Media Group’s 13th Annual Best of North Atlanta Survey. This coveted collection of awards is one of North Atlanta’s most exciting events recognizing top businesses.
Five New Builders at Traditions of Braselton 11/05/2020
JEFFERSON - Jackson County master-planned community – Traditions of Braselton – announced today that it has added a bold blend of five new Georgia-based custom and production builders to its growing construction roster. Included among them are Mayfair Homes, Vision Home Crafters, Cotton Creek Homes, Hannigan Custom Homes and DFW Ventures. Homes are priced from the Low $300s to the $700s+.

Boasting everyday luxury in a Country Club Setting, Traditions of Braselton provides its residents with access to excellent Jefferson City Schools, proximity to I-85 for commuting professionals, convenience to the Main Street charm of historic Braselton and Jefferson and an impressive collection of resort-inspired amenities. Included among them are an 18-hole golf course and club, expansive owners’ clubhouse, junior Olympic-sized pool with waterslide and splash zone, six lighted tennis courts with spectator pavilion, pickle ball court. playground and festival lawn.
Kolter Homes Wins 17 OBIES for 2020 11/03/2020
ATLANTA - Presented by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA) and the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council (SMC), this year marks the 40th Annual OBIE Awards. Held on Saturday, October 24, 2020, this year’s event returned to the Georgia Aquarium and serves as the premier awards in the Atlanta residential real estate market and new home construction industry.

Kolter’s Gold OBIES include:

Single-Family Builder – Detached (Builds 100+ Homes/Year) – $299,999 and under – Ash at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Single-Family Builder – Detached (Builds 100+ Homes/Year) – $300,000 to $399,999 – Dogwood at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes Best Building Design – Detached Model – $200,000 and under – Almond Model at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Best Building Design – Detached Model – $600,000 to $699,999 – Rosewood at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Best Building Design – Detached Model – $700,000 to $799,999 – Spruce Model at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Best Interior Merchandising, Detached Model – $200,00 to $299,999 – Almond Model at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Best Interior Merchandising, Detached Model – $500,000 to $599,999 – Pear Model at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Best Interior Merchandising, Detached Model – $700,000 to $799,999 – Spruce Model at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Best Model Home/Sales Office at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Best Design Center at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes
Best TV Spot – Cresswind Peachtree City Super Bowl Commercial
Best Marketing Campaign/Promotion – Builder Budget over $10,000 – Cresswind Georgia VIP Preview Events and Marketing
Towne Square Special Event November 5 10/31/2020
ATHENS -EMC Homes is down to the final set of homes at the Towne Square community. So, come for some delicious food from The Varsity while you tour the inventory of move-in ready homes! Come see for yourself why Towne Square is a great place to call home.

Often referred to as the "Classic City", Athens is a place where historic architecture and a thriving downtown scene offer a rare mix of traditional heritage and progressive southern culture. Towne Square is a new phase in a well-established community, situated just 2 miles from downtown Athens, where you will have plenty of trendy shops and distinctive dining destinations to choose from. With so much at your fingertips, Towne Square is a great place to call home.

The Special Event will be held at Towne Square on November 5, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Kirk Ridge, New 55+ Community in Marietta 10/30/2020
MARIETTA - Kirk Ridge, a new 55+ age-restricted community of 37 homes is coming soon to Marietta. Building on the success of Traton’s 1825 Stilesboro community which is located across the street from Kirk Ridge on Stilesboro Road, this new community of ranch homes will offer thoughtfully crafted floorplans, gorgeous indoor and outdoor living areas and spacious, open interiors.

Homes at Kirk Ridge will include generous storage space, two-car garages, large island kitchens and elegant owner’s suites with a variety of bonus room options including a second level option. Each home will open to its own private courtyard, perfect for relaxing, gardening and entertaining. Lawn care will be included, so homebuyers can leave their lawn mower behind and spend more time doing the things they love most! A decorated model is under construction and will be opening just after the New Year. A community pavilion is also planned.

Kirk Ridge is just minutes from shopping at Town Center Mall and The Avenue West Cobb. It is also convenient to year-round events at the Marietta Square and recreation at Kennesaw Mountain National Park. Residents will also live in close proximity to the Marietta Country Club where memberships are available. World-class healthcare facilities are located just minutes away at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
Down Payment Ideas for Seaboard Township 10/29/2020
PAULDING COUNTY - One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. “In 2019, the median down payment was 12 percent for all buyers, six percent for first-time buyers, and 16 percent for repeat buyers.” But, even that can be lower, dependent on the type of mortgage. Knowing there are also programs like FHA where the down payment can be as low as 3.5% of the purchase price for a first-time buyer, that up-front cost could be significantly less.

Is a new home in your near future? Look at getting Pre-Qualified and see what you would need to get into a new Rocklyn home. Our Home of the Month now is at 98 Trailview Lane at Seaboard Township. Come and see its great feature.
Ribbon Cutting at Cresswind at Twin Lakes 10/28/2020
HOSCHTON - Kolter Homes recently welcomed the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce to a Business and Social Hour (BASH) and Ribbon Cutting at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. The event offered attendees the opportunity to see the tremendous success the community has already achieved in bringing new residents to the area and preview all that is yet to come.

Located within the master-planned Twin Lakes development in Hoschton, Cresswind Georgia offers a low maintenance and highly amenitized destination for active adults. In addition to several hundred acres of preserved nature with walking trails, planned resort-style amenities at Cresswind Georgia include a clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, yoga studio, art and crafts studio with kiln, billiards, a large activity lawn, amphitheater and a Pickleball & Tennis Center.

Currently under construction in Phase I with a planned spring opening, the Pickleball Center will include 30+ pickleball courts once complete, estimated to be the largest private pickleball complex in Georgia, capable of hosting major tournaments and events. The community’s prime location also offers plenty of places for residents to explore in nearby downtown Hoschton and Braselton, as well as convenience to the Blue Ridge Mountains, downtown Atlanta, Lake Lanier and Athens, all within an hour’s drive.

Upon completion, Twin Lakes is projected to be one of the largest new residential master-planned communities in the greater Atlanta metro area in more than a decade, nearly doubling the surrounding area’s population. The sales center and 15 decorated models are open daily to tour in-person or online.
Rocklyn Homes Presents Townes of Auburn 10/27/2020
AUBURN--Rocklyn Homes is one of Atlanta’s Top 5 Homebuilders in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In the true Rocklyn Homes tradition, Townes of Auburn will feature award-winning plans with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths.The interiors are exquisite with gourmet kitchens with island* with granite countertops and 42″ cabinets. You will love the easy maintenance with hardwoods on the main floor and oak tread staircases. The owner’s suites have sitting areas and tray ceilings plus a spa-inspired bath. Enjoy your privacy with a private rear patio, fence and full security system.

The Townes of Auburn are located ideally near several areas that offer history, events and family friendly cities. Dacula offers the Innovation Crescent, a geographic area and a coalition of fifteen counties and other entities. When you consider that Athens is at one end of the crescent and Emory, CDC, and Georgia Tech are at the other end, you see that the City of Dacula is at the center of the Innovation Crescent. They are cradled between the important transportation routes of Georgia Highway 316, U. S. 29, and the CSX Railroad. The City of Athens with its University of Georgia research centers or urban Atlanta is just about 40 minutes away. By connecting with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, you can meet the world. Corporate fliers can reach Briscoe Field in just a couple of minutes.
Come Visit the Orchards Group 10/26/2020
ATLANTA - Since 1998, and with over 2600 homes built, The Orchards Group has developed a strong reputation for truly putting its customer’s needs first. Whether it be the open and inviting low maintenance floorplans, the fabulous common area amenities that assure everyone of having a great time or the customer loyalty program that strives for 100% customer satisfaction, it all unfolds into one unmistakable fact, there truly is nothing like living at an Orchards Group neighborhood. We invite your visit today.

The Orchards Group is Atlanta’s leading builder of Active Adult neighborhoods and retirement communities. From empty nesters, to retirees to seniors, we specialize solely within the Atlanta Active Adult housing market. We only build Active Adult neighborhoods unlike many of our competitors. This is what we do… and we do it the best! You will not find another homebuilding team in Atlanta more committed to your satisfaction than The Orchards Group.
Buy Your Retirement Home at Soleil Laurel Canyonl 10/21/2020
CANTON - Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Before the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to wait until they retired to make a move to the beach, the golf course, or the senior living community they were looking to settle into for their later years in life. This year, however, the game changed.

Many of today’s workers who are nearing the end of their professional careers but maybe aren’t quite ready to retire have a new choice to make: should I move before I retire? If you have the opportunity to work remotely for the foreseeable future, now may be a great time to purchase that single-story home in the sprawling countryside that might be a little further out of town.

Soleil Laurel Canyon has to be seen to be believed. Without any doubt, there is a beauty of nature here that is second to none! With ranch-style homes, this community is designed for 55+ with the ability to gracefully age in place. Enjoy all your free time with the low maintenance home that allows you to enjoy all the amenities. The HOA dues cover complete lawn maintenance and an irrigation system, in-home security monitoring and maintenance, and even Comcast cable TV.

For a limited time, Soleil Laurel Canyon is offering up to $10,000 off of select homes. Now in builder closeout, only 17 homes remain. This is the final release of new homes, so hurry in to choose yours.