Dan O’Dwyer and John O’Callaghan are this week’s guests on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Dan talks about how his home building strategies have changed to reflect a different kind of buyer, while John shares with us the work his non-profit is doing to solve Atlanta’s foreclosure crisis.
Our first guest is Dan O’Dwyer who is the president of O’Dwyer Homes. Dan has been in the home building industry for his entire career. Growing up, he was always the kid who built the coolest forts, and now he builds cool houses in and around Atlanta. In addition to his work as a homebuilder, he is also a member of the Greater Atlanta HBA and the past president of its designated charity, HomeAid Atlanta.
O’Dwyer Homes is a 100 percent Energy Star homebuilder who builds traditional homes and ranch villas both on the north side of Atlanta as well as intown. They are a company that stresses value in everything they do whether it be through energy efficiency or just through a general consciousness of every single product that goes into building their homes. This value-focused perspective comes as a response to today’s homebuyer who is more keenly aware of what they want and need from their new home.
For more on the homes and value offered by O’Dwyer Homes, listen to the full podcast! For more information, visit the O’Dwyer Homes website.
This week’s Deal of the Day is from Jim Chapman Communities who will be hosting an open house every weekend in October at their Brookhaven at Sugarloaf active adult community in Duluth. Homebuyers that attend and purchase a new home will receive their choice of a whirlpool appliance. Located in the heart of Gwinnett County, this neighborhood is sure to be perfect for any active adult seeking a gorgeous home with no maintenance, fabulous amenity choices and great local area attractions. For more information, please visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.
Our next guest is John O’Callaghan who is the president and CEO of Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP). John is an Atlanta native who has worked with non-profit and government entities for the majority of his career.
ANDP is a not-for-profit organization formed 21 years ago in conjunction with the city of Atlanta’s housing initiative. The organization was originally created before the 1996 Olympics here in Atlanta in order to focus on rebuilding neighborhoods suffering from disinvestment. Today, they have expanded their work to include solving the foreclosure crisis. After the housing crash, ANDP realized that they didn’t need to build new homes, but instead needed to focus on stabilizing and rehabilitate the areas severely impacted by foreclosure.
For more on the work ANDP is doing to improve the Atlanta housing market, listen to the full podcast! For more information, visit the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership website.
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