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Bob Holmes and Darren Price are this week’s guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum radio. Bob shares with us the latest paint trends, while Darren tells us about the amazing new home opportunities from Paran Homes.

Bob Holmes is the business development manager with PPG Porter Paints. Bob has been in the industry for more than 40 years, and has been on the paint side for more than 15 years. PPG Porter Paints has been around in some form since 1921 with more than 300 locations in the southeastern United States.

If you are clueless when it comes to choosing the best paint colors for your home, the best advice is to ask the expert. However, even those who are “color challenged” can benefit from PPG Porter Paint’s tools such as their Voice of Color website. The Voice of Color includes not only products, but also includes top trends, a paint visualizer for your home and a color sense game. But, even with all of the color options out there today, many new residential builders are still sticking to “builder beige”.” On the other hand though, many custom builders have started branching out and including pops of color throughout their projects.

For more on the latest paint trends, listen to the full podcast! For more on PPG Porter Paints and to find a location near you, visit their website.


This week’s Deal of the Day is from Beazer Homes who is currently offering a half off basements promotion in three of their new home communities. Right now, families can add on all of that extra entertaining, storage and living space that a basement provides at just half the cost! However, this promotion is available only through the end of September at Overlook at Hampton Station in Canton, Vistas at Castleberry in Cumming and The Estates at Bentley Ridge in Cumming. For more information and to select your basement home, visit the Beazer Homes website.


Our next guest is Darren Price who is the sales manager for Paran Homes. Darren is a 20 year veteran of the Atlanta real estate market, and has been with Paran Homes since last spring. Paran Homes was founded by David Smith, or as he is better known, “Butter,” who is also a 20 year veteran of the industry.

Paran Homes started when Butter was presented with the opportunity to purchase various lots, mostly foreclosures, in some of the best neighborhoods around Atlanta. Paran Homes has gone into these communities and finished up these homes, and is now selling them at a rapid sales pace. One of the key factors in Paran Homes’ success is location; they only choose to build and sell in areas with the best schools and amenities because that is what buyers are looking for. And, even though Paran Homes is building out existing communities that may have originally sold from the $500,000s and up, they are now able to build an affordable, quality home that buyers will love.

For more on what Paran Homes is doing right here in the Atlanta market, listen to the full podcast! For more information on Paran Homes, visit their website.


A special thanks to this month’s sponsor, Academy Mortgage. Are you looking to purchase a new home? Before you select your next dream home be sure to call Academy Mortgage first. Their professional mortgage team has the experience & expertise to maximize savings, value, and wealth for each and every client, while eliminating risk. Plus they have the distinct advantage of being a direct lender – all processing, underwriting, and closings are handled locally. For more information, visit www.AcademyMortgage.com.

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