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Georgia Ranks 4th for National Green Building Standard

Georgia ranks among the top 10 states for National Green Building Standard (NGBS) green certification activity. With 350,000 homes certified to the NGBS since its launch in 2009, builders across the United States are continually adding to the pipeline of NGBS projects. Here’s a snapshot at the top certification activity in 2021 for both single-family and multifamily projects: Five states rank[...]

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Benefits of Buying New Construction Homes

There are many reasons why families choose to buy new homes. From the ability to customize a floor plan to design their dream home to the safety homeowners feel when they purchase a home constructed using the latest building standards, new construction homes offer buyers a variety of benefits. Below are just some of the reasons why homeowners choose to purchase[...]

Booming Housing Market Leads to Increase in Equity-Rich Properties

A Booming Housing Market Leads to Increase in Homeowner Equity

Earlier this year, ATTOM released its fourth-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report. The release revealed that 41.9 percent of mortgaged residential properties were considered equity-rich in the fourth quarter. The combined estimated amount of loan balances secured by the surveyed properties was no more than 50 percent of their estimated market values. Out of the homes surveyed in the fourth quarter[...]

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Harcrest Homes Offers Ultimate Lakeside Living Experience

Stunning exteriors and seamless floorplans aren’t enough. To have the best home with the most exciting life possible, location is one of the most important factors. Greater Atlanta award-winning new and custom home builder, Harcrest Homes, understands this better than anyone. This is one of the many reasons why homeowners choose to build a luxury custom home on Lake Lanier[...]

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Help Conserve Water with Fix a Leak Week

Got a leak? You’re not alone. American households waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water each year due to leaky pipes, toilets, showerheads and other fixtures, but fixing leaks can be easy and inexpensive. During Fix a Leak Week, March 14 -20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program is educating Americans about the importance of fixing leaks[...]

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Live on Lake Lanier With a Harcrest Home

Every day can be a staycation when you live on the lake Buy a home at Lake Lanier with Harcrest Homes and enjoy a permanent staycation along the lakeshore. Georgia’s premier swimming hole complements the area’s houses which feature luxurious amenities and open styling. Resort accommodations pale in comparison to Harcrest Homes’ custom-built home plans and experienced team members. Make life full[...]

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Townhomes Popular with Homebuyers in Metro Atlanta

Are townhomes popular with homebuyers? Well, an NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design shows that townhouse construction jumped more than 28% in 2021. As housing demand shifted to more suburban and exurban areas and housing affordability headwinds persist, medium-density construction lagged for much of 2020. However, demand for medium density neighborhoods[...]