Agent Direct News Names Flammer as Expert

Agent Direct News(R) recently added Carol Flammer, president of Flammer Relations and publisher of www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com as an expert in its online directory. Flammer will share information on how effective public relations can increase traffic, blogging to increase SEO, how building green can increase your media exposure and the importance of community service. In this age of social media, Flammer believes[...]

Remodeling a Popular Option

Many homeowners are choosing to remodel their existing home instead of moving. They like their existing neighborhood, school system and neighbors and don't want to uproot their lives. Often it is more cost effective to add on to an existing home and many, many options exist for ways to do this. According to Jay Cipriani with Cipriani Builders[...]

Seville Honored as Green Building Remodeler Advocate of Year

Carl Seville of Seville Consulting is among 14 members of the National Association of Home Builders who were honored for exemplary green building practices during the 9th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference, held recently in St. Louis. Seville was named Remodeler Advocate of the Year, marking the fourth consecutive year that he has received an award at a NAHB[...]

Energy Efficiency IS a Selling Point

The trend toward green building seems to be garnering further support and momentum. Nation's Building News, the official online weekly newspaper of NAHB, sites statistics on the importance of energy efficiency to homeowners. They site the 2006 Energy Pulse survey by the Shelton Group. This study finds that 86-percent of Americans would choose a home based on its energy efficiency. Interestingly[...]

Gen Y: buying homes now

Statistics show that Gen Y is buying homes earlier.  Many of Atlanta's home builders that build predominantly for the entry level buyer are experiencing this growing trend first hand. According to the National Association of Realtors, the number of buyers under the age of 25 increased from 11 percent in 2001 to 14 percent in 2005.  Gen Y has realized[...]

They are buying

It's a buyers market and they are definitely buying.  They may not be buying at the velocity we in the residential real estate industry are most comfortable with, but they are buying. Atlanta home buyers are taking advantage of the low percentage rates combined with all of the extra incentives to purchase homes.  While national builders offer deep discounts, many[...]

Do you want fries with that?

  Have you noticed that Atlanta new home communities have become supersized? A notable and positive trend is continued strong sales at Master Planned Communities. Consumers are telling us to super size them as they purchase in communities that don't just offer a swimming pool, but offer a complete waterpark. Heron Bay Golf & Country Club in Henry County offers a great[...]