Aging Housing Updates

Top 5 Updates Older Homes Need

America’s owner-occupied housing stock is rapidly aging. According to the 2021 American Community Survey, the median age of owner-occupied homes is 40 years with 35% of owner-occupied housing being built in 1969 or earlier. Due to several factors, such as population changes, the age of owner-occupied housing stock varies from state to state. While Georgia is below the national median age with[...]

All Concepts Countertops

All Concepts: 2023 Countertop Trends

This year’s kitchen trends are in full swing! From all-white to earthy neutrals, the All Concepts team has gorgeous countertop selections that are sure to keep your kitchen on trend all year round! Quartz The top pick for the 2023 countertop trend forecast is quartz! This ultra-durable material is long-lasting, recyclable, easy to clean and comes in various design and color opportunities to flatter[...]

a lonely dock in lake acworth in the summertime

Acworth: The City Most Americans Dream About

The beautiful city of Acworth, winner of the 2010 All-America City Award, displays the kind of life most Americans dream about. Located close enough to experience Atlanta’s best cultural and sporting events, the city itself still gives off a small-town atmosphere. Families in Acworth are provided with fun opportunities, as well as tranquility. For instance, Acworth is surrounded by two gorgeous[...]

AREF Modern Farmhouse

Where to Find a Modern Farmhouse in Metro Atlanta

Whether it is industrial, modern or traditional, the farmhouse trend has proven over the years that it is here to stay! This inviting, charming and sought-after stylistic choice is still at the forefront of architectural design within the homebuilding industry and features popular exterior design elements such as board and batten siding with shutters typically showcased in black and white.[...]

Level Craft Construction Mudroom Feature

Design Your Dream Mudroom with Level Craft Construction

Providing storage and ensuring the main areas of the home remain polished and neat, the mudroom is a connector between the outdoors and the home’s interior and offers the perfect space for backpacks, purses, coats, shoes, dog leashes, sports gear and much more. This home addition saves space and decreases clutter in high-traffic areas allowing the rest of the home[...]

Jim Jacobi with Tim Sullivan from Zonda

Jacobi Speaking at Zonda’s Future of Build to Rent Conference

Jim Jacobi, president of Parkland Communities and Parkland Residential, is a featured speaker at Zonda’s The Future of Build to Rent conference located in Dallas, Texas, March 27 – 28, 2023. This event provides a data-grounded exploration of what 2023 holds for Build to Rent. The conference looks at supply and demand forecasts, hot and not markets, potential headwinds, and[...]

USGBC Atlanta Green Buildings

Atlanta a Top City for Green Real Estate

The City of Atlanta ranked 6th on the list of top 10 cities across the nation with the greatest number of green buildings! The annual U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranking is based on LEED-certified gross square footage per capita within the previous year. With a gross square footage per capita of 2.25, Atlanta had 66 projects certified in 2022. "There's always a[...]

man standing on a roof - roofing mistakes to avoid

Roofing Mistakes to Avoid During Renovation

The roof is an integral part of any building. It provides protection from harsh weather conditions, insulates your home, and makes occupants comfortable. However, despite regular maintenance, the exposed nature of roofing systems makes them prone to damage. Common roofing issues facing homeowners include missing shingles, faulty gutters, leaks caused by extreme weather conditions, falling branches, and normal wear and[...]