Free Lecture Series Educates Atlantans on Living Well

Isakson Barnhart, the award-winning developer of residential communities offering a new standard of living for seniors, presents the Expressions Lecture Series.  Free and open to the public, these events are designed to educate adults on the benefits of living well as they age.  The series features noteworthy speakers as well as open discussions with industry professionals.  All events are held[...]

07 Trends for Housing

Here are the new home real estate trends that we predict will remain HOT in 2007: Screened Porches - we see these at all price points. Homeowners love the connection to the outdoors without the bugs and direct sunlight. Energy Efficency - more and more homewoners are demanding that builders pay attention to the energy ratings of appliances and materials within[...]

Gwinnett Housing Market Headed for Change

According to Elliott Brack with www.GwinnettForum.com the housing market in Gwinnett is headed for significant change.  In a recent online issue (12/28/06) Brack discusses the evolution in housing in the county from single family to multi-family.   In a recent AJC article, developer Wayne Mason annouces plans to build what he calls an Atlantic Station for Gwinnett County.  This project consists of several condo[...]

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[...]

Design Studios

Good for builders and buyers, Design Studios can be huge 10,000 square foot facilities or much smaller. Either way, this growing real estate trend is allowing buyers to personalize their homes -- even entry level homes -- like never before. The choices can be overwhelming, but builders have structured the process to make it easy and fun. Some of our[...]

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[...]