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Metro Atlanta – How Many Counties Are Included?

The metro Atlanta area sprawls across more than 8,000 square miles and 29 counties. It is no wonder that newcomers to the city scratch their heads when looking for Atlanta real estate. The abundance of home choices for Atlanta new homes can be overwhelming due to the abundance of options within the many surrounding cities and towns in the metro area. Atlanta is[...]

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FHA Loan Limits Increased!

FHA loan limits for multifamily housing in 2022 have increased. The Federal Housing Administration announced that the 2022 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will be $78 billion for each -- a combined total of $156 billion to support the multifamily market. The 2022 caps, which increased from $70 billion for each Enterprise in 2021, are[...]

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Southwyck Homes Communities in Georgia’s Top 10 Safest Cities

Understanding the importance of building homes in secure communities, Southwyck Homes makes it a top priority to build in cities with low crime rates and a strong sense of security. Southwyck Homes is proud to announce that Acworth, Woodstock and Milton were named in the top 10 safest cities in Georgia according to SafeWise. Homeowners in the communities of Crossroads at[...]

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Newnan: City of Homes

During the 1820s, the Creek Indians ceded their land to the State of Georgia that would soon include five counties, including Coweta. In 1828, Georgia incorporated Newnan, and nearly 200 years later, holds the county seat. Newnan derives from a North Carolina native, General Daniel Newnan, who later became Georgia's Secretary of State and a U.S. Congressman. Newnan prospered during the turn[...]

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Corporate Environments Flexible Interior Design Solutions Meet Success in 2021

Corporate Environments pivoted its business strategy and offerings to meet the needs of companies during the Covid-19 pandemic and it paid off in terms of flexible interior design solutions for clients and 10% overall growth for the business. Corporate Environments is not just a furniture dealer; the commercial interior designer focuses on space planning and designing flexible workspaces for business, from[...]

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The Disappearance of the American Mall

As the pandemic progresses and Americans remain at home, businesses continue to suffer from the lack of physical customer interaction. Large sectors that have experienced considerable losses are malls and shopping plazas across the country. From the disappearance of the mall to mall redevelopment, read on for more information on this trending topic. From ordering gifts to purchasing groceries for the[...]

Parkland Communities Adds to Land Acquisition Team

Parkland Communities continues to experience rapid growth due to home builder demand for developed lots. To meet this need, Parkland Communities recently added two land acquisition team members – Richard Edwards and Joe Pressley. “The unquenchable thirst for developed lots is fueling unprecedented growth for Parkland Communities,” Parkland Communities President Jim Jacobi said. “We are excited to welcome both Richard and[...]

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City of Refuge Provides Affordable Housing in Atlanta

Bruce Deel, founder and CEO of City of Refuge, Andy Litvak, partner and Abe Kannof, associate with Nelson Mullins, join the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the 1300 development. They discuss the importance of affordable housing in metro Atlanta with hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the Around Atlanta segment. Founded 24 years ago, City of Refuge has serviced[...]

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Portman Architects on Adaptive Reuse, Changing Atlanta Architecture

Rob Halverson, CEO of Portman Architects, joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss adaptive reuse as well as changing and restoring the architectural face of Atlanta. Halverson joins hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the All About Real Estate segment. Halverson, originally from New York, relocated to Atlanta after working for the largely influential architecture firm Skidmore, Owings[...]

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Rock Into the Night at Fifth Annual Sheila Fest

This year marks the fifth annual Traditions of Braselton charity event, Sheila Fest. In 2017, the community of Braselton came together to raise support for resident Sheila Anderson after she suffered a massive heart attack. Quickly, the event grew into an esteemed occasion that supports the local charity iServe Ministries and provides live entertainment for locals and visitors to enjoy. Sheila Fest[...]