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NAHB State of the Housing Market

Chief Economist Dr. Rob Dietz with the National Association of Home Builders spoke to delegates about the state of the housing market during Fall Leadership Meetings in Houston, Texas earlier this month. He cited ongoing supply chain challenges and housing affordability as two of the biggest challenges facing the new home building industry.  Government regulations, material and labor price increases[...]

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Hottest Housing Markets for the Next Five Years

What are the hottest housing markets?  We all know that real estate sales are hot! How does the Atlanta new home market stack up?  According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) the metropolitan Atlanta new home market ranks No. 3 behind Houston and Dallas for total single family permits pulled from 2011 to 2020. (Our sources at MarketNsight[...]

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Metro Atlanta Cities Make the ’50 Safest’ List

Safety is always a crucial thing to consider when looking for a new place to call home. With the country’s latest events, there are many growing threats to new and current homeowners, including COVID-19, police violence and overall daily concern. Ranked 12th for daily security and fifth for pandemic safety, Georgia’s top 20 safest cities experience crime rates lower than[...]

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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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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[...]