Carol Stone Honored as Associate of the Year

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association recently honored Carol Stone as Associate of the Year. Vice President of Residential Construction Lending at Colonial Bank, Stone has a long record of involvement with the Atlanta homebuilding industry. She is active in the Gwinnett Chapter and has served on the HBA Board of Directors during her two terms as Associates Council chair.[...]

Concierge Services – not just for hotels

Pamper me! Our lives have become hectic. Atlanta homeowners are seeking ways to uncomplicate life and find time to enjoy quality time without worrying about picking up the dry cleaning, ordering dinner or scheduling tickets for a play. Concierge Services are offered at many of Atlanta's finest communities. Here is a sampling: Twenty-four hour concierge will be offered at Avignon at[...]

International Builder Show Coming Soon

More than 100,000 housing professionals are expected at the 2008 International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida. The largest residential home building and light commercial trade show in the world will be held at the Orange County Convention Center February 13 - 16, 2008. Billed as the single most important building industry event, attendees include new home and apartment builders, architects,[...]

10 Reasons for Walkable Communities

Why all the buzz about “walkability?” “Pedestrian-friendly” communities are in high demand, and for good reason. Safe, comfortable places to walk improve our quality of life. PEDS, metro Atlanta’s pedestrian advocacy organization, provides this top-ten list of benefits. Less traffic congestion One-fourth of all car trips are less than a mile. Sidewalks and safe crossings enable you to reach destinations on[...]

Living with Dogs – Pet Friendly Amenities

Atlantans love their pets. A big back yard or fenced area for the beloved dog is often a major consideration in purchasing a home. Many Atlanta developers and builders have taken the happiness of the family pet into consideration and offer dog parks, walking trails and other dog friendly amenities in new home communities. The newly launched Atlanta Petz magazine recently[...]