Communities With An Architectural Review Board

Have you heard or read recent stories in the news about a homebuilder coming into a community and building a very different product (in terms of home style and price) than those originally built at the onset of the development? As new communities face foreclosure and home builders and developers face financial problems, this is becoming more prevalent across the[...]

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Announces October Radio Lineup

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Minerva USA and Alicia MacPhee Realty

Stacy Patton and Alicia MacPhee are this week’s guest on Atlanta Real Estate Forum radio. Both talk about a variety of Atlanta properties available to buyers, and about different trends in today’s home buying market. Stacy Patton is the Managing Director of Development with Minerva USA. Stacy Patton shares with our listeners more about the varying types of properties Minerva builds and[...]

Why HOA’s H-E-L-P

By Josh Irwin, Associate Broker As a real estate professional, many new home shoppers have asked me over the years, “Why does the community need a homeowner’s association?” Before the Internet, I would spend an hour or two talking my clients through the values of a homeowners association, or HOA, and why master-planned communities benefit from well defined and active associations.  Now,[...]

Who is Henry the Heron?

Minerva Properties’ Heron Bay Golf and Country Club is pleased to present “Henry the Heron,” a great blue heron caricature that will serve as the official mascot for the award-winning, master-planned community. Henry the Heron will be the voice, face and personality of Heron Bay, with a MySpace page (, a personal journal on the Heron Bay Web site ([...]