New Home Trends
Home trends are constantly changing and the world of homebuilding is no exception. The wants and needs of homebuyers have changed drastically throughout the years, and the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) can certainly be seen in current trends. One major trend is an increased desire for space to accommodate areas to work from home and do online school[...]
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[...]
Designed by famed architect Jeff Burton in 2004, the golf course at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club is 7,000 yards of perfect fairways on the outskirts of Henry County in Locust Grove. Initially an exclusive destination for golf connoisseurs, Heron Bay became a homeowners’ retreat in 2008 when award-winning property-developer Minerva Properties unveiled a plan to turn the commercial center into[...]
If you're looking for ways to save money on taxes as the end of the year approaches, think about upgrading the energy efficiency of your home or business. Details are spelled out at the ENERGY STAR site. You'll save on more than taxes; you'll enjoy lower energy costs throughout the year.[...]
Outdoor living has become a huge selling point for developers and builders. As homeowners seek ways to connect to nature and each other in an effort to roll back the clock to simpler times, several Atlanta area communities offer outdoor fireplaces where homeowners gather to make smores, roast hotdogs or watch the stars.
A firepit at Sharp Residential's Parkstone in Forsyth[...]
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[...]
Gen X wants walk-in closets and a high-tech kitchen. Julie Janovsky's article on HouzingZone will give you all the details. Gen X, now age 30 - 42, spends more of their income on their first home that previous generations. Additionally they spend a lot of time and money on remodeling too.
Specifics on what Gen X seeks:
open floor plans
The trend toward green building seems to be garnering further support and momentum. Nation's Building News, the official online weekly newspaper of NAHB, sites statistics on the importance of energy efficiency to homeowners.
They site the 2006 Energy Pulse survey by the Shelton Group. This study finds that 86-percent of Americans would choose a home based on its energy efficiency. Interestingly[...]