The 33rd Annual OBIE Awards, the Atlanta housing industry’s most prestigious awards, were hosted by the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association on Saturday, November 2. On this night, more than 500 attendees gathered to find out who would be named the best of the best in the Atlanta real estate market, and unsurprisingly, Atlanta home builder Brock Built earned several accolades.
In the building category, Brock Built won three awards for their Atlanta new home designs. They won gold in the detached (builds 50+ homes/year) $575,000 to $649,999 category for the Mill Creek home at Idlewilde in East Cobb, gold in the detached (builds 50+ homes/year) $290,000 to $349,999 category for the Atlantic III home design at Dupont Commons in west Midtown and silver in the detached (builds 50+ homes/year) $350,000 to $424,999 category for the Barrett plan at Cloverhurst in Kennesaw.
The Atlanta home builder was also recognized for their video marketing efforts with a gold award in the best video/DVD category for their short informational video geared towards potential buyers of their new homes in Atlanta.
Finally, their biggest award of the night recognized one of their hardest working agents, Ansley Brooks, who was named the 2013 salesperson of the year. Ansley currently works with buyers and homeowners in their Dupont Commons, Glenaire and Parkview II communities, as well as represents the builder in all of their video and audio marketing promotions.
Overall, it was a great night for Brock Built, the other winning companies and the Atlanta housing industry as a whole!
Brock Built, an award-winning builder of Atlanta new homes, is excited to announce that they are once again competing in the 2013 OBIE Awards. Sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, the OBIE Awards are designed to recognized excellence within Atlanta’s building and housing industry.
In previous years, Brock Built has come home with multiple awards, including the prestigious community of the year award for West Highlands. This year, they hope to continue the tradition of excellence with entries in the home design categories for Cloverhurst, Dupont Commons, the Enclave at Laura Creek, Idlewilde and West Highlands. They have also entered their new homes in Atlanta at Dupont Commons into the running for community of the year.
When it comes to award-winning new Atlanta homes, Brock Built is a builder you can trust. Dedicated to Life + Style, the Atlanta home builder offers an array of exciting floor plans and features in well-designed communities in metro Atlanta’s hottest neighborhoods. Whether you want to live in town at West Highlands, close to Marietta Square at Manget or minutes from downtown Woodstock at Oakhurst, there is bound to be a community for you.
All of Brock Built’s traditional, modern and craftsman-style homes offer maintenance-friendly brick and/or stone exteriors complete with James Hardie siding, trim and shake. Inside, you’ll find features and finishes designed to impress today’s buyer. From stainless steel appliances and granite countertops to Schlage touchscreen deadbolts and site-finished hardwood floors, no detail goes untouched.
Brock Built would like to thank all of their homeowners and team members who make entering the OBIE awards and other professional awards a meaningful experience. Without their dedication and support, entering these awards would be impossible.
Be sure to stay tuned in November to find out the results of the 2013 OBIE Awards!
To learn more about Brock Built’s Atlanta homes for sale, click here.
Homebuyers interested in purchasing Atlanta luxury homes in the picturesque city of Dunwoody are in luck. Traton Homes is now offering new home designs in its new community, Leisure Ridge.
The community, comprised of 20 close-knit homes priced from the low $500,000, boasts exterior features including four-sides brick, stone and/or cedar shake, architectural roof shingles, three-car garages with carriage-style doors and sodden lawns.
The interiors also contain an abundant amount of popular features including gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, hardwood floors, 9 or 10-foot ceilings, media rooms and exquisite owner’s suites per plan. These suites are equipped with features such as trey ceilings, large tiled showers and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.
Plus, the community has easy access to some of Dunwoody’s best shopping, dining, recreation and schools. Children residing in Leisure Ridge will even have the opportunity to attend Kingsley Elementary, Peachtree Middle, Dunwoody High School, or any of the highly praised private schools nearby.
For more than 40 years, Traton Homes has been providing buyers with an ‘Altogether More’ experience.
To secure your spot in this highly-anticipated community, please contact Mike Riley, new homes specialist, at 404-944-9619 or visit www.TratonHomes.com.
Cobb County new homes at Paper Chase Farm
Traton Homes announces that they are down to the final five Cobb County new homes in Phase I at Paper Chase Farm. Located in Kennesaw, the community is conveniently located near the Marietta County Club and offers new homes priced from the low-$400,000s. Plus, the builder is offering a $5,000 closing cost bonus and up to $16,348 off these last homes.
All homes will be ready for a May or June move-in date. Two of the homes feature the builder’s most popular floor plan, the Providence. This home design offers five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a three-car garage and basement. Features vary per home and include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors, media rooms, keeping rooms with fireplaces and much more.
The Springdale features four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a three-car garage. This home is priced at $419,900, representing a savings of $13,146!
The last two Traton homes feature the Sweetwater and Inglewood home designs. These homes offer five or six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three-car garages and basements with features such as mud rooms, media rooms, formal living rooms, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and spacious owner’s suites per plan.
For more information about these homes and incentives, visit http://www.TratonHomes.com.
Luxurious New Homes at Valley Brook Parc
Traton Homes began building luxury homes at Valley Brook Parc only a few short months ago. This popular Buckhead community has seen brisk sales since then, and now only six new home opportunities remain.
Valley Brook Parc is an intimate enclave located near Chastain Park. Featuring only 18 luxury single-family detached homes, the community is priced from the mid-$500,000s and boasts convenient access to boutique shopping, dining, entertainment venues and more.
The final six homes feature some of Traton’s most popular, spacious floor plans including the Charleston, Stratford, Meadowbrook, Northside and Sheldon plans. These homes are large enough to accommodate any family’s needs with four or five bedrooms and up to five full baths.
Exteriors feature stunning details such as four-sides prick with shake and/or stone.
Interiors boasts popular features such as exceptional trim detail, 10-foot ceilings on the main, hardwood flooring, built-ins, fireplaces and more. Although these homes offer so much already, buyers also have the option of customizing these plans with options such as granite kitchen and vanity countertops, designer lighting, state-of-the-art appliance packages and more at the Traton Homes’ Design Center.
For more information about Valley Brook Parc, visit http://www.TratonHomes.com or call 404-597-8170.
Luxurious New Homes at Valley Brook Parc
Valley Brook Parc, a community of 18 beautiful Traton Homes, is one of the builder’s most desirable new communities. These Atlanta new homes are perfect for the family searching for a new single family home in Buckhead near Chastain Park.
From shopping dining, arts, cultural and educational venues to golf courses, tennis courts, parks, places of worship, medical offices and just about anywhere else you might need or want to go, you will be close to Atlanta’s best at Valley Brook Parc.
The detached, single family homes at Valley Brook Parc start in the mid $500,000s, and have sold fast due to their convenient location, affordability and overall outstanding quality. Only seven homes remain!
Homes range in size from four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms to five bedrooms, five bathrooms. Each home boasts a beautiful exterior with elegant architectural components including four-sides brick, cedar shake and/or stone. The interiors of the homes are just as stylish as the main levels and offer detailed trim and 10-foot ceilings. Due to the wealth of options, interiors can be customized to suit individual tastes. Traton offers the best in finishes and options, like granite kitchen and vanity countertops, hardwood floors, designer lighting, state of the art appliances and more.
Call (404)597-8170 for more information about the homes at Valley Brook Parc or visit them online at http://www.TratonHomes.com.
If holiday shopping for you is a little more than a new pair of shoes or a TV, like say, a house, you’ve probably been heavily weighing the pros of low prices and interest rates and the cons of uncertainty about when to make the purchase. In the event that you need a few more items on the pros side, you might want to check out an article by real estate expert Ilyce Glink, “Hidden Benefits of Buying a Home.”
For one thing, many homes in the Intown area are older, historical homes. While there might be a little more to pay in the way of renovation and repairs, you could also benefit through tax credits both on the state and federal level. Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division has a 25 percent income tax credit for certified historic properties, both owner-occupied and income-producing, and an additional 5 percent credit if the residence is in a Housing and Urban Development Department target area. Those incentives can certainly help offset a little more maintenance and sometimes stricter building guidelines.
Another benefit that’s often glossed over with a number of people being underwater in their mortgage, i.e. owing more on their mortgage than their home is currently valued, is the growth of equity. Putting money against the principal value of your loan means that you’re paying into an investment for the future worth of the home every month. Homes are a long term investment, and with historically low interest rates and home prices, you won’t be looking to get a return for another five to eight years as excess inventory from foreclosures slowly leaves the market.
Glink’s article also explores other benefits and provides several resources for homebuyers. To read her full article, visit the Equifax Finance Blog.
Do you have any benefits to share about homeownership? Let us know in the comments!
With Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods’ Academy Mortgage Skip 3 program, homebuyers that close on Atlanta new homes by Oct. 30 do not have to pay mortgage payments for three months. The seller pays the first three months of interest, taxes, insurance and monthly mortgage payments.
“We decided to partner with Academy Mortgage because they are committed to their customers and offer great customer service,” stated Sam Bass, vice president of sales and marketing at Acadia Homes and Neighborhoods. “We hope that our homebuyers enjoy their experience with Academy Mortgage and the peace of mind that comes with having no mortgage payments for a few months when they move into their new homes.”
Homebuyers that sign-up for the program still pay the first three months of principle at time of closing along with their down payment of 3.5% and any remaining costs.
The Skip 3 program can be applied on any Acadia full-priced home but cannot be combined with any other promotion.
Started by three Atlanta-based real estate/building veterans with over 50 combined years of experience, Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods hopes to re-invent and re-energize this great city and its great communities that were the victims of the worst housing downturn this country has ever seen. Acadia strives to focus on not only the homes that it builds, but also the families that make up the neighborhoods. By presenting homebuyers a wide variety of styles of homes throughout the metro-Atlanta area, Acadia seeks to inspire homebuyers to once again pursue the American Dream of living in a new home community. For more information, call (678) 318-7908 or visit www.acadiahomes.us.
Traton Homes will have Buckhead Homes ready to move in this fall. Known for building quality homes outside the perimeter, this Georgia homebuilder is sure to delight those living inside the perimeter too which great values, large homes and convenience.
Four Buckhead homes at Valley Brook Parc will be ready for move-in this fall. Valley Brook Parc features large and luxurious homes in the heart of Buckhead from the mid $500,000s. This is a terrific value for single-family homes located near Chastain Park. There are only 18 available homesites in this intimate enclave of homes. You’re just minutes away from all the shopping, dining and entertainment Atlanta has to offer, not to mention office buildings and more. Right now, four homes have started and are slated for a fall move-in, meaning you could live in you luxury Buckhead home sooner than you thought.
Traton Homes recently received a 2011 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality. This customer satisfaction award is a big deal and is indicative of the level of service the builder provides to homebuyers. Find our more about all the happy homeowners that Traton has built homes for over the years at Traton Homes Reviews.
Traton Homes is one of only 154 home builders, remodelers, developers and contractors in North America to be recognized for superlative performance by GuildQuality this year. To receive the Guildmaster Award, companies must show exemplary customer service, as demonstrated by an extremely high customer recommendation rate of 90 percent or better. In the real estate industry, the average recommendation rate for businesses is approximately 70 percent.
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A new home is being built by Rockhaven Homes in River Overlook, an established development within the Grogan’s Bluff community in North Sandy Springs.
The home has 4,000 square feet with five bedrooms and four baths. The home features a side entry garage, brick and stone exteriors and a spacious deck. Elegant interior features include site finished hardwoods on the main floor, tiled wet areas, an over-sized master bedroom and a basement. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, iron spindles and semi-custom cabinetry. The home is priced at $549,900.
River Overlook has tons of amenities, including a clubhouse, swimming pool, lighted tennis courts and professionally maintained common areas.
Located in Sandy Springs just off Roswell Road, River Overlook is convenient to Perimeter Center and is only nine miles from Lenox Square.
Students living in the community attend Ison Springs Elementary School, Sandy Springs Middle School and North Springs High School.
Sales for River Overlook are handled by About Sales, Inc. To schedule an appointment, contact Melanie Burruss at 404-593-5319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.