Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Two Move-in Ready Homes Remain at McGinnis Reserve

Brand Bank offering 3.49 percent interest rate

Bowen Family Homes recently announced that it has only two inventory homes remaining at its highly sought after McGinnis Reserve community. The single-family home community, located in Suwanee, Ga., offers luxurious homes ranging from the $340s to the $500s. With Brand Bank offering an incredibly low interest rate of 3.49 percent, future home buyers are expected to take advantage of the affordably priced homes.

“With such a low interest rate, and only two homes remaining, we expect these homes to move fast,” said Kelly Fink, Bowen Family Homes’ marketing director. “If you are currently in the market for a home in Suwanee, this is a great time to advantage of such a wonderful opportunity.”

McGinnis Reserve offers ranch and two-story option homes ranging from 2,490 to 4,500 square feet of living space. The elegant homes feature brick, stone or traditional exteriors with innovative floor plans. With a wide variety of options, McGinnis Reserve is sure to have something to match everyone’s taste. Homes can also be highly customized with features that include granite countertops in the kitchen and baths, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, built-in closets and bookcases and upgraded lighting.

Homeowners enjoy all of the amenities that McGinnis Reserve has to offer including a neighborhood clubhouse, relaxing swimming pool and mushroom fountain, lighted tennis courts, and a 20-acre lake stocked with fish. It is also the only neighborhood with direct access to Suwanee Greenway Trail System which connects to Suwanee Creek Park.

To visit McGinnis Reserve, travel I-285 to Peachtree Industrial North. Turn right onto McGinnis Ferry Road. McGinnis Reserve will be on the left before Satellite Boulevard. Or you may travel I-85 North to Old Peachtree Road and turn left onto Old Peachtree Road. Turn right onto Satellite Boulevard and left onto McGinnis Ferry Road. McGinnis Reserve will be on the right.

Children who live in McGinnis Reserve will attend Parsons Elementary, Richard Hull Middle and Peachtree Ridge High schools.

Since 1969 the Bowen name has stood for excellence in new home construction and community development. Recognized as the 25th largest privately owned builder in the country by Builder Magazine for 2005, Bowen Family Homes is a dynamic homebuilder with operations in Georgia, Florida and Texas. The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Bowen Family Homes 4th among metro Atlanta builders in 2006 and 30th among Atlanta’s Top 100 Private Companies for 2006.

Additionally, Bowen Family Homes was named the nation’s 43rd largest homebuilder by Builder
Magazine in 2007. These successes have been achieved by simply offering the best new home value in all price ranges. For more information about Bowen Family Homes, please call their Atlanta region headquarters at 678.325.4554 or 1-877-MYBOWEN or visit online at www.bowenfamilyhomes.com.

Hunter Realty Brokers Six Hotels in Six Weeks

Officials from Hunter Realty, a leading national hotel investment services firm, today announced that the firm brokered the sale of six properties in six weeks. The six hotels, aggregating 693 rooms, are located in Georgia, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Maryland, and comprise independent hotels as well as such brands as Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, and Days Inn.

“We are beginning to see more distressed hotels coming to the marketplace, including several of these six completed sales, which were distressed hotels sold for banks,” commented Lee Hunter, CHB, ISHC and COO, Hunter Realty. “We expect this trend to gain momentum over the next 12 to 18 months.”

“The hotel industry has been through five recessions since 1973,” said Bob Hunter, the firm’s founder and CEO. “We have advised banks, lenders, special servicers and hotel owners in each of these difficult economic climates. Based on our experience, these transactions require an in-depth understanding of hotel pricing and financing, as well as the ability to create a win-win situation for both the buyer and seller.”

“Transactions under $10 million began to show signs of loosening up late in the first quarter,” said Teague Hunter, CHB, president, Hunter Realty. “However, deals involving hotels valued above $10 million are still a challenge because financing is not readily available. Buyers today are very cautious and selective and demand good value. In the $10-plus million segment, transactions still remain few and far between.”

“Financing for these six hotels was varied and ranged from all-cash to community banks and SBA loans,” Teague Hunter added. “A prior, strong relationship with the bank was necessary to complete the transactions.”

Teague Hunter noted that the firm increasingly is providing guidance on distressed hotels to lenders and special servicers. “We have conducted more Broker Opinions of Value in the past six months than we have in the past two years.”

Hunter Realty, founded in 1978, has offices in Atlanta, Washington, DC and Minneapolis, MN. Hunter’s exclusive focus is in hotel brokerage and financing. For more information or to view current listings, please visit www.hunterhotels.net or contact us at 770-916-0300 in Atlanta, 301-215-7507 in Washington, DC or 952-837-6207 in Minneapolis.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Inventor "Invents" Condominium In Downtown Atlanta

Nossi Taheri headed out of his Buckhead, custom built Mediterranean-style home on a warm, Fall afternoon in 2007 just like he had so many times before. The recently semi-retired inventor was heading into the heart of Buckhead to pick up his wife, Hope, a fashion consultant, from work so they could grab dinner at one of their favorite Buckhead establishments. He had no idea at the time that his dinner plans would be put on hold for a few hours.

“As I was getting ready to pick up my wife, I saw the large sidewalk billboard of what would become the Sovereign building and I fell in love with it instantly,” said Taheri.

The ground breaking of Sovereign building, a luxury mixed-use tower on Peachtree Road had just begun. The building, developed by Regent Partners and designed by architects, Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates is a 50 story, 635-foot tower that includes more than one-half million square feet of Class A office and retail space and is crowned by the 82 residences of Sovereign.

“We came in the sales office and saw a few sets of plans and details and we loved it,” said Taheri. “I had written a check after a couple of hours.”

Taheri said that although his love of architecture sold him on the luxury high rise, it was Regent Partner’s flexibility to allow him to build his condominium from scratch that ultimately sold him on the building.

“We wanted to build our own interior and they were agreeable,” said Taheri. “I sketched out and noted my ideas and I began working with my architect, Haitham Haddad on the project.”

Once the transformation was complete, Taheri began what was to be a yearlong process of completing his combined 3100 square foot home.

Known for his inventions, Taheri’s Buckhead condominium is an invention all onto itself. Upon entering the condominium, it is hard to pass the cave-like guest bathroom without wanting to take a closer glance. Taheri’s motivation for the bathroom derived from one of his business trips he took to Thailand a few years earlier.

“While I was there I went to a spa that looked like a cave. I liked it and thought that someday I wanted to build a similar place like this for myself,” he said.

His vision for the guest bathroom was later solidified after taking the capsules of his daily vitamins apart one day and seeing how the parts can be combined to form the structure.

“My wife thought I was crazy, but I discussed the idea of what I had seen and envisioned for the bathroom with my architect. Then, the idea of the bathroom was born,” said Taheri.

The bathroom, which is separated into three capsules, is aqua in color. Taheri’s skillful General Contractor, Jay Eskandari of Tuscany Corp hired a framer from Canada to frame and build the bathroom’s structure. However, because of the multiple curves, shapes and structure, Taheri quickly learned that tiling the bathroom would not work with standard square tiles of almost any size.

“The tiles wouldn’t bend the right way because of the curves of the bathroom walls running from one space to another,” says Taheri. “Instead of using tile, we decided to use broken tempered glass instead.”

The glass was later imported from Italy and consisted of over a million pieces. The project, which took close to four months to complete, brings a grin to Taheri’s face as he discusses its complexity.

As one exits the guest bathroom, you are drawn to the kitchen, which is located in the center of the condominium. After interviewing various kitchen design and manufacturers, Taheri decided on Bulthaup, a German company that is known as one of the leading kitchen manufacturers worldwide. Taheri, who appreciates German design and engineering decided to design and purchase the Bulthaup kitchen and Gaggenau appliances including a refrigerator, freezer, wine cooler and lift up oven. While in the kitchen, one’s eye is drawn to a swirling cloud like design with programmable lights that Taheri envisioned and helped to design.

Other highlights of the condominium include furniture designed by Italian designer Giogetti and French furniture designer and maker Roche-Bobois. The master bathroom features a vanity countertop with recycled glass that Taheri purchased from Thinkglass, a Canadian company known for recycled glass. The countertop was so heavy, that it took eight individuals to lift it and place it in the condo. Most of the flooring was made out of imported limestone from Spain, but perhaps the most unique feature is the moving glass wall that Taheri and his architect designed and had built in Germany. The wall that spans almost the entire condominium is used to close off the living room when needed, but also provides Taheri with a unique architectural design that he can appreciate on a daily basis.
Taheri has now formed a custom Design-Built company by the name of T-Domus,LLc.
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A native of Iran, Taheri moved to the United States at the age of 15. When he completed high school, the youngster enrolled at Stanford University where he studied Petrochemical Engineering. Upon completion, he attended the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona for his graduate studies. While working in corporate America for a few years, the passionate Taheri decided to begin what was to become a fruitful career of invention. Today, Taheri is widely known for inventing the design of first device that measures insulin for the blind. He also has many other patents including many in plastics. After founding BagCo, a company that made different products for various applications in the 1980’s, Taheri moved the head office of the company from Colorado to Atlanta, Ga. in 1990. ***********************************************************************
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Haddock Joins Bullard Organization as McDonough Office Assistant Manager

Christy Cole Haddock, one of the Metro South area's most successful Realtors in the 2000s, has joined Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty as assistant manager and a Realtor at the company's McDonough/Henry County office.

In welcoming Haddock to the Bullard organization, Steve Bullard, company president and owner, said, "We at Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty are excited to have this outstanding real estate professional associated with our company. "

Barry Buttram, managing broker of the McDonough/Henry County office, which is the company's highest producing office, said that Haddock will initially focus on sales development and recruitment.

Since 2000, Haddock has been with Keller Williams Realty Grand South in McDonough, serving as new home sales manager and consultant. For the past year, she has also been a team leader and business coach. Prior to going into real estate, she had experience in the banking and mortgage loan industry.

A graduate of the State University of West Georgia with a BBA degree in real estate, Haddock has lived in Henry County since 2000. She is married to John Haddock, associate manager with CVS Pharmacy in McDonough, and they live in McDonough with their two-year-old daughter Sarah.

She can be contacted at 770-914-9250 or by emailing chaddock@cbbullard.com.

The oldest and largest real estate company headquartered in the Metro South area of Atlanta, Coldwell Banker Bullard has its headquarters in Jonesboro. The organization also has other offices in McDonough, Jackson, Peachtree City, and Newnan, and a separate but affiliated company, Coldwell Banker American Land Mart in Conyers.

The Bullard organization, founded in 1956 by the late Cliff Bullard, worked out a franchise agreement with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation in early 1998 and is the largest Coldwell Banker franchise in Georgia and the largest real estate company headquartered between I-20 and the Florida line. Current Owner and President Steve Bullard has been with the company for more than 35 years.

Even during a challenging real estate market, the Bullard organization has continued to grow, having added three companies, Coldwell Banker Joe T. Lane Realty, Coldwell Banker Fulton Realty Associates and Century 21 Southern Crescent, through acquisitions since September of 2007.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sovereign to Host Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta Panel July 21

Panel to discuss the future of the real estate capital markets

Is the real estate market on its way to making a recovery? What are the obstacles that stand in the way of market’s revival and where are the opportunities in such a trying time? Join ULI Senior Resident Fellow Steve Blank at 3344 Peachtree/Sovereign on July 21 as he discusses these topics as well as his outlook for the U.S. Capital Markets.

In addition, Blank, will moderate a panel that will provide insight on regional and local real estate markets. Panelists include: Michael McDonald, managing director of Eastdil Secured, Thad Ellis, vice-president of Cousins Properties and Thomas L. Coakley, regional director of MetLife.
“We are delighted to have Steve Blank joined by an esteemed local panel to explore trends and opportunities in the capital markets, including sources and flows of equity and debt capital” said Jeff DuFresne, Executive Director of ULI Atlanta.

The program will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the 24th floor of 3344 Peachtree/Sovereign, Atlanta’s award winning luxury-high rise office and condominium, which has been recognized nationally for its innovative design and first class residences and office space.

Pre-registration fees for the conference are as follows:

• Private - $50 for members, $65 for non-members
• Public/Nonprofit and Young Leaders - $45 for members, $60 for non-members
• Students - $40 for members, $35 for non-members

For more information or to register online visit www.uliatlanta.org.
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Buyers Sure to Find Bargains at Auction of 175 Bank-Owned Homes Throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

/PRNewswire/ -- Foreclosures continue to soak the nation's housing market in inventory and drive down home prices. For buyers who were unable to afford property during the boom years, the market's downturn is an opportunity to purchase homes at discounted prices. America's leading foreclosure auction firm, Hudson & Marshall will auction about 175 bank-owned homes in cities throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Over 100 homes will be auctioned in Georgia, which currently ranks among the nation's top ten states with high foreclosure rates.

Interested buyers will be required to make a cash or certified check deposit of $2,500 for each property which they are the winning bidder. A 5% buyer's premium will be added to the sales price. During registration the day of the auction, Hudson & Marshall's staff will explain to buyers how the process works, answer questions and guide buyers through every step of the auction from bidding to closing.

"Over 2 million homes are expected to go into foreclosure this year. To shorten the time foreclosures sit vacant in neighborhoods, furthering depressing property values, banks are increasingly using auction firms to quickly sell their real estate owned homes at a reduced price," commented Dave Webb, principal, Hudson & Marshall.

Despite the government efforts to prevent mortgage defaults, foreclosures are escalating. According to Realtytrac, in the first six months of 2009, 1,528,364 properties received one or more foreclosure filings. For the first six months of the year, Georgia reported the 6th highest number of foreclosures among the states with 56,391 filings; Tennessee came in 16th reporting 20,365 filings for the first half of the year and Alabama came in 30th with a total 9,657 filings.

All homes being auctioned are sold "as-is" and buyers should inspect properties before placing any bids. Buyers may view homes during the open house scheduled July 18th and 19th from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. or by contacting listing agents to make appointments. Complete property details and additional information may be found at www.hudsonandmarshall.com or by calling 866-539-4172.

Hudson & Marshall will auction the homes on the following dates:

July 21st - Mobile (10 homes) at 7:00 p.m.-Hilton Garden Inn-Mobile East Bay/Daphne

July 21st - Memphis (10 homes) at 7:00 p.m.-Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Shady Grove

July 22nd - Montgomery (6 homes) at 1:00 p.m. - Hampton Inn & Suites Montgomery EastChase

July 22nd - Auburn/Opelika (6 homes) at 7:00 p.m.-Hampton Inn & Suites Opelika

July 22nd - Nashville (8 homes) at 7:00 p.m.-Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Airport

July 23rd - Birmingham (9 homes) at 7:00 p.m.-Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Lakeshore Drive

July 23rd - Knoxville (13 homes) at 7:00 p.m.-Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West/Cedar Bluff

July 25th - Atlanta (113 homes) at 1:00 p.m.-Atlanta Marriott Northwest

Prior to auction, buyers can purchase property online by visiting the Web site and clicking on the Bid-Now icon. Sellers typically respond to offers within 24 hours. This is a reserve auction, which means sellers have the right to accept, reject or counter any bid; however, in past auctions conducted by Hudson & Marshall, the majority of offers have been accepted.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Tour Atlanta’s First Eco-Friendly Decorators’ Show House this Weekend – Free Admission and Parking

Pace Homebuilders is proud to present Greenhaven, the first eco-friendly Decorators’ Show House in Atlanta. Open to the public Friday, July 17 – Sunday, August 9, 2009, Greenhaven will showcase the latest in sustainable interior design, state-of-the-art technology and energy efficiency. The home will feature over 20 of Atlanta’s top interior designers, each with a fresh and unique perspective on eco-friendly design. From a healthy home nursery and eco-pet suite to a green “tween” room and fly fishing experience, guests will enjoy an exclusive tour of the most innovative and sustainably designed interior spaces in Atlanta.

To complement the inspiring design, Greenhaven will be an archetype for maximum sustainability and energy-efficiency. The implementation of state-of-the-art technologies in the design of Greenhaven will create a smart and functional home to evolve with the needs of today’s family. Greenhaven will carry 7 earth-friendly certifications including the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, Earthcraft House, Energy Star, Health House, NAHB, PATH Partner and Builder’s Challenge.

Other innovative features of the home include:

New LED lighting and fixtures
Soybean spray insulation
Touch panel energy monitoring system
River reclaimed pine floors
Solar tubes
Greywater System
Non-PVC and Vinyl-free recycled decking
Eco-friendly modern “open” fireplace
Tankless water heaters
Green Technology Room

The home is open to the public with free admission Thursday – Sunday. For directions visit: www.greenhavenhome.com
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Team Reps from Bullard Named to International President's Circle

One sales team and one sales associate who was with another sales team from Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s McDonough/Henry County office have been recognized as members of the Coldwell Banker 2008 International President's Circle. This prestigious membership was awarded to the top 25 percent of all sales associate teams nationally in the Coldwell Banker system.

Receiving the designation were members of the Clowdus Team, composed of team leader Susan Clowdus, Christine Hurst, James Clowdus and Allan Depoe Jr.; and Robin Harrell, a current sales associate with Bullard who during 2008 was a member of a sales team no longer with the company.

These Bullard representatives were recognized for their achievement at the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference, held March 1-4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Tex. The annual event united thousands of Coldwell Banker sales associates, brokers, managers and employees for an intensive professional development program and awards ceremony.

The oldest and largest real estate company headquartered in the Metro South area of Atlanta, Coldwell Banker Bullard has its headquarters in Jonesboro. The organization now has other offices in McDonough, Jackson, Peachtree City, and Newnan, and a separate but affiliated company, Coldwell Banker American Land Mart in Conyers.

The Bullard organization, founded in 1956 by the late Cliff Bullard, worked out a franchise agreement with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation in early 1998 and is the largest Coldwell Banker franchise in Georgia. Current Owner and President Steve Bullard has been with the company for more than 35 years.

Even during a challenging real estate market, the Bullard organization has continued to grow, having added three companies, Coldwell Banker Joe T. Lane Realty, Coldwell Banker Fulton Realty Associates and Century 21 Southern Crescent, through acquisitions since September of 2007.

Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker organization has been a premier full-service real estate provider. In 2007, Franchise Times magazine's prestigious Top 200 issue ranked the Coldwell Banker system No. 1 in real estate for the eighth straight year and 12th among franchisors in all industries. The Coldwell Banker System has approximately 3,800 residential real estate offices and nearly 117,000 sales associates in 47 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker System is a leader in the industry in residential and commercial real estate, and in niche markets such as resort, new home and luxury property through its Coldwell Banker Previews International division. It is a pioneer in consumer services with its Coldwell Banker Concierge Service Program and award-winning Web site, www.coldwellbanker.com. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated.
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Robert Rogers Named Realtor of Year by I-85 North Board of Realtors®

Johns Creek resident Robert Rogers, a REALTOR® with Prudential Georgia Realty in Suwanee, was recently honored as the 2008 REALTOR of the Year by the I-85 North Board of REALTORS.

A Georgia native who grew up in Alpharetta, Robert is a graduate of The Marist High School and the University of Georgia. He serves as an officer in the Jackson County UGA Alumni Association.

As a member of the I-85 North Board of REALTORS, Robert was highly involved in the Board’s Toys for Tots drive last year. The drive went from having a goal of 500 toys to collecting over 2,500 toys thanks, in part, to Robert’s tireless effort with emailing past clients and making calls. Nearly every one of his clients donated at least one toy. In fact, the Board gathered so many they had toys left after providing for area foster care children and could assist several area churches as well.

Robert created the “Lunch and Learn” series to help fellow real estate board members learn and master the fast-developing technology and better serve their clients. He currently chairs the I-85 North Board’s Technology Committee. Robert is very active in the I-85 North Board serving on numerous committees.

Robert holds his real estate license, his broker’s license and earned his Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) and Certified Skilled Negotiator (CSN) designations. He specializes in residential real estate and first-time home buyers in Gwinnett and Jackson counties.

Extremely committed to his buyers and sellers and specializing in first-time home buyers, Robert estimates he saved his buyers more than $820,000 in 2008. “That’s a lot if instant equity for my home buyers,” Rogers explains. “The smart agent realizes this business is all about the client and what you can do for them. It’s how I conduct my real estate business every day.”

To contact Robert Rogers, please call Prudential Georgia Realty’s Suwanee office at 770-814-2300, or visit www.your24-7agent.com to learn more about the local real estate market, gain information on becoming a first-time home buyer (including the details and benefits of the 2009 First-Time Home Buyers’ $8,000 Tax Credit) or to conduct a search of some 80,000 available properties and foreclosures in metro Atlanta.

Prudential Georgia Realty (www.PrudentialGA.com) is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, a full-service residential and commercial real estate network with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ranked by Real Estate Magazine as one of the top 100 real estate companies in the U.S., Prudential Georgia Realty placed 43rd for most 2008 sales in the real estate trade magazine’s 2009 Power Broker Report. It is the 12th largest Prudential real estate affiliate in North America.

Prudential Georgia Realty recently became the first large brokerage company in the nation to win the REALTOR.com Online Marketing Award of Excellence. For the last five consecutive years, the firm has been honored with a Consumers’ Choice Award as Best in Class for Executive Home Sales in metro Atlanta. Prudential Georgia Realty annually has real estate sales well in excess of $1.5 billion, has 23 metro Atlanta locations and 1,200 REALTORs, and just completed its 45th year serving metro Atlanta. To learn more about the state of the metro Atlanta real estate market, visit www.atlantarealestate2009.com to view a quarterly-updated video by Prudential Georgia Realty President and CEO Dan Forsman, filled with the latest statistics, information and the local housing market outlook.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Qualls Leads Peachtree City Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty Office in Sales

Jim Qualls has been named June Individual Agent Leader for the Peachtree City office of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty.

Donna Lasseter was No. 2 and Stephen Curcio was No. 3.

A graduate of the Gaddy School of Real Estate, Qualls has been a full time realtor since December, 2004 and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors, and Fayette County Board of Realtors. As both a buyer and seller representative, Qualls specializes in commercial property, homes, land and farms. He has been awarded the Circle of Achievement by the Fayette Board of Realtors. An avid bicyclist, Qualls resides in Peachtree city with his wife, Janna.

Dickens Tops Sales for Newnan Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty Office

Steven Dickens has been named Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s June, 2009, Agent Leader for its Newnan/Coweta office. Betty Murphy was the No. 2 individual producer and Linda Scott was No. 3. for the Newnan office during the month.

Dickens kicked off his real estate career with Bullard nearly seven years ago, transferring to the Newnan office early in 2006 from the Jonesboro office. He is a specialist in assisting private owners in buying and selling personal and investment properties, as well as serving many nationwide corporate clients in marketing their foreclosure properties. Before entering real estate, he had a successful 15-year career in corporate management with Edison Bros. Stores, Inc., Circuit City and Gateway Computers.

An Active Life Member of the Metro South Association of Realtors’ Circle of Excellence, he was a top-selling agent for the Jonesboro office in 2005, being No. 1 in sales volume and No. 3 in generating income. He received Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation International Sterling Society membership in 2004 and International Diamond Society membership in 2005. In 2006, he was in the top 2 percent of Coldwell Banker agents nationwide, gained membership in the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite and was the year’s top individual producer both companywide and for the Newnan/Coweta office. In 2007, he again achieved International President’s Elite status, was the top producer for the Newnan office, and was the No.2 individual producer for the company.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Construction Resources a Green Team Member on Eco-friendly Cobb County Home

Construction Resources, Inc., demonstrates their continued commitment to the environment and to the community as a proud partner of Greenhaven, an eco-friendly Cobb county home that will carry multiple green building certifications and showcase the latest in green building techniques, sustainable design, state-of-the-art-technology, and energy efficiency. Construction Resources is an all-inclusive provider of the best in home construction needs, such as stone, fireplaces, tubs, windows and doors for residential and commercial home builders and remodelers. The company recently donated $24,000 in fabrication and installation of countertops, shower doors and bath mirrors in the home.

In addition to shower doors and bath mirrors in all baths in the home, Construction Resources installed environmentally-friendly Cambria natural quartz countertops for the kitchen and all baths. Cambria is a stain resistant, nonporous surface that is stronger, harder and easier to care for than other stone surfaces. Cambria is certified by NSF International as safe for use as a food preparation surface. Produced in the United States, Cambria surfaces have a lower carbon footprint than others, requiring less transportation and carbon resources in route to market. Cambria is GREENGUARD for Children and Schools® certified and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. Cambria also does not contain formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds or radon emissions.

Greenhaven, built by Pace Homebuilders, is located in the Chelsea Landing subdivision and will carry the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), EneryStar, EarthCraft, American Lung Association Health House, and National Wildlife Foundation’s Backyard Wildlife Habitat certifications. Bringing together industry-leading local talent, Pace Homebuilders creates the ultimate 'Green Team' of top Atlanta decorators, local vendors, consultants, and landscape architects, to transform the house into a widely recognized green building model for designers, builders, and homeowners.

Slated for completion in July 2009, Greenhaven will be open to the public for tours July 10 to August 9. Proceeds from public tours of the home will benefit the Upper Chattahoochee River Keeper’s Fund. For more information, visit www.greenhavenhome.com.

Construction Resources, Inc. is a 39-year-old company that provides residential and commercial builders/remodelers, as well as homeowners with a one-stop shop for their kitchen and bath needs. The staff at Construction Resources, Inc. has the ability to provide products from several sister companies including Atlanta Marble Mfg., Atlanta Kitchen, Inc., Atlanta Glass & Mirror, Inc. and Atlanta Garage Doors & Fireplaces, LLC. By offering a diverse selection, Construction Resources, Inc. allows customers to simplify their ordering, scheduling and vendor process by dealing with just one salesperson and company rather than multiple salespersons and companies. Construction Resources, Inc. has four showroom locations throughout the surrounding Atlanta area including Acworth, Alpharetta, Decatur and Lake Oconee. For more information on Construction Resources, Inc., call 404-419-1259 or visit www.constructionresourcesusa.com.
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Brookhaven of East Cobb to Hold Open House Event July 30

Jim Chapman Community is Cobb County’s best selling active adult community

Jim Chapman Communities is pleased to announce an open house event at its award winning Brookhaven of East Cobb Community on Thursday, July 30. The event, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., will include a meet and greet with homeowners, a tour of residents homes and models and refreshments. Those wishing to attend may RSVP by calling 678-354-4584.

Located in popular East Cobb County, the community, which was recently recognized as a National Association of Homebuilders 2009 Active Adult Community of the Year, offers homeowners access to an abundance of dining, entertainment and shopping outlets. The two-and-three-bedroom homes, offered from $290,000, include elegant details such as brick exteriors with stacked stone accents, custom wood trim, 12 to 16 foot vaulted ceilings, great rooms with gas fireplaces featuring decorative wood mantels and master suite baths with large his/her vanities with full-length mirrors and ceramic tile showers.

“We are very excited to welcome visitors to Brookhaven of East Cobb, said Jim Chapman, Jr. “Since opening in 2007, we have been honored with numerous awards and we continue to strive to offer our residents only the best homes and amenities available. We welcome all of those interested in learning more about active adult communities.”

Brookhaven of East Cobb homes range in size from 1,625 square feet to 1,875 square feet and were built with the active adult in mind. Each home provides ample space to entertain, and includes such features as kitchens with breakfast bars, GE appliances, custom cabinetry, two-car garages, large front porches with columns and back patios for grilling. Home buyers may also select a screened porch to take advantage of Atlanta’s wonderful climate or a bonus room over the garage with permanent stair access and a full bath.

Residents also have the opportunity to enjoy the community’s fantastic amenities, including a 2,500 square foot clubhouse with an exercise room and kitchen and a 20 ft. x 40 ft. swimming pool. A Lifestyles Director is also available to host parties and get-togethers at the clubhouse throughout the year.

Each home at Brookhaven of East Cobb is Easy Living Certified – with a step-free entrance and wider doorways and wheelchair maneuberable bathrooms –making ageing in place as easy as possible.

Located 25 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Brookhaven of East Cobb in Kennesaw is within close driving distance to many area attractions such as the Gone With the Wind Movie Museum, Sun Valley Beach, Six Flags White Water and American Adventures.

Brookhaven of East Cobb is located at the intersection of Chastain Road and Bells Ferry Road. From Atlanta take I-75 North to I-575 North and take exit #3 (Chastain Road). The community will be approximately one-half mile on the left. For more information, call (770) 319-7474.An Atlanta-based builder and developer, Jim Chapman, Jr. began building custom homes in 1998.

Today, Jim Chapman Communities applies to the active adult market the quality and service standards Jim Chapman, Jr. developed while building luxury homes. Jim Chapman Communities currently builds elegant yet affordable one-level ranch condominiums in communities across metro Atlanta, including Douglas, Gwinnett, Cobb, North Fulton and Forsyth counties. Planning and delivering extraordinary communities designed for the active adult lifestyle, Jim Chapman Communities offers well-earned elegance for today’s active adults. For more information on Jim Chapman Communities, call (770) 319-7474 or visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kay McInroe Named Realtor of Year by Fayette Board of Realtors

Fayette County resident Kavita (Kay) McInroe, an award-winning Realtor with Prudential Georgia Realty in Fayetteville, was recently honored as the 2009 Realtor of the Year for the Fayette County Board of Realtors.

Kay has long been an involved member of the Fayette Board and other real estate organizations. She is a lifetime member of the Fayette Board’s Circle of Achievement and has served as a local director and with the Cultural Diversity Committee. In 2008, she served as president of the Fayette chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors. Kay also belongs to the Asian Real Estate Association of America, the Georgia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

She sells real estate in partnership with Ernie Curtis. Known as the Curtis McInroe Team, Kay specializes in residential real estate and Ernie focuses on commercial real estate and investment properties. The Curtis McInroe team was the top team in 2008 for the Prudential Fayetteville office. A portion of her commissions goes to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Sunshine Kids Foundation, an organization that helps kids with cancer and Children’s International.

A licensed Realtor for six years, Kay, in order to better serve her clients, has earned the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Skilled Negotiator and the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designations, along with being a Prudential Fine Homes Specialist and a Corporate Relocation Specialist.

Passionate about making a difference in the community, Kay volunteers with McIntosh High School PTSO and has helped with the Science Olympiad program, Beta Club, Ambassadors program, Teacher Appreciation lunches and other school events. She is also a member of the Peachtree City Optimist Club, volunteering for such events as the food drive and the annual Easter egg hunt. In addition, Kay has worked closely with Promise Place, Fayette Samaritans and Honor Flight and is currently the president-elect for the Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail.
For more information about the local real estate market, call Kay McInroe at 678-570-0717 or visit www.KayMcInroe.com to conduct a complete search of some 80,000 available properties in metro Atlanta.

Prudential Georgia Realty (www.PrudentialGA.com) is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, a full-service residential and commercial real estate network with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ranked by Real Estate Magazine as one of the top 100 real estate companies in the U.S., Prudential Georgia Realty placed 43rd for most 2008 sales in the real estate trade magazine’s 2009 Power Broker Report. It is the 12th largest Prudential real estate affiliate in North America.

Prudential Georgia Realty recently became the first large brokerage company in the nation to win the Realtor.com Online Marketing Award of Excellence. For the last five consecutive years, the firm has been honored with a Consumers’ Choice Award as Best in Class for Executive Home Sales in metro Atlanta. Prudential Georgia Realty annually has real estate sales well in excess of $1.5 billion, has 23 metro Atlanta locations and 1,200 Realtors, and just completed its 45th year serving metro Atlanta. To learn more about the state of the metro Atlanta real estate market, visit www.atlantarealestate2009.com to view a quarterly-updated video by Prudential Georgia Realty President and CEO Dan Forsman, filled with the latest statistics, information and the local housing market outlook.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Leslie Terek Joins PTC/Fayette Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty

Leslie Terek is now a sales associate with the Peachtree City/Fayette County office of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty.

Terek, who has been in real estate since may of 2003, is now affiliated with the Bullard organization as a result of the recent acquisition of Century 21 Southern Crescent. She has earned the GRI designation and has been named to the Fayette County Board of Realtors' Million Dollar Club and Circle of Achievement.

She is a member of a sales team with her brother, Kenneth Edmondson, and her uncle, Dave Edmondson, who was the owner of Century 21 Southern Crescent, is now an associate broker with Bullard.

Terek, a Fayetteville resident, is a member of Peachtree City United Methodist Church.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Heritage Bank Offers First Time Home Buyers Seminars on Southside

Jonesboro - Clayton Co.

First Time Home Buyers Seminar - A seminar for potential first-time home buyers will be presented Tuesday, August 4th at the Heritage Bank Branch, 101 N. Main St., Jonesboro. The one hour seminar at 7pm will provide information on the 1st Time Home Buyers Tax Credit and how to qualify for a mortgage.

Seminar fee is $10 and reservations are required. The first to call and register will receive a confidential credit analysis. For more information or reservations, call Barbara Stevens 770-515-7001.

Fayetteville - Fayette Co.

First Time Home Buyers Seminar - A seminar for potential first-time home buyers will be presented Thursday, August 20th at the Heritage Bank Community Room, 440 Jeff Davis, Fayetteville. The one hour seminar at 7pm will provide information on the 1st Time Home Buyers Tax Credit and how to qualify for a mortgage.

Seminar fee is $10 and reservations are required. The first to call and register will receive a confidential credit analysis. For more information or reservations, call Barbara Stevens 770-515-7001.

McDonough - Henry Co.

First Time Home Buyers Seminar - A seminar for potential first-time home buyers will be presented Thursday, August 27th at the Heritage Bank Community Room, 203 Keys Ferry, McDonough. The one hour seminar at 7pm will provide information on the 1st Time Home Buyers Tax Credit and how to qualify for a mortgage.

Seminar fee is $10 and reservations are required. The first to call and register will receive a confidential credit analysis. For more information or reservations, call Barbara Stevens 770-515-7001.
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"This Old House" Names the Best Old-House Neighborhoods

The housing boom may be over, but the This Old House editors have tracked down 51 great neighborhoods that have promising futures and homes that truly deserve a long-term commitment. The Best Old-House Neighborhoods appear in the July/August issue, on newsstands June 29, and online at www.thisoldhouse.com/best-places.

This Old House scoured the United States, and for the first time, Canada, to find unique, tight-knit neighborhoods for their second annual search for the best old-house neighborhoods. These places might not be on your radar, but deserve to be, according to the magazine’s editors.

This Old House magazine (pg. 48) and thisoldhouse.com feature 51 great spots that fit the criteria of old-house neighborhoods – architectural diversity, craftsmanship of the homes, and the preservation momentum in the area as well as neighborhood amenities including walkability, safety and community. With the help of PreservationDirectory.com, neighborhood groups, real estate agents, and preservation societies, This Old House compiled their list of the best places to track down, fix up, and fall head over heels for.

The Best Old-House Neighborhoods are:

ALABAMA
Capitol Heights, Montgomery

ALASKA
Ketchikan

ARIZONA
West University, Tucson

ARKANSAS
Eureka Springs

CALIFORNIA
Temescal, Oakland

COLORADO
The North Side District, Pueblo

CONNECTICUT
Old Wethersfield

DELAWARE
Smyrna

FLORIDA
Seminole Heights, Tampa

GEORGIA
Newnan

HAWAIIL
anai

IDAHO
Weiser

ILLINOIS
Elgin

INDIANA
Woodruff Place

IOWA
Guttenberg

KANSAS
Leavenworth

KENTUCKY
Covington

LOUISIANA
Lower Garden District, New Orleans

MAINE
Douglas Park, Brunswick

MARYLAND
Lauraville, Baltimore

MASSACHUSETTS
The Highlands, Fall River

MICHIGAN
The Vine Neighborhood, Kalamazoo

MINNESOTA
Morgan Park, Duluth

MISSISSIPPI
Poplar Springs Historic District, Meridian

MISSOURI
The Southmoreland Neighborhood, Kansas City

MONTANA
Hi Bug Neighborhood, Red Lodge

NEBRASKA
The Dundee Neighborhood, Omaha

NEVADA
Virginia City

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Hopkinton

NEW JERSEY
Atlantic Highlands

NEW MEXICO
Huning Highlands, Albuquerque

NEW YORK
Richmond Hill, Queens

NORTH CAROLINA
East Durham

NORTH DAKOTA
Southside Historic District, Fargo

OHIO
College Hill, Cincinnati

OKLAHOMA
Guthrie

OREGON
Boise, Portland

PENNSYLVANIA
Beaver

RHODE ISLAND
Quality Hill, Pawtucket

SOUTH CAROLINA
Georgetown

SOUTH DAKOTA
Central Residential Historic District, Brookings

TENNESSEE
Fayetteville

TEXAS
Houston Heights, Houston

UTAH
Sugar House neighborhood, Salt Lake City

VERMONT
The Hill Section, Burlington

VIRGINIA
Church Hill, Richmond

WASHINGTON
Barge-Chestnut Neighborhood, Yakima

WEST VIRGINIA
Wheeling

WISCONSIN
Brewer’s Hill, Milwaukee

WYOMING
South Wolcott District, Casper

CANADA
St. Patrick’s Ward, Guelph, Ontario

This Old House Ventures is America’s premier home enthusiast brand, netting 50 million multi-media impressions each month through its award-winning television, print, and web properties. The leading consumer publication for home how-to and inspiration, the award-winning This Old House magazine currently has a circulation of 950,000 and reaches an audience of almost six million.
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Realtor Mark Spain Ranks #2 Agent in USA by the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal/LORE 2009 Real Estate Top 400 Professionals list was released in June. It is based on a survey of more than 7,000 brokerage firms, associations of Realtors® and hundreds of other sources to determine the top agents in the United States. Atlanta-based Realtor Mark Spain and his RE/MAX Greater Atlanta real estate team of 10 people were honored as the #2 team in the United States for most transaction sides.

Only three other Georgia real estate teams made this list, with the next team placing 64th (review complete list at http://online.wsj.com/ad/top100teamsides.html). The ranking is broken down by teams and individual agents, with a top 100 list each for transaction sides and for sales volume. Mark Spain also appeared on the team sales volume list in the #9 spot and was the sole representative for Georgia on this ranking.

Mark Spain Team’s 2008 sales marked the eighth consecutive year the team has exceeded the $100 million annual sales mark. They averaged more than a closing a day with 535 closings for a total of $131 million in gross sales. Based on this performance, the Mark Spain Team was named the #2 Team in the U.S. for closed transactions by RE/MAX International, earlier this year at the company’s annual sales convention.

“We’re seeing some positive signs in the metro Atlanta market with sales activity picking up and foreclosure inventory continuing to get snapped up. Once there are fewer available foreclosure properties, it’s very likely we’ll start seeing home prices increase. This summer is an excellent time to begin searching for a home while it’s still a buyer’s market, including excellent mortgage interest rates and the very generous first-time home buyers’ $8,000 tax credit that expires in December,” said Mark Spain.

Mark’s team regularly ranks in the top 10 teams worldwide out of nearly 100,000 RE/MAX agents in more than 65 countries. At the end of 2006, Mark Spain surpassed the billion dollar sales mark for lifetime transactions and is believed to be the youngest Realtor to accomplish this in the least amount of time—11 years. Spain has also received numerous industry honors, like twice being named a Top 50 Realtor on the Rise in the U.S. by Real Estate magazine as well as being inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and earning the Lifetime Achievement Award from RE/MAX International in 2004.

An Atlanta native, Mark Spain is a University of Georgia graduate. He is affiliated with the RE/MAX Greater Atlanta office at 5591 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, an office frequently named the #1 RE/MAX location in the world in terms of sales volume. The Mark Spain Team specializes in assisting home buyers and sellers in the North Atlanta region in all price levels.

To learn more about the Mark Spain Team, call 770-886-9000, toll-free at 800-241-3970, or visit http://www.markspain.com to conduct an online home search of available metro Atlanta properties, request a free online home evaluation, sign up for a free monthly e-newsletter about the real estate market at http://www.markspain.com/Newsletter%20Sign%20Up.htm or to learn more about becoming a first-time home buyer.
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Bullard Agents Named to Coldwell Banker Network's International President's Elite

Two individual sales associates with Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s McDonough/Henry County office have been named to the company's International 2008 President's Elite. Only one percent of the more than 107,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for the distinguished group.

The two agents, Tammi Lamb and Phil Wagner, were recognized for this honor at the Coldwell Banker International Business Conference, held March 1-4 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Tex. The annual event united thousands of Coldwell Banker sales associates, brokers, managers and employees for an intensive professional development program and awards ceremony.

The oldest and largest real estate company headquartered in the Metro South area of Atlanta, Coldwell Banker Bullard has its headquarters in Jonesboro. The organization now has other offices in McDonough, Jackson, Peachtree City, and Newnan, and a separate but affiliated company, Coldwell Banker American Land Mart in Conyers.

The Bullard organization, founded in 1956 by the late Cliff Bullard, worked out a franchise agreement with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation in early 1998 and is the largest Coldwell Banker franchise in Georgia. Current Owner and President Steve Bullard has been with the company for more than 35 years.

Even during a challenging real estate market, the Bullard organization has continued to grow, having added three companies, Coldwell Banker Joe T. Lane Realty, Coldwell Banker Fulton Realty Associates and Century 21 Southern Crescent, through acquisitions since September of 2007.

Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker organization has been a premier full-service real estate provider. In 2007, Franchise Times magazine's prestigious Top 200 issue ranked the Coldwell Banker system No. 1 in real estate for the eighth straight year and 12th among franchisors in all industries. The Coldwell Banker System has approximately 3,800 residential real estate offices and nearly 117,000 sales associates in 47 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker System is a leader in the industry in residential and commercial real estate, and in niche markets such as resort, new home and luxury property through its Coldwell Banker Previews International division. It is a pioneer in consumer services with its Coldwell Banker Concierge Service Program and award-winning Web site, www.coldwellbanker.com. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated.
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Amenities Now Open at Hanover Place and Hanover Pointe

The warm weather amenities at Bowen Family Homes’ Hanover Place and Hanover Pointe communities have now opened for the summer. With lighted tennis courts and an aquatic center, residents all of ages will enjoy a summer of fun without leaving home. This summer instead of spending money on a vacation, residents at Hanover Place and Hanover Pointe can save money with a staycation thanks to the amazing community amenity package.

Hanover Place, a single-family home community in sought after South Forsyth, and Hanover Pointe, a townhome community across the street, share the fabulous resort-style amenities offered by Bowen Family Homes. The community amenity package features four lighted tennis courts, an aquatic center with a mushroom fountain, a neighborhood pool, a playground, a cabana for lounging with friends and family and lighted sidewalks throughout the communities.

Hanover Place offers 12 single-family home designs that include two-story and ranch-style home plans ranging in size from 2,329 square feet to 3,397 square feet of heated living space. Elegant interiors include gas fireplaces, marble vanities in bathrooms, large kitchens with maple cabinets and Whirlpool appliances, oversized owner’s suites with spacious owner’s bathrooms and much more. Homes at Hanover Place are priced from $299,900.

Hanover Pointe offers spacious garage townhomes featuring three bedrooms with two and one half to three bathrooms. Many floorplans include a two-story foyer with rod iron banisters, a spacious kitchen with maple cabinets and granite countertops, hardwood floors throughout the main floor, an oversized owner’s suite, upstairs laundry and much more. The beautiful townhomes at Hanover Pointe are affordably priced from $194,900.

To visit these beautiful communities take GA 400 North to Exit 12B West (McFarland Parkway). Travel West on McFarland Parkway. Turn left on Union Hill. Hanover Place will be located on the right and Hanover Pointe will be located on the left.

Come fall 2009 children at Hanover Place and Hanover Pointe will attend Midway Elementary, Piney Grove Middle and South Forsyth High schools. For more information on these Forsyth County new home communities, visit www.bowenfamilyhomes.com.
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Three Move-in Ready Homes Available at Berkeley Chase

Presales available on remaining Carter model home sites

Bowen Family Homes’ popular gated Berkeley Chase community currently has three homes available for immediate move-in and seven presales available on remaining home sites. The move-in ready homes feature two Burton Models and one Lakeland Model. The pre-sales, all feature the Carter Model, and will be available for a November/December move-in. Berkeley Chase is a beautiful, brick townhome community located in Norcross. The two-story townhomes are affordably priced from $209,900.

The Burton Model features three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and includes a loft on the second floor. The kitchen and breakfast areas have wonderful views of the family room, creating a wonderful atmosphere for the homeowner who likes to entertain. The main level includes a separate dining area, while the laundry room has been placed upstairs for the owner’s convenience.

The Lakeland Model includes three bedrooms and two and half bathrooms and features an owner’s suite with a walk-in closet. A two-story foyer, dining room and open view of the family room from the laundry room upstairs highlight this model.

The Carter Model features three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms with a loft that can be converted into a fourth bedroom. An open two story foyer and large owner’s suite with a walk-in closet, separate tub and shower make this a perfect home for someone who is looking for luxurious living. A formal dining room and spacious family room are ideal for hosting guests or dinner parties.

The two-story townhomes are all roughly 1850 square feet of living space and buyers may choose from three different elevations. Children who live in Berkeley Chase will attend Berkeley Lake Elementary, Duluth Middle and Duluth High schools. To visit Berkeley Chase, travel I-285 to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Turn left onto South Old Peachtree Road. Berkeley Chase is on the right.

“Berkeley Chase is an ideal community for residents interested in amenities and outdoor recreation, said Beth Barrett, community sales manager at Berkeley Chase. “We are located just a mile from West Gwinnett Park and Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art facility with an indoor competition pool and 750-seat spectator area.”

Berkeley Chase is also within walking distance to Pinckneyville Park, a multi-sports complex that includes seven-field baseball/softball complex and a roller hockey rink. Residents can take advantage of the 1.1 mile paved multi-purpose trail, roller skate in the free skate area or watch

the children play on one of the four playgrounds. For dog lovers, Pinckneyville Park has a three-acre dog park. The Berkeley Chase community is conveniently located in Norcross near Berkeley Lake, and is conveniently located off Peachtree Industrial with easy access to Ga.141/Peachthree Parkway and I-285. This location offers close proximity to the shops and restaurants of The Forum and Gwinnett Place Mall, but also is a quick commute to the unique shops and entertainment at Discover Mills and the Gwinnett Arena. Residents at Berkeley Chase have a myriad of convenient options for dining, shopping, entertainment and exercise.

Since 1969 the Bowen name has stood for excellence in new home construction and community development. Recognized as the 25th largest privately owned builder in the country by Builder Magazine for 2005, Bowen Family Homes is a dynamic homebuilder with operations
in Georgia, Florida and Texas. The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Bowen Family Homes 5th among metro Atlanta builders in 2007 and 40th among Atlanta’s Top 100 Private Companies for 2007. Additionally, Bowen Family Homes was named the Georgia Family Business of the Year for medium sized companies by Georgia Trend and the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University in 2006. Bowen Family Homes was ranked 83rd on the 2007 Professional Builder Giant 400 largest homebuilders in the United States list. These successes have been achieved by simply offering the best new home value in all price ranges. Earlier this year Bowen Family Homes launched their social media marketing plan with a new company blog, www.bowenfamilyhomesblog.com and presence on several social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For more information about Bowen Family Homes, please call their Atlanta region headquarters at 678-325-4554 or 1-877- MY BOWEN or visit online at www.bowenfamilyhomes.com.
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