Home prices are on the rise. Year over year home prices across the nation rose 9.1 percent. Spring is the perfect time to sell your current home. Make sure the outside looks it’s best and it has great curb appeal. Start your new home search and visit the Peachtree Residential website to view all the new home neighborhoods and start designing your dream home!
Curb appeal is important if you want to sell your home quickly and buy a new Peachtree Residential home. In fact, improving your home’s curb appeal is one of the best ways you can help your home stand apart from the competition in your neighborhood or surround area. The North Georgia Group newsletter provided some great tips for your homes curb appeal.
1. Take a photo. The best way to look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer is to take pictures of it. Take one from directly across the street and others from angles on both sides of the home. Honestly compare your pictures with those of comparable pictures online. Make a list of what could be improved.
2. Pressure wash. Wash the front of the home along with the garage doors, driveway, and sidewalk. You may find that pressure washing eliminates the need for new paint. Or you may find that painting the trim will be all the touch-ups you need. Nothing says, “I care about my property,” more than cleanliness. And pressure washing works wonders. You can rent a pressure washer from a big-box home improvement store.
3. Wash the windows. Sparkling clean windows invite visitors to look inside your house and they offer those already inside the home a view of your beautiful landscaping.
4. Make the front door shine. Give it a fresh coat of paint to make it look truly inviting. In addition, polish or replace all metal pieces, such as a door knocker or kick plate. New house numbers are another easy way to make your porch look polished. Think about adding blooming flowers for spring and summer, and a wreath on the front door to add a welcoming look. Finally, if the front porch lighting looks dated, upgrade to a new fixture.
5. Clean your gutters. Gutters that are overflowing with leaves and debris not only look dirty, but they also pose a problem for drainage. And drainage problems can hurt trim and windowsills, as well as harm a home’s foundation.
6. Trim branches. Many homeowners become accustomed to overgrown shrubs and ornamental trees. But overgrown vegetation effectively hides your home from view. It never hurts to remove too-big plants and replace them with trendy bedding options.
7. Plant some annuals. Impatiens, petunias, begonias, and vinca thrive in summertime. Add these plants to flower beds, pots and hanging baskets. Blooming foliage is a welcoming natural addition to any entryway.
8. Add mulch. Even if your flower beds have mulch, add more and don’t be stingy. New, thick mulch makes a so-so planted area look like a professionally maintained one. For an even more clean look, add some edging material.
This Saturday, December 14th is a event for Milton’s Better Together and Communiteen! They will work together and host a teen gift exchange, decorate cookies and collect gift donations for North Fulton Community Charities. This event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bethwell Community Center, in Milton. All Milton-area high school students are encouraged to attend this event. It encourages and fosters friendships among teens of all abilities. It endorses a feeling of community and togetherness. Better Together is a volunteer organization of Milton residents looking for unique and fun ways to connect with neighbors. If you would like more information on Better Together or any of its activities, please visit the website.
Also in Milton are two neighborhoods that Peachtree Residential is building in. MILTON IS NAMED BEST OVERALL CITY IN GEORGIA & 9th BEST CITY IN THE SOUTHEAST! The Hampshires, is a stately established community of 60 homesites. Family oriented estate living with acreage and swim & tennis for the whole family to enjoy! As a resident of The Hampshires you will experience the life style in an area of rolling wooded landscape, spacious wide open wooded acreages and the serenity of a world away from traffic and urban life. Also in Milton, Peachtree will soon be building five new homes in established Hickory Crest. Watch facebook and the website for more details!
Peachtree Residential is excited to announce a new model home that features the popular Cambridge plan at their outstanding Milton community, The Hampshires. The community has beautifully wooded, private home sites that range from one to three acres. The community will feature just 60 home sites, and home buyers will have the option to choose from nine distinct home designs that are priced from the mid $500,000s. In addition to the outstanding homes, residents at The Hampshires will benefit from fun amenities, including a sparkling swimming pool, clubhouse, two lighted tennis courts and a playground.
The Cambridge model home is approximately 4,300 square feet of beautifully appointed living space that is a perfect example of “Peachtree tailored” design, which gives home buyers the opportunity to personalize their home to meet their individual style, needs and taste.
Featuring five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this home has a natural daylight basement and a three-car garage with an optional mud room that has built-in cubbies, benches and hooks to provide additional organization. A spacious keeping room is adjacent to the kitchen and is complete with a brick fireplace and built-in bookcases. The two-story family room with coffered ceiling, stone fireplace with surrounding built-in bookcases and an awe-inspiring wall of windows. The gourmet kitchen has upgraded cabinetry with stainless steel appliances, five-burner cook top and a hidden pantry that looks like part of the cabinetry. Also located on the main level is the formal dining room, an office or study room and a guest bedroom suite with a full bath. On the second story, an exquisite owner’s suite features an oversized sitting room that has a morning kitchen with a beverage/wine center and bar sink. The spacious owner’s bath has double vanities and a walk-in closet with a designer island. In addition, there are two secondary bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bath and a third bedroom with a private bathroom.
Located in the desirable Milton area, The Hampshires is just a short drive away from GA 400, North Point Mall, Atlanta National Golf Club and several local parks. In addition, there are a multitude of retail, dining and entertainment destinations located along Windward Parkway, which is just minutes from the community. Students residing in The Hampshires will attend top-rated North Fulton schools, including Birmingham Falls Elementary, Hopewell Middle and Cambridge High. For more information on the new Milton homes from Peachtree Residential, contact sales agent Debbie Ustrud at 678-566-3179 or visit www.PeachtreeResidential.com.
8th Annual Scarecrow Harvest this Saturday, October 5th, from 10am – 2pm in Alpharetta. Time to make the Scarecrows! There will be live scarecrows, folksy blue music and fall festival food. Visit the website for more information, but the fun filled day will include free hay rides, face painting, fall crafts, inflatable’s, storytelling and log cabin tours!
Peachtree Residential is excited to announce they have new home and townhome communities near by. Stop by and visit the new model home at The Hampshires in Milton or drive by the gorgeous townhomes in downtown Alpharetta at Victoria Square! The Hampshires community has beautifully wooded, private home sites that range from one to three acres. The community will feature just 60 home sites from the mid $500,000s. The new model home at The Hampshire’s features the popular Cambridge plan at their outstanding Milton community. The Cambridge model home will include approximately 4,300 square feet of beautifully appointed living space that is a perfect example of “Peachtree tailored” design, which gives home buyers the opportunity to personalize their home to meet their individual style, needs and taste. Featuring five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this home has a natural daylight basement and a three-car garage with an mud room that has built-in cubbies. The two-story family room also has a stone fireplace with surrounding built-in bookcases and an awe-inspiring wall of windows. The gourmet kitchen has upgraded cabinetry with stainless steel appliances, five-burner cook top and a hidden pantry that looks like part of the cabinetry. Also located on the main level is the formal dining room, an office or study room and a guest bedroom suite with a full bath. On the second story, an exquisite owner’s suite features an oversized sitting room that has a morning kitchen with a beverage/wine center and bar sink. The spacious owner’s bath has double vanities and a walk-in closet. In addition, there are two secondary bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bath and a third bedroom with a private bathroom. .
Located in the desirable Milton area, The Hampshires is just a short drive away from GA 400, North Point Mall, Atlanta National Golf Club and several local parks. In addition, there are a multitude of retail, dining and entertainment destinations located along Windward Parkway, which is just minutes from the community. For more information on the new Milton homes from Peachtree Residential, contact sales agent Debbie Ustrud at 678-566-3179 or visit www.PeachtreeResidential.com.
New home sales are up according to data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. New home sales have jumped by 8.3 percent in June, which is the fastest increase seen in the past five years. There are eager motivated buyers which is driving builder confidence. Stabilizing home prices and positive growth forecasts for many local economies are encouraging new home buyers to start signing contracts. The lack of housing inventory in many markets is also adding to the sales increase! The new home housing supply hasn’t been this low since March 2004. The shrinking inventory of new homes shows that home builders are having a hard time matching the high demand from buyers. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), materials, labor, and available building lots are all in short supply.
Peachtree Residential, is building new homes in 10 neighborhoods in North Atlanta and has been for 25 years! Several neighborhoods are in their final stages and limited opportunities remain. There are new home(s) ready now in St. Michaels Bay, Liberty, Windermere, Tillman Hall, and Westbrook. Visit our neighborhoods for more information and current incentives. Watch for new model homes opening soon in The Hampshires in Milton and Provence in Cumming! Also Peachtree Residential will announce new neighborhoods soon!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The annual Alpharetta Rotary 2013 Mayor’s Challenge 5k Road Race and Block Party this Saturday, August 17th presented by LexisNexis. The party and registration starts at 6pm and the fun run is at 7pm, the 5k race at 7:30pm and block party 6-11pm. There will be live entertainment, sponsors expo, food truck alley and kid friendly activities. Visit www.mayorschallenge.com to register or for more info.
Also in downtown Alpharetta is Peachtree Residential gorgeous all brick town home community Victoria Square. Several new townhomes are under construction and Peachtree pre-selling the next building ready for spring 2014 delivery. Around the corner in Milton, is another Peachtree Residential neighborhood, The Hampshires, and a new decorated model will open in September. Visit Peachtree Residential online to view all of of neighborhoods and see the available homes.
Founded in 1988, Peachtree Residential Properties has been listening to its customers for 25 years and building homes that meet their needs. During this time, the privately held local builder has maintained a reputation of high integrity and exceptional homes by focusing on not only the best designs and locations, but also a deep respect for our customers and associates.
“We are going to do something special for the group of people that have made it all happen, our employees” explained Dave Borreson, CEO of Peachtree Residential Properties. “They all have worked very hard and make customer satisfaction a top priority and part of their daily lives. That is a key ingredient that sets us apart and the main reason that our company is still here and prospering after 25 years.”
“Since 1988, we have sold 4,000 homes,” said Borreson. “We take pride in our hard earned customer satisfaction rating, over 98 percent. Nearly all of our homeowners tell us they will refer others to our communities or buy another Peachtree Residential home themselves.”
Peachtree Residential Properties currently builds in 12 new home communities in Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall counties. The company builds luxury residences in some of Atlanta’s finest communities. For more information about Peachtree Residential Properties and its 25th anniversary, visit the website.
About Peachtree Residential Properties
Peachtree Residential Properties was founded in 1988 with a commitment to build quality homes with meticulous craftsmanship, custom designs and thoughtful touches. Building homes only in the most desirable Atlanta locations, Peachtree Residential is among Atlanta’s premier luxury builders. The company prides itself on offering design flexibility and Peachtree tailoring, enabling homes to be individualized to each buyer’s personal style without custom pricing. In fact, the company has earned a reputation as “the builder who listens.” A certified professional home builder, Peachtree Residential ensures that every home meets the “Foundation to Rooftop” Gold Standard of Approval. Excellence is something that will never change at Peachtree Residential.
Peachtree Residential has new homes ready now and several that will be ready this Spring! Below are some tips to ensure your home is ready to sell and buy a new Peachtree Residential home! Spring is around the corner and a great time to list your home for sale. Then you can view our new homes in our North Atlanta communities such as Milton, Roswell, Alpharetta, Peachtree Corners, and Cumming. Find your perfect location and select your new home or build your dream home! Visit us soon to start planning your new home!
Checklist to a fantastic start to keeping your home in great shape and at a maximum value shared by Bob Hartwell Team from Keller Williams Realty.
- Remove and donate unwanted items; reorganize and clean attic and garage
- Power was exterior walls, porch floors, deck patio, driveway and sidewalks
- Clean outdoor furniture, umbrellas and outdoor light fixtures
- Clean out gutters
- Clean out refrigerators and freezer, making sure to vacuum grill and coil
- Reorganize closets, donating unwanted items
- Remove lint from the hose attached to the back of the clothes dryer
- Vacuum baseboards, walls, and ceilings; wipe down walls
- Steam clean carpets and area rugs and upholstery
- Reseal natural stone surfaces
- Reseal and repair grout in bathtubs and showers
- Clean window treatments; dust and clean blinds and shutters
- Remove items from all shelves; dust and clean
- Oil hinges
MILTON NAMED BEST OVERALL CITY IN GEORGIA & 9th BEST CITY IN THE SOUTHEAST!
Milton Mayor’s Run is a 5k 7:30am Saturday Feb. 23rd! For the third year, the Milton Mayor’s Run will begin and end at the Kohl’s in the Deerfield Place shopping center at the corner of Ga. 9 and Deerfield Parkway. It includes a 5K race, 1K fun run and tot trot. The race will be a Peachtree qualifier. The flat and fast 5K race will circle Deerfield Parkway. Cost for participation is $25 if received before Feb. 18 and $30 after. That fee includes a quality, moisture-wicking T-shirt and plenty of food and fluids after the race. All funds raised by this event will directly benefit The City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department and its efforts to provide citizens with access to greenspaces, parks, trails, facilities, and recreation programs and activities.
The Hampshires is an established new home community in Milton built by Peachtree Residential with 60 homesites! The new homes in Miltion GA are priced from the mid $500’s. Family oriented estate living with acreage and swim & tennis for the whole family to enjoy! As a resident of The Hampshires you will experience the life style in an area of rolling wooded landscape, spacious wide open wooded acreages and the serenity of a world away from traffic and urban life. New homes are under constrution and a new model home underway! Stop by to see how beautiful the community is while you are in Milton! Call Sales Manager, Debbie Ustrud with any questions 678-566-3179.
At this time of year perhaps more than any other, we are grateful for Peachtree Residential new and current home owners as well as referrals. We are thankful for how successful many Peachtree Residential neighborhoods have been and in particular The Hampshire’s in Milton. It has been selling quickly and we SOLD all our inventory homes, but have more underway. Seven new homes SOLD in 90 days at The Hampshire’s in Milton! It’s truly a great place to live! You need to stop by and visit Debbie Ustrud to see how beautiful the community really is. The two new home starts both have gorgeous keeping rooms and sit on beautiful wooded acreage in Milton. The Hampshire’s is an established community of 60 home sites with swim and tennis.
Peachtree Residential is an established builder who has been building in metro Atlanta for over 24 years. Our new homes have a ten year structural warranty and superior quality inside and out. Innovative designs, quality craftsmanship, and superior service have resulted in thousands of satisfied homeowners, making Peachtree Residential one of the most successful Certified Professional Home Builders constructing Atlanta new home communities. Customers rest easy knowing Peachtree Residential will be around for many years to come.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday season!