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Garden Park Model Home Gets It All Out in the Open

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When it comes to living your best life in a Forsyth County new home, Peachtree Residential is laying your options all out in the open with our new model home in Garden Park.

In fact, our Chatsworth model displays the best of open plan living. High, coffered ceilings connect the fireside great room, spacious eating area and island kitchen, creating an extravagant open area for everyday life. To make life feel even larger, the space spills into the outdoors and opens onto a covered porch with ample space for additional seating, dining and entertaining. (more…)

Craftsman Trim Package Showcases Popular Style

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At Peachtree Residential, our buyers fall in love with our Craftsman-style exteriors, where large, covered porches; gabled roofs; and distinctive, tapered square columns rule the day.

So, what happens when buyers finish their interiors? Our professional designers in the Peachtree Residential Design Center heard our homebuyers requesting Craftsman style finishes inside, too. So now, we are pleased to introduce a new Craftsman interior trim package that comes standard in many of our homes.

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Exterior Home Trends: Black and White and Seen All Over

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Peachtree Residential recently caught up with Tracey Smith, owner of Rachel Remington Design and frequent consultant on our award-winning homes. We talked with Tracey about the shifts she’s currently seeing in exterior home design. (more…)

Homes with Covered Porches Open a Whole New World

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Let’s get a few things out in the open.

Outdoor living spaces often feel like an afterthought.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

When homebuyers choose Peachtree Residential, they know they’ll get an interior space that’s designed to maximize their lifestyle. Our homes start with beyond-the-normal standard features, selected by our team based on years of experience and buyer feedback.  From there, our buyers finish their homes with personalized selections, chosen with the help of professional designers in the Peachtree Residential Design Studio. (more…)

Act Now to Get the Home You Want in Blackwood Knoll

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Opportunities are dwindling to snag a new Mecklenburg home in Blackwood Knoll, an intimate community of just 22 homes in the desirable Huntersville area. Situated on 37 acres with 20 acres reserved for greenspace, the community has plenty of room for right-sized homesites while still leaving plenty of space to walk along tree-lined streets or to play and relax on the Great Lawn.

Several homes in Blackwood Knoll are available for presales, where you can work with our builders to tailor the floorplan and elevation that works best for you. If you’re looking to move in faster (and are hoping to make fewer decisions), we have some homes that are closer to completion, with enough time remaining to make designer selections so the home you choose will reflect your preferences. (more…)

Forsyth Offers Big Tax Breaks For Seniors

Liberty New HomeIf you are moving from another state to metro Atlanta or perhaps are even a local resident entering your 60s, you will want to consider the property tax exemptions offered to seniors in Forsyth county.

With a wide variety of retirement communities for practically any budget and lifestyle, Georgia is becoming one of the most popular retirement destinations!   The cost of living is lower than the national average. The overall cost of living index in Georgia was 93.4  compared to the national average of 100. In terms of the overall state and local tax burden, the Tax Foundation ranked Georgia 32nd among the 50 states in 2012. Georgia state income tax The Georgia state income tax rate is 1% on the first $750 of taxable income, up to a maximum rate of 6% on taxable income over $7,000 for single taxpayers and over $10,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly. The standard deduction is $2,300 for single taxpayers and $3,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly. If you are over 65 you can claim an additional $1,300 deduction. The personal exemption is $2,700 each for the taxpayer and spouse and $3,000 for dependents. Social security benefits are exempt from the Georgia state income tax. If you are 62 or older, or if you are totally disabled regardless of your age, you can qualify for a $35,000 exclusion of retirement income. You and your spouse must qualify separately, and you could qualify for a total exemption of up to $70,000. (more…)

Garden Park Answers Homebuyer Demands for More in Forsyth

Peachtree Residential has heard Forsyth County homebuyers asking for more intimate neighborhoods located in more accessible locations with stronger schools. With Garden Park in West Forsyth, we deliver.

With just 28 homes, Garden Park is a small cul-de-sac community. Flat terrain, sidewalks and an open space with creek create a walkable environment. Gated access maintains the neighborhood’s privacy.

And while the community feels like its own isolated enclave, its location off West Forsyth’s Aaron Sosebee Road gives families easy access to work, school, shopping and fun. It’s easy to reach local shopping and dining in Halcyon or The Collection in Forsyth via Bethelview Road. Another popular destination is the historic district, accessible from nearby Kelly Mill Road, which runs straight through downtown Cumming. Highway 20, Highway 141, and GA 400 are within easy reach, too. (more…)

New Model Home Opens in McLean Community

Aerial view of the milton model homes den shot from second floor

As the builder who listens, Peachtree Residential never stops making things better, even for pets. We recently updated one of our most popular plans, the Milton, and built it as the new model home for the McLean community located on the shores of Lake Wylie in Gaston, Belmont County.

In its new configuration, guests enter the Milton from a generous front porch into the stunning two-story foyer featuring a small niche or statement wall, depending on the buyer’s preference. The stairs, which previously dominated the entryway, have been reversed. They now offer families a convenient, hidden retreat from the open family room to the upstairs bedrooms and living areas.

A favorite update is the addition of a barn door under the stairway, creating a built-in, hidden escape for four-legged friends. The special space for pets eliminates the need for not-so-stylish kennels or sometimes-smelly, fur-covered pet beds in main living areas. (more…)

Why Are We The Builder Who Listens?

When you choose to build your new home with Peachtree Residential, you’re choosing to build with a “Builder Who Listens” to what you have to say – your requests, your compliments and, yes, even your concerns. Especially those.

And with any home you build, no matter the builder, there will be at least a few concerns. Did you know that nearly 100 people are involved in building a new home, no matter the price range? And they, along with the tools and materials they are using, are often exposed to weather conditions while they work? Think rain, cold and, in the South, intense heat.

With so many people, all the moving parts, and the range of materials, from concrete foundation to your choice of roofing, one or two concerns are bound to pop up eventually. And when you work with the “Builder Who Listens”, those concerns are addressed quickly and efficiently. (more…)

There’s Nothing Like a Porch to Welcome You Home

St Michelle plan with large front porch

Whether you’re looking at North Carolina homes online or you’re driving up to a friend’s house, chances are the ones with front porches feel the most inviting. Perhaps that’s because a front porch is integral to the lore that surrounds old-fashioned communities and the stories our grandparents told.

More likely, it’s because they are just as popular today, even though we’re probably not using them to share a glass of lemonade with a neighbor or wave to passersby.

What do we do instead? Maybe we sit or swing like in the past. Porches also serve as a backdrop as we record memories of first days of school, Halloween costumes, and prom dates. And there is almost guaranteed to come a time when a porch will provide shelter for Amazon packages or delivery people who saved us from driving to pick up pizza in the rain.

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