Sunday, November 20th, 2011 at 10:38am. 4683 Views, 0 Comments.
Recently Construction business owner, Hugo Diaz and his wife Blanca we arrested on various charges including money laundering conspiracy and harboring illegal immigrants. His company is named De La Fuente Construction.
The building community has claimed Hugo Diaz, "has been undercutting everyone in the market by 30 percent or more.”
There is much controversy about this issue and enough pointing fingers to go around. Questions have been raised about local government officials as well as local businessmen using his company .
At the end of the day, do the “below market” prices of labor translate to lower costs to consumers buying homes?
Will a crackdown on the workers mean rising construction costs as well as construction…
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 at 1:12pm. 1932 Views, 0 Comments.
I know many of you are sitting on the fence of whether to buy or rent. Daily I have conversations with my clients about housing options. At least in the greater Augusta area with the low interest rates we've been enjoying, renting is often not the most logical answer.
Question such as "will prices go lower?", or "I'm in the military and will only be here for 3 years?" come up all the time.
The real answers in my opinion lie in the interest rates that are currently at rock bottom levels.
Regarding the first question, it's hard to know for sure but price patterns are emerging depending on price range, location, and age of the home. Overall, our prices are pretty stable however some areas are rising while others continue to fall. If…
Sunday, June 12th, 2011 at 10:41pm. 986 Views, 0 Comments.
· I was wondering if you may be able to help... My 80+ year old retired military client who just arrived a few days ago - with his super SWEET wife and daughter - (after a 36 hour travel ordeal) He has medical issues and has been in and out of the hospital and really would appreciate a temporary home to rent while he is waiting for his house to close. Do you have - or know of any available homes that may offer a short term lease? THANK YOU SO MUCH! Christine
Sunday, April 24th, 2011 at 2:09pm. 2532 Views, 0 Comments.
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CARSON CUTOFF @ PETERSBURG STATION
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EUCHEE DOWNS @ IVY FALLS
HIGHGROVE @ WILLIAMSBURG
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 at 1:00pm. 7324 Views, 0 Comments.
It seems that when buyers talk about "new construction", they often are concerned about problems related to "construction quality". I often hear comments about they don't build like "in the good old days, etc. Clearly, we live in a different world with many new products and workers that have different values and work ethics. Actually, homes today are built to stricter energy standards than just a few years ago. I also see workers on new home sites working way past what many of us consider normal hours, even framing at 7 PM on a Sunday night in the summer months. What's really happening?
I don’t think there is any builder that wakes up in the morning and decides “today, I’ll cut corners and build a crappy, poor quality house”. …
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 10:56am. 1270 Views, 0 Comments.
Market Conditions in 2011 for Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, Fort Gordon GA Going into 2011 in the Greater Augusta market comes with restrained optimism. Rising interest rates could dampen housing demand but the last couple years have been flat in overall sales transaction volume in the area.
The new construction sales have been strong as more new players enter the market mainly from the Atlanta area. Several local builders have also adjusted floor plans, suppliers and designs to be more competitive. One of the newest players in the Greater Augusta area is Wilson Parker. As a direct competitor to Crown Communities, they are making a stand in over six subdivisions. Growth in Grovetown, GA which is very near Ft Gordon continues…
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 at 2:35pm. 1556 Views, 0 Comments.
This is a rare find! See neighborhood details below property information.
(1) 516 Arrington Ave, North Augusta, SC
$195,000 – Bank Foreclosure – this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is “under construction” and is sold “AS-IS”
(2) 514 Arrington Ave, North Augusta, SC Hammonds Ferry Neighborhood (light blue exterior)
$265,000 – Bank Foreclosure – NEW construction - Victorian style 3 bedroom, 2bath cottage with 10’ ceilings on main floor, kitchen with granite counter tops, wood flooring on main floor & stairs, Moen oil rubbed bronze fixtures, living room with fireplace, large laundry room with coat rack and storage shelves, outdoor tankless water heater, Peachtree windows, two AC units, metal roof, rocking chair porches in front and back.
If you would like…
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 7:49am. 1543 Views, 0 Comments.
"Builder Wars" begin in FT Gordon & Grovetown, Georgia Area
While Animal Planet's Whale Wars take place in the icy Antarctic waters, the builder wars are just getting heated up in Grovetown and the Augusta area overall!
Since the arrival of Crown Communities a.k.a. Pillon Communities about 18 months ago in Augusta our real estate market has seen dramatic changes. While Crown captured a lion's share of the new construction business, it didn't go unnoticed. Local builders have adjusted construction methods and pricing while more "out of town" builders mainly from the Atlanta market have arrived on the scene. It's been very interesting to watch and the competition continues to increase especially in the Grovetown area targetiing the lucrative FT Gordon…
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 8:57am. 1522 Views, 0 Comments.
Build on your own land lot or home site!
Have you shopped for a new construction home lately? Have you started noticing how close the houses are together? How small the yards are? How many homes back right to another house? How small the lots really are? Where did all the trees go? Years ago the lots were 1/3 to even ½ acre – with beautiful trees. Most of the homes were brick and many had rocking chair porches. Did large lots, country porches and trees go out of style? Why is no-one buying them? The answer is – it’s just not out there… It makes you wonder why.The prices of homes most certainly have not come down compared to 10-20 years ago. As long consumers are buying NEW homes on small lots – the developers will continue “optimizing the…
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 7:28pm. 4907 Views, 0 Comments.
It's been about a year since Crown Builders, aka Crown Communities and Pillon Communities, arrived in full force in the Greater Augusta, Georgia new home market. It's been a great ride for them so far based on sales volume and some local builders are working hard to adapt and become competitive with this product that was somewhat "new" to our marketplace.
Locally based market leaders including Bill Beazley Homes and Keystone Homes have been reworking their product to offer better value and enhanced features to recapture lost market share. Bill Beazley Homes recently announced "Loaded 2-Story Homes - $65 per sq. foot". Based on the descriptions at least, these 4-sided brick homes on spacious home sites could put Bill Beazley Homes back in the game. …