Illegal immigrant bust in Augusta GA, will it change new home prices?

Posted by Christine and Drew May on Sunday, November 20th, 2011 at 11:38am.

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 delays?  It seems some builders haven’t slowed down and development of new home subdivision lots particularly around Columbia County, GA continues. 

Only time will tell but our market has become very competitive and buyers have some great choices in new construction homes.  Our current market offers an abundant selection of quality built homes from local as well as those “out of town” builders.  It’s not one size fits all.

If you’re in the market for a new home anywhere near Augusta, GA give Drew & Christine May a call to get the bottom line on your housing options.  One call today to 706-869-9478 will save you time and money!     

Drew & Christine May
Call us at 706-869-9478

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