Observations and Opinions about the real estate market for Augusta, Evans, Martinez, Grovetown, Harlem, Ft. Gordon, Hephzibah, Georgia and North Augusta, South Carolina and surrounding areas. 


Easy Living at Canton Park

Canton Park is a family-friendly gated luxury Townhomes community within a growing vibrant area of Evans Ga. It is located minutes away from the Evans Town Center, Lady Antebellum Pavilion, community parks, shopping, restaurants, and more. Canton Park is within the desirable Columbia County School Districts, which rate among the best in the state on www.greatschools.com. Canton Park is also conveniently located to several private schools, pre-schools, and daycare centers.

Canton Park is ideally located for area professionals. The community is close to Washington rd., and a short drive to 1-20. It is an easy commute to Ft. Gordon, Augusta University, downtown Augusta, the cyber center, several area professional and…

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Do you crave a different style of suburban living? Do you long for a laid-back community where neighbors wave from the front porch and children play outdoors for hours? Let us take you to Wright’s Farm.

The Homes of Wright’s Farms

Wright’s Farm is a 113 acre planned agricultural community featuring luxury farmhouse-style modern homes by local builder, Winchester Homes.  

Homebuyers can find a variety of floor plans at Wright’s Farms that fit every family and lifestyle. The smallest homes range from 2000 heated and cooled square feet to the mid-2000 square feet range and are “shotgun” style located in the “alley section” with prices starting in the upper $200,000. Larger homes are available from 2500 square feet to 3500 ranging in the $300,000 to…

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The Homes at Bartram Trail

Bartram Trail is a lovely established community in the heart of Columbia County. Lined by tall pines surrounding lush green space, this mature development is both secluded and conveniently located. It is close to shopping, theaters, restaurants, and more. It is a short drive to Fort Gordon and just 30 minutes from downtown Augusta.

Bartram Trail is a coveted community for families in the Augusta area. It is served by public schools that continuously rank among the best in Georgia. It is also conveniently located to top private schools.

Bartram Trail works with several builders. Access to multiple builders means prospective buyers have the most diverse home plans and builder options at Bartram Trail than any other new…

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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.

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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…

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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 you are…

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If you've been struggling with locating homes with a community pool, look no further.  Check these subdivisions out in our areas best home search tool at this site.  As always. we're here to make your home search easy and stress free.  Call 706-869-9478 today to see how Christine and Drew will make your customized home search stress free!

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This is a comprehensive list of Columbia County GA community pool subdivisions:

  • BARTRAM TRAIL
  • BERKLEY HILLS
  • BROOKWOOD (CO)
  • CANTERBURY FARMS
  • CARSON CUTOFF @ PETERSBURG STATION
  • CHAPARRAL
  • CHASTAIN PLACE
  • COUNTRY PLACE (C0)
  • CRAWFORD CREEK
  • EUCHEE DOWNS @ IVY FALLS
  • FARMINGTON
  • GLENNWOOD
  • GROVE LANDING
  • HIDDEN CREEK
  • HIGH MEADOWS
  • HIGHGROVE @ WILLIAMSBURG
  • INDIAN SPRINGS

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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”.  That just doesn't…

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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 with brand new…

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"Builder Wars" begin in FT Gordon & Grovetown, Georgia Area

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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…

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