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CRM – Construction Management Now Serving Florida Areas

CRM – Construction Management Now Serving Florida AreasSouth Carolina-based general contracting firm CRM – Construction Management (CRM-CM) is excited to announce its services are now available in Brevard County, Florida in addition to South Carolina and North Carolina. This furthers the company’s mission to start with strong roots and deliver a plethora of residential and commercial services.

MarketNsight Reports Atlanta Pending Home Sales Continue to Surpass June Records

Resale versus New Pending Sales YTY Change 20200626MarketNsight reports June new pending sales continue to exceed 2019 sales, even as COVID-19 (coronavirus) Georgia cases continue to increase. According to MarketNsight and ViaSearch President John Hunt, week three of June 2020 was up 31% year-to-year with a lag and will be up 43% year to year when the lag is accounted for.

The first three weeks of June 2020 are trending up 29% over June 2019, which was 18% higher than June the year before that. The year-to-year increases for June 2020 appear to be accelerating, going from 23% in week one to 35% in week two and 43% in the third week.

2020 YTD Pending Sales 20200626

MarketNSight is trending pending new home sales with Georgia coronavirus cases.

“When we first ran the numbers, it was quite shocking to see the steep increase in the number of Georgia coronavirus cases,” Hunt said. “This is happening across the country as we have started to open the economy back up.

“The trends appear to show that the shelter-in-place orders had a much bigger impact on housing demand than the actual total number of new weekly cases.”

Covid Cases and Pending Sales 20200626

Housing continues to track strong numbers for the year. January through week three of June 2020, new pending sales are up 10% over the same period the year before. Sales in metro Atlanta were down year-to-year for seven weeks but have now been positive year-to-year for 16 weeks.

Resales are beginning to show improvement in pending sales as well turning positive year-to-year in week three of May and remaining positive since. However, new construction continues to outpace resale in terms of year-to-year growth.

With the sharp rise in coronavirus cases in Georgia and the nation, MarketNSight will continue to share weekly updates. Obviously, if Georgia mandates another shelter-in-place, it will absolutely have a negative effect on housing.

Will the sharp rise in coronavirus cases have a dampening effect on demand? According to Hunt, it has not so far, but it bears watching and demands that the firm continue to monitor the numbers weekly.

MarketNSight is focused on helping home builders and developers make smart decisions related to purchasing land and pricing product. Its groundbreaking Feasibility Matrix® systemizes the decision-making process and creates a one-stop-shop for gauging new home community feasibility including ranking by builder and subdivision and developed lot and raw land sales.

To learn more or to schedule a demonstration, visit www.MarketNsight.com.

Crosby Design Group Chosen to Develop, Select Design Features for Phase II at Blacksmith Row

Blacksmith Row New Roswell Townhomes RenderingFull-service interior design firm Crosby Design Group is excited to announce it is currently developing the neighborhood options and special design features for the 13 townhomes coming soon to Phase II at Blacksmith Row. The firm, owned by Jennifer Crosby, is specifying interior design finishes in addition to meeting with homebuyers at its Roswell Design Center to add personalization options.

A part of Miller Lowry Development, Blacksmith Row – Phase II is a luxury townhome community under development between Green Street and Canton Street in Roswell. This development serves as a unique combination of historic charm, traditional feel and modern sophistication. As an extension of the original Blacksmith Row townhome community, Blacksmith Row – Phase II will add additional luxury townhomes to this highly sought-after destination near the vibrant downtown Roswell area.

“It can be tricky, but I love working in a historic area where you are trying to keep that feeling alive while putting a modern, updated twist to the design Blacksmith Row New Roswell Townhomes Site Mapand flow of the neighborhood,” Meredith Chitwood, lead designer with Crosby Design Group working on Blacksmith Row, said. “It’s become an urban core neighborhood with an eclectic style, which is always a great way to play-up memory features in a historical area.

“I have made sure to give the buyers options to keep the historic feeling alive. Tile patterns, fireplace designs, and interior colors are just a few of the options to choose from that will give you that flair of historical pops throughout the home,” Chitwood said. “Every builders’ needs are different in each of their neighborhoods. The location, style, demographics, etc., and that is something I truly enjoy about working with different builders. It makes me keep all styles alive.”

Upon completion, the new phase at Blacksmith Row will feature 13 new luxury townhomes, four of which are already under contract. Townhomes feature open-concept designs with chef-inspired kitchens opening to the living areas, outdoor living spaces with fireplaces and upgraded finishes, appliances and features. The Crosby Design Group team will meet individual homeowners at its Roswell Design Center to add personalization options to each townhome.Blacksmith Row New Roswell Townhomes Rendering

Blacksmith Row, located a short walk from popular restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and art galleries, will provide a new connection from Green Street to Canton Street. Also included in the development is a historical structure to be repurposed for commercial use.

Both the firm’s residential and commercial studios offer full turnkey award-winning design and FF&E merchandising for community model homes and commercial projects. The firm has been instrumental in partnering with development groups to streamline their design services and efficiencies.

For more information about Crosby Design Group including the firm’s available services and latest projects, visit www.CrosbyDesignGroup.com. Blacksmith Row is located at 1083 Canton Street in Roswell. To learn more, visit www.MillerLowry.com/blacksmith-row-phase-ii.

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes Sells 60+ Homes Ahead of Official Opening

Cresswind Georgia Cedar Decorated Model Front ExteriorKolter Homes – a leader in developing next-generation, highly-amenitized, master-planned active adult communities in the Southeastern U.S. – is excited to announce more than 60 new homes sold during the first two weeks of VIP sales at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. Located just an hour from downtown Atlanta in historic Hoschton neighboring Braselton, this new active adult community is now officially open to the public for model tours and sales.

“The response to Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes has been fantastic,” Kolter Homes Regional Vice President Tony Adams said. “We have sold over 60 new homes to our VIP buyers before our public opening, and there is no doubt that we hit the mark for location, product and price for active adult homebuyers in the metro Atlanta area.”

Cresswind Georgia Cedar Decorated Model Living AreaCresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is Kolter Homes’ third 55+ community in the Atlanta area and 10th in the Southeast. Cresswind Georgia is gated within the master-planned community of Twin Lakes, which officials estimate to be the largest new residential development to open in the greater Atlanta area in more than a decade.

Home designs at Cresswind Georgia range from approximately 1,400 to over 2,800 square feet of heated living space with two-to-five bedrooms, two-to-three baths and two- to three-car garages. A variety of structural and design options are also available including golf cart garages, upper-level bonus rooms, enclosed sunrooms, covered patios and basements, per plan.

An impressive amenities package is intended for Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. Plans for the resident-only clubhouse include a resort-style pool, fitness area, cardio training area, game rooms, social spaces, an event lawn, bandshell and bocce courts. Outdoor recreation will include walking trails,Cresswind Georgia Cedar Decorated Model Owner's Suite access to the property’s two lakes and a championship pickleball and tennis center to feature more than 30 dedicated pickleball courts, making it the largest private pickleball complex in Georgia.

Located in Hoschton, Georgia within Jackson County, Cresswind Georgia is convenient to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment destinations in nearby Braselton. The scenic Blue Ridge Mountains are also a short drive away while Lake Lanier is roughly 30 minutes away and both Athens and downtown Atlanta are roughly an hour drive away.

To learn more about the new homes now available at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes, visit www.CresswindGeorgia.com.

SR Homes Appoints Les Stumpff as CFO

SR Homes Les Stumpff CFOLocal home builder SR Homes is pleased to announce Les Stumpff as its new Chief Financial Officer. As Senior Vice President and CFO, Stumpff is responsible for managing the financial affairs of SR Homes.

Stumpff brings more than 30 years of homebuilding industry experience to the job at SR Homes. He served as CFO for a majority of those years, having previously held the position at Ryland Homes, Wilson Parker Homes and Kerley Family Homes.

As CFO at Kerley Family Homes, a Top 100 Builder, Stumpff managed construction lender relationships with 12 banks as well as several non-bank lenders. At Knight Homes and Wilson Parker Homes, Stumpff was responsible for all treasury, finance, accounting and reporting functions.

Stumpff holds a degree in accounting from Indiana University Bloomington and earned his Florida CPA license while with Price Waterhouse in Tampa, crediting his success in the homebuilding industry to teamwork combined with honesty, integrity and high ethical standards.

Currently, SR Homes has 12 active new home communities in sought-after, highly ranked school districts within Forsyth, Clarke, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall and Oconee counties. With a reputation for designing homes for livability, SR homes are built with superior-quality materials and feature distinctive exteriors, impressive interiors and thoughtful outdoor living spaces that reflect the way families and individuals live today.

To learn more about new Atlanta-area homes from SR Homes, visit www.SRHomes.com.

About SR Homes:
Georgia Certified Professional Home Builder SR Homes was ranked No. 17 on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 Atlanta’s Top 25 Homebuilders list. With over 40 years of combined homebuilding experience, SR Homes, a 100% James Hardie builder, is known for exceptional craftsmanship, commitment to service and for building quality communities in the most sought-after locations. To learn more about SR Homes and its mission to being A Builder Focused on You, visit www.SRHomes.com.