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Cobb County Homes at Davis Farm Sold Out, More Nearby

Cobb County homesDavis Farm from Traton Homes may be sold out, but buyers who want to enjoy the luxury of their
Cobb County homes still have a chance to purchase at Scott Farm and Cook’s Farm.

Scott Farm is a well-established neighborhood of 12 Traton homes and 27 homes total on Due West Road. Buyers enjoy  a selection of nine spacious floor plans priced from the mid $300,000s with four to five bedrooms, three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half bathrooms, spacious owner’s suites with luxurious bathrooms and walk-in closets and gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Children attend top-ranking schools including Vaughan Elementary, Lost Mountain Middle and Harrison High.

Cook’s Farm, a Kennesaw community on Acworth Due West Road, has just six new home opportunities remaining. Priced from the low $400,000s, these homes feature beautiful three-sides brick, stone or cedar shake exteriors with side-entry garages. Inside, buyers will be amazed by luxurious owner’s suites with tiled bathrooms and gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Traton Homes is currently offering price reductions on three of their market homes, plus a $5,000 closing cost bonus on all of their remaining homes at Cook’s Farm.

Children in this community attend sought-after schools including Bullard Elementary, McClure Middle and Harrison High.

Traton Homes, a
Cobb County home builder for more than 40 years, offers quality homes in the most desirable locations. For more information on Scott Farm, please call 770-792-0261. For more information on Cook’s Farm, please call Kerri Briant at 770-590-8272. Also, please visit the Traton Homes website at

Find Your Luxury New Home in Kennesaw

Heritage at Kennesaw Mountain If you’re in the market for a luxury new home, Heritage at Kennesaw Mountain is awaiting. Built by Ashton Woods Homes, this community of Kennesaw new homes is a huge hit. In fact, the builder has already sold 16 homes!

One gorgeous home features the Kingston floor plan. Priced at $452,400, the home has 3,455 square feet, four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Interior appointments include an elegant dining room, butler’s pantry, family room with fireplace and gourmet kitchen.

What Drives Homeowners Insurance Costs?

Homeowners Insurance CostsThe rise in the home sales market must mean that everything related to housing must be on the rise, too, right – from home values to taxes and insurance costs, right? Not so, with that last part! Homeowners insurance, a key part of homeownership, is not tied to the home sales market, but instead is set by its own criteria. To help you understand why you are probably paying more for the protection of homeowner’s insurance (relative to your other homeownership expenses), the Equifax Finance Blog explains in the new article, “

Does Home Value Affect Homeowners Insurance?

Homeowners insurance costs, unlike fair market value or taxable value, are not derived from comparison. If all the values of homes went up in your neighborhood or if a new park was added to the community, the tax value and fair market value would go up, but insurance costs are derived from the cost to rebuild and replace your exact home. In other words, what  it would cost to build your home right now at current construction costs completely new, as opposed to the depreciated value of your home, either from market conditions or the fact that your home has been lived in. And with building supply costs on the rise and new building codes in effect to adhere to, it may cost quite a bit more to make your home from new than to sell it, even with the market on the rise.

To learn more about the best practices for personal finance, from homeowner insurance to

preventing identity theft, check in with Equifax!

Traton Homes Now Selling North Fulton Homes at Prestigious St Ives

North Fulton New HomesLong reviewed as one of the most desirable places to live in North Fulton, St Ives is the ideal community for buyers looking for an established country club community. Traton Homes is excited to announce that they are now selling beautiful North Fulton homes in Kilarney at St Ives, a new phase of this sought-after community. Traton’s homes are priced from the high-$600,000s.

“We are excited to begin building at Kilarney at St Ives,” said Josh Hilscher, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Traton Homes. “St Ives has been an established part of the North Fulton community for over two decades and continues to be one of the area’s most desirable places to live. With only nine Traton homes available in this new and final phase, we anticipate our homes will sell out quickly.”

Traton’s distinctive homes showcase four sides brick, cedar shake and/or stone, and three-car garages. Spacious interiors provide the perfect layout for entertaining and everyday life with approximately 3,800 to 4,500 square feet of living space. At the heart of the homes are gourmet kitchens with oversized islands, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Additional upscale features include hardwood floors, well-appointed owner’s suites with large walk-in closets and luxurious bathrooms.and airy family rooms with cozy fireplaces and coffered ceilings.

At the center of this gated community is a breathtaking 18-hole golf course designed by world-renowned golf course architect, Tom Fazio. Members looking to play a round of golf enjoy a challenging, but member friendly course that features broad fairways and a geography that makes it a comfortable walking course. Golfers enjoy a breathtaking Georgia backdrop with a creek that meanders through the course and feeds into three beautiful lakes.

St Ives is a member-owned private club and club memberships are available to homeowners at Kilarney at St Ives.  In addition to the golf course, St Ives’ exceptional amenity package includes a Junior Olympic pool, kids pool with water slide, 16 hard and clay tennis courts, and a 47,000 square foot majestic clubhouse.

Residents of Kilarney at St Ives enjoy convenient access to the area’s fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment as well as to major thoroughfares such as I-85, I-285 and GA-400. This fantastic community is also situated along the scenic Chattahoochee River providing recreational opportunities that include fishing, kayaking, and land activities such as bike riding and horseback riding. Popular Lake Lanier is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Johns Creek providing additional opportunities for recreation.

Children receive an excellent education attending Wilson Creek Elementary, River Trail Middle and Johns Creek High schools.

With only nine Traton homes available at Kilarney at St Ives, home buyers must act quickly to call this fantastic community home. For more information on these beautiful new homes, call Gary Lawson at 770-503-5897 or visit