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HOW TO “RETIRE EARLY” IN ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST PLACES TO LIVE With a laptop, pad and mobile phone, one can run a business from the golf course, pool deck or backyard hammock and “retire at any age”. The key is finding a town that combines a low cost of living, with a high quality lifestyle. One college town in the sun belt may offer the perfect combination. Read Article>
THE GEORGIA CLUB OPENS SAVANNAH COURTYARD MODEL HOME
Athens, Georgia—The Georgia Club, a gated golf-cart community located between Atlanta and Athens has opened a decorated model home that combines contemporary energy saving features with classic architectural elements inspired by the historic homes of Savannah.
The new Savannah Courtyard home at The Georgia Club is priced at $525,000. Courtyard homes are often priced from $490,000 to $600,000 and are available on homeside or off the golf course.
The Georgia Club Community Tour - August 01, 2012 "How do you define Southern Style? In architecture, classic Southern style means warm, charming, comfortable and unpretentious." Watch the Video and Read More>
ONLINE ATHENS - July 18, 2012 "After topping lists of best arts destinations, most livable cities and, most recently, best town for millennials in 2012, Gourmet Magazine named Athens one of the country's next big scenes for music and food." Read Article>
REALTOR Mag - June 27, 2012 "Athens Among Top 20 Predicted Growth Cities" Read Article>
ONLINE ATHENS - April 10, 2012 "Fourth Economy Consulting named Athens-Clarke County the top county in the nation for economic growth." Read Article>
THE GEORGIA CLUB ENGINEERS ITS OWN REAL ESTATE RECOVERY WITH FIVE HOMES SOLD, FOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION STARTS IN APRIL
Athens, Georgia—“The real estate doldrums are over!” The Georgia Club, a gated community of $300,000 to $1 million dollar homes near the college town of Athens, Georgia, is engineering its own real estate recovery.
The turn around began in March when new owners of the property launched a membership drive that signed up 45 new members to the 27-hole semi-private golf club. At the same time, Tom Valdes the director of sales, floor planned and broke ground on a “2012 Collection of New Homes". The collection includes ten classic southern styled homes value priced starting in the high $200’s to the $500’s. The first of these homes are completed.
“After 212 homes were built from ‘05 to ‘08, we experienced the nationwide downturn, where sales activity came to a standstill, says Valdes.
“Now, in the month of April we are happy to report five sales, four new construction starts, and over 6,000 web inquiries, “ he added, “I believe we are seeing the beginning of a real estate recovery.”
The Georgia Club, attracts three types of buyers, explains Valdes, “Executives from Atlanta, Chicago, the Northeast, Carolinas and Florida retire to enjoy Georgia’s lower cost of living and the Athens college town activities; University of Georgia graduates return to the area they love; Atlanta and North Georgia families move to Oconee County to benefit from the state’s top rated schools.”
“We are fortunate in that the existing homeowners and members love the club and community,” said Valdes, “Members are are the “secret weapon” in our marketing campaign and a large reason sales have re-ignited.”
“When introducing the new product, we were very careful to lower prices without compromising existing real estate values and standards within the community.” The Georgia Club sales team is accomplishing this by offering incentives such as golf carts, club memberships and designer allowances.
The Georgia Club community master plan features pedestrian- friendly sidewalks, an abundance of parks and green spaces, and classic Southern architecture with front porches and hidden, back entry garages. Most residents are also golfers, tennis players, swimmers and fitness buffs who drive by golf cart from home to the clubhouse, resort pool, tennis courts and health center.
The Georgia Club has launched a web site, where prospective buyers can watch testimonial videos. The membership includes well known sports figures in the Peach State—including UGA great, David Greene, Atlanta Braves sports commentator Chuck Dowdle, and former UGA and NFL coach Pat Hodgson.
ONLINE ATHENS - April 24, 2012 "Athens named top vacation spot" Read Article>
ONLINE ATHENS - April 10, 2012 "Athens-Clarke named top small county for economic growth" Read Article>
THE GEORGIA CLUB ANNOUNCES 2012 NEW HOME COLLECTION
Statham, Georgia—The Georgia Club announces its 2012 Collection of New Homes with incentives for buyers to move in and begin enjoying the Georgia Club lifestyle as early as May.
"Our goal is to to re-establish sales significant sales this year, by providing exceptional incentives for buyers to purchase before completion--ranging from club memberships to decorator allowances to golf carts, " says Tom Valdes, Director of Sales.
The Georgia Club is a private community with 27 holes of golf. The community, located mid-way between Athens and Atlanta, has over 238 completed homes surrounded by emerald fairways and sparkling blue lakes. Few clubs are better financially established and secure. Residents applaud the quality of the twenty seven holes of golf, tennis, dining, and fitness. Parents appreciate that the schools are rated the top in the state. Residents have a zest for life that comes naturally from living in a college town with the educational, cultural and sporting opportunities provided by the nearby University of Georgia.
The Georgia Club's 2012 New Home Collection includes "Courtyard", "Boulevard" and "Park" homes located in one of Georgia's best areas for top rated schools.
The "Charleston Park" homes feature contemporary in-home conveniences , expansive courtyards and exquisite architectural detailing in the vernacular of the great historic homes of the South. Prices range from $275,000 to $350,000.
The "Savannah Courtyard" is a single-family home with a separated guest suite and sun-filled spaces that open to a magnificent loggia and courtyard. Prices range from $525,000 to $600,000.
"Boulevard Residences" by G & O Classic Homes enjoy a prized location within the North Hill neighborhood, convenient to the Golf Course and Club, Resort Pool, Fitness Center and Tennis Complex.The Galway model is priced at $419,000 and the Arklow at $469,000.
The first homes will be ready for move-in in May.
For information, contact the Georgia Club sales team at 770-725-4700.