Friday, March 29, 2013

Boone Homes Announces First Contract Signed at Ellington

Since announcing their newest communty, Ellington at Wyndham, Boone Homes has seen tremendous excitement and recently the first contract was signed. Priced at $680,000, the first Richmond luxury home sold in this community features the Waterhaven floorplan.

The spacious Waterhaven home features approximately 3,581 square feet of living space with four to five bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 bathrooms. Upscale features of this dynamic home design include a deluxe mudroom with ceramic tile floor, expansive family room with optional built-in bookcases and gas log fireplace, separate breakfast room, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, second floor loft with optional built-in desk and bookcases,  private study, and elegant owner’s suite with two large walk-in closets and dressing area. At the heart of this floor plan is a designer kitchen with granite countertops, large walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. As with every home at Ellington, this particular home is built to meet Energy Star standards to help reduce heating and cooling bills.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Becoming a Landlord? What to Know

Renting your home
Preparing your home for rent
can be a full-time job.
Spring and early summer is the time to get your home ready to sell; but if you can’t sell, and yet you have to move, you may be in the difficult scenario in which you are forced to become a landlord. If you are in this position, you are not alone. The Equifax Finance Blog gives some great tips this month on getting your home ready to rent out in the recent article, “Preparing to Rent Your Home.”

Get insurance coverage – Switch your homeowner’s insurance to landlord’s insurance to protect you from damage and protect against financial loss.

Prepare your home – Get the property in tip-top shape to beat out your competition; be sure all major systems (like heating, roofing, electrical, etc.) are in proper working condition and document the condition of each area of your home before a tenant moves in.
Know the tax rules - Learn how about being a landlord will impact your taxes; you will receive write-offs on the property, but will also have to count the rent as income; so know the rules. Consult a tax professional for full details.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Everything is Within Reach at The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm

When choosing between active adult communities, one of the biggest factors for consideration is the lifestyle a particular community can offer. You want to make sure you not only are moving into a home designed to meet your needs, but also a community that is too.

Residents at The Orchards Group's Cumming active adult community, The Orchards of Brannon Oak Farm, recently added even more reasons to love their community to their list with the addition of a community library.

Homeowner Giselle Warner created this little book nook, which operates on a donate-and-return system, by organizing the community's overflowing filing cabinet filled with good books. Now, residents are able to drop by the clubhouse and browse through the offerings, which are organized by category and author, instead of driving to the local library or bookstore.

In addition to the library, the community's Grand Clubhouse is also home to two cards and games room, a gourmet kitchen, fireside grand room, fireside gentlemen's den, fitness center and rear veranda. Outside the clubhouse, residents can gather at the community's two pools, grilling area, fire pit or arbor.

After a day of spending time with their new neighbors and family, homeowners can come home to one of the community's ranch condominiums, single family homes or master on the main villas. Each home is designed for the active adult lifestyle without giving up the exquisite details that buyers love.

Brannon Oak Farm's Cumming location makes spending time with nearby family easy, and everyone will find plenty to do in this Forsyth County town, which is home to the Avenue Forsyth, Lake Lanier and much more.

These active adult homes are selling fast, so to learn more, please call 678-513-8879 or visit today!