Cherokee County, GA
New Homes Sales Are on Fire in 2020
2020 is expected to be a strong real estate market in the northern metro Atlanta suburbs. Interest rates are historically low, job growth is strong, and Georgia is considered a top destination for business growth.
The new home market is especially strong, because buyers like the benefits of a new home, including lower ongoing ownership costs, like maintenance, utilities, and insurance.
The Preserve at Canyon Ridge has seen strong activity so far in 2020, with four buyers making the decision to call the Canton community home. Two buyers signed contracts to build pre-sale homes and two more buyers reserved lots to build their new homes.
Cherokee County is attracting buyers as a top destination because of it's high quality of life, including a variety of community and cultural events, low crime rates, excellent schools, top notch medical care, and friendly way of life, complete with good old fashioned southern hospitality!
Commission Chairman Harry Johnston recently presented his State of the County, showcasing all of the things that make Cherokee County a great place to call home.
Come Visit The Preserve at Canyon Ridge to experience what other buyers love about this warm and friendly community that people love to call home. See our craftsmanship in our New Homes, Saturdays and Sundays during our Open Houses from 1:00-5:00pm, or call us at (770) 776-8665 to set up an appointment at your convenience.
New Home Design Trends
By Becky Babcock
New home designs ebb and flow with current trends. The craftsman look, the farmhouse style, and classic traditional designs have all been popular over the years in north Georgia.
Open concept floor plans have been popular for decades, which make entertaining and gatherings a breeze. In warmer climates like Georgia, outdoor living space like screen or covered porches are popular, allowing enjoyment of the changing seasons.
Why Buy a Basement Home
New home buyers often ask if paying more for a basement is worth the extra investment. The answer is always a resounding yes! Although it costs more upfront, a basement adds value to the real estate investment in several key areas, such as storage and expansion, safety, and maintenance. Having flexibility with a basement is a smart decision, because life can change, and having a basement keeps many options open.
Storage and Expansion Space
Having extra space for storage or future expansion can be a significant benefit if family size grows and additional living or bedroom space, or an in-law suite is needed. The cost to finish additional space in a basement is less per square foot than finishing the square footage on the main level, because much of the infrastructure is already in place. A basement has electrical rough in, bathroom plumbing rough in, framing rough in and exterior doors and windows already in place.
Another reason many home buyers like to have a basement is for safety in storms. Although thunderstorms and tornadoes are common across much of the country, and certainly not limited to north Georgia, it is a nice feeling to have a safe place to go during a storm. Some people also like having a basement to create a secure vault for guns or valuables, which is often easier to do in a basement.
Having a full basement means easier access to plumbing and wiring for repairs and maintenance. For buyers who later want to run low voltage wiring for computers, TV, or speakers, it is much simpler having a basement that trying to fish wires through finished walls or an attic.
Having major equipment, like the water heater and HVAC system in the basement makes routine maintenance or future replacement easier.
Another key benefit from a maintenance standpoint is for termite control. It is easier for pest control technicians to inspect a home with a basement where they can confirm no termites are building tunnels into the home. Since Georgia is the number two state in the United States for termite infestation, this is definitely something to consider.
New Homes with Basements in North Metro Atlanta
For beautifully crafted ranches and 2-story new homes on large lots in Canton, GA, visit us at our Open Houses on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm. We would love to show you our floor plans and share more information about the community, amenities, and area. Our local builder is well respected and can quote a finished basement if you like that option. We are happy to meet you at the neighborhood at a time convenient for you. Just give us a call at 770-776-8665.
Our partnership with Path & Post Real Estate ensures you have a local community expert to help you
buy one of our inventory homes for a quick closing, or build a new home specifically to suit your needs.
Why Buy A New Home?
Buyers often wonder about buying a new home versus a resale home.
New Homes generally cost a more per square foot than buying a previously owned home. And while the landscaping has been started with a new home, many buyers of new homes invest in additional landscaping and things like fences, fountains or outdoor fireplaces to complete the personalization of their new home's outdoor space.
11 reasons the extra upfront investment in a new home is worth it:
(1) Buying in a new home community is a great way to build friendships with others who are also moving in to the neighborhood. There are no established cliques to try and break into.
(2) New home designs fit today's active lifestyles and trends with open floor plans, without the need to remodel or remove walls.
(3) Homes built today generally have higher 9-ft ceilings, more trim, and more windows for natural light than older homes.
(4) New homes are ready for you to enjoy. Move in without the extra hassle of having to redo paint or flooring or make repairs.
(5) Newer homes have cement fiber siding, which is preferable to older siding like Masonite or Louisana Pacific siding, which can delaminate and require quite a bit of maintenance.
(6) Plumbing in new homes use copper or cpvc that is far preferable to polybutylene plumbing, which has been known to fail inside walls and cabinets, causing extensive damage.
(7) Homeowner insurance premiums are lower for new homes than resale homes.
(8) New homes are more energy efficient than resale homes so your monthly utility bills may be lower.
(9) Homes built today have more safety features built in, like connected hard wired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backup, fire retardant materials, and the latest in safety building codes.
(10) Depending on the stage of construction, you can have more input in a new home, like choosing cabinets, paint colors, and flooring. And in some cases you can pay to customize a home you have built from the ground up, like expanding a deck, or adding a covered porch, or customizing wiring, appliances, or cabinets to fit your needs.
(11) If you may move in the next 5-7 years, you won't have as many major expenses to update your home to sell it if you buy it new today, because it will still be a newer home.
Canton's Best New Home Neighborhood
By Becky Babcock
If you want your home to be unique and enjoy the privacy of a larger homesite, then you'll love The Preserve at Canyon Ridge new home subdivision, located in Canton, GA, just one hour north of downtown Atlanta. The new home neighborhood is truly a community, where neighbors enjoy progressive dinners, social gatherings at the pool and clubhouse, and walking together in the community.
The Preserve at Canyon Ridge new home community in Canton, GA is small enough to have a friendly vibe, but large enough to have amenities. The Preserve at Canyon Ridge has 182 homesites ranging in size from ¼ to ¾ acres, including lots with mountain views, creeks and natural buffers. Many of the homes have full basements, which is an excellent option to provide room for storage or future expansion, as well as a safe place during storms.
There is a beautiful zero entry swimming pool with a mushroom fountain, along with a pool cabana clubhouse with covered areas for enjoying the shade. The cabana also has restrooms, and a gathering room where neighbors can play card games or have social gatherings. Next to the pool and cabana is a playground that provides a wonderful destination for children and grandchildren.
The Preserve at Canyon Ridge has new home ranches and 2-story homes ready for move in now, or within a few months. Or, if you have specific needs, our local builder can build one of our floor plans, customizing it to fit your needs. If you have a certain color scheme in mind, you can build a presale home, and select your colors and finishes so it is truly designed just for your taste. Our builder is local, not a national corporate chain builder, so you will have a wonderful experience working with a true craftsman to build your home.
The best way to see what our community is like is to stop by for a visit. Path & Post Real Estate has new homes open for viewing on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm. Or we are happy to schedule tours any day via appointment with our onsite agent. If you have an agent, they are welcome to use the lock-box to show you homes anytime. Give us a call at 770-776-8665 and let us know how we can help you with your new home journey!
Trade in Your Current Home
Path & Post Real Estate offers new home buyers the unique advantage of trading in your current home for a new home via their Instant Home Trade program. Check it out and see how we can help make your move to a New Home a smooth and hassle free experience! InstantHomeTrade.com
Instant Home Trade Program
by Becky Babcock
A New Home Trade program saves buyers the hassle and worry of having to list and sell their home before they can buy a new one.
The Path & Post New Homes Division offers the InstantHomeTrade.com program in partnership with The Preserve at Canyon Ridge in Canton, GA. Path & Post is locally owned and operated as a north metro Atlanta boutique team brokerage by Becky Babcock and Brad Nix.
The Preserve at Canyon Ridge in Canton, GA is a unique neighborhood with 182 lots.
Home prices are in the 300s and low 400s, with ranch, master on the main, and 2-story floor plans. Many homes have full basements, and some have three car garage options as well. The builder is local, with a great reputation for crafting quality homes, in contrast to many of the national, mass production type new home subdivisions.
To use the Trade Program, buyers identify the home they want to buy or build in The Preserve at Canyon Ridge, and provide some basic information on their current home. Path & Post Real Estate will get instant offers for the home from national, regional, and local buyers, including an offer from Path & Post Real Estate.
"The Preserve at Canyon Ridge has a close-knit community feel, with well spaced home sites, unlike some mega-neighborhoods," Babcock said. "The larger lots range from just under one-third of an acre, up to two-thirds of an acre, with some having mountain views."
At community cookouts in The Preserve at Canyon Ridge, residents say it is the best neighborhood they have ever lived in, as it is truly unique, everyone being welcoming, friendly and community minded. Neighbors enjoy gathering with friends for progressive dinners, relaxing at the pool, joining social clubs, and walking together in the community.
The community has four homes available to view during Open Houses on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m., or anytime by appointment by calling 770-776-8665. Buyers may select a lot and floor plan and build a home to suit their specific needs, or buy one of the existing homes for a quick closing.
The community features a clubhouse and beautiful zero entry pool with a mushroom water fountain feature, as well as a playground. Located in a serene and peaceful rural setting, it is only 2-3 miles to Canton's grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants, including the popular new Reformation Brewery destination located along the Etowah River. Foodies and shoppers enjoy excellent restaurant choices in both historic downtown Canton as well as in the Riverstone Plaza and Canton Marketplace commercial districts.
Superb medical care is available nearby at Northside Hospital Cherokee, and excellent live theater and musical entertainment is available at the Falany Performing Arts Center at Reinhardt University.
For more information about The Preserve at Canyon Ridge, visit ThePreserveAtCanyonRidge.com or stop by the Open House at 110 Canyon Ridge Trail, Canton GA, 30114. For more information about Path & Post visit PathPost.com/About.