Sales Frenzy Seen at New Buford Community

April 14th, 2015

Jacobs III floor plan at Laurel Manor

The spring selling season is heating up, and nowhere has that been truer than at Laurel Manor, a new home community from Home South Communities. A selling frenzy has taken place at this popular community, with 12 homes placed under contracts in just six weeks!

Home buyers will find executive single-family homes at Laurel Manor in Buford. Offering 3,300 to more than 4,000 square feet of living space, these spacious homes are priced from the $400,000s. Offering 104 total homes upon completion, buyers can currently choose from six spacious floor plans with four-sides brick exteriors and four or five bedrooms.

With construction having just begun in this fantastic community, buyers are able to select the available home site and plan of their choice. In addition, they will have the opportunity to make design selections, which include options such as Tuscan marble or granite countertops, soaking tubs with tile surrounds, extensive hardwood flooring, tiled bathrooms, stainless steel appliances and much more. As an added bonus, current buyers will receive a $10,000 incentive, including closing costs, when they use Home South Communities’ preferred lender.

Homeowners at Laurel Manor will have access to a variety of resort-style amenities. The community is home to large areas of conservation space and a private lake, and Home South Communities has begun construction on a zero-entry swimming pool, children’s playground and two tennis courts.

With its sought-after Buford location, Laurel Manor residents will be conveniently located near I-985, the Mall of Georgia, Chateau Élan and Lake Lanier Islands and Resort. In addition, the community is just minutes from the downtown areas of both Flowery Branch and Buford. The community is also part of the top-ranked Buford City Schools system.

To learn more about the Laurel Manor community in Buford, contact sales agents Brittney Landrey at 678-463-2912 or Shannon Wilmot at 404-405-0614. You can also find more information at


Tamra Wade and Partners Introduces New Sales Manager, Belinda Deeb

April 10th, 2015

Tamra Wade and Belinda Deeb

Tamra Wade and Partners is proud to introduce its newest Sales Manager, Belinda Deeb. Having worked as an onsite specialist selling new homes with Tamra’s team for more than four years, she is more than prepared for this new endeavor. Only obtaining her real estate license in 2001 and her associate broker license in 2009, it is clear that Belinda’s career continues to skyrocket. Belinda feels like this is the perfect next step in her career and is excited to be beginning this new position.

Starting out her career in apartment leasing, Belinda quickly moved forward with selling new construction for both national builders and small private builders, and found her passion in helping families find their dream home.

Belinda’s new position will include helping recruit, hire and train new on-site sales specialists as well as educating the existing sales team. She will focus on showing them how to self-market and promote their business, while coming up with unique and effective ways to promote RE/MAX, the builders and the new homes. Belinda will act as the link between the builders and the sales agents, reviewing contracts and paperwork to ensure smooth transactions for all parties involved. Additionally, Belinda’s position will require her to continually educate herself and the team on market conditions, new construction techniques and current loan programs.

Prior to moving to Georgia in 1998, Belinda grew up in Irving, Texas. Today, she resides with her husband and children in Hall County. Her free time includes spending time with family and enjoying nature.

For more information on Belinda Deeb or Tamra Wade and Partners,


Final Opportunities at Summer Haven in Hamilton Mill

April 6th, 2015

Brookwood plan from Chafin Communities

Only five homes remain at Summer Haven, a Chafin Communities single-family home community of Craftsman-style homes with spectacular curb appeal: professionally landscaped and fully sodded home sites, extra-wide sidewalks on both sides of the tree-lined streets, wrought-iron mailboxes and more. These traditional two-story homes feature upscale brick and stone exteriors, carriage-style two- or three-car garage doors, stained mahogany front doors and wood shutters.

Summer Haven is just minutes from I-85 at Hamilton Mill, with many shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, parks, golf courses, civic centers and more nearby. Residents enjoy living in a community complete with open spaces, outdoor park benches, a pond, recreation area, playground and a swimming pool with cabana.

Inside, finishes such as site-finished hardwood flooring, coffered ceilings in the great room, dramatic vaulted ceilings in the bedrooms, trey ceilings in the master, stylish trim and crown molding packages, wrought iron spindles, gas fireplaces and more make these homes truly elegant. Gourmet kitchens will feature granite countertops, custom recessed can lighting, ceramic tile backsplashes, 42-inch custom flat panel cabinets and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, custom-built center islands, built-in microwaves and more. Oil-rubbed bronze lighting, hardware and plumbing fixtures create a sophisticated look throughout each home, while decorative lighting fixtures are found in each bedroom.

In addition, these homes are built with energy saving features including double pane low-emittance windows, house wrap, steel insulated exterior doors, gas furnaces, high R-values and programmable thermostats.

The remaining homes are five bedroom, four bathroom homes with large owner’s suites, brick and natural stone exteriors, hardwoods on the main floor, stacked stone fireplaces and pre-wiring for a television in the great room, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and more.

Here are the details on the remaining homes:

  • 4724 Summer Song Court (Homesite 34, Callaway B plan): Priced at $400,071
  • 2596 Summer Song Court (Homesite 68, Aspen E plan): Priced at $391,368
  • 4724 Summer Song Court (Homesite 33, Brookwood D plan): Priced at $399,921
  • 2670 Moon Chase Lane (Homesite 59, Brookwood D plan): Priced at $410,671
  • 4782 Moon Chase Drive (Homesite 19, Callaway C, basement plan): Priced at $419,293

Children at Summer Haven attend award-winning Gwinnett County Schools including Ivy Creek Elementary, Glenn C. Jones Middle and Mill Creek High.

To reach Summer Haven from downtown Atlanta, take I-85 North to exit 120/Hamilton Mill Road. Turn left on Hamilton Mill and Right on Sardis Church Road. Turn right on Thompson Mill Road and left on Moon Chase Drive.

For more information on this new home community, call Connie Kitsell at 770-757-8587 or Linda Russell at 404-561-7727. You can also learn more


Premier Residential Begins Construction at Hancock Heights in Decatur

March 23rd, 2015

new home at Hancock Heights

Tamra Wade and Partners is proud to announce Premier Residential’s newest community, Hancock Heights in Decatur! Featuring new homes priced from the high $150,000s, this enclave will have just 79 total homes upon completion.

The first phase of construction will have 18 homes showcasing nine unique home designs. Offering 2,000 to more than 3,200 square feet of living space, these two-story homes will have four or five bedrooms and a variety of upgraded and energy efficient features. Home buyers will enjoy a move-in ready package that offers energy efficient, stainless steel appliances including a gas range, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator, as well as a washer, dryer and two-inch faux wood blinds.

Other luxury features found in these homes include a dining room with a coffered ceiling; a kitchen with an island, granite countertops and a designer tile backsplash; a family room fireplace with a slate hearth and surround, as well as a wood mantel; a master bathroom with a separate garden tub and shower; carriage-style garage doors and exteriors featuring brick, shake and stone accents.

Located off of Flat Shoals Parkway in DeKalb County, Hancock Heights is conveniently located close to I-285 and I-20. In addition, a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment destinations are nearby.

To visit Hancock Heights, take I-285 to Flat Shoals Parkway/ Highway 155 and head East. Hancock Heights is two miles ahead on the right.

Construction is beginning on the first four homes, making now the perfect time to purchase at Hancock Heights. For more information, call Bronica Egleton at 678-760-1777 or visit


Home of the Week in GRAND OAKS in Marietta – 2565 Weeping Oak Trace

March 19th, 2015

5386917_0Reduced and move in ready, this gorgeous home is priced to sell at just $739,900! With its sought after East Cobb location and popular Pope High School district, this home is sure to please!

The Ashmore floor plan is a sophisticated, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, Craftsman style home that has a rugged exterior displaying queen brick, ashler stone, and decorative shake. The large, covered porch welcomes guests inside. The custom front door opens up to the spacious foyer, where the study and dining room are certainly appreciated. Inside, this comfortable, open layout is ready for entertaining. Gourmet kitchen with an oversize island, custom cabinets, and a spacious breakfast area are just a few of the luxuries to discover. The great room, with an exquisite stacked stone fireplace, will set the perfect mood for all occasions. Tucked away, powder room, guest suite, and coat closet complete the main floor. Upstairs, relax in the charming master suite. Master bath boasts gorgeous granite counter tops with dual vanities, garden tub, and large walk in closets. A sizeable laundry room, with custom cabinets and granite counter top sink, is conveniently located next to the master. Two generous secondary bedrooms share a full bath which includes marble countertops and tile flooring. An additional guest suite with a walk in closet and full bath resides upstairs. The large loft adds even more space to this stately home. Additional interior highlights of this 4,072 sq. ft. home include nine foot ceilings, hardwood floors, crown molding, and so much more. Three car, side entry garage leads to the mudroom with a built in bench and storage. Full, daylight basement leads out to a large patio and beautiful yard. A custom covered rear porch with a brick fireplace and slate floor creates a cozy place to spend beautiful Georgia evenings.

For more information on this fabulous home or to schedule your personal tour, contact agents Jennifer Salama at 678-296-3893 or Christy Alarcon at 954-661-4261.


Register Now for the VIP Interest List at Bennington Square

March 18th, 2015


Home South CommunitiesTamra Wade and Partners is proud to announce that Home South Communities’ newest community, Bennington Square in Lawrenceville, is now taking VIP Interest List members. List members will be among the first to learn about the home designs, pre-sale opportunities and special events at this community.

Featuring 32 new townhomes in an existing community, the builder will offer two new floor plans priced from the high $150,000s. The Magnolia and Bluffton plans offer home buyers the option to choose between a two-bedroom floor plan with two master suites or a three bedroom plan with a traditional master suite and two secondary bedrooms.

The owner’s suite(s) have either a spacious walk-in closet or his-and-hers closets and their own private baths, while the two secondary bedrooms share a hall bathroom. The laundry room is also conveniently located on the second floor in every home.

The main level of these townhomes includes a one-car garage and an open floor plan with a powder room, entry foyer, family room with a fireplace, kitchen with an island, dining area and rear patio.

Located off of Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville, Bennington Square is just minutes from Sugarloaf Parkway and Highway 316. In addition, residents will have easy access to the many shopping and dining opportunities located in and around Sugarloaf Mills. Rhodes Jordan Park, Alexander Park, downtown Lawrenceville and a variety of golf courses are also located nearby.

To register for the Bennington Square VIP Interest List, click here. For more information on these new townhomes in Lawrenceville from Home South Communities, contact Tamra Wade and Partners by calling 1-866-281-8451 or visit


Ivy Creek Manor is Selling FAST

March 10th, 2015

ivy_creek_manor_MLS_HID854970_ROOMfairfaxEight new homes waiting for their wonderful families to complete them!

It is not too late, yet, to join our cozy Community, with oversized wooded home sites. Home South Communities only has a few  complete  homes available  now and more to come in the spring. We are offering an incentive of $10,000 to use anyway you would like provided that our preferred  lender is used. Ivy Creek Manor is a uniquely appealing neighborhood in Buford!

  Be delighted to move into your new four or five bedroom home with loads of accents and upgrades.  Enjoy sitting in front of the fire watching your favorite movie under soaring ceilings in the family rooms.  Please visit us soon, while it is not too late to be a part of this wonderful community! Please feel free to contact Stefanie Bloom at 404-821-9807 or Sherry Aimonetti at 770-298-6289 for more information!



First Home Under Construction at Laurel Manor in Buford

March 10th, 2015

Jacobs III floor plan at Laurel Manor

Home South Communities is excited to announce that the first home is now available at Laurel Manor, a new community in Buford! Featuring prestigious single-family homes priced from the $400,000s, this community also offers a convenient location and access to a sought-after school district.

The first under construction home showcases the spacious Jacobs III floor plan, which is an entertainer’s dream. Priced at $458,994, this home includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms; a family room with a coffered ceiling and stone fireplace; a generously-sized open kitchen with a large island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash; and a covered porch with a fireplace.

Once complete, Laurel Manor will have 104 homes with 3,300 to more than 4,000 square feet. Both slab and basement home sites are available, and home buyers can choose from six distinct floor plans that feature four-sides brick exteriors.

In addition to beautiful homes, Laurel Manor will also include resort-style amenities. The community is home to conservation space and a lake, and it will also have a zero-entry swimming pool, two tennis courts and a children’s playground.

Thanks to its fantastic Buford location just off of I-985, residents at Laurel Manor will be close to the Mall of Georgia, Lake Lanier Islands and Resort, Chateau Élan and the downtown areas of both Buford and Flowery Branch. As an added bonus, children will attend top-ranked Buford City Schools.

For more information on the new homes at Laurel Manor in Buford, contact agents Brittney Landrey at 678-463-2912 or Shannon Wilmot at 404-405-0614. You can also visit to learn more.


New Townhomes Coming Soon to Laurel Landing

March 3rd, 2015

Laurel Landing Entrance

Expo Homes is excited to announce that it is now offering new townhomes priced from the low-$200,000s at Laurel Landing in Buford. The first four-unit building of three-story townhomes is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed by June. Buyers must act fast while there is still time to select the interior features on these first four homes.

The first home features the Hawthorn plan located on a desirable end unit! This great open-living concept plan is perfect for those who love to entertain family and friends. The large, gourmet kitchen features a breakfast bar that overlooks the spacious great room. There are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the second level, providing plenty of space for families. Plus, the home’s large bedroom and full bathroom on the terrace level provides a private retreat for overnight guests or a home office.

Unit 2-A features the Dogwood home design with high-end finishes including a separate dining room with shadow box trim and crown molding, a fireside great room and a kitchen with granite countertops, tile backsplash and walk-in pantry. This home also boasts two luxurious master suites, each with a garden tub, separate shower, double vanity and linen closet. A third bedroom and full bath on the terrace level offers additional space to be used as a home office or guest room.

Unit 3-A also offers the luxury of three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs with a fourth bedroom and full bath on the terrace level. Featuring the Azalea floor plan, this townhome comes with tons of storage space with a large kitchen with wall-to-wall cabinetry and walk-in pantry. The great room with fireplace offers a cozy retreat after the end of a long day. Plus, the terrace level with an additional bedroom and full bathroom adds even more space to this amazing home.

Unit 4 features the Magnolia floor plan, and it is also a desirable end unit. This design boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs with a fourth bedroom and full bathroom on the terrace level. The spacious master suite offers a relaxing oasis with trey ceiling, walk-in closet and separate tub and shower. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with a center island, breakfast bar, granite countertops, tile backsplash and walk-in pantry. Other highlights of this open floor plan include a large great room with cozy fireplace and double doors that open up to a beautiful deck.

Laurel Landing is an established community that offers access to a beautiful community pool, perfect for relaxing on a warm summer day. Plus, residents are conveniently located near prime dining and entertainment venues as well as the popular shopping options at the Mall of Georgia.

For more information about the new townhomes at Laurel Landing, visit or call Kristin Cooper at 770-500-0679 or Laurie Cooper at 770-490-2270.


Enjoy New Homes in Ellenwood and Dallas

February 27th, 2015


Village Crossing entranceTamra Wade and Partners is excited to announce two new communities in Paulding and Clayton counties. Premier Residential is building new homes priced from the high $150,000s at Village Crossing in Ellenwood, while Silverstone Residential is offering new homes priced from the low $160,000s at Somerset in Dallas.

Premier Residential is offering nine distinct home designs at Village Crossing that include four or five bedrooms and 2,000 to more than 3,200 square feet of living space. There are currently four available inventory homes under construction at Village Crossing:

  • The Heritage: Four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms – $179,990
  • The Chesney: Four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms – $169,990
  • The Charleston: Four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms – $219,900
  • The Tuscany: Five bedrooms and three bathrooms – $194,990

Village Crossing is located just minutes from I-285 and I-675, and it is just a short drive to Panola Mountain State Park and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In addition, children residing at this community will attend Clayton County schools, including Anderson Elementary, Adamson Middle and Morrow High.

For more information on the new homes at Village Crossing, contact Connie Hayes at 404-932-0288.

Front Entrance of SomersetAt Somerset, buyers will find seven new home designs from Silverstone Residential. Featuring four or five bedroom options and 2,200 to more than 3,000 square feet of living space, these new homes are priced from the low $160,000s. A sampling of the luxury features found in these homes include brick and shake exteriors, two-story foyers, arched entryways, chef-styled kitchens and spacious master suites.

Currently, four inventory homes are available at Somerset:

  • The Heritage: Home site 22, four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms – $182,565
  • The Charleston: Home site 23, four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms – $185,565
  • The Dewhurst: Home site 149, five bedrooms and three bathrooms – $188,565
  • The Nothwyck: Home site 148, five bedrooms and four bathrooms – $193,565

In addition to beautiful homes, Somerset offers fantastic amenities that the entire family will enjoy. These amenities include a sparkling swimming pool, playground and a pavilion area for entertaining or hosting family events.

Located off of Highway 381 near Highway 92, Somerset is just minutes from Highway 41, Seven Hills,  Crossroads and Lake Allatoona. In addition, children residing here will attend top-ranked Paulding County schools, including Russom Elementary, Moses Middle and East Paulding High schools.

For more information on the new homes at Somerset in Dallas, contact Donica Childs at 404-729-4824.

To learn more about Village Crossing and Somerset, visit


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