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What’s the Best Time of Year to Purchase a New Home?

Categories: Purchasing a New Home | Posted: October 8, 2012

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Homes sales in Augusta fluctuate by time of year and seasons.  As a general rule, Spring and Summer are the best-selling seasons with Fall and Winter being a bit slower.  However, there are always anomalies from year to year, and no month ever goes to zero.

Based on our company’s history, October and November are the best months for incentives on existing homes if you can close by year-end.  Sales that close by year-end do two things, 1) revenue for the current year and 2) clear out any inventory so that new starts can occur for Spring delivery and we can keep our trades working through the holidays.

For to be built homes, August and September are good months to go under contract.  This gives us a good base of sales going into the Fall, and our trade partners start slowing down after the Spring/Summer crunch.  We always give preference in the building cycle to homes under contract, but homes can take a little longer to build when the trade partners get crunched in the Summer.  Start the process early if you have a drop dead time to be in the home.

Is this year any different?  Yes, the year-end effect is amplified somewhat.  2012 saw an uptick in new construction nationally.  This caused some costs to rise.  It is anticipated that cost increases will be higher next year as new homes sales continue to improve nationally.  The new T-Splost for road improvements goes into effect January 1st.  This new tax will add on average about $750 to the cost of a new home.  There is fair amount of uncertainty about what income taxes will be next year.  If no provisions are made by Congress, income tax rates will rise next year.  It is preferable to pay this year’s rates versus next year’s higher rates.

Come visit us in Canterbury Farms, Crawford Creek, Amberley at Riverwood Plantation, Sumter Landing or Trolley Run to view our available inventory.

Crawford Creek – Come Home to Resort Living

Categories: Master Planned Communities | Posted: September 17, 2012

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The Crawford Creek new home neighborhood is proud to complement a prime Columbia County location with a fine host of homes and amenities.  You can now enjoy a spectacular fun filled “staycation” without ever leaving the luxuries of your new Ivey home.

The soothing sounds of the waterfalls will draw you outside to the community’s much anticipated “Resort” style amenities area.  Here you will enjoy the CSRA’s first ever rock structure community pool with waterfalls and a lap lane, a tiki hut picnic pavilion, kids play area which includes bucket spills, water squirting elephants, and mushrooms to play under.

Our community walking trails offers the ability to stay active and connect with nature but if you’re looking for a party, you can start your own with daily access to the neighborhood picnic pavilion featuring several outdoor grills, a fire pit, and playground.

The Manor @ Crawford Creek offers not only the latest in floor plans and home styles but also the area’s first Solar Ready community.  Fantastically priced from the $190’s, you can either choose a home from our fabulous inventory or pick your plan and home site in which to begin personalizing your very own Ivey home.

Mushroom Water Feature at Crawford Creek PoolRock SlideZero Entry Gators at Crawford Creek

Mushroom Water Feature

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