New Home Developments

 New Home Development Activity In East Cobb (Updated Periodically)

2012-2013

East Cobb New Homes For Sale

A sure sign the real estate market is on the mend is that nationally, 2012 has seen the most new home building activity since the markets of 2005 – 2006. Here in East Cobb builder activity, driven by East Cobb’s top three public high schools Walton, Lassiter, and Pope, has been just as brisk. For example, within three miles of my home in East Cobb several new home neighborhoods have materialized since early 2011.

East Cobb New Home Construction

In the Lassiter High School District, local speciality developer, Brooks Chadwick developed a large wooded tract of land now known as Mountain Creek where Lennar is building 48 new homes priced from $500K. In the Pope High District Lennar added a final phase of about 20 new homes (on smaller lots) to the existing Waldon Subdivision built in the 1990’s. Lennars new addition is named “The Estates of Waldon” also priced from $500K.

In the Pope High School district there are two brand new tracts of land now (Dec 2012) being prepped for new home construction to begin in early 2013. One will be a small enclave of about 15 homes by local new home builder Traton Homes, the other is a larger joint venture “Swim Tennis” development between Ashton Woods and Edward Andrews homes. About 55 homes are planned for this new subdivision known as Mabry Manor and advertised prices range from the high $400’s to the $700’s – an unusual range of prices for such a small suburban development.

Pope High New Homes for sale

New Home Developement Ashton Woods/Edward Andrews

The East Cobb Home Guide will update this page on a regular basis as these and more new home developments evolve and come on line in East Cobb.

Be sure to see my New Home Builder Bonuses page for more information about various purchaser incentives being offer in new home subdivisions in East Cobb and all over Greater North Atlanta.

If you are interested in buying a new home to be built and want to reserve a nice “buildable” lot contact me to help you pick out the best lot in the neighborhood of your choice while they are still availible – before the following happens to you!

East Cobb Lot For Sale

East Cobb Lot For Sale

East Cobb Building Lots for sale

June 2014 Update

East Cobb New Construction Homes

Luxury Homes and Lots – Coming Soon – Lassiter High District

This is an attractive site being developed by a private developer that will contain an enclave of three 3/4 acre lots available for purchase by builders or those who want to build new and use a custom builder. Prices of finished homes will range $800K to over $1 million. We have several trusted builders we can refer to our buyer clients who want to build new East Cobb homes and East Cobb custom luxury homes.

There are other “coming soon” and unadvertised new construction home and new construction lot opportunities in the Walton and Pope High districts as well. Contact me for more details about these or other opportunities while they are still available!

Want to Buy or Build a New Construction Home? You Need An Expert And An Advocate – Not Just An Agent/Generalist/Salesperson!

Contact me anytime to discuss your plans to buy or build a new home in East Cobb. I bring years of experience in both residential real estate brokerage, and new home construction methods, defect identification, and dealing effectively with builders and their site personnel, to protect my clients interests and assure the best outcome. I have the additional and unique skills and experience required to competently assist, represent, advise, and protect new home buyers throughout every facet of the process. I help clients to become more knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the East Cobb new construction home market, and monitor homes under construction for my clients to reduce problems and assure quality. Whether you plan to purchase an existing spec home, a home currently under construction, or you want to build a new home from the ground up using a local or national volume builder, or a custom fine home builder, give me a call – I know real estate and new home construction! There is no scenario where I would not bring significant advantages to you over your other options…trying to go it alone – or using an ordinary agent!

Sincerely,

Robert Whitifield
Broker/Owner
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Protect Yourself From Wire Fraud in Real Estate

Wire Fraud in Real Estate

Whether by compromised data, cracked passwords, or phishing, real estate is a target for cyber criminals. More and more over the last few years, homebuyers and sellers-and the practitioners who serve them-are reporting theft via wire fraud. Typically criminals gain access to emails, learn of a pending transaction, and then message phony wiring instructions to victims. Bogus DocuSign emails, emails with illegitimate referrals, and ransomware attacks are also on the rise.

Being a victim of wire fraud can be devastating – as your funds are almost always irretrievable once sent. And aside from making off with money, criminals can gain personally identifiable information, through any of a combination of schemes. This can be used for other crimes. Often scammers get initial information on an individual from social media sites – birth dates and photos for example.

Best practices to protect yourself when buying a home:

  1. The first step in protecting yourself from fraud and especially wire fraud, is being aware that you may be a target. By educating yourself on the danger, you’re much more likely to identify suspicious activities and unorthodox changes to procedure that are utilized by hackers.
  2. Be sure that you clearly understand the wiring instructions for your transaction, and ensure that you’re getting that information from a verified source – the attorneys secure portal and if needed, confirm anything you have a question about with a staff member you know for a fact is with the firm. All closing attorneys we use in East Cobb and North Fulton will be using a secured portal to send you instructions about making wire transfers to their designated escrow account – they will never do this by phone or email. We as brokers and agents will not give you wire instructions. Most closing firms will also have their standard procedures posted on their website. As an extra step, make a phone call to a number that’s listed on the closing attorneys’ website to speak with a real person to verify the information you receive in the secure portal.
  3. Take common sense precautions with cell phones and laptops – don’t open links to access secure portals or your bank while using unsecured public Wi-Fi at restaurants, hotels, etc.
  4. Trust your gut – if something seems wrong or fishy, it probably is. If you are sent a message requesting a partial payment, notifying you of a change in the deadline for your transfer, or detailing a new procedure for your wire transfer, don’t do anything without talking to your real estate agent. Your agent likely knows the law firm personnel well and can reach them regarding any odd or last minute changes. Last minutes changes in general – and especially contacts to you regarding wire transfers that are made via phone call, text, fax, signing software like DocuSign, or email are big red flags.

Robert Whitfield is the Broker/Owner of Advantage Realtors, and has over 35 years of multifaceted experience in the Atlanta Real Estate Brokerage, Building Inspection, and New Home Construction Markets.

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