Augusta Business Daily

Fri, September 22, 2023

Housing/Construction Industry

Consumer Stories

Local development company to open CSRA luxury apartment complex

Shelly Martin is excited about bringing the CSRA’s only housing development with its own rooftop lounge to downtown Augusta. Martin, Vice President of Operations for ATC Development, said phase 1 of construction on The Augustan, a four-story, 136-unit luxury apartment complex located at the corner of 12th and Greene Streets, is expected to be finished by mid-November. Phase 2 should be finished by Jan. 2024. Pre-leasing for phase 1 is expected to begin in early September. She said one-bedroom units will start in the $1,500 range, and two-bedroom units will

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B2B Podcasting

Is it a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market?

Carey Pifer is the relocation director for Southeastern Residential and works with CSRA companies to help its employees find a great place to live. She sat down with ABD’s Neil Gordon to see how the market is as we approach the summer months.

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Housing/Construction Industry

North Augusta woman lands first federal construction job

Some CSRA businesses are dominated by women, like education, childcare and employment services, nursing, and social services. Construction is not one of the industries where you typically find women in charge. Don’t tell that to Debra Pearson. She started G & P Construction in 2015 and can wear all the hats in day-to-day operations, from operating heavy equipment to demolition. “It’s not easy for a woman in this business. I’ll be honest it’s been a struggle. Many jobs already have a contractor and it’s usually a man. Even though I’ve been

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Consumer Stories

Sweeping chimneys from Summerville to Aiken

It won’t be long now until the chill of fall beckons us to throw a log in the fireplace. Before you do, keep in mind there are more than 25,000 chimney fires a year in the United States. While some sound like a low-flying jet and include flames shooting out the top of the chimney, others are slow-burning and go undetected until a chimney inspection uncovers damage. His own experience many years ago sparked Dave Andrews’ interest in fire safety. “When I was a teenager, we had a chimney fire at my

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Consumer Stories

National real estate firm to unveil newly renovated apartment complex

Next week, a national real estate investment and property management company will unveil its newly renovated apartment complex in Augusta. Broad Management Group and the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Broad on the Green located at 3122 Damascus Road on Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. A complex employee said the units have new flooring, appliances, and countertops, among other improvements. The event will include tours, raffles, and entertainment. “We at Broad Management Group are excited about the transformation this property has undergone,” said Director

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Consumer Stories

Construction continues on the south Augusta townhome project

Oscar A. Jessie has made a multi-million dollar investment in a south Augusta housing development that will likely benefit existing businesses in that area and even spur the construction of new ones. Jessie, a local real estate developer and owner of GreenSpace Communities, LLC is currently building the Orchard Landing luxury townhome development on a nearly eight-acre property located at 3699 Peach Orchard Road. He said the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath homes sell for between $180,000 to $205,000, 10 percent below market value. “That provides homeowners instant equity as soon as they

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Consumer Stories

Real Talk Real Estate: Selling a Home with Pets

I hope that we all share the love of a beloved pet or two. I can admit I am fully pet-crazed and love my fur babies like they are my children. My friends affectionately refer to me as the crazy cat lady! When I am helping buyers and sellers, pets often take center stage with needs. Those who have pets want to buy a home with a fenced yard for the dogs or a screened porch for the cats. If you are a seller, you are concerned with what you

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Consumer Stories

Homebuilders celebrate strong sales despite many challenges in 2021

Despite facing challenges related to covid, rising prices on materials and workforce shortages, local home builders still recorded a strong year for new home sales. To celebrate, the Builders Association and Sales and Marketing Council of Metro Augusta honored many of these professionals at its 2021 Stellar Awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 8 at the West Lake Country Club. “Despite all the challenges with supply costs, availability and workforce, we had a phenomenal year in new home sales,” said Tiffany Heitzman, Executive Officer of the Builders Association of Metro Augusta.

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Consumer Stories

Local investor seeks partnerships with real estate agents

A local, professional house buyer is looking for win-win relationships with real estate agents. Paul Myers, a local real estate investor and owner of Myers House Buyers, buys homes for cash. He speaks to brokerages and groups of agents about topics that bring them value on a monthly or quarterly basis. Topics range from his personal story of financial stewardship, to getting started in real estate investing, as well as professional sales training. Myers held one of these meetings in the ABD boardroom on Wednesday, March 2. About 15 real

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Consumer Stories

Real Talk Real Estate: When will the madness end?

Spring sales are coming friends! We are definitely still in a fast moving market. To date, we have experienced 46 months of an aggressive seller’s market. A seller’s market by definition is an economic situation in which goods are scarce and sellers can keep prices high. At this time, I am seeing the most desirable homes selling for approximately 10% over the list price in the CSRA. Keep this in mind as spring fever hits and you are buying or selling a home. Undoubtedly, the most common question everyone is

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