Fri, April 19, 2024

Residential Real Estate

Awards/Celebrations

Winning in the real estate market

The Homebuilders Association of the Greater Aiken-Augusta Region recently recognized top performers at their Stellar Awards presented by Colony Bank and D.R. Horton. Yesterday, ABD revealed the three top performers. Today, we give you the list of other award winners who contribute to making homes happen from inside to outside in the CSRA. Member Choice Awards Best Cabinets and Countertops: Looper Cabinet Company Best Accounting Firm: Cleveland Group, CPAs Best Closing Attorney: David L. Huguenin, PC Best Concrete and Concrete Finishing Company: Augusta Ready Mix Best Electrical Work: Rob Zapata

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Awards/Celebrations

CSRA builders and associates reel in Stellar Awards

The Home Builders Association of the Greater Aiken-Augusta Region and the Sales and Marketing Council recently hosted the 2023 Stellar Awards presented by Colony Bank and D.R. Horton. The three most prestigious awards presented recognized some familiar names. The Community Service Award- SMC Member (Sales and Marketing Committee) to Angela Sorapuru-Lopez, with RE/MAX True Advantage. Angela has given her skills, resources, money, and most importantly, time to so many organizations including ReStart Augusta, and was named 2023 Realtor of the Year. The Community Service Award- Builder to Matt and Mark

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Consumer Stories

Union Lofts Apartments debuts in Downtown Augusta

Union Lofts Apartments held a ribbon cutting on April 2 at 513 James Brown Boulevard to celebrate the arrival of new living spaces in Downtown Augusta. The event was free and open to the public. The three buildings, located at 501, 509, and 513 James Brown Boulevard, were constructed in the 1890’s. Having been vacant for almost five decades, they were nearing being demolished. According to a press release from the Downtown Development Authority, “Local Developer Brendon Steffes thoughtfully preserved and renovated them into 22 market-rate apartments with each unit

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Consumer Stories

Are CSRA real estate commissions changing?

As the Bible says, separating the wheat from the chaff on real estate commissions. The October 2023 ruling on a class action lawsuit regarding commissions paid to real estate agents has had people buzzing about the impact. The lawsuit that started in Missouri alleged an anticompetitive agreement that resulted in sellers paying inflated commissions to real estate agents and brokers. The defendants, including the National Association of Realtors, denied the allegations and the court has not decided the defendants did anything wrong. At issue is the allegation sellers or buyers

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Awards/Celebrations

“Greatest honor ever,” says veteran realtor

Meybohm’s Ann Marie McManus has a stack of sales awards from her 40-plus year career as one of the “go-to” agents in the CSRA, specializing in the Summerville area. One of her more recent accolades, she said was her greatest honor ever. “Receiving the Good Neighbor Award is truly something special. This award, given for the first time ever in Augusta, recognizes my commitment to giving back to our amazing community. It goes beyond professional achievements and speaks to the heart of who I am,” said McManus. She was at

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Awards/Celebrations

CSRA real estate firm wins prestigious award

Blanchard and Calhoun has been honored with the Diamond Award by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE). The award, presented at the annual LeadingRE Conference in Las Vegas, recognized Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co. as a top performer among the world’s premier real estate firms. The Diamond Award is the highest accolade bestowed by LeadingRE, awarded to member companies that demonstrate exceptional performance across a broad range of categories, including business generation and development, participation in global events, and a commitment to excellence in real estate services.

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Consumer Stories

North Augusta growing again with major new home construction

Business is booming in North Augusta and now, a new neighborhood has opened that should ensure there will be families to patronize those establishments. The neighborhood, developed by Ivey Homes, will have approximately 170 dwellings. Single-family homes range from 1,490 to just over 2,900 square feet. They offer two to six bedrooms and two to four bathrooms. Prices range from $271,000 to $400,000. There will also be townhomes, offering two to three bedrooms. Sizes range from just under 1,200 up to 1,490 square feet and two and a half bathrooms.

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B2B Stories

CSRA Realtors expand during unknown time

The Realtors of Greater Augusta now includes North Augusta in its physical location. The group opened a satellite location at 510 W. Martintown Road. The NA Chamber cut the ribbon at the office last Thursday. “We are delighted to open our doors in North Augusta, furthering our mission to empower and support realtors in South Carolina,” said Regina Wadsworth, RGA President. “This expansion represents a significant step forward in our commitment to providing unparalleled resources and services to our real estate professionals. “ The new North Augusta office will provide

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Consumer Stories

Cracking down on substandard housing

Owners of rental properties in Augusta could find themselves under increased pressure to bring their properties up to occupancy standards. During Monday’s meeting of the Public Services Committee, District 1 Commissioner, Jordan Johnson told fellow commissioners he recommends creating a city ordinance to deal with property owners of substandard housing. “I was at a town hall that was hosted in Harrisburg. A family was speaking about a home on Warren Street, and just about how bad the condition of the home was,” he explained. “So, we went to the home,

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Consumer Stories

Meybohm Real Estate announces new mortgage company

Meybohm Real Estate debuted Meybohm Mortgage, a specialized mortgage company created in partnership with Newrez and Carolina One Mortgage, in an announcement made on Nov. 17. Meybohm Mortgage will focus on residential purchase mortgage lending. The company named its two loan officers, Kim Shelpman and John Mark Capers as having extensive experience, which will allow them to provide a standard of excellence in leading the industry. Kim Shelpman, branch manager at Meybohm Mortgage, said the news is exciting for the company. “Meybohm Mortgage is thrilled to introduce a suite of

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