Coming to The Retreat at Westridge

July 1st, 2015

Tamra Wade and Partners is excited to announce that Premier Residential will be building new ranch homes priced from the $150,000s in McDonough.  The Retreat at Westridge is an active adult community in Henry County.  It is conveniently located close to Interstate 75 and South Point shopping center in McDonough. The Retreat at Westridge also offers easy access to life’s necessities including a neighborhood Publix, Shane’s Rib Shack, China House and a CVS which are just a short walk away.

All Premier Residential homes are built with the homeowner in mind and utilize energy-efficient features such as Low E windows, energy efficient appliances, low flow toilets and programmable thermostats. This helps home buyers save money down the road. Additionally, the builder constructs its homes in accordance with the most recent building energy efficiency codes.

Residents at The Retreat at Westridge will have the added benefit of all lawn maintenance provided by the homeowner’s association so they have more time to enjoy life. There is also a community park and clubhouse to enjoy for special events.

Premier Residential features a variety of floor plans and hundreds of interior and exterior options to fit any taste. This allows buyers to customize their homes to meet their style and needs. Premium details found in Premier Residential homes include two-story foyers, arched entryways, chef-style kitchens, spacious master suites.

New homeowners will also have the security of the best warranty program available today. Premier Residential provides homeowners with a one-year limited builder warranty and an express 10-year insured structural warranty backed by Professional Warranty Service Corporation.

For more info on this amazing community, please contact Cynthia Merritt at 404-867-5070 or visit


New Model Home Nearing Completion at Laurel Manor

June 22nd, 2015


new model home from Home South CommunitiesAs contracts have been flying off the shelves for homes at Laurel Manor, Home South Communities is excited to present its popular community with a new model home. Showcasing the Avondale floor plan, this home is currently being designed and will be available for touring and celebrated with a grand opening event at the end of June.

The Avondale model home features two stories and 4,500 square feet of living space including six bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and a finished basement. The main-level guest suite makes the home hospitable while the finished basement with theater room, a luxury kitchen with an island and wine refrigerator and a rear deck overlooking the lake make the Avondale perfect for entertaining. Families would have the opportunity to grow and thrive in this spacious house with a grand great room with coffered ceilings, a keeping room with a wood beamed ceiling and stacked stone fireplace, and an upstairs loft.  This model home showcases many upgrades, finishes and features offered by Home South Communities.

The design center is to be located in the finished basement of the Avondale model home and will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 6 p.m.

At Laurel Manor in Buford, home buyers will find executive single-family homes offering 3,300 to more than 4,000 square feet of living space. Priced from the $400,000s, Laurel Manor will offer 104 total homes upon completion; including seven spacious floor plans with four sides of brick and four or five bedrooms.

The homes can be built to the needs of the potential homeowner with choices such as slab or basement style, and whether or not they want the optional third car garage, office, powder room or upstairs loft. 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 and extensive hardwood flooring.

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, cabana, children’s playground and two tennis courts.

With Laurel Manor’s excellent Buford location and incredible price point, these homes have been an instant hit with buyers as 12 homes were placed under contract in just six weeks. 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



Fee Simple Townhomes Save Money with Style in Lawrenceville

June 17th, 2015

There is hope for potential homeowners in the market for a new home, but afraid to commit because of the often unaffordable HOA fees associated with homeownership. Fee simple townhome developments are the way to go and allow homeownership without the hassle of traditional $200 to $300 per month HOA fees. For instance, the Green Bridge Creek townhome development is a fee simple development with typical fees of just $85 per month, which also includes lawn maintenance.

The development is conveniently located close to I-85 in Lawrenceville, allowing for quick highway access and short travel times to the downtown area and surrounding suburbs. The homes feature two-story floor plans with three or four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, two-car garages and, four-sided brick construction, which is easy to maintain. The interior details are as equally as impressive. Showcasing maple cabinets, granite countertops, and energy efficient thermal pane windows, these homes offer quality at an affordable price.

This beautiful community is surrounded by mature evergreen trees and features seven acres of green space. Only a limited number of wooded home sites remain. Each home has a patio for outdoor grilling and entertaining. Sidewalks in every part of the community give those wishing to take a jog or an evening stroll a safe place to enjoy.

For more information on the new fee simple community of Green Bridge Townhomes, contact Tamra Wade and Partners by calling 770-363-7544 or The community of Green Bridge Creek can also be found on Facebook at Green Bridge Creek Townhomes by LCCI.


Introducing Atlanta€™s Newest Home Builder: Premier Residential

June 16th, 2015

Premier Residential Logo

With more than 60 years of combined experience in the homebuilding industry, Scott Schmidt, along with Steve Connor and Joe Dan Rogers, continue to bring affordable, semi-custom homes to the Atlanta area. Working together as metro Atlant€™s newest home builder, Premier Residential is building in Fulton, Clayton, DeKalb, Henry and Forsyth counties, with new communities coming online monthly.

Check out these Premier Residential communities currently selling in metro Atlanta.

  • Village Crossing, Clayton County. New two-story homes from the high $150,000s.
  • Hancock Heights, DeKalb County. New two-story homes from the high $150,000s.
  • SouthOaks at Cascade, Fulton County. Low-maintenance ranch condominiums from the $170,000s.
  • Manor at Forest Park, Clayton County. New two-story homes from the $140,000s.
  • Benefield Road, Forsyth County. New executive estate homes from the $500,000s on ONE ACRE home sites!
  • Monarch Village, Henry County. New two-story homes from the $150,000s.
  • The Retreat at Westridge, Henry County. New active adult three-sides brick ranch homes from the $150,000s.

Scott Schmidt, Premier Residential’s CEO and founder, created a reputation for quality and professional excellence within the homebuilding industry. With 30 years of experience, Scott successfully led Atlant€™s 2009 national builder of the year, garnering superb recognition as one of the top five builders in the metro Atlanta area and one of the largest builders in the southeast.

Steve Connor, Chief Operations Officer, brings more than 35 years of experience in residential development and construction management. Steve was instrumental in building with Scott and received recognition for the 2009 Builder of the Year.  Steve has managed construction of more than $300 million in single-family residential projects as the Vice President of Construction at Capstone Building Corporation.

Adding to the team’s excellent experience, Joe Dan Rogers brings more than 17 years of professional experience to Premier Residential. Spending part of a decade in collegiate and professional football, Joe understands the demanding and competitive nature of business. After a career in coaching, Joe began working in the marketing and management industry, where he assembled a commercial development group in senior housing.

With an incredible team behind the name, Premier Residential is off to a great start bringing Atlanta home buyers a plethora of affordable, beautiful places to call home. For more information about these communities and Premier Residential,


Sales Frenzy Seen at New Buford Community

April 14th, 2015

new Buford community - Laurel Manor

The spring selling season is heating up, and nowhere has that been truer than at Laurel Manor, a new Buford 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 Tamr€™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 Belind€™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.

Belind€™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, Belind€™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


Switch to our mobile site