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WOW House: $1.3M Custom Brick Estate With Private Well

ALPHARETTA, GA — Are you in the market for a new home? Looking for more space to accommodate your growing family? Or are you seeking to downsize, now that the kids have left the nest? No matter what your desires are in the real estate market, Patch is here to help. Each week, we feature a WOW House, a hot listing on the market provided by realtor.com. Enjoy!

Price: $1,399,000 Square Feet: 6367 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6 Full and 2 Half Baths Built: 1991 Features: Exceptional Custom Built Country Club of the South Brick Estate Home on 1+/- acre flat lot ideal for pool. Beautifully landscaped w wonderful curb appeal. Well balanced family home w 3 car garage, mud room w Sub-Zero, master main, additional 2nd level master supporting 3 secondary well-appointed bedrooms...

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NW Georgia Housing Authority discusses new housing project behind mall

Melvin Scott, standing, Housing Director for the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, speaks to members of the authority, including Lillie Dyar, seated. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority is working with a Texas developer on a project to bring affordable housing to a large tract behind Mount Berry Mall. The 19.9 acre parcel was purchased by Pinnacle Housing Partners of Temple, Texas, from the original developers of the mall, the Crown American Corp., for $900,000 in 2002.

Executive Director Sandra Hudson said she and Melvin Scott, director of housing, had been to Texas to meet with officials at Commonwealth Multifamily Housing Corp. about the project.

They have started talking with bond attorneys and they do have some plans drawn up, Hudson told the housing author...

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Georgia college freshman dies in crash returning from spring break

A college freshman from Gwinnett County was killed Saturday morning as he returned from a spring break trip to the beach, his family said.

Charles Jaylin Boykins, 19, was a 2017 graduate of Brookwood High School and a freshman at the University of North Georgia. He planned to become an orthopedic surgeon, his aunt told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

After spending several days in Panama City Beach, Boykins was a passenger in a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer that left the roadway around 8:56 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 431 near Phenix City, Ala. He died from injuries.

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Vesper Holdings Expands Georgia Student Housing Portfolio With New Acquisitions

Vesper Holdings announces its acquisition of two student housing communities located near the University of West Georgia

NEW YORK, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vesper Holdings ("Vesper"), a privately-held real estate investment firm based in New York City, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Carrollton Crossing and River Pointe located near the University of West Georgia. With this latest transaction, Vesper’s student housing portfolio now totals over 17,000 beds. Inclusive of this acquisition, Vesper has purchased 13 properties totaling approximately $400 million over the last 16 months.

Carrollton Crossing is a 336-bed apartment community that is located adjacent to the University of West Georgia’s campus...

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Scuttlebiz: Multimillion-dollar real estate deals abound all over town

The former International Paper Co. plant on Mike Padgett Highway, which produces coated paperboard products, was recently acquired by Atlanta-based Graphic Packaging. STAFF/FILE

You think an Atlanta company’s recent purchase of the 28-acre Washington Square shopping center for $20 million was yuge?

Then you probably missed the string of real estate transactions that were part of Atlanta-based Graphic Packaging’s purchase of International Paper’s North American consumer packaging business – a deal that included its bleached paperboard mill in south Augusta.

The local land involved in that $6 billion debt-and-stock deal has started showing up in Richmond County property records in recent weeks. And I must say, the sales are among the largest land transactions I’ve ever seen in this city.

So ...

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Georgia Ports want to more than double container capacity by 2028

Ships are loaded and unloaded in the Port of Savannah. Following years of political wrangling and environmental concerns, the deepening of the Savannah River is one step closer to becoming a reality. Officials argue a deeper port is needed in order for Georgia to remain competitive and accommodate the larger class of ships. AJC 2014 file photo

The state agency that runs the bustling ports in Savannah and Brunswick, seeing continued growth in ocean-bound cargo, is forming a master plan for a 10-year, $2.3 billion expansion of its capacity.

At a conference Monday in Sea Island, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said investments the agency plans will allow the harbors to accommodate 10 million twenty-foot-equivalent units of cargo (TEUs), more than double the record of ne...

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American Lung Association in Georgia to offer ‘quit smoking’ support to residents of public housing

In advance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s smoke free housing rule requiring all public housing to be smoke free by July 31, 2018, the American Lung Association in Georgia, with support from the Amerigroup Foundation, will offer quit smoking support for residents. Through the Smoking Cessation for Low Income Housing Residents initiative, the Lung Association will work with Public Housing Agencies and other local partners to provide smokers wanting to quit access to proven-effective tobacco cessation services such as Freedom From Smoking.

“While we applaud the new smoke free policy to protect the thousands of Georgia’s public housing residents from secondhand smoke, we also understand that quitting smoking can be difficult for those residents that smoke,” said Atey...

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Georgia Housing Market Strengthens

The latest recession that affected global markets did not leave property values unscathed. It affected property pricing across the entirety of the United States – with some possible exceptions being locations such as Florida which remained largely untouched due to the high demand from retirees and those seeking vacation homes.

However, locations such as areas in Georgia were not so lucky. The financial crisis and the recession left many developers and homeowners with assets that saw a significant drop in value. This was also worsened by the fact that the area had seen enormous growth in new build projects. The result was oversupply and buyers who were struggling to get credit for the purchase of property.

The good news is that Georgia – and in particular Atlanta is now well on the road to ...

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