Five Homes Sold & Four New Construction Starts in April

(Athens, Ga.) May 9, 2012 — “The real estate doldrums are over!” The Georgia Club, a gated community of $300,000 to $1 million dollar homes near the college town of Athens, Georgia, is engineering its own real estate recovery.

The turn-around began in March when the new owners of the property launched a membership drive that signed up 45 new members to the 27-hole semi-private golf club. At the same time, Tom Valdes, Director of Sales, broke ground on the community’s 2012 Collection of New Homes.

The collection includes ten classic southern styled homes value priced starting in the high $200s to the $500s.The first of these homes are completed. “After 212 homes were built from ‘05 to ‘08, we experienced the nationwide downturn, where sales activity came to a standstill,” says Valdes.

“Now, in the month of April we are happy to report five sales, four new construction starts, and over 6,000 web inquiries,” he added, “I believe we are seeing the beginning of a real estate recovery.”

“The Georgia Club, attracts three types of buyers,” explains Valdes, “Executives from Atlanta, Chicago, the Northeast, Carolinas and Florida retire to enjoy Georgia’s lower cost of living and the Athens college town activities; University of Georgia graduates return to the area they love; Atlanta and North Georgia families move to Oconee County to benefit from the state’s top rated schools.”

“We are fortunate in that the existing homeowners and members love the club and community,” said Valdes, “Members are the ‘secret weapon’ in our marketing campaign and a large reason sales have re-ignited.”

“When introducing the new product, we were very careful to lower prices without compromising existing real estate values and standards within the community.” The Georgia Club sales team is accomplishing this by offering incentives such as golf carts, club memberships and designer allowances.

The Georgia Club community master plan features pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, an abundance of parks and green spaces, and classic Southern architecture with front porches and hidden, back entry garages. Most residents are also golfers, tennis players, swimmers and fitness buffs who drive by golf cart from home to the clubhouse, resort pool, tennis courts and health center.

The Georgia Club has launched a web site, where prospective buyers can watch testimonial videos. The membership includes well-known sports figures in the Peach State—including UGA great, David Greene, Atlanta Braves sports commentator Chuck Dowdle, and former UGA and NFL coach Pat Hodgson.

For more information, call The Georgia Club sales office at (770) 725-4700.

About The Georgia Club
The Georgia Club is a privately owned debt-free golf community offering a 27-hole Denis Griffiths championship golf course, swimming, tennis and fitness facilities, and an extensive calendar of events suited for both families and retirees. The community is within minutes of downtown Athens, Georgia and the University of Georgia and less than 40 miles from metro Atlanta. Featuring classic Southern architecture, generous green space and nostalgic streetscapes, homes are priced from the $270,000s to over $1 million.

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