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Q&A with Kelly Dempsey of Jim Chapman Communities

2014 is going to be a big year for the active adult home builder Jim Chapman Communities. With only 20 homes left in all communities, Brookhaven of East Cobb and Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge will be joining Brookhaven at Sugarloaf in closing out soon.

Kelly Dempsey, the vice president of sales and marketing for Jim Chapman Communities, is excited about this year’s momentum and looks forward to future projects. To get more of his perspective and answer all of your questions, here is a short Q&A:

Exactly how many homes are available at each of the communities?

We have two more homes at Brookhaven of East Cobb and 18 more homes available at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. All homes feature brick and stone construction with inviting front porches, two and three bedroom award-winning floor plans, optional screened porches and bonus rooms with full baths.

What time frame do you expect for closing out these communities?

We feel like we will be closed out of all three by the year’s end.


Why should active adult buyers take advantage of these final opportunities?

With current development restrictions, rising costs and difficulties financing for developing any new communities, it may take one year or so for additional new homes to be available.

What are some of your home buyers’ favorite features of these communities?

Our buyers appreciate the sense of safety and security. Each community is completely gated, perfect for locking and leaving! Additionally, our buyers love the roomy, livable floor plans with the ability to personalize homes with their own upgrade choices. Plus, our variety of amenities attracts many of our buyers. Amenities include beautiful pools, outdoor fireplaces and clubhouses with exercise rooms and catering kitchens.

What sets these communities apart?

Location, location, location! Each community is located where people want to live. They are not remote locations. Instead, they are easily accessible from I-75, I-85, 400, stores, restaurants, recreation and medical facilities.

What’s next for Jim Chapman Communities?

We are actively pursuing new locations to purchase and develop new communities. We are very excited about what’s in store for Jim Chapman Communities, but don’t hesitate to visit one of our existing locations before they are all gone—for now!

For more information about Brookhaven of East Cobb and Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com today.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Jim Chapman to Highlight ALL Home Program at 2014 HBAG Spring Board Meeting

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The Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG) will host its Spring Board meeting this year at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris from April 28-30. Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities and Jim Chapman Fine Homes, has been invited to address the HBAG Board and will focus in particular on the roll-out of the ALL Home Program.

 
“The ALL Home Program is a voluntary statewide certification program for homebuilders who want to incorporate design features into a new or remodeled home that promote a liveable and accessible lifestyle for its owners,” notes Chapman, who is a Founding Member and initial Chairman of the ALL Home Program, serves as Second Vice Chairman of the 50+ Housing Council Board of Trustees of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is on the Board of the 50+ Housing Council for the Greater Atlanta Association of Home Builders as well.
 

“There is a great need for accessible homes – just think of returning veterans, active adults and seniors who intend to ‘age in place’, families with a special needs child or wheelchair users. The ALL Home program’s certification will make it easy for homebuyers to select the home that fits their individual, specific needs,” adds Chapman.
 
At the HBAG Spring Board Meeting, Chapman will highlight the specifics of ALL Homes and how to participate. Already, the ALL Home program has its own Facebook page, web page and a solid marketing strategy in place that will encourage builders, real estate professionals, financial experts and consumers to learn more about the program’s benefits.
 

For more information, check www.ALiveableLifestyleHome.com.




Discover Cumming at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge Home buyers at Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge are impressed with the community’s active adult homes and convenient location. The city offers a variety of recreation and attractions for any interest.

For the athletic types, the local recreation department, located at 410 Pilgrim Mill Road, offers aerobics classes year-round. From step aerobics to low impact aerobics to zumba, there is a class for anyone’s schedule.  If you want to improve your cardiovascular fitness, click here to learn more information.

If swimming is more your thing, then the Cumming Aquatic Center offers group exercise classes. These range from power aqua to aqua sculpt to arthritis relieving classes. Whether you want to tone your muscles, improve your cardio strength, relieve stress or improve your range of movement and flexibility, sign-up today by calling 770-781-1781.

You can also swim at nearby Lake Lanier, along with boating and fishing. The lake offers beautiful beaches, pavilions, campgrounds and so much more. Nearby restaurants include Big Creek Tavern, Bullfrogs Bar and Grille, Dockside Grill Holiday Marina, Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill, Skogies and Windows Restaurant.

For those that enjoy the arts, Cumming Playhouse is just minutes from Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. First established as a public school in 1923, the theatre was opened in 2004. Upcoming shows include Oliver, Tarzan and Oklahoma. Purchase tickets here.

City-convenience is not the only thing that sets Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge a part. Priced from the $290,000s to $320,000s, homes feature all brick and stone construction, inviting front porches, two and three bedrooms floor plans, vaulted ceilings and oversized master suites.

Additionally, the community provides an array of amenities. These include a heated pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and catering kitchen.

So, stop by Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge and discover Cumming today! For more information, call Joan Wise at 770-780-9095 or visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Jim Chapman Communities Announces Limited Opportunities

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeFor those wanting to live in an active adult community built by Jim Chapman Communities, opportunities are now limited. The Atlanta-based home builder announces that it only has less than 20 homes available at Brookhaven of East Cobb, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge and Brookhaven at Sugarloaf.

“As staples of our brand, it is sad to see these communities close out,” said Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing for Jim Chapman Communities. “However, it’s exciting at the same time. We have already had a great sales pace this year, and spring sales are projected to keep this momentum going.”

Located in sought after Kennesaw, Brookhaven of East Cobb has three homes left. Priced from the $290,000s, the community provides a variety of amenities that active adult home buyers are looking for. These include a beautiful heated pool, outdoor fireplace and a National Association of Home Builders award-winning clubhouse with exercise room and catering kitchen. The community is also minutes from Town Center Mall, Shaw Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Marietta Country Club and Wellstar Kennesaw Medical Center.

Priced from the $290,000s to $320,000s, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming is a Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association award-winning active adult community. With just 14 maintenance-free ranch condominium homes available, all were designed to simplify the lives of its homeowners. Walking distance to nearby shops and convenient to Lake Lanier and Northside/Forsyth Hospital, additional amenities include a heated pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and catering kitchen.

Known as Gwinnett County’s No. 1 active adult community, Brookhaven at Sugarloaf is set to close out this month with just two more homes for sale. Priced from the $280,000s, homes have easy access to the community’s amenities. These include a pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse. Area attractions include Sugarloaf Mills, Harry’s Farmers Market, Mall of Georgia, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Center, Sugarloaf Country Club and Gwinnett Medical Center.

Each of these communities is gated for security and offers homes with all brick and stone construction, inviting front porches, hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchens with stone backsplashes, spacious living rooms with fireplaces, bonus rooms with full baths, vaulted ceilings, oversized master suites and optional screened porches.

For more information about these final opportunities, visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Final Opportunities at Brookhaven of East Cobb

Jim Chapman Communities is down to its final opportunities at Brookhaven of East Cobb. With a beautiful homes and a sought after location, this popular active adult community has just three home sites remaining.

“We’ve had tremendous sales over the last three months, selling 14 homes,” said Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing at Jim Chapman Communities. “If you are looking to be in East Cobb, you better act fast!”

Brookhaven of East Cobb offers award-winning floor plans, loaded with features that today’s active adult home buyers are looking for. These include all brick and stone construction with inviting front porches, vaulted ceilings, oversized master suites, bonus rooms with full baths and optional screened porches.

Additionally, the gated community provides sought after amenities. Residents enjoy a heated pool, outdoor fireplace and National Association of Home Builder’s award-winning clubhouse with fitness center, card room and catering kitchen.

Located at the intersection of Chastain Road and Bells Ferry Road in Kennesaw, Brookhaven of East Cobb is minutes from Town Center Mall, Shaw Park, Mountain View Aquatic Center, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Marietta Country Club and Wellstar Kennesaw Medical Center.

To visit from Atlanta, take I-75 North to I-575 North. Take exit 3, Chastain Road. Turn right on Chastain Road, and the community will be approximately one-half mile on the left. There is a traffic signal at the entrance.

To find out more about Brookhaven of East Cobb’s last remaining home sites, contact sales agent Tim Parker at 404-808-5648. Also, go to www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Brookhaven at Sugarloaf Set to Close Out in April

Brookhaven at SugarloafJim Chapman Communities is excited to announce that Brookhaven at Sugarloaf is set to close out in April. Known as Gwinnett County’s No.1 active adult community, these sought after homes sold out quickly.

“With a desirable location and gorgeous homes, we knew that Brookhaven at Sugarloaf would be a hit,” explained Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing for Jim Chapman Communities. “As the community closes, we wish the best of luck to all of the amazing homeowners that we have grown to know over the years. We know they will continue to build up the extraordinary lifestyle Brookhaven at Sugarloaf offers. We look forward to hearing all about the community clubs and projects they work on.”

Brookhaven at Sugarloaf features all brick and stone one level condominium homes with two to three bedrooms and optional bonus rooms. Homes include inviting front porches, optional screened porches, vaulted ceilings, oversized master suites with luxurious bathrooms, gourmet kitchens and large great rooms with fireplaces.

Residents at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf enjoy a wide array of amenities. These include a beautiful pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and catering kitchen.

Nearby attractions include Sugarloaf Mills, Harry’s Farmers Market, Mall of Georgia, Bunten Road Park, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center, Gwinnett Bethesda Senior Center, Lake Lanier, Sugurloaf Country Club and Gwinnett Medical Center.

To visit before the community closes out, take I-85 North to exit 105 for GA 120 Duluth/Lawrenceville. Follow frontage road to exit for GA 120 West. Go approximately one mile through three traffic lights, and Brookhaven at Sugarloaf is on the right side of the Duluth Highway.

For more information, contact sales agent Debbie Jones at 770-418-9875. Also, go to www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




2014 Shaping Up to Be Fantastic at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

In 2013, Jim Chapman Communities had a great year of sales at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge. Now, the builder believes that 2014 will be even better! With incredible active adult homes and a convenient Forsyth location, homes are selling fast.

Priced from the $270,000s, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s award-winning Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge offers spacious and livable ranch style homes. Each has full masonry construction with carriage style garage doors and inviting front porches. Its model home, featuring the Westminster II, is a must-see. The home has three bedrooms, two full baths, gourmet kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a finished 500 square foot bonus room with extra bath above the garage and a covered porch.

As a gated community, homeowners can lock and leave without any worries. Additionally, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is maintenance-free, allowing residents to enjoy the many amenities. These include an outdoor pool, grills and clubhouse with fitness room, game card room, catering kitchen and large gathering space.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is also close to many area attractions. Walk to nearby shops or travel just minutes to Lake Lanier, Bears Best Golf Course, Webb Bridge Park, Mary Alice Park & Boat Ramp, North Point Mall, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Lanier Country Club and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

To help make Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge have a fantastic year, contact on-site agent Joan Wise today for information about pre-sales. Just call 770-780-9095. For more details, watch the video above and visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




Spring Time Fun near Brookhaven of East Cobb

Brookhaven of East Cobb homeSpring is just around the corner, and there are plenty of activities near Jim Chapman Communities’ Brookhaven of East Cobb that are ideal for enjoying the warm weather.

What better way to celebrate spring than by heading outdoors? Take a short drive to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, and hike up the mountain or walk along the gorgeous surrounding trails. If you simply feel like taking in the beauty, then drive to the top of the mountain on a paved path and settle down at the top for a nice picnic. You are bound to enjoy the plentiful views of beautiful land and the Atlanta skyline. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat!

Another way to enjoy the warmer weather is with the annual Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival in Downtown Kennesaw on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Festival features hundreds of crafters, artisans and vendors with unique pieces to offer. Take your time walking around the different booths while enjoying live entertainment and plenty of yummy food. For more information about the Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival, visit www.kennesawbusiness.org.
Clubhouse at Brookhaven of East Cobb
April showers can bring even more May flowers after you take a gardening class at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw. Explore 3,000 different species of plants as you stroll through the tranquil woodland paths on the Hiram Butler House property or sign up for morning Tai Chi, offered every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Discover the beauty of these local botanical gardens, and take advantage of the exceptional Adult Programs.  The Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and adult admission is $7.

Brookhaven of East Cobb is an ideal active adult community that offers access to great spring time celebrations! Enjoy the weather and love where you live. For more information about the active adult homes at Brookhaven of East Cobb, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




NAHB Appoints Jim Chapman to 50+ Housing Council Board of Trustees

Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities and Jim Chapman Fine Homesjim-nahb, was recently appointed to serve as Second Vice Chairman of the 50+ Housing Council Board of Trustees of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Chapman was recently the Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta 50+ Housing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) and currently is on the Board of the 50+ Housing Council for the National Association of Home Builders.

“It is a great honor to be able to serve the NAHB membership in this capacity, especially right now as the 50+ housing market is booming,” says Chapman. “Our industry can contribute greatly to the way people live their best lives, also after they pass a certain age. My philosophy has always been that as builders we need to build not just a home, but a lifestyle.”

The 50+ Housing Council serves the special needs of NAHB members involved in all aspects of 50+ housing, including design, development, finance, ownership, management, and sales and marketing.
“Through participation in NAHB, our members have access to standards such as universal living, and we can share insights, best practices and trends – so that we all are able to meet the needs and wants of this vital market in a responsible, sustainable and creative fashion, today and as people continue to age,” notes Chapman.

Chapman is also one of the Founding Members of the ALL Home Program in Georgia, a voluntary certification program launched in 2013 by the Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG) that will help builders in Georgia decide to provide and certify the accessibility so many homebuyers are looking for. The focus of the ALL Home Program is to promote consumer choices for universal design, accessibility, visibility features and innovative design options that can be incorporated in new and renovated housing, benefiting people of all ages and abilities.

“We know that there is a great need for these types of homes within different communities – such as returning veterans, seniors who wish to ‘age in place’, families with a special needs child or wheelchair users,” says Chapman.

Congratulations, Jim!




Jim Chapman Communities Provides Leisurely Lifestyle in Cumming

Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeKnown as the gateway to leisure living, Cumming is home to Lake Lanier, an Aquatic Center and Water Park, the Cumming Playhouse and the Cumming Fairgrounds. Each attraction attracts tourists from around Georgia. Now, active adults have even more opportunities to live in this exciting city. Jim Chapman Communities announces eight new homes at its award-winning active adult community, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge.

“With so much to do in the community and around Cumming, Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge definitely provides our buyers a leisurely lifestyle,” explained Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing at Jim Chapman Communities. “Our maintenance-free ranch condominium homes will give them a chance to get out and enjoy life everyday!”

Priced from the $290,000s to $320,000s, each of the eight homes has all brick and stone construction with inviting front porches. With roomy and livable floor plans, the homes include vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, sunrooms, screened porches, oversized master suites and luxurious baths with walk-in showers.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge also offers extraordinary amenities. These include a beautiful heated pool, outdoor fireplace and clubhouse with exercise room and kitchen.

In addition to being near top area attractions, the community is minutes from Bears Best Golf Course, Trophy Club of Atlanta, Lanier Country Club, North Point Mall, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Wills Park, Webb Bridge Park and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

To learn more about the homes and lifestyle available at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge, call sales agent Joan Wise today at 770-780-9095. Also, visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

Originally posted on Atlanta Real Estate Forum, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.




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