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Jim Chapman(left), President of Jim Chapman Communities and David Austin, Chairman of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners, celebrate the Grand Opening of the new clubhouse at The Frog Golf Club at The Georgian. Jim Chapman built the new clubhouse and is building a new active adult community, Heritage Pointe at The Georgian, featuring over 150 new ranch style homes from the high $100s.

HBAG, GAHBA Thank Congressman Tom Price for His Tireless Efforts on Behalf of Building Industry

from left to right: Jim Chapman, Jim Chapman Communities Georgia Congressman Tom Price Mike Turner, 2013 President of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association Austin Hackney, Government Affairs Director of the Homebuilders Association of Georgia

from left to right:
Jim Chapman, Jim Chapman Communities
Georgia Congressman Tom Price
Mike Turner, 2013 President of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association
Austin Hackney, Government Affairs Director of the Homebuilders Association of Georgia


Earlier this month, a delegation including members of the Homebuilders Association of Georgia and the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association met with Georgia Congressman Tom Price (R) to thank him for his tireless efforts on behalf of the home building and remodeling industries and to make a contribution toward his 2014 Congressional Re-Election campaign.


Jim Chapman, President of Jim Chapman Communities, David Ellis, Executive Director of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, Mike Turner, 2013 President of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association and Austin Hackney, Government Affairs Director of the Homebuilders Association of Georgia met with Congressman Price to express their appreciation and discuss current items of mutual interest.


Congressman Tom Price was first elected to represent Georgia’s 6th district in November 2004. Prior to going to Washington, Price served four terms in the Georgia State Senate – two as Minority Whip.

Representative Price serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. In the 113th Congress, Price was named Vice Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. Committed to advancing positive solutions under principled leadership, Price has been a fierce opponent of government waste and devoted to limited government and lower spending.

New Easy-Living Ranch Homes Available at Flowery Branch Community

new Cypress plan at The Springs at Sterling on the LakeJim Chapman Communities is excited to announce that they now have one move-in ready home available at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, as well as one new inventory home under construction. This outstanding ranch home community offers the lifestyle and homes today’s buyers want. The award-winning home plans feature ranch and one-and-a-half story designs that are complete with aging-in-place features, which make these homes the perfect downsize option for active adult home buyers.

Available for immediate move-in is the Cypress plan that is located on home site 37. Priced at $299,900, this four bedroom, three bath home has an outstanding cul-de-sac location and more than 2,300 square feet of living space. The open family room features a vaulted ceiling and fireplace, and it is open to the spacious kitchen, which includes a stainless steel cooktop and double ovens, granite countertops and an island with bar seating. In addition, the downstairs has a formal dining room, two secondary bedrooms, a guest bathroom, laundry room and a large master bedroom complete with a vaulted ceiling, luxury bathroom and his-and-hers walk-in closets. The second story is complete with a huge bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closet and walk-in attic storage space. This stunning home also features a screened back porch that overlooks a level, private backyard.

A new inventory home featuring the Oak floor plan is currently under construction and is located on home site 41. Featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study, home buyers still have time to choose some of the interior design selections for the home. Priced at $268,500, this spacious, open ranch plan features a large, covered front porch that opens to the grand foyer, which leads into the family room, dining room and kitchen. A gourmet kitchen is located in the heart of the home and showcases granite countertops, an island with bar seating, stainless steel double ovens and a spacious corner pantry. The large master suite features vaulted ceilings, a luxury master bath and a fantastic walk-in closet. Projected for a move-in date of January, this metro Atlanta home also has a screened back porch that offers an outdoor living space that can be enjoyed year-round.

In addition to the two inventory homes, there are many home sites available for home buyers to build their dream home on. Jim Chapman Communities offers several distinct floor plans to choose from, including those with a basement or three-car garage options.

Homeowners will enjoy an active and social lifestyle within the community with something for everyone, including the Hall County Library and café, an award-winning clubhouse, two swimming pools, lighted tennis center, Village Park, more than 75-acres of lakes, Village Green, fitness centers and many other community events. Additionally, these stunning homes are located just a short walk from all of the amazing amenities at Sterling on the Lake.

The Springs at Sterling on the Lake is conveniently located in Flowery Branch between I-985 and I-85 and provides easy access to the Mall of Georgia, Lake Lanier, multiple golf courses, Chateau Elan and many other popular dining, retail and entertainment destinations.

For more information on the new Flowery Branch homes available at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, contact sales agent Suzanne Spivey at 404-310-4038 or visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

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

Gorgeous Homes and an Unmatched Active Adult Lifestyle

If you’re looking for gorgeous homes and an unmatched active adult lifestyle, you won’t want to miss The Springs at Sterling on the Lake from Jim Chapman Communities.

The Springs is one of our newest age-targeted active adult communities located within the established community of Sterling on the Lake in south Hall County. Residents here benefit from a host of amenities including more than 75 acres of lakes, two pools, eight tennis courts and a clubhouse with catering kitchen, 24-hour fitness center and a 27-seat theater. There are also canoes and kayaks for homeowner use, miles of trails and sidewalks, a children’s tree house and adjacent Hall county library with cafe.

This spring, we’ve been experiencing a tremendous sales pace with six homes sold in the last two months! To keep up with demand, right now we’re building six pre-sale and two inventory homes.

Lot 4 will feature a Lilac plan home priced in the $370,000s with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a huge screened porch, walk-in attic storage and a full basement. A second four bedroom and three bathroom Cypress plan with screened-in porch, walk-in attic storage and a three-car garage is located on lot 37, and is priced in the $290,000s. All of these homes also include lawn maintenance for the active adult lifestyle.

To learn more about these two new inventory homes, pre-sale opportunities or the fantastic lifestyle afforded by this community, call Suzanne Spivey at 404-310-4038 or Bruce Henderson at 770-757-7777. For even more information, visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

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

Jim Chapman Impacts 50+ Housing

President of Jim Chapman Communities paves way for other small-scale builders

ATLANTA – Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities, began developing active adult communities in 2005 and has been closely involved in 50+ housing ever since. Recently, Chapman shared his knowledge at an education session during the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas called 50+ Builder’s Forum: Capturing Your Share of the Market.

During the session, Chapman explained what type of products appeal to today’s active adults. His company’s one-level all masonry ranch condominiums are award-winning and popular with buyers. Homes are beautifully designed, superbly functional and located in sought-after metro Atlanta areas including The Springs at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, Brookhaven at Sugarloaf in Duluth, Brookhaven of East Cobb in Kennesaw, Brookhaven at Johns Creek in Johns Creek and Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming. Additionally, each community is maintenance free and complies with the Easy Living Home building specifications. Features include wider doorways, ample maneuvering space in baths and showers and zero-step entries.

Chapman also discussed how to make homes stand out, how to avoid common mistakes and how to effectively serve 50+ consumers, even if it means building one home at a time. Overall, attendees learned that large national builders do not own a monopoly on the 50+ marketplace and that small-scale builders can be successful too.

Besides speaking engagements, Chapman is serving his sixth term on the board of the Atlanta 50+ Housing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builder’s Association and is the past Chairman. Chapman’s most recent honor is his appointment to the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Home Builder’s 50+ Housing Council.

For more information on homes built by Jim Chapman Communities, go to www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

Jim Chapman Keynote Speaker at First Annual 50+ University Day

As Chairman of the Board of the Greater Atlanta HBA 50+ Housing Council, Jim Chapman has the honor of giving the opening keynote address at the first annual 50+ University Day, which will be held on October 12th from 8am to 5pm at the Cobb Galleria.

The 50+ University Day is a jam-packed conference featuring educational sessions taught by leading active adult experts. The event is open to all who would like to attend and will feature classes about relevant housing industry-related topics such as “Kitchen Design – What Women Want!” and “Driving Social Media to the 50+ Consumer”.

Choose the sessions you would like to attend, earn CE Credits, and stay once the classes are finished for the Social Hour from 5-6pm for wine and appetizers. For more information on 50+ University Day, visit 50PlusUniversity.com.  Register for the event online at AtlantaHomeBuilders.com.

For more information on Jim Chapman Communities and Jim Chapman himself, visit JimChapmanCommunities.com

Jim Chapman Communities Named In Top 10 Atlanta Home Builders

The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently released its Top 10 Home Builders list for Atlanta and Jim Chapman Communities made the list at number 10!

Metro Atlanta home builders are ranked based on the number of homes closed in 2010. Jim Chapman Communities made the list among many national builders closing 52 homes in 2010.

To see all of the homebuilders who made the Top 10 list, click here.

For more information on Jim Chapman Communities, visit www.JimChapmanCommunities.com or “Like” us on Facebook.

JCC #1 in Sales & Closings in 3 Metro Atlanta Counties for 3 Years Running!

When we discovered that Jim Chapman Communities was #1 in Sales and Closings in 3 Metro Atlanta Counties for the past 3 years running, we immediately wanted to highlight and promote those accomplishments with a specially created advertisement in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

We went to work creating an advertisement to showcase 2 of those communities, Brookhaven of East Cobb in Cobb County and Brookhaven of Sugarloaf in Gwinnett County. Both of these neighborhoods have enjoyed tremendous success for the past 3 years and being #1 in the Active Adult Marketplace in Gwinnett and Cobb  in today’s real estate environment we felt certainly was something to showcase.

#1 in Sales and Closings in any location for one year is good thing but for 3 years is outstanding and is certainly a testimony to Jim Chapman Communities locations, staff and what the Active Adult market thinks of our neighborhoods.  Each of these neighborhoods offer secure gated living, a maintenance free lifestyle with a clubhouse and  pool, home plans and designs that today’s active adults seek out in an “in town” metro location.

For more information on Jim Chapman Communities and all of our communities, visit our website www.jimchapmancommunities.com

New Homes Under Construction at Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge

Jim Chapman Community in Forsyth County/Cumming now priced from the $220,000s

ATLANTA – Jim Chapman Communities, one of Atlanta’s leading active adult developers recently began construction on two new units at its Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge community that is located just two miles from Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Offering two-and three-bedroom houses from the $220,000s, homes include elegant details such as brick exteriors with stacked stone accents, custom wood trim, 12 to 16 foot vaulted ceilings, great rooms with gas fireplaces featuring decorative wood mantels and master-suite baths with large his/her vanities with full-length mirrors and ceramic tile showers. Homes range from 1,625 square feet to 1,875 square feet.

“If you enjoy living by the water, spending time on your boat or playing golf, I can’t think of a better opportunity out there” said Kelly Dempsey, Jim Chapman Communities Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

In addition to its ideal location, roomy livable floor plans and unparalleled construction, the community is also situated two miles GA-400.

Built with the active adult in mind, homes in Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge provide ample space to entertain, and include features such as kitchens with breakfast bars, GE appliances, custom cabinetry, two-car garages, and large front porches with columns and back patios for grilling. Home buyers may select a screened porch to take advantage of Atlanta’s wonderful climate or a bonus room over the garage with permanent stair access and a full bath.

Each home also meets wheelchair access standards – with a step-free entrance and larger doorways and bathrooms – that make maneuvering around the homes easier for all occupants.

Homeowners will also enjoy the community’s fantastic amenities, including a 2,400 square foot clubhouse with an exercise room and kitchen, a 20 ft. x 40 ft. heated swimming pool and outdoor fireplace.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge is located just two miles from GA-400 at the intersection of GA-20 and Samples Road. From Atlanta take GA-400 North to Exit 14 (Cumming) and turn right onto GA-20. Travel approximately two miles and turn left onto Samples Road and then take an immediate left into the community. For more information, call Joan Wise at (770) 780-9095.

An Atlanta-based builder and developer, Jim Chapman began building custom homes in Buckhead in 1998.  Today, Jim Chapman Communities applies to the active adult market the same quality and service standards Jim Chapman developed while building luxury homes.  Jim Chapman Communities currently builds elegant yet affordable one-level ranch condominiums and detached homes in communities across metro Atlanta including Douglas, Gwinnett, Cobb, Fulton and Forsyth counties.  Planning and delivering extraordinary communities designed for the active adult lifestyle, Jim Chapman Communities offers Well-Earned Elegance for today’s active adults.  For more information on Jim Chapman Communities, call (770) 319-7474 or visit http://www.jimchapmancommunities.com/.

Jim Chapman Communities recenty began construction on two new units at its Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge community near Lake Lanier.

Jim Chapman Communities Looking Forward to Great Year

For Jim Chapman Communities (JCC), 2010 was no doubt an inspirational year. Despite a turbulent housing market, the active adult builder rose above the fray, having one of its best years in recent memory.

JCC Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kelly Dempsey says all indications show another positive year is on the horizon in 2011.

“We were very pleased with the way 2010 went, we sold 58 homes,” he said. “We remain optimistic that this year will be another great one. We have built our reputation over the years by building elegant and affordable one-level ranch condos and detached homes and I think people have taken notice of our quality product.”

JCC’s 2010 sales numbers indicate that homebuyers are paying attention. Last year, the active adult builder increased closing revenue by $6 million and closings by 13 over the same period in 2009. The average closing price also increased by $58,801.

Jim Chapman Communities currently offers active adult Atlanta real estate in counties including Douglas, Gwinnett, Cobb, Fulton and Forsyth counties. Most homes feature the builder’s signature two-and-three bedroom quad ranch condos as well as two- to four-bedroom single-family home floorplans. Bonus rooms with full baths, great rooms with fireplaces and kitchen upgrades are also available. Homes are mostly all-brick and stone construction with inviting front porches, vaulted ceilings and oversized master suites.

For more information visit the Jim Chapman Communities website.

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