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Kelly Dempsey Named 2013 President of Atlanta 50+ Housing Council

Kelly Dempsey of Jim Chapman CommunitiesJim Chapman Communities is excited to announce that Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing, has been named the 2013 president of the Atlanta 50+ Housing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

“I am honored to serve as president,” stated Dempsey. “I have the privilege to follow Jim Chapman, the president of our company, in the position. I look forward to helping develop interesting and educational programs for our members.”

The Atlanta 50+ Housing Council is one of the nation’s largest 50+ councils. The council represents housing professionals that are dedicated to the fastest growing population of the 21st century, the active adult.

As an active adult himself and a crucial member of Jim Chapman Communities, Dempsey understands the needs and wants of active adults.

“Our ranch level homes offer beautiful and functional plans,” explained Dempsey. “Each home is maintenance free and complies with Easy Living Home building specifications. Features include wider doorways, ample maneuvering space in baths and showers and zero-step entries from garages into homes.”

Communities include Brookhaven at Sugarloaf in Duluth, Brookhaven of East Cobb in Kennesaw and Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming.

Priced from the $230,000s, communities offer all-brick and stone construction, inviting front porches, two and three bedroom floor plans and state-of-the-art amenities. These include heated pools, outdoor fireplaces and clubhouses with exercise rooms and kitchens.

Additionally, each community is minutes from nearby shops, restaurants and area recreation.

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

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

Jim Chapman Communities Announces 50+ University Day

50+ UniversityJim Chapman Communities is excited to announce their participation in the second annual 50+ University Day, hosted by the Atlanta 50+ Housing Council. Held on Thursday, October 18 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel, the conference will feature education sessions taught by leading industry experts.

Registration starts at 8 a.m., and sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics that will be presented include “Design Trends: The Multigenerational Builder & Buyer” and “Marketing to the 50+ Buyer.” 50+ University Day is approved to earn up to six Builder License Credits and three GREC Continuing Education Credits. After the sessions, attendees can enjoy cocktails and networking until 6 p.m. At the event, Kelly Dempsey, vice president of sales and marketing at Jim Chapman Communities, will be announced as the council’s 2013 president.

“I am honored to be the upcoming president,” stated Dempsey. “I have the privilege to follow Jim Chapman, the president of our company, in the position. Helping to plan next year’s 50+ University Day is an honor as the programs have truly been beneficial to those that have attended.”

Jim Chapman Communities builds single-family ranch level homes and condominiums in metro Atlanta for active adults. These beautiful and functional one level homes feature maintenance free living, custom options and elegant interior appointments that include hardwoods flooring, open floor plans, wider doorways and zero-step entries.

Community is important to the builder, so each location has a variety of outstanding amenities that allows friends and neighbors to come together. Residents have access to award winning architecturally designed clubhouses, exercise facilities, heated swimming pools, caterer’s kitchens and great rooms with fireplaces. These places are perfect for socializing and holding community events.

To register for 50+ University Day, visit www.AtlantaHomebuilders.com. For more information on homes built by Jim Chapman Communities, go to www.JimChapmanCommunities.com.

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

New Homes Ready to Close at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf

Brookhaven at SugarloafTwo Oxford home plans are completed and ready to close at Jim Chapman Communities’ active adult community, Brookhaven at Sugarloaf, in Duluth, Ga. Homes are specially priced from the mid $200,000s.

The homes offer approximately 2,000 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, three full baths and bonus rooms with walk-in closets. Both homes boast gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and beautiful solid wood cabinets. The spacious master bedrooms have large walk-in closets. In addition, the Oxfords feature screened-in patios or privacy walls and sunrooms.

Brookhaven at Sugarloaf also offers the Westminster floor plan that is priced to sell from the high $200,000s. This plan has 2,500 square feet with three bedrooms and two full baths. Additionally, there is a breakfast nook off the kitchen area and a 500 square foot bonus room/storage area upstairs. (more…)

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.

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New Home Construction Continues at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf

Jim Chapman Communities announces the construction of eight Atlanta new homes at its award winning active adult community, Brookhaven at Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. where four homes sold in June. In fact, four of the eight homes under construction are already under contract.

“We are very pleased with the consistent traffic we are seeing at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf,” said Kelly Dempsey, vice president for sales and marketing. “This maintenance-free community, ideally situated in the highly sought-after Sugarloaf area remains popular with active adult buyers wishing to move closer to their adult children.”

Brookhaven at Sugarloaf features both the Westminster and the Oxford floorplans. The 2,500 square foot Westminster includes three bedrooms and two full baths and also has a breakfast nook off the kitchen area. This model is priced to sell at $267,790. The slightly smaller 1,600 square foot Oxford, priced at $246,430, includes two bedrooms and two full baths. Both models offer a 500 square foot bonus room/storage area upstairs.


Homeowners Love Social Events at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf

Atlanta active adult community

The term “active adult community” is thrown around a lot, but it seems that only a few metro Atlanta builders have really produced a product that is worthy of being called “active.” Jim Chapman Communities is one of these builders. Not only do they build spacious ranch condos and detached homes designed for the aging population, but they plan and organize neighborhood events that keep residents active as well as create a sense of community between neighbors.

Last month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviewed a homeowner at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf to see exactly what it is she likes about the community. Sarah Benoit described in detail the many social events, like monthly potluck dinners, luncheons, coffee clubs, parties and more, that keep her and her husband busy. She talks about how her lifestyle is much more social than it used to be when she lived in Snellville. It’s a great article that gives an overview of what exactly it means to live in an active adult community.

The ranch condos at Brookhaven at Sugarloaf are priced from $280,000 and offer elegant details such as 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. The community was even named the 2008 Fifty Plus Community of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

If you read the article on Sarah’s lifestyle and thought “that sounds exactly like what I am looking for,” make your way to Brookhaven at Sugarloaf to claim your new active adult home (only if you are over 55 of course).

Jim Chapman Named Secretary of the Atlanta 50+ Housing Council’s Board of Directors

Jim Chapman A congratulations is in order for Jim Chapman as he has been named the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the  50+ Housing Council, part of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, for 2009. Jim is no stranger to this committee as has served on the Board of Directors for two years and currently serves as Sponsorship Committee Chair. His history with the council as well as his expertise in active adult home building make him an ideal candidate for this position. No doubt, he will contribute to many successes for the council next year. January is when Chapman will step up to take over the responsibilities as Secretary on the Executive Committee. Election for this position creates the opportunity for Chapman to serve as Treasurer in 2010, Vice Chair in 2011 and Chairman of the Board in 2012. Chapman, owner and founder of Jim Chapman Communities, is experienced in the 50+ market, having overseen the development of five successful active adult communities in the Atlanta area. (more…)