When researching news stories on metro Atlanta’s home market, reporters know Jim Chapman, CEO of Jim Chapman Communities, is their “go-to guy”. Not only is Jim the current President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA), but he is also a nationally-recognized expert in the 55+ housing industry. Jim was recently quoted in the *Atlanta** Business Chronicle’s* Home Quarterly special section on issues affecting today’s home builder: specifically the challenges of the “the three L’s” – Lots, Lending and Labor. Some areas, especially within the City of Atlanta and its close-in suburbs, are seeing home shortages and high prices, while other communities are enjoying a strong housing market thanks to our city’s healthy economy and continued influx of new residents. Jim expects homebuilders to add about 24,000-25,000 new homes this year in the 20-country greater Atlanta area.