Thursday May 8, 2014
As an affordable home builder in Atlanta, Smith Douglas is filling the first-time buyer niche by constructing high quality starter homes in a variety of communities throughout the metro area. With an average home price below $200, Smith Douglas offers first-time home buyers an opportunity to achieve their dreams of homeownership at a price they can afford—just one of the many reasons that made us one of the top 10 builders in Atlanta in 2013, based on closings. Smith Douglas is also pacing as the No. 3 largest home builder in Atlanta for 2014 based on year-to-date closings!
While renting has been an appealing option for many would-be home buyers in the last several years, recent reports show that homeownership is actually a more affordable option. Markets are continuing to strengthen and stabilize, and according to a report from Trulia, renting a home is now more expensive than purchasing in all 100 large U.S. metros. The report also states that buying a home with a 30-year fixed rate of 4.5 percent is 38 percent cheaper than renting across the United States. Metro Atlanta home buyers can expect an enormous savings of 52 percent when they make the switch from renting.
In addition to the financial benefits, there are many other appealing reasons to become a homeowner. With a new home, you can create a refuge that highlights your style and personality in every feature. From choosing the color of paint on the wall to selecting the fixtures in your bathroom, a new home can be customized to your liking. Owning a home also means taking charge of your outdoor green space, meaning you can choose to fence in your backyard for the family pet, create a unique oasis of flowers, grow your own garden and so much more! A new home also gives you the opportunity to create a sense of community and make life-long friends, a benefit that short-term living arrangements don’t generally offer.
At Smith Douglas, we believe that everyone deserves a chance at homeownership, and we are willing to work diligently with buyers in their efforts to accomplish this life goal. We strive to create a positive home buying experience for each and every customer, offering many options that other builders do not, including working with outside agencies to help repair damaged or low credit to ensure that you are able to purchase the home of your dreams.
As one of Atlanta’s fastest growing home builders with more than 40 years of experience, we are committed to providing home buyers with a quality-built, affordable home backed by integrity and value. Currently, we offer a wide range of homes priced under $200,000 in metro Atlanta. With 21 communities located throughout Cherokee, Paulding, Gwinnett, Hall and Forsyth counties, we offer something for everyone. If you are a first-time home buyer, the time to buy is now and Smith Douglas is your builder. For more information on the many affordable homes we offer in Atlanta, visit the Smith Douglas website.