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Don’t Miss the Flowery Branch Spring Art Festival Next Weekend

Springs at Sterling on the LakeDon’t miss out on the annual Flowery Branch Spring Art Festival next Saturday. Held in downtown Flowery Branch on Railroad Avenue, this festival offers attendees the chance to view fine art and unique crafts, sample homegrown products, enjoy entertainment and live music, play games, go shopping and give back by participating in a blood drive.

Held on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Flowery Branch Spring Art Festival is sponsored by Lake View Art Center, BSA Troop 228 and the City of Flowery Branch. Parking and admission to the festival are free.

After spending time in beautiful downtown Flowery Branch at the art festival, head to The Springs at Sterling on the Lake to view the stunning easy-living homes from Stonecrest Homes. If you are searching for a new home that offers luxury features, low maintenance and a fantastic location, as well as an abundance of community amenities and activities, this community is a must-see.

Stonecrest Homes offers empty nesters the perfect ranch and one-and-a-half story home designs. Priced from the mid $200,000s, these seven distinct floor plans include two to five bedrooms and optional screened porches, sunrooms, finished basements and three-car garages.

In addition to the luxurious homes, The Springs at Sterling on the Lake offers homeowners an opportunity to enjoy a unique lifestyle thanks to its many community amenities. From the Hall County Spout Springs Library and 75 acres of lakes to the award-winning clubhouse and miles of walking trails, Sterling on the Lake offers something for everyone.

For more information on the new easy-living homes available at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, contact Stonecrest Homes by calling 404-310-4038 or visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Celebrate Earth Day with the Recycling Event at Sterling on the Lake

Lanscaped view of The Springs at Sterling on the LakeJust in time to celebrate Earth Day, the Sterling on the Lake community is hosting its annual Recycling Event on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Residents of this master-planned community, as well as those in the surrounding area, can participate in this yearly campaign to spread environmental awareness by bringing used, old or unwanted items to the clubhouse from 9 a.m. until noon.

Last year, the Sterling on the Lake community recycled five tons of material, saving more than 15 cubic yards of landfill space. Residents also recycled more than 4 tons of mixed paper last year, saving more than 68 trees from being destroyed.

During the recycling event this year, the following items will be accepted:

  • Prescription tablets and pill medications will be accepted in partnership with the DEA and Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Paper items to be shredded – bring any papers you need shredded, as a commercial shredder will be onsite to help you responsibly dispose of your old records, bills, etc.
  • Home electronics
  • Paint – all quarts and pints of paint are $1 to recycle, one gallon cans are $5 and five gallon buckets are $16.
  • Batteries
  • Athletic shoes with a rubber sole will help provide scholarship funds to sponsor girls in the new Girls on the Run program, as well as to create playground substrate.
  • Bedding, towels, small rugs and blankets will be collected and used by the Hall County Animal Shelter.

In addition to the items that will be recycled at the event, Sterling on the Lake offers recycling for several items on an ongoing basis:

  • Wine corks
  • Baby food jars and small bottles that are cleaned and have the labels removed.
  • Printer, toner and ink cartridges.
  • Beads of any kind.

If you are searching for a new community to call home that regularly holds community events, cares about the environment and has beautiful homes, then be sure to visit Sterling on the Lake. Located in Hall County, this community offers a wide variety of homes and a resort lifestyle for buyers, including empty nesters. At The Springs, the easy-living community at Sterling on the Lake, new home buyers will find a variety of ranch and one-and-a-half story home plans that are designed for aging-in-place. Priced from the mid $200,000s, these seven distinct floor plans offer two to five floor plans and optional screened porches, sunrooms, three-car garages and finished basements.

For more information on these new easy-living homes or the lifestyle that can be found at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, contact the community sales agent, Suzanne Spivey, at 404-310-4038404-310-4038 or visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Sterling on the Lake Hosting Community-Wide Spring Yard Sale

Village Center at Sterling on the LakeSpring cleaning is a breeze at Sterling on the Lake, a master-planned community located in Flowery Branch, thanks to the annual Spring Yard Sale, which provides homeowners with the perfect time to get rid of gently used belongings. The annual community-wide event will be held on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

New for 2014, Sterling on the Lake will be hosting a Thursday night resident sale event. All participating homes are invited to sell your items to Sterling homeowners before the crowds come on Friday morning. Or, if you plan on hosting your own yard sale all weekend, shop your neighbor’s sale on Thursday night! Once the event is over, if you have a few items left that you just couldn’t get rid of, you can register your home for a tax-deductable pickup service at www.Sterling-Life.com.

Sterling on the Lake offers something for every home buyer, including empty nesters searching for the perfect easy-living home and lifestyle. The Springs at Sterling on the Lake offers a multitude of ranch and one-and-a-half story plans from Stonecrest Homes, a premier home builder in metro Atlanta. These spacious homes have open living areas perfect for entertaining and feature flexible designs and customizable options, all with comfort and accessibility in mind. Priced from the mid $200,000s, buyers will have seven unique floor plans to choose from.

In addition to beautiful homes and community events, residents at Sterling on the Lake have a wide variety of amenities to enjoy. The community has 75 acres of lakes, the Village Green, great lawn, open air pavilion and an 8,000 square foot Lakeside Clubhouse that is home to two sparkling swimming pools, a 27-seat theater, fitness center, entertainment area and an outdoor fire pit. The Spout Springs branch of the Hall County Library is also located within walking distance of many of the homes in The Springs.

Thanks to the community’s fantastic location in Hall County, homeowners also have access to nearby Lake Lanier and Hideaway Marina. The new River Place Campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is scheduled to open in Braselton next year, meaning exceptional healthcare will soon be just a short drive away.

For more information on the new homes at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake or the easy-living lifestyle that can be found here, contact Suzanne Spivey, the community sales agents, by calling 404-310-4038 or visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Flowery Branch Master-Planned Community Hosting Easter EGGstravaganza

Atlanta landscaping awardsSterling on the Lake, an amazing master-planned community in Flowery Branch, is hosting its annual Easter EGGstravaganza on Saturday, March 29 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Residents are invited to bring their families to the Clubhouse and Village Green to enjoy this fun-filled celebration of Spring!

At the EGGstravaganza, attendees can enjoy face painting, hands-on crafts, jump houses, a bunny patch, music and of course, an egg hunt. There will be separate hunts scheduled for each age group, with infants to 3 year olds beginning at 11:15 a.m., 4 to 7 year olds beginning at 11:30 a.m. and children 8 years and older starting at 11:45 a.m. Children can compete to find the Chick Eggs, which come with a special prize, in each group hunt.

Residents at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, the community’s easy-living neighborhood, can enjoy the fun with their children or bring their grandchildren to the hunt, too.

Hall County active adultThe Springs at Sterling on the Lake offers new ranch and one-and-a-half story home plans from Stonecrest Homes. Designed to complement the empty-nester lifestyle, these homes have great features that include two to five bedroom options, open living areas, gourmet kitchens and optional three-car garages, sunrooms, screened porches and finished basements. Priced from the mid $200,000s, buyers have seven unique floor plans to choose from.

In addition to the Easter EGGstravaganza, Sterling on the Lake hosts resident events and activities year round. There are also many social clubs and interest groups that are a perfect way for empty-nesters and retirees to enjoy their days of leisure. The community is also home to a wide variety of amenities, including 75 acres of lakes, two swimming pools, outdoor gathering spaces and an impressive clubhouse that is home to a gourmet kitchen, covered verandas, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor fireplace, meeting rooms and a 27-seat theater.

For more information on these easy-living homes that can be found at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, contact the community sales agent, Suzanne Spivey, at 404-310-4038 or visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com. To find out more information about the Easter EGGstravaganza, contact activities@sterling-life.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Residents Enjoy New Social Groups at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake

Flowery Branch New HomesResidents at Stonecrest Homes’ easy-living community, The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, have a wide variety of community events and social groups to participate in. These groups complement the empty-nester lifestyle, providing residents with an endless ways to fill their days at this unique master-planned community in Flowery Branch.

New groups are being created at Sterling in the Lake just in time for the warm weather, and current residents are invited to join the upcoming kick-off meetings to help shape these clubs. A new running club is being created that will bring an organized running program to the community. Whether you need one-on-one coaching, a pace leader or just want to get back into running, this group may be perfect for you. The kick-off meeting will he held on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sterling Clubhouse.

The second new group is the Home and Garden Club. This group will oversee many community activities, such as the Yard of the Month and the contests for Best Decorated at Halloween and Christmas. In addition, the group will bring exciting seminars to the community. If you are interested in the Home and Garden Club, you should attend the kick-off meeting in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Homeowners living at The Springs at Sterling on the lake already have many other clubs to take advantage of in addition to the new ones being created. Current clubs include the women’s walking group, yoga classes, ROMEO men’s lunch group, men’s coffee group, tennis groups, canasta groups and much more.

new Cypress plan at The Springs at Sterling on the LakeIf you are searching for a new home in a community that provides you with a wide range of amenities and activities to complement your empty-nester lifestyle, then The Springs at Sterling on the Lake is a must-visit community. Stonecrest Homes is currently building stunning ranch and one-and-a-half story homes that are priced from the mid $200,000s. With seven distinct floor plans to choose from, buyers will be able to select from two to five bedroom homes with optional screened porches, two master-on-the-main bedroom suites, sunrooms, three-car garages and finished basements.

For more information on the amazing lifestyle or the new homes that can be found at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, contact the community sales agent, Suzanne Spivey, by calling 404-310-4038 or visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Successful Events Held at Easy-Living Community in Hall County

Sterling on the lakeThe Springs at Sterling on the Lake, an easy-living ranch home community from Stonecrest Homes, hosted two events in January and February that were the perfect way to kick off a new year. Both the continuing education course and community brunch saw an outstanding turnout despite less-than-perfect weather conditions.

The continuing education class was held on one of the coldest days we’ve seen this winter, Jan. 23, and 34 agents still braved the elements to attend the fantastic class taught by Juanita McDowell on how to use social media to grow your business. Presented in partnership with Academy Mortgage, this class gave metro Atlanta real estate agents the opportunity to earn three hours of continuing education credits while learning, being treated to a complimentary lunch, touring the Lilac and Cypress model homes and registering to win great door prizes.

new Cypress plan at The Springs at Sterling on the LakeOn Feb. 1, Stonecrest Homes hosted a community brunch at the beautiful Sterling on the Lakes clubhouse that was open to current homeowners and prospective home buyers. This was a great opportunity for everyone to have their questions about The Springs answered by Charles Heiser, the president of Stonecrest Homes, while enjoying a delicious meal from Egg Harbor Café in Johns Creek. A total of 44 guests attended the event, and many of the prospective homeowners in attendance had the opportunity to speak with current homeowners and hear their experiences on building with Stonecrest Homes and living at The Springs. In addition, Jennifer Landers of Newland Communities was on hand to discuss the Sterling on the Lake community as a whole, including future plans and the development of additional amenities and phases. Prospective homeowners were also able to tour the new Lilac model home, as well as several homes that were opened by gracious homeowners already living in the community.

The Springs is a community comprised of easy-living ranch homes at Sterling on the Lake, a 1,000 acre master-planned community in Flowery Branch. Stonecrest Homes offers seven distinct, spacious floor plans that are priced from the mid $200,000s. These homes feature two to five bedrooms with optional three-car garages, screened porches, sunrooms and finished basements. All of the homes are also low-maintenance homes, as all lawn maintenance is provided.

Sterling on the Lake is known for its abundance of resort-style amenities, including 75-acres of lakes, a gorgeous clubhouse, 10 lighted tennis courts, a three-story tree house for the grandchildren, two swimming pools and miles of paved walking trails. There are also numerous activities and events scheduled exclusively for empty-nesters at The Springs’ clubhouse.

For more information on the easy-living homes that are available at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, contact the community sales agent, Suzanne Spivey, by calling 404-310-4038 or visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Stonecrest Homes to Host Brunch at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake

active adult home at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake

Stonecrest Homes is excited to announce that it will be holding a brunch for current homeowners, prospective buyers and future homeowners at the Sterling on the Lake clubhouse on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. This event will include a catered meal by the fabulous Egg Harbor Café, a tour of the stunning Cypress and Lilac model homes and an open forum with Charles Heiser, the president of Stonecrest Homes.

Charles will be answering questions about sales, closings, amenities, future developments, product design and more, and many of the current homeowners will be available to speak about their experience at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake.

The Springs at Sterling on the Lake is an age-targeted active adult community located in the desirable master-planned Sterling on the Lake community in south Hall County. Buyers have a selection of eight two to five bedroom easy-living ranch or one-and-a-half story homes to choose from that are priced from $244,900. Buyers may also choose to add optional screened porches, sunrooms, three-car garages or finished basements.

Homeowners at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake enjoy amazing amenities including 75-acres of lakes, a gorgeous clubhouse, eight lighted tennis courts, two pools, a tree house for the grandchildren and paved walking trails. In addition, homes at The Springs offer a low-maintenance lifestyle, as lawn maintenance is provided, so that residents have even more time to enjoy the fantastic amenities.

Located in Flowery Branch, The Springs at Sterling on the Lake is only minutes away from I-985, Lake Lanier, Chateau Élan, the Mall of Georgia and many more retail, dining and entertainment destinations.

The sales center and decorated model homes at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the onsite agent, Suzanne Spivey, by calling 404-310-4038 or visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com.

Originally posted on www.AtlantaRealEstateForum.com, Atlanta's best source for Atlanta new homes news.

Celebrate the Magic of Christmas Near New Flowery Branch Homes

Sterling on the LakeThe Flowery Branch community of Sterling on the Lake is hosting its annual Roll ‘n Stroll parade and tree lighting in Old Town next Saturday, December 7 beginning at 2 p.m. Open to everyone in the community with their decorated bikes, trikes and strollers, the parade is the perfect start to the Christmas season.

During the festival, a silent auction will take place in the train depot with proceeds benefiting the Flowery Branch Police Department’s annual Shop with a Cop program. Santa will also make an appearance in the depot beginning at 2:30 p.m., and the first 200 children will receive a free 4×6 photograph with jolly St. Nick himself. Parents can also take their own photo for free, or purchase a professional photograph from Santa’s elves.

Attendees at the festival can shop for unique Christmas gifts from the holiday vendors, and children can make their own s’ mores at an open fire on the lawn grounds or enjoy the bounce house. Beginning just after 5 p.m., the Hopewell Baptist Choir will sing Christmas carols until the tree lighting, which will happen at 6 p.m.

If you are searching for a new easy-living ranch home, then be sure to stop by The Springs at Sterling on the Lake before heading to the holiday festival. Stonecrest Homes will be celebrating the opening of the community’s second model home, which will feature the popular Lilac floor plan, and visitors can enjoy hot apple cider and cookies while they tour the home.

The Lilac model home is a four bedroom home with a luxurious master suite and an office or study space on the main floor. With an impressive 3,200 square feet of living space, the home features an amazing 27-foot screened porch with a stone outdoor fireplace that is located just off of the spacious family room. The home also boasts a full basement with a second 27-foot downstairs patio.

In addition to being able to tour the two model homes, visitors will be able to check out all of the fantastic amenities that make the Sterling on the Lake community so unique. Residents enjoy spending time participating in a wide variety of social clubs and activities, as well as relaxing on one of the covered verandas by the outdoor fireplace at the clubhouse. The clubhouse also boasts meeting rooms, a 27-seat theater, entertaining kitchen and 24-hour fitness center, and it is located by the tennis center and community pool, which all overlook the 75-acres of lakes that are the heart of the community.

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

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

Stonecrest Homes Partners with Academy Mortgage at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake

hall county master planned communityStonecrest Homes is pleased to announce that they are partnering with Academy Mortgage at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, located in the Flowery Branch community in South Hall County. Academy Mortgage is now the preferred lender at this community, and new home buyers at The Springs can take advantage of incentives that are being offered as part of this new partnership. When buyers purchase their new home at The Springs and use Academy Mortgage as their lender, Stonecrest Homes will pay $2,500 and Academy will pay $1,000 towards closing costs.

Academy Mortgage, the No. 1 independent purchase lender in the United States, is excited about partnering with Stonecrest Homes at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake. According to David Karamitros, the branch manager for Academy’s Atlanta office, their mortgage platform is structured so that the entire process is under one roof, making the experience as pleasant and simple as possible. Academy’s product line includes both 15- and 30-year fixed mortgages, as well as down payments as low as five percent.

The Springs, part of the master-planned community of Sterling on the Lake, features easy-living ranch homes that are priced from the $230,000s. The home designs feature two to five bedrooms, optional outdoor living spaces, three-car garages, basements on select home sites and countless custom options.

The Springs at Sterling on the LakeWith all lawn care and landscape maintenance provided, residents at The Springs will have ample time to enjoy the 75 acres of lakes and resort-style amenities that can be found throughout the Sterling on the Lakes community. With the Hall County Library, award-winning clubhouse, two swimming pools, lighted tennis center, village park, village green and numerous social clubs and community events for residents to participate in, there is never a dull moment in this outstanding community.

There is a dedicated team available at Academy Mortgage to service The Springs community that will work closely with Suzanne Spivey and Bruce Henderson, the onsite agents, as well as the entire Stonecrest Homes team, to cater to each home buyer’s needs. You can reach David Karamitros at 404-513-4110 or David.Karamitros@AcademyMortgage.com. To visit the decorated model home or find out more information about the new easy-living ranch homes at The Springs at Sterling on the Lake, contact the sales center at 404-310-4038 or visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com.

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

Soar to New Heights at the Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake

hot air balloons at sterling on the lakeThe Springs at Sterling on the Lake invites residents and visitors to come experience the many colors of fall with splendid hot air balloons floating serenely above the Village Green. The fourth annual Harvest Balloon Festival is back on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., and this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than the last.

Attendees will get to play games, carve pumpkins, go on hay rides, get their faces painted, hear live music and see the awe-inspiring balloon glow that happens over the Village Green on Saturday evening. There will even be food vendors and carnival sweets, so be sure to bring your appetite. In addition, there will be a limited number of balloon rides available on Sunday morning, and attendees will also have the opportunity to soar above the community on tethered balloon rides Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Harvest Balloon FestivalThe Harvest Balloon Festival will donate money raised from parking fees, purchases and balloon rides to two very worthy local charities, the Hall County Animal Shelter and Challenged Child and Friends, an organization that serves children with disabilities through educational, therapeutic, nursing and family counseling services.

Admission is free and parking is $5 per car for the Harvest Balloon Festival. Parking will be offsite this year. To reach the offsite parking location, take I-85N and merge onto I-985N. Take exit 12, Spouts Spring Road, and turn right. Go two miles and pass the Sterling on the Lake community. Turn left into Flowery Branch High School. Shuttles will run all afternoon to and from the festival.

For more information on The Springs at Sterling on the Lake community, visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com.

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

 
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