Newnan, GA Real Estate News

By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Agents and staff from ERA United Realty in Newnan Georgia manned the concession stand at Drake Stadium at Newnan High School on Friday night when the undefeated Cougars met the Pebblebrook Falcons on the rain soaked gridiron. While the Cougars were dominating the game, the volunteers warmed the chilled fans with fare such as hot dogs, pizza, hamburgers, and gallons of hot chocolate! And since many hands make light work, the job went smoothly without a hitch. Add to that a resounding 35-0 victory by our Newnan Cougars which made the evening all the more entertaining! ERA United Realty is proud to participate in community service, and organized events throughout the year to benefit Newnan and Coweta County. It's our community too, and we are always ready to lend a helping hand! All conten...
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PEC Development has tapped Piedmont Residential to build the homes in The Park at Heritage Ridge, one of Newnan’s newest communities. “With its focus on first-time buyers, Piedmont Residential offers the quality and attention to detail while building affordable homes,” said Paul Corley, Chief Executive Officer of PEC Development Group. “They’re a perfect match for building the homes for The Park at Heritage Ridge because they deliver a great deal of value-added for buyers.”  The Park at Heritage Ridge features eight floor plans perfect for first-time buyers and those interested in downsizing without sacrificing quality and convenience. Phase I construction will consist of the first 91 homes; an additional 150 will be built in Phase II. The craftsman-style homes start in the $150,000s. E...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
This is not intended to be a cheesy "greatest hits" compilation of my writings, but rather, a look back on some of my favorite recent articles. I have selected them both for the message and the visuals. I think that they offer a little slice of life that is both interesting and inspiring. The reason that we love both Seinfeld and the Beatles! It's elemental. A dissertation on the four basic personality types and how it relates to business. To everything there is a season...Fall foliage photos from North Georgia. An essay in photos and prose on the changing of the seasons. Forget what I was thinking earlier this morning, it's time to move on! An anti-political statement. The best advice I ever received from my father, and it applies today as much as ever! A father-son story that will ins...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Eric Zeier, former University of Georgia and NFL starting quarterback, visited the ERA United Realty office in Newnan Georgia on Wednesday, October 8 2008. He delivered a motivational presentation to the agents and staff attending the regular weekly sales meeting. Mr. Zeier spoke on the challenges of making it to the highest level in football, and demonstrated that the same principles of hard work, dedication and striving for improvement and excellence  required for a successful career in sports,  carried over into any business endeavor Zeier went on to say that the businessperson that does not increase lead generation practices in today's market cannot expect to achieve the same results as in the past. Tougher times demand harder work and increased proactive effort! The message was wel...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The 2008 fall Taste of Newnan was held on Thursday October 2, 2008. The downtown square was alive with food aficionados who were there to sample the fare of Newnan and Coweta County's finest eateries! Hosted by MainStreet Newnan, the fundraising event is designed to let local restaurateurs purvey their culinary creations to a mass mob of sweet and savory sampling citizens. This year's event did not disappoint, with menu items ranging from smoked duck sausage to barbecued ribs to pizza! Add to that every kind of sweet treat imaginable and you have a food fair that is second to none. And there was music, courtesy of live bands on each side of the square. The music kept the crowd rocking as they indulged in the best of Coweta Cuisine! A Taste of Newnan is held every year in both the spring...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
If you like home cooking, just like your mother used to make, then plan a visits to Claire's Love Your Mother Café in historic downtown Newnan Georgia Located just across the street from the new Greenville Street Park, Claire offers traditional southern comfort food six days a week. There are daily selections, including a choice of three meats and a selection of 5 or 6 home-style vegetables. Add a fried corn fritter and a glass of tea, and you're in Newnan lunch heaven. You may elect to dine in one of the two beautifully appointed rooms, with quilts on the walls and carefully preserved fireplaces. Or you may choose to sit on the full length front porch and watch the world go by. You might even consider having your lunch packed "to-go" and walk across to Greenville Street Park for a picn...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
We are having an exciting weekend in Newnan Georgia. The county fair is in town, and coincidentally, Friday night was homecoming at Newnan High School. Both are still pretty big events here. On Thursday evening, the square in downtown Newnan was closed and set aside for a huge pep rally, with music and cheerleaders and hundreds of Cougar loyalists. The scene could just as easily have taken place in 1958 as 2008, with the beautiful backdrop of historic downtown Newnan and the agenda of rituals the same as they have been for decades. Meanwhile, just south of town, the County Fair opened at our wonderful fairground complex. Since Coweta County still has plenty of farms, ranches and agricultural areas, the county fair is another event that is very reminiscent of the past. There are 4-H comp...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The 2008 Coweta County Fair will be open from September 18-September 27 at the Coweta County Fairground Complex south of Newnan Georgia. The event is sponsored by the Newnan Kiwanis Club Inc, the fair features exhibits, contests, food, entertainment and rides. Plenty of Parking is available, and admission is $5 per person. Ride tickets are extra. To get there, tale Lagrange Street South towards Moreland and turn right on Pine Road, or take I-85 south to  exit 41, turn right on US 27 and then left on Pine Road. Cross the railroad tracks and the fairgrounds are on the left! HOURS: Thursdays: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Fridays: 5:00pm - 12:00 midnight, Saturdays: 12:00 noon - 12 midnight, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Richard Weisser, Broker, Associate Broker, Auctio...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
If you enjoy Americana at it finest, then Newnan Georgia should be on your short list of places to consider for relocation. Newnan is the County Seat of Coweta County, Georgia, and it is known as the "City of Homes." During the civil war, General William Tecumseh Sherman did not pass through Newnan, so many of its antebellum homes survive to this day! Newnan still offers a downtown square that features shopping, restaurants, and lots of antique and crafts marts interspersed between the offices offering every sort of professional services. There is still a county fair each year at the county fairgrounds, and many activities throughout the year. Before you move to the Atlanta area, please be sure to plan a visit to Newnan and Coweta County. The low home prices and excellent amenities make...
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By Crystal Bashakes
(Arbor Associates Real Estate Inc.)
                Arbor Springs Plantation is served by NuLink, which provides the ultimate in fiber optic technology through its cable service.  By reason of this advanced technology all homes at Arbor Springs are able to obtain wide band (10MB)  access to the Internet with up to 100 times the speed of an ordinary 57K-modem service, at a cost close to that of most internet service providers (ISP).             Each new home has the Basic Structured Wire Package consisting of RG6 Quad Shield cable and CAT 5 telecommunications with each run returning to the main control panel.  Thus, the home can accommodate intranet systems (connections from one computer to another within the house) and home automation.  This structured wiring package allows you to custom tailor a system that is perfect fo...
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By Crystal Bashakes
(Arbor Associates Real Estate Inc.)
To celebrate our progress over the first year of our stewardship we are officially changing our name to Coweta Club at Arbor Springs Plantation. According to new golf course owner Richard Magner, “the new name reflects partly on the Coweta Indians who were a brave branch of the Creek Indians, original inhabitants of this area.” “We are proud to carry the name Coweta forward in their honor,” said Magner. According to Magner, “significant improvements will now label us as a truly different facility. We believe that with the golf course enhancements we are well on our way to bringing Coweta Club to a new level of appreciation by the discriminating golfer. Our dining experience, whether for lunch or our evening fare, is gaining favor with more and more of the local community. As we enter ou...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The Coweta County Fairgrounds is located on 80 acres south of Newnan near I-85. It is a large multi-use complex with many unique facilities available for various conferences, exhibitions and other activities. The Conference Center (Exhibit Building) has over 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and seats up to 450. It can be divided into smaller room. A kitchen is available for catering. The Ag Building has over 10,000 sq. ft. (4,000 interior/6,000 exterior) and is perfect for animal shows and other agricultural exhibits The W.C. Adamson Horse Arena  is an uncovered horse arena show ring (138 ft. x 270 ft.) with a spectator area, a concession area and a judges The Walker Horne Outdoor Theater is a great performance venue and seats up to 200. The Midway  is 7 acres of open space ready for any...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Here's a great early morning or evening walk in Downtown Newnan. Just park at the old courthouse square, and perhaps grab a cup of java at Espresso Lane Coffee Shop, and you're ready to go! From the Northwest corner of the square, across from the Gridiron Grill, head out on West Washington past the Herschel Building and the First Baptist Church. Turn Right on College Street and walk past the many period Victorian and Antebellum homes. Continue walking North on College Street until you arrive at the Male Academy Museum. If you prefer less walking, you can park here as well. The park covers the block between College Street and Jackson Street to the East. The Park itself is simple, with limited facilities, but it has it's own unique qualities. The gazebo has been the site of many photograp...
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By Crystal Bashakes
(Arbor Associates Real Estate Inc.)
        In Arbor Springs Plantation you will love the timeless style and quality of the custom brick homes.  Many of the custom builders have available homes featuring brick exteriors in their design.   The builders recognize that each home can have a distinct look and personality because brick offers a variety of colors, textures, shapes and patterns.   You will find the use of patterns on fireplace chimneys and water tables, and the use of shapes around door openings and window arches.   The positive qualities of using brick as an exterior building material offers the benefit of  durability, low maintenance, and energy efficiency.   Many Arbor Springs Plantation builders extend their use of brick by using it as pavers on driveways and decorative walls to enhance their landscape plan. ...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Just south of downtown Newnan is the cities' newest park! Having just opened to the public in the Spring of 2008, Greenville Street Par is fast becoming one of Newnan's most popular urban destinations. And no wonder. It's an easy walk from the square, or there is plenty of parking along Greenville Street. The park is designed to accommodate strollers and wheelchairs. The highlight of the park is the open air amphitheatre that doubles as a grassy play surface. There is a small fountain that uses only recycled water in the middle of a large outdoor eating area with plenty of tables and beautiful landscaping. There are quiet walkways that feature both plantings and sculptures, and the park adjoins First Avenue Park to the West if you would like to take a longer jaunt. One of the many rest...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The office is deserted. There is little or no activity. Have I missed something? Is there some impending disaster looming? Have I missed a memo? No, believe it or not, in Coweta County Georgia, the 2008 school term starts on Wednesday, August 6. Hard to believe, isn't it? Summer vacation has changed since I was a student. We used to finish sometime in mid June and usually did not return until after Labor Day, with not many days off in between. Today's modern calendar allows for more flexibility, with long winter and spring breaks. I'm not sure that I prefer the new way of doing things. Summer vacation as a kid was the greatest time in my life. Long lazy days, with nothing to do other than a perform a  few minor chores and go to church on Sundays. It was days of looking for "pop" bottles...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The Male Academy Museum is a hidden treasure in Newnan Georgia. The unusual name stems from the building's origins. The building away used as Newnan's first private school for boys, and was opened in 1883. The building was sold and converted to a residence in 1888. The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society now maintains its permanent exhibits in the structure. These include the Smith Collection of decorative arts and antique furnishings and a vintage classroom. There are also special exhibits which change frequently. A private tour can be arranged, but walk-ins are welcome. Admission is a mere two dollars. The building is adjacent to Temple Avenue Park, a passive neighborhood park with beautiful landscaping and seasonal blooming flowers of all kinds! It's a perfect place for a pleasant strol...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Coweta County Georgia is still dotted with farms and ranches of all sizes. And although the dirt and gravel roads in the outlying areas are slowly giving way to the encroachment of development, there are still pockets of the past preserving the counties agrarian roots. For those of us that are not farmers, it is a pleasant experience to get out and enjoy the simple beauty of the animals grazing, or large field of crops ripening for market, or even vast tracts of timber slowly maturing over the years. It's hard to believe that less than a ten minute drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Newnan, that one can escape to the pastoral elegance of rural America. It's a living testimonial to our heritage, and it serves as a straightforward reminder that there is hidden treasure to be dis...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Arbor Springs Plantation is more than a subdivision: it's a neighborhood. Nestled in Northern Coweta County, it's just minutes from I-85 and a 25 minute Drive to the Atlanta Airport. The sidewalk community offers large lots of at least one acre, architectural control, and a strong homeowner's association. The property is impeccably maintained and landscaped. Amenities of the community include an 18 hole championship golf course, a swim and tennis facility, fishing lakes, playgrounds, nature trails and much, much more. The home prices range from approximately $280K to over one million dollars. There are new construction homes available as well as a great selection of re-sales. Currently, the designated schools are Arbor Springs Elementary, Madras Middle and Northgate High School, conside...
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By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
The James E. McGuffey Nature Center is located in the Coweta County Fairgrounds complex, south of Newnan. The Nature Center offers both educational and recreation opportunities for visitors. There are several instructional areas. The main building offers a large coved outdoor classroom, and an outside fire pit learning area. There are also mini amphitheatres along the trails in the wooded areas where instructors can offer information about local ecosystems. Visitors may also enjoy hiking any one or all the numerous trails that travel through the diverse forest, bog and lake locations. There is even a paved nature trail for those with disabilities. There is also a demonstration vegetable garden, and numerous floral planting that enhance the overall look of the site. There is ample free p...
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