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Grayhawk Homes Inc. receives the 2013 Builder of Integrity Award

Columbus, GA - Grayhawk Homes Inc., a residential builder headquartered locally, has received the "2013 Builder of Integrity" award from Quality Builders Warranty Corporation (QBW). Recipients of this exclusive award demonstrate a commitment to excellence in customer service and quality construction. Read more...

 

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Ground breaking ceremony held for St. Jude's newest Dream HomeCOLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday for the new St. Jude Dream Home, located off River Road in Columbus.

This marks the twelfth year WTVM has been a part of the event, helping raise $7 million to treat kids with cancer.

Tickets for a chance to win the home go on sale January 16, and News Leader 9 will air the special telethon to give away the home. See the video...


Big Gainers - Learning from the Nation's fastest growing builders


Big Gainer in Professional Builder MagazineFor Columbus, Ga.-based Grayhawk Homes, success in 2011 was the result of months of ramping up operations for a coming surge in buyers to the area. Years earlier, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that as many as 30,000 military personnel and families would be relocated to nearby Fort Benning as part of a BRAC expansion. This presented a prime opportunity for local builders like Grayhawk. Read more.... 

One Stop Shop

Georgia builder shops for buyers by opening a signature storefront office and sales center.

Recently a customer walked off the street intoGrayhawk Homes’ new sales center/headquarters in Columbus, Ga., with no Realtor in tow and no concrete plans to buy a home. She was just looking. Within a week the buyer had signed a contract to purchase a home. Read more...

Grayhawk Homes Opens New Designer Showroom

Grayhawk Homes is proud to announce the opening of our Home Design Showroom in Harmony Place Shopping Center. Located at  2301 Airport Thruway in Columbus, Georgia, home buyers can make all the choices necessary to design their dream home in one location. Now there is no need to drive around town from vendor to vendor to choose the different features of your new home. Read more...

Pubication Ranks Grayhawk No. 82  Among U.S. Builders

A Columbus homebuilder has hammered its way into a couple of national builder publications in terms of the number of houses constructed and overall dollar volume.

Grayhawk Homes is ranked No. 82 in the United States by Builder magazine based on the company's 303 permits taken out in 2011 for new dwellings in Columbus and in the Des Moines, Iowa, market, which it entered nearly two years ago. Read more...

Picking The Right Neighborhood

You're in the market to buy. You've probably given a lot of thought to the type of home you want as well as your budget and buying price range. There's an additional topic, though, that requires your careful consideration. Which neighborhood is right for you? Read more...

 

Grayhawk Homes Ranks in The Top 100 Builders in America

Grayhawk Homes ranks #82 on the Builder 100, reporting 303 home closings for $62 million in total revenue. The Builder 100 list is comprised of both private and public builders and identifies the top builders in America by annual closings, gross revenue, and rate of change year over year as well as information about where and what they build. Read more...

Tips for Buying A House

The top 10 things you need to know when buying a home. If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even in a rising market. When prices are falling, it's an even worse proposition. Read more...

Look at Maintenance Costs Before Leaping Into Home Owneship

The housing market is snapping back, and so is homeowner urgency to move up on the property ladder. That can mean a new home for some. For others, maybe it's renovations, fresh paint, and new furniture that take older properties from "has potential" to primo address. Read more...

New Home Sales Amplify Optimism About Housing

Sales of newly built homes continued to pick up momentum, another sign that the long-beleaguered housing market is in recovery mode.

New-home sales for April rose 3.3% from March and were up 9.9% from a year earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 343,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

While new homes account for about 10% of the housing stock sold each year, sales of previously owned homes have also shown strong gains recently, suggesting the industry's improvements are widespread. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of previously owned homes, which make up the bulk of the housing market, rose 3.4% in April from the previous month. The Commerce Department figures reflect sales of only single-family homes, while the Realtor data include sales within multifamily dwellings, such as condominiums. Read more...

Another Record Lows for Mortgage Rates

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Mortgage interest rates hit new lows this week as both the 30-year and the 15-year fixed-rates fell, according to a weekly survey by Freddie Mac. It was the second consecutive week that rates broke records. Read more...

A Builder's Thousand Mile Commute

A Georgia builder expands from cotton fields to corn fields.

Grayhawk Homes had no place to grow. The builder already rules the Columbus, Ga., market. And extra home demand sparked by the expansion of nearby Fort Benning was winding down. Grayhawk was looking at a flat sales future read more...

 

Trulia: housing prices have bottomed, now rising

Inventories are tightening, asking prices are rising, rents are increasing, and Trulia points to job growth, saying a residential real estate recovery has already begun. Read more...

10 Reasons to Buy Instead of Rent

If you're struggling with whether to buy versus rent, consider these 10 reasons to take the plunge into homeownership: Read more...

EPA Acknowledges Grayhawk Homes

Grayhawk Homes earns award for building new homes that protect the environment through energy efficiency . These home collectively, will save customers approximately $100,128 on utility bills each year. Read more...

US Department of Housing Wants You To Know What To Expect When Buying Your 1st Home

Thinking about buying a home? We have information that can help!What you can afford depends on your income, credit rating, current monthly expenses, downpayment and the interest rate.

Home Ownership Matters

Home ownership has a significant impact on net worth, educational achievement, civic participation, health, and overall quality of life. And, home ownership helps create jobs—lots of them—right here at home. Read more...

Grayhawk Homes Awarded Top Efficiency Builder Award

Grayhawk Homes of Columbus, Georgia has been awarded the Top Efficiency Builder Award of 2011 from Georgia Power. An event was held at The Chattahoochee River Club on April 11, 2012 to honor Dave Erickson and the Grayhawk Homes Team. Read more...

Buying a Home Won't Get Much Cheaper

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Buying a home may never get any cheaper than this. Several housing experts are predicting that this year will be the last chance for bargain hunters to cash in on the best deals of the weak housing market. With home prices down 34% nationally since 2006 and mortgage rates at historic lows, homes have never been more affordable -- but it won't stay this way for much longer. Read more...