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Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is an award-winning podcast was launched on October 7, 2011. Approaching its 1,000th episode, the show releases two episodes a week. All About Real Estate features the movers and shakers in the Atlanta real estate industry along with news and information on new projects, communities, etc. Around Atlanta features all the things that make our city great to live in – local events, attractions and things to do around town.



Atlanta Real Estate Forum is a product of Denim Marketing. The show is produced by Intrepid Group, LLC and sponsored by New American Funding. Show hosts are Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick.

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Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is an award-winning podcast was launched on October 7, 2011. Approaching its 1,000th episode, the show releases two episodes a week. All About Real Estate features the movers and shakers in the Atlanta real estate industry along with news and information on new projects, communities, etc. Around Atlanta features all the things that make our city great to live in – local events, attractions and things to do around town.



Atlanta Real Estate Forum is a product of Denim Marketing. The show is produced by Intrepid Group, LLC and sponsored by New American Funding. Show hosts are Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick.

    Carrie Rogiers Talks First Fischer Homes Active Adult Community

    Carrie Rogiers Talks First Fischer Homes Active Adult Community

    Fischer Homes Builds Poplar Place, First Atlanta Active Adult Community

    Fischer Homes Marketing Manager Carrie Rogiers joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the builder’s first active adult community in the Atlanta market. Rogiers joins show host Carol Morgan for the All About Real Estate Segment.



    Responsible for social media, public relations and marketing new communities, Rogiers has been with Fischer Homes for eight years. Before this role, she held an agency position working on various CPG brands such as Procter & Gamble and Hershey. Craving something new, Rogiers wanted to switch to a more client-based role. While building her own home with Fischer Homes, Rogiers developed a meaningful relationship with her sales counselor and today, she is the company’s marketing manager!

    Rogiers said, “It’s truly a great fit. It’s a lot of fun and a great company. I’m glad to be a part of it!”

    Founded in northern Kentucky, the privately held builder recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The work of founders Henry and Elaine Fischer transformed the company into one of the top 30 builders in the country.



    As one of Rogiers’s first assignments eight years ago, she assisted the Fischer Homes entrance into the Atlanta market including opening a design center and promoting new communities. Now building and developing in eight active markets, Fischer Homes builds in Columbus, Indianapolis, Dayton, Louisville and St. Louis.

    Rogiers said, “We are on pace to have a record year! It’s a very exciting time to be in homebuilding!”

    The pandemic changed the face of real estate as home plans shifted from bright, open floor plans to designs prioritizing privacy and separation.



    In line with current popular trends, Fischer Homes products offer flexible space for homebuyers, whether there is a need for a home office and gym or room for an expanding family. Rogiers predicts this need is here to stay as more homebuyers add “stay-at-home spaces” to their homebuying wish list.



    The builder’s new Dallas, Georgia community, Poplar Place, is the first Fischer Homes patio home and active adult community in the Atlanta market. The development features six ranch-style home plans with optional loft space or additional bedrooms. A home to fit all needs, the first level promotes single-family living while the second story provides extra space.



    At the newly renovated Fischer Homes Lifestyle Design Center in Atlanta, homeowners have the freedom to fully personalize their homes by choosing from hundreds of customization options.



    Tune in to the full interview above for more information about Fischer Homes communities or visit www.FischerHomes.com to learn more.



    Never miss an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Subscribe to the podcast here. You can also get a recap of any past episode on the Radio page. Listen to the full interview above!







    Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. Fischer Homes and New American Funding are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (January/2022)







    New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of over 216,00+ loans for $56.8 billion, 171 branches and about 4,500+ employees. The company offers several niche loan products and has made Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America seven times. For more information, call 678-898-3540 or visit https://branch.newamericanfunding.com/Atlanta.











    The Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio “All About Real Estate” segment,

    • 21 min
    Raecine Tyes Invites You to the Black Film Festival Atlanta

    Raecine Tyes Invites You to the Black Film Festival Atlanta

    Black Film Festival Atlanta Founder Raecine Tyes joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to invite you to attend this year’s event. She also reminisces on the event’s impressive first year while sharing details about what to expect when the festival returns Feb. 1-6, 2022. Tyes joins show host Carol Morgan for the Around Atlanta segment.



    An author of two motivational books and a children's novel with experience in event coordinating and production, Tyes has always loved film and anything creative. When she came up with the idea for Black Film Festival Atlanta, Tyes’s mission was to highlight the work of talented filmmakers who may not have the opportunity to showcase their products.

    Tyes said, “Our goal is also to educate the new filmmaker with industry-related resources and to try to provide an excellent opportunity for networking.”

    Whenever industry experts are willing to take the time to share industry-related tips or advice for independent filmmakers, it is incredibly beneficial for both participants and attendees.



    Tyes shared that she was always involved in something creative, whether she was filming an event for a client or promoting independent films in Georgia. One day, she decided to set up a platform for filmmakers. Initially, she expected a few participants to submit entries to showcase on a local college campus. Unexpectedly, the inaugural festival received 300 submissions which led to a six-day event showcasing 70 independent filmmakers.

    “I wasn’t sure what to expect my first time around, but we really got some top-notch films,” said Tyes. “We got submissions from Emmy winners… [and well-known actors]. I was just kind of blown away.”

    The festival quickly grew into an event beyond Tyes’s imagination. Now known as the Hollywood of the South, Georgia is a magnet for up-and-coming filmmakers as well as existing and well-known talent in the industry.



    In addition to creating a platform for local filmmakers, the inaugural festival featured nine celebrity judges, including singer Al B. Shore! and filmmaker Deon Taylor. Recognized by the mayor’s office in its first year, the festival received attendees from across the country as well as a few international guests!



    Featuring a wide range of genres, attendees can expect to see horror, romance, action and more showcased in this year’s submissions. This year, the festival will be conducted virtually. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite and each day will offer separate screen selections.



    The festival hosts an Actor’s Boot Camp and a Writer’s Winetasting. The Brunch with a Filmmaker event allows industry professionals and filmmakers to discuss projects and offer valuable information for attendees.



    Tune in to the full interview above for more information on the Black Film Festival Atlanta or visit www.BlackFilmFestivalAtlanta.com to learn more.



    Never miss an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Subscribe to the podcast here. You can also get a recap of any past episode on the Radio page. Listen to the full interview above!







    Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. Black Film Festival Atlanta and New American Funding are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (January/2022)







    New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of over 216,00+ loans for $56.8 billion, 171 branches and about 4,500+ employees. The company offers several niche loan products and has made Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America seven times. For more information,

    • 18 min
    Jeremy Crawford with FMLS Shares Market Update

    Jeremy Crawford with FMLS Shares Market Update

    State of Atlanta Housing Market with FMLS

    FMLS President Jeremy Crawford joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the current state of the Atlanta housing market and the company's pioneering virtual services. Crawford joins hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the All About Real Estate segment.



    A premier Atlanta multiple listing service (MLS), FMLS has over 56,000 brokers and agents using its service. In the last year, the company experienced 15 percent in growth and is now the fourth-largest MLS in the nation, with brokers from every state as well as outside the U.S.

    Crawford said, “I always love to talk about the stats and talk about the data. What we saw last year really paved the way for 2022.”

    Atlanta Home Prices Increasing Rapidly

    In a recent publication, Bloomberg shared that Atlanta is posting faster pricing increases than any other metro area market in the nation. Inflation, unemployment down to 2.4 percent and rent increasing by 24 percent year over date are all components that create the number one market for investors.

    Homes Being Sold to Investors

    Over 32 percent of homes purchased in last year's third quarter were purchased by investors in place of homeowners. This trend drives up prices and affects home affordability. Compared to 40 other metro areas, investors continue to look at the hot Atlanta housing market.

    Lack of Inventory Homes in Atlanta Market

    Closing out 2021, the number one problem in the Atlanta market is the lack of inventory. Constraints on new homes, rentals, the new home construction market and a historically low supply present problems for homebuyers entering the market.



    Previously, the median market time was 25 days with a three-month supply of homes available, creating a healthy, seller-centric market. Currently, there is a one-month inventory with the median market at eight days.

    “We thought we were going to see a slowdown and it didn’t happen,” said Crawford. “The sales price on average is up 30 percent compared to October 2020.”

    Other Home Buying Trends

    With a large instant buyer market, many Atlanta investors purchase properties in order to renovate or build out portfolios. Build-to-rent is also increasing in popularity and with rent up 20 percent year-over-year, there are plenty of opportunities for investors to profit.



    Another trend in today’s market is the lease-to-own model. Companies lease properties to consumers for two years, and during this time the tenants build a down payment and credit. This allows them to buy the home at the end of the two-year period. Quite a few companies are moving towards this model to allow more tenants to transition from leasing to homeownership and increase home affordability.











    Tune in to the full interview above for more information on FMLS or visit www.firstmls.com to learn more.



    Never miss an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Subscribe to the podcast here. You can also get a recap of any past episode on the Radio page. Listen to the full interview above!







    Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. FMLS and New American Funding are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (January/2022)







    New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of over 216,00+ loans for $56.8 billion, 171 branches and about 4,500+ employees. The company offers several niche loan products and has made Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America seven times. For more information,

    • 29 min
    Ben Simpson with St. Bourke on Placemaking

    Ben Simpson with St. Bourke on Placemaking

    Placemaking an Important Part of Land Planning at St. Bourke

    President of St. Bourke Ben Simpson joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the land planning, St. Bourke’s history and its contribution to placemaking in metro Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Simpson joins hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the All About Real Estate segment.



    Passionate business owner, property developer, community builder and placemaker are just a few things that describe Simpson. With a 25-year track record of leading great project teams and stakeholders, Simpson strives to create vibrant communities and developments for clients.



    Simpson took on the role of president at St. Bourke after working with Australia’s largest residential community builder and diversified property group, Stockland, for 16 years. In his previous role, Simpson was responsible for the design, management and development of a significant property portfolio valued at more than $16 billion, which included 23,000 residential lots across seven major master-planned communities.



    Before working with Stockland, Simpson held various private and public roles in the real estate industry and contributed to several projects with international and national significance.



    A professional services business and consultancy agency, St. Bourke specializes in asset management and property development, primarily focusing on residential communities and commercial assets. The developer also has a qualified construction and management team that consists of civil engineers, landscape architects, land planners, market researchers and analysis and business finance experts with over 200 years of combined experience.

    Simpson said, “Today, our focus is on problem-solving stalled or abandoned communities that were the victim of the downturn.”

    St. Bourke was founded in 2015 by Drapac Capital Partners to work on all the assets they acquired during the great recession. Drapac is an international property investment firm that expanded to the U.S. in 2011 to acquire undervalued assets. In need of an in-house team to oversee all assets and accompanying stakeholders, Drapac Capital Partners established St. Bourke.



    Created as a property investment firm, St. Bourke holds a unique position in the real estate industry, assessing the market through an investment lens. As well as creating enduring communities, the property developer seeks to ensure all projects are commercially successful and viable ventures for clients.

    Simpson said, “It’s a really healthy thing for us to do to make sure our first measure of success is it needs to be able to be funded [and] commercially successful… That gives us our license to continue what we’re doing.”

    Tune in to the full interview above for more information on St. Bourke or visit www.StBourke.com to learn more.



    Never miss an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Subscribe to the podcast here. You can also get a recap of any past episode on the Radio page. Listen to the full interview above!







    Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. St. Bourke and New American Funding are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (December/2021)







    New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of over 123,000 loans for $30.4 billion, 198 branches, and about 3,100 employees. The company offers several niche loan products and has made Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America six times. It has a state-of-the-art career training facility and develops innovative technology,

    • 23 min
    Smith Douglas Homes Delivers Affordable Housing in Metro Atlanta

    Smith Douglas Homes Delivers Affordable Housing in Metro Atlanta

    Affordable Homes Available from Smith Douglas Homes

    Vice President of Sales for Smith Douglas Homes Jamie Chastain joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the builder's new metro Atlanta communities. Chastain joins hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the All About Real Estate segment.



    A Georgia native, Chastain started in the industry 24 years ago in general real estate and, in the early 2000s, made the switch to new home sales. Chastain remarks that she feels lucky to have the opportunity to grow her career into a leadership position at Smith Douglas Homes in Atlanta.



    With a mission to provide a wide range of affordable housing, Smith Douglas Homes has been a prominent metro Atlanta builder for over 40 years.

    Chastain said, “Quality and affordability are a high focus, and it has been a little challenging this year to keep that vision alive.”

    When Founder Tom Bradbury launched the company, the Atlanta market mainly consisted of private home builders, now the market is comprised mainly of large public home builders. Today, Smith Douglas Homes continues to build affordable homes for first-time buyers in a highly sought-after market. Whether moving into a first home or downsizing to a smaller product, the builder offers a variety of products, perfect for every type of homebuyer.



    Currently, Smith Douglas Homes is constructing in 32 active communities stretching across Georgia.



    Nestled between the cities of Woodstock and Roswell, the townhome community of Concord has been well received. With access to a wide array of vicinities, this community offers residents a constant stream of events, activities and top-rated restaurants and businesses for a vibrant way of life.



    Crestwood, located near the popular downtown area of Rome, enjoys access to local universities, a colorful roster of local businesses as well as top local medical facilities. The community features two-story and ranch-style homes, ranging from 1,202 to 2,095 square feet of living space.

    “We are seeing so much growth in all of these communities that have good vicinity to Atlanta…that are further away [but still have great accessibility.]”

    Currently sold out of its first phase, Hastings Manor in Hampton provides a great environment for residents that speaks to a wide range of interests. The quaint community showcases traditional two-story homes with easy access to nearby green spaces, I-75 and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.



    “If there’s anything COVID and this market have taught us, it’s that people are more in tune with how they want their home to live,” said Chastain. “It’s really challenged us as builders to ensure that we’re thinking strategically through our consumers' eyes.”



    Tune in to the interview above for more information on Smith Douglas Homes and visit www.SmithDouglas.com to discover upcoming communities.



    Never miss an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Subscribe to the podcast here. You can also get a recap of any past episode on the Radio page. Listen to the full interview above!







    Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. Smith Douglas Homes and New American Funding are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (December/2021)







    New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of over 123,000 loans for $30.4 billion, 198 branches, and about 3,100 employees. The company offers several niche loan products and has made Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest-Growing Companies in America six times.

    • 14 min
    Cameron Friend, Farris Watkins Talk About The King Center

    Cameron Friend, Farris Watkins Talk About The King Center

    Youth and Millennial Engagement Coordinator Cameron Friend and Farris Watkins, great-niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., join the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss The King Center and the great legacy of Dr. King. Friend and Watkins join hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the Around Atlanta Segment.



    With a tremendous legacy to uphold, part of Friend’s role as youth and millennial engagement coordinator at The King Center is to find ways to connect upcoming generations with the principal steps towards nonviolence. Established by Coretta Scott King in the year Dr. King was assassinated, The King Center upholds the teachings of the late Civil Rights leader and offers training and education focused on the center’s mission. Friend works to find ways to share the story of Dr. King with younger generations looking to help solve challenges throughout the world.

    Friend shared, “We just want to make sure we’re empowering and equipping the next generation with the tools necessary to help them understand the critical issues and learn how to rethink those issues according to the tenants of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

    Fondly known to her as Uncle ML, Watkins shared how she remembers Dr. King not as a famous historical figure but as her uncle with a servant’s heart. She also shared how her family taught her to remember her great uncle’s legacy as an honor and sacrifice rather than prestige.

    Watkins said, “He was a family man first. He cared so much about his family and his church.”

    While representing the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the existence of The King Center is in thanks to the work of Coretta Scott King, the wife of the late civil rights leader. Mrs. King oversaw the center's work until she died, continuing his teachings for emerging generations. The center is the only international living memorial to the life and legacy of both Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, also housing the crypts of the two historical figures on the museum campus.



    Friend remarked on the tremendous honor and responsibility surrounding the center's mission to promote and support “The Beloved Community” and the movement of nonviolence. Through the ReThink podcast, Watkins and Friend help to deliver the tools available to listeners in order to have relevant and impactful conversations. In the current culture, these conversations are more important than ever due to prominent societal divisions.

    Friend said, “People are always trying to find ways, especially young people, to resolve issues.”

    Tune in to the full interview above for more information on The King Center, the legacy of Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King as well as the ReThink podcast, hosted by Farris Watkins and Cameron Friend. To learn more about The King Center, visit www.TheKingCenter.org.



    Tune in to the full interview above for more information on The King Center, the legacy of Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King as well as the ReThink podcast, hosted by Farris Watkins and Cameron Friend. To learn more about The King Center, visit www.TheKingCenter.org.











    Never miss an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Subscribe to the podcast here. You can also get a recap of any past episode on the Radio page. Listen to the full interview above!







    Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. The King Center and New American Funding are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (December/2021)







    New American Funding is a family-owned mortgage lender with a servicing portfolio of over 123,000 loans for $30.4 billion, 198 branches,

    • 28 min

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