Monthly Archives: December 2012

Atlanta Home Builder Improves GreenSmart Program

Atlanta new homesPantone, the world’s color authority for almost 50 years, recently declared 2013 the year of Emerald green. Brock Built, your trusted Atlanta home builder for more than 25 years, also offers our own shade of green for 2013 with our GreenSmart® program.

The GreenSmart program was designed in order to help our homeowners save energy and money. Currently, buildings consume 40 percent of all energy in the United States, but our homes built under the comprehensive GreenSmart program consume significantly less.

Recently, we updated our program to enhance energy savings even more. Before, we offered buyers the option of several different types of insulation including Batt and Blown Fiberglass insulations. Now, however, we are proud to exclusively use Cellulose insulation in our homes. This product is made purely from recycled newspapers and other paper sources, which means it is inherently more environmentally friendly. Additional benefits include decreased air infiltration, increased noise reduction, superior mold control and a higher fire safety rating.

In addition to Cellulose insulation, our GreenSmart program also includes Radiant Barrier Roofing, House Wrap, spray foam air barriers, air sealing, low flow plumbing fixtures, 14 Seer A/C units, high efficiency light bulbs and ENERGY STAR appliances, all of which are tested by third party.

So, while you make preparations to deck out your space with Emerald in 2013, you should also consider taking your dedication to green to the next level by purchasing a GreenSmart Atlanta new home from Brock Built.

Identity Theft Information: First Aid for a Breach

First aid identity theft informationWith the holiday season just behind us, some people will open their credit cards statements in 2013 and be in shock because they suddenly need an identity theft solution for items they did not buy!

If you find that you are suddenly the victim of identity theft, the finance experts at the Equifax Finance Blog have a great article for you called, “What to Do if You’re the Victim of Identity Theft.”

In this article, the experts review six steps for people to take action on after they have had their identity compromised. Although prevention is always recommended for ID theft protection first, you may find yourself needing an emergency plan.

The experts suggest taking these steps to begin fixing the damage done by identity theft:

  • Fraud Alerts – File a fraud alert with Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, the three main consumer credit reporting agencies.
  • Close Accounts – Be sure to contact each individual company and close any fraudulent accounts if you find any. You will need to give them proof of your idenitity and sign fraud dispute papers in order for the accounts to be closed.
  • Alert/Monitoring – Check out the various credit monitoring services offered today. Equifax offers this service and will alert you of certain changes in your credit history, if you want to keep an eye on your credit report.

Be sure to see the full article to learn about the next three steps which continue the critical first aid process. For more great

identity theft information, please read the Equifax Finance Blog today!

Green Atlanta Townhomes at Alderwood

AlderwoodGreen Atlanta townhomes at Alderwood in Sandy Springs are selling fast! Built by Ashton Woods Homes, each townhome meets the Environment for Living Program’s Platinum performance standards. Homes can save up to 42 percent of annual energy usage.

Besides being energy-efficient, homes at Alderwood have gorgeous floor plans. Three Brighton homes are move-in ready now. These three-story, all brick townhomes boast hardwood floors, upgraded cabinets, kitchens with stainless steel appliances, living rooms with cozy fireplaces, oil rubbed bronze fixtures and elegant master suites with luxurious bathrooms and oversized closets. Continue reading