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FIND BLISS IN YOUR (NEW) HOME

A NEW-HOME BUYER’S GUIDE TO NORTH GEORGIA

We have assembled some useful resources and tips to help you find your perfect home. From a handy checklist of things to consider when doing your research and visiting in-person, to understanding the home buying process with each of our home builders, we’re here to make the home buying process as easy for you as possible.

New-Home Buying Considerations

We know buying a new-home can be an exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, process. That's why we created this guide—to help ease any worries you may have as you begin your search. Here are a few things to think about as you get started on your home buying journey. Click Here for a downloadable version of the checklist*.

  • Getting Started

    Make Your Wish List – What are the things you love about your current home? What have you always wanted to change? If you’re in the market for your first home, what are your must-haves? Think about how many rooms you’d like, large gathering spaces you’d enjoy, or the size of your kitchen. Include a little flex space to make your own home gym or game room and consider special areas for your growing family or furry friends!



    Get Your Finances in Order – What’s your budget? What are you pre-qualified for? Click here to see a list of financial considerations you may not be thinking of when buying a new-home.



    Consider Teaming up with a Real Estate Professional – Buying a new-home is more than just doing an online search – it’s about knowing an area and understanding the process. Real estate professionals can offer organized, professional guidance that ultimately means less stress for you.



    Determine When You Need to Move – Whether you want to choose a specific lot and homebuilder, or just need a new-home to move into quickly – you have options here. At Sterling on the Lake, we even have quick move-in homes available.

  • Do Your Research

    Consider New vs. Resale – New-homes offer the latest energy-efficiency and technology option available, and having a home built to the most current standards is important. Here’s a look at these and other top reasons why you should buy new.



    Check out Home Options Online – Search homebuilders, floorplans and options online to get a feel for what is available. Sterling on the Lake’s Homefinder is the perfect tool to help your search. 


    Visit our Virtual Hub - Our virtual hub helps you explore Sterling on the Lake, learn more about our builders, and virtually tour our model homes. 


    Consider the HOA – It’s important to understand the benefits of living in an HOA community, and what these fees include. Not all community HOAs are created equal—and at Sterling on the Lake, our lake lifestyle offers more than most. Surrounding your beautiful new-home, you'll enjoy incredible, resort-style amenities, open green spaces, exciting community events, and a tight-knit community feeling you won't find anywhere else. Learn more about the HOA in our brochure.


    Visit Our FAQ Page – We've put together some frequently asked questions - from where is Sterling on the Lake, to who are the homebuilders and what are the amenities. Click Here for More.

  • Now the Fun Part: Explore in Person

    Scope Out Locations – Consider conveniences you can’t live without. (Think: access to major highways and nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment, etc.) Take a look at Sterling on the Lake’s convenient location, just north of Atlanta, Georgia.



    Check out the Amenities – Whether you have an active lifestyle or want to kick back and relax, community amenities give everyone the opportunity to be social and have fun. Inside the Lakeside Clubhouse, you'll find gathering spaces, a movie theater, a fitness center, and great views of the community. Outside, enjoy resort-style pools; bocce, tennis, and pickleball courts; walking trails, and so much more! There is so much to experience and explore.



    Find a Real Community — Sterling on the Lake is a place where people with different lifestyles, in different life stages, come together to meet, socialize, and feel at home. Hear why some of our residents chose their new home in Sterling on the Lake.



    Find a Builder You Love – The home buying and design process can vary, depending on the homebuilder you choose. Check out the builder section below to explore your options and determine which best meets your needs. Whether you are looking for a low-maintenance home, a 1-2 acre homesite or a house with a little extra flex space, there is a perfect home for everyone in Sterling on the Lake!

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Meet Our Builders

Meet the builders of Sterling on the Lake. Explore each to learn more about their processes, their variety of home offerings, incentives and their unique aesthetic. Then, when you’re ready, come tour their models and meet them in person at Sterling on the Lake!

Encore by David Weekley Homes

The Meadowhill

1,684-2,684 Sq.Ft.

From the $330s

Learn More About Encore by David Weekley Homes

View Home Plans

D.R. Horton

The Hayden

1,655-2,199 Sq.Ft.

From the low $300s

Learn More About D.R. Horton

View Home Plans

Harcrest Homes

The Waterstone

2,737-4,161 Sq.Ft.

From the high $500s

Learn More About Harcrest Homes

View Home Plans

It’s All About the Lifestyle

The lake lifestyle features endless adventure and plenty of relaxation. Learn more about how you can enjoy the best of both at Sterling on the Lake.

Empty Nesters

 

Growing Families

 

First-Time Homebuyers

FAQ

  • What types of homes are available in Sterling on the Lake?

    Sterling on the Lake features a variety of new construction homes, priced from the $300s - $700k+. With a selection ranch-style, two-story, luxury and 55+ houses and a plethora of resort-style community amenities, it’s easy to find your perfect home – and your bliss – here!

  • Are there new homes available now, ready for move-in at Sterling on the Lake?

    While our inventory of new homes is constantly changing, we typically always have houses available for move-in now, or in the very near future. Explore our Quick Move-in Homes on the Homefinder to shop options that are available now.

  • Are New Homes a Good Investment?

    In addition to a deep sense of pride, there are many benefits to purchasing a new home. Rather than experiencing fluctuating rent costs, a new home will allow you to be locked in to a stable monthly payment, allowing you to better budget and plan for your future. When you buy, you’ll begin building equity and your new home will also likely appreciate over time. Homeowners can also experience certain tax benefits, which can add up to rather significant savings. Lastly, many items within the home will be under warranty so you won’t have to factor in additional improvements costs that a resale home may have.

  • Do the homebuilders offer any incentives or specials?

    We are proud to partner with local and national homebuilders who can help make your dream home a reality. View our list of builder specials to learn more about their offerings, including Design Features or money towards your closing costs.

  • How can I shop Sterling on the Lake?

    We cannot wait for you to see Sterling on the Lake for yourself! Start off your visit by picking up a community brochure and map at 7004 Lake Sterling Blvd. Then, visit our model homes to explore different floorplans and have any questions answered by the on-site builder representative. If you would prefer to explore the community virtually, visit our Home Shopping Hub to learn more. You can also chat, email or call our community specialists who are available to virtually assist in your new home search.

  • What kind of community is Sterling on the Lake?

    Sterling on the Lake by Newland is a master-planned community for families of all ages and life stages. With a variety of resort-like amenities sprinkled throughout our neighborhoods, no two days feel quite the same. Whether you choose to relax at one of our pools, get your steps in on the trails, break a sweat on the tennis court or cast a line in Lake Sterling, there are plenty of ways to connect with the outdoors.


    And with friendly residents, you’ll find many neighbors who grow into friends. Read through our reviews to see how others feel about our beautiful community.

  • What are the perks of living in Flowery Branch?

    Flowery Branch is conveniently located 40 miles north of Downtown Atlanta with convenient access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There are a selection of shopping and dining opportunities in historic downtown Flowery Branch and Buford. When you are ready to connect with nature, Lake Lanier and beautiful mountain settings are just a short car ride away!

  • More questions?

    Visit our FAQ page for a full list of commonly asked questions and responses. Or, reach out to our team via the Live Chat feature in the lower right-hand corner of your screen to learn more about Sterling on the Lake.

 

*The purpose of the New-Home Buying Guide is only to provide a general overview of information you may choose to consider when purchasing a home. This material does not constitute legal, tax, accounting or investment advice, or professional consulting of any kind. Please consult with your qualified real estate, financial, and legal advisors regarding your specific circumstances and your purchase.