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What is the HERS index?

Posted On: April, 10, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Energy Rating System | HERS Index

HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. It identifies the rated home’s energy performance compared to a home built only to code requirements. A standard, code-built home has an index of 100. Each point below 100 represents a 1% improvement in overall energy performance. For example, a home with a HERS index of 70 is […]

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Atlantic Builders Sponsors Student Scholarships

Posted On: April, 2, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Fredericksburg | Germanna Community College | Student Scholarships

Atlantic Builders is proud to sponsor scholarships to worthy students at Germanna Community College. We believe in education as a critical path for individuals to achieve more in life. We also believe the future of the world depends on getting everybody the chance to continue learning and growing. Germanna Community College serves the Fredericksburg region. […]



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Atlantic Builders' Quick Delivery Homes

Posted On: March, 26, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors | Spotsylvania | Stafford County

Please see this link to a March 22, 2012 report from the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors. The report notes that in Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties there is only a two month supply of homes listed for sale in MRIS. A balanced market is considered to be a six month supply. So there is a […]



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Live Green. Save Green. Our Homes Save You Money Every Month.

Posted On: March, 22, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | Energy Star Home | Energy Star Label | Fredericksburg

A home that has earned the Energy Star label meets the EPA’s strict guidelines for energy-efficiency and is verified by an independent third party. Energy Star homes cost less to own, protect our environment, and reduce our reliance on imported energy. Our Energy Star homes feature high-performance doors and windows, high R-value insulation, tightly constructed […]

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A TED Talk Worth Watching

Posted On: March, 16, 2012 | Categories: Atlantic Builders | TED Talk

Atlantic Builders CEO Adam Fried has something worthwhile to share! “I found this TED Talk by Peter Diamandis both eye opening and inspiring. Take 16 minutes to watch it and it will give you a bright feeling about science and technology and mankind’s ability to keep making the world better for itself at an ever […]

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Thoughts on the Local Housing Market

Posted On: January, 24, 2012 | Categories: Adam Fried | Atlantic Builders | Fredericksburg | Spotsylvania | Stafford County

There are many variables that we all know affect homebuilding production in positive and negative ways. Some of the negative ones are large amounts of continuing foreclosure homes entering the resale market, tougher credit standards for potential new home purchasers and, for residential developers and builders, lack of equity (or negative equity) in existing homes […]

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A Blog Featuring Adam Fried, CEO, Atlantic Builders, Ltd.

Posted On: January, 12, 2012 | Categories: Adam Fried | Atlantic Builders | Home Building Industry | New Home Building | New Home Values | Tom Schoedel

Like almost all residential developers and home builders, Atlantic Builders (and related LLCs) bought too much expensive land and lots in 2004, 2005 and early 2006. Looking back, I wish I had listened to my own instincts. I asked a room packed with large builders and bankers in 2003, after a prominent panel of economists […]

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Fredericksburg Area Homes Undervalued Based Upon Income Levels

Posted On: August, 18, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

Please see this article by Bill Freehling which provides his analysis of Fredericksburg area home prices and median household incomes. According to his data, home values especially in Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Caroline Counties are undervalued compared to historic averages. This may mean that Fredericksburg area home prices escalate in the near future! You may read […]

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The Role of MCBQ in the Regional Economy

Posted On: August, 2, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

Most of Atlantic Builders’ customers now are moving to the Fredericksburg region because of BRAC. To get more understanding of all the upcoming changes particularly at MCBQ, I am attending an event called “The Role of Marine Corps Base Quantico in the Regional Economy”. I have learned that new contracts awarded in the past quarter […]

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Welcome, Julie Brennan, to Atlantic Builders!

Posted On: July, 26, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

We welcome Julie Brennan, our newest team member, as a Sales Associate. You will find Julie working alongside Community Sales Manager Charlie Baity in our Richland Forest model home which is now open 7 days a week. “Julie is very personable, enthusiastic, and fun. She strengthens our team. I am impressed with how eager she […]



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