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Old 03-11-2009, 11:51 AM
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AtlantaGreg, I have a stalker. What do I do?

Please, someone, back to ranch houses in Atlanta......

Get a room you two.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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we keep hearing from people that ranches (1989+) are not popular and would be hard to resell.

can i get some opinion on yay and nays. what is it about them that people love or hate? with the aging baby boomer i assumed they will be becoming popular.

thanks




It seems to me that there is too much competition with newer homes with more amenities and use of space----perhaps larger kitchens, much larger master suites with owner's privacy, use of better or more attractive materials, higher ceilings in most cases, newer master baths with larger vanities, and in many cases much much larger closet areas esp for the owner's suite------costs are also a factor in that a two story house can provide the buyer far more square footage because of the builder is building 'only one roof', whereby the same square footage under one spread out ROOF is far more expensive, given the fact that the ROOF is one of the most expensive components in building.

From 1989 forward, there were HUGE leaps in ventilation technologies...a/c, and heat, "SEER" requirements in some jurisdictions, etc, and some of these ranches have really POOR HVAC sysyems or were still upgraded to inferior SEER rated products, when compared to newer and even CHEAPER/smaller homes that were being constructed...

My house in Vinings essentially was a 2 and one-half LEVEL house with the first level was mostly totally a 'daylight basement' complelely finished out thereby providing a total LIVING sq footage way in excess of 5300 feet under the footprint of a single roof..

The price of a 'conventionally framed roof' became almost prohibitively HIGH later....many of these builders in Atlanta, Brimingham, Nashville, Memphis had a tradition of never using "truss design" roof construction...WHY ?? because that's what they were used to doing, and many builders scoffed at 'engineered truss applications' which in my opinion is STUPID given the technology or design and calculating load strength by using very high tech compositie materials together with CAD, not just stress-rated Southern Yellow Pine----the builders don't like 'change'------just like only a few yers ago builders (res) NEVER used METAL studs-----why ?? tradition, and the wood industry lobby and stranglehold on the residential construction market----------so, things changed- now it's no big deal in using roof/floor joist systems etc---------but many things in the South, changed SLOWLY


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Old 03-11-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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AtlantaGreg, I have a stalker. What do I do?
Load up the sawed-off with the good ammo.

And yes, on that note - everyone back to the topic.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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From 1989 forward, there were HUGE leaps in ventilation technologies...a/c, and heat, "SEER" requirements in some jurisdictions, etc, and some of these ranches have really POOR HVAC sysyems or were still upgraded to inferior SEER rated products, when compared to newer and even CHEAPER/smaller homes that were being constructed...
What are SEER requirements? Educate me.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What are SEER requirements? Educate me.
It's an energy efficiency measurement for air conditioners and heat pumps, I think. I know when I was shopping for a new air conditioner in the Twin Cities the SEER rating was something all manufacturers seemed to be pushing, with higher SEER ratings being better.

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Old 03-12-2009, 12:06 AM
 
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French Provencal is what killed the Ranch Home.. Look around metro Atlant, a... almost every new home is French Provencal..you see this all over the country but especially in the south. You still get lots of ranches in Florida because of the older population who want everything on one level.
I'm not a big fan of The French Provencal style... I prefer Craftsman bungalows.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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French Provencal is what killed the Ranch Home.. Look around metro Atlant, a... almost every new home is French Provencal..you see this all over the country but especially in the south. You still get lots of ranches in Florida because of the older population who want everything on one level.
I'm not a big fan of The French Provencal style... I prefer Craftsman bungalows.
Where you really see this style predominate is in the suburbs of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Biloxi, Gulfport and Mobile.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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It's an energy efficiency measurement for air conditioners and heat pumps, I think. I know when I was shopping for a new air conditioner in the Twin Cities the SEER rating was something all manufacturers seemed to be pushing, with higher SEER ratings being better.

SEER ratings - Google Search
Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Explains why I've never heard of it. No one has central air or heat pumps where I'm from. It would cost far too much and in the winter you may freeze since it's sooooo freaking cold here.

Thanks! It's nice reading on this forum. There are several forums on city-data where I would have been attacked for asking a simple question and it has happened so thank you Georgia!
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Explains why I've never heard of it. No one has central air or heat pumps where I'm from. It would cost far too much and in the winter you may freeze since it's sooooo freaking cold here.

Thanks! It's nice reading on this forum. There are several forums on city-data where I would have been attacked for asking a simple question and it has happened so thank you Georgia!
Southern Hospitality in action! I love the Atlanta thread.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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Southern Hospitality in action! I love the Atlanta thread.
I love this group!!! So helpful. It's a nice change from some of the others I've been reading lately. Those groups made me question what Southern Hospitality was.....sad very sad. It's nice to see that it really does exist.

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