Buying New Construction Homes Vs Resale – Find Yours at The Canoe Club Fayette

Whether you’re a first-time buyer thirsting for knowledge or a resale homeowner eager to learn more about newly built homes, it’s best to start with an understanding of the differences between a new construction home (for our purposes, a new home) and a previously-owned or resale home.

You can define these properties based on how they differ in four key areas: Construction quality, cost of ownership, design preferences, and energy efficiency. Let’s take a closer look.

Quality of construction is the number one attribute for homebuyers when they’re ready to purchase a home. New homes today are built with state-of-the-art products, techniques, and materials that must meet the latest building codes enacted by states and localities.

Low Cost of Ownership is another important consideration.  New homes are built in accordance with the latest building codes and regulations, often including new technologies and energy efficiencies, which result in lower utility bills and saving more money over time.

Designed for the Way We Live TodayHomes designed decades ago met the needs of buyers at that time, such as a formal living room and a separate formal dining room. It was also a time when homeowners would accept a single, shared bathroom on the upper level for three bedrooms.

Today’s homebuyers prefer an open floor plan, often without a formal living room. New homes are almost 1,000 sq. ft. bigger than the average pre-existing home, and even the smallest new home typically has a private owner’s bath along with a full bath shared by other bedrooms. Some new homes even offer a private bath for each bedroom. Also frequently included are multi-generational living spaces, spacious and open kitchens that satisfy inner Iron Chefs and customizable areas ready for transformation into libraries, studies or sunrooms. Read more on

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Live Year Round With Award-Winning Amenities


With resort style living, the Canoe Club is a great place to live year-round.  The community won a Silver award for the Best Amenity Package in the 2021 OBIE Awards this year!  You will enjoy coming home to a lakeside wharf dock and canoe storage plus a 24-hour fitness center. You will love being able to get out on the water and enjoy your best outdoor lifestyle while practicing social distancing. You will enjoy coming home to over 600 picturesque acres and two spectacular freshwater lakes, Menawa and Senoya.

Other amenities include a 5,500 square foot Nantucket-inspired Lake Cottage Clubhouse overlooking the lake. Take a swim in the four-lane lap pool or enjoy the large gathering room, sunroom, catering kitchen, and coffee bar.

Located Near The Best of Atlanta

The Canoe Club in Fayetteville is located approximately 22 minutes from downtown Atlanta, making it an easy trip to enjoy all that downtown Atlanta has to offer. If you travel frequently or work within the airport industry, Fayetteville is only 13 miles from Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport. Close to Pinewood/ Trilith studios & Piedmont Hospital.

The Canoe Club is proud to be partnered with New Leaf Homes and Jeff Lindsey Communities.

From Atlanta: Take I-85 South to Exit 61, Peachtree City/Fairburn. Turn left on GA Highway 74 and travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Sandy Creek Road and travel 6.5 miles to GA Highway 54. At GA Highway 54, turn right and go about 3/4 mile. Turn left on Huiet Drive and travel approximately 1/2 mile to the entrance of The Canoe Club. Follow the community signs to the Lake Cottage and Sales Center.

Sales Center Contact Information

Monday – Friday – By Appointment Only – Saturday, 11-6 and Sunday 1-6.

Verkina Parrish – 770-846-8004

Kristen Cunningham – 770-843-1390

Sales handled by Berkshire Hathaway HomeService – Georgia Properties-New Homes Division. All information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. Subject to errors, omissions, and change without notice.