Atlanta Designated a Rising Star among Top Renovation Markets

Georgia-Based Highlight Homes Invites Homeowners to Make their Home a Rising Star in their Local Neighborhood

Image credit: Downtown Skyline ©1998, Kevin C. Rose –
Image credit: Downtown Skyline ©1998, Kevin C. Rose –

Earlier this year, Hanley Wood – publishers of Ecohome, Ameican Dream Homes, Remodeling Magazine and more – released their Residential Remodeling Index (RRI) for 2012. The RRI designated the 20 best performing markets from a Top 100 List that consisted of Mid-and-Southwestern cities Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Houston, Dallas and Austin among the top performers; and Cleveland, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia among the list’s “Rising Stars.”

As a Rising Star, Atlanta has shown one of the biggest jumps from last year’s numbers as it makes its way into the RRI’s Top 20 for the first time – climbing 40 spots to peak at #18. Also making the Top 100 list from the proud state of Georgia was Augusta at #61.

“In addition to the fact that many homeowners are opting to stay put in their current homes due to a lagging housing market and lack of security with regard to the economy, many of the homes that were part of the housing boom in Atlanta during the mid-90’s through 2008 are in need of repairs and renovations,” explains Georgia-based Highlight Homes’ principle, Tony Pourhassan. “Add to that a trend toward college students moving back in with their parents following graduation and elderly parents moving in with their adult children, and many renovation companies are receiving an increased number of requests for projects that include expansion of space, such as room additions, basement finishing, garage conversions, attic conversions, and even additions of a second story on a ranch home. More and more homeowners are viewing a home renovation as a viable and cost-effective solution as opposed to packing up and moving.”

Highlight Homes serves all of metro Atlanta and the surrounding area. The design-build firm takes its clients from the planning phase all the way to completion – on time, on budget, and above expectations. Among its many specialties – including custom home construction, Highlight Homes focuses on:

  • Major and Minor Kitchen Renovations
  • Bathroom Remodels
  • Whole Home Renovations
  • Sunrooms and Deck Enclosures
  • Patios, Porches, and Decks
  • Landscaping and Water Features
  • Basement Finishing
  • Garage Conversions
  • Room Additions
  • Man Caves and Home Theaters
  • Window and Door Replacements
  • And So Much More!

If you are a homeowner in or around the metro Atlanta area who is considering a home renovation, Tony and his talented design-build team at Highlight Homes invite you to schedule a no-obligation consultation by calling 678.873.9234, e-mailing, or filling out a helpful online contact form today!  With Atlanta listed as a “Rising Star” among the Top Renovation Markets, it should follow that your upcoming renovation makes your home a rising star within your neighborhood. To learn more about Highlight Homes, please visit them online at

Credit: “City Watch: A closer look at the 20 best-performing markets on our Top 100 list.” Remodeling Magazine. January 2012.

Image Credit: Downtown Skyline ©1998, Kevin C. Rose –

Atlanta Designated a Rising Star among Top Renovation Markets