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Rise and Shine at Traton HomesAs the new school year begins, make sure the kids (and you!) are not missing the most important meal of the day.

Among other benefits, Today’s Dietitian reports that starting the day with a healthy breakfast kick-starts our metabolism helping prevent weight gain and medical issues such as diabetes and obesity. Not to mention the fact that learning arithmetic with a full stomach is a lot easier than learning with a growling tummy!

We understand that mornings can be a hectic time, and breakfast is not always a top priority. Parenting.com has compiled a list of easy breakfast recipes – here are some of our favorites to help jump-start your “on-the-go” back to school breakfast routine!

  • Dressed-Up Yogurt

Plain vanilla yogurt lacks the luster that attracts kids to eat it, so vamp it up by adding fun healthy items to the mix (just leave out the “healthy” selling point when describing this to them). Popular and healthy yogurt add-ins include:

– Honey
– Toasted almonds, pistachios
– Coconut
– Granola

Get creative with this one! Let your kids choose some of their favorite items to make concoctions of their own. Read More→

Oak Grove EstatesTraton Homes is now selling in two sought after Union County communities in Charlotte, North Carolina: Oak Grove Estates in Waxhaw and Rosecliff in Marvin. These communities are ideally located near I-485 in excellent school districts.

Oak Grove Estates, a tranquil, nature-focused community of luxury homes, is priced from the $490,000s. Buyers have the opportunity to choose from innovative Traton floor plans with customizable options such as first-floor owner’s suites and third-floor options. Each home displays the finest in architectural elements, the latest in energy efficiency, a focus on livability and function, as well as fresh design trends. Read More→

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Enjoy Summer with Traton HomesWhen thinking about summer, one thing that comes to mind is drinking ice-cold lemonade, preferably on an airy porch or beside a pool or lake. Many of us grew up having lemonade stands in the summer trying to fill up our piggybanks. Others simply remember feeling nothing was better than a cold lemonade on a hot, summer day. As the summer and its heat continue, we have pulled together a few summer lemonade recipes to help you beat the heat.

Classic Lemonade

For those of you wanting to have classic lemonade, all you need is one-half of a cup of sugar, one cup of fresh lemon juice and water. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and bring it to a boil. Be sure to stir it occasionally. Once the sugar is dissolved, let it cool. Then, combine the syrup with the lemon juice and two-and-a-half to three cups of water into a pitcher. Finally, pour your lemonade into cups with ice and enjoy!

Tropical Lemonade

This recipe gives your lemonade more flavor and a tropical kick. To make, put one-and-a-half cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice, one-half of a cup of sugar and one cup of water into a large pitcher. Stir this until the sugar dissolves. Next, add five more cups of water, two six-ounce cans of pineapple juice, one 12-ounce can of apricot nectar, two 12-ounce cans of ginger ale, a few slices of lemon to garnish and plenty of ice. Finally, stir the pitcher, serve and enjoy your tropical lemonade drink! Read More→

Oak Grove EstatesWe’re now selling at Oak Grove Estates! A luxury homes community in Waxhaw, North Carolina, it is a special opportunity for tranquil, nature-focused living with all of life’s conveniences only a “stone’s throw” away.  Homes are priced from the mid $500’s.

Oak Grove Estates features 24 beautiful home sites, each averaging almost half-an-acre and most enjoy conservation areas as a backdrop. Innovative floor plans include owner suites on the main and third floor options. Each home showcases the finest in architectural details, the latest in energy efficiency, a focus on livability and functionality and fresh design trends.

Not only is the community beautiful, the location is equally as great. Just minutes from I-485 and I-77 in Union County, residents are convenient to Ballantyne, Southpark, Uptown Charlotte, the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, exceptional shopping and dining and abundant recreational opportunities, such as the nearby Blakeney Swim and Racquet Club, Morrison YMCA, Firethorne Country Club, Longview Country Club and Ballantyne County Club. Read More→

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Charlotte MAME Awards Award season may be ending, but that won’t stop us from celebrating our Carolina division’s 12 wins at this year’s MAME (Major Achievement in Market Excellence) Awards on April 28. Hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte at the Ritz-Carlton, the MAME Awards recognize the best in Charlotte real estate.

We took home three Gold MAME Awards:

•    Best Design Center and Experience
•    Best Logo Design for Rosecliff
•    Best Landscape Design for Rosecliff

We also received five Silver MAME Awards:

•    Best Special Promotion, Realtor for Design Studio Grand Opening/Rosecliff
•    Best Product Design over $600,000 for the Linville at Rosecliff
•    Best Outdoor Living Space for Rosecliff
•    Best Brochure for Rosecliff
•    Best Logo Design for Traton Homes Read More→

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Rosecliff Featured HomeCome home to Rosecliff, Marvin’s newest neighbor! The community, featuring Traton Homes, offers extraordinary Union County living and beautiful customizable home designs.

Homesite 34 is Rosecliff’s featured home this month. Priced at $759,900, the home has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths with extensive architectural detail, energy efficient features and a luxurious interior rich with upscale finishes.

This stately brick home with stone impresses from the start with a double door entry. Inside, a dramatic curved staircase greets guests. Highlights include a elegant dining room with butler’s pantry for easy entertaining, a cooks kitchen with stainless steel appliances and large work island and a spacious family room with elegant fireplace. Upstairs, the luxurious owner’s suite features bold columns and a sitting room with tray ceilings. The private owner’s bath boasts dual vanities with a walk-thru shower. The laundry room can be accessed from the owner’s closet for added convenience. Additionally, the home provides a finished third floor walk-up. Read More→

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Realtor IncentivesSelling a Traton home has never been so rewarding! Currently, Traton Homes is offering a relocation referral rebate that benefits both Realtors and buyers as well as a special second sale bonus for Realtors in the Atlanta market.

With Traton’s Relocation Referral Rebate program, Realtors will receive a bonus of one percent of the home’s purchase price and the buyer will receive a $1,000 decorator bonus. Conditions apply, so please see a Traton New Homes Specialist for more information.

Traton’s popular Second Sale Bonus rewards Realtors who sell additional Traton homes during the calendar year. Realtors will receive a $5,000 bonus on their second sale and subsequent sales throughout 2016. Conditions apply, so please see a Traton New Homes Specialist for more information. Read More→

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(P)interact with Traton HomesThe opening of our two new decorated model homes has inspired us to launch our latest Pinterest contest! Enter (P)interact with Traton homes by February 25, 2016 for a chance to win gift cards from HomeGoods!*

Entering is easy. Just design a board on Pinterest by February 25, 2016 showing us how you would decorate the home of your dreams. Before you start pinning, be sure to check out www.Pinterest.com/TratonHomes for inspiration. Then, add the hashtag #TratonHomesPinteractContest to each pin.

The top four boards will be posted to Traton’s Facebook page on February 26, 2016 and those four participants will each receive a $50 HomeGoods gift card. Read More→

new homes in CharlotteWant an escape from this winter weather? Then, head out to the Great Wolf Lodge! Just a short drive from our Charlotte new homes, the resort is packed with family-friendly attractions, activities and fun!

From an 84-degree indoor water park with thrill rides, water slides and zero-depth-entry playgrounds to arcade and adventure games, Great Wolf Lodge’s weatherproof facility is perfect even when it’s freezing outside. Plus, your kids can enjoy an ice cream-themed spa! Choose your favorite flavors for sweet treats like manicures, pedicures, flavored fizzy soaks and sherbet scrubs.

Once your mini getaway is over, head home to one of our gorgeous Charlotte homes. Priced from the low $700,000s, Rosecliff is located in the highly-sought after Marvin area in Union County. With walking trails and a lake, Rosecliff provides a tranquil setting for all residents. Beautiful, customizable home designs showcase extensive architectural detail, energy efficient features and luxurious interiors rich with upscale finishes. Residents of this community enjoy low Union County taxes and convenient access to area shops, restaurants, parks and recreation. To top it off, there is a sidewalk leading from Rosecliff to top-rated Marvin Ridge Middle and Marvin Ridge High! Rosecliff now has a decorated model open for touring. Read More→

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new homes in CharlotteLooking for some holiday fun this season? Charlotte has you covered with holiday events through the entire season, and they are not far from our Rosecliff community in Marvin, NC.

Holiday on Ice is located on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza. This is an ice-skating rink with more than 7,000 square feet of ice. Skates are available for rental, or you can bring your own. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

Charlotte also offers Christmas Town USA in McAdenville. Come experience holiday lights and decorations strung from every home, building and tree in sight. There are hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights for everyone to enjoy. Read More→

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Traton Homes is one of Atlanta’s longest standing homebuilders. Founded in 1971 by brothers Bill and Milburn Poston, Traton has built a solid reputation by giving Atlanta area homebuyers “Altogether More!” Traton Homes offers more experience, more impressive architecture, more outstanding features and more rewarding lifestyles in more desirable locations. Traton has won numerous awards for excellence including the GuildMaster Award for outstanding customer service and OBIE awards for exceptional new home design. For more information on Traton Homes, visit us online at www.tratonhomes.com.

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