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Macon Community News

The Macon Newsroom

Macon Community News

The Macon Newsroom

A photo of a Macon home from 160 Cold Creek Pkwy listed by Regan Skinner with Keller Williams Middle Georgia.

Housing Costs continue to rise in most of Middle Georgia

Keith Holmes, Jr June 22, 2021

Buying a house is often the biggest purchase a person will make in their lives, according to businessinsider.com. It's become more expensive to buy a home in most Middle Georgia’s cities. There are...

House pending sale on Vista Circle in Macon in March. With a sharp decline in houses for sale, Maconites looking for a new home are competing by making quick offers, often above the listing price. Low interest rates, a lack of new home builds and increased demand during the pandemic have contributed to a seller’s market.

Demand for houses in Macon continues to soar. Why aren’t more new homes being built?

Editor’s note: This story was published as part of a series on housing in Middle Georgia by Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and CCJ partners Georgia Public Broadcasting, 13WMAZ and...

Mercer seniors search for housing amid changing market, COVID-19 pandemic

Mercer seniors search for housing amid changing market, COVID-19 pandemic

Micah Johnston May 4, 2021

Editor’s note: Micah Johnston is a student at Mercer University working with the Telegraph this spring. This story is part of a Middle Georgia housing series by Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism...

New housing construction in the Highlands subdivision in Macon.

What is Infill Housing in Macon?

Nicole Bailey-Covin April 23, 2021

Editor’s note: This story is part of a Middle Georgia housing series by Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism with partners 13WMAZ,  The Macon Telegraph, and Georgia Public Broadcasting. Chadonne...

Macon-Bibb County Tax Commissioner Wade McCord briefs nearly 100 people who gathered at the courthouse steps for April's auction of tax delinquent properties.

Bargain houses help recoup taxes with Macon-Bibb’s new process

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow April 23, 2021

Hundreds of people packed into the United building at Carolyn Crayton Park last month, hoping to buy property from the Macon-Bibb County Land Bank Authority for as little as $2,500. Investors are...

Calvin Jackson picks up trash in the yard of one of two vacant houses in ill repair in the cul de sac on his street in the Kings Park neighborhood of Macon recently. Jackson says picking up trash this way is a habit he's had for a few years.

Addressing Blight in Macon

Debbie Blankenship, Center for Collaborative Journalism April 20, 2021

Editor’s note: This story is part of a Middle Georgia housing series by Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism with partners 13WMAZ,  The Macon Telegraph, and Georgia Public Broadcasting. Lisa...

Piedmont Construction's Randall Posey checks progress on clearing land at 3568 Northside Drive for a new senior citizen affordable housing complex.

Housing demand creates Macon-Bibb construction boom

Liz Fabian, Civic Reporting Senior Fellow April 19, 2021

Since last summer, Gwendolyn Hurst has been anxious to learn more about new senior citizen housing planned for north Macon. The 69-year-old wants to file an application as soon as she can. She hopes...

Downtown Macon census response rates are low although dozens of loft apartments have been added in the past decade.

PC Magazine says Macon is one of the best work-from-home cities

Thais Ackerman, News Reporter/13WMAZ April 16, 2021

This story was published as part of a series on housing in Central Georgia by Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism and CCJ partners Georgia Public Broadcasting, 13WMAZ and the Macon Telegraph. It’s...

Macon resident Emily Hopkins shares her experience hunting for a home

Evey Wilson Wetherbee March 16, 2021

After 7 years of renting in Macon, Ga., Emily Hopkins is ready to buy a home of her own. While she has only officially been looking at houses for two months, she wishes she started earlier. "There's...

Macon resident Tonja Khabir on building a house in Pleasant Hill

Evey Wilson Wetherbee March 16, 2021

Tonja Khabir decided to build a house in a neighborhood she knows well. Through her work in community development, Khabir already knows many of her future neighbors in Pleasant Hill. "I found a house...

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