New Cyber Command Center bringing real estate boost

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Sunday, April 20th, 2014

(WRDW)- One family is settling into their new home in Grovetown, and they're not the only ones.

"Since we've been here we've seen 4 or 5 more houses that has been close to completed," said homeowner Eric Kennedy.

It took them only four months to build, and they say more homes will keeping popping up.

"Over the summer months, I'll see this section of our neighborhood being almost done," said Kennedy.

One reason they moved out here is for the schools, the family atmosphere, and they got more home for their dollar.

"150's to 300's so that's quiet a range, and the home we're in today is priced at 189,900," said real estate agent Sharon Arguello.

The lower cost of living is one reason why the new Army Cyber Command Center is making Augusta their home, too. The new Command will focus on all the internet and computer-based threats to national security. It will bring in about 2,300 jobs a year, and that means those families will need somewhere to live.

"It's a huge boost to the housing market here. I would say probably over the next few years there will be about 5,000 people, but including all the family members and stuff like that. So were talking about a sizable number," said Arguello.

Sharon Arguello, a real estate agent with Century 21 said they've been preparing for this growth for over a year.

"We've hired about 17 realtors," said Arguello.

Arguello said this is just the beginning of showing homes to those making their way to Fort Gordon. She said they are partnered with the USAA and work side by side with military families to find them a home.

"They actually give us referrals to we can find them homes," said Arguello.

Arguello said this a great growth not just for real estate agents.
She said whether you own a restaurant, or dry cleaning service that it affects everyone in a positive way.

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