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Terri Gant dreamed of owning her own home for years, and her wish came true in December.

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Terri Gate's home in Hephzibah  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
Terri Gate's home in Hephzibah

The first-time homeowner moved into The Orchard subdivision in Hephzibah with her two children, Taylor and Ryan, just before the holidays.

Gant’s 7-year-old daughter, Taylor, chose the subdivision. One day, Gant and Taylor were driving down the road, and they were lost. Taylor saw the sign for the subdivision and asked her mother to stop and look at the houses.

They looked in every open house except the one they eventually bought, because it was locked. They had to come two more times before getting to see the house.

“She fell in love with it, and I fell in love with it. I think the biggest piece was that we loved the loft area,” Gant said.

Gant loves her home’s open floor plan. From the front entrance, the home opens into a spacious foyer and a formal living area connected to the formal dining area. The kitchen opens into the den. Upstairs is a spacious loft area that Gant plans to convert into a multi-use family area.

“I love the open concept because when I’m cooking and my kids are watching TV, I can see what they’re doing,” Gant said.

The two-story home has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.


THE FAMILY: Terri Gant and children Taylor, 7, and Ryan, 13

THE HOUSE: 2,990 square feet, four bedrooms, loft, 3 ½ baths



LOCATION: Off Peach Orchard Road and Brown Road

SCHOOLS: Goshen Elementary, Pine Hill Middle and Cross Creek High

LISTING PRICES: $140,000 to $230,000, three to six bedrooms. Incentives for military, medical, teachers, firefighters and police. Builder pays $5,000 toward closing costs.

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