Bill Forrest's Blog Posts

Why It Just Became Much Easier To Buy a Home

Since the pandemic began, Americans have reevaluated the meaning of the word home. That’s led some renters to realize the many benefits of homeownership, including the feelings of 

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Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom out in

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Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

A recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial;

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111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year

The financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner

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As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth

Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable

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4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall

Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the

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Incredible Opportunity

We have the very rare opportunity for one lucky buyer to OWN a One Bedroom at Plaza Midtown with all of their amazing amenities for less than $1,500 Total Out-Of-Pocket to purchase.You Read that

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Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices,

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The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The

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Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You

Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence

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YES! Georgia Earns Back-to-Back No. 1 Tech Hub Rankings!

From Georgia Department of Economic DevelopmentFor the second consecutive year, Business Facilities magazine has named Georgia’s capital city of Atlanta the No. 1 Tech Hub spot.

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Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in,

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Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market

In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the

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4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

While the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are four things to consider if you’re

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FAQ Friday - So is there a Housing Bubble?

Is there a housing bubble? Absolutely not, Heres why Economics and the “Law of Supply and Demand”Housing supply comes from two sources current owners that have listed their homes

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Owners Don't Wait! You'll Regret It!

Bill Forrest with Forrest Team of Realtors Discusses Why You Don't Want to Wait to SellSo I need to talk to you today because there's something you really need to know. We talked about: &ldquo

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MCP and the Midtown Connector Transportation Improvement Project

Learn More About the Midtown Connector Transportation Improvement ProjectImage courtesy MCP FoundationThe MCP Foundation launched its introduction to a series of community engagement events

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Frog Sculpture Lands at Midtown’s 10th and West Peachtree Intersection

On loan from Atlanta Botanical Garden, this mosaiculture exhibition will greet visitors as they enter the district.From Midtown Alliance05/06/2021BY ELLIE HENSLEYMidtown is taking a giant leap

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Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or

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What is Homestead Exemption and How Do I File?

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONSA homestead exemption is a legal provision that helps to reduce the amount of property taxes on owner-occupied homes.  Applications must be submitted on or before April

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Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?

In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between 25 and 40 years old. These are often

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The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021

As more people continue to identify their changing needs this year, some are turning to the upscale housing sector for more space or finer features. In their most recent Luxury Market Report,

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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most

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Our GUARANTEED CASH OFFER Program

YES, We Now Have a Guaranteed Cash Offer ProgramUnlike all of those programs you have seen on TV our has no B.S. or hidden fees!  Just a straightforward cash offer with a quick easy closing.How

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Georgia Leads the Charge in Development of Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

 From Georgia Department of Economic Development. The global projection of annual passenger electric vehicle (EV) sales in 2040 is 56 million EVs. To meet this rapid expansion, the

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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to

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Why We Love Mimi McCain and GANEK

Why We Love Mimi McCain as Our Preferred Closing AttorneyI love Mimi McCain – We have a saying at Forrest Team “For a closing without pain you gotta send it to Mimi McCain”  

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How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage

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Guaranteed Cash Offer

YES, We Now Have a Guaranteed Cash Offer ProgramUnlike all of those programs you have seen on TV our has no B.S. or hidden fees!  Just a straight forward cahs offer with a quick easy closing

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Four Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many

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Uptown Atlanta one of the Big Surprises for 2021

The last decade has seen a lot of development and some significant changes to intown Atlanta that actually created new spaces or communities reinventing Intown as we know it. Three of the biggest

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The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:“Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the

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Is This the Year to Sell My House?

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right

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Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move

The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for

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Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market

The housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real estate to continue showing such promise? Here

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Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you

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Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today

Even in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the 

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The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many right now. This year, there’s another type of

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