Buying

Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?

As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market. This hesitation stemmed primarily from fear of the spread of the coronavirus, and understandably so. This abundant caution has greatly impacted the number of homes for sale and slowed the […]

Bill | Jun 16, 2020

Three Reasons Homebuyers Are Ready to Purchase This Year

A recent survey by Lending Tree tapped into behaviors of over 1,000 prospective buyers. The results indicated 53% of all homebuyers are more likely to buy a home in the next year, even amid the current health crisis. The survey further revealed why, naming several reasons buyers are more likely to move this year (see graph below):Let’s break down why these are […]

Bill | Jun 16, 2020

#1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth

While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy move. They explained how a mortgage is like a “forced savings plan.” When you pay rent, that money is lost forever. When you make a mortgage payment, much of that money accumulates as equity in the […]

Bill | May 18, 2020

Will the Housing Market Be Robust This Year?

Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home in 2020. Some have shifted their plans or put them on hold over the past couple of months, and understandably so. Everyone seems to be wondering if the market is going to change and when the economy will turn around. If you’re trying […]

Bill | May 14, 2020

April 2020 Statistics on Atlanta Housing Market

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases April 2020 Statistics on Housing Market The Atlanta REALTORS® Market Brief examines sales, prices in 11-county metro area Atlanta, GA (May 12, 2020) – Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its April 2020 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan […]

Bill | May 13, 2020

A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise

While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits today are beginning to rethink their current neighborhoods. Being in close proximity to everything from the grocery store to local entertainment is definitely a perk, especially if you can also walk to […]

Bill | May 13, 2020

Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?

What we are seeing especially Intown is that there is a huge lack of available homes. This combined with the current level of active buyers is challenging the market with prices are holding steady with no erosion of home/condo values. Homes priced very well are seeing multiple offers in some cases. Now is an excellent […]

Bill | May 11, 2020

Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry’s leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the latest report, they revealed: “The March ShowingTime Showing Index® recorded […]

Bill | May 4, 2020

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?

One of the biggest questions we’ve been getting lately is what is happening to home prices in the current marketplace. In a nutshell nothing actually. By far and large prices have not changed due to it being a deep sellers market in most price points and locations. This is due to a huge lack of […]

Bill | Apr 27, 2020

Home Sales Increase Year-Over-Year Despite Expected Monthly March Sales Decline Due to Impact of COVID-19

From NAR: National Association of REALTORS WASHINGTON (April 21, 2020) – Existing-home sales fell in March following a February that saw significant nationwide gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions reported a dip in sales, with the West suffering the largest decrease. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that […]

Bill | Apr 24, 2020