Single Family Homes

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

The Economic Impact of Buying a Home

We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are changing to […]

Bill | Apr 7, 2020

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real estate consulting firm Meyers Research, addressed this point in a recent interview: “With […]

Bill | Mar 24, 2020

Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What’s taking place today, however, is nothing like what happened the last time. The S&P 500 did fall by over fifty percent […]

Bill | Mar 24, 2020

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, […]

Bill | Mar 24, 2020

Opportunity in the Luxury Market This Year

Homes priced in the top 25% of a price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” At the start of last year, many of the more expensive homes listed for sale hadn’t seen as much interest, since much of the demand for housing over the past few years has come from […]

Bill | Feb 24, 2020

5 Reasons to List Your Home this Holiday Season

24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the winter […]

Bill | Nov 28, 2018

Five Reasons to Sell this Fall

Here is Bill with why specifically for Atlanta: Here are five reasons why listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able […]

Bill | Nov 15, 2018

Friday Market Focus – Old Fourth Ward O4W

This one is definitely the tale of two markets.  O4W has seen a huge escalation in sales prices over the last 5 years in both Attached and Detached (Condos and Single Family Homes) Marketplaces.  Many factors have played into this trend.  Location as close to the corporate centers of Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead has been the […]

Bill | Aug 3, 2018

Will this Renovation Payoff?

One of the common questions we are asked is “Will this project pay off for me?” First off it is your home do what makes you happy.  But it is wise to look to the future to see if the project you are considering will have a return on the investment when you go to […]

Bill | Jul 5, 2018