Atlanta REALTORS® Market Brief: May 2019

Happy Friday, people! We are seeing some pretty significant changes in the residential real estate market in Metro Atlanta. The latest market brief from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association is below. As you'll see, there has been a large increase in inventory giving buyers more options, but surprisingly they don't seem too pleased with the quality of the inventory in some pockets around the city. We are seeing homes sit on the market in neighborhoods like East Cobb and Milton for more than 90 days with major reductions in list price in order to sell.  Some areas have so much inventory that they have become buyer's markets. 

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Easy Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Happy Friday, all!! My husband and I (mostly my husband) have been working hard on our landscaping and improving our curb appeal lately, so I wanted to share some useful tips today that you can employ to improve the curb appeal of your home too! 

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5 Tips for Making a Fixer Upper Your First Home

Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Ever thought about making a fixer upper your first home? Many first-time homebuyers have and although it can be a lot of work, it can also be a fantastic investment! Our guest blogger today, Ray Flynn, from DIY Guys has written a very detailed and helpful article that I am happy to share with you today. Enjoy and have a fun, safe weekend!! 

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What makes Atlanta such a new construction hotspot?


A recent Realtor.com census data study ranks Atlanta 4th among the nation's cities with the most new-home development. The number of building permits has risen by 19% since this time last year. Wow! Check out this recent article in Atlanta Agent Magazine to see whay builders love Atlanta so much!

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Equity and Refinancing

Refinancing is something that most people will do at some point in their home ownership years. The reasons are many; sometimes it’s to get a better rate, sometimes to combine a first and second mortgage. Still others will refinance to take money out from the equity on their home and pay bills or do renovations. Whatever the reason, equity plays a major role. 

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