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9 Tips for Staying on Top of a Hot Real Estate Market

In a hot real estate market like Atlanta, a lot can change in a short period of time. For example, a home you were just considering could go off the market an hour later. Home values in a neighborhood can jump several percentage points in a matter of months, pricing you out of properties you could have otherwise afforded. The result: bidding wars that force you to make an offer higher than the list price. Here’s the good news: by laying down some groundwork and remaining alert, you can stay competitive in your home search, even as factors begin to rapidly change. Check out these nine important tips to help you stay aware and focused while searching within a hot […]

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7 Atlanta Neighborhoods with Median Home Sale Prices Under $1 Million

Atlanta is indeed home to some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the state of Georgia, with many multi-million dollar estates. However, compared to other major cities around the country, Atlanta real estate, overall, is still very affordable, despite the city’s rapid growth and booming economy. In fact, one of the biggest reasons why people move to Atlanta is because they know they can get more home for their money while enjoying many of the same amenities and job opportunities that other large cities offer. The upshot? If you thought you couldn’t afford a decent home in Atlanta, you might want to take another look. Here are eight Atlanta neighborhoods where median home sale prices are still under $1 million. […]

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Why Is My House Not Selling? 10 Reasons Homebuyers Are Not Biting

In a healthy housing market, a listed home can take anywhere between one week and two to three months to sell. However, if you find that months are going by with few or no offers, it may be time to ask yourself, “Why is my house not selling?” Of course, some factors will always be out of your hands. You have no control of things like market downturns, for example, or the appearance of the neighborhood, or even some of the structural/architectural oddities that might make your home not a right fit for everyone. Even a long string of inclement weather can sometimes reduce the number of showings. However, everyone has “blind spots,” which means there could be a turn-off […]

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Tips for Finding Homes for Sale in Metro Atlanta

Whether for work, for family or just for a change, you have made the decision to relocate to the Atlanta area. However, the task of finding homes for sale in metro Atlanta can be daunting at best — not because of the scarcity of homes, of course, but because of the vast number of options. How do you narrow the search so your house hunting does not turn into a needle-in-a-haystack scenario? Here are a few tips that may help. Determine your maximum budget, or budget range You can refine your search significantly simply by restricting your search to a specific budget range. If you have not gotten pre-qualified or pre-approved for a loan yet, talk to a mortgage broker […]

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Pros and Cons of Buying a New or Old Home in Atlanta

If you are considering buying a home in Atlanta, one of the biggest decisions you will make is whether to buy a newer home or an older, more established one. There is no right or wrong answer to the question — it really is a matter of weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each, and deciding which type of home is right for you. Even so, you should always go into a home purchase with your eyes open, fully aware of what it might cost you in finances, commute times, “sweat equity” and the like. To help you make an informed decision, we take a look below at the pros and cons of buying either a new or old home. […]