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What Millennial Home Buyers Look for in an Atlanta Property

The millennial generation (loosely, people born between 1981 and 2004) has become the biggest segment of home buyers in the real estate market (34 percent, according to the NAR). Atlanta is no exception to this trend. In fact, as recently as 2015, Money Magazine ranked the ATL the second best city for Millennials, due in part to its thriving job market, low cost of living and vibrant social scene. But what do these millennial home buyers look for in an Atlanta property? If you plan to sell this year, what can you do to make your home more attractive to this generation? Northshore Fireplace recently conducted a survey of 1,000 millennials to discover their top priorities when purchasing a home. […]

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No, Atlanta Millennials Don’t Hate the Suburbs

Just when we all thought we had the millennial generation figured out, another statistic surprises us. Despite the common assumption that the under-35 crowd prefers the urban lifestyle to the standard single-family suburban home, a recent study confirms that at least half of the millennial home buyers are choosing to buy in the suburbs. In fact, only a third of millennials own homes in the city, while the rest prefer rural areas. So, no, Atlanta millennials don’t hate the suburbs. In Atlanta, the trend follows suit. Remarkably, as the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports, the number one suburban destination for Atlanta millennials is unincorporated Vinings, an affluent community of under 10,000 just northwest of the city! This trend breaks yet another […]

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How the Atlanta Film Industry Is Strengthening the City’s Real Estate

In case you didn’t notice, film is big in Atlanta. Really big. Thanks in part to generous tax incentives now offered by the state, the Atlanta film industry has mushroomed into a contender on the world stage over the years. In fact, the Atlanta Business Chronicle recently reported that Georgia hosted no less than 17 major feature film productions in 2016, making it the top location in the world last year for film production, even over mainstays like Los Angeles and New York. Among the most notable titles filmed include “Passengers,” “Allegiant” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” — not to mention ongoing series like “The Walking Dead,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” and the recent Netflix hit series “Stranger Things.” […]

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Atlanta’s Favorable Market Attracts First-Time Home Buyers

If you are a first-time home buyer in the United States, chances are you have at least taken a look at the Atlanta area, according to recent market research. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Atlanta now ranks among the top cities in the nation for attracting first-time home buyers, among others like Orlando and Memphis. The analysis, conducted by Zillow, took several key metrics into account when evaluating the housing markets of major U.S. cities, including median home values, expected one-year appreciation rates and available inventory. The research concluded that many of the most favorable markets are concentrated in the South and Midwest. Other cities topping the list included Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Tampa and Birmingham, while some of the […]

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Atlanta Home Prices Over The Last Year

As Atlanta enters 2015, it does so with big expectations. A list published by CNN projected that the city would lead the country with a pretty sizable increase in housing prices — some experts are predicting up to 11 percent. With that in mind, take a look at what the last year held for the city’s real estate market. Housing Prices in 2014 Overall, 2014 was a good year for Atlanta. For the most part, prices increased and foreclosures decreased, all while sales increased and mortgage rates remained very low. It was definitely better than 2013 when the city underperformed compared to most of the rest of the country. Over the course of the entire year, prices rose about 4.5 […]