atlanta real estate market: Atlanta Real Estate Values - Your Home May be Worth More! - 05/06/13 08:32 PM
Atlanta Real Estate Values -- Is Your Home Worth More Than You Think? The south metro Atlanta real estate market this year ...is very different from last year.Recent real estate sales data shows a steadily improving market. If fact,
Atlanta home prices have increased significantly over the past several months. In recent years, many Georgians who wanted to sell their homes found they owed more on their mortgage than the property was worth, but now that the local market is turning upward, that may no longer be the case.
Others realized that, even though they weren't upside down, their equity … (4 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Atlanta Returns to a (Mostly) Balanced Real Estate Market. - 03/18/13 06:37 PM
Good news - Atlanta returns to a mostly balanced real estate market. To illustrate the performance of the Atlanta area real estate market, I have gathered data from the February 2013 sales reports for ten zip codes currently served byu the Best Atlanta Short Sales Team. These zip codes are a representative sampling of the market, and include metro Atlanta cities both north and south of the I-20.
 
Any way you look at it,
the news is good for the Atlanta real estate market. The chart below shows that, overall, the most popular price bands ($500K and under)  enjoyed a … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Atlanta Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Stabilization - 03/08/13 05:33 AM
It's true, the Atlanta real estate market is showing some welcome signs of stabilization. At the height of the housing crash, Atlanta had become one of the worst performing housing markets in the country. And while we truly seem to be on a road to recovery, we still have had to deal with declining values and high inventories of homes for sale in many of our neighborhoods, price ranges and metro Atlanta cities.


After seven years of tumultuous real estate news, it’s a pleasure to open the paper or turn on the TV these days and hear about how … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Atlanta Homes Sell When the Price is Right - 03/02/13 04:41 PM
Atlanta Homes Sell When the Price is Right.
One common marketing mistake that homeowners can make in today’s Atlanta real estate market is over-pricing the home when they first bring it to market.
Then when they have to reduce the price, three things generally happen: (1) The sellers find that they’ve wasted precious time. This can be devastating if they need to move on within a specific time frame. (2) The price reduction also sends a message to all potential buyers that either the sellers are  getting desperate, or that something is wrong with the home, so they don't … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Atlanta Short Sale Agent Reports on Bank of America Equator.com Changes - 05/02/12 05:08 AM
As an Atlanta short sale agent, I know what buyers agents' are getting at when they call on my short sale listings and almost immediately ask, "Who is the lender?" I already know that a big groan is coming from that agent when the answer is, "BOA." It never fails.
But now I can allay their fears somewhat, with some very hopeful news about the “dreaded” Bank of America short sale process: the lender has implemented some major changes to speed the decision-making process. The good news is that the new process expedites everything on the front end and promises a speedy … (6 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Trending: Investors Discover Gold in the Atlanta Real Estate Market - 03/22/12 02:41 PM
Investors Discover Gold in the Atlanta Real Estate Market –
Good news for Atlanta real estate investors: Distressed properties are still driving sales and putting pressure on value in the metro area, including the Fulton, Gwinnett and Dekalb Counties. If you've ever hankered to get into Georgia real estate investment, now's the time.

As documented by RealtyTrac, nearly 24% of all U. S. homes sold in the Q4 of 2011 where foreclosures. The chart below illusgtrates that, although auction notices tapered off somewhat following a peak in November, the overall 6-month trend is rising foreclosures.

In the metro Atlanta … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Clayton County GA Real Estate for Sale - New Inventory Trending Downward - 02/28/12 06:49 PM
 Clayton County GA Real Estate for Sale - New  Inventory Trending Downward
 
Following several consecutive years of slow sales combined  with a continual glut of unsold properties putting downward pressure on prices, the Clayton County GA real estate market welcomes some good real estate news.
 
Well, here it is:
 
A look at the year-over-year new listing inventory numbers reveals that this market may finally moving toward normalization – at least as to the number of houses coming onto the market for sale each month.
 
 
 
With one exception, today’s chart shows that the number of … (6 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Atlanta Real Estate Market Heats Up for 2012 - 01/07/12 07:32 PM
And they’re off!
I love reporting the good news for ATL real estate market. What better way to bring in a new year than with a rousing first week in real estate.
Let’s face it. You just can’t keep good Americans down. As the unemployment rate drops and new job creation figures continue to inch upward, the mood of the country is swinging towards the positive again.  

Atlantans are no exception, and local buyers appear to be feeling the power of a positive economic outlook. If the number of client inquiries I’ve received in this first week of … (13 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Can You Save More by Buying a Home Than by Renting? - 10/26/11 09:05 PM
Can you save more by buying a home than by renting?
Are you still renting in order to save money? Even after everything you’ve heard about how great this current Atlanta real estate market is for buyers? Okay, well, let’s think about this rent or buy question.
Maybe you’ve got a good reason for renting instead of buying your housing. I mean, if you are renting because your job moves you around a lot, or you just haven’t decided where you want to spend the next five years or so, well that’s one thing. We understand.

But if you’re still … (2 comments)

atlanta real estate market: Earn Higher Returns With a Self-Directed IRA Atlanta Real Estate Investment - 10/10/11 06:51 PM
Earn Higher Returns With a Self-Directed IRA Atlanta Real Estate Investment
You can beat the market and earn truly high returns on your hard-earned retirement savings when you roll them into a self-directed IRA and then invest in a cash-flowing real property. Smart investors all over the nation are doing it as fast as they can. And the metro Atlanta real estate market is a perfect garden in which to grow your nest egg -- ripe with bargain properties and rents that are on the rise. Many apartment dwellers who are now looking at rent increases would probably love to … (0 comments)

atlanta real estate market: What Type of Metro Atlanta Property Are You Looking For - 08/27/11 11:48 AM
 What Type of Metro Atlanta Property Are You Looking For?
It’s a simple question, but the answer may not be so simple. That’s why it is important to sit down with your family and tackle the anser BEFORE you start your metro Atlanta home search.
With an abundance of  homes available for purchase in the metro Atlanta real estate market, it’s important that buyers take the time to really think about this question and thoroughly understand their critical property requirements prior to embarking on their metro Atlanta home search. Otherwise, stepping into today’s market with it’s many and varied offerings could be … (4 comments)

 
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Author Bio: Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE, CIAS, IMSD, is the Executive Team Leader of the Best Atlanta Short Sales Team, Atlanta's premier short sales specialists. She is also the author of "Avoid Georgia Foreclosure."



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