Posts Tagged ‘Duluth’

5 Things home buyers should know about credit scores

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

“Your credit score.” This phrase can often spark both anxiety and confusion in your clients, and rightly so. This three-digit number plays a fundamental role in their finances, and can affect everything from their employment potential to their ability to apply for mortgages. Not only does a weak score damage your clients’ creditworthiness, it will also […]

Prices Continue to Rise Inventory Still Low

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The big story is still lack of inventory … and that is driving prices gains for Sellers.  • The available months of supply dropped to 4.7 months versus was 6.6 months in February. 6 months of supply is considered the bare minimum for ‘normal’ conditions. • For the Greater Metro Atlanta area, listed inventory was […]

Short Sale / Foreclosure Sales and Investor Purchases Fall in February

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

With Spring around the corner Sellers are starting to ask, “is now a good time to Sell my house?” The answer is YES with limited inventor and few distressed properties on the market Buyers are hunting hard for great homes and willing to pay a strong fair market value. So don’t wait till spring list today. Short […]

Housing Inventory Continues Fall in January

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Time and time again I am being asked these days  “hows the housing market “. My response for the last several months has been  the same – Houses  are selling fast Low Inventory and Low Mortgage Rates adding in High Buyer  makes for a Seller Market. The following article outlines the current market trend   Housing Inventory Continues […]

Home Builders Forecasting a Steady Rise in 2014

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Home Builders Forecasting a Steady Rise in 2014 Fri, 2014-02-07 14:05 — NationalMortgag… Led by a resurgence in single-family production, housing will continue its climb toward higher ground in 2014, but builders are still confronting several challenges that could hinder the pace of the ongoing recovery, according to economists speaking at the National Association of Home […]

Great Schools to Inspire

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

  With an exterior paint job resembling a glitched-out computer monitor and an inside with enough neon green to rival the wackiest of Karim Rashid-designed spaces, this primary school in Melbourne could hardy be more upfront about its commitment to keeping things light and breezy. The Dallas Brooks Community Primary School isn’t Australian firm McBride Charles Ryan‘s first attempt at giving the […]

Half of All Homes Are Being Purchased With Cash

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Half of All Homes Are Being Purchased With Cash July 2013 Half of All Homes Are Being Purchased With Cash “More than half of all homes sold last year and so far in 2013 have been financed without a mortgage, according to an analysis by economists at Goldman Sachs Group.” (source: The Wall Street Journal) The […]

Government Shutdown effect on Real Estate

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

I know we may all be wondering how the Government shutdown may affect our daily Real Estate  business.   Here are the basics: -FHA and VA loans are currently experiencing a slight slowdown, as long as the shutdown is short lived -USDA is not accepting new applications or issuing guarantees  -The IRS and Social Security […]

How does the rise in interest rates impact home affordability in and around Gwinnett county ?

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Impact of Rising Interest Rates Interest rates in Gwinett Co.  are still historically low, but both the Federal Reserve and Ben Bernanke have pretty much signaled the end to the Bar of Insanely Low Mortgage Rates. The Fed is about to reduce its program of bond-purchasing by the end of 2013, thereby suggesting the beginning of […]

Steeplechase Subdivision Home Sale

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Steeplechase Subdivision Home Sale Great 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Steeplechase Subdivision Home is coming to market next week.. Home features great upgrades large lot semi finished basement located in the Peachtree ridge schools and a short walk to Jackson elementary … list price … wait for it wait for it BAMMM $215,000 Steeplechase offers Lake, […]