Posts Tagged ‘#RealEstate’

Which Home Renovations Pay Back When I Sell

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Which Home Renovations Pay Back When I Sell Which Renovations Make Cents I get so many questions asking what remodeling projects pay back the best . Here is a great answer Cost vs. Value Report: Which Renovations Make Cents Photo: © Artazum Shiyan – Shutterstock Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report is out, and it’s […]

2013 Housing Market in Review

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

  2013 Housing Market in review For the North East Metro Atlanta and Gwinnett  area, inventory was up 11% compared to 2012 levels and down 34% from 2011. The limited availability of quality properties has turned some neighborhoods into a seller’s market. The available “months of supply” was 4.6 months based upon closed sales (6 […]

Mortgage applications rise 4.7% Refinance share increases 10%

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

GREAT NEWS – with new mortgage applications on the rise homes sales are sure to follow. Gwinnett county currently has a house supply – shortage and a buyer demand is increasing This report from HousingWire reports a  rising 4.7% for the week ending Jan. 17, the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association said. The refinance […]

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, […]

Are homes values still on the rise ? Volatile Housing Market Ahead ?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Are homes values still on the rise ? Volatile Housing Market Ahead ? The housing market has lost some of its momentum recently according to a new study by the Redfin Research Center. A recent report by REDFIN RESEARCH showed that “In August, 26.4 percent of active listings had their prices lowered, the highest in four years” is this […]

When Should I Hire a Home Staging Expert

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

When Should I Hire a Home Staging Expert When Should I Hire a Home Staging Expert – My Real Estate Blog, There is no one definitive answer to the question “When should I hire a Home Staging expert in Gwinnett Co. ?”, but here are some things to consider: Before Your Home is Listed Ideally, you […]