Here in the Northeast Georgia area we are starting to see home prices leveling off. This is especially true in the higher end homes. Sellers of the higher end homes many times have the means to hang on while they leave the price of the home at the upper end,. Median price homes have begun
Student Loan debt vs. homeownership. Well it seems that jury is out on this questions. I have run into several instances within the past few month where student loans have caused buyers to really scramble. In the many cases the buyers were able to consolidate their loans and move on to purchase their dream homes.
We will provide wiring instructions to you directly, if we are going that route for funding.The first thing we tell our clients is that you never accept wiring instructions if they come through an unsecured site and just in an email. All the closing attorneys we use will send through a secured site that will
As I’m sure you’re well aware, the government shutdown is starting to put a strain on both Federal employees and the businesses and industries they support. The local economy is feeling the sting, and our neighbors are under stress. According to Governing Magazine, approximately 16,000 of Georgia’s federal workforce is presently furloughed or working without pay. With
Many home buyers have questions about escrow accounts. Many lenders require them. Most buyers feel that they are capable of planning for the future and will save money each year for their taxes and insurance. Unfortunately many times life gets in the way and it doesn’t or wouldn’t happen. I saw this great article in
Thinking about buying a home? Here is some food for thought. The point I am hoping to bring home is that we (all Realtors) are here to help you. Yes, we earn a living doing this, but we also invest a lot of time and effort into helping you accomplish your goal. To do this I need
December brought us 2019 housing predictions, the first closing of a grant from Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, new jobs, and more! The Average Sales Price for the Month of December Increased 6.6 Percent from 2017 to 2018. With 2019 upon us, we are taking a look at data for the past 24 months as
Affordability in the housing market. Do you wonder what the truth is? Lately, there have been many headlines circulating about whether or not there is an “affordability issue forming in the housing market.” We have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in
I ran across this article on Tips for winterizing your home. Most of us have heard many of these and forgotten them over time. It’s the old learning what you know plan mixed in with some new ideas. Inman News put this out and thought it would be helpful. In Georgia we don’t suffer the
It looks like Atlanta is out of the running for the Amazon Headquarters 2. I don’t know if that is such a bad thing. Here in the Northeast Georgia area we already have a housing shortage. We have tons of construction and job growth going on. Zeroing in on HQ2 Amazon is closing in on
Addressing the needs of our Veterans is something that is extremely important. Not only is it that Veteran who is giving to our country, it is their entire family. This is something that I feel should never be forgotten. I ran across an article in The MReport that addressed this and I wanted to share.
I am always trying to find the perfect gift for new homeowners. Is there one that is perfect? If there is that ONE then I haven’t found it. Just as all people are unique, so is that perfect gift! Gift List for the First Time Homebuyer! There are so many checklists of what new home