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This is the time to sell…right now!

Who puts there house on the market in the first week of February?   You should. Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed this week, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. However, the next six weeks before spring hits also have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to sell now. 1. Demand is Strong...
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Can I still buy a home and get a good deal?

Wow what a ride! While we have seen a decline in the amount of “awesome deals” coming to the Atlanta market, there are significant savings that can occur when buying real estate in 2015. Consider this: A 30 year, $200,0000 loan financed at 3.75%, equates to roughly $133,000 of interest you will pay over the life of the loan.  Staggering I know, but stay with me….If the same loan is financed  at 5% the accumulated interest is nearly 187,000. DO THE MATH.  That is $55,000 of saving.   There are STILL opportunities to save BIG money in the real estate market.   And...
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Sterling on the Lake enjoys a return to higher hom...

2014 has been good for residents of Sterling on the Lake.   Coming up on midyear, we have seen a major drop in foreclosures and short sales in the neighborhood.  This has contributed to home values returning to higher levels.  Good news for everyone!  The average list price for resales that are currently under contract is almost $372,000. To date in 2014, we have had 11 resales close and have 5 more “pending” home sales.  The new homes have had a good run also, closing 12 already this year.  Which is similar to the pace of 2013.  As I stated...
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More than 300,000 Homes return to positive equity ...

More Than 300,000 Homes Make Return to Positive Equity in Q1 Fri, 2014-06-06 17:41 — NationalMortgag… CoreLogic released new analysis showing more than 300,000 homes returned to positive equity in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity to more than 43 million. The CoreLogic analysis indicates that approximately 6.3 million homes, or 12.7 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage, were still in negative equity as of Q1 2014 compared to 6.6 million homes, or 13.4 percent for Q4 2013. As a year-over-year comparison, the negative equity share was 20.2 percent, or 9.8...
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