Archive for April, 2013

Baby Boomers Moving to Urban Centers

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We’ve been seeing a trend for awhile now as Baby Boomers become empty nesters.  They’re looking to sell their current larger homes and down size.  In the past this often meant a move to sunny Florida or perhaps Arizona.  But today more and more baby boomers are looking to move to the city.  Part of […]

This Market is Changing and Changing Fast

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

   Things are moving fast in real estate these days.  And the new factors are changing the way homes are being marketed and sold.    For instance, the available inventory is really drying up.  One of the reasons is that big investment firms are buying up single family homes and renting them out.  This has been […]

Atlanta Ranked 20th Most Walkable City

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Okay, 20th best may not sound great but if you know Atlanta then you know we’ve improved a great deal.  Atlanta has been the poster child for sprawl and a city that depends on the car.  But now we’re plowing ahead with more bike lanes, The Beltline and new zoning to encourage more walking and […]

'Someone Say House Party?'

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Bank of America has come out with a revised edition of their forecast for real estate this year.  In a report titled ‘Someone Say House Party?’ the BofA economists now predict home prices to increase 8% this year even after prices increased over 7% last year.   Several factors are causing this.  Lending standards are easing.  […]

Metrostudy Expects a Sharp Rise in Home Prices this Year

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Here at the HomesInAtlanta blog we follow Metrostudy closely.  They have some of the best and most up to date analysis available for the real estate market.  Now they’ve come out with a new prediction.  They’re expecting new home prices to increase almost 10% this year and another 6% in 2014.  We’ve been seeing prices […]